These topics are only suggestions. Clients often mix and match from the list—or Poet creates something altogether new.
Facilitating a personal perspective and relationship with the art of speaking, without the rules. How to connect in the most authentic and powerful way.
The faster and busier the world is, the more we feel like we need to escape, unplug, and/or get away. Often times this get-away can take the form of an induced and/or altered state. But what if our effect on people was the drug itself? Honing in on the way we affect those around us, and understanding what microcosmic waves our presence stirs in others.
Living an inspired life is about more than just getting some Motivation. We all need motivation once in a while. Whether it's a Keynote for a conference, a workshop/seminar, or a one on one coaching session. However, if we cannot better understand ourselves, our habits, what formed them, why we haven’t changed, what drives us to take action and what it takes to change, there is no amount of inspiration that will do for us, what we are unwilling to do for ourselves.
How to stay Peter Pan as the rest of the world turns into Captain Hook. Play, Exploration, and Creation. Our best work comes from a reckless abandon of fears, an ignoring of the “what if’s”, and a refusal to censor. Any such limitation that places a preliminary boundary on our desire to create, keeps us from the playful thoughtlessness that is creation.
Confidence and the totem pole of self-belief. Finding it, Keeping It, Using IT. Many people have tried to describe that “thing”. When a star is born or made, we want to know… How? Discipline and Passion or Raw Talent? Nature or Nurture Everyone has those voices that told them they can’t Do or BE something. Our only job is to make sure the voices that tell you, “you can” are LOUDER. My confidence lies in knowing that when it’s time, it doesn’t matter who I am up against, because “they” have no idea what I’ve done to get here or what I’m willing to do to stay.
True wealth comes not from what we have, but how easy it is to attain that which we desire. The art of connection in it’s purest, simplest, truest form, creates bonds that are widened and deepened on the thinnest fiber of commonality. How to build a home from a single brick.
From the spark of our impenetrable will comes a flame. It is this war waged on indifference during the most dire of circumstances that acts as a rope dangling in the dark for us to climb. We are quite unaware that it is not only us who is reaching for this ray of hope, but should we climb out, we find it was also us who threw the rope down to save ourselves. Do not give up on yourself. When the world takes you apart, you collect all the pieces, and put yourself back together.
How many times have we caught ourselves saying, “I just didn’t know what to do/what to say?” and so we end up doing or saying NOTHING. By default we choose the action of in-action. In most cases, others are blind to our inner turmoil and perceive our inertia, as a lack of effort or even worse, indifference. Examining the crevices and corners where our uncertainty gave us the “justification” we were looking for. Intentions and realizations are beautiful, but without action behind them, they fall into the paradox of things whose existence is compelling, but irrelevant. I don’t Know…but I now.
There is no motivator of greatness like deficiency. Not having: money, looks, talent, resources, friends, family, health can be the barren soil from which the greatest seeds are painstakingly plowed and harvested.
Every morning when we awake we are packing a bag for a trip. Every night before we fall asleep we are unpacking from this same trip. The trip is not a physical destination, but rather the two places our mind most frequents: Yesterday and Tomorrow. We make a decision on what to take and what to leave behind. What stays inside our hearts and what we cast away? What do we need and what is weighing our spirit down? The heaviest culprits are anger, bitterness, resentment, and regret. How heavy are these things we carry and how necessary?
His words come from a place of deep truth, and his credibility rises from the years he has spent doing the very work he invites others to do. When Poet challenges a CEO and her executives to create an environment that bring out the best in their employees, he knows exactly what it takes because he has done the work himself. When he looks into the eyes of a little girl and promises her that if she is true to herself and kind to others she will go far, it’s because he’s living that truth in his own life. His enthusiasm and passion on stage are matched only by the zeal and creativity he finds in every day life. A day spent with Poet is not one your team will soon forget.Daryn Jackson Owner, Unity Yoga Room Mt Juliet, TN www.unityyogaroom.com
Poet Ali is by far one of the most gifted and passionate communicators that I have ever met. He speaks directly from his heart with such genuine passion that his hearers cannot help but feel a sense of encouragement, motivation and hope despite their life's circumstances.Gary Simons President, Chain Reaction Movement City, State, Country: Hamilton, Bermuda www.crmovement.org
His talks become a part of him and his ability to engage his audience is unmatched. He is an engaging storyteller and has the ability to get his point across while connecting with his audience at a deep emotional level. I have had the privilege to work with many speakers for various events, His authenticity will bring your event to a whole new level!Mojdeh Eskandari President, Enovant Foundation
What makes Poet so extraordinarily rare is his level of professionalism while still leaving room for flexibility which is hard to find these days. Any group, organization, fortune 500 company, or individual that has the opportunity to experience the charisma and gift that is called Poet will be in for a experience that will last a lifetime.Higher Enlightenment Jonathan Oliver www.higherenlightenment.com
“I have been a national speaker for nearly the last decade and over the years I have met some tremendously professional and amazing people. Yet, in all my travels, I have never met a person who could immediately gain an audience’s attention as quickly and as seamlessly as Poet Ali. His energy, emotion and mindset when he is on stage, is simply undefinable by any other measure or speaker I have encountered.Michael Walker CEO/Founder Complex Simplified, LLC www.thealchemyofsuccess.com
I am delighted to recommend Poet Ali. In the eight years that we've been working together, we have collaborated, co-produced and developed top projects that range from television pitches, music shows, recordings in the studio, original songs, non profit entertainment and educational productions and corporate events. His talks are not only powerful but his ability to entertain is what spices up his message and engages people from all walks.More Zap Productions & Management Michelle Zeitlin, CEO http://www.morezap.com
His heartful storytelling makes one feel every word, every movement, and the intention behind his message.Eliana Reyes Self-love coach http://elianareyes.com