David is an amazing, energetic and engaging speaker. He has that unique combination of being entertaining while still being informative. We hope to have him back to speak to our students soon.
Dr. Dawn L.
Middle School Guidance Counselor
Simply put, David is one of the most charismatic and dynamic speakers I’ve worked with. He brings his humanity to bear in every situation, and his openness and humor immediately set his audience at ease. He knocks it out of the park every time.
Young Philanthropist Foundation
David was professional and brought a positive energy to what we were looking to incorporate to our day. He did a great job capturing our group’s attention. The room was nearly silent, with a few laughs of course. He is a great presenter. I would highly suggest him for corporate events or team building.
Colorado Oil & Gas Association
David McMurtry inspired a packed house at the Oriental Theater and helped make one of our best Ignite Denver events ever.
To say he hit a grand slam home run at this critical time would not do justice to the magic that happened in his presence. The audience roared with laughter. He is such a great story-teller, and he captures so easily themes that are universal that his humor and his poignancy are not bound by context. We have had a number of different kinds of speakers at our ‘Transition’ event in the past, and no one has had the impact on the students AND the parents that David has. He is a pure delight and a real treat to hear – he connects well with his audience, conveys a genuineness about his person and his message, and truly is inspirational.
Assistant Head for School Advancement
David is one of the most charismatic people I know. His genuine enthusiasm, passion, and energy are evident: he wears them ‘on his sleeve.’ As a public speaker, David’s personal strength of connecting with people shines. David came to speak with our eighth grade students about the importance of being kind. He immediately engaged his listeners by sharing openly about his own experiences. Once he had established that relationship with the kids, they were game to participate in his prepared activities and explore the problems of bullying and how they can shift the conversation when they see it. I recommend David without hesitation as a public speaker. You won’t be disappointed.
Director of Alumni Relations
Graland Country Day School
Thank you for the workshop that you lead at the Quiat Companies. It was motivational and engaging for all the employees and we learned more about ourselves and each other. Everyone came away with a better team spirit and greater respect for one another. David, you have an engaging speaking style that makes everyone feel relaxed and willing to participate. Thanks for making a positive difference to our work team!
Chief Executive Officer
Quiat Companies, LLC
David McMurtry spoke to Colorado Academy’s Middle School students and their parents at our yearly Leadership Dinner. David immediately engaged his audience and held their interest throughout his presentation. The purpose of the dinner is always to inspire Middle School students to be more effective leaders. Using humor, audience participation and effective power point slides, David spoke about his journey to becoming a leader, his determination and motivation. His tips for overcoming difficulties while remaining focused and positive were encouraging to students and parents alike. David’s message was met with resounding applause followed by personal interaction with students. David is an inspirational speaker!
Director of Alumni Relations