I am proposing a new measuring tool for messages and speakers. Valuable insights per minute (VIPM's). I propose we listen with a clock and make hash marks for each minute with the # of valuable insights given in each minute. Take the average and you've got a way to rate a message's value.
I listen to speakers for the sake of gaining insight--into Jesus, into life, into leadership. I want insight and that's what I will invest my time for and that is why you invest your time as well.
(Frankly, I am quite nervous about having my messages evaluated for my VIPM #, but I digress.)
One speaker who consistently has the highest VIPM in the known world is Andy Stanley. I swear this guy must eat Insight Wheaties every morning. In fact, if there is a photo on the box of Insight Wheaties, it is of Andy flexing his brain and heart inspirationally.
Suggestion? Subscribe to Andy's leadership podcast.