The Silverbird Cinemas, Accra Mall, came alive on Saturday as scores of knowledge-seeking students, graduates, and young business executives thronged the venue to partake in the second edition of ‘Ignite Accra.’
A local version of the Ignite Talks franchise in Seattle, Washington, the program was organized by BEKOFI with sponsorship from Dalex Finance, and themed ‘Woke Mindset” to encourage the Ghanaian youth into taking more risks, and developing positive attitudes.
Four speakers were each given a five-minute window to let the audience grasp their respective topics with twenty automatically-advancing PowerPoint slides, and they dazzled with a display of their amazing and interesting levels of intellect.
President of Joe Lartey Toastmasters, Baffour Ofori-Atta Kena, kick-started the talks underscoring a belief in the importance of raising competent communicators and leaders, with his presentation titled, ‘How to Be an Effective Communicator.’
Business consultant and former Director of The BEIGE Foundation, Akosua Koranteng Adayi’s presentation, “Brand You”, followed with lessons on personal and business branding. She explained to participants that branding was key to obtaining a desired level of success, and further stated that “your brand is what people say about you when you are not present.”
Playwright, and columnist with The Mirror, Kobina Ansah also spoke about the pros of “Mind Power Over Manpower” and entreated the audience to channel challenges which came their way into opportunities.
Branding expert, and one of Amazon’s bestselling authors, Bernard Kelvin Clive, wrapped it up for the speakers with his presentation, “Doers 12:52” and called on those present to always act on their goals rather than resorting to lip action and mere wishes.
Young musician, Elorm Gh, delightfully courted the audience with his incredible talent on the harmonica, before panelists, Tchidi Tchorly, and Govan Gangatharan, thrilled the audience with their mindboggling ideas on ways to create innovative solutions and value in today’s world.
The event gave the audience the opportunity to interact with the speakers, panelists, and each other before, during, and after the talks.