Gospel.com Topics Feed - Communication 2015-03-18T15:43:51-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/communication/ The power of grounded questions to create change http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12734 2015-03-18T15:43:51-05:00 Grounded questions, says Mark Strom in this short 16-min TED lecture, have the power to release stories, creative thought, and transformation. They are not yes/no questions, or even questions about facts or feelings. Mark’s insights are helpful in any area of life, work, or ministry. Need for easy English in international Christian communication http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11463 2015-03-18T15:39:30-05:00 Over 20% of the world’s population can speak English to some degree. And since English is the language of the Internet, much higher education, and the majority of websites, there is a big incentive for young people in every nation to learn it. With only about 360 million people as first-language speakers, 75% of the 1.5 million are using it as a second language. Of course, in an ideal world, there would be adequate Christian resources, online and offline, in the heart language of everyone. But failing that, we should be making our evangelistic and discipleship resources as accessible as possible to all second-language English speakers. How? The most popular TED lecture ever - it's about creativity http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12544 2014-09-12T11:44:48-05:00 Do you know who is the most popular TED lecturer ever? He beats the second-most popular by more than 50%, and 9 million views. His name is not Bono or Gates. He's a British educationalist – Sir Ken Robinson. His contention is that creativity is as important as literacy. Watch his TED lecture below to learn why, and to notice what makes him such a good communicator, using storytelling and humor. GMI infographic on Africa, mobile and digital evangelism opportunities http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12335 2014-05-16T06:56:27-05:00 The latest infographic from GMI (below) charts the huge changes in Africa over the last 20 years, and also highlights the growth of mobile phone access from zero to near universal. The huge benefits to Africa of improved communication through mobile and the Internet have been covered frequently in many blogs and reports – economic growth, development, health and education are all being transformed through digital. Being heard in a secular world: 21-min video by Sheridan Voysey http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12125 2014-05-08T11:34:57-05:00 Sheridan Voysey is an Australian writer, speaker and broadcaster currently living in Oxford UK. You may have see his recent new book Resurrection Year, which has helped many. Check his blog. Here he is speaking at the November 2013 Christian New Media Conference in London. His insights into appropriate effective evangelism apply across the spectrum. Latest Erik Qualman 'Socialnomics' video short released http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12241 2014-05-08T11:19:40-05:00 Erik Qualman has done it again. Released his latest annual iteration of his view of the state of social media, as a 3-minute YouTube summary. Are you using the best method to communicate your message? What does research show? http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12302 2014-05-08T11:14:32-05:00 There’s a magazine from my childhood which has hugely influenced my thinking since. And it wasn’t Superman comic! It was WHICH?, the magazine of the pioneering UK consumer group CA. In what is now a common worldwide concept, they buy and exhaustively test various consumer products, and choose a 'best buy', or a range of recommendations based on various criteria. French animation by Michel Ocelot is a storytelling masterclass http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11918 2014-01-30T10:37:18-05:00 For Christmas, I received a little gem – the DVD Tales of the Night by celebrated French animator Michel Ocelot. It's based on the very simple device of story within story: a young man, woman and older technician meet in an abandoned cinema and collaborate together to create and act in (or perhaps animate – this is left open) a series of delightful short stories. See why storytelling communicates so well, and recognize the creative process for storytellers down the millenia. Finding Good Illustrations: Secrets of Dynamic Communication http://faithgateway.com/good-illustrations-secrets-dynamic-communication/ 2013-11-07T06:00:04-05:00 A good illustration has the power to lift an abstract idea to a position of interest and practical application. It can snap a wandering mind back to attention, convince a doubting mind of truth, and clarify a difficult concept. You can enhance the dynamics of your communication by adopting the practices presented in this chapter […] New word enters language and goes viral in a month: phubbing http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/11466 2013-08-20T11:21:39-05:00 It's rare to see a new word born and taken into worldwide common usage within a month. But that's what has happened with 'phubbing' – a contraction of 'phone snubbing.