Thought provoking, edgy and captivating are just a few of the words I would use to describe Michael. He has a very unique ability to inspire and motivate his audience with his talent and depth. I am still in awe of his ability to express the thoughts that so many of us struggle to put into words! He is an innovator and far beyond his time.
— Lisa Danielle, CEO of Above C-Level Marketing


Hailing from Southern California, Michael Nelder is passionate about guiding every person he meets in discovering their own unique voice regardless of age, race, gender, socio-economic status or religious belief. He is a poet, impact speaker and multimedia storyteller. Michael is also co-founder of The Auditory Museum, a company dedicated to to helping individuals and brands tell their stories in a way that builds trust and allows them to engage with their target audience.



At the Auditory Museum, we combine creative writing techniques with comprehensive branding strategies to create one-of-a-kind narratives. An artfully crafted and strategically delivered story has the ability to elicit an emotional response, create personal connections, and provoke action. The right story can make or break a business.  It can mean the difference between a one-time customer and a life-long brand enthusiast.


Michael Nelder been invited to share his story at many universities including UCLA, USC, Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Dominguez Hills, University of La Verne and more. He has been commissioned to write and perform poetry for conferences, concerts, schools, rallies, churches, chapels and private venues. Most recently, he was invited to give a TED Talk on the power of poetry in self-examination.