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Don Gabor is the author of HOW TO START A CONVERSATION AND MAKE FRIENDS (Simon & Schuster/Fireside 1983; Touchstone 2001, 2011) plus eight other non-fiction books and audio programs on business and interpersonal communication skills published by Simon & Schuster, Crown/Random House, McGraw-Hill Professional, Prentice-Hall Press, and others. Over the years, Don’s books have sold 29 foreign rights and have been translated into 15 languages.

After Don graduated from UC Berkeley in 1970, he taught Grades 4-7 for five years in Vancouver, British Columbia, and then moved to New York City in 1979. As a freelancer in educational publishing, he wrote and edited upper elementary pupil and teacher editions for Macmillan, McGraw-Hill, and other educational publishers and book packagers. Don also supervised, edited, and rewrote the “Great Lives” YA/Middle Grade biographies for Cloverdale Press/Ballentine.

Don has delivered his customized communication workshops to large, medium and small businesses, professional associations and colleges since 1980. In 1991, he founded Conversation Arts Media, a communications training company. As a professional speaker, he was a media spokesperson for Grand Marnier, Sprint, and Frito-Lay. Don was a member of the National Speakers Association for twenty years and was the 2010-2011 president of the New York City Chapter.

A frequent media guest, Don’s books have been featured in scores of print, radio, social media and television interviews, including “60 Minutes With Andy Rooney,” “WSJ Lunch Break,” “Good Day NY,”

Entrepreneur, New York Times, Investor’s Business Daily and many other national print publications and websites. The New Yorker called Don, “a gifted conversationalist.”

Don lives with his wife Eileen in Brooklyn, NY.