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David Finch  

New York Times Bestselling Author With Asperger Syndrome

Married in 2003 and diagnosed five years later with Asperger syndrome, David Finch has committed himself to relentless self-improvement — sometimes to a comical extent.

As best-selling author of "The Journal of Best Practices: A Memoir of Marriage, Asperger Syndrome, and One Man's Quest to Be a Better Husband" and nationally sought-after speaker, he has shared the stage with Dr. Temple Grandin, John Elder Robison, Dr. Barry Prizant, Dr. Stephen Shore, Alex Plank, and many others.

Speech Topics


So, Are We Supposed to Hug Now?: Best Practices for Neurologically-Mixed Marriages and Other Harrowing Relationships

A seminar packed with relevant, actionable strategies for making relationships thrive. David's wife, Kristen, is available to co-present for this seminar, lending a crucial perspective on staying patient, setting boundaries, and working together to serve the needs of the partnership.

Oh, You Needed Me to Pay Attention?: Classroom Perspective from a Deceptively Remarkable Student

This presentation is specifically geared for educators, administrators, and parents who find themselves occasionally baffled by their students. K-12 and higher education benefit equally, and in many cases CEUs may be offered for attending.

Everyone is Sort of Autistic—Even Your Salespeople: Managing Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Businesses thrive when they hire unique talents. The trick is knowing how to manage these gifted individuals, who sometimes operate a little differently from the rest of us. This practical discussion on both managing and leveraging neurodiversity in the workplace is as important as multicultural awareness and other de facto fixtures in today's corporate training repertoire.

If You Can’t Say It In Two Minutes, You Got Nothin to Say: Best Practices for Effective Presentations

Nobody is going to remember the ninth bullet point on slide number 87, even though you animated it and put it in bold. Quit wasting everyone's time. Presentations are about connecting with an audience-without a connection, ideas cannot be exchanged. Drawing upon his training at the Second City improv theater in Chicago, and more than ten years of experience giving memorable presentations as a technical marketing engineer, David will coach your organization on the art and science of performing when it counts.

You, Fulfilled

A fulfilling life doesn't happen by accident. Unless you're a Kardashian. David Finch, New York Times best selling author of The Journal of Best Practices and non-Kardashian, relates his often hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking quest to live his happiest life after being diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome. Humorous and inspirational, "You, Fulfilled" is the perfect lecture for anyone who needs a healthy dose of motivation.

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