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

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…

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…

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.…

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…

The Next BIG Thing: Text Groups

The Next BIG Thing: Text Groups It’s the next big thing in “social” media … and I bet you’re already doing it. You are so hip (not that that expression is so hip) and you probably didn’t even know it. SnapChat … WeChat … What’sApp … and iMessage! Yes, they’re all…

Forget Your Passwords Because LastPass Remembers Them.

Forget Your Passwords Because LastPass Remembers Them. Here’s what you need to know about passwords- 80% of the world’s so called hacking is due to bad ones! You should use long, complicated passwords and you should never use the same password twice. The most common password is ‘123456’. If your…

Upgrades Can Be A Nightmare.

Upgrades Can Be A Nightmare. I had a bad dream last night but as with most dreams, there’s probably something valuable in it. I’m sure Freud would agree. I’m decades out of college so it wasn’t one of those I showed up for the exam and forgot to study dreams.…
internet of things

The Internet of Things

You’ve heard of the Internet of Things (IoT)! In 2015, there were reportedly 20 billion devices online. By 2020, that number will balloon to 50 billion. I’m certainly doing my part to help us get there. The first “thing” that I added to the IoT was a gardencam. I garden…

Do One Thing Well …

… Not two things poorly. We’ve all heard the saying but as with many things, it’s easier to say than to do. Deviating from my usual script, I’m not going to share an app or a social media tool this time, but instead tell a story about Apple. I’m thinking…
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