At the start of the year #XXFILES radio Women’s program kicked off with our new year goal oriented edition with #SeyiOwoeye & #FolakemiOgunsiji.
As the team lead and producer, I listened to these two beautiful divas present, on my phone’s radio. After a while, I joined them in the live studio & at some point stepped out to give them room to express without fearing to make mistakes in front of their “Oga-boss”. 😀
After the program we gathered to have a meeting as is our practice. This time to strategically map out a plan & focus for the first quarter.
Then I asked everyone to express their thoughts on how we faired and about improvements we need to make to enable us serve our audience better. Instead of speaking about this, my team members started to real out how the program had made them better presenters and producers. Here are some of their thoughts:
Seyi – I didn’t know that I could do this. I am a very shy person but through this program, I have been pushed to present and now I am a better presenter & scriptwriter.
Folakemi – I always run away from presentation chores because I have microphone fright. In fact, I prefer recorded programs where my mistakes can be edited before broadcast. Now I am more comfortable on the microphone.
Sandra – I learned that anybody can present not just DCAs
Jadesola – I appreciate those who started this program with the intention of mentoring others. I am happy that our team lead did not just take over but allowed us to go on the mic and even pushed us when we absolutely felt we were not ready. I have grown.
Here I was listening to my team members speak about the little difference I had made in their lives… Tears welled up in my eyes.
Lesson For Me:
Mentor Others; Step Back. Let them learn even while making mistakes. Watch them grow & shine.
After this emotional and heartwarming brainstorm meeting my crew and I decided to launch out with a theme for the first quarter of the year, 2019.
“XX-FILES Giving Visibility to Women Candidates in the 2019 Elections”.
Our goal is to tell the stories of women who are vying for a political office at all levels of government and by that contribute our quota to making women visible. And hopefully get the conversations going about supporting and increasing the number of women leading this our great country at all levels of government.
So Dear Reader/Follower,
I will be sharing the profiles of some of these women running for political office here and letting you into a bit of What my team and I will be doing with regards to this. Cheers!
Be Inspired to Pursue your Dreams!
Adebisi Adetunji (C) Founder Beehyve Empowerment and Development Initiative. Media content provider, Trainer & consultant-@debisibusybeemedia, Behavioral Change Radio Drama, Communication4Development, Social Media Influencer, Controller Programs (FRCN) Catch me on Twitter – @DebisiBusybee, Facebook & email – firstname.lastname@example.org