Great preaching and communicating require a lot of hard work, and you’re willing to put in that work! This podcast is dedicated to bringing you experts in their field, through interviews, which will help you hone in on developing clear messages. These conversations will center around the clearest and most effective communicators in the world. Hosted by Craig Smith, join us on a search for clarity in your preaching.

Ep. 1 | Larry Osborne on Dripping Wisdom

Ep. 1 | Larry Osborne on Dripping Wisdom

Welcome to the launch episode of Clarity! Today we sit down with Larry Osborne, the Senior Pastor at North Coast Church in California for a number of years. Larry has the gift of electrifying clarity and you will be challenged and enlightened in this conversation. Larry is the author of books such as Sticky Teams and Lead Like a Shepherd (among many others). Join us today as we get insightful wisdom “soundbites” from this mentor and coach.

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Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 4 – The Walkthrough

Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 4 – The Walkthrough

In one of our previous Nuts and Bolts episodes, we talked about the process or stages of developing a great message. In today’s episode, I’m just going to walk through what that actually looks like in my own life. Now, I’m not saying you should follow exactly this same pattern. I think every communicator has to find their own rhythm for message development. This is what works best for me, but you’ll have to find what works best for you.

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Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 3 – Message Preparation

Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 3 – Message Preparation

The focus today is on the process of preparing clear messages. One of the most common questions I’m asked about preaching is just about my process: how do I go about crafting a message from start to finish? So today I’m going to share what I believe are the six key stages of message preparation. And if I can get a little creative in the way I do that…I’m going to compare it to building a sand castle.

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Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 2 – Big Ideas

Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 2 – Big Ideas

Today we’re going to be talking about what I think is probably the number one most import key to clear communication: having a big idea. Listen, we preach to change lives, right? But the reality is that lives aren’t usually transformed minutes after a message, no matter how great it is. Long-term change happens most often in the hours, the days, the weeks or even the months after we’ve delivered the message…when the Holy Spirit takes truth that we’ve spoken and applies it in circumstances that you and I could never have envisioned. But here’s the thing: typically, for that to happen, what we say has to be remembered.

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Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 1 – Introductions

Nuts + Bolts | Ep. 1 – Introductions

Today we’re going to be talking about introductions, which are way more important than most people give them credit for. In fact, I would say that the quality of an introduction can actually make or break a talk. The quality of an introduction can actually make or break a talk…because your introduction gives momentum to the talk. But, here’s the thing: momentum can be either positive or negative.

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Welcome to Clarity

Welcome to Clarity

Great preaching and communicating require a lot of hard work, and you’re willing to put in that work! This podcast is dedicated to bringing you experts in their field, through interviews, which will help you hone in on developing clear messages. These conversations will center around the clearest and most effective communicators in the world. Hosted by Craig Smith, join us on a search for clarity in your preaching.

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