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DA&R provides speakers for small to large groups, from casual 45-minute brown bags to more involved hour to 4-day sessions. Speeches include motivational, informative, and entertaining keynotes or other types of talks for your internal or external conferences. From a client group of 6 to a full ballroom of 1,500 or more, Darrel Raynor and our other speakers will fill your need!

The person who matters most is the executive or other buyer who invests in our speaker's fee. Many times we're hired to shake things up. One buyer wanted to really motivate their people to change, and fast! We sometimes make some in the audience uncomfortable, for their own good. People change only when they are self-motivated or really prompted by another person they respect. This means that the speaker evaluations by attendees should not be the only criteria! We help our client drive lasting change by encouraging their people toward Fast Improvement to their processes and attitudes.

We work with you prior to your event to pinpoint the behavior change or other goal you need.

We work with you after your event to reinforce!

Contact to discuss hiring a speaker for your next event!

Count on us for motivating, direct, process and personal improvement talks for people of all levels.

  • Motivational Speaking / Excellence / Grow Your Capability / Power of Focus / Strive
  • Brown Bags on topics of your choice or our array of process, leadership, people, or technical 
  • Keynotes for internal and professional Annual Meetings / Conferences / Board Meetings / Sales Meetings
  • Seminars Pre/Post Conference / On-Site / Virtual / Productivity / Career Search
  • Professional Association / Annual Meetings / Conferences / Internal Staff Off-Sites
  • Project Management Motivational & Learning / PMO Pro's & Con's / 
  • Persuasive Process Improvement Change Management - Business Transformation / Agile / Lean / Value-Based
  • Custom Workshops / Requirements / Risk / Scheduling / Planning / Training
  • Business Analysis / Improve Results / Motivate Staff / Consistent Excellence

DA&R's Senior Team has years of leading and facilitating critical meetings and workshops of all sorts, be they Project Planning, Risk, Consensus building, JAD Sessions, Strategic Planning, Crisis Management, Requirements, Change Management, Customer and Stakeholder Requirements or Verification, or Quality/Inspection sessions. Our team provides an objective, outside influence or a "fresh eye" on difficult issues, coupled with expert facilitation and documentation skills. Let us help your teams effectively move ahead.

Contact Us to bring a Sr. Presenter to your site or next meeting! We represent many CxO-level and other informative speakers.

Some of Darrel Raynor's past Speaking Engagements

We estimate over 15,000 people have attended our speeches and over 25,000 people have attended our trainings around the world...

Change Management - Business Transformation

Change Management in Family Engagement, a 4-hour workshop for the Raise Your Hand Texas Foundation 2018 Leadership Symposium for 75 attendees. Darrel Raynor, of DA&R authored and led the program with Marcela Andres of RYHT.

Austin Chapter Project Management Institute
PMI 25th Anniversary Celebration

This was 200+ person crowd at the very nice Austin Arboretum Renaissance Hotel Ballroom. Darrel, as one of the two original Founding Mentors of the PMI Chapter, was asked for remarks on how and why the chapter was started. Unique was the interaction with the Austin visionaries who could see the value of forming a peer group of powerful project managers to mentor those seeking to enter the PM world. What a great 25 years it has been!

Multiple Keynotes, Meeting Speeches, Seminars, and Workshops for commercial, nonprofit, and public sector

Leadership, Personal Growth (work topics...), Productivity, Diversity & Inclusiveness
IBM, HP, Temple-Inland, Dell, Emerson, Texas A&M, & many confidential...
Program Management, Project Management, Agile, and Business Analysis Topics
IBM, HP, Harte-Hanks, LCRA, FDA, US Army, Habitat for Humanity, Glimmer of Hope, 3 big banks, & many more

Keynotes: Multiple Professional Association, Software Vendor Annual Conference, and Independent Conference, from 350-1,500 attendees

FOCUS Annual Conference (Twice) - 1,500+ attendees - Data Warehousing Best Practices and Importance of Process in Data Governance

Oracle Annual Conference - 1500+ attendees - Aligning Management Expectations for Data Intelligence Groups

Meals On Wheels luncheon on 
"Productivity for Project Managers"

This custom luncheon motivational and process talk on Productivity for Professionals was very well received by the 20+ attendees. The hour talk went 45 minutes long, with questions and other audience interactions. Several said these techniques will really help them in the professional and unexpectedly in their personal lives! Meals on Wheels staff and outside guests from the Project Management PMO SIG also asked some great questions and examples of how 
being more productive actually reduces stress.

Multiple Seminars on
"Job Search Like A Project Manager"

Multiple Seminars on
"Personal & Professional Productivity"

 Plus many in-house confidential corporate meetings, workshops, and seminars.

Multiple PMI Professional Development Day around the USA 8 sessions, from 100-350 attendees

Multiple PMI Chapter usually yearly (multiple), from 50-175 attendees

Multiple IIBA, APICS, Chamber of Commerce, and other organization Chapter meetings, panel discussions, and workshops from 25-90 attendees

Multiple Software Vendor client day presentations, from 20-90 attendees

“LS Screening Roundtable” annual meeting for clients and friends of LS Screening, leading background check firm, 15+ attendees

Multiple HP, LCRA, IBM, and many other in-house Project Management or Process Improvement annual meeting talks, from 75-350 attendees