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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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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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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Are You Following Me? Best Twitter Tips for Followers & Following

Are You Following Me?  Best Twitter Tips for Followers & Following
Doing the Happy Dance! There’s just something exciting about opening up your Twitter profile and seeing a message that you have a new follower! Knowing that someone new really appreciates your witty-Tweets, you do your little happy dance, when it suddenly occurs to you that they might want a follow back. And thus the question: To-Follow or Not-To-Follow? Twitter Etiquette On Following and Followers To take the weight off your shoulders, you are under no obligation to follow back. In fact, if you follow people blindly, you run the risk of looking like a ‘bot’ or spammer. The general rule is that...
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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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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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FREE & Easy Web Tool to Boost Easter Church Attendance!

FREE & Easy Web Tool to Boost Easter Church Attendance!
Did you know that Easter Sunday is a traditional holiday where many Americans are willing to include church attendance in their celebrations? I believe Easter Sunday is the best time to invite a friend or neighbor to church.  A 2010 study by the Barna Group revealed that most Americans described Easter as a religious celebration and therefore are open to the idea of church attendance. (full Barna article: http://bit.ly/1i2eaaZ) The study also revealed that church attenders have a desire to invite people to their church but often simply do not follow through. The Barna researcher who directed the...
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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [Infographic]
At the beginning of 2014 there is an important milestone on the horizon. In February, Facebook will turn 10 years old!  But many churches and ministries have yet to tap into the power of Social Networking. Consider these realities: •    YouTube reaches more US adults aged 18-34 than any cable network. •    There are over 5.7 billion users on the world’s top 21 social networks. •    China has 3 of the world’s largest social networks. The world is online and Jesus commanded that we take the Gospel to the ends of it. With social networking, the ends of the earth are much closer than...
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