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Copy of How to give a talk? Speakers Training Workshop

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Racquel Ugaddan

on 15 February 2014

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Transcript of Copy of How to give a talk? Speakers Training Workshop

How to give a talk?
How to handle

Fear can be
real or imagined.

But it is a God-given emotion to be used to serve us


Study the expanded
outline of the talk
the Talk

Pray and offer
your efforts to God

If anything is unclear, consult your CFC-SFC elders. Do not just presume on what the appropriate meaning of the text is.
Communication is an exchange of meaning
Two people may talk and exchange ideas, opinions or words, but if they do not mean what they say or say what they mean, the result is miscommunication
The purpose of communication is to bring two or more hearts and minds together to become one
Important Facts About
Good speakers
are MADE,
not BORN
Elements for effective public speaking
Do not read your talk
Do not memorize the whole talk.
Speaking does not
have to be formal
or so serious
Stage fright is not unnatural
It always seems to be more serious to the speaker
It seems to escalate the more you seek to escape it
It can be used to your advantage
stage fright
Use the
awareness: focus and openness - which allows you to engage fully in what you are doing at any moment.
accept what is out of your personal control
commit to action
There is a healthy kind of fear.

“The beginning of wisdom is fear of the Lord.” (Sirach 1:12).

Fear of the Lord is submission to God. It is true humility.
We can fight fear
with “F.E.A.R.” itself
Seek input from
your elders/leaders
Analyze who your audience is
The expanded outline is the talk itself. Resist the temptation to do extensive research and input more material into the talk, no matter how interesting. This might just obscure the basic message of the talk or overlap with other talks.
Become comfortable
with the contents
and the flow of ideas
Jot down and prioritize
all the examples, stories
and sharings for your talk
Supporting points easy to comprehend. Add just enough, not too many
Credible and interesting.
Current and relevant
Avoid controversies, arguments,
and the criticism of others.
Write your introduction
The opening of a talk should be:
Do not apologize.
Be enthusiastic
Be brief.
Do not ramble or
be long-winded.
Relevant to
the main talk itself
Be able to show continuity
from the previous talk (if any).
Methods of
Opening a Talk
Ask a question.
One that can be
answered by a
“yes” or “no”
or a show of hands.
State an
impressive fact.
Something unusual
but interesting
Tell a story.
Current and relevant
and easy to visualize
Present the
goal or objective
Make an
emphatic statement
Give a sharing
Quote a Bible passage
Flesh out the talk
Insert examples, stories,
statistics and/or sharings.
This makes the talk more
Do not depart
from the outline
Link points from one
to the next
the important points
of your talk outline

Use characters
large enough
to read.
Indicate key parts only;
the exact words you will
begin with
Highlight the exact
positions where you
will insert sharings,
examples, etc.
Write down your conclusion
Do not ramble on
(E.g., “And another thing
I failed to mention …).
Have a decisive conclusion.
You do not always have to end with a Bible passage, but may quote one if appropriate
The conclusion should be challenging
Some tips in giving a good talk:
Be conversational in tone
Use normal language, avoiding pious phrases, King James English (thees and thous), and churchy jargon (edified, sanctification, etc.).
Make simple, not complex, points. Make them clearly stated, not hinted. Say what your are saying
Don’t moralize
or preach.
Don’t talk down
to your listeners
Avoid arguments, controversies,
and criticism of others
Base the talk on the Bible.
Quote the scriptures, paraphrasing them if necessary to make your point
Use examples and stories
from your own experience
Keep the talk disciplined;
that is, within the goals
set for the session
The talk should be for a duration of about 45 minutes.
In any case, it should not be less than 30 minutes nor more than one hour.
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