Every good thing starts at the door. Someone said that, I forget who. Well, that’s where I found myself on Day 1-stuck at the door with no access and no one in sight.
Like a bird, I perched at the wings and waited for rescue. That came in the form of a burly fellow with ear pods plugged I would later discover was the project manager.
Into the maze of cubes I emerged where our first facilitator -‘not trainer’, she said- I found. Lindah had a ready smile and a coy demeanor. She spoke with a convincing at times hesitant voice that was totally transformed when she got behind the camera; no wonder she ruled the NBS waves in the Evening when heads are tired and attention needs grabbing. She had our full attention teaching effective writing and always arrested us when we veered off her mantra-keep it short, precise and captivating!
The tall, dark and handsome Dr. Aaron was next and his unorthodox style of teaching was endearing even though it was a serious topic-Monetizing a blog. His vivid examples with relatable scenarios made the topic easy to comprehend and by the end of his sessions, we were fully marinated-a word he used for how you should pamper your target audience in order to sell them your value proposition.
While we were getting the hang of the thing, we were jerked off our seats when an officer-in full uniform- showed up in week 3. Dr. Kamya, however, quickly dispelled our fears promising we could only get on the wrong side of the law if we broke the law-Communication, Cyber and all in between. Who better to teach the law than an officer of the law, we agreed. We promised to keep our work factual and true.
If unassuming and self-deprecating had a name it would be the last facilitator. A married man without a ring, a Munyankore without cows, Mr.Baguma taught us that we should never let the world define who we are or what we set out to do. It was interesting analysing what was the Truth and what was Reality and the objective opinions that defined those shades.
It’s been a fun filled and thoroughly enriching month and it’s my deepest conviction that I will write blogs like Lindah, sell an idea like Jotham, be as convincing as Dr Aaron in getting a bunch of marketing associates to consult with Timothy who turned a dream on the wheels of five crates of Ale into a billion shilling sponsorship deal!
To my fellow trainees, it’s been a blast. Catch you on the other side of heaven! Evoking, isn’t it?