Damian Mason – Businessman, Agriculturist, Speaker, Podcaster, Writer and Consultant.Damian speaks on the two subjects he knows best: Business and Agriculture. Since 1994, he has spoken to over 2,000 audiences in all 50 states and 7 foreign countries.
Damian Mason has been a professional speaker, corporate event entertainer, and author since 1994. His career in entertainment began when he won a Halloween contest dressed as Bill Clinton; within months, he resigned his position as a sales representative for Cooper Industries and launched what has become a highly successful second career. Mason’s programs are the result of a quick wit and a willingness to glean humor from all sources, including news headlines, travel, business trends, relationships, everyday life, and his upbringing as the youngest of nine children.
Today, Damian Mason maintains a hectic pace delivering hilarious presentations to corporate and association audiences. He’s logged over 1,300 appearances, entertaining crowds in 49 states and 7 foreign countries.
Ag Business Keynote – Trends, Topics and Tomorrow/The Business of Ag
Damian Mason is an Agriculturist. His presentation is a fast -paced mix of Ag economist, futurist, talk show host, and comedian.
Damian addresses the “F” words of Agriculture: farming, food, fights, fair trade, foodies, feelings, food police, finance, and the future of our industry.
The program is constantly updated and customized to your particular segment of Agriculture.
– Ag is consumer driven and they didn’t ask for enormous chickens
– People don’t really want to “know where their food comes from”
– Why Ag’s “cheap food” story is outdated by several decades
– Trade isn’t North American Ag’s silver bullet
– Foodies, the Internet, farmers markets, and fair trade coffee are good for Ag
– The hierarchy of human needs, hybrid vehicles, and the religion of environmentalism
– High fructose corn syrup is the new tobacco
– Who thrives in tomorrow’s agriculture
Humor for the Heart of Agriculture
This program is geared toward an after-dinner keynote slot. Damian delivers a contemporary positive message for agriculture with humorous and relatable stories. His original content will have your audience laughing and entertained, guaranteeing a successful meeting.
Agricultural crowds love Damian’s hilarious farm and ranch themed material, and they respect his knowledge and advocacy for the industry. Damian delivers side-splitting ag humor, while encouraging your audience to be proud, professional and to pass on their legacy of food and agriculture.
Business Keynote/Breakout – REINVENTION
In business, as in nature, there are two choices: adapt or perish!
Success and longevity depend on your ability to reinvent yourself, your brand and your business. Damian shares his own success story, analyzes various methods of reinvention, and provides real world examples gone right and wrong. Injected with energy and humor this program provides thought-provoking, practical tools for adapting your business to the future. As Damian, says, “Reinvent. Because, nobody cares how good you used to be!”
Identify the 3 key aspects of reinventing
Gage yourself and your business on relevance
Discover your talent and aptitude
How to leverage intentional congruencies
SMS = Sales, Money & Support
Business Keynote/Breakout – DO BUSINESS BETTER
As a business owner, success is imperative. Damian discusses the Traits, Habits and Actions to help you succeed. You’ll review the four unwavering traits of success, uncover the differences between routines and habits, and discover meaningful actions that create permanent improvement. Damian discusses real-world examples and tells relatable stories that will assist attendees to start, restart, grow, and manage their business.
Identify key traits of success and how to strengthen those traits
Perfect isn’t Profitable – Develop habits that actually help you
Myth of Inadequate Resources – Rid yourself of ineffective thinking patterns
Success is Simple, Not Easy – What’s really standing between you and your dreams
Business Breakout – COMMUNICATION EXCELLENCE
How are you telling your “story” to your customers? Damian discusses the importance of defining your story in your business. How do you make yourself and your product relatable, and desirable to your customer base? Damian discusses ten points to better speaking and communication to improve your salability.
Develop a universal language that your customer can understand
Tailor your message with authenticity to connect to your customer
How to polish your speaking skills
Damian Mason is what happens when an entrepreneurial-minded, agriculturally educated businessperson collides with a comedian. He’s funny, he excels at business, he works like a farmer, and he possesses a keen sense of the marketplace.
Damian is a speaker, author, social commentator, and podcaster. He released his book April 2, 2019 – Do Business Better. It has received nothing but 5 stars out of 5 on Amazon’s review list.
Damian knows how to create a life and business by choice because he’s done it. At age 25, he chucked his sales job with a Fortune 500 company to pursue greater compensation and creativity. It worked. Then his business struggled mightily. Damian reinvented himself. After several iterations and a few setbacks, his business thrived once again.
Damian speaks to corporations, associations, trade groups, and agricultural organizations. He delivers insights, information, and inspiration in an entertaining package.
Damian is a graduate of Purdue University in Agricultural Economics. He also studied comedy writing and improvisation at The Second City–Chicago. Damian is a member of the Screen Actors Guild and the National Speakers Association, where he earned his designation of CSP.
When he’s not traveling for work, Damian can be found on his Indiana farm with his wife, Lori, or escaping from winter at their Arizona residence. Damian loves the outdoors, his wife, his dogs, and his independence.