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.

Gulzaib Tareen
Aug 18
Aug 18

Life requires counseling and social media plays the role.

KQA
Jun 07
Jun 07

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.

Tamarack Verrall
Jul 28
Jul 28

Dear Diviner,

I loved reading your story. Not only are you are a great storyteller, you describe in such real detail how much courage and determination it takes to prepare and deliver a good presentation. Your description of stage fright is so real, and your description of taking hold of the experience and trusting your ability not only to pull it off, but to be honoured for how well you did - this is so encouraging to any who face this type of daunting task. Then the lovely surprise that Sophie has mentored you. What a great finale. I see that you don't mind your story being shared. I would love with your permission to share it on Facebook, to show others what sisters in WorldPulse are making happen.

With love in sisterhood,
Tam

Aziza Roshani
Aug 02
Aug 02

Hi Suh,

As a student, I could really relate myself to the experience you went through. There is no doubt, how artfully you have crafted this writing and I really admire your writing skills. It was a short one, but really powerful.

Thanks for sharing it!

With love,
Aziza :)

emma matondang
Oct 03
Oct 03

Hello Suh.
Wonderful reading your story. You inspired me to learn more how to use power point and others though. Very good you done with fear and go on with positive thought. It help me to think and accept myself have done right as you did. Now I feel SO GOOD reading your story and others here. It proved that social media is not always bad. We choose. So here we are. Bravo. Look forward to your next posts.

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