What Clients Say

WHAT CLIENTS SAY About David Staughton

Keynote Speaker and Business Growth Consultant


Dave was truly fantastic! He was voted best speaker at the conference and all delegates absolutely loved him! An amazing, inspirational, highly intelligent, and very funny human being! The presentation was captivating, informative and left the audience dying for more! I honestly can’t say enough about Dave- he is truly fabulous!”

Jessica O’Brien – ASPYA Manager

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! – The extent of just how far Dave Staughton exceeded our expectations cannot be expressed! We are eternally grateful for his massive contribution to the great success of our conference. The guy just seems to know everything and has a unique and thoroughly interesting technique in getting his messages across. Dave went beyond his contracted time and continued to motivate our delegates by contributing to other sessions for hours after his keynote had finished. Without doubt the conference highlight. Don’t think – just book him!”

Matt Powis – Conference Organiser

Best Ever! – Thank you for your presentations, MC work and everything else that you did (and there was heaps!) at the Vow Financial Conference. You were the glue that held it all together and we are extremely appreciative. The feedback from our network has been extremely positive. I believe that you have truly inspired our clients to realise their full potential. Many of our clients, sponsors and brokers are calling it the ‘Best Conference Ever’.”

Matt Mitchner – Marketing Manager

“Better than excellent! – Dave practices what he preaches. There’s no doubt about it. His enthusiasm and comprehensive content motivated both Yokohama Dealers and Staff. Dave’s preparation was amazing. He had 2 meetings with me in the lead-up. He spoke with our dealers in the days prior to his presentations. He checked attended another guest another guest speaker’s presentation on similar content just to make sure his content wouldn’t conflict. He was helpful to my own presentation and future marketing material. He gave 2 presentations that had the whole room interacting and buzzing. Well done Dave.”  

C.T. Hansen – Marketing Manager


“You were a huge hit! The audience could just so easily relate to you (a testament to the amount of time and research you put into this group prior to the event, and also just how well you read a room). There was just enough humour to keep them alive and the interaction was great!” 

Penny Mitchell – Solterbeck  

(Chemtura/Bioguard Conference Organiser)

I was impressed with David when I saw him at a conference I attended and immediately approached him to speak at our upcoming National Conference. I was not disappointed. David was “right on brief”, and provided our conference delegates with an entertaining, thought provoking and articulate presentation that hit home the message he delivered on sales generation. I have only received the most positive of comments from our delegates. We would use David again without hesitation.” 

Terry Goodall CEO

Lowes conference speaker

Highly Recommended! – David was the major presenter at our annual conference and has also done a number of group presentations for training and motivation purposes. He is currently also working with us on some executive training programs. David’s presentations have always been hugely popular with all those who have attended and they have had a real impact on the business. This is not only due to his engaging presentation style but the time he invested in getting to know our business and what we wanted out of the presentation. David then designed something specifically to suit our needs. I would highly recommend David’s services to any business and we intend to use David in future endeavors as well.”

Jason Heap – National HR Manager

Lowes – Manhattan Pty Ltd (Menswear)

I strongly recommend Dave’s work both as a professional speaker and as a corporate trainer. His dedication to his work, enthusiasm in getting a result for all stakeholders and clients is second to none as is his creativity and knowledge of best business principles, coaching techniques and the marketplace.”

Nilesh Payda – Franchise Manager

“A heartfelt thank you for all the effort and work that you went to on behalf of Tyrepower last weekend.  Dave, there is no doubt in my mind that your contribution throughout the International Conference in Sydney will be remembered by the delegates and the wider audience for years to come. Plenty of thought provoking ideas combined with actionable outcomes for all.  Thank you for your part in making Sydney the best conference we have had.”

Michael Vassello – Tyrepower Conference Organiser


Dave is a favourite – energetic, compassionate, witty and well researched.” 

Vic Rodwell – Westernport Travel

Tyrepower Conference PCO

Excellent. David’s knowledge and fluency engaged the audience and had them buzzing. His ability to blend Siemens into the presentation was appreciated and gave credibility to and relevance to his examples and observations. Overall a positive thought provoking and engaging dissertation on sales and sales culture. ”

John Chapman – NSW State Manager

“It is readily apparent that Dave is a “student of industry”, possessing a vast library of business texts and journals from which he derives a wealth of useful information for inclusion in course material. This coupled with many years of experience running a highly successful function and events business, along with his frequent interaction with “practicing” hoteliers equates to Dave’s tips and techniques being very relevant and, importantly, easy to implement at a business operational level.”

