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Appreciating that the Medium is the Message

Shenay April 4, 2023
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Appreciating that the Medium is the Message

Your life is preaching a powerful message!

Listeners/viewers are listening to/viewing who you are more than what you are saying.

Novice speakers tend to put all of their ‘eggs’ in the ‘basket’ of formulating their talks, rather than shaping their own lives. High level communicators know that the development of who they are communicates more powerfully than the words that they say.

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When Paul was coaching his protégé (Timothy), he emphasized watching his life and doctrine closely (1 Tim. 4:16) rather than coming up with clever talks.

Marshall Mcluhan famously observed that “the medium is the message”. This suggests that the audience needs to see that you have actively taken steps to grow in the area that you are speaking about, that you have some wins, and that you know some action steps they should take.


On a scale of 1-10, how often are you speaking from experience when you give talks?


Think about it.

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  • Appreciating that the Medium is the Message

    Posted by Shenay on April 18, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    In what ways is your life reinforcing the words in your talks, and in what ways may your life be speaking a different message than your words?

    Abayomi replied 8 months, 2 weeks ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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    Deleted User
    May 10, 2023 at 1:35 pm
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    My life reinforces my words by speaking out of my experience, abiding in Christ, my mindset, preparation and building relationships; however, I need to work more on being a consistent learner and ensure that I am speaking out of a place of wholeness or our of the process of healing.

  • Abayomi

    October 6, 2023 at 3:33 pm
    Rank: Level 1

    The medium of a message is important in public speaking, and people are listening to you more than the content.

    Having these facts in mind, you should speak from experience, abiding in Christ and resolve to be a lifelong leaner, a researcher, and an avid Bible student.

    Your life will not contradict your words if you prepare adequately well, working on your mindset and watching your lifestyle, allowing God to take over.

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