Hip Hop Artist and Actor, Common, to Mentor Thousands of College Students, October 15

Presentation Part of The National Society of Leadership and Success Speaker Broadcast Series, Which Includes Prominent Business Leaders, Philanthropists and Entertainers

  • Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a friend
The National Society of Leadership and Success reaches so many future role models; it’s absolutely vital to impart our personal experiences and insights to such a driven group of individuals who will no doubt become tomorrow’s leaders.

Hoboken, N.J. (PRWEB) October 08, 2013

The National Society of Leadership and Success recently announced that Common, multi-Grammy award-winning hip hop artist and actor, will speak to thousands of its members about “The Greatness in You.” The presentation is part of The Society’s live Speaker Broadcast Series for the upcoming academic year, and will be seen by thousands of its members on location and via broadcast nationwide from Montclair State University on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:30 pm.

“I’m honored to be one of the speakers for this year’s Speaker Broadcast Series,” said Common about his Society presentation. “The National Society of Leadership and Success reaches so many future role models; it’s absolutely vital to impart our personal experiences and insights to such a driven group of individuals who will no doubt become tomorrow’s leaders. I’ll do my best to help those in the audience and those watching online around the country find their greatness and become the leaders we need them to be.”

Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., better known by his stage name, Common (formerly Common Sense), is a multi-Grammy award-winning rapper and actor from Chicago, Illinois. For the past 16 years, he has produced over nine albums, including “Can I Borrow a Dollar?” “BE,” “The Dreamer/The Believer,” and “Finding Forever,” a Grammy-nominated collaboration with Kanye West. As a renowned actor, Common has portrayed freed slave, Elam Ferguson, in AMC's historical drama series, “Hell on Wheels.” He also appears in several movies, including “Smokin' Aces,” “American Gangstar,” “Wanted,” “Terminator Salvation,” “Date Night,” “Just Wright,” “Happy Feet Two,” and “New Year's Eve.” He also is the author of several books, including “One Day It'll All Make Sense.” In 2007, he launched the Common Ground Foundation, an organization dedicated to the empowerment and development of America's urban youth. This year will mark Common’s first time as a Society Speaker Broadcast Series presenter.

“Common’s involvement with the Society is a great privilege and honor for us,” said Tim Duffy, Speaker Broadcast Series Producer. “Those seeing and hearing him will be students and graduates from all walks of life who continue to be inspired by accomplished entrepreneurs and artists like Common. We’re incredibly grateful for his time and wisdom, and hope we can help him extend his message and story further.”

The Society’s Speaker Broadcast Series has been connecting both student and graduate members with leaders in diverse industries for years. In addition to Common, speakers for the 2013/2014 academic year include Jim Cramer, host of CNBC’s “Mad Money with Jim Cramer,” and Blake Mycoskie, founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, among others. To learn more about Common’s presentation and all of this year’s speakers, visit http://www.societyleadership.org/events/speakers.php. You can follow the speaker broadcasts on Twitter @theNSLS using the hashtag #LeaderChat. If you are interested in streaming the Speaker Broadcast live, please contact Bethany Miller at bethany(at)okeeffepr(dot)com or 513-221-1526.

About The National Society of Leadership and Success
The National Society of Leadership and Success was founded in 2001 to build leaders who make a better world. As of today, The National Society of Leadership and Success provides these attributes to more than 300,000 members nationwide who embody this mission, and to more than 389 active college chapters, and serves as a powerful force of good in the greater community by encouraging and organizing action to better the world. For more information, please visit http://www.societyleadership.org. Follow the Society on Twitter @theNSLS and Like the Society on Facebook.


Contact

  • Bethany Miller
    O'Keeffe PR
    513-221-1526
    Email
Follow us on: Contact's Facebook Contact's Twitter