David Hall, Business Speaker, Entrepreneurship Speaker, Business Consultant, Business Trainer, David is an entrepreneurial and business guru. He has spoken in the UK, USA Australia and South Africa. David is one of Europe's leading facilitors of innovation who helps large organisations to revitalise and re-invent themselves. He is the author of three best selling business books; Hallmarks for Successful Business, In the Company of Heroes and the Virgin business guide, Doing the Business. David won a BAFTA Award for his BBC1 business series 'Winning' and the UK Premier Business Award for Television for the BBC2 programme 'Get Better or Get Beaten'. In 2000 he was presented with the Ernst & Young North Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his support of entrepreneurs. His current research into the minds of entrepreneurs is groundbreaking.

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David is an entrepreneurial and business guru. He has spoken in the UK, USA Australia and South Africa. David is one of Europe's leading facilitors of innovation who helps large organisations to revitalise and re-invent themselves.

He is the author of three best selling business books; Hallmarks for Successful Business, In the Company of Heroes and the Virgin business guide, Doing the Business.

David won a BAFTA Award for his BBC1 business series 'Winning' and the UK Premier Business Award for Television for the BBC2 programme 'Get Better or Get Beaten'.

In 2000 he was presented with the Ernst & Young North Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award for his support of entrepreneurs. His current research into the minds of entrepreneurs is groundbreaking.

Areas of Expertise

David's Observations:

. 10% of people have entrepreneurial talents. If you can identify them they can really boost your business.

. 95% of all the radical innovations in new products during the last 100 years came from entrepreneurial firms employing less than 20 people. What does that tell us about large organisations' ability to innovate?

. 50% of fast growth businesses come from people who leave corporates and set up businesses for themselves. Yet this entrepreneurial talent can be harnessed for the benefit of the business.

. Nothing needs to be a commodity; you can add value to anything and then increase your price.

. Delighting customers is a fantastic way to compete. It leads to repeat business, referrals and price increases. Most businesspeople want these benefits.

David's Philosophy

David's philosophy is that the wisdom to make organisations work effectively resides within but you need entrepreneurial processes to find it. This is supported by Sir Richard Branson who acknowledges that David is an expert in his field and in the foreword to David's latest book says, 'One thing I've learned is that there's no right way to do things in life. There is no 'magic bullet' for success in business.'

David says, 'Entrepreneurs operate out of an achievement culture which values getting on with it and producing results. It is possible to create project teams who work on the business and produce outstanding results'.

David's approach is based upon using the experiences of successful entrepreneurs to transform large organisations. He says, 'I am not interested in people's theories of what works but only in what works. I help organisations with the three R's to competitive advantage - revitalisation, reinvention and renewal. Core to this whole process is the need to link the performance and development of individuals with the performance of the organisation. 10% of managers have entrepreneurial talent, the question is, 'who are they?'

David's Business Values

. There is no magic formula for success

. The wisdom to make your business work resides within, not with external 'experts'

. Whatever you do should be based on the needs of the business now, not on the latest management fads

. Managers value processes that help them to tap into the internal wisdom

. New perspectives create new opportunities

He is a humorous and entertaining conference speaker and encourages businesses to work 'on' as well as 'in' the business.

David is a Fellow of Durham University Business School and a Visiting Fellow of the University of York.

Speaking Topics

Entrepreneurs Do It Differently
- how to boost your business

Achieve Your Goals
- develop a winning strategy using our 6 step strategic development approach

Change Management
- leading change from the rear

Doing The Business
- revitalise and reinvent your business

Producing Results Beyond Expectations
- leadership for the 21st century

Customer Delight
- the most effective way to stay ahead

Client Comments

"Hall was a WOW! You did a superb job of motivating and inspiring our international delegates,
I am in your debt."
Fred Kiesner, Loyola Marymount, Los Angeles

"Many thanks for your contribution to our Management Conference last week. I suspect from the positive comments I have received so far that you may not have seen the last of us!"
David Campbell, Chief Executive, British Vita Plc

"Thank you for the excellent keynote address you provided at the Small Business Service conference. Feedback from the event has been very positive with regards to your address."
Sally Edmundson, Event Manager, nexusxo

"Thank you very much for your usual magnificent input at our strategy presentation. I'm not sure how we would manage without your up-lifting enthusiasm, knowledge and wit! Keeps us all going!"
Dick Watson, CEO, Keepmoat Plc

"Many thanks for your excellent presentation, I know our members found the event of great interest and benefit and we should certainly consider another event in the future."
Ian Weatherhead, Event Manager, London Chamber of Commerce and Industry

"Thank you again for your outstanding performance at our Roadshows, your talk was inspiring, motivating and very entertaining. Thank you for making our event such a success."
Keith Bennett, Director, Unlimited

"I would like to thank you for your brilliant contribution to our 9th International Training and Development Conference. We really do want to say a big thank you."
Ronny Vansteenkiste, Management Centre Europe, Brussels

"It was apparent during your presentation that the delegates were enthralled by your delivery of what was a very relevant and motivational subject. The post conference evaluation and the action plans formulated to be put into action is a direct result of the conference confirms the impact you had."
Hilary Lane, Independent Tribunal Services

"Your contribution was excellent and I am very grateful for all the effort you put in both preparation for the session and your superb presentation on the day. Fantastic."
Rosemary Wood, Head of Customer Service,Institute of Maintenance Building Management

"Your contribution to our conference was really appreciated and very highly marked by the conference participants on the evaluation forms."
Howard Culley, Managing Partner, Irwin Mitchell

"Many thanks for a brilliant presentation. I have already taken the actions you suggested to improve our organisation."
Neil Brinkley, Office for National Statistics

"Many thanks for your talk at our annual conference. We had a most enthusiastic response from delegates, your contribution was invaluable."
Lucy Oulton, BBC Enterprises

"The event led to some real changes to our ways of doing business, innovation and marketing. We are delighted with the results and the positive improvement to our business."
Neil Whitley, Vice President, ICI Synetix

"He brought a new perspective to the process and forced us to question, debate and face up to some important challenges."
Des Curran, Innovation Project Leader, 3M

"David is a good speaker who makes people think. He also has the ability to inspire people."
Peter Hobbs, Development and Equal Opportunities, Cabinet Office

"David is an inspirational speaker who set our Barcelona conference on fire."
Peter Gill, Conference Organiser, Builders Merchants Federation.

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