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Michael Parrish DuDell    

Entrepreneur & Author of "Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business," the Official Book from ABC’s "Shark Tank"

Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and the bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business and Shark Tank Secrets to Success—the official business books from ABC’s hit reality show.

Ranked as one of the top three most popular business authors by Amazon.com and named “one of nation’s leading Millennial voices” by IBM, Michael is a recognized industry expert and television commentator who is regularly featured across numerous media outlets, including CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Fox Business News, Bloomberg TV, NBC News, and many more.

An award-winning keynote speaker, Michael delivers high-energy workshops and interactive presentations designed to help businesses and leaders build future-focused organizations and connect with a new generation. He has lectured at such renowned universities as MIT and Columbia and collaborated with some of the world’s most influential brands, including Kraft, Visa, L’Oreal, and American Express.

Michael is a contributor to several publications and authors a quarterly small business column for Costco Connection, which has a mailed monthly circulation of 8.6 million. He also hosts and co-executive produces The Next Crop—a syndicated web series sponsored by Citrix and in partnership with Forbes Media that showcases the next generation of business and media influencers.

Previously, Michael served as the editor of GE’s ecomagination.com and the host of GE’s web series Green Room Live. Prior to that, he was the managing editor of The Domino Project—an award-winning (The Thomas A. Edison Marketing Award and Eric Hoffer Book Award) publishing company founded by business luminary Seth Godin and powered by Amazon.com. Today, many of The Domino Project titles are available through Penguin Random House’s Portfolio imprint.

Michael is a One Young World Ambassador, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and an advisor to numerous startups, including the New York Tech Meetup—the largest tech organization in New York. Outside of the office, he works closely with an array of social organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters and Defy Ventures.

Speech Topics

Creating Next Generation Leaders: How to Build and Grow a Culture of Intrapreneurship

In the past decade, the entrepreneur has become a championed member of society. Celebrated for their creativity, tenacity, and vision, the role of the founder has never been more idolized. But you don’t need to be an entrepreneur to be entrepreneurial. Today’s leading organizations know that in order to stay competitive and attract (and retain) the very best talent, they must create a culture that empowers employees to embrace their inner entrepreneur—instead of deny it. In this keynote, Michael shares the tools, tactics, and techniques used by some of the world’s most celebrated innovators and reveals how employees at every level can utilize each to become more effective leaders.

Building the Next Generation Workplace: How to Gain, Train, and Retain the Very Best Young Talent

As technology and globalization continues to fuel mass disruption, a new kind of worker is beginning to dominate the professional landscape. Within the next five years, Millennials—those born between 1981-1996—will make up the majority of the workforce. By 2025, that number will rise to 75%. From hiring and training to growth and development, this new breed of employee has created a challenge for companies across every industry. But where there’s challenge there’s also opportunity. In this presentation, Michael reveals the most effective ways to gain, train, and retain the very best young talent.

Winning Millennials: How to Activate and Engage a New Kind of Consumer

With over 80 million members, the Millennial Generation is the largest in human history. Spending nearly $600 billion each year, this savvy yet skeptical demographic represents a radically different kind of customer—one who demands hyper connection and instant gratification. In this keynote presentation, Michael reveals how to develop, create, and market products and services that deeply resonate with the empowered consumer and shares what every organization can do to activate and engage this powerful generation.

The Art of the Start: How to Launch and Grow the Startup of Your Dreams

Starting a business has never been easier. With more access to resources and information than ever before, people of all ages and backgrounds are embracing their inner entrepreneur and launching their own ventures. But how does one achieve real, sustainable success? In this talk, Michael explores what it takes to build a prosperous startup and how to grow the business from concept to cash.

Once Upon a Brand: Mastering Storytelling for Power, Profit, and Purpose

We are currently living in the age of the story. As conversation becomes currency and content reins supreme, businesses of all shapes and sizes are having to reimagine their story from the inside out. In this presentation, Michael Parrish DuDell dissects the secrets behind some the greatest brand stories ever told and reveals the five principles of thoughtful, engaging, and memorable storytelling.

A New Era of Leadership: How Millennials Are Redefining What It Means to Lead

As a generation, Millennials are thinking about work and leadership in an entirely new way–one that embraces inspiration and empowerment over assertion and power. In this presentation, Michael Parrish DuDell demonstrates how to leverage this cultural shift in order to become a more effective and efficient leader.

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The Entrepreneurial Mindset: How To Tap Into “Builder’s Brain” and Jumpstart Your Work and Life

In this presentation, best-selling business author, advisor, and entrepreneur Michael Parrish DuDell reveals how to adopt high-impact practices and principals utilized by some of the world’s most accomplished entrepreneurs to quickly and effectively jumpstart your work and life.

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