Bernard Hankins Packages

Bernard  can nest easily into your event schedule as  a motivational speaker/performer or as an interactive participant who responds poetically to the themes of your event.

Spoken Word

Motivational Speaking/Performance Packages

1) Event Opener/Closer

(For: Leadership conferences, seminars, workshops)

Bernard will kick off your event with inspirational poetry that sets the tone and ignites the participants with excitement for the forthcoming activities. As well,  Bernard can act as a closing performer, using the the strength of poetry to succinctly sum up and capture the emotion of the preceding event.



Choose between

5 Minute Set- $100

10 Minute Set    -$200

20 Minute Set-$300


  1. God’s Hard Drive ( 3 minutes)

  2. The Pursuit of Passion (6 minutes)

  3. Earthereal (8 minutes)


All prices do not include room and travel expenses.


2) Event Opener/Closer-Custom

(For: Leadership conferences, seminars, workshops)


Including pre-event listening and research, Bernard will craft a poetic response customized to speak directly to your audience and address the particular ideas of your event’s purpose.

Organizing the Organic

Listen, Capture, Respond

A poet, must consistently take the abstract translate them into an understandable form.

Bernard is very gifted with the ability to synthesize and then organize an abundance of organic ideas into a final and meaningful product. While in attendance he will engage in a three part process that listens to what is being said, captures what is being said, and finally, respond as he identifies and connects patterns of words and ideas that consistently resurfaced throughout the event.




(For: Brands, Slogans, Products)

Every company is known by its brand. A brand is nothing more than a name. And name is nothing more than a word. Therefore it is important that a business choose precisely the right words in order to properly present itself to the outside world. Brand/New is ideal for those wanting to find words that precisely and concisely tell people who they are.

Unlocking the language.

(For: Mission Statements, Charters, Doctrines)

Re-vision is for the individual or organization desiring to give a fresh makeover from a poetic perspective to their mission statement or other marketing material.

Metaphors Mastery

How to Explain Anything.

(For: Pitches, Presentations, Interviews, Sermons)

Mastering the use of the metaphor is a tool that will set your organization apart from the rest of the crowd.The proper execution of a well crafted metaphor will help to simplify complex concepts, as well as assist in conveying them in an interesting and memorable light. The ability to translate information across audiences , different fields and languages is a valuable skill that positions the speaker to be a universally effective communicator.