Thank you for your interest in Networking in the 21st Century and D. Fish. This page contains:
Speaking Selections – Video Clips
Speakers Bio (Short and Long Form)
Sample Keynote Marketing Copy
Selected Podcast Interviews
Selected Guest Posts
Possible Interview Questions
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David J.P. Fisher (also known as D. Fish) is a speaker, coach, and author of 7 books, including the best-selling Hyper-Connected Selling and Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Network Sucks and What to Do About It. Building on 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional, he combines nuanced strategy and real-world tactics to help professionals become more effective, efficient, and happy.
David’s goal is to help them understand the new landscape of Hyper-Connected Selling, where social media, networking, and old-school sales and communication skills are the key to providing value and staying relevant. He lives in Evanston, IL – next to a huge cemetery which helps him appreciate the value of every day.
David J.P. Fisher lives in Evanston, Illinois, next to a beautiful cemetery which reminds him every morning of how precious life is. He is a speaker, coach, salesman, writer, meditator, marketer, musician, son, friend, brother, slam poet, comedian, salsa dancer, lover of life, teller of bad jokes, yoga enthusiast, and about average cook.
Known as D. Fish to everyone (except his mom), David J.P. Fisher’s passion for growth and development has allowed him to influence thousands of others during his professional career. Today, as a coach, speaker, author, and president of RockStar Consulting he continues to create a powerful impact on individuals and organizations as he works to help them become RockStars!
David’s background combines entrepreneurial sales experience with strategic and academic training. While getting his history degree at Northwestern University, he worked for Cutco Cutlery, quickly becoming one of the top sales representatives in the country. After graduating, he ran the Chicago office for Cutco/Vector, training over 1,500 salespeople, and then went into sales management for Brinks Security. It was these experiences that gave him the foundation to start RockStar Consulting.
A recognized expert in professional networking and entrepreneurship, he has contributed material to the Salesforce Sales Blog, Career.com, Forbes, Business2Community, and Spin Sucks. He has written extensively on both online and offline relationship-building and business development, series. He has also written 7 books, including the best sellers Hyper-Connected Selling: Winning More Business by Leveraging Digital Influence and Creating Human Connection and Networking in the 21st Century: Why Your Network Sucks and What to do About It.
Sample Keynote Marketing Copy:
Most people would agree that who you know is a big piece of professional success, but most don’t know how to confidently build up a network of colleagues and connections. We cover the structural reasons why most people struggle with networking, and provide strategic and tactical steps to make professional networking an integral part of business success!
- Understand the power of personal branding
- Create and implement a networking plan
- Develop key long-term networking strategies
- Leverage business connections to find clients, partners, and suppliers
- Integrate technology like social media and email into offline networking
Selected Podcast Interviews:
Selected Guest Posts:
Possible Interview Questions:
- How would you define networking?
- How is networking in the 21st Century different than it has been in the past?
- How does social media fit into networking?
- Will offline networking eventually go away as our lives move online?
- What should introverts do to improve their networking?
- What are the most common mistakes professionals make when building their network?
- You talk about the structural obstacles to go networking, what are they?
- What can young people do to build better networks?
- What are some of your favorite networking stories?
- What do you mean by Profersonal?
- You have a “half chapter” on personal development – why is that so important to your networking?