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Russian Network Expands Their Capacity to Lead

Russian Network Expands Their Capacity to Lead

By Kathleen Reed For the second consecutive year, Chosen to Speak recently celebrated the commissioning of women in the cross-cultural coaching sessions during the spring of 2024. Group members across eight time zones from eastern Russia to western United States,...

Don’t Listen to Grandma, Pastor

Don’t Listen to Grandma, Pastor

by Rik Danielsen           In the early days of the American Idol television show, they would show some of the worst auditions imaginable. You may remember those young adults who thought they could sing, but their voices were so bad they could make dogs howl in...

Why is Chosen to Speak Supporting a School and Orphanage?

Why is Chosen to Speak Supporting a School and Orphanage?

For the last two years, the ministry has been supporting an orphanage and school in Southern Kenya. The name of the school/orphanage is Osiligi-Oishu translated to mean Living Hope. There are five major reasons to support the school and orphans— The community sees a...

Latest Words Well Spoken Podcast

The Speaker as an Artist

The Speaker as an Artist Public speaking is a form of art. More than just letters leaping from your lips, the intricate forms of verbal expression energize and inspire others to do the unexpected.  From history, hyperbole, and humor to poetry, words uplift and...

Latest Speak Fail Story

Grave Mistake in the Announcer’s Booth

Grave Mistake in the Announcer’s Booth

By R.V. Baugus It has been an honor to serve the past nine years as the “voice” of Irving (TX) high school football for games. We have three high schools in Irving, and one of them always has a home game on Friday nights. You might know the book and movie Friday Night...

Latest Content from Dave Arden

Why is Chosen to Speak Supporting a School and Orphanage?

Why is Chosen to Speak Supporting a School and Orphanage?

For the last two years, the ministry has been supporting an orphanage and school in Southern Kenya. The name of the school/orphanage is Osiligi-Oishu translated to mean Living Hope. There are five major reasons to support the school and orphans— The community sees a...

The Speaker as an Artist

The Speaker as an Artist

By Dave Arden Public speaking is a form of art. More than just letters leaping from your lips, the intricate forms of verbal expression energize and inspire others to do the unexpected.  From history, hyperbole, and humor to poetry, words uplift and establish others...

Master the Art of Communication with the Well-Spoken Word Podcast

Master the Art of Communication with the Well-Spoken Word Podcast

Enhancing our communication skills is vital in today's fast-paced and interconnected world. Whether it's for personal growth, leadership development, or career advancement, the ability to deliver well-spoken and impactful messages is crucial. If you're looking for...

Words Well Spoken Podcast

Russian Network Expands Their Capacity to Lead

Russian Network Expands Their Capacity to Lead

By Kathleen Reed For the second consecutive year, Chosen to Speak recently celebrated the commissioning of women in the cross-cultural coaching sessions during the spring of 2024. Group members across eight time zones from eastern Russia to western United States,...

CTS Outreach to Southern Kenya Empowers Leaders

CTS Outreach to Southern Kenya Empowers Leaders

By Nathan Oloumu Praise God for the opportunity to equip and to encourage 27 leaders for confident leadership and speaking on September 11-13, 2023.  We came together to serve the Meto/Oloika area of Southern Kenya. Osiligi-Oishu We met together at the venue called...

Chosen to Speak (C2S) Commissions 34 Leaders in Kenya

Chosen to Speak (C2S) Commissions 34 Leaders in Kenya

Southern Kenya, near the Shombole reserve, is an 9 hour drive deep into the bush southwest of Nairobi.  C2S Kenya Director Nathan Oloumu reached out sharing multiple trainings for 34 pastors and leaders throughout the region to increase their capacity to speak and to lead out in their ministries.

Chosen to Speak Archive

Don’t Listen to Grandma, Pastor

Don’t Listen to Grandma, Pastor

by Rik Danielsen           In the early days of the American Idol television show, they would show some of the worst auditions imaginable. You may remember those young adults who thought they could sing, but their voices were so bad they could make dogs howl in...

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The Speaker as an Artist

The Speaker as an Artist Public speaking is a form of art. More than just letters leaping from your lips, the intricate forms of verbal expression energize and inspire others to do the unexpected.  From history, hyperbole, and humor to poetry, words uplift and...

read more

New Horizons in 2024

New Horizons in 2024    By God's grace, the ministry of Chosen to Speak is only 4 years old, but the Lord has opened doors for this ministry now to serve in five languages (Russian, Spanish, English, Portuguese, and Maasai/Kenyan).    Join Dave and Mark as they talk...

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What I Admire from Choir

What I Admire from Choir

By Kathleen Reed Everything I learned about speaking, I learned in choir. A big thanks to my high school choir director Wayne Shaw, who was passionate in his pursuit of presentations and performances of excellence. I will be forever grateful that he taught me: How to...

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The Speaker as an Artist

The Speaker as an Artist

By Dave Arden Public speaking is a form of art. More than just letters leaping from your lips, the intricate forms of verbal expression energize and inspire others to do the unexpected.  From history, hyperbole, and humor to poetry, words uplift and establish others...

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Making a Difference Through Coaching

Making a Difference Through Coaching

By Kathleen Reed Everyone Loves a Good Coach Whether you are a World Series contender, like my beloved home team, the Texas Rangers, or a golf pro, or a mother in labor, everyone benefits from having a good coach. Good coaches can help a group or individuals identify...

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Learning to Pray in Public

Learning to Pray in Public

by Rik Danielsen Two men walked down the center aisle of the church to take up the morning offering. They were the same two men each and every week. Brother Willy and Brother Jeremiah were the ushers. In the early 1970’s, they both wore suits and ties. Willy was a...

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How Do You Build Trust as a Communicator?

How Do You Build Trust as a Communicator?

Anybody striving to become an influential communicator is going to need to built trust.   Trust is crafted in the same way you craft a house.  Over time.  Here are some ways to build trust as a communicator. How does a communicator lose trust?  Let’s count the ways....

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Well-Spoken Word, Pilot

Well-Spoken Word, Pilot

Welcome to the Well-Spoken Word, Pilot Episode 1 Join communicators Mark Stafford and Dave Arden as they tackle the shackles that typically hold people back from enjoyable and effective communications. In today’s conversation, Mark and Dave talk about the importance...

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The Speaker as Problem Solver

The Speaker as Problem Solver

“What is the problem to be solved?” is the question every speaker must consider before opening his mouth to speak. An effective speaker can bring courage in a fearful situation, clarity in confusion, passion in apathy, comfort in hurt, warning in danger, an icebreaker...

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Developing Strong Leaders in Kenya

Developing Strong Leaders in Kenya

Nathan Oloumu Updates and Photos #2 By Nathan Oloumu Greetings to you all… I am glad to report that we had a great Chosen to Speak seminar that from October 20-22. This was our second training event. I traveled from home on Wednesday to the Oloika area for the...

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Create Binding Relationships with Others

I went through war and people who were close to me fought me, when I compared my life to the life of Moses I get the right encouragement that I need in my life. I learned that being silent and able to listen is a great blessing and will us great opportunities to...

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The Right Coaches will Encourage and Pray ith Us

“Just like Moses, being a shepherd and getting a call as a Christian. People wanted to go with their own but the story of Moses teaches us that we need to learn and understand our call better. The story of Moses is like ours. We need to get the right coaches who will...

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