Speaking Topics

Co-Create

Individuals, teams, and organizations must balance learning and performing to evolve. That evolution no longer comes from being the smartest in the room but from innovative collaboration with strategic relationships - within and external to the organization. David will explain how co-creating provides the construct, the process, and the tools to help your audience do just that – evolve themselves, their teams, and their organization. Recognized by many past clients as David’s best thinking and practical, pragmatic work to date.

Relationship Economics

Focus on the quantifiable value of business relationships and provide a systematic process for identifying, building, nurturing, and leveraging personal and professional relationships. David introduces battle-tested best practices, based on his global experiences, along with social science research and hundreds of executive interviews, that bridge the gap between relationship creation and relationship capitalization. The cornerstone keynote based on the best-selling book, Relationship Economics Updated & Revised (Wiley, 2012), delivered to more than 30 corporate, association and academic forums annually.

Return on Impact

Return on Impact isn’t about Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube. It’s about socially enabling organizations to listen louder, think faster, and respond to changing market dynamics, helping them reinvent, adapt, and relate in new and powerful ways. David discusses how SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud) is swinging the power pendulum in the direction of members and customers, leaving many industries and organizations out of the equation, and how you can get the most return on your business interactions, involvement, image, and impact.

ConnectAbility

Drawing from the powerful lessons of emotional awareness and relationship dynamics, ConnectAbility promotes a sophisticated yet simple method for developing superior partnerships guaranteed to create quality results on a consistent basis. Even the best-intentioned team players too often focus more on communicating their own ideas than hearing and understanding what others have to say.

The Entrepreneur's Guide to Raising Capital

Ask any established business owner to identify his or her toughest challenge when just starting out, and you'll likely get this answer: raising capital.

Additional Speaking Topics

Adaptive Innovation

Create a sustainable competitive advantage, develop a relationship-centric culture, and have the audacity to fail and the ability to learn from those failures. Create greater market value than your competitors, help your channel partners differentiate your unique products or services, and shake up your value chain. It sounds difficult; David makes it simple.

Curve Benders - At the Intersection of Future of Work and Strategic Relationships

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Forward-Thinking Governance

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Strategy Visualization: Storytelling as a New Leadership Competency

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The Immigrant Success DNA

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