Over the past 29 years, David Goldsmith, author of the book Paid to THINK and president of the Goldsmith Organization, has captivated audiences with his hard-hitting, innovative, comprehensive and consultative approach to presenting. Goldsmith Organization is a global think tank that affords him the opportunity to develop and strengthen leaders’ skills through consulting, speaking services, educational materials, and new business development opportunities. David also has several patents pending as an inventor.
David began his career as an entrepreneur in over nine different industries during which time he received numerous awards and media attention for his accomplishments. In 1999, he sold one of his companies to a 400-franchise operation and transitioned to his passion, consulting work. He also served as an award-winning professor for 13 years at New York University.
David also believes in service and has volunteered his time to organizations such as the Veterans Outreach Center, the Citizens Foundation, and the American Management Association’s Operation Enterprise (a branch of AMA that educates young people). Presently, he is working with Intel to distribute over 4 million copies of the content of Paid to THINK to emerging markets around the world.
Within the speaking industry, David has been recognized as one of Successful Meetings Magazine's Hottest 26 Speakers. He is also known for founding and operating the fastest-growing speakers’ association in the world. He has served on the board of the International Management Council, and was the telecast host for both the New York National Speakers Association and the IMC. His pre-presentation research translates into fresh, relevant on-stage content that is anything but the same old presentation you’d hear from one venue to the other. David delivers new models, tools, and insights that are innovative, meaty, and transformative which generates new paradigms for listeners. David is direct in his approach and is known for a consultative presentation style that provides solutions universally to decision makers worldwide. As a result, audience members are empowered to take action and effect change immediately after sitting in on his programs. Most notably, David is the creator of Enterprise Thinking, the practical and comprehensive approach to leading and managing detailed in Paid to THINK. Enterprise Thinking is based on research revealing 12 universal activities that move organizations, careers, and lives forward. Enterprise Thinking contains within it a “toolkit” containing more than 200 proven decision-making tools for leaders in businesses, non-profits, and organizations including military, government, and education.
Humor, seriousness, interaction, and laughter were all woven into a well-prepared evening, yet one allowing for spontaneous discussion as well..In short, you have a real gift. This was one of the most enjoyable and refreshing presentations I have attended.
I thought David was great, I actually could have listened to him for another hour... Not only did I learn something, but it also gave me the opportunity to see him in action.
I truly loved the presentation and wish that he had more time to speak. David gave some very valuable information - and he is very likable as a speaker. He is comfortable with himself and the topic he covers and it pertained to all - planners and suppliers. I usually listen to a speaker and think in the back of my mind - would he work in addressing my sales team - and I think David would work perfectly!
I was lucky enough to have the opportunity on Friday at BCBS to be present for your presentation. I lead a team of Business Analysts that are responsible to write system changes, find better ways to handle enhancements, define requirements and test all changes. Your presentation gave me some very valuable tools to assist my team in pulling the info out of the business without pulling teeth. Your energy was contagious.