We are always looking for ways to improve what we do at Seacoast. One of the core values that Greg has always led in is constantly looking to find low-hanging-fruit ways that we can improve.
The teaching team at Seacoast recently started doing a full-run-through of our message on the Thursday to a very small crowd. It was my turn today.
I spoke to with mic on, lights on and looking at the camera to a crowd of a few members of the message planning team. After 35 minutes of hearing my raw message I then said, “what should I cut, add, expound on or did you think ‘what the heck was he saying’”.
Then we took about 20 minutes to critique my message and make it better.
Here is a couple of things I learned.
1. Why have I never done this before. I always practice my message 4-5 times in front of a mirror. The mirror never gave me feedback. My team gave me great feedback.
2. If we want to get better at something we have to be vulnerable. We also have to be willing to give honest feedback. I am glad I do not work with a team that would just say, “that was great”…
3. Its harder to speak to a few than it is to speak to thousands. I think the thousands will get a better message because of the hard work of speaking to a few.
I think I really practiced what I preached today.