He is known as Mr. Speaker. Jesse Carlton, a young Cameroonian aged only 24, is now revolutionizing the world of personal development coaching in Cameroon with a discipline that is sometimes overlooked but whose importance very often catches up with us: public speaking.
Difficult at first glance to imagine the background of this native of the city of Douala when we see him; an opinion that changes once you start talking to him. Former student of St Joseph College in Buéa, Jesse Carlton obtained his baccalaureate in 2009 at Orchidée College. He will then migrate to South Africa to carry out his higher education. The young student then enrolled at the Midrand Graduate Institute where he obtained a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2013.
So it is during this year that the trigger will occur. While preparing a book, Jesse Carlton is inspired by a video he comes across. “I was preparing my book ‘The What, why and How of CHARITY’, and I came across a video from motivator ERIC THOMAS. At the time I had no idea what personal development was but I was so impressed and inspired that I thought to myself “whatever it is, we need it in our country ”he says. It is the start of a long adventure for the young man who also defines himself as a professional motivator.
Following this meeting, Jesse Carlton will take an interest in personal development through books, forums, videos … However, one issue comes to his mind, and that is that of speaking in public. The die is cast, he will strive to help those around him and others improve at public speaking. This is how the course “10 principles for better public speaking” was born.
The problem is real and the subject matter, after the publication of his book in 2015, Jesse Carlton will give a hundred training, seminars and speeches on speaking in different cities and countries. The success is clear but the difficulties are even more so.
On a personal level, Jesse Carlton has to contend with having multiple activities to take on. “My biggest difficulty was concentrating,” he admits. You had to tap into the depths of your personal motivation, your source of inspiration to stay the course. “To be the best, watch the deeds of the best, listen to the words of the best and at one point you think like the best. And if you think like the best, you become or (will become) the best. »He confides. A thought which is his source of inspiration and which leads him to surpass every time.
“We are blessed to be a blessing to others. (…) We have the responsibility, if not the obligation to understand our environment, to accept this environment with its good and bad sides and then make sure that when we become dust again that the continent is in better conditions. We might not be the best in the world, but we have to be better than yesterday. “Says the writer who aims to publish a book to 1,000,000 copies. Before that happens, Motivator Carlton wants to pass a message to young Cameroonians: “We must never forget that tomorrow we will be accountable to our children and our grandchildren. Having said that, we must always act in such a way that whoever comes after us inspires us to do much better for the next. “A statement worthy of a motivator which we hope very much will influence more than one.