How to: Become Valuable on Twitter (Top 10 ways)

How to: Become Valuable on Twitter (Top 10 ways)

This week I read the following 17 Twitter Tips from a social media specialist who attended a conference hosted by Mashable. TWITTER TIPS 1) @jeffpulver, Casting Director, #140conf: “The secret to Twitter is to listen, connect, share and engage. It’s the conversations that matter.” 2) @davepeck, Director of Community, Meshin: “Respond to everybody, positive or negative.” 3) @michiganflavor, COO, MIFlavor.com: “Retweet, retweet, retweet. People love to see their stuff retweeted, and they’ll... Read More

Decoration Day

Happy Memorial Day! Take some time today to remember and give thanks for those who’ve served our country. Decoration Day By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Sleep, comrades, sleep and rest
 On this Field of the Grounded Arms,
 Where foes no more molest, Nor sentry’s shot alarms! Ye have slept on the ground before, And started to your feet At the cannon’s sudden roar, Or the drum’s redoubling beat. But in this camp of Death No sound your slumber breaks; Here is no fevered... Read More

Your Action Steps, No. 8

At The Orange Conference 2011, participants were exhorted to make 10 moves. Over the course of the next few weeks, we’ll look at suggested action steps for each move. Click here for the suggested action steps for number seven. We’d love to hear your ideas too! Leave any of your suggested action steps in the comments section following the post. 8. Meet with your team strategically at least once a month. • Agree to work as one team to manage an overall strategy across all age groups. • Specify a... Read More

Orange Conference 2011 Photo Booth Memories

Funny, silly, memorable moments were captured in The Orange Conference 2011 Photo Booth. Props ranged from Orange frames to mustaches to parasols and even helmets. Church ministry teams in attendance from across the nation, and even the world, let down their hair and showed their Orange spirit. Photos can be reviewed here on the Orange Leaders Facebook page. But to get a quick taste, check out this one-minute video! Read More

Tomorrow My Son Turns 18… Have I Raised Him Right?

By Jonathan McKee The following post was originally featured on Jonathan’s blog on May 16. We thought it touched nicely on May’s theme of Milestone Emphasis. Tuesday, my son Alec turns 18. In just a few months I’ll be dropping him off at his college dorm, over 300 miles from home, where he will start the next stage of his life… finally out on his own. For 18 years Lori and I have been teaching him, coaching him, hanging out with him, laughing with him, playing with him, dragging... Read More