Marcus Jameel on "The power of the spoken word" The 2008 Capital Slam champion has shared the stage with the likes of Amir Sulaiman, Black Ice, Shane Koyczan and Dwayne Morgan. His conscious, articulate delivery style has been winning slams and winning over audiences throughout the National Capital Region. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, Marcus Jameel anchored the Ottawa Slam Team at the 2008 Canadian Festival of Spoken Word, where they broke the national team scoring record. Since 2009, Marcus Jameel has held another unique position (on top of being a full-time accounting student), tailored especially for him, as Director of English and Poetry in prison systems assisting inmates with lyrics and performing arts. He further explores his entrepreneurial side as an agent the Canadian representative of Black Ice, a star of Def Poetry well established in the North American spoken word scene. Marcus Jameel will use his verbal talents and critical mind to explore social psychology and the mentality of public speaking itself. Presented at TEDxYouthOttawa on March 4, 2010 at Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada Video by Adam Langlois, Creative Director, For Youth By Youth (FYBY) News TEDxYouthOttawa Organizers: Adam Moscoe Yusuf Malik David Millen www.tedxyouthottawa.org About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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