You Can't Help but Listen: User-Friendly Oral Communication

Overview

This book is written for Christians who are making public declarations before audiences in any kind of circumstance. This includes Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, preachers, and teachers of preachers-anyone who seeks to hold the attention of listeners.

In this primer on public speaking, Charles R. Munson explains how to overcome anxiety about speaking and learn to say things in an engaging way. He faces speakers with their awesome opportunity to hear what God says ...

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Overview

This book is written for Christians who are making public declarations before audiences in any kind of circumstance. This includes Sunday school teachers, Bible study leaders, preachers, and teachers of preachers-anyone who seeks to hold the attention of listeners.

In this primer on public speaking, Charles R. Munson explains how to overcome anxiety about speaking and learn to say things in an engaging way. He faces speakers with their awesome opportunity to hear what God says through the Bible and transfer that truth so that audiences will have to listen.

Here you will learn how to read an audience, speak in a conversational style, and use humor, current events, and drama effectively. In easy steps Munson will help you captivate your audience.

About the Author: Charles R. Munson, Goshen, Indiana, has been preaching and teaching for 55 years. He served as a professor at Ashland Theological Seminary and as a pastor in Indiana and Ohio.

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Encourages speakers to find their powerful speaking voice through the wisdom of God as found in the Bible.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780836191325
  • Publisher: Herald Press (VA)
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword 9
Preface 13
Part 1 Why Is Effective Speaking Important?
1. Truth: The Bottom Line of Significance 17
2. Fear: Overcoming Common Fears in Speaking 28
Part 2 How Do I Prepare to Speak?
3. Scriptures: The Starting Point of Teaching 43
4. Structure: Put Teaching in the Most Effective Context 60
5. Imagination: Move Teaching Beyond the Predictable 75
6. Visual Images: Teaching That Comes to Life 87
7. Humor: A Valuable Spice to Your Teaching 101
Part 3 What Do I Need to Know About Delivery?
8. Being Yourself: The Key to Effective Delivery 113
9. Conversational Approach: A Better Way of Delivery 127
10. Attention: How to Read an Audience 142
11. Body Language: Speaking with More Than Voice 154
12. Drama: Creative Delivery 167
13. Self-Examination: Who You Are Counts Most 180
Fifteen Commandments for Preaching 193
Resources 197
The Author 199
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