CLARITYPREACHING + COMMUNICATING FOR CHURCH LEADERS
A Culture of Feedback
Ep.15 | Interview with Doug Miller
Hosted by Craig Smith
IN THIS EPISODE
- Speaking to thousands of people in an intimate way | 6:04
- Being strategic with poignant moments in the sermon | 7:49
- Adjusting to teaching with new COVID precautions | 14:42
- Working harder to connect with congregants | 21:46
- Preaching to an in-person and online audience simultaneously | 23:54
- Get feedback so you can evaluate how the message will land and connect with people across the board | 32:38
- Developing new communicators | 35:04
1 | HERE IS VALUE COMMUNICATING STRATEGICALLY
Even with practice, Doug explains the value in using notes to make sure he’s hitting points as he originally wrote them. Additionally, Craig and Doug discuss how storytelling is an important aspect of connecting with your audience.
2 | CONNECTING WITH PEOPLE THROUGH THE CAMERA VS A LIVE CROWD
Doug and Craig discuss how different personality types exert different energy when preaching to a live crowd or through streaming. And regardless of the communication style, connecting emotionally with your audience is critical to engage with people in this pandemic environment.
3 | CREATE A FEEDBACK CULTURE
This is a learned craft so practicing your message in advance and asking for feedback is critical when trying to improve. The notes you receive will help your message to reach more listeners in a way you may not have considered. Asking for and giving feedback improves your message and creates a safe place to exchange ideas.
Welcome BACK to the Clarity podcast as we’re excited to kick things back off here in 2020 after our COVID-induced hiatus here in 2020. As with so many things, as you are well aware, things are pretty strange right now but we hope that you can find peace and comfort in these trying times.
Today on the podcast we have Doug Miller. Doug is the Lead Pastor of Plum Creek church, which is local and we love them, here in Castle Rock, CO. Plum Creek Church is all about seeing changed lives, changing lives and we can’t wait to bring you this conversation.
Listen in as Doug and Craig talk about creating a culture of feedback, what it’s like to connect with people “live” vs “on-camera” as well as communicating strategically. You won’t want to miss this one!
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