‘Pastoral Leadership’



If You Want to be Good at Public Speaking . . .

If you want to be good at public speaking, I have three words for you. Practice, practice, practice. If you prefer, you can change the words to  Work, work, work. I prefer to think of work as your writing or outlining the speech and practice as how you get ready for the delivery. Very few people […]

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My Most Popular Post for September

Being new to blogging (I went public with my blog on June 1, 2011), I have a great interest in what makes a good post. Obviously, a good post has to be well-written and pertinent to whatever is taking place in your life. If it doesn’t fit “where you are,” it can be very well […]

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Preparing to Speak Well

In this series on public speaking, I have written several “tips” and “secrets” (http://waylonbailey.com/2011/08/tips-for-becoming-a-better-public-speaker/) of speaking well in public, but I really know of only the following secret. Work hard and prepare well. Public speaking is difficult. It requires hard work and good preparation. Next week, I will write about oral preparation. Today, I want to […]

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A “Must” for Good Public Speaking

I want to give you one, essential tool for good public speaking. Being able to speak well in public demands hard work, practice, and attention to the details. It also has a hidden part that makes all the difference in good public speaking. Begin well and end well. You will get only one chance at […]

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The First Step in Learning to Speak in Public

Somewhere along the way, I heard that public speaking is the greatest fear that most people encounter. In fact, public speaking for most people is more fearful than death. That led someone to say that if you had the choice of dying or doing the eulogy for someone, you would choose to be the one in […]

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About Waylon

I am the senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, Louisiana, a position that I have held since 1989.

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For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. — Philippians 1:21 (NIV)