Meetings, in one form or another are necessary. People working together on one project, with the same objective must coordinate. It’s not always practical or efficient for people to meet in person. In those instances conference and online calls make sense. Besides clear objectives and guidelines, a distraction-free environment matters, even for online meetings. With that, here are tips for online meetings.[Read more…] about 7 Simple Tips For Online Meetings
This week on the podcast we talk with Justin Funk from bltn about church bulletins. Paper or digital church bulletins? Maybe you’ve switched to digital and are now second-guessing the decision.
Either way, this is a conversation you’ll want to join!
USAToday wrote an article back in February about 15 unwritten rules of calling, texting, and social media that apply to this new wave of communication. The article is interesting, I’ve highlighted some of it below, but I’d encourage you to give it a full read.
It’s obviously Op-Ed at best and definitely rules you must live by. But for church techies, this is a great conversation to discuss.
95% of this book is above how to change your marketing message so that you can effectively impact your community. As a church, how we engage with other people the first time and the fiftieth time is important.
But that other 5% of this build is dedicated to changing the organization from the inside out. It’s one thing to have your social media team spend two months working on the perfect marketing campaign to push out an Easter and Christmas service holiday. But that’s a short season and building this framework is about completely transforming.
We hope you’ve had a great experience going through the StoryBrand book with us. While I’ve shared minor annoyances about the book, they don’t matter as much as the advice. I hope you’ve found the book and the chapter reviews just as helpful. At the least, I hope it got you talking and thinking about how you communicate. I’m excited to review this chapter because of how helpful it is.
Besides prompts at the end of each chapter, Donald Miller includes suggestions for better websites. The website is important enough to dedicate a chapter to improving it.
People Want Your Brand to Participate in Their Transformation [Building A Storybrand Book Club: Chapter 11]
Can I have a moment of utter honesty here? Like, I’m going to step on people’s toes? I feel like the Church as a whole is being hurt by church marketing. It feels like a rat race to the top. I see so many blog titles to include “How To Get Your Church More Influence” or “Top 4 Ways To Get Your Social Media Posts Seen” or “The One Way To Get Your Newsletters Opened.”
It feels self-serving and silo driven where my church is pitted against your church with potential and current congregation members as the “number of sales.” Yuck.