Teaching Better Part 3: Give Up

So far in this series, we have looked at practical ways to teach better. We’ve looked at the must have for writing better sermons, as well as how to find your voice. Today we continue with the third and final part of the “Teaching Better” Series.      We all want to be better teachers. Unfortunately, too many of us sabotage our own growth by ignoring this one principle. Great communicators get it, while poor communicators ignore it. It may be the most difficult adjustment for most youth workers, but…

Five Reasons Good Communicators are Good

What makes good communicators so good? What is it they do that others don’t? If we can answer these questions, we can all get better as public speakers.         I’ve never met a youth pastor or youth worker who didn’t want to get better as a speaker. We all want to get better. It’s not a lack of desire holding us back, but a lack of practical skills that separates great communicators from average ones.        I recently got to sit in a series of…

7 Keys to Better Speaking

     Lets face it, communicating to groups on a regular basis is hard. For many youth workers, speaking and teaching are some of the most important things we do. However, the fact that we do this each and every week makes coming up with great content and delivery even more challenging! Teaching students God’s Word is too big of a deal to not do it well, so what are a few simple steps that you can take immediately to become a better communicator? (more…)Jeff CochranJeff was born and raised…