Many writers desire a move into the realm of being a speaker. Some preachers decide to pick up the pen to extend their influence. Still others aspire to be a jack of all trades.
Is it possible to do both? Which one is more difficult, speaking or writing?
I have been speaking for over 15 years in various settings. Within the last few years I have made a foray into the world of writing. While attempting to exercise both sets of communication muscles, I have found writing the harder workout.
Speaking and writing use many of the same components, but in different measures. Here are a few of my observations:
1. Hooking your audience