Career and danger of hoarding knowledge

By Goke Ilesanmi

   Last week, it was reported in some national dailies that employees of some affected organisations in a sub-sector of the Nigerian financial services industry were jittery over the likely outcome of a particular action to be taken by the regulator. The long and short of this is that they were (and probably still are) worried about what the likely outcome would be on their jobs. Today, too much concern about job security has given birth to a lot of negative manifestations in the workplace, among which is knowledge-hoarding. Research shows that knowledge-hoarding even flourishes in non-profit organisations in spite of their social missions.

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Promoting yourself in your workplace

By Goke Ilesanmi

It was a sunny Friday afternoon at Financial Standard, my last place of work, where I left as Acting Editor. A man who had earlier called me on phone came in, sweating profusely and almost gasping for breath. His facial expression betrayed his mood.

He was seriously sad because he had graduated for about five years from one of the reputable universities in Nigeria but could not get a job, despite having a second upper grade in Accounting. He even told me that his elder brother working somewhere else had promotion challenges, despite graduating with a second class upper grade in Economics.

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Difference between management and leadership

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

It is common to talk about leaders in Nigeria, for instance. But we have in most cases rulers not leaders, especially that our society has not really had the expected development. In the corporate environment, there are many managers but few leaders. That is why many organisations are not making any headway today.

 

Critical management elements

Five basic elements are critical to the success of any organisation. These are quality or unique product; proper timing; adequate capital; people resources; and effective management.  Among these five prerequisites, the most important one is the fifth one, that is, effective management.

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Successful Selling Solutions

Author: Julian Clay

Publisher: Thorogood Publishing

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi

 

Some businesses thrive better than others not because they produce better products or services but because they sell more than others through unique sales strategies. It is not out of place therefore to X-ray this text christened “Successful Selling Solutions”.

 

It is written by Julian Clay, a management consultant that specialises in selling techniques. After a successful career with Kodak, Clay developed his own consultancy, and his clients include the James McNaughton Group, ICI, Racal, Gillette and Novartis. He is the co-author of “The Sales Manager’s Desktop Guide”.

 
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Self-Motivation as a Tonic for Success

By Goke Ilesanmi

There is a saying that it is easy to take a horse to the river. But what is not easy is to force it to drink water there. This saying is also true when it comes to achievement of success. It is one thing to try to motivate somebody to achieve success in life. But your effort at inspiring the person may not achieve results until the person him- or herself is self-motivated. This is because one’s effort will be fruitless if in one’s absence, the person does not have the determination to be successful.

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Fundamentals of Effective Persuasive Communication

By Goke Ilesanmi

 

Being able to successfully persuade others to align with your view(s) or vote for you is a skill that can be developed through training and practice. Experience shows that many people approach persuasion in a way that makes it difficult for them to achieve success. The beginning of successful persuasion is to build trust and credibility so that you can be accorded attention by your audience.

 

Current electoral campaigns in Nigeria

 

The business of politics is very active at the moment in Nigeria as electoral campaigns have begun in a bid to persuade the electorate to vote for candidates of different political parties in the April 2011 general elections.

 
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101 Ways to Market Your Business

Author:  Andrew Griffiths

Publisher: Diamond Publishing

Reviewer: Goke Ilesanmi

 

For any business to survive and achieve profitability, it needs customers. To get enough customers, effective and strategic marketing is very important. Let us therefore examine this text entitled “101 Ways to Market Your Business” written by Andrew Griffiths.

 

Griffiths is a professional marketing consultant, as well as a director of an Australian company called The Marketing Professionals. Griffiths is an accomplished trainer and a reputable public speaker. He specialises in trouble-shooting for companies that are in dire need of professional advice on marketing and customer-related issues.

 
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EXCEPTIONAL CORPORATE EMCEE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN EXCEPTIONAL M.C. FOR YOUR CORPORATE EVENTS, WEDDING RECEPTION, ETC?

IF YES, PLEASE CONTACT GOKE ILESANMI, A PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKER, MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER, COMMUNICATION SPECIALIST AND LANGUAGE EXPERT.

ENGAGING GOKE ILESANMI AS YOUR CORPORATE EMCEE

CORPORATE EMCEE PROFILE OF GOKE ILESANMI

BACKGROUND INFORMATION
It is difficult, if not impossible, to achieve effective communication and persuasion without entertaining your audience. Keeping your audience interested and involved by entertaining them is essential because you need their full attention to be able to disseminate your information.

Listening is hard work, especially at conferences, where people attend seminars lasting many hours. This is why individuals and corporate organisations now engage the services of stand-up comedians to complement (guest) speakers’ communication entertainment or completely entertain the audience in case (guest) speakers cannot entertain with their presentation. To minimise cost, those who can function as emcee/comedian are often engaged by organisations.

However, due to global economic downturn with its attendant business collapse and loss of jobs, most audience members do not find jokes funny because they are too sad to laugh. Such people need to be seriously, psychologically and intellectually motivated to be happy.

Therefore, organisations now need more than just an emcee and/or a comedian or the two-in-one emcee/comedian, but emcee/motivational/intellectual/comic speaker (four-in-one) to offer audience all-encompassing entertainment. The emcee/motivational/intellectual/comic speaker is somebody who can professionally coordinate proceedings, tell jokes and psychologically and intellectually motivate the audience, thus carrying everybody along.

In short, by international standards, modern-day corporate emcees must be professionals who can offer motivational, intellectual and comic entertainment in addition to the major emcee requirement of oratorical competence.

To entrench this all-round entertainment, modern-day emcees must go through courses in motivational speech, intellectual development and (corporate) humour guidelines, among others.

Professionals condemn the ignorant use of off-colour, intellectually-valueless or abusive jokes in an intellectual corporate setting by non-professional emcees or comedians, all in a bid to entertain the audience.

GOKE ILESANMI, a Professional Public Speaker, Motivational Speaker and Language/Communication Specialist, is a perfect blend of the all-round professional competence prescribed for a modern-day corporate emcee.
Find below his profile:

GOKE ILESANMI’S PROFILE
GOKE ILESANMI, Editor-in-Chief/CEO of www.gokeilesanmi.com; Managing Consultant/CEO of Gokmar Communication Consulting and former Acting Editor of Financial Standard newspaper, is a Professional Public Speaker.

