We might not be communicating

For the last several years I have made an effort to make friends who don't look/believe/act like I do. From racial to sexual to theological differences... I have made a lot of great friends. I've spent a lot of time drinking coffee, eating sushi, and lifting weights with my friends. I've listened... and from time … Continue reading We might not be communicating

Guaranteed to improve your teaching skills…

Yes, that's right! This piece of advice I'm about to share with you will greatly enhance your listenability¬†and make you more effective as a teacher and speaker. This advice comes from a pretty wise and persuasive teacher, Solomon. Here it is... The wise in heart are called discerning, and pleasant words promote instruction (Proverbs 16:21). … Continue reading Guaranteed to improve your teaching skills…

How to create humor in communication

A couple of days ago, I read¬† a great article that was subtitled, "How the kings of funny keep people laughing -- and coming back." The first part of the article was a lot of historical context, and otherwise just a bunch of blah, blah, blah. The last paragraph and bullet points were the sugar … Continue reading How to create humor in communication

Leadership Communication

"The biggest problem with leadership communication is the illusion that it has occurred." That sentence has grabbed me by the throat and it won't let go! Ron Crossland and Boyd Clarke write in The Leader's Voice that leaders consistently make "four fatal assumptions" when they communicate: The people UNDERSTAND what I said The people AGREE … Continue reading Leadership Communication

The top five reasons your church website sucks

Ready for this? Then let's get to it Your website sucks because it is still telling me about your Christmas program! Your website sucks because I can't find pictures of your pastors/leaders. Your website sucks because it has pictures of people on it who don't go to your church... you got them from some generic … Continue reading The top five reasons your church website sucks