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David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, CSP, helps leaders drive productivity and get the results they want through authentic and courageous leadership and communication.  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.

He 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

- And more

His speaking topics include:

What to Do When You Can’t Not Communicate

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.

Finding Your Most Authentic Voice Through Self?Awareness

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.

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

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My Background

David Grossman is a sought-after speaker and advisor to Fortune 500 leaders, and author of the highly-acclaimed books. His latest book, “No Cape Needed: The Simplest, Smartest, Fastest Steps to Improve How You Communicate By Leaps and Bounds,” recently won the Pinnacle Book Award for the “Best in Business” category and the Beverly Hills International Book Award’s President’s Award. His other books include, “You Can’t NOT Communicate: Proven Communication Solutions That Power the Fortune 100,” now in its second edition, and its follow up – which continue to receive accolades and praise for reminding leaders – everywhere and at all levels – on the value of getting leadership and communication right. David’s leadercommunicator™ blog has been ranked the number one blog on communications by Feedspot four years in a row.

A frequent media source for his expert commentary and analysis on employee and leadership issues, David was recently featured on “NBC Nightly News,” CBS News, CBS MoneyWatch, the Wall Street Journal Online, in the Chicago Tribune and the LA Times. David is a designated Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) through the National Speakers Association, an MBTI® Certified Practitioner, a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, and taught graduate-level internal communications at Columbia University.

David is Founder and CEO of The Grossman Group (www.yourthoughtpartner.com), an award-winning Chicago-based communications consultancy focused on organizational consulting, strategic leadership development and internal communications – celebrating 20 years of being a thoughtpartner to leaders and communication professionals. The Grossman Group’s client roster represents a wide range of industries and includes some of the world’s leading companies such as Abbott Laboratories, Amazon, AveXis, Amsted Industries, Hillrom, Johnson & Johnson, Lockheed Martin, McDonald’s, Microsoft, Tecomet and SC Johnson, among others.

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Testimonials

“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

“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

“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, Hancock Holding Company

“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, Alaska Communications

Chicago, Illinois

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$7,000 - 10,000

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David Grossman, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA, CSP, helps leaders drive productivity and get the results they want through authentic and courageous leadership and communication. 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.

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