David Griggs

Director, The Speakers Studio

The stakes are high for young entrepreneurs entering the “dragon’s den” of today’s business world. Without the right skills and ability to convince others that they can deliver on the promise of their inventions, products, or services, they are almost certain to fail.


In today’s global village, the stakes are high. Whether you are bidding for business, entering an award program or talking to customers or media, you need to set yourself apart.


David Griggs from Speakers Studio has a long track record of helping his entrepreneurial clients become successful. He has helped showcase Australian fast-growth companies to local and international audiences.

Companies he has coached have enjoyed outstanding success at the ANZATech Network Conference in Palo Alto, California, where many clients have won accolades and media coverage following their unique presentations to a venture capital audience.


David Griggs is a speaking coach and business pitch consultant with a difference.

A former NIDA actor, David combines his own experience in the theatre and operating a successful family company to help business people access their ‘inner performer’.


Among many success stories, David coached the presentation bid team that won the “2007 World Police and Fire Games” for Adelaide.


He coached the successful bid for the Adelaide Solar City Project ($53 million) and the team from Built Environs to win the “World Park Complex” on Richmond Road worth $170million.


David works with leaders, CEO’s and other professionals to transform them into persuasive and inspiring speakers. He has been working for several years with Innovate SA in their “Growing Global Companies Program” and also with Venture Capital SA assisting companies when pitching for venture capital.


He coached the team from the City Of Charles Sturt that won the Australasian Local Government Management Challenge for 2010 and 2011. His most recent success was coaching Dr Tim Lovell for his presentation pitch at the Queensland University “Enterprize” competition when Tim won first prize of $100,000, no strings attached, to fund the human trials for CALPAIN – an eye cream to retard the formation of cataracts.


In 2007 David was inducted in to The Australian Speakers Hall of Fame.