An Overview of this Page
This page provides an overview of what I have to offer, along with a taste of what you can expect. You can click on the links below to take you directly to the relevant sections.
- What You Can Expect
- A Little Bit About Me
- My Most Requested Speeches
- Pregnancy Resource Center Banquet Speech
- What Others Are Saying
- My Previous Engagements
- The Next Step
What You Can Expect
Here’s what you can expect from me.
- Prompt, professional replies to your phone calls and email messages.
- A personal phone consultation with me prior to your event, so I can better understand how I can best serve you and your audience.
- An announcement about your event on my blog and social media channels. (This assumes that your event is open to the public and you want additional visibility for it.)
- A professionally prepared, dynamically delivered presentation focused on achieving the outcomes you want with your audience.
A Little Bit About Me
I have been speaking publicly for 16 years and have keynoted more than 100 events and services. I have also made dozens of media appearances, including interviews by The Huffington Post, Focus on the Family and Catholic Answers Live.
In terms of platform:
- I spoke to 10,200 people in the first 18 months of ERI existing.
- 54,318 people read our blog in the first 18 months of ERI existing.
I have been happily married to my wife, Hannah, for 12 years. We have three sons, Noah, William and Eli.
Watch the speech I gave at the Students for Life of America National Conference in 2015.
Watch the speech I gave at the Fresno Pacific University Evidence 2014 Conference.
My Most Requested Speeches
I speak on topics related to helping pro-life people have better conversations with pro-choice people. I will customize my presentation to meet your organization’s specific needs. My goal is to facilitate the outcome you want to create.
My most requested speeches are listed below, but keep in mind that I can also teach a half-day or full-day seminar that will give your audience a much more in-depth experience.
6 Practical Dialogue Tips: What We’ve Learned from Talking with 5,000 Pro-Choice People
In this lecture, I will share our best tips for creating the kind of conversational environment where people are the most likely to change their minds. Some of these are tips that we’ve been talking about since we launched ERI, and some of them we just developed in the last year, representing major changes in our approach to dialogue. This is one of our most fun speeches, filled with great stories of conversations to illustrate our points.
The Most Persuasive Pro-Life Argument
In 2013, a group of advocates from multiple pro-life organizations started heavily experimenting with a different way of arguing for the personhood of the unborn. We were all shocked at how much more effective it was at changing the minds of pro-choice people than any other argument we had used before. We call it the Equal Rights Argument. This argument masterfully takes premises that almost all pro-choice people already strongly agree with, and demonstrates that the only reasonable conclusion is that the unborn is a person with a right to live.
Understanding and Responding to “My Body, My Choice”
The strongest pro-choice argument is one that grants the entire pro-life case that the unborn is a full human being (like an adult). But it goes on to claim that abortion should still be legal because women have a right to control their own bodies. Pro-life advocates shouldn’t be so quick to dismiss these “bodily rights” arguments, but they also don’t need to be afraid of them. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or new to sharing the pro-life message, I will give you a roadmap for making a powerful case against these arguments. The audience will leave ready to engage any pro-choice advocate who defends abortion with “bodily rights” arguments.
9 Faulty Pro-Life Arguments & Tactics
Want to be the most effective pro-life ambassador possible? This presentation will certainly help you do that! While surprising to some audiences, pro-lifers occasionally make arguments that are easily refutable. They also sometimes use tactics during abortion debates that are counter-productive. I carefully analyze nine examples in this presentation.
Relational Apologetics: How to Cultivate Friendship Amidst Challenging Conversations
When we use the phrase “relational apologetics,” we mean trying to change a person’s mind about a core belief in the context of genuine friendship. Most people will not change their minds about a serious subject after one conversation, so an ongoing dialogue with a friend can be really helpful.
When I speak about relational apologetics, I usually illustrate with the story of my friend Deanna Unyk, who began dialoguing with me about abortion two years ago, and began self-identifying as pro-life one year ago. I also illustrate with some inspiring stories of other people whose lives have been changed through unlikely friendshps. Finally, I offer several practical tips for cultivating friendships with people who disagree with you about important issues.
Ignorance, Fear and Apathy: 3 Problems the Church Faces in Confronting Abortion
This message is meant for Christian audiences. I take a hard look at the major reasons that many churches don’t get involved in pro-life ministry, and why these reasons are flawed. Practical advice is given for Christians to be ready to engage with their sphere of influence on the issues most important to them, as well as instruction in equipping their pastors to be more actively pro-life.
Pregnancy Resource Center Banquet Speech
I have a special speech that I’ve created specifically for Pregnancy Resource Center Fundraising Banquets. Ask me for a description of that talk and why it transitions nicely to a financial appeal.
What Others Are Saying
Here is what national pro-life leaders, students and even pro-choice people said after I spoke at their event. These are just excerpts. The full text is available here
“Josh Brahm is one of the brightest, most articulate, and innovative people in the pro-life movement.”
~ David Bereit, National Director, 40 Days for Life
“Josh Brahm is one of the most talented young pro-life apologists I know.”
~ Scott Klusendorf, President, Life Training Institute
“Josh Brahm is transforming the way pro-life people talk about the abortion issue.”
~ Eric Scheidler, Executive Director, Pro-Life Action League
“Josh Brahm is one of the top pro-life apologists in the country.”
~ Steven Ertelt, Founder and Editor, LifeNews.com
“I was pro-choice before Sunday, because I was completely ignorant. I’m definitely pro-life now.”
~ Rachel, Student at Johnson Ferry Baptist Church, Marietta GA
“I used to be pro-choice. Today I became pro-life.
~ Arieana, Student, San Joaquin Memorial High School, Fresno, CA
“The best pro-life talk I have ever heard.”
~ Kekie, Student
“I don’t see how the pro-choice side could ever win a debate against anyone using his arguments.”
~ Unnamed liberal teacher at Kennesaw State University
“For middle school students to be captivated, there has to be a combination of content and presentation style…you had both, and I look forward to following through on our plans to make this a more regular experience next year.”
~ Tom Spencer, Principal, St. Joachim School, Madera, CA
My Previous Engagements
I have spoken at hundreds of events, including conferences, seminars, Pregnancy Resource Center banquets, schools and churches. You can find a list of them here.
The Next Step
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