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"David Goldsmith gave us so many practical ideas that he could have charged us a million dollars and it would have been worth it!"

-John Labrie, CEO & President - Conway Freight (XPO)

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"David's performance made me, the meeting planner, look great! He customized his presentation to our industry by studying and interviewing in advance CEOs from a list I provided. He doesn't just provide information. He challenges the audience to think differently, and to put their best efforts into the areas that make the biggest difference in their business.

He's a very smart, interesting person, easy to work with, and has a passion for improving organization performance."

-Creed Crowder, Director of Conferences & Meetings, TN Valley Public Power Association

 

"At the conclusion of David Goldsmith's presentation, I was inundated with members who wanted to thank me for engaging him. Notably, many senior members advised me they thought his presentation was the most informative they had ever heard at any conference. This is particularly impressive as each of them has been in the industry 30 years or more and have collectively attended hundreds of conferences."

-Frank Peretore, Esq., Chairman, Natl Equipment Finance Association Expo

TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

"In my 30 years I've heard a lot of speakers and by far David is the best I've ever heard."

-Lance Miller, CEO,

Metal/Heat Treating Institute 

 

"In my five years on the HFTP Board, I have never heard such rave reviews for a speaker (and in that period of time, I have had about 45 presentations)."

-Evelyn Adams, CFO,

Hospitality Fin-Tech Professionals Association

"What David Goldsmith says everyone in management should hear. David definitely changes people's perspectives while making people think. I've never in all my 14 years seen a speaker connect so well with everyone in the audience."

-Sue Damon, Florida Society of Association Executives  

 

 

 

"David Goldsmith has the ability to see the larger picture and use it to apply ideas to your business. I got more from him in the hour he spoke than an entire year at University. He gave practical, applicable information that will help my company come out  on top."

-Peter Nieman, Directeur Ventes/Marketing, Kyzen, Inc.

EXECUTIVE GROUPS

“It’s been over two months since David presented, and we’re still hearing conversations around his messages. To create this type of impact in such a short period of time is beyond belief. …There are very few in the world who can do what he does.”

-Cathy Bradshaw, Director, Human Resources Employee & Leadership Program

Colonial Life

 

 

 

"In two hours I received more education from David Goldsmith on running my business than in 10 years at HDU."

-Ross Vanderberg, GM,

Mobile Bay Harley-Davidson

 

"Without question, David Goldsmith is one of the very best speakers the Executive Officers Club has ever hired, and we've heard almost 200 keynote speakers!"

-Chuck Whitlock, Chairman,

Executive Officers Club

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Using Paradigm Shifting and Today’s Space Expansion to Transform How You Lead, Work, and Live

As humankind stands at the precipice of its next great age—The Age of Infinite, a time of infinite possibilities and infinite resources through space expansion—the necessity for innovative, forward-thinking leadership is greater than it’s ever been. The Project Moon Hut Foundation, efforts from NASA, and groups and individuals around the world, are already thrusting The Age of Infinite into its early stages, and this program shows decision makers how to adopt, adapt, and apply innovative and truly transformative paradigm shifts from our newest space-Earth based ecosystem to their organizations, careers, and lives for immediate and sustainable outcomes.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

  • How to rewire oneself to drive new future-focused opportunities.

  • How to use Time Line Thinking and Convergence to innovate faster.

  • How to rapidly define a path and direction for any initiative.

  • How to use Paradigm Shifting to create forced multiplier returns.

  • How to leverage big and small data to give rapid insights.

  • How to create momentum in groups.

  • How to rethink what’s considered “normal”.

 

David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—inspires, engages, and motivates with perspectives, paradigms, and practical takeaways that produce immediate improvements in strategy, innovation, and leadership through this unforgettable program.

Target Audiences: This program can be adapted with heavier emphasis on certain topic areas depending on the audience:

  1. Leadership and management in commerce, nonprofits, government, military and education who want transformation and improvements in innovation, paradigm shifting, and decision making.

  2. People interested in space, within the space industry (with advance notice) and externally.

  3. General audiences interested in a different twist on innovation and paradigm shifting.

  4. Socially aware groups who are interested in paradigm shifting solutions to humanity’s future, sustainability of resources, species’ extinction, etc.

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1.  Stock Presentations (with/without partial customization)

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PAID TO THINK

The 12 Game-Changing Secrets to Great Leadership

(Based on the Internationally Acclaimed Book)

 

Any desired outcome or promising future can become a reality for every leader who learns two things: (1) how to sidestep the common tendency to value busyness over idleness and take action before best options are considered and (2) how to use simple yet powerful “thinking” tools to convert ideas to results. In this program, described as a “hurricane to the brain”, David Goldsmith combines lessons of success from his 30-year business career and consultative work with thousands of decision makers worldwide along with his award-winning New York University teachings to reveal stunning realities and game-changing secrets.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

 

  • Increase individual and organization performance through a proven empowering process.

