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Texas Dental Association
“We heard many great comments about your educational program. Let me give you a few examples:

AmerUs Group
“It is rare that someone in a short period of time can have such a great impact on a group. You accomplished this feat extremely well. Demonstrating conversational skills and techniques that build rapport and relationships in both social and business situations is key to success. You gave all of us a learning gift in a meaningful, humorous, and creative way.”

US Department of Transportation
“Your workshop had immediate results – our Specialists walked out of the classroom with more confidence in their communication skills and a better understanding of how to strengthen customer relationships. You did a great job of tailoring the presentation to our specific needs. Your ability to address the communication objectives of our employees made believers out of a potentially skeptical group of people.”

Texas Statewide Telephone Cooperative, Inc.
“Thanks so much for your wonderful keynote presentation at the TSTCI Accountants/Bookkeepers meeting last week. It was a great way to start the day’s sessions. It really got everyone’s energies flowing for the rest of the meeting. It’s hard to believe you were ever an engineer!”

Dispatch Broadcast Group
“Your presentation, while delivered in a very humorous and light manner, provided us with very valuable guidelines and suggestions to enable our sellers to better communicate with their clients.

It was a pleasure to meet you and have you address our group.”

Holme Roberts & Owen LLP
“Your presentation at lunch on Saturday was interesting, helpful, and very well-received. Several partners commented to me how much they enjoyed your presentation, and how useful they felt it was to them personally.

Engaging an “after-lunch” group of attorneys is difficult enough on any given day, but accomplishing it in a setting like Beaver Creek on a Saturday is truly amazing! The fact that we lost no one during the presentation is testimony to your effectiveness.”

Women Presidents’ Organization
“I really appreciate and recognize your contribution and feel that you set a great tone for the entire conference. I am extremely grateful for your willingness to extend yourself and I hope you realize how truly wonderful you and your presentation were. The substance of your presentation was extremely helpful in beginning the networking process. You held the attention of two hundred very demanding women who rarely sit through a meeting without planning their escape, and who can hardly keep their mouths shut for a moment to listen. Indeed, they listened to you.”

American Marketing Association
“Our capacity crowd was the highest at an AMA program in two years!

Many people I spoke with following the program complimented the humorous and realistic way in which you approached the topic of conversational skills – a very relevant topic with holiday networking functions upon us. The way in which you interacted with and involved the audience was fantastic, and it brought home the point of personal connection and name recognition that you made in your presentation.”

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List Of Clients
Clients that have been motivated by Debra Fine and The Fine Art of Small Talk

CB Richard Ellis Commercial Real Estate
First Data Corporation
Texas Dental Association
Bartlett & West Engineering
Cisco Systems
Credit First Suisse Boston
Dispatch Broadcast Group
Lockheed Martin
Alaska Forum on the Environment
Duke Energy
Sales & Marketing Executives, Inc. Sioux Falls
Colorado Bar Association
Hinckley, Allen & Snyder LLP
Washington Mutual
Wells Fargo Bank
SMPS Arizona
Montana Environmental Health Association
Planned Parenthood
Katten Muchen Zavis Rosenbaum Law Firm
Executive Directors Neighborhood Reinvestment Symposium
Rotary International District Conference
Denver Water
University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
Texas Statewide Telephone
Northern Trust Bank
Chili’s Grill & Bar
Noel-Levitz Annual Conference
United Way
International Association of Diesel Suppliers
Sacramento Association of Realtors
University of Colorado Leeds Graduate School of Business
Boy Scouts of America
Women President’s Organization
International City/County Management Assosciation
International Association of Fire Chief
Penn State Smeal Graduate School of Business
Fifth Third Bank
Society of Human Resource Professionals
David A. Noyes
United States Treasury Department /Treasury Executive Institute
SMPS Arizona
Rockford Association of Realtors
International Association of Financial Planners
Illinois CPA Society
Faegre & Benson LLP
CUPA (University Professionals Association) Conference
Association Information Technology Professionals
International Special Events Society
STARTEK Leadership Retreat
Ft. Collins Board of Realtors
Junior League
Rocky Mountain Meetings Industry Council
NYU Stern School of Business
Redwood Empire Mortgage Lenders Association (REMLA)
Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce
Colorado State Employee Credit Union
Graduate Management Admission Council
Treasury Executive Institute United States Department of the Treasury
National Automobile Dealers Association
University of Denver Franklin Burns School of Real Estate and Construction
Women’s Food Service Forum
CVS Pharmacy
Level 3
Dividend Capital
Colorado College and University Professionals
Jenner and Block Law Offices
Advertising Specialty Institute
Dividend Capital
Federal Women’s Executive Conference
SunAmerica Securities
State University of New York College Admissions Professionals Annual Conference
Specialty Advertising Association of Greater New York
Colorado Healthcare Association for Human Resource Management
Vail Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau
Securities America
Illinois Department of Transportation
Denver Water
Stewart Title
Rocky Mountain Gas Association
Texas Dental Association
Association of Government Accountants
Kaiser Permanente
Women’s Council of Realtors
Rotary International
Colorado Association of Realtors
University of Michigan Ross Graduate School of Business
Colorado Association of Realtors
Internal Revenue Service Regional Meeting
Tax Club of Chicago
International Institute of Municipal Clerks
Insurance Women of Denver
National Environmental Health Association
Amerus Group
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP
Ehrhardt Keefe Steiner & Hottman
Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce Business Expo
Colorado Staffing Association
Safety Equipment Distributors Association Inc.
Colorado Treasury Management Association
Daniels & Associates
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Vail Associates, Inc.
Wyoming Association of Municipal Clerks and Treasurers
Colorado Society of Association Executives
Foster Pepper & Shefelman PLLC
Boulder Area Human Resource Association
Destination Services of Colorado, Inc.
Keystone Resort
Douglas County School District
Society for Marketing Professional Services
Black Hills Advertising Federation
Boulder Chamber of Commerce
Brownstein Hyatt & Farber, P.C.
Colorado Association of Hospital Engineering Directors
University of Colorado Leeds Graduate School of Business
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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"
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