Author: Ron Graham

Training to Teach and Preach

Presentation Checklist
—Do it right, do it well

Here a dozen secrets of success in the pulpit or in any public speaking situation.

THE SERMON

   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.

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