30 episodes

Small Talk is Networking. It's knowing how to engage in short conversations that make lasting impressions. That's what Small Talk With Syd - The Podcast is all about. Since I have been living in NYC, I have had the opportunity to network with some of the most talented and ambitious people I have ever met.

In each episode you will get to hear the stories of successful influencers, industry leaders, celebrities, game changers and so many others. I hope these conversations inspire you and encourage you to start making more small talk in your every day lives. The power of conversation is real.

Syd,
xo

For more, follow us on @smalltalkwithsyd & @stwsmedia. Plus, you sign up for our newsletter on SmallTalkWithSyd.com

Small Talk With Syd - The Podcast Small Talk With Syd - The Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3 • 35 Ratings

Small Talk is Networking. It's knowing how to engage in short conversations that make lasting impressions. That's what Small Talk With Syd - The Podcast is all about. Since I have been living in NYC, I have had the opportunity to network with some of the most talented and ambitious people I have ever met.

In each episode you will get to hear the stories of successful influencers, industry leaders, celebrities, game changers and so many others. I hope these conversations inspire you and encourage you to start making more small talk in your every day lives. The power of conversation is real.

Syd,
xo

For more, follow us on @smalltalkwithsyd & @stwsmedia. Plus, you sign up for our newsletter on SmallTalkWithSyd.com

    AT HOME SERIES: From Behind The Counter to In Front of The Camera @monavand

    AT HOME SERIES: From Behind The Counter to In Front of The Camera @monavand

    In Episode 30 I chat with Dr. Mona Vand (@monavand) who is a Doctor of Pharmacy, wellness consultant, skincare expert & digital creator. Growing up in a Persian household having a child who is a doctor is the absolute dream so that's exactly the road Mona took. However, she always knew that she wanted something different & to be in charge of her own story. It wasn't until after a breakup that Mona started taking real steps towards leaving the world of pharmacy & entering the world of television/digital creation. Today Mona has almost 600k subscribers on YouTube & almost 500k on TikTok! 

    Mona & I talk about her journey & the lessons she learned along the way (lessons anyone can find useful). Plus, we dive into her health/wellness, fitness & skincare tips. There are some other fun topics we cover but you'd have to tune in to find out...

    Syd,

    xo

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    • 40 min
    AT HOME SERIES: Changing The World & Designing It! @bykwest

    AT HOME SERIES: Changing The World & Designing It! @bykwest

    In Episode 29 I chat with Kira West (@bykwest) who is a health & wellness influencer, as well as the creator her new brand, Made ByK.West, which just launched their "World Collection" ! Her brand is all about diversity and inclusion by sharing stories/jewelry pieces from all over the world. Kira also shares her personal experiences such as traveling for business & what that has been like/how to do it safely. Plus, we dive into how she launched a business in 2020 and the ways in which she has adjusted to the current climate. 

    We also cover a lot of other great topics in this episode such as how she has learned to be comfortable in her own skin, not attaching judgment when it comes to eating & even relationships! If you want to hear it all be sure to tune in...

    Syd,

    xo

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    • 40 min
    AT HOME SERIES: Expert Advice on How To Pivot In 2020 @iman__hasan

    AT HOME SERIES: Expert Advice on How To Pivot In 2020 @iman__hasan

    In Episode 28 I chat with Iman Hasan (@iman__hasan) who is the Founder & CEO of Iman Hasan Creative & We Are Renn - along with few other roles which we discuss in this episode. Taking on multiple roles in nothing new for Hasan as she has pivoted multiple times over the years which has helped her in her overall career path.

    With Iman's company being less than a year old we dive into how they have been operating during the global pandemic & the main reasons why they have been able to thrive. We also dive into other topics like how she has built an all female, ethnically diverse team and why it has been beneficial to her company's growth. Plus, Iman shares some of the ways she has been keep her mental check & her wedding plans for the future! Be sure to tune in!

    Syd,

    xo

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    • 42 min
    AT HOME SERIES: Reaching For The Stars & Interviewing Them! @sydneysadick

    AT HOME SERIES: Reaching For The Stars & Interviewing Them! @sydneysadick

    In Episode 27 I chat with fashion & lifestyle expert Sydney Sadick (@sydneysadick) who has been a TV correspondent for shows like TODAY, E!, Inside Edition, and GMA. She also is the author of the new book, AIM HIGH, which offers expert fashion advice to help others feel confident with what they wear while still being budget conscious. She also says the book dives much deeper into her personal life with some unfiltered stories. 

    After getting to know Sydney a bit more its no surprise as to why she reached this much success at just a mere 26 years old. We dive into some of her incredible job experiences and even how an assignment at Harvard's summer program led to her launching a successful blog. Sydney also offers great advice for those who are looking to build their personal brand and how they can put themselves out there. We may even get into some stories about celebrities she has interviewed & cool events she has attended...so if you want to hear those be sure to tune in!

    Syd,

    xo

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    • 32 min
    AT HOME SERIES: Activism Starts In Your Own Backyard @richiejolivette

    AT HOME SERIES: Activism Starts In Your Own Backyard @richiejolivette

    In Episode 26 I chat with Rachel (a.k.a Richie) Jolivette (@richiejolivette) who is the Co-Founder of Vetted Collaborative which is a members-only, luxury lifestyle club that curates bespoke group trips and unique local events. She also is a real estate agent at Halstead and an activist on the rise.  Being the product of a Federal Judge and the VP of a Fortune 500 company, Richie is no stranger to speaking her mind and going after what she wants. In fact, her career started with shredding paper at an internship to becoming Marketing Director! - One of the many ways Richie has left her mark. 

    We also dive into the Black Lives Matter movement and the work that Richie has been doing at the protests. Growing up Richie was one of the few Black kids at her school and she faced different kinds of discrimination. She shares her experiences and what people can do to show support.  This episode gets super raw and real - definitely educational & thought provoking. Tune in!

    Syd,

    xo

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    AT HOME SERIES: Fighting In The Ring & For Equality @taylorraealmonte

    AT HOME SERIES: Fighting In The Ring & For Equality @taylorraealmonte

    In Episode 25 I chat with Taylor Rae Almonte (@taylorraealmonte) who is a trainer at Rumble Boxing but also a performer on the rise. She graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts and has an incredible resume to say the least. Taylor is truly a fighter in every area of her life. In the episode we dive deep into the Black Lives Matter movement and what the message is. Being that Taylor identifies as a Black Lantix individual, she was able to provide the perspective of what's its like to be a POC of in the United States. Another interesting perspective is that Taylor is in an interracial relationship which allowed her to give insight into other types of discrimination. We cover many topics in this episode such as personal experiences, racism in culture, how to support & how to maintain mental health during this time. I learned so much from Taylor this episode and I know you will too. 

    Syd, 

    xo

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    • 1 hr 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Tinamarieclark ,

Refreshing

Sydney is such an old soul and a beautiful light in this world.

Butterfingers77 ,

Small Talk with Syd

Quality stuff here... You definitely have the makings of a future entrepreneur, Syd. I look forward to the next small talk podcast 😉

secretrunway ,

WOAH

That was difficult to get through - Sydney needs to SLOW DOWN and the volume and tone between her and guest is so drastic

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