The audience

Just a few weeks ago, I was on stage giving a speech to a few hundred people in Boston. Someone in the audience, I can only assume, was looking at my shoes. Another may have been looking at my jeans, or eyeing my body language, studying my rolled up sleeves. This kind of exposure happens on every stage. Keep in … Read More

Feast or famine

Often I speak to freshmen college students around the world who say to me “I want to be the next Oprah.” Two years after graduating, they call me to ask “You think T-Mobile still hiring?” And that’s the reality for many of us. Our hopes and dreams are constantly at battle with our obligations and responsibilities. Armed with degrees or … Read More

Video: Kareem Taylor’s Keynote Speech at PromaxBDA Africa Conference

Live from Johannesburg, South Africa. On November 3rd, 2016, Kareem delivered the keynote speech “Storytelling in the Digital Age” to a sold out crowd of 400+ marketers. The big secret to winning at storytelling in the digital age? Tell YOUR story. Check out the inspiring keynote below. Part One: Part Two:

Finding power

I could think clearly again, for the first time in recent memory. Here I am standing at the top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa, and I feel so free. Free from responsibility and obligation. My only obligation, thinking back to last week, is to embrace the moment. And in order to embrace the moment, we sometimes have … Read More

The mirror

It was something I noticed all throughout grade school and college, and these days in the working environment. The teacher would pose a question, and students would raise their hand. But it wasn’t until college where I noticed that just because you had the answer, didn’t mean you raised your hand. I can remember all the times I had the … Read More