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Summary

When You Talk, Are People Changed?

Whether you speak from the pulpit, podium, or the front of a classroom, you don't need much more than blank stares and faraway looks to tell you you’re not connecting. Take heart before your audience takes leave! You can convey your message in the powerful, life-changing way it deserves to be told. An insightful, entertaining parable that's an excellent guide for any speaker, Communicating for a Change takes a simple approach to delivering effectively. Join Pastor Ray as he discovers that the secrets to successful speaking are parallel to the lessons a trucker learns on the road. By knowing your destination before you leave (identifying the one basic premise of your message), using your blinkers (making transitions obvious), and implementing five other practical points, you'll drive your message home every time!

"Long ago, in a galaxy far, far away…."

"Once upon a time…."

"In the beginning…."

Great stories capture and hold an audience's attention from start to finish. Why should it be any different when you stand up to speak? In Communicating for a Change, Andy Stanley and Lane Jones offer a unique strategy for communicators seeking to deliver captivating and practical messages. In this highly creative presentation, the authors unpack seven concepts that will empower you to engage and impact your audience in a way that leaves them wanting more.

©2012 eChristian (P)2012 eChristian

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essential for all who would be great communicators

this will absolutely change your effectiveness at communicating for the better. Try it and see

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  • Bert
  • 22-07-14

A must read for every communicator!

If you could sum up Communicating for a Change in three words, what would they be?

A communication map-book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Communicating for a Change?

When you are determining your goal for communicating, ask yourself, "Am I just passing along information or am I communicating something to help change someone's life?".
Remember the map: Me-We-God-You-We. (let the reader understand).
When you get stuck, remember: 1)What do they need to know? (information), 2) Why do they need to know it? (motivation), 3) What do they need to do? (application), 4) Why do they need to do it? (inspiration), 5) How can I help them remember? (reiteration)

What does Lloyd James bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

I appreciate Lloyd James, however, with all do respect, I don't think his reading was anything outstanding. It was decently performed, but from a producer's point of view, it did lack a little in real 'first person" life likeness" and authenticity. It was good enough. I was not disappointed. Compared to some books I've heard, Lloyd is Awesome!

Any additional comments?

I still like and prefer a good exegetical sermon or Bible lesson, however, I believe Andy Stanley is the best communicator of this current season of time. His "One Point" approach is meeting a huge need and his method should be valued for the credit that it truly is!

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  • Tim Washington
  • 18-09-16

Great

This was a thought-provoking and inspiring audiobook. I plan to listen to this book again.

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  • GmusicMan
  • 30-11-15

Really Helpful. I view this as an uncovered secret

I love it. This is definitely a selfless person who packaged, organized, and shared these great secrets for anybody who will listen. Never say never? The total value of this will never be calculated. The impact of change this could produce for preachers and other speakers whose goal is to change people's lives for better is immeasurable. The author has produced a creative way to help the listener/reader understand this powerful lesson. Thank you for this.

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  • Eric Stephens
  • 08-11-18

Good principles for all communicators

Good principles for all communicators. solid guidelines if you really want to reach your audience

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-18

A great template.

This book is a great book not only to read/listen to, but to study and incorporate into your communication. I loved the beginning. It offered a remarkable way to memorize the points presented. Also to have a more detailed explanation along with examples from Stanley's experiences really help.
REREAD!

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  • Sarah P.
  • 28-09-18

Easy read, practical, helpful

This was a good, easy to read and understand book for anyone looking to grow their skills as a communicator. The advice is practical and directly from applied experience with working results. I enjoyed the short story that helped to visualize how to apply these communication practices “in real life“. The narrator was easy to listen to, engaging, and read the book as if he had written it. These practices and principles have already helped me improve my communication. I highly recommend this book to both seasoned communicators and those still working on how to be better communicators.

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  • MW Brown
  • 11-08-18

Both Challenging & Affirming

I purchased this book this morning and just finished it. It's easy to follow, very informative, both challenging and affirming. There were several points that the author makes that affirmed what I'm doing already in my preaching and presentations. But there were also several areas where the text challenged me and my approach to speaking. What I've learned from this text will inform my future process for preparing and presenting a message in the Word or a presentation of my ministry.

Note for potential listeners: While this book is clearly intended for those who preach, it is also quite effective for those who are called to give presentations that are not sermons. The *Me We God You We* formula is appropriate for any public speaking situation.

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  • Dee
  • 25-06-18

I loved it.

It has pactical tips on how to engage with different audiences as we speak especially about God's word.

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  • Ramiro Cedillo
  • 06-06-18

Great way to prepare and communicate!

This book is exactly what I was looking for! I will be using what I have learned right away!

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  • E. Prymus
  • 06-04-18

Great Listen

Great listen. Narrator was engaging. lots of nuggets to take away. Will definitely give this one point approach a try. Seems to fit with my speaking style and seems like a useful tool for my YouTube videos and speaking engagements. Enjoyed the story and then the details to drive the method home. Kept my interest.