Upping Your Vidding Game!
Vidding? What's that? I'm glad you asked!
Vidding is a shortened form of the term "video blogging", aka "vlogging". More specifically, it is blogging with video. You might call it a type of Internet television.
Robert Scoble, a popular video blogger, suggests the following as keys to producing a video blog that others would want to view:
~ Be interesting!
~ Focus on a niche - Own you space! Know as much as possible about your subject or field.
~ Be searchable - stick to one topic per video.
~ Use a tripod and editor when possible for more professional results.
~ Streaming video is good - Checkout USTREAM.
~ Get better audio - It really matters!
Here's Robert Scoble providing some great tips on how to improve your "vidding":
What are your thoughts on 'vidding" more effectively?
For more information on video blogging checkout the following:
Video Blogging - Wikipedia
Learn About Video Blogging - New Media Literacies Media
Yahoo Groups! Videoblogging
(Robert Scoble's video was uploaded to YouTube by Thomas Crampton.)
Until next time,
I was honored to attend the historic dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on October 16, 2011. It was truly a moving and remarkable event!
The Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial is the nation's permanent tribute to one of America's greatest leaders, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The speakers at today's dedication included President Barack Obama, several of the late Dr. King's children, and a host of civil rights, labor, religious, business, and educational leaders! Aretha Franklin and Stevie Wonder were among the constellation of stellar musical talents who performed in honor of Dr. King!
If you haven't had the opportunity to visit the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial yet, I invite you take this virtual tour:
Employing the force of his personality, the power of his words, and his relentless courage, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. helped to transform America into a nation which is today more just, more equal, and for free!
What an inspiration it was to attend the historic dedication of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial! Dr.King's message of love, hope, and justice continues to inspire millions across the country, and around the world today! How fitting that his memorial should be situated on the National Mall reminding us that his Dream still lives, and that each of us has a vital role to play in bringing about its fulfillment!
For more information on Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and his legacy see the following:
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedicated Today - C-Span.org
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Dedication - WP
What are your thoughts on the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial?
Until next time,
The Leaders Of Tomorrow
The "Art of Leadership" is one of the main themes of this blog. From time to time, I will be bringing you leading voices in the field of leadership to share their perspectives on leadership in today's rapidly changing world!
Linda A. Hill, a professor and leadership expert at Harvard University, pioneered the concept of "leading from behind". Here she discusses the critical subject, "Where Will We Find Tomorrow's Leaders?"
What are your thoughts on the leaders of tomorrow?
For more on leadership check out the following:
John Maxwell On Leadership
Leadership Journal for Christian Leaders
Top 50 Leadership Blogs
Until next time,
"Can you hear me now?"
It seems everyone is on their cell phone, all the time - in the checkout line, on the street, even in church!
And they're not just talking! They are texting, taking photos and shooting videos, reading books, and tweeting!
And to the cell phone, you can now add the iPad, Kindle Fire, and a host of other digital mobile devices on which people are connecting and engaging! Without even noticing, we've entered a brand new age of mobile technology!
The mobile platform has tremendous potential for helping to fulfill the Great Commission! And the church, definitely, cannot afford to sleep on this game changing technology.
Mobile ministry is all about connecting and engaging people with the mission, message, and community of Christ through personal, mobile technology! It provides a unique, two-way communications channel that represents one of the most important technologies for Kingdom expansion in the last ten years.
Why is mobile ministry so important? Here are just a few reasons to consider:
~Mobile devices, like cell phones, are everywhere. There are currently over 5 billion units in use worldwide!
~Mobile technology can provide Gospel access to hundreds of millions of people outside the reach of the Internet or other media.
~The mobile device is highly personal and is a great way to share the Gospel in a personal way!
~Mobile is one of the most economically viable ways for Christians to create and distribute content.
~Research shows the majority of Internet usage will be through mobile devices rather than through personal computers by 2015, at the latest!
For all the above reasons, the church cannot afford to overlook mobile ministry as a very creative and effective means to accelerate Kingdom growth and influence!
How are you using mobile devices to the glory of God?
For more information on mobile ministry check out the following:
Mobile Media Magazine
Mobile Phone Evangelism
Until next time,
Hi! I'm Kenneth Lillard, author, ordained minister, and motivational speaker. This blog is an expression of some of my thoughts and opinions. I'm glad you stopped by. Hope you'll share some of your comments while you're here. Be Blessed!