Inspirational keynote speaker on creativity and innovation
Dave Birss is a popular creativity speaker who spends his time helping individuals and organisations get to better ideas. He’s a former advertising creative director who spent 20 years of his life coming up with marketing concepts for the world’s biggest brands. Now he travels the globe explaining how to have more effective ideas.
Some of the topics he talks about include:
Dave also talks on innovation, how it should support your business strategy, how to spot opportunities, how to generate support for ideas, how to get ideas through the corporate hierarchy and how to embed innovation in your organisation more effectively.
Everything is about the power of ideas and how people and organisations can benefit from them.
Loved by audiences all over the world
Dave wants to be the best keynote speaker on creativity and innovation. So he surveyed a number of his audiences to find out what they thought. He was blown away by the responses (and found a few ways to improve even further).
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Teaching the creative skills that make a difference
Dave doesn’t just speak on creativity and innovation. He’s developed creative masterclasses and training sessions that are designed to transform attendees. They are interactive, engaging, entertaining and inspiring sessions that leave people with the ability to generate better ideas. And also give those ideas a better chance of making an impact.
WHY GET DAVE TO SPEAK?
Dave has spoken for businesses and events all over the world. This is why people tend to choose him.
Dave tailors each talk to his audience. He challenges them with plain truths and explains scientific principles with simplicity. Most importantly, he gives practical advice that can be put into action immediately. And he delivers it all in an engaging and entertaining manner. Which is why he consistently gets great reviews.
Dave’s books have become recommended reading on several university courses. His TV show The Day Before Tomorrow has been included in an Open University curriculum. He’s been published in newspapers and magazines. And he occasionally appears on TV and radio to comment on creativity and technology.
Dave has worked in a number of creative environments. As well as being Creative Director of some of London’s biggest and best ad agencies, he’s also worked as a musician, stand-up comedian, broadcaster, poet and illustrator. And he’s consulted for broadcasters, publishers, financial institutions, engineering companies and lots more.
Author of books on creativity and innovation
Dave has written a number of books (and contributed to lots more). These look at the creative process, how to be more effective with your innovation, how to come up with better ideas, how to get better ideas out of employees and lots of other topics. A lot of what Dave talks about comes from the thinking in these books.
Often conferences and corporate events like to give attendees a copy of one of Dave’s books so that the thinking stays with them longer and has a chance to make a bigger impact.
How To Get To Great Ideas
This is Dave’s latest book that debunks creative myths, explains the role of creativity in human development, shows a practical creative process and explains how people and businesses can benefit from better ideas.
Dave co-wrote this book on innovation with Soon Yu. It outlines a three-step framework for using innovation to differentiate yourself in the market and build your brand. It’s packed with case studies and practical advice.
A User Guide to the Creative Mind
This is Dave’s first book. He wrote it by accident while testing a piece of software. It has gone on to sell thousands of copies and has made it onto the recommended reading lists of the world’s top creative and advertising courses.
"To say that the crowd loved him would be a serious understatement. To every corporate event organiser and conference program director out there - do yourself a favour, and hire Dave to speak. It will be one of the best decisions you will make - and your attendees will be thankful."
"As always, Dave’s presentation style is engaging, honest and really makes you sit up and listen. We’d love to work with him again."
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"Dave is one of the most original speakers I've ever seen. He is always ready to adjust his presentation to fit the context. He's one of the most creative minds off and on the stage. An experienced professional and a great friend. I've never skipped a chance to book or watch him. And neither should you."
"We've had Dave speak for us twice at major conferences. He's brilliant, thoughtful and thought-provoking. I love his ability to open my mind to new concepts and ways of thinking and our audiences have always felt the same."
"It has been a true pleasure having Dave as our keynote. Rockstar on stage, he is brutally honest and shares amazing insights on all sides of creative advertising. We were a tough crowd to please and he got standing ovations."
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See Dave talking about creativity and innovation
Dave has spoken at conferences and events all over the world. He’s worked with companies and taught at universities. He doesn’t repeat what’s in the echo-chamber. He’s an original thinker with practical advice.
Here’s a short showreel video to give you an idea of what Dave talks about and how he talks about it.
Enquire about booking Dave Birss
Dave is managed by Miriam Staley from Leading Minds Worldwide.
You can find out more about him on the Leading Minds site
If you’re interested in booking him for a talk, a workshop, some consulting, an interview or anything else, please get in touch.