ICS Africa CEO, Emmaline Datey, and Professional Master of Ceremonies, Smart Takyi Nixon, Last Saturday raised the curtain for the 2022 edition of the Kasanufo Public Speaking Training and Contest at the YMCA Ghana Secretariat in Adabraka, Accra.
Facilitating the discussion on “Honing Your Skills as a Young Speaker”, Emmaline spurred the trainees on to use Kasanufo as a catalyst to create, grow and promote their brands and excel in their chosen careers.
The experienced speaker emphasized that a speaker’s private life is as important as his or her public life and as such one’s private life must be in consonance with their public life because any form of dissonance will destroy the speaker’s reputation, integrity, and credibility.
Smart Takyi Nixon, speaking right after Emmaline, took the mantle and eased the trainees into his area of expertise, “Achieving Powerful Vocal Variety”. He intoned that the voice is the greatest tool of a Public Speaker and so, it must be cared for and sharpened for the best of results.
The popular Voice Over Artist and MC took the trainees through steps and procedures through which they could train and maximize their unique voices to get the results they sought through their speeches.
At the end of the trainers’ delivery, the trainees, numbering over 45, were given the floor to present their speeches on the topic, “I Know My Level”. Each trainee was given 3 minutes to share who they are with the audience. While some spoke about their most cherished childhood memories and experiences, others on their personality and what they value most, and some on their ambitions and exciting things about them.
The training continues this Saturday, featuring Amma Serwaa Frimpong, a Speakers’ Trainer, and Petra Aba Asamoah, Author, Speaker, Marketing Expert.
This fourth edition of Kasanufo Public Speaking Training and Contest is powered by EKM Communications Consulting with support from YMCA Ghana, Cheezy Pizza, Benbi Hampers, Institute of Digital Marketing Communication, Ntem SMS, Els Dessert Bar, GIJ-SRC, and Avance Media with media partnership from Asaase Radio, GhanaWeb, Sintim Media, Radio Univers, eanews24, Elikem Diaries, Infinity Pictures, Ama Sojay Photography, Optimum Lens, Blackcapture and bennews.