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David & Team Meade lend a helping hand at the EY Big Event

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Over 1500 EY delegates agree on building a Better Working World together

For two days, straight after the Christmas break, David and his team were honoured to work alongside EY at their all Ireland event held in the Convention Centre Dublin. David Meade Ltd. had been working to bring this event together over the course of 9 months and David himself was the lead host and facilitator across both days.

To kick off on day 1, over 500 managers from all the EY offices in Ireland participated in interactive sessions that focussed on the science of motivation, influence and persuasion. Following this highly energetic session, delegates delved into an insightful personality profiling exercise whereby they were split into four teams and were asked to complete individual and group activities to explore what they’d discovered in more depth. To finish off the day, delegates participated in the impactful Big Picture activity. Teams were asked to complete activities, collect resources and contribute in the creation of a mural, that was revealed at the evening event, and the became the backdrop of the conference the next day. The buzz in the room when the mural was unveiled was electrifying.

Day 2 was another jam-packed day, but instead of 500 delegates, there were over 1500. All EY Ireland employees travelled to Dublin to participate in activities facilitated by David, that focussed on motivation, engagement, high performance and community engagement. The highlight for many of the delegates on day 2 was the final Helping Hands activity. Delegates were asked to create, from scratch, a prosthetic hand, to be sent to Cambodia and Uganda for those who have lost their arms due to land mines. The care and pride that the participants took in creating a useful implement was evident in the feedback that was received after the event.

Click here to get a watch an overview of all that the event entailed.

It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of such a successful event and we look forward to assisting further organisations in similar events.

 

David brings a breath of fresh mountain air to Celanese Winter Business Summit

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

David delivers an engaging and mind-bending keynote address

David was honoured to be invited along to the Celanese Winter Business Summit & 100th Year Anniversary Celebration as their guest speaker. The summit was held in the beautiful and stunning surroundings of Arosa, Switzerland.

Petra Czugler, Celanese, commented “David’s performance was everything and more we could ask for! He engaged with the audience from the very first minute and kept us excited and suspended all the way through. David has a great personality and a wonderful sense of humour, he hit exactly the right tone with the audience, which was not an easy task given that it was a very intimate setting.

We felt that he is a part of the team and the business elements he brought into the act were just the right types. I knew we made the right decision by selecting David as our guest speaker when I saw our executives and guest in animated conversation and fully participating in the small assignments he gave the team, not to mention the roaring laughter that accompanied each trick and joke.

David connected very well with our clients and kept them entertained even after the act. We received many compliments on selecting him, and his act was even a topic of conversation during the breakfast next day which is a sure sign of his success. We received overwhelmingly positive feedback on him, in fact many of our clients signalled that they would be interested in working with David in the future. 

David provides great entertainment, he is a highly engaging and authentic speaker, performs amazing tricks and I can guarantee that you will ask him to come back for more.”

David serves up a sunny side keynote at Dublin Convention Bureau breakfast

Friday, February 2nd, 2018

€64 million worth of business tourism makes 2017 a success

 

 

David was very excited to be invited along to the Dublin Convention Bureau Business Breakfast. The breakfast was to thank all of the Dublin Convention Bureau private sector partners, for another positive business tourism year in Dublin. 2017 has been a success, with €64 million worth of business tourism seen in Dublin during 2017 and further events confirmed for the city and county as far out as 2022.

Sam Johnson,Manager, Dublin Convention Bureau had this to say about working with David “Starting with the pre-event communications and contract – this was so easy, straight forward and understandable with all the detail you could need, written in plain English.

The briefing with David was very easy and straight forward too. He had a great idea of what would work and made that discussion easy. On the day, he was fantastic to deal with. No airs and graces, making it so easy. His technical knowledge also worked well with the AV team. The content and pitch of the event was spot on. He read the audience well,they were entertained and educated. They were buzzing! David was fun, exciting & stress-free to work with!”

David ‘lifts’ spirits on Blue Monday with levitation to Northern Ireland

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Dubliners were transported to a whole new level on Blue Monday 2018

15th January 2018:  Dublin’s spirits were lifted to a new level this Blue Monday as commuters on the streets were levitated to 2018’s number one region to visit, Belfast and the Causeway Coast, as voted by the world’s travel guide book, Lonely Planet.

On a day considered the gloomiest of the year, with post-Christmas blues and looming credit card bills, Discover Northern Ireland stopped people in their tracks with a mind-bending physical levitation and unique optical illusion. Mentalist, TV personality and Northern Ireland native David Meade opened up the eyes of Dublin to Northern Ireland by physically floating passers-by within an iconic Belfast and Causeway Coast backdrop.

With holiday and getaway planning usually at its peak during the first month of the year, workers were inspired on their lunch break by the show-stopping act and stunning landscapes to book a short break to Northern Ireland.

David Meade, Northern Ireland native and mentalist, commented, “It was fantastic to see the crowds in Dublin stop in their tracks with commuters being whisked away to Northern Ireland in an instant. The Lonely Planet accolade has well and truly elevated Belfast and the Causeway Coast’s status across the globe and I hope by lifting people’s spirits on such a gloomy day, these top regions will be firmly placed on Dublin commuters ‘must-see’ list this year.”

Fiona Cunningham, Tourism NI ROI Market Manager, commented, “There is no better way to start 2018 than being transported to the No 1 Hotspot for the year on this dreary Monday in January and being able to experience a new and  inspiring destination on our doorstep. So much has yet to be explored in Northern Ireland by ROI visitors and key factors such as close proximity and a favourable exchange rate makes it a perfect time to visit.

