March 9, 2008
How to Speak Like a Pro
Preaching is one of the main duties of every lead pastor. Every Sunday, whether you are prepared or not, you are expected to step into the pulpit and present something; anything. The best preachers recognize that preaching requires two things: Good preparation and the power of the Holy Spirit.
MarketingSherpa has a great post to help you with the first: Handy Guide to Speaking Like a Pro.
Here are a few of my favorites:
1. Make Eye Contact
2. Drop non-words (the "ums" and "ahs")
3. Go light on text and heavy on images when using slides
4. Record your Presentation (I hate this one because I hate to watch myself, but I recognize the value.)