The Best Ways to Buy Used Video Equipment for Your Church

October 20, 2016

The cost of video equipment can be a deterrent to churches when they're considering broadcasting services. While most churches aren’t putting on movie-quality productions that require top-of-the-line gear, decent equipment will go a long way toward improving the quality of any broadcast.

Not every church has the budget to buy new equipment. The good news is that there is plenty of high-quality, used equipment out there. You just got to find it. Video lovers and audiophiles tend to be gear junkies and regularly upgrade to the latest equipment. The gear they sell or trade in to finance their habit is often only a year or two old and nearly as good as the latest model.

Here are some tips for finding affordable, reliable used video equipment:

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A Heartfelt Love Letter to Municipal Clerks

October 18, 2016

Dear municipal clerks,

I admit – just a few months ago, I had no inkling that you would soon steal my heart.

I’ve spent recent months having conversations with you and your fellow clerks, all of whom work tirelessly to improve their local communities. My coworkers now laugh at how much I talk about you and the work that you do. It’s true – I’ve become a bit infatuated. It’s my hope that this letter explains why:

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The Top 4 Reasons Your Swim Club Should Absolutley Stream

October 13, 2016

Swimming fans flocked to online Olympics coverage this year. Though commercial-heavy, NBC’s streaming coverage was overwhelmingly praised. People reported that they loved listening to the arena’s natural sound; they could even hear the coaches and competitors.

This streaming technology isn’t only available to networks willing to pay millions of dollars. In fact, swimming venues around the country are finding that they can stream their meets for a tiny fraction of that cost. The return is invaluable: parents and fans can tune in to watch their kids in the water, even if they can’t make it to the arena itself.

There’s a common misconception that streaming meets would be tricky. It’s not! This post outlines four reasons that your swim club should start live video streaming.

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6 Benefits of Using Church Online Platform

October 12, 2016

The world is more connected than ever. Let’s connect it with Christ.

These are the words that greet you on Church Online Platform’s website. It’s true – we spend an increasing amount of time connecting with people online, whether it be friends and family on Facebook or colleagues on LinkedIn. In a world where technology is so readily at our fingertips, why not use it to grow closer to Christ?

Church Online Platform makes this easy to do. Founded on the idea that “church” isn’t confined to a building, this free platform leverages technology to build a community that extends beyond one location. In doing so, they’ve been able to engage more people in ministry and reach seekers that may never have otherwise had an encounter with Christ.

As a BoxCast customer, it’s clear that your ministry is aligned with this mission. As you look to amplify your church’s impact, consider these six beneficial features of Church Online Platform:

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How Local Governments Can Build a Strong Social Media Presence

October 12, 2016

Social media, when used correctly, is an incredibly effective communication tool.

Still, many municipalities that run social media accounts struggle to understand what to do with them. A social presence is important, but it’s tough to build an engaging audience.

Below are five best practices that will help your city build a stronger social media presence.

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[INFOGRAPHIC:] How Live Video Streaming with BoxCast Actually Works

October 11, 2016

Live video streaming has historically been complex and confusing.

Every day, we work hard to defy that precedence, building a high-performance platform that's simple to use. To stream with BoxCast, all your organization has to do to successfully stream events is capture the video. We take care of the rest.

Here's how we do it:

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How to Recruit a Media Team for Free

October 06, 2016

Working in sports administration isn’t easy.

There’s always so much to do, whether it be to compile stats for each sport, collect information on each athlete, communicate with the conference, write press releases, update the school’s website, or something else.

Though the never-ending nature of these tasks can feel like too much to handle, most schools don’t have the funds to employ additional help. But all hope is not lost! Leveraging the following three resources you already have at your fingertips can simultaneously build your media team and develop students' skillsets.

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How Your Church Can Effectively Apologize on Social Media

October 06, 2016

Though the need might seem negligible, at some point, your church might have to apologize for a miscommunication, misunderstanding, or general misstep for something it posted on social media.

The thing is, apologizing on social media isn’t the same as apologizing in person; these mediums have their own rules. This post breaks down how to effectively communicate an apology on social media.

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