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.
A Letter From the Governing Body
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.
Use of Questions
Ask tactful questions to arouse interest and emphasize important points.
Scriptures Properly Introduced
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.
Scripture Application Made Clear
Help your listeners to see the connection between the scripture you read and the point you are making.
Accurate and Convincing
Accurate and convincing evidence will help your listeners reach the correct conclusion.
Illustrations That Teach
Enhance your teaching with simple illustrations that appeal to your listeners and teach important points.
Appropriate Use of Visual Aids
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.
Warmth and Empathy
If you speak with genuine emotion, you show your listeners that you care.
Practical Value Made Clear
Help your listeners to understand how your subject affects their lives, and show them what to do with what they learn.
Main Points Made to Stand Out
Help your audience to follow your talk, and make clear how each main point relates to your objective and theme.
Expressed With Conviction
Speak with conviction. Show that you firmly believe in the importance of what you are saying.
Upbuilding and Positive
Be constructive rather than critical. Direct attention to the refreshing truths in God’s Word.
Understandable to Others
Help your listeners to understand your message. Convey key points clearly.
Informative to Your Audience
Stimulate the thinking of your listeners and help them learn something worthwhile.
Effort to Reach the Heart
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
Record your progress as you work at improving your reading and teaching skills.
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