Great post from Seth Godin on what makes a great presenter.
Bottom line if you don’t love your audience, you’ll never be great. When it comes to preaching, if you don’t love the people you are speaking with then they won’t care.
Perry Noble, Mark Driscoll, Rob Bell, Erwin McManus, Rick Warren . . . all of these guys are great preachers, and you know that in their heart there is a great amount of love for the people who are receiving their message. They preach because they love.
Too many sermons are preached because it’s sunday, or because they think the preacher thinks they are really smart. But if you don’t love your audience you will be found out.
“As the talk (pitch/presentation/interview) begins, don’t focus your energy or concern on yourself. It’s not about you. It’s about them. The presenter who loves his audience the most, wins.”