Known more for his motivational speaking dexterity and as a persuasion technologist, George Essien is also a pencil sketch artist and cartoonist (Guess you never knew that), a drummer (And that too), a cyberspace entrepreneur (what’s today called a netpreneur), a social and new media enthusiast, a publisher, an author, a creative writer of short stories, a serial entrepreneur, a seminar and conference converner, a business and sales trainer, TV and Radio presenter and a spirit filled, tongues talking, non-apologetic Christian and believer in Jesus Christ and the expansion of his Kingdom.


Stephen Michael (AKA Dr. Miki) is a thought provoking Nigerian public speaker, author and trainer. He is the founder of E4CHANGE, a non-denominational youth foundation in Anambra State and he is the CEO of Helplinks Technology, an advertising, promotions and publishing firm. He is the author of THE 7 SECRETS TO A QUALITY LIFE, UNLEASH YOUR TALENTS, THE ENTERPRISING STUDENTS and many other books you will see on his website. Stephen Michael speaks on Talents, Skills, Self Improvement, Leadership Excellence and Entrepreneurship. Stephen Michael has consulted for some of the innovative startups in Nigeria like JustClick Mobile Market, Synergy Network and I-Tree Vocational Institute. He worked as a customer service trainer for Konsult Dynamiq.
Phone: 07035957197


Usen James is one of Nigeria’s most sought after Life and Business Coach, Speaker, Trainer, Radio Host and author of several bestselling audio programs including The Cost Of Greatness, Keys For Personal Transformation, Becoming Extraordinary, etc.

He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs and young professionals achieve maximize profit in life and business and providing organizations with proven strategies for global relevance.



Some of the smartest minds in the different areas of industry will be converging at SUN CENTRE. F-Line Ewet Housing, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on Friday 1st July 2016 by 3pm. This 3 hour meeting will bring together several speakers/influencers including Usen James (Being Better for A Better Nigeria), Nature Udoh(The Nigerian Brand: The Effects And Defects), Ewongo Cleopas(The Injustice of The Justice System in Nigeria: My take), Pst Murphy (From the Lens: Nigeria as I See It), Nsikak Benson( Women in Business), George Essien (Leadership), Christian Jumbo (Self Reliance Through ICT) to share their thoughts on subjects and how it relates to Nation Building.

Participants will have the opportunity to network and be exposed to information that would make them INFLUENCERS.


lester41.0 Season 2015/2016 of the-opium-of-the-world football league has just been decided. No, sorry, it is not one of those perennial, usual suspects that emerged champions. Yes, Leicester City Football Club are the new rulers of English Premier League. Claudio Ranieri boys have completed their fairytale job; shaming bookmakers who, just before the first ball of the season was kicked, had written off and condemned the team to relegation.

2.0 Even more interesting is the fact that Jamie Vardy and Company won the league sans kicking a ball. With two more matches to go, their main challenger, Tottenham Hotspur, needed to beat hitherto outgoing Champions, Chelsea, at their own backyard on 2nd May, to slacken Leicester Lead and remain in contention. If football were a forty five minute or one half game, Spurs’ two goal lead at halftime would have achieved just that, and postponed Leicester Victory Dance by another week. However, in the second forty five, Chelsea came out smoking. When Referee Mark Clattenburg called it a day, the scores stood at 2-2. Meaning: Chelsea had won the league for Leicester!

3.0 As with the entire Leicester unlikeliest victory, there’s so much the global community can glean from the role of Chelsea in all of this. Apart from pride or bragging rights, which count for much in every sport though, Chelsea had nothing else to play for; yet against Spurs Captain John Terry and his colleagues rallied back as if the league was theirs to win. The two-in-one message here is: beware, never burn your bridges and secondly, never write off anyone. See, help can come from anyone!

4.0 Against Spurs, Chelsea did not play for Chelsea nor owner Roman Abramovich. Against Spurs, Chelsea played for, wait for it, Claudio Ranieri. It wasn’t voiced; well, apart from at least one fan in the crowd who displayed a banner about doing it for Ranieri. But, anyone who watched the second half wounded lionlike resurgence of Chelsea got a sense that this was more about their former Coach. If Manchester United go on to hire eternal Chelsea man, Jose Mourinho, as has been rumoured for months on end, this could be one of the typo-fringe benefits embedded for Old Trafford. It’s not rocket science to predict that at any convenient opportunity, Chelsea would play for the ex Special One. My point is: leave a mark behind always. It will speak for you someday!

