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Keynotes, Seminars and Workshops

Keynote presentations range from 45 minute to 90 minutes and can be customized for you audience. Seminars or Training programs can be delivered in a 90 min to one and two day presentations and can also be customized for you audience.

All presentations are interactive, motivating sessions and packed full of strategies, tactics and tips based on over 30 years of professional experience in the areas of;
Creativity and Innovative Thinking, Sales and Marketing and Professional
Presentation Skills.

In addition to delivering presentations, David Saxby has acted as Master of Ceremonies and provided voice over naration for his clients.

Keynote Presentation, Seminar and Workshop Titles:

• Ignite Innovation -The Art of Turning Ideas Into Action

• Marketing in the New Millennium: Integrating Social Media Marketing
Into Your Marketing Plan

• Ignite Your Sales Results

• Building Strategic Alliances to Promote Your Brand

• Add Spark to Your Presentations
• Spark Powerful Training Results:Train the Trainer

Ignite Innovation -The Art of Turning Ideas Into Action

What sparks individuals to achieve the extraordinary? What compels
people to recognize their true potential and inspires them to take action?

Innovative thinking is the heart of every individuals’ and organizations’ success.
You, your co-workers and your clients, often have great ideas, how can you grow them, harvest and implement the best ones?

Discover how to increase personal and group idea generation and productivity, improve problem solving, and how to make decisions easily and effectively… turning ideas into results. For many of us the challenge is in communicating ideas effectively, capturing them, evaluating the best ideas and then setting a plan for action. Innovation is simply the art of implementing creative ideas.

“In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the
expert's mind there are few” Shunryu Suzuki (Buddhist Monk, Zen Master
and Author of Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind)

Ignite Innovation! combines lessons from David Saxby’s expertise as a creative director, in the advertising world, with his leadership insights from over 30 years as an entrepreneur and business leader. David delivers entertaining, upbeat, content-rich presentations that include practical “how-to’s” audiences can implement immediately.

What our clients say:

"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.

Marketing in the New Millennium: Integrating Social Media Marketing Into Your Marketing Plan

Web 2.0 and the new wave of marketing have enticed many organizations into abandoning promotional methods that worked in the past, in favour of the new “Social Media”. As a result many organizations have failed to market themselves effectively. Learn how you can leverage the viral power of the internet and social media integrating social media with your current marketing and public relations to build deeper relationships with your prospects and customers.

Strategy and Social Media - What makes social marketing different from traditional marketing.

Positioning Your Idea in the Mind of the RIght Target Market

Advertising, Public Relations and Promotion - Build the right promotional mix and selecting the right media

Resources - Determine what resources to use, when including effective social media tools, tips and techniques

Keep Your Competitive Edge - Becoming a customercentric organization, traditional marketing still works lean how you can reposition the competition and compete by changing the rules

David Saxby, in “Sales Gurus Speak Out”, shares ideas and strategies of Integrated Sales and Marketing.

What our clients say:

"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

Ignite Your Sales Results

What does every successful organization do to inspire their sales teams to succeed with every customer contact? How do you motivate your sales team to attain excellence in prospecting, overcome their fear of cold calling and increase their closing ratios?

Understanding your customer’s needs is the foundation of every successful selling organization. Too often, inconsistent, inappropriate communication of your marketing message can stop the sales process --- dead.

The Result:
Customers are confused by your message, don’t trust your brand and are resistant to your sales efforts.

The Solution:
Speaking with “One Voice” throughout your marketing and sales activities. No matter the message. No matter the messenger. The customer experience is focused on their needs, not yours and is consistent through every touch point.
In his latest book, Sales Gurus Speak Out, David reveals the secrets on how to master your selling by making every sales contact an opportunity to create an unforgettable customer experience. He’ll show you and your team how to win customers through reinforcing a familiar message that motivates them to buy. Creating loyalty, referrals and repeat sales.

Building Strategic Alliances to Promote Your Brand

What can you do to take advantage of one of the fastest growing trends in business today? How can Strategic Alliances promote your brand and increase your marketshare?

"Alliances have become an integral part of contemporary strategic thinking." Fortune Magazine

Strategic Alliances can improve competitive positioning, provide access to new markets, supplement critical skills, and share the risk or cost of major projects. Most companies already have existing relationship that could form strategic alliances. What they often don’t understand is how to leverage their skills, talents and abilities to position their company as an attractive Strategic Alliance opportunity.

In Building Strategic Alliances to Promote Your Brand, David reveals how to quickly identify which customers, suppliers, competitors, learning institutions, and/or government body is the right fit for creating an alliance. He will give you the essential elements of what makes a successful Strategic Alliance.

"If you do not seek out allies and helpers, then you will be isolated and weak."
Sun Tzu, "The Art of War"

What our clients say:

“I attended a workshop led by Dave Saxby on Creating Strategic Alliances that changed my business. 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.”
“I thought an update on my first strategic alliance might be interesting for you.
This alliance has taken off like a rocket since Christmas. Wow! Need I say more....other than another heartfelt thank you.”

Julie H. Ferguson, Beacon Literary Services

Add Spark to Your Presentations

What does every powerful presenter do to challenge, inspire and motivate their audience? What are the keys to emotionally and intellectually connect with every audience?

There are three things to aim at in public speaking: first, to get into your subject, then to get your subject into yourself, and lastly, to get your subject into the heart of your audience.”
Alexander Gregg (1819-1893).

In today's fast paced business world being a good presenter is a necessity, not an option. Effective communication is key to job promotions, more sales and better relationships. Whether you’re pitching your services to a new account, presenting a formal report to management or speaking before peers, discover how to present, persuade, and win more business…Applying these principles might just make you too valuable to keep you in your present job at your present pay.

In Add Spark to Your Presentations David reveals the secrets of creating and delivering powerful presentations that speak to the heart of your audience. He’ll give you the keys on how to minimize your nervousness, avoid some common mistakes, and adapt your presentation for every audience. David reveals the essential components of an effective presentation and shows you how to keep the audience’s interest to the very last word.

And, Add Spark to Your Presentations will show you how to maximize your audience’s experience and avoid ‘Death by Powerpoint’. It will teach you how to incorporate technology and enhance your presentation with graphics, video, and sound.

What our clients say:

"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

Spark Powerful Training Results: Train the Trainer

This program provides you with strategies, practical tools and techniques that will make your training dynamic, engaging, and effective. We show you how to optimize your training environment and training programs to achieve outstanding learning results.

Participants will learn how to:

Build rapport with participants and get buy-in from the beginning
Orchestrate the optimum environment for your training
Deliver content logically and simply in a participant friendly way
Engage the audience to facilitate optimal learning
Use presentation skills and compelling audio/visual aids to engage participants
Facilitate partner and group activities applicable to learning goals
Plan and design a training that will have lasting impact
Apply adult learning strategies to maximize results and much more...

Training Program Topics:

Understanding How Adults Really Learn
Opening and Closing a Training Session
Creating an Optimum Training Environment
Mistakes Trainers Should Avoid
Handling "difficult" participants with ease
The Art of Questionning
Training Techniques: Lecture, Discussion, Demonstration, Case Study, Exercises, Role Play, Simulations, Quizzes, etc.
Presentation Skills-Voice & Body Language and Stage Presence
Using Audio/Visual Tools to Enhance Your Training Program
Debriefing an Activity, Giving Feedback and Coaching
Needs Assessments and Surveys
Crafting Clear Training Objectives
Instructional Design Strategies & Tools
Assessments/Evaluations of Learners

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