Debra Fine

Debra Fine

Networking and Communication Expert and Keynote Speaker

Travels from:

Denver, Colorado

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Debra Fine's programs 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. Her presentations are informative, interactive, and entertaining, and they are tailored to the priorities and challenges of those in the audience. Participants learn how to:

  • Approach new people
  • Quickly establish rapport and converse easily with new acquaintances
  • Start conversations and keep them going
  • Avoid sending contradictory or confusing signals about yourself
  • Employ easy-to-use "active" listening techniques that will make communication more effective and help clarify the meaning behind the message
  • Exhibit positive basic body language
  • Prevent the most common conversation blunders that create a negative impression
  • Master introductions and remember names
  • Make an unforgettable positive first impression
  • Demonstrate that you're a positive and self-confident professional
  • Turn every business meeting, conference, and interaction into an opportunity for success
  • Experience more ease at business conferences, networking occasions, receptions, and meetings
  • Exit conversations with grace

A member of the National Speakers Association, Debra receives high accolades from her clients, which include: Cisco Systems; Wells Fargo Bank; Hinckley, Allen and Snyder LLP; Spectra Energy; The US Treasury Department; Toyota; the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business; Lockheed Martin; Vermont Law School; and hundreds of associations including insurance, real estate, legal, financial, engineering/technology, health care, and chambers of commerce and civic organizations across the country. She is also a member of Rotary International, serving on the board of her club during her membership over the past 18+ years. In addition, Debra is a past member of the Advisory Council of the University Of Colorado School Of Engineering, Mountain States Anti-Defamation League, and the Communities Advisory Council of the Junior League.

Debra authored the best selling books, "The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep it Going, Build Rapport and Leave a Positive Impression" (Hyperion), and the most recent in the "Fine Art" series, "The Fine Art of Big Talk: How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work" (Hyperion) . Her recent media appearances include The Today Show, CNN, The Early Show, and NPR Morning Edition.