Top Tips for Running a Church Website with @Reform_Mag

'Reform is a fresh and challenging magazine exploring theology, ethics, personal spirituality and Christian perspectives on social and current affairs' published by the United Reformed Church. They asked what my top tip was for an excellent church website, and I said: Reflect the church you are Ensure that your website reflects the church that it serves; visitors should not be shocked by a disconnect between what is “advertised” and what they experience. This means that…

30 tips for successful academic research and writing

Helpful blog here re: choosing your research: As part of preparing for a workshop on academic publishing for early career academics, I jotted down some ideas and tips to share with the group which I thought I would post here. In the process of writing 12 books and over 110 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters over a career which has mostly been part-time because of juggling the demands of motherhood with academic work, I…

Media Training: Video Camera

Video Presentation: Good Presentation Skills Stand Remember your audience Draw people in with stories Get people (your subjects) involved so they own the interview. Destinations - think about where you're going before you start the sentence/interview. Keep it brief. Especially for Academics Many academics have worthy messages to communicate = boring. Avoid your 'inner vicar'/worthiness Add glitz = tie it in with some kind of personal anecdote. Why are they interested in you...(and not someone…

Slideshare: Lisa Harris

Lisa Harris introduced me to Slideshare via Linked In, and I have found it an extremely helpful tool in linking me to a number of presentations that others have put up, providing great material which when pulled from a variety of sources, can provide great material for lectures - and more specifically - for putting forward the pedagogical rationale for Blended Learning/the use of technology in learning (I'm a big fan of making the technology…
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