Speaking with confidence is guaranteed with a Snap Shot Outline.
Have you ever been bored by a speaker who stands in one spot and reads their message?
Have you ever been afraid you would forget parts of your speech if you didn’t have a detailed script?
Have you ever prayed for a simple and easy way to deliver your speech from your heart instead of hand held notes?
Fear no more and rejoice that your prayers have been answered with this simple way to have a picture as a helpmate that keeps you speaking smoothly. The picture will also show you every meaningful point you wanted to make along with its seamless transition.
The first step is to know your topic. Write out your message. Hone your message until it meets your expectations then find a picture that is relevant to you.
Why find a snap shot? With a snap shot you can mentally put your outline on different parts of the picture or subject.
I use a teacup as an outline snap shot when my message is focused around 2 Corinthian 13:14.
May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14
When I see the rim of the teacup in the picture, I’m reminded of Christ Jesus stretching out His arms on the cross to open the way for believers
to enjoy what is in the bowl of the cup. The bowl reminds me to talk about the love of God and how sweet it is. At a glance I never forget to talk about the fellowship of the Holy Spirit comforting and keeping one balanced because of the saucer supporting the teacup.
However, the snap shot shows me that the speech is not complete until I give the call to action. I’m reminded of this part in the snap shot outline when I see the handle. With the handle, I ask the audience if they are going to reach out to take hold of the grace of Jesus Christ and drink in the love of God.
I confess that I sometimes go beyond the snap shot and use a real teacup as my outline. This usually happens when it’s a one-on-one conversation or at a small tea party.
One other photo outline example is with dirt, a rough stone, and a diamond. It’s my personal testimony. It helps me to remember who made the difference and how He did it.
To hold note cards or to read one’s testimony can cause an audience to question sincerity of the speaker. However, there isn’t a disruption when a speaker glances at a visual that ignites their confidence in what they plan to share with the audience next.
May your confidence shine with a snap shot outline.