Episode 155: How to Tell the World You Are a Speaker

Aug 28, 2023

Are you self-conscious about telling the world you’re a speaker? Do you find it challenging to own your calling and share it with others? Being a speaker is not dependent on having a full-time job or extensive stage experience, but rather on the calling God has placed on your heart.  Knowing this will help you gain the courage to proudly proclaim your gift, affirm God’s calling and trust His plan and timing.

In this episode of the Take the Stage podcast, I’ll dive into the importance of boldly proclaiming your identity as a speaker. I’ll share my experiences and practical tips on how to communicate your speaker status effectively. From understanding that being a full-time speaker goes beyond just standing on stage to embracing the calling and walking worthy of it, this episode will help you navigate the challenges and confidently tell the world you are a speaker, with two clear and easy ways to effectively communicate your identity as a speaker to the world. 

Topics Covered:

  • How it can be hard to tell the world you’re a speaker
  • Importance of having a bold answer when you’re asked about being a speaker
  • Being a speaker is a full-time calling, even if there are other “full-times”
  • Addressing the fear or frustration of not getting booked as a speaker
  • Reflection on my own speaking journey
  • Some things take time in this profession
  • Emphasis on God’s timing and trusting in His plan
  • Bible verses that affirm God’s choosing and calling of the speaker
  • Encouragement to walk worthy of the calling
  • Being a speaker is about the message, not personal recognition

We should all work toward having a ready answer to being called as a speaker, and be ready to proclaim that calling boldly. There’s great power in crafting that response in a supportive community, and there’s no better place to work to that end than in the Take The Stage Speakers group on Facebook!  There, you’ll surround yourself with fellow speakers who understand and support your journey.  It’s a place where you can connect with like-minded individuals, gain inspiration, and find encouragement to keep moving forward in your calling. Join the Take the Stage Speakers Facebook group today and find support for sharing your God-given message with the world.


Links & Mentioned Resources:
John 15:3
Ephesians 4:1-2
2 Peter 1:3
Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
Join Mary’s email list!


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