A new type of speaker & artist who blends
inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry
Sekou Andrews is inspiring the business world in powerful and unexpected ways, through a new style of inspirational speaking called “Poetic Voice.” As the world’s leading poetic voice, Sekou creates personalized poetic presentations that give voice to the messages and missions of organizations and help them tell their most powerful stories. He is the creator of this cutting-edge category of speaking that combines strategic storytelling, spoken word poetry, theater and comedy to make events into experiences and transform audiences of informed receivers into enrolled responders.
An elementary school teacher turned actor, recording artist, poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice, Sekou may spend any given day giving a poetic keynote at an international conference, training CEOs to become dynamic speakers, or performing poems for Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard. His work has been featured on such diverse national media outlets as ABC World News, MSNBC, HBO, Good Morning America, Showtime, MTV and BET. He has performed privately for such prominent individuals as Maya Angelou, Larry King, Norman Lear, Sean “P-Diddy” Combs, and Coretta Scott King and family. The list of global organizations being thrilled each year by poetic voice include Toyota, Nike, General Mills, Microsoft, The Gap, EA Games,
D.I.Y. Innovation Themes: Innovation, Disruption, Creativity, Leadership, Transformation Length: 20-45 min
As companies large and small grapple with how to face disruption and inspire a culture of innovation, this popular, energetic keynote reminds your audience to innovate from within first. Sekou offers a creative perspective on embracing failure, encouraging unconventional thinking and being the kind of leader who walks your innovation talk. The inspiration in this hilarious and powerful talk will hit your audience deeply when Sekou shares the personal, innovative story of his creation of a new, cutting-edge style of communication, illustrating that “Innovation is simply the difference between ‘Why didn’t I think of that?’ and ‘Why didn’t I think LIKE that?’
Travels from L.A. and requires first class for one plus two nights.