Debra Fine

Former engineer, now bestselling author, internationally recognized keynote speaker: business networking and business relationship expert, conversation skills, emerging leaders and mingling guru.

Bestselling author, keynote speaker and trainer 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 a long time member of the National Speakers Association, she presents and trains audiences across the globe.

Fine designs her presentations and researches her books to teach technically oriented professionals conversation skills and business networking techniques that help in developing business relationships, gaining visibility and building rapport in the workplace. 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. Her books have been translated and published in over 2 dozen countries including Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and China. 

Programs:

FINE ART OF BUILDING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS

 “A desk is a dangerous place to view the world”John Le Carre Author

Join Debra Fine for her informative, entertaining and interactive the Fine Art of Building Business Relationships and Expanding Networks. 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. 

THE FINE ART OF SMALL TALK

Join nationally recognized keynote speaker, business networking guru, and bestselling author Debra Fine for her fast paced, informative and interactive program The Fine Art of Small Talk. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with the tools to develop and cultivate outstanding conversation skills and business networking techniques that will result in engaging new and current clients, building rapport and increasing visibility. Learn how to turn every conversation into an opportunity for success.

THE FINE ART OF BUILDING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS FOR LEADERS

“A desk is a dangerous place to view the world” John Le Carre Author

Join Debra Fine for her informative, entertaining and interactive: The Fine Art of Building Business Relationships. 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. 

Keynote program or training workshop attendees will gain the tools to:

  • Strike up conversations and keep them going
  • Master introductions and remember names
  • Come across as composed and self-assured when talking to people or entertaining clients at conventions, trade shows and other work related functions
  • Develop rapport with stake holders.
  • Become an “active” listener
  • Overcome communication barriers
  • Handle awkward situations
  • Come up with topics to discuss
  • Avoid conversation “killers”
  • Prepare for successful conversation
  • Exit conversations with grace
  • Feel more at ease at award receptions, banquets, receptions and networking events
 

THE FINE ART OF BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS AND CULTIVATING COMMUNITY

Join former engineer, now nationally recognized keynote speaker and bestselling author Debra Fine for her fast paced, informative and entertaining program. Together we’ll laugh, learn and leave with the tools to develop and cultivate outstanding conversation skills and business networking techniques that will result in meeting new people, building relationships, and  increasing visibility. Learn how to turn every conversation into an opportunity for success.

 



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