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Original Big Talk Videos

A collection of YouTube videos featuring people around the world skipping small talk. Subscribe for more on YouTube @makebigtalk

Before I die I want to...

The viral video that started it all where Kalina walked up to complete strangers to skip the small talk and ask a big question.

Childhood Dreams

What happened to your childhood dreams? Kids give advice to adults about how to find them again.

My First Time

People open up and reflect on their first time experiences in funny, heartfelt, and meaningful ways.

Before I was Homeless...

This is an unfinished Big Talk video (footage was lost). What do you think part 2 should be about?

Big Talk Bali

During a recent trip to Bali, Kalina captured some Big Talk conversations about adventure!

Love after Love

This is a Big Talk about love, loss, and the ways we heal to find love again.

Who are you...Really? Social Media versus Reality

Perception doesn't always match reality. Watch to find out what's important to remember about life on and offline.

Big Talk Road Trip

I took a (virtual) road trip across the USA to see how America is really doing during the pandemic.

How To Skip the Small Talk and Connect With Anyone | Kalina Silverman | TEDxWestminsterCollege

Kalina delivers a TEDx talk about the story behind starting Big Talk. Today it has over 5,000,000 YouTube views.

Thiel Summit Workshop

Kalina presents “How to skip the small talk and connect with anyone” at the Thiel Summit Workshop.


This video addresses the 11 most frequently asked questions about Big Talk!

Your Videos

Big Talk videos made and shared by thoughtful people around the world. Submit your Big Talk video to bigtalkwithkalina@gmail.com!

Big Talk with Celebrity Billie Ellish

It’s been a big year for Billie Eilish. She’s topped charts, won hearts and now she can burp anywhere she wants. Where to from here?

Keith Urban plays Big Talk

Big Talk Video by Universal Music Australia with Keith Urban, Legendary Country Music Star.

Big Talk with Lorde

Celebrity musician Lorde plays BIG TALK Question Card Game.

Big Talk in Japan

Video created by Jeet Tan, in Japan.

Big Talk with Celebrity Sofia Carson

Celebrity from "Purple Hearts" plays Big Talk.

YouTuber and Gamer Optic Maniac makes Big Talk

Video made by Optic Maniac, a professional Youtuber/Gamer.

Big Talk Bombay

Big Talk at my high school

Big Talk in Shanghai

Ali Debow and Tim Fraher, went onto the streets of Shanghai asking the question: “What do you want to do before you die?”

Big Talk Videos for University, Business, Non-Profit, Education

Big Talk makes custom videos for your business. Submit your Big Talk video requests to bigtalkinquiry@gmail.com!

More than a Smile

In honor of July's National Cleft and Craniofacial Awareness and Prevention Month, Big Talk partnered with Smile Train to create a Big Talk video about smiling!

USC Annenberg Big Talk

To see the future from their point of view, we asked members of the USC Annenberg Innovation Lab team to close their eyes and answer a question...
Learn how to skip small talk at your workplace.
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