Ilesanmi, a motivational, intellectual and comical corporate emcee is a renowned language and communication expert; versatile journalist and columnist; motivational speaker; editorial consultant; career management coach and corporate leadership expert.

He is an International PLATINUM Columnist with the U.S.A-based ezinearticles.com, an authoritative international website currently having about 500,000 international columnists, mostly whites. Ilesanmi has also won Best Columnist and Expert Author awards from site and therefore inducted into HALL OF FAME on 8th October, 2010. The insignia of the awards is on his global website www.gokeilesanmi.com.

A former lecturer at the Ondo State Polytechnic (now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic), Lagos Campus, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Ado-Ekiti. Ilesanmi, a holder of Professional Certificates in Public Speaking is an exceptional Motivational Speaker and versatile Master of Ceremonies (MC). He is a member of the international Professional Speakers and Seminar Leaders Group; Global Career, Life, Executive and Business Coaches Network; Harvard Business Review Group; Lagos Business Club, Nigeria/West Africa; First Business Alliance Group; Motivation Nation Group, among others.

A columnist at The Nation newspaper, he writes his popular columns Empowerment Clinic and Workplace Matters on Mondays; and Book Review and Business Communication on Wednesdays in the paper.

A voracious reader, he has read dictionaries several times and reviewed about 2,000 books covering Business Communication, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Public Relations, Marketing/Selling, Personal Effectiveness, etc., in his Book Review columns that have run for about ten years now in the Nigerian mass media and online.

A man of commendable hardwork and exemplary excellence, Ilesanmi has attained many accomplishments. Among these are:

EMCEE EXPERIENCE/GENERAL SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS
•Ilesanmi was engaged as MC by Artec Practice Ltd, 2, Euphrates Street, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja, for the End-the-Year Dinner/ISO 9001:2008 Certificate Presentation which held on Thursday, 17th December, 2015 at Chopsticks, Maitama, Abuja. He was repeatedly showered with standing ovation for high level of professionalism and relevant and mature corporate entertainment.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as MC during the inauguration party for Hon Uzamat Moremi Akinbile-Yusuf, Lagos State Commissioner for Youth and Social Development, on Monday October 19, 2015 in Lagos. He was applauded for professional coordination of the event.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as MC during the PRAISE NIGHT of the Choir of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke-Ife 1, Ikeja Zonal Headquarters, Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, on Friday, 25th September, 2015. He was given standing ovation for creative coordination.

•He was engaged as Corporate M.C. by HR Guide Magazine on Friday, 22nd November, 2013 during the national summit tagged The Role of the Organised Private Sector in the Quest for a Corruption-Free Nation which held at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel, Lekki, Lagos. Ilesanmi was greatly commended by the participants for unique and professional coordination of proceedings. In short, Mr. Idorenyen Enang, Country Managing Director, L’OREAL, Central West Africa had to say he (Ilesanmi) should be given a round of applause for “unique” delivery.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee for the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Abraham and Abiodun Alabi which held at Old Winners’ Chapel Auditorium, Laspotech Road, Ikorodu, on Saturday, 24th August, 2013. He was showered with repeated applause by the audience, including Barrister (Mrs.) Ifeoma Adeniyi, Council member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Management of Nigeria; the couple; their extended family members, etc., for effective time management, brilliant display of intellectual, motivational, comical and oratorical skills.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee for the wedding reception of Mr. and Mrs. Segun and Sade Fagite which held in the hall of St. Kizito Catholic Church, Station Bus-stop, Iju, Lagos on Saturday, 18th May, 2013. He was applauded repeatedly for exceptional radiation of intellectual, motivational, comical and oratorical skills and time consciousness by the large audience.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Sofunix International Schools, 2/4, Owolabi Close, by Bible College Bus-stop, off Sango Otta, Ogun State on Saturday, 28th July, 2012 during the Pioneer Valedictory Service for SSS3 Students and Fourth Graduation Ceremony. He was commended by the school authorities and guests for brilliantly coordinating the event and imparting knowledge.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Rickey Tarfa & Co (Legal Practitioners & Notaries Public) on Saturday, 10th September, 2011 for the send-off dinner organised in honour of Barrister Odubela Segun John, the former Head of Chambers of Rickey Tarfa & Co appointed as Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State. The dinner held at Michael Angello Events Centre, Mulliner Towers (NNPC Building), 39, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.

He was repeatedly applauded at the dinner for high level of professionalism as a result of his oratorical distinction; creative, intellectual and motivational jokes; energetic presentation; exemplary courtesy; effective coordination, etc., by the high-profile and intellectual audience, including the following people:

(1) Rt. Hon. Muyiwa Oladipo, former Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly and now Honourable Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs

(2) Mr. Gbenga Otenuga, Honourable Commissioner for Youth and Sport, Ogun State.

(3) Dr. (Prince) Lanre Tejuosho, Honourable Commissioner for Special Duties, Ogun State.

(4) Alhaji Fari Bayo, Honourable Commissioner for Environment, Ogun State.

(5) Otunba Bimbola Ashiru, Honourable Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Ogun State.

(6) Alhaji Adesegun Solarin, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ogun State.

(7) Barrister Oluwole Iyamu, Chairman, Edo State Law Review Commission.

