When I read poor or average writing, I feel compelled to make it better. Whether it’s a website, article, email, or wine label, I have a Pavlovian response to run to the writing and fix it. I founded David Telisman Communications to harness this passion and serve my clients by communicating their value to their audiences. We create valuable content for businesses so they can connect better with their customers and prospects and grow as thought leaders in their industries.
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I have worked for multi-national corporations, mid-sized and pint-sized companies, as well as start-ups with clients representing a cross-section of industries from retail, financial, and professional services to non-profit and entertainment. Before that, I worked in education as an editor for Pearson Corporation, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. I also taught high school English, which served as my crash-course in learning how to engage an audience. My teaching career began with a student leaving a note on my desk that read: “No more Mr. Telisman. Please!” and concluded with that same person telling me on my last day, “You made me love English.” Additionally, I was as a journalist, writing features and news stories for Forum Publishing Group in South Florida, The Post Tribune, and The Times of Northwest Indiana in Gary and Munster, Indiana.
I grew up in Miami, Florida and attended high school at Fordham Prep in the Bronx, New York. Returning home, I graduated from the University of Miami (Go Canes!) with a Bachelor’s in English and Communications. I then moved to Chicago, by way of Merrillville, Indiana and earned my Master of Education from DePaul University.
I once spent five good minutes with Eddie Vedder on a dock in Montrose Harbor in Chicago. Whoever said, "never meet your heroes," never met him. He was lovely...I'm still waiting for Pearl Jam to write a new song about the experience.
Enough about me. I’m excited to learn about you and how we can work together on your next project. Here's to a successful partnership, telling your story the way it was meant to be told, and winning you new business.
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