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Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on ABC’S "Shark Tank" & Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs Organization

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 Kevin Harrington Biography

Kevin Harrington – Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on "Shark Tank" and As Seen on TV Pioneer – is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time.

In the early 1980’s, Harrington was busy launching companies and working as both a real estate and business broker selling thousands of properties and thousands of businesses. While watching television one night in 1984, he noticed that sometimes the only thing on the screen were the color test bars that stations ran when they had nothing else to air, thus giving him the idea to produce the industry’s first 30-minute infomercial to fill that dead air space. Thus, the birth of the infomercial.

Since that fateful night, he has been involved with over 500 product launches that resulted in sales of over $4 billion dollars worldwide and 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million. By 1990, Harrington was named one of the 100 best entrepreneurs in the world (by Entrepreneur Magazine).

In the mid 1980’s, Harrington formed Quantum International which grew to $500 million in sales, selling products in 100 countries in 20 languages. He then formed HSN direct in conjunction with Home Shopping Network and soon after formed Reliant International Media. Soon he founded As Seen on TV, Inc. and acquired AsSeenOnTV.com, the world’s largest web site featuring as seen on TV products.

With his impeccable track record, Harrington became internationally known for his entrepreneurial prowess and penchant for product development and sales. As such his business was used as a class case study for 12 years at Harvard/MIT, illustrating the essential principles of grass-roots entrepreneurship. He has worked with celebrities including Cee Lo Green, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, 50 Cent, George Foreman, Paula Abdul, Montel Williams, Hulk Hogan, Kris and Bruce Jenner, Tony Little, Billy Mays and many more. He is regularly featured as an industry expert in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, CNBC, Squawk Box with Jim Kramer, Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNN, MTV, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc., Wall Street Journal, New York Times and many more.

In 2009, Harrington was selected as one of the original "Shark Tank" Sharks on the ABC’s Emmy-Award winning show. His episodes can currently be seen nightly on CNBC.

He founded two global associations – ERA (Electronic Retailers Association), which is now in 45 countries and EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) which boasts more than 10,000 members. He is on the board of University of South Florida (USF) entrepreneur programs, and teaches regularly. He is also involved with Moffit Cancer Research and a variety of community based programs.

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Act Now!: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products

Act Now!: How I Turn Ideas into Million-Dollar Products

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  • From Tony Little to Chubby Checker: Learning from Success and Failure

    In this highly requested talk, Harrington tells the story of how he became regarded as visionary with a knack for knowing what will sell and how to sell it. Residing on the cutting edge of innovation and business trends, Harrington helps audiences turn good ideas into sound businesses, and teaches them how to launch products that will compete in today’s market. Harrington’s keynote presentations are powerful and relevant making him one of the most in-demand speakers on the circuit today. Audiences rave that this talk inspires them and instills in them the confidence they need to take the next step in their business. This Lecture is Geared Towards: Entrepreneurs, Business Audiences, Consumer & Retail Experts

  • The Art of the Pitch

    If you had one chance to deliver a knock out elevator pitch, could you do it? Or would you stumble and miss out on a potentially life changing opportunity? This finely tuned lecture was designed to ensure that you never fumble another pitch. Over the course of pitching and listening to pitches for more than 30 years, Kevin Harrington has synthesized the core principles of what to say, how to say it and just as importantly, what not to say. Audiences leave this talk inspired and ready to deliver the pitch of a lifetime! This Lecture is Geared Towards: Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Investors, Innovators

  • The Definitive Guide to Translating College Opportunities into Career Opportunities

    By the time Kevin was a junior in college, he had a 3.85 GPA and was on the Dean’s list by day. By night he had 25 employees and a business doing more than a million dollars in sales each year. In this tailored lecture, Kevin has extracted the specific strategies he employed as a student in order to help others make the most of their 4 years, while planning for the future. Whether it’s teaching students how to identify, capitalize on or create opportunities, Kevin has been engaged in helping students see and attain their goals for the better part of his adult life. Whether or not your goal is to follow in Kevin’s entrepreneurial footsteps, his business and life lessons can help you become more valuable and appealing to the job market after graduation. This Lecture is Geared Towards: College Students

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kevin Harrington?

