Dave Ross


I first joined Toastmasters in the 70's and with periodic breaks in membership I remain a Toastmaster to this day. Among my claims to fame I can say I have made almost every monumental mistake a Toastmaster can make, but that just makes life fun!

I am honored to serve District 16 because this District made it possible for me to earn the 1991 World Champion of Public Speaking. Toastmasters is a great organization, District 16 is a truly wonderful place for Toastmasters to grow.


Lieutenant Colonel (ret) Dave Ross is a master orator who can inspire your civic organization, encourage your sales force, enlighten a business meeting, and always entertain.  Crowned World Champion of Public Speaking by Toastmasters International, Dave's stories are rich from his experiences working with people both in and out of uniform.  He owns DMR Consulting where he facilitates business excellence through improved communication, teamwork, and leadership.  Dave's speeches, presentations, and workshops can be tailored to your specific needs.

  • Every Member of The Team Counts – Dave shares stories from his military career as well as work with both public and private organizations to highlight the value of every member of a diverse team.  This presentation is ideal for managers, business leaders, and anyone who wants to get the most from a team.  A great way to introduce team building to an organization.
  • Tangled Webs – The problem with effective communication is that it almost never happens!  This is a humorous yet serious look at the challenge to both be understood and to understand others.  This is a fun presentation that has a valuable message in today's diverse world.
  • The Most Precious Gifts – A touching and inspirational presentation about precious gifts to loved ones, friends, co-workers, and total strangers.  This will motivate you to not only discover new levels of generosity but also prepare you for an amazing secret.
  • Champions Get Up! – This is a heart pumping, mind blowing, inspirational message for persistence and encouragement.  Life can be tough and its lessons hard but within each of us there is a Champion waiting to GET UP!  Be prepared for a message designed to move you toward victory.

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Dave Ross