(8) Chief Oladele Fajemirokun, Chairman, AIICO Insurance Plc

(9) Dr. Jonathan Long, Chairman, First City Monument Bank Plc

(10) Mr. Zira Maigadi, former Chairman, AP Plc

(11) Mr. Rajan Vaswani, Group Managing Director, Vee Pee Industies Ltd

(12) Mr. Lekan Adewoye, Group Managing Director, Sunlenk Group of Companies

(13) Alhaji Hakeem Awe, Chairman, Island Club

(14) Mr.A.B. Nyako, Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, NDIC

(15) Rickey Mustapha Tarfa, SAN, Principal Counsel, Rickey Tarfa & Co

(16) Honourable Justice S.O. Hunponu Wusu, Consultant, Rickey Tarfa & Co

(17) Honourable Justice Abdullahi Mustapha

(18) Mr. Tunji Sosanya, Managing Director, Foresight Microfinance Bank Ltd

(19) Mr. Taiwo Taiwo, Chairman, NBA Lagos Branch

(20) Mr. Martins Ogunleye,Vice-chairman, NBA Lagos Branch

(21) Mr. Felix Morke, Secretary, NBA Lagos Branch

(22) Chief Mike Igbokwe, SAN

(23) Mr. Sina Sofola, SAN

(24) Mr. Jolu Oguntunde, SAN

(25) Chief Anthony Idigbe, SAN

(26) Mr. Babajide Koku, SAN

(27) Mr. Kemi Pinheiro, SAN

(28) Mr. Yele Delano, SAN

(29) Mr. Abiodun Owonikoko, SAN

(30) Dr. Tunji Abimbola, Special Adviser on Education to Governor Ibikunle Amosun

(31) Dr. Adewale Ayuba, Founder/Chairman, Bonsue Fuji

(32) Rev J.S.A Oladele, Founder, The City of the Lord Church Worldwide

(33) Mr. Segun Jolaawo, Deputy Head of Chambers, Rickey Tarfa & Co

(34) Lady Nkasi Nnyamah Onyung, MD/CEO, KNG Energy Ltd

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Mr. Sola Oni, former Principal Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Stock Exchange, on Saturday, 23rd October, 2010 during his (Mr. Oni’s) 50th birthday celebration, which held on the premises of the Christ Anglican Church, Anglican Communion Diocese of Lagos West, 10, Okuta Road, Bariga, Lagos. He was lauded for effective coordination and professionalism.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Mr. Bolade Hambolu of the Ministry of Solid Minerals, Abuja, during his wedding ceremony at Ekinrin-Adde, Kogi State in 1999. He was commended for brilliant coordination of the event.

•Ilesanmi was chosen as Emcee for the End-of-the-Year Party/Fund-raising Ceremony of Onicha Ngwa Community Secondary School, Onicha Ngwa, Abia State in 1997. He was showered with standing ovation for exemplary oratory and professional management of the event.

•Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by the students of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun in 1992, during their get-together party at Ikare Akoko, Ondo State.

•Ilesanmi was invited by Minaj Broadcasting International (MBI) as a Guest on the A.M. programme between 8.30 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. on Monday, 12th April, 2004 to speak on the topic English Usage in Nigeria, Role of the Media and General Communication Implications of Nigerianism in English.

•He was consulted by BD Consult, a public relations firm at Magodo Estate, Lagos to facilitate an in-house training programme tagged Effective Public Speaking and Business Presentation on Monday, 18th and Friday, 22nd June, 2012. Ilesanmi was lauded by the participants for exceptionally-brilliant training.

•He was consulted by QuaDitect Consultants at Plot 2, Euphrates Street, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja to facilitate an in-house training programme tagged Effective Public Speaking and Business Presentation on Saturdays, 3rd and 10th March and Sundays, 4th and 11th March, 2012. Ilesanmi was commended by the participants for detailed and brilliant training.

•Ilesanmi was consulted by the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation in 2003 to edit some of its Lecture Series books containing the works of eminent figures such as the Right Honourable John Major, former British Prime Minister; General Yakubu Gowon, former Nigerian Head of State; Senator Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State; Professor Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba and Professor (Mrs.) Joy Ogwu, former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He was later commended by the Foundation Co-ordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe for excellent editing.

•He was commended for exceptional brilliance in Syntax (Grammar) in 1995 by Professor Olu Olagoke, author of Incorruptible Judge and one of the foremost linguists in Africa.

•Ilesanmi was commended in writing in 2006 by His Royal Highness, Professor G.O. Nwankwo (OON) for book review brilliance.

•Ilesanmi was invited by the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos on 4th December, 2008 to do public review of the text Modern Trends in Sports Administration and Management written by Dr. Joseph Awoyinfa. He was given standing ovation and called Professor there by lecturers and guests due to brilliant review.

•He was invited by the former Gatewaybank Plc on Wednesday, 7th April, 2004 for the facilitation of a training programme on Business Writing and Communication Skills for its new management trainees. He was greatly commended by the participants and the training manager for excellent display of knowledge. He was later told to propose another training programme meant for officers of the bank.
•He was invited by Sofunix International Schools, 2/4, Owolabi Close, by Bible College Bus-stop, off Sango Otta, Ogun State to facilitate the training programme for the staff, with the theme Danger of Nigerianism in English to Global Competitiveness/Online Relevance of Sofunix International Schools, on Tuesday, 5th April, 2011. He was showered with accolades for excellent facilitation.

100 PER CENT-REFUND GUARANTEE: His excellent and dynamic consulting services thrive on 100 per cent-refund guarantee for clients that feel not intellectually satisfied; or think they have not really got substantial value for their money at the end of consulting.

Phone Numbers: TEL: +234(0)8056030424; +234(0)8187499425; +234(0)8055068773

Emails:gokeiles2010@gmail.com,info@gokeilesanmi.com, gokmarcomconsulting@gmail.com
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Larry James, America’s most respected guru of Networking quoting Goke Ilesanmi as his international authority in this link: https://networkinghq.wordpress.com/tag/goke-ilesanmi/

VARIETY OF OUR PUBLIC SPEAKING COURSES
(1)Effective Public Speaking and Business Presentation Training for Organisations
(2) Lagos 2-Day Open Public Speaking and Business Presentation Training (for Individuals)
(3) Abuja 2-Day Open Public Speaking and Business Presentation Training (for Individuals)
(4) South East/South South 2-Day Open Public Speaking and Business Presentation Training (for Individuals)
(5) Becoming a Charismatic and Influential Political Leader through Public Speaking and Effective Leadership Skills Course
(6) Boosting Your Ministry with Effective Public Speaking Skills/Multiplying Your Church Membership through Creative Preaching Style (for Ministers of God)
(7) Exceptional Public Speaking, Public Relations and Crisis Communication Course for Pros/Corporate Affairs Managers/Information Managers
(8) Public Speaking and Persuasive Skills Course For Marketers
(9) Professional Public Speaking and Event Coordination Skills Course for MCs and Comedians
(10) Special Public Speaking and Speech Therapy Course for Stammerers

