Dave LieberWatchdog Columnist
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In a night of surprises, a potential future U.S. presidential candidate is in the audience, and the winners come from small papers, bloggers and some of the biggest newspapers in the U.S.
When you communicate in writing or speaking, you should strive to “show and not tell.” That’s how to maximize the power of storytelling in business, taught by master storytelling expert Dave Lieber.
Be a Journalist. I’ve been one for 40 years and also a certified professional speaker. Trust me. It’s the best way to improve your storytelling skills, says storytelling-in-business expert Dave Lieber.
Many U.S. companies don’t understand the power of their own corporate storytelling. Storytelling expert Dave Lieber shows how in his business storytelling training.
The best way to communicate is not about systems, procedures or processes. The best way is to tell the story of the people involved. So says Dave Lieber who teaches highly-popular business storytelling training.
Dave Lieber is an expert on business storytelling for the 21st century. Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales leaders know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world. He shows how to do it.
Business storytelling for high-tech companies expert Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales people know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world. He shows how to do it.
Business storytelling for financial advisors expert Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales people know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world. He shows how to do it.
Business storytelling for energy companies expert Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales people know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world. He shows how to do it.
Business storytelling for sales expert Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales people know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world. He shows how to do it.
Business storytelling for hospitals expert Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales people know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world. He shows how to do it.
Storytelling for pharmaceuticals expert Dave Lieber says smart companies and sales people know that storytelling skills are essential to catch the attention of prospects in today’s busy world.
How should government officials fight President Trump’s proposed budget cuts? By remembering that budgets aren’t about numbers. They’re about people. Here’s how to use that to your advantage.
If the three most important words in real estate are location, location, location, then the three best words for storytelling for business are people, people, people.
Don Blankenship bought a state supreme court suit, owned a company in which 29 workers died, went to prison and ran for the U.S. Senate. Is he America’s top villain?
The Star-Telegram calls Summer Santa children’s charity’s Feb. 10 murder mystery fun-raiser “a fresh party format.” Don’t miss the fun.
I had one specific reason to visit Horace Ashenfelter on the 40th anniversary of his historic Olympic victory. How do you go about preparing to set a world record?
“The biggest risk I ever took,” newspaper columnist Dave Lieber says, “was proposing to my wife in the newspaper.” As we celebrate the 23rd anniversary of my published proposal column, Dave says it’s the only perfect column he’s ever written.
Here’s the one strategy from the host of highly-popular business storytelling workshops that always beats writer’s block.
Dave Lieber figures out the true stories of companies. His storytelling in business presentations are much-sought-after events for those who want more attention in today’s cluttered world.
A storytelling expert who leads business storytelling workshops shows others how to tell perfect stories about what they do and how they help people.
After seeing how Dave Lieber exposes corruption and bad practices in business and government, you’ll see why this newspaper columnist happily loses himself in this fantasy newspaperman’s Christmas village.
Watchdog Nation founder Dave Lieber brings his consumer rights movement to tornado-damaged communities in North Texas on Saturday. He hosts a free event, open to the public – “A Tornado Town Hall: How to Hire the Best People to Help You Put Your Life Back Together.” Saturday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 pm at Plaza Theatre in Garland.
The Dallas Morning News Watchdog columnist says his symbolic candidacy is not a PR stunt. Rather, he’s using the power of storytelling to highlight how easy it is to be a scammer.
The Twitterverse was abuzz this weeks with rumors that I am going to announce my candidacy for U.S. president on a consumer rights platform. Are they true?
Newspaper columnist Dave Lieber gets in trouble (an elderly man wants to beat him up) and causes trouble: visiting a bad business and teaching how to lower taxes. The best Dave Lieber videos of 2015.
I’m inspired by two of the greatest figures in American culture who were great resolution makers. Jay Gatsby and Ben Franklin.
Dave Lieber’s Watchdog Nation celebrates the best year ever in 2015. Fighting on behalf of Americans for fairness and honesty works. New laws were passed, questionable practices exposed and problems are fixed.
In 1993, when Dave Lieber moved to Texas, he was lonely when his first Texas Christmas rolled around. Then he visited Santa — the best Santa — and heard words of wisdom that changed his life.
See Dave Lieber’s short comedy video called Harass the Phone Harassers. A little comedy goes a long way in the battle of good over evil.
The world is ranking on Steve Harvey. But this longtime event emcee says that Harvey took a hit for the entire team. He owned it. That makes him the perfect emcee.
The story behind the story. How an online ad for a vending machine triggered a search to tell a story that resonates with readers. Find the universal truth to do great storytelling in business.
Meet Kentucky’s newest colonel. While visiting Kentucky to work with speakers on presentation tips, Dave Lieber learned a thing or two about Kentucky’s presentation tips.
