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David Crone  

Motivational Ventriloquist

David Crone is a comedic ventriloquist based in Ohio.

Crone has been performing onstage for more than 25 years. He has honed his passion into an unforgettable interactive stage show featuring a fresh combination of ventriloquism, magic, and comedy.

With a degree in electrical engineering and a minor in theater from the University of Pittsburgh, David joined the corporate workforce as a software engineer. He climbed the ranks into upper management at America Online. But Crone's urge to have fun never escaped him. He made sure that work, for himself and his whole team, included laughter every day.

Now Crone takes his act to corporations across the country, performing at special events, holiday parties, and departmental meetings, where he specializes in giving audiences side-splitting entertainment - with a message, or just for fun. Crone has performed on stages from Washington, DC to Las Vegas for corporations from AOL to Zippo.

Speech Topics


Performance Leadership - Leadership lessons from center stage

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice! But, don't stop there. A lot more has to happen before the curtain goes up. You will learn the subtleties that bring success on center stage, and how to apply them to life in the corporate environment. Shine the spotlight on your leaders with this unique program that will take your emerging leaders from chorus line to lime light.

Situational Leadership - Getting things done even if you're not the boss

"You're not the boss of me!" Are you being held accountable for the accomplishments of a group, yet you have no positional authority over the individuals? Are you involved in a group project and feeling frustrated because people can't agree on the next steps? Do you wonder how to motivate people to get things done when you are not their boss?

You will learn specific techniques and strategies you can use to drive a project home, even if you are not the one writing the performance evaluations. Perfect for project managers, team leads, and anyone who wants to experience the joy of a well-run cross-functional team, with or without a title.

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