Does striking up a conversation with a stranger make your stomach do flip-flops? Do you spend time hiding out in the bathroom at social gatherings? Do you dread the very thought of networking? Is scrolling your phone a crutch to avoid interacting?
Help is on the way with The Fine Art of Small Talk, the classic guide that’s now revised for the modern era. Small talk is more than just chitchat; it’s a valuable tool to help you climb the corporate ladder, widen your business and social circles, and boost your self-confidence. With practical advice and simple conversation “cheat sheets,” this book offers easy-to-learn techniques that will allow you to feel comfortable in any type of social situation—from a video meeting to a first date to a cocktail party where you don’t know a soul. Nationally recognized communication expert Debra Fine will show you how to:
Learn to connect with others regardless of the occasion, event, or situation
Come across as composed and self-assured when entertaining
Avoid awkward silences and “foot in mouth” disease
Convey warmth and enthusiasm so that other people feel good about being near you
Make a positive, lasting impression from the minute you say hello.
Once you master The Fine Art of Small Talk, you’ll excel at making others feel included, valued, and comfortable. Let Debra Fine turn you into a small-talk expert—and watch the contacts, business deals, and social relationships multiply before your eyes!
About the Author
Bestselling author, keynote speaker, and communication expert Debra Fine is the author of the bestselling book The Fine Art of Small Talk and The Fine Art of the Big Talk, both translated and published in 20+ countries around the world, as well as Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-To-Face Communication for Teenagers. Fine is also a 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, presenting her programs to hundreds of audiences around the world, and her media appearances include The Today Show, The Early Show, NPR Morning Edition, Fox Business News, CNN, CBS Sunday Morning, and the New York Times