Speaking 101 (Carol Kent & Bonnie Emmorey)
The fear of public speaking is the #1 fear of people in the U.S. today. But people who learn to communicate their message have the opportunity to give hope, courage, truth, and inspiration to others. This session will give you a start-to-finish overview of how to prepare a talk on any topic. You will learn how to analyze your audience, select a topic, write out a specific, measurable aim, and conclude with appropriate applications.
Taking Your Speaking Ministry to the Next Level (Michelle Nietert)
Do you want to approach groups about speaking but don’t know where to find them? Do you have a list but don’t know how to approach ministry leaders? This presentation is for you! You will also learn simple ways to create publicity that drive future speaking engagements. A final bonus will be a discussion of specific tools that will help you overcome technological challenges, create high-quality recordings of your messages and increase your email list through speaking.
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Making Your Way Through the Self-Publishing Jungle (Athena Dean Holtz)
There are so many choices out there when it comes to self-publishing, that navigating the intimidating jungle is getting harder and harder. Join Athena Dean as she highlights publishing models to steer clear of when taking the reins on the publishing process. After pioneering the independent publishing movement in the Christian market over the last 30 years, she brings us insider information on the most important questions to ask and special deals to sidestep.
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Writing Pitch Copy to Dazzle Editors & Agents (Lorilee Craker)
Learn the crucial skill of pitching your book idea in a few doable steps, and you’ll be miles ahead of the game when it comes to one-sheets, book proposal time, and presenting your idea to agents and editors. You’ll learn how to sell the sizzle, not the steak, and bring the buried gold in your book idea front and center, where agents and editors will be dazzled by it. Pitching pro Lorilee Craker shows you how to pitch confidently and have fun doing it!
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Building a Booming Speaking & Writing Ministry (Shannon Ethridge)
Marketing is KEY to building ANY business, and a speaking and writing ministry is no different. S.H. Britt said, “Doing business without advertising is like winking at a girl in the dark. YOU know what you are doing, but nobody else does.” Indeed, we must let others know what we have to offer. But how can we do this effectively without looking like we are “marketing ourselves?” One of the best ways to organically advertise your ministry is to establish both a speaking and writing platform. This allows your voice to be heard, your face to be recognized, your message to be magnified, and creates a “breadcrumb trail” to your door. This workshop will help you (1) Craft a strong speaking bio that will leave a lasting impression, (2) Identify the most common psychological road blocks hindering the marketing success of any minister, counselor, coach, writer, or speaker, as well as strategies for overcoming these road blocks, and (3) Explore unique marketing strategies familiar only to the most experienced professionals.
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Living in the Freedom Already Won for Us (Judy Dunagan)
Focusing on Psalm 91 and Ephesians 6, this workshop will provide practical tools for fighting the good fight against the enemy as we seek to live out the calling God has placed on our lives as writers and speakers. The enemy is always about defeating and discouraging us, especially in the areas of our calling and gifting. Judy Dunagan will share powerful biblical truths about our freedom and victory in Christ. Part of Judy’s journey to becoming an acquiring editor at Moody Publishers was through working with her father, Mark Bubeck, as an editor for his classic books on warfare and prayer. She will share some of that poignant story in her workshop.
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