Gospel of Jesus Christ: Session 7

Welcome back and this is session eight of the course. In this session, we’ll have a take a look at creating audience participation and creating slides of for your sermon. In order to get audience participation, you need to get them somehow involved in what you’re saying. Not an easy task because especially older folk and nations just say older. How about for people, could be young could be old in general have been attending church for a number of years. They have not gotten involved in the sermon. They basically you’re sat there and been somewhat lectured to for anywhere from 20 The 30 minutes. Most of our preachers Don’t try to get involved. But if you can get your contract the congregation we’re preaching to involved in what you’re talking about, to touch those emotions of theirs to say things that will get them to look at you and go, okay, explain that perhaps you can get them involved in that way. Another way to do it, but this is going to be a little difficult for you to do. If you know the people around a pastor looking at this class, as you get to know the people, you can start bringing them into the story or into the sermon or into the narrative, whatever you happen to be doing. question you have to be careful because as you get to meet people in the congregation, you get to know them. You get to learn parts. have their lives that they did not want you to be talking about. Obviously you don’t. But once you know people, there might be ways to get them involved. One thing you can also work on. And again, some of this may not work until you’ve been in a church several times, you know, some people, you can actually start asking them non rhetorical questions. But be careful, because never quite know what the answer is going to be. And if you open up the session, your sermon session a little too much, they might start asking questions that you’re not in a position to answer, and he can throw you off from the Outliner that you’re working with. Now, of course, if you’re working on transcripts or off transcripts, probably a little tough to get that involved in that way, because you’re doubling down on the transcript and that’s fine. No problem using transcripts. So what I’ve just described may or may not work for you. There are a couple things you can do in the sense of movement, if you can remove, and again, this might be difficult if you’re reading transcripts. But if you’re moving from side to side, if you’re going up and down aisles careful with I also explain that a second. As you’re moving, their eyes are moving or their heads are turning. And as long as they’re doing something physical like this. Then they’re paying attention. They’re watching when you’re moving, and then you come out from beside behind the podium. Now they see all of you and you can make these more grandiose hand gestures. You can they’ll see walking, they’ll see a movie, never turn Your back on the congregation. That’s a very important presentation skill. You couldn’t turn sideways so they see your profile. Never show them your back. And idea. The best professors I ever had in college, and then wrote on the board return particular to the board when I was teaching at your college for those years back in the 80s. And I wrote on the whiteboards, they agree sports back then I would turn sideways. So you get a side profile, not a reader profile, if you will. Be careful about that. If you’re reading transcripts, motion is going to be hands. If you can do this once in a while and turn down some kind of movement. Notice movement like a twitch like that that’s a bad idea. But if you don’t move and their eyes are fixed on you, you have the chance of them falling asleep. movements that are bad. I’ve seen people with reading glasses, you know, they have them halfway down the nose, and then all of a sudden that’s a distraction motion. Want to try and move off. What I try to do now isn’t motion but while I’m thinking of it, let’s see if I get into the correct position here. Yeah, notice my eyes have just disappeared. You’re seeing the glare of the computer. As you notice, a lot of times I’ll tilt my head backwards. On depends on which camera I’m using. This is the webcam on the PC. And you’ll see me do this every so often because I’m trying to get rid of my hair. I’m trying to get rid of the glare there it is a recommendation to get around that is anti reflective coating glasses. Why? Because people will not trust you. And this is not something they think about. It’s just something that happens if they can’t see your eyes. So you want to make sure they can see your eyes. And our reflective coatings on glasses do that in reflective curtains. I always have trouble with them because they tend to break apart. That’s another small issue. Even if you’re doing reading glasses only. See there’s the glare again. Let me flip over to this camera. I don’t know. If you’re going to see the glare here. Even if you’re going to get reading glasses. It’s not a bad idea to spend Extra 3040 bucks, if that’s what they think they cost to get the anti reflective coating put on face to consider as you’re putting together your, your sermon. And again, I’m talking about presentation skills, because you don’t want the people snoring at you. Alright, this concludes this session. And of course, there is a worksheet for you to work on. And we’ll talk again in session number eight. concluded otherwise there was one more slight thing one more topic we needed. This call this addendum to session seven, and that is creating slides. Now the slide that I’m showing that you’re saying is a good way to compose slides. There are books on conference position that you can get. Notice what I’ve done here is and this is different than all the other slides you’ve seen. I wanted you to see a difference here. I’m using a black back. Some very, very simple because you want people to be able to on the slide quickly, if you put and I’ve done this with fancy collars and you could buy these packages called juice drops. And there’s a whole thing called a got tons of them too. The problem is, is people can’t read them the best black and white or white on black, I should say. As you can see on the slide I have also African and right now printing exclusively on my slides black backgrounds. Pick In that fit, if I google creating slides, what I found notice that underneath the slide with the thorough credit or graphics credit, you do need to put down where these things are coming from. Because it’s not yours. If you don’t do that it’s plagiarism. And then your work professional people here. We need to do with that. That one thing right. The way I can pop slides is for each nurse’s aide on the on. The graphic is on the left side of the graphic is on the right side. The graphic size is about the size of the text box. You take a look it’s pretty darn close. All right now font and font sizes I’m going to give you the ones that appear to work the best push you have the right to do what was in the title, scientifically bring 40 point Don’t make them too large because they overwhelm this slide 40 seems to be a very good number. And for the the text box, the how to make great slides Aereo and I shoot for 32. Sometimes I have to come down to 28. If I have too much information on the slides, you have to be careful about that. Don’t need lots of words don’t read full sentences. You want to cut it down. So it’s the smallest amount of words possible, but it’s still missing information. Remember, there was no you were not listening to in reading slides. The thorough credit which goes over the graphics credit which goes underneath the graphic, excuse me or the photo, fill 14 music if it’s a really long credit seems to work. Okay, this is the agenda. And I know now we’re done with session seven. So I’ll see you in session eight.