Beginning Your Speaking Ministry

You feel called to speak, but where do you start? I get that question a lot! People show up at this blog, but they don't really know where to go from here. So they click on links, and start reading. All that is good! But if you want a quick reference, here are some posts that can help you, and then links to my training! 1. Join a Continue Reading

Use Your Words: How to Get Good

Every Tuesday at noon EST I talk about how to build your speaking ministry! This week our topic was a simple one: How to get good. Listen in right here! But here's the short form of the show: We won't really grow our speaking ministries until our skills are ready for it, but how do we get good? And how do we know if we're any good? Continue Reading

What if the Speaking Requests Aren’t Rushing In?

My friend Candy Troutman just posted a very important quote on our Facebook Page's wall: When the speaking invitations don't rush in, remember that God is more interested in your character than your calendar. ~ Georgia Shaffer So true! It can be very difficult when you feel called to speak, and you want to speak, but people don't seem to be on Continue Reading

Speaking Plan for 2011

Yesterday on my Use Your Words BlogTalkRadio show, we talked how to prepare a speaking marketing plan for 2011. It was a very detailed show, and I'd encourage you to listen to it! You'll get all kinds of ideas and I know the wheels will start turning! Let me give you a synopsis, though, and a breakdown of a few thoughts: January Spend Continue Reading

Can You Find Your Inner Funny Bone?

Yesterday, for the year's first "Use Your Words" Blog Talk Radio show, I talked about being funny! Are  you funny when you speak? The very thought of trying to be funny fills many of us with dread. We don't think we are particularly funny. But I think adding a little bit of humour to a talk is a good thing, because it puts people at ease, Continue Reading

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and are some interesting statistics! Where did visitors come from? The top referring sites in 2010 were,,,, and Some visitors came searching, mostly for christian women Continue Reading