David loves turning convention on its head. Case in point, he took a market research technology traditionally used in political and focus group research and morphed it into a real-time scoring system for action sports. David knows that real magic comes from the unexpected and that his job is to get audiences thinking in new and creative ways. Whether it's giving a 20-minute TED-style talk, a longer keynote, or a deep-dive workshop, David engages with stories, research, and real-world examples.
As co-founder and CEO of Engagious, David leads a communications and research consultancy that helps organizations craft, test, and refine content that resonates. David also hosts the Engagious Podcast and oversees the company’s Dialsmith technology group, which develops the Perception Analyzer dials. These are used in focus groups and surveys, testing everything from presidential debates to television pilots.