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Keynotes & Workshops

Re-Engineer Your Communication Strategies

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How to be the one who succeeds in a world of frustrated communicators

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or 1-2 day workshop This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit
  • Senior management who want a culture of open, honest, communication
  • Managers of groups that are struggling to influence key stakeholders
  • Teams spending too much time in conflict ridden meetings

The audience will leave with the following success strategies:

  • Leaders will understand how to influence people and save time, money, and frustration
  • Team members will be able to implement techniques to increase collaboration
  • Managers will be able to maximize the outcome of meetings
  • Team members will master the art of building rapport and reducing conflict

Additional Information: There are ways to deliver top-shelf, data-driven content in a format that audiences grasp and remember. With the right communication skills, you can gain respect and trust while convincing people to agree and take action. A workforce with exceptional communication skills will save time, money, and frustration. Learn, laugh, and ponder while Dave Hill illustrates his points with personal stories and examples. “Dave is a dynamic speaker with a passion to help others. He has tremendous talents in using humor and personal stories to get the message imprinted to the heart of the audience.” Executive Committee Chair, Chinese Institute of Engineers. Click HERE for more information

Professional Communication: What Message Are You Sending?

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Be connected. Be effective. Make a positive difference

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or 1/2 -1 day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit.
  • Senior management who want to connect, inspire, and motivate.
  • Leaders who want to build trust and loyalty and get the job done efficiently and effectively.
  • Teams who want to connect with clients, and succeed in tactical communications with regulators.

The audience will leave with:

  • Leaders will understand how to create long lasting relationships with clients and employees.
  • Team members will be able to enhance teamwork, motivation, and recognition.
  • Managers will be able to elevate performance and morale.
  • Managers will understand how to save time and money through purposeful communication.

​Additional Information: Exceptional communicators are personable, engaging, interactive, and have the gift of connecting with employees and clients. They understand the benefits of personal interactions in different forums such as elevators, lunch rooms, meetings, presentations, town hall communication meetings, and award banquets. Learn, laugh, and ponder while Dave Hill illustrates his points with personal stories and examples. Dave’s audiences are energized by his encouragement to the extent that they laugh and involve themselves in his stories all the while thinking of ways they can apply the lesson he is teaching. He relates to the front line worker and the company executive with ease and confidence. President and Owner, A. L. Sepeda Consulting Inc. Click HERE for more information

Employees and Leaders have this Priceless Skill – But Few Discover It!

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Develop business narratives that captivate, connect, and inspire

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or ½-1 day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit.
  • Senior management who want to build stronger customer relationships.
  • Managers who want to build trust and connect with employees.
  • Teams who want to create added value to products, build allegiance, and increase sales.

The audience will leave with: Senior management will understand how relevant narratives bring heart and soul to your business and help you connect with employees, clients, and regulators. Leaders and team members will discover how to save time and money by turning tedious presentations, meetings, and training sessions in relevant, engaging, interactive masterpieces. ​Additional Information: Business narratives used by professionals help communicate values, build trust, and connect with employees, clients, and regulators. A great story gives personality and meaning to a company’s services, products, brands, and core values. Learn, laugh, and ponder while Dave Hill illustrates his points with personal stories and examples. “Dave is an amazing educator and speaker. His enthusiasm for learning and his ability to tell and tell captivating stories is really top notch. He will leave you laughing, probably crying, and learning some very valuable lessons along the way. Having Dave as your speaker will be a decision you will be glad you made.” Senior Lead Consultant at Catapult Systems. Click HERE for more information

Little Known Secrets of Innovative Communicators

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Elevate performance and morale

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or ½ day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit.
  • Senior management who want to build customer relationships.
  • Leaders who want to build trust through purposeful messages.
  • Teams who want to make information tangible and relatable.
  • Employees who want to learn how to frame information to maximize effectiveness.

The audience will leave with:

  • Senior management will understand how to create long lasting relationships with clients.
  • Leaders will discover how to elevate performance and morale.
  • Teams will realize the huge benefits of being brilliant communicators. ​

Additional Information: Innovative communicators captivate clients and convey the values of services and products in a straightforward and memorable way. They speak to peoples’ emotions and build trust and loyalty. They help integrate different groups or companies and achieve the goal of creating a common culture and shared values. Learn, laugh, and ponder while Dave Hill illustrates his points with personal stories and examples. “Dave is a talented engineer with an ability to bring the house down with his humor and insight into the human condition. Yes, an engineer with a sense of humor! Yes, an engineer with the human touch!” ACC – Senior Consultant at PDI Ninth House. Click HERE for more information

Build Credibility and Inspire Investor Loyalty

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Use narratives in corporate communications and investor conversations

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or ½-1 day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit.
  • Senior management who want to discover how to inspire investors and increase connection and trust.
  • Leaders who want to understand how relevant anecdotes can engage clients.
  • Teams who want to create energy and enthusiasm in crucial communications.
  • Employees who want to learn how to create clear, concise, engaging presentations in a fraction of the usual time.

