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Community Managment Scenario Map

Community Managment Scenario Map Originally uploaded by David Armano This is what I do, but I often feel as though I don't do it well enough. In other words, I'm thankful I found this today as a means of reminding myself of what it is I'm supposed to be doing on behalf of Pastors.com. …

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This Might Be a Good Time to Publish Your EBook

Or eBook, or Ebook, or however you'd like to spell it. eBooks are on the rise. The invention of the internet (thanks Al) has leveled the playing field and has changed everything. I comment about this all the time, so I'll just show off this pretty graphic (hat tip to The Next Web). …

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Books for Depressed Dummies

I don't mean to be insensitive, I promise, but I couldn't help but laugh when I saw this workbook in a local bookstore. The subtitle should read, "Just in case you weren't depressed enough already, let us remind you just how dumb you are." The branding seems a bit... off. I mean, PHP/MySQL/Apache for Dummies works, but I'm not so sure this strikes me with as much confidence. Nonetheless, if you are in the market... Books for Depressed Dummies …

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Pastors.com… It’s Alive. It’s ALIVE!!!

Well, the new design is live, anyway. I'm working frantically on the editorial calendar. And we're happily accepting contributions from writers. I'm super excited! It looks sweet. Now it's a matter of re-vamping the rest of the site to offer elearning, a forum, and curation of some great content from the pastoral blogosphere. I'd love your feedback on the new look and feel! (And let me clarify - I didn't DO the design or development - I'm the content and community guy. We …

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8 Multi-Column Twitter Clients

Sometimes you just need to see more of the social landscape at one time. The new Twitter.com is great. It has its advantages, but when you're managing multiple accounts or monitoring multiple topics, you may want to be able to glance quickly across multiple columns so that your eyes can sort the signals more efficiently. Thankfully, there are plenty of multi-column Twitter clients available. I'm listing them in the order of my favorites, with some notes from my experience of …

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What Impact Could You Make in 90 Years?

My grandmother (better known to us as "Nanny") turns ninety years old today. We traveled to Kentucky over the holidays and were able to see her. We all agree, she doesn't look ninety. On the contrary, God has blessed her with great health, and we feel so blessed to have her in our lives. I spent my earliest years in a house my parents had built right next door to my grandparents in the quaint little village of Browning, which is on the outskirts of Rockfield, which is on …

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How to Tell Stories Like Scott Simon

Scott Simon is a journalist with National Public Radio. He's been telling huge stories for most of his career and he's an expert when it comes to phraseology and keeping a conversational tone. Whether you're telling a story in a speech or sermon, or shooting a short video for a Youtube marketing campaign, Scott's advice will take you a long way. Here's the video, then my takeaways... Can't view it? Here's the Youtube Link Pointers for Telling Stories These …

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Baby Sam Takes Over the World

Some stories are timeless, like this one, written by one Ella Grace, my eight-year-old daughter. Enjoy. Once there was a baby named Sam and he had the smelliest diaper in the world. He had decided to that if he distracted his family he could make a run for the White House. So one day he crawled into the living room while carrying a pooperang! He threw it at them and made a run for the stairs. He ran down the stairs and out the front door. But when he got outside there …

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Does Your Church Have a Good Communications Strategy?

Communications is what we do. It’s how we spread the gospel, disciple believers, and connect the disconnected in relationships with God and each other. We tell, shout, herald, preach, and evangelize the world. We communicate. Plenty of churches communicate well, at least in one aspect of communications. What we often lack, however, is a comprehensive and cohesive total church communications strategy. I've just written an article at ResonateorDie on Three Layers of a …

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One Good Way to Have Hours of Annoying Fun

Download now or watch on posterous IMG_2684.MOV (3426 KB) Brandon Cox Sent from my iphone http://bcox.me …

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