You're Talking - But Is Anyone Really Listening?

Keynotes, Breakout Sessions and Training Seminars with author and coach Dave Schwensen

For your next event, let's do something different...

The best way to kick off, rev up or close out your conference or meeting on a high note is to get everyone involved. Dave lightens the mood and energizes your event with an interactive program that entertains and opens the lines of communication by encouraging your attendees to take a memorable turn in the spotlight. Combining techniques from his comedy workshops and courses in communications and presentation skills he designed and instructed for Cleveland State University, audience volunteers become the "stars" of this fast paced and energetic presentation.

Breaking The Ice

Audience Interactive

Audience participation is the key to this fun(ny) session!

Informative AND Entertaining? Yes!

Using a simple (and politically correct, of course) guide from Dave’s university course workbook, attendees create and deliver short, humorous conversational ice-breakers by combining experiences from your conference or meeting with humor to answer a very common question, “How are you today?” Ending with an improvisational game demonstrating the importance of listening – and where the audience picks volunteers to play - the results are a laugh-inducing way to break the ice, team build and promote networking.

As a nationally recognized comedy coach, trainer, author and television talent coordinator in Hollywood and New York, Dave brings the fun of a comedy club to the meeting room. The end result is a "getting to know you better" session through sharing a talent everyone possesses (whether they'll admit to it or not) - a sense of humor.

Team Building

You're Talking - But Is Anyone Really Listening?

This is the keynote, breakout session or training seminar your attendees will talk about - and remember!

What does this program accomplish?

  • Breaking the ice (memorable meet & greet opening session)
  • Improved teamwork
  • Increased networking opportunities
  • That's all folks! (Entertaining closing session)

* Training seminars and break out sessions use elements from Dave's comedy workshops and include audience participation and worksheets from his university courses. Another benefit? A LOT of entertaining fun and laughter during your next conference or special event!


For questions, scheduling and pricing…

Contact Dave at 440-315-4077, email dave@davepresents or use the contact form on this site. Thank you for reading and I look forward to working - and laughing - with you!

Iowa Land Title Association

"Our group really enjoyed the humor and the audience participation, and Dave's presentation helped to ensure the success of our meeting."

Educational Office Professionals of Ohio

"Every one of the evaluation forms rated you a 5 or 5+ out of 5 being most excellent."

New York National Association of Educational Procurement

"Set the perfect tone for a great conference."

Kentuckiana Project Management Institute

"Because your presentation was so enjoyable, you made me look good just for hiring you!"

Prairie Health Ventures

"We would recommend Dave without a moment's hesitation!"

Wisconsin Technology Educators Association

"Our membership participation was fantastic, and the feedback received by the board of directors was exceptional."

CILC Pinnacle Award Winner

"For remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery." - Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration

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Dave’s Books

Dave is the author of six books including "How To Be A Working Comic."

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