Demosthenes was a famous Greek statesman and orator during the 300s B.C. He was reputed to have used many creative techniques to develop his skills. One story says that because he had a speech impediment, he would stuff pebbles in his mouth and speak aloud to help develop his ability to articulate clearly. He also did something else strange to keep himself at work. He would shave half his head, reasoning that he looked so silly he did not want to be seen in public. Therefore, he would stay inside at work.


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A third generation preacher, Mike Shannon is Professor of Preaching at Cincinnati Bible Seminary of Cincinnati Christian University. He has served as a preaching minister, church planter, and college professor. His most recent preaching ministry was at the historic First Christian Church of Johnson City, Tennessee. In his nearly two decades at Cincinnati Christian University, Mike has served as both professor and Dean of the Seminary. He has also been an adjunct professor at Milligan College and Northern Kentucky University. Mike is the author or co-author of several books.

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