Season 1, Episode 04: Do the dangers of social media outweigh the benefits? [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 04 of Inspire, a podcast for Christian leaders online and those who aspire to be one. In this episode I talk with Ryan Richardson about whether the dangers of social media outweigh the benefits.

Ryan is the founder of Media Safe workshops and the author of Saving Face(book) and Ryan has a brand new book coming out called When Private Is Public. You can find out more about him on his website Be Media Safe.

Season 1, Episode 03: 10 essential elements of every church website [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 03 of Inspire, a podcast for Christian leaders online and those who aspire to be one. In this episode I discuss with you the 10 essential elements every church website absolutely needs in today’s world.

I’ve done a pile of research over the past year and what I found is that only about 9% of churches in North American are equipped to reach 47% of their potential audience. Here’s what I mean: in his book, The Digital Church, Justin Wise and his team did a study and found that 47% of people surveyed said that a church’s website is a key factor when decided whether or not to visit the church.

And in my study of hundreds of churches in major cities across Canada and the United States I found that only about 9% of churches have modern and functional websites that are equipped with the essential elements needed today to truly impact their visitor in a way that might help them decided to visitor the church.

Season 1, Episode 02: 8 ways to be more secure online [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 02 of Inspire, a podcast for Christian leaders online and those who aspire to be one. In this episode I offer 8 tips on how you can be more secure online.

Internet security has never been more important than today. It seems hackers are in full bloom and it can be quite scary having a social media presence because you never know if or when you will be a hacker’s next victim. Believe me, my website was hacked once and it was terrifying. I felt helpless and violated. I didn’t know what to do.

Fortunately I learned from that experience and now I want to share with you 8 tips to help you be more secure online. This is especially important if you have a ministry website or a church website or even a business.

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Season 1, Episode 01: 10 Ways To Have The Greatest Impact With Facebook [Podcast]

Welcome to Season 1, Episode 01 of Inspire, a podcast for Christian leaders online and those who aspire to be one. In this episode I offer 10 tips to help you have the greatest impact for your mission, your ministry or your church with Facebook.

Last year it was reported that the average organic reach of a post from a Facebook Page was somewhere between 3-6%. What that means is only about 3-6% of the people who said they want to see your content on Facebook, are actually seeing that content. “Organic reach” refers to “unpaid” reach. In other words, how many people saw your post without you having to pay for them to see it. And in February 2014 Facebook announced that we can expect that number to “approach zero in the foreseeable future.”

Well, fortunately for you, there are ways to circumvent this system and grow your organic reach and engagement just by following these 10 simple but strategic steps.

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0100: New “Inspire” Podcast (Introduction)

Welcome to Season 1 Episode 0 (as in, zero) of my brand new podcast titled “Inspire: Faith and Leadership Online.” In this introductory episode to my new podcast I outline the three main themes or subjects that I’ll be podcasting about and I share with you what you can expect from me here. I also give you a sneak peek into the first episode.

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