Dave Lieber

International Speaker, Author, and Founder of WatchdogNation.com

For nearly 30 years, Dave Lieber, humorist, storyteller and award-winning columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has used stories to change the world.

Nothing motivates people more, Dave believes, than stories about positive change that help people change positively.

His stories of wrongdoing and right-doing in newspapers and magazines have led to countless changes in governments, schools and communities. In his newest project, Dave is leader of Watchdog Nation(R), a consumer rights movement spreading across America. His book, Dave Lieber's Watchdog Nation, won two national book awards for social change in 2009 and was named one of the top 10 consumer books of the year.

In his speeches, he delights his audiences with stories that bring laughter and tears.

Because of his ability to combine real-life experiences with outstanding storytelling skills, Dave is consistently rated by audiences as one of their favorite speakers. He is a member of the National Speakers Association.

The winner of the coveted Will Rogers Humanitarian Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for his good deeds in the community, Dave was named Best Columnist in the American Southwest by the Press Club of Dallas.

His motivational, inspirational and delightful talks always bring results and smiles to conference planners and audiences.To book marketing and humorous speaker Dave Leiber call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Change, Communication Skills, Customer Service, Family, Humor, Inspiration, Management, Marketing, Peak Performance, Personal Growth, Youth

  • Travels From:

    Texas

  • Price:

    Under $5,000

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For nearly 30 years, Dave Lieber, humorist, storyteller and award-winning columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, has used stories to change the world.

Nothing motivates people more, Dave believes, than stories about positive change that help people change positively.

His stories of wrongdoing and right-doing in newspapers and magazines have led to countless changes in governments, schools and communities. In his newest project, Dave is leader of Watchdog Nation(R), a consumer rights movement spreading across America. His book, Dave Lieber's Watchdog Nation, won two national book awards for social change in 2009 and was named one of the top 10 consumer books of the year.

In his speeches, he delights his audiences with stories that bring laughter and tears.

Because of his ability to combine real-life experiences with outstanding storytelling skills, Dave is consistently rated by audiences as one of their favorite speakers. He is a member of the National Speakers Association.

The winner of the coveted Will Rogers Humanitarian Award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for his good deeds in the community, Dave was named Best Columnist in the American Southwest by the Press Club of Dallas.

His motivational, inspirational and delightful talks always bring results and smiles to conference planners and audiences.To book marketing and humorous speaker Dave Leiber call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

Become a Citizen of Watchdog Nation®: "Bite Back When Businesses and Scammers Do You Wrong.”

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 Star-Telegram 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 in 2009 and named one of the top 10 consumer books of the year. He shares the latest information you can't find anywhere else on scams and corporate thievery. If you want to laugh AND learn how to be a superhero in your own life, don't miss Dave Lieber's Watchdog Nation®. Learn more at WatchdogNation.com®.

Comedy Speech: "If a New Yorker Can Make it in Texas, Imagine What You Could 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.

Inspiration/Motivation Keynote: "The Ultimate Communicator: How to Say What You Mean and Get What You Want!"

Today's economic climate: Few people. Few words. Few dollars. More than ever, communicating with your external customers and internal colleagues is crucial to success and survival. From the top tier of the corporate tower to non-profit organizations to the mail room, employees must waste no words to make their needs clear in quick and concise ways. Much-needed change doesn't happen without proper communication. And poor communication skills can kill any worthy project. Newspaper columnist and comedy speaker Dave Lieber, an ultimate communicator, shares tips and strategies in a fun and comical way that audiences enjoy, learn and remember. You'll immediately implement his simple and fun communication tools in conversation, memos, marketing materials and social media to craft your message and story so you can attract donors, volunteers, customers, press attention and community support. Your audience will know who you are, what you do, and why you matter. Find out why Dave Lieber is one of Texas' best speakers.

Marketing You: Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out in a Cluttered World

Don't get discouraged about getting your message out in a cluttered, over-saturated media world. As a newspaper columnist, Dave is always amazed at how business people and others who try to get their messages out to the public miss the best way to portray themselves. Your story is usually as good as your product or service. But often, you don't think about ways to tell your personal story to enhance sales. As an expert in storytelling techniques, Dave shares how to tell your story so listeners instantly care about you and want to help you. How? By hiring you. By buying from you. And by telling their friends about you. It's so easy; you'll wonder why you never thought of it before.

Changing the World One Child at a Time (aimed at volunteer/non-profits, etc.)

When Dave created North Texas' largest children's charity more than a decade ago, he decided to build a model unlike most charities. There's no paid office staff or physical office. Summer Santa is run entirely by volunteers. The secret to its success is to break the rules. There's no gala. No live auction. No Power Point presentations to corporations. It's all about fun and good times for volunteers, who keep coming back year after year. Dave shares the secrets of creating a non-profit with a strong message to the community. He shows how good deeds can go on forever when people are treated right. He shares marketing, recruitment and publicity techniques that work every time. He teaches how anyone can borrow and expand upon his non-profit template to create the ideal charity to help build your community.

