Presented to Dave Schwensen by

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration (CILC)

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"As the organizer of the event, I am most grateful for your professionalism, responsiveness, and attention to detail. You made my job easier, and much less stressful. And because your presentation was so enjoyable, you made me look good just for hiring you!" - Kentuckiana Project Management Institute






"I would highly recommend Dave for your next event. In a business world where sometimes we tend to get stuck in our own lingo and terms, Dave reminds us to step out of the box, start a conversation, and have fun! Dave is a great choice for your next speaker." - Central Ohio Organization of Public Purchasers




You're Talking - But Is Anyone Really Listening?

An interactive training seminar or keynote on the value

of using creativity and humor to improve communication skills


  • How do YOU get someone's attention and hold it long enough for them to remember what you say? 

  • Are YOUR presentations or training seminars boring?

  • How can YOU break the "ice" and make a memorable first impression when meeting someone new?

  • What can YOU do to improve teamwork and networking opportunities?

  • What separates YOU from anyone else offering superb customer service?

  • What is YOUR competition doing that you're not?


You could hand someone a million dollars - that would get my attention! But if you're not Donald Trump, you need a better plan. It's time to open the lines of communication and make your wit pay off.





Watch this short video about Dave's training seminar








"I heard one of our senior members who have been listening to trainers, speakers and entertainers for better than 30 years say as they left: 'He was funny, educational, and engaging, the trifecta.' I could not agree more!" - President NEO-ASTD





"Thank you for your participation in the Small Business Convention. Your role as a speaker contributed to the overall success of this event." - Council of Smaller Enterprises





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Building Better Communications With Humor & Creativity


The simple truth is that successful people know how to start and continue conversations that are not only heard - but listened to and remembered. Colorful emails, high-tech websites and expensive flyers may open the doors to communication, but eventually you'll have to meet face to face, pick up the phone, or look into a camera during a video conference. These are all opportunities for YOU to separate yourself from the rest of the pack - your competition - and build successful and productive relationships with clients, co-workers or students. Are YOU prepared? (Hint: It's more than just saying hello).





"The camaraderie felt during the conference solidified when we ended with your upbeat, informative session. Every one of the evaluation forms rated you a 5 or 5+ out of 5 being most excellent." - Educational Office Professionals of Ohio







"... set the perfect tone for a great conference. Our membership would endorse and label your speaking manner as a positive, funny, and delightful engagement of individuals sharing a special time of learning and laughing together." - Upstate New York National Association of Educational Procurement









  • The key to superb customer service is relating to your clients



  • The key to success in sales is separating yourself from your competition



  • The key to teamwork and networking is building stronger relationships



  • The key to effective presentation skills is relating to your audience







As a nationally recognized comedy coach and author, Dave Schwensen shows you how to employ your personal creativity and humor as communication  enhancements without distracting from your message.






These personality driven conversation techniques are the basis for courses he designed and taught in communications and presentation skills at Cleveland State University, Youngstown State University and other "halls of higher learning." During his training seminars and keynote presentations, Dave uses handouts from his course workbooks and audience participation to explain and demonstrate how to develop dynamic and memorable conversations. Combining his successful techniques as a business owner and comedy coach with  workshops based at The Chicago and Cleveland Improv Comedy Clubs, and seminars from New York to San Francisco, communicating has never been more fun - and productive.





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Audiences gain a new awareness of what they already possess -  personal creativity and sense of humor - and learn how to use these talents as successful communication tools.







The results include:

  • Better professional relationships 

  • Effective customer service 

  • Improved teamwork 

  • Better presentation skills

  • Improved training / teaching skills 

  • Increased productivity and attendance 

  • Positive networking 

  • Relieve stressful situations




"After you left, we continued to discuss some of the ideas and tips that you had provided to the group, and I know several people were excited to use the information as soon as possible." - Automotive Profit Pro



"Our membership participation was fantastic and the feedback received by the board of directors was exceptional." - Wisconsin Technology Educators Association





Dave's diverse professional background in management, customer service and marketing enables him to bring unique solutions to common problems. A veteran of the fast paced and high stress entertainment industry in Hollywood and New York, he worked behind the scenes as a talent coordinator and consultant for television networks, film studios and live performance venues. With egos and star power often clashing on a daily basis, Dave developed an innovative style of business communication skills to promote teamwork and meet deadlines through his relationships with many of today's top stars and production companies.







Dave Schwensen has been featured on PBS Television and Radio, Chicago Tribune, U.S. News & World Report, Cleveland Plain Dealer, Hollywood Reporter, Magazine, Ohio Magazine and many others. He has also made numerous national and regional television and radio appearances as a communications consultant and author.


* Keynotes and training seminars include audience participation and worksheets from university courses.







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