Biography

Deborah Jean-Baptiste-Samuel
Deborah Jean-Baptiste-Samuel is an attorney-at-law. She holds a BA Hons in English Literature, Post-Graduate Diploma in International Relations, and LLB Hons and LEC.

As an accomplished writer, she earned a Nuffield Fellowship for journalism at Wolfson College Cambridge University. Deborah served ten years as a journalist and earned four journalism awards.

Deborah is a versatile creative powerhouse in dramatic performance, and an orator par excellence. As a motivational speaker she is exceptional. She has become an icon in the field of oratory. Her pioneering activity led to the formation of The Oratory Foundation, an institution dedicated to training in the oral arts, drama, public-speaking, and poetry in performance. As founder and leader of The Oratory Foundation, Deborah trains children and teenagers to be fluent in oral expression, dramatic monologues, poetry writing and performance, public speaking, choral speaking, debating and other creative forms of the spoken word. She has staged seven Shakespeare plays to date. In July 2017, she staged an excerpt from Shakespeare’s The Tempest entitled ‘This Isle is Mine’ in Stratford-upon-Avon, England.

Deborah is the author of ten books, and she has staged 22 annual Oratory productions, recent ones are available on DVD. Her most recent dramatic activity saw the staging of ‘Shakespeare – Bard Like That!’, Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ and ‘Oratory 22 – Show your true colours!’, all in 2017.