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Dave Lieber    

Speaker, Columnist & Yankee Cowboy humorist

The latest NEWS: Dave Lieber will be speaking at the Global Speakers Summit in Vancouver in December 2013.

In addition, Dave is scheduled to speak at the prestigious TEDxSMU conference in October 2013.

In the old days, you needed a website. Now you need a story - and a great one. Audiences give speaker Dave Lieberthe highest marks for teaching the storytelling basics so companies and associations can get the word out about the great things they do. A serious researcher but funny speaker, Dave customizes his presentation to show you how to promote your good works and accomplishments on the front page, the evening news and throughout the community. His storytelling techniques show marketers, researchers, advertisers, non-profit leaders and others how easy it is to create publicity and promotions that highlight stories about you, your product and your customers, stories so wonderful the world remembers - and cares.

The national-award-winning newspaper columnist and prize-winning author is a storytelling expert. For his Watchdog newspaper column in The Dallas Morning News, he receives 50 pitches a week for story ideas - and takes the best two. He knows how to find and identify memorable stories that people care about.

Dave shows you how to do the same: communicate through your compelling stories rather than through boring bullets points. His V-shaped storytelling formula shows how to get people emotionally involved in all types of presentations. Here's what others who've attended Dave's program -- "The Ultimate Communicator: Your Story Blows Me Away" -- say:

"He was masterful in interweaving how-to's with stories, all the while role-modeling for us how to use what he was teaching."

"Dave kept our attention for the full 90 minutes, and time just flew by."

"I laughed. I cried. I wanted to hear more."

"One of the most energetic presentations I've seen."

"You can't help but like Dave from the moment he steps on stage. His enthusiasm makes learning from him easy and fun."

"Gave great insight and showed you how to apply it."

"So funny and inspiring."

Dave Lieber is the author of five books. Two have won national book awards in the categories of Social Change, Memoirs and True-Crime Non Fiction. Dave is the winner of the Will Rogers Humanitarian Award as the U.S. newspaper columnist who helps people by bringing positive change to the community. He won for his co-founding of a large children's charity in Texas, Summer Santa. Dave is also a much-sought-after funny speaker who delights audiences. He was the 2011 Member of the Year of National Speaker Association/North Texas.

In 2012, his newspaper columns won local, state and national journalism awards for helping change a state law, exposing a financial scheme and revealing a city hall lawyer who broke state sunshine laws.

In 2013, he was honored with the President's Award from the National Speakers Association/North Texas.

Speech Topics

Become a Citizen of Watchdog Nation

Bernard Madoffs are everywhere. There's nothing funny about getting hurt by a scammer or your bank or a credit card company. But if anyone can get you to laugh at these heartless institutions and show you how to beat them at their own game, it's The Dallas Morning News Watchdog columnist Dave Lieber. His Watchdog Nation®, shows Americans how to bite back and win. His inspirational and informative talk is based on his new book - Dave Lieber’s Watchdog Nation - winner of two national book awards for social change. He shares the latest information you can't find anywhere else on scams and corporate thievery.

"Customer Service Like No Other"

In today’s world, a business owner or employee can’t afford a bad day, a bad hour or even a bad moment. The world is watching and little incidents get magnified into big crises. Watchdog newspaper columnist has experience on both ends of the equation, as both an exposer of wrongs and also the victim of today’s modern world. He’ll show you how to remember that every moment counts. Every moment, especially the bad ones, are an opportunity to build customer loyalty that lasts forever.

Your Story Blows Me Away: How to be the Ultimate Communicator

Once you needed a website to attract, engage — and sell. That’s no longer good enough. Today you need to tell your story. Dave Lieber works with you to find your best stories and shows you how to share them with the world so your audience listens, cares — and, ultimately, believes in you.

If a New Yorker Can Make it in Texas, Imagine What You Can Do

Dave's most popular story about how he struggled to fit into Texas is a tale that everyone can relate to and find a piece of themselves in. At first, he didn't know if chicken-fried steak was chicken or steak. He didn't know which was the front end of a cowboy hat. He didn't even know who Garth Brooks was. But he overcame his struggle - thanks to a dog who hated him and a women's club that rescued him. You'll laugh, then cry - and in the end, the message of fitting into any new environment, new job or any new and challenging situation is a story of laughter and inspiration that audiences everywhere describe as truly memorable.

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