Corporate Speaking

Engage Your Employees


Corporate Speaking

Dain Blanton is currently the national Spokesman for Academic Innovations, LLC. – an educational publisher focused on successfully transitioning students from school into the workforce.  Mr. Blanton facilitates many engagements on behalf of educational institutions nationally, with a focus on staff development and student success.

He’s also well-versed in Leadership Training for business professionals; specializing in staff development focused on influencing diverse populations to careers across various sectors and industries.

Seminar Topics

  • Staff Productivity
  • Workforce Development
  • Diverse-student population engagement
  • ROI Strategies for New Hires

Presentation Formats

Mr. Blanton delivers a variety of professional development and engagement opportunities for employers including:

  • Keynote Speeches (45-60 minutes)
  • Half-Day Professional Development Workshops (2-4 hours)
  • Full-Day Professional Development Workshops (4-6 hours)

General Schedule

We thrive on our adaptability and can flex your needs to our calendar.  Please contact us for scheduling details.

Downloadable Materials

Dain Blanton

An American beach volleyball player who won the Gold Medal for the US in Beach Volleyball in the 2000 Olympic Games, Dain is the first African American to win a Major Pro Beach Volleyball event (1997 AVP Hermosa Beach Grand Slam). Mr. Blanton also served as the first two-time U.S. male Beach Volleyball Olympian (2000/2004).

Currently an analyst for ESPN’s coverage of women’s NCAA volleyball as well as the analyst for Professional Beach Volleyball worldwide (AVP/FIVB), Dain worked in the NBA as the Sideline Reporter for the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers for five seasons.  His career in Sports Broadcasting has involved working with many major networks including ESPN, NBC, ABC, FOX Sports and The Olympic Channel. He has a passion for motivating, mentoring and professional development. Mr. Blanton has influenced thousands of students, teachers and business professional globally and looks forward to working with your institution.

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What People Are Saying

  • Phenomenal

    Margo McCormick, Asst. Principal
    Indio High School

  • [I’m] Basking in the glow
    of Dain’s Speech

    Rebecca Simmons, Lead Teacher
    Marquette Senior High School

  • Opened My Eyes

    Nalley, Student
    Marquette Senior High School

  • Impacted my life

    Noel, student
    indio High School

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