By Crickett Keeth Have you ever wanted to quit? Several years ago, I climbed a 14,000-foot mountain in Colorado with some friends. After only 45 minutes, I was ready to quit, but my climbing buddies wouldn’t let me. They kept spurring me on and wouldn’t listen to my reasons why I wanted to stop. After four hours of hard climbing, we reached a boulder field, and I was content to stay there. It wasn’t the summit, but it was good enough for me. My legs
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I still remember my fear. There had to be a better way to tell my story than to give a blow-by-blow account of my entire life! I’d later learn that taking the time to prayerfully work through 4 simple steps would help me confidently and effectively articulate my faith: Your life before Christ How you came to know Christ Your life after Christ How someone else can know Him Ready to tackle your testimony? Find some quiet time.
If you haven’t read HOW YOU CAN PUT POWER INTO A POINT: PART 1, you can go back and read it. Here are the main points from it: *Speak in a Conversational Manner. *Don’t Read Your Slides. *Keep Your Slides Simple. Now let’s go into Part 2. Face Your Audience. Look at your audience. Imagine how you would feel if your audience had their behind to you for most of your presentation. With that in mind, don’t read from the screen with your back to the
By Yvonne Ortega Are you an author who never signed up to be a speaker? Do you feel more comfortable behind your laptop in a corner at Starbucks, a study room at the public library, or in a quiet room at home? Do you prefer talking with an intimate group of people? If you answered any of those questions in the affirmative, you may still find yourself speaking at large gatherings, book signings, and writers conferences. On the other hand, I’m a speaker
A while back one of our newer speakers reached out to a group of women speakers she knew would be honest and helpful. She was struggling with her talk and could not shake it. Our enemy works so hard to make us feel unacceptable, rejected, and outcast because he is! We know most of you struggle with this so we hope you enjoy these encouraging words. Posted message: I had my second speaking engagement last night which was much larger than my first. I felt