Event/Meeting Planner Program Options
All programs are informative, interactive and entertaining
Short and Sweet:
The Fine Art of Small Talk
Join Debra Fine for her fast-paced, interactive and entertaining presentation The Fine Art of Small Talk. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with insightful and informative conversation tips and techniques on how to strike up conversations and keep them going, avoid conversation “killers”, exit conversations with grace and develop business, non-profit, volunteer and personal relationships. Learn how to turn every meeting or conference, interaction with a client or colleague, social event with a spouse/partner and networking event into an opportunity for success.
Keynote or Workshop Corporate or Association:
The Fine Art of Building Business Relationships: One Conversation at a Time.
Focus on rapport building techniques, conversation and mingling skills, gaining visibility, making a positive impression and networking tips that help build face to face business relationships. Presentations are informative, interactive and entertaining; tailored to the priorities and challenges of those in the audience. Participants learn how to:
Approach new people
Quickly establish rapport and converse easily with new acquaintances
Start conversations and keep them going
Avoid sending contradictory or confusing signals about yourself
Employ easy-to-use “active” listening techniques that will make communication more effective and help clarify the meaning behind the message
Exhibit positive basic body language
Prevent the most common conversation blunders that create a negative impression
Master introductions and remember names
Make an unforgettable positive first impression
Demonstrate that you’re a positive and self-confident professional
Turn every business meeting, conference and interaction into an opportunity for success
Experience more ease at business conferences, networking occasions, receptions and meetings.
Exit conversations with grace
Keynote or Workshop for Leaders and Emerging Leaders:
The Fine Art of Enhancing Leadership Skills:
Gain Visibility, Build Relationships and Expand Networks
“A desk is a dangerous place to view the world” John Le Carre Author
Leaders learn the technical skills required for career success, often overlooking the importance of conversation and rapport building skills. The ability to talk easily with anyone is a learned skill, not a personality trait. Acquiring it will help develop rapport within organizations, raise visibility and create liaisons with the community at large and leaving a positive impression that lasts longer than an exchange of business cards. In the competitive world of business more emphasis is placed on developing personal business relationships than has been expected in the past. The leader who avoids opportunities to meet new people or whose conversation is frozen by these meetings will limit themselves professionally as well as personally.
Attendees will gain the tools to:
Keynote or Workshop for Universities and Colleges:
The Fine Art of Small Talk: Cultivating Campus Connections
The Fine Art of Small Talk: Cultivating Alumni Connections
Join Debra Fine, former engineer, now nationally recognized keynote speaker, trainer and bestselling author, for her fast-paced, interactive and entertaining presentation. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with insightful and informative conversation skills and networking techniques on how to strike up conversations and keep them going, avoid conversation “killers”, and come across as composed and self-assured when interacting with colleagues, department heads, administration and the community at large at meetings and presentations, networking events and other institution related functions.