The Top 10 Communication Voices I Follow

And Why You Should Be Following Them Too

Church staffers are constantly asking me who they should be following for great content about communication. It’s an easy answer – I simply check out my Twitter list ‘Communication’.

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I learn something every single day from these folks about communication. Strategy. Principles. How to. Coaching. Social media. Video. Writing. Speaking. Email. CRM. Relationships. This list only scratches the surface,  but it is a great place to start. 

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3 Things You Can Do Today To Increase Attendance This Sunday

How To Use Social Media For Real World Results

Do you ever find yourself reviewing the numbers from last Sunday and experiencing that feeling of helplessness? Where is everyone? What do I have to do to get people to show up? It can be very frustrating.

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There is no one size fits all answer on how to increase attendance. But I would love to give you 3 really simple ideas that might help you start to make a dent in the attendance challenge. 

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6 Skills Every Communication Director Needs

In yesterday’s post we talked about how to find a great communication director for your church. Due to the mad retweet love it’s obvious this is something many of you are either currently dealing with or at least thinking about.

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Today I want to go a step farther and talk to you about the skill set that person needs to be successful long term.

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New Posts Coming Next Week

Practice Makes Perfect

I know, I know. Where are all the posts?! Great question. The last few weeks have been a bit of a drought here on the communication blog. The truth is I’m not only a coach/teacher, I’m a practitioner, and lately I’ve been practicing a lot. I mean a whole lot. And that’s great because it means business is booming. No complaints.

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But it does make it hard to fit it all in. And even though I try to write ahead, etc…, the reality is that it just doesn’t always work out that way. And sure, I could work longer hours, or on weekends, but one thing I’ve learned over the years is that I really, really, really value my down time. I need it. I’m not my best when I skip it. So sometimes that means making the choice to let something slide, in this case, the blog. Not because it’s unimportant. It’s just not AS important as other things. Like serving my clients at the highest level. Like spending time with my family. Like just chilling out and filling the tank.

There’s an old saying, “Those who CAN, DO. Those who CAN’T, TEACH.” I don’t know how true that is, but I do know this, the best teachers are the ones who CAN, and DO, then TEACH. The bottom line is that practice makes perfect, and so the more I practice, the more I DO what I coach, the better and more valuable and effective the coaching becomes. So, you’re welcome :-)

Anyway, got some great new posts that have come directly from the last few weeks of practicing with real life churches and I can’t wait to share those with you starting next week. So stay tuned, and thanks for checking in.

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I’m excited to be part of the amazing line up of speakers for this really special online event coming up this summer on July 22nd! Click the image or the link below to sign up today! It will be a game changer for your church’s communication.

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Date: July 22, 2015
Time: 11:00-05:00 p.m.
Event: Foundations Conference
Topic: Developing A Communication Strategy
Venue: On Line
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.