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by Rob Lamont
Rob Lamont started paid youth Ministry in 1978 and is evangelical, reformed, (That means Bible believing) and has written these resources from a Biblically conservative position.

Rob has worked for such groups as Bible Society and Scripture Union and is a Westminster Presbyterian Minister.

Rob currently is the Scripture teacher and chaplain at Kellyville High School ( A state High School in Sydney , Au)
where he teaches Christian Education, runs 3 Bible studies and 6 prayer groups) He also coordinates Scripture teaching for Rouse Hill High School. He has preached for over 20 different denominations
and lectured at numerous Bible Colleges.


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PUBLIC SPEAKING
What is Public speaking?
It is the method by which a person coveys to a number of other persons his thoughts, ideas and desires. 

What is a successful talk?
One where the audience understands, remembers and responses! 

What makes up a talk?
 Content:   What is said. 
 Presentation:   How it is said. 

Why speak?
You have something important to say. 
 

CONTENT

  Simple 
  Relevant 
  Sufficient 
  Accurate 
  Precise 
  Well-illustrated. Why use two illustrations if one is clear. 
  Flow
 
 

PREPARATION

  Understand the topic 
  A useable framework:  Introduction 
     Argument 
     Conclusion 
  Research, books etc. 
  Sift through the material 
  Draft 
  Notes 
  Summary 
  Memorize
 
 

Presentation

  Friendly 
  Confident 
  Sincere 
  Self-controlled 
 
 

Appearance

  Body Language 
  Clothing 
  Voice 
 

Delivery

  Natural 
  Vital 
  Pleasant 
  Expressive 
  Tone 
  Volume 
  Rate 
  Important ideas 
  Visual Aids 
 

Warnings

  Stories with no meaning 
  Rambling 
  Long sentences 
  Stories for no real reason 

PRACTICE THE FOLLOWING

Off the cuff  (Spontaneous)
Story
Planned
Testimony
Call to response


What are the most important qualities

of a youth leader?

by Rob Lamont 1992  Updated in 2009


1 is Unimportant   2 some Importance    3 Important  Very Important 4

THE GOOD LEADER...

1. Helps new members to settle in       1 2 3 4
2. Helps members with there personal problems   1 2 3 4
3. Gives responsibility to members     1 2 3 4
4. Makes sure activities are not destructive or dangerous  1 2 3 4
5. Selects the members of the group personally   1 2 3 4
6. Encourages new members to develop their own skills  1 2 3 4
7. Sees that the fees are paid     1 2 3 4
8. Expects members to attend regularly    1 2 3 4
9. Sees that the facilities are always tidy    1 2 3 4
10. Understands each member personally    1 2 3 4
11. Sees that members ideas are properly considered  1 2 3 4
12. Knows how the group fits into the overall plan   1 2 3 4
13. Is fair with all his dealings with people    1 2 3 4
14. sees and talks to each member regularly   1 2 3 4
15. Does a good job of planning and organising   1 2 3 4
16. Is punctual       1 2 3 4
17. Makes allowances for differences in people   1 2 3 4
18. Keeps written records of club events    1 2 3 4
19. Lets the members know what is expected of them  1 2 3 4
20. Informs members of proposed changes   1 2 3 4
21. trains up people for leadership     1 2 3 4
22. gives the members responsibilities    1 2 3 4
23. Maintains good discipline     1 2 3 4
24. Lets members help in decision making    1 2 3 4
25. Knows the background of all members    1 2 3 4
26. Gets the members to help keep the place tidy   1 2 3 4
27. Is trustworthy       1 2 3 4
28. Knows how to stop trouble before it begins   1 2 3 4
29. Arrange activities with other groups    1 2 3 4
30. Sees that the right equipment is available   1 2 3 4
31. Controls all the money      1 2 3 4
32. Is able to allow change      1 2 3 4
33. Is a good Public speaker     1 2 3 4