Over the years Dave has had many popular topics.  Here are the most popular topics of focus offered today to help your professional speak professionally.  Click on any title for a brochure.


Key Note Speech:
Some Things Never Change

I speak to over 100 groups per year both public and private. There are four types of people that come to seminars; Tourists, it’s better to be there than at work; The graduate, they already know everything (they think!) they come to see for sure; The “captive”, there against their will, it usually takes about one quarter of the day for them to warm up; and finally, the student. This person loves learning. They will get the most out of the seminar.

The key is will any one the attendees do anything with what they have learned?

People attend seminars to get better at work or in their personal lives. I’m sure you have heard this saying, “knowledge is power”. That is actually only partly right. Knowledge is power if you do something with it. Most people that learn new information through books, tapes, seminars or hanging around knowledgeable people don’t ever change because they don’t have enough mental strength or self discipline to change the undesirable “habits” they have acquired in their life.

Even though our world is all about “Change” I believe there are things in life that NEVER CHANGE.

1-Having weekly, monthly and annual GOALS to set you in the right direction.
2-Learning how to be a better COMMUNICATOR and LISTENER, 90% of what goes wrong at home or work is poor communication skills.
3-Having SELF CONFIDENCE and strong self esteem to help get you through the tough times.
4-TIME MANAGEMENT, there is no such thing as mental “multi tasking”
5-STRESS CONTROL, the number 1 killer in the work place today
6-CHANGE, Mark Twain once said “nobody likes to be changed except a wet baby”. Everyone has to learn to deal with this.

These “6 things” are the topics of a new three hour “key note” program that I have titled “Some Things Never Change”.




Conference Keynote Speech Topics:



Some Things Never Change- 60-90 Minutes

This topic is based on Dave’s 2013 book of the same title. It is a fast paced, interesting, entertaining and motivating presentation. It covers coping with change, the importance of self esteem, work/life balance, stress relief, the importance of communication and finally the power of goals and focus.


Public Speaking Without Fear And Anxiety- 90-180 minutes

Public speaking is the number one fear in America. Whether you are a CEO of a large company, a salesman, account executive or a mid-level manager and above, you are faced with communication challenges. This program will help meet the demands of speaking engagements, interviews, board meetings, panel discussions and social gatherings. This interesting, informative and entertaining session will chart your course toward success.


What You Said Isn’t What I Saw- 60-75 Minutes

Ninety percent of what goes wrong at work or at home is caused by poor communication skills. This interesting session covers the different generations, genders, nationality, culture, personality differences and the power of body language.


The Moment Of Truth-60 minutes

A person makes 11 impressions in the first 7 seconds of contact when meeting someone new. This entertaining topic discusses what they are and the impact they have on the internal and external customer service businesses provide.

The Personality Compass-60-90 minutes

In 1942 the complex “Meyers Briggs” personality test was developed. Since then other tools have been developed that are simpler but very useful. This session is based on the creative book “The Personality Compass” that takes into account not only who you are but where you live and where you are from. Attendees will take the test, learn what it means and learn how to use it. VERY interesting and entertaining.


Contact Dave Oakes today, 843-290-2459,, for your next training session!