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At Think Digital, we’re all about learning.

We read blog posts. We talk to other marketing professionals. We read books. But nothing beats learning from people IN PERSON and face-to-face.

Part of understanding social media strategy is making the decision to never stop learning.

And that’s why I’m taking my team to the Social Fresh WEST Conference in just a few weeks. Not only are we PUMPED to go to sunny San Diego, but we cannot wait to learn from people like Peter Shankman, Sarah Evans, Clay Herbert, and podcast guest Jason Keath.

Unlike many conferences that run simultaneous workshops, Social Fresh has ONE track for EVERYONE to go through. You don’t have to miss out on any of the speakers. Errrrbody all up in the same place, yo.

There will also be opportunities for you to connect one-on-one with speakers and attendees throughout the three days of the conference.

If you’re looking to grow your knowledge and understanding of social media, this is the place to be! The Social Fresh WEST Conference is Tuesday, October 28 – Friday, October 30, 2014.

WAIT: Use the special promotional code, THINKDIGITAL, when selecting your ticket to get 10% off. Oh yeah. It’s like that.

For full information and registration: socialfreshconference.com.

We hope to see you there!

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Church friends! We have an BRAND NEW online training coming your way at the end of the month. Best part? It’s FREE!

On October 30th from 1-3 PM Eastern, we’re launching the Social Church Live. It’s an online training event to help your church, ministry, or faith-based nonprofit build a digital marketing strategy and increase ministry results.

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Why Social Church Live?

Social Church Live exists for one reason: your church. We’ve assembled a unique blend of church and ministry digital marketing experts who want to show you how they leverage digital tools to further the cause of the Church.

This free online event will get you access to the movers and shakers who know what it takes to assemble a faith-based community online and influence their action.

Each learning session will give you practical tips and battle-tested insight you can use immediately to increase your online effectiveness for your church, ministry, or nonprofit.

At Social Church Live online event, we’ve worked hard to bring you solid concepts and actionable teaching from knowledgable speakers to help you learn:

  1. The easy-to-implement principles all successful churches use to create ministry results online
  2. How to attract new visitors with your social media content
  3. How to determine the value of your social media content (social media ROI)
  4. How to build an audience that has your back
  5. What pitfalls to steer clear of on social media
  6. How to get unstuck if your community-building efforts have plateaued
  7. Why your email list is one of the most important assets your organization has
  8. What social media metrics are the most important (and which ones you can forget about)
  9. Practical examples from world-class online communicators
  10. Plus so much more!

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Who should attend Social Church Live?

The list is is short, sweet, and simple: anyone who wants to achieve ministry results with their digital and social media content.

This includes:

  • Pastors
  • Church communicators
  • Nonprofit leaders
  • Volunteers
  • Administrative assistants
  • Seminaries
  • Charitable organizations
  • Creative directors

You will hear from speakers spanning dozens of different industries who have built up their influence and reaped tangible ministry results from doing so!

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Frequently Asked Questions, yo.

How will I get access to the online event?

Once you register, you’ll go into our system and receive instant confirmation of your registration. On the day of Social Church Live, we’ll send you an email with a unique log-in link to access the training and download the conference workbook.

What’s the cost for Social Church Live?

There is none, it’s FREE! There’s no catch. You get access to all this amazing coaching for free. The only investment you have to make is your time. Why are we giving away this jam-packed training? Because we know some of the people who sign-up will eventually want to upgrade to become Social Church members and take their ministry results to the next level. But whether you decide to upgrade or not, you get access to this event for free. Take it as a free gift from our team; no cost and no obligation.

What results can I expect after attending the online event?

Through the free training and practical wisdom you’ll get from our team of speakers, you’ll learn how to attract new people to your audience, engage more deeply with your online community, and influence your audience to take action when you ask.

Can I attend this event with my team?

Yes! In fact, we find people who attend our online events are more successful at implementing the material when there’s a team involved. The more the merrier =)

What if I have other questions which aren’t answered here?

Get in touch with us using the contact form on this site and someone from our team will respond within 24 hours. We hope to see you on October 30th!

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I am deathly afraid of snakes. I hate them. Can you relate?

I was mowing the lawn at my house last summer and nearly mowed over a snake. I didn’t see it at first, so I got closer to it than I was comfortable with. Once I saw it, I shrieked like a child and literally ran away screaming.

I knew I had to end the life of this wriggling, cold-blooded, meat pipe, so I did what any red-blooded American male would do: called my brother-in-law to come kill it.

The thought of shoving a shovel blade through the snake’s body was too much for me to bear. When Ben arrived, I gave him my garden spade and the battle cry of “make sure you cut his head off.”

I had only heard that in movies, but I wanted to pretend like I was being helpful.

Ben struck. I heard the same kind of crunch as when you crack a glow stick open. The snake perished. I picked up its disgusting, lifeless body with a snow shovel and threw it in a plastic grocery bag. What a way to go.

When you cut the head off a snake, it starts wriggling around, thrashing all about. It might even be comical if it wasn’t so damn disgusting.

To quote Morpheus, “the body cannot live without the mind.”

This is true for you and me as well. While our brains account for approximately 1 percent of our total body weight, we could not live without this vitally small percentage.

So much power packed into such a tiny space.

I find this to be true in other contexts as well:

A tiny rudder is responsible for steering a big ship.

A match can set blaze to a forest fire.

An axe can chop down a giant tree.

The tongue speaks words that start wars.

I was sitting in church yesterday and found myself thinking about the Think Digital productivity sheets I’ve been working on for the past few months. It’s a system I’m developing to help me get the most out of each day.

A few months ago I started realizing regular to-do lists just weren’t cutting it anymore.

I had tried every app you could think of—nothing seemed to work.

So I started experimenting with good ol’ fashioned pen and paper and noticed an instant improvement in what I was able to accomplish.

I’m on version five of the system and so far it’s helped me to obliterate my to-do list on a daily and weekly basis.

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