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David Chard

Taipei, Taiwan

Highly experienced communications consultant

President, EngagingMinds

Former regional president, Edelman Asia-Pacific

David Chard is a veteran communications consultant with 36 years’ experience serving MNCs in Greater China and Asia Pacific. He has been deeply involved in training and development since 1989, first specialising in crisis preparedness and media training for the public relations industry. His corporate career includes serving as managing director of Hill & Knowlton, Taiwan and Edelman, Taiwan as well as regional president for Edelman Asia-Pacific.

Currently, David operates EngagingMinds, a leadership development consultancy. He is a strong advocate for the value and importance of training, development, and investing in people to maximize their human potential.

David has designed a wide range of workshops and training programmes, including tailor-made workshops to fit the needs of his clients. These include, Sizzling Storytelling: Public speaking/ presentation training; Engaging the Media: Media Spokesperson Training; Crisis Simulations for High-Performing Crisis Teams; Engaging Stakeholders: Corporate Messaging Development; Engaging The Future: Leadership Development Training; Your Personal Leadership Brand: Building Your Personal Brand as a Leader.

Our Comment

"David is a high-energy speaker who skilfully engages the audience with humour and passion. He knows how to hijack attention from the very beginning and keep everyone involved and participating full-on, from beginning to end. As a media trainer and storytelling trainer, his goal is to help speakers access their own natural genius as communicators, enabling them to connect, engage, influence and persuade with confidence."

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