The audience will leave with:

  • Senior management will understand how to build long-term investor confidence and trust.
  • Leaders will discover how to represent your organization to analysts, brokers, and key investors.
  • Teams will understand how to build rapport with the analyst community and sell your vision to the investment community.

​Additional Information: No community is more critical, analytical, or hungry for information than investors. They are constantly on the look-out for clues. Careless remarks or uninspiring presentations can cause indecision. Well executed communications build confidence. CEOs and other executives are responsible for developing investor relationships. They must understand the communication success strategies in forums such as annual meetings, analyst briefings, and informal discussions. The various audiences—financial institutions, personal investors, advisers, and analysts can be influenced using different communications techniques and different presentation styles. Mastery of those audiences drives success. “I first met Dave Hill when he was in Canada. He has built a reputation as a highly entertaining professional speaker who delivers top quality keynotes, training and coaching. His stories and Irish sense of humor illuminate his presentations and audiences rave about him.” Technical Specialist at Lexmark Canada Inc. Click HERE for more information

Embrace Mistakes & Challenges? You have to be Kidding!

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A fun, motivational, and action-packed journey of learning

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or ½ day workshop. This program is perfect for leaders, senior management, and teams who want to:

  • Learn and laugh.
  • Understand the importance of accepting challenges and embracing them as an opportunity for growth.
  • Turn challenges around 180 degrees – get over them – and make them even more instructive than successes.
  • Use humor and lightheartedness to reduce stress and anxiety.

The audience will leave with the following success strategies:

  • Focus on everything that is working.
  • Learn how to get yourself out of trouble.
  • Make sense of difficulties.
  • Discover how your sense of humor is an advantage.
  • Understand timely actions that support your success.
  • Uncover how you can generate team spirit, trust and enthusiasm.
  • Identify how to recover from mistakes.
  • Increase collaboration.

​Additional Information:

  • Beyond technical skills, experience and knowledge, an organization’s leadership look at your:
  • Ability to deal with challenges.
  • Problem-solving skills and personality during a crisis.
  • Interactions and personnel management.

Dave Hill has unusual real life stories! He has had 3 interesting engineering careers that brought him to over 80 countries…from areas of tribal unrest in the mountains of Papua New Guinea, to the shores of Ethiopia in Africa. He has worked as a Chief Engineer Officer on cargo ships, as an Accident Prevention Specialist, a Risk Engineer, and is now a communication skills expert, professional speaker, author, speech coach, and consultant. Click HERE for more information

Re-Engineer Your Presentations

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Deliver clear, concise, and engaging presentations in half the usual time

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or 1-2 day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit.
  • Senior management who want to discover how to connect with audiences.
  • Leaders who want to understand how relevant examples and anecdotes can increase understanding and retention.
  • Teams who want to convince management to agree with their concepts and fund them.
  • Employees who want to learn how to create clear, concise, engaging presentations in a fraction of the usual time.

The audience will leave with success strategies:

  • Turn data into visual information.
  • Engage your audience immediately.
  • ​Reduce presentation development time by over 50%.
  • Deliver information audiences grasp.
  • Convince people to agree and act.
  • Using stories to clarify your points.
  • Paint verbal pictures.
  • Develop effective slides.

​Additional Information: Smart people such as engineers, accountants, and lawyers sometimes get a bad rap for their presentation skills. Picture an engineer, his back to the audience, reading cluttered slides word for word, somewhat oblivious to the audience’s level of engagement and understanding. Or a young engineer eager to explain his ideas and gain consensus but unable to keep his audience interested. Opportunities to inform and inspire are wasted. So is a company’s money. “I have attended Dave’s talks, presentations and training several times. I definitely learned a great deal of communication skills through his concise, well organized and (most importantly) humorous “shows”! Dave uses a lot of his life examples to depict the importance of communication skills that we often overlook.” Senior Engineer – Drills Performance and Controls at Caterpillar Inc. Click HERE for more information

Re-Engineer Your Process Safety & Risk Management Communication Strategies

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How to be the one who succeeds in a world of frustrated communicators

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or 1-2 day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Events where you want high energy, engaging stories, audience interaction, and entertaining Irish wit.
  • Senior management who are frustrated with tedious meetings and limited progress.
  • Managers who cringe at the thought of presenting to a room of critics who think they have betters ideas.
  • Employees who need to deliver crucial information but the audience only grasps a fraction of what they are saying.

