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 the effective use of LinkedIn.
 
David has over 30 years of experience in speaking with all kinds of audiences. He has done so in Scotland, the United Kingdom, Ireland and 8 other countries. He has 15 years professional experience focusing only 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 2020Doctor David Petherick speaking at Halifax London, January 2020

David Petherick's talks are:

  1. Relevant to what your organisation does and the issues your people are facing now. The Doctor does his homework!
  2. Pitched at a level to suit the audience type. David makes sure people can relate to the language and examples.
  3. Interactive. David often uses interactive voting and competitions via phone or browser. This engages the audience in the topic from the start. It also gives people something to think about and discuss.
  4. Practical. The audience take away tips they can use immediately.
  5. Fun. David can analyse audience LinkedIn profiles. David can rank these in advance, or in real time. This helps to create a competitive but friendly atmosphere for improvement.
  6. Portable, innovative and pragmatic. David often includes customised interactive guides made specifically for your audience. He can co-brand these with your collateral. The interactive documents can include presentation downloads and LinkedIn Tips —
    1. See an example guide for delegates to an event at Lloyds Bank Manchester
    2. See an example of a speaking proposal made for Halifax Bank
  7. Useful. David can add an option for 1-to-1 follow up surgeries for audience members. These can be free as part of your package, or made available to individuals as a paid option.
  8. Light-hearted. 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.

  • Individuals enjoy a bespoke group presentation followed by one-to-one individual 'surgery'.
  • David performs one-to-one surgeries on the day, or at a future date, in-person or remote.
  • He will set up a dedicated online surgery service, for any future date, to talk with him for a specified period of time.
  • These surgeries can take place by phone, Skype, Zoom or Google Meet.
  • Surgeries are all handled by a sophisticated but simple to use online booking system
  • These unique mechanisms maximise your training investment.
  • Allows your delegates or team members to make the most efficient use of their time.
  • Cost efficient. David can deliver presentation and one-to-one surgery packages for as little as £50 a head. At scale, this investment can come down even further.
  • Full details on my Flying Doctor page.

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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.
You can also choose from some of my most popular talks.
I usually include an interactive quiz element at the start of events. This always engages and delights the audience.
 
Here are some examples, but you can ask me to 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
  • Transform your LinkedIn Company Page into a Lead Magnet

Let's talk about what will suit your event and how best to optimise the service. I welcome your ideas and input.

  • I can reward prize winner(s) chosen from the initial fun, interactive quiz.
  • I can deliver one-to-one profile surgeries for delegates remotely after the talk.

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. Expect around £1000 / €1100 for a day's commitment excluding any travel, overheads and collateral production. These days, it's going to be remote. I will be happy to give you a written quote to include everything for you.
  • What Language? Provided in English only. Plain English, at that. I speak reasonable Russian and Spanish, but am not a native speaker. I am happy to work with with either simultaneous or sequential interpreting.
  • Looking for a Biography and Headshots? You will find them here.
  • 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[at]doc.scot

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