This post follows my earlier posts on sermon preparation for dyslexics and exegesis for dyslexics. Once I have done my exegesis, theme sentence, aim sentence and sermon structure I am ready to start writing my talk. To do this, I use Mindmanager (2002) and a full talk looks like this:
Each branch of the mind map is a main point and the twigs on each branch a sub argument, illustration or application.
Once I can see the structure of the talk, I copy the text onto the clipboard and paste it into my word-processor. Mindmanager exports the text from the mindmap clockwise from the top which produces proper script.
To edit the talk I listen to what I’ve written on text to speech software (I use Dragon Naturally Speaking). I then colour the text to help me read, using read, blue and black text. I pray the talk in and am then ready to preach.