David is a conference speaker and masterclass presenter working with top tier corporations to develop leadership, improve sales, and deliver exceptional customer experiences.
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David's conference keynotes and masterclass presentations are high energy, entertaining, inspiring, funny and content rich with practical strategies and tips based on the latest in evidence-based research.
David holds degrees in Business and Human Resource Development,
an MBA, a Master Degree in Professional Ethics, and
Master of Science Degree in Applied Positive Psychology.
David's clients include...
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CONFERENCE KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS
David is booked repeatedly at corporate conferences because his audiences laugh, learn, and are inspired to personally implement practical evidence-based positive psychology strategies to boost their success and potential to flourish in their professional and personal lives.
Every conference keynote David presents is:
ENERGETIC | ENGAGING | ENTERTAINING | HUMOROUS | INSPIRING | CONTENT-RICH
David researches and tailors every presentation so that it aligns with
your people, your organisation, industry and your conference theme.
LEADERSHIP | SALES | CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE | DISRUPTION | SELF-MASTERY
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What it really takes for trustworthy Leadership
Leadership is a privilege, not just a position.
Exploring the three levels of trust that science validates are required for truly aspirational leadership (self-trust, trust in others, and earning others trust), this presentation will equip and inspire your leadership team with the confidence, courage, competence and character to proactively manage disruption, distraction and change, and create work environments where:
their goals are achieved,
their business thrives and
their people flourish.
FOR SALES & SERVICE PEOPLE
The Art & Science of Building Customer Trust
Trust-building is a science, and also an art.
In an age of information overload, customers need clarity and advice... not more information! This presentation outlines the latest in scientific evidence on how salespeople and customer service teams can fast-track customer trust, ask better questions, show meaningful value, manage and overcome obstacles and objections, close more sales and deliver exceptional customer experiences that will result in:
more new business,
repeat sales and
FOR INSPIRATION & SELF-MASTERY
Why You Need To Go Beyond Positive Thinking
Positivity broadens and builds potential!
This presentation provides a blueprint on how anyone can better manage in times of disruption and change. In a high energy and entertaining presentation, David teaches the latest evidence-based Intentional Actions that boost positivity and goal achievement and guides audience members on how to apply their Signature Strengths in ways that will positively impact their:
Team-building starts with Intentional Trust
Trust is the currency of successful teams
When we take relationships for granted we devalue their importance and this puts trust at risk. And when trust is at risk... everything is at risk. This presentation draws on evidence-based research from the field of applied positive psychology, where audience members are entertained, challenged and inspired to learn and rediscover how to have the:
Tailored Masterclass Programs
LEADERSHIP | SALES | CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT | SELF-MASTERY
David has developed a range of Masterclass Programs that he presents as a conference value-add following his keynote presentations, as a standalone conference breakout session, or as one of his highly popular in-company learning and development programs. Each masterclass is high on interaction, practical 'how to' strategies, opportunities for 'real-play' and intensive learning.
With a range of behavioural change post-delivery follow-up support resources and coaching options, the Masterclasses can range from 60 minutes, one or two day in-company learning and development programs, or delivered as an extended program over 12 months (supported with small group and one-on-one coaching), depending on your specific company/team needs.
VALIDATION IS EARNED!
David is not a 'newby' to conference speaking. He has over 20 years at the top of the speaking profession and is inducted to the Australian Professional Speakers' Hall of Fame. His clients provide overwhelmingly positive response and feedback for his high energy, high-content and entertaining presentations and masterclasses.
These are just some examples of the impact he creates.
"As a leadership group we found the Intentionomics presentation of immense value at a personal and business level. David's presentation style naturally energises the whole group, engages you all intimately and drives great outcomes. Would recommend it to any group who are serious about developing their talent."
CEO, RI ADVICE GROUP
"I am privileged to meet this country’s most prominent guest speakers. I have to say that few, if any, were able to match the style, delivery and impact of David’s presentation.”
PR MANAGER, AM CLUB SYDNEY
“As the keynote speaker at our Franchise Conference, David was engaging, motivational and entertaining. The feedback we received was more than positive and we were impressed with how his presentation was tailored to our personal needs.”
NETWORK PERFORMANCE COORDINATOR,
“One of the advisers at the Sydney program had just spent the weekend at a world renown motivational speaker's event and commented to me that he got more value out of your 45 minute presentation, which is a great reflection on the power of your presentation!”
OLIVIA SARAH-LE LACHEUR,
HEAD OF NATIONAL ACCOUNTS
“Regarding feedback for the National Conference, you were the most highly rated speaker.”
FINANCIAL PLANNING ASSOCIATION
“Feedback, well, what can I say? It was terrific. Everyone really enjoyed the presentation.”
JOHNSON & JOHNSON
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David's Books & Resources
(including his Amazon top 10 best seller in two categories - Intentionomics)
FOR CONFERENCE ORGANISERS
(Working with David & Liz)
Liz Penglase is David's business partner and wife, and if you ask anyone connected with the conference and event industry, they'll sing Liz's praises for her likeability, flexibility, client focus and organisation skills.
If there's anything you can't find here that you need, or if you'd like us to add or change something for your event, contact Liz on (+61) 2 9546 2492.
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