I overcame my fears through the use of social media

Suh Diviner
Posted June 7, 2018

I overcame my fears through the use                of the social media.

     Life as a student has been the most intriguing thing for me. With its good times, rough times, though times, days of thunder and tornados, trial and horrible moments, I bravely overcame them.

     When I got to my final year of my university study, as it is a tradition, presentations concerning topics on agriculture or related topics were often exposed to course mates in order to earn a grade in a course titled Seminar.

   Choosing a topic was a hard one to do. Secondly, mounting a professional power point presentation was another call for attention, time and patience. Thirdly, presenting my piece of research work to my peers and Jury members was a call for panic. 

   Being my first time to prepare for such a task, a bit of online work had to be done. After choosing a suitable topic which kept me wondering if it would be accepted by jury members, i pulled an all nighter to finish mounting my research work.     

 Days and night filled with panic passed and the deal day finally arrived. It was my turn at last to present after seeing my peers fabulously presenting their work and I could hear and see the jury approving their presentation.

 Fear gripped me and it was evident on the way I sluggishly moved ahead to present. I had never felt this way. My feet suddenly became heavy to carry my body as panic covered my entity. The president of Jury, honorable members of jury…….. I started with a heavy voice and as I kept talking, I unconsciously moved to preceding slides against my wish because I had an ant in my pant. But a few minutes later, I contained my fears and told myself that I COULD DO IT. That I can present better than my peers and that my topic of presentation shall be considered.

     Lo and behold. After a successful presentation, I was graded second in class and my professionalism, style and manner of presentation worn the admiration of all my peers and jury members who applauded my exceptional power point. Till date, my peers still use it as a template for their personal purposes. 

    Today I am glad to say the social media and the internet has profoundly changed my life. I happen to have lived with Madam Sophie, a lady of substance and an encourager from whom I learnt a lot of professional skills and how important a woman is to her surroundings. I didn’t know I had something in me until that day. Her constant push on me to explore the internet and social media landed me on checking out how to make a public presentation, how to mount a professional power point and body language when offering a talk. Indeed the benefits were obvious as I was satisfied with my results from my presentation.

    I have not stopped learning more skills on how to be a good presenter from my favorite YouTube and Google because they provide me with the necessary tools to bit out fear to approach, progress and complexes.   

I am proud to say that I have overcome fear and I am among those who stand for positive change through the use of social media.

This post was submitted in response to Transmitting Change.

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  • Tarke Edith
    Jun 07
    Jun 07

    Be courageous Diviner and face chalanges good luck sister

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 08
    Jun 08

    Thank you Edith.
    I am happy you read through my story.

  • Hello, Suh,

    Congratulations on being the second in your class for your well-prepared research and presentation!

    I love the way you write!

    It is nice to know that Sophie is your mentor. I won't be surprised if you will be a World Pulse Changemaker one day.

    Yes, Google and Youtube bring us relevant information. Have you tried viewing TEDTalk? There are great topics being discussed by public speakers there, too.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 08
    Jun 08

    Hi Karen,
    Happy you read through my story. Thank you too for loving the way i wrote.
    Yes i can't wait to be a worldpulse changemaker.
    I will equally check on TEDtalk as you proposed.
    Your words of encouragement gives me more zeal to write. You are loving indeed.

  • jlanghus
    Jun 08
    Jun 08

    Hi Suh. Thanks for sharing your inspiring post about overcoming fear and persevering. I'm glad you hung in there and went for it, and did a great job. Risk and fear aren't always fun, but the rewards are always worth pushing through. I'm also glad to hear that you have the amazing Sophie to help, encourage and mentor you as well. You are in very capable hands, as I'm sure you're aware:-) Good luck on your story submission and looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 08
    Jun 08

    Hi Jlanghus,
    Thanks for reading through my story. yes it is amazing working with Sophie. i do not feel lost when around her.

