David Hakamaki, MUP, Cr. Photog., is a nationally recognized business and motivational speaker. His speaking engagements have experienced some of the highest reviews for content, delivery and motivation. Failing to follow the traditional speaker path of "Death by PowerPoint", David has provided motivation, inspiration and hard hitting topics to audiences ranging from a dozen to thousands as a featured speaker across the country. Audience size doesn't matter, as David engages each audience member with his stories, charisma and delivery. In 2016, he will be be a featured speaker at an international convention for the fourth straight year, where his previous three engagements were to sold out rooms.
David has developed, run and sold several successful retail business ventures, served in a Business Development capacity for large companies, and taught business, microeconomics, macroeconomics, and marketing at several public and private colleges. He is a highly requested national speaker at meetings, conferences and retreats on a variety of motivational, business, marketing and sales topics.
David's business presentations dig deep into the art of marketing, client interaction, pricing for maximum profits and conducting successful in-person sales sessions. David uses his vast knowledge and expertise of business, as well as his background as a college professor in business & economics, to pass on established business practices in easily understood concepts to his audience. For motivational topics, David's upbeat attitude supercharges his audience with stories, experinces, viewpoints and goals. His fun, quirky and dynamic teaching methods offer a unique approach in presenting “real world” solutions to all levels of attendees. His programs incorporate a hearty mix of traditional presentation materials, along with audio, video, “hands on” and audience interaction. Never to be called “boring”, David’s style has a vibrance and unpredictability that keeps his audiences riveted throughout the program and exited to incorporate all they learned.
His motivational topics use experiences and stories to thoroughly engage his audience. Audiences are amazed at how reinvigorated they are upon leaving David's sessions. His vast diversity of topics are tailored to each audience, so each participant feels like the program is directed at them. His work in the community allows David to relate to teen and young adult audiences effortlessly, while his experience provides him with the qualifications to deliver to a more seasoned audience.
David holds a Bachelors degree from Northern Michigan University and a Masters Degree from the University of Michigan. He is a Photographic Craftsman (Cr. Photo.) from the Professional Photographers Association (PPA), is active in his local community, assists with numerous community outreach events, serves as a Girls’ softball coach and travels the country with his family of six in search of adventure.