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Communicating For a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication (North Point Resources Series)

Andy StanleyLane Jones

Communicating For a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication (North Point Resources Series)

Andy StanleyLane Jones

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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 Stanley 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!

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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About "Communicating For a Change: Seven Keys to Irresistible Communication (North Point Resources Series)"

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 Stanley 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!

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.
-Publisher.


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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.

“Whether you are a senior pastor with weekly teaching responsibilities or a student pastor who has bern charged with engaging the hearts and minds of high school students, this book is a must-read.”
-Bill Hybels, Senior pastor, Willow Creak Community Church

“A very practical resource for every biblical communicator who wants to go from good to great.”
-Ed Young, Senior pastor, Fellowship Church, Grapevine, Texas

“To communicate effectively, you have to connect. Andy has been connecting with people for years, and now he’s sharing his insights with the rest of us.”
-Jeff Foxworthy, Comedian

Story Behind the Book

Andy Stanley and Lane Jones are on staff at one of America ’s largest churches, North Point Community. Leaders of thousands of people, they regularly speak in front of large groups. They also listen to numerous speakers and know the disastrous effects of a poorly delivered message. This book is the result of their efforts to make public speaking—one of the most common fear-inducing activities known to mankind—simple, easy, and even enjoyable, so that God’s messages will readily produce the life-changing results they should.

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Meet the Authors

Andy Stanley

Andy Stanley is a pastor, communicator, author, and the founder of North Point Ministries, Inc. (NPM). Since its inception in 1995, North Point Ministries has grown from one campus to three in the Atlanta area, and has helped plant fourteen strategic partner churches throughout the United States. Each Sunday, over 20,000 adults attend worship services at one of NPM's three campuses, North Point Community Church, Browns Bridge Community Church, and Buckhead Church.

Andy's books include It Came From Within; Communicating for a Change; Making Vision Stick; Visioneering; Next Generation Leader and most recently The Grace of God. Andy lives in Alpharetta, Georgia, with his wife, Sandra, and their three children

Lane Jones

Lane Jones is a native of Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his wife, Traci, and their three children, Jared, Caitlin, and Madison. He coauthored 7 Practices of Effective Ministry and Communicating for a Changewith Andy Stanley and Reggie Joiner, and is the executive director of membership development at North Point Community Church, where he loves to write and participate in the creative process. Lane holds degrees from Georgia State University and Dallas Theological Seminary.

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4 stars By Erin, Sep 05 2017
Great for those starting out or those needing to refresh there speaking style. A simple and easy to read book, with loads of advice to apply. 
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This will take you to the next step in preaching!!!
5 stars By Luke Kefford l. Harvest alumni , Jun 09 2017

If you want to be able to make your sermons stick in the minds of people from Not only on Sunday, but Monday Tuesday, all week than this book is for you.
Andy stanlys method of preparing the outlines, and a process he uses for preaching with very little notes. 
He makes it very practical for application of the sermons and help buoyed pepoel remember thee sermon.  A must have little book for your library!!!!!
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A Must-Read for Those Who Communicate the Word of God!
5 stars By Dr. Bernard Low, Dec 07 2016
In this extremely helpful book, authors Andy Stanley and Lane Jones share with the readers, especially those who are pastors, how they can be more effective in their preaching. Arguing that every message ought to have only one point, Stanley and Jones share seven proven principles of communication to help pastors deliver an effective message that will result in life-change. Principle No. 1 is Determine Your Goal which is teaching people how to live a life that reflects the values, principles and truths of the Bible. Principle No. 2 is Pick a Point which means taking your audience to a place where they will discover a truth that will change their lives. Principle No. 3 is Create a Map which is ME (Orientation) - WE (Identification) - GOD (Illumination) - YOU (Application) - WE (Inspiration). Principle No. 4 is Internalize the Message so that it becomes a part of you and you own it. Principle No. 5 is Engage Your Audience. This can be done by raising a need, creating a tension, and asking a question they have been asking. Principle No. 6 is Find Your Voice, that is, find what works effectively for you and be authentic. Finally, Principle No. 7 is Start All Over by praying when one gets stuck and going back to basics (e.g. What do the audience needs to know? Why do they need to know it? etc.). This book is highly recommended for pastors!
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Perfect book to help you preach efficient, engaging and applicable sermon
5 stars By Johannes, Dec 17 2015
I have been a listener to Andy Stanley's teaching for several years. Almost every time I hear his sermon, at the end of it I always go away with something practical to do or a principle to live by. I love this because I don't even have to force myself to remember it.. I just REMEMBER! 

So many sermons I hear over my Christian life gets forgotten. Only a few handful where it really sticks in my mind. These days, Andy's sermons are one of the most that sticks with me.

The key to how Andy Stanley does it is well explained in this book. At first, he explains in depth the reason WHY you must preach effectively, engagingly and easy to apply. Then he elaborates on the HOW and what he does in crafting his sermon in such way. This is a brilliant tool for any preacher or communicator out there!

I also loved how he begin half of his book with a story, rather than a teaching. I feel like I'm reading a novel for the first part of the book, which is brilliant because it makes reading it so much more interestingly, while still keeping the content useful. Then he spends time teaching, using the story as reference.

All in all, its one of the most enjoyable and useful book I've read. I highly recommend this to any preacherspeaker wanting to improve their communication skill. 
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Essential for ALL Preachers
5 stars By Christine, Nov 01 2007
It's a great resource! Anyone who regularly teaches or preaches must read this book. Even if you think you are a 'good' preacher you still need to read. Communicating for a Change gives fresh ideas & a fresh approach to any sermon. If you find your preaching is boring or just not quite getting the point that your congregation needs then this will help to bring a new lift to your church. At least 3 people in my church have read this & as a result we have seen more dynamic & inspiring messages. It includes a practical approach to helping every member apply the messages that God pours into your heart. Life & church changing!
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  • Catalogue Code 232197
  • Product Code 1590525140
  • EAN 9781590525142
  • Pages 208
  • Department Academic
  • Category Church
  • Sub-Category Preaching/sermons
  • Publisher Multnomah Publishers
  • Publication Date Jun 2006
  • Sales Rank #6504
  • Dimensions 216 x 144 x 20 mm
  • Weight 0.335kg

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