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24 Great Links for Leaders, Readers, and Creatives – March 27, 2015

9 Major Stallers To Church Projects and Initiatives, by Tony Morgan

Churches often get a bad reputation for not being able to see things through. In fact, in nearly every church I’ve worked with, someone has shared the story of a past initiative that fell short of the finish line.

Minimum Viable Spiritual Growth Plan, from Leadership Network

Leadership Network recently surveyed over 1,600 ministry leaders of large (1000+) churches. The most frequently cited issue facing churches today is “discipleship.”

15 Essential Quotes from Bill Hybels – Global Leadership Summit, by Brad Bridges

“Legacy leaders are the only ones wiling to pay the price to fix a broken culture.” — @BillHybels

Brandon Cox on Mentoring & Releasing Church Planters

Rich Birch, from Unseminary, interviewed me on his podcast about how our church is involved in church planting even though we’re still young.

How To Promote Your Blog Posts To Get 10,289 Social Shares, by Robbie Richards

Today, I’m going to show you step-by-step how to promote your blog posts to get thousands of social media shares (without spending a penny). Zero budget.

13 Things Spiritual Leaders Do Differently, by Neal Samudre

In a world of noise and production, the spiritual leader stands in stark contrast to the surrounding culture.

Best Visual Marketing Apps to Create Social Media Graphics, by Rebekah Radice

Are you using graphics in your social media posts? Would you like to connect consumers to your business through visual marketing?

A Pursued and Purchased Prostitute, by Eric Geiger

The story of Hosea and Gomer is a shocking one, but one that reminds us of our sinfulness and God’s enduring love for His people, His bride. Hosea was a prophet who ministered during a very rebellious period in Israel’s history.

Stop Asking God to Speak and Start Praying for Better Ears, by Lysa TerKeurst

Have you ever found yourself frustrated because it seems like God’s not speaking to you? I know. It’s hard.

Effective Leaders Make Decisions, by Sam Luce

A decision is a judgment. It is a choice between alternatives. It is rarely a choice between right and wrong.

One Key Reason Most Churches Do Not Exceed 350 in Average Attendance, by Thom Rainer

Nine out of ten. That’s a lot.

The Anatomy of a Successful Facebook Post, by Shari Monnes

When it comes to using Facebook for business, many people wonder what the secret for success is. What kinds of posts get the best results, and how can you increase engagement? Are there things you should be doing that you’re not?

Installing Soft Walls in Your Church, by Kevin A. Thompson

The credit should probably go to Dale Earnhardt. While his stubbornness may have cost him his own life, his legendary status forced NASCAR to act when he was tragically killed on the last lap of the 2001 Daytona 500.

Why God Doesn’t Remove Our Sinful Cravings Immediately, by J. D. Greear

Every Christian I know has had the experience of coming up against the same sin—again—and wondering, “Will this struggle ever end? Why doesn’t God just remove this?” (If you haven’t had that experience, just give it time.

Monica Lewinsky: ‘Shame is an industry and the currency is clicks’, via Mashable

If anyone knows what it means to be publicly humiliated, it’s Monica Lewinsky. In one of very few major media appearances in more than a decade, Monica Lewinsky took the TED stage on Thursday to champion online compassion.

7 Intangible, Seemingly Unproductive Actions Valuable in Leadership, by Ron Edmondson

Much of what a leader does can seem unproductive at times. For someone wired for production — progress — checklist completion — even wasted.

Done With Church? Don’t Quit It, Change It, by Karl Vaters

There’s a large and growing number of people who say they’re done with church.

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Digging In: Cultivating a Healthy Church Culture, by Jim Powell

Culture is the somewhat nebulous and complex blend of norms, beliefs, attitudes, traditions, and practices that define a congregation. Every church has a culture…

Saddleback Church Staff8 Values of TEAMWORK That Keep a Church Healthy, by Rick Warren

The success of your ministry depends largely on developing a strong team with a deep sense of team spirit. I’ve witnessed the incredible power of a unified team to create growth and have counseled many churches who weren’t growing because their team members worked as individuals and not as a team.

Three Reasons Why Ministers Should Be Hard Workers, by Ronnie Floyd

Ministers have challenging jobs. In many ways, ministers are never truly away from the office…. Yet, with these realities and many more that I did not list, ministers should never be excused from working hard.

