"I am the vine; you are the branches." (John 15:5)

Being a Great Communicator

My favorite role model in recent history is Ronald Reagan. My favorite quote of his is: “There is no limit the amount of good you can do, if you don’t care who gets the credit.” That quote comes to me occasionally and when I’m paying attention, it usually prompts me to keep my mouth shut. That’s the role I want my words to have in other people’s lives. 

I frequently pray that the things we discuss in our groups are the things that people remember when they are fighting temptation or depression. The times when Satan wants to plant anger, resentment or bitterness in them. The times when the soul fights the fights that at times seem unwinnable. This is when I want most to be a great communicator. Just as the words of my mentors influence me positively, I want the things we talk about in our groups to plant the seeds that come to people at those critical moments and prompt them to do the right things, encourage them to stay in the fight, and inspire them to great things. 

Jesus used simple stories to demonstrate the principles he was teaching and two thousand years later they still impact us. Over the next few articles, I’ll explore a few aspects of great communication. Great communicators are relevant, authentic and they focus on the listener. What are your thoughts on great communication?


August 12, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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