David Mann

Title/s:  Speaker, Trainer, Actor, and Director


External Webpage: http://www.davidcmann.com


David Mann is a speaker, trainer, and professional actor/director. He has trained and spoken for law firms, trial advocacy, and Minnesota CLE, as well as several corporations including General Mills, Hartford Life, Boston Scientific, Merrill Lynch, HealthPartners, Mayo Health System, and many other companies. He has been a featured speaker on the subject of communication for numerous associations, and he is on the faculty of the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.

A professional theater artist for over two decades, David has performed or directed for the Guthrie Theater, The Children’s Theatre Company, Great River Shakespeare Festival, Torch Theater, Park Square Theatre, and many others. He has written and performed critically acclaimed one-man shows that have entertained audiences across the Midwest, and he is a recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship for Storytelling. As a commercial actor, David was the spokesman for Midwest Wireless phones for six years, and has appeared in television and radio commercials locally and nationally.

David received a Bachelor of Science of Speech degree from Northwestern University, and went on to receive a Classical Acting Diploma at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Before he began training business professionals he was a theatre teacher in a Minnesota high school, and later created a writing and performance program for students that remains at the core of the Guthrie Theater's education department.

David lives in St. Anthony, Minnesota with his wife and two sons.


BS, Speech/Theatre, Northwestern University, Evanston IL, 1988

Program Areas

Advanced Courtroom Communication