SCORRE Conference – Day 2

Day 2 of the SCORRE Conference is wrapped up and honestly it’s hard to think through all that has happened here in the last 32 hours. We’ve gone from a bunch of strangers, nervous around one another, unsure of what was about to happen to a real group of people who are committed, connected and caring about the development of everyone attending.

(In case you need a quick catch up, SCORRE is a conference hosted by Ken Davis & Michael Hyatt to help people “be the speaker you’ve always wanted to be.” I’m coming at this conference from the perspective of a worship leader, as someone who plans worship services, as well as getting asked to speak occasionally but also leading others who are speaking and preparing services.)

The morning started bright and early for me and I was quite happy to wake up to the sound of birds rather than babies! Great breakfast to start the morning, awesome conversation around the table before hitting our first main session of the day which was all about the work of developing a SCORRE outline for any speech or presentation you would give.

All of the presenters at this conference are so familiar with the material and so confident in their ability that they’re not afraid to interject here and there when appropriate. Even though he wasn’t the main speaker this morning, Ken Davis added some brilliant commentary at just the right moment to help us track with the direction of the session.

We walked through the process of coming up with a subject, narrowing down to a central theme and then getting to the direct objective of our talk along with laying out a plan for expanding that objective and fleshing it out in to an actual speech or presentation.

We had lots of fun with the concepts of key words, enabling and persuasion and got to work through a few SCORRE outlines based on ideas from people in the crowd.

After another great meal with more conversation over lunch there was the opportunity to spend time working on our talks for the evening. Preparation time was only wrapped up once our coaches gave us the thumbs up on our objective sentence and outline.

I was glad to enjoy some of the beautiful scenery and much-needed sunshine before one more fantastic meal, then made our way to our second evening of small groups where we presented the talk we had prepared this afternoon.

Much encouragement, much laughter, much affirmation and amazing to see how much growth has happened even in the first day and a half. This conference and the process I’m learning will have deep impact in my life for a long, long time.

If you’d like to follow the SCORRE Conference conversation online, you can find tweets at @DCWspeaks and follow the #SCORRE12 hashtag.