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COMMUNICATION CAN BREAK DOWN AT ANY MOMENT

It can also lift an entire organization up to its full potential.

  • The author of three respected books and a frequent speaker, David Grossman is one of the industry’s foremost authorities on leading through communication.
  • David is trusted by some of the world’s most visible and impactful leaders to guide them through their communications challenges and help reroute their leadership in times of change.

David addresses:

  • How Top Leaders Differentiate Themselves
  • How Communication Directly Influences the Bottom Line
  • Communication in a New or Changing Workplace
  • Leadership Practices that Create Productive Workplaces

As Seen In

  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Today
  • NBC Nightly News
  • Chicago Tribune
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Market Watch

Do you want to transform

from a leader into a change agent?

How are you using communication

to create the most productive workplace?

Did you know that communication

can directly influence the bottom line?

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David holds the Certified Speaking Professional (CSP™) designation from the National Speakers Association, the highest recognition awarded and held by less than 3% of speakers worldwide.

Some of the Organizations David Has Spoken To

  • Abbot Laboratories
  • Hill-Rom
  • Allstate
  • Microsoft
  • Astellas Pharmaceuticals
  • Baxter
  • Disney
  • Nielsen
  • Dupont Pioneer
  • Raytheon
  • Isagenix
  • Westinghouse
  • Medstar Health
  • Nationwide
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Saudi Aramco
  • Dixon Hughes Goodman
  • Republic National Distributing Company
  • Zebra
  • Sanofi
  • PRSA
  • Ragan Communications
  • The Conference Board
  • Colliers International
  • Poppulo
  • Columbia University
  • First Citizens Bank
  • Alyeska Pipeline
  • IABC
  • Honeywell
  • HealthQuest
  • East Balt Bakery
  • Mississippi Bankers Association
  • Hancock Holding
  • Nexteer Automotive
  • Advocate Christ Medical Center
  • Amway
  • Shriners International
  • University of Alaska
“David Grossman is a trusted communication professional and inspires and engages his audiences to take strategic risks … He reminds us that with the right internal positioning, employees have the potential to be the most powerful, and truthfully, the biggest influencers in any organization.”
– Shelby Curry, Senior Internal Communication Manager, Disney
Customizable Programs

For Leaders

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What to Do When You Can’t Not Communicate

(“Based on David’s popular book by the same name…”)

Before writing his two acclaimed books, “You Can’t NOT Communicate” and “You Can’t NOT Communicate 2”, David had a realization: Everything leaders do means something–especially to those who look to them for direction, guidance and vision.

No matter how you slice it, being a leader inevitably means being a communicator.

David will offer from-the-field insights on how the top leaders he works with differentiate themselves. He’ll additionally equip audiences with best practices and proven, actionable tools they can start using right away.

No Cape Needed:

Improve How You Lead by Leaps and Bounds

Becoming a ‘natural born leader’ is similar to becoming an ‘overnight success story’: Neither happens by chance. Or by birth. Or overnight...

Using communication to inspire teams, move employees to action and transform your company can seem like a superpower, but it’s like any other skill you develop. It takes a lot of work. It also takes knowing the rules, knowing when and how to break them, and practicing them at every turn.

Gain a fresh perspective on communicating with employees, and learn how to plan—yes, plan—your communications in just five minutes. David will introduce audiences to small tips that will improve their performance as leaders by leaps and bounds.

A common mistake among leaders is thinking they have to emulate someone else’s style to be effective.

The reality is there is no one “type” of effective leadership style. What people respond to most–at work and in life–is the authenticity of the person leading them.

David will guide audiences through strategies to shed any adopted personas they’ve acquired and reconnect with their true selves in the workplace. He’ll discuss what authenticity is--and what it isn’t. And he’ll offer strategies for building emotional intelligence necessary to rise above the fray and stand apart as a leader.

“David has the ability to command a room and he does it without a lot of fanfare.”
– Mike Doble, Director, Corporate Public Relations, Raytheon Company
Customizable Programs

For Communicators

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22nd Century Communications:

Reputation and Authenticity in an Interconnected World

The communication landscape is changing at an exponentially rapid rate. Through his work and research, David has gained a deep understanding of the trends and best practices shaping the future of communications.

In this interactive session, David will set the stage with a pre-read designed to give participants context into the rest of the day’s activities. He’ll then guide attendees through real-life applications and lively discussion of the different roles communications will play in a new era of communications. Some topics include: Value-creation for the businesses, why trust is paramount, technology and digital, and optimizing influencers.

David also offers an optional group activity, aimed at helping each participant solve a personal workplace challenge.

Lessons from the Road:

Communication Tips, Tricks and Trends

Through David’s more than 25 years working with leaders and communicators across industries, he’s gained first-hand insight into the new, emerging and tried-and-tested practices they’re using to set the gold standard.

