Do you dread networking events, meeting new people, hospitality suites and business related mingling functions? Does attending another open house make you want to run inside your own and lock the door? These business social occasions represent opportunities to develop relationships and broaden social and business networks. Once you master The Fine Art of Small Talk, every conversation will become an opportunity for success.
Debra Fine is a former engineer who developed her keynote presentations and workshops, "The Fine Art of Small Talk" and "The Fine Art of Building Business Networking Skills and Gaining Referrals", to teach conversation skills and business social networking techniques for use at networking events and social functions.
In this program, Debra Fine will teach share mingling tips including icebreakers and starting conversations, mastering introductions and remembering names, keeping the conversation going, avoiding conversation foot in mouth disease, listening and rapport building skills, body language, handling awkward situations and overcoming communication barriers, becoming an “active” listener, revive a dying conversation, coming up with topics to discuss, approaching social functions with confidence, preparing for successful conversation and even exiting conversations with grace and diplomacy.
Registration will open soon for this afternoon seminar, followed by CFDA's annual business meeting, holiday reception and auction to be held on Friday, December 5, 2014