“Preparing Your Personal Testimony — You Have a Story to Tell” (Carol Kent)
Have you ever wondered what to include in the story of your life? Every Christian has a personal testimony and God can use your journey to offer hope to someone else. Come to this session to learn how to concisely share your testimony in a way that will positively impact listeners. Whether you’re sharing your story from a public platform or in an informal setting, you can communicate your faith-journey with confidence, authenticity, and conviction. This session will help you decide what to delete and what to include as you point people to everlasting hope.
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Presenting and Negotiating Your Speaker Fees (Cindy Bultema)
Not sure how much to charge for a keynote message or weekend retreat? Worried about discussing your honorarium with an event planner? If you’ve ever wondered how best to communicate with others about your fees, contract, and expenses—this workshop is for you.
Join Cindy Bultema as you learn:
- 3 important factors to consider as you set and/or increase your speaking fees
- Effective tips for presenting and negotiating your fees and expenses with confidence
- Key components of a speaking contract and why you need one
- Creative solutions when a group wants you to speak but the funding is not sufficient
- The #1 tip to remember when discussing speaker fees
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The Joy of Writing & Publishing Devotionals (Sandi Banks)
Your stories can impact the world, one heart at a time!
Join Sandi Banks for this interactive, inspiring, informative workshop. Here you will learn key elements for effectively writing devotions, then getting them into the publishers’ hands and the readers’ hearts.
What’s so intriguing and rewarding about devotional writing? It communicates truth, heart-to-heart, and points the reader upward for encouragement and connection with God—all in a five-minute-or-less read.
Sandi defines devotional writing as a “nugget of truth, wrapped in a story, immersed in insight, served with grace.” Come discover what that means, and how God can use your gifts and experiences to honor Him and offer hope to a hurting world.
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Writing & Publishing Memoirs (Cheri Cowell)
Do you have a story to share? Would it make a good memoir? Come learn the do’s and don’ts of sharing your story, how to craft a good memoir, and how to get it published.
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Podcasting Like the Pros (Lee Nienhuis)
With ministries like MOPS, Proverbs 31, and Catalyst jumping on the podcast bandwagon, it is clear that podcasting is a communication method that is here to stay. Podcasts are an incredible way to deliver content to your audience and connect with them in a very personal way at a time that is most convenient for them, but the setup processing and beginning stages can be daunting.
This practical workshop will give you all the tool you need to choose the right equipment on a shoestring budget, determine your hosting platform, get listed on iTunes, all the way to creating content that moves people and batching work. Allow Lee Nienhuis, host of the wildly popular, Moms in Prayer Podcast help you decide if a podcast is the right step for connecting with your audience!
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The Story That Matters Most (Megan Brown)
“Eternal urgency marks our message.”- David Platt
Why do we write or speak? Does the message we share center around ourselves or The Gospel? As Christian writers and speakers, our greatest desire should be to point people to the truth everlasting, and that is Jesus. How can we effectively communicate The Gospel and share the way of eternal life in our work? In this workshop, we will define The Gospel, discuss evangelism, and explore practical ways to bring The Gospel to your audience.
- The Gospel defined is the good news of freedom, given through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross. Ephesians 2: 8-9
- Evangelism defined is the proclamation of The Gospel, in the power of The Holy Spirit, with the aim of persuading people to repent and believe in Jesus.
- Changing our focus from only communicating our story, which we indeed should tell, to pointing to THE story- The saving work of Jesus and God who gives it to us freely.
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