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Daymond John

CEO & Founder of FUBU, TV Personality on ABC’s Shark Tank

An entrepreneur, an industry pioneer, a highly regarded marketing expert, and a man who has surpassed new heights of commercial and financial success are just a few ways people have described Daymond John. He has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding experts, business, and motivational speakers in the country.

Ithaca, New York, USA

Presentations

Each of Daymond’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.  

The Brand Within
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.

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 they 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.

Negotiation Strategies for Women
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, The Shark, Daymond John, 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! 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.

Platform Plus

Panelist/In Conversation | Entrepreneurship Lessons From A Shark

Daymond shares his views on how to be an effective entrepreneur in the digital age. He can share insights on successful funding strategies, knowing what investors want & the power of cultivating mentors.

Awards

2015
Hennessy Privilege Award

2003
Ernst & Young's New York Entrepreneur of the Year Award

2002
Crain's Business Forty Under Forty

1999
NAACP Entrepreneur of the Year Award
Advertising Age Marketing 1000 Award | Outstanding Ad Campaign
Brandweek | Marketer of the Year

  • Daymond lit up the room. He gave both insight and advice while making it fun and interesting. He discussed his own experiences as an entrepreneur, starting from nothing, and gave his current point of view with realistic expectations of what he now likes to see as an investor on Shark Tank. After the panel, Daymond autographed copies of his book and spoke individually with over 200 emerging businesses. Daymond's passion for growing businesses is inspiring to the entrepreneurial community. He was an amazing speaker and great asset to this event.

    - Director at FundingPost.com - Second Venture Corporation
  • Daymond was awesome to work with. He went the extra mile on everything he did and did an amazing job on tailoring the presentation to our audience. Our Executives were very happy with it and the audience loved it.

    - American Airlines Federal Credit Union
  • Each attendee feels Daymond is speaking to them one on one. He infuses lessons, humor, insight and experience into his keynotes unlike anyone else we have hosted. I strongly recommend Daymond when planning your next event. You wont be sorry nor will your audience be disappointed.

    - Founder & CEO of Early Stage East Venture Capital
  • Daymond John is a fantastic speaker that will be an asset to any event. He is inspirational for those who hear him; he provides excellent tools that people can benefit from in their daily lives. Daymond is an especially good fit for a business or corporate team.

    - Daymond John is a fantastic speaker that will be an asset to any event. He is inspirational for those who hear him; he provides excellent tools that people can benefit from in their daily lives. Daymond is an especially good fit for a business or corporate team.
  • Daymond John is a fantastic speaker that will be an asset to any event. He is inspirational for those who hear him; he provides excellent tools that people can benefit from in their daily lives. Daymond is an especially good fit for a business or corporate team.

    - Interim Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students, Saunders College of Business at RIT

Summary Profile

From humble beginnings to a self-made multimillionaire with over $6 billion to date in global product sales and a starring role on ABC’s newest business reality TV show, American Dream. As “The People’s Shark”, Daymond continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment, and beyond. This industry leader, best-selling author, and ground breaking entrepreneurial expert has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.

As a dynamic business speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven business experience, Daymond shares the strategies that continue to bring him financial success. As Founder and CEO, Daymond steered FUBU from a mere concept to a global fashion powerhouse with annual retail sales exceeding $350 million at its peak. Utilizing many of the same tactics commonly used today, Daymond John pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture, and music nearly twenty years ago. From his then unprecedented guerrilla marketing and branding techniques to the continuously innovative ways in which he uses social media, brand integration, and his expertise on pop culture, Daymond remains a cutting edge business strategist.

Daymond teaches audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses today. He shares winning tips for negotiating and negotiating for women, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity, and optimizing staff talents. Daymond’s pragmatic advice resonates with everyone from students and entry-level employees to small business owners and corporate CEOs. Each will walk away with invaluable tools to incorporate into their professional endeavors.

As a motivational speaker, Daymond’s quintessential rags-to-riches success story of sacrifice, hard work, and perseverance as well as the unique and charismatic way he communicates it, will inspire any audience. Much more than a business advisor, Daymond shares his unique goal setting and achieving strategies, which will empower audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success. “The People’s Shark” Daymond John, will reveal how you too can live the American Dream.