“David’s communication style can be summarized as clear, effective and empowering. His feel for the big picture is known through his attention to detail. David is a master of translating ideas into art at breakneck speeds through inspiring the inner greatness of his clients.”
Music Director for KSHMR. Keyboard Player for Rihanna, Miguel, Adam Lambert, Lady GaGa, Taio Cruz, Ricky Martin and others
“David’s work with clients provides them with tangible tools to use…its not just fluff. He demystifies the stage and gives you the ‘How-to.’ You walk away armed and ready to do your best work.”
Brian Demar Jones
Actor, Director, Educator, Producer
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Ashland, Oregon
Broadway Rose Theatre: Portland, Oregon
Orchard Project Core Member: New York City
“Working with David was an incredible experience, and he played the pivotal role for my retirement presentation. He taught me to connect with the audience on a level that was unlike any I had previously experienced, and to utilize performance skills that I had not previously tapped. David is an exceptional teacher and motivator, with exceptional presentation skills and techniques. Bravo David!”
Retired CEO of DMA, DMA Think Tank, and Baker Hill Financial Management
“he helped me create something concise, entertaining, and enjoyable which is still being used in a million dollar tourism industry.”
Inaugural Cruise Director and Lecture Developer
American Queen Steamboat Company.
“Before I worked with David, I had substantial experience with presenting to an audience. David helped me fine-tune my style and he showed me that I could be doing much, much more to get my message across. David was patient, had insightful comments and offered creative ways for me to remember the techniques. I am a more confident and competent speaker because of him. Thanks, David!”
Educator, Corporate Presenter: Portland, Oregon
“I used to sneak in and study his rehearsal ideas. I wanted to know the secret of his success.”
Tracy Watcher Webber
“David Hastings is a jewel in our local theatre community. His vast experience with the professional stage, as a music director, and years of watching 1000’s of auditions make him a remarkable resource. Just look at the long list of local leading men and women who have studied under him! In my time with him he has increased my confidence and led to many successful auditions and leading roles.”
Tracy Wachter Webber
Pentacle Theatre: Salem, Oregon; Gallery Theatre: McMinville, Oregon; Funhouse Players: Portland, Oregon; Sherwood Foundation for the Arts: Sherwood Oregon
“Want to elevate your speaking game? David’s principles have become an everyday part of my professional life.”
Peter J Giza, RN, BSN, NC-BC
Co-Founder and Curriculum Developer
The Nurse Coach Collective
“I discovered my creative energy came alive when we started our work at the finish line. Once David helped me clearly see our landing point, intuition took us to the proper path to get there. With David’s meticulous preparation, strategic thinking, and mastery of metaphor, he has worked magic for both me and my fellow presenters.”
Silver Falls Creamery: Salem, Oregon
National Championship Goat Breeder
National Cheese Society Competition: 2002 Artisan Goat Cheese Blue Ribbon
“David is great with people who have a destination and need guidance and leadership to walk the journey.”
Guest Services Specialist
AirHop Vacation Rentals
“Whether David is giving a technical explanation or a non-technical example, his guidance is always easy to follow and gets the results you are looking for very quickly. No drama, no negativity – just warm, friendly, expert leadership. And David’s strong presence is felt by the audience during performances. Not every director can deliver show at this level of excellence and then effortlessly help bring the audience into the humor of the moment. The board has been extremely happy with the overwhelming success of CHICAGO and David played a central role in making that happen.”
Joseph L. Silva
Pentacle Theatre Board of Directors
Ultimately, the goal of every presentation is to be memorable.
David’s only goal is that you be the speaker people are still discussing three weeks after you’ve left.
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