4 Reasons Your Organization Needs a Strong Social Media Presence

September 29, 2016

This post is based on How to Leverage Social Media to Grow Your Organization. If you’re interested in learning more about these platforms and how they can help you reach your audience in a new and exciting way, download the free guide.

 

There may be nothing in history that has revolutionized our online behavior as much as social media.

What started as a fun way to stay in touch with friends and family has grown into a medium by which organizations can share, learn from, and interact with their online audiences. Social media platforms have the power to increase brand awareness, drive prospects, convert leads and delight customers. Failure to leverage these platforms runs the risk of your organization becoming irrelevant online.

Below are four things your organization can do when it puts adequate time into building a strong social media presence: 

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3 Ways to Improve Your Church Announcements

September 29, 2016

Imagine if every play, concert or sports game was preceded by a lengthy monologue of related events. How long would it take before you tuned it out?

Not long.

Yet, many churches are guilty of doing exactly that. They begin each service with church announcements, a chronicle of committee meetings, bake sales, baptisms, church trips, etc. that every member must sit through before they can begin to worship.

It’s time to reconsider the tradition of church announcements. It’s 2016, and there are better ways to share information - ways that won’t delay the start of services and potentially drain the energy in the room.

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5 Proven Ways Pastors Can Relax in Front of the Camera

September 22, 2016

There’s something about a camera lens that absolutely unhinges some people.

Even pastors at ease in front of large congregations can be paralyzed when they see the unblinking eye of a lens staring back at them. That not only makes for an awkward live stream, but it can actually hurt the experience for the people in the audience.

There’s no surefire way to turn someone into a natural in front of the camera, but there are ways that can help anyone relax and forget about the lens, at least for a little while. Below you’ll find several simple tips:

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5 Awesome Reasons SIDs Are Excited About Live DVR

September 20, 2016

 

When Live DVR was introduced to television several years ago, it took the world by storm. People's ability to pause and rewind their favorite shows in real-time transformed the viewing experience.

BoxCast is excited to roll out our own Live DVR feature for your live video streams. But the feature isn’t just great for viewers at home; it can also be used to make your game staff more efficient.

Below are five reasons that sports information directors should be pumped about Live DVR:

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7 Types of Camera Shots To Consider When Filming Church Services

September 15, 2016

This post is based on the "Video Framing & Composition Guide: What You Need to Know to Frame a Killer Shot." To learn simple framing and composition techniques to improve your live streams, download the free guide

As a camera operator for your church, you can make your message even more powerful by taking some time to consider the goal of each sequence of a service.

Are you trying to evoke emotion? Do you need to emphasize the scenery behind the pastor? What’s the theme of the pastor's sermon?

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How to Choose the Right Microphone for Your Pastor

September 15, 2016

If you’ve been live streaming services or other church events, you realize the importance of audio quality. Few things can ruin a broadcast more thoroughly than bad sound. We’ve written before about ways to improve audio without getting into equipment, but this post deals with the types of microphones your church should use during services.

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Does Live Video Streaming Hurt Church Attendance?

September 13, 2016

When a church is deciding whether to stream its services, one of the most common concerns is if going online will affect in-person attendance on Sunday mornings.

This post addresses that concern head-on, showing how live video streaming is actually an important step to grow and strengthen your church community.

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How to Make Highlight Clips with BoxCast

September 07, 2016

The uncertainty of what will happen in any sports game is what keeps fans hooked. 

No two face-offs are ever the same, as there’s always the chance for the underdog to make a comeback, the opportunity for a nail-biting buzzerbeater, or the possibility for a team to make history. Sports are magical, and we can’t get enough.

When one of these amazing plays happen, we want to watch it over and over again, reliving the glory of that single moment. It’s why BoxCast just released the ability to capture live highlight clips. This post explains how to use the new feature.  

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What You Need to Know About BoxCast's "Exceedingly Enough" Podcast

September 07, 2016

Dear listener,

Shepherding a child's heart to know and follow Jesus is simultaneously wonderful and challenging. When my son Thaddeus was born four years ago, one of the ways that I embarked on this journey was by writing him daily devotionals from the pages of Scripture.

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The Creative Way Venture for America Conquered Its Growing Pains

September 01, 2016


Growing pains are bound to surface for any business on the rise.

Though they can induce changes that catapult an organization onto its next phase of success, growth can also test its core spirit and even lead to its demise. If not managed properly, alignment, transparency, and identity are all at stake.

To successfully absorb these pains and use them to their advantage, companies must experiment with various solutions, hoping that the path they’ve chosen is the one that works best.

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