James Watkins: Speaker
I'm passionate about communicating to change lives as well as teaching others to do that through conferences and seminars across the US and overseas.
Here are some of my favorite topics and schedule.
Humorous and witty . . . edifies the Body and glorifies God in an entertaining way.
Your keynote was a hit at the conference, Jim, and I appreciate your being there for us.
Your biblical perspective was exactly what the graduate students needed to hear. You have reminded us of God's perspective in research,
writing, and life.
I highly recommend Jim Watkins as a speaker, keynoter, instructor, or whatever. God used him in powerful ways at the
Quad-Cities Christian Writers' Conference over the weekend. His keynote speech "I Have a Dream" was a big WOW!
Humorous, brought people to tears, made an eternal impact on lives. (That guy can preach and teach and reach lives!)
Intensely practical . . . hilarious . . . one of the best.
You were a smash hit in chapel. The students raved about you.
I would highly recommend Jim for your writing event. He is personable with one-on-one appointments, and when speaking to crowds he has the perfect balance of humor, information, inspiration, spiritual emphasis, and life application. Kathy Carlton Willis, publicist. (And he's not even one of my clients!)
Informed, approachable and humorous.
When the keynote speaker was unable to attend, Jim came to bat and knocked it out of the park.
Jim has the gift of teaching and encouragement.
One in a milliontwo in a million would be overkill!
1. Ministry and writers conferences where I can train people to communicate to change lives. (If I encourage or educate a general audience of 100 people, I've encouraged or educated 100 people. But, if I encourage or educate 100 writers, speakers, teachers or ministers, hopefully, I've exponentially increased the number of people reached as they pass along that encouragement or education.)
2. Venues with at least 100 in attendance.
3. Events where I can share a keynote address and/or teach a continuing session on communicating to change lives
Communicate to Change Lives (Continuing Session) A one-day or four- to six-part series for Christian educators, executives, ministers, church staff and parachurch staff who want to change lives through writing and speaking. Click here for outline and for information on how you can sponsor a seminar for your church or community.
Confessions of an Author and Speaker (Keynote talk, 30-40 minutes) Includes three stages authors go through in learning to connect with an audience in print, pixels, or person. Click here for a transcript.
Crossing-over with the Cross (Keynote or Seminar, 60 minutes) Practical ways to take the message of the cross into the crossroads of the world?including cyber space (60-75 minutes). Click here for article based on talk.
"I'm a Giant Killer!" (Keynote, 30-45 minutes) A motivational talk that combines humor and practical suggestions for battling the giants that confront would-be authors (30-45 min.). Click here to hear it.
I Have a Dream! (Keynote, 30-45 minutes) An inspirational talk using the story of Joseph as an example of a dream received, the dreamer refined, the dream redefined, and finally, the dream realized in relationship to writing. Click here to hear it.
The Ministry of Writing (Seminar, 60 minutes) Includes twenty-five-rejection-proof markets that truly do minister to needs. Click here for article based on talk.
Soaring with Eagles, Walking with Emus (Keynote, 30-45 minutes) Encouragement for those who are "soaring" as well as those who are "walking" in their writing and speaking. Click here to read the transcript, here to hear it.
Taking the Word to the World Wide Web (Three 60-minute seminars, or three stand-alone sessions) Includes practical tips for researching and writing online, as well as setting up one's own Web site. The writing online session can be taught without Internet access, but other two session require Internet access with video projection.)
Writing with Banana Peels (Seminar, 60-90 minutes or three-part series) Based on my latest book, the seminar provides practical strategies for
communicating more effectively with humor. If nothing else, you'll laugh a lot.
February 7-8, 2013
March 15-16, 2013
June 7-8, 2013
July 12-13, 2013
September 26-28, 2013
October 8-13, 2013
November 22-23, 2013
February 26-March 2, 2014
October 10-11, 2014
Hope to see you at one of these conferences!
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