"Just a note to thank you once again for a terrific
job last night. You certainly made the evening special for
our graduates and left us all with something to think about
and act on."
Norma MacIntosh, Program Director, Business Education and
Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension, Mount Royal
"Thank you for an exceptionally stimulating presentation
which you provided to our management team recently
in Calgary. Your presentation was a great addition
to our goals of team building and personal and professional
development. Your presentation style was informative and educational
with a highly professional conversational approach. I have
had many positive comments from our group".
Ralph B. Young, President, Melcor Developments Ltd.
"On behalf of the Faculty of Continuing Education
and Extension, Mount Royal College, I would like to thank
you for facilitating our Professional Development Day... Your
excellent presentation on marketing received very positive
feedback. The interactive manner in which you engaged our
staff was very stimulating and thought provoking. I think
that we are now much more cognizant of the multiple facets
of any advertising message. Thank you for a very pleasant
and informative day".
Donna Spaulding, Dean, Faculty of Continuing
Education and Extension, Mount Royal College
"Thank you very much for your presentation to our
annual convention. The position of closing speaker is difficult
and you sent us home with plenty to think about. Your presentation
gave us a unique and entertaining perspective on how to understand
and communicate with individual styles as well as how we can
reduce conflict and stress in difficult situations. That is
very important to our success. On a personal note, there is
an individual in our group I have been avoiding. I never really
understood where he was coming from or his motives, so I distrusted
him. It turned out that one of the few available spaces to
sit to listen to your session was at the same table with this
person.... thanks to the information you presented, I began
to understand how he forms his ideas and methods and the distrust
I had been feeling melted away".
Chris Dodd,Conference Co-ordinator, CWWGA
"Thank you for speaking at our convention: “It’s
Your Tomorrow” the delegates were truly appreciative
of the information presented. Your contribution was, in no
small part, important in making this event the great success
that it was. Here are their comments: Concise and informative;
good content, very organized; very good; outstanding - best
yet!; valuable information; very effective; great impact;
very polished, good spice; dynamic and fun".
Christine Paley, Convention Coordinator
Canadian Association of Financial Planners
"I think this course is exactly what our team needed.
Very informative 2 day session."
CUCS Meeting Organizer
you for your (keynote) presentation at our “Kick off
Rally”… Your talk “Insights Into Your Personal
Style - Building Dynamic Connections with Others” was
excellent. Your participation has enabled us to have our best
Rempel, President, Calgary Chamber of Commerce
at an Innovative Thinking Seminar
"I just wanted to let you know that I thoroughly enjoyed
your seminar… It's amazing how a person tends to fall
in to the same old habits and something as simple as driving
a different way to work can make a difference in a productive
day. Great ideas and great enthusiasm, contagious even!"
Tannas Walsh, Director of Operations
TMP Group Inc.
" I thoroughly enjoyed your presentation…I
am definitely keeping your info close at hand and can think
of a few situations where I could have used these tools.
It is always warming to meet a creative soul."
CRAZY HOUSE Home Staging
from Participants at a Marketing Seminar
really enjoyed your presentation; the marketing booklet is
especially helpful. That's the most complete simple template
for a marketing plan I've seen…I'm in Boston now with
many projects to manage…Although at this time of your
young company we're doing more guerilla marketing than anything
else, it's possible at some time we'll be able to work together."
attended a couple of your excellent sessions recently…
I was the guy who went at lunch and at night... you we're
too good! I just wanted to thank you for your insights. They
helped me sort out and prioritize the messages for my website.
I really liked your idea about making sure we are not just
pitching our service, but more importantly, the need for the
service. That was critical in my mind.
Thanks again for your time."
Joe MacKay, www.revovideo.com
you like best about the course?
• The fast pace.
• The clarification of terms and ideas.
• Instructor has great presentation/speaking skills.
He seems very knowledgeable.
• Very good information and public speaking. Exercises
are helpful and allow class interaction…Good cartoons
and interesting stories.
• David was a very good speaker. Very well organized.
Strong previous experience related to tactics.
"…excellent marketing and ideas man. David has
a through knowledge of marketing principles and their effect
upon business. He is creative in his thinking and has the
ability to work and think ‘outside the square’.…his
attention to detail and his willingness to go the second mile
to produce a better result. A rare combination of two skills
makes him a, ‘Creative Perfectionist’ and there
are not too many of these around!! I can thoroughly recommend
David Saxby as a sound ‘ideas and suggestions’
man in the marketing business and someone with the creative
skills that any business can benefit from."
