Debra Fine

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

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 and the Global Speakers Federation, 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, expanding networks, gaining visibility and building rapport in the workplace.

Debra’s bestselling books: The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression (Hachette), The Fine Art of the Big Talk: How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work (Hachette) have been translated and published in over 2 dozen countries around the world. Just released is Debra’s third in the “Fine Art” series: Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers (Canon). View additional information about Debra at www.DebraFine.com.

Style
Fine’s highly informative, entertaining and interactive programs offer concrete tools for making the most of meetings, networking opportunities and face to face interactions in an online world.

Recognition
Recognized as a conversational and business networking expert Fine spent the last 20 years training and presenting to leading organizations around the world (US, Canada, UK, EU, throughout Asia & Australia). Fine served as President of Denver Southeast Rotary Club (a Club of 120 members) 2011-2012 and has been a Rotarian for 20+ years. Her work with Rotary is focused on service above self.

Partial Client List:
KPMG*Cisco Systems*Florida Blue* Google* Colorado Managed Care Collaborative *United Launch Alliance*Deloitte*Van Cleef and Arpels* General Electric* Johns Manville *Midwest Energy Association* American Bar Association *Hinckley, Allen, Snyder, LLP* COMERICA Banks* Greater Dallas Chamber of Commerce *McGraw-Hill Companies* GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals*Credit Suisse*NYU Stern Graduate School of Business *Tax Club Chicago*International Association Municipal Clerks*Women’s Council of Realtors*CB Commercial Real Estate*International Association of Fire Chiefs * University of Chicago Booth Graduate School Business* U. S. Department of Transportation * Financial Women International* American Institute of Architects*Spectra Energy* Lockheed Martin*CVS Pharmacy* Alaska Forum on the Environment*Texas Dental Association*Texas Association of School Boards* University of Michigan Ross GSB *Hewlett Packard* NASA* Spectra Energy*Westin Hotels* University of Iowa School of Business* Vistage International*Encana Oil & Gas*Fannie Mae*PCL Construction*Wells Fargo Banks* Red Robin Restaurants* Proctor and Gamble* J. P. Morgan Chase

Debra Fine

EXPERT ON
Best-Selling Author
Networking

Communication
Personal Development
Leadership
Etiquette

 

EXPERIENCE IN
Communication
Engineering

PROGRAM INFORMATION

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.

Biographical Sketch

Fine is a 15+ year member of the National Speakers Association presenting her programs to hundreds of audiences around the world to clients that include General Electric, Google, Lockheed Martin, NASA, American Bar Association, GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals, Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse First Boston and New York University Stern Graduate School of Business. 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. View more information about Debra at www.DebraFine.com .

educational / informative audience activity

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.

audience activity educational / informative

THE FINE ART OF BUILDING BUSINESS RELATIONSHIPS FOR LEADERS

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
audience activity educational / informative

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.

audience activity educational / informative
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