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The Essentials of Church Communications

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The Essentials of Church Communications

The MinistryStory.com podcast is for the first time…in video! Thanks to Google +.  Listen and watch my conversation with Tim Peters on the essentials of church communications. You can get all the details on this and the other podcasts here at...

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How One Birthday Party Raised Millions of Dollars

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I love to be inspired.  Don’t you? I had heard a small part of Scott Harrison’s story and knew a little about his organization charity: water but I only knew the tip of the iceberg.  Scott’s story is one of the most powerful testimonials I have ever heard – he has been redeemed spiritually and his life is having a massive impact around the world.  Scott says that for ten years, in his twenties: “I was chasing everything wrong.” Then he realized that his life was morally and spiritually bankrupt…even...

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What Position Should Your Church Take?

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What Position Should Your Church Take?

In Episode #23 of the Ministry Story Podcast I talked with Mark MacDonald and we discussed what brand postioning is and how important it is to your church’s communications strategy and effectiveness., Listen to How to Position Your...

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Tips to Promote Your Church Event

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Tips to Promote Your Church Event

In Episode #22 of the Ministry Story Podcast I talked with Adam Fry and we discussed some strategies and tools you can use to promote your next church event. Listen to How To Effectively Promote Your Christian...

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My Story: Integrity Magazine

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If you don’t already know my story (the spiritual and the business stories) then I invite you to read the Winter 2012 edition of Integrity Magazine…it will tell you all you need to know! I welcome your feedback and comments.  If you or anyone you know would like a copy of the print version send me your mailing address (via email @ David@DavidTonen.com) and I will gladly mail you a free copy. You may read the digital magazine embedded below or via this link. Open publication – Free publishing – More...

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You’re Still Here?

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Don’t you have anything better to do? Go on…get going! Go. Honda’s extended 2012 Superbowl ad that plays off a classic movie from our past… If you cannot see the video, please click here…

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Church Leaders Should Be Networking

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Church Leaders Should Be Networking

In Episode #21 of the Ministry Story Podcast I talk with Matt Whitman and he shares some practical ways that church leaders can be networking in their communitues to have greater influence and impact representing Jesus. Listen to Are You are Card-Carrying Reverse-Networking...

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Knowing Your Audience

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We are just a couple weeks away from the 2012 Superbowl Ads weekend. One of my favorite times of the year…for the game and for the ads!  The smart companies, who have invested a ton in their ad production and placement are leveraging social media to advance their marketing reach and impact. Volkswagen knows that one of their core demographics is the Star Wars generation. To to play on that nostalgia, they have created another ad themed around this and integrated…dogs. People of all demographics like animals in ads don’t...

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Technology Just Makes Sense

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Technology Just Makes Sense

Sometimes, Dilbert just says it perfectly…

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In 2012, I Hate Religion

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I am trying to re-calibrate my life. Everyone needs to do that right?  I am not talking about starting a new year and making a whole ton of resolutions that I will never keep. I am talking about assessment. 2011 was a phenomenal year for me.  I ran my church marketing and communications company full-time for the full-calendar year. It was an amazing journey and an amazing privilege to work with so many ministry-passionate clients.  I started a church communications podcast, teamed up with a great bunch of guys to launch a Christian Business...

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