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#018: David McQueen

32 mins

“All the big guys? They're only human"

David McQueen is a professional speaker. Some would describe him as a Motivational speaker, others a host/facilitator, and others will recognise him from his podcast or previous TV shows. However you'd describe him, he's an absolute expert when it comes to all things 'communication'!

David started his working life as an accountant, and, as a self-proclaimed 'proper geek', then transitioned to a second career in technology. In both of those careers he spawned a love for effective presenting and communications.

After leaving the corporate world, he went on to start his own company where he predominantly taught public speaking and coaching. He realised most presentations were pretty terrible and instead of complaining about them he thought he'd do something about it!

He really put in his 10,000 hours to hone his craft, and has since gone on to present shows on Channel4, has hosted events for Virgin Media alongside Sir Richard Branson, and has even spoken at two TedX talks.

In addition to working with individuals, David has worked with some business giants, including; Sainsburys, Barclaycard, BP, Cisco, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Northern Trust, and the BBC, to name but a few!

If you're looking to sell yourself, your product, or simply better articulate your story... tune in!!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Presenting and public speaking

  • Signing the 'big dogs'

  • How to master your trade

  • Incubators and supporting startups

  • Minority ethnic founders

  • How to build a robust company that survives the 2, 3 and 5 year bumps

  • And as always, plenty more...

Links mentioned in this episode:

David McQueen Website

David McQueen Twitter

David McQueen LinkedIn

Book recommendation: The Magic of Thinking Big

Ted talk recommendation: The power of vulnerability

Ted talk recommendation: How to speak so that people want to listen

Podcast recommendation: Techish podcast

Podcast recommendation: Sidehustle school

Podcast/book recommendation: James Altucher

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