I educate, entertain, and inform! I'm an expert on growing fans of any business by aligning with the way people buy. And I'm an experienced virtual keynote speaker.

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Turning Customers into Fans!

I share how organizations that are human-centered instead of data-obsessed attract radical devotion around products, services, and ideas as diverse as campgrounds, business-to-business software, batteries, and restaurants. I show how and why people become passionate about the things they love. And I teach how any company can harness for itself the most energetic customer force in the world: die-hard fans.

Virtual Events: More Like Television than Theater

Why do some virtual events succeed while others miss the mark? People who simply try to recreate the in-person event they are familiar with don’t tap into the right medium for virtual success. A great virtual event includes elements of live television: Hosts setting the scene and keeping things on track, guests appearing live plus on pre-recorded segments. There are interviews and musical guests and a bit of silliness too!

How Big Ideas Translate to a Small Screen

I've dabbled in television and film for decades. My book Marketing the Moon was the inspiration for the three-part PBS American Experience mini-series called Chasing the Moon and I served as a consulting producer. Besides appearing as an expert guest on dozens of news programs, I’ve acted in feature films like American Hustle, reality shows like Space Dealers, and television commercials for companies like Toshiba. It’s super fun to see how the magic is made.

The Perfect Virtual Speech

Working from my home studio, my talks are customized based on the needs of the conference organizer and the demographics of the audience. I learn about the virtual event platform and involve the audience throughout by making use of features like polling, chat, and breakout rooms. And I work in some surprises too!

Just A Few Virtual Events David Has Spoken At

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“...the most practical and powerful marketing presentation I’ve seen...”

"David, you delivered the most practical and powerful marketing presentation I’ve seen. Outstanding! Thank you!”

Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins

“...book him now - you will not regret the decision!...”

“If you are considering hiring David Meerman Scott for a virtual event, book him now - you will not regret the decision! David was the keynote speaker for a large private virtual event and his session was the talk of the town. Executives and staff alike found deep value, inspiration and new-found knowledge from his session. In addition to outstanding content, it was as close to being in-person as possible in this new world.”

Vanessa DiMauro

Vanessa DiMauro, Head of Community, Georgian

“...holding his audience in the palm of his hand...”

"David Meerman Scott gave the virtual keynote address at Cloud Conventions, the largest technology channel audience for a virtual trade show and conference holding his audience in the palm of his hand throughout the hour presentation. Using relatable stories from his personal life and considerable business experience, the audience walked away with practical strategies to transform their communication, marketing and messaging to create a fan base instead of a customer base.."

Carolyn Bradfield

Carolyn Bradfield, CEO, Convey Services

“Thank you for sharing your infectious passion..."

"Thank you for sharing your infectious passion on our virtual summit to over 3,500 YPOers - the first responders of the economy - as they look to lead the recovery. Your talk on how to use video to reach customers and grow business was a huge hit!"


Verne Harnish

What Makes Me Different?

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I Reimagine what’s possible in a virtual talk

Our challenge with virtual events is to focus on what’s possible, not what we already know from in-person events. I know how to use the power of the online medium to create a powerful experience for participants.


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My talks ensure Your online audience is included

The greatest aspect of an in-person event is an audience being together forming a tribe of like-minded people. I cultivate audience interaction at my virtual talks by using polling, chats, breakout rooms, and the social media back channel.


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Generating Attention in a Real-Time World

I love showing businesspeople how to tap the tremendous opportunities of today’s communications revolution to stand out, get noticed, spread ideas, win hearts and minds, drive sales, and grow business. I help turn customers into fans!


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See how I could bring knowledge and energy to your next event.

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Learning Outcomes


The way most companies sell is out of alignment with the way people buy. Close the gap with social selling, and content marketing strategies and tactics.

Real-time rules; speed and agility win — not the biggest media budget! Learn low- and no-cost sales and marketing strategies to build business and generate demand.

Learn how to stand out, spread ideas, win hearts and minds, and drive sales by creating content that gets noticed when people are ready to buy.

Turn your customers into fans! The relationship we build with our customers is more important than the products and services we sell them.

Avoid the biggest problem in marketing and sales by focusing on your buyers instead of your company's products and services to grow business.

Learn "Newsjacking," the art and science of injecting your ideas into a breaking news story to generate tons of media coverage, get sales leads, and grow business — from the newsjacking master himself.

Hire Me to Speak at your Virtual Event

I would love to hear from you! I will personally respond to your inquiry.

I'm available as an in-person keynote speaker as well as for corporate seminars, and virtual event appearances.