– In aid of constructing library for Sophia
“A truly inspiring, learning event,” was how many described “The Ultimate Communications Workshop 2014” which was recently hosted by the Global Shapers – Georgetown Hub last Saturday at Duke Lodge, Kingston.
The event was met with great praise from over 100 attendants. The workshop served as a fund-raising event for the Hub’s “Save The Libraries” project which seeks to build the first library in the community of Sophia. This will be complemented by literacy and reading classes for young children. The total funds made from this event were just over $400,000, which will enable the Georgetown Hub to start construction.
The speakers were Dr. Dawn Stewart, who gave a powerful presentation on public speaking; Godfrey Scott, who meticulously outlined how to craft effective letters and proposals; Sherod Duncan, who delivered a riveting presentation about General Communication Skills, often bringing the audience to roaring laughter, and Dr. Rosh Khan, who spoke on the dynamics of social media and how to leverage the various social media platforms for greater connections and enhanced ‘employability’.
Ryan Hoppie, also delved into the importance of great customer service and involved the audience in a number of activities. The workshop was chaired by Mr. Gregory Shaw.
One attendee, Ms. Ayana McCalman said that the speakers made great use of technology and each of the presentations were very engaging.
“As a lawyer and a communicator, I am always eager to expand my communication skills. Attending the workshop certainly gave me techniques that would enhance my communication, presentation and proposal-writing skills. I definitely expanded my ability to communicate and connect. As a young Guyanese, this makes me positively optimistic about Guyana’s future.”
Another attendee, Shane Pearce, from Sambora Communications, said, “I learned a lot, freshened up skills, and reawakened my creative juices. The content was new and distinctive. Facilitators were engaging and conveyed intelligent ideas that were funny, useful and very applicable.”
The Georgetown Hub also expressed much appreciation for its sponsors which included Roraima Duke Lodge and Southland International.
Due to the positive feedback from the workshop, the Georgetown Hub plans to carry out a series of similar events of varying topics in 2015.
Updates about the ‘Save the libraries’ project and the Global Shapers Community – Georgetown Hub are available on www.fb.com/GeorgetownGYShapers.
The Global Shapers Community is a worldwide network of more than 350 city-based hubs developed and led by promising young leaders between the ages of 20 and 30, who want to build on their achievements and entrepreneurial drive to make a positive contribution to their communities.
Together, they embody the “community of the future”, bringing together empowered youth in a community that is diverse, decentralized, and digitally hyper connected. The Global Shapers Community is an initiative of the World Economic Forum and is independent, neutral, non-political and not for profit.
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