Digital Media

  • Google+ Authorship. Yes, you need this!
  • Forget about, Google+ (G+) as a social network. It is now more of a platform for Google's tools, including search. Learn how G+ can bring awareness to authors, boost website performance and improve your search marketing efforts.
  • Current graphic design trends in 2014
  • Like most artistic expressions graphic design goes through changes that reflect the spirit of the times. Learn about and view several examples of the most current trends in 2014.  
  • 5 ways you can change the world with technology
  • If you're looking for a way to help remote parts of the world have better access to education, economic development and disease prevention, here are five things you should know before traveling the globe.  
  • Creating an ebook step-by-step
  • With the rise in eBooks, you may wonder how hard it is to put one together and sell it. The answer is, “Easier than you think.” Here are tips, tools and techniques to help you develop an eBook with ease!  
  • 6 digital tools to build community in small groups
  • Small groups can be key to the spiritual development of individuals and growth for churches. However, hectic schedules can make it difficult for individuals to meet regularly. Here are six ways to connect small groups digitally.  
  • 12 production tips for video marketing (Part two)
  • Although countless viral videos prove content triumphs over production quality, we still want to cover basic filming techniques. Should your crew have more time to prepare, follow these tips to enhance your efforts.  
  • Breaking the chains of clip art for free
  • You can always go to places like iStockPhoto to get quality images quickly. However, if you spend a little extra time and employ a more critical eye, you can get the same (or close to the same) quality for free.  
  • Taking inviting photos of your church
  • Carelessly photographed church pictures can convey a negative message. Here are tips and techniques to take the best photos of your church — photos that will welcome people before they ever set foot in the doors.  
  • 15 low-cost or free Web-based tools for ministry
  • With all the apps available online, it's difficult to know which ones will be most helpful. So we swam the sea of Web-based tools and discovered some fabulous low-cost or free options that will hopefully benefit you.
  • Cool tools to make your own infographics
  • An infographic is a storyboard in one image, loaded with information. With great tools like these, making your own infographics does not require graphic-design training or html knowledge.
  • 5 Instagram tips for churches
  • Instagram is like a fun, digital Polaroid without the wait. Take a photo with your mobile device and apply filters to make it look vintage, weathered or enhanced. Engage your friends, like their photos and reach potential church visitors!
  • 5 Tips for shooting compelling video
  • You don’t need an elaborate Hollywood set-up to produce quality clips. Here are five quick tips for creating compelling video with simple equipment like a cell phone or a digital camera.
  • Let’s talk audio and video in PowerPoint
  • Think that PowerPoint can only produce dull, boring backgrounds? Keep reading, as that myth is debunked. Learn how to use audio and video to turn a ho-hum presentation into an interactive eye party! 
  • Power up worship visuals
  • Researchers estimate people retain only 10 to 20 percent of what they hear. If they listen and see, that retention rate climbs to 50 to 80 percent.

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