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Feb. 16, 2023

Skip the small talk with Jan Keck

#030 - Do you leave a networking event or a conference with a stack of business cards but not much connection? That’s because most of our conversations are limited to small talk and stay on the surface.

In this episode, experience designer, facilitator, TEDx speaker and small-talk detoxer Jan Keck shares his advice on facilitating conversations that go deeper whilst building trust and connection.

In this episode:

  • Having genuine curiosity as a facilitator
  • Prioritising connection over content
  • Facilitating silence
  • Ice-melters over ice-breakers
  • Starting conversations like starting a campfire
  • and much more!


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