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Communicating for a Change

Author Andy Stanley
Narrator Lloyd James
Runtime 5.25 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date February 1, 2013
Availability: Unrestricted (available worldwide)

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.

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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.

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Great book of tips from an expert!
The speaker was great to listen to. The book is filled with practical tips for preaching, or really, any communication. My favorite parts are the tips about what to do when you are stuck.
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Review by / (Posted on 6/22/2017)
Interesting, helpful, but not biblically and theologically rich.
This book is incredibly helpful to understand the homiletical approach of Andy Stanley. If you are committed to expository preaching, then much will be irrelevant. However, there are many great communication tips and techniques that anyone can use.
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Review by / (Posted on 8/22/2016)
Creating Memorable Preaching
Communicating for a Change by Andy Stanley is a very interesting and slightly controversial book on communication within the church. In particular it focuses on a certain method of preaching that is highlighted by having only one point to each message.

It starts with a story about a pastor who seems to be struggling a bit with his preaching and a friend sends him to see the best preacher he knows, who just happens to be a truck driver. It is an interesting story, if a bit far-fetched, that leads outlines the points that will be addressed later in the book in a memorable way.

I don’t do any preaching but I found this book quite interesting as it goes against what the majority of preachers do regularly on Sunday mornings. The focus on only one point is a major difference but it makes a lot of sense if you want people to actually remember what you say and put it into practice in their lives.

The narration was quite good as the book flowed along nicely and made listening easy. It helped that the first part of the text was a story, which helped to get into the book.

This book would be an interesting book for everyone who preaches on a regular basis in their church. They may not agree with everything in it but if they put into practice some of the keys they are bound to see results.

This audio book was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audio books at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 5/6/2013)
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