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347 – Copyright and Promotion

This week on WELSTech we’ve moved a portion of the Communication pages on the WELSTech Wiki including lots of resources for copyright and newsletters. Martin has 106 questions for you, and a WELSTech winner gives us his perspective on the Nexus 7 tablet.

The discussion:

TellCommunication – A key component of any ministry effort is communication, and the brand new WELSTech Wiki has many resources to assist with those communication needs. Martin and Sallie look at resources for copyright, presentations and promotions.

Tech tips:

Picks of the week:

Community feedback:

Of interest:

It’s official! You’re invited to WELSTech Conference 2015 (wels.net/welstechconf), July 9-11, 2015 at Country Springs Hotel and Conference Center in Pewaukee, WI. We’re currently looking for presenters and tech topics of interest for our breakout sessions. Give it some thought and submit your ideas!

Coming up on WELSTech:

Episode 348 – This summer we’re migrating the WELSTech Wiki to a brand new Google Site. On the moving docket for next week are social media resources and popular content management systems. (Broadcast date – 07/01/14)

Featured video:

From the WELS Musicians Playlist, watch Sacrifice With Shouts of Joy by Koine

 

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180 – April Showers: Office Worker Resources

This week the WELSTech Podcast “April Shower” rains down all types of resources to make the church and school office run smoothly.

Our apologies for the audio quality during the last 10 minutes of today’s podcast.  We experienced technical difficulties with the recording.

Office Worker Resources

The discussion:

Raining resources for office workers – For this week’s “April Shower”, Martin and Sallie cover a long list of tools to assist the “nerve center” of the congregation and school, the office.

Ministry resources:

(35:55) Walther’s Law and Gospel is now available for Kindle

News in tech:

Contest winners:

(39:36) Concluding the Glo Bible giveaways on our personal blogs (martinspriggs.com and salliedraper.com), Martin and Sallie use random.org to pick winners.  Listen to find out if you are one of the newest Glo Bible owners.

Picks of the week:

Of interest:

(47:41) FinalWeb Training in New Ulm, MN and Milwaukee, WI

  • FinalWeb for Teachers in New Ulm on June 27 and Milwaukee on August 1 – bit.ly/fw4teachers
  • FinalWeb for Dummies in New Ulm June 28-30 and Milwaukee August 2-4 – bit.ly/fw4dummies

Community feedback:

Coming up on WELSTech:

(50:41) Episode 181 – The “April Showers” conclusion may turn into an April storm as Gail Potratz joins the discussion and we share a [gigantic] compilation list of teacher resources.  (Release date – 04/27/11)

The featured artist:

(51:30) We close the podcast with the music of  Branches Band (www.branchesband.com |Facebook) – Hosanna, Loud Hosanna from their “Sing, My Tongue” CD

 

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158 – Barcodes, Newsletters, and the NIV

This week the WELSTech Podcast returns to the church and school office to look at newsletter production.

The discussion:

Those newsy newsletters – Martin and Sallie share tips and tricks related to church and school newsletters, covering everything from software and templates to imagery and e-news services with a bit of discussion of frequency, audience and content as well.

The interview:

(18:55) Publishing the Good News – Naomi Henkel from Mt. Calvary in Redding, CA recently talked with Sallie about the production of her congregation’s newsletter.  She also shared ideas for creating a motivating congregational time and talent survey.

Ministry resources:

Picks of the week:

WELSTech contest:

(50:05) Beginning today and continuing each week through December 15th we’ll release a series of 5 clues in the WELSTech “Christmas 2010 Scavenger Hunt“.  Use these 5 clues to locate a mystery message and enter it 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 we’ll make it easy and post the first clue image on this page.  You’ll have to find the future clue images somewhere on the WELSTech web site.

 Clue #1

clue1

Remember, you can use your smartphone or an online decoder to decipher the message.  Have fun!

Community feedback:

  • (52:19) Kevin Smith from Christ in Zumbrota, MN shared information on their church basement audio project.  Look for details and equipment links on the WELSTech Wiki > Audio Equipment page.

Coming up on WELSTech:

(54:19) Episode 159 – We’ll delve into the topic of web conferencing and talk to Vicar Donald Tilbury about using the web to connect with long-distance catechism students.  (Release date 11/24/10)

The featured artist:

(55:15) We close the podcast with the music of Kevin Loersch – Advent Medley from his CD titled ”O Holy Night”

Get involved:

Episode 041 – Oct 15 2008

This week on WELSTech Martin and Sallie discuss considerations for starting an electronic newsletter.  The interview section of the show focuses on the synod’s own electronic newsletter, Together.

The discussion:

The tidbits:

  • Picks of the week (37:45)
  • WELS.net feature (43:03)
  • Of interest (44:21)
    • We have a winner!  Listen as we play additional voice mail contest entries from our listeners and choose a winner of the recent WELSTech contest. Enjoy shopping at cafepress.com/welstech!
  • Community feedback (51:07)
    • Jeff Clark wrote to share information on hardware configurations – a possible discussion topic for a future WELSTech episode
    • Cindy Krueger from Shepherd of the Hills in Lansing, MI shared a link to an article by Dan Lohrmann titled “How Safe is Cloud Computing?
    • Following up on last week’s interview, we heard from Andy Theimer that there are 8 new “inWELS” members on LinkedIn, and we also heard from one of those new members, Danny Smith
  • Coming up on WELSTech (54:05)
    • Episode 042 – Redesign – Why and how to redesign your web site plus the inside scoop on the upcoming WELS.net redesign

The featured artist:

  • We close with music of WELS pianist, Dawn Gehlhar – Precious Lord Take My Hand from her Inspirations CD (55:07)

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