This week’s Monday Mentions includes a brand new book and a teaching that I think will encourage you.
What are you learning these days?
I’ve learned so much from John Maxwell over the years. I’ve read a ton of his books, attended several live events, and even serve as one of his team’s coaches. I believe John is one of the best communicators on the planet. He knows how to read a room. He is super encouraging. He doesn’t take himself too seriously, and he is super effective.
In The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication, John distills what he’s learned and practiced into practical chapters. Chapter 1, The Law of Credibility, is worth the price of the book. John reminds us that the most effective message is one that we actually live.
No matter what setting you communicate in, I believe this book will be helpful. The more effective your communication skills, the more effective you’ll be in your efforts. Enjoy!
Never Be Afraid to Speak to a Group Again
It’s been said that public speaking is the number one fear of most people, with death being second. “This means,” said comedian Jerry Seinfeld, “if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy.”
How can you overcome fear or ineffectiveness as a speaker? Learn the Laws of Communication!
John C. Maxwell has been a public speaker and motivational teacher for more than fifty years. He is one of only eight people on the planet who have been awarded Toastmaster’s Golden Gavel and been inducted into the National Speakers’ Association Hall of Fame. In The 16 Undeniable Laws of Communication: Apply Them and Make the Most of Your Message, he shares everything he’s learned from a lifetime of communication.
Learn how to
- Speak from conviction
- Prepare your content and yourself for speaking
- Find and use your personal and communication strengths
- Focus on your audience and connect
- Tell better stories
- Read the room and create energy and anticipation
- Add value to people
- Inspire people to take action
Everyone has a message to share. Whether you want to improve your ability to inspire employees, speak at PTA meetings, report to a board of directors, teach students, deliver a sermon, address a small group, speak from a stage, or communicate to an arena full of people, this book can help you.
Learn from one of the best communicators in the world and start making the most of your message today.
The Passover Meal is a traditional meal that Jewish families have observed annually since the time of the Exodus. It is a very orderly, detailed meal that has a lot to teach us today.
I’d encourage you to carve out some time to watch Anna Beth Havener teach through how this meal points to Jesus. I believe you will be encouraged. Anna Beth is an incredible teacher who serves with Light of the Messiah Ministries.