12 October 2014

Later this week, I will be presenting a workshop at the Western Christian Educators Conference on social media and communications.  Titled “I Am Eating a #Donut,” this workshop is inspired by the picture on the right.

This page is a place where I’m posting my handouts for the workshop and some links that others may find useful.

Handout One: Workshop Outline

Handout Two: Generational difference and approaches to communication


Links that may be helpful:

Moz offers a “The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media” that includes some of the basics about social media, things like their value, best practices, etc. — but at a beginner’s level.  It also has introductions to five of my big seven of social media:  Facebook, Twitter, Linked In, YouTube, and Pinterest (it’s missing Reddit and Tumblr).  A bonus feature is that the site is downloadable as a pdf so you can have a printed resource to help you.

Mashable’s “The Beginner’s Guide to Social Media” introduces Tumblr, Linked In, Reddit, Facebook, and Twitter.  Their “Beginners Guide to Reddit included videos, which I found helpful.

A site called Social Media Examiner offers a “Getting Started with Social Media” guide.  It focuses more on marketing, but that can be helpful to a church.  It is the only one of these three that offers anything on Instagram.

And, this page wouldn’t be complete without referring you to The Definitive-ish Guide for Using Social Media in the Church by the Rev. Bruce Reyes-Chow.  It is available in formats for the Kindle, the Nook, and iBook.