Earlier today, my boss, Dr Kanayo Nwanze, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), delivered a passionate speech to the over 1200 participants of the sixth Africa Agriculture Science Week in Accra, Ghana and received a standing ovation.
When this happens, you are on cloud nine!!!!! Because you are not only able to share soundbites that go viral on social media but also your job of rallying journalists and organizing interviews becomes easier.
This morning, I was lucky enough to experience this first hand. And believe me it was a rewarding experience.
The President's messages are being echoed by all the speakers who followed him. His messages and call for action are travelling beyond th conference hall in Accra and are travelling across the African continent.
This speech will be one that will be remembered and cited for many years to come.
When you have a brilliant communicator as a boss, your job is made so much easier. Thank you @knwanze #assw6 pic.twitter.com/nqq1lBIr2p
— Roxanna Samii (@rsamii) July 18, 2013