*Goke Ilesanmi, a Professional Public Speaker is:
*Columnist at The Nation Newspaper (Every Monday)
*Managing Consultant/CEO, Gokmar Communication Consulting
*Publisher/Editor-in-Chief, www.gokeilesanmi.com
*International PLATINUM Columnist at ezinearticles.com
*Former Acting Editor of Financial Standard
*Former Editor, REFERENCE NIGERIA
*Former Columnist/Editorial Consultant at Business World Newspaper

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Clinic of Gokmar Communication Consulting

GOKMAR COMMUNICATION CONSULTING offers corporate organisations and individuals quality, unique and value-adding services in the areas of:

 

*(Business) Language and Communication

*Career Management

*Business Management

*Editing and Production of Publications

*Entrepreneurship

*Information Management

*Peak Performance

*Public Speaking and Business Presentation Skills

*Wealth/Money Management

The services also cover:

*Personal Effectiveness

*Relationship Management/ Public Relations

*Human Resource Management

*Leadership

*Marketing/Selling

*(Public) Book Review

*Book Editing

*Handling Corporate Events as an Emcee, etc.

 

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GOKE ILESANMI’S PROFILE

GOKE ILESANMI, Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of www.gokeilesanmi.com; Managing Consultant/CEO of Gokmar Communication Consulting and former Acting Editor of Financial Standard newspaper, is an International PLATINUM Columnist with the U.S.A-based ezinearticles.com, an authoritative international website currently having about 450,000 international columnists, mostly whites.

 

He has also won Best Columnist and Expert Author awards from ezinearticles.com and therefore inducted into HALL OF FAME on 8th October, 2010. The insignia of the awards is on his global website www.gokeilesanmi.com. Under the insignia, Goke’s library at ezinearticles.com can be linked by clicking the phrase “Link to My Ezine Library”.

 

Ilesanmi now regularly gets writing contracts from the USA and beyond due to his competence, confirmed by his winning the multiple international awards.

 

If you Google his full name GOKE ILESANMI, you will get more than 10,000 global results and comments on him, including that of LARRY JAMES, a renowned American author quoting him (GOKE ILESANMI) as an international authority in his (James’s) article on Networking.

 

Ilesanmi, a Certified Public Speaker, is a renowned (business) language and communication expert; versatile journalist and columnist; motivational speaker; career management coach; corporate leadership expert; editorial consultant and motivational, intellectual and comical corporate emcee.

 

100 PER CENT-REFUND GUARANTEE: His excellent and dynamic consulting services thrive on 100 per cent-refund guarantee for clients that feel not intellectually satisfied; or think they have not really got substantial value for their money at the end of consulting or a seminar.

 

Ilesanmi has written extensively on Business Language and Communication; Human Resource Management; Leadership; Personal Effectiveness; Journalism; Business Management/Entrepreneurship; Wealth Creation/Management; Relationship Management; Marketing/Selling; Career Management; Information Management; Peak Performance, etc.

 

A voracious reader, he has read dictionaries several times and reviewed about 2,000 books covering Business Communication, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Public Speaking, Human Resource Management, Leadership, Public Relations, Marketing/Selling, Personal Effectiveness, etc., in his Book Review columns that have run for about ten years now in the Nigerian mass media and online.

 

Ilesanmi consults for corporate organisations and individuals in the areas of (Business) Language and Communication; Editing and Production of Publications; (Public) Book Review; Biography Writing; Ghost Writing; Media/Public Relations; Career Management; Effective Leadership; Peak Performance, etc.

 

A former columnist at The Nation newspaper, he now writes his popular columns Business Communication, Book X-ray, Success Path and Career Guide in Business World, a weekly business newspaper and Pure Business, a monthly magazine, based in Nigeria.

 

Ilesanmi, who has travelled to Holland and Germany, was officially sent by Financial Standard to cover Euro-Africa Business Summit holding in Hamburg, Germany in April/May 2008 and commended by the company and participants for effective coverage.

 

A former lecturer at the Ondo State Polytechnic (now Rufus Giwa Polytechnic), Lagos Outreach, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Literary Studies from the University of Ado-Ekiti; as well as Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) Certificate and Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) Certificate in Public Communication. He is also a member of the international Professional Speakers and Seminar Leaders Group; Lagos Business Club, Nigeria/West Africa; Harvard Business Review Group; Global Career, Life, Executive and Business Coaches Network; First Business Alliance Group; Motivation Nation Group, among others.

 

A man of commendable hardwork and exemplary excellence, Ilesanmi has attained many accomplishments. Among these are:

 

SELECTED ACCOMPLISHMENTS

  • Ilesanmi was invited by God’s Generals International Church, based at 29, Wike Road, by Wimpy Junction, Mile 4, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Thursday, 24th January, 2013 to speak on the sub-theme of “Fulfilling Your Life Purpose and Achieving Financial Freedom” during the church’s 14-day prayer-and-fasting conference tagged “Authority to Subdue and Dominate”. He was repeatedly given standing ovation for a highly-intelligent presentation.

 

  • Ilesanmi was invited by Club 06 on Saturday, 22nd December, 2012 to facilitate a seminar with tagged Becoming Self-employed and Achieving Enduring Business Success through Your Plan B, during the club’s end-of-year meeting/party at Sofunix International Schools, 2/4, Owolabi Close, by Bible College Bus-stop, off Sango Otta, Ogun. He was highly commended by the club members for an exceptionally-didactic seminar.

 

  • He was consulted by QuaDitect Consultants, an architectural firm at Plot 2, Euphrates Street, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja on Friday, 5th October to Sunday, 7th October, 2012 to facilitate an in-house training programme christened Effective Public Speaking and Business Presentation. Ilesanmi was showered with commendation by the participants for brilliant training.

 

  • He was invited by QuaDitect Consultants, an architectural firm at Plot 2, Euphrates Street, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja on Saturday, 21st and Sunday, 22nd July, 2012 to facilitate a multi-segment in-house training programme covering Motivational Speaking; Career Management Strategy; Human Relations; Fundamentals of Public Speaking; Diction and Elocution; Use of English Language and Effective Reading Culture. Ilesanmi was repeatedly commended by the participants, Managing Partner/CEO and his wife in attendance for the exceptionally-rich and didactic training.