Free Ebook – Building Strong Worship Leaders, Edited by Dwayne Moore

One of the greatest needs of the church today is gifted, godly worship leaders who will not only pour themselves into the weekly corporate gathering but who will, behind the scenes and off the stage, pour their very lives into discipling and training a whole new generation of worship leaders.

Free Ebook – Skinny Jeans and a Tattoo Does Not Make You a Leader, by Brian K. Dodd

As a member of INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I have the privilege of attending some of the greatest Christian conferences possible. During the second half of 2014, several events among others stood out…

Hope for Families Touched by Suicide, by Scott Attebery

The test of eternal life is not whether or not a person takes their life, but whether or not they have received Christ’s life. No person will enter Heaven because of a good life or great deeds. Rather, eternal life comes by grace through faith in Jesus (Eph. 2:8-9).

4 Types of Unconnected People and How to Connect Them, by Mark Howell

Have you picked up on the fact that unconnected people are different in some ways than connected people? If you have, you are already moving in the right direction.

Before Your Church Starts Using Social Media…

Blog GraphicShould churches utilize social media for the mission of carrying the gospel to the ends of the earth? Yes! But after a decade or so of helping churches and leaders utilize blogging and social networking for ministry I’ve come to a solid conclusion that every church leader needs to hear:

We don’t need to get our church involved in social media until our church’s leaders are invested in it. 

Usually, when a church reaches out for help about getting started, this involves launching or redesigning the church’s website, creating a church Facebook page, and possibly creating an Instagram and/or Twitter account. But repeatedly, these efforts are wasted because of a misunderstanding about the nature of social media.

Here’s the simple explanation. Social media is media (information, truth, a message of some kind) that is social (spread person-to-person or person-to-people through relationships). But we who grew up in the age of television, radio, print, and even the early days of the Internet wish it were as simple as it was a couple of decades ago when any institution or organization could mass distribute its message and count on a decent response from the general public.


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Here are the harsh realities, or the beautiful opportunities if we can see them as such, that are now facing us:

  • People don’t trust institutions, including churches, to be honest about their own message.
  • People don’t listen to institutional language but instead demand an authentically human voice.
  • People don’t choose things based on advertising but rather based on the opinions of friends.

So having a church website, or church Facebook page, or church anything is terribly ineffective if it isn’t personal, human, and relational.

I believe that for most churches, especially smaller to medium-sized churches, it’s actually more important for the Pastor and staff to be present on social media than for the church to show up there institutionally. Marriott is just a hotel, but reading Bob Marriott’s blog makes it a knowable, relatable business. Zappos revolutionized the fashion-retail business by directly responding to customers on Twitter. And Ed Stetzer is one of evangelicalism’s most listened to voices because he’s decided that blogging and tweeting prolifically is worth the time.

So now, my first and primary question to any church leader asking for help getting into social media is this: Are you personally and professionally using social media?

Using the excuse that you don’t have time doesn’t cut it anymore. If you have time for evangelism, you have time for social media. If you have time to meet new people, research current trends, and build relationships, you have time for social media. So the time is right now.

If you’re a church leader and you’re not using social media to advance the church’s purposes, you’re simply delaying the obsolescence of your ministry impact. You can coast a while longer and relate only to fellow hold-outs, or you can decide that now is the time to engage the current culture, where it is, in the online world. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Sign up on Twitter, create a decent bio and use a current photo for your profile, then follow people that make sense – fellow church leaders, community leaders, and people on the fringes of your church’s extended family.
  • Use Facebook regularly. Post something inspirational daily, open a window into your life with some photos, and encourage other people with comments, likes, and personal messages.
  • Blog. Use WordPress, Tumblr, or Medium to turn your sermon notes into devotional messages that live past lunch on Sunday. And dare to share it with other people.
  • Sign up for free, helpful material from Lifeword, whose goal is to help every believer become a media missionary. Or read a book about using social media for ministry.

When church leaders such as Pastors, staff members, and volunteer team leaders get excited about communicating the gospel and cultivating a healthy church community using modern tools, the church will follow. And at the end of the day, the people who sit in our pews on Sunday are far more instrumental to the spread of the gospel than the institution’s public face. It’s been that way since Jesus commissioned the apostles to take the good news to the whole world.


 

And for some other good follow-up reading on social media, check out these links:

There Is a Narcissism Epidemic In Our Culture. Are You a Carrier?