  • Expand opportunities using an advanced strategizing tool.

  • Accelerate growth and drive long-term success through forecasting.

  • Get from where they are to where they want to be using a simple technique to gain more frequent buy-in and cooperation from colleagues and stakeholders.

  • Uncover the secrets great leaders know to attract and secure talent, clients, customers, and members.

  • Rethink current beliefs that hinder performance and internalize new truths to expand opportunities and optimize outcomes.

 

This program, David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—educates and engages with transformative take-away tools designed to be put to immediate use regardless of a leader’s need: increasing performance individually or organizationally, strategizing, expanding opportunities, accelerating growth, gaining buy in, attracting and securing talent, and so on to Achieve More, Earn More, and Live More.

 

CREATING UNBEATABLE WINS THROUGH FORECASTING

How to Look Deeper into the Future

 

Leaders who forecast increase performance, outpace competitors, and produce winning, sustainable ad-vantages throughout their organizations. Picture for a moment that a decision maker somehow gains access to a newspaper from the future and learns about challenges and opportunities on the horizon that no one else is expecting. How differently might this person assess potential options so that decisions made today secure a better future for his or her organization, industry, or career? Having a more informed view into the future, magical newspapers aside, is a reality for anyone who has the right tools.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

  • Use a proven process for forecasting trends and opportunities within and outside their industry (or sector).

  • Develop a mindset that identifies trend markers that make predictive solutions a reality.

  • Diagnose their own “default perspective” and recalibrate their thinking skillsets to anticipate and decide optimally.

  • Orient their thinking to a future-focused perspective that positions them, their leadership groups, and their organizations with strategically superior plans.

  • Secure new tools for getting others engaged in regular forecasting activity.

  • Maximize potential and increase performance by solving or avoiding altogether challenges and threats that would likely have gone unnoticed without forecasting tools.

  • Gain pockets of time and peace of mind through a forward-oriented planning process.

 

In this program, David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—awakens leaders to their own abilities to look into the future much farther and more accurately than they ever thought possible by using proven forecasting tools. During this eye-opening program, audiences experience many “aha” moments as they develop a “predictive mindset” and learn practical and competitively advantageous ways to anticipate, plan, and decide proactively. Attendees not only wonder why more people don’t have forecasting tools at their disposal, a part of them hopes that their competitors never do!

 

 

RETHINKING LEADERSHIP “TRUTHS”

The 8 Mind-Quaking Realities that Trigger Avalanches of Opportunities

 

Beliefs about leading are so common and ingrained that we rarely (if ever) step back and assess whether they are actually true or even good for us. Most high-functioning leaders have already learned that many of the popular perspectives related to leading and managing, though common, are nothing more than false assumptions and self-sabotaging beliefs masquerading as “truths” that can hinder decision making and rob leaders of their best options for racking up gains, successes, and wins. In this perspective-changing program, David Goldsmith exposes the imposters and reveals eight surprising realities along with how they can be put to use to make an immediate difference.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

  • The Power of 3 Letters: How “GPP” will transform individuals, organizations, and everyone they touch.

  • The Surprising Realities of Change: How people actually love change.

  • The Sheep in Wolf’s Clothing: What hidden opportunities materialize when one understands the gift of “Doing More with Less”.

  • The “Mental Economics” of Leadership: Why “execution mentality” leads to diminished returns and needless struggle.

  • The Realities of Winning: What leadership preaches is not how most wins happen, and this eye-opening truth reveals where one’s focus should be instead.

 

In this program, David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—shows audience members how look through a completely new lens that replaces their old assumptions with new concepts and mental tools that deliver an abundance of unparalleled opportunities faster than they may have ever experienced throughout their careers. They gain greater clarity and become posed to usher in an avalanche of new opportunities as soon as they return to their work environment and for many years beyond the close of this presentation. Past attendees have said that they were never able to go back to old ways of thinking and that this program drastically transformed how they viewed their roles as leaders and unleashed potential within themselves that they never knew they had.

 

 

THE 4 D’S OF INNOVATION

Disrupt, Differentiate, Dominate and Deliver

 

In 2009, a survey of leaders conducted by McKinsey & Company revealed that more than 70% of leaders expected innovation to become one of the top three drivers of growth for their organizations in the upcoming three to five years. Yet seven years later, while most leaders want to be innovative and to build innovative organizational cultures, few feel that they actually know how as their organizations still sit on the sidelines, stalling innovatively. On the positive side, innovation is actually a leadership issue, and this program gives leaders what they need to take first steps to replace “vanilla” practices and offerings with stand-out-in-the-crowd “raspberry swirl”.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

  • The means by which to start initiating disruptive ideation.

