The Fine Art of Small Talk – How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills - and Leave a Positive Impression

The Fine Art of Small Talk
240 Pages
ISBN 978-1401302269

Do you spend an abnormal amount of time hiding out in the bathroom or hanging out at the buffet table at social gatherings? Does the thought of striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you sit nervously through job interviews waiting for the other person to speak? Are you a “Nervous Ned” (or Nervous Nellie”) when it comes to networking?

With practical advice and conversation “cheat sheets”, The Fine Art of Small Talk, How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills - and Leave a Positive Impression (Hachette) will help you learn to feel more comfortable in any type of situation, from lunch with the boss to a networking event to a cocktail party where you don’t know a soul.

The book is a collection of concrete steps and tactics one can employ to begin, keep going and even exit a meaningful conversation with just about anybody in any situation.

Debra Fine

About Debra Fine (Bowling Green, Ohio Author)

Debra Fine

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.

A 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Fine presents keynotes and training programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Google, Delta Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, KPMG, General Electric, and NASA. Fine is the also the author of The Fine Art of the Big Talk (Hachette) along with her just released third in the Fine Art series: Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face to Face Communication for Teenagers (Canon). Her books are translated and published in two dozen countries across the globe.

A regular Huffington Post blogger Fine's recent media appearances include The Today Show, the Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN. Learn more at

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