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A Christian Communication Seminar for men and women
What is Speak Up With Confidence?
Speak Up With Confidence is a two-day seminar for men and women who are interested in developing the skill of speaking with greater confidence, clarity and creativity.
In this seminar, you will gain the tools necessary to craft a meaningful message and learn to effectively share it with an audience. This is an invaluable learning experience for those at most levels of public speaking – from small groups to large audiences. You will have an
opportunity to practice what you are learning in small interactive groups.
Your options include learning how to prepare your personal testimony, how to study and teach the Bible with clarity, and how to develop unforgettable illustrations and powerful delivery skills. (You may also choose to prepare a customized message that meets your personal, ministry or organization’s needs)
You will also have the opportunity to choose and attend two specialized workshops.
The primary goal of Speak Up With Confidence is to bring God glory in our leadership roles by improving the quality of Christian communication.
Meet The Instructor
Carol is a popular national and international public speaker best known for being dynamic, humorous, encouraging, and biblical. She has been a keynote speaker at many arena events including She has been a keynote speaker at many arena events, including Women of Faith, Extraordinary Women, and Women of Joy.
She regularly appears on a wide variety of nationally syndicated radio and television broadcasts.
She is the president of Speak Up Speaker Services, a Christian speakers’ bureau, and the founder and director of Speak Up With Confidence seminars, a ministry committed to helping Christians develop their communication skills. She has also founded the nonprofit organization, Speak Up for Hope, which benefits inmates and their families.
She holds a master’s degree in communication arts and a bachelor’s degree in speech education. She has taught speech and drama, and directed women’s ministries at a large Midwestern church. She is also on the advisory boards of the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association and MOPS International.
Optional Workshops Choose 1 per session
Unleash ‘Your’ Creative Potential
Team teaching by Anne and Don Denmark Bio
“Life continually involves problem solving. Creativity is the key to figuring out how to get from point A to point B. When you’ve never done it. It is the act of generating new ideas. Without creativity, you run the risk of becoming obsolete in our rapidly changing marketplace.” – Rick Warren
Refresh your speaking by developing your God-given gift of creativity.
The Information Age gave us rich resources. What today’s world needs is your creativity to present information and solid truth in new ways. Your message must address new problems, reach new ears, and transform hearts. Sharpen your creative edge by exploring thinking techniques of highly creative people.
Unleash your creative potential as you specifically develop new perspectives for speaking topics,playfully explore your speaking niche, break down fear barriers and put your thoughts into production.
The Masterful MC
Ginger Shaw Bio
Master of Ceremonies? You usually end up with one of two kinds: the “natural”, upfront personality, who does an off-the-cuff job; or, the exhausted meeting planner, who is too consumed by other details to focus on this important role. Being a MASTERful MC takes planning, preparation, and presentation skills unique to the job. Join us in IMPROMPTU CAFE where we will explore the characteristics and the communication skills of an excellent MC. Includes creating a climate, opening with flair, making great introductions, keeping the program on track, handling the unexpected, and ending strong.
Hopelifter: Spreading Hope When Life Hurts
Kathe Wunnenberg Bio
When someone you know is suffering, what do you do, say or pray? How do you offer encouragement and communicate hope to hurting people?
Whether it’s mailing Kleenex to a grieving friend, mobilizing a multitude for a strategic cause, or offering a timely word or a tangible gift to a stranger, when you are willing, God can and will transform anything in your life into hope for others.
This workshop will:
- Enlarge your understanding about hope
- Encourage your creativity
- Equip you to be a hopelifter and communicate hope to just about anybody!
Turn Your Writing into Speaking
Judith Couchman Bio
Are you a writer with online or printed material? Turn your writing into speaking! Your blogs, books, scripts, articles, letters, curricula, and social networking can shape formal speeches and casual presentations to groups. If you consider yourself more a writer than a speaker, more an introvert than an extrovert, this session offers a workable philosophy and practical guidelines for using your written work as a springboard for speaking. The more you publish, the more likely you’ll be invited to speak. In this session you might discover you’re already halfway prepared.
Reaching Your Audience with ‘Style’
Team Teaching by Don and Anne Denmark Bio
Communicate so your audience will ‘hear’ your message. We naturally communicate using our dominant learning style. This workshop looks at how you see your world and information. It then combines how your brain processes and stores information. Four styles evolve from this analysis.
