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A Complete Guide to Building an Itinerant Speaking Ministry: Step One

I am Tony Doland. I am a nationally recognized anti-bullying speaker. I speak to thousands of teenagers every year all across the country. But 4 years ago I didn’t have a clue on how to get my speaking ministry off the ground.

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4 years ago I knew I was a good speaker. I had been working in churches for years as a youth pastor and I had spent countless hours honing my skills in an attempt to become great.

These countless hours coupled with a natural gift to speak made me into a good speaker. Nevertheless, me being a good speaker didn’t mean my phone was ringing off the hook with people wanting me to come speak for them. Continue Reading…

A Dangerous Sermon Icebreaker That Worked

This past weekend I had the honor to travel to Sacramento, California for some ministry. Since it was a fairly new crowd, I decided I needed to “break the ice.”

Good Sermon Icebreaker

There are many ways we can do this: humor, introducing our family or telling a good story.

Well, I went on a limb and tried something completely different. This icebreaker would either serve its purpose or put me in a hole so deep that I would lose them for good.

What I did was more than break the ice, I cracked the whole frozen lake.

What did I do? Continue Reading…