DGS speakingSpeaking in public is an outgrowth of my teaching, which I love. I do a lot of speaking to convention groups. The breakfast and lunch keynote slot seems to be ideal. My topics and style go down equally well with grapefruit juice and institutional lunch chicken.

I give two presentations most frequently to visiting convention groups. Seven Things You Should Know About Casinos is a good introduction to Vegas that answers some frequently-asked questions. It’s great for general convention groups meeting in Las Vegas. How Bugsy Blew It: Leadership Lessons from a Las Vegas Legend frames the life (and death) of Bugsy Siegel, builder of the Flamingo casino, as a cautionary tale for leaders inside and outside the boardroom. It is good for groups seeking a fun but insightful management/leadership talk.

Like I said on my teaching page, I would love to talk with your group, and I am probably cheaper than people who do this full time (and at least 80% as entertaining and informative).

I’ve done this a lot; at last count, I’ve logged over 170 but less than 200 keynotes, presentations, and talks. But who’s counting?

Some of the groups I’ve spoken to include the Society of Actuaries, American Mensa, the American Institute of Architects Las Vegas, the Service Corps of Retired Professionals, and the Agenda Group. In fall 2009, I served as a special enrichment lecturer on the Crystal Cruises “Adventures of Tycho” 12-day gambling themed cruise. A captive audience, since I only lectured on sea days. I would definitely do it again, so if you’ve got a cruise ship, want a fun speaker, and don’t mind him bringing his family, I’m your guy.

In addition to my talks for general audiences, I do in-depth seminars and courses for gaming industry professional and those who want to know more about the industry. See my teaching page for more.


“David was a super after dinner speaker at the inaugural CxOutsourcers conference that was held in Las Vegas in late June.  Using humor, insight and enthusiasm for the history of Las Vegas, he was able to captivate an audience of business executives like I have never seen.  I would definitely bring him on board for future events, and encourage others looking for a dynamic presenter to do the same.”

 -Peter Ryan, Principal at Ryan Strategic Advisory and co-founder of CxOutsourcers

To talk about scheduling a talk, please contact me.

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