David Petherick: LinkedIn Expert Speaker & Event Host

David Petherick: LinkedIn Keynote Speaker

Inspirational LinkedIn Expert Speaker, Energetic Facilitator and Convivial Podcast Guest

Doctor David Petherick is a leading expert in using LinkedIn effectively for individuals and organisations.

David has over 30 years of experience in speaking with all kinds of audiences in Scotland, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 8 other countries internationally, and has over 14 years professional experience focusing exclusively on LinkedIn. With his engaging style and in-depth insights, he’ll add value to your next event, whether online or in person.

"Fantastic keynote. Two great workshops. Blown away!"

Stephen Ryan recommends Doctor Petherick

Stephen Ryan recommends Doctor Petherick

"I was lucky to have David speak at my very first 24 Stories Conference and he delivered a fantastic keynote that people really learned from. David also gave two great workshops in the afternoon of the conference and the feedback from those attending was excellent. If you are looking for someone to talk about LinkedIn at your event look no further than David. On top of his expertise on LinkedIn David is also one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with, I was blown away by his engagement with everyone at the conference and with his replies to people online after the event was finished. Looking forward to having David back in Cork again in the future." - Stephen Ryan, Founder, 24 Stories

"Knowledgeable, professional, flexible and highly attentive..."

"David delivered an excellent package for us that started with an inspiring and very enjoyable group presentation which got all of our diverse team aligned with a common sense of purpose and focus. He followed that up by providing detailed 40-minute remote phone and skype consultations with everyone on the team, delivered one to one, covering the US to the UK. He was also able to spend time one on one with our founder and CEO to assist and guide his social media activity.

Karla Rivershaw recommends Doctor Petherick

Karla Rivershaw recommends Doctor Petherick

As a result of his work, we feel that our collective profiles on LinkedIn are far more focused and cohesive. We also have more confidence and structure to how we all interact on LinkedIn to help build our audience, and inform and keep close to our existing and future customers.

I can highly recommend his LinkedIn services - he's knowledgeable, professional, flexible and highly attentive" - Karla Rivershaw, Head of Marketing, Turtl

Doctor David Petherick speaking at Halifax London, January 2020

Doctor David Petherick speaking at Halifax London, January 2020

David Petherick's talks are:

  • Directly relevant to what your organisation does and the issues your people are facing now — the Doctor does his homework!
  • Pitched at a level to suit the audience type — David makes sure people can relate to the language and examples.
  • Interactive — (voting and competitions via phone or browser) giving people something to think about and discuss, even when there are 300+ in the audience.
  • Practical and useful — people can take away something they can use to improve what they do immediately.
  • Fun — audience LinkedIn profiles can be analysed and scored in advance to provide a competitive atmosphere for improvement.
  • Portable and pragmatic — David often includes customised interactive guides with downloads specifically for your audience, including presentations, and branded appropriately to follow up on afterwards.
  • Light-hearted with humour — where appropriate.

Want something a little different? The alternative 'Flying Doctor' format can deliver a custom presentation followed by one-to-one microsurgeries for your audience members.

Full details at my Flying Doctor page.

  • Individuals can benefit from a bespoke group presentation followed by one-to-one 'surgery'
  • Surgeries can be performed on the day, or booked via a dedicated online service for any future date to talk with Doctor LinkedIn for a specified period of time by phone skype or zoom
  • Maximises the benefits of training
  • Allows your delegates or team members to make the most efficient use of their time
  • Cost efficient — presentation and surgery packages can be delivered for you with an investment as little as £50 a head

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The Doctor is In: Presentations, Keynotes, Workshops and Talks

You set the agenda and we work together to customise the content for your specific needs, or you can choose from some of my most popular talks. I normally include an interactive quiz element at the start of events which always engages and delights the audience.

Here are some examples, but you can request that I address a specific topic relevant to your organisation

  • Ten Top Tips for a Better LinkedIn Profile
  • How to be visible, legible and credible on LinkedIn
  • Fear and Loathing in LinkedIn
  • Social Selling: Working as a Team on LinkedIn
  • How to build a Personal Brand on LinkedIn
  • How to build Employee Brand on LinkedIn
  • The LinkedIn 5-a-Day Diet Explained
  • Transforming your LinkedIn Company Page into a Lead Magnet

Let's talk about what will suit your event and how best to optimise the service. As part of the package, I can also deliver profile surgeries for delegates or prize winner(s) chosen from an initial fun, interactive element.

The Doctor is In: Presentation Formats

  • From 30 to 90 minutes
  • Audiences of 6 – 1,700 to date
  • Cabaret, classroom, boardroom or theatre set-up
  • In conference halls, meeting rooms, theatres
  • Formal or informal style
  • Focused keynotes to small groups of senior managers and directors
  • Motivational talks to groups of staff members or as part of a larger event
  • Keynote speaker at start-up or entrepreneurial events
  • Master of Ceremonies at events with 50 – 650 people to date from multiple companies and with several speakers
  • Facilitation of project focused and problem-solving events
  • Conference-type presentations on the latest developments in Social Selling, LinkedIn, Personal Branding or Employee Branding
  • Where? Anywhere. UK Passport holder.
  • When? You set the agenda.
  • How much? Let's talk, but expect around £900 / €950 for a day's commitment excluding travel. I'll be happy to give you a written quote to include everything for you.
  • What Language? Provided in English only. I speak reasonable Russian and Spanish, but am not a native speaker. I am experienced in, and happy to work with with either simultaneous live or sequential interpreting into other languages.
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  • Book Doctor David today: Book an introductory call with David today

Testimonials

"David is a honey pot, he can draw people together enthrall them, persuade people to listen and participate in events or listen to him speak.

