A horrific car crash left Pam Morgan paralyzed. Doctors declared she’d spend her life as a wheelchair-bound quadriplegic. Instead, Pam put her trust in God and pushed through to receive a miraculous healing.
She’s shared her story on “The Oprah Winfrey Show”, “The 700 Club”, “Montel Williams” and many others.
Now she’ll share her public speaking tips with us.
In her workshop, “The Complete Communicator,” Pam explains the importance of public speaking to build a platform and effectively
communicate our message. Her session explores potential venues, and teaches effective speaking tools to drive audiences to your book table.
Pam took time from her touring schedule to chat with me.
Pam: I was a Communication major in college. Upon entering college I really had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. My faith was strong, but my direction was unclear. All I really knew was that I wanted the Lord to use the gifts he had given me, whatever those were!
I began as a music major, but I didn’t want to teach, and when I struggled to pass Ear Training, I gathered this was not the path for me.
I never dreamed Communication was God’s plan as I headed into Freshman Communication 101, especially since I literally thought I might get sick before giving my first speech to our small class of about fifteen students. But the zeal and talent of the department professors made their students want to communicate their own passions. Before I knew it, I was hooked.
By the time I was a senior, I knew I wanted to be a public speaker (preferably a motivational speaker), but I had no idea what God had planned for me! When Phil and I began our music ministry in response to the Lord’s prompting and provision (four years prior to our accident), we began speaking and singing about our journey with Jesus in concert.
It truly is awe-inspiring to look back and see God’s hand in preparing us ahead of time to be ready to spread the news of His miraculous healing in my life! The training and platform was in place. Now I can’t wait to encourage and comfort large audiences with the comfort I have received.
Jeanie: The thought of sharing with an audience terrifies some people. Will your workshop address those fears?
Pam: Yes! I will address those fears! They are natural and can be paralyzing, but they are NOT insurmountable!
We can do ALL things through CHRIST who strengthens us! (Philippians 4:13)
We need to realize public speaking is imperative to promote our books, so I will discuss ways to deal with fear and offer some hopefully helpful hints to calm us down.
Jeanie: What do you most hope to convey at the conference?
Pam: I most hope to instill confidence. God does not call us to do something He will not enable us to do. All we have to do is be willing to step out in faith. Public speaking can be scary for even the most trained professionals, but nothing compares to pouring out the passions of your heart before an audience and seeing on their faces the blessing and benefit you bring as you speak. I hope to do my part in helping this year’s conference attendees move toward that end.