I was reading online the other day that there are over ONE MILLION books published every year. I know this number shouldn't surprise me, but it does. It always amazes me when I walk into the bookstore and see rows and rows of shelves jam-packed with books. I think to myself, why would I write a book? These books are presumably are saying the same thing I ought to say. But recently I was reminded (once again) that God has asked me to write and, sadly, I have
Wasn’t the Speak Up Conference amazing? How did God change you during the conference? Is He asking you to step forward in a new way? No matter what your take-a-way was, or your message from God, we hope you were encouraged and inspired to take your story and ministry to the next level. We all have experienced hopes, dreams and even heartaches; they are part of our story. God wants to do something powerful with our circumstances and make a difference in this
Perhaps you’ve asked yourself, “What makes Speak Up Conference unique? Why would I attend this writers’ and speakers’ conference?” Top Ten Reasons to Attend Speak Up Conference We offer two tracks—a Speaking Track and a Writing Track. We have valuable Pre-Conference Options. You have the opportunity for face-to-face 15-minute appointments with publishers, agents, authors, life coaches, platform builders & more! We offer education in a
Speakers’ Track – Small Group Critiquing Session One of the unique aspects of the seminar is the opportunity to participate in two small group presentations. Please note the instructions for both of these assignments, which will give you the opportunity to prepare in advance. Each of the assignments will be fully explained during the seminar, but please come prepared. (If you prefer to be a listener rather than a participant during the small group times,
Break time in between sessions Feel free to stop in the bookstore or network with other participants. Get ready for our closing session!
Praise & Worship – Laura Dingman Engaging people in the story of God Closing Keynote - Carol Kent Equipping the next generation of Christian communicators
Transition time from the Main Session to Breakout Session #2 Feel free to stop in the bookstore or network with other participants. Get ready for Breakout Session #2.
1:00-1:05 Music – Laura Dingman 1:05-1:10 Spoken Word – Andrew Hamlet Spoken word is a performance art that is word based. It is an oral art that focuses on the aesthetics of word play and intonation and voice inflection. Andrew uses it to honor & glorify God. 1:10-1:25 Comedic Sketch – Tracy DeGraff Encouraging People with Humor and Truth! Laughter is a gift from God. It’s a balm, a buffer, a wonderful escape from life’s
Lunch Buffet Classic Taco Bar Ground beef and ground turkey, flour tortilla and corn hard shells, tossed salad and fruit salad, with toppings including sour cream, guacamole, jalapenos, shredded cheese, tomatoes, salsa and taco sauce. Spanish rice, Santa Fe corn and tortilla chips also served.