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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

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...

Latest Speak Fail Story

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.”    ...

Latest Content from Dave Arden

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...

When Insecurity First Greets You at the Gate

When Insecurity First Greets You at the Gate

Episode 3,  When Insecurity First Greets You at the Gate Join Dave Arden and Jamey Johnson as they recall their respective journeys from insecurity as speakers to confidence as communicators. Learn the secrets that set them free as you listen to this week’s episode of...

Jesus the ”Well” in ”Well-Spoken Word”

Jesus the ”Well” in ”Well-Spoken Word”

Jesus the "Well" in "Well-Spoken Word" Host Dave Arden welcomes his guest Jamey Johnson to plumb the depths of his experience as a “Well” spoken pastor and teacher. Let their conversation wash over you today, on this episode of the Well Spoken Word. Today, Dave Arden...

Words Well Spoken Podcast

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...

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...

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...

Chosen to Speak Archive

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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Profiles of Great Speakers from the Past

Profiles of Great Speakers from the Past

Words have power. When young Freddy listened to Miss Sophia read the Bible aloud, he knew he wanted to read the Bible too. He asked if he might be taught how to read.  Miss Sophia agreed, and he quickly mastered the alphabet and the ability to speak the letters aloud. Soon he was reading two- and three-letter words.

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A Helpful Read

Chosen to Speak is a very enjoyable and uplifting read that explores the biblical character of Moses in a light that is relatable to all walks of life. The powerful message of God’s Word is here presented in an inspiring and easily understandable form that encourages the reader to confront the fears of public speaking and the challenges of life through the vehicle of faith. As Moses was led by God’s grace in spite of his human flaws and personal failings we are called to experience such grace as well. This insightful recounting of the Exodus story highlights the trials of the human condition as a personal journey which at times though daunting and painful, is nonetheless guided by the comforting and omnipotent hand of God. Chosen to Speak is a self reflective guide to personal growth and a deeper understanding of Gods involvement in human nature.
Studying this book helped me to put a greater trust in God and His plan and compelled me to view myself and others as created in His image, drawn to reconciliation.

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More Courage and Confidence

Taking the course of Chosen to Speak has helped me to have courage and confidence in speaking. My faith in God has developed just like Moses when he went to face Pharaoh.  It has also help min preparing my voice and allowed me to reach other people confidently.   

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Testimony from Moscow 2

 I want to share a little my perspective about your course that we took together ... It was just a wonderful course, which was very useful for me.  Good time.  I remember how I ran fast from work, read in the subway, studied, and prepared for the zoom ?. What did I...

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Testimony from Moscow

Hello, my name is Sergey. I am a missionary in Moscow.  I read the book Chosen to Speak. I really liked it because the book was written on the basis of biblical stories about Moses and the chosen people. It is connected with the living testimony of the author Dave....

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How Long is Too Long?

How Long is Too Long?

When the Speaker Mauls The Listener (Acts 20)  Even for the great speaker, there are off days when things go south.  Consider the dynamic voice of Apostle Paul, who starts churches, writes a big portion of the New Testament, and will even one day speak in front of...

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