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David Staughton Travels from Melbourne, VIC

David Staughton


  • Advertising
  • Branding
  • Communication
  • Customer Service
  • Franchise
  • Marketing
  • Motivational
  • Retail
  • Sales

Dave Staughton inspires people with his passion, energy and enthusiasm. A successful businessman from the hospitality Industry, he is a walking library of business case studies, quotes and real life stories. David is a qualified geologist and worked for five of Australia's largest mining companies. He left to start his own hospitality business and become a millionaire by age 30.

In 15 years he grew a function venue empire. He built an enthusiastic, high energy hospitality team, hosting more than 2000 weddings & functions and winning Australian Bridal Industry awards three years in a row. He mastered the art of selling off-peak functions and had the busiest reception in Victoria. His is a proven expert on selling off-peak and has the ability to significantly improve your sales in quiet times. As Dave says "It's easy to sell what's popular but it’s more profitable to sell what's not."

David has over 20 years' experience in a broad range of industries including Mining, Retail, Marketing, Hospitality, Franchise, Travel, Tourism & Consulting. He’s been passionate about business since working in the family hardware store at age six. He owned and operated a Retail Travel Agency for seven years and was Chairman of Dandenong Ranges Tourism Association for three years. He was on the Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges Tourism Board and established the local Dandenong Ranges Visitor Information Centre.

He successfully sold his businesses and has been using his extensive skills and experience motivating, coaching and training CEO’s and their teams ever since. David spent three years as a principal of a business consulting group. David is addicted to learning and personal development and has attended some of the world’s best courses. In addition, David is a prolific reader and owns more than 3000 business books.

David’s clients range from ASX listed companies & multi-site businesses to private individuals.

Keynote Titles

  • The Secrets of Selling Off-Peak Bookings
  • Managing and Motivating a Multi-Generational Team
  • How to Maximise your Internet Opportunities (Web2)
  • How to be more Effective at Work & Life
  • Service that Really Sells
  • Big Ideas for the Future of Business (Strategy)
  • Creating High Performance Teams (HPT)
  • Staff Succession Planning (Grow New Leaders)
  • How to Deliver an Outstanding Customer Experience


From the time we first made contact with Dave about conducting these seminars, he has been full of enthusiasm, energy and interest in our company and always willing to suggest new ideas, reference materials and strategies in order to improve the productivity and sales of our company. If you choose to hire Big Dave, your company and staff will greatly benefit and enjoy the seminars that he delivers.

Parkside Group

Unlike some people that are merely trained employees, David has owned and run several highly successful businesses. He knows people, marketing and business from hard-won experience. David's advice has always been relevant, easy to follow and direct to the issue. David sees the big picture.

Merrimu Receptions VIC



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