Bring one of your prepared messages or an outline and we will work together to identify key teaching and presentation techniques to impact your audience with each of the styles.
Aim for Results
Bonnie Emmorey Bio
Are you interested in taking your speaking to the next level? Do you want to go from Inspirational to Transformational? This session will give you the tools to make that happen. Discover the secret to having your audience actually remember and apply your message to their own lives. Learn to work within an aim frame and you will never be long-winded again. This technique will give your audience take home value.
Moving People from Compassion to ACTion
Ginger Shaw Bio
Are you passionate about a social issue or injustice in your community or world? Do you want to speak up and “do something” but don’t know where to begin? Perhaps you’ve just returned from a mission trip or long to go on one and need to share the need or mobilize support. How do you speak up with confidence so others will hear and get involved? In this workshop you will learn ways to move from an idea of compassion to reality with ACTion.
Prayer Strategies for Speakers
Kathe Wunnenberg Bio
Speakers need a strategic network of people to “lift them” through obstacles, opportunities, transitions, seasons and success. They also need an intentional plan to nurture themselves. Whether you’re a new or seasoned speaker or somewhere in between, in this workshop you will experience creative ways to strategize, mobilize and personalize prayer in practical ways so you can speak and lead well.
Comments about Speak Up With Confidence
Dennis and Barbara Rainey, National Directors, Family Ministry, Campus Crusade for Christ
P. Matthews, Director, Creative Ministries, Inc., Fort Wayne, Indiana
Kathe Wunnenberg, President/Founder, Hopelifters Unlimited, Phoenix, Arizona
Your registration fee includes:
- Your choice of 2 workshops
- 2 days of interactive training
- Seminar notebook
- Lunch on both days
- Only $175!
There are a limited number of partial scholarships available for the seminar.
If you need financial assistance to attend, please email Kathe (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request this help.
For more information or for special group rates or payment options, contact Kathe at 602 402 9718
Space is limited. Register today!
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To Register by Mail
Enclose your check (made out to Hopelifters) and your registration form and mail to:
3502 E Desert Willow Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85044
For more information or for special group rates or payment options, contact Kathe at 602 402 9718
If experience is life’s best teacher… then leadership is her toughest test.
Ginger Shaw has been involved in leadership in business, ministry, civic and non-profit organizations, and finds the challenges invigorating and life-changing. Through these experiences she has come to find her greatest strength as leader is through applying Biblical principles, and her joy is to equip and encourage others to discover and express their own leadership styles.
An energetic and engaging speaker, Ginger believes learning should be engaging and fun, and incorporates humor, learning games, and lively discussion into her workshops. A communications and leadership trainer, she has served on several non-profit boards and in many ministry roles, including Women’s Ministry director, Bible study teacher, and retreat coordinator and speaker.
As founder and director of FreeThem Road, anti-human trafficking advocacy, awareness and training, Ginger helps in building a network of anti-HT advocates, lobbying for stronger legislation, supporting survivor-service organizations… moving people from compassion to action.
San Diego is home to Ginger and her husband… California home to our adult children and three of the cutest grandkiddos you’d ever meet.
619.590-0044; cell 619.322-8795
Bonnie Emmorey has been blessed with a rich family heritage. From growing up as a preacher’s kid amidst four sisters and one brother, to living with three men (her husband, Ron, and sons), her life has been full. Bonnie, (B.A. in Speech, B.S. in Education) has been on the Speak Up Conference teaching team since its beginning, and is now the conference director. She is a speaker consultant for men and women across the country, assisting in developing and organizing presentations. Bonnie will help you learn to think in outline form making your talks more memorable. She will assist you in moving your speeches from inspirational to transformational.
Bonnie & Ron are also involved in prison ministry. Bonnie is the director of Speak Up For Hope, a non-profit organization working to connect churches with prisons and assisting chaplains in meeting the needs of prisoners, as well a passing on hope and encouragement to those outside the razor wire.
For additional information, go to www.SpeakUpForHope.org.
