Speaker Bio

Dave Nelsen (US)

In 2005, Dave founded social media pioneer TalkShoe, introducing the world to live interactive podcasting. During 15 years in startups, he raised more than $70 million in Federal, angel investor, and venture capital financing.

Dave has served on a variety of public and private boards including the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.

Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in Systems Engineering from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Operations Research from Stanford.

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In March 2012, Dave was recognised as Speaker of the Year by Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO membership organization. From among 1,500+ expert speakers, Dave achieved the #1 ranking by consistently delivering value to his audience. He has also received Vistage’s Best New Speaker of the Year (2009) and Impact Speaker of the Year (2010). Earlier, he was recognised as an E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year (2000) and as Technology CEO of the Year (2004).

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Tech for Execs

In this engaging and hands-on presentation, Dave Nelsen shares his personal tips and tricks for using technology effectively. Grab your iPads, smartphones, notebooks....

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Tech for Execs

Doubling Productivity Using Tablets, Apps and Smartphones.

Overview:

The rate of change in the business world is accelerating exponentially. When Darwin observed that "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, but those that adapt to a changing environment most quickly," few people could have appreciated how precisely this would describe the world of business … on a hyper-accelerated timescale.

It was just Christmas Day in 1990 when MIT computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee connected two computers together, for the first time EVER using a protocol called HTTP and addresses beginning with "www." Look at what's happened to us since then.

In this engaging and hands-on presentation, longtime CEO and Vistage Speaker of the Year Dave Nelsen shares with executives his personal tips and tricks for using technology effectively. Grab your iPads, smartphones, notebooks, or just the seat of your pants and learn how to take your performance to a whole new level.

Outline:

  • New brain science linking "executive function" with sleep and exercise.
  • Working the right priorities (and a lot less e-mail) using Things or Wunderlist.
  • Signing onto all of your accounts via LastPass.
  • Eliminating clutter while providing instant access to everything from everywhere with Evernote (an amazing app, it will become "your second brain").
  • Countless other practical apps with clear, concise descriptions including TripIt, LogMeIn, FollowUpThen, DragonDictate, CardSnap, and even WinePicks.

Outcomes:

Participants will leave with practical takeaways on how to:

  • Improve memory, accelerate learning, and enhance mental stamina.
  • Retake control of their email inbox.
  • Select and apply a handful of new tools to save time and money, while getting more of the right things done.

Leading a business today while ignoring the latest personal productivity apps and technologies is like running a farm using an ox and plow. It can be done but it can't be fun.

Social Media for Business – Part 2 (Implementation/Management)

In this workshop, Dave unveils a 10-step strategic planning process currently being used by more than 50 Vistage Member companies to create winning social media programs.

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Social Media for Business – Part 2 (Implementation/Management)

10 Steps for Defining, Launching, and Managing Your Social Strategy.

Overview:

In this workshop, Dave unveils a 10-step strategic planning process currently being used by more than 50 Vistage Member companies to create winning social media programs. In this entertaining session packed with "too many" actionable takeaways, attendees will learn how-to compare their web traffic to their competitors': to identify their biggest threats, find search terms driving traffic (50 percent of internet traffic starts with a search) and tune into and act on good and bad conversations in real time.

Outline:

Attendees will also learn:

  • Two powerful ideas for raising your visibility and increasing your "expert credibility".
  • Three tools for enhancing internal communication.
  • Four rules for creating killer customer testimonials and demos.
  • Specific ideas for gaining "insider" insight into competitors and job candidates.
  • Where to find the time and how to manage your team's social media participation.
  • How to measure results, including ROI.

Outcomes:

Participants will complete this workshop with an understanding of the transformative capabilities of social media, learning a simple 10-step process to evolve corporate monologue into dialog, resulting in:

  • Better understanding of customers wants and needs.
  • Enhanced credibility and trust, accelerating sales.
  • Informational advantage over the competition.
  • A coherent approach to implement a social marketing plan.

Social Media for Business – Part 1 (21 Ideas/Strategy)

Nelsen explains social media services, how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices .

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Social Media for Business – Part 1 (21 Ideas/Strategy)

How To Use It; Why You Can't Ignore It.

Overview:

In this entertaining and cutting edge presentation, Dave Nelsen provides a clear roadmap for the rapidly evolving world of social media and social networking. Linkedin, Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Twitter and related services are changing the way the world communicates for personal and business.

Nelsen explains the services, describes how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices for bi-directionally engaging customers.

Outline:

Key areas covered include:

  • An overview of the important social media and social networking tools.
  • The implications of transforming your communications "monologue" into "dialogue".
  • Gaining visibility into what your customers and prospects are saying and thinking.
  • The transformation of the web from "push" to "pull".

As Charles Darwin said "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive but those that adapt to a changing environment most quickly."

This is as true for business as it is for life but on an accelerated time scale. This highly-interactive talk will help leaders use social media to adapt most quickly - to enable their organisations to realize new competitive advantages.

Social Media for Business - how to use it; why you can't ignore it.

Nelsen explains social media services, how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices .

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Social Media for Business - how to use it; why you can't ignore it.

 

Overview:

In this entertaining and cutting edge presentation, Dave Nelsen provides a clear roadmap for the rapidly evolving world of social media and social networking. Linkedin, Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Twitter and related services are changing the way the world communicates for personal and business.

Nelsen explains the services, describes how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices for bi-directionally engaging customers.

Outline:

Key areas covered include:

  • An overview of the important social media and social networking tools.
  • The implications of transforming your communications "monologue" into "dialogue".
  • Gaining visibility into what your customers and prospects are saying and thinking.
  • The transformation of the web from "push" to "pull".

