SPEAKER’S BUDDY SYSTEM
The Program: All new speakers (less than 8 exhortations) will be asked to take part and any more experienced speakers who would like to participate can too. A staff of “buddy’s” approved by the Arranging Board will work with a speaker according to a schedule:
4 weeks prior to exhortation: Meet with exhorter and explore what ideas, subjects etc. they may want to pursue.
3 weeks prior to exhortation: Call or check in with exhorter to see if any progress on narrowing it down to a topic. Ask them to work on coming up with 3 points that they will look into.
2 weeks prior to exhortation: Meet with exhorter to see how the 3 points panned out and see how the topic is progressing. Explore ways of making the 3 points have an impact.
1 week prior to exhortation: Call or check in with exhorter to see if things are coming together. They should have the talk researched and the outline of points roughed out. Encourage them to finish early this week and polish it up. Also validate the talk and the help it will bring to us.
Day of exhortation: Have a prayer with the exhorter before the talk, prayer given by the buddy.