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Book Me For Your Next Event

As someone who has organized a multitude of events, I know how important it is to secure a good speaker.  This decision can make or break the entire event.

I know how much time and effort event planners spend researching potential speakers, and it’s my hope this page will give you what you need.

I am honored by your consideration and would be delighted to come speak at your next event.

About This Page

I have added a few links below which will assist you in navigating this page.

What You Can Expect

A few things you can expect from me:

  1. Professional interaction prior to, during, and after your event
  2. Prompt
  3. Phone conversation prior to your event to make sure I am clear on what you expect from me
  4. Follow up after the event to get your feedback and any thoughts on how I can improve in the future
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Brief Introduction To Me

I have been publicly speaking for over a decade, and addressed audiences from less than ten up to thousands.  I have appeared on multiple television and radio shows over the past several years, and also campaigned for local elected office while securing 80% of the vote.

My career has included multiple roles within sales and business development sector, beginning with selling CUTCO knives while in college.  My passion has always been speaking and teaching.  My speaking career began with small classrooms filled with “at risk” juniors who the school felt were at a high risk of dropping out.  From there, I have been asked to speak to corporations, statewide associations, churches, nonprofits and community groups about the lessons I have learned through life and specifically that moment when I was told, “Your Fired.”  This life changing moment served as the catalyst to starting my blog, completing my MBA, and obtaining the certification as a Speaker, Coach, and Trainer with the John Maxwell Team.

I have been married to my amazing wife, Julie, for eight years, and we have two children ages 5 and 2.  My hobbies include playing golf, reading, boating, hunting, and fishing.

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Most Requested Topics

Continual Mission = Continual Funding
Are You Sustainable?

Does your nonprofit budget match the length of you long term plan.  If you are like most the answer is no.  This is critical to the sustainability of any organization.  Learn how three strategies can bring everything back into perspective, not just for today but for tomorrow, too!


Nonprofit Should Not Mean Broke

For some reason society believes, and many nonprofits believe, we must not have additional resources at the end of our fiscal year.  If you organization wants to be sustainable, margin is the key to funding your mission.


FOCUS: Blurred Vision Leads to Disaster! 

What on earth are you here to do?  Why was this organization created?  How to refocus on what matters.  How to reconnect and not “Major in the Minors”!


PROHIBITED: “That’s the way it’s always been.”

Every time I hear this phrase it makes me angry.  Wouldn’t it be nice to eliminate it from your team’s vocabulary?  It can be done, but it has to start at the top!


Tear Down The Silos And Win

Organizational effectiveness is essential to winning, yet we have continued to departmentalize ourselves.  This process looks great on organization flow charts, but terrible in overall effectiveness.  Can you imagine one department stopping long enough to ask another, “What can I do to make your job easier?”


Fighting To Win

When you get hit it hurts.  How do you take those opportunities and maximize their impact across your team?  They are watching, and they want you to get up!  How to stay in the ring and win.


“What’s In It For Me?”

Whether someone says it or not, we are all thinking it.  From customers to employees, we all want to know the answer to this question.  If we know this, why do we often forget to address it?

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What Others Are Saying

“Dave knows how to connect with his audience.  His message is relevant and inspiring.  He provided multiple takeaways to the team, which could be implemented the next day.  We look forward to having him back.” – Cary Vaughn, CEO of Love Worth Finding Ministries

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The Next Step

I can’t say THANK YOU enough for your interest in me.  Please click the button below to “Check Availability” and I will follow up with you very quickly.

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