Bestselling author, communication expert, keynote speaker, and trainer 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 (Hyperion), 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 (Hyperion) 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 (Canon) was published in 2014.
A 15+ year member of the National Speakers Association, she travels from Denver presenting to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Cisco Systems, Google, KPMG, University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, XCEL Energy, Deloitte, Credit Suisse First Boston, General Electric, COMERICA Banks and Johns Manville.
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.