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audience is thinking

How To Know What Your Audience Is Thinking BEFORE You Communicate

Ever wonder what your audience is thinking as you give your sermon, talk or speech? Why not find out ahead of time? The problem with most communicators is that they only get feedback after they communicate.  Whether it’s a polite “that was nice” at the door, or an email you get from someone who didn’t agree, or a…

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CNLP 125: David Kinnaman on the Clergy Crisis and State of Pastors Today

How are pastors really doing? Why are fewer and fewer people going into ministry? What are the danger signs for pastors today for their soul, their family and their future? Barna Group President David Kinnaman explains the findings behind one of the largest studies of Pastors in America ever conducted. Not everything is good, but…

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Christine Hassler Expectation Hangover

CNLP 117: Why You’re Always So Disappointed—Getting Over Expectation Hangover with Christine Hassler

Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again. Ever wonder why? Ever find yourself disappointed…again and again? Ever wonder why? Christine Hassler is a life coach (with roots in Christianity) who coaches Hollywood stars, business leaders and others on how to cure expectation hangover. Welcome to Episode 117 of the podcast. Guest Links: Christine Hassler ChristineHassler.com Expectation Hangover:…

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talk without using notes

A 5 Step Method For Delivering a Talk Without Using Notes

When I was just starting to speak publicly, I was always amazed by communicators who could speak without using notes. I wanted to be able to do that, but I had no idea how. I realized communicators who spoke without notes were almost always more effective (here are seven reasons why it’s better for communicators to…

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Speak without using notes

7 Reasons You Should Speak Without Using Notes

One of the questions I get asked all the time is “how do you speak for 40 minutes without using notes?” It’s a great question. Personally, I actually prepare notes, but I rarely if ever use them when I speak. I create notes (sometimes even scripting out stories word for word) because: Better preparation makes me a better…

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killer bottom line

How to Craft a Killer Bottom Line for Your Next Talk

Communicating can be challenging. Communicating effectively is even more difficult. One of the best ways to do that is to develop a killer bottom line. A bottom line is the main point of your talk summed up in a single, memorable sentence. So how exactly do you do that? This post, by the way, is part of…

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How To Design a Message Series That Engages Unchurched People

So you want to reach unchurched people. And if you do, Sunday mornings is a make it or break it time. Teaching and preaching becomes a very complex task of being 100% faithful to scripture and engaging your audience. Preachers who say they don’t care what their audience thinks probably don’t care about their audience. Can you…

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Carey Nieuwhof Speaking

5 Sure-fire Ways To Get Better As A Communicator When You Plateau

So you really want to get better as a communicator. Great. But how do you do it? Especially when you plateau? In the early days as a preacher, speaker or communicator, it’s almost impossible not to get better. After all, you’re actively learning every time you step behind the mic or podium. You learn a…

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