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Shannon Popkin

Get to Know Shannon:

Bestselling author and speaker Shannon Popkin loves to blend her gifts for storytelling and humor with her passion for God’s Word. Shannon is the author of Comparison Girl, Control Girl, and Influence. She’s been featured on Revive Our Hearts, FamilyLife Today, and Proverbs 31. 

Shannon is from west Michigan and is happy to be sharing life with Ken, who makes her laugh every day. Together they have the joy of watching their three young-adult children become the amazing people God created them to be. They also love hanging out with their two adorable shih tzus, who (unlike the kids) have no plans of moving out.   

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Breakout Session:


5 Ways to Live Me-Free in This Measure-Up Influencer World 

There’s never been a time where it’s easier to get a message out into the world. And there’s never been a time where it’s easier to slip into the measure-up trap of comparison, as you do so. As a Christian influencer, here are five ways to guard against the measure-up fear and get-ahead pride which is sure to distract you from God’s work or lead you into bondage. 

  • Be humble
  • Be vulnerable
  • Recognize the enemy vs. Jesus’s voice
  • Know your specific, unique calling  
  • Celebrate others’ unique callings


15-minute appointments:

Speaker & Author Mentor

Shannon would love to encourage you, pray with you, and brainstorm ideas on how to keep in step with the Spirit's guidance for your writing and speaking journey. She would also love to offer input on the publishing process (traditional or self-published), growing your speaking ministry, or building a platform that elevates Jesus.

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Don't miss out on this amazing opportunity! Join us at Speak Up 2021