Published: 3 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.)

 

Church Promotions Triage

(via @kemmeyer) Kem is one of the leading voices on communication – in churches or in any organization. If you struggle with what gets stage time (or newsletter time, or social media time…), these four steps will help.

There are some primary vitals that should be taken into account when you are establishing the “simple rules” for your Promotions Triage. These vitals don’t have to get too detailed, but do provide a framework to help think through as each little inventory and calendar item hits the queue.

1. Mission and Vision.

Your specific church mission and vision should shape the voice and expression you use to communicate (how you sound and how you carry yourself). This filter gives you confidence as you make triage decisions because your vitals are focused on the who and why over the what.

 

The self-healing letter of complaint

(via @thisissethsblog) I’ve written just a few letters of complaint in my day (and boy, they were doozies), but this is good, wise, solid counsel.

You’ve been wronged. The service was terrible. You went unseen, disrespected and abused. You didn’t get your money’s worth. The software is sloppy, the people were rude, the entire experience was lousy.

A letter to the organization is called for. At the very least, you’ll get an apology, some free samples, and maybe, just maybe, they’ll fix the problem for everyone who comes after you. How generous of you to dig in and share the vitriol.

Better put a sharp point on it, personalize it and make it sting.

Here’s the thing: Every angry word you write is only going to confirm the story you’re already telling yourself, the story that’s still making you miserable.

 

Puppy Gets Comfy in Hammock

(via @premiumfunny) It’s official: this dog is more agile than any of us.

 

photo credit: Jason Mathis

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