Anne L. Denmark
Anne L. Denmark is a Professional Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. She works with ministry leaders and those desiring to influence lives for Christ. She also serves as a faculty member for the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. As an Entrepreneur, in her life coaching business, Life Discovery Coaching she uses her gift of encouragement to cultivate transformational growth in individual lives and relationships. People describe her as a gracious and wise woman who listens to hearts. She says, “that’s because I am the mother of three young adults and the grandmother of three lively grandchildren. I really need to listen to God’s heart.”
Anne has a master’s degree in Education and an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Studies. She has experienced burnout, sudden losses, two life-threatening accidents, and many relocations. These experiences shaped her deep understanding that life is fragile and every day is a gift of discovery from God.
Anne and her husband Don live in Tucson, Arizona.
Dr. Donald M Denmark MD, MMM
Chief Medical Officer of Carondelet St Joseph’s Hospital and Lead CMO of Carondelet Health Network.
Dr. Don Denmark uses his gift of medical administration to improve the delivery of healthcare. He is responsible for a medical staff of 1,925 physicians. With years of experience in private practice both in Canada and the U.S., he has been honored as one of America’s top family doctors, and as “Teacher of the Year” for Great Plains Family Practice Residency Program.
Don is a humble gentleman of discipline who gets the job done. He is skilled at changing corporate cultures and negotiating conflicts. His daily walks with God keep him physically and spiritually fit. Don and his wife Anne are masterful leadership trainers and continue to work together in ministry. Don and Anne currently live and work in Tucson, Arizona.
Kathe Wunnenberg is a hopelifter. She believes God can use anything you offer Him-a place, possession, person, or personal life experience-and transform it into a meaningful resource of hope for someone in need that can be multiplied. Known for her visionary leadership, creativity, and compassion- in-action lifestyle, Kathe is a communicator and connector who loves to offer biblical solutions and practical resources for real-life problems.
God has sustained her through numerous life challenges including infertility, miscarriages, adoption, carrying a child with a fatal birth defect, the loss of her son, starting, leading and leaving a ministry, depression, birthing babies in her forties, and parenting extreme children…yet she allows her hurts to be used to help others. A former media sales executive and director of a non-profit organization, Kathe is currently the founder and president of Hopelifters Unlimited, a resource and training organization she started in 2005.
In 2010 she launched Hopelifters Hope on Wheels, Christ centered chartered bus day away adventures to encourage hurting and weary women. Her annual “Mother’s Who Have Lost Children’s Bus” is one of her favorites. She also creates and offers specialized retreats for small groups of women. Kathe is the author of four books: Hopelifter: Spreading Hope When Life Hurts, Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, Grieving The Child I Never Knew, and Longing for a Child. She is a consultant, freelance writer, speaker, mentor and serves as a trainer for Carol Kent’s, annual Speak Up Conference in Michigan. Kathe lives in Phoenix with her husband and their three sons.
By the third grade Judith Couchman knew she wanted to write. Then after she became a published writer, readers invited her to speak to writers and Christian groups. With trembling knees and a churning stomach, Judith gradually added public speaking to her career—and eventually she learned to enjoy it.
Judith has published 44 books, compilations, Bible studies, and contributions to Bible projects. Whatever the topic, Judith leads readers to consider their spiritual transformation in everyday life. Her brand focuses on “Living with Purpose and Passion,” promoting finding your purpose, spiritual transformation, and making a difference in the world.
Judith has worked as a full-time freelance writer, speaker, and writing coach for eighteen years. During this time she created the Write the Vision retreats, intensive weekend gatherings for female writers, and the Designing a Woman’s Life seminar, a one- to two-day workshop helping women find their purpose and passion in life. She’s also spoken to professional and women’s groups around the country, and has served as a magazine teacher and consultant to nonprofit organizations overseas. In recent years she’s spoken to groups in Belgium, Bulgaria, Germany, Lithuania, Romania, and Switzerland.
Before working as an author, Judith founded and served as editor-in-chief of Clarity, a national magazine for women. She’s held jobs as an editor, journalism teacher, communications director, and public relations practitioner. She’s also received national awards for her work in each of these positions, and for her books.
In addition to her publishing career, Judith teaches art history courses as a part-time instructor for the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and the Colorado Community Colleges online.
Judith holds a B. S. in education (English and journalism), an M. A. in journalism, and an M. A. in art history. She lives in Colorado.