For all leaders and preachers
First published on this website in July 2008 and last updated in July 2020
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.
Am I connecting with my audience in different but effective ways?
- Be clear about the message
- Know your audience
- Use appropriate support
- Define the desired response
Is my structure clear so that people can follow me?
- Group and break your words
- Keep the whole in view
Am I appropriately colourful in the way I come across?
- Colour with your body
- Colour in other ways
Am I minimising any distractions that might get in the way?
- Four sources
- Learn from others
Here is the link to this item: A19 - Speaking so that people listen.pdf
This article has been updated in July 2020 with some minor amendments.