CBAC Leadership Series: The Fine Art of Small Talk

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

February 21, 2011: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

This is the first program in a three-part leadership series sponsored by the Chicago Booth Alumni Club and hosted by associate dean Jeff Anderson. Join us to network with fellow alumni and to learn and grow, both personally and professionally. A light dinner will be served before the event and provides an excellent time to socialize and introduce yourself to new friends and catch up with old friends.


Gleacher Center
Room 600
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

Join bestselling author, nationally recognized conversation expert and keynote speaker, Debra Fine ( for her fast-paced, interactive, and entertaining presentation The Fine Art of Small Talk. Together we’ll laugh, learn, and leave with insightful and informative conversation skills, mingling tips and business networking techniques on how to:

- Strike up conversations and keep them going;
- Avoid conversation “killers”;
- Become "active" listeners;
- Exit conversations with grace; and
- Develop business relationships, increase referrals and enhance visibility.

Learn how to turn every networking event, business meeting, conference and interaction with a staff member, colleague, or client/customer into an opportunity for success.


$35.00 Chicago Booth Alumni Club Members, Guests, and Booth Students;

$45.00 non-members


Register Online

Deadline: 2/21/2011


6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Light dinner included


Marcus Velasco, '01