    Booking fees for Kevin Harrington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Harrington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kevin Harrington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Harrington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Harrington for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Harrington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Harrington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Kevin Harrington

Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on ABC’S "Shark Tank" & Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs Organization

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Kevin Harrington Biography

Kevin Harrington – Inventor of the Infomercial, Original Shark on "Shark Tank" and As Seen on TV Pioneer – is one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our time.

In the early 1980’s, Harrington was busy launching companies and working as both a real estate and business broker selling thousands of properties and thousands of businesses. While watching television one night in 1984, he noticed that sometimes the only thing on the screen were the color test bars that stations ran when they had nothing else to air, thus giving him the idea to produce the industry’s first 30-minute infomercial to fill that dead air space. Thus, the birth of the infomercial.

Since that fateful night, he has been involved with over 500 product launches that resulted in sales of over $4 billion dollars worldwide and 20 products that reached individual sales of over $100 million. By 1990, Harrington was named one of the 100 best entrepreneurs in the world (by Entrepreneur Magazine).

In the mid 1980’s, Harrington formed Quantum International which grew to $500 million in sales, selling products in 100 countries in 20 languages. He then formed HSN direct in conjunction with Home Shopping Network and soon after formed Reliant International Media. Soon he founded As Seen on TV, Inc. and acquired AsSeenOnTV.com, the world’s largest web site featuring as seen on TV products.

With his impeccable track record, Harrington became internationally known for his entrepreneurial prowess and penchant for product development and sales. As such his business was used as a class case study for 12 years at Harvard/MIT, illustrating the essential principles of grass-roots entrepreneurship. He has worked with celebrities including Cee Lo Green, Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, 50 Cent, George Foreman, Paula Abdul, Montel Williams, Hulk Hogan, Kris and Bruce Jenner, Tony Little, Billy Mays and many more. He is regularly featured as an industry expert in numerous media outlets including The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, CNBC, Squawk Box with Jim Kramer, Bloomberg, Fox Business, CNN, MTV, Entrepreneur Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune, Inc., Wall Street Journal, New York Times and many more.

In 2009, Harrington was selected as one of the original "Shark Tank" Sharks on the ABC’s Emmy-Award winning show. His episodes can currently be seen nightly on CNBC.

He founded two global associations – ERA (Electronic Retailers Association), which is now in 45 countries and EO (Entrepreneurs Organization) which boasts more than 10,000 members. He is on the board of University of South Florida (USF) entrepreneur programs, and teaches regularly. He is also involved with Moffit Cancer Research and a variety of community based programs.

Kevin Harrington Videos

  • How To Make Easy Sales With Kevin Harrington, Original Shark On ...
    Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial, lives and breathes sales! Want to up your sales game?
  • Kevin Harrington - The Original Shark on "Shark Tank"
    Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive. Harrington is the founder of As Seen On TV. He has appeared on the ...
  • Kevin Harrington Amazing.com Keynote Speech
    This is Kevin Harrington's full, inspiring speech about quantum entrepreneurship delivered at the Amazing.com Summit. Quantum ...

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Kevin Harrington Speaking Topics

  • From Tony Little to Chubby Checker: Learning from Success and Failure

    In this highly requested talk, Harrington tells the story of how he became regarded as visionary with a knack for knowing what will sell and how to sell it. Residing on the cutting edge of innovation and business trends, Harrington helps audiences turn good ideas into sound businesses, and teaches them how to launch products that will compete in today’s market. Harrington’s keynote presentations are powerful and relevant making him one of the most in-demand speakers on the circuit today. Audiences rave that this talk inspires them and instills in them the confidence they need to take the next step in their business. This Lecture is Geared Towards: Entrepreneurs, Business Audiences, Consumer & Retail Experts