The audience will leave with success strategies including:

  • Communicating with confidence.
  • Turning data into visual information.
  • Engaging audiences immediately.
  • ​Reducing presentation development time by over 50%.
  • Delivering information audiences grasp.
  • Convincing people to agree and act.
  • Using stories to clarify your points.
  • Painting verbal pictures.
  • Developing effective slides.
  • Remembering what you want to say.
  • Managing Q&A effectively.

​Additional Information: One of the toughest problems with employing and investing in smart people is that they don’t always understand the communication strategies that are needed to succeed in the workplace. There are ways to deliver top-shelf, data-driven content in a format that audiences grasp and remember. With the right communication skills, you can gain respect and trust while convincing people to not only agree but to take action. Maximize the outcome of any presentation, whether it is a conference call, executive meeting, training session or speech. “The presentation was very informative and humorous. In our business sometimes humor is non-existent.” Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS). Click HERE for more information

Accidents Happen – It’s Time to Talk

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Crucial communications before, during, and after accidents

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or ½ day workshop.

  • This program is perfect for leaders, senior management, and teams involved in preventing and managing accidents.
  • Imagine you are in a recession and you need to convince management to spend $1 Million on a fire truck. How would you do it?
  • Picture a warehouse where oxidizers are decomposing and exploding. The fire marshal, police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) are onsite. TV news crews are waiting at the exit gates for statements. How can you convey the positive?
  • Visualize a gas turbine generator that has had a catastrophic failure. The identical one beside it is still running and you suspect it may also be on the verge of a failure. You are heading to a meeting with the president of the company to convince him to shut it down. Electrical power sales are at a premium and there will be tough conversations. What tactics will you use to succeed?

The audience will leave with success strategies:

  • Understand how to get funding for safety initiatives.
  • Motivate stakeholders to invest in intensive, interactive, hands-on safety training.
  • Safety matters – benefit from a culture of employees “telling it like it is.”
  • Manage high stakes accident related communications with regulators.
  • Handle tough talks associated with incident investigations.

​Additional Information: Ineffective communication skills associated with preventing and managing accidents can result in significant loss of revenue and can even damage a corporations reputation. While working as a risk engineer and loss prevention specialist, Dave investigated accidents for over two decades. He was also a corporate incident investigation root cause analysis trainer. “I’ve heard Dave speak many times be it in a corporate environment or be in a speaking contest and I don’t, honestly, remember once being less than amazed by his proficiency, charisma and engagement with the audience. Dave has the gift of speaking and education. Any topic he delivers is always an interesting speech, full of valuable information delivered with fun and passion.” Online Marketing and Video Production Expert. Click HERE for more information

Everything You Will be, Comes from 7 Critical Choices

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Career skills to help create high performers who are motivated and loyal

Format: ​20-60 minute keynote, 2-3 hour breakout, or ½ day workshop. This program is perfect for:

  • Management and leadership training.
  • Young professionals who will benefit from career strategy guidance.
  • Individuals who want to get noticed and promoted.

The audience will leave with success strategies such as:

  • Learn character traits that lead to promotion.
  • Discover how your sense of humor is a huge advantage Understand actions that support your success.
  • Uncover how you can generate team spirit, trust and enthusiasm.
  • Identify how to recover from mistakes and achieve a career that stimulates your growth.

Additional Information: Many professionals discover that they change careers two or three times in their lives. High potential employees and leaders embark on a path of lifelong learning where they develop the necessary skills to take advantage of opportunities. Beyond technical skills, experience and knowledge, an organization’s leadership look at your: Ability to communicate thoughts clearly and concisely. Problem-solving skills and personality. Interactions and personnel management. “Thank you very much Dave, for giving your limited time to help the next generation of business leaders in shaping their communications skills. Every student I have talked to expressed appreciation for a very effective workshop you delivered. We are very grateful and thank you very much”!  Regional Director South Central US at Lloyd’s. Click HERE for more information

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