How Turning off Web & Social Media Increases Creativity!

How Turning off Web & Social Media Increases Creativity!
The source of burn-out is too much of anything, no matter how good! We all get there at one time or another – burn-out, writer’s block, stress, whatever you want to call it. The best way to get your creative groove back is to step away from what or where you spend all your creative energy. You must simply drop the mic and walk away. Sorta like quitting coffee, the first couple of days you have to get through the withdrawal headaches, but then you begin to forget about it. You actually start to enjoy doing other things… Why I’m unplugging the next two weeks: To restore my tired...
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How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page

How to Write Great Bios for Your Church Staff Page
A very common question I hear is, “What should we include in our staff page bios?” Great Bios are Extremely Important! When a first time visitor finds your church web site, one of the most important things they want to know is who leads the church. A large determining factor in deciding to visit your church (or not) is their first impression, of the pastor in particular, as well as ministry staff. Specifically, thy want to know what the pastor looks like (superficial, I know, but a reality), and what he appears to be like. Does he seem inviting and approachable?  This fact is also true...
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Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!

Pastors, Authors, Leaders – Increase your Influence with LinkedIn!
Whether you are a pastor, author, business leader or professional, you need to have great influence to accomplish great things. Influence is built over time by networking, serving and giving yourself away for the good of others. When you help someone, you influence their life and they in-turn give you permission to influence them even more going forward. This is why it has been said that “Leadership is Influence.” If you want to be a leader, you must first become an influencer. The internet allows us to network and influence like never before. There are many opportunities and platforms...
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The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success

The #1 Web Investment Key for Net Success
When it comes to your investment of time on the web  (i.e. web site, social networks, etc.) you do so hoping for a return for your labor, right? You hope to be found by people and to influence them for Christ, right? Of course you do. The following keys to web investing are essential to earning a good ROI… Key #1: DIVERSIFY Think about the old adage, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.” It is not enough to simply build a web site and think that they will come. A web site alone is not easily found. You must be diversified across the web to point people to your site. Consider...
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How-To: Email Marketing FREE & Easy!

How-To: Email Marketing FREE & Easy!
What is Email Marketing? It is a great way to grow your community and stay connected to them. This is a must for churches, non-profits, or any organization whose connection with people is of primary importance. Through email marketing you can keep your community informed of upcoming events, special announcements, latest blog posts and more. Email marketing allows people to opt-in for email updates which is a nice convenience to offer. Email marketing also builds a target audience to cater to and learn from. If you have yet to get your feet wet in email marketing then here is a great place to jump in...
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What’s the Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages?

What’s the Difference Between WordPress Posts and Pages?
When you start writing in WordPress you basically have two options. You can create a “Post” or a “Page”. The editors look almost identical and it does often cause people to ask, “What’s the difference?” Well, Tracey Holinka of Chaos To Clarity™ comes to the rescue with an infographic that answers with clarity. The bottom line is “Posts” are intended to draw attention, while “Pages” provide information. Please take a look at the following inforgraphic and if you still have a question or want to add your thoughts, please do so in the...
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Quick Tips for Search Engine Success

Quick Tips for Search Engine Success
Everyone wants to be quickly found on search engines. This is called organic traffic and we all need more of it. Here are a few quick tips to becoming more relevant and higher ranked on search engines. 1. Add Keywords on Youtube – If you have videos on Youtube that’s good since Youtube is owned by Google. Be sure you are adding keywords to your videos in the titles, descriptions and tags fields. 2. Blog on Your Web Site – and blog regularly. At least once a week. The more you blog to better your relevance becomes. Search engines give higher marks to site that regularly add content. If...
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2 Keys for Blogging Success: Targeting Titles & Content

2 Keys for Blogging Success: Targeting Titles & Content
With so much noise on the web, how can you quickly grab and hold a reader’s attention? I was recently approached by a friend who clearly gets the power of blogging but knows absolutely nothing about it. We discussed the what’s and why’s and I sent him away with an assignment, “Write a several blog posts and let’s review them together.” Like clockwork, I received six short posts back and we to work. This is not the first person I’ve done this for. As a matter of fact, if you want to try blogging I will make you the same offer because I love to help people love the...
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Infographic: $3 Billion In Bad Grammar Ain’t Helpin’ Your Web Site!

Infographic: $3 Billion In Bad Grammar Ain’t Helpin’ Your Web Site!
Americans are butchering their language and the internet may be largely to blame. People who are used to text messaging and 140 character posts are transferring that way of writing into all forms of writing. NBC’s Roger O’Neil reports, “U.S. workers’ grammar, punctuation and spelling are so bad that Fortune 500 companies spend more than $3 billion a year training employees in basic English.” Based on the examples following, there are also a few church workers who could use some training. These sentences are reported to have appeared in church bulletins or announced in...
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Infographic: How to Break Out of a Creative Block

Infographic: How to Break Out of a Creative Block
If you are blogging, social networking or designing regularly, it is inevitable that at some point you will find yourself locked-up in a creative block. If you want some good ideas to help you break out, check out this infographic from CopyBlogger featuring 7 of the most common creative blocks and how to break them down: Like this infographic? Get more content marketing tips from...
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