How to Practice Before Giving a Talk


You're going to be standing at that podium for 45 minutes, looking into the faces of all those people who have paid to come out to this event and hear you speak. You have to fill that time. You have to sound professional. And most of all, you want to be effective for God. But how do you practice so that the talk goes well? Yesterday we were Continue Reading

How to Prepare Well Before You Give a Talk


I asked recently on the Facebook Page: Speaking well is a combination of giftings, preparation, and practice. Which one is hardest for you to feel confident about? And the overwhelming response was preparation! So I thought it was time I wrote a post on how to prepare to speak. What's the difference between preparation and practice, though? Continue Reading

Are We Losing the Ability To Think?


I write a Christian marriage blog that mostly focuses on marriage and family, and I ran across this older post recently which asked, "Are we losing the ability to think?" I thought it would be of interest to those of you who speak as a ministry, and I'd love to know your take on this trend! Here you go: Last week I took four teenagers (two Continue Reading

7 Ways to Be Productive with Your Online Time


Facebook. Pinterest. Twitter. LinkedIn. Blogging. There are so many ways to spend your time online, but how do you get the most bang for your buck? Where should you be concentrating your time? Here are some thoughts to help you focus: 1. Decide Your Aim For Being Online I'm a big believer that every speaker needs to have an online presence for Continue Reading