Who we are
The art of spoken word has been around for decades. “SPEAK” was created to provide a place where people can experience poetry from diverse spoken word artists and live music. “SPEAK,” wants poetry to be a PG 13 experience to create an appropriate environment for all ages and all cultural backgrounds. We will feature new, emerging, seasoned, young, and old poets from all over the world. It will be a space where artist can connect to share ideas and inspire one another in the spoken word art form.
Cassandra Exantus – Bio
God’s beloved, an author, poet, entrepreneur, speaker, and a certified WMB (Wife, Mom, Boss). Cassandra prides herself in finding harmony in all of these roles. Her life mantra is: “You have to fall in love with the process of being great. The results will follow.”
Cassandra attributes her love of the spoken word when she experienced poetry live. It inspired her to write the songs of her heart and bear it all by sharing it with the world on stage. She was driven to expose everyone to the same experience by encouraging others to write and perform their art. She was the co-creator of the successful event DownTown Live held on Sunday nights. The event became a staple in the downtown Orlando cultural scene. It was the premiere location for open-mic, live music, and culture. Local artists and artists from around the country had a platform to share themselves and engage audiences through cultural experiences in local venues.
Cassandra is currently the COO, broker, and leader of four real estate offices. She oversees the operations of these successful real estate offices, manages a team of 24 employees, and manages over $200 Million in real estate assets. She is also the VP of Critical Path Consulting (Business Leadership Consulting Firm). She is a Florida Real Estate Instructor and has over 20 years of combined leadership, real estate, asset management, and customer service experience. Cassandra is an Amazon Best Selling co-author of – Find Your Hedgehog and STOP Working! She is also on the Advisory Board for Integrated Business in the UCF College of Business
Perhaps her most important venture is launching a non-profit organization (Legacy Cornerstone Foundation) to provide scholarships for deserving students.
Socrates Exantus - Bio
Socrate Exantus is a Hall Of Fame – Entrepreneurship Awardee. Socrate is currently the CEO of All County Property Management; a multimillion business with four offices throughout Florida. Socrate is also the CEO of Critical Path Consulting (Business Leadership Consulting Firm). Socrate and Cassandra met 20 years ago, and he quickly fell in love with her poetry. Socrate became a Business Consultant and Mentor to Casandra and her then business partners.
It was her poetry and his love to watch her perform that brought the two together!
Prior to becoming the CEO at All County, Socrate spent 14 years with Sprint serving in several leadership roles. Mr. Exantus is an International Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Real Estate Speaker. Mr. Exantus earned his B.A. in management from UCF and a Master’s in Project Management from the George Washington University. Mr. Exantus is a Licensed Real Estate Instructor and Florida REALTORS Instructor. Socrate is an Amazon Best Selling author of – Find Your Hedgehog and STOP Working! He is on the Board of Directors for UCF College of Business Integrated Business, and UCF Real Estate Advisory Council.