David J.P. Fisher (D. Fish) is a sales expert, professional keynote speaker, and best-selling author. Building on over 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and sales professional, he combines nuanced strategy and real-world tactics to guide individuals and organizations as they navigate and leverage the evolving landscape of sales.
He focuses particularly on the area where social selling, relationship-building, and old-school sales skills converge. He works to help create sustainable business growth by creating robust relationships with their clients and prospects that lead to more leads, easier conversations, and faster sales cycles.
A recognized thought-leader in the sales world, he has written extensively on both online and offline relationship-building and business development. He is the author of six best-selling books in the Networking in the 21st Century series. He’s also contributed to sites such as The Social Media Examiner, Forbes, Spin Sucks, and Business to Community.
Known for bringing energy and humor to the stage, David has worked with organizations across the globe as a keynote speaker and sales trainer. Drawing on decades of experience as a performer and speaker, he is able to combine information, education, and entertainment into a combination that makes the time fly and audiences eager to engage with the material.
(And though David might not have become a RockStar through music, he did pick up his nickname on the stage – D. Fish is certainly not a name you can give yourself. He was the drummer in a band and every once in a while would rap. His bandmates would jokingly call him “MC D. Fish”. And as nicknames have a tendency to do…it stuck).
He currently lives in Evanston, Illinois, next to a beautiful cemetery which reminds him every morning of how precious life is. It’s hard to waste time when you know that one day you’re going to be on the other side of that fence. (It also makes it a very bad idea to watch zombie movies right before bedtime). He’s a speaker, coach, salesman, writer, boyfriend, meditator, marketer, musician, son, friend, brother, slam poet, comedian, salsa dancer, lover of life, teller of bad jokes, yoga enthusiast, and about average cook.