Danny Strack poet Austin Poetry Slam

College dropout Kanye would love – Poet Danny Strack

Danny Strack, Slam Master Austin Poetry Slam

Danny Strack is one of the most successful college dropouts you will ever see. He uses his marketing skills and “whuffie”, a concept from Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom to turn the his poetry into an actually living.  He runs the weekly competition at the Austin Poetry Slam home of  artists such as Christopher Michael, Korim, Good Ghost Bill  and Danny Sherrard.

In this interview, we talk about his steady rise in the slam poetry scene in Texas and becoming a slam master in Austin Poetry Slam.

3 Lessons from the Interview

  1. How Danny overcame a speech impediment to become a slam poet

  2. Why Danny was okay with dropping out of college

  3. How Danny was able to create an artistic following from scratch

Play the interview and read the notes below

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Getting to Know Danny Strack

What is a helpful habit?

Writing every day

What is helpful resource?

Real life experience is the best app

Who is a helpful person that helped you on your journey?

Mike Henry, former President, Poetry Slam Inc. and former Austin Slam Master

What is your purpose on this planet?

To be joyful and spread thoughtfulness

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Derrick Duplessy

Executive Director at Duplessy Foundation
Derrick has coached 500+ executives in 10 years as an executive coach. He runs Duplessy Foundation which is dedicated to creating meaningful careers for everyone. He also hosts Purpose Rockstar, a daily show on iTunes where he shares the career stories of a variety of guests.

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