What audiences think of Dave Birss

Here are the results of some audience surveys from five talks Dave did in November 2017.

Value of Dave's content

4.6 / 5

Dave's delivery

4.8 / 5

overall impression


4.7 / 5

  • Do you want to see Dave speak again? 98.6% 98.6%

What Dave talks about

Dave’s talks focus on demystifying creativity and innovation.

He debunks myths, explains how we come up with valuable ideas and offers practical advice.

He draws on academic research, years of hands-on experience and the thinking outlined in his books.

His content is suitable for every organisation that understands it needs fresh ideas to stay relevant.


Dave has spoken for businesses and events all over the world.  This is why people tend to choose him.

Great Reviews

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.

Thought Leader

Dave’s book A User Guide to the Creative Mind is recommended reading on several advertising 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 to comment on creativity and technology.

Broad Experience

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 and more.

"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."

Vladimir Vulic

"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."

Rachel Evans

"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."

Darko Buldioski

"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."

Graham Ruddick

"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."

Ivan Minic


Dave always tailors his talks to his audience. And often creates bespoke talks for the occasion.
But here’s an overview of some of his more popular recent talks.


Brainstorms are scientifically proven to be ineffective. Dave explains why and offers a more effective approach to solving problems.

If CREATIVITY IS THE ANSWER, the question is wrong

Businesses are increasingly asking for creativity. Dave explains why they’ve got it wrong and reveals what they actually need.


Find out how to make your products stand out and stick around. This talk is based on a book Dave co‑wrote with Soon Yu.

See Dave Birss in action

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.


Dave is managed by Miriam Staley from Leading Minds Worldwide.

If you’re interested in booking him for a talk, a workshop, some consulting, an interview or anything else, please get in touch.

Or call Miriam right now, if that’s easier:

+44 7771 707951

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