by By Jonathan Vatner | July 20, 2009

conversationTo get attendees talking, ask them these two questions: "What is the biggest accomplishment you achieved in the last year that was not about your career?" and "What is one of the most outrageous things you've done in your life?" This works every time for Dena Marie Patton, CEO of Chat, Chew and Chocolate LLC (480-282-4242;, a company that combines the almost-universal love of chocolate with the power of conversation.