Communication

Time-tested principles to help you communicate a message that your audience will notice and remember.

Communication Matters

Vicki Guinn and Rasool Berry discuss why good communication is crucial in connecting people with Jesus.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Did anything make you think differently about communication?
  3. Why is it so important to gain a hearing for the good news about Jesus?

Essentials of Communication

Rasool Berry and Vicki Guinn introduce us to the three foundational elements of good communication.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Which of the three (ethos, pathos, logos) appeals most to you as a listener?
  3. Which of the three do you need to strengthen as a communicator?

Essentials: Ethos

Rasool Berry shows how the apostle Paul demonstrated the communication essential ethos when he preached in Athens.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. What does it mean to be trustworthy?
  3. How does my off-stage life relate to gaining the trust of an audience?

Essentials: Pathos

Rasool Berry shares how Jesus connected with His listeners using the communication essential pathos.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. What communicates to you that someone genuinely cares for you?
  3. Why do you think stories build connections with your audience?

Essentials: Logos

Rasool Berry tells how Jesus used the communication essential logos in a confrontation with religious leaders.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Why do you think it is important for what you say to make sense to your audience?
  3. Accuracy, brevity, continuity: Which will you work on first? What specific growth steps will you take?

Practice. Practice. Practice.

Vicki Guinn discusses the importance of practicing your presentation and gives some helpful principles to make your practice effective.

For Discussion:

  1. What stood out to you?
  2. Who is the trustworthy person you can go to for feedback?
  3. What practical step will you take first to apply these principles?

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