CALGARY, AB (May 15, 2018) – Dave Nelsen, award-winning speaker, author and president of boutique consulting firm Dialog Consulting Group, was honored with TEC Canada’s 2017 U.S. Speaker of the Year Award.

Dave Nelsen has mastered the art and science of using social networking and social media to help companies create conversations that build their brand, create loyalty and achieve competitive advantage. “I’m continuing to present to TEC Canada groups all over the country and am consistently impressed with how the Canadian business leaders I’m meeting are embracing these new ‘social’ tools. At the core, these tools bring new efficiencies and greater effectiveness to many of our internal and external communication challenges,” said Dave Nelsen.

He shares his unique and practical perspectives on social media with TEC Canada members and helps them utilize these social tools to gain business advantage. Dave has delivered eight presentations to TEC Canada groups in 2017 with an outstanding overall average of 4.67 out of 5, a 93.4% rating.

“Our award-winning TEC speakers share resources and the latest industry insights with our members, supporting them in the development of new skills and ideas,” said Todd Millar, TEC Canada President. “We’re excited to recognize Dave Nelsen for the impact he has had on our members, and the integral part he plays in guiding them to make better business decisions.”

Dave is a professional speaker, radio personality and author. As president of Dialog Consulting Group, he specializes in helping senior executives develop strategies to enhance conversations with their most important internal and external customers using proven social networking, social media and Internet communication tools. He has been a successful CEO in multiple businesses and recognized as an Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young and CEO of the Year by a leading U.S. technology trade association.

He is a founding member of Vistage Group 676, where he’s been frequently voted “Most Valuable Contributor.” In 2005, Dave founded social media pioneer TalkShoe, introducing the world to live interactive podcasting. During his past 20 years in startups, he raised more than $70 million in federal, angel investor and venture capital financing.

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