Dave Taylor – Social Media and Business Strategist
Focused on HOW modern digital tools and technology is reinventing entire industries, and the consequences thereof.
With a Masters in Education and an MBA, along with the experience of creating and growing four Internet startups, Dave brings a rare skill to the podium: the experience of doing what he talks about rather than just theorizing about it. He has twenty business and technical books and has been published more than a thousand times in newspapers, magazines and newsletters. He currently write weekly columns for the Boulder Weekly, Boulder Daily Camera, Colorado Business and a monthly column for Linux Journal, leveraging both his business and technical expertise.
Dave has also spoken at dozens of different conferences and events, including being an award-winning keynote speaker on both business, marketing and technology topics, taught day-long workshops to 500+ people, and moderated and sat in on countless panels. He’s also a frequent radio, TV and podcast guest and has recorded informercials and other video. Dave is known for his expertise, relaxed style and sense of humor and has been known to show up on stage barefoot, talking about work/life balance or give away books to audience members with complex questions.
Dave runs a number of popular Web sites on a variety of topics including Free Tech Support at Ask Dave Taylor, Film Reviews at Dave On Film, Parenting at The Attachment Parenting Blog, as well as contributing to a number of print and online publications including the Huffington Post, Boulder Daily Camera and the Boulder Weekly.
Marketing, Business strategies, technology, social media and social networking, work/life balance, parenting, films and film theory.
“Dave has the capacity to communicate Geeky Issues with charm, humor, intelligence, grace, and understandability. He is captivating. I would go anywhere to hear Dave Taylor speak on any subject.”
- Jeff Miller, Director, SeniorSafety.com
“Dave Taylor is a true expert in the Unix Community. His depth of knowledge and charisma is a combination that makes him a highly desirable and effective speaker. We were overwhelming happy with his performance at our SysAdmin Seminar and would gladly recommend him for other events.” – Tiffany Morales, Marketing Coordinator, Hurricane Electric Internet Services
“Dave Taylor gave a great talk at our Waterside Conference–probably more hot tips for marketing web sites per minute than any talk ever given anywhere!!!!” – Bill Gladstone, President, Waterside Productions Inc.
“Dave hit the nail on the head when it comes to the needs of the author to serve his readers. The only flaw I can find with Dave’s presentation is that he gave the entire talk and didn’t leave out any information — stuff that he could have easily sold for money to a willing and eager crowd!” – Dan Gookin, noted author
“Given your excellent performance in Seattle, we’ll definitely be talking to you about future events.” – Steve Roth, Thunder Lizard Productions
“Dave’s ability to teach coupled with his unique combination of technology know-how, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit is a gift and an inspiration to our students.” – Kerry Benkoski, Extended Education Specialist, San Jose State University
“Dave Taylor is consistently entertaining, well informed and a natural educator. It is always a pleasure to have Dave as a guest on our programs”. – Dean Crutchfield, President, Computer Television Network