Communicator Academy podcast is partnering with two sponsors today!

MOPS is committed to provide opportunities for women to learn, lead and do things that push women out of their comfort zones in all the best ways. No matter what level of your speaking journey, join MOPS in their inaugural year with their Speaker Network. Apply here and lend your voice today!

Lead Bold conference in Livermore, CA Sept 6-7 is for all women in leadership no matter what your ministry.  Leadership in ministry is better when we do it together!  Thanks Lead Bold Conference for partnering with Communicator Academy. We love to see women lead bold!

In our podcast today, Kathi and Michele talk today about devotional writing. Michele shares the steps on how to write a devotional.

Steps to write a devotional:
1. A specific Bible verse that serves as the THEME
2. An opening anecdote or personal story
3. Transition to the Bible reference
4. Personal application
5. OPTIONAL: Brief tie-back to original story

In today’s episode, you will know:

  • How a devotional is a bite size piece to help people with their day. 
  • You are never the hero of the story in a devotional. 
  • Learning to ask the questions before you spend all the time on the article. 

To share your thoughts:

  • Leave a note in the comment section below.
  • Share this show on TwitterFacebook, or Pinterest.
  • Join our Facebook Group for continued conversation

To help out the show:

  • Leave an honest review on iTunes. Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.
  • Subscribe on iTunes or subscribe to our list now and never miss an episode or blog.

Don’t miss out on Leverage Conference!  Find more information here

Meet Your Hosts

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Communicator Academy Creator and CEO

Communicator Academy founder, Leverage: The Speaker Conference creator and master instructor Kathi Lipp, is a national speaker and author of 17 books including “Clutter Free,” “Overwhelmed,” and “The Husband Project.”

She is a frequent guest on radio and TV, and has been named Focus on the Family radio’s “Best of Broadcast.”

She is the host of the popular podcast “Clutter Free Academy with Kathi Lipp.”

Over the past 10 years, Kathi has helped hundreds of people increase their platform through teaching and coaching. She is a frequent teacher at writer’ s conferences and has helped countless authors and speakers find their audiences.

Kathi’s desire to help fellow speakers and authors avoid the mistakes she made, increase their confidence and be the person God made them to be, inspired her creation of Communicator Academy. Her newest adventure, is The Red House where she offers writer’s retreats and Writers in Residence events. Learn more about the Red House at

Michele Cushatt

Michele Cushatt

Author, Speaker, Mastermind Coach

As an experiened keynote speaker and emcee, Michele Cushatt’s speaking experience includes Women of Faith, Compassion International, and various retreats, conferences and events held across the country. She has also led radio, video and audio recording projects.

She co-hosted with Michael Hyatt on the popular This Is Your Life podcast. In addition, Michele serves as part of the Dynamic Communicators International leadership team, led by best-selling author and sought-after speaker Ken Davis.

Michele coaches multiple large-platform speakers in how to craft and deliver powerful presentations.
Michele authored Undone: A Story of Making Peace with an Unexpected Life with Zondervan Publishers and I Am: A 60-Day Journey to Knowing Who You Are Because of Who He Is. Her third book will be launched in Fall of 2019. She launched her first Mastermind group in January 2017 and is currently taking applications for her 2020 Mastermind.

Writing Tip Newsletter

Join us for encouragement as you write and get Kathi's free 7 Day Platform Plan!

Success! Please check email to confirm.