Whether you laugh at his videos, learn from his YPO podcast: 10 Minute Tips From the Top or raise eyebrows at his popular column on Inc.com, you’ll figure out quickly that Kevin Daum can’t help but brutally tell you the truth, entertaining you along the way.

Kevin is a media strategist, Inc. 500 CEO, and award-winning, bestselling author of 7 books including the Amazon #1 Bestsellers Video Marketing For Dummies (Wiley) and ROAR! Get Heard in the Sales and Marketing Jungle (Wiley). His latest release, 12 Habits of Valuable Employees, co-written with Verne Harnish, is a multi-category Amazon #1 Bestseller.

Kevin is a major contributor to several other books including the best-selling Scaling Up (Gazelles). Kevin has been a prolific editorial contributor for SkyLife Magazine, Smart Business Magazine, YPO and garners several hundred thousand monthly views for his column on Inc.com. He is consistently one of the highest rated speakers for YPO, EO, Inc., and Gazelles.

As an Inc. 500 entrepreneur, Kevin’s marketing approach delivered more than $1 billion in sales with over 95% efficacy. As a serial entrepreneur he built and successfully exited several companies, and raised millions in start-up capital. Kevin has coached dozens of companies through the Scaling Up process resulting in exponential growth and measurable employee satisfaction. He is the New York Ambassador and the Media Expert in Residence for International Deal Gateway. Kevin has advised several start-up companies and global brands on strategy, leadership development, and multimedia communication.

Leveraging Kevin’s degrees in media and theatre arts plus involvement in hundreds of video, audio, and stage productions, Kevin, through his firm, TAE International, coaches executives to engage their internal and external communities through multimedia. He helps them pursue The Awesome Experience, mastering Compelling Messaging, Intentional Marketing, and Memorable Delivery.

Kevin is a champion for liberal arts education as a priority over STEM. As head of business development for Americans For the Arts’ Creativity Connection, he facilitated unique arts-based-learning programs for Fortune 500 companies. Kevin was also instrumental in the development of an interdisciplinary arts and entrepreneurship curriculum at Baylor University. He has published several articles on marketing and the managerial relationship between the arts and entrepreneurship. He lectures regularly at Columbia University in the City of New York.

Kevin is a graduate of the MIT Enterprise Forum’s Entrepreneurial Master’s Program and received the Global Learning Award 3 times from the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) where he founded the Silicon Valley Chapter and served in several board positions. Kevin was named Distinguished Alum by his alma mater, Humboldt State University and has an M.S. in Media Management from Fordham University, Gabelli School of Business, where he teaches graduate level multimedia mastery as an adjunct professor.