Public Speaking In front of large amounts of people Graduation Chapel In smaller opportunities Sunday school classes Work presentations Community events
before or after class
With class projects
Speak well – communication accomplished
Speak poorly – embarrassment & awkwardness
Speaking in School
Explaining Science Experiments
Speak loud for class to hear
Oral book report
Use appropriate gestures
Use vocal variety
Training in Public Speaking Builds image of confidence Opens doors of opportunity for leadership Guide meetings Clearly present information for easy understanding
Speaking at Church Missions trips Vacation Bible School (VBS) Sunday School Classrooms Sharing the Gospel message Gain & maintain class’s attention Share testimony 1
Jeremiah 1:4-9 The LORD gave me a message. He said, "I knew you before I formed you in your mother's womb. Before you were born I set you apart and appointed you as my spokesman to the world.” "O Sovereign LORD," I said, "I can't speak for you! I'm too young!" "Don't say that," the LORD replied, "for you must go wherever I send you and say whatever I tell you. And don't be afraid of the people, for I will be with you and take care of you. I, the LORD, have spoken!” Then the LORD touched my mouth and said, "See, I have put my words in your mouth! Opportunities will open up for you to share about the Lord. He will prepare you and give you the words to speak.
Speaking at Work Observe the good & bad examples to build your skills Observe the importance of communication Customer service Words to inform, diffuse, encourage Give annual sales reports, market strategies Making a difference through “making a sale” or getting promoted
Christians can speak out for what is right.
Well, thought-out comments can make
lasting impact on the community. “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” Edmund Burke British politician & writer Speaking in the Community
Daily WorkOn your workbook page 9, or a separate sheet of paper, answer these questions I will most likely use my speech training in school, church, work, or my community. When I speak, I will probably speak to children, my peers, small groups, or large groups. Explain why you agree or disagree with the following statement: God wants you to improve your speaking skills.