Wilmington University Speaker Series

An Evening with Peter Shankman: Put Your Own Oxygen Mask on First

This event is free and open to the public.

NEW DATE! Thursday, May 3, 2018

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Doors open at 6 PM

New Castle Campus,
Audrey Kohl Doberstein Admissions Center, Auditorium


Space is limited, so register early!

Peter Shankman

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Entrepreneurship is an exciting road, but it can be a lonely one as well. In this honest and open talk, Peter Shankman—best–selling author, entrepreneur, and social media phenomenon—shares his successes, his failures, and what he needs to do every day to make sure he stays on track and not imploded on the side of the road.

Peter will share:

  • 5 "must dos" that equate to success
  • 10 habits of successful entrepreneurs
  • 8-minute activities to take care of yourself
  • Why being open is more beneficial than not sharing
  • How to build your trusted support system

This one-night-only event covers the world of the startup entrepreneur. If you fit this description, or know others who do, it could be secretly killing you!

Fresh from the release of his latest book, Faster than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity and Success, Peter will speak from the heart and from his own experience to entrepreneurs, small business owners, one-person shops, and anyone who feels trapped on a speeding treadmill with no way off.

About Peter Shankman

Peter Shankman started his career at America Online as a Senior News Editor. He helped to found the AOL Newsroom and spearheaded coverage of the Democratic and Republican 1996 conventions. In 1998, he started the Geek Factory, a boutique social media, marketing and PR strategy firm, which has evolved to include Shankman's international consulting.

As an angel investor, Shankman backs companies like Pixability, Namely, Daily Worth, Right Next Door and Simplist. He has been a guest speaker at TEDxTimesSquare, South by Southwest, Affiliate Summit, BlogWorld Los Angeles and New York, and the Direct Marketing Association. He is also an award-winning blogger on his Shankman.com website.

Shankman launched his career from his apartment in New York City, where he also created the very successful Help a Reporter Out ("HARO") website as a service for journalists looking for knowledgeable comment from subject matter experts. The website was acquired by Vocus, Inc. in 2010 though he retains the rights to the HARO name.

He has four business books on creative and forward-thinking marketing and customer service concepts to his credit: Zombie Loyalists: Using Great Service to Create Rabid Fans(Palgrave/Macmillan, 2015); Nice Companies Finish First: Why Cutthroat Management is Over, and Collaboration is In (Palgrave/Macmillan, 2013); Customer Service: New Rules for a Social Media World (Que Biz-Tech, 2010); and Can We Do That?! Outrageous PR Stunts That Work-And Why Your Company Needs Them (Wiley and Sons, 2006).

Shankman's latest book, Faster Than Normal: Turbocharge Your Focus, Productivity and Success (Tarcher Perigee), was released in October, 2017 and leverages Shankman's own experience to help readers realize the benefits of the ADHD brain for success in life and business.