 

  • He was invited by the Christ Apostolic Church Men’s Association (CACMA) of CAC Oke-Ife 1, Ikeja Zonal Headquarters, Iju-Ishaga, Lagos, on Sunday, 16th September, 2012 to speak on the theme Treading the Path of Focus to Success. Ilesanmi was thunderously applauded for exceptional delivery.
  • He was invited by the Christ Apostolic Church, Testimony Ground Assembly, Alimosho, Iyana-Ipaja, Lagos Youth Fellowship on Sunday, 19th August, 2012 as Guest Speaker on the theme Getting the Right Focus for Enduring Success during the 2012 Youth Week. Ilesanmi was showered with praises for a highly-educative presentation.
  • He was invited by the Christ Apostolic Church, Ikeja, Lagos Zonal Youth Fellowship on Friday, 27th July, 2012 as Guest Speaker to X-ray the theme Fulfilling Your Life Purpose for Positive Change, during the 2012 Youth Week. Ilesanmi was greatly lauded for brilliant delivery.
  • Ilesanmi was re-invited by Murhi International Television (MITV) as a Guest on the programme Be My Guest between 9 a.m. and 10.00 a.m. on Monday, 25th June, 2012 to X-ray the subject Addressing Unemployment Challenges in Nigeria.

 

  • He was consulted by BD Consult, a public relations firm at Magodo Estate, Lagos to facilitate an in-house training programme tagged Effective Public Speaking and Business Presentation on Monday, 18th and Friday, 22nd  June,  2012. Ilesanmi was lauded by the participants for exceptionally-brilliant training.

 

  • He was invited by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Redeemer’s House, 7, Ifesowapo Street, by Second Junction Bus-stop, Okeira, Aguda-Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, 20th May, 2012 to facilitate a seminar with the theme, Farewell to Unemployment and Career Retardation. Ilesanmi was applauded for exceptional presentation.

 

  • He was invited by Murhi International Television (MITV) as a Guest on Friday, 18th May, 2012 to discuss Unemployment in Nigeria: Causes and Solutions.

 

  • He was consulted by QuaDitect Consultants, an architectural firm at Plot 2, Euphrates Street, off Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama, Abuja to facilitate an in-house training programme tagged Effective Public Speaking and Business Presentation on Saturdays, 3rd and 10th  March and Sundays, 4th and 11th March, 2012. Ilesanmi was commended by the participants for detailed and brilliant training.
  • Ilesanmi was invited by the Cross River State NYSC as Keynote Speaker on Friday, 20th May, 2011 to discuss the topic, The Nigerian Youth in the Context of Global Development: Life Goals, Career and Entrepreneurship Prospects, during their empowerment seminar held at Transcorp Metropolitan Hotel, Calabar. He was repeatedly given standing ovation by the audience and highly commended by Mr. Odo Effiong, Special Adviser to Governor Liyel Imoke on ICT and Mallam Abdullahi Yuguda, representative of the State Coordinator of NYSC, Mr. Akinwumi Olowokere.
  • Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Sofunix International Schools, 2/4, Owolabi Close, by Bible College Bus-stop, off Sango Otta, Ogun State on Saturday, 28th July, 2012 during the Pioneer Valedictory Service for SSS3 Students and Fourth Graduation Ceremony. He was commended by the school authorities and guests for brilliantly coordinating the event and imparting knowledge.

 

  • Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Rickey Tarfa & Co (Legal Practitioners & Notaries Public) on Saturday, 10th September, 2011 for the send-off dinner organised in honour of Barrister Odubela Segun John, the former Head of Chambers of Rickey Tarfa & Co appointed as Honourable Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology by Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State. The dinner held at Michael Angello Events Centre, Mulliner Towers (NNPC Building), 39, Kingsway Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
  • Ilesanmi was engaged as Emcee by Mr. Sola Oni, former Principal Manager, Corporate Affairs, Nigerian Stock Exchange, on Saturday, 23rd October, 2010 during his (Mr. Oni’s) 50th birthday celebration, which held on the premises of the Christ Anglican Church, Anglican Communion Diocese of Lagos West, 10, Okuta Road, Bariga, Lagos. He was lauded for effective coordination and professionalism. 
  • He was invited by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Sanctuary, Ogba Area Headquarters, 59, Isheri Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Friday, 11th November, 2011 as a facilitator for a seminar with the theme, Farewell to Unemployment and Career Retardation. Ilesanmi was commended for exceptional presentation.

 

  • He was invited by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Oasis of Blessings Parish, 2, Orimoloye Street, by Second Junction Bus-stop, Okeira, Aguda-Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, 9th October, 2011 as a facilitator for a seminar with the theme, Your Gateway to Self-employment and Enduring Business Success. Ilesanmi was repeatedly applauded for brilliant delivery.
  • He was invited by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pentecost Power Centre, 5, Mokuolu Street, off Yaya Abatan Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, 28th August, 2011 to facilitate a seminar with the theme Your Gateway to Self-employment and Enduring Business Success. He was greatly lauded for exceptional presentation.
  • Ilesanmi was invited by the Kingdom Wealth Imperial Initiative (KWII), 59, Isheri Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Monday, 25th July, 2011 as a facilitator for the seminar entitled, Your Gateway to Self-employment and Enduring Business Success, during its one-week youth empowerment and leadership programme tagged Eagles’ Gathering, held at the Citizenship and Leadership Training Centre, Sea School, Apapa, Lagos. He was given thunderous applause for exceptional presentation.
  • He was invited by the Lagos State Chapter of the Christ Apostolic Church Council of Publicity Secretaries on Saturday, 17th September, 2011 to speak on the topic Achieving Your Life Goals. Ilesanmi was commended for excellent presentation.
  • He was invited by the Lagos State Chapter of the Alumni Association of the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Ogun State, on Saturday, 13th August, 2011, as a facilitator for the seminar with the theme, Your Gateway to Self-employment and Enduring Business Success. He was commended for brilliant delivery.
  • He was invited by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Oasis of Blessings Parish, 2, Orimoloye Street, by Second Junction Bus-stop, Okeira, Aguda-Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, 31st July, 2011 as a facilitator for a seminar with the theme, Farewell to Unemployment and Career Retardation. Ilesanmi was applauded for didactic delivery.
  • Ilesanmi was invited by the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pentecost Power Centre, 5, Mokuolu Street, off Yaya Abatan Road, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday, 26th June, 2011 to facilitate a seminar with the theme Farewell to Unemployment and Career Retardation. He was highly commended for brilliant presentation.

