Four Lessons from Vine’s Collapse

Welcome to Episode 67 of the Ask Darrel podcast. On this episode we’re going to talk about demise of the social network Vine.

While Vine was popular at it’s peak, it couldn’t keep it up with Snapchat and all the competitors who dealt with short video format. So what lessons can we learn from this? Listen to this episode to find out.

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How to Avoid Creative Burnout

Creative burnout. We’re all going to experience it at some point. So how do you avoid creative burnout before it happens? Today, I’ll give you three ways to avoid creative burnout.

And yes… I cut myself shaving this morning… twice.

How to Build a Church Communications Request Form

The central hub of any church communications system is a Communications Request Form. This is the form that all requests for your church communications team must go through. This form will help eliminate staff asking for communications through email or in person.

So how do you set one up? That’s what we’re covering in today’s tutorial. I’m going to show you how to set up a communications request form and have it automatically feed into your project management system. This an easy project and one that you can complete in about 15 minutes.

Before you watch the tutorial, you’ll need to have three accounts setup:

All of these have free versions, so you won’t need to pay for anything to get this set up.

How to Use a Church Communications Calendar

Do you have a church communications calendar? If not, you’re missing out the one tool that can simplify all of your church’s communications. If you want to know why you should use one, check out this article.

If you’re ready to dive and organize your church’s communications, then download the calendar and check out this video below.

How to Create All Your Social Media Graphics with One Click

Creating multiple social media graphics can be a pain. Every single channel has its own dimensions. There has to be an easier way…

Today, I’m going to show you one button on that can eliminate that problem and create social media graphics with a single click. Before you watch make sure you have an Canva for Work account. If you’re a church you can sign up for a free account right here.

How to Get a Job in Church Communications

So let’s say you want to work in church communications. Where do you start? Where are the churches that are looking for full-time employers? Today, I’m tell you what churches are looking and how to begin a career in church communications. It won’t be easy, but it’s worth the work.


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