- BUILDING A CHAMPION’S HOME: Four Steps to Fulfilling Success
Based on his experience and success as a professional athlete, radio talk show host, collegiate coach, and now professional communicator, David offers an important, motivational message on reaching your greatest potential in business and life all the while gaining true fulfillment from the “career home” you are building.
Four critical stages of building are metaphorically detailed:
- Forming a plan
- Framing it up
- Finishing it off
- Final inspection
This is a seminal message applicable for anyone in any field of business. PowerPoint and video clips from the movie “Chariots of Fire” accompany the presentation.
A follow-up breakout session/workshop is also available to help attendees personalize the message.
Keynote length: 60 minutes
Workshop length: 60-90 minutes
- TEAMWORK: The Power of Some Over One
Some of David’s greatest success, memories, and learning experiences during his three-decade tennis career, came when he was part of a team: NCAA team champions at Stanford, Wimbledon senior doubles champion, U.S. Davis Cup team member, and head coach of the University of Minnesota men’s tennis team.
Game-tested principles that lead to successful teamwork in sports are the same ones that are paramount in the office. In this important presentation, David shares examples, both positive and negative, from his many team experiences and articulates three qualities that team members must possess in order to maximize “the power of some over one.”
This is a transferable message applicable for anyone in any field of business.
Keynote length: 40-60 minutes
“David: Your “Building a Champion’s Home” presentation at our President’s Club last Saturday evening was not only highly enjoyable (loved your stories and tennis racquet demonstrations!), but also profoundly important and impactful. In founding and presiding over Metro Sales since 1969, I can say from experience that your four fundamental steps to becoming a champion are absolutely vital. It’s true: successful and fulfilled employees are the key to a “champion” business. On behalf of Metro Sales, thank you!”
Jerry Mathwig, President, Metro Sales, Inc.
“David – your approach to winning was fantastic and very relevant to my audience of financial professionals. The ability to guide your listeners in discovering what motivates them to perform was truly a highlight of our workshop. Your message on being satisfied with your performance whether you win or lose – was one that resonated with our workshop participants. In a world of self-gratification and an attitude of ‘what have you done for me lately’ this was a very meaningful message.”
Scott Yeomans, National Training Coach, RBC Dain Rauscher
“Our company desired a keynote speaker with the discipline of a professional athlete to talk about setting goals followed by execution. David met that criterion perfectly with a polished, encouraging and uplifting talk. He smoothly incorporated our meeting’s theme into his presentation and delivered it with passion and enthusiasm. I would earnestly recommend him.”
Charlie Mitchell, CEO/President, Motion Control Group, Inc.
“Thank you so much for making such a phenomenal presentation to our team of managers the other night. The feedback continues to be overwhelmingly positive and it is clear that your message was very well received by the group. Countless managers, unsolicited, approached me after the meeting and commented on how much they enjoyed what you had to share with them. Your ability to speak of what it takes to be a winner and relate it to everyday work related challenges really connected with the audience. Our team is poised to “win” in 2008, thanks to your inspiration!”
- Lorne Goldberg, CEO, Leeann Chin, Inc.
CHAMPION: The True Definition
David defines a true champion by two criteria…and it’s not based on wins or losses. Forget trying to follow the world’s definition of a champion and learn how to have a true champion’s perspective in all that you do.
DAVID’S TENNIS STORY
Tossed his first balls by his mother when he was just four years old, David developed into one of the top professional tennis players in the world. He literally went from the public courts down the street to the Centre Court at Wimbledon. David gives great stories about his first tournament, his junior tennis years, the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy, the NCAA Championship at Stanford, and his 13 years on the professional tennis tour.
Many organizations have a particular message they want to get across to their group, but often need someone else to communicate it! Be sure to ask David about inserting your theme into a speaking engagement.