T.D. Jakes shares how your words can change the world

The revered pastor, author and filmmaker offers wisdom on how to connect with your audience and tame public speaking nerves — and find more meaning in your work.

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Comms tips from T.D. Jakes

If you’re ever feeling a bit tired or uninspired with your work, type the name “T.D. Jakes” into YouTube.

Regardless of your faith background, or what types of messaging tends to motivate you, the man is a master communicator whose charisma and wisdom captivates millions around the world.

In 1996, Jakes founded The Potter’s House, a non-denominational, multicultural church and global humanitarian organization, in Dallas, Texas, which has grown to more than 30,000 members. During that span, Time Magazine named him “America’s Best Preacher.” Meanwhile, he’s launched a daytime talk show, written a slew of best-selling books and earned numerous film credits.

Oh, and Oprah called him “America’s treasure,” too.

How does he do it? What are his tips for connecting with such a massive, diverse audience?

According to Jakes, it starts with vision and belief. And learning how to become a better steward of whatever gifts and strengths you already have within you.

He was kind enough to share more communication guidance via email.

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