Jaz Ampaw-Farr, an extraordinary denizen hailing from the confines of Milton Keynes, has once again garnered eminence as a preeminent orator, securing the prestigious Speaker of the Year award for the second consecutive year at the illustrious Speaker Awards gala. The event, hosted within the opulent environs of the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel, was a fête in reverence of eloquence in public discourse, lauding individuals whose resonating narratives and motivational exhortations have left an indelible mark.
In a remarkable tour de force, Jaz Ampaw-Farr emerged triumphant in a staggering quartet of the seven award categories, underscoring her exceptional virtuosity and unwavering commitment to her vocation. Alongside her well-deserved Speaker of the Year 2023 accolade, she also clinched the top position in three additional categories, conquering four of the seven on offer, including Storyteller of the Year 2023, Most Profound Influence 2023, and Finest Live Performance 2023.
With a distinguished history of delivering over 3000 keynote addresses spanning the globe, Jaz Ampaw-Farr has carved an indomitable niche in the realm of oratory. Her record-breaking TEDx discourse, entitled “The Potency of Everyday Heroes,” has left an indelible imprint on the hearts and minds of more than 130,000 educational institutions worldwide, accentuating the profound influence educators can wield in sculpting nascent existences.
As a sought-after motivational speaker, Jaz captivates her audiences with her potent orations on the human metamorphosis, encompassing themes such as artificial intelligence and the impending future, leadership steeped in humanism, cognitive outlook, well-being, diversity, and the sense of belonging. Her dynamic presence has graced revered stages, including the hallowed precincts of Google HQ, the iconic Central Westminster Hall in London, and the resplendent First Direct Arena in Leeds, where she stirred and galvanised multitudes.
Unwilling to rest on her laurels within the realm of oratory, a documentary chronicling her life is currently in production. This documentary traces her journey from a neglected upbringing to the vagaries of foster care in her formative years, followed by a period of homelessness during adolescence, all the way to her ascent as an enterprising, internationally acclaimed orator, adorned with multiple accolades. Furthermore, Jaz has inked a literary deal to recount her extraordinary odyssey from a fractured childhood to a phenomenon akin to a high-street Beyoncé!
Contemplating her latest laurel, Jaz shared, “It’s a huge honour to be recognised as Speaker of the Year for the second time, but even better is the response from people pledging to be 10% braver in their life, work and relationships. My journey proves that your past is not a script for your future!”
Jaz’s accomplishments have not only positioned her as a paragon for budding orators but also as a beacon of optimism for those grappling with arduous circumstances. Her evolution from a tumultuous upbringing to an internationally acclaimed orator and advocate for positive transformation stands as a potent testament to the redemptive potency of determination and ardor.