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It’s Never Too Late to Cultivate Connections

Every Conversation is an Opportunity for Success

In this virtual talk, Debra Fine will teach us how to:

  1. Make the most of meetings, conferences and networking opportunities
  2. Strike up conversations and keep them going
  3. Develop rapport with anyone
  4. Overcome communication barriers
  5. Avoid “conversation killers”
  6. Exit conversations with grace

Download the full PDF transcript of Debra’s talk: Debra Fine Timely Topic March 2023 Transcript

Debra Fine

Denver’s own Debra Fine, former engineer, is the author of the bestselling book, The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills—and Leave a Positive Impression, published as a newly revised second edition by Hachette in 2023 and translated and published in over two dozen countries across the globe.

A 25+ year member of the National Speakers Association Fine presents on stage and virtually as a keynote speaker and trainer to hundreds of audiences around the world that include National Electrical Contractors Association, Google, Iowa Bankers Association, American Bar Association, Hyatt Hotels, NASA, and JPMorgan Chase. Debra’s recent media appearances include The Today Show, NPR Morning Edition, the New York Times, Fox Business News, New York Times, and CNN.

A 30-year member of Rotary Club Denver Southeast, Debra served as President during the 2011-2012 year, along with serving two terms on the Rocky Mountain Anti-Defamation League Board. Debra and her husband Steve Tilliss enjoy spending time with their 4 adult children and spouses, along with beyond precious grandchildren when they are not bicycling around the globe.

Learn More about Debra Fine

Title Sub-Title Author Content
Article for Lotus Network
Cultivating Connections Now and Moving Forward
Debra Fine
USA Today Article
Use small talk to your advantage on your next business trip
Danielle Page
Chatterbox PDF Resource
Tips for Little Conversations That Make a Big Impact
Debra Fine
Chicago Tribune Feature
For Starters, A Conversation
Amanda Temple
Timely Topics Committee and Contributors: Terry Rubin, Janis Pluss, and Jane Gwin