If I hear the phrase “we just want to start conversations” one more time, I may just throw up. You’ve heard it before: “conversations about Jesus,” or “conversations about social justice,” or “conversations about relationships,” or whatever. Yuck. Enough already. I say it’s time to stop “starting conversations” and start a little ACTION. So now that we’re into 2012, let’s start focusing less on “conversations” and more on “actions.” What are you actually DOING to make real change happen in your world? Are you
OK – I admit that I have a fetish for to do lists. Not that I’m that detailed, but I love working with apps that help me sort and organize my to do lists. My two favorites are Things and Wunderlist. I’m a big fan of David Allen’s “Getting Things Done” concept, but I have one big problem with it: I’m a big idea person, so I’m always coming up with things I should do, films I should make, client tasks, and more. So I looked at my to do list recently and it had
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Phil Cooke discusses why changing your organization is tough, and why an outside perspective is critical.
Over and over, I see people make PowerPoint or Keynote presentations that are lifeless, boring, and dull. They don’t have to be. Visuals should help you make an impact, and if you want to really connect with your audience, here’s a few suggestions from my experience:
Sometimes, you just can’t do any better than what’s already out there. This week at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, I hosted a panel with Jeff Skaggs, Founder of Soma Games, Megan Alexander, correspondent for “Inside Edition” and Michael Hyatt, Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers. We had a terrific discussion of how to change your organization’s culture – especially if you’re not the person at the top. This morning, Michael wrote an excellent post on his blog at michaelhyatt.com – and honestly, it’s tough to beat. If you’re a leader, or a person in the middle somewhere, you need to read this post right now.
I was recently interviewed by a news organization about the idea that “G” or “PG” movies – or movies that are essentially more conservative politically make more money at the box office. While I’m not a researcher, and it’s a complex issue, I thought you might be interested in my thoughts on the matter. Here’s my response to the question from the reporter. I would love to know your reaction to the argument:
1. Hollywood hates Christians. The fact is, Hollywood – and most of the mainstream media is ignorant of all things “Christian.” Most of the media leaders in this country are simply not people of any faith background, so while it may appear they dislike issues of faith,