Apply Yourself to Reading and Teaching
This publication is designed to help sharpen your skills in public reading and in the arts of speaking and teaching.
We teach the most important message ever given to humans.
An effective introduction accomplishes three objectives.
A conversational manner puts your audience at ease and helps them to be receptive to your message.
Ask tactful questions to arouse interest and emphasize important points.
See how to prepare the minds of your listeners before you read a scripture.
Accurate reading is a fundamental part of conveying the knowledge of Jehovah.
Help your listeners to see the connection between the scripture you read and the point you are making.
Accurate and convincing evidence will help your listeners reach the correct conclusion.
Enhance your teaching with simple illustrations that appeal to your listeners and teach important points.
Use visual aids to make a more lasting impression on the mind.
Vary the pace, pitch, and power of your voice to stir emotion and move your audience to action.
Enthusiasm gives evidence of your strong feelings and helps hold the interest of your listeners.
If you speak with genuine emotion, you show your listeners that you care.
Help your listeners to understand how your subject affects their lives, and show them what to do with what they learn.
Help your audience to follow your talk, and make clear how each main point relates to your objective and theme.
Speak with conviction. Show that you firmly believe in the importance of what you are saying.
Be constructive rather than critical. Direct attention to the refreshing truths in God’s Word.
Help your listeners to understand your message. Convey key points clearly.
Stimulate the thinking of your listeners and help them learn something worthwhile.
Motivate your listeners to love God and his Word, the Bible.
An effective conclusion will help your listeners to accept and apply what they have learned.
Record your progress as you work at improving your reading and teaching skills.