If I were asked, “What is the key skill needed to succeed in today’s crazy world?” I would give my answer without hesitation. Whether I was talking to a person who wanted to be a professional communicator, a parent, a preacher, the CEO of a major company, a salesman, or a budding entrepreneur the answer would be the same. They all need the same key skill in to succeed.
This last week, I opened another e-mail from someone whose dream it is to establish a career doing what they are gifted to do and love to do.
Most ask the same basic question, “How do I get started?” Check this out!
Question: What is the one “ability” that every person in ministry should never stop developing?
“Whew! Thanks Ken. I think I’ll write that down.”
Question: How many really great communicators do you know?
“Um, give me a minute Ken. Um.”
Answer: YOU could be one of them!
Question: Who beside ministry persons need to develop their speaking skills?
Answer: Teachers, professional communicators, bloggers, leaders, sales persons, writers, and anyone who has something to say and wants to say it with confidence and power.
Question: What two Skills do all great communicators have in common?
No matter what your station in life, if you speak, if you write, if you want to plan effectively, if you breathe, then there are three skills you must develop.
This is a guest post by Jeff Goins, a recent student at our Dynamic Communicators Workshop. He is also a blogger and active on Twitter and Facebook. Jeff’s experience exemplifies what happens at DCW and why, even if you don’t speak in front of people for a living, DCW can be a life-changing experience that effects every area of your life.
The last morning of the Dynamic Communicators Workshops, we all sat, waiting for the final session to begin. We had finished giving our last speeches and were well rested, finally free from anxiety.
One of our instructors, Stacey Foster, took the stage with a commanding presence and brought it all home for us: “God wants to use you more than you want to be used.” We all raised an eyebrow, wondering what, exactly, he meant.
He then began to tell us why this all mattered. Stacey started to preach.