This week the WELSTech Podcast is all about Getting Things Done in the church and school office, and Staff Minister Jon Ruddat shares his productivity success story.
Office Productivity – Martin and Sallie share ideas for applying the personal Getting Things Done (GTD) productivity process to the church and school office using the 43 Folders technique and also ideas from Death by Meeting.
- From the WELSTech Archives … The Art of Productivity
(17:10) Star Student – Jon Ruddat, Staff Minister of Administration and Family Ministry at St. Matthew’s in Appleton, WI, was a past student in Martin’s Productivity Winterim session at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He shares the highlights of implementing the GTD system and some of his “Mind Like Water” moments.
News in Tech:
- Watch the Disposable Computer video
Picks of the week:
- (43:55) Picnik for easy, creative image editor – Sample collage and slideshow
- Cyberduck FTP – Now available for Windows
Christmas 2010 WELSTech Scavenger Hunt:
(49:38) Week 5 of our latest WELSTech contest is here, and we’ve hidden our “QR Code of the Week” somewhere on the WELSTech site. Listen each week through December 15th as we reveal clues for finding 5 QR Codes which will point you to a mystery message. Following the December 15th show you can enter the mystery message for a chance to win a $25 Cafe Press gift certificate, where your WELSTech merchandise dreams can come true! The winner will be selected from all correct entries and announced on our special Christmas week podcast airing December 22nd.
- This week’s clue to the code location is … The Art of Productivity
- Get the previous clues: Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4
- Remember, you can use your smartphone or an online decoder to decipher the message. Have fun!
Solve the mystery message and enter the contest by 11:59 p.m. Monday, December 20, 2010 at
- (51:02) We follow up on the ad-free live streaming question from Pastor James Douglas of St. Paul in Wisconsin Rapids, WI.
- Via the Diigo WELSTech Group we learned lots from Jason Schmidt (Gethsemane, Omaha, NE) and Martin:
- Via the #WELSTech hashtag on Twitter we got lots more feedback:
- Maren McPeak from St. Mark’s in Citrus Heights, CA tweeted a link to their Advent Pondering for Women
- Gail Potratz from Emanuel in New London, WI shared links to two upcoming conferences …
- 2011 Online Conference on 21st Century Lutheran Education – February 24 & 25
- 2011 Milwaukee Digital Media Conference – July 26-29
- Pastor Phil Huebner from Christ the King in Palm Coast, FL shared a link to resources for cold calling
- Perry Lund from Grace in Oskaloosa, IA reminded us of Podcast Permissions for Churches from OneLicense.net
- Martin shared Copyright Church Poll Results
- Pastor Philip Henselin from New Life in Rockford, IL sent us a needed update for the Christian Worship Lectionary Google Calendar and all is correct now! Thanks for the heads up. Learn more about the lectionary calendar and make use of it in your congregation!
- Mike Westendorf (www.mikewestendorf.com and mikewestendorf on Twitter), a WELS musician whose work is featured on WELSTech, has a new CD – “Undefined” – available on Indieheaven
Coming up on WELSTech:
(1:07:50) Episode 163 – Christmas week arrives as we talk with Prof. Richard Gurgel about the WELS Continuing Education program, Grow in Grace, and we select our contest winner. (Release date 12/22/10)
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