What Clients Say

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

Margaret Beerworth
Pharmacy Guild of Australia ACT

Delorenzo Haircare

“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 Obrien
ASPYA Manager

The Outdoor Furniture Specialists

“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

Vow Financial Services

“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

Yokohama Tyres Tyres & More Franchise Conference NZ

“Better than excellent! – Big 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)

BIG4 Holiday Parks

“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

BIG4 Holiday Parks of Australia Pty Ltd


“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,

National Australia Bank

IMC – Institute of Management Consultants

“What a great speaker and performer. The message Big 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

Tyres and More

“I strongly recommend Big 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


“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 AHA (Vic)

TOP 10 Holiday Parks NZ

“Big Dave was our key note 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

Top 10 Holiday Parks Group (now GM Golden Chain NZ)