Episode 63: Finding Your First Message

Nov 15, 2021


Today we are going to talk about finding your first message. I'll share some questions to ask yourself to get started, tips on what helped me, and a little surprise at the end. 

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Be sure to tune in as I share all the tips, and you might be surprised to learn about when I had my first message. I break it down, and you're not going to want to miss this! 

“I know if God has called you to it, He is equipping You for it.” – Mary R Snyder.

Highlights from today include: 

  • Are you sharing a story (3:18)
  • Jumping off places to get you started (4:22)
  • Rambling, a wig shop, and tornados – Oh my! (5:28)
  • Who is the message for (9:06)
  • Pork, it's the other white meat (10:07)
  • What is your story (11:27)
  • My transformation (12:18)
  • Craft out the opening of your message (13:57)
  • SShhh – I wasn't supposed to tell you yet (14:19)

Have you crafted your first message yet? Or maybe you want to revisit your message and see if you can tweak it? I'd love it if y'all would come to the Facebook group and share with us! Or feel free to ask questions. Not on Facebook? No worries, you can always find me on Instagram or text me! I would love for you to share with me. 

Resources Mentioned

Episode 31: Creating An Irresistible Opening For Your Message 

Made to Stick by Chip Heath & Dan Heath

Connect with Mary 

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