Russ Dantu

Russ Dantu

Calgary, Alberta
Business Growth, Customer Service and Sales Expert
Russ Dantu is an employee and customer retention specialist who has been delivering workshops, seminars, and keynotes on customer service for over 20 years. Russ Dantu engages his audiences with proven strategies to take their service from average to awesome, mundane to magnificent, and sloppy to superior.
  • Change Management
  • Communications
  • Employee Management
  • Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Teamwork
  • Business Growth
  • Business Management
  • Conference
  • Education & Teachers
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Guest Panelist & Guided Q&A
  • Inspirational
  • Motivation


Russ Dantu is a sought-after “Business Essentials” speaker who has been delivering workshops, seminars and keynotes on customer service, presentation skills and networking for over two decades. He has spoken across Canada and the US. Dantu has over 35 years of management, sales and customer service experience.

As a customer service expert, Russ Dantu speaks on retention, culture and customer satisfaction through his highly entertaining, inspiring keynote presentations and workshops. He is passionate about helping others elevate their customer service practices to stand out from competitors. He helps businesses and associations design effective solutions to solve employee issues, create a
positive culture, build customer relations and increase customer retention.

With regard to Presentation Skills, Russ Dantu has helped thousands of individuals and groups up their game in the public and professional speaking arena. This essential life skill is something that wasn’t taught to most of us in school, and yet, can elevate our status and position within the workplace and community.

Lastly, Russ Dantu is a Master Networker, who has made over $1.5 million dollars in the last 10 years as a direct result of networking. Learning how to work the room, meet the right people and communicate your pitch in a clear, concise and creative way is a skill that separates you from others in networking situations.

Russ Dantu is described by his followers as energetic, inspiring, and completely different from the way he teaches! His sessions are described as entertaining, enlightening and highly interactive. A partial customer list includes Volkswagen, Subway, Manulife, Investors Group, Travel Alberta, City of Whitehorse and Alberta Equestrian Federation.

His workshops and seminars are known to be highly entertaining and filled with group activities to drive the message home and leave your audience with the tools they need for immediate results. He has helped thousands of people increase their company’s overall health, teaching them to not only survive but thrive

Whether you are looking for a break-out session, a 2-hour, half-day or full-day workshop, or a keynote to open or close your upcoming event, find out what this award-winning speaker can offer your audience!



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Russ Dantu Topic Presentations

if good customer service is common sense, why isn’t it common practice?

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  • Do you ever wonder why some businesses barely survive and others thrive?
    Do you ever wonder why 80% of businesses aren’t around within 5 years of opening their doors?
    Do you ever wonder why your competition is doing so much better than you?

    Delivering exceptional customer service on a consistent basis is the key to success. This keynote will have your people looking at customer service in a whole new light! Packed with stories, stats, tips, and techniques, your audience will leave equipped to stand out from their competition and exceed their customers’ expectations immediately!

creating your x-factor

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  • Long before the TV show came out, this session was designed to help you stand out from your competition, help you differentiate yourself in your marketplace, and show people the benefits of you being different!

communication breakdown

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  • Whether dealing with an unhappy customer or your staff, learning how to effectively communicate with them is paramount! There are many different communication devices we use to reach people and each one must be done properly in order to be effective.

dealing with difficult customers

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  • How we handle difficult situations with our customers will determine how much repeat business we actually receive. Learning the E.N.D.E.A.R. method and understanding the different types of customers will ensure we take care of their needs immediately and keep them happy!

the 24 essential customer service nuggets

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  • Ideal for new employees or people just entering the workforce. Basic in concept but of the utmost importance. It’s going back to the basics….something all professional teams do when things aren’t going right!

shift happens

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  • This is all about CHANGE! Change has to happen and if you won’t, you will get left behind! Learn some effective techniques to help even the most stubborn employees shift easily into new situations!

building the dream team

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  • Learn how to build the ultimate team and keep them happy and loyal. Having this advantage in your specific industry will make you the envy of all your competitors!

internal customer service

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  • Every person and every department believe their jobs are the most important in the company. Learning how to work together in harmony is the key. This session will teach you some easy solutions to make it happen!

master the art of public speaking

  • Virtual PresentationKeynote PresentationWorkshop SessionHalf Day TrainingFull Day Training
  • Whether you are emceeing a Wedding or other event, asked to present a toast, delivering an impactful eulogy, or delivering a speech to a group of 5 or 500, learning some basic tools for success on the platform will make you look like a professional!

    These workshops can be fully customized to fit your specific needs and we can even add video analysis to really take your presentation to the next level!

youth - how to find your v.o.i.c.e.

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  • This presentation will inspire your school or youth group to look at their own lives, make the right choices and help others find their path in life! Several personal stories, videos, music and a simple formula are delivered in a lively and entertaining way to keep their attention. Some topics covered by Russ in this presentation are bullying, racism, drugs & alcohol, acceptance, peer pressure, suicide, and how to find your V.O.I.C.E.

Russ Dantu travels from Calgary, Alberta & delivers customized and tailored keynote speeches, presentations, workshops and training sessions. on the topics enlisted below. These services are designed for a variety of audiences, industries, and event types and event formats.


If good customer service is common sense… then we definitely hired the right individual! Your presentation was especially eye opening for individuals within the Equine Industry, as sometimes our customers are not only people but horses too! It is imperative that individuals within our industry are continually offering superb customer service, not only to keep the industry growing but to strengthen our sense of community and to ensure that our equine partners are receiving top-of-the-line care as well, so that as athletes, they are able to perform to the best of their abilities. Your presentation was refreshing to our group and offered an outside perspective on how to offer excellence...

Erin L.

Alberta Equestrian Federation

Russ gave a refreshing and real world presentation on how to wow your customers and turn them into raving fans. He had lots of positive comments from our participants at our Las Vegas event. Russ is a wealth of excellent information with great energy and I would recommend him to any group looking for a speaker on customer service.

Jon Meredith

Sr. Manager Dealer Business Development
Volkswagen of America

Russ spoke at the 2017 Residential Construction Industry Conference and was a hit. He kept the delegates engaged throughout his session and has had positive feedback since.

Kendall Franklin

Residential Construction Industry Conference

If you want to energize your personnel, make them laugh, and provide them with the best training for Service Excellence, Russ Dantu is the speaker you should call!

Craig V.

Certified Guerilla Marketing Coach

Russ came to speak to our institution about customer service and he was well received by my colleagues. Not only does he talk about customer service, he actually does what he says he will do. I was very impressed with Russ’ professionalism and would highly recommend him to every company and institution because everyone can improve their customer service! Thank you, Russ, for your presentation!

Diana P.


We hired Russ to run a workshop on Presentation Skills for about 40 junior and senior managers in our office. We only gave him an hour to run the workshop and it was great! Our staff who are typically fairly introverted warmed to Russ quite quickly and everyone got something valuable from the session. We are already talking about when we can bring him back to run something for a larger group. Loved working with him and would not hesitate to recommend him!

Jon Meredith

Sr. Manager Dealer Business Development
Volkswagen of America

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 At Your Service; A Guide to Delivering Exceptional Customer Service.
At Your Service; A Guide to Delivering Exceptional Customer Service.
At Your Service; A Guide to Delivering Exceptional Customer Service was written to help executives and employees take their customer service from mundane to magnificent.
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