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Are you an introvert who avoids social events because you're drained by small talk? Are you inspired by meaningful conversations, but struggle with initiating them? The No Small Talk podcast is a lively space for introverts looking to build connections and level up in their personal and professional lives. Through our conversation starters, interviews and discussions, we help introverts connect with others naturally and confidently without the small talk.

Fans rave about the inspirational, vulnerable and unfiltered conversations. We talk about family, relationships, careers and more.

No Small Talk- Conversation Starters for Introverts Ebony Anuforo & Shereefat Balogun

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 46 Ratings

Are you an introvert who avoids social events because you're drained by small talk? Are you inspired by meaningful conversations, but struggle with initiating them? The No Small Talk podcast is a lively space for introverts looking to build connections and level up in their personal and professional lives. Through our conversation starters, interviews and discussions, we help introverts connect with others naturally and confidently without the small talk.

Fans rave about the inspirational, vulnerable and unfiltered conversations. We talk about family, relationships, careers and more.

    70. Sit Down with Sherry: What I've Been Up To, What I'm Learning and My Advice to You Dear Introvert

    70. Sit Down with Sherry: What I've Been Up To, What I'm Learning and My Advice to You Dear Introvert

    Hello, hello, hello! In today's episode Sherry shares what she's been up to lately, including her recent leadership in law award recognition and how the power of choice and relationships helped get her the prestigious honor. She also shares the recent challenge she's accepted to be more "social" and an  interesting interaction she had at a wedding she attended solo. Lastly, Sherry offers some words of encouragement and advice on how to get where you want to be by simply choosing to walk into the rooms and opportunities God has established for you with audacity, boldness, courage and confidence. 


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    69. How To Master The Skill of Self Confidence | TEDTalk by Dr. Ivan Joseph

    69. How To Master The Skill of Self Confidence | TEDTalk by Dr. Ivan Joseph

    Do you know that the power to build confidence is within you? And that it only takes some simple actionable steps? Its true!

    “You are the captain of your own ship, and master of your own faith” -Dr. Ivan Joseph

    Today we share with you a TEDTalk from Dr. Ivan Joseph, Professor, Soccer Coach and author of the best-selling book, You Got This: Mastering the Skill of Self-Confidence.

    Dr. Ivan’s TEDTalk attracted over 22 Million views on youtube, and in it he shares some really good tips, and steps that you can take today to build self confidence.

    Dr. Ivan talks about:

    · Repetition; how doing things over and over makes you better and in turn builds self confidence

    · Replacing negative talk, with positive self talk

    · Getting away from people that tear you down

    · Interpreting feedback and criticism the way you want

    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:

    The Skill of Self Confidence | TEDTalk by Dr. Ivan Joseph

    Social Media:

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    No Small Talk is produced and hosted by Ebony Anuforo and Shereefat Balogun; edited by Wale "Breathe Easy" Balogun


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    68. You Asked, We Answered: Your Biggest Questions About Introversion + More

    68. You Asked, We Answered: Your Biggest Questions About Introversion + More

    In today’s episode, we will be doing something a little different. In fact, I don’t think we have ever actually done this on the podcast before! Today Ebony will be answering some questions from you, our lovely listeners and virtual friends. Typically, at the end of every episode, we invite you to reach out to us and send us your comments or questions. And many of you are really great at connecting with us and reaching out to us on social media. So thank you! We love connecting with our listeners and virtual friends online. In this episode, we get a chance to answer some of your questions for you right on the podcast.

    Let’s get started!

    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:


    Episode 55: Dear Introvert, Don’t Be afraid to shoot your shot. Here’s Why
    Episode 64: Networking Done Naturally: How to Network the Way You Were Designed with Shana Price
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    No Small Talk is hosted by Ebony Anuforo and Shereefat Balogun; produced by Wale "Breathe Easy" Balogun


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    67. Walking into your Extroverted Purpose as an Introvert

    67. Walking into your Extroverted Purpose as an Introvert

    Do you feel like you’re called to do something more? Know you have a greater purpose in life, in this world? 
    As introverts, when we are called to do something in an extroverted world we can be frozen by fear. It can be many reasons, maybe it’s fear of failure, fear of not being up to the task, fear of judgment, and what people may say. 
    In this episode, Ebony is going to be talking to you about how we as introverts can walk into our extroverted purpose.  This isn’t easy for us! But we want to encourage you that you are NOT alone. We all go through this! But you know what? You can do it - you can live out your purpose, and do it courageously! As introverts, we can tend to overthink things, and just being in our heads too much. So today we want to share some tips that will help you with that.  Ebony also talks about: Why it's critical to push ourselves out of our comfort zones  How changing your mindset can change your life  Why it's necessary to take the time to recharge  How you can find joy in your journey in becoming who you were meant to be  
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    66. How to Host a No Small Talk Party

    66. How to Host a No Small Talk Party

    We are doing a REWIND and taking you all back Episode 37 for today's episode! As we are going into summer and starting to get out more, we wanted to remind our NST tribe how we can navigate and socialize as introverts!
    Fun fact: Sherry hosted a "No Small Talk" party about 2 years ago at the recommendation of a friend, and that's how the podcast got started. Yup!
    And now is the perfect time for YOU to have your own No Small Talk party. You may not take up podcasting afterward, but you will learn new and interesting things about your friends and deepen your relationships. In today's episode, we talk about how you can host your very own No Small Talk party using our conversation starters and other ways people have used them to build new friendships or strengthen existing ones. We also discuss what new things you can expect from the podcast.
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    No Small Talk is hosted by Ebony Anuforo and Shereefat Balogun; produced by Wale "Breathe Easy" Balogun

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    • 13 min
    65. No Small Talk Conversation with Bessie Frimpong | Conversation Starters for Introverts

    65. No Small Talk Conversation with Bessie Frimpong | Conversation Starters for Introverts

    Our conversation starter for today’s episode is: What projects are you working on right now that bring you joy? 

    In today's episode we explored this topic with our friend Bessie Frimpong. Bessie is a fitness and lifestyle content creator. We loved having her on because we love what she is doing to motivate women to take charge of their health via fitness! Her content resonated with us right away, and we love seeing her inspiring posts! 

    Today's topic brought up many different topics, as usual! We talked about being inspiring to other women in the fitness industry without looking like your stereotypical woman. How that makes you relatable and real. We also talked about how important affirmations are, especially for moms, and then we discussed diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace and creating a culture that fosters inclusivity. Our conversation starters are designed to create more interesting and memorable social interactions.  

    The great thing about our conversation starters is that they start off with one basic question, but will prompt a back-and-forth exchange of ideas and lead to other interesting topics. Use them and watch your relationships grow stronger as you share your answers and listen to others. 

    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: 


    Follow Bessie on Instagram @verybessie 
    61. This One Tip Changed How I Showed Up in Every Social Interaction | TEDx Talk by Amy Cuddy
    55. Dear Introvert, Don't Be Afraid To Shoot Your Shot. Here's Why! 
    Stories that stick, by Kendra Hall 

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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
46 Ratings

46 Ratings

qpemn ,

A hidden gem!

I didn’t know what to expect, but this podcast is so insightful! Both Ebony and Sherry set a wonderful stage for ideas to just flow as you listen. This is a keeper!

lilianajayi ,

Brilliant ladies 💛

I love your podcast ... I can’t get enough of your no small conversations and the vulnerability you both share.

We Are Still Becoming-Delores ,

The Place to Be for Introverts

Calling all introverts who love meaningful conversations, this is the place to be. Sherry & Ebony have a way with meaningful conversation starters that dive as deep as you want to go. Tune in👏🏾 -Delores

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