WELS Video on Vimeo

No one would argue with the fact that video is becoming more prevalent in Internet communication. In fact, a recent study indicates that the average consumer watches 49 minutes of social video every day, and that number is expected to grow. Another study projects that by 2019, 80% of Internet traffic will be video. Perhaps now, more than ever, we might be inclined to agree with this 1964 statement by Marshall McLuhan –

“The medium is the message.”

in the sense that the medium of video is becoming an expectation of online communication if a message is to be heard.


But video creation takes time and strategic thinking. To support and supplement congregation and school needs in this area, WELS offers a collection of 1,100+ videos which can be shared via social media and embedded on church and school web sites. These videos are available on the Vimeo web site at Video topics include …

and more. The video below gives a brief overview of the site and includes a demonstration of how video can be easily shared and embedded.

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In addition to the Vimeo hosting platform, WELS videos are also available on YouTube at

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297 – eBook Ch 4: Events and Announcements

This week’s WELSTech features a discussion of sharing events and announcements on your web site plus photography picks, news on upcoming events (and an iPad giveaway) and some great listener contributions.

The discussion:

Share the news – Martin and Sallie continue the WELSTech 2013 Summer series, Church & School Website Content, with some helpful tips on sharing news on you web site. More and more members and school parents are consuming small bits of news in a more immediate time frame than in the past. Listen for ideas on breaking up your print newsletter into smaller stories throughout the month and establishing a Communication Committee to coordinate and facilitate news reporting.

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

  • (23:04) WELSTech turns 300 in just 3 weeks! Join us live at 5 p.m. Central on July 30 from the floor of Synod Convention at Martin Luther College – Live streamed via Hangouts on Air
  • WELSTech Camp is coming up on September 14 at Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Register and attend the free event to be in the drawings for a Mimio Teach Bar and 16GB iPad!!

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(34:04) Episode 298 – Live streaming video is the topic of next week’s chapter in the continuing summer WELSTech eBook. (Release date – 07/16/13)

The featured artist:

(34:50) We close with the music of WELS musician and staff minister Benhur Khamrang (Reverbnation) – Our Creed

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