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Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank, Daymond John continues to set standards of excellence while expanding his interests in fashion, branding, marketing, consulting, entertainment and beyond. An industry leader, best-selling author and ground breaking entrepreneur, he has evolved into a highly sought after business and motivational speaker.
A dynamic business speaker with over twenty years of hands-on proven business experience, Daymond John shares the strategies that continue to bring him financial success. As Founder and CEO of the FUBU (“For Us, By Us”) clothing line, John took the company from concept to global fashion powerhouse, with annual retail sales in excess of $350 million. Introducing many of the tactics commonly used today, he pioneered the art of integrating fashion, culture and music nearly 20 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 in pop culture, Daymond John remains a cutting edge business strategist.
A best-selling author, Daymond John entered the literary world with his first book Display of Power: How FUBU Changed a World of Fashion, Branding and Lifestyle, which tells the story of his awe inspiring journey and provides a roadmap for those who aspire to succeed in business and in life. Drawing on his innovative experiences in the fashion business, he followed up with, The Brand Within: How We Brand Ourselves, From Birth to the Boardroom.
In his presentations, Daymond John teaches audience members how to apply his successful methods to a wide range of businesses today. He shares winning tips for negotiation, boosting sales, improving employee morale, increasing productivity and optimizing talent. 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 John’s quintessential rags-to-riches success story of sacrifice, hard work and perseverance, delivered in his unique and charismatic style, will inspire any audience. Much more than a business advisor, he shares his unique goal setting and achievement strategies, empowering audience members to make positive changes in every aspect of their lives for immediate and long-term success. “The Shark” Daymond John, will reveal how you, too, can live the American Dream.
Daymond John grew up in the community of Hollis, Queens, New York. Known as the birthplace of the Hip-Hop music, and giving rise to acts like RUN DMC and Salt-N-Peppa, this influential neighborhood also helped spur the inspiration for John’s FUBU clothing line, which would ultimately re-define the fashion world.
Over the last 20 years, Daymond John has evolved from one of the most successful fashion icons of his generation to one of the most sought after branding, business and motivational speakers in the country.
In recognition of his contributions to the fashion world and the face of American business, Daymond John has been recognized with a host of prestigious awards, including: Brandweek “Marketer of the Year,” the Advertising Age “Marketing 1000 Award” for Outstanding Ad Campaign, the first ever Essence Award given to a company, Crain’s Business of New York “Forty Under Forty” Award, Ernst & Young’s “New York Entrepreneur of the Year” Award, the Brandeis University International Business School’s “Asper” Award for Excellence in Global Entrepreneurship, the NAACP “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award and the Congressional Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship, to name a few.
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