Last month, Worldwide Speakers Group (WWSG) traveled to Miami, Florida for a four-day conference hosted by one of our partners, Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO). Despite the absence of nice beach weather, the event was a huge success: more than 350 attendees gathered to collaborate with one another and learn from some incredible keynote speakers.
EO boasts a membership network of more than 8,000 international business professionals, with each member holding a leadership position in a million-dollar company. The EO University event series provides an opportunity for these international business leaders to come together and share ideas.
When WWSG was invited to partner with EO for their Miami conference, we were excited for the opportunity to strengthen our relationship with such a diverse and reputable organization. The task ahead was challenging -- finding the right speaker for a crowd of international entrepreneurs -- but WWSG's Senior Vice President of Sales Shelly Sharer was up to the task. Her in-depth and intimate knowledge of each speaker and their brand provided the necessary expertise to make sure the event was not only successful, but memorable.Daymond John, a popular reality TV personality from the show Shark Tank, spoke about his personal experience building the iconic fashion brand FUBU that led him to success, while Chef Jeff shared his own journey from federal prison to becoming a top chef for the Bellagio. All of the speakers -- Mike Abrashoff, Daymond John, Leila Cobo, Frans Johansson, and Chef Jeff Henderson -- received resounding applause. Daymond John and Chef Jeff both walked off stage to standing ovations for their powerful stories.
Beyond these compelling speakers, some of the most inspiring success stories came from the attendees. Two participants, sushi aficionados Yuen and Peter Yung, shared how they had built a popular sushi-to-go franchise after first hitting an entrepreneurial impasse on Daymond John’s show, Shark Tank.
At the end of the conference, both WWSG and EO felt that EO Miami University was an undeniable success. The partnership was the perfect pairing for a memorable week of collaboration, idea sharing and motivation. As a worldwide organization founded on entrepreneurial principles, WWSG was honored by the opportunity to partner with EO. We look forward to growing the relationship in the future.