Eli Dagostino
Eli Dagostino
Eli Dagostino’s zest for life has been celebrated on the stages of SNL, on the pages of Vanity Fair and in the seats of Carnegie Hall and the MET Museum.

Story-Tell to Sell: Promote, Engage and Persuade Without Feeling Salesy

AN ENGAGING, INSPIRING AND INTERACTIVE TALK GIVEN BY VANITY FAIR PUBLISHED VISUAL STORYTELLER ELI DAGOSTINO

At Eli Dagostino’s “Story-Tell to Sell: Promote, Engage and Persuade Without Feeling Salesy” talk, creative entrepreneurs are reminded that their unique stories (including the vulnerable, mundane and triumphant) are worthy of recognition, and will leave confident in their stories’ power to convert sales. With Eli’s redefined simplified definition of marketing and a clear set of storytelling next steps, business owners leave free of overwhelm and well on their way to business bliss.

 
 
 
 

THE TALK

Eli dives deep and explains the many ways to thread engaging and persuasive storytelling into a business; from creative bootstrap marketing approaches to up-leveled e-mail signatures and outgoing voicemail messages, attendees leave equipped with the tools to reach through their computer screens, into the hearts and minds of the people who need them most and leave them drooling for more.

While giving audience members a peek into his story, Eli helps attendees curate their own stories through one-on-one interactive participation. Audience members are guided through the exploration of their own stories and together learn how to bottle up their individual presence, energy, essence, appearance, beliefs, and experiences into cohesive, engaging and persuasive narratives that sell.

 
 

PRAISE

Eli Dagostino was a captivating speaker at our headquarters in New York City. He addressed our local community of web designers like a seasoned pro. Eli is an expert advisor when addressing those wishing to grow their brands. I observed members of the audience taking fastidious notes and photos as Eli’s slides progressed, and people were lining up for his Q&A afterward. I call that a success! Working with Eli throughout the planning process was more like working with a close friend. We brainstormed the programming together, and we were in constant communication leading up to the event. Eli custom-tailored his presentation to fit our needs and was dedicated in his pursuit of powerfully impacting our audience. I would undoubtedly recommend Eli as a speaker.
— Ceylan Conger, Squarespace
Eli Dagostino was a warm presence at the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards exhibition at the MET Museum in New York City. As an alumni of our Scholastic Awards, Eli was encouraging to the room full of young creatives and welcomed and hosted with much enthusiasm. In his presentation, Eli energetically, confidently and passionately demonstrated through his experiences how heart-filling, world-changing creative endeavors are worth pursuing. We are proud to have Eli as one of our ambassadors!
— The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards
From the moment Eli walked through our doors we knew he was someone special. From his energetic personality to his winning smile, to his eagerness to connect with each of our attendees, he was truly a speaker to remember. During his presentation he was engaging and informative, sharing personal stories as well as the stories of his clients, directly relating his message of how to ‘Story-Tell to Sell’ to each member of the audience. His openness encouraged rapport, achieving a healthy dialogue between audience and speaker that—as a host of many events for both LAX Coworking and the LAX Coastal Chamber—I have rarely seen before. By the time he was done, all of us were inspired. We cannot wait to share our own stories!
— LAX Coastal Chamber and CoWorking Space
What an amazing speaker and event! Eli was inspirational, educational, emotional, engaging and fun! Not only was Eli’s presentation amazing, he is truly an exciting and inspirational person to be around.
— The National Association of Women Business Owners, Salt Lake City
Eli is phenomenal! His authenticity embraces the room as he weaves his message through the hearts and minds of his audience. He leaves crowds inspired, hopeful and with a renewed outlook.
— Creative Mornings Las Vegas
 
 

ELI DAGOSTINO

Eli Dagostino’s journey has taken him from the beaches of Martha’s Vineyard to the streets of New York City, and his zest for life has been celebrated on the stages of SNL, on the pages of Vanity Fair and in the seats of Carnegie Hall. From child actor, to award-winning and internationally recognized photographer, Eli’s passion for making a positive impact on people’s lives through the power of beautiful creative storytelling is unwavering.

 
 
 
 
Eli Dagostino is a true artist. Creative, sensitive and intuitive, his work celebrates individuality and at the same time speaks to our common humanity — the joys of work, family, love and longevity.
— GERALDINE BROOKS, PULITZER PRIZE WINNING AUTHOR
From the first moments of contact with Eli, I knew I was in extremely capable hands. He is exceptionally efficient and effective, professional and fun! He is brilliant and energetic, and his work is deeply soulful. You will be in good hands with Eli Dagostino!
— KATE TAYLOR, SINGER SONGWRITER
 
 

Photos by Sy Bean, Casey Jade, Sam Grossman and Kait Ebinger