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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:

Ÿ  Approach new people

Ÿ  Quickly establish rapport and converse easily with new acquaintances

Ÿ  Start conversations and keep them going

Ÿ  Avoid sending contradictory or confusing signals about yourself

Ÿ  Employ easy-to-use “active” listening techniques that will make communication more effective and help clarify the meaning behind the message

Ÿ  Exhibit positive basic body language

Ÿ  Prevent the most common conversation blunders that create a negative impression

Ÿ  Master introductions and remember names

Ÿ  Make an unforgettable positive first impression

Ÿ  Demonstrate that you’re a positive and self-confident professional

Ÿ  Turn every business meeting, conference and interaction into an opportunity for success

Ÿ  Experience more ease at business conferences, networking occasions, receptions and meetings.

Ÿ  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.


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CBS Sunday Morning
Mastering The Art of Small Talk

Debra Fine special on CBS Channel 4 News. Debra Fine is a professional speaker, best selling author, conversation expert, communication guru, and a nationally recognized spokesperson.

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Covers everything from icebreakers to exit lines. Building business, getting dates, making friends or landing jobs this book is guaranteed to improve conversational skills, mingling ability, and networking techniques.

All the same incredible content, in an all new format. Get The Fine Art of Small Talk for Kindle!

Debra's January 2008 follow up book to her bestseller. The Fine Art of the Big Talk: How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work.

Feel more at ease at parties, banquets, receptions, and networking events. Use icebreakers that work every time. Engage anyone in conversation with poise and confidence. All In One USB Flash Drive (Mac or PC compatible): ­-3.5 hours
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Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers
Offering practical advice and cheat sheets Beyond Texting strives to help teens balance their digital and real world image and relationships.

The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills – And Leave a Positive Impression! (Unabridged) Nationally recognized communication expert, keynote speaker and trainer, and best-selling author Debra Fine reveals the techniques and strategies anyone can use to make small talk - in any situation. Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings?

Our group of 500 participants thought you were wonderful. They loved the topic and your wonderfully energetic and amusing delivery. Many people told me we should have given you twice as much time. In the eight years that we have sponsored this conference you have proved to be our most popular luncheon speaker. The response was simply overwhelming"
Melodye A. Turek
Executive Director
Colorado Safety Association