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. 

5 Communication Goals For Your Church In 2016

Now that all of the New Year’s resolution smoke has cleared – let’s face it, it’s February and 99% of those pipe dreams are already in the garbage – I want to challenge you to think about setting some very real, very tangible goals to improve your church’s communication in 2016.

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More than ever, communication is one of the MOST IMPORTANT aspects of your leadership. We live in the golden age of communication, and if you’re not doing it well then your message is getting lost in the noise and clutter. But don’t worry, you’re not alone and it can easily be fixed.

GREAT Christmas Video Idea

You'll Be Doing One Of These Next Year!

Christmas is over and we won’t be thinking about it again for at least 10 more months. But a friend of mine at a church in Kentucky (@SouthlandCC) shared this and it was too good to sit on until next November.

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So take a peak, file it away, and enjoy the peace of knowing you’ve got next Christmas’ big video idea in the bag. Because let’s face it, you’re going to be ripping this off. I know I will.

I LOVED this idea because it checks all the boxes for a great video – it’s funny – it’s sweet – it’s got kids – and it’s simple. Check it out:

How To Make A Great ‘End Of The Year’ Video

7 Super Simple Tips

The end of 2015 is upon us, a great time to reflect on and celebrate all that God has done in our church over the last year and to cast vision for the next. And nothing says ‘celebration’ and ‘vision’ like passing out a paper report. Am I right?

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Of course not! Paper ends up in the trash. But video ends up in our memory. And on our website. And on our Facebook, and Twitter and Instagram pages where we can watch it over and over again. And share it.  So video is a no-brainer. But how do we make it great? Super simple.

New Work From Our Big Picture Media Team

All Work And No Play

Hey everyone! The last few months have been crazy busy with new clients, partnerships, travel and networking. I haven’t been able to give the blog my regular focus and I apologize for that. Sometimes the tyranny of the urgent takes over and you just have to put your head down and get some stuff done. That means other things sometimes have to stay on the shelf. But we’ve had some amazing experiences and have learned some great things that we can’t wait to share with you.

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One of the upsides is that our team has had some incredible opportunities to produce some really creative stuff and I want to share some of that with you today.