I have worked with him on numerous occassions and he can make interviews interesting, words make sense when spoken he translates technical aspects into real life normal words. He delivers on time and executes with a professionalism, that is second to none whilst maintaining a clear focus on the audience and goals that are to be met." - Stewart Townsend


"I don't understand where David gets the energy from to keep working as hard as he does. He is always on top of every new New Thing and seems to know everyone. A natural born connector... "- Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

Speaker / Facilitator Testimonials

"I was lucky to have David speak at my very first 24 Stories Conference and he delivered a fantastic keynote that people really learned from. David also gave two great workshops in the afternoon of the conference and the feedback from those attending was excellent. If you are looking for someone to talk about LinkedIn at your event look no further than David. On top of his expertise on LinkedIn David is also one of the nicest guys I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with, I was blown away by his engagement with everyone at the conference and with his replies to people online after the event was finished. Looking forward to having David back in Cork again in the future." - Stephen Ryan

"David has been one of our most loyal and productive Next Web editors. Not only did he pick up several scoops, he also comes up with new ideas and interviewed several tech influentials like Robert Scoble (blogger) and Werner Vogels (CTO Amazon). 

When it comes to event organizing, David's enthusiasm, great input, and marketing skills have served our conferences well." - Ernst-Jan Pfauth

"I don't understand where David gets the energy from to keep working as hard as he does. he is always on top of every new New Thing and seems to know everyone. A natural born connector... "- Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten

"David is a honey pot, he can draw people together enthrall them, persuade people to listen and participate in events or listen to him speak. 

I have worked with him on numerous occassions and he can make interviews interesting, words make sense when spoken he translates technical aspects into real life normal words. He delivers on time and executes with a professionalism, that is second to none whilst maintaining a clear focus on the audience and goals that are to be met." - Stewart Townsend

"David is extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise and can mesmerise an audience with his captivating wit and oratory. David knows his subject, but can explain the complexities to a layman in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining.
I cannot recommend David's talents as a speaker too highly." - Robert Greig

"I have known David for fourteen years, and have worked him many, many times. If I had to sum up his personality in one word, it would be passionate. He believes wholeheartedy in what he does, and he loves it to bits. This comes across not only in his ability to enthuse those with whom he works, but also in his uncompromising attention to detail and determination to offer the best possible solution, depending upon the specific situation." - David Cant

Fergus Dearle"David is one of the good guys. I met David at StartupCamp in London a couple of year ago. StartupCamp is one of the new wave of 'Un'-conferences with no agenda or predetermined speakers. I can imagine that these events could fall flat on their faces unless the attendees are prepared to contribute. Fortunately we had David at this one. Davids ability as a moderator/speaker/contributor at this conference was one of the highlights of the event for me." - Fergal Dearle

Fiona Ashe"I attended a social media masterclass delivered by David Petherick in Dublin in 2009 and it was enlightening. His communications skills are exceptional! The digital world is vast and complex: however David expertly distills it into understandable bitesize insights. He is an engaging, entertaining public speaker who delivers presentations that outline practical, implementable actions which maximize the benefit to those who attend. David was very generous in sharing further expertise with me following that masterclass and I feel privileged to have continuous opportunities to learn from him." - Fiona Ashe

"David is extremely knowledgeable in his area of expertise and can mesmerise an audience with his captivating wit and oratory. David knows his subject, but can explain the complexities to a layman in a way that is both enlightening and entertaining.

I cannot recommend David's talents as a speaker too highly." - Robert Greig


"David is one of the good guys. I met David at StartupCamp in London a couple of year ago. StartupCamp is one of the new wave of 'Un'-conferences with no agenda or predetermined speakers.

I can imagine that these events could fall flat on their faces unless the attendees are prepared to contribute. Fortunately we had David at this one. David's ability as a moderator/speaker/contributor at this conference was one of the highlights of the event for me." - Fergal Dearle

"His communications skills are exceptional! The digital world is vast and complex: however David expertly distills it into understandable bitesize insights.

He is an engaging, entertaining public speaker who delivers presentations that outline practical, implementable actions which maximize the benefit to those who attend." - Fiona Ashe

Doctor David Petherick speaking at Halifax London, January 2020
David Petherick at Edinburgh Napier University April 2018
24 Stories Conference, Cork, Ireland, March 2019

Let's talk...

Get in touch today to discuss how David Petherick can help you in making your next event a success.

Email: david.petherick[at]doctorlinkedin.com

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