The recent PSASA, JHB chapter meeting was an evening to remember. The focus of the evening was the first round of Speaker Factor for the chapter, and 11 contestants participated. With so much talent in the room, the competition was fierce, and the audience was captivated from start to finish.
After careful consideration, Chantelle Botha and Hugo Ribatika were chosen to represent Johannesburg in the semi-finals. Chantelle’s moving speech, titled “I AM – A journey to purpose,” reminded us all that we deserve to live fulfilling lives. Hugo’s speech, “The great silver lining,” showcased his masterful skills as a motivational speaker.
In addition to the two winners, Gadifele Moeng was named the reserve in the case that Chantelle or Hugo cannot present. Gadifele, a mother of two and a serial entrepreneur, brought a contagious passion to the room with her speech titled “The mentor you never had.”
Nick Smit, also known as The Rebel Ninja, was last year’s Speaker Factor winner also graced the stage. He is driven by his passion to empower, inspire and motivate his audience to make positive changes in their lives. Through his A.I.M. high presentation, he encouraged individuals to activate themselves, reflect on their goals and potential impact, and take action towards achieving them. By breaking down goals and looking at them from this different perspective those attending could move themselves from perpetual procrastination to taking meaningful action.
Overall, the evening was a celebration of the power of storytelling. The PSASA, JHB chapter meeting left the audience feeling inspired and motivated, eager to see what the future holds for these talented speakers.
Nick Smit the Rebel Ninja