Amani Roberts

Amani Roberts | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Amani Roberts | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Music Business Expert at The Amani Experience, DJ And MC
California
Unlock creativity and grow your career by learning and networking with Amani Roberts, speaker, music business expert, DJ and MC.

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How To Become A Powerful Networker

Networking has evolved in our rapidly changing environment with complex platforms and services at your disposal. So, how can you authentically build relationships in person and digitally in our new world? In this session, Amani Roberts will help you navigate the best way to maximize your networking opportunities, in person and online. 

 

Takeaways: 

1. Learn what platforms are crucial for success in 2024 and beyond. 

2. Learn how to engage and authentically build long-lasting relationships. 

3. Enter the era of live streaming. Understand how live streaming can massively increase your audience.

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The Secrets Of Career Growth

Initially, the thought that a DJ set has direct parallels to growing a career might seem too far-fetched. However, if you open your mind and understand everything that is involved with your favorite DJ performing for four hours, you will quickly understand how closely related these two acts are. In this session, Amani Roberts will break down the parallels with real-life examples and leave the attendee with numerous action steps to take to grow their career. Topics covered include branding, marketing, community, and taking risks. 

 

Takeaways: 

1. The secrets to marketing and creating a personal brand that will stay relevant for decades. 

2. How using nostalgia is the secret weapon to standing out in your job and ensuring that your boss continues to be your biggest advocate! 

3. Under-the-radar ways of acquiring feedback to ensure you stay relevant in a rapidly changing business economy. 

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The Leadership Playlist

In this session Amani Roberts will show you a unique way to unlock your creativity and break free from stagnation. The Leadership Playlist is a perfect program to unleash your creativity and eclipse the psychological hurdles that have been holding you back. By experiencing this program, your attendees will be able to learn more about working through fear, branding, teamwork, and unlocking their creativity. This program is ideal for professionals of all ages and demographic backgrounds as we all love to express ourselves through music. 

 

Takeaways: 

 

1.      Work through fear: The organic nature of this program will diminish attendees' level of fear and allow for more open, honest, and creative discussions, personally and professionally. 

 

2.     Build the Branding: The process of creating a DJ name, debut song, and record label is a quick exercise in branding and marketing. It is a simple yet comprehensive act of developing a specific piece of marketing content for a personal marketing plan. 

 

3.     Unlock Creativity: The culmination of this program will result in each attendee unleashing their creativity through musical expression, overcoming fear, and unlocking the reservoir of brilliance from their formative years. Each participant will learn strategies to identify new marketing approaches. 

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Amani Roberts | Speaker Biography

Amani Roberts is a Washington-born and bred creative who has been a DJ since 2008. Amani’s hospitality career has spanned over 25 years holding jobs such as Hotel General Manager and Director of Sales & Marketing with Marriott International. Now, Amani is the Chief Musical Curator for his company, The Amani Experience. Amani’s company specializes in providing music for corporate, social and virtual events and team-building experiences. Amani is also Cal State University - Fullerton (CSUF) adjunct professor, teaching Entertainment Money Management. In July, Amani became the first African-American President for MPI Southern California in 44 years and 2022, was selected as one of MPI's "Top 50 Up-And Comers" in the Meetings and Events Industry. Amani’s first book, “DJs Mean Business: One Night Behind The Turntables Can Spin Your Company’s Success” was released in April of 2020.

"We hired Amani as the emcee and moderator for our hybrid education panel. He did an excellent job of keeping the conversation flowing. Using his savvy interviewing skills, he was able to go beyond the questions we had prepared for him and guided the conversation based on the panelist’s responses. His humor and position disposition kept both the in-person and virtual audiences engaged. I highly recommend hiring Amani for your next program.” — Deshawn Wynn, CMP-HC, Chief Meeting Architect at Wynning Touch
“Amani has moderated many panels for our MPI chapter. He always brings insightful thought-provoking questions that keep the panel engaged and the audience engaged. He has a tremendous ability to work on the fly and come up with additional questions that may not have been provided to him prior to the discussion taking place. Amani has a knack for getting the crowd involved and engaged in the discussion. We love anytime that Amani is able to moderate or emcee one of our programs.” — Amanda White, Corporate Sales Manager at BMW
“Amani Roberts far exceeds the typical definition of a DJ. He is an exceptional keynote speaker and emcee who levels up the experience for every stage fortunate enough to host him. He is a consummate professional and is a dream to work with." — Melissa Majors, Author, Speaker, Consultant

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