What’s the best way to begin a story? For those involved in business storytelling for profit, this is crucial. A bad beginning makes it harder to achieve your goal of telling a perfect story.
Was I scared to walk around in a chicken suit? You bet I was. What if I failed? What if everyone thought it was stupid? What if this was a major embarrassment in the first months of my new job?
For the second consecutive year, storytelling strategist, speaker and author Dave Lieber is honored to present at the 2015 conference of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers in Halifax. Dave will share storytelling in business tips.
If Babe Ruth had lived a clean life, he could have been like Byron Nelson. Lord Byron, the cleanest living athlete of all time, lived until the age of 94. His life shows the power of storytelling.
Dave Lieber, storytelling in business expert, believes his “Magic V-Shaped Storytelling Formula” is the simplest, fastest and best way to tell a story. It’s so gratifying to see someone else take that formula and view it through their own eyes. That’s rewarding, and that’s what happens here.
Find out why thousands have watched this ultra-funny and moving TED talk on the power of storytelling to change the world from motivational speaker and humorist Dave Lieber. Dave is The Watchdog columnist at The Dallas Morning News. He’s also a gifted speaker who is a Certified Speaking Professional.
My oldest son was drafted by the New York Yankees. Not once, but twice. I told him, “Make sure your baseball story has a happy ending because you’ll be telling it for the rest of your life.” That’s the power of storytelling.
Do you use certain words to trigger reminders? When I work on storytelling in business, my thoughts start with the bullet points of facts I hope to share. Then I remember my trigger words: Pop Century.
She speaks to audiences 600 times a year. She’s almost 80 years old. She’s been doing it for more than 40 years. She is Dallas’ best speaker. Her name is Rose-Mary Rumbley.
Storytelling master Lou Heckler suggests, “Watch people when they perform. And if they move you in some way, instead of going ‘Wasn’t that cute? Wasn’t that funny? Wasn’t that adorable?’ – ask yourself why?”
Storytelling strategist Dave Lieber shows how bullet points – also known as “specs” – hurt message delivery. Business storytelling is the answer.
Speaker and storytelling strategist Dave Lieber uses his electricity co-op’s monthly newsletter to illustrate how storytelling for business can be used in a powerful way to build brand loyalty with customers.
Dave Lieber, one of America’s top storytelling experts, says that even bad stories have good. Sometimes it takes a long time for that good to arrive. Sometimes the delay in a resolution can take, well, forever.
The power of storytelling is important to businesses and associations to spread their message. But a narrative isn’t always the best way. Dave Lieber shares the story about how a little chart made him happy because he knows it will help others save money.
Are you a great communicator who combines storytelling in business with a high digital IQ? Take storytelling expert Dave Lieber’s digital IQ test.
Why does this man hate The Watchdog? “You sound like a wimp,” he says. “I’d be glad to teach you a lesson… If you want to consider this a threat, please do.”
Dallas Morning News columnist Dave Lieber is used to hearing from folks, good and bad. But this one call stands out. Dave writes The Watchdog column. He works with readers to expose wrongdoing in business and government. He also has some fun! Please watch the video — and share.
What an honor! Through a popular vote, this website — DaveLieber.org — has been named “Best Speaker Website 2015” by North America’s preeminent speakers’ coach, Jane Atkinson. (SpeakerLauncher.com)
Dave is a funny conference speaker, a storytelling expert and much-in-demand keynote speaker.
Thirty years after leaving the state, inspirational speaker Dave Lieber returns to give a comedy talk: “How I Survived New York and West Virginia, But Texas Almost Killed Me!”
Motivational speaker Dave Lieber gets video testimonial from U. of Charleston President Dr Edwin Welch
Funny motivational speaker Dave Lieber “connects with his audiences,” Dr. Edwin H. Welch of the U. of Charleston says. “He combines humor with great insight into human behavior.”
Judges of a national column writing contest award The Dallas Morning News Watchdog column top prize for “true excellence in column writing.”
Dave Lieber says that 20 years ago when he co-created National Columnists Day with his colleague Bill Tammeus, he had no idea that 20 years later he would still be a columnist and arrive at a Dallas church to find an extraordinary display of affection.
Using his comedy and master storytelling skills, inspirational speaker Dave Lieber has joined less than a thousand professional speakers in the world who have earned the coveted Certified Speaking Professionals designation.
Professional Speaking Hall of Famer Christine Cashen jumped out of her seat at a recent panel discussion of women speakers. She passionately called on her female colleagues to support one another in the world of business.
Of the tens of thousands of complaints motivational speaker Dave Lieber has heard from readers of his newspaper column, his favorite is Ruth Wingfield’s. Even though she was close to 100 years old, Dave taught her easy it’s easy to fight back and win.
