YOU get someone's attention and
hold it long enough for them to remember what you say?
break the "ice" and make a memorable first impression
when meeting someone new?
separates YOU from anyone else offering superb customer
service, better teamwork, networking opportunities or training?
is YOUR competition doing that you're not?
You could hand someone a million dollars - that
would get my attention! But if you're not Donald Trump, you need
a better plan. It's time to open the lines of communication.
"Success starts with the
word hello. What you say and
how you say it matters more now than ever before." - Dave Schwensen
The simple truth is that successful people know
how to start and continue conversations that are not only heard
- but listened to and remembered. Colorful emails, high-tech
websites and expensive flyers may open the doors to
communication, but eventually you'll have to meet face to face, pick up the phone,
or look into a camera during a video conference. These are all opportunities for YOU to separate
yourself from the rest of the pack - your competition - and
build successful and productive relationships with clients,
co-workers or students. Are YOU prepared? (Hint: It's
more than just saying hello).
camaraderie felt during the conference solidified when we ended
with your upbeat, informative session. Every one of the
evaluation forms rated you a 5 or 5+ out of 5 being most
excellent." - Educational Office Professionals of Ohio
you left, we continued to discuss some of the ideas and tips
that you had provided to the group, and I know several people
were excited to use the information as soon as possible." -
Automotive Profit Pro, LLC
key to superb customer service is relating to your clients
key to success in sales is separating yourself from your
key to teamwork and networking is building stronger
key to learning is relating to your instructor
Dave Schwensen shows you how to have
memorable and productive conversations by employing creativity and politically correct
communication enhancements without distracting from your
These personality driven conversation techniques are
the basis for courses he
designed and instructs in communications and presentation skills
at Cleveland State University and other "halls of higher
learning." During his keynote presentations and seminars,
Dave uses handouts from his course workbook and audience
participation to explain and demonstrate how to develop dynamic
and memorable conversations by following five simple steps.
Communicating has never been more fun - and productive!
Dave's programs provide practical and useful information on
how to benefit from improved conversational skills. But what
truly separates his presentation style from others is his
skillful use of humor, along with entertaining stories of how
these five simple steps were used by famous celebrities during
Dave's career as a television talent coordinator in Hollywood
and New York.
gain a new awareness of what they already
possess - personal creativity and sense of humor - and how
to utilize these talents
as successful communication tools.
The results include:
Better professional relationships
Effective customer service
Improved teaching skills
Increased productivity and attendance
Successful sales presentations, (one-on-one or group)
set the perfect tone for a great conference. Our
membership would endorse and label your speaking manner
as a positive, funny, and delightful engagement of
individuals sharing a special time of learning and
laughing together." - Upstate New York National
Association of Educational Procurement
membership participation was fantastic and the feedback
received by the board of directors was
exceptional." - Wisconsin Technology Educators
Dave Schwensen's professional background enables him
to bring unique solutions to common problems. A veteran of the
fast paced and high stress entertainment industry in Hollywood
and New York, he worked behind the scenes as a talent
coordinator and consultant for television networks, film studios
and live performance venues. With egos and star power often
clashing on a daily basis, Dave developed an innovative style of
business communication skills to promote teamwork and meet
deadlines through his relationships with many of today's top
stars and production companies.
Dave Schwensen has been featured on PBS
Television and Radio, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News &
World Report, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hollywood
Reporter, InsideBiz.com Magazine, Ohio Magazine and many
others. He has also made numerous national and regional
television and radio appearances as a communications
consultant and author.
* Keynotes and training seminars include audience
participation and handouts from university courses.