Dave Nelsen

Dave Nelsen

Guest Author | Website: http://www.TalkShoe.com

Dave Nelsen is President of Dialog Consulting Group, a boutique consulting firm that specializes in helping business executives develop strategies to enhance the conversations with their most important internal and external customers using proven social media, Internet, and mobile communication tools (AKA apps). Dave has more than 30 years of telecom experience and has been at the leading edge of the social media revolution since founding TalkShoe.com in early 2005. He’s been recognized as Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2000), as Tech Council CEO of the Year (2004), and as Vistage International Speaker of the Year (2011).


Recent Posts by Dave

Distractions

Killing Those Killer Distractions

A few months ago, I wrote about how autonomous vehicles (AKA self-driving cars) would usher in countless new behaviors such as enjoying a glass of wine during the ride home from work. It turns out that most of us, 71% according to AT&T, are already doing the equivalent of drinking…
audience

Reaching Your Audience

Recently, the president of a prominent museum asked me which social media tool she should use to reach her audience. It’s a great question that all of us should be asking on behalf our own businesses and organizations. Pick the wrong venue and you’re unlikely to connect with your audience.…
LinkedIn

LinkedIn is About to Become Much More Important to Your Business

Departing from my usual role as an observer and reporter, allow me to be a futurist. If you don’t want to read conjecture (that may turn out to be fake news in a few years), click to another blog now. OK, you’re still reading and properly “on notice”. I’ve always…
self-driving

Predictions on Self-Driving Cars

 “The best way to predict the future is to create it.” —Abraham Lincoln Lincoln’s quote started me thinking about the future, specifically self-driving cars and my role in creating a future with them.  For example, if my car is driving me home from work, is there any reason that I…
hierarchical

Breaking A Costly Habit You Didn’t Know You Had

Dave has spoken to my Vistage Chair group several times. Because of his prompting, I’m working my out of the habits I learned when I was in high school, then a DOS user and later, a Windows connoisseur. During Dave’s most recent presentation, I realized that although I’ve made major…
mobile first

Website or App

I’ve offered a lot of advice about your company’s website: Building it on a content management system (CMS), using the principles of responsive design, providing compelling content, using calls to action (CTAs) to drive “conversions,” and measuring everything. But there’s another important consideration resulting from the explosion in smartphone ownership.…
cloud computing

Seven Reasons Why Your Business Should Embrace the Cloud

Last month, I wrote about the cloud (as in cloud computing) and explained why we call it that. Today, I’ll highlight why the cloud is better for the vast majority of companies, compared to the old way (buying and managing your own hardware and software). For the record, I’m referring…
cloud

Why Your Business Needs the Cloud!

These days, people are constantly talking about “the cloud” (as in cloud computing). Did you ever wonder why they call it the cloud? According to Wikipedia, the origin of the term is unclear but they cite two possible sources dating to either 1977 or 1981. Since I joined a team…
Seven

An App to Get You Active

We all know that sleep and exercise are good for us. Now, brain science shows that good sleep and aerobic exercise make us not just healthier but literally smarter.  So, we know more than ever what we should do and why we should do it, and yet often we don’t.…
snapchat

Fleeting Thoughts on Snapchat

Snapchat recently went public and had one of the biggest IPOs in years. Assuming that you’re not very familiar with Snapchat, there are a few things to know. People (especially teenagers) like Snapchat because, if photos are going to exist only briefly, they need not be as carefully composed (AKA…
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