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Where in your life would you like to have better conversations?

Hikes • camping • dinner parties • team-building activities • holidays • flights • road trips?

Since 2015, the Better than Small Talk conversation-starter cards have been helping people build community and have better conversations. With these conversation starters in your bag, you’ll always have plenty of fabulous ideas to get a really wonderful conversation going. All it takes is the courage to ask a new question.

Friends, families, coworkers and strangers have formed more authentic connections with each other and transformed the way they relate, understand each other, and see the world. The cards will help you move past small talk and invite better connections with the people around you.

Anywhere you gather is a good place for a great conversation.

Reflection
8.00

Let’s take a look back on the lives we've lived and the experiences we've had. This set of conversation starters helps us learn more about each other by really opening up about who we are, who we’ve been, and what's mattered along the way.

Note: This is a digital product. 54 cards in 10-page PDF.

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Identity
8.00

All day long people ask each other "how are you?" and don't even stop to listen to a real answer. This set of conversation starters helps us explore our inner landscapes, to learn how we really are, and who we really are: inside and out.

Note: This is a digital product. 54 cards in 10-page PDF.

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Relationships
8.00

We have relationships of all kinds: friends, family, partners, coworkers, classmates, neighbors, strangers, and everything in between. This set of conversation starters helps us explore how our interactions and relationships help make us who we are.

Note: This is a digital product. 54 cards in 10-page PDF.

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Learning
8.00

Learning begins on the day we are born and continues for the rest of our lives. This set of conversation starters helps us reflect on what we’ve learned so far in life, and clarify where and how we’d like to keep learning and growing in the years ahead.

Note: This is a digital product. 54 cards in 10-page PDF.

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Imagination
8.00

Do you ever wonder, daydream, or imagine "what if"? This set of conversation starters helps us hypothetically and empathetically imagine other realities — for our own lives and for the world that surrounds us. Let yourself wonder, ponder, and discover.

Note: This is a digital product. 54 cards in 10-page PDF.

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Society
8.00

When you look at the world around you — neighborhood, city, country, planet — what do you think about what's happening and how it affects us as people? This set of conversation starters explores how we participate in, and create, our world.

Note: This is a digital product. 54 cards in 10-page PDF.

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The Invitation
Are you really tired of repetitive small talk but not sure how to escape it? Transform lackluster conversations with The Conversation Invitation. You can start using it right away to gracefully cut off small talk at the pass and bring more depth and meaning to all of your interactions so you can have the kinds of conversations that really matter. (PDF, 1.3MB)