David is available to keynote your conference, retreat or event in a manner that will leave your audience inspired and wanting more. With over thirty-years of stage experience, David looks forward to discussing with you how his keynote can enhance your program. Since a keynote address is intended to either launch your program (tying your theme to all the events), or to send your attendees away excited and inspired about they just learned, David looks forward to crafting his message around YOUR theme and needs. The keynote address, as an opening talk, is the “leading idea” that your attendees hear first. It should make them hungry for the rest of your program. If the keynote is the last talk they hear, it is the hammer that drives everything else home. David has worked hard to make sure he leaves his audiences both hungry and full at that same time. Using humor and challenge, he will make sure your keynote is KEYNOTE.
Here are some of the most recent keynote talks David has delivered:
- Strategic Abandonment – What do we do when we have piled so much on our plate we can’t eat it all? If we do eat it all … well, that is just not healthy. If we tip it over to clear our plate they will call that a midlife crisis! What do we do to “strategically abandon” all these items others have put on our plates to find a healthy way to live and work? In this keynote address David will de-bunk five methods of strategic abandonment and introduce a method that was produced and forged from a real personal experience and he has incorporated for many. David’s approach to clearing the plate will practically equip you to focus on what you put on your plate, originally. David will show you how to unplug from what sucks the life out of you and how to plug into what brings excitement to your life!
- The Archetypes of Change – David’s book, Just Middle Manager, focuses on twelve archetypes that leaders need to incorporate into their leadership style. Four of those archetypes, however, are the very modes and motivations we must work through when we want to be innovative and look to change the status quo. In this keynote address David entertains and illustrates practically how these four archetypes grab us. Each need a voice to ensure our organization, business or community will not just envision but evolve.
- Chasing the CHEETAHS – What does a great team look like? How do you know when you get there … or, when you get there and you feel it, do you know how you found it? Chasing the C-H-E-E-T-A-H-S will walk you through eight aspects every great team finds and practices and, for a brief moment, touches. Like chasing down a cheetah, touching the tail only to see it elude you once again, so, too, is chasing the ultimate team atmosphere and culture. You know the feeling when you touch it: You want to chase it more. This keynote will challenge your group to aspire for something more than meetings and projects and outcomes. You will actually discover the process to chase the CHEETAHS on a repeated basis.
- Changing the Mind … Set – Why do we think we can change the mind of others when we can’t change our own? Do we really think we can change someones mind? In this keynote, David challenges everyone to consider how the mindset is formed and how to change your own and others. As you move forward in your leadership and follower-ship of life what has formed your own personal mindset and how does it affect how you lead and follow others? This keynote will not only give you personal insight, it will also challenge your interpretation of some key areas of your life.
- The Archetypes and Leadership – What is your leadership style? Do you know what motivates you to do what you do in leadership? Do you know the catalyst for your leadership style? Using archetypal language to describe how we lead and how we follow, David will use twelve archetypes … really … he will USE them … as he describes them … to depict and identify your leadership style. This talk will unfold how you interact with others in regard to leadership, conflict, change, problem solving and many more day-to-day experiences. This keynote is based upon David’s book, Just Middle Manager, we take a journey, as Just Middle Manager wants to travel to the Celestial of Influence and change his/her name to Next Great Leader. What archetype could you use to make yourself, Next Great Leader?