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View Communicating for Change: Andy Stanley's 7 Imperatives for Life-Change

7 Imperatives of Communicating for Life-change

Outline from Andy Stanley’s Communicating for a Change

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Determine Your Goal
What are you trying to accomplish?

  NOT ‘teach bible to people’ or ‘teach people the Bible’

  Life-change: Teach people how to live a life that reflects the values, principles, and truths of the Bible

      answer ‘So What?’

      and ‘Now What?’

Pick a Point.
What are you trying to say?

  One Point Message

      an application, insight, or principle

      also true for Message Series

  Answer two questions before you ever preach:

      What is the one thing I want them to know?

      What do I want them to do about it?

  Process for ‘One Point’

      Dig until you find it

      Build everything around it

      Make it stick

        One Point needs to memorable as possible

        short, well-crafted statement

Create a Map
What’s the best route to your point?

  relational outline (vs. information outline)

  build relationship between you, audience, and God

ME-WE-GOD-YOU-WE

  ME: Orientation

  WE: Identification

      don’t transition out until you feel you’ve created the tension

      otherwise you’re answering a question nobody is asking!

  GOD: Illumination

      goal: resolve the tension (at least some of it)

  YOU: Application

      preference is to find one point of application everyone can embrace

      keep it realistic, doable; e.g. try for a week, month, a day

  WE: Inspiration

      opportunity for ME (the speaker) to rejoin the audience

      vision casting

Internalize the Message
What’s your story?

  own it, the “preacher’s burden”

  “Until you can stand up and tell a story, you’re not ready to preach. You see, people connect with a story, and a story takes people on a journey.” (p. 53)

  makes speaking from memory easy

  reduce your message down to five or six big pieces, mental mile markers that keep you moving and flag what’s coming up

Engage Your Audience
What’s your plan to capture and keep their attention?

  connect with them on an emotional level, around a real need they feel

      turn the ME into WE, goal is to connect

  How? Create tension.

      raise the need

      people engage easily when convinced you’re about to:

        answer a question they’ve been asking

        solve a mystery they’ve been unable to

        resolve a tension they’ve been unable to

  Introduction can be helped by these pairs of questions:

      What is the question I am answering? What can I do to get my audience to want to know the answer?

      What is the tension this message will resolve? What can I do to resolve that tension?

      What mystery does this message solve? What can I do to make them want a solution?

  Presentation trumps information when it come to engaging

Rules of Engagement

  Check your speed

      faster speakers - 190 wpm - were rated as more objective, knowledgeable, and persuasive than slower speakers

      though talking too fast can wear people out

  Slow down in the curves

      use good transitions, let them know what’s coming (BTW, applies to whole worship service)

  Navigate through text

      have them turn to one passage and one passage only

      don’t read long sections without comment

      highlight and explain odd words or phrases

      voice any personal frustration or skepticism about the text

      help them anticipate main point of the text (e.g. “OK, get ready…, “Then Jesus drops the bomb…”, etc)

      Deliberately read text wrong sometimes; let it sink in

      Have them read certain words out loud for emphasis

      Summarize text with well-crafted statement

      Use visuals every chance you get (even bad ones :)

      resist urge to share everything you’ve learned in research!

  Add something unexpected to the trip

  Take the most direct route (err on the side being too direct when orienting the audience)

Find Your Voice
What works for you?

  be authentic, but don’t use “it’s just who I am” as an excuse for mediocrity

  clarity trumps style

  “Experience doesn’t make you better. Only evaluated experience makes you better” - Howard Hendricks

Starting Over When You Get Stuck

  Pray!
  The “LIST” [JRC: I find this very helpful]

  What do they need to know? [INFORMATION]

  Why do they need to know it? [MOTIVATION]
  what is at stake if they don’t?

  What do they need to do? [APPLICATION]
  be specific. be creative.

  Why do they need to do it? [INSPIRATION]
  a compelling vision

  How can I help them remember? [REITERATION]
  be creative, give items, memory cards, etc

 

Message Prep Framework
Andy Stanley’s Concepts Combined with Made to Stick (my book outline)

Pick a Point. What are you trying to say?

  one point message

      an application, insight, or principle (also true for Series)

  Don’t preach until you answer these two questions

      What is the one thing I want them to know?

      What do I want them to do about it?

  Process for ‘One Point’

      Dig until you find it

      Build everything around it

      Make it stick: One Point as memorable as possible; short, well-crafted statement

ME-WE-GOD-YOU-WE (create map: relational outline vs. information outline)

  build relationship between you, the audience, and God

  ME: Orientation

  WE: Identification

      don’t transition out until you feel you’ve created the tension
      otherwise you’re answering a question nobody is asking!

  GOD: Illumination

      goal: resolve the tension (at least some of it)

  YOU: Application

      preference is to find one point of application everyone can embrace
      keep it realistic, doable; e.g. try for a week, month, a day

  WE: Inspiration

      opportunity for ME [the speaker] to rejoin the audience

Engaging the Audience

  connect with them on an emotional level, around a real need they feel

      raise the need

      people engage easily when convinced you’re about to:

        answer a question they’ve been asking

        solve a mystery they’ve been unable to

        resolve a tension they’ve been unable to

  Introduction can be helped by these pairs of questions

      What is the question I am answering? What can I do to get my audience to want to know the answer?

      What is the tension this message will resolve? What can I do to resolve that tension?

      What mystery does this message solve? What can I do to make them want a solution?

 
“Made to Stick” S.U.C.C.E.S.

  Simplicity:

      How do you strip an idea to its core without turning it into a silly sound bite?

  Unexpectedness:

      How do you capture people’s attention… and hold it?

  Concreteness:

      How do you help people understand your idea and remember it much later?

  Credibility

      How do you get people to believe your idea?

        convincing details, vivid details boost credibility

        Sinatra Test:

        Testable Credentials, make a falsifiable claim

  Emotional:

      How do you get people to care about your idea?

      Two Basic Models to Make Decision

        Calculating Consequences

        Based on Identity

          ask themselves three questions

              Who am I?

              What kind of situation is this?

              What do people like me do in this kind of situation?

          it’s almost as if people consulted an ideal self-image:
          “What would someone like me do?”

  Stories:

      How do you get people to act on your idea?

The “LIST”

  What do they need to know? [INFORMATION]
     

  Why do they need to know it? [MOTIVATION]
  what is at stake if they don’t?
   

  What do they need to do? [APPLICATION]
  be specific. be creative.

     
  Why do they need to do it? [INSPIRATION]
  a compelling vision

  How can I help them remember? [REITERATION]
  be creative, give items, memory cards, etc

 

 

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