It’s Sunday. This means a few things.
1. Men and women are walking out on stages all across this country to communicate through song and speech.
2. Men and women are walking out on stage all across this country and are pulling stuff out their bootie because they know people will show up.
3. Hundreds of thousands of people are hoping that someone will deliver a life changing message today.
Sunday is the day when more stages are filled with more people than any other day of the week.
As I type this Jamie Dickens is bringing the heat on the Buckhead Church stage.
That’s him in the picture.
He’s killing it. Amazing. Maybe he read these already.
For those of you who communicate in any way, shape or form, these should challenge you.
Every speaker at the Ted Conference must follow these rules. And they actually do!
The TED Commandments – rules every speaker needs to know
1. Thou Shalt Not Simply Trot Out thy Usual Shtick.
2. Thou Shalt Dream a Great Dream, or Show Forth a Wondrous New Thing, Or Share Something Thou Hast Never Shared Before.
3. Thou Shalt Reveal thy Curiosity and Thy Passion.
4. Thou Shalt Tell a Story.
5. Thou Shalt Freely Comment on the Utterances of Other Speakers for the Sake of Blessed Connection and Exquisite Controversy.
6. Thou Shalt Not Flaunt thine Ego. Be Thou Vulnerable. Speak of thy Failure as well as thy Success.
7. Thou Shalt Not Sell from the Stage: Neither thy Company, thy Goods, thy Writings, nor thy Desperate need for Funding; Lest Thou be Cast Aside into Outer Darkness.
8. Thou Shalt Remember all the while: Laughter is Good.
9. Thou Shalt Not Read thy Speech.
10. Thou Shalt Not Steal the Time of Them that Follow Thee.
The message is too important to not be intentional.
Keep preaching preachas!!!