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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...

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...

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...

Latest Words Well Spoken Podcast

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...

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

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...

Tackle the Shackle of Uncertainty

Tackle the Shackle of Uncertainty

Tackle the Shackle of Uncertainty Join communicators Dave Arden and Mark Stafford as they tackle the uncertainties that shackle good speakers and leaders and keep them from reaching greatness. Dave and Mark address the issues that create uncertainty in people who are...

Words Well Spoken Podcast

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.

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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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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Be the Moses of Today

“I am so glad that I learned the challenges that Moses got before listening to the voice of God. We have learned that his brother Aaron helped him. We need to be the Aaron's of today who will help others as well. We also need to be the Moses of today who will be in a...

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Words Failed Me

Words fail me. No literally they failed me for years.  My tongue peppers out fragmented words like popcorn.     I felt alone…  didn’t really know how to react.     People responded with, “Can you repeat that?” Or, “Pardon me.” Or, “Come again, you popcorn popper.”    ...

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An Asset to My Business

I want to express my appreciation to Dave and to Chosen to Speak.   We have worked together for about a year together on improving on my speaking skills. It has dramatically affected my confidence level to speak in public.  With his mentorship it has given me...

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POTENT PAUSING IN PUBLIC SPEAKING

POTENT PAUSING IN PUBLIC SPEAKING

Breathing is as important in public speaking as the actual words that you speak. I don’t mean the air you process through your lungs but the breath between words and the gap between sentences. Most importantly, breathing is important to distinguish between ideas.

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THE SPEAKER AS A DISCIPLINED ATHLETE

THE SPEAKER AS A DISCIPLINED ATHLETE

In the opening days of the Olympics a group of athletes participate in a torch relay that ends with the lighting of the Olympic cauldron and marks the beginning of the games. These athletes then go on to compete in all different forms of athletic events to test their...

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