Published: 10 months ago

Thursday Three For All

It’s Thursday, kiddies: the day when I roll out a few things I’ve been reading over the past week. Three of ‘em, to be exact. Enjoy. (Remember: click on the big bold print to read the entire article.)

 

How to Make a Guest’s First Sunday Count

(via @gavin_adams) So many good reminders here.

…our reputation in the community is primarily built by the people from the community who are a part of our church community. That’s a mouthful, but it’s true — and it’s a double-edge sword for sure. Their kindness matters, but they realness matters, too. People want to see themselves when they walk in the doors, and seeing people like them from our church in the community can ease their tension before they attend.

 

The Joke That Makes Or Breaks You At Work

(via @wsj) The Jerk Store called…they’re running out of you!

Effective humor can trigger abrupt changes in people’s image. A soft-spoken introvert who “out of nowhere, in a deadpan manner, delivers a line that is super-funny,” can rocket to greater influence among co-workers, says Bob Kulhan, founder of Business Improv, a Chicago consulting firm, and author of “Getting to ‘Yes, And,’ ” a new book about using comedic skills at work.

 

Dad and Son Build Hilariously Loud Trombone Rifle

(via @premiumfunny) Your neighbors will love this. Especially around 7 AM on a Saturday.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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