David Leads Landmark Business Development Strategy at Signal

May 15, 2013

Mind Your Business

Everyone in business is searching for that ‘light-bulb’ moment these days, and to that end David joined forces with the exceptional team at Signal to inspire more than 100 businesses to challenge themselves and each other to think more innovatively.

David Meade at Signal


Speaking about David’s role, lead event organiser Paula Ault said:

“David was truly inspiring and presented a number of very useful and practical concepts in a very entertaining and engaging way. It was a real pleasure to work with David, and we hope and look forward to working with him again in the near future.”

David says;

“Every once in a while I get invited to deliver a programme to an organisation that really understands what makes hard working SME’S tick, and this was just such an occasion. The team at Signal have established an exceptional reputation for delivering for businesses in the province, and I worked very closely with Paula Ault and Clare McGill on creating a bespoke programme that would assist delegates to seize opportunities and continue to grow and innovate in a sometimes uncertain operating climate. The energy in the room during all sessions was just electric, with all delegates engaged and participating with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to improve their performance. It was also a great deal of fun!”

David focused on three key areas: strong decision making, motivating staff and innovating despite challenging economic times.  Throughout the presentation, he gave many examples of how to encourage and support staff to think differently – with the aim of creating opportunities for growth and development.

With his trademark quick wit and seemingly impossible demonstrations, he had the audience gasping in awe and engaging fully in discussion.

David takes the stage

The Mayor of North Down, Councillor Wesley Irvine attended the event and stated:  “Small businesses are the life blood of the economy in North Down and we were delighted that SIGNAL could bring David Meade to share such brilliant insights with so many of our leading companies. David was certainly inspiring and presented a number of very useful and practical concepts in a very engaging way.”

David prefaced his presentation saying:

“Businesses are facing an unprecedented period of change with downward pressure on budgets and upward pressure on productivity.  The challenge is to think differently.”

He then went on to give many examples of how to encourage and support staff across an organisation to think differently – with the aim of creating many light bulb moments and stimulating growth.

SIGNAL also launched its programme of business events for 2012/13 called ‘Creating Opportunities for Growth’. This has been designed around the needs and requirements of local businesses and provides a combination of skills and knowledge development, interactive training, real experiences and mentoring.

Christine Mahon, Head of Development Services, North Down Borough Council said:

“The Council’s team at SIGNAL is committed to working with local business owners to provide the right support for achieving business growth. We believe the new Programme and the upcoming projects reflect our commitment to small businesses in North Down, and will assist, encourage and inspire businesses to grow for a brighter tomorrow.”


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