Friday, March 12, 2010

My Talk on The Spirit

I'm one of those rare and crazy people that actually enjoys speaking in front of large groups.  It is one thing being a DJ on the radio, you don’t really see the audience (i always imagined them in their underwear :-)   But, it is something else entirely to stand up in front of a few hundred people and spout what you hope to be words of wisdom.

A few weeks ago i was asked by Jeff Fischer to speak after Bryce Laycock…who had just returned from his mission. Jeff said he couldn’t promise me how long I'd have to speak, if any time at all, because return missionaries are given the freedom to speak as long as they want.  Blake Sanford actually took the whole sacrament meeting a few months back, so i figured it was a good chance Bryce might do the same…

When i prepare to speak, whether it is a talk in Sacrament or a lesson in Elders, etc. – i usually just make a bullet list of points i want to hit with little notes to trigger thoughts I'd had during the week that i would like to cover.  I leave it open incase i feel inspired to share something and it has always worked out, i feel, pretty well…

If you are interested, here is a link to the talk:

TheSpirit.MP3

You can right click and save it to your computer and then add it to your iPod if you want to listen on your daily run :-)

enjoy!