"David’s thoughtful and engaging approach to team building was so successful the first time we brought him back for a second round. His natural warmth and positive energy creates a welcoming atmosphere allowing workshop participants to relax and be open to making new connections. His detail oriented style and custom programming allowed us to train over 100 staff with unique, fun and effective team building exercises. I highly recommend him to create stronger bonds between employees and build more productive teams."
Jason Lavender Senior Consultant
"Presenting is a crucial skill that we as engineers tend to practice less often than our peers in the business school. This workshop was a perfect example of why the Galante Business Engineering program is so important to me and my Fellows; it allowed us to build and hone the skills we would not normally address in our coursework, but which will be extremely important in our careers.
This event really helped me to visualize how I want to appear when speaking and made me eager to continue to improve."
Jessica Lewis Galante Engineering Business Program Fellow
“David fills a room with confidence. He brings it out in people. He goes above and beyond to understand his audiences’ needs in order for them to get the most out of his lessons. He is extremely good at what he does and has helped and continues to help the Architecture/Engineering/Construction thrive in public speaking.”
Alexandra Saccone Education Director, Society for Marketing Professionals Services
"Hi David...when we polled our staff yesterday about Monday’s “Power Presenter” workshop the reviews were overwhelmingly favorable! Everyone who participated said they greatly enjoyed and appreciated how interactive it was and that it was unique compared with other trainings they’ve attended on the topic.
...the exercises you put us through were completely novel and helped us think about the real goals behind effective public speaking and presentation-giving. Thanks for the terrific session you did with us, we all look forward to next Monday’s Workshop #2!"
Monica Zgola Office Manager
"David...Thank you so much for leading a public speaking workshop for Enroot students of Somerville High School last week! We got outstanding feedback from everyone...many wished they could have more lively and engaging speakers like you. Thank you for this great workshop!"
Anna Leversee Enroot Program Director
Hi David...Thank you SO much for a fantastic day! This was one of the best team building events I've participated in - it was fun, action-oriented, and gave us all tangible takeaways to think about and implement.
Thanks for bringing such a positive energy to the team, and helping us think differently about communication.
Dianna Sawyer Director of Content & Curriculum
“Your teaching style was conducive to greater self discovery and awareness. You are truly a remarkable instructor and I am emulating your style by incorporating your techniques and encouraging self expression with my students.”
Lisa Hesch Boxborough Gymnastic Center
"David’s command of the room, self-deprication, charm, and humor immediately set our group of 18 at ease. He masterfully placed each person — from part-time admin staff to jet-setting principals — on equal footing, doling out equal amounts of time to each team member. He ensured everyone left the workshop feeling more confident and comfortable, and each had specific individualized notes for improvement to contemplate. The entire workshop was thought-provoking, useful, and fun. Thank you, David!”
Steven Rosen President & Creative Director
"This training was incredibly valuable and I believe our team will benefit immediately from the methods you suggested for enhancing our speaking capabilities. Your enthusiasm was also contagious, we truly had a fun time! We plan to use your suggestions in our training, presentations and everyday work!"
Dayna, Molly, Sue, Gisella, Liz & Priscila Neighborhood Partnerships Team
“I wanted to thank you for the energy, enthusiasm, fun and concrete learning opportunities that you brought to the recent AmeriCorps Member Regional Training .... Without a doubt, members left with not only new skills, but also an increased confidence in their ability to communicate more effectively as they complete their year of service and move forward in their careers. I hope to partner again with you in the future.”
Lisl Hacker Director of Training and Technical Assistance
"David is fantastic! He is clearly passionate about the topic, very engaging with the audience and successfully addressed individual needs while also creating a comfortable group dynamic. Truly one of the best workshops I have ever attended."
Sandy St. Louis Director of Strategic Communication & Marketing
"Hi David... From designers to architects and senior leadership, the feedback has been universally positive. Both individuals and small teams have been able to immediately incorporate your ideas and recommendations into their formal presentations.
I look forward to working with you to develop more programs for 2017 and beyond!"
Perrin McCormick PR & Communications Manager
“David's professionalism and insight has been an important part of my team's success on multiple projects! He has a great understanding of team dynamics and knows how best to optimize people's strengths.”
Kathleen Dooley Broad Institute, IT Project and Portfolio Manager,
“… I can confidently say that David is one of the most intelligent, adaptable, and creative professionals I have ever worked with. What makes him such an impressive person is his ability to adapt to almost any scenario on the fly with great efficiency. I've see him do this as a performer, a director, a teacher, and a project manager. I couldn't recommend an individual more strongly."
Andy Short Director of Fireside Improv
"Thanks to you I have recently acquired a faculty position! Your encouragement and practical approach allowed me to relax and be at my best. I have never felt so confident interviewing or speaking in public. I look forward to using my new skills in my classroom!"
Maryam Dehnavi Assistant Professor at Rutgers University
"David...I wanted to thank you for hosting such a wonderful Customer Service workshop for our team last week. Recognizing that our colleagues should be treated with as much support and kindness as our customers has made a wonderful impact on how we operate. We have already started implementing the tools and methods you shared with us. Thank you for a great session, and I hope to see you for another training in the future!"
Jess Wicox Student/Faculty Liason & Placement Coordinator