Hey, there! I’m Jessica.
Last name is Dukharan (doo-kah-ron). I’m a writer, speaker, and coach. I help faith-centered business owners and individuals improve their public speaking skills and digital media skills so they can increase their visibility and impact through audio + video content and live presentations.
Since 2016, I have given dozens of speeches in person and online, competed in speech contests, and served as a judge for speech contests. Additionally, I have completed various communication courses and digital media courses, and I achieved a Distinguished Toastmaster (DTM) award.
Now, I’m on a mission to help people like you overcome your fear of public speaking, improve your presentation skills, and ultimately change the way you think about the term “public speaking.”
Many people believe that public speaking is simply giving presentations at business meetings or school. While those are examples of public speaking, they are NOT the only forms of public speaking.
You engage in public speaking when you:
- create and post an IG Story, IG Live, IGTV, reel, YouTube video, Facebook live, Twitter fleet, etc.
- interview someone or are interviewed by someone for a podcast, radio show, or TV show
- conduct a webinar, workshop, masterclass, or seminar
- give a toast at a wedding or special event
Thus, public speaking is relevant to you regardless of your niche, field, or title.
Instead of avoiding it, learn how to improve your public speaking skills. I’ll show you how.
One of the reasons I’m involved in the public speaking field is that I want to help Muslims and other faith-centered individuals thrive in our society. I want to help them speak The Truth with confidence and assertiveness, and I want us to take back control of the stage and the narrative surrounding us, God, and religion.
Another reason I do what I do is that I understand what it’s like to feel anxious before, during, and after a presentation. I have to actively deal with anxiety (which is VERY different from nervousness) every time I engage in public speaking. It can be frustrating and overwhelming most of the time, but I’m proof that you can persevere in public speaking situations despite having anxiety or glossophobia (a fear of public speaking).
Quick Facts About Me
“Imagine meeting someone who wanted to learn your past, not to punish you, but to understand how you needed to be loved.” -Unknown
What do you want to be when you grow up?
Homemaker, wife, mom, teacher, and student of knowledge
I don’t have one, but I like watching mystery movies.
What are your religious beliefs?
I’m a Muslim so I believe Islam is the one true religion.
Where are you from?
I was born in Guyana yet raised in the United States.
Best public speaking tip?
Do it scared.