Book Review: “Resonate” by Nancy Duarte

Posted by nbarnes on October 25, 2010 in Books and Reading |

“Movements are started, products are purchased, philosophies are adopted, subject matter is mastered — all with the help of presentations. Great presenters transform audiences.”


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Malls, Beaches and Thrift Stores: Preaching Part 2

Posted by nbarnes on July 14, 2009 in Practical Advice on Faith |

Today is a sermon prep day, or at least that what it says on my iCal page. Actually, what it says, inside the big green block, is “Sermon Prep, Study and Reading.”


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Preaching the ADHD Way

Posted by nbarnes on July 10, 2009 in Books and Reading, My Life, Practical Advice on Faith |

I have come to see my ADHD as a blessing when it comes to preparing messages, and gaining a different perspective on what the scriptures are trying to communicate. Some of my most profound messages have come about as I chased a rabbit down yet another trail led by my distracted brain, only to find a beautiful paradise of understanding at the end of the trail.


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The TED Commandments

Posted by nbarnes on June 28, 2009 in Practical Advice on Faith |

These have been around for quite a while, but I thought it was worth giving them a fresh voice again.   If you are a communicator of any sort, these are some great things to keep in mind while you’re preparing.  Some of them won’t apply, obviously, in every setting, but good thoughts nonetheless.


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