Moving directly from college student to campy green fur-ball, Dave Raymond pioneered the field of sports mascots as the first enhabitor of the world-renowned Phillie Phanatic. Over his sixteen years in the suit, David’s performace as the Phanatic carried the Philadelphia Phillies to World Series victories and unimagined levels of popularity, helping to spawn a revolution in the mascot industry.
Leveraging the unique lessons he learned from the inside out – literally! – Dave made a seamless transition to the world of character branding and mascot training. Since starting Raymond Entertainment nearly twenty years ago, he has overseen the creation and rehabilitation of hundreds of mascots and the brands that support them.
With his platform keynote, The Power of Fun, Dave brings his "phantastic" story to the stage. Learn how Dave's time as the Phanatic led him to realize that fun's transformative effects are the key to living a happier, healthier, and more productive life.
Learn how “serious fun” can be used with virtually any initiative and will make you more powerful, healthy and successful not only in business, but in your personal life.
David’s presentation can be customized to fit the needs of your event and audience. This empowering keynote is interactive and can fill anywhere from 20 to 60 minutes. The performance and content will be tailored to highlight marketing, motivation, health, retention and morale initiatives. It is interactive, memorable and will leave your audience energized and ready to meet new challenges.
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Dave Raymond is one of a kind. He brings a level of energy and enthusiasm that is unmatched. The Power of Fun can help any organization, sport or otherwise, find innovative ways to improve in areas such as marketing, motivation, and employee morale; just to name a few.Dr. Tim Deschiver – Sports Marketing, University of Delaware
As someone who understands the importance of teamwork and camaraderie, I am happy to recommend David Raymond and the Power of Fun!Cal Ripken, Jr.