  • The secret that innovative leaders use to innovate.

  • How inspiration is only a small part of the innovation formula, and what leaders should focus on instead.

  • The use of “triggers of innovation” to foster innovative input.

  • Tactics to bypass altogether the pitfalls of innovation.

  • Essential steps for applying innovation everywhere, thus strengthening performance and outcomes related to strategic planning, forecasting, product development, competitive intelligence, and more.

 

Leaders who have struggled with innovation in the past find this presentation’s content to yield a refreshing departure from their past experiences. David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—moves audiences far beyond theory and “should-do” talk by delivering the same practical, actionable tools and techniques that turn his consulting clients around 180°, one in particular achieving 42 innovation projects after a one-hour presentation. Attendees who come to this practical and motivating presentation thinking, “I’m not sure” are likely to be saying, “Yes I can” as their thinking transforms and they gain the tools to begin building their own unstoppable, innovative organizations.

 

REDEFINING

Asking Better Questions to Always Get Better Answers

 

If you incorrectly enter your intended destination address into a GPS, what is likely to happen? The same happens in organizations when leaders incorrectly assume that a challenge is the real challenge without any method to test that assumption. Before your audience members channel time, energy, and resources into creating their next solutions and opportunities, they should attend this program and learn about Redefining. Redefining is an incredibly reliable tool that produces optimal results, because it guides leaders to ask better questions and ultimately focuses them on their real and right challenge from the get go. In essence, Redefining gives leaders the immediate ability to delineate their actual challenges from distractive imposters, such as assumptions, symptoms of challenges, or lower-priority issues, thus improving decision making, opportunities, and outcomes.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

  • How to improve every decision a leader makes.

  • What it takes to transform an entire organization in a year (or less).

  • The common diverters that cause leaders to make poor or inferior decisions.

  • The 6 “Challenge Statement” tests that vet options.

  • How the Economics of Thinking leverages talent throughout an organization.

  • How thinking with the end in mind is only half the process.

  • Why asking WHY often leads to the wrong solutions or missed opportunities.

 

In this program, David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future— gives attendees every step and instruction they need to go back to work and immediately approach their everyday questions, quandaries, meetings, interactions, challenges, opportunities, and decisions with it. Considering the frequency of decision points throughout a single day, this tool puts immense power in leaders’ hands to shape the present and future of organizations, careers, lives, and all the people who are affected by their decisions. In addition, leaders can easily transfer this tool to others to multiply its amazing potential to transform individuals and groups within a very short time.

 

 

FROM THOUGHTS TO REALITY

What Others Won’t or Can’t Tell You about Advanced Planning

 

A winning outcome is born as much from how leaders think as it is from what they think. Considering the trans-formative impact of just one decision—both good and bad—and the fact that countless decisions are made in organizations minute by minute causing limitless possible outcomes to hang in the balance, it’s critical that leaders have a proven, way of planning and thinking smarter so that they and their organizations produce winning outcomes. Audience members learn about a powerful combination of new planning tools, counter-intuitive approaches, and eye-opening perspectives that empower leaders to make rapid and highly transformative outcomes.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

  • An advanced model for strategic planning that improves individual and organization outcomes at short-term, intermediate-term, five-year, and future points in time.

  • How to gain an accurate big-picture perspective and use it as the foundation for daily planning and action.

  • How to forecast future opportunities and trends so that plans deliver long-term rewards.

  • How to develop practical, workable plans that stakeholders can use on a daily basis to keep everyone on track toward reaching desired outcomes.

  • How to stop viewing ideas as plans and how to get down to actionable measures that produce results.

  • How to adopt a view of “execution” that drastically enhances achievement rather than hinders it.

  • How to identify and reverse the danger signs that surface when leaders are working from no plans rather than from great plans.

  • How to employ techniques that gain buy-in internally and externally.

 

David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—replaces tired planning methods, assumptions masquerading as truths, with powerful concepts and tools that completely transform leaders, careers, and organizations continually in the months and years to follow.

