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“Dave’s been an incredible consultant, volunteer and friend to the American Cancer Society through his many speaking engagements. We couldn’t have found a more passionate advocate to help us share the importance of our mission of fighting cancer.”
– ARLEEN URIA SPEED, Executive Director, American Cancer Society
“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
“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
“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.