“With Lonely Planet crowning Belfast and the Causeway Coast the number one place to visit in the world, we expect many visitors will be curious and want to experience it for themselves. From Titanic Belfast to the Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge, there are many well-known attractions to visit but there are also fantastic hidden gems to explore and a variety of activities to pack in to make a truly memorable short break.”

The region claimed the top spot because “it is deservedly now recognised as a must-visit destination by travellers from across the globe,” according to James Smart, Lonely Planet’s Destination Editor for Britain and Ireland.

He added, “Dynamic Belfast has put its troubled past behind it and is a city transformed, its streets packed with buzzing bars and great stories, while the coastline beyond boasts spectacular scenery and plenty of great diversions.”

To book a short break to Belfast and the Causeway Coast visit: www.discovernorthernireland.com

 

David’s “body of work” captivates audience at the International CarTrawler Winter Conference

Monday, November 13th, 2017

David’s insightful & captivating talk benefits 150 international attendees

David was invited along to CarTrawlers Winter Conference 2 day event in Wicklow, to address the international audience of 150 Senior Executives.

Lia Bresnihan, Marketing Director for Car Trawler said, “David spoke at the International CarTrawler Winter Conference last week, to an audience of 150 senior executives from the travel and car rental industry.  David was the highlight of the 2 day conference, from the second he walked on stage he captivated the entire room and delivered, not only a highly entertaining, but also insightful talk that everyone benefited from.  We are already planning how we can get David back!” 

David addresses international audience at SPAR LOGIT Conference

Friday, November 10th, 2017

David breaks down language barriers during captivating keynote

David Meade was honoured to attend the SPAR International LOGIT Conference to deliver a keynote presentation to a diverse and multicultural audience.

Tom Rose, Head of International Operations at Spar International, had the following to say,

“David delivered the key note address at our International Logistics and IT conference. The audience consisted of colleagues from fifteen countries with a diverse cultural base. The conference language was English, with delegates at different levels of proficiency, with additional simulations translation into Chinese and Russian. The whole audience were captivated by David’s clear and well passed delivery with illustration that the whole audience could relate with. He was also very respectful with the cultural differences in the group, taking time to understand the audience and adapt his delivery accordingly. This allowed the audience and translators to understand and communicate effectively. I was particularly pleased with the feedback from my Russian colleagues who were fascinated by the talk through the translation. An excellent speaker, I would highly recommend David to international businesses.”

David works his powers of influence at CBI MSB 2017 Conference

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

David navigates delegates through their competitive business world

David delivered an inspiring presentation for medium sized businesses in Northern Ireland, on how to achieve maximum influence, whilst working within their current parameters.

 Angela McGowan, CBI, Northern Ireland Director said “On behalf of CBI, I would like to thank you for your participation and support at our recent MSB conference at the Slieve Donard Hotel. The theme is a particularly important one for CBI, and we were very grateful for your contribution on the day. The feedback from our delegates has been extremely positive and I hope you feel the time and effort you invested in the event was worthwhile too – I really do appreciate your support for this event. I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

 

David provides warming entertainment for sleepers at Action for Children BYTE Night 2017

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017

Action for Children, so far, have raised over £60K in NI & £1M across the UK!

 

 

David was honoured to be invited along to Action for Children’s BYTE Night 2017, to provide entertainment for the amazing sleepers, guests and fundraisers, who do a wonderful & selfless job to raise money for a much needed cause.

Julie Harvey, Fundraiser, Action for Children has this to say ” I would like to take this opportunity, on behalf of Action for Children Northern Ireland and the Byte Night NI Board, to thank you very much for your amazing support for Byte Night this year. All our sleepers and guests really enjoyed the evening’s entertainment and that was down to your amazing set. You had us thoroughly entertained and you certainly put people in a good mood and got them ready for the sleep out. Our Young Ambassadors also really appreciated the time you took to chat to them and put them at ease, and it made the evening really special for them”

 

 

David hits the spot in target winning keynote at IoD Young Directors Conference

Monday, October 16th, 2017

David delivers an intellectual, well-versed and comical keynote & masterclass

David was excited to be invited to the IoD Young Directors Conference to deliver a keynote address and masterclass.

Julie-Anne Clarke from IoD had the following to say, “David delivered an excellent keynote address and master class, which was intellectual, well-versed and comical.  Very engaging, fun, informal and included a lot of concrete learning objectives, which delegates could add to their practical toolkit.Delegates commented on how interactive and humorous the keynote & workshop was. They enjoyed the use of the novelty microphone and how David was able to set the tone and relax the entire room. David was able to relate to all delegates in the room, regardless of what director/career level they were at and that he had defined learning objectives which they could put to practical use. I would absolutely recommend David!”

David delivers blinding keynote at CitiBank ‘Be More” Event

Friday, October 13th, 2017

David delivers engaging, knowledgable and funny keynote

David was invited to deliver a keynote presentation to the wonderful staff at CitiBank’s Be More Event.

Michael Shannon from Citi said, “The event was fantastic. As always David’s style is very engaging and he keeps you on the edge of your seat. He brings the subject to life and his real world examples make it easy to apply learning back in the workplace. David is engaging, funny and knowledgable. I would 100% recommend David!