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Whether you speak from the pulpit, podium, or the front of a classroom, you dont need much more than blank stares and faraway looks to tell you youre not connecting. Take heart before your audience takes leave! You can convey your message in the powerful, life-changing way it deserves to be told. An insightful, entertaining parable thats an excellent guide for any speaker, Communicating for a Change takes a simple approach to delivering effectively. Join Pastor Ray as he discovers that the secrets to successful speaking are parallel to the lessons a trucker learns on the road. By knowing your destination before you leave (identifying the one basic premise of your message), using your blinkers (making transitions obvious), and implementing five other practical points, youll drive your message home every time!
"Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…"
"Once upon a time…"
"In the beginning…"
Great stories capture and hold an audiences attention from start to finish. Why should it be any different when you stand up to speak?
In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages. In this highly creative presentation, the authors unpack seven concepts that will empower you to engage and impact your audience in a way that leaves them wanting more.
"Whether you are a senior pastor with weekly teaching responsibilities or a student pastor who has bern charged with engaging the hearts and minds of high school students, this book is a must-read."
-Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creak Community Church
"A very practical resource for every biblical communicator who wants to go from good to great."
-Ed Young, Senior pastor, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas
"To communicate effectively, you have to connect. Andy has been connecting with people for years, and now hes sharing his insights with the rest of us."
-Jeff Foxworthy, Comedian
Story Behind the Book
Andy Stanley and Lane Jones are on staff at one of America s largest churches, North Point Community. Leaders of thousands of people, they regularly speak in front of large groups. They also listen to numerous speakers and know the disastrous effects of a poorly delivered message. This book is the result of their efforts to make public speakingone of the most common fear-inducing activities known to mankindsimple, easy, and even enjoyable, so that Gods messages will readily produce the life-changing results they should.
From the Hardcover edition.
Joshua Empringham5 Stars Out Of 5Communicating for a changeOctober 4, 2014Joshua EmpringhamQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent perspective on preaching. Simple, and to the point. Preaching for and to real people, not for mechanical notetaking.
The Goal- Instead of preaching points "communicate for a change."
(I more than recommend this book. I have purchased it for two other people)
Armando5 Stars Out Of 5The Best Book For PreachersJuly 24, 2012ArmandoQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If you really want to do your part in capturing people's attention in preaching, I recommend this book. It's an easy, but powerful, read. This style of preaching is very different than what is traditionally taught by mentors and Christian colleges.
RichAge: 25-34Gender: male3 Stars Out Of 5September 14, 2011RichAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 2Value: 3Meets Expectations: 2As per Mr. Stanley's sermons, this book has one point: one point sermons. It is an easy read and makes a good point. I do find the book light and limited in its usefulness, although it has some good tips for preaching.
kruserGuthrie Center, IaAge: 55-65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great read!August 29, 2011kruserGuthrie Center, IaAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a wondeful conversation starter and good study!
BeckyColumbus, INAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Excellent for any leader.August 18, 2011BeckyColumbus, INAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5My first thought when reading the book was that it was only for preachers. However, this book is relevant for any leader.