How to Swim with the Sharks
You Can Make Anything Happen!
Covering her personal journey through words of wisdom, funny anecdotes, and poignant commentary about the world of business, Lori Greiner’s speech seeks to inspire her audience to follow in her footsteps and be successful in their own lives.
Invent It, Sell It, Bank It!
Drawing on the razor-sharp insights and practical, insider’s advice found in her bestselling book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! Lori Greiner provides a real nuts-and-bolts look at how to bring an idea to profitable fruition. Chock-full of inspiring anecdotes and concrete takeaways, Lori’s speech will leave audiences emboldened to think like an innovative entrepreneur and prepared to make their business a smashing success.
Lori Greiner reveals lessons, inspiration and advice as Parade Magazine cover story
Selected to grace the cover of Parade Magazine, prolific inventor and entrepreneur Lori Greiner revealed everything from her morning routine and favorite invention, to her secrets for success and how to tell if a product is a “hero” or “zero.” Known as the “Queen of QVC” and “warm-blooded shark” on ABC’s smash hit Shark Tank, Greiner knows what it takes to build something from the ground up and take a product from concept to the marketplace. In the Parade story “Lessons from a Shark,” Greiner shares how she started with the invention of a sole earring organizer in 1996: “I had to figure things out on my own. I feel that when you’re driving a business, you should know every facet of it since no one will love your business like you do.” Since her humble start, Greiner has grown her empire to include over 500 products and 120 U.S. and international patents. On Shark Tank, she’s celebrated for bringing her business savvy to aspiring entrepreneurs, taking a real hand-on approach, sharing her invaluavble advice, and translating it into breakthrough success. When describing her decision to join Shark Tank, Greiner said: “The casting director called and said, ‘You’re a uniorn,’ meaning there isn’t anyone out there like me who creates a product, makes it, packages it—everything from soup to nuts. ‘American could really learn a lot from you.’” Just winning an Emmy for Best Structured Reality Program for the fourth consecutive year, Shark Tank’s 9th seson premieres on October 1st, and guarantees to bring more of Greiner’s one-of-a-kind passion and transformative business insights.Read Lori Greiner’s Parade Magazine cover story >>
Lori Greiner does it again, lands Shark Tank’s bestselling product!
Renowned for being able to instantly tell whether a product is a “hero or a zero,” Lori Greiner knew the Simply Fit Board would be a top seller the moment their team demoed the product on Shark Tank. Meeting each of Lori’s tried and tested check points—it had the right price point, a universal appeal, and was very visual—Lori offered the Simply Fit Board partners $125,000 for a 20% stake and quickly developed a strategy to make it the hottest product on the market. Her strategy delivered. “In the first 24 hours they sold 34,000 units; in 48 hours they’d racked up $1.7 million in sales.” Thanks to Lori’s unparalleled experience and marketing genius, the Simply Fit Board went from $575,000 to $9 million in sales in just seven months. As Lori said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime kind of product. We just launched in every Home Depot, Wal-Mart, Bed Bath & Beyond and Kmart store, and soon we’ll be all over Europe, Japan and Australia. It’s just an amazing Cinderella story.”Watch Lori share insights on Simply Fit Board’s success >>
Lori Greiner lands Shark Tank's most successful idea
Considered Shark Tank's biggest success story, the Scrub Daddy is a now ubiquitous smiley-faced sponge that is more durable and hygienic than your traditional kitchen or bathroom product. In Season 4, Lori stuck a deal with Scrub Daddy's founder for $200,000 in exchange for 20% equity. Following the deal, Lori put her business savvy into remarkable action, expanding Scrub Daddy's product line onto QVC and into stores like Bed, Bath & Beyond, Walmart, Target and Staples where it became an instant bestseller. Before Lori stepped in, Scrub Daddy was struggling to make $100,00 over 18 months. When she launched the product on QVC, the Scrub Daddy famously sold close to 2 million units within 220 minutes. Scrub Daddy remains Shark Tank's most successful product to date, with over $98 million in retail sales since Lori stepped in 4 years ago.Watch Lori win the Scrub Daddy deal >>
Shark Tank wins Emmy for Outstanding Structured Reality Program three years running
Currently in its eighth season and with some 5 million viewers tuning in for new episodes, Shark Tank has been a smash hit with both audiences and critics. A three-time Emmy Award winner and three-time Critics Choice Award winner in 2014, 2015 & 2016, Shark Tank has been ranked in the top 100 most-viewed TV programs since 2012 and is currently the Friday night show with the highest ratings among the coveted 18-49 year-old share. Lori, known as "the warm blooded shark" for her dedication to assisting aspiring entrepreneurs, has been an integral part of the show's success since joining as a full-time cast member in 2012. Most notably, Shark Tank has nabbed the Emmy for Outstanding Structured Reality Program for the past three consecutive years, beating out other popular hits such as Antiques Roadshow, Diner, Drive-Ins and Dives, and MythBusters. When the Critics' Choice Awards introduced its own Best Structured Reality Show category in 2016, Shark Tank won that honor as well.
