SPEAKING FROM THE HEART (ŠLee Wise 2002)
I'm sitting in chapel listening to an older man speak.
He's a seasoned pastor. The kind you would like to be by your bedside shortly after doctor has informed you that your time on earth is limited.
"Doc," they call him. I listen closely to what Doc is saying. No one would call him an orator. And he certainly isn't energetic!
But he is real. As real as you can get.
As I'm listening intently to what Doc is saying, I notice something else: other members of our audience are listening in exactly same manner.
Older ones. Younger ones. It doesn't matter. All are listening.
I think, "Why? Why are we listening so attentively to what this man is sharing?"
I answer myself by saying,
"Because he is speaking from his heart."
He and his God have walked a long time on this earth together. He is sincere and all of us in room can sense it.
A SIMPLE POINT
My point is simple: speaking and living from heart is, to me, what it's all about. I can learn what to say, how to say it, how to "read" my audience, and a thousand other success tips on art of public speaking.