Most of us are involved in some way with speaking by either preaching or teaching. For many of us, those constitutes a large part of what we do! I always try to improve my preaching. The Gospel of God is too important to preach it poorly! Today, I want to introduce you to a book that will help you preach and teach better, Talk Like TED by Carmine Gallo.
Every time you preach, you have something important to convey. Not only is your lesson important, the weight of people’s eternal souls can hang in the balance. If not their souls, at the very least, there relationship with Christ can deepen because of the information YOU are sharing with them!
Have you ever been teaching and thought, “is anybody getting it?” Perhaps you are in the middle of your lesson, teaching your best, and getting blank stares. You thought you told a funny story, but no one smiles. You think that point should get a hearty “Amen!”, but all you see are sleepy faces.
I spend most of my life surrounded by educators. My wife has a degree in Elementary Education. My mom is an educator. I work with teachers all day during my day job (educational interpreting). I have seen a variety of educators and educational styles. I have seen many teachers that were phenomenal and a few who struggled…