Award-winning speaker, author, columnist, entrepreneur, & marketer
Kevin Daum is an award winning and bestselling author of five books. He is a marketer, speaker, and columnist for Inc.com and Smart Business Magazine. As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, his sales and marketing techniques resulted in more than $1 billion in sales. Drawing on his background in theatre and business, Kevin is a compelling speaker who has engaged and inspired audiences around the globe.
Kevin has authored several books, including Amazon #1 Best Sellers Video Marketing For Dummies (Wiley), ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle (Wiley), and Green$ense For the Home: Rating the Real Payoff on 50 Green Home Projects (Taunton), which is the 2011 winner of the American Society of Journalists and Author’s (ASJA) Outstanding Book Award. He also penned the bestselling Building Your Own Home For Dummies (Wiley) and What the Banks Won’t Tell You (Grady Parsons).
Kevin uses his expertise to help individuals communicate effectively and reach their personal and business goals. He has built multiple businesses, including Stratford Financial Services, an Inc. 500 company; Mystery is Served, an entertainment company; and most recently TAE International, which helps companies provide their customers The Awesome Experience by mastering compelling messaging, intentional marketing and memorable delivery.
Kevin consults to numerous companies and non-profit organizations. He speaks regularly in the areas of marketing, communication, creativity, strategy, and execution. He also coaches executives on book development and thought leadership, as his most recent book proposals went from concept to contract in a few short months with major trade publishers.
Drawing upon a degree in theatre arts and involvement in more than 150 theatre productions, Kevin is changing the way corporations use the arts as a training ground for business and entrepreneurship. Kevin’s ROARing Video Seminars help companies develop effective and entertaining video marketing programs. As head of business development for Americans For the Arts’ Creativity Connection, he facilitated unique arts-based-learning programs for Fortune 500 companies. Kevin has been instrumental in the development of interdisciplinary arts and entrepreneurship curriculum at Baylor University. He has published several articles on marketing and the managerial relationship between the arts and entrepreneurship.
Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Entrepreneurial Master’s program and has received the Global Learning Award three times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization, where he held several board positions. Kevin has designed, produced, and led award-winning executive training programs and events for C-level executives and entrepreneurs on four continents. Previously, Kevin was named one of the 40 people to watch under 40 in San Francisco by the Business Times and in 2006 was named Distinguished Alum of the Year by his alma mater, Humboldt State University.