Broadcaster, Lecturer, Researcher and one of Europe’s most sought after Keynote Speakers
Academic, renowned voice of business, and a speaker whose innovative style forces audiences to think critically about the challenges they face. David combines his love of live performance and mentalism, and interest in popular psychology, consumer behaviour and choice, to deliver impactful, highly entertaining talks.
David Meade’s sessions are designed to generate fast and sustainable performance improvements inside his client organisations. A first class honours graduate from Ulster University’s School of International Business, his work as a lecturer and award winning researcher in business and strategy with one of Ireland’s leading Universities has built his reputation as one of Europe’s most sought after organisational speakers, trainers, and facilitators.
David’s personal interests have always focused on aspects of organisational psychology, consumer behaviour and choice, and by combining these professional and personal passions with his dynamic and engaging presentation style, David has become known for an innovative style that forces audiences to think critically about the challenges around them.
Over 85% percent of his diary is spent working at the executive, management, and leadership levels on motivating and inspiring some of the largest and most diverse organisations to work more effectively. He cultivates decades of cutting edge research into personal and professional effectiveness to build scientifically sound and evidence based development programs that create demonstrable improvements in companies of all sizes.
David’s CPD and motivational programmes are designed to build relationships, develop sustainable organisational engagement, and inspire and enthuse attendees to embrace the new cultures and values that the client espouses. All session content is delivered in a high energy and interactive style that captures attention and makes salient messages more easy to digest, while also being predicated on evidence based research and techniques that have been rigorously peer reviewed, tested, and published by appropriate research outlets.
David has a track record of delivering motivational and development programmes to very large private and public sector clients that are facing substantial organisational challenges.
Attendees will be empowered with a toolkit that they can use immediately in their role, irrespective of hierarchical level, that can make fundamental changes to how they see the company and their role in it. By the end of the presentation, the participants will feel excited and enthused about the opportunities that the future offers the individuals and teams that comprise it. They will also feel stimulated to meaningfully engage in the future development of the organisation.
You may want to go deeper into a topic for your audience. The keynote topics can be tailored and developed to suit your audience needs, be it a 90-minute Masterclass, a half-day or full-day workshop or a full online or face-to-face programme. Please contact one of our expert team to discuss.
These are some of the types of sessions David offers:
Keynote Speaker: in his high energy and thought provoking corporate keynotes, he draws on his experience as a Lecturer and Researcher in International Business at one of the countries most respected universities. Cultivating decades of cutting edge management and leadership research from some of the world’s most eminent sources, David has shown some of the most successful organisations in the world how they can work more efficiently and effectively. Topics include leadership, motivation, innovation, decision making, change, problem solving, creativity, communication, and sales.
Entertainer: David’s live act has won critical acclaim all over the world. This year the Sunday Times (London) said David was “the best thing to come out of Ireland in a very long time”, and the Daily Mirror said “an astonishing talent…that has to be seen to be believed”. With a show that is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping, he reveals private PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts, and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! Created with the international corporate audience in mind, it’s delivered in the very best taste and is a perfect fit for events craving something ‘different’.
In addition to his ‘corporate’ offering, David runs his own sell out nationwide theatre tour which runs annually every January-March and continues to write in and star in a host of ground breaking BBC TV Projects.
Host/MC: David has developed an MC/Hosting package that’s designed specifically to link an event programme together. It’s designed to underline the important organisational messages while also maintaining energy and interest in the room. Most importantly it links the event together in an engaging and cohesive manner, stripping out the usual dead time. David drives the agenda ensuring momentum is kept at a high as well as chairing/moderating Q&A sessions. It’s a fantastic way to keep the event moving and maintaining energy in the room throughout the event.
“We engaged David to provide the main after dinner entertainment at the Annual Dinner of our Association. And David provided entertainment with a capital E as he wowed the audience with his mentalist acts. David is magnificent in what he does, he oozes personality and brings a tremendous amount of humour. Our dinner was now a month ago and I still have people coming up to me and talking about it. It was probably the best after dinner entertainment we have had in all 29 years of existence of our association. In our preparations and during the evening I also found David a very friendly and warm person to interact with.” – Remco de Vries, Irish Association of Treasurers
“I had the pleasure of working with David on our 2015 global sales kickoff- a critical event given the integration of two distinct sales teams from different corporate cultures. David’s intellectual, humorous, and personal approach had a positive impact far beyond my expectations. More importantly, our global team thoroughly enjoyed David’s session, and took away valuable ideas along with an extra bounce in their step heading into a new exciting year. I will absolutely use David again, and would recommend him to anyone looking to make a memorable impact at their event.” – Phil Saunders, Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales, Gemalto
“We had such a fantastic time in Belfast and your session at the conference and then the dinner was just wonderful. In our feedback 77% of respondents gave your session 5/5 which was just brilliant, we also got some very nice comments: Outstanding and breathtaking. It also contained a lot of useful and practical tips | Best external speaker ever! What he presented can actually be applied and is relevant for any industry | Wonderful session | Excellent lecture, engaging and rich of ideas, conveyed in a very original way | Most people will agree this was a great session. Very good to see him at the Dinner too | We need more of these sessions
“David engaged, entertained and taught at our staff day in May 2015.Our staff are responsible for the delivery of education and training to 25 medical specialties in Ireland and David’s brief was to deliver leadership skills and instil personal ownership for organisational change. David connected with the audience from the start gained their confidence established his credibility and delivered an inspiring tutorial on leadership and change. The staff became active participants and took away practical tools and techniques to use in their daily work. I have never before seen our staff, predominately educationalists (with a liberal sprinkling of PHDs), so engaged and willing to participate and learn.
The feedback has been incredibly positive and I have no doubt our staff are better equipped to carry out their vital role of training and educating doctors as a result of meeting , learning and being inspired by David Meade.” – Dr Leonard JP O’Hagan CBE DL, Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
“David delivered an incredibly insightful session on his work. His tips made a genuine impact on the audience who couldn’t scribble them down fast enough. There’s been loads of positive feedback. Awesome stuff. Educational, insightful and fun. I couldn’t think of a better way to start a Monday morning.” Charles Pym, Business Development Director,
“Wonderful – We are STILL talking about it – have had loads of emails about how great it was. I’m really grateful . Thanks again!!!!!!” – James McCullagh, Event coordinator, Saatchi & Swatch
“A standing ovation that seemed to last forever. I have never seen so many open mouths. Over three months later the staff are still talking about David.” – Apple Inc.
“The energy in the room is beyond anything I have ever experienced at a conference.” – PWC
“I’d heard about David from colleagues but didn’t really believe the hype until I experienced it – fascinating and utterly priceless.” – UK CABINET OFFICE, WESTMINSTER