2019 ALPFA Convention

ALPFA Opening Speaker Sekou Andrews

August 3-6, 2019 - Nashville, TN


A schoolteacher turned actor, musician, two-time national poetry slam champion, entrepreneur, and award-winning poetic voice, any given day may now find Sekou keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a Fortune 500 company with brand messaging, or even performing pieces for Barack Obama in Oprah’s backyard. Sekou is the creator of Poetic Voice, a new, cutting-edge speaking category that seamlessly fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry to make messages more moving and memorable.


Sekou Will Change You

  • 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. 


  • po - et - ic voice, n. A new type of speaker and artist that blends inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry.


  • Forbes has called Sekou “the de facto poet laureate of corporate America.” His “wow-factor” is in high demand with the world’s most successful organizations, including Google, Viacom, Toyota, Nike, Cisco, LinkedIn, Global Green, PayPal, ASAE, The Gap, General Mills, TEDx, YPO, Capital One, L’Oreal, Autodesk, ACLU, Intuit, and the NBA.
  • "Sekou is a true master at his craft; his ability to transform ideas and insights into POWERFUL AND COMPELLING stories is truly an amazing gift. That gift combined with his professionalism makes him a rare talent." - T. Edwards, NIKE


  • "Sekou is my secret weapon when I want my events to have that extra spark of distinction...my staff know my mantra – ‘If I could have anyone perform at this event, I WANT MY POETIC VOICE!’." - Quincy Jones


  • "The energy and passion he brings to the stage, RESULTED IN THE HIGHEST-SCORED OPENING OUR PROGRAM HAS EVER HAD… The decision we made to include him in the program is one of the best decisions we've ever made!" - K. Pearce, Genesys
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