Building a Nice Brand with Dave Delaney

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Dave Delaney is a communication expert and founder of FutureForth. He brings his Nice Method to his work as a keynote speaker, author, and consultant—helping leaders and aspiring leaders improve their communication and relationship building. We discussed all of this and more this week on the On Brand podcast.

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About Dave Delaney

Dave Delaney is a communication expert and founder of He teaches leaders the Nice Method, which emphasizes compassion, empathy, and inclusivity in communication. He’s worked with brands like Google and LinkedIn and is a keynote speaker and author of several books, including “New Business Networking” and “The Nice Method.” Dave is passionate about helping others improve their communication skills and building stronger relationships.

Episode Highlights

Why do we so often forget the “nice” in our communication with others? Dave summed it up in one word—empathy. “We don’t pause long enough in our back and forths. Slowing down is a big part of my work.”

Nice networking. We talked a lot about the bad actors that have given networking a bad name. But, as Dave noted, “Networking is essential in business.”

What about internal networking? This too is essential. Dave shared that a big part of FutureForth’s work is focused on employee retention. “If people have friends at work, they’re less likely to leave.”

What brand has made Dave smile recently? Dave shared his story of discovering Well Being non-alcoholic beer back in 2020. This brand and others led to his three years of sobriety. He also gave a shout out to Diageo for the launch of Guinness Zero. Finally!

To learn more, connect with Dave on LinkedIn and

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