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

Beyond Texting
136 Pages
Canon Publishers
ISBN 978-0-9889696-0-5

Beyond Texting is the first book for teens to explain how to be plugged in without neglecting the necessity and power of physical, human interaction. Even the most outgoing teen may find a job interview, first date or meeting with a teacher to be challenging because of lack of skill. Offering practical advice and cheat sheets Beyond Texting strives to help teens balance their digital and real world image and relationships. This book is for the teenager who wants to learn to:

•Prepare for face-to-face teacher meetings, dates, interviews and school events •Build social opportunities without the use of social networking sites •Avoid conversational "faux pas" •Become aware of the importance of body language, eye contact and tone •Recognize when your online involvement is interfering with your offline existence •Interact with authority figures and an older, less technology-savvy generation •Eliminate the trauma of false friendships and bullying

Debra Fine

About Debra Fine (Bowling Green, Ohio Author)

Debra Fine

Bestselling author, keynote speaker and trainer 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.

A 20+ year member of the National Speakers Association, Fine presents keynotes and training programs to hundreds of audiences around the world that include Google, Delta Airlines, Hyatt Hotels, KPMG, General Electric, and NASA. Fine is the also the author of The Fine Art of the Big Talk (Hachette) along with her just released third in the Fine Art series: Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face to Face Communication for Teenagers (Canon). Her books are translated and published in two dozen countries across the globe.

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. Learn more at

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