Breakout Session #2

Get ready for an amazing session!

Speakers and teachers are evaluated as being either boring or interesting within the first 30 seconds of speech. Carol Kent has trained thousands of Christian leaders across the U.S. and Canada to communicate their messages effectively. This session will help you to communicate so people will listen. You will learn how to gain the attention of your audience, develop effective illustrations, and master powerful delivery skills.

Communicating with event planners can be time consuming and overwhelming. You need a plan! In this session, Shannon offers you clear guidelines for serving your event planners well, while saving yourself time, and growing your speaking ministry. You’ll receive:

The 7 basic touchpoints between Speaker and Event planners
Guidance on setting up email templates, plus samples
Event and retreat planning templates
Speaker Agreement templates
A spreadsheet for tracking your speaking events timeline

A book proposal that catches the attention—positive attention—of an acquiring editor and other publishing professionals needs more than just the inclusion of the right items. It needs to be based on a unique and winning idea; it needs the right tone; it needs the right ingredients; and it needs to be the best possible example of your writing ability. Learn how to create a compelling proposal from an editor responsible for discovering and publishing some of the most admired Christian authors writing today.

Discover the latest trends in fiction and nonfiction books from a front-line observer. Smith, Executive VP of Retail at Baker Book House, offers up the most popular genres and subgenres in Christian publishing, including what’s going on in women’s fiction and Christian living titles, Bible studies, gift books, and academic titles. You’ll gain new knowledge of where your book or idea fits in the world of Christian publishing. Giveaways galore.

Has God placed a call on your life to disciple others through writing or speaking and you might be missing that calling due to fear of failure? In the midst of all the equipping to build bigger platforms, seek more followers, and write stunning proposals, have you ever stopped to think that your passion to write or teach is God’s calling on your life? We will be looking at how you can use your gifts of writing and/or speaking as a strategic discipleship tool to make disciples who make disciples. And, we will leave time in the workshop to dream and brainstorm together.

Keep your audience on the edge of their seat, or your reader unable to put down the book.

Wish you could tell a story and have the audience or reader so involved they are captivated? In this workshop you’ll learn how to:

  • Find great stories to tell
  • Develop a cast of characters
  • Use body language and vocal techniques to captivate your audience, and
  • Access on-line resources for storytellers

Jesus, the Master Storyteller was concise, relevant, and kept crowds and now readers captivated. Come and learn how, with God’s help, we can do the same.

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