When you book Poet, it’s because you have made a decision to gift your audience with an experience they will cherish for many years to come. If you are looking to be-wonder, surprise, and connect with your audience, you have found the person to do it. His reflections, writings, and lectures focus on the human spirit and how it dances, fumbles, cartwheels, and drips through this hourglass we call life. He pulls these truths from a reservoir of life experience and anecdotal story-telling that cannot be described, only experienced.
His best asset is, his relatability and connection with ANY audience. Even more profound than how he will move your audience, is the way he engages his talents to simultaneously entertain and teach, making him right at home on the biggest stages in the world. Throughout his career he has been invited to share the stage with celebrities like: One Republic, Christina Milian, Colbie Caillat, Fat Joe, Wyclef Jean, Lil Bow Wo, and Akon. On average he speaks to over 50,000 people a year. Poet has also helped shape the country of Bermuda’s “Chain Reaction” program which addresses issues of teen violence, bullying, safety in schools, and teen suicide.
He has also been the keynote speaker for prestigious conferences such as: The HOBY World Leadership Conference, the ICONIC32 Pop-Culture Summit, and was honored as the only male speaker to ever lecture at the Iranian-American Women Foundation 7th annual International Summit. Poet’s work also received a standing ovation for his TED TALK at Segerstrom Hall & Center of Performing arts in Orange County, California, and was featured as the special guest for Louisville, Kentucky Day of Compassion.
Outside of his corporate workshops and seminars, Poet has actively been engaged in social justice and youth intervention for the last 7 years. He has spoken to over 250,000 people in live settings and been an Ambassador for Kindness for many organizations including his own Music and Motivation Tour, Rachel’s Challenge (The largest assembly program in the United States), and Kind Bars (the largest nutritional bar in the world). Poet Ali is best defined as Lodestar. It is the light, he emits and the reflects, which best guides the course of his profound impact on the hearts of his audience.
Life is NOT easy. And while we have friends, loved ones, and communities to help us get through; My goal is to give my client(s) what they need and never quite knew they wanted. I am just one stop on your way, here to serve as a catalyst for: Hope, Change, and Progress. Today’s the day. No more excuses.
When we listen to that voice… The one inside us that says, “Take a Chance.”
Magic Happens. Let’s make some magic!