Workshops:

The Secrets of Storytelling: How to Get on the Front Page and the 6 o'clock News

As a newspaper columnist, Dave receives as many as 100 story pitches a week. So how does he choose what to put in his newspaper column? In this workshop, he shares the secrets of getting your charity, house of worship, business, event or personality profile featured on the front page of your newspaper, on the television news and on radio. It's a unique look at public relations that causes P.R. specialists who have been in business for years to walk away thanking Dave for new insights into their profession.

How to Self-Publish: Live Your Writing Dream and Make a Profit

Every writer can live his or her dream of becoming a published author. But the trick is to do it in such a professional way that nobody can tell that your book is self-published. The benefit is that you control the content and the profits. And no agent or publisher stops you with the dreaded "No." Dave shares a step-by-step guide that focuses on developing your book so that it will sell, publishing your book and then selling it for profit. His winning strategies were recently featured in The Writer magazine.

How to Bring Humor to Your Writing (or Workplace)

We don't laugh enough, especially at work. But humor is the best way to get your point across. You don't have to be naturally funny to be funny. You just have to know how to release the playful side within. People will pay attention to what you say if you can make them laugh.

Tap Into Your Writer’s Muse: Way to Stoke Your Creative Flames

Tried and true methods to evoke those writing moments every writer dreams of having: the epiphany where everything becomes clear and creativity flows from your writer’s muse like never before. Dave is an expert on opening the doors to your subconscious writer’s muse — the use of your mind and writer’s soul to bring out the best your writer’s voice has to offer. He shares a series of wonderful techniques designed to open the floodgates of your muse so you can tap into artistic ideas you never knew you had within. You can implement these immediately!

The Best Kept Secrets of Writing: How "New Journalism" Techniques Make You a Better Writer

The keys to great writing, Dave believes, are the concepts of literary journalism - the melding of literary techniques perfected by the great novelists with non-fiction storytelling. Borrowing from the works of Tom Wolfe, Gay Talese and Jimmy Breslin, Dave shows how writers and speakers can use the "new journalism" techniques of scene-by-scene construction, dialogue in full, point of view and use of status details to enhance storytelling and draw readers and listeners into your presentations.

Bringing Out the Best of Your Board (training on creativity, management, motivation for non-profit boards of directors)

When Dave created North Texas' largest children's charity more than a decade ago, he decided to build a model unlike most charities. There's no paid office staff or physical office. Summer Santa is run entirely by volunteers. The secret to its success is to break the rules. There's no gala. No live auction. No Power Point presentations to corporations. It's all about fun and good times for volunteers, who keep coming back year after year. Dave shares the secrets of creating a non-profit with a strong message to the community. He shows how good deeds can go on forever when people are treated right. He shares marketing, recruitment and publicity techniques that work every time. He teaches how anyone can borrow and expand upon his non-profit template to create the ideal charity to help build your community.

Seminars:

Jumpstart Your Dream: How to Achieve Your Personal and Business Goals When You Have a Full-Time Job/Life

Everyone dreams about what they really want to do. But how do you achieve your dreams after you come home at night after a long day at the office? Dave shares his unique techniques that get you off and running in those few free hours you have each day to build out your career and lead to your lifetime goals of success. His techniques have worked with writers, actors, business people and others. And they are fun!

Marketing You: Ways to Make Your Brand Stand Out in a Cluttered World

Don't get discouraged about getting your message out in a cluttered, over-saturated media world. As a newspaper columnist, Dave is always amazed at how business people and others who try to get their messages out to the public miss the best way to portray themselves. Your story is usually as good as your product or service. But often, you don't think about ways to tell your personal story to enhance sales. As an expert in storytelling techniques, Dave shares how to tell your story so listeners instantly care about you and want to help you. How? By hiring you. By buying from you. And by telling their friends about you. It's so easy; you'll wonder why you never thought of it before.

Customer Service, Taught by a Hateful Yankee Turned Reformed Polite Texan

What's wrong with the world today? In two words: customer service. As The Watchdog columnist for the Star-Telegram, Dave specializes in helping readers learn how to solve their problems. His biggest foe: customer service personnel that don't believe in customers and don't understand service. Dave teaches both strong customer service techniques and also how to overcome a weak customer service culture. And he does it with hilarious stories about terrible customer service that bring laughter and tears to his audiences.

Speaker Coordinator for the National Convention of Assistance League

"Both of your presentations were excellent! Your humor and stories were wonderful, plus you left our attendees with valuable information and with a fresh perspective for looking at their life and their volunteer work. What better affirmation for a speaker than the standing-room only crowd at your second session!"

Partner, Teak Tree Capital Management

"Many thanks for making our annual Client Appreciation Night a resounding success! Your stories kept our clients nodding their heads in agreement; you could see that everyone was relating to the messages you conveyed.... Many in the audience mentioned afterward that your presentation was the best they had seen."

President, Sertoma International

"We have nothing but rave reviews."

West Texas Opportunities

"You left us feeling proud to be a Texan, proud to be working for an agency that helps other people, proud of family and friends and eager to meet the challenges that were waiting for us the next day."
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