Debra Fine

Expert in The Fine Art of Small Talk

Keynote speaker, trainer and best selling author, Debra Fine began her career as an engineer, an occupation that allowed her to maintain her natural shyness and avoid situations that required social and personal interactions. Now an internationally recognized conversation expert and business networking guru Debra designs her presentations to teach business networking techniques, conversation skills and mingling tips to both the technically oriented professional and the spouse who is dragged along to conferences, networking opportunities and meetings. Debra’s newly released The Fine Art of the Big Talk: How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work (Hyperion) is her second in the “Fine Art” series following her best selling book The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression.

A 15+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Debra presents her programs to hundreds of audiences around the world to clients that include Cisco Systems, General Electric, NYU Stern Graduate School of Business, COMERICA Banks, Alaska Forum on the Environment, American Bar Association, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Her best selling first book The Fine Art of Small Talk was met with excellent reviews in the Library Journal, USA Today, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her recent media appearances include The Today Show, The Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN and she has been retained as a spokesperson for Whole Foods Market. Debra’s motto, one that applies to each and every person representing an organization or him or herself is: “Every conversation is an opportunity for success.”

To book Debra Fine call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Communications, Motivation, Networking

  • Travels From:

    Colorado

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

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Denver Keynote Speaker Debra Fine - The Fine Art of Small Talk

Keynote speaker, trainer and best selling author, Debra Fine began her career as an engineer, an occupation that allowed her to maintain her natural shyness and avoid situations that required social and personal interactions. Now an internationally recognized conversation expert and business networking guru Debra designs her presentations to teach business networking techniques, conversation skills and mingling tips to both the technically oriented professional and the spouse who is dragged along to conferences, networking opportunities and meetings. Debra’s newly released The Fine Art of the Big Talk: How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work (Hyperion) is her second in the “Fine Art” series following her best selling book The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression.

A 15+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Debra presents her programs to hundreds of audiences around the world to clients that include Cisco Systems, General Electric, NYU Stern Graduate School of Business, COMERICA Banks, Alaska Forum on the Environment, American Bar Association, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, and Credit Suisse First Boston. Her best selling first book The Fine Art of Small Talk was met with excellent reviews in the Library Journal, USA Today, and Entrepreneur Magazine. Her recent media appearances include The Today Show, The Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN and she has been retained as a spokesperson for Whole Foods Market. Debra’s motto, one that applies to each and every person representing an organization or him or herself is: “Every conversation is an opportunity for success.”

To book Debra Fine call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

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 relationships. Learn how to turn every meeting or conference, interaction with a client or colleague and networking event into an opportunity for success.

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.”

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.”
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