  • The Art of the Pitch

    If you had one chance to deliver a knock out elevator pitch, could you do it? Or would you stumble and miss out on a potentially life changing opportunity? This finely tuned lecture was designed to ensure that you never fumble another pitch. Over the course of pitching and listening to pitches for more than 30 years, Kevin Harrington has synthesized the core principles of what to say, how to say it and just as importantly, what not to say. Audiences leave this talk inspired and ready to deliver the pitch of a lifetime! This Lecture is Geared Towards: Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Investors, Innovators

  • The Definitive Guide to Translating College Opportunities into Career Opportunities

    By the time Kevin was a junior in college, he had a 3.85 GPA and was on the Dean’s list by day. By night he had 25 employees and a business doing more than a million dollars in sales each year. In this tailored lecture, Kevin has extracted the specific strategies he employed as a student in order to help others make the most of their 4 years, while planning for the future. Whether it’s teaching students how to identify, capitalize on or create opportunities, Kevin has been engaged in helping students see and attain their goals for the better part of his adult life. Whether or not your goal is to follow in Kevin’s entrepreneurial footsteps, his business and life lessons can help you become more valuable and appealing to the job market after graduation. This Lecture is Geared Towards: College Students

FAQs on booking Kevin Harrington

  • How to book Kevin Harrington?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Harrington for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Harrington, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Kevin Harrington or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Harrington?

    Booking fees for Kevin Harrington, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Harrington, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Harrington?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Harrington for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Harrington for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Harrington or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Harrington or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Harrington is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Harrington for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kevin Harrington generally travels from Clearwater, FL, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Bill Rancic, Daymond John, Josh Linkner, Barbara Corcoran and Robert Herjavec. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Harrington for an upcoming event.

Kevin Harrington Speaker Videos

  • How To Make Easy Sales With Kevin Harrington, Original Shark On ...
    Kevin Harrington, inventor of the Infomercial, lives and breathes sales! Want to up your sales game?
    Kevin Harrington - The Original Shark on "Shark Tank"
    Kevin Harrington is an American entrepreneur and business executive. Harrington is the founder of As Seen On TV. He has appeared on the ...
  • Kevin Harrington Amazing.com Keynote Speech
    This is Kevin Harrington's full, inspiring speech about quantum entrepreneurship delivered at the Amazing.com Summit. Quantum ...

Kevin Harrington Speaking Topics

  • From Tony Little to Chubby Checker: Learning from Success and Failure

    In this highly requested talk, Harrington tells the story of how he became regarded as visionary with a knack for knowing what will sell and how to sell it. Residing on the cutting edge of innovation and business trends, Harrington helps audiences turn good ideas into sound businesses, and teaches them how to launch products that will compete in today’s market. Harrington’s keynote presentations are powerful and relevant making him one of the most in-demand speakers on the circuit today. Audiences rave that this talk inspires them and instills in them the confidence they need to take the next step in their business. This Lecture is Geared Towards: Entrepreneurs, Business Audiences, Consumer & Retail Experts

  • The Art of the Pitch

    If you had one chance to deliver a knock out elevator pitch, could you do it? Or would you stumble and miss out on a potentially life changing opportunity? This finely tuned lecture was designed to ensure that you never fumble another pitch. Over the course of pitching and listening to pitches for more than 30 years, Kevin Harrington has synthesized the core principles of what to say, how to say it and just as importantly, what not to say. Audiences leave this talk inspired and ready to deliver the pitch of a lifetime! This Lecture is Geared Towards: Aspiring Entrepreneurs, Intrapreneurs, Investors, Innovators

  • The Definitive Guide to Translating College Opportunities into Career Opportunities

    By the time Kevin was a junior in college, he had a 3.85 GPA and was on the Dean’s list by day. By night he had 25 employees and a business doing more than a million dollars in sales each year. In this tailored lecture, Kevin has extracted the specific strategies he employed as a student in order to help others make the most of their 4 years, while planning for the future. Whether it’s teaching students how to identify, capitalize on or create opportunities, Kevin has been engaged in helping students see and attain their goals for the better part of his adult life. Whether or not your goal is to follow in Kevin’s entrepreneurial footsteps, his business and life lessons can help you become more valuable and appealing to the job market after graduation. This Lecture is Geared Towards: College Students

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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