David Stillman

Generations Expert, Co-Founder of BridgeWorks

David Stillman is co-founder, with business partner Lynne Lancaster, of BridgeWorks, a company dedicated to speaking, writing, training, entertaining, and consulting on generational issues in the workplace and the marketplace.

One of the youngest keynote speakers to hit the national circuit and over the past decade, David has been engaged by numerous organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV—all grappling with how to connect with four distinct generations of employees and customers. His keynote speeches and workshops on generational issues in the workplace and marketplace receive rave reviews from client companies and associations nationwide.

In addition to speaking, David is co-author of the lively, entertaining and savvy best-seller When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperBusiness, 2002). He has appeared nationally on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show and has been featured in such prestigious publications as TIME magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and USA Today.

David recently wrote and produced the corporate entertainment show TimesFour. This production is breaking new ground in the corporate entertainment market as one of the first shows to offer more than just entertainment; it has true strategic value.

David’s creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, and the much coveted CLIO Award. He was recently named to the prestigious list of “Forty Under 40” movers and shakers by The Business Journal.

Prior to launching BridgeWorks, David worked for ABC television in New York City as an intern for PrimeTime Live. Later with CBS radio, he embarked on a round-the-world trip covering such topics as the end of apartheid in South Africa and the fall of the former Soviet Union. Upon his return to the United States, David was employed as creative director for the multimedia and computer based training firm, Integrated Strategies Inc. As he worked with clients such as 3M, American Express, and Wells Fargo, he concluded that communication strategies that hit hot buttons of one generation often missed the mark with another—thus, the creation of BridgeWorks with business partner Lynne Lancaster.

David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with B.A. degrees in Communications and Sociology. He was selected as a fellow for the Michigan State University Mass Media in Britain program and studied in London with the BBC. Most recently, David received a certificate in non-profit management through the University of St. Thomas.

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    Generation X, Leadership

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    Minnesota

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David Stillman is co-founder, with business partner Lynne Lancaster, of BridgeWorks, a company dedicated to speaking, writing, training, entertaining, and consulting on generational issues in the workplace and the marketplace.

One of the youngest keynote speakers to hit the national circuit and over the past decade, David has been engaged by numerous organizations ranging from the IRS to MTV—all grappling with how to connect with four distinct generations of employees and customers. His keynote speeches and workshops on generational issues in the workplace and marketplace receive rave reviews from client companies and associations nationwide.

In addition to speaking, David is co-author of the lively, entertaining and savvy best-seller When Generations Collide: Who They Are. Why They Clash. How to Solve the Generational Puzzle at Work (HarperBusiness, 2002). He has appeared nationally on CNN, CNBC, and the Today show and has been featured in such prestigious publications as TIME magazine, Entrepreneur, The New York Times, and USA Today.

David recently wrote and produced the corporate entertainment show TimesFour. This production is breaking new ground in the corporate entertainment market as one of the first shows to offer more than just entertainment; it has true strategic value.

David’s creative communications work has earned him numerous accolades including gold medals at the NY Film Festival, and the much coveted CLIO Award. He was recently named to the prestigious list of “Forty Under 40” movers and shakers by The Business Journal.

Prior to launching BridgeWorks, David worked for ABC television in New York City as an intern for PrimeTime Live. Later with CBS radio, he embarked on a round-the-world trip covering such topics as the end of apartheid in South Africa and the fall of the former Soviet Union. Upon his return to the United States, David was employed as creative director for the multimedia and computer based training firm, Integrated Strategies Inc. As he worked with clients such as 3M, American Express, and Wells Fargo, he concluded that communication strategies that hit hot buttons of one generation often missed the mark with another—thus, the creation of BridgeWorks with business partner Lynne Lancaster.

David is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin at Madison with B.A. degrees in Communications and Sociology. He was selected as a fellow for the Michigan State University Mass Media in Britain program and studied in London with the BBC. Most recently, David received a certificate in non-profit management through the University of St. Thomas.

Rocking the Workplace: Managing and Leading Four Generations

If you think you’ve heard the generations topic before, guess again. The team that brought you the best-selling book, When Generations Collide, uses cutting-edge research, multimedia, stats and case studies to highlight what it’s going to take to attract and retain the best and brightest talent of every age. Find out…

What makes the generations so different—and so perplexing?

How will demographic shifts drastically change the ways we recruit, retain and manage in the next decade?

How do you engage one generation without alienating another?

What can leaders do now to plan for succession and win the war for talent?

The M-Factor: Seven Ways the Millennial Generation Is Shaking Things Up at Work

Eighty million Millennials are flooding into the workplace and clashing with the generations already there. Learn the seven surprising trends that shaped this influential generation and the best tips and techniques for managing them. Based on the brand new best-seller, The M-Factor (HarperBusiness 2010). Learn…

How you can win the war for young talent and become the place Millennials want to work.

The keys for bridging communication gaps between texters, tweeters, and traditional communicators.

How to handle entitlement?

What it takes to engage Millennials without alienating the other generations.

Selling and Marketing to the Generations

Markets are becoming increasingly segmented and one size no longer fits all clients and customers. This presentation reveals the hot buttons and preferences of Traditionalists, Boomers, Xers, and Millennials that marketers and sales people need to know to connect. This isn’t about inventing a new selling system—it’s about adding a generational lens to your already successful approach. Learn…

What should sales people do to customize their message to each generation they sell to?

What should managers know to coach all the generations on their sales team?

How can marketers target campaigns to one generation without turning off another?

How can you put a generational lens on your company’s selling system to make it even more impactful?

Just for Associations: Engaging Four Generations of Members

Generation gaps are making it nearly impossible to meet the needs of every generation of members. This program reveals how to connect with each cohort and create loyalty with every generation. You can’t afford not to see the association world through a generational lens. Topics include…

How do you convince the generations to get involved with your association and stay committed?

How can you connect with loyal traditional members while getting the young ones in the door?

How can you engage four very diverse generations of staff?

Conference Board

"Your enthusiasm for the topic was quite evident and much anticipated. In fact, many attendees felt your session was the most valuable of the conference."

YPO

"You did a great job of explaining how history and each person's graduation experiences have affected how they approach their jobs and what businesses can do to adapt to these different generational viewpoints."

International City/County Management Association

"Your topic of dealing with generational differences in the workplace and in the community could not have been any more on point for both the professional and personal lives of ICMA's audience of city and county managers."
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