Several public speakers read this blog. Several who are public speaker fans read this as well. Help those of us who are up front with an intriguing area: connective communication. What is it about one who has a solid outline, but no message? What’s missing? Too, what is it about the one who seems to strike at the listener’s heart? Is it the Holy Spirit? Is it “good-ol’-boyism? Is it a gift that can’t be learned? Is it a gift which can be trained? Is it depth of study or length of experience?
Help us who preach to do a better job. I want to know. I study those like Oprah, Larry King, politicians, public speakers, and television evangelists. To me, smooth doesn’t necessarily equal effective. Yet, I do think skilled speakers are smart in their delivery whether they are of high intelligence.
Share what it is you see which might enhance our delivery in ’08. The church is deserving of our efforts to improve. God’s tool for saving the world is to have His message preached.