If you really want to impact the people to whom you speak, then you will want to watch this video.
I thought I'd do something special for you. This is a training video that will teach you just exactly how to capture your audience's attention, so much so that they talk about what you taught them after you are done, remember the message and want it to change their lives.
Isn't that why we do what we do? Ultimately, it is so that people's lives are changed. But that can't happen unless they remember what we say, and that won't happen unless we present it in such a way that God can use it. (Yes, God can use anyone and anything for His glory, but most of the time he counts on us to do the best with what He has given us!)
So, please accept this video as my gift to you!
Every GREAT speaker LISTENS to the audience - NOT before, NOT after, but DURING their presentation. Your audience will tell you how to be dynamic, when to change and how to be better.
So often we take our time preparing, we work hard and like what we see on paper and what we hear when we practice. The problem is that the presentation is NOT FOR US. It is for them.
If you will listen to and watch your audience closely while you present, they will tell you if your message is gripping, dynamic and memorable. They will also tell you where you have become boring or just plain blown it in your presentation.
The first thing you must listen for is noise. Rustling, paper shuffling, feet moving around, shifting in chairs... we've all heard it. If that noise starts it means that somewhere along the way you have lost the attention of the audience, you are no longer captivating.
The second thing is to watch the eyes of the audience....
How do you accomplish the impossible?
Here's 3 steps to get discipline in your own life and the 3 steps you must teach others in order for them to have a disciplined life.
Many years ago Richard Foster wrote the classic The Celebration Of Discipline. It was not a book that I wanted to read. I thought it would be laborious, judgmental, frustrating and leave me with a terrible case of "I'm a loser".
None of that occurred. In fact, the book became one of my favorite. A book that pointed the way to freedom, power and accomplishment in life.
These 3 steps are the start. Without these three, you will never engage in a disciplined life and without that type of life you cannot hope to accomplish what God has called you to do and be.