Don Gabor’s Bio


Don Gabor has been writing books, offering communication programs and consulting since 1980. Don is the author of the best-seller, How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends plus ten books and audio programs on interpersonal communication skills. His books have been published in the U.S. by Simon & Schuster, Random House, Prentice-Hall, McGraw-Hill, and others. His titles are also available in 15 languages and 28 foreign editions.

Don founded Conversation Arts Media in 1991, a communications consulting company based in Brooklyn, NY. He shows business people from all disciplines how to grow their revenues by starting profitable conversations and networking in business and social situations.

He has presented workshops to GenRe, Professional Association of SQL Servers, Standard & Poor’s, Marriott Hotels, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Korin Japanese Trading Corp., Shearman & Sterling LLP and many other large and small companies, professional associations and colleges.

For individuals who want personalized training, Don also offers one-on-one coaching for speeches, presentations, networking skills, media training and book writing.

Don was a media spokesperson for Grand Marnier, Sprint and Frito-Lay. As a frequent media guest, his books have been featured in hundreds of print, radio, social media and television interviews, including the 60 Minutes With Andy Rooney, WSJ’s Lunch Break, Good Day NY, Entrepreneur, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily and many others. The New Yorker called Don, “a gifted conversationalist.” He has been a member of the National Speakers Association since 1991 and was the 2010-2011 president of the New York City Chapter.

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