Hold the Phone | Karen Power

When you’re creating a killer video, filming from your smartphone is not always the best camera to use, however; with skill and editing, you can create a decent video. With expertise, you can create a killer video. ​

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What’s The Difference? | Karen Power

I do my best thinking either standing in the shower or standing at the sink washing dishes. Maybe it has something to do with water.

Today, I began thinking back on conversations I’ve had with friends, co-workers, speakers, authors, etc. as they got excited about something they wanted to do. Maybe it was start a class, do a video, or write an article or book. What’ve I’ve consistently noticed is there’s a difference among those who do and those who don’t complete what was discussed.  Continue reading

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Go … Into All The World … Has Never Been Easier | Karen Power

“Then he told them, ‘As you go into all the world, proclaim the gospel to everyone.'” ~ Mark 16:15 (ISV)

When Jesus left this earthly realm, he gave a command to his followers. As a Christian, we are His followers and this command is for us. God made it so simple. There’s only four clearly spelled out parts to this directive. Yet, we make it so complicated and then don’t do it. Continue reading

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If You Are A Speaker, This Is A MUST HAVE Item | Karen Power

 Let’s Talk About Your Speaking Demo Video

You get one opportunity — ONE — to show an event planner who you are, what you do, how you do it, what your core message is, and who it is you’re trying to reach. If your speaking demo video doesn’t show them that within seconds, they move on to another speaker. That’s the harsh reality. If your speaking demo video does all that, your phone is ringing off the hook and your email is stacking up with speaking opportunities. If that’s not your reality, please keep reading. Continue reading

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Memories and Reflections of Billy Graham

The end of an era. Billy Graham crossed the River on Wednesday, February 22, 2018 at the age of 99 … just 8 months before of his 100th birthday (November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018). Known as “America’s Pastor,” Dr. Graham was a simple man who touched countless millions of lives around the world as he shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ. For his complete biography and memorial, please visit: memorial.billygraham.org.

Yesterday, many of my friends posted on social media their memories, reflections, and connections of how he touched and changed their lives. I’d like to share some of them with you as you reflect of how this man of God touched your life. You may share similar memories.  Continue reading

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It’s Time to Sow Seeds | Karen Power

Did you know the daily activities you do as a speaker (or writer) directly affect the harvest in speaking inquiries (or book sales)? As a Speaker (this applies to Writers too), every activity you do to build your business/ministry, connect with your audience, and develop products, programs, and promotional materials is the same as sowing seeds for the result of getting booked speaking events. Continue reading

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Changing Our Atmosphere

Did you know that you can change your atmosphere?

A couple of months ago, my precious friend, Michele Pillar, made me a sandwich with grilled bread. Oh my! That was like putting crack cocaine in front of an addict. I came home and starting grilling (not toasting) my bread.

Then I started adding Italian seasoning to the olive oil before I started grilling the bread…okay so maybe frying is the more appropriate term…but I digress. The problem with grilling/frying bread with seasoning in the pan is that the seasoning starts to burn before the bread is done. Continue reading

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Solveig Leithaug – TIME – Blog Tour Kick Off and FREE CD Give Away

“Blending a mature adult contemporary sound with some Americana influence, Norwegian artist Solveig Leithaug has given fans a steady stream of heartfelt melodies since the mid-‘80s when she had a deal with Word Records. These days, she’s reaching fans as an indie artist with an impressive catalog and an enjoyable new release, Time. Leithaug’s buoyant, acoustic songs, such as Lift You Up and Simple Things, are filled with equal measures of truth and encouragement. Other favorites include the title track and the beautiful opener Supermoon.” ~ CCM Magazine

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Do you need help with promotion?

A seasoned veteran speaker/author recently told me this, maybe you’ve said or thought it too, “I feel isolated. I don’t know what to post or promote on social media. If someone would just give me a strategic plan, I’ll do it.” 

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What Traits Do You Share with Your Leaders and Followers?

As John C. Maxwell says, “we all have a sphere of influence” and I believe leaders influence their followers and visa versa. In any case, there are traits both in the natural and spiritual realms that attach to both the leader and their followers. We reflect the characteristics and traits of those we connect with, follow, imitate, etc. For thousands of years in the Jewish culture, followers dressed liked, spoke like, and lived near their chosen rabbi. You could, and still today can, look at them and know who they follow.

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Writing is a Process

Writing is a process.
  1. writerIf you “write hard and clear about what hurts” (Ernest Hemingway) and,
  2. “Let your words bleed, weep, and shine with life” (Reba Rambo-McGuire), then,
  3. “Reading is an immense gift, but only if the words are assimilated, taken into the soul — eaten, chewed, gnawed, received in unhurried delight.” (Eugene Petersen)
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Sticky Situations That Became Defining Moments

I was sharing with a friend recently about the call of God on my life and the purpose of my business/ministry. Some people call it their life plan, vision or destiny. I’ve known since I was 11 years old playing drums in a local gospel music band that in some capacity I wanted to help people share their messages with the world to advance the Kingdom of God. Through the years, I’ve used different words to best describe that vision. It’s taken shape through various activities on both a personal and professional level. Along the way, the core essence of that call on my life has been the same. With each step in my journey, there were defining moments that helped shape and clarify what that purpose looked like and how it manifested for each season. Continue reading

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