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INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKING2020-05-29T10:20:56+00:00

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“Dave brings his natural warmth, wit, and love of people to encourage all of us to meet our challenges. With his skill and experience Dave helps us learn to love all of these parts of our shared humanity.”
– MARILYN METCALF, Patient Engagement Lead, GlaxoSmithKline

Dave’s Speaking Platforms:

Here’s Dave’s TEDx Talk chronicling his journey with melanoma and why you should Sweat The Small Stuff.

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s a keynote speaker, Dave speaks primarily on two topics: his battle with stage 3 melanoma, and what it taught him about laughter, gratitude, and purpose; and dynamic communication, and how individuals and companies can become powerful public speakers. See below for more details.

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s a keynote speaker, Dave speaks primarily on two topics: his battle with stage 3 melanoma, and what it taught him about laughter, gratitude, and purpose; and dynamic communication, and how individuals and companies can become powerful public speakers. See below for more details.

Here’s Dave’s TEDx Talk chronicling his journey with melanoma and why you should Sweat The Small Stuff.

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“Building Your Brand Through Media” 

Dave offers valuable insight from his years as a TV host, having interviewed thousands of business leaders. He’s seen plenty of good guests and plenty of not so good ones. He gives actionable tips on how to find your differentiators, position yourself from strength, streamline your message, and much more.

“How To Excel As A Public Speaker” 

This speech is perfect for individuals and companies who want to improve their performance skills across multiple platforms, in order to better position their brands and businesses. Dave breaks down his unique methodology, “The 3 P’s”, and dives into its components: Preparation, Poise, and Performance. He covers dynamic storytelling, proper rehearsal techniques, conquering nerves, and much more.

“Sweating The Small Stuff”

This was the subject of Dave’s TEDx Talk. Dave survived stage 3 melanoma on his face and neck, and during a 14 1/2 hour surgery doctors removed his left salivary gland because it was cancerous. As a result, Dave sweats instead of salivates EVERY TIME he eats. For years, this caused him considerable embarrassment but Dave ultimately realized his “sweaty face” was a battle scar and a source of strength. Read More

Dave encourages the audience to embrace their insecurities and “sweat them out” into the universe. When they do that, their anxieties will be replaced by purpose, and there’s no greater feeling!

“Tackling Cancer: The Journey From Struggle To Strength”

Dave can deliver this speech by himself or with his friend, and fellow cancer survivor, TJ Sharpe. Dave is a stage 3 melanoma survivor and TJ is a stage 4 melanoma survivor. Together, they are “Stage 7 Survivors” and they take the audience on their journey through the “Seven Stages From Struggle To Strength.” Read More

This speech motivates the audience to confront whatever struggles plague them, with the understanding there will be highs and lows. But if you keep fighting, you’ll become a stronger, more grateful, more present person and you’ll be inspired to pay your good fortune forward.

“A Hypochondriac’s Guide To Beating Cancer”

This is a funny, autobiographical journey through Dave’s battle with melanoma, and the title of his Amazon bestselling memoir. It’s a cruel joke to give cancer to a hypochondriac and Dave spent the first two years after his diagnosis assuming EVERYTHING was cancer. His forehead cyst: bone cancer. His pounding headache: a brain tumor. When his foot went numb: clearly a spinal tumor. Read More

Spoiler alert: none of them were cancer.This speech appeals to those who are particularly frightened or hard on themselves. By laughing with (at) Dave, they’ll find comfort, strength, and optimism.

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