Dave Nelsen helps business owners, managers, and executives develop strategies to enhance the conversations with their most important internal and external customers using proven social networking and internet communication tools. He’s an experienced podcaster, blogger, tweeter, Facebook, Google+ and Ning user, as well as consummate LinkedIn networker (member #98,323).
Mr. Nelsen is an award-winning CEO who has founded and run several companies including social media pioneer TalkShoe. He has raised more than $70,000,000 in Federal, angel investor, and venture capital funding. Most importantly, as a CEO himself, he has successfully tackled in his own businesses many of the same challenges his clients are now facing.
In 2009, Dave was awarded Best New Speaker of the Year by Vistage International, the world’s largest CEO membership organization. In 2010, and again in 2012, he was recognized as Impact Speaker, Vistage’s most exclusive honor. In 2011, Dave received Vistage’s Speaker of the Year award. In 2013, he was recognized with Vistage’s Member Choice award, as the most popular speaker among 1,500+ subject matter experts. He’s the only Vistage speaker ever to be ranked in the top 1% for five years in a row.