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manifest greatness

How To Live Without Limits

(most requested keynote)

               QUICK SUMMARY

This keynote is based on Sylvester's popular TED Talk.


In this session, Sylvester highlights his unique journey to entrepreneurial success that started as a 17 year old high school kid. He shares his story of going from bootstrapping his first business to having an internationally recognized brand. Sylvester discusses the link between passion and success, the need for supreme confidence, the entrepreneurial mindset, and more. The audience will most importantly be educated, inspired, and walk away with actionable items to help increase their chances of success in their future business or career aspirations.



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How To Succeed In The New Normal

               QUICK SUMMARY

Through the completion of this digital marketing keynote small business owners and entrepreneurs will learn how to grow their business through the pandemic. These 8 easy to implement digital marketing strategies that cost little to no money can be applied to the business immediately. Participants will learn how to apply the same proven marketing strategies used by brands succeeding during the pandemic.

               Target Audience

Small business owners, entrepreneurs, marketing directors, marketing students


Delivering The

Wow Factor

7 Key Strategies To Delight Your Customers & Increase Profits

               QUICK SUMMARY

This program is designed with proven principles to improve audience members customer service to a level that wows and delights customers.

Sylvester will equip customer facing staff and business leaders with 7 easy to implement strategies to create a culture that will empower team members to surprise & delight customers daily. In his energizing and relatable style Sylvester will share best practices to enhance the customer experience used by companies like, The Four Seasons, Shake Shack, and more. There is a clear link between a business delighting their customers and creating an enduring company with growing profits. Participants will learn how to analyze their service sequence to insert the Wow Factor at every touch point. At the close of this session participants will walk away with new tools and knowledge to take ownership in providing an extraordinary experience for customers.

               Target Audience

Customer facing/front line staff and management, new employee customer service training, professional development for existing customer service teams.

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Start Small

& Finish Big! 

7 Keys To Become

A Successful Entrepreneur

               QUICK SUMMARY

In this interactive keynote, Sylvester empowers students to become 21st century leaders by awakening their entrepreneurial spirit. Through engaging activities, students will learn how to use the same strategies, Kylie Jenner, Uber, Dr. Dre, & Fashion Nova, used to create billion dollar companies.


Students will learn how they to can turn their unique ideas into successful businesses. They will uncover: How to be a great leader; how to maximize available resources; a strategy for executing goals faster; and more. Sylvester will also highlight his unique journey to entrepreneurial success that started as a 17-year-old high school senior. He shares lessons learned from his inspiring story of bootstrapping his first startup into a nationally recognized brand.


Students will most importantly be educated, inspired, and walk away with actionable items that will lead to success in their future business or career aspirations.

               Target Audience

Youth leadership, young entrepreneurs, business educators, startups

What Can You Expect From Sylvester


1) Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.


2) A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.


3) An announcement about your event on my social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)


4) A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.


5) A custom resource page, exclusively created for your attendees. It will include links to books, articles, and other resources I believe will be helpful.


6) A quick follow-up communication after the event, to make sure I met your expectations. 

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Funding Ideas For Schools

1. Share Sylvester with another school in your area on the same day. Sylvester's fee is cut nearly in HALF for your school if you share Sylvester with another school. Sylvester can speak at your school in the morning, a neighboring school in the afternoon and then catch a flight home. Sylvester speaks to more students, you save money…it's a win for everyone. Sylvester is super easy to promote to other schools and decision makers…just forward them a link to and share your plan. 

2. Check with your school administration for funding from the Associated Student Body fund. For teacher in-service programs, ask about Staff Development -- Title VI funding.

3. Plan to integrate and highlight Sylvester into a major theme such as cultural awareness week, Career Day, Entrepreneur Week, Black History Month, etc. Depending on your theme, federal grant money might be available. For example, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) might approve a funding request for a speaker who addresses alcohol and drug prevention, sexual abstinence, tobacco use, teen pregnancy, gangs, crime and violence prevention. Check with your school district or federal government office to find out who is dispensing these funds in your state. Request an application form.

4. Apply for other grant monies from your state by contacting your State Department of Human Services and State Department of Education. They can direct you to the correct office -- for example, the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division. Contact other local agencies in your county that already have grant monies from state agencies. For example, the Criminal Justice Department or Department of Public Safety might have distributed funds into mental health agencies or programs for mentoring youth, etc.

5. Contact your school's PTO/PTA. Share your plans with them. They are more likely to contribute funds if your plan is well thought out.

6. Have student leaders contact local business organizations: Rotary Club, Kiwanis, Lions Club, Elks, Chamber of Commerce. Present your plan and request their sponsorship.

7. Create a win-win situation. Contact several of your larger local businesses, especially those related to services for teens and their families. Ask for the owner, CEO or Community Services Department. If they are willing to help sponsor the speaker, you can exchange the favor by announcing their support to your students and parents.

8. Invite multiple clubs, fraternities, sororities on campus to participate and help in a fund raising project. A cooperative effort helps students collaborate and learn about the realities of time and effort in acquiring funding in the real world.
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