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McElroy

Interview with Alex McElroy

Alex McElroy has found his purpose in life and now he helps others find theirs. He is an international speaker, blogger, advisor, author and the Pastor of Education at New Life Covenant Southeast Church. Learn more about how his speaking career begun and why he loves it.

How did you begin your speaking career?

I began my speaking career when the Youth Pastor couldn’t make it to service and asked me to fill in. It wasn’t the best introduction but it went very well.

 

What do you gain personally from being a public speaker?

Personally, it makes me feel good when I know I’ve helped someone answer a question they had or fill in a gap in how they were doing things. When I can help someone figure out his or her purpose in life or at least get him or her a few steps closer – that is the biggest gain for me.

 

What types of unique experiences have you had as a result of your profession?

You have to be able to adapt when you are a speaker, which means the room may not always look as you thought it would or the sound system may not work. I have taught in classrooms, churches, gymnasiums, and lecture halls but my focus is always the audience. I believe the uniqueness of each experience only adds to the experience itself.

 

Why do clients typically hire you to speak?

It depends on the client. Businesses typically would hire me for leadership advice or motivational speaking. Churches or ministries typically hire me to teach apologetics. All types of people and organizations hire me to speak about living the purpose you were designed to live.

 

Who or what inspires you most?

Other speakers and writers inspire me. I love to listen to Eric Thomas or Ravi Zacharias! As you can see my range of inspiration is very wide. I think it is important for myself to never think I have arrived. For this reason I read constantly and seek to learn and grow so that I stay permanently inspired.

 

How much does humor factor into your keynotes and other speaking engagements?

It definitely factors in. I think it is necessary in order to keep the audience engaged. I won’t be doing any stand-up specials any time soon but humor is definitely a part of what I do.