David will share the hard-won knowledge he’s gained on the road and through his research into the leadership and communications space, including:

  • Insight into new, emerging and cutting-edge practices
  • A look at the topics and priorities winning senior management’s share of mind, attention and resources
  • Why a tried-and-true strategy is on life support in most organizations today (but shouldn’t be)
  • The best-of-the-best strategies, tools and resources David has discovered on the road less traveled
“Mr. Grossman delivered a program well beyond [our] expectations by engaging, challenging, inspiring, and delighting seasoned bankers during several hours of intense interactive sessions.”
– Paul Maxwell, VP & Senior Communications Officer

Speaking Events

 
 
  • 12
    February, 2019
    Tuesday
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
     
     
  • 27
    March, 2019
    Wednesday
    Abbott Laboratories
    Istanbul, Turkey
     
     
  • 15
    May, 2019
    Wednesday
    Zimmer-Biomet
    Orlando, FL
     
     
  • 12-13
    June, 2019
    Wednesday & Thursday
    InnerWorkings
    Chicago, IL
    A presentation by Kate Bushnell
     
     
  • 13-14
    June, 2019
    Thursday & Friday
    Hillrom
    Batesville, IN
    A presentation by Janet Knupp
     
     
  • 26
    June, 2019
    Wednesday
    Community Health Network
    Indianapolis, IN
    A presentation by Kate Bushnell
     
     
  • 16-19
    July, 2019
    Tuesday-Friday
    Hillrom
    St. Paul, MN
    A presentation by Janet Knupp
     
     
  • 07
    August, 2019
    Wednesday
    Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)
    Denver, CO
     
     
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  • 12
    February, 2019
    Tuesday
    Northwestern University
    Evanston, IL
     
     
  • 27
    March, 2019
    Wednesday
    Abbott Laboratories
    Istanbul, Turkey
     
     
  • 15
    May, 2019
    Wednesday
    Zimmer-Biomet
    Orlando, FL
     
     
  • 12-13
    June, 2019
    Wednesday & Thursday
    InnerWorkings
    Chicago, IL
    A presentation by Kate Bushnell
     
     
  • 13-14
    June, 2019
    Thursday & Friday
    Hillrom
    Batesville, IN
    A presentation by Janet Knupp
     
     
  • 26
    June, 2019
    Wednesday
    Community Health Network
    Indianapolis, IN
    A presentation by Kate Bushnell
     
     
  • 16-19
    July, 2019
    Tuesday-Friday
    Hillrom
    St. Paul, MN
    A presentation by Janet Knupp
     
     
  • 07
    August, 2019
    Wednesday
    Republic National Distributing Company (RNDC)
    Denver, CO
     
     

Watch David Speak

Improving Two-way Communication Tip:

Think From Your Team Members’ Perspectives

Award-Winning Books

No Cape Needed

No Cape Needed

Leaders at all levels can make such a larger impact by simply embracing this critical fact: Communicating effectively with your most important asset — your employees — is the key to success.

You Can't Not Communicate 2

You Can't Not
Communicate 2

Award-winning leadership communication expert David Grossman builds on his first book in the series with even more insights and advice, tips and skills from the frontlines of corporate America.

You Can't Not Communicate

You Can't Not
Communicate

The reality is...everything you do and say communicates SOMETHING. So as a leader, not communicating isn’t an option. In fact, the most effective leaders know that their success hinges on being leader™.

“David was one of the most well-prepared, dynamic and engaging speakers from whom I’ve had the privilege to learn.”
— Heather Cavanaugh, Director, External Affairs and Corporate Communications

Resources For You

  • eBook Going Slow To Go Fast

    Free eBook

    Going Slow to Go Fast: Making Internal Communication Work for You

    This eBook remains a go-to resource for communicators who want to build a strategic, streamlined, and effective internal communication plan that speaks directly to the number-one question on business leaders’ minds: How will this improve our bottopm line?
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  • eBook Five Steps to Thrive

    Free eBook

    The Leader Differential:Five Steps to Thrive (Not Just Survive)

    This sought-after eBook, and internal communications primer for leaders, offers insights on the kinds of strategies that can rebuild an organization’s culture and produce exciting business results.

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  • ebook Use the Right Channels

    Free eBook

    Use the Right Channels to Communicate With Impact – A Communication Channels Guide

    This eBook offers short simple tips and tricks to help you sort through some of the most popular vehicles for communicating with employees today. See how being more purposeful when choosing communication channels leads to less clutter and more effective communications with employees.

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  • eBook Communicating with Impact

    Free eBook

    Communicating with Impact Inside Healthcare Organizations

    This in-depth guide helps put a spotlight on the communication strategies that are often overlooked or undervalued in healthcare organizations due to the complex nature of the industry. This resource is designed to help communicators navigate those complexities through communication and get results.

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