I am often asked, “How did you get started speaking?” My mom would probably say I stood up in my crib and demanded, “Where’s my spotlight!”
I’ve been speaking for as long as I can remember. I love to share what I’ve learned and experienced so others can avoid my mistakes or apply the discoveries I’ve made.
Do you have a story to share?
Is there a tug on your heart to share how God showed up in your life? Is there a teaching you’ve developed that would change lives for good if you could just get it out to the world? Is there a book that needs promoting at signings and gatherings?
If the answer is yes, but you don’t know where to start, let me give you 3 ideas to begin.
WHAT to do.
Write the bones of your story or teaching down. It should include an opening illustration, three to five things you have learned and a close that summarizes what you want an audience to take away.
Have it evaluated. It’s really important that someone who speaks to audiences or has skills to edit and correct mistakes look over your story. Don’t ask your mother, even if she is an English Lit teacher.
Join a Toastmasters club to practice your talks and get ideas for delivering it. Click here to check out a virtual club for Christian communicators that meets every Monday at noon ET.
HOW to do it.
Even the best of speakers know they always need to keep learning and practicing their skills.
** If you want help figuring out HOW to put a talk together and deliver it with style, consider attending a speakers conference like Speak Up. I’ve been on the Speak Up faculty for a decade and can attest to the excellence and efficacy of this premier conference for speakers and writers.
** Hiring a speaking coach is a great way to expedite your learning curve. Working with a pro will provide you with tried and true methods for creating teachings and give positive feedback and critiques.
** Finally, you can take a course on speaking through your local adult education or college.
Let me help you.
If you have a dream of teaching God’s word or sharing your story, consider letting me help you.
I’ve been speaking forever and coaching speakers for a decade. ?? Some would say I’m a speaking ninja. ?? Let me help you figure out how to start or what’s next as a speaker.
Click here to book a FREE coaching call with me. You can trust me to hear your heart, speak into your dreams and get you going in the right direction. Let me guide you to your next best step!
One more way I can help you as a speaker.
The 8 week interactive class starts next week. Trust me when I say, it’s the perfect way to fast track your ability to share your story with excellence and lead others to the astonishing revelation of God’s love and grace. Best of all, you’ll be working directly with me to clarify your messaging and even book places to speak immediately.
Verse for today: And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8
Prayer: Jesus, I love you. Help me share who you are to me with others. Give me the words and the courage and if you are calling me to speak in public, show me how. In your name we pray, amen.