Dry Cleaner Evangelists Won’t Reach the Next Generation

Evangelist Dry Cleaner

Steve Martin plays a dry cleaner attendant who talks like a Southern, fire-and-brimstone styled evangelist like only Steve Martin can do in this humorous skit. While this is pretty funny on its own, it's a good example of effective communication and the importance of speaking truth plainly. Here's the skit: ... Continue Reading

Donate Those Old Books!

While cleaning out my garage a few weeks ago, I accumulated a huge pile of "stuff" to give to the Goodwill — enough that they were happy to come out and pick the "stuff" up from my garage.  They took everything...except the 3 boxes of books I had.  They told me that nobody read books anymore and thus it was hard to sell or even give away the books. I thought they were out of their minds, so I took a trip to my local Half Price Books and was told the same thing.  Unless I had a collectible of ... Continue Reading

LinkedIn: The New “Who You Know” [Infographic]

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I've resisted and treated LinkedIn as a necessary evil for a long time. When it began to grow into more of a social network platform, that resistance increased. In hindsight, however, I think I may have been tossing the “baby out with the bathwater.” LinkedIn has proven to be a great way to network with others, especially in the online space, and has become the new “who you know” of landing a job. Here's a closer look at the power of LinkedIn referrals: ... Continue Reading

How Big is Tumblr? [Infographic]

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One thing not included in the post that tells you What You Need to Know About Tumblr: how big is Tumblr? Even despite Tumblr's acquisition by Yahoo!, the Internet's reply has not been what some thought it would be originally. Traffic and user activity has hardly flinched and has the second highest revenue per visit behind Facebook. Here's a closer look: ... Continue Reading

Google+ Look Back Video

Google Plus Step Back

Over 200 million people have watched their Facebook Look Back videos (I am sure it's more by now). It was certainly a hit, especially among those active members who post photos, updates and use the social network for more than just social gaming. But I wonder...what if Google+ compiled a Look Back video? What might that look like... ... Continue Reading

Your Church Needs A Blog Editor

Have keyboard. Will blog.

Numerous times churches and ministries have asked me, how do we get a blog running. Through the formal consulting process, we would look at their needs, goals, resources, and approaches that have already been made. More times than not, I have told them that they needed to hire someone. This could be a person that is fully dedicated to blogging, other times it was a full-time job as a blogger, social media manager, online marketer, and IT person for the whole church. Yet, in the time I have been ... Continue Reading

Manchester United Uses Google Hangouts to Be Awesome

Manchester United Uses Google Hangouts to Be Awesome

Manchester United is one of the most popular teams in the world's most popular sport. So is Liverpool. Their local fanbases would probably make that of the Seattle Seahawks look relatively calm in comparison (which isn't necessarily a bad thing). A game featuring the Red Devils taking on the Reds — yes, at Old Trafford — is on the bucket list of many, self gloriously and shamelessly included. So how does a team like United, which isn't necessarily lacking supporters, reach out to its ... Continue Reading