  • jlanghus
    Jun 09
    Jun 09

    You're very welcome:) I bet. She's such a powerhouse, of not only knowledge and experience, but love and support as well.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 09
    Jun 09

    Hi Jill,
    Indeed she is a powerhouse.

  • jlanghus
    Jun 09
    Jun 09

    :-)

  • Adanna
    Jun 11
    Jun 11

    Dear Suh,

    I am happy to know that you stand for positive change through the use of social media irrespective of challenges.

    Keep growing and learning. :-)

    Love,
    Adanna

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Hi Adanna,
    Thanks for reading through my post. I promise i won't stop growing and learning. You encourage me. Thank you!

  • Funsola
    Jun 16
    Jun 16

    Hi Suh, l love the way you write and congrats for being the second best in your class. Keep it up.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Hi Funsola,
    Your words of encouragement are enormous. You male me feel great. Thank you much for reading my post.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Hi Funsola,
    Your words of encouragement are enormous. You male me feel great. Thank you much for reading my post.

  • Stephanie Mah
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Hi Diviner you have incoarage us on how to overcome our fear,God bless you.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Hi Steph,
    You encourage me too. Thanks a million for reading my post.

  • Sophie Ngassa
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Dear Diviner, I am happy for you. Social media is a great tool for development. My dear mentee thanks for following my advice.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Sophie,
    Yes social media is a great tool for especially self development.
    My dear mentor thanks for following me.

  • Ese Ajuyah
    Jun 18
    Jun 18

    Hello Sir,

    Your story reminds me of one of my personal mantras about life. I believe everything in life is learnt. Your story goes on to reinforce this believe. With the power of learning we can do great things in our lives and for others. Best wishes in your journey.
    Eseoghene

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Ese,
    Indeed great things are done with the power of learning. Thanks for reading my post anf wishing me well.
    Love from Suh.

  • AGNES TUMASANG
    Jun 19
    Jun 19

    Hi nice to get that.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Agnes,
    Thank you for taking out time from your busy schedule to read my post. Happy it sounded nice to you.
    Much love !

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Agnes,
    Thank you for taking out time from your busy schedule to read my post. Happy it sounded nice to you.
    Much love !

  • Woow sister Suh,
    I am so proud of you. You are teaching young girls that it is all possible as long as you beleive in yourself. Well done and this is just the begining for you.
    Keep soaring and flying high my dearest sister.
    Stay blessed

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Anita,
    Believing in your self is life's greatest tool to sail through smoothly.
    Hanks for wishing me well.

  • janice johnson
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Janice,
    Thank you for reading my piece. You encourage me to keep writing by the wanting to post my story on your blog. O please do. I wish to share it beyond Worldpulse so that it reaches young girls to give them a boast.
    I give you a go ahead my dear.
    Much love and i hope it helps. Please give me updates.

  • obioma nwachukwu
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Suh, thank God you have braved it. You have shown us that practice makes perfect. Thanks for sharing.

  • Suh Diviner
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Hi Obioma,
    Thank God for your message. It makes me feel great knowing that my post has a lesson to pass through.
    Thank you for your love.

  • AGNES TUMASANG
    Jun 20
    Jun 20

    Thanks

  • Lily Habesha
    Jun 21
    Jun 21

    Hi Dear,
    That's a fabulous job.
    Keep it up.
    Lily

  • Tiffany Brar
    Jul 01
    Jul 01

    Hi Suh, i am just recalling the memories of my presentation that i did in my college seminar..smile crossed my lips..thanks for your post as it helps to overcome fears and nervousness that every body faces, may it be small or big event..
    looking forward for more of your posts...............................................

  • Fatima Babih
    Jul 02
    Jul 02

    Dear Suh,
    Bravo for overcoming your stage fright and delivering a superb presentation! This is a problem with which I still struggle, but I am inspired by your courage and self-decipline to persevere and conquer your fears. Thanks for sharing!

  • Rosylyne Nabaala
    Jul 06
    Jul 06

    I'm so proud of you dear no more fear now you are the best and I'm happy for you. Thanks.