Keynote Speaker

Keynotes, breakouts & workshops tailored for any professional and any industry.

Raising The Bar

Raising the Bar washington DC conference

A completely different view of high jump and pole vault through a leader’s lens, how to stand out from the crowd and rise to greater heights of achievement and success.

Delivered as: Keynote, Breakout or Workshop

Suitable for any industry and any profession

Ideal Time Slot  – Opening or Closing or after lunch


Themes – Leadership, Disruption, Achievement, Success, Challenge


Why book this program


  • Show the audience that there are different ways to “raise the bar” in their work, life or business
  • Inspire people to go the extra mile
  • Provide some motivation to look at things differently
  • Show the audience the importance of Personal Best for themselves and the business
 Key features of this program:

  • Audience involvement
  • Strong metaphor with the Olympics and Personal Bests
  • Takeaway strategies to increase achievement

Raising The Bar On Your Meetings

A humourous look at the different personalities and power plays, the hidden agendas, and what really happens in meetings, and how to make them worthwhile and productive


Delivered as: Keynote, Breakout or Workshop

Ideal Time Slot  – After lunch


Themes – Productivity, Leadership, Future


Why book this program


  • Wake up the audience after lunch and give them a good laugh
  • Show that meetings can be positive, productive and engaging
  • Expose the science of how and why meetings succeed and fail
  • Give a glimpse into the future of meetings
Key features of this program:
  • Funny
  • The audience “creates” the agenda
  • Real time audience response & interaction

Raising The Bar On Communication & Collaboation


An entertaining & humorous exposé of how communication in organisations and projects go off the rails and how to make collaboration work.

Delivered as: Keynote, Breakout or Workshop

Ideal Time Slot  – After lunch


Themes – Productivity, Leadership, Decisions, Future, Staff Engagement, Implementation


Why book this program


  • Wake up the audience after lunch and give them a laugh
  • Show that there is more to the way decisions are made than meets the eye
  • Expose the reason so many decisions fail – it’s not what you may think!
  • Lift the quality of decisions and minimise the risk of failure
 Key features of this program:
  • Entertaining
  • Surprising
  • Audience interaction
  • Real time audience involvement

David’s interactive style with the audience isn’t over the top but it is engaging. He has the ability to cut through the fog of complexity and get to the point quickly and clearly. All of the keynotes, breakouts and workshops can be tailored specifically for your industry, profession or business.


David is a member of the Australian Speakers Hall of Fame and he gives practical tips people can take away and implement immediately.


If you’re looking for a keynote speaker or breakout presenter, give David a call. He works with conference organisers, corporates, associations, meeting planners, anyone who’s organising an event where they need a speaker.


“I’m incredibly impressed by David Julian Price who may be right on the edge of genius. A man who, along with his tremendous background, wisdom and sense of humour, has the ability to match the market with his message. To say things that are so appropriate, and so empowering, and spiritually uplifting, you’ll feel as though your life has been transformed.” – Joel Bauer, Author

The attributes of an effective and memorable keynote speaker

When choosing a keynote speaker it’s important to consider the way they’re going to engage the audience.

A good keynote speaker knows how to make their presentation engaging and informative by building on a vast skillset of advanced presentation skills techniques, as well as understanding how to structure the content so it has….

  • The right amount of relevant stories to illustrate the overall message
  • The right amount of information so the audience understands how to implement the suggested changes, and are motivated to take action
  • The right amount of information so the audience stays interested but are not overwhelmed
  • The right amount of appropriate humour to keep the audience engaged
  • Managing the energy with interactivity so the audience is comfortable
  • The right way to present it so it’s understood by the different learning styles
  • Satisfying the client’s brief by making sure the content and style hit the target
  • Adhering to time – Professional keynote speakers respect the time frame allotted (Conference Speaker )
  • How to carefully structure, blend and apply all of these techniques throughout the whole presentation so the audience remembers

Once all of these skill sets and techniques are blended together and presented well, the audience will be talking about the presentation long after the keynote speaker has left the stage.

David Julian Price is a professional speaker with runs on the board, and he ticks all of these requirements.

A memorable keynote is not just about the content.

He knows how to wake up the audience and how to keep them awake with effective communication techniques honed over 35+ years as a professional keynote speaker and speaking coach. His complementary skills as a facilitator for strategic meetings and impartial chair add to the depth of understanding he brings to the platform or breakout group.

This all adds up to a leadership keynote presentation style which adds depth to your conference outcomes.


What exactly is a leadership style keynote? It’s where many years of experience in different, complementing genres enhance one another to give more leverage.


David Julian Price’s keynotes and presentations are…. 

  • Interactive – The audience is involved in an appropriate way so that they’re energized and engaged. It could be a 20 second illustration or a 12 minute story. He senses what the audience needs and knows how to lift it when the energy is low, or slow it down if that’s what’s needed. David is not afraid to leave the stage and move among the audience to build interaction.
  • Engaging – David Price is often booked for the after-lunch graveyard shift as he has the reputation of keeping the audience awake.
  • Streetwise – the content is real, streetwise and practical. He knows what the challenges are for the audience and he’s not afraid to tackle the elephant in the room, and there nearly always is one. For example – Covid, or the challenges of virtual communication.
  • Uplifting – There’s humour with nothing inappropriate. There’s inspiration but no fluff. There’s always lots of laughter during one of David’s presentations. There’s a reason David’s catchphrase is…. ”You’ll learn, you’ll laugh, you’ll learn some more.”
  • Respectful – David never sets out to embarrass anyone. That’s not his style nor his intention. When he is telling stories, he always shines a light on the positives and never identifies negative sources.
  • Expanding – He actively stretches the minds of the participants by involving them by asking relevant questions and running with the issues they bring up. He is able to harness the audience’s energy whilst containing where it goes, just as he does when facilitating ideation or strategic meetings.
  • Flexible His keynotes, breakouts and presentations are always designed and structured well, but if it’s obvious the audience’s energy is going in one direction which is different to the intended plan, David can shift gears to suit. Sometimes there are questions that the audience asks that cannot be left unanswered.
  • Inclusive – Part of the keynote experience for attendees happens long before David even steps on stage. Networking before the event, as well as being aware of interactions during the event, are tapped into. Relevant conversations or comments made by the group are remembered and stored in his memory bank, and when the appropriate time is right, they’re incorporated into the presentation so the audience feels included.

  • Storytelling To make a point crystal clear, David tells stories as this gives instant clarity. If it’s a positive story he will name the organisation. If it’s negative they won’t be named. His style is to build people up and give positive role models that the audience can relate to and apply to their own lives and work.

See David in Action

Washington DC Raising the Bar
Audience size – 2200

London Raising the Bar
Audience size – 250

Singapore Decisioneering
Audience size – 250

Australia Management vs Leadership Audience size – 200​

Our Team


When you need good solid content with no fluff, David Price is the coach you need. His style is direct, interactive and engaging, ensuring the audience stays awake and leaves with takeaway techniques to implement that day. He is an expert presentation skills coach, meeting procedure sage, author, conference speaker and communications skills educator, able to explain complex ideas in simple terms.


I’m the ‘talent behind the talent’ at David Julian Price Consulting. When David’s in his zone of genius as a speaking and meetings coach, his eyes light up. I’m not kidding. When you love doing things that most people avoid, you know you’ve found your calling, and it’s a privilege and a delight to support my husband in this way – Denise Price


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