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October 15, 2019

Inspirational Speaker Sekou Andrews Calls on Fall Conference Attendees to "Humanize Yourself"

Inspirational Speaker Sekou Andrews Calls on Fall Conference Attendees to

Sekou Andrews brought his high-energy, genre-bending blend of public speaking to the ACEC Fall Conference, at various times discomforting and inspiring the audience.

"You cannot blaze the trail if you are afraid to fail," said Andrews, a two-time national poetry slam champion,

Combing spoken word poetry, deeply personal stories, and physical theater, Andrews called on every audience member to learn to tell their own stories--"humanize yourself"--to create a connection with others in their business lives.

"It used to be you won the business first and then you won the human," he said. "Now there is too much noise out there. Now, you have to win the human before you win the business."  


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