SPEECHES


SMARTER NOT HARDER

DECISION MAKING

GLOBAL THREAT OVERVIEW

TOWN HALL

SAMPLES FROM SPEECHES

SEAL MAXIMS: TWO IS ONE, ONE IS NONE
SEAL MAXIMS: SLOW IS SMOOTH, SMOOTH IS FAST
DECISION MAKING


TESTIMONIALS
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SMARTER NOT HARDER

Based on the book, Smarter Not Harder, these presentations use Navy SEAL maxims to illustrate universal principles that everyone, regardless of position or industry, can use to improve their business and life. Dynamic stories from combat and training illustrate the key topics.  Examples of topics include deliberate thinking, cutting through the noise, teamwork, and contingency planning.  There are multiple presentations that focus on different maxims.  Contact me for your tailored presentation. 

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DECISION MAKING

Using stories of combat and training, this dynamic and informative presentation covers the fundamentals of decision making learned over 20+ years as a Navy SEAL.  Key topics:  End State, Gathering Information, Decision Test. 

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GLOBAL THREAT OVERVIEW

A fast paced, insightful and unfiltered look at the current global threat picture. Drawing on extensive experience in the tactical, operational, and strategic arenas, I break down what matters today and how it will affect you tomorrow.  A significant portion of the presentation is an open Q&A forum. 

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TOWN HALL

This unique presentation is mostly dedicated to question and answer.  The first 20 to 30 minutes is a presentation on the training you must go through to become a Navy SEAL.  After that, it is an open forum Q&A.  This presentation works equally well with or without a moderator. 

SEAL MAXIMS: TWO IS ONE, ONE IS NONE
SEAL MAXIMS: SLOW IS SMOOTH, SMOOTH IS FAST
DECISION MAKING

TESTIMONIALS

"In 15 years as a Meeting Planner, Dave Sears delivered perhaps the most powerful message our group has ever heard.  The members of our Association are still talking about his presentationSears’ reflections on his time as a Navy Seal and the leadership skills he learned sent a clear message to the attendees on what it means to be an effective leader and how to transition lessons learned in one aspect of life to other aspects.  I hope to utilize Sears as a keynote at future events."

Lillian N. / Vice President Education, Marketing and Member Services / NACM Connect

“I’ve had the pleasure of working with Dave Sears for a couple of years now.  We have hired him for dozens of speaking engagements across a number of venues and formats and I’ve never been disappointed with his ability to engage an audience or adapt to our unique needs.  It is clearly something that he has spent a lifetime perfecting and it suits our organization perfectly with the regulatory changes effecting our industry.  His talks have proven to be informative and entertaining and his flexibility and willingness to meet the needs of each different program and market have made him an easy choice for my team when choosing between dozens of approved speakers.  I look forward to working with Dave much more in the future!”

Joseph P. / Regional Director / Jackson

"Dave has proven his ability to engage, motivate and inspire audiences across a myriad of different venues and formats, always delivering a unique, entertaining and memorable message. His speeches and interactive sessions always receive the highest standards of feedback from our c-suite audiences and he consistently delivers differentiated engagement results.”

Todd K. / Board of Directors / Your Grateful Nation