Speaking in Public

(From the IBO Execution Bootcamp where I served as a Faculty member)

Not every one starts out with a strong vocal voice, but everyone has a voice. One of the easiest ways to grow confidence in reaching your audience is to start with your own medium. It does not always have to be standing in the front of a crowd. Some people do better with cameras than physical audiences, while others would perform better with just a microphone. Some write better than they speak, some draw better than they write or speak.

Find your message
Some ask questions better than they teach. They have the gift of asking the right questions in the sort of way that draws out treasure troves of knowledge that even their interviewee did not realize that they possess (Oprah Winfrey, Christiane Amanpour etc.). Some teach better than they question, some can do either depending on the situation, and some can do both. And that’s just one side of the story.
Because when you also find your groove (the topics that matter the most to you, and are reaching the audience that tugs the most at your heart), you’d find that EVERY single person has the ability to speak, share and do it well

For example, I stutter. Sometimes, it’s so bad that I cannot complete a sentence.

But I have never stuttered while teaching Scriptures, and more recently, I found that I almost do not stutter when I talk about autism, ADHD and neurodivergence in general.

I do not stutter when on assignment. I do not stutter when in a prophetic flow.

My contemporaries from Literary and Debating societies who only got to interact with me when I showed up for public speaking contests (impromptu speeches were my groove, and I NEVER lost a match) do not know that I stutter.

So that’s another dimension. When the Holy Spirit covers you, your weakness is hidden in the empowerment and endowment of His strength

Author: Jane Oluwadare
Jane solves hard problems so you don't stay stuck Jane (Hadassah) OLUWADARE is an autistic, dyslexic multi-dimensional woman who uses her different dimensions to amplify one another, and is committed to showing other neurodivergent people how to replicate working wisdom in their respective contexts. In the PKH Network, she brings her various facets, strengths and skills to work together in viable business models, creating solutions for other visionaries, and providing platforms for young people to grow into their own strengths, develop experience and expertise As a data analyst, strategist and business development consultant in PKH Consulting, she sits with business structures to help them identify the gaps in their processes, build the blueprints, strategy, process flows and structures that will get them from where they are to where they want to be. As a productivity and execution coach in PHRONESIS Lighthouse, she works with neurodivergent people to get more productive, and do more with less effort, with particular attention to autistic people and people with ADHD. As a fashion consultant in HSFH, she styles, illustrates, and brings 15+ years of sewing experience to bear as she works to produce and sell stylish clothing that meets sensory, functional and fashionable needs. She teaches creative and trade skills in CriArt Skill Academy, working with neurodivergent children (with particular attention to autism, dyslexia and ADHD) to show them how their natural talents and tendencies can be an advantage inside and outside of the classroom and school curriculum. Utilising games and play as tools, as well as drawing from her own personal experience as a designer, chef and writer she helps them transfer the skills from the creative arts into school subjects and real life. She writes extensively, sharing her thoughts in books, articles and through her various enterprises as creative stories and non-fiction think-pieces available in Books By Hadassah. An International Youth Council member and former Global Youth Ambassador, she sits on the boards of several youth-led organisations in an advisory capacity; and continues to work with others to help develop children and young adults to create a life of impact. At the very core of her being, Hadassah keeps chasing after The One who keeps her balanced and finds the ultimate fulfilment in her fellowship with the Holy Spirit. She quips that He is the real super power that keeps her functioning as an autistic, dyslexic person with ADHD, and often shares the insights He teaches her on Personal Development, Business Development and mindset reorientation according to the Word with Deborah's Court (her ministry expression)

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