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Skip the Small Talk events help strangers really get to know each other using methods grounded in psychology research.

WE HELP PEOPLE get closer, faster


informed by research

We use techniques grounded in psychological research to offer people the tools they need to interact more genuinely and feel more connected to each other in their daily lives. We've read the white papers, sorted through the abstracts, and connected the dots to create social interaction activities that actually work. And guess what? We promise it won't be awkward.

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Custom workshops for teams and communities

We design research-based, one-of-a-kind events that maximize for almost any social goal, from learning how to cooperate and listen, to building rapport in a team, to helping individuals feel more socially connected in their everyday lives. Contact us if you're intrigued.

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to any location—anywhere from offices to parks.


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Ticketed eventS

We host events in Boston and in New York that we call Skip the Small Talks or STSTs They're a great place to get out of your comfort zone by opening up and skipping the small talk with strangers (or friends if you bring 'em)! We generally sell out for these, so we recommend grabbing tickets in advance if you're interested in joining.

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