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Me. Myself. And I. The three people we tend to care about the most in western civilization. Since the fall of Adam and Eve, the sickness of self-absorption has infected all of humanity, but it has particularly affected segments of the population that have adopted cultural values that revolve around the preservation of personal happiness.

We are narcissists.

In their book, The Narcissism Epidemic, psychologists Jean M. Twenge and W. Keith Campbell explore the rise of narcissism in American culture…

Understanding the narcissism epidemic is important because its long-term consequences are destructive to society. American culture’s focus on self-admiration has caused a flight from reality to the land of grandiose fantasy. We have phony rich people (with interest-only mortgages and piles of debt), phony beauty (with plastic surgery and cosmetic procedures), phony athletes (with performance-enhancing drugs), phony celebrities (via reality TV and YouTube), phony genius students (with grade inflation), a phony national economy (with $18 trillion of government debt), phony feelings of being special among children (with parenting and education focused on self-esteem), and phony friends (with the social networking explosion). All this fantasy might feel good, but, unfortunately, reality always wins. The mortgage meltdown and the resulting financial crisis are just one demonstration of how inflated desires eventually crash to earth.

So how do you know when you’re a carrier of this deadly disease? Well, first of all, you are.

All of us, like sheep, have strayed away.
We have left God’s paths to follow our own.
Yet the Lord laid on him
the sins of us all.

– Isaiah 53:7 NLT

Obviously, some of us are affected by the narcissism more than others. There are plenty of people in our society who commit selfless acts of kindness on a daily basis and even heroic self-sacrificing deeds on occasion. We support causes, give to charity, and try to protect the people we love. But on the whole, we’re still highly concerned with protecting and providing for ourselves above anyone else.

Thankfully, narcissism is a disease with a cure. But few people will discover the antidote and among those who hear about its healing power will be willing to swallow it entirely, having counted the cost of doing so.

The cure for our narcissism epidemic is found in the cross. Jesus put it this way:

Jesus told his disciples, “The nation’s leaders, the chief priests, and the teachers of the Law of Moses will make the Son of Man suffer terribly. They will reject him and kill him, but three days later he will rise to life.” Then Jesus said to all the people: If any of you want to be my followers, you must forget about yourself. You must take up your cross each day and follow me. If you want to save your life, you will destroy it. But if you give up your life for me, you will save it. What will you gain, if you own the whole world but destroy yourself or waste your life?

Luke 9:22-25 CEV

Practice self-forgetfulness.

Take up your cross. Daily.

Follow Jesus.

That’s it. Stop focusing on your own wants and desires above all others and instead, embrace your cross on a daily basis and follow the example of Jesus in every possible way.

And what does it mean to take up your cross? Well, it’s not about trying harder, doing better, or improving self. That’s all junk that came from our narcissism to begin with. Taking up our cross is a choice we must consciously make, but the cross we bear isn’t ours to choose.

Just as Jesus submitted himself to every single detail of the painful plan of God for his life down to the last drop of blood he spilled on the cross, so we must choose to recognize that God himself is the very center of our universe and His will supersedes ours in every way. Whether life or death, happiness or suffering, taking up our cross involves us saying, as Jesus did in the garden on the eve of his death, “whatever you will, God.”

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Think of it this way. You don’t fly to Chicago. You can try, but your arms will get rather tired. What you can do is decide to get on the plane and allow yourself to go where the pilot takes you.

Furthermore, the choice to take up our cross and follow Jesus is both a one-time decision as well as a daily series of decisions. I’m still learning to follow Him. I’m still fighting the remaining effects of the disease of narcissism. Thankfully, when I fail, I get to fall on the inexhaustible grace of God, look back to Jesus, and start following him again.

The antidote is within reach. It’s free for the taking. Salvation is a gift from the Father of the One who died to make our redemption possible.

If I Could Just Control My Mouth…

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The Apostle James said it best. The tongue is like a fire, or perhaps poison. When not under control, our mouths can destroy lives, especially our own. He went on to say, “If we could control our tongues, we would be perfect and could also control ourselves in every other way.” (James 3:2 NLT)

Thankfully, James was a practical dude. He didn’t just point out the problem, he gave us a simple solution. In a single sentence, James summarized the wisdom pretty much everybody on the planet needed to hear about communication.

Be quick to listen…
slow to speak…
and slow to get angry.