He was invited by Sofunix International Schools, 2/4, Owolabi Close, by Bible College Bus-stop, off Sango Otta, Ogun State on Wednesday, 27th July, 2011 to speak on the topic, Your Path to Smooth Career Progression, during the graduation ceremony of the school. Ilesanmi was highly commended by the audience for brilliant delivery.

  • He was invited by Sofunix International Schools, 2/4, Owolabi Close, by Bible College Bus-stop, off Sango Otta, Ogun State to facilitate the training programme for the staff, with the theme Danger of Nigerianism in English to Global Competitiveness/Online Relevance of Sofunix International Schools, on Tuesday, 5th April, 2011. He was showered with accolades for excellent facilitation.
  • He invited as Keynote Speaker to handle the topic, Towards Nigerian Youths’ Empowerment and Independence, during the Independence Business Summit organised to commemorate Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary on Friday, 1st October, 2010 in Lagos. He was lauded for brilliant presentation by participants.
  • Ilesanmi was invited as Guest Speaker to discuss the topic, Achieving Career and Business Success, during the Models & Mentors Empowerment/Networking seminar held at Excellence Hotel, Ogba, Ikeja, Lagos on Saturday, 7th August, 2010. He was greatly applauded by the audience for brilliant delivery.
  • Ilesanmi was invited as Guest Speaker to discuss the topic, What is Your Life Goal?, during the Children’s Day Funfair co-sponsored by Coca Cola Company, FirstInland Bank Plc, Cadbury Nigeria Plc and May & Baker Nigeria Plc held in Agidingbi, Ikeja, Lagos on Sunday,  27th May, 2007. He was greatly applauded by the organisers for exceptional presentation.
  • He was invited by the Christ Apostolic Church, Ikeja, Lagos Zonal Youth Fellowship to speak on the topic, Achieving Group Harmony through Interpersonal Skills, during their Love Feast seminar held in Lagos, on Sunday, 5th September, 2010. He was highly commended for excellent delivery.
  • Ilesanmi was invited to speak on the topic, Achieving Your Life Goals, during the Youth Empowerment seminar organised by the Christ Apostolic Church, Ikeja, Lagos Zonal Youth Fellowship on Sunday, 22nd February, 2009. He was lauded for brilliant presentation.
  • He was invited by the Christ Apostolic Church, Ikeja, Lagos Zonal Youth Fellowship on Saturday, 29th May, 2010 as Keynote Speaker to discuss the topic, Career Advancement Strategy, during their Personal Effectiveness seminar. Ilesanmi was highly lauded.
  • He was invited on 6th May, 2003 by the Financial Institutions Training Centre, Lagos, chaired by the then Deputy  Governor of CBN (Operations), Dr. Shamusideen Usman, to join its intellectual fold as a Programme Manager/Facilitator in recognition of his intellectual wizardry.

 

  • Ilesanmi was consulted by the Anyiam-Osigwe Foundation in 2003 to edit some of its Lecture Series books containing the works of eminent figures such as the Right Honourable John Major, former British Prime Minister; General Yakubu Gowon, former Nigerian Head of State; Senator Bola Tinubu, former Governor of Lagos State; Professor Chike Edozien, the Asagba of Asaba and Professor (Mrs.) Joy Ogwu, former Director-General, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He was later commended by the Foundation Co-ordinator, Mr. Emmanuel Anyiam-Osigwe for excellent editing.

 

  • He has successfully worked on books such as “In Pursuit of Excellence” and “Doing the Impossible” by Ayo Lawal; “Audit Instinct” and “My Chef” by Obasesam Etimita; “Is Your Boss Difficult?” by Dare Ajiboye; “Making Your Destiny Real” by Pastor Sam Okenwa, etc.

 

  • He was commended for exceptional brilliance in Syntax (Grammar) in 1995 by Professor Olu Olagoke, author of Incorruptible Judge and one of the foremost linguists in Africa.

 

  • Ilesanmi was commended in writing in 2006 by His Royal Highness, Professor G.O. Nwankwo (OON) for book review brilliance.

 

  • He was invited by the former Gatewaybank Plc on Wednesday, 7th April, 2004 for the facilitation of a training programme on Business Writing and Communication Skills for its new management trainees. He was greatly commended by the participants and the training manager for excellent display of knowledge. He was later told to propose another training programme meant for officers of the bank.

 

  • Part-time lecturing at Ondo State Polytechnic, Owo, Lagos Outreach (2000-2001).
  • Facilitated a Language and Communication seminar for teachers of Vivian Fowler Memorial College for Girls, Oregun, Lagos in September 2002.
  • Ilesanmi was invited by the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education, Faculty of Education, University of Lagos on 4th December, 2008 to do public review of the text Modern Trends in Sports Administration and Management written by Dr. Joseph Awoyinfa. He was given standing ovation and called Professor there by lecturers and guests due to brilliant review.

 

  • He was invited by the Department of Economics, University of Lagos as a Guest Lecturer on Thursday, 9th September, 2004 to speak on the topics Project Writing and How to Compose an Effective Curriculum Vitae. He was commended for a brilliant presentation.

 

  • Ilesanmi was invited by the Department of Accounting, University of Lagos as a Guest Lecturer on Friday, 8th October, 2004 to speak on the topic Career Enhancement through a Masterpiece of Curriculum Vitae. He was commended for a brilliant presentation and presented with an award after the lecture.

 

  • He was invited by the Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye Nigerian Students Entrepreneurship Club on Saturday, 28th May, 2005 as a Guest Speaker to discuss  the topics Self-motivation as a Tonic for Success and Flexible Approach to Entrepreneurship. He was highly commended for brilliant delivery.

 

  • Ilesanmi was invited by Minaj Broadcasting International(MBI) as one of the three Guests on the programme Issues between 11 a.m. and 12.00 noon on Monday, 16th August, 2004 to discuss the topic New Capital Base for Banks: Its Justification and Implications for the Banking Sub-sector and the Nigerian Economy.