Lori Greiner teaches her audience how to swim with the sharks
As one of entrepreneurial investors and advisors on ABC's Shark Tank, LORI GREINER shares lessons learned from her years as a highly-successful inventor and business woman. In her speeches she inspires audiences to set ambitious goals, put in the hard work to turn them into reality, and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. She is a dynamo who electrifies every room she's in, and brings buzz to every event.Read more about how Lori can motivate your audience >>
Lori Greiner's bestseller is the must-read guide to business success
Wildly popular and filled with practical, insider's advice, Lori Griener's Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a national bestseller that topped both Amazon's and Wall Street Journal's Best Business Book lists. A real nuts-and-bolts look at how to bring an idea to profitable fruition, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! has inspired countless business advice articles, as no one is more qualified to discuss the myriad success and failures involved with launching a new product. Having started her career with the invention of a sole earring holder in 1997, Lori has brought 500 products to market, creating a multi-million dollar family of businesses. The ovations for the book speak for themselves: “I am used to dealing with Mavericks and Lori fits the bill! Lori Greiner’s insightful and practical book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! should be on the required reading list for anyone who wants to take an idea and turn it into a real business" (Mark Cuban); “Inventors, look no further—Lori Greiner’s book has it all. It’s fast, it’s fun to read, and it’s packed with all the information you need to turn your big idea into a huge success” (New York Times bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO, Vaynermedia).Watch Lori Greiner discuss her book on The View >>
Visit Lori Greiner's Website
From Lori's newsletter, "Lori Greiner Make Me A Millionaire," to overviews of Lori's Shark Tank success stories, and other media appearances, Lori's personal website has everything you need to know about "The Warm Blooded Shark" and "Queen of QVC."Go to Lori's website >>
Meet Lori Greiner
The Warm Blooded Shark™
Lori Greiner started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand.
She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 500 products, and holds 120 U.S. and international patents. She is a star Shark on the 3 time Emmy winning show, Shark Tank. Shark Tank is a hit entrepreneurial business show, on ABC, where she invests in companies and helps turn dreams into a reality. Lori also has had her own show on QVC-TV, for the past 16 years called “Clever & Unique Creations by Lori Greiner.” Lori says she can tell instantly if a product is a “hero or a zero”, and this is clearly shown through her many thriving investments and a 90% success rate on new items launched. Several of her investments are the highest success stories on Shark Tank to date. Lori entered the literary world with her first book Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! which is a National Best Seller and is a hands on, step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality.
Well-known for creating the most popular jewelry and cosmetic organizers of her time, Greiner’s cleverly designed products cover a large range, and she is constantly adding new items. From must-have organizers for the home to kitchen tools, travel bags and clever solutions for everyday problems, Lori’s products are enjoyed by men and women alike. Her inspiration comes from her passion to bring happiness to people by making their everyday lives easier. Her products are sold on QVC and in retailers across the U.S. and in Europe.
Greiner’s accomplishments come from her sharp instincts and strong business sense. She oversees the legal and patent processes, and has driven her business to the success it has achieved. An expert on patenting and a guest speaker for the United States Patent & Trademark Office, she is hands-on in all facets of taking a product from concept to creation and to market within months. She has also helped many budding entrepreneurs turn their ideas into hit products. At the heart of her own success is a combination of talent, hard work and perseverance, as well as sincere, energetic on-air appeal.
Greiner’s products are regularly featured in top magazines like O, The Oprah Magazine, InStyle, Woman’s Day, and Family Circle. She has also been profiled in Financial Times, Forbes, Success, Entrepreneur and has appeared on The View, Bloomberg, CNN and many others. Her Initial Silver Safekeeper was chosen as one of Oprah’s favorite things.
A great believer that, if you are lucky enough to be successful, you have a responsibility to give back, Greiner’s most gratifying moments come when she is able to help budding entrepreneurs achieve the same success she feels lucky enough to have enjoyed. She also believes that what matters most in life is who a person is and what is in their soul. She and her company annually donate a substantial amount of their profits to a variety of charities. Her all-American success story is refreshing in today’s challenging economy. Her inventions address the everyday needs of a wide-range of people, and her affordable pricing makes her products accessible, allowing her to spread her enthusiasm for problem-solving to millions.
Lori, in her effort to “pay it forward,” wrote her first book, Invent It, Sell It, Bank It (Random House, 2014), which is a National Best Seller, was named one of the top 10 business books by Amazon.com, and also made Wall Street Journal's top business books of 2014. Invent It, Sell It, Bank It, is a hands-on, nuts and bolt on how to turn an idea into a million dollar reality. Lori takes you step-by-step all along the way. Another part of the book’s tremendous popularity are the personal stories Lori shares and exclusive, behind the scenes about her journey.
In addition, Lori is a much sought after speaker inspiring others to achieve their goals and dreams as she has and offers in her book and on stage the recipe to achieve great success. This also adds to Lori’s philosophy of helping others and sharing her experience to benefit others-all in an entertaining way.