– James 1:19 NLT

There it is. Your three-step plan to changing every relationship you have in an extremely positive way. Think back to the last argument you had with your spouse, or friend, or parents, or whomever. Replay that argument with three new rules in place:

Listen Longer

And then listen some more. Instead of thinking of your response while the other person bears their heart, what if you actually suppressed your own desire to react and just listened. Really tune in. Keep the mouth shut a little longer. Breathe deeply and calm the nerves. Hear the heart. Mentally repeat what you’re hearing so it gets your focus.

Then, listen even longer.

Plan Your Words

Having really listened, what if you took two seconds before reacting, even if you’re right. Consider the weight of your words (because words can be very, very heavy can’t they?), especially words like always and never and idiot. And words like sh… you get the picture.

When I’m preparing sermons, the hardest part of all is trimming and cutting what isn’t essential to the message. I hate to eliminate good material. We do the same in arguments. Oh, this is good… I HAVE to say this… this’ll nail’em! Slow down. Then slow down some more.

Stay Calm

You’re right. Anger isn’t bad, in and of itself. It’s a God-given emotion and has its uses. Like when ISIS beheads people, Boko Haram kidnaps little girls, and unborn lives are destroyed by the abortion agenda. But James makes a pretty important clarification. Our anger never seems to lead where we want it to in what should be a friendly fight. He says, “Human anger does not produce the righteousness God desires.” (James 1:20 NLT)

Anger can produce action on behalf of the oppressed, but it never produces righteousness in our hearts. When it comes to our relationships and friendships, our anger pretty much just hurts people, including ourselves.

So, here are the ground rules for your next confrontation.

Listen first.
Listen longer.
Listen a little bit more.
Plan your words.
Eliminate some words.
Breathe.
Stay calm.

I’m pretty sure your next fight is going to go better than the last one.

48 Great Links for Leaders, Readers, and Creatives – March 16, 2015

Two Surprising Areas Many Pastors And Church Leaders Are Least Trusted, by Brian K. Dodd

Trust is a fragile.  Trust is the foundation of all healthy relationships.  Trust takes a lifetime to build but can be lost at a moment in time.  You cannot grow a church without trust.

4 Secrets of a Fruitful Ministry, by Rick Warren

Most people are interested in productivity. But the Bible doesn’t use the word “productivity;” instead, you’ll find there the word “fruitfulness.” God wants us to have fruitful ministries, so I want to show you some principles…

6 Simple Rules For Tapping Into People’s Creative Potential, by Kaihan Krippendorff

The days when innovation was the sole responsibility of the chief innovation officer or corporate venturing group are over. Today companies are realizing they need to harness the innovative power of all their employees if they want to grow.

10 Keys for a Great Team, by Brad Lomenick

What actually makes a great team? We’ve all been on teams, whether in school, in athletics, in our churches, organizations, and communities. We’ve watched great teams win championships, we’ve marveled at their ability to create amazing resources,…

5 Bible Verses That Should Scare Leaders, by Joseph Lalonde

The Bible is a wealth of leadership wisdom. There are scripture verses that encourage leaders. There are also Bible verses that should scare leaders.

Seven Distinguishing Habits of Highly Effective Pastors, by Thom Rainer

Determining the effectiveness of a pastor is a highly subjective exercise. While certain metrics may prove helpful, they do not tell the whole story. In that context, I reviewed my 40 years of serving churches in a variety of capacities…

10 Reasons to Consider Church Revitalization – Even Over Church Planting, by Ron Edmondson

I meet with young church planters frequently. I hope that continues. We had great experiences in two successful church plants and it’s certainly in my heart. Currently we are working to plant churches in Chicago. I love the energy of planting.

The Art Of Building And Maintaining Authentic Relationships, by Ximena Vengoechea

The best professional relationships I have ever formed have come from unexpected places. Clothing swaps. Birthday parties. Continuing education classes. The Internet.

How to Create Shareworthy Twitter Images and Visuals, by Kevan Lee

For gaining more engagement, clicks, retweets, and replies, Twitter images work. It’s why we created Pablo—a simple way to create social media images in under 30 seconds—and it’s why we love sharing all the tips we can about creating great visuals…

In-Depth Guide on How to Create Awesome Visual Content That Gets Noticed, by Jeff Bullas

Would it sound awfully cliché if I were to start off this post by saying content is king? But what about this one: visual content is king.

