What You Need To Do To Get Your Message Heard

I was recently asked, “What form of communication do you use to communicate with teens?”  I replied, “As many forms as possible.”  The number one mistake we all make when it comes to communicating is not doing it enough.

You could have a thought, communicate that thought and believe that everyone else now has that same thought, but that would be foolish.  To communicate effectively and make your message stick you need to:

What Do You Want People To Know?

Unfortunately people are not mind readers.  If they were volunteers would do want you want them to do.  Students and parents would get why you want them there.

We all have a message we want to get across to people.  Unfortunately we aren’t always sure how to deliver it.  To get your message across you need to:

How To Speak With Authority

You cannot avoid public speaking as a youth minister. Whether it’s workshops or a part of your regular job communicating a message is inevitable.  But, if you want that message to stick you need to do it with authority.

It’s not just what you say, it’s also how you say it.  That means knowing how to speak with authority. To build authority and engage your audience you need to:

7 Steps To Deliver Top Notch Messages

As an ENFP I have the ability to talk for hours.  It doesn’t mean I’m always interesting, but I like to talk.  In order to deliver quality message I needed humility.  I needed to discover that speaking means working hard.

An important part of a youth minister’s job is speaking.  If you do not know how to deliver a message to teenagers you’ll have a hard time influencing and impacting them.   While not all youth ministers are gifted speakers there are several steps that you can take to improve.  Here are 7 that I use:

8 Practices To Increase The Quality Of Your Speaking

I have no problems talking.  I could go on and on.  That’s part of being an ENFP (Extrovert, iNtuitive, Feeling and Perception).  I never needed practice, or least I thought.  Early on I was losing people left and right.

Speaking is an important part of youth ministry.  You need to be able to speak in front of parents, volunteers and of course teenagers.  If you communicate clearly you can mobilize the next generation.  

To improve upon the quality of your speaking you need to have a few best practices.  Does not matter if you are naturally gifted.  What makes a great speaker is someone who puts time, and attention behind what they do.  

8 practices that are essential to increasing the quality of your messages are: