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How to Say No

By Jill Savage

By Jill Savage Many leaders I know struggle with over-commitment. Dozens of great opportunities come our way, but there’s no way to do them all—or at least do them all…

Be a Spicy Podcast Guest!

By Stephanie Rousselle

By Stephanie Rousselle As a global podcast host, I receive a lot of requests to be invited on our show. Like most podcasters, we say no to most of them. …

Honoring our Losses

By Jeri Howe

By Jeri Howe When we did finally get good news about my mom’s condition—namely that her pancreatic cancer was in REMISSION (which is a rare miracle)—I did not feel the…

Four Ways to Unify and Glorify

By Sheila Qualls

By Sheila Qualls My father was born in the Jim Crow South in 1929. He grew up sitting in the back of the bus and drinking from the “colored” water…

You Can Change a Life Today

By Compassion International

By Compassion International Speak Up conference is thrilled to partner with Compassion International for the first time to bring help and hope to girls in need. You heard about Watch Her…

Creating an Out of This World Launch Team

By Erica Wiggenhorn

By Erica Wiggenhorn Remember the moment you signed that book contract? The look on your face in your post radiated pure joy, right? This was a dream come true moment!…

How to Handle Rejection

By Sharon Jaynes

By Sharon Jaynes Come sit with me for just a moment. I want to share a few letters I received back in 1997.  I won’t divulge the entirety of each…

You Don’t Have to Lead, Write, Speak Alone

By Rachel Wojo

By Rachel Wojo I’ll never forget that single brave moment over a decade ago when I shared that God was working in my heart to write and speak for Him. I…

The Love Factor

By Cynthia Ruchti

By Cynthia Ruchti A room full of women waited for me to step onto the platform and, as they say, deliver. Deliver something worth listening to, a message that would…

Why You Need Bookmarks

By Suzanne Brooks Kuhn

By Suzanne Kuhn Don’t you love Google? As I prepared to write this blog, I took a moment for a quick Google search. My search terms were simply “how effective…

What to Wear to Speak Up (on Zoom!)

By Shari Braendel

By Shari Braendel I attended my first speakers and writers conference back in 2005, not as an attendee, but as an instructor.  I was hired for two reasons. One, so…

Collaborate and Conquer

By Jeri Howe

by Jeri Howe Feeling Stuck? Overwhelmed? Forget “divide and conquer,” Christianity is a collaborative way of life. We all need others. Collaborate and conquer the difficulties you were never meant…