This week I will be speaking to a group of students about worship. I have a short amount of time and want to make sure I communicate clearly. As a part of my preparation I am going to use this list of questions that I found in the book Presentation Zen by Garr Reynolds:
- How much time do I have?
- What the venue like?
- What time of the day?
- Who is the audience?
- What's their background?
- What do they expect of me
- Why was I asked to speak?
- What do I want them to do?
- What visual medium is most appropriate for this particular situation and audience?
- What is the fundamental purpose of my talk?
- What's the story here?
- What is my absolutely central point?
The last question is the most crucial to answer before I put it all on paper. I have become a big fan of focusing on one point in any talk I give after reading Andy Stanley and Lane Jones' book: Communicating for a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication
Here are the topics for each day:
Day 1: God's Story
Day 2: God Speaks We Respond
Day 3: Glorify God and Encourage Each other
Day 4: God's Story Intersects Our Story