FAQ Speaker Training

How do I know I should be speaking?

God calls specific individuals to speak his message. If you feel a tug toward standing in front of groups to share a God-given message, you may be called to a speaking ministry.

If you are asked to speak for classes, groups, and organizations and people respond to your message, you may want to consider pursuing a speaking career.

CLASSEMINAR, Inc. founder, Florence Littauer, suggests you ask the questions, “Do I have anything to say?” and “Does anyone want to hear it?”

 

 

Why Should I Attend CLASS Speaker Training?

If you serve God in any capacity, it is important to give Him your very best. CLASS will help bring out the finest of your talents and skills so you may serve with excellence.

 

What is The CLASS Speaker Training and what is it about?

The CLASSEMINARS Speaker Training is a three-day seminar designed to train and equip Christian communicators to be more effective speakers and leaders.

What is taught at The CLASS Speaker Training?

We teach how to develop a presentation with techniques and tools like outlining and formatting. We help you discover where you get ideas for speaking and writing. We demonstrate how to make your presentations more colorful. We include topics like organization, memorization, and journaling to help you become more effective in your preparation.

Who should attend The CLASS Speaker Training?

Men and women who desire to be more dynamic and effective communicators should attend The CLASSeminar. Both writers and speakers should attend as well as pastors, Sunday school teachers, women's ministry directors, sales people, businessmen, women and anyone who desires to communicate with excellence.

 

What makes The CLASS Speaker Training different from other seminars?

The CLASS Speaker Training offers classroom instruction and personalized coaching as well as immediate application of what you learn in the classroom. We keep a low faculty to attendee ratio. Each participant is assigned to a mentor/coach. Each day, participants spend up to two hours in a coaching group where they make a presentation based on what they learned that day.

The coach and small group give feedback and brainstorm with the participant after each presentation. Mentor groups range from four to ten participants and are grouped with others of similar skill level and focus.

Who are the teachers/coaches?

CLASSEMINAR Inc. has a faculty of more than forty internationally recognized authors and speakers who come from diverse backgrounds. Some are professional counselors, educators, full-time speakers and/or writers. We also have editors, men and women in full-time ministry, worship leaders, pastors, and business men and women on the faculty.

 

What is the cost of The CLASS Speaker Training?

The cost for the three-day seminar is $495.00. The cost for alumni is $350.00.

Are group rates available?

A church or organization who registers five people, receives a sixth registration free.

What does the $495 tuition include?

The tuition includes eighteen (18) hours of classroom instruction, six (6) hours of small group participation with evaluations given each day. Participants also receive The CLASSeminar notebook, personality profiling materials, and lunch each day. Tuition does not include travel or lodging for the seminar.

When and where is The CLASS Speaker Training held?

The majority of our CLASS Speaker Training courses are held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Please see the current schedule in the events section. If you are interested in hosting a seminar in your area, please contact Gerry Wakeland at classeminars@gmail.com.

What time does the seminar start and end?

Registration opens on the first morning at 8:00 a.m. The seminar begins promptly at 9:00 a.m. each day.

The small groups are dismissed by 6:00 p.m. on the first two days, typically Monday and Tuesday. The seminar concludes on the third day, at 3:30 p.m.

What about lodging?

CLASSEMINARS, Inc. organization arranges for a block of hotel rooms at a discounted rate. This information is included on our website and in your registration packet.

How do I get from the hotel to the seminar?

CLASSEMINARS, Inc. does not provide transportation; however, the local sponsor will often provide transportation.CLASSEMINARS, Inc. staff will work with attendees to facilitate carpooling.

Is there financial assistance to attend The CLASS Speaker Training?

There are a limited number of partial scholarships available to those in full time ministry. Scholarships are awarded for tuition only. There are no funds for travel or lodging. The application form and instructions are on the website. Unfortunately we cannot offer a payment plan. You may reserve your place with a $100 non-refundable deposit. The balance must be paid in full seven days prior to the seminar.

How do I register?

The best way to register is here online.