David Rich

Keynote Speaker and Leading Expert on Persuasion and Motivation

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Keynote Speaker and Leading Expert on
Persuasion and Motivation

David Rich is the ONLY speaker whose style, message and legacy can be described with a single word: CONTAGIOUS!


David is founder and President of Rich Ideas and ContagiousTalk, a speaking and marketing company dedicated to helping people and companies become “contagious.” He has been speaking to association and corporate audiences since 1986.

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David has been called, “The Most Personable Speaker in America!” He is considered one of the nation’s leading experts on persuasion and “selling without selling” and is best known for his CONTAGIOUS series of presentations. Since 1986, he has made over 2500 presentations to over 2 million people in 49 states and 4 countries.


David has presented to groups ranging in size from small local churches to the Fortune 100. His corporate clients include, AT&T, Goodyear, Coca-Cola, State Farm, Gillette, Kellogg’s, Wal-Mart, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. His association clients include, Society of Consumer Affairs Professionals, National Association of Manufacturers, National Association of Catering Executives, National Association of Broadcasters, American Staffing Association, and the International Customer Service Association.


David’s most popular keynote is based on his book of the same title, “How to Click with Everyone Every Time!” His breakout and seminar presentations are his Contagious Talks.™ For sales professionals, Contagious Selling examines the state of the market place and how to sell to today’s less loyal yet more demanding customer. Contagious Service is his program on customer service that includes how to connect over the telephone & The 10 Worst Things to Say to a Customer! Contagious Leadership, a presentation for managers, executives, and supervisors that will inspire them to be the kind of leader that others will want to follow. Last, but not least is Contagious Peace, which is his program he delivers to Christian groups and churches, inspiring attendees to rest in God’s grace and sovereignty.


David’s writings have appeared in numerous national and trade magazines, including Personal Selling Power and Inc. magazine. His books include: How to Stay Motivated on a Daily Basis! (Kendall-Hunt, 1995) and How to Click with Everyone Every Time! (McGraw-Hill, 2004), which has been called the modern day version of How to Win Friends & Influence People. In 2006, David released 7 Biblical Truths You Won’t Hear in Church, But Might Change Your Life! (Harvest House, 2006), which has become an international best seller. His follow-up book, You Mean That Isn’t in the Bible: 10 Popular Beliefs That Simply Aren’t True! (Harvest House, 2008) was released in spring 2008. His most recent book, Contagious Selling, also published by McGraw-Hill, hit book shelves in 2013.

How to “Click” with Everyone Every Time!

EDUCATIONAL. Based on David’s book (McGraw-Hill, 2013) of the same title which has been called “The modern-day version of Dale Carnegie’s classic How to Win Friends & Influence People.” Relationships always has been and always will be the foundation of any successful enterprise or endeavor, yet building true, quality, loyal relationships are harder than ever. Technology may have made communication easier, faster, and more abundant, but it has made real connections less common and lessened the quality of our relationships. In this interactive and inspirational message, David shows how the depth of your relationships are your most valuable asset and shares the essential ingredients to making stronger, and deeper connections with those you interact with.

How to Stay Motivated on a Daily Basis!

MOTIVATIONAL. Based on David’s first book (Kendall-Hunt, 1995). It doesn’t matter you do, where you live, or how much money you make. We all suffer up’s and down’s in our motivation levels. How to get and stay motivated is the question to everyone’s answer. Nothing is as crucial to success to the ability to stay positive and focused on your goal. It has been said that “some people are motivated for 30 minutes, others 30 days, but it is the person who can stay motivated for 30 years that achieves great things.” In this fun, interactive and informative session, David explores the skills and habits one needs to cultivate to get and stay motivated.

The ONE Thing in Life That You Know For Sure… “You Never Know!”

INSPIRATIONAL. Based on David’s personal story on how he became “Rich.” David explores the theory that the best things in life always happen and usually after what we think are huge disappointments. Through story and inspiring example, David explains this belief through 3 powerful lessons. First, that we are unqualified and unprepared to even know what good things are and what are bad things. Second, that what happens is not always about us. We assume that everything is about us somehow and it rarely is. Lastly, that the best thing is not always what we want but rather what we need. Through this highly empowering message, you will discover a new way to look at the events of your life that will always keep hope in your heart.

All David Rich Books

How to Click with Everyone Every Time
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Contagious Selling: How to Turn a Connection into a Relationship that Lasts a Lifetime
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