BY: KENYA HUNTER
(Gainesville, Ga.) – Banks Recital Hall was the place to be on Feb. 10, 2015. Why? Because the Student Activities Board presented relationship expert, author and motivational speaker, Jereme Ford, that evening, and the event was full of fun, music, and laughter.
“The first thing I want you all to do his dance and hug one another,” Ford directed the crown of about 50 students in Banks. Surprisingly, the Brenau women did so without reluctance.
At first, you might wonder what about these instructions were so easy. Why is it so easy to listen to this guy, a guy you’ve never met, talk about his difficult relationship? Why is it so easy to follow instructions that normally would not be followed? Why was it so easy to hug someone that I did not know just because this guy says?
Well once you talk to Ford and get a feel for his demeanor, you realize that his light-heartedness is what puts you at ease, and his message and purpose behind his three years of motivational speaking is what makes you feel comfortable.
“People have complex issues, and they have tough problems,” Ford says, “What I want [people] to realize is that they have the ability to change them… whether it’s financial or with their relationship.” The motivational speaker definitely understands these tough problems first hand. Among spending time in the army, Mr. Ford lost his first child to abortion as a teenager. The audience saw him get choked up talking about it. “To this day that’s the closest I’ve ever come to having a child.”
Jereme Ford was inspirational, and had a feel for the Brenau Women. “It was something about the girls here that I could tell that they relate to what I was saying,” he says when he was asked about his favorite part about speaking to Brenau women, “I could tell that they were listening!” He also said that he always has difficulty getting people to dance along to the music with him, but Brenau Tigers dances with no hesitation! Way to show off those moves, Tigers!!
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