Karen Jordan

Facing Criticism and Rejection

When Jesus finished telling these stories, he left there, returned to his hometown, and gave a lecture in the meetinghouse. He made a real hit, impressing everyone. “We had no idea he was this good!” they said. “How did he get so wise, get such ability?” But in the next breath they were cutting him… Continue reading Facing Criticism and Rejection

Anita Agers Brooks

Captivating Your Speaking and Writing Audience

Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, ProductivityExpert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and national speaker. Anita is also the author of, First Hired, Last Fired -- How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. Now available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Books a Million, Lifeway, Christianbook.com, select Walmart's, plus many fine stores,… Continue reading Captivating Your Speaking and Writing Audience

Anita Agers Brooks

Traveling, Speaking, and Writing, Oh My

Still traveling and speaking -- hope you're still writing and laughing. Just in case, here's another funny to keep your stomach muscles exercised. But a word of warning, if you aren't a writer, you may not get it. This one is literally a few seconds long. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i64ZZ7KkFNs Anita Fresh Faith Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational… Continue reading Traveling, Speaking, and Writing, Oh My

Kathyrn Graves

What to Wear

Fashion Favor. A friend approached me for a favor. She was scheduled as the featured speaker at a large women's event and she didn't know what to wear. She wondered if I'd be willing to help her. Another friend, whose husband was running for U.S. Congress, asked if I'd help her shop for some clothes to… Continue reading What to Wear

Kathyrn Graves

Speaking–On the Other Side of Comfortable

"Writing and speaking go together like a hand and glove." These words from Florence Littauer, founder of CLASS for Christian leaders, authors and speakers, reverberates in my head. All kinds of excuses for not speaking fill my thoughts, but I reject each. There is no acceptable excuse for writers not to speak. Maybe you, like me,… Continue reading Speaking–On the Other Side of Comfortable

Kathyrn Graves

Just Tell the Stories

Reading over some writing articles the other day reminded me of something I told a friend this week as he prepared the eulogy for another friend. Marshall was asked by Glenna's family to write down some memories as they gathered to reminisce about her life, organize them, and read the resulting work at her funeral.… Continue reading Just Tell the Stories

Kathyrn Graves

Out from Under the Overhead Cart

My friend, Carolyn, asked me if I was doing any writing. She'd been asking for months, and aways the answer was the same. "Not yet." Although I felt God's call on my life to write, I was terrified. The conviction twisted my insides into knots. A few days later, an old memory replayed in my mind. "Your assignment… Continue reading Out from Under the Overhead Cart