The Seminary of Hard Knocks Podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications | Social Media | Content Marketing

Nailing the Testimony Video w/ Ben Stapley, Ep. 90

June 24th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

I'm reissuing a great conversation I once had with Ben Stapley about how to nail the testimony video interview. We dive deep into the psycology of setting up the shoot to make your subject feel comfortable and talk through practical tricks like where to find music and how to phrase questions. Ben is no longer at Liquid Church as it says he is in the episode and has begun serving at a church in Florida. 

Links from the Show

Ben on Twitter & Instagram

BenStapley.info

Amusing Yourself to Death by Neil Postman

WHERE TO FIND MUSIC BED TRACKS:

Premiumbeats.com

Melodyloops.com

Audiojungle.net

musicvine.net

art-list.io

Seth’s addition: Soundstripe.com

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Three Important Social Strategies for 2019, Ep. 87

June 4th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

What are the most important social platforms for churches in 2019? I'll tell you how we're organizing our strategy around the big 3 and maybe throw a 4th in there in this episode.

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Mobilizing your church with social media w/ Dave Shrein, Ep. 86

May 27th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

We're bringing back my conversation with Dave Shrein from Shrein Media and Church Marketing Sucks to talk about how to get your social media to motivate people to take action! Dave has a TON of great insights for social media managers. In this episode:

  • Mobilizing Churches with Social Media
  • The part social media plays in commitment
  • Dave’s cell phone number!

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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The Social Media Industry Report Summary, Ep. 85

May 20th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

Want to know what the heck is happening in the world of Social Media right now? Check out the Social Media Examiner's Industry Report as I give you the quick summary of some of the major points you need to be aware of!

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Social Media Examiner Industry Report

 

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Why we can’t give responsibility away, Ep. 83

April 29th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

Some thoughts from the last few months as I wrestle with delegation and giving away responsibility so that our organization can grow. It's tough to do. Why do you think that is? I share a few reasons that plagued me that may also plague YOU!

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Get the Most Out of Your Church App, Ep. 81

April 16th, 2019

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Where church communications are fun, Instagram is life, and no one feels like an idiot.

Get ready to drop-kick a puppy in this episode where I go against the common thinking (sort of) and help you get the most out of your app! Seriously, no puppies are hurt, but what about feelings? You'll have to find out!

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88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts

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Creating a Strategy for Community with Facebook Groups, ep. 56

April 23rd, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show Notes at www.sethmuse.com/56 

In this week's episode, my guest is me and I'm explaining how to start your strategies and roll out Facebook Groups at your church. I give several examples of groups aimed at people you have and a few for people you don't have coming to your church already. Fast and furious info in this episode!

By the By, I'm Speaking at a few Free Conferences Soon

Catch me this week at https://churchmarketingsummit.com/free along with over 30 other church communication and marketing experts!

Then catch me at That Church Summit again in May Go to thatchurchsummit.com to register for free!

Links from the Show:

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The Upbeats and Beatdowns of Church Communications w/Kelley Hartnett, ep. 53

April 2nd, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show Notes are at www.sethmuse.com/53

In this week's episode, my guest is Kelley Hartnett, Courageous Storytellers Director at the Center for Church Communications. She's recently written a book called You've Got This: A Pep Talk for Church Communicators available at the links below. She has a great story and lots of great practical advice to offer communicators, especially when it comes to internal communications and relationships with coworkers.

Join the Seminary of Hard Knocks Facebook group at sethmuse.com/group

88 Ideas for Church Social Media Posts
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By the By, I'm Speaking at a few Free Conferences Soon

Catch me at https://churchmarketingsummit.com/free along with over 30 other church communication and marketing experts!

Then catch me at That Church Summit again in April. Go to thatchurchsummit.com to register for free!

I'm not speaking at it, but you should also check out the Big Idea Conference coming up in Nashville. When you register, use promo code SETH to save $25 off your ticket!

Elements of a Great Story w/ Brian Mann, ep. 52

March 26th, 2018

The Seminary of Hard Knocks podcast with Seth Muse

Church Communications and Social Media with a chuckle or two.

Show notes can be found at www.sethmuse.com/52 

In this week's episode, Brian Mann from Ecclesia Houston gives us lots of insights for great storytelling as well as his 3 elements of a good story. 

1. The God Element. 

2. The Family Element. 

3. The _______ element. (Find out in the episode!)

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Harnessing the Power of Instagram for your Church, Ep. 33

June 14th, 2017

Harnessing the Power of Instagram for your Church, Episode 33

Show notes are at SethMuse.com/33.

The most powerful tool in a church communicator's tool belt these days is the little app that could, Instagram. Sure, they stole the best features from Snapchat and assimilated them, but we got a really powerful app out of it with an audience that already existed! (if you already had an Instagram account for your church, that is).

This episode is all about why Insta is so great, how it works, and I give you several content ideas for posts at the end that you can use at your church easily.