3 Thinking Errors Leaders often Commit, by Charles Stone

God gave us an amazing 3 pound dynamo called the brain. And although it weighs on average 2% of our body weight, it requires 20% of our body’s energy and blood flow. So, it follows that we should steward well our energy and consider what goes on in …

12 Challenges to Building a Leadership Pipeline in Your Church, by Brad Bridges

It is easy to talk about leadership development, but developing disciple-making leaders is a far greater challenge. It requires us to address the challenges to building a leadership pipeline in your church.

5 Signs You’ve Taken Your Eye Off the Leadership Ball, by Scott Cochrane

I think what has impressed me most about the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) leaders we’ve met with this week in South Africa is their clarity and focus.

The Five Step Method To Failing Well, by Tim Parsons

I fail in life far more often than I care to admit. Maybe it’s my perfectionist tendencies or just the high bar that I set for myself. Regardless, failure has been and continues to be a regular part of my life. I miss deadlines.

Social Media Ideas, Formulas and Shortcuts for Improvement, by Rebekah Radice

Creating a successful social media presence is one of the most important elements to branding your business online. As recent statistics show, social networking is now the top online activity in the U.S.

10 Things Your Church Should Not Be Doing On Facebook, by Josh Blankenship

Facebook, like any social platform, can be a tool for good or for evil. If your church has a working and up to date Facebook page… I already applaud you. If your ministry desires to go to the next level on social media there are a few things…

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Why You Need to Develop a Team of Leaders, by Art Rainer

Most leaders eventually realize their limitations. They hit a wall. The Lone Ranger leadership style is not be able to take the organization any further. And when this happens, they will realize they must develop men and women who can lead with them.

You Can’t Prove Jesus, by Kevin Thompson

I didn’t disagree with his statement. We were having a political discussion and he was irritated at my interjection of a Biblical belief into what he thought should be a secular discussion.

Should I Bring a Charge Against My Pastor?, by Scott Attebery

The office of pastor is to be respected and honored by the church. Yet, these recognized leaders of the church are still humans battling the flesh like everyone else. They are no -and cannot be expected- to be perfect.

25 Discipleship Resources Every Pastor Should Have Bookmarked, via ChurchLeaders.com

What Christians Get Wrong About Discipleship [relevantmagazine.com] 2. What is Christian Discipleship? [gotquestions.org] Five marks of everyone engaged in true discipleship. 3. The Conditions of Discipleship [utmost.org]…

The Power of Adding More Services to Grow Your Church, via Pastors.com

Editor’s Note: The following is a testimony about Centerpoint Church, where Dane Aakers is Lead Pastor. They’ve managed to add new services and then add more new services, and it’s working! Centerpoint was founded in 1887 and had averaged about 125-…

44 Social Media Tools Recommended by the Pros, by Cindy King

Are you looking for ways to enhance your social media marketing? Do you want new tools to simplify your marketing tasks?

The So-called “Wrong Side of History”, by Scot McKnight

Some people think they know where history is taking us and are quite happy to declare boom-booms on those who take exception, the boom-booms declared with a long finger pointing at them with the accusation they will be on the “wrong side of history”…

How to Actually Find Your Voice on Twitter, by Darrel Girardier

I remember my first week using Twitter.  At first I loved the service, then the newness wore off and began to wonder what I was going to tweet about. I mean, does anybody care what’s going on in my life? Do have anything to add to the conversation?

12 Steps to Beat Procrastination and Finish What You Started, by Timo Kiander

Timo is a blogger right here! No matter how productive you are, we all have one trait in common: we all procrastinate.

Life, Love, & Leadership Lessons In Unlikely Places, by Jane Perdue

Kind of funny, isn’t it, how you can find lessons about life, love, and leadership almost everywhere, provided there’s openness to seeing them.

4 Practical Ministry Uses for Text Expander, by Wayne Cordova

TextExpander and utilities like it enable you to insert chunks of text, long paragraphs, internet code, and outlines (which TextExpander calls snippets) by typing in short abbreviations or code names.

9 Obstacles to Effective Communication in the Church, by Lindsey Bridges

Few people know how to deliver effective communication in the church. With all the choices and options we have today, how does one know the best way to ensure the congregation gets the right information? If you struggle with this, you are not alone.

