The EBS 60 Second Interview – Dele Ogun
Originating from Nigeria, Dele is an author, publisher, barrister, solicitor, Chartered Taxation practitioner, political commentator and, most importantly of all, a Gooner.
What brought you to EBS?
I was pressured into coming by an over-enthusiastic member.
Was it everything you expected?
It was more than I expected because, having come with reluctance originally, I have been coming back ever since with enthusiasm.
How long have you been a Member?
An incredible 5 years plus!
Did you have any expectations before you came?
Yes, they were low because I figured I knew all there was to know about public speaking.
Were your expectations fulfilled?
They were greatly exceeded and not just because they were so low.
What surprised you most about EBS?
That there was in fact a higher level of public speaking that could be attained.
What has been your greatest learning as a Toastmaster?
That the audience is king!
What is special about EBS?
The enthusiasm of the Members that guarantees a full house every single week, come rain or hell-fire.
What do you like best about coming to our Club?
The learning that is available from the content and style of different speeches and speakers.
What do your friends and family say about you since you joined?
That I am now a Master Speaker.
How has becoming a member of EBS affected you/ your life?
I am now more sensitive to my audience than I have ever been.
What was your biggest fear before you came?
That it would be boring.
Is that still your biggest fear?
How does public speaking impact your life?
Like breathing and eating, it is now of the essence.
Is there anything else you would rather be doing on a Thursday morning?
Nothing more rewarding.