THE Key to Communication: OVER COMMUNICATE

I’ve been focusing on a few BIG DEAL leadership things in student ministry that will help you take your ministry and teams to the next level over the last few weeks: 1) building and maintaining cohesive teams, 2) creating organizational clarity… and today I want to focus on how you can get that clarity to…

Teach Less for More

I was having a conversation with one of my interns this morning about his message series that he taught in our student ministry.  He is a great young communicator with great ideas and awesome content.  So we were talking about one of his messages and he said that he felt like he was trying to…

Free Conference for Communicators

if you are someone who teaches the Bible to anyone… this is a conference that you need to attend.  And there are two AWESOME advantages for this conference: #1] it’s online, so you don’t have any travel, lodging, or food expenses & #2] It’s absolutely FREE!  Go to http://www.preachbettersermons.com and sign up today!  It will…

timeless information; timely communication

If you are a communicator, you’ll totally understand what I’m about to say:  Sometimes it is difficult to come up with a new way to say something that has been said for years and years.  That is what happens every year for me during the Christmas season.  How do you communicate something like the birth…

when it all falls apart…

so let’s say that you are in the middle of your communication, whether it’s teaching on a sunday morning in church, pitching a presentation to a large corporation, or giving a graduation speech, and something goes wrong {your mic starts making funny noises, someone else’s mic makes funny noises, you start making funny noises, or…

communicators are bridge builders

(picture courtesy of http://www.nps.gov) If you are a communicator, whether a coach, teacher, pastor, motivational speaker, etc… you have the amazing task of making connections for people.  you, in essence, are a bridge builder.  you help bridge the gulf between the listener and the information.  Everything about your communication is helping the listener connect; your…

LESS is (more)

If clarity is the communicators trump card [click here for that post] then this should be the communicators golden rule:  Less is more.  I’m sure that you’ve either attended a conference, heard a coach, or listened to a preacher and came away asking yourself or someone else, “What did they say?”  More often than not…

The burden of communicating

I was having a conversation over lunch with a friend last week and we were talking about communicating the truth of the Bible to teenagers.  Both of us have been or currently are youth pastors, so this topic is of big interest to us.  We both concluded that, in our experience growing up, we couldn’t…

Clarity – the communicators trump card

One of my favorite card games to play is Euchre.  Okay, moment of honesty: I’m not very good at it, but that doesn’t negate the fact that I love playing it.  One of my favorite parts of the game is when it is my turn to call out what is going to be trump for…