Michael Lukaszewski » Communication

 In Remote, the authors say the ability to write and communicate is absolutely necessary to get hired at 37 Signals.  Whether you're trying to build a platform or send an email, it's worth learning how to be a better writer.  When you write better stuff...More people will read what you write.More ...
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Here is video from my message at Fusion Church on Sunday, January 5, 2014.  The message title is "Made for More."  In this message, you'll hear me say goals are dumb.  But don't let that keep you from watching.Made For More from Fusion Church on Vimeo. ...
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I've delivered well over 1,000 messages in my life, and I've listened to at least that many.  And while I don't have a study or a stat, my experience has led me to the following observations about the best communicators.1.  They start with the audience not with their content.People care abo ...
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I am convinced improving your communication skill is one of the most crucial things any leader can do.  Whether you're giving a keynote, a speech, a lesson or a sermon - you want it to be good and you want it to be effective.Here are five simple things you can do to dramatically improve your next p ...
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Your content was carefully researched, outlined in detail, and prayed over it multiple times.You put in hours of study on an important topic and you communicate your guts out, only to have people walk out the door and forget everything by lunch or kickoff.You delivered a faithful, accurate, truthful ...
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Public speaking has been a part of my life and career since I started speaking to student groups as an 18-year old college Freshman.  Since those early dates at Florida State University, I've had the opportunity to address both small groups and large audiences.  From a few hundred teenagers to a b ...
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Over the last year or so, I've had the opportunity to speak at several conferences and churches.  Sometimes, I fill in for a pastor who is on vacation and other times they bring me in to talk on a specific topic.  I've spoken at large conferences and small churches and lots of places in between.I' ...
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I loved seminary.  Both Southeastern and Liberty.There is no better way to learn the Bible than Seminary. And though I have a Masters of Divinity, there were a few things I didn't learn about preaching during these educational years. Maybe I just wasn't paying attention in class (after all, I was l ...
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You stare at a blank document on your computer.  All the white space reminds you of a frozen lake or a giant white marshmallow.  You start with a ten second prayer for help.You don't really know what to write so you start with the title.  You'll change it later.You look at notes scribbled on a sh ...
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One of the biggest mistakes preachers make is thinking the congregation wants to hear what they have to say.  After all, you've worked hard on the message and it's eternally important.  Plus, you look out and see people sitting in the rows.But a lot of people are there because they are supposed to ...
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For years, I've tracked with hundreds of blogs to stay up to date on news and events.  I subscribe to lots of church leadership, business, marketing and personal blogs.  And for the past few years, I've used Google reader to keep it all in one place.  But as of July 1, 2013 Google Reader is dead. ...
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My mom used to say God gave you two ears and only one mouth because He wanted to listen twice as much as you talk.As a professional communicator, it's easy to forget that advice.   But Mom was right (she usually is).  That's why the secret weapon at getting better as a communicator has nothing to ...
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In the 20th Anniversary edition of WIRED Magazine, Jason Kehe gives the winning formula for the most successful TED talks.  I listen to several TED talks a week, so I found his list right on the money.Simple PowerPoints slides or graphics. It turns out, most great presentations have simple ...
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Jack Carrol is a 14-year old comedian with Cerebral Palsy who appeared on Britian's Got Talent."I've still got it..it won't go away," he says. "I use it in my act, because your weakness can be your strength."  There are a lot of reason why you might not be able to do something, but then there's Ja ...
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