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NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!

NEW Social Media Tips and Insights Video Training Series!
We’re Excited to Announce A New Video Training Series! Your video series host, Lacey Graham, has been on staff with the Georgia Baptist Mission Board since 2011 as a social media expert and web administrator. She manages our corporate website, social networks, e-store, event registrations, and specialty sites. Lacey is very knowledgeable when it comes to social networks and her training style is very easy to follow. In this training series she will be sharing practical tips that you can start using today! [Link to the Video Channel on YouTube] Already available for viewing: Social Media...
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My 2016 BEST OF List: FREE Photos, Graphics, Videos & Fonts!

My 2016 BEST OF List: FREE Photos, Graphics, Videos & Fonts!
WOW Your Web and Print Worlds with FREE Photos, Videos, Graphics & Fonts! Everyone knows how important visuals are for marketing on print, web and social media. Visuals are the attention grabbers. We also know that premium quality visuals can come with a premium price tag! Well, not today! Last year, my 2015 list was read and shared by thousands. I’m back this year with the best list yet of my absolute favorite go-to web sites… My Personal FAVORITES List that I Love and Use Daily: Last year I gave my MEGA LIST, but this year I am giving you the SHORT LIST to my favorite sites! Images...
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When Your Facebook Page Takes a Hit – How to Address Negative Comments

When Your Facebook Page Takes a Hit – How to Address Negative Comments
Conflict. It doesn’t matter what the disagreement is about, it gives me the heebee-jeebees. I am a people pleaser and if someone has an issue, I want to make them happy. So, what do you do when you can’t make them happy? What do you do when you can’t come to an understanding? What do you do when they don’t stop? I wish I had a good answer. In my position as social media manager, we are periodically hit with people who vocally (sometimes intensely) oppose our stances. While this in-itself is fine (freedom of speech, right?), it can be very difficult to address each comment and...
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8 Christmas Gifts FREE to Share on Your Social Networks!

8 Christmas Gifts FREE to Share on Your Social Networks!
SHARE THE CHRISTMAS JOY! Christmas is just around the corner and to get you into the spirit of giving I want to offer you some gifts to share. The following list of Christmas gifts are definitely worth sharing and FREE to share on all your social networks! I first learned of them when I worked at BellSouth and found them one year in our December company newsletter. Since then I have made it a point to share them every year with anyone and everyone by email, Christmas cards and copies handed out. This year I am having fun sharing then on all my social networks and I decided to create a series of images...
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Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!

Test Your Christmas Spirit – Fun Quiz to See If You’re A Santa or Scrooge!
Fun Way to Share Your Faith With Friends At Christmas! TestYourChristmasSpirit.com invites people to test their Christmas Spirit by completing any one of four different quizzes. Each quiz consists of ten multiple choice questions. Based on how many you get right, you are designated as one of five popular Christmas characters: Once you complete the quiz, the result page will tell you that, “You have the Christmas Spirit of…” whichever character matches your score. You can then add your score to the ‘Leader Board’ and share your results on social networks or by email,...
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Simple Photo / Video Policies and Release Forms for Organizations

Simple Photo / Video Policies and Release Forms for Organizations
Recently, I had a local church contact me asking for advice on photo policies and release forms for children. This would relate to using children’s photos from events on social networks, printed pieces, web sites, etc. If you have not considered this before, please do so now because it is an important protection to put in place. At a recent youth camp, a mom was concerned about having pictures of here daughters published due to a situation with an estranged dad. She felt it was important to not publicize what here daughters were involved in and asked that we not publish their photos on our social...
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Experimenting with Periscope – 3 Keys to Successful Broadcasting!

Experimenting with Periscope – 3 Keys to Successful Broadcasting!
Here is a great case study of how a Baptist State Convention is using Periscope successfully to reach their audience and expand their brand. The principles here can easily be applied to churches, ministries, non-profits and businesses. [Ed Note: If you have not yet heard of Periscope, read our previous post, “New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!” ] Guest Blogger: Brian Harris, Alabama Baptist State Board of Missions Recently we held our first Periscope broadcast to announce the Christmas Backpacks for the Mississippi River Ministry...
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New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!

New $100 Million Social App ‘Periscope’ Great for Church Ministry!
‘PERISCOPE’ Have you hear of it yet? Props to Jonathan Jordan @jordan004 who clued me in this week to the shiniest new app on the social media landscape (amazing what can happen while you’re taking a 2-week vacation!). Periscope is basically a live broadcasting app that works from your smartphone (Apple or Android) and allows you to live stream anything, anywhere, anytime! Twitter Paid $100 Million to acquire the app for integration into the Twitter-sphere. It is now live and you can download the app here https://www.periscope.tv/. I have been playing around with it and I can...
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Go “Live” with Your Church Services Online – FREE Platform!

Go “Live” with Your Church Services Online – FREE Platform!
Expand Your Church Audience Literally Around the World! Have you even experienced a church service online? I’m not talking about a recorded message on YouTube. I’m talking about a “Live” service where people can enter a virtual church, be greeted by a host, and interact with other attendees about the service and message being presented. The best example I’ve found of this kind of virtual church can be experienced on http://www.lifechurch.tv/. I want to encourage you to go there right now and see what I mean. They offer virtual “Live” services, multiple times...
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8 Christmas Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent!

8 Christmas Gifts That Don’t Cost A Cent!
This has become a yearly tradition for me. I first learned of the ‘8 gifts’ when I worked at BellSouth and they were printed in our company newsletter. Since then I have made it a point to share them every year with anyone and everyone by email, Christmas cards and copies handed out. This year I will have fun sharing then on all my social networks. Now, I want to offer them FREE for you to share as well. Post one each day on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, and anywhere else you can share them. Simply copy and paste from the content below. For each gift I’ve included 3 things:...
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