Coppell Woman's Club testimonial for funny motivational conference speaker Dave Lieber Comedy speaker Dave Lieber, a Certified Speaking Professional, is a favorite for women's clubs. He tells funny poignant stories and shows how to be a member of his Watchdog Nation....
Texas comedy speaker Dave Lieber, a Certified Speaking Professional motivational speaker, is best known for getting laughs from conference audiences. But there’s another side to the talented keynote speaker.
He writes an investigative column for The Dallas Morning News. As The Watchdog, he wrote a story in 2014 that was named one of the 10 best newspaper columns in the United States in 2014.
What an honor! That’s what speaker Dave Lieber says about his inclusion in a wonderful new book by renowned speaking coach Jane Atkinson.
Her book is The Epic Keynote: Presentation Skills and Styles of Wealthy Speakers.
Newspaper columnist Dave Lieber long dreamed of helping people solve life’s problems with videos less than a minute long.
It wasn’t until he joined The Dallas Morning News as The Watchdog that he could pull it off. Here are the results
THE LATEST: Listen to the national debut of Dave Lieber’s new critically-acclaimed Bad Dad book on Robin Young’s popular show, Here & Now, heard on more than 170 public radio stations.
Newspapers from Brownwood to Gilmer to Coppell are writing stories about Dave Lieber for their readers
What does Dave Lieber have in common with Dave Barry and the late Roger Ebert?
Except maybe one little ole thing
My father grew older, but yet he seemed to grow younger. Before he died last week, he discovered the secret of life.
Connecting with others, friendship and happiness. The proof is this business card. He told me last week he needed another 500. How many 90-year-old men want 500 business cards? He wanted to connect.
Dave Lieber’s first week on the job as the new Watchdog columnist for The Dallas Morning News turns into a chat with the journalism gods. On his third day, he helps cover a murder. It puts everything into perspective.
Americans want to know that someone is fighting for them, says the 2012 Lanny Priddy Award for Courageous Pursuit of Justice Award. Dave Lieber told
Richie Havens, who died this week, taught me one of life’s most valuable lessons. I was 14. He was 31. He was a famous performer from Woodstock. We shared the stage on a national television show. He helped me take a giant step.
Columnist Dave Lieber always admired Pat Summerall for one specific reason: his will power. After a long life as a hard-charging drinker, he suddenly quit. After Dave wrote this tribute column, he got to know Pat. They met and even worked together on Dave’s charity, Summer Santa.org. Here’s that 1999 column.
Dave Lieber is going global, but the newspaper columnist and popular speaker won’t be interrupting your television to speak to a worldwide audience like a villain in a James Bond movie. Rather, the popular Texas speaker has been honored with an invitation to share...
What do Jeanne Robertson, Scott McKain, Peter Sheahan and Dan Thurmon have in common? Aside, of course, from being among America’s most talented speakers?
Memorable comments they and others made at the National Speakers Association’s 2012 convention made Dave’s “you, the speaker” column for his chapter newsletter. Enjoy
April 18 is National Columnists Day in honor of famed columnist Ernie Pyle. It’s the day he died in World War II. One of the holiday founders is Dave Lieber, columnist for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and founder of WatchdogNation.com. Here’s a story about Ernie that
On this Mother’s Day, listen in on the most important conversation I ever had with my late mother. And remember the poignant words of Abe Lincoln. Before it’s too late, tell your mother – if you can – that all you are, all that you hope to be, you owe to her.
On this Memorial Day 2012, Dave Lieber recalls a man who changed his life. His father-in-law.
He writes, “I had just been granted the privilege of a lifetime – an opportunity to get to know and to love retired Air Force Maj. John L. Pasciutti, who would become one of my most important influences.”
Mark LeBlanc, former president of the National Speakers Association, has been a member for 30 years. Now an NSA elder statesman, he has come full circle as he works with younger members because he remembers that’s what
This is a story about how Texas Gov. Rick Perry had the chance to grin like a small dog with a big bone. But instead he got as tight as a 38 bra on a 44 frame.
I write this not as a journalist. No, I write this as a dad who was having some fun, yes, admittedly a little at Rick Perry’s expense, for sure, but
Newspaper columnist, author and speaker Dave Lieber pays tributes to one of his heroes, the late Lewis Grizzard, columnist for the Atlanta Constitution who died one year before the Internet went mainstream.
Lieber suggests that one reason newspapers are dying is because Grizzard
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Dave Lieber’s new book, Bad Dad, is NOW ON SALE!
Imagine if the worst 10 minutes of your life went viral and were shared with the world? A Texas thriller: the true story of how this Texas newspaper columnist investigated the shenanigans of a small-town police department and then
The first time I met Gov. Rick Perry at a campaign rally nine years ago, we had a pleasant conversation. But he said something that surprised me.
