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Is it Normal to Second-Guess Your Talk?

By Carol Ensminger |

A while back one of our newer speakers reached out to a group of women speakers she knew would be honest and helpful. She was struggling with her talk and…

Your Sweet Spot

By Karen Porter |

By Karen Porter “When God gives an assignment, He also gives the skills.” -Max Lucado I watch high school varsity basketball games several times a week. One of our players…

Easy Steps to Improve Your Blog 

By Susan Call |

By Susan Call Have you felt that unmistakable nudge to write? If you’re like most people when you realize that there’s a blog in your spirit – suddenly your excitement…

A Speaker’s Guide to Godly (Not Pushy) Networking

By Shannon Popkin |

A Speaker’s Guide to Godly (Not Pushy) Networking By: Shannon Popkin Once, after I spoke at a women’s event, a woman came up afterward very anxious to speak with me.…

3 Tips for Leaders Who Are Made Like Martha

By Katie Reid |

3 Tips for Leaders Who Are Made Like Martha By Katie M. Reid Do you find deep satisfaction from checking items off your to-do list? Is it hard for you…

Trusting Your Call. Trusting Your Caller.

By Robyn Dykstra |

How do you trust God with your call to ministry when your ministry isn’t manifesting like you thought it would? I mean … you heard the call. You said yes.…

Branding 1-2-3

By Suzanne Brooks Kuhn |

By Suzanne Brooks Kuhn Have you found yourself asking questions about branding? It’s to be expected. I coach and teach on the topic of branding, and I’m often grilled with…

Praying Through

By Donna Fagerstrom |

Call to me and I will answer you. I’ll tell you marvelous and wondrous things that you could never figure out on your own. Jeremiah 33:3 MSG As a young child,…

5 Truths about Self Care

By Brenda Yoder |

By Brenda L. Yoder, LMHC “I’m not doing well” I told my husband in the middle of a heavy speaking season two years ago. Probably like you, it takes a…

The Other Side of Your Yes

By Carol Ensminger |

I was reading online the other day that there are over ONE MILLION books published every year. I know this number shouldn’t surprise me, but it does.  It always amazes…

What’s Next?

By Carol Kent |

The 2018 Speak Up Conference is over—and the faculty tells me every year that I say, “It was the best Speak Up ever!” But it was! At every turn there…

Dream Big

By Carol Ensminger |

Wasn’t the Speak Up Conference amazing? How did God change you during the conference? Is He asking you to step forward in a new way? No matter what your take-a-way…