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Book Tour - Pinterest, Instagram, and Other Networks

Have you considered starting a blog?  Are you curious about Pinterest?  Want to know more about Google+, Instagram, FaithVillage, and several of the other networks that are out there?  In this session we will cover the basics of blogging by discussing various platforms, blogging topics, length of posts, etc.  We will also highlight the social network Pinterest as well as several other networks and why you should or should not use them. Session Interview with Kenny Jahng, Innovation Pastor at Liquid Church.

Instagram, Pinterest, and the Other Networks - Social Media Guide For Ministry Day 4 from Nils Smith on Vimeo.

If you have not purchased the Social Media Guide for Ministry you can find it on Amazon here.

If you have purchased and read the book if you would please leave a review on Amazon here.

If you have any questions about this session please leave a comment and I would love to answer any question that you might have.

Virtual Book Tour

The Social Media Guide for Ministry is coming soon and we will be launching its release with a Virtual Book Tour.  For four days we will be hosting online training events for ministry leaders based on the core principles of the book.  Beginning Monday, March 4th we will have 3 sessions daily with a new topic each day.  Each session will last approximately 45 minutes and will include training from myself, interviews with ministry leaders and social media experts, and live chat Q & A. Here is a list of the days, times, and topics of the coming tour:

March 4th – Social Media Basics

In this session we will discuss the who, what, when, where, and why of Social Media.  We will get down to the basics of where you should begin or, perhaps, begin again.  Nils will also answer some FAQs when it comes to Social Media in Ministry.

Session Times: 9am, noon, 3pm Central Time

March 5th – Facebook Foundations

Facebook now has over 1 billion users worldwide which can provide great value to almost every ministry or waste a lot of time if you don’t know how to use the platform effectively.  Understanding the capabilities of this network, as well as developing a practical strategy, can translate to very valuable ministry.  Nils will share tips and tricks for using Facebook both personally and organizationally by sharing his personal experiences and how the Online Church Facebook page has grown to over 250,000 fans.

Session Times: 9am, noon, 3pm Central Time

March 6th – Twitter & YouTube Techniques

Twitter and YouTube can both be entertaining ways to pass time but did you know they can also be invaluable ministry tools?  Twitter is an incredibly unique network and requires a unique strategy to be used effectively.  YouTube is the #2 search engine on the internet with 800 million visitors each month so understanding the basics of this network and some video best practices can greatly enhance your ministry by reaching thousands online no matter your group’s size or budget.

Session Times: 9am, noon, 3pm Central Time

March 7th- Blogging, Pinterest, and the Other Networks

Have you considered starting a blog?  Are you curious about Pinterest?  Want to know more about Google+, Instagram, FaithVillage, and several of the other networks that are out there?  In this session we will cover the basics of blogging by discussing various platforms, blogging topics, length of posts, etc.  We will also highlight the social network Pinterest as well as several other networks and why you should or should not use them.

Session Times: 9am, noon, 3pm Central Time

Partners:

We are honored to have some incredible ministry partners for this event.  If you are not already familiar with these great organizations, we encourage you to get to know them and the ministry work that they are doing.

Vanderbloemen Search Group

Media Social

Rockbridge Seminary

Group Publishing

OnlineChurch.com

FaithVillage 

Sneak Peek at the Book Cover

I wanted you to be one of the first to see the cover of the Social Media Guide for Ministry. The book will be a quick read at just 80 pages filled with practical application and will be available March 1, 2013 in both print and digital formats. Stay tuned for more information coming soon! 9780764498893

Social Media Basics

Yesterday I was privileged to speak at the Men's Breakfast at Community Bible Church about the basics of Social Media.  I wanted to share my notes with you here: How to Use Social Media:

Step 1: Search

Step 2: Listen

Step 3: Keep Listening

Step 4: Share

Step 5: Listen and Respond

Repeat

 

The Other Social Networks:

Twitter- Short 140 character messages (think Text messages)

LinkedIn- Professional network online (more than a place to post resume)

YouTube- Videos and Search

 

The Other Other Social Networks:

Instagram- Photo sharing

Pinterest- Idea Sharing

Google Plus- Google’s version of Facebook

FaithVillage- Christian Social Network

 

The Primary Social Network: Facebook

Profile- About Yourself

Wall- What you Share Publicly and what others say publicly to you

Messages- Just like Email

Pages- Like Profiles by for organizations

Newsfeed- What Facebook thinks you want to know (selected posts from people that you are friends with or pages that you like)

Groups- Great for LifeGroups as they can be open, closed, or secret

Privacy- You choose what others see and don’t see

 

Top 5 Social Media Mistakes:

1)   Negativity

2)   TMI

3)   Politics/Agendas

4)   All Communication/No Conversation

5)   All Professional/Never Personal

 

* Be Accountable while Online (share your passwords with your spouse/accountability partner)

 

CBC Online

Online Church- http://mycbconline.com

CBC Espanol- http://cbcespanol.com

CBC LifeGroups Online- http://cbclifegroupsonline.com

CBC Women Online- http://cbcwomenonline.com

 

Facebook- http://facebook.com/CBConline

Twitter- http://twitter.com/mycbconline

YouTube- http://youtube.com/communitybibleonline