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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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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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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How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization

How to Set-up a Facebook Page for Your Church or Organization
If you do not yet have a Facebook page for your church, business or organization then wait no longer. You can set-up a Facebook page quickly and easily in just a few minutes! All you need is a personal Facebook profile to set-up a Facebook Page for FREE. A friend asked me to help their church set-up a Facebook page and I thought it would be a good idea to do a quick screen capture so you can see just how easy the process is. (Please ignore the background noises in the audio. I borrowed a faulty mic and there are no retakes when setting up a live Facebook page…) Why have a Facebook page for your...
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Fast Facts: Which Social Networks Are Most Loved? (Infographic)

Fast Facts: Which Social Networks Are Most Loved? (Infographic)
Did you know… the highest percent of social networking is done in bed? Yes 44%. Second to that is on the job 34%. Do you know… of active internet users, what percentage of women and men are engaged in social networking? 74% of women and 70% of men. Wow, that’s a lot! Do you know why this is important to your church? If you want to touch people’s lives you have to know where they are. When you think about fishing (Jesus said we are fishers of men) one thing is certain. You do not want to fish in a pond that has no fish! Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and LinkedIn are all big ponds...
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Google Plus is About to Minus Out!

Google Plus is About to Minus Out!
Is Google Plus Shutting down? Right now it’s unconfirmed by Google, but when sites like Tech Crunch and US News start reporting something you have to take notice. I heard the rumor yesterday afternoon in a meeting and could hardly believe my ears so I did some quick research and sure enough it may be happening. “Google+ Is Walking Dead” This was the headline on Tech Crunch and they have an image of the Google+ logo on a tombstone, which I am using as my banner for this post. Both articles refer to three primary reasons that lead to the conclusions of Google+ being mothballed: 1....
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‘Test Your Christmas Spirit’ Wins National Award!

‘Test Your Christmas Spirit’ Wins National Award!
Remember the fun we all had during Christmas 2013 testing our Christmas Spirit? Well I am happy to announce that TestYourChristmasSpirit.com has just been awarded First Place in the 2014 Wilmer C. Fields Awards for the category of Social Media Application. This is a yearly competition sponsored by the Baptist Communicators Association. BCA is a professional organization of communicators who serve in editorial, public relations, electronic media, photography, management, marketing and graphic design positions principally within Baptist agencies and institutions. Designed for promotion during the 2013...
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Social Media Usage: Who, What and How Much? Infographic

Social Media Usage: Who, What and How Much? Infographic
At a recent web training seminar I was asked about social networking demographics. I did not have any good numbers with me at the time, so I promised to find some and share them here. This is important because if you know where people are on social media by age, gender, income, etc., you can do a better job targeting the audience you want to reach. Disclaimer: Web demographics are only as good as the source. If you go to Google, guess who will have great numbers? Google+. If you go to facebook, twitter and so on, they will be tooting their own horn. So I tried to find a legitimate organization and a...
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