 

  • He was invited by Murhi International Television (MITV) as a Guest on the programme Chatsville between 7.30 p.m. and 8.00 p.m. on Monday, 6th September, 2004 to address the subject Chechen Terrorism in Russia: The Genesis, Immediate Cause and Humanitarian Effects.

 

  • Ilesanmi was invited by Minaj Broadcasting International (MBI) as a Guest on the A.M. programme between 8.30 a.m. and 9.00 a.m. on Monday, 12th April, 2004 to speak on the topic English Usage in Nigeria, Role of the Media and General Communication Implications of Nigerianism in English.

 

  • He was officially sent by Financial Standard to cover Euro-Africa Business Summit holding in Hamburg, Germany in April/May 2008. Ilesanmi was commended by the company and participants for effective coverage to the extent that Asia-Africa Confidential magazine that came there has continued to extend invitation of new summits around the world to him.

 

  • He bagged Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) award, the professional membership level of the Association of Certified Public Speakers of Nigeria on 27th October, 2004.

 

  • Ilesanmi was conferred with Council of Peers Award for Excellence (CPAE) by the Association of Certified Public Speakers of Nigeria on 30th June, 2005 in recognition of his great contributions to public speaking discourse in Nigeria through the mass media, specifically for being “the best candidate on the originality of material, uniqueness of style, experience, delivery technique….”

 

  • He was conferred with the award of Senior Orator of Nigeria by the Association of Certified Public Speakers of Nigeria on 22nd March, 2011.

 

  • Ilesanmi was invited by Leo District 404B (Youth Activity of Lions District 404B), Ikeja, Lagos, on Saturday, 26th August, 2006, to speak on the topic, I Have a Dream. He was given standing ovation for insightful presentation and conferred with Appreciation Award.

 

  • He was appointed Publicity Secretary of Ikeja Zone, Lagos of Christ Apostolic Church (CAC) in October 2007. He has been lauded for tremendous media publicity since then.

 

  • Ilesanmi started Financial Standard Jobs, a pull-out on Human Resource and Career Management, which is the pioneer in the media industry.

 

  • He won Financial Standard Outstanding Performance Award in 2001.

 

  • Ilesanmi was chosen to produce three editions of IoD Magazine, specialised publication of the Institute of Directors, Nigeria (IoD) in mid-2008 and early 2009. He was commended for the job well done.

 

  • He was offered quadruple promotion in 2001 (from Reader to Copy Editor) barely one and a half years of employment as a result of exceptional hardwork and intellectual acumen.

 

  • Ilesanmi was later promoted Senior Copy Editor.

  • He was promoted Associate Editor in January 2005 as a mark of acknowledgement of his excellence and industry.

 

  • Ilesanmi was appointed Editorial Board Member of Financial Standard on Monday, 31st January, 2005 in recognition of his excellent writing skills and hardwork.

 

  • He was promoted Senior Associate Editor in February 2007 in recognition of exemplary intelligence.

 

  • Ilesanmi was appointed permanent member of management of Financial Standard on October 2, 2007 for brilliant contribution upon coming to represent the Editor at the meeting.

 

  • He was offered double promotion to the post of Deputy Editor in charge of Features and later News in October 2007 due to exceptional professional competence.

 

  • Ilesanmi became the Acting Editor of Financial Standard on 22nd March, 2010 upon resignation of the Editor.

 

  • He left Financial Standard on 30th June, 2010 to run www.gokeilesanmi.com and Gokmar Communication Consulting.

 

  • Ilesanmi joined the U.S.A-based ezinearticles.com, one of the most authoritative columnist websites in the world with about 350,000 columnists then, on Thursday, 23rd September, 2010 and won INTERNATIONAL PLATINUM COLUMNIST AWARD from the site on Saturday, 2nd October, 2010. The email sent to him by one Jennifer on behalf of the management of the international website to convey news of the award read, “Congratulations. You have now earned our ‘PLATINUM’ membership level! As a result of having few/minor account errors and informative content, you have earned unlimited article submissions. This is a status that cannot be bought and can only be earned by sending in quality articles. Only a small fraction of our thousands of authors ever obtain this level.”

 

  • On Friday, 8th October, 2010, he also won Best Columnist and Expert Author awards from the U.S.A-based ezinearticles.com having about 350,000 international expert columnists then and therefore inducted into HALL OF FAME there. The insignia of the awards is on his global site www.gokeilesanmi.com. Under the insignia, you can reach Goke’s library at ezinearticles.com by clicking “My Library @ Ezine”.

 

  • In an email also dated October 8, 2010 first sent to ILESANMI to communicate news of the BEST COLUMNIST and EXPERT AUTHOR awards to him, the management of the website said, “You’ve also earned EXPERT AUTHOR status: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Goke_Ilesanmi.Your articles will appear on our high-traffic home page within 48 hours: http://EzineArticles.com/. Your articles have also been sent to our exclusive EzineArticles RSS Feed and to our proprietary EzineArticles Email Alert Members. You are welcome to add one of these special buttons on your website to show that your articles have been featured on EzineArticles.com: http://EzineArticles.com/featured/.”

 

  • The management of the site in the second email dated October 8, 2010 later sent to ILESANMI said, “Congratulations! Your articles are now featured in the EzineArticles.com directory. This page is PRIVATE and only available for authors that we have accepted into the directory… We invite you to showcase your accomplishment of being featured in the EzineArticles.com Directory by grabbing one of the graphics below and adding it to your website. On behalf of the EzineArticles.com Team, we wish you the best of success!”

 

  • Find attached USA-based ezinearticles.com International Platinum Columnist Award Certificate endorsing his competence in 21 knowledge areas; Facilitator Invitation email from Financial Institutions Training Centre and Certified Public Speaking Certificates.

Phone Numbers: +234(0) 08056030424; +234(0)8187499425

Email: gokeiles2010@gmail.com; info@gokeilesanmi.com

Website: www.gokeilesanmi.com

OFFICE ADDRESS: 2/4, Esomo Close, opposite St. Leo Catholic Church Second Gate/White House Hotel, off Toyin Street, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria.

