Unplugged to be Present

I’m out of town this week. And although I considered continuing my normal blog posts while traveling, I’ve changed my mind. My iPhone-free self is trying (however poorly) to create more margin in my life for meaningful connection. That includes being in the moment and fully present with the people I’m with. And though I […]

Lamp Stands and Platforms

The first time I heard the word “platform,” I was repulsed. Seemed like shameless marketing. And I didn’t want my faith to be cheapened by turning my “calling” into some kind of manipulated gimmick. But then I remembered this: You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can […]

Speaking Like a Pro

Barack Obama’s knack for impeccable stage presence and dynamic speaking certainly didn’t hurt him in 2008. Proof that powerful oratory can both propel someone’s platform, as well as downplay (eclipse) any inadequacies. Enter Bert Decker’s Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2008. Okay, so the post is about two weeks old. Archaic in internet […]

DCW Recap

Last night I returned from another incredible week at DCW (Dynamic Communicators Workshops, for those who aren’t familiar with my world). Incredible training, amazing staff, hungry students ready to learn and apply. Though the days are long and intense, I always come home simultaneously depleted and full. This week was no exception. My leader and […]