Sekou Andrews is an award-winning recording artist, entrepreneur and two-time national poetry slam champion, he has also been featured on ABC World News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, HBO, BET, Showtime and MTV.
Recent episodes featuring Sekou Andrews
778 Sekou Andrews: The Poetic Voice 
Yes it's true I did go to Disney, but not to see a mouse, instead to hear a mouth. More specifically, the poetic voice , you see how I did that Sekou – a amazing voice in a new category  of awesomeness. That of  Sekou (SAY – Koo) Andrews, last summer at a National Speakers Association meeting. And it is no surprise that it took over a year to get him on the show. You might find Sekou keynoting at a leadership conference, helping a global brand with messaging, or performing for Barack Obama in Oprah Winfrey’s backyard. Sekou is a school teacher turned national poetry slam champion and he also trains speakers to unlock their own Stage Might using rock star performance techniques. Sekou does more than inspire us with his story; he inspires us with our story. I'm thinking about making mine, "Nerd is the new sexy."   Show notes by show producer/podcastologist: One of the Taylor Sisters     Connect with Sekou Andrews: Twitter: @sekouandrews Website: Email:   Nice Sponsors: To get a free chapter of Dale Halaway's book Being Called to Called Change go to Http:// Or text the word CHANGE to 619-432-4321 Click here to buy the whole book or find out more about Dale at   Reach The Nice Guys Here: Doug- @DJDoug Strickland- @NiceGuyonBiz   Nice Links:  Subscribe to the Podcast - You're the expert. Your podcast will prove it. Podcast Production, Concept to Launch   Book Doug and/or Strick as a speaker at your upcoming event. Amazon #1 Best selling book Nice Guys Finish First. Doug's Business Building Bootcamp (10 Module Course)   Nice Survey: Take our short survey so The Nice Guys know what you like.     Partner Links: Click before buying anything. Help support the podcast. Acuity Scheduling: Stop wasting time going back and forth scheduling appointments   No time to get to this, but you can read the blog here: 12 worries that every entrepreneur has   Promise Statement: To provide an experience that is entertaining and adds value to your life.   Never underestimate the Power of Nice.
FFW #55: Sekou Andrews - Poetic Voice
Sekou Andrews is a very passionate and motivating person. I first heard about him on the Tim Ferriss Show, and when I watched one of his TED Talks I knew I had to have him on the show. Sekou and I had some scheduling complications, and then some technology issues, but we ultimately made it happen and I'm so glad we did. He's talks with us about what it means to be a warrior, his routine before a speaking engagement, and how we can all get the best out of ourselves. If you're inspired by Sekou, you need to check out his webinar that he's hosting on October 18th. Click here for information on that event. Thanks for listening and be sure to thank Sekou on Twitter for joining us. @SekouAndrews @TimLawson21 @LockNLoadJava
#141: Kaskade and Sekou Andrews: The Musician and the Poet
This episode is a special double header. It features one interview and one performance. First up is Kaskade (@Kaskade), widely considered one of the Founding Fathers of Progressive House Music. He's been voted "America's Best DJ" twice by DJ Times, headlined Coachella 4x, and been nominated for Grammys 5x. Next, you'll hear Sekou Andrews (@SekouAndrews), the most impressive poetic voice I've ever heard. I first saw him perform at TED, where he blew my mind. Sekou is a schoolteacher turned 2x National Poetry Slam champion. He has presented privately for Barack Obama, Bono, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, as well as for many Fortune 500 companies. Each one of these takes a few minutes to get warmed up, so be patient. There are gems in both. Among other things... Kaskade covers his first breaks, making his own luck, formative musical influences, and we dig into his notetaking process, and the origins of one of his biggest hits. Sekou will inspire you to be inspired by your story. Do you want to change your narrative, your internal dialogue, to be more successful? Do you need to get back on the horse, or have an effective pep talk in your back pocket? This might be the recording you listen to over and over again. There is a lot of practical philosophy embedded in and between the lines, so listen to it all. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at This podcast is brought to you by Audible. I have used Audible for years and I love audio books. I have two to recommend: The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Vagabonding by Rolf Potts All you need to do to get your free 30-day Audible trial is go to Choose one of the above books, or choose between more than 180,000 audio programs. That could be a book, a newspaper, a magazine, or even a class. It's that easy. Go to and get started today. Enjoy! This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world's largest marketplace of graphic designers. I have used them for years to create some amazing designs. When your business needs a logo, website design, business card, or anything you can imagine, check out 99Designs. I used them to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body, and I've also had them help with display advertising and illustrations. If you want a more personalized approach, I recommend their 1-on-1 service. You get original designs from designers around the world. The best part? You provide your feedback, and then you end up with a product that you're happy with or your money back. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run.***If you enjoy the podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes? It takes less than 60 seconds, and it really makes a difference in helping to convince hard-to-get guests. I also love reading the reviews!For show notes and past guests, please visit up for Tim’s email newsletter (“5-Bullet Friday”) at transcripts of episodes, go to in sponsoring the podcast? Visit and fill out the form.Discover Tim’s books: Tim:Twitter: Instagram: YouTube:
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