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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 ...
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.
|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|