Small Talk can build business

Debra-Fine-head-shotAll too often you see people not fully engaged at business development meetings, too shy to come up to talk to anyone.  They are the ones who can’t make eye contact and find it difficult to complete a sentence.  In other words, if you were depending on them to help you grow the business, they are probably not doing a very good job.

On this edition of Columbia Technology Partners Ready to Prime Allen speaks to Debra Fine, public speaker and author of the book The Fine Art of Small Talk.  You’ll learn tips on how to become a better communicator in not only a business development session but for life in general.  At the end of the interview, you’ll feel more confident to head into that luncheon to meet new people, the anxiety may not go away but you’ll look past the immediate issue for the future reward.

About Debra Fine

Debra Fine is the author of 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) and 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) . A 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Fine presents programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Google, Delta Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, KPMG, General Electric, and NASA. 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. View additional information about Debra at