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For all leaders and preachers

First published on this website in July 2008 and last updated in August 2018

Words: 4500
Size: 259 kB
Categories: Communication , Leadership


This article focuses on how to be a public speaker who enables an audience to become enthusiastic listeners. It is not about preaching itself, but about the technique of putting a message across and so of very specific relevance to all preachers.

1: Connection
Be clear about the message – know your audience – use appropriate support – define the desired response

2: Structure
Group and break your words – keep the whole in view

3: Colour
Colour with your body – colour in other ways

4: Distraction
Four sources – learn from others


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Author's notes

This article has been updated in August 2018 with some layout changes throughout the text.