Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Leadership Promises - Learn From a Master Communicator

"Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said, 'Men of Athens, I perceive that in all things you are very religious; for as I was passing through and considering the objects of your worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: TO THE UNKNOWN GOD. Therefore, the One whom you worship without knowing, Him I proclaim to you.'"  Acts 17:22-23
Leadership Promises - Learn From a Master Communicator
Leadership Promises - Learn From a Master Communicator.
In the four sermons that Luke records in the book of Acts, Peter, Stephen, and Paul, all practiced the Law of Connection, which says that leaders touch a heart before they ask for a hand. Paul's sermon recorded in Acts 17 is a masterpiece. He connected brilliantly with people from a different culture, showing he understood both Greek society and human needs.

Notice how a master communicator connected with his audience:
  1. He began with affirmation.
  2. He bridged his subjects with the familiar.
  3. He enlarged their vision of God.
  4. He used inclusive language.
  5. He gave them encouragement and hope.
  6. He identified with some of their own poets.
  7. He gave them specific action steps.
  8. Only when Paul had built relational bridges with the people, did he issue a clear call to repent.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible. Good day!

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