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Peter Shankman New York
Peter Shankman

The New York Times has called Peter Shankman "a rockstar who knows everything about social media and then some." He is a 5x bestselling author, entrepreneur and corporate keynote speaker, focusing on customer service and the new and emerging customer and neurotatypical economy. With three startup launches and exits under his belt, Peter is recognized worldwide for radically new ways of thinking about the customer experience, social media, PR, marketing, advertising, and ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and the new Neurodiverse Economy)

In addition to his passion for helping people and companies find success, some of Peter's highlights also include:

  • Founder of HARO - Help A Reporter Out, which became the standard for thousands of journalists looking for sources prior to being acquired three years after launch
  • The ShankMinds Breakthrough Network, an elite, online mastermind of thought leaders, business experts, and change makers
  • Faster than Normal - The Internet's #1 podcast on ADHD, focusing on the superpowers and gifts of having a "faster than normal brain," which has helped thousands of people all around the world realize that having a neuroatypical brain is actually a gift, not a curse.

Peter is a worldwide influencer and/or spokesperson for several global brands including Specialized Bicycles, Skratch Labs, Sylvania Lighting, National Car Rental, and many others. Finally, Peter is a father, a 2x ironman triathlete, a class B licensed skydiver, and has a pretty serious Peloton addiction. When he's not traveling around the world speaking to companies big and small, he's based in NYC with his five-year-old daughter and 19-year-old cat, both of whom consistently refuse him access to the couch.


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  • The Economy of the Next Fifty Years Will be Run by the Customer Experience - The days of begging for likes are over. The customer economy is all about doing likeable things. As the network gets smarter and smarter, it'll know your favorite places before you do, and share those with the world – when the world is looking. So if your friends are looking for a restaurant in New York City, and you live there, it'll show them the places you hangout, automatically, because logic suggests that if you go there a lot, you like the place, and your friends usually like what you like. What does this mean for your business? It means that it's time to start focusing on the customer experience – Without that, no amount of advertising, marketing, or SEO will save you.

    Your audience will learn:
    • The five rules of the customer economy
    • Why speed matters
    • How to stay "top-of-mind" in every customer's mind, from beginning to end
    • How millennials, as well as Generations Z and Alpha are consuming content, and how you can get in front of them

  • Catering to the ADHD Economy - In addition to being a bestselling customer service and marketing author, Peter also hosts the award-winning podcast Faster Than Normal, where he discusses the benefits of ADD and ADHD. Put the two together, and Peter will offer your audience unique and proven techniques to reach your audience in the 2.7 seconds of attention span they first offer to you.

    Your audience will learn:
    • What five keywords will hold a consumer's attention
    • How Peter's first company went from 0 to 250,000 users with a 79% daily engagement rate.
    • How to create content that your audience simply must share
    • How to get your audience to do your PR, sales, and marketing for you!

  • Putting on Your Own Oxygen Mask First - Designed for today's startup culture, Peter leads an engaging and truly needed conversation on the world of the startup-entrepreneur, and how it could secretly be killing you. Entrepreneurship is an exciting road, but a lonely one, as well. In this honest and open talk, Peter shares his successes, his failures, and what he needs to do every day to make sure he stays on track, and doesn't wind up imploded on the side of the road.

    Your entrpreneurial audience will learn:
    • Five “must dos” each morning that equate to success
    • The top ten habits of repeatedly successful entrepreneurs
    • How to take care of your brain and body in eight minutes per day
    • Why being open about what you do is actually more beneficial than not sharing
    • How to build your trusted support system
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