 

TIME TABLE

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IST DAY/SATURDAY:

LECTURE 1: FUNDAMENTALS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING: 10am -1pm

BREAK/QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION: 1pm-1.30pm

LECTURE 2: MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKING SKILLS: 1.30pm-4pm
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2ND DAY/SATURDAY:

LECTURE 1: MASTERING BASIC GRAMMATICAL CONCEPTS OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE: 10am -1pm

BREAK/QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION: 1pm-1.30pm

LECTURE 2: VOICE CONTROL AND STANDARD PRONUNCIATION SKILLS (DICTION AND ELOCUTION): 1.30pm-4pm
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3RD DAY/SATURDAY:

LECTURE 1: GENERAL PERSUASIVE COMMUNICATION: 10am -1pm

BREAK/QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION: 1pm-1.30pm

LECTURE 2: ORAL BUSINESS PRESENTATIONS: 1.30pm-4pm
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3RD DAY/SATURDAY (AFTER LECTURES)
GENERAL REVISION AND PARTICIPANTS’ PRACTICAL SESSION

PARTICIPANTS’ PRACTICAL SESSION AND INDUCTION
Tel: +234 (0)8055068773, +234 (0)8187499425, +234 (0)8056030424

E-mails: info@gokeilesanmi.com and gokeiles2010@gmail.com

You can also visit our website: www.gokeilesanmi.com
COMMENTS OF PAST PARTICIPANTS ABOUT THE COURSE
(1) The course has been an eye-opener to my aspiration as a public speaker.
The course contents and delivery methods are highly impressive.  Within the short time that I have spent, I have been exposed in my organisation, because, it gives me courage in my interactions. Without people being told, I am now the focus person whenever we have a programme. This stimulates me to read wide.

Mr. Goke Ilesanmi’s methods of teaching Public Speaking need to be introduced to those who have undergone Basic Communication Studies to enable them to perform effectively.

I therefore recommend that it is a course worthy of spending time to do.
-Lawrence Adekunle Ladejobi
Parish Secretary, St. Patrick Catholic Church, Ipaja Lagos and Graduate of NIJ, Ogba, Lagos
(Effective & Communication Studies)
08024051036

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(2) The course is really a guide to success in any career or profession.   I will suggest the training should be regular.

Mr. Goke Ilesanmi, the Co-ordinator of this course is a Professor of Communication, a force to be reckoned with. So this course is recommended to all those who want to succeed in life, business or career.
-Ojewale Samuel, a Motivational Speaker and CEO, ASO CONSULTING COMMUNICATION (08090563882)

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Comments from my in-house training at QuaDitect Consultants, Maitama, Abuja in March 2012

(3) After attending the course, I now understand that every aspect of life requires effective communication for the achievement of expected results. I learnt in the course that the English we speak in Nigeria is not acceptable internationally and something drastic needs to be done, including training of this kind.

I now understand proper use of English, body language, mode of presentation, etc. I hereby recommend this course to all that matter in the Nigerian society and many that still believe they know much as I had thought before undergoing the training. I look forward to a future refresher course.
-Architect Seyi Oni, QuaDitect Consultants, Maitama, Abuja. 08037037515

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(4) This course is an eye-opener. It has shown me how English language is daily misused in Nigeria as well as steps towards speaking and writing Standard British English.

The course has also given me the confidence I need to forge ahead in my career presentations which daily are part of my professional life.
I now know that speakers are not born but are made through calculated and tested professional procedures practised with time.
-Architect Aderopo Joseph, QuaDitect Consultants, Maitama, Abuja. 08037862643

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(5) It is a comprehensive course that exposes one to day-to-day mistakes in Nigerian English. It is a must for anyone that wants to stand out in public speaking and business presentations, especially politicians, professionals, etc.

I will also advise that those in the media should attend this course so that they can correct the errors they spread to the public every day. Mr. Goke Ilesanmi is a genius. I advise him to keep up the good work.
-Architect David Idowu, QuaDitect Consultants, Maitama, Abuja. 08039687578

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(6) I never believed I could stand up and speak in public without fear or being short of words. But I now speak confidently. Thanks to Gokmar Communication Consulting for organising this 4-Saturday “EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SPEAKING AND BUSINESS PRESENTATION COURSE”.

I strongly recommend this course to those of you still finding it difficult to speak in public. After attending the programme, you will never remain the same again.
Mrs. Sowemimo Folake (08133218821)

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(7) It is incredible! This is a University of Communication opened by the language and communication guru himself, Mr. Goke Ilesanmi to get the world out of the enclosure of public speaking and business presentation challenges.

After the course, my goal of becoming an exceptional Motivational Speaker has now been achieved because of the extensive motivational speaking training received during the comprehensive course. I advise those who want to excel in life to attend this multipurpose programme.
-Okechukwu Augustine (08033437277)

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(8) This programme has brought out the action in me by helping me to miraculously eliminate my public speaking fear. I hereby recommend the course to anybody that is ready to achieve enduring career or business success.
-Tayo Ojerinde (07039662781)
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NOTE:
High-profile participants such as a Military Group Captain; a Director in the Lagos State Ministry of Finance; a top official at the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan, Oyo State, etc., who prefer to be anonymous for official reasons of privacy, have also attended, commended and recommended the programme.

 

Different comments from my in-house training at BD Consult, Magodo Estate, Lagos on Monday, 18th and Friday, 22nd June,  2012.

 

(9) You are exceptionally brilliant. How can one attain your type of competence in English Language and Communication? You need to find a way of educating as many Nigerians as possible on the shortcomings of the type of English we speak and its global implication. Please endeavour to write a dictionary and reflect some peculiarities of English spoken in Nigeria.

 

The Participants:

-MD/CEO (His number not included)

 

Wole Afape (08034437122)

 

-Yetunde Falade (08032016954)

 

-Jay Kassang Odugbemi (07026014142)

 

-Olayiwola Tope (08023657504)

 

-Azeez Omotayo (08033311620)

 

-Peter Ikechukwu (08062968873)

 

-Oluwatobi Tiyamiyu (08023765268)

 

-Bolaji Abimbola (08032501921)

 

-Mosuro Adefela (08036024087)

 

-Obike Chidinma (08026700057)

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