By itself, it wasn’t a strange question: “How do you spell your name?” But it led to something revealing that
My little girl is getting married today. Well, technically, Desiree is not my little girl. Yes, I am her legal father, but when I first met her she was already 11, taller than me. And she called me Little Man. This is the story of how I became Dad.
Author, speaker and newspaper columnist Dave Lieber looks at the U.S. presidential candidates and sees how some are breaking key tenets taught to members of the National Speakers Association.
Tory Johnson is one of America’s top motivators for women business leaders. Maybe you’ve seen her regularly on Good Morning America as head of its “Job Club” or heard about her national conferences called Spark & Hustle. Dave Lieber had a fun opportunity to work with
Years ago, newspaper columnist Dave Lieber wondered what the 21st century newspaper columnist would be like. He didn’t envision the rise of social media, and he didn’t know that the 21st century incarnation was sitting right beside him. Meet Bud
If you are an idea person, you have to marvel at one judge in Texas. Brad Bradley of Southlake has created almost 30 non-profits.
He co-founded the Summer Santa children’s charity with Star-Telegram columnist Dave Lieber. Here, Lieber pays tribute to
Columnist Dave Lieber examines the ordeal that his columnist colleague at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram must endure.
Readers see Bob Ray Sanders’ photo atop his column and immediately think race. He gets so much racist hate mail that a TV documentary was made about this.
Get the latest ebook publishing information for self-publishers. Author and newspaper columnist Dave Lieber tested each of the major ebook publishers for their ease in publishing. Then he graded them. In the Dave Lieber Guide to ebook Self-Publishing, Dave Lieber shares the latest information for free on ebooks, writing a book, ebook software, book publishing companies and book publishers.
What do you get when you combine the coolest house in Texas, Elvis and Summer Santa? You get one of the best parties ever!
My children’s charity held a VIP sponsor party in anticipation of the Nov. 14, 2010 Elvis concert. One of the best parties ever!
Facebook and its social media cousins are changing how American politics and government work. Here, Dave Lieber interviews an Austin-based social media expert who helped a little-known non-judge almost get elected to the Texas Supreme Court. How? Through Facebook.
One of the world’s most popular recording artists shows his trade secrets to a TV reporter. Dave Lieber tapes the show, freezes the frame on his VCR and reconstructs the rules that Coldplay band leader Chris Martin uses to ensure his creative success.
Martin’s rules show the secret behind his success is
One of my favorite people in the world, Jack Cook, is getting honored with “Jack Cook Day” on Saturday, Oct. 16, 2010 in Southlake, Texas.
Jack, to me, is a symbol of the American West, the way the frontier used to be. He cares for a cemetery with one of the most famous names in the world — Lonesome Dove Cemetery. And his story is as dramatic as
Newspaper columnist Dave Lieber’s favorite Sept. 11 column was about a remarkable 9-year-old girl who wrote an unforgettable poem about the day’s events. She accurately predicted future national events that would follow that tragedy.
Getting publicity for any non-profit these days is next to impossible. So imagine Dave Lieber’s delight when the charity he co-founded 14 years ago suddenly was the star of a reality TV show pilot.
When I saw Jeanne Robertson at the National Speakers Association convention in Orlando, I complimented her on the seven million views she earned on her YouTube channel, JeanneRobertson.
“Eight million,” she quickly corrected. Now it’s almost 10
Newspaper columnist and speaker Dave Lieber celebrates his first five years as a member of the North Texas chapter of the National Speakers Association.
The best part is the incredible group of speakers friends who shared their life knowledge and experience.These amazing entrepreneurs taught him that
Dave Lieber admits that he obsesses over the way he gets introduced before his public speeches. And he’s got good reason for that: Once a man said, “Here’s our guest. He’s a Jewish boy, and, in fact, he’s my favorite little Jewish boy.”
April 18, 2010 is the 15th anniversary of a “holiday” Dave Lieber helped create — National Columnists Day. That’s the day the great columnist Ernie Pyle was killed in World War II.
He’s usually a very well put-together business coach. But the other day I saw this business speaker reach deep down into his heart and give the greatest speech of his life.
Former Dallas Cowboys star Russell Maryland served as Honorary Chairman of Summer Santa’s Flipping for Kids Pancake Supper.
Summer Santa is one of North Texas’ largest children’s charities. Check out the photo blog by Summer Santa Co-Founder Dave Lieber of the fun event.
Do you know the secret size cup of coffee at Starbucks?
Crusading newspaper columnist Dave Lieber of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram – founder of WatchdogNation.com – shows you how to be your own watchdog, even in the simplest matters. OK, the secret size is called a
Sometimes we wait too long to tell the people who shaped us the magic words of “Thank you.”
That’s what happened to me when a former editor, Steve Lovelady, passed away recently.