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Daymond John          

Founder & CEO of FUBU; Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship; Star of ABC's "Shark Tank" and CEO of The Shark Group

From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs. Daymond initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. From the streets of Hollis, Queens, Daymond started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then fledgling hip-hop culture. Today, the streetwear market that FUBU pioneered is a $20 billion dollar industry. Since then, Daymond has continued to challenge himself and the business world in which he operates. After 9 seasons, 4 Emmy Awards, multiple Critic’s Choice Awards and millions of dollars in investments, Shark Tank has become the most watched program on Friday nights, and one of the most successful business reality series of all time.

Over the course of the series, Daymond has been a mainstay of the cast of Sharks and is now affectionately referred to as, “The People’s Shark.”

Resolved to expand his own brand, Daymond has written four books the most recent of which is Rise and Grind: Outperform, Outwork, and Outhustle Your Way to a More Successful and Rewarding Life, which became an instant New York Times bestseller in 2018. In this follow up to his first New York Times bestseller, The Power of Broke, Daymond takes an up close and personal look at the daily habits and rituals of some of the most wildly successful people and shows readers there’s no such thing as an overnight success. While his previous books, Display of Power and The Brand Within were national bestsellers, The Power of Broke and Rise and Grind stand as the only New York Times best-selling books from any of the Sharks.

Beyond the brands, the television series and the books, Daymond’s commitment to entrepreneurship has been celebrated on a global level. In 2015, he was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and was part of an exclusive group who joined President Obama at the Global Entrepreneur Summit in Kenya. In March, Daymond accompanied the President on his historic trip to Cuba, which represented the first time a sitting US president visited the island since Calvin Coolidge did in 1928.

One of Daymond’s greatest accomplishments is his continued fight against dyslexia. He has worked with the Yale Center for Dyslexia and he currently sits on the advisory board of Understood.org. Daymond has embraced his affliction, allowing it to be a catalyst for his career as a highly sought after public speaker and author. Daymond regularly speaks at Fortune 100 companies, conferences, universities, and independent businesses alike. Whether he’s speaking about entrepreneurship, marketing & branding, financial literacy or goal-setting strategies, Daymond’s high energy presentations give audiences relatable advice and practical takeaways.

A recipient of more than thirty-five awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year and Ernst & Young’s Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Daymond serves as CEO of the brand consultancy, The Shark Group, which specializes in brand strategy and development, artist relations and talent development. Under Daymond’s leadership, The Shark Group has rewritten the script on how companies, brands and products can seamlessly work together to yield a sum greater than its parts. The Shark Group works with a wide range of businesses and brands, including Capital One, HSN, Forbes, Miller Lite, Gillette, Shopify and Infusionsoft and superstars such as Muhammad Ali, the Kardashians, Pitbull, Stan Lee, Carlos Santana, Jillian Michaels and others.

Speech Topics


The Brand Within: Branding Yourself from Birth to the Boardroom

Fostering Creativity

How to Negotiate: Lessons from an Entrepreneurial Icon

Negotiating for Women: Going Toe to Toe with the Big Boys

Take the Plunge: You Can Swim with the Sharks

Diversity: A Good Business Practice

The world we live in is filled with more diversity than ever before. In this speech, Daymond John suggests that business owners should create teams with members from a variety of backgrounds in order to gain competitive advantage. FUBU once sold in 62 countries and has always been filled with diverse employees, so John knows diversity better than anyone out there. He discusses diversity from a social standpoint as well as from a business perspective, in addition to sharing secrets on the importance of diversity in hiring employees, choosing vendors, manufacturers, partners and teammates.

MOST REQUESTED SPEAKING TOPICS OUTLINE

Each of, The Shark, Daymond John’s keynotes are customized to fit your specific objectives. They are informative yet entertaining and involve: lots of humor, high-energy and audience-speaker interaction. Daymond uses compelling stories from his rags-to-riches journey to illustrate his points and always leaves audience members with practical, tangible and invaluable tools to incorporate into their professional as well as personal endeavors. With over twenty years of phenomenally successful business experience, Daymond has the ability speak on wide-range of business related matters; however, his three most requested topics are:

GOALS/MOTIVATION

In this keynote, presented in his charismatic style, The Shark, Daymond John, takes audience members on an inspiring, emotional rollercoaster ride. They’ll hear, first-hand, how a man, with no formal business training whatsoever, went from driving cabs and waiting tables at Red Lobster to creating a global fashion empire with retail sales exceeding four billion dollars to date, and a starring role on ABC’s hit reality business show, Shark Tank. Daymond entertains and awes audience members with true-life tales of his incredible successes and numerous failures. Equally important, however, he motivates, inspires and teaches them how to set and go after their own goals with newfound focus and determination.

Audience members will be galvanized as they realize they have been setting goals for themselves all of their lives—whether the y realized it or not! What’s more, to their surprise, many attendees will learn that the goals they have been setting have been self-destructive.

Unlike some “motivational speakers,” rather than spitting-out tiresome “I can make it, so can you” clichés, Daymond shares the exact goal-setting strategies that he attributes to his success and teaches audience members how to incorporate them into their endeavors. This keynote will challenge attendees to exercise their brains in a way that cultivates a positive, goal-setting mindset.

BRANDING/MARKETING

When William Shakespeare said, "All the world's a stage", he was indirectly talking about branding! This informative keynote is like nothing else on the market. Sure, there are other speakers that may explain how to market and brand a product, but how many explain, step-by-step, how to brand yourself and transfer that power into your job, company or product? Did you realize that you’re a brand? According to The Shark, you were branded the day you were born and continuously every second since!

In this keynote, The Shark, Daymond John, gives audience members in-depth insight into how your personal brand affects all aspects of your life. Not only will attendees learn the importance of branding, Daymond will reveal some of the tricks that helped him expand his brand into dozens of countries around the globe. The techniques shared can be applied to personal branding as well as to the branding of products and concepts.

Corporations love employees with a strong sense of branding because it inspires out-of-the-box thinking, creating an infectious energy that flows throughout the work environment.

It's no secret that the world has gotten smaller. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Foursquare, and dozens of other social websites have increased the desire for people to be noticed as a brand, let The Shark, Daymond John, show you how.

NEGOTIATION STRATEGIES FOR WOMEN: You have more power than you may think!

Although The Shark, Daymond John, is one of the most recognized negotiators on network television, and has conducted hundreds of negotiations with both men and women throughout his twenty years in business, he never planned on speaking on negotiation strategies for women; that is, until California First Lady, Maria Shriver, called upon him to speak on this very topic for her annual Women’s Conference.

Feeling a bit out of his realm and comfort zone, Daymond decided to immerse himself in research to find out what, if any, differences existed between how men and women tend to negotiate with each other. In this keynote, Daymond shares what he discovered in his research and personal experiences over the years. His findings will have audience members sitting up and taking notes! According to The Shark, not only do women have several distinct advantages over men when negotiating—in both professional and personal settings, but quite a few disadvantages as well.

Daymond will share specific techniques on how to respond to today's negotiation challenges. Not only will this keynote leave every attendee feeling empowered, more confident and ready to tackle the world, they will have lots of fun and laughs in the process.

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