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Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers

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SOURCE Debra Fine

The first book for teens that explains how to be plugged in without neglecting the power of human interaction

DENVER, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new book Beyond Texting (Canon Publishers, May 2014), by best-selling author Debra Fine, offers teens the tools to balance their digital and real world experiences and relationships by sharpening their ability to have fulfilling face-to-face conversations.

Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers

In Beyond Texting, Fine, an internationally recognized conversation expert and regular blogger for Huffington Post, offers a Poke at the end of each chapter, while incorporating today's language like "logging on", "surfing for more" and "booting up" throughout the book.

"One of the most valuable skills teenagers can learn is the art of interacting and communicating with all various types of people in their lives, including classmates, friends, parents, coaches, teachers, and neighbors, and this book helps them do just that," said Fine.

Beyond Texting shares the tools teenagers need to communicate effectively, including:

  • Approaching others and breaking the ice
  • Keeping conversations going
  • Asking open-ended questions to improve the quality of the conversation
  • Tactfully ending conversations
  • Impressing others while remaining true to yourself
  • Interacting with authority figures in ways that earn their respect
  • Saying "no" to peer pressure
  • Getting rid of bullies and other troublemakers
  • Cutting off confrontations by choosing your words carefully

Beyond Texting is a reminder to teenagers everywhere that while technology is a useful tool, it should never be a crutch to a healthy social life.

"In this new era of communication, Beyond Texting is an incredibly important book for teens, parents of teens or anyone who sometimes finds himself or herself spending a little bit too much time talking to people on the Internet or via text rather than in-person," Fine states.

This is Fine's third book published in the Fine Art book series. She is also author of the bestselling books, The Fine Art of Small Talk (Hyperion) and The Fine Art of the Big Talk (Hyperion).

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bestselling author and internationally recognized communication expert, Debra Fine began her career as an engineer. Author of bestselling books The Fine Art of Small Talk: How to Start a Conversation, Keep It Going, Build Networking Skills-and Leave a Positive Impression & The Fine Art of the Big Talk: How to Win Clients, Deliver Great Presentations, and Solve Conflicts at Work both translated and published around the globe. Fine has served as a spokesperson for Whole Foods and MSN Canada. Fine is retained as a keynote speaker and trainer for clients that include Google, the University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, Deloitte and Hyatt Hotels. Her media appearances are many, some highlights include the Today Show, CNN, the Early Show.

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