10 Permissions a Great Leader Grants, by Ron Edmondson

Does your team have permission? To dream – Give your team permission to dream the seemingly impossible. The lid of possibilities will often be when your sense of realism trumps your sense of imagination. To fail – People need to know they can mess u…

7 Surprising Ways To Boost Your Memory, by Stephanie Vozza

Memory is a tricky thing.

7 Ridiculously Common Mistakes Churches Make On Social Media, by Steve Fogg

Church leaders should be tuned in and aware that most of the world spends a good proportion of their day on social media. That includes first and second world economies. Social media should be a church leaders dream come true.

John Stott on Christian Ambition, by Matt Perman

Ambitions for self may be quite modest. . . . Ambitions for God, however, if they are to be worthy, can never be modest. There is something inherently inappropriate about cherishing small ambitions for God.

6 Characteristics of the Best Church Leaders: Are You One?, by Tony Morgan

“Leaders of successful churches are tempted to stop working on themselves, but when the pastor doesn’t grow, the people don’t grow.” – Dr. John Maxwell Leadership is hard and often ugly. It has its growing pains, and church leadership is no exceptio…

Top 50 Leadership Books to Read, by Brad Lomenick

I love leadership. And I read a lot. So I wanted to provide you with a list of some of the best leadership books I recommend. These are not the only leadership books you should read. There are hundreds of others that are great. But these are just si…

5 Reasons a Church or Organization Stops Growing, by Ron Edmondson

I was talking with a church recently that had explosive growth, but things have slowed. They wanted to know why they were not growing any longer. Honestly, I do t know. There are probably different reasons for every church that stops growing.

The Young Leader’s Guide to Building Credibility, by Dan Black

This post is written by Kent Sanders. Kent Sanders is a writer, professor, and guitarist whose mission is to help people unlock their creative potential. He is the author of 30 Days of Evernote for Churches and teaches art, film, and theology…

Secrets To Becoming More Constistent, by Joseph Lalonde

There are areas of my life that I’m very consistent in. I was consistent in being their for our youth group students. I’m consistent in showing up to work. I’m consistent in my writing.

3 Thoughts On Oneness In Marriage, by Tim and Consuela Parsons

A couple of weekends ago, I had the fortune of officiating a wedding for one of the students I had when I was a Youth Pastor.  It was an awesome ceremony full of love and laughs.  The bride and groom said “I do” and are now enjoying their lives toge…

The Gospel We Preach Determines The Churches That Exist, by Derwin L. Gray

Whether you are a church planter, pastor, or other Christ-follower, I hope you will seriously grapple with the words of my good friend and doctoral advisor, New Testament scholar Scot McKnight.

Lies we Believe About Marriage, by Joshua Reich

Marriages are strong and marriages need work for all kinds of reasons. Sadly, few marriages got the distance and even fewer are happy. A lot of that has to do with expectations of marriage (before and during) but many of the issues in marriage stem …

7 Key Attributes for Working Outside of the Box, by Suzanne Coblentz

Most traditional organizations are not setup to foster independent action or even collaboration. Teams, hierarchies, and silos can inhibit employees from realizing their full potential.

9 Smart Tips For Improving Your Church Bulletin, by Steve Fogg

I am always on the look out for new ideas for any church communications and when it comes to the humble church bulletin I’m very interested. Why? In my opinion, the humble church bulletin or as some call it, news-sheet is a much maligned communicati…

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint [Free Templates]

These days, visual content is all the rage. And considering the fact that people are naturally drawn to pictures, images, and other visuals, it’s no wonder it’s become such a dominant force in the marketing world.

Simple Facebook Tips for Pages, by Jonathan Pearson

I see it all the time. A Facebook profile that should be a page. A Facebook page that is dormant or only posts things that are also posted on someone’s profile. For a lot of people, this may not matter that much.

You Can’t Follow Fear: 5 Signs Fear’s Getting the Best of You As a Leader, by Carey Nieuwhof

Want to know what’s might be holding your leadership back? Most leaders I talk to struggle with fear in one measure or another.

7 Step Content Creation Strategy for Epic Content Marketing, by Jeff Bullas

The success of your content marketing strategy depends on the nature of your content. If your content is good and by good I mean straight out of the top drawer, it will bolster your content marketing efforts.

The Science of Posting on Social Media, by Shea Bennett

Did you know that studies have shown that the optimum number of tweets to send per day is three, and that for maximum engagement you should aim to post between 9am and 3pm Monday through Thursday? And the worst time to tweet? Every day after 8pm.