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Open Chat- Meet Talent Ncube
part of the Art Plus Hope Blog initiative, today at Open Chat (OC) we are
joined by Talent Ncube,a lady of 31
years with a great passion of spoken word. As an aspiring artist she enjoys
telling stories to people around her and hopes to grow her audience.
Talent, and thank you for spending time with us
at Open Chat.
(TN) Thank you for having me on open Chat
(OC) Can you start by giving
our followers a brief background of yourself and where you are coming
(TN) Talent is a lady who grew up in Zimbabwe and had a fair
share of both hassles and a great childhood. She is popularly known as Tenacious,
a name given to her because of her strong determination to her goals.
(OC) What or
who has been your greatest inspiration of all time?
(TN)Because I have to mention
one I’ll go with Strive Masiyiwa, the owner of the leading Cellular network in
Zimbabwe. He is not just a business mogul; he is a motivational speaker and his
writings touch the lives of young people including myself. He inspires me a lot
such that I am addicted to his feeds on Facebook hahaha
Why do you choose to speak?
(TN) They say speaking out not only creates an audience for
you, but it also addresses your inner dilemmas. As a speaker I chose to speak
because speaking makes me find my inner strengths and speaking gives me the liberty
to share my subject my way. Being a woman striving for my space in the society
I speak because I want draw attention to pivotal issues and my experiences on they
own can inspire one or two individuals.
do you find most appealing about your chosen topics?
(TN) They are always relevant, dynamic, comical and of course
do you deal with bad reviews, rejection and criticism?
(TN) As a speaker I sometimes get criticised or rejected but
I always introspect myself and work on areas where I feel need sharpening. I am
a vivid reader therefore I always aspire to wake up to a new challenge everyday
so criticism keeps me on my toes to read more.
you surely have developed in your skills. What are you busy with now in terms
of telling stories to the world?
(TN) I am currently putting together a script of motivational
speeches I have done and planning to do. I am planning to compile them into a
book so that they can be accessible for future readers and speakers.
do you find difficult about being a speaker?
(TN) The art of speaking
is not recognized and rewarded like other art professions. It’s a challenge to
get the right audience it’s either people expect you to talk about what they
want to hear or there those touchy subjects which they avoid listening to.
advice would you give to aspiring speakers?
(TN) Contrary to popular belief that speaking comes
naturally, it is an art that requires one to sharpen their skills through
reading, practising and research and rehearsing. For you to be a great speaker,
always connect with your audience.
you could go back in time and reflect on your past, what would you advise
definitely teach myself to grab the bull by its horn all the time. I lost so many opportunities because of fear until I
learnt that fear is ones greatest enemy. Unless you speak out no one would know
what is in your mind.
is your favourite speaker and why?
(TN)I have several speakers internationally I’ll
go with TD Jakes for his wisdom and Ilhan Omar for her articulation,
intelligence and bravery. I also like Strive Masiyiwa for the obvious reasons,
the man is humble and great speaker cum teacher.
Which email list are you subscribed to?
(TN) Google mail
do you interact with other speakers? Are you a member of a speakers club?
(TN)Yes I am an
active member of a group called Public speakers where we interact on daily
basis via social media. We conduct debates, reviews as well as assisting each
other with drafting speeches and the art of being a great speaker.
talk about Talent the lady! Give us a bit of
your social and family life.
(TN) Hahaha you should know that I am an Octopus. I am employed by a leading insurance company,
run my own small cosmetics business, involved in a number of charity
organizations , active in sports as well as being a mother of two
beautifulgirls. My family and friends are my biggest
cheerleaders hence the ability to multi task.
final words for our followers?
(TN) They should watch the space on social media Tenacious is
coming strong with her motivational speeches. I also do live shows and for
bookings contact me +263778976040/+263715338050, email email@example.com,
Facebook – Tenacious Mabuza and Twitter @Tenaciousmabuza
thanks for this interview, Talent. Good luck
with your future projects.
Hey black child do you know who you are, what you want to be and what you should learn? Our ancestors are probably turning in the graves for no one is noticing our strength due to our pigment... I matter you matter....black minds matter... I see a colorful future skin doesn't define any human every shade is beautifully made powerful and vibrant There is so much strength in you and me World! Stop refereeing us from victory... I matter You matter Black minds matter... The Poet Andrea Chipiri is a Zimbabwean poet situated in Zvishavane. She is studyingscience in politics and public management at Midland state university. She enjoys debate,chess,karate public speaking as part of her spare time activities.
Generally, l'm a person who accepts challenges in life with hopes of progress and overcoming disappointments. I also enjoy making new friends, says Andrea.
One day I came across a soft copy of this book once again when I was perusing through some of my files. I read some of the chapters yet again for the umpteenth time and still felt like I'm reading for the first time. The book really is an amazing piece and compelled me to write something about it. Who is Abel Mavura?
Abel Mavura is a Social Justice Advocate, a Development Practitioner, a Solution Bearer, Life skills Coach and Trainer. His passion is in networking, creating synergies and sharing ideas. He is also a communication enthusiast holding an English Diploma issued by the British College of Management, Southampton, Journalism and communication Christian College of Sourhern Africa CCOSA. Abel was born and raised in an average family in one of the marginalized villages of Zimbabwe. He had to strive courageously to reach all he has achieved today. As a result of his background experience in Community Development Work, he has helped identify and scout various t…