Dougal Hollis – GM Operations and Membership 

“Dave was our keynote speaker  – he set the scene and the tone for our annual conference and he could not have met our objectives better – we will definitely use him again in the near future.” 

Kevin Gough – CEO

Excellent. Dave was great. His information was interesting and presented in a light hearted and enjoyable manner.  He had us all thinking and I am sure we could all recognise ourselves and our customers in his market segments.  He also gave us some good advice about using our time more valuably and valuing ourselves as one of the businesses most important asset.  Would thoroughly recommend him.”

SA Parks – Fiona Williams CEO


“Very Excellent!  Dave was excellent with “The Secrets of Selling off-peak bookings” at the RACQ Sth Qld Tourism Industry Conference. Dave motivated our delegates on many levels with ideas, strategies and concepts.  Big Dave showed us how Tourism gaps can be filled by simply changing a few words.”

Rebecca Lee – Toowoomba Golden West/South Burnett Tourism QLD

Dave tailored our sessions to align with the Vision, Mission & Values within the organisation so this made the sessions very personalised. It has empowered managers and made them think outside the box and provide better working environments.  Great tips on recruiting and easy to do practical ideas.”



“I’m sure you’ll agree that the way the delegates swamped you for further contact after the delivery is a clear indicator of your success – We’ll done and thanks again!”

Marg – Aged Care Association of Victoria

David made my life easy with his professionalism and easy going nature.  Nothing was too hard and he was such a calming influence.   He was also great in our breaks and evening events networking with our delegates and passing on his words of wisdom which they thoroughly enjoyed.”

Helen Mantle 

Dave was an excellent MC and presenter for our conference and his enthusiasm and energy was contagious.”

Margaret Beerworth 

“As a Managing Director it is often lonely at the top and I have found David to be a wonderful sounding board, with whom I have been able to discuss any topic and receive an honest, sincere and astute answer…”

David Hall, Managing Director
Goldcross Cycles (Now M.D. Oceania Bicycles)

“Thank you so much for yet another inspiring seminar. It is always great fun and leaves me feeling enthused. I think everyone enjoyed it.”


Dr Liz Walker – Gribbles Veterinary Pathology


“From the time we first made contact with Dave about conducting these seminars, he has been full of enthusiasm, energy and interest in our company and always willing to suggest new ideas, reference materials and strategies in order to improve the productivity and sales of our company. If you choose to hire  Dave, your company and staff will greatly benefit and enjoy the seminars that he delivers”

Parkside Group of Companies

 Great day yesterday! We have certainly had a lot of great feedback from the workshop. Great Stuff!”

Blue Illusion – Danny Guest M.D.


“We have always found David’s presentations valuable and entertaining and our staff have gained great knowledge and benefit from his presentations. In our opinion, David is a quality presenter and will add value to organisations and their staff” 

Ian Coates – Business Banking Manager


What a great speaker and performer. The message Dave gave to the seasoned professionals at the Institute of Management Consultant’s Forum was first class (yet again) and when these guys are impressed – say no more! Very happy to recommend Dave as a great speaker, consultant and overall good guy. Worth every cent.” 

Peter Buckingham – Treasurer and Federal Councillor

I have never met someone as entertaining as Dave. I saw him presenting a few conferences to different crowds. What a spectacular experience it was. I’m very lucky to have met him in Australia and also to have him as my Mentor lately.”

Mauro Risch,  Photographer

“Having known Dave for many years as friends and fellow members of a CEO Institute syndicate. I can certainly tell you he is an energetic and dynamic motivator, who cares about people and getting results. Dave is a brilliant public speaker/ MC who is fun and very entertaining, or as corporate trainer he is great at whipping up activity and boosting sales.

He is a unique character of high integrity and a bigger than life personality. If any business owner/executive seriously wants to improve their bottom line results, Dave is the best man to turn to.”

Ron Kucharski, Owner