Debra Fine
Bestselling author, keynote speaker and communication expert Debra 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. Fine 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 (Hachette), and the second in the Fine Art series, The Fine Art of the Big Talk How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work (Hachette), both translated and published in 20+ countries around the world. Her newest title, Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-To-Face Communication for Teenagers is to be published May 2014. Fine is a 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association presenting her programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Cisco Systems, Google, University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, Texas Association of School Boards, Credit Suisse, Spectra Energy, General Electric, COMERICA Banks, Alaska Forum on the Environment, Johns Manville, and Proctor and Gamble. Her recent media appearances include The Today Show, The Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News and CNN. Fine is a regular contributor to Huffington Post as well as Learn more about Fine at