Mentalist, Speaker & MC
David is a researcher and lecturer in international business with one of Ireland’s leading Universities, whose personal interests have always focused on aspects of popular psychology, consumer behaviour, and choice. By combining these professional and personal passions with his love of the performance of mentalism, David has become a sought after speaker with a reputation for an innovative style that forces audiences to think critically about the challenges around them.
Over the last 7 years, David Meade’s record breaking TV projects on the BBC have made him one of the most recognisable faces in the country. A household name in his native Ireland, he’s developed an international reputation for delivering world class events that are dynamic, interactive, and memorable.
One of Europe’s most sought after keynote speakers, David is also in much demand as an entertaining after dinner speaker and event Emcee/Host. David’s track record for delivering engaging events has grown a client list that features some of the world’s most successful organisations. Working with clients that include Apple, Harvard University, Bank of America, Pramerica, Boston Scientific, The Cabinet Office in Westminister and PwC. David designs custom event programmes that fit the specific needs of organisations large and small.
Keynote Speaker: in his high energy and thought provoking corporate keynotes, he draws on his experience as a Lecturer and Researcher in International Business at one of the countries most respected universities. Cultivating decades of cutting edge management and leadership research from some of the world’s most eminent sources, David has shown some of the most successful organisations in the world how they can work more efficiently and effectively. Topics include leadership, motivation, innovation, decision making, change, problem solving, creativity, communication, and sales.
Entertainer: David’s live act has won critical acclaim all over the world. This year the Sunday Times (London) said David was “the best thing to come out of Ireland in a very long time”, and the Daily Mirror said “an astonishing talent…that has to be seen to be believed”. With a show that is as hilarious as it is jaw dropping, he reveals private PIN numbers, detects lies, reveals secret thoughts, and influences those around him with seemingly inexplicable results! Created with the international corporate audience in mind, it’s delivered in the very best taste and is a perfect fit for events craving something ‘different’.
In addition to his ‘corporate’ offering, David runs his own sell out nationwide theatre tour which runs annually every January-March and continues to write in and star in a host of ground breaking BBC TV Projects.
Host/Emcee: David has developed an emcee/hosting package that’s designed specifically to link an event programme together. It’s designed to underline the important organisational messages while also maintaining energy and interest in the room. Most importantly it links the event together in an engaging and cohesive manner, stripping out the usual dead time. David drives the agenda ensuring momentum is kept at a high as well as chairing/moderating Q&A sessions. It’s a fantastic way to keep the event moving and maintaining energy in the room throughout the event.
TV Career Showreel: https://vimeo.com/album/4141610/video/165303885
Entertainment Showreel: https://vimeo.com/album/4141610/video/165303783
“A standing ovation that seemed to last forever. I have never seen so many open mouths. Over three months later the staff are still talking about David.” – Apple Inc.
“The energy in the room is beyond anything I have ever experienced at a conference.” – PWC
“I’d heard about David from colleagues but didn’t really believe the hype until I experienced it – fascinating and utterly priceless.” – UK Cabinet Office, Westminster
“David is the best received guest we’ve ever had, and that’s why we’ve had him join us here 3 years running. Fun, interactive, meaningful, engaging, and most importantly true to the brief and objectives we give him each and every year.” – Harvard, Boston
“Simply put, David’s contribution made a real step change to our annual partner event.” – Aine Rogers, partner Account Manager, Cisco
“Demonstrating an immediate ability to rally the audience in an entertaining and energetic fashion, David managed and drove energy levels and focus whilst taking great care and professionalism in understanding and articulating Cisco’s salient messages throughout the day. This made a clear difference to how Cisco was able to galvanize its propositioning.” – Cisco
“The majority of our clients are large international corporates and the reason we recommend David to these clients is because of his versatility as a guest speaker/host. David’s ability to understand and judge an audience is incredible; he is the type of person the audience connects with immediately (the friend on the stage). And his skills to amaze using combining entertainment with business is staggering.” – CEO, DRP Group
“Whether it’s hosting a conference, presenting a complex leadership strategy or after dinner entertainment, David is the full package. On the one hand he can tackle really detailed and complex issues, with a complete understanding of the subject matter and on the other hand have the audience rolling in the isles with laughter. We have never had any negative feedback from any client or delegate, quite the opposite. Hence why I would never have any hesitation in recommending him to all our clients.” – CEO, Worcester Bosch