BIO

 

Happiness on Themba Jay
I tap dance with my pen!

Hello! Thanks for visiting my online home 🙂

My superpower is writing devastatingly well; I am passionate about telling stories and marketing through them; and I wax lyrical and teach as a public speaker. My ultimate goal is to be among the best communicators – writer, marketer and speaker – to ever walk the earth.

I also love sharing knowledge and experiences on how we can use compelling stories to advance ourselves, especially with the resources and connectivity we have at our disposal today. So, I use my writing to document my journey and projects centred around storytelling, communication, marketing and digital media.

Between November 2014 and February 2015; I had the privilege of working at Cerebra Communications. After the internship, I completed an intensive digital media course sponsored by Google and endorsed by IAB South Africa called DIGIFY.

During Digify—short yet rigorous digital course I once attended—I learned in depth about social media (for business), online media strategy, digital advertising, content creation, public speaking and presenting, pitching and relationship building. As part of the training programme, I had the opportunity of delivering pitch presentations to Nando’s (via an agency called Publicis Machine) and Mercedes Benz (via Network BDDO).

And I’ll have you know that I received my first ovation at age 14 in high school after delivering a brief presentation in an English class. And in 2015, I floored the audience when I had the opportunity of presenting to 30 high level executives at consulting firm, EOH (or, Proserv South Africa, a subsidiary), about how they should go about re-inventing their online presence.

Post high school, if you’re wondering . . . I did media studies at one Boston Media House college. After that stint— which was cut off by financial constraints—I went off to work in retail (clothing) where I learned a lot about sales, people, managing teams and business. More about that experience here.

 

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Delivering a scintillating presentation to colleagues at Cerebra Communications

 

For fun, I love having soliloquies; reading; writing myself sick; connecting with and talking to people; watching interesting television series shows; working out; delivering presentations; and listening to music.

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