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

Sleep Better, Think Better, Work Better

We live in a technological world where cognitive performance is increasingly important relative to muscle performance. In other words, brains beat brawn. In the not so distant past, most jobs were based on muscle power. A daunting percentage of humans worked on farms or in mills, just two of countless…

Exploring for Innovation

Have you ever thought about why some organizations are more innovative than others? If we looked closely at such companies, I bet we wouldn’t find the answers inside. No, innovation most often comes from outside of a company and therein lies the problem. If you and your team are spending…
Reduce email clutter; try Slack!

Reduce Email Clutter: Try Slack

What if I could show you how to improve your team’s productivity by one hour … for every employee … on every workday of the year. That would be equivalent to growing your workforce by roughly 15% without paying a single dollar more. I recently met a CEO in Portland,…

Podcasts and Podcasting

You’ve probably heard about the recent changes at Facebook to show more content from friends and family and less content from publishers and brands. Arrrggghhh! Well, even without the constant algorithm changes by the various services, there are (at least) two things that are incredibly hard about social media and…


I’m listening to the first episode of the Exponential Wisdom podcast and heard an absolutely astounding prediction. In the next decade, we’ll see a 1,000X (AKA 100,000%) increase in information, an important measure of change. The hosts, Peter Diamandis and Dan Sullivan, went on to predict that same would happen…

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…

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 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…

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…

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…
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