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With what we've learned from the master of small talk, we have plenty to say.

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This story appears in the August 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Think the art of small talk is dead? Don't tell Debra Fine, whose Denver consulting company helps entrepreneurs and executives master the craft of, well, chitchat. Her audio book, The Fine Art of Small Talk, was recently released in paperback. Because she persuasively argues that business leaders should and could verbalize better, we engaged in some small talk of our own.

Entrepreneurs deal in big business. Why is it important that they can talk to people about the weather?

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