Why I Speak
I think ideas are powerful. But, ultimately, they are only ideas. To create real change, they must translate into redemptive action. I believe dialogue in community is the bridge, taking transformative ideas and translating them into redemptive engagement with the world. The blog provides some excellent opportunities for this kind of conversation, but in-person speaking has a synergy all its own.
What I Speak About
I have most often been asked to speak about marriage, parenting, communication, and conflict resolution. But I am not limited to these topics. If you have additional areas of interest, please do not hesitate to inquire.
How I Speak About It
For years, I approached speaking as an opportunity to transmit knowledge. My presentations were mostly a didactic communication of information. I don’t do that anymore. I don’t think it changes anybody. And I don’t think most people are interested in general ideas. They want to know how particular ideas can be applied to their specific circumstances. So, instead, I take a semi-structured approach, alternating between short periods of didactic teaching, whole-group interaction, smaller break-out sessions, and periods of time for one-on-one questions.
When I Speak
No dates currently available.
If you are interested in having me speak to your group, please feel free to email me with your inquiry.