 

 

WHAT EVERY LEADER SHOULD KNOW ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES IN OUR NEW DIGITAL WORLD

An Introduction to the Next New Frontier of Ecosystems, Networks, Algorithms, Big Data, AI, and Machine Learning

 

Digital advancements are the new gold, not just for techies but for every leader...that is, if one knows what those advancements are and how to use them. Today’s progressive leaders are using cutting-edge technologies, algorithms, and data to make smarter strategic decisions that are delivering huge returns and having impact on everybody, everywhere, and in every way. By now, whether one is a tech-minded leader or not and regardless of their organization’s size, reach, geographic location, and industry or sector, they need a wakeup call to get up to speed quickly so that these digital possibilities become opportunities rather than challenges. This program is a straightforward introduction as a first step in leveling the playing field.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

 

  • Technologies that are currently in use and their impact on organizations of all sizes.

  • The connection between complex ecosystems, algorithms, AI, and machine learning and setting a foundation to create new opportunities.

  • How today’s technologies can deliver data that makes decision making more accurate and its outcomes more sustainable.

  • The different ways leaders can use data for various gains such as in new product development, competitive analyses, and more.

 

In this enlightening and engaging program, David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—delivers and eye-opening introduction to current technological opportunities that expand attendees’ thinking to improve decision making that draws high returns, creates rapid results, and keeps organizations competitive in a fast evolving world.

 

 

BUILDING A DEEP BENCH OF POWERHOUSE LEADERS

Putting Your Organization in the Ready Position

 

The success of an organization very often hinges on its leadership’s readiness to make solid decisions and act upon them each and every day as well as in times of special need. In today’s rapidly paced world, leaders know that they need both a typical succession plan for the future and a deep bench of powerhouse leaders that can step up and take charge now. Yet study after study has shown that as many as 76% of executives report leader-ship talent shortages in terms of the number of leaders they can rely on and the skills and competencies within their current leadership teams.

 

Highlights and takeaways include but are not limited to:

 

  • How to remove old habits and build the obstacle clear path to new capabilities fast.

  • The secrets that eliminate the common concern: “If I leave, two or three people will be needed to do my job.”

  • When coaching or advising should supersede the performance review process.

  • How to engage a “side-by-side” approach to drive professional growth and development.

  • Techniques that build the types of leaders that don’t need titles or money to get others to follow them.

  • How to banish the “I’m new here” crutch from their organization forever.

  • Methods for empowering leaders to be their best, independently-functioning selves.

  • The role of Theoretical Jumps in gaining buy in.

  • How to convert “idea mentality” to “plan mentality” as a means of driving success and wins.

  • What the WSP is and how it explodes leadership performance.

  • The role of technology in leveraging engagement across one’s organization.

 

David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—uproots the issue of leadership development from the backs of minds and places it front and center where it can finally be achieved. Attendees learn the techniques and tools that leaders worldwide have used successfully to remove obstacles and replace old habits with practical leadership-building strategies. They typically find that even before they leave the event, their minds are racing with how they are going to quickly build leadership potential within their organization.

Fully Customized Presentations 

CONSULTING FROM THE STAGE

Deliver High Value and Produce Long-Term Transformations

 

Give your next group of discerning leaders a top-notch, unforgettable, life-changing program with Consulting from the Stageä! Considered the gold standard of 100% customization by decision makers, meeting planners, and speakers’ bureaus worldwide, Consulting from the Stageä challenges audiences to think differently, surprises, engages, educates, motivates, and inspires by awakening minds to expanded and some-times counterintuitive perspectives that take leaders from where they are to where they want to be faster than they ever thought possible. Consulting from the Stage™ uses proprietary research methods to address each audience’s specific challenges and needs.

 

The three-phase process ensures that your audience learns what they need and has the takeaways to produce desired outcomes:

  1. Pre-presentation research, including interviews and industry analysis, identifies attendees’ most pressing challenges and assembles an accurate understanding of their industry’s current and future conditions.

  2. Information is processed and converted to “consultative”, educational, and engaging presentation format, including tools and methodologies as appropriate, to effect rapid and sustainable transformation.

  3. A memorable, high-value presentation is delivered in a fashion that inspires, motivates, and (most importantly) equips the audience to apply what they learn as soon as they exit your event.

 

Through Consulting from the Stage™, David Goldsmith—founder of the Project Moon Hut Foundation, veteran businessperson, global executive consultant, award-winning speaker, and author of Paid to THINK: A Leader’s Toolkit for Redefining Your Future—has helped leaders in commerce, nonprofits, governments, militaries, and education to expand, grow, learn, innovate, enhance performance, increase productivity, outpace competitors, improve working environments, upgrade the customer experience, secure and retain talent, uncover greater opportunities, and much more. Participants always leave with proven take-away tools and accompanying instructions to ensure that they have everything they need to drive performance and results immediately upon return their return to work.

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KEYNOTES

The keynote sets the tone for an entire event, and the speaker's role is to deliver content that inspires, honors the theme/purpose of the event, and resonates with the audience through its tone and content.