How to use your personal story as an asset for public speaking career?

Imagine not being able to speak a word of English as a teenager who just moved to the United States.
Imagine getting bullied for being African and then just a few years later turning it all into being an
amazing source of inspiration and leadership for young Africans living abroad. Doing that through public
speaking across the United States and the world. From the DRC based out of Florida let’s get into Salem
Soni’s African experience.

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To discover in this episode:

[01:39] – Salem’s story about growing up in Kinshasa and why his family ended up moving to America.
[10:36] – Overcoming the language barrier and experiencing racism and bullying.
[17:23] – Salem’s parents had played a vital role in keeping him grounded and centred.
[22:22] – Why did Salem decide to go into public speaking? Talking about inner peace, understanding who you are, influencing and inspiring people to action as well as the immense power of words.
[30:17] – What is Salem’s ideology and who does he hope to speak to?
[39:11] – Top three tips for making success happen.
[46:55] – Salem talks about his vision, how to make a living from public speaking and gives more tips to other Africans.
[1:04:40] – IceTouch’s AHA moment.

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Promote Africa | ep4: Africans Building Africa

…Represents Senegal 🇸🇳

What’s up everybody, I am back at this and apologies for publishing this episode later than expected as it was recorded quite a moment ago, I must admit.

My guest today, Amadou represents Senegal… All day. He moved to the States at a young age and after living the African American lifestyle and launching a couple of small businesses he decided to co-found Africans Building Africa, a platform dedicated to promoting African entrepreneurship, which is a way to contribute to the development of the continent, now let’s get into his African Experience.

 

To discover in this episode:

[01:53] – Amadou talks about his background, turning his life around and the importance of home education.
[14:42] – Growing up with an entrepreneurial mentality, starting his own business and the ‘idolising’ American life mentality.
[18:59] – Where the idea for Africans Building Africa (ABA) platform came from and what it’s all about.
[23:25] – ABA stories and why every story matters.
[24:59] – How does Amadou reach people all over Africa from his base in the US?
[28:25] – What are Amadou’s biggest challenges and goals for the future.

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Promote Africa | ep3: Iveoma.com

It’s been a while since we last connected, long story… but I am back!

In my journey to uplift Africans in the diaspora, I have met quite a few like mindset people, and it only took me a bit of research to come across like-minded platforms. Iveoma from Iveoma.com – born and raised in the States and Nigerian – is one of the first I had the pleasure the interview. Let’s get into his African experience and get inspired…

 

To discover in this episode:

  • Life of a Nigerian who is born and raised in the US
  • How the idea of creating her own platform came about?

 

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Promote Africa | ep2: Tap Magazine…Changing The Narrative Around Africa

…From Canada🇨🇦

 

Second episode of the series on “Outlets that promote Africa” is focusing on Moses Mutabaruka, founder of Tap Magazine, which had its first publication in early 2014. Imagine growing up between refugee camps and slums in Africa? And then, just a few years later, putting all your efforts in changing the negative narrative around that same Africa.  Let’s get into his African experience and be inspired…
 

To discover in this episode:

  • How an African refugee turned into the biggest advocate?
  • What kept Moses going through adversity ?
  • The impact of story telling to Africans
  • Why and how documenting African stories as Africans
  • What makes TAP magazine so captivating?

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Promote Africa | ep1: SilverTrustMedia…Showcasing people of African decent

…From Canada🇨🇦

 

First episode of the series on “outlets that promote Africa” is focusing on Silver Trust Media and its mission of “uplifting people of African decent inside and outside their community”, founded by Moses Mawa at the age of 20, just a couple of years after moving to Canada (from Uganda). Where he met and married Patricia, who had moved from her home country of Nigeria. They have been referred to as power couple by CNN and they now run a multimedia group composed of a broadcasting arm (24/7/365 TV channel and TV shows) as well as a publishing arm (publishing several magazines on wide range of topics). Let’s get into their African experience and be inspired…
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To discover in this episode:

  • What kept Moses going through adversity ?
  • How Patricia was able to turn a job loss into an amazing opportunity?
  • How the couple is able to stay on top of all activities and initiatives the group is involved in?
  • Some of the challenges they had to overcome

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