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Friday, October 23, 2015

Links to my other blogs

I continue to work on and add to each one of these to keep them active and up to date. Constantly adding my old material and adding fresh content.

Title: Click on the title below to go to blog Brief description of each blog
Off-The-Church-Walls Humor blog
Real Life Quotes Growing Quote collection.
Real Life Enrichment Practical information for everyday life.
Parable Inspiring devotional illustrations
Preacher Points Place for sermon outlines and resources
Kevin Rayner's Ministry to God @ The Edmond Church of Christ Many current resources currently being used at the Edmond Church of Christ
Edmond Oklahoma SAM's Information for helping Seniors
Rayner Resources Hub for my information online
Magnify Jesus A look at the Christ's life and teachings
Christ's Church Reflecting on the followers of Christ
Real Life Conversion How lives are changed by Christ
Oaks of Righteousness Where to focus on becoming more fully devoted followers of Christ
"Overtime Church" More challenging thoughts for the disciple that is most serious about Jesus. Theology for the night owl, weekend worker, or Bible student who wants to learn more.
Kevin's Komment Online commentary and resources to better understand scripture.
Real Life Servant Maker For the Christian growing with a Christ-like servant attitude toward others.
Becoming Great Neighbors Encouragement to love and serve your neighbor
Edmond Church of ChristHospitality Helping each Christian become more hospitable.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Learn the Formula to a Funny Story for Your Next Presentation

How to share a funny story in a presentation.


Unless you're a natural comedian, it's hard to come up with our own comedic material. This three step formula helps anyone come up with an easily scripted joke.

Inc interviewed David Nihill and asked him how inexperienced presenters can add humor to a speech. He says it's easy to find a personal story that related to the topic you're presenting and using it to connect to the audience. Once you find that story, you'll need to:
  1. Set up the story in a relatable way. "You ideally want everyone in the room to be like, 'yeah, that happened to me,'" Nihill said.
  2. Get specific and make it about it you. Start telling them about your own crazy experience.
  3. Deliver the unexpected. At this point, the audience assumes that they know where you're going with this. But you're most likely to get a laugh if you can surprise them.

If you've watched Seinfeld, you'll see that they often follow this formula in some way. You may not get your own TV show by following this, but you'll be able to use humor to get the audience to chuckle a few times and stay engaged.

For more on this, go to
How to Be Truly Funny in Your Next Presentation | Inc.com

For humor, go to my blog at
http://off-the-church-walls.blogspot.com/

W. Oregon Sara Tucholsky first HR - ultimate sportsmanship

Western Oregon Sara Tucholsky hit her first career HR with the help from Central Washington - ultimate sportsmanship. She tore her ACL running back to 1st as she missed it initially. Ump she if didn't run the bases by herself, the HR wouldn't count. If her teammates touched her, it would be void.

The opposing team saw her pain and did the unexpected, they picked her up and helped her touch each base.
Central Washington lost the game, 4-2 
Sportsmanship at its best.



The Five-to-Fold Decision-Making Model

I recently came across a decision making model. Check it out and tell me what you think.


For the details, go over to http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2014/10/04/the-five-to-fold-decision-making-model/

How to Start Your Own Podcast for Sermons


Step One: Narrow Your Topic and Find Your Niche
Step Two: Download, Install, and Set Up Audacity
Step Three: Record and Edit Your Podcast In Audacity
Step Four: Tag and Export Your MP3 File In Audacity
Step Five: Pick a Strong Name and Create a Cover Art Image
Step Six: Find a Place to Host Your Podcast
Step Seven: Get Your Podcast on iTunes

For details, head over to LifeHacker.