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Since beginning his career more than 20 years ago, Dave Saunders has become a celebrated speaker on a number of topics that are vital to people in many walks of life. Dave is noted for his ability to grab and keep the attention of an audience because he speaks with wisdom, clarity, and humor.Dave likes people and understands them. The very nature of his getting-down-to-basic style strikes a cord with listeners, and he is able to get his message across whether he's speaking before a large or small crowd, in person or via the radio or television. Word of mouth has spread Dave's fame. His speaking engagements include not only longtime clients and repeat clients, but an ever-expanding circle of new clients who can't wait to hear what he has to say.Dave got his start in technology just before the tech boom, which he saw coming. He understood then what everyone knows now: new technology gives us the ability to change our lives, our business, and the world. Among the many trade shows that put Dave in front of an audience were two industry giants - InterOp and TCP/IP. In this capacity, he has spoken in topics ranging from Cryptography to next generation Internet technologies.In addition, Dave was a product and Internet technology evangelist with Ascend Communications, the Alameda, California-based manufacturer of communications equipment. Dave's work helped spread the word about the company, which was later purchased by Lucent Technologies, and was noted for its design and manufacture of equipment for high density dialup installations in the infancy of the Internet.More recently, Dave has become noted for his work on the wellness front. He taught nutritional biochemistry to doctors and their patients at Anne Arundel Medical Center near Baltimore. After his success in this arena, he hosted for three years a wellness call-in program called the "Sunday Night Wellness Call."Because of his ability to create pictures for the audience with his words, he has been a guest on a number of radio programs, including stints earlier this year on Los Angeles radio's 97.1 Home Owners Roundtable Show and San Diego's KCEO.Always eager to hone his skills as a speaker, Dave has been an active participant in Toastmasters, winning first place in the Toastmaster's International Speech Contest, Area 36 and second place in Division C this year. He also supports the efforts of budding speakers, serving as the current vice president and president-elect of the Capital Toastmasters I club. That club, with more than 50 years under its belt, is the oldest Toastmasters club in the DC Metro area. Dave is currently rated as an "advanced communicator Bronze" with Toastmasters.Dave's capacity to share with audiences a message - whether that message is informational or motivational - is amazing. He draws upon a practical understanding of business and an ability to draw from life's experiences to help others move ahead, which makes him a valuable speaker asset for the hearts, minds, and spirits of individuals or organizations.

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Dave Saunders is a captivating and motivating speaker who carefully considers his topic and audience, and prepares thoroughly to provide a highly informative and entertaining presentation. We will recommend to Mr. Saunders to our clients to add sizzle and spark to their events!

Elizabeth Johnson, President, OnPoint Strategies

Dave is a very entertaining speaker/educator and does a great job of getting his point across.  He has the ability to make even complex topics not only fun, but easy to comprehend!

Tim Altvater, Altvater International 

I have had the pleasure of knowing David Saunders professionally for the past 5 years. In that time I have observed David in many different environments as a public speaker. And I have observed him speaking on a broad range of topics.

David has spoken on topics ranging from motivation, goal setting, biology, health and wellness, and also high tech innovations and systems.

David’s witty character seems capable of adapting to each specific topic and to each specific forum he encounters.

I have rarely seen an individual who is so adaptable as a speaker or lecturer.

Peter Crawford

V.P. Sales and Marketing

Interlock Industries Inc.