Joe Beattie, Performance Coach.
"My biggest obstacle in my business is selling myself
so I was able to take away many great ideas to start to work
on right now. ....So much great stuff you shared. I know it
will make a big difference in my progress.
A HUGE THANKS again.
Dan Ohler, Ohlers’ Acres
Participant in Strategic Alliance Seminar
"I attended a workshop led by Dave Saxby
on Creating Strategic Alliances at the that changed my business.
When completing his worksheet, I was amazed to find that I
had been staring at a possible alliance for about six months
and didn't recognize it. Dave's ability to sharpen my awareness
and then to deliver the tools I needed to make it happen,
resulted in a strategic alliance with a major client - Thank
you for making it so easy and so rewarding."
Julie H. Ferguson,
Beacon Literary Services
"I thought an update on my first strategic alliance might
be interesting for you. This alliance has taken off like a
rocket since Christmas…we have more business than we
can handle!! We were written up in the newspaper this week
and the phones have been ringing off the hook. My "partner's"
standing within the gifted ed community has given me (and
us) the credibility I needed and my marketing, promotion,
and platform skills… Wow! Need I say more….other
than another heartfelt thank you.
Julie H. Ferguson
Participants at a Sales and Presentation Skills
What did you learn that will make you more effective in
- Provided information that I will use to improve my presentations,
as well as
tips to improve presentation skills.
- Presentation and understanding the customer needs. Sales
are not made
after the first attempt.
- How to deal with people in difficult situations. The different
people & how to deal with them.
- Tips on presenting, FAB concept, Customer focused, listen
more than talk.
- Objections. Plan, build the pitch or presentation.
- Evaluation of personal roadblocks. My sales style/personality
customers styles info. Target audience/decision criteria chart.
on presentation skills.
knowledge of the subject & mode of presentation (enthusiastic).
The stories he told, you know that he has been in similar
situations as I have. Real life experiences to share. He was
genuine. Personable. Non-threatening. Knowledgeable. Good
role model as a presenter - knew material, comfortable presenting.
I think this course is exactly what our team needed. Very
informative 2 day session."
- I feel much more competent and motivated
- Very knowledgeable and provided a wide range of information
relative to marketing
- Well prepared.
- Definitely provided value to me today – took me to
a whole new level and my mind is racing.
- I am enjoying this immensely. – Thank you!
- Re-acquainted me to SWOT; *Great Ideas & Resources;
Generosity in sharing; personable, good speaker, accessible;
affirmed how I approach selling
- David’s presentation really opened my eyes in the
selling process; - Relating to customers; - Asking questions;
- How to layout info to invite sale; - targeting; - focus
- Thanks David – you have a nice manner - a ‘quiet
confidence’ that makes people want to listen to you;
- media presentation great also
- This session is very timely for me.
- Thank you David – valid information and your tips
were great – Very friendly, Very approachable.
- Good assortment of resources – Helpful tools –
Strong delivery and interacting with audience.
- Maintained my interest throughout – Loads of information,
all helpful – Very comfortable in front of audience.
- This presenter was very knowledgeable – My experience
was/is minimal, therefore, it was a lot of information to
receive in one go, but the handout and powerpoint were incredible.
- Great info, thanks!
- Although this subject is among my well know areas, David
- Thank you – lots of useful checklists/templates to
- Thank you! – It was so great to get the handouts and
a plan to follow.
- EXACTLY what I needed to know right now!!
- Superb presentation – Kept it moving – plenty
of good information that was also entertaining.
- Good speaker – pleasant clear voice – sincerity
- A very productive and information packed day.
• All future conferences should have this component
• Very engaging and truly practices what he preaches
• Lots of excellent information
• Very good presenter
• Excellent - I was motivated and learned lots
• Moved slow at first, then great
• Thank you - 5 star
• Great style
Participants in a Powerpoint Presentation Skills Program
" David gently coached us through the technical jargon
and tools to create our own masterpiece. His extensive knowledge
and expertise supported a very practical, hands-on session
for all participants. He made the complex appear simple and
walked us through one step at a time. Definitely a great use
'Linda Maul, Creating People Power Inc.