Use Your Words: Finding Topics

Today on BlogTalkRadio (every Tuesday at noon EST), we talked about how to find topics to speak about! You can listen to the show right here. When you've been asked to speak, here are a couple of things to think about when it comes to choosing a topic. First, let's assume that we're talking about a one-time event, like a dinner, a breakfast, or Continue Reading

5 Reasons to Record Yourself When You Talk

Ladies, you must record yourself when you speak. Every single time. It's non-negotiable. Why? Because you never know when you're going to say something brilliant! And besides, you can do so much with those recordings! You can: Create CDs and sell them. Use 2-3 minute clips and put them on YouTube Create a promotional video that you Continue Reading

Why Can’t I Get Any Bookings?

Recently a woman who has started taking some of my online training wrote to me with a question. I sent out a one sheet to pastors here where I live, with my business card and a letter about a year ago. We've only lived here for about a year and  a half.  I got absolutely NO response from these churches.  I do intend to try the other places you Continue Reading

Use Your Words: Making a Living from Speaking

Today's Use Your Words BlogTalkRadio program addressed the question, "Can I really make a living speaking"? If you didn't get a chance to listen live, listen in now right here! If that question is nagging at you, though, here are my thoughts. First, of course it's a tension between income and ministry. We think that if we're doing something Continue Reading

Creating a Newsletter for Your Ministry

As my long-time readers know, I firmly believe in word of mouth to market your ministry. It is virtually impossible to build a ministry based on traditional marketing and advertising, because when people hire speakers, they want to hire those they have already heard of. They want to hire people either they have heard speak, or others that they know Continue Reading

Use Your Words: Building with Kids Underfoot

Today on Use Your Words, my BlogTalkRadio show through Christian Women Affiliate, we were talking about how to build your ministry when you're primarily a mom! How do you balance your responsibilities, and how do you find time and energy to actually get some work done? We were joined by Kimberley Chastain, the Christian Working Mom's coach, who Continue Reading