Thank you for agreeing to give a talk at the Seattle Atheist Church! Your talk should be an uplifting, family-friendly talk.
Preparing Your Talk
- Your talk should last no longer than 20 minutes.
- Please create an outline for your talk.
- We recommend that you do not write out your entire talk and read it. Instead, list the major bullet points.
- Please share your outline a week before the talk to [email protected]
- Your talk will be posted on YouTube and appear at https://seattleatheist.church/past-sermons/.
- If you do not want your talk posted publicly, please tell us before the talk.
- You can share your screen during your talk and show a slide deck:
- Do not include copyrighted material in your slide deck. If you need images then we recommend finding them at https://pixabay.com/
- Do not use a copyrighted Zoom background.
- Do not show YouTube videos during your talk.
- Please limit the number of slides (no more than 10).
Delivering Your Talk
Pretend that you are speaking to an easily distracted, hard of hearing, friend when giving your talk.
- Project your voice — Use a louder than normal speaking voice when delivering your talk.
- Speak Slowly and Enunciate — Use a slower than normal speaking voice when delivering your talk.
- Show Emotion — If you don’t care about your talk then your audience won’t care either. If you are enthusiastic about the subject matter then show it.
- Make Eye Contact — Don’t read your talk. Instead, create a general outline and follow the outline.
Participating in Discussion
- Come with three questions that we can use to kick off the discussion.
- The speaker is not expected to be an expert on the subject matter of their talk.
- The speaker is an equal participant in the discussion circle.