WARNING: Engaging kickass keynote speaker and award-winning author David Tyreman will delight you with humor, wit, and charm as he seeks to demonstrate the unthinkable — that you’re NOT in the business YOU THOUGHT you were! Listen at your own peril, and suffer the consequences of ending up with a kickass brand that’s absolutely CRUSHING IT!
Seriously, David’s uncanny, unorthodox and inspiring approach for helping entrepreneurial start-ups, personal brands and Fortune 500s crack their brand DNA has made him one of the most sought-after keynote speakers and consultants in the nation. Author of ‘World Famous – How to Create a Kick-Ass Brand,’ and founder of WorldFamousCompany.com, David has been described as the “Rosetta Stone for brand building.”
His own entrepreneurial itch surfaced in 1987 while on holiday in the U.S. The energetic Englishman loved it here so much that he vowed to return with an idea that would take America by storm – to sell English antiques through hosted parties the way people peddled Tupperware. “The parties were awesome,” he vividly recalls. “People drank our wine, ate the cheese, but never touched our pricey antiques.”
Down to his last $20, David and his partner had one final Antique Party scheduled at his Aunt Beryl’s home in Arcadia, California. “Thankfully, she had a neighbor who felt like showing off a bit and he purchased our entire $5,000 inventory!” he said. “I was doing backflips and cartwheels… we didn’t sleep all night.”
Fast-forward seven years, and what began as a failed idea had morphed into a Visual Branding & Merchandising juggernaut called Propaganda. The company packaged and sold handpicked vintage and modern props – from mountain bikes to old typewriters, suitcases, and alike – as highly thematic, storytelling props for such retail giants as Polo Ralph Lauren, Nike, and Banana Republic.
Awash in success, and attracting a boatload of free media for their whacky, but memorable branding methods, the company purchased a 27,000 square-foot warehouse in San Francisco – the largest live/work lofted warehouse in the city. After topping $20 million in annual sales, David sold the business to his partner and launched the World Famous Company LLC in 2000. Based in Las Vegas, he’s been joyfully creating kickass brands and sharing what he learned both as a consultant and popular keynote speaker ever since.