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Experience a captivating blend of insightful discussions on big ideas and powerful narratives in our podcast series, "Small Talk and Big Ideas." Tune in to learn, play, and innovate with us—where every episode promises to inspire and enlighten.

Small Talk and Big Ideas

Innovation and Soft Skill Development
The Importance of Innovation for Soft Skill DevelopmentVirtual Encounters
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Explore the critical role of innovation in soft skill development, highlighting how gamification and technology like virtual reality can revolutionize learning environments. Our first podcast episode delves into creating engaging, interactive experiences that bridge the gap between traditional methods and the real-world application of essential skills such as empathy and adaptability.

The Importance of Using Soft Skills to Do BusinessVirtual Encounters
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Dive into a captivating exploration of old-school versus modern business practices in the latest episode of "Small Talk and Big Ideas." Discover the balance between traditional interactions and technological advancements, and consider how blending these worlds can pave the way for sustained business success and innovation. Join us as we ponder the essence of truly effective business strategies in the digital age.

Soft Skills and Doing Business
Evidence-Based Approaches to Soft Skill Development
Evidence-based Approaches to Virtual Soft Skill DevelopmentVirtual Encounters
00:00 / 10:21

Uncover the Proteus Effect, a phenomenon where the characteristics of online avatars influence real-life behavior, shedding new light on the age-old adage "fake it till you make it." Explore how embodying desired soft skills through virtual avatars can reinforce positive behaviors and enhance engagement in skill-building activities, ultimately fostering real-life application and personal growth. Join us as we unlock the potential of immersive technologies in shaping confident and effective communicators.

Embark on a thought-provoking journey into the power of storytelling in driving behavioral change, exploring how relatable narratives and evidence can shape our perceptions and spark meaningful transformations. Join us as we unravel the complexities of psychological resistance, motivation, and immersive experiences, offering insights and strategies to overcome obstacles and nurture personal growth. 

Psychological Resistance, Immersive Journalism & The Impact on Soft Skill DevelopmentVirtual Encounters
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Psychological Resistance and Immersive Journalism
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Unleashing the Power of Small Talk Virtual Encounters
00:00 / 11:30

In this episode, I uncover the often-overlooked importance of small talk in our fast-paced, goal-oriented society. I highlight our tendency to get straight to the point and discuss the scientific and social significance of small talk in establishing connections, easing social anxiety, and setting the stage for successful interactions. Listen and consider the re-evaluation of small talk as not just filler conversation but as a foundational communication skill and how it can be developed through the power of virtual reality.

Episode 6- coming soon!

Stay tuned for more episodes of Small Talk and Big Ideas.

Supporting Neurodivergent Workforces
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