It was a bad day for me. I was set to speak at 2 California prisons, but I lost my wallet. This was a big deal because state law says that you cannot enter a correctional facility without a government issued ID, and I had nothing. Fortunately, I had been a guest speaker at one of […]
Let’s just address the dwarf goblin in the room (I didn’t just want to say elephant in the room like everybody else does), our president is shall we say, a tad outspoken? I put it in those words because that’s something everybody can agree with. Now let me address what many people may disagree […]
People say they want to succeed and they want to be massively successful, but after years of research and firsthand experience I’ve found 2 things people want more than success that is hindering their movement towards their goals. Check it out in Episode 7.
Like many people, I still vividly remember September 11, 2001. I was 16 years old, it was my junior year in high school, and I was in Mr. Blumke’s AP Psychology class a little confused about what was really going on. Did a pilot just crash because he was drunk? Was there a terrible accident […]
With the demonstration in Charlottesville I think it is paramount that we have a conversation about race relations. There are racists amongst us. There are people that don’t care for you solely because of the way you look. What can we do? This video gives a solution.
In this episode of Odell Speaks, Odell responds to a social media question which is simply: “When should one give up on their dreams and focus on their reality?” The soundtrack of this video is inspired by one of Odell’s fellow speakers and the band Journey and is a fun video that includes clips from […]
Is it ever okay to speak ill of the dead? What if you have a strong and valid opinion about someone? In Episode 3 of Odell Speaks Odell talks about if it is ever okay to speak ill of the dead and another big thing we should all do instead of speaking ill of the […]
I was in New Haven Connecticut about to speak in front of over 1,000 new students. My upbeat playlist was blasting in the speakers and the auditorium was buzzing with energy and conversation. Before my presentations I float around and speak to students before I speak to get a better grasp on who the audience […]
In this episode of Odell Speaks, Odell discusses 3 things that everyone should be looking for if they want to be successful in life. In this video the smooth voice of Lionel Ritchie and the pure comedy of Eddie Murphy & Mike Myers helps Odell navigate through each of these very important things all successful […]
In this episode of “Odell Speaks” I discuss “The Day I Found Out I Wasn’t a Thug!” In this video I discuss a hilarious scenario of how I was transformed by a certain genre of music and why it is important to be mindful of what we listen to on a regular basis. Please feel […]