Speaking at retreats is one of my favorite things. I had the opportunity to lead a retreat this weekend, and I was reminded how much I love women’s retreats! Most speakers either prefer key-notes or retreats, and I’m definitely a retreat girl.
I thought about how much time I’ve spent on this blog talking about the work of speaking. It IS work and very hard work when we take the responsibility seriously. I want to spend the space today, though, reflecting on the joys of speaking. Here are a few of my favorite things:
- Watching faces express the heart’s response to God’s Word
- Hearing women talk about their plans for transformation in small groups
- The shock of listening to my own words and realizing that I needed them all over again
- “Playing” during free time and breakouts. I love to hear a room of laughing women!
Those are just a few things that I love about speaking. What are your favorite things?
I’d also love to tell you about a new service that we’ve just added to our menu of services. Some of you may have looked at our list of services and thought, “But what I need as a speaker isn’t even described here!” For you we have added a Speaker Coaching Service where you get to help set the agenda. The service includes a free initial consultation call and five 30-minute phone calls with assignments and feedback that meets your current needs as your speaking ministry grows. I’d also love to hear if you have any other suggestions for services that you need!