The spoken word has been a powerful means of communication since the beginning of the world, and through the sands of time, the mankind has witnessed ageless speeches by historical figures that transcended beyond their time and that brought about transformative change on a global scale. Since the age of telling stories around the campfire, and now in our modern, digital world, oratory skills and the ability to present ideas and engage an audience, in whatever field or industry or whatever the platform, has never been more crucial.
It is with joy that I hand over the presidency to a powerful leader as Candy. Backed by a group of dedicated individuals I am sure they will take the association to even higher heights.
In the last year, I had the privilege of representing the association at the GSA convention in Austria and build strong alliances with the GSA. This has lead into the associations agreeing on a mentoring partnership that would result in both mentoring, coaching and financial support. I cannot wait to see how this will help out members in growing in the next 5 years and then passing the gift given to the next group of upcoming speakers within and outside of Namibian boarders. I will continue as the liaison officer between the two associations.
Herewith a great thanks to the members of PSAN for the trust you have in me and the rest of the board to build on our first year of existence. It has truly been a year filled with a lot of energy and achievements.
From humble beginnings in May of 2016, the Professional Speakers Association of Namibia (PSAN) has grown to be the home for professional speakers in Namibia, and a source of knowledge and inspiration to the business community, government, parastatals and NGOs/FBOs. This is how PSAN has served the business community and our members over the last few months.