Talked to Death

Good friends of mine, Thom and Joani Schultz, released a book last October entitled ‘Why Nobody Wants to Go to Church Anymore’. They followed that with the release of their documentary, ‘When God Left the Building’, a sobering look at the shocking decline of the Christian Church in America. The book and the film are […]

Break is Over

Hopefully you’ve had enough time to assimilate what I’ve shared in previous posts. It’s been over a month since anything new has been posted here. That wasn’t intentional, I’ve been working to launch a new business. If you’re interested you can learn about it here. I’m returning to this blog to resume my campaign to […]

Why It Works

The reason I’m spending so much time walking through the Do/Reflect/Analyze/Generalize (D.R.A.G.) process is because it’s the heart and soul of good interactive presenting. It’s also a process that most people aren’t comfortable with. It is terribly unfamiliar. Just like writing with your non-dominant hand (like I wrote about a few posts ago) it’s so […]

Such a D.R.A.G.

In my last post I promised a full script for debriefing an activity. Truth be told, I promised it for the next day but it’s been over a week! So for those of you who have been waiting patiently, here is the script. This is the most important key to leading a successful interactive presentation. […]

The Magic Ingredient

It’s time to give away the most important trick in the book when it comes to crafting a great interactive presentation. As I said in earlier posts, it doesn’t really matter what opening activity you use to launch your presentation. The key to success lies in how you process that activity directing people to discover […]

A Free Opener for Easter

This week’s free opener is a short drama sketch that is written specifically for Easter. It’s designed to be used at the beginning of your Easter worship service or right before the sermon. It’s extremely simple and requires no costumes, props or sets. Written for three players. I hope you enjoy it. Click here to […]

The Activity

As I’ve explained before, when creating an interactive presentation it really doesn’t matter what you do as an opening activity. The point is to get the audience up, moving around and interacting with each other. In this regard it serves as an icebreaker. It also becomes the foundation for your debriefing process. So in this […]

The Setup

Here we go. Over the next few posts I will be spelling out in detail the step-by-step process of building an effective interactive presentation. As I’ve written in earlier posts, this style will be extremely uncomfortable for most presenters. It is not familiar. Try this: Write your name with your non-dominant hand. Do it right […]

Action – The Key to Interactive Presentations

The most effective presentations…and by effective I mean presentations that actually impact an audience and give them something to remember long after the presentation ends…are those that engage the senses beyond hearing and sight. Yes, that means talking and showing a slide presentation is not enough to qualify as effective. There has to be something […]

Shaken Not Stirred

The next few posts will shake those of you who are professional presenters and completely unnerve those of you who aren’t. In my last post I referenced the teaching of Socrates that we all come as full vessels to the place of learning. The role of the teacher/presenter/facilitator/speaker person is to lead the learners on […]