Author: Ron Graham
—Do it right, do it well
Here a dozen secrets of success in the pulpit or in any public speaking situation.
Theme —clear at outset and adhered to throughout message
Points —stand out clearly and relate to theme
Signposts —at each stage of lesson help audience follow
Illustrations —and examples clarify main points
Scriptures —cited to substantiate main points
Other quotes —apt, correct, and source acknowledged
Elaboration —where needful without getting off track
Application —to lives, needs, interests, skill-level of audience
Insights —some new information given to audience
Highlight —or climax of lesson aids interest/memory
Summary —draws together main points
Opening and closing words —appropriate and effective.