Wow. I have never featured two video posts in a row here on the Desperate Pastor blog, but Nancy Duarte's TEDx East talk (which I discovered on Michael Hyatt's excellent blog) is such a fine followup to
Preachers, what if someone charted how often people laugh, clap (or say "amen," if you prefer), or marvel in our messages?
Preachers, what if we more intentionally used repetition, song and poetry, and the other techniques (more intuitive than intentional) of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.?
Preachers, what if we mapped our sermons like she does?
Preaching for a response involves far more than the last 3-5 minutes of a sermon. It can and should be a function of how the whole thing is constructed.