Speaking Engagements & Props
I’m very selective these days on Speaking Engagements due to family and existing business obligations.
40 Under 40 Awardee by the Orlando Business Journal
Recognized as a 2021 Game Changer by the Orlando Business Journal
Winner, Judge & Advisor for Numerous Business Plan Competitions
- Winner of UCF 2008 Joust Business Plan Competition ($12,000)
- Finalist in the 2008 National Nacent Business Plan Competition in Indiana
- Finalist in the 2007 Sunshine State Venture Challenge in Cocoa Beach
- Winner of 2007 UCF Joust Business Plan Competition ($5,000)
- Judge of UCF Joust Business Plan Competition (numerous years)
- Judge UCF Business Model Competition (numerous years)
- Judge UF Marketing & Advertising Competition (2015)
- Judge Orlando Biblical Entrepreneurship Youth Competition (2015)
Top 3 Nominee for Best Business Blog in Florida on Business, Marketing and Technology (2013 & 2014)
Out of hundreds of submissions this blog, Filled to the Brim, was selected as a top three nominee for the Florida Sunshine blogger awards by Florida BlogCon.
Author of Land More Customers through Online Marketing (2014)
Featured Speaker at Orlando International Airport (2014)
Featured Speaker at Orlando International Airport (2014)Looking for a consultant to help you develop a marketing strategy, leverage internet marketing, or improve your overall marketing effectiveness? Maybe you have an idea for a start up, but don’t know the next steps to bring your venture into existence. Need an experienced speaker to talk with your employees, students or audience about internet marketing or entrepreneurship? Look no further.
I was a featured speaker at the Orlando International Airport small business development event. 500 Copies of my book were purchased and handed out to attendees. Learn more about my book “Land More Customers through Online Marketing”.
Synapse Orlando: Building on Opportunity Panel (2019)
I was a featured panel participant on the Building on Opportunity Panel at Synapse Orlando in 2019. The panel was focused on Opportunity Zones, Real Estate Tech and leveraging the key components of our ecosystem to advance Orlando.
Featured Speaker at Entrepreneur Day (Windermere Prep: 2019)
Forbes Article on Opportunity Zones (2019)
Forbes: Expert Panel Feature (2019)
“Change is the one constant. What worked yesterday won’t always work today or tomorrow. Consequently, businesses large and small should ensure they invest in innovation. Explore what’s on the horizon, place small bets and double up on the winners. By doing so you can better position your company for the future and to utilize new technologies and tools to excel in various aspects of your business. ” – David Brim, Bright Impact
Speaker and Mentor on Marketing & Entrepreneurship at UCF LaunchPad
I have been a speaker and mentor at the Blackstone LaunchPad at UCF on multiple occasions. The areas I focus on adding value include strategy development, marketing, business planning, bootstrapping, business model development, and investor pitch assistance.
Interviewed on Orlando Entrepreneurs Podcast (March 2018)
I was interviewed on the Orlando Entrepreneurs Podcast “Inside the Orlando Entrepreneurial Ecosystem”. I shared my entrepreneurial journey and discussed the state of entrepreneurship in Orlando. The show, hosted by Josh Wilson, highlights local entrepreneurs, investors and advocates.
Featured Guest on Smarketing News (February, 2018)
I was featured on the Smarketing News Radio Show and Podcast in February 2018. I discussed aspects of my entrepreneurial journey and OrlandoEntrepreneurs.org
Speaker & Panel Participant at 1 Million Cups (2018)
Developed by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is a national event designed to educate, engage, and connect entrepreneurs. I was a speaker and panelist participant at 1 Million Cups Orlando at Rollins College, in Winter Park Florida.
UCF Business Model & Business Plan Competition Judge & Screener (February 2009-Present)
The University of Central Florida holds various business competitions throughout the year. The Business Model Competition at UCF celebrates student teams who test their innovative ideas with potential customers and partners, and use what they learn to improve their proposals. I was a competition finals judge in 2014 and 2015. In addition to judging the business model competition I have also been a repeat judge and screener for UCF’s new venture & business plan competition – The Joust.
Guest on Blog Talk TV (March 2015)
I had the pleasure of being a guest on Blog Talk TV, a television show airing to 1.5 million households weekly in Virginia and Florida. I sat down with the hosts of the show Bess Auer and Ben Reed to discuss business blogging, my blogging journey and book Land More Customers through Online Marketing. View the full Blog Talk TV business blogging episode.
Featured in “Successfully Launching New Ventures”
I was featured in one of the nation’s top selling entrepreneurship textbooks “Successfully Launching New Ventures”.
Speaker at Diversity Dialogue Panel hosted by Ad 2 Orlando (March 2013)
I was a speaker on the Diversity Dialogue Panel hosted by Ad 2 Orlando at the Orlando Science Center. Read the recap on my blog.
Interview with UCFTV (February 2013)
I was interviewed on UCFTV to discuss the value of entrepreneurship in college and the opening of the UCF Blackstone Launch Pad. Read the recap on my blog.
Speaker at Disney Entrepreneurship Center (February 2011)
I was a speaker on marketing strategy, SEO and social media at Disney Entrepreneurship Center.
Hosted Land More Customers Webinar (July 2012)
Interview with Channel 9 (ABC News) (January 2011)
I was interviewed by Channel 9 (ABC News) where I gave advice for people launching or starting a company in Orlando.
Speaker at Invention to Venture Conference (November 2010)
I was a speaker on branding, social media and SEO at “Invention to Venture Conference“.
Course Trainer at “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” (October 2010)
I was a “Excellence in Entrepreneurship” course trainer where I trained prospective entrepreneurs on marketing strategy and internet marketing.
Interview with CBS News
I interviewed on CBS News Radio Orlando. The subject of the virtual interview was being an entrepreneur in college and participating in business plan competitions and the opportunities that go along with it.
Frequent Speaker at University of Central Florida Marketing & Entrepreneurship Courses
I am a frequent marketing and entrepreneurship speaker at the University of Central Florida.
Interview with Indianapolis’s Fox59 (2008)
I was interviewed on Indianapolis’s Fox59 at the Nascent500 Business Plan Competition.
Participant on Orlando’s Local 6 FlashPoint (2008)
I was a participant on the Social Media Panel discussion on Orlando’s Local 6 news program FlashPoint.
Featured on Orlando’s Fox 35 News (2007)
I was a featured young entrepreneur on Orlando’s Fox 35 News.