In addition to in person programs, Dave has presented educational and entertaining video conferences and webinars since 2012. These live events are offered via Zoom by contacting us through this site or the Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC). He is a three-time Pinnacle Award winner “for remarkable quality of educational content and exceptional skill at program delivery.” Along with the program description and videos on our home page, here are previews of Dave’s video conferences and webinars.
Creativity & Humor
This program is about the benefits of using creativity and humor as productive communication tools. Based on Dave’s college course, comedy workshops and corporate training program, participants learn the benefits of good humor and how positive creative thoughts and observations about daily events and shared experiences can lead to productive (and entertaining!) conversations. The goal is to remove communication barriers and promote interaction between students through fun and relatable conversations. Program includes worksheet, classroom participation and laughter.
Career Day: Comedy
R U Kidding Me?
Learn about careers in the entertainment industry. The focus is on comedy because of Dave’s behind the scenes experience, but it is also a look at the teams working with performers such as singers, actors, writers and other creative arts. Topics include the various markets for performers, and a look at the jobs of talent managers, talent agents, talent coordinators, publicists, event planners and Student Activities. For more information about Author Dave Schwensen visit TheComedyBook.com.
The Beatles At Shea Stadium
The highpoint of the Beatles touring years, author Dave Schwensen takes you behind the scenes and on stage for the group’s legendary August 15, 1965 performance at New York’s Shea Stadium. Considered the first modern outdoor stadium rock concert, a capacity crowd of 55,600 watched John, Paul, George and Ringo sing, play, laugh and sweat during a hot August night in the media capital of the world. This is your VIP ticket and backstage pass to one of the most influential and exciting events in the history of popular music. The Beatles At Shea Stadium – the story behind their greatest concert and the beginning of stadium rock.
The Beatles & Baby Boomers
The Concert Experience
An educational journey back to the 1960s and the baby boomer generation. The story starts in 1963 with a look at news headlines, pop culture and popular music. The next year The Beatles appeared on “The Ed Sullivan Show” and the effect on American teenagers was similar to Dorothy leaving Kansas and crash landing in Oz. Dave will take you to a Beatles concert through rare films and you’ll watch as police stop the performance and city officials ban the group as being a bad influence. The final experience is the legendary 1965 concert at New York’s Shea Stadium, often referred to as The Beatles greatest and the beginning of stadium rock.