394 – Touring the Backlot!

It’s WELSTech time again, and this week viewers are in for a treat as Martin and Sallie are together in the WELS studio for a professional multi-camera production. The discussion topic is live streaming, Sallie’s got a new gadget grid, and Martin shares great plugins for church webmasters.

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LiveFromTheCMM145x125Tune in to Channel 6 – Martin and Sallie are broadcasting from the new WELS studio at the Center for Mission and Ministry in Waukesha, WI. They share a quick studio tour and not one, not two, but three lists related to live streaming!

5 Questions To Ask
  1. Who is your audience?
  2. Why will they watch?
  3. What is the content?
  4. When? – Live and/or archived
  5. Who will “own” it?
5 Things You Must Do
  1. Nail the audio
  2. Get smart about lighting
  3. Have a workable budget
  4. Learn basic production techniques
  5. Promote
5 Ways To Live Stream
  1. Livestream – $1,000 per year on the WELS account
  2. YouTube – Free
  3. Google Hangouts – Free
  4. Streamingchurch.tv – $1,200 per year
  5. FinalWeb – $400 per year
  • Join us in person for WELSTech’s 400th, live at WELSTech Conference 2015, July 9 – 11 in Waukesha, WI
    • Register by June 1
    • Congrats to our $25 Amazon gift card raffle winner, Pastor Nate Wagenknecht – He’ll be at the conference presenting on “Creating Christian Community”

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Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 395 – While Martin is away, Jason Schmidt guest hosts with Sallie for the last installment of the WELSTech Goes to School series. Watch and participate on 06/02/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

Featured videos:

For your listening pleasure, we’re featuring The Vine Brother’s Sing, Sing, Sing video, the newest addition to the WELSTech Music playlist on YouTube (Special shout out to Sallie’s nephew, Garrett Jones, on bass!)

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393 – Church Office Productivity

The productive church office is a blessing to ministry efforts and the topic of this week’s WELSTech Podcast. Tune in for office apps, keyboard shortcuts, breaking WELSTech news, tips for ministering to millennials and bonus boosts to your Psychic RAM!!

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emileBurgess145x125Psychic RAM – Pastor Emile Burges from Trinity in Caledonia, WI talks with Sallie regarding his upcoming presentations at WELSTech Conference on Evernote and MailChimp. The conversation continues as Martin and Sallie share more favorite church office productivity tools.

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Bread for Beggars

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 394 – Live from the CMM … Martin and Sallie are together to tour the new WELS studio. Watch and participate on 05/26/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

Featured videos:

This week we’ve added a MailChimp tutorial video to the WELSTech Product Demos playlist on YouTube

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392 – Care and Feeding

This week’s WELStech is quite a zoo as Martin shares digital outreach tips, there’s a BORAM on the loose, and the Education on Air archive is available. Tune in for all of this plus a milestone birthday for one of the zoo keepers!

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Another day at the zoo10 Tips for Cross-Cultural Digital Outreach – Martin is just back from Boise, ID where he assisted a congregation considering digital outreach strategies, particularly in their Vietnamese mission efforts. He boils down the efforts to 10 useful tips for anyone doing online outreach, locally and globally.

  1. Identify digital content
  2. Pick one priority at a time
  3. Can you do more or do things differently?
  4. Provide digital resources to members (friendship evangelism)
  5. Capture and share stories
  6. Provide digital resources to members for deeper study
  7. Develop a social media strategy
  8. Understand what websites are and aren’t
  9. Develop an engagement strategy
  10. Use a prospect management database

WELS now:

Picks of the week:

It’s Google Chrome plug-in week:

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Google’s Education on Air is archived. A few recommendations:

Featured videos:

The newest addition to the WELSTech Music playlist on YouTube is Koine’s Precious Lord, Take My Hand

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 393 -Pastor Emile Burgess from Trinity, Caldonia, WI, a presenter at WELSTech Conference 2015, joins us as we discuss church office apps. Watch and participate on 05/19/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

The last word:

We hope you’ll attend WELSTech Conference 2015, July 9 – 11 in Waukesha, WI

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391 – Día de MLC

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo WELSTech-style as we share details of the Martin Luther College “social” event of the year. The community feedback mailbag is full of intrigue, and listeners have a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card. Throw in our picks of the week and a ministry resource, or two, and we’ve got the makings of a great podcast!

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MLC DayPray, Share, Give – Martin Luther College Vice President for Mission Advancement Mike Otterstatter visits the podcast studio to chat about the use of social media ambassadors to share the events of the first ever MLC Day.

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Keeping the MLC Day theme going, we’ve added to the WELSTech “Like’s” list on Vimeo  – Listen as MLC’s College Choir performs God So Loved the World in the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 392 – How can technology assist with cross cultural ministry efforts? Martin shares notes from his recent trip to Boise, ID. Watch and participate on 05/12/15 @ 4 pm Central – welstechlive.wels.net

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