As Charles Darwin said "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive but those that adapt to a changing environment most quickly."

This is as true for business as it is for life but on an accelerated time scale. This highly-interactive talk will help leaders use social media to adapt most quickly - to enable their organisations to realize new competitive advantages.

Tech for Execs

In this engaging and hands-on presentation, Dave Nelsen shares his personal tips and tricks for using technology effectively. Grab your iPads, smartphones, notebooks....

Read more

Tech for Execs

Doubling Productivity Using Tablets, Apps and Smartphones.

Overview:

The rate of change in the business world is accelerating exponentially. When Darwin observed that "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive, but those that adapt to a changing environment most quickly," few people could have appreciated how precisely this would describe the world of business … on a hyper-accelerated timescale.

It was just Christmas Day in 1990 when MIT computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee connected two computers together, for the first time EVER using a protocol called HTTP and addresses beginning with "www." Look at what's happened to us since then.

In this engaging and hands-on presentation, longtime CEO and Vistage Speaker of the Year Dave Nelsen shares with executives his personal tips and tricks for using technology effectively. Grab your iPads, smartphones, notebooks, or just the seat of your pants and learn how to take your performance to a whole new level.

Outline:

  • New brain science linking "executive function" with sleep and exercise.
  • Working the right priorities (and a lot less e-mail) using Things or Wunderlist.
  • Signing onto all of your accounts via LastPass.
  • Eliminating clutter while providing instant access to everything from everywhere with Evernote (an amazing app, it will become "your second brain").
  • Countless other practical apps with clear, concise descriptions including TripIt, LogMeIn, FollowUpThen, DragonDictate, CardSnap, and even WinePicks.

Outcomes:

Participants will leave with practical takeaways on how to:

  • Improve memory, accelerate learning, and enhance mental stamina.
  • Retake control of their email inbox.
  • Select and apply a handful of new tools to save time and money, while getting more of the right things done.

Leading a business today while ignoring the latest personal productivity apps and technologies is like running a farm using an ox and plow. It can be done but it can't be fun.

Social Media for Business – Part 2 (Implementation/Management)

In this workshop, Dave unveils a 10-step strategic planning process currently being used by more than 50 Vistage Member companies to create winning social media programs.

Read more

Social Media for Business – Part 2 (Implementation/Management)

10 Steps for Defining, Launching, and Managing Your Social Strategy.

Overview:

In this workshop, Dave unveils a 10-step strategic planning process currently being used by more than 50 Vistage Member companies to create winning social media programs. In this entertaining session packed with "too many" actionable takeaways, attendees will learn how-to compare their web traffic to their competitors': to identify their biggest threats, find search terms driving traffic (50 percent of internet traffic starts with a search) and tune into and act on good and bad conversations in real time.

Outline:

Attendees will also learn:

  • Two powerful ideas for raising your visibility and increasing your "expert credibility".
  • Three tools for enhancing internal communication.
  • Four rules for creating killer customer testimonials and demos.
  • Specific ideas for gaining "insider" insight into competitors and job candidates.
  • Where to find the time and how to manage your team's social media participation.
  • How to measure results, including ROI.

Outcomes:

Participants will complete this workshop with an understanding of the transformative capabilities of social media, learning a simple 10-step process to evolve corporate monologue into dialog, resulting in:

  • Better understanding of customers wants and needs.
  • Enhanced credibility and trust, accelerating sales.
  • Informational advantage over the competition.
  • A coherent approach to implement a social marketing plan.

Social Media for Business – Part 1 (21 Ideas/Strategy)

Nelsen explains social media services, how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices .

Read more

Social Media for Business – Part 1 (21 Ideas/Strategy)

How To Use It; Why You Can't Ignore It.

Overview:

In this entertaining and cutting edge presentation, Dave Nelsen provides a clear roadmap for the rapidly evolving world of social media and social networking. Linkedin, Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Twitter and related services are changing the way the world communicates for personal and business.

Nelsen explains the services, describes how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices for bi-directionally engaging customers.

Outline:

Key areas covered include:

  • An overview of the important social media and social networking tools.
  • The implications of transforming your communications "monologue" into "dialogue".
  • Gaining visibility into what your customers and prospects are saying and thinking.
  • The transformation of the web from "push" to "pull".

As Charles Darwin said "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive but those that adapt to a changing environment most quickly."

This is as true for business as it is for life but on an accelerated time scale. This highly-interactive talk will help leaders use social media to adapt most quickly - to enable their organisations to realize new competitive advantages.

Social Media for Business - how to use it; why you can't ignore it.

Nelsen explains social media services, how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices .

Read more

 

Social Media for Business - how to use it; why you can't ignore it.

 

Overview:

In this entertaining and cutting edge presentation, Dave Nelsen provides a clear roadmap for the rapidly evolving world of social media and social networking. Linkedin, Facebook, Ning, YouTube, Twitter and related services are changing the way the world communicates for personal and business.

Nelsen explains the services, describes how and why to use them, and shares concrete examples of organisations creating new best practices for bi-directionally engaging customers.

Outline:

Key areas covered include:

  • An overview of the important social media and social networking tools.
  • The implications of transforming your communications "monologue" into "dialogue".
  • Gaining visibility into what your customers and prospects are saying and thinking.
  • The transformation of the web from "push" to "pull".

As Charles Darwin said "It's not the strongest or most intelligent that survive but those that adapt to a changing environment most quickly."

This is as true for business as it is for life but on an accelerated time scale. This highly-interactive talk will help leaders use social media to adapt most quickly - to enable their organisations to realize new competitive advantages.

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