Episode 159: The Top Ten Things I’ve Learned as a Christian Speaker – Pt 1

Sep 25, 2023


Would you like to gain a deeper understanding of the art of effective speaking and discover how to connect with your audience, prepare with confidence, and make a lasting impact? We all want to enhance our speaking skills and continue to grow on the journey God has set us on, so today, I’ll start by sharing five of the ten most important lessons I’ve learned over my extensive experience as a Christian speaker.

In this first of two episodes, I’ll detail lessons that touch on the importance of purpose, audience connection, preparation, effective communication, and storytelling. Each of them provides valuable insights that any speaker, whether seasoned or aspiring, can apply to enhance their speaking skills and make a lasting impact on their audience.

Topics Covered:

  • The importance of purpose in speaking.
  • Establishing a deep connection with your audience.
  • The role of preparation in boosting speaker confidence.
  • Effective communication strategies for speakers.
  • The significance of aligning your speaking with God’s purpose.
  • Identifying your target audience and tailoring your message.
  • Overcoming panic through practice.
  • The balance between using notes and speaking confidently.
  • The limitations of data-heavy presentations.
  • Using storytelling to engage and connect with your audience.
  • The value of personal anecdotes and relatable stories in speeches.

Were you encouraged by these first five insights? They’ve helped me enormously throughout my career. If you’re looking for more guidance and resources, you can join my email list at www.maryrsnyder.com. By signing up, you’ll gain access to exclusive resources that can help you become a more confident and successful speaker. Additionally, if you’re interested in taking your speaking journey to the next level, consider joining our Facebook group, “Take the Stage Speakers,” where you’ll find like-minded speakers in a community of kindness and support.

Links & Mentioned Resources:
Mary’s Resources page, www.maryrsnyder.com/resources/
Take the Stage Speakers Facebook Group
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