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The Importance of Building Audience Tension

By Jennifer Slattery Apr 21, 2020

If your audience finds your message irrelevant or struggles to see the relevance, they’ll likely tune it out. To avoid this, we need to make sure we’ve taken time to…

Hard of Listening

By Anne Denmark Apr 14, 2020

Is Anybody Listening? Do ever get the feeling that everybody’s talking but nobody’s really listening? The daily influx of clutter, distractions, and decisions increases at a steady pace. We’ve got…

HOW TO CRAFT THE FIRST POINT OF YOUR PRESENTATION: PART 2

By Yvonne Ortega Apr 6, 2020

In Part 2, you will go through the ways to use the foundational phrase in the first point of your presentation. We covered the niche and the foundational phrase in…

CRAFTING THE FIRST POINT OF YOUR PRESENTATION: PART 1

By Yvonne Ortega Mar 30, 2020

What are you passionate about? What could you speak or write on that you would forget to eat a meal or stay up late to prepare for it? That’s your…

Words of Hope

By Carol Kent Mar 24, 2020

In the past couple of weeks our lives have been turned upside-down due to the unanticipated invasion of COVID-19.  I’ve seen empty shelves, anxious parents, fear of the future, loss…

Anxiety and Coronavirus

By Caris Snider Mar 17, 2020

Anxiety and Coronavirus You can’t run from it. You can’t hide from it. You are surrounded by one thing—the coronavirus. It seems as if every channel you watch has 24/7…

Who Knew…..What Could Be?

By Ruth Esau Mar 6, 2020

What-if? Just what if a slight move or turn would create a shift in our thinking that freed us to see from a new perspective and make space for fresh…

Who is Carrying Your Calling?

By Jenn Hand Nov 1, 2019

Do you ever feel like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders? More specifically, the weight of your calling on your shoulders? You have sensed a calling…

Living as a Called and Sent Representative of Christ

By Jennifer Slattery Sep 1, 2019

Sometimes we forget we’re called. When pressure comes or ministry events don’t turn out as we hoped or expected, we can begin making much of ourselves and little of Jesus.…

How to Craft an Introduction for Your Speaking Engagement, Part 2

By Yvonne Ortega Aug 15, 2019

 In case you didn’t read How to Craft an Introduction for Your Speaking Engagement, Part 1, here are the main points from it:  Begin with a bang.                    Avoid “unpleasant pleasantries.” Don’t…

Digital Downloads Available Now!

By Shawna Culp Aug 5, 2019

One-Time Opportunity Finally, we’re able to give you what you’ve requested—digital downloads of the entire 2019 Speak Up Conference. If you haven’t been able to attend this equipping event for…

How to Craft an Introduction for Your Speaking Engagement, Part 1

By Yvonne Ortega Aug 2, 2019

“I can’t speak for you this weekend, ma’am. I don’t have anything to say, and no one wants to hear me anyway.” “Yvonne, you do have something to say, and…