getting in the flow while speaking

By October 18, 2012Preaching

Yesterday, I mentioned that when I’m “in the flow” the words seem to come naturally.  This led me to think: how does one get in the flow while speaking or preaching?  (Let’s all stipulate principle number one is prayer).

For me, this is when I know I am in the flow:

  • My focus is not on myself but on magnifying Jesus.
  • My concern is not about how I appear but does the audience understand.
  • My desire is to see lives changed regardless of whether I get a “good job” at the door.
  • My purpose is singular, clear, and compelling.
  • I’m not thinking ahead; I’m simply speaking.

If you do much public speaking, how do you know when you’re in the flow?