5.0 Also, never underrate or antagonise people, because you’d need their help eventually. See how Chelsea helped Leicester. Plus: everything is possible in this world. Just as some fall from grace to grass, others can rise from nothing to something before the whistle goes; just like that. The world thought Leicester City would go on relegation but the club went 360-degrees opposite. And, they didn’t have to break the vault to bring in so-called top players, as all previous champions had done. Leicester fielded a team that had no known name at opening of season. Yet, nature backed them up all the way. Leicester won a natural victory, not the pyrrhic stuff most of their predecessors bought! And, nature SHALL back you up too. Nature SHALL stir up that leicesterity that has remained dormant in all of us. By the way, that new terminology means perseverance or persistence that pays off; excellence against all odds. You can and should be leicesterous from this day forward. Rise and shine for time and your light have come. If Leicester City could do it, you too can; even better. Congratulations Leicester City Football Club, the Champions of England. God bless EPL! …B

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Victor Emmanuel: Reshaping The Enterprise Development Landscape In Africa

mrvictor5Victor Emmanuel is a Financial Services and Enterprise Development Consultant with over 12 years working experience as an accounts and relationship manager with two foremost Nigerian banks.
He is an ardent writer and connoisseur of books covering from personal development, financial management, motivation and enterprise development.
He has won international laurels for his short story publications namely: Best entry from Africa in the Commonwealth Short Story Writing Competition in 2003 (The elders viewpoint) and best commended entry from Africa in the same competition in 2011 (The bride price).
He has published 2 novels: A Night Bus To Aba (2005) and Portrait of Papa Kante (2011) and a motivational masterpiece titled ‘Manage your time‘(2008) and several unpublished plays. The published materials are currently published online at
He is a lead partner in Victor Emmanuel & Associates and a founding partner of VEENAP Consulting Limited, two upcoming firms with specialization in human capital and enterprise development with head offices in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state.
He runs the online blog African Story Tellers where he publishes short stories from upcoming writers in Nigeria and also runs a monthly online short story competition on Facebook/African Story Tellers.

He can be reached via Twitter handle @VicEmmanConsults or or 07066864594


For us to build global brands we must understand best practices. We must put our organization’s corporate culture and practices side by side with global brands. The reason is because there are no more boundaries. The world has become a global village and location is no more an issue. Playing on the local turf  is undermining our true potential. We can do more if we dare more. We can do more if understand the technologies of the 21st century and the global trends. Interestingly our organization can quadruple results both in impact and profit if we will take the time to study our corporate culture and accentuate of competitive edge and advantage using the technology, system and ideas available to us. That is the purpose of this workshop: to help you reinvent yourself, your brand, business, your church, your organization; to help you take an introspective look at what you are doing and not doing and to seek out creative, deliberate ways to effect change and experience transformation

CORPORATE CULTURE AND TARGET ACTUALIZATION workshop seeks to help entrepreneurs, pastors, leaders, principals and managers understand this new global dynamics. The following will be treated:
1. How to effectively drive your organization using the social media and internet
2. 12 Cultural practices of Effective Organizations
3. A marketing Model Guaranteed to Generate Results
4. The concept of Global branding & Brand Improvement Strategies
5. How to sell anything to anyone
6. The Pareto’s Principle Analyzed.
7. The HOTS acronym to for effective teamwork
8. Selling The Vision to members of the Organization
9. Broadening Scope for Eventual Diversification and Expansion
10. Competition Analysis.
These 5 areas will be taught, discussed in a 6 hour training by Nigeria’s leading Peak Performance Coach, George Essien.
The event will be interactive. Fee covers lunch and materials.

George Essien​ is a YOUWIN AWARDEE


SPEAKING PROPSOk, we missed our flights for Uyo and Owerri from Abuja. I was with Jephter Akaehie at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport, Abuja. We had been both guest speakers at the YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT at The International Conference Center in Abuja. After rescheduling the flights for the next day, we were thinking of what next to do till the following day when Jephter told me that our fellow professional speaker Emeka Nobis was putting together SPEAKING PROPS somewhere in Abuja. So we both chattered a taxi and went for the event. It was a really refreshing time. It was 5 hours of learning about the art and science of public speaking. I was also excited about the session on BUSINESS OF PUBLIC SPEAKING. Met interesting speakers too at the event too. SPEAKING PROPS 3

had the privilege of meeting Samuel Babatunde, who spoke on the psychological of speaking; Ekundayo Odele, the exciting lady who spoke on presentations. Ebuka, Kolokenneth Kadiri who spoke to us about SOCIAL MEDIA and the Public Speaker,Babs Lawale and of course the host Emeka Nobis others. It is very important to upgrade your knowledge base about your area of expertise or at the very least refresh yourself.