“If you have an important point to make, don’t try to be subtle or clever. Use a pile driver. Hit the point once. Then come back and hit it again. Then hit it a third time – a tremendous whack.”

– Winston Churchill

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Brian Dodd Interviews Me About Communication

A few weeks ago Brian Dodd and I set up an opportunity to interview each other for our respective blogs. It was a blast and the traffic for each one was awesome! To see me interviewing Brian simply scroll down the page and check out the video. Huge insights from him on the relationship between communication and leadership. As an EXTRA, if you didn’t happen to catch it on his blog, here is the interview Brian did with me on communication. I hope you might find something in this that is helpful to you and your organization.

How To Avoid Big Event Fall Out

I love BIG events! Easter. Christmas. A new building project. A big vision launch. These are exciting times in the life of any church. Tons of energy, focus and resources are invested. Everyone is on the same page. You can feel the momentum growing daily. There’s a buzz, an electricity in the air.


And then it’s over. You bask in the glow of reflection – ‘man that was awesome’, but after a couple of weeks, you feel it slipping away. It’s almost a funk. A depression. People don’t know what to do. Excitement – waned. Buzz – killed. Momentum – not so much.  How did we get here so fast? What happened to all of that momentum? How do we avoid this fall out? 

10 Stats About Video That Will Blow Your Mind

You’ve heard me say it before, and today you’re going to hear me say it again – VIDEO IS THE GOLD STANDARD IN THE CURRENCY OF TODAY’S COMMUNICATION. Period. Hands down. End of story.

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If you still have doubts, still don’t get it, still are living in denial, then let me encourage you to check out the 10 stats below. The power and influence of video is undeniable. It’s a tool that you can not afford to ignore. 

Brian Dodd Interview On Communication In Leadership

This post has been 2 full months in the works and I am so excited to finally be sharing it with you. I first met Brian Dodd when he was working with Casey Graham and The Rocket Company as a liaison to pastors. I knew within about 60 seconds that this was a guy I was going to know and like for a very long time.

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Many of you know Brian Dodd from his leadership blog “Brian Dodd On Leadership”. This blog is not only ranked as one of the most read Christian blogs, but is also ranked one of the top 30 most read blogs on leadership in the world – no small feat. Brian’s day job is as Director Of New