Exactly one year after the death of world renowned poet Dr. Maya Angelou, Hinovelty – a Nigerian based life-betterment organization has launched an anthology of over 50 poems dedicated to Dr. Maya Angelou titled ‘The Phenomenal Woman Poetry Anthology: A Collection of Poems in Honor of Dr. Maya Angelou.’
The book features works from poets from different countries including the USA, Nigeria, India, South Africa, Botswana, Jamaica, Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Hungary, Philipine, Cameroun, Ghana, et cetera. This book was officially unveiled on 28th May 2015.
The idea for the book was inspired by Dr. Angelou in her role as an author, civil rights activist, teacher, life mentor and by and large her written contributions that changed the lives of many people.
“The anthology is a dedication honoring the poetic icon, Dr. Angelou who left a legacy for us to thrive and better ourselves and the communities in which we live”, said Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha, a leader at Hinovelty.
In June 2014, Hinovelty put out a call to action on their blog, Facebook and Twitter pages, as well as on other blogs and news sites, requesting writers to submit their poems for the anthology.
They received an overwhelming contribution of poems submitted by poets from all over the world.
“The book was written to cause a social change that upholds values and uproots vices through the celebration of good role models, such as Dr. Angelou and to inspire the reader to live a purpose-driven life. And secondly to remind Dr. Angelou’s family that her memory and good works will be evergreen in our own lives”, added Mr Onuoha.
The contributing poets include published authors and prolific poets who are seasoned as well as uprising ones.
“As a young published author I have always been inspired by Maya Angelou and it’s a humbling experience for me to be a part of this history making experience, where I get the opportunity to honor the great woman that she was”, said Lerato Matsaneng a contributing poet and co-editor of the anthology.
Ogwo David Emenike, a young sage and poet is a co-editor of this work.The foreword of this book was written by Eriata Oribhabor, a renown poet and poetry promoter.
All the proceeds from the book will be used for youth and women empowerment programs.
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Public speaking is not for a select group of people. You must learn to speak rightly in order to sell your products, evangelize your brand, win a deal or propagate an ideology. Have you ever felt public speaking was something meant for men called gods like Barack Obama, Martin Luther King?
Did you know that a public speaker’s message is woven into his personality; a good blend is a great combination that is powerful?
Have you been speaking for free and you loathe the fact that phenomenal speakers are lugging home outrageous amounts for speaking?
Are you considering going into public speaking full time?
Do you feel the pangs of fear that make your knees buckle and your speech-slurred whenever you stand before people to speak?
Are you often confused on how to properly pronounce some English words and that makes you look like as a wanna-be?
If you have considered the questions above and found yourself fitting into one of these questions above, then keep calm and read on.
SPEAKING PROPS is a Masterclass for public speakers, thought leaders,business leaders and TV/radio presenters.
The first edition held in Port Harcourt on the 30th of May, 2014. Abuja edition held on the 15th of November, 2014. Lagos edition is scheduled to hold on the 20th of June, 2015.
There will be five sessions facilitated by awesome speakers:
1. PSYCHOLOGY OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.
Public Speaking is not rhetoric. It is meant to be a persona. You should carry your message from inside you. The original power in public speaking is derived from being a walking, living version of your message.
There is a psychology to public speaking. Your first few words, your facial countenance, your gait and salutation can make or mar your speech presentation.
How do you grip this psychology and use it to your advantage?
During this session, BANKOLE WILLIAMS, A brand strategist, convener of LIVE YOUR DREAM Africa and seasoned life coach, will teach participants what the psychology is and how to use it to their advantage.
2. OVERCOMING FEAR OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.
Many individuals have messages within them, yearning to be shared to the world. But, standing in a room of just five persons, they tremble, sweat, or even piss in their pants. The fear of public speaking is one of the worst fears in human history. However, this can be overcome, not by using drugs or narcotics, but by effective strategies that work.
CHINONSO OGBOGU, Chief Strategist, SM Learning Development. He is a rising voice in Africa in the area of success education. He’s the creator of SuccessMatters, a writer and published author, will share with participants on how to overcome this fear.
3. BUSINESS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING.
Many speakers speak for free, and that’s fine. But you can earn a fee by doing something you usually do for free. That’s where the business aspect sets in. Speaking is a value-adding enterprise. How do you fashion your product? How do you structure your offering to be valuable and profitable?
STEVE HARRIS, CEO of Edgecution, a leading business managementy firm in Nigeria. He is a life strategist, business consultant, highly sought after speaker and author of two good books.
will share with participants on how to do the business of their speaking.
4. PHONETICS, ELOCUTION AND SPEECH PRESENTATION STRATEGIES.
Phonetics isn’t just to speak like oyinbo people. Keeping your words simple so you don’t lose your audience is key. Sounding your words properly is paramount. Modulations, using a key example like Martin Luther is essential to a fantastic speech delivery.
EKUNDAYO ODELE, God lover, People lover, Speaker, emerging photographer, Game changer, World Changer and woman of substance, will share these strategies participants.
5. PROPPING YOUR SPEAKING ANTICS
What do you do when you are invited to speak? What’s the place of
PowerPoint slides in your presentation? How do you start preparations?
What do you do if you are running late to an event? Should you stay behind when you are done speaking at an event? What is the use of feedback sheets? What has time got to do with your delivery?
EMEKA NOBIS, an Engineer, a passionate writer, thought leader, author and life strategist, will share effective strategies that can prop your speaking antics and position you to be invited again and again by clients.
Date: 20th June, 2015
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Fee: N25, 000 (covers light breakfast & lunch, free e-books and all the slides of the sessions).
Venue: JobMag Center, 254 Herbert Macaulay Way, Alagameji, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria.
There is a special discounted fee of N20, 000 for participants who pay before June 15th, 2015.
To register, pay into GTBank, 0120774989, Profound Impacts International.
Send details to email@example.com
For interaction via phone with the organizers or for inquiries, please call 08037997884
This event is something you mustn’t miss. It offers opportunities for you to unlearn, learn, relearn and connect with great minds.