Bruce George

Co-Founder of “Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam” Visionary, Entrepreneur, Executive Producer, Writer, Poet, and Social Activist

Bruce George is a visionary, entrepreneur, speaker, author, panelist, executive producer, writer, poet, consultant and social activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 41 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. He has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press etc… 

Bruce has won multiple poetry & talent contests. He has won several awards such as a “Peabody Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry (HBO)”, a “Miky Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry Jam (HBO)”, an “Upscale Showcase Award”, a “Trail Blazer Award” etc… for his outstanding vision, production, writing and performance.  

Bruce is the Co-Founder of the critically acclaimed award winning “Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam.”  He’s also the Founder/Managing Editor of “The Bandana Republic, an Anthology of Poetry & Prose by Gang Members & Their Affiliates.”

As an activist Bruce has been and currently is associated with major grassroots organizations that fosters and uplifts people in struggle. Bruce conducts creative writing/performance poetry workshops for colleges/universities/organizations nationally and internationally, and he’s an Executive Consultant for multiple organizations.  

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Branding, Creativity, Entrepreneur, Marketing, Motivation, Motivational Keynote, Social, Youth

  • Travels From:

    New York

  • Price:

    $5,000 - $7,500

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Bruce George at Cornell University

Bruce George is a visionary, entrepreneur, speaker, author, panelist, executive producer, writer, poet, consultant and social activist. He was born and raised in New York City. He has written poetry/prose & articles for over 41 years. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications. He has written testimonials from the likes of Essence Magazine, Emerge Magazine, Class Magazine, Harlem River Press etc… 

Bruce has won multiple poetry & talent contests. He has won several awards such as a “Peabody Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry (HBO)”, a “Miky Award” for “Russell Simmons Presents, Def Poetry Jam (HBO)”, an “Upscale Showcase Award”, a “Trail Blazer Award” etc… for his outstanding vision, production, writing and performance.  

Bruce is the Co-Founder of the critically acclaimed award winning “Russell Simmons’s Def Poetry Jam.”  He’s also the Founder/Managing Editor of “The Bandana Republic, an Anthology of Poetry & Prose by Gang Members & Their Affiliates.”

As an activist Bruce has been and currently is associated with major grassroots organizations that fosters and uplifts people in struggle. Bruce conducts creative writing/performance poetry workshops for colleges/universities/organizations nationally and internationally, and he’s an Executive Consultant for multiple organizations.  

To book Bruce George call Executiive Speakers Bureau at 800-754-9404.

Corporation topics:

How to maximize one’s potential
In this lecture Bruce will cover a myriad of ways in which attendees can take themselves to the next level in business and life. He will go over many proven success strategies.  

The Politics of Art in Children's Cartoons and Commercial Advertisements 
In this lecture Bruce chronicles the social and political overtones and undertones of politics in children's cartoons and commercial ads.  

How to become an Entrepreneur
In this lecture Bruce goes over various ways that a person can become entrepreneurial in any field or concentration. He also covers some pitfalls to stay away from as well some valuable tips towards success.  

The Art of Selling 
In this lecture Bruce covers various selling techniques to assist any lever seller to improve his/her sales.  

The Art of Branding 
In this lecture Bruce will teach attendees how to brand themselves and a product. 

Follow your Passion
This segment will cover the various ways that will enable attendees to ascertain what their true passion in life is and how to go about achieving success. 

College topics:

Follow your Passion
This segment will cover the various ways that will enable students to ascertain what their true passion in life is and how to go about achieving success. 

Entrepreneurialism 
This segment will cover how to take one’s college experience and turn it into a career as a business owner. Bruce will teach students how to think like an Entrepreneur as well as learn some pitfalls to watch out for in business. He will also go into detail various aspects of business such as branding, marketing, timing etc…

School topics:

Follow your Passion
This segment will cover the various ways that will enable students to ascertain what their true passion in life is and how to go about achieving success. 

Extreme Focus
This segment will teach students how to get and maintain their focus so they can in turn become great pupils. 

Stop the Violence
This segment will address the various ways that students can avoid getting into violent altercations with their peers and others. Bruce will instill a message of unity so the pupils can in turn focus on overcoming the daily struggles of being an adolescent. Lastly, he will cover the need for the students to stay away from gangs and to stay focused on their work. 

Principal, Green Hill Academic School

I'm going to start my comments with what I saw at the reading, then expand from there. The poetry reading was remarkable. We don't have very many whole-school assemblies here. This is the second one that I have done in my time here. What I observed was students reading their work, almost always within the bounds of "acceptability" in our setting, and respecting one another for their efforts. The level of pro-social behavior I witnessed was remarkable. Students were particularly supportive of our mental health residents. The students who took leadership roles in the assembly did a very good job of setting appropriate boundaries. I attribute this to the work you did with students in their respective classrooms. Although you worked with small groups, the positive tone you set carried through to the larger group. Students are eagerly awaiting the arrival of you anthology. We purposely waited until after the holidays to put it out. As I watched you work with classes, I was impressed with the work students did and your ability to connect with them in a meaningful way.

Director, Multicultural Student Service, U. of North Dakota

A huge “THANK YOU” to Bruce George for visiting the University of North Dakota campus. Multicultural Student Services appreciates him taking his time to engage any students who came to both his planned and impromptu discussions. I sincerely appreciated his flexibility and patience with students wanting to express themselves via spoken word. This gift among students is something that many on our campus have not been equipped to foster. Mr. George was able to arrive and engage for one day and leave a lasting impression that has turned into ongoing dialogue. His encouragement, tutelage of his audience was a pleasure to behold. Just having lunch with Mr. George was enough to ignite my spirit, activism, and creative thought. As an administrator, this is something that I often lose sight of amongst the dailies of my work. This was a great opportunity to get to know him, learn more about his life, and provided new insight into different situations.
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