Michael Parrish DuDell is an entrepreneur, international keynote speaker, and bestselling author of Shark Tank Jump Start Your Business—the official book from ABC’s hit show Shark Tank on how to successfully launch and grow a business from concept to cash.
Recently ranked as one of the top three bestselling business authors by Amazon.com, Michael’s work has been featured in Forbes, Business Insider, The Huffington Post, CNN, Yahoo, San Francisco Chronicle, PandoDaily, and many more.
As a consultant and advisor, Michael has worked with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s, including such well-known organizations as American Express, Kraft, Ogilvy, and Visa.
Detailed in his popular 2012 TEDx talk, Michael is an outspoken advocate for meaningful work and travels the country leading trainings and workshops designed to help entrepreneurs build great companies and help great companies become more entrepreneurial.
Previously, Michael was the editor of ecomagination.com—GE’s cleantech and sustainable innovation website—as well as the host of ecomagination.com’s web series Green Room Live. Prior to that, Michael served as managing editor of The Domino Project—a publishing company started by marketing guru Seth Godin and powered by Amazon.com.
He is a One Young World Ambassador, a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council, and an advisor to numerous companies, including the New York Tech MeetUp—the largest tech organization in New York.
Outside of the office, Michael works closely with myriad social organizations. He is an active participant in Big Brothers Big Sisters, an executive volunteer with Defy Ventures, and a member of UNICEF’s Next Generation—a group of young professionals dedicated to ending child mortality.
An award-winning and sought after keynote speaker, Michael delivers high-energy, charismatic presentations on a variety of topics. Find out more about booking Michael for your next event.
Michael understands how to connect brands to their audience like no one I have met before. Michael goes way beyond strategy focusing on fine grained organizational details while also opening his rolodex, connecting you to the right people and partners.
Michael' s enthusiasm and charisma are infectious. Add to that his highly creative and strategic thinking, and you understand why Michael is exactly the kind of speaker, advisor and person you want in your corner. He is an invaluable resource, my secret weapon.
Community Engagement Manager
Michael's insights and expertise comes across like someone twenty years his senior. His enthusiasm, energy, passion, and overall likability make him an asset for anyone looking to better understand how to reach consumers.
Emily Harris Staniszewski
Global Strategy Group
Michael Parrish DuDell is the embodiment of effective. Present Michael with any challenge, any opportunity, or any project and he will blow it out of the park (and create lots of laughs along the way). There are a lot of starters in this world, but there are few who have the tenacity to follow-through, making the start as impressive as the finish line. That's Michael. I'd trust him to make anything happen
Founder and CEO
Michael Parrish DuDell has the great ability to build momentum around a project involving many team members and stakeholders. He fostered great collaboration around the re-launch of ecomagination.com and was critical in helping the site find an approachable voice, that would connect big business with a younger audience, creating valuable conversation along the way. Most importantly, Michael has always brought a bright spirit and quick problem solving to the table.
Digital Marketing Manager
The media and marketing landscape has been and will continue to be frenetic, scattered, and disrupted. Michael is someone you want to work with to fight through all that: he is logical and creative, calm and enthusiastic, grounded and imaginative.He adapts to the client/project/goal with the thinking AND execution to create a successful outcome.
Financial Industry Marketer
When it comes to the small business and entrepreneurial landscape, Michael truly is an expert and articulates creative and out-of-the-box strategies so eloquently you feel stupid for not thinking of it yourself. Smart, original, and always full of great ideas, I can't wait to see what he does next.
The great thing about Michael is that he really is a master communicator. Whether he's working with students, startups, or massive global organizations, Michael knows how to deliver his message in a way that feels thoughtful, relevant, and deeply compelling.
Senior Manager, Digital Partnerships
Michael is a rare combination of discerning, charismatic, and kind. There's deep expertise and compassion behind all the baby-faced charm. I can't say enough awesome things to do him justice.
Co-founder, Chief Creative Officer
Michael is just the kind of speaker you want at your event. Smart, insightful and entertaining, Michael truly knows how to captivate an audience and make a lasting impression. It is clear why the audience of senior level business executives chose him as Best Speaker of our annual national marketing conference.
Michael has a deep understanding of media, influencer engagement, and the way people think and consume information. He is passionate about everything he does and believes in, and would make an excellent partner for any organization.
VP of Engagement
Working with Michael was an absolute pleasure. He provided us with a fresh and unique perspective and helped take our product to the next level. He’s one of those vibrant people who have the ability to bring energy and passion to a room and inspire those around him. I would work with him again in second.
Mary Hines Droesch
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