Your Next Social Media Event!

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I’m doing a number of Social Media Events this year and I want to come to your city! Our latest booking is in New Hampshire where I’m doing a Saturday seminar for parents and students.  Here are few of the topics that I’ll be speaking on that day:

1 – Social Media 101 (Basics of Social Media)
Some people find Social Media intimidating. In fact, they really don’t know if they are doing Social Media right! Social Media is a powerful thing. In this session, Terrace Crawford explains how Social Media has great power and can be used for good. We’ll cover the Top 5\Most Common platforms and how to use them.

2 – Social Entourage: How to Win Friends and Influence Them Online
Does Social Media seem lame to you? Are you bored with it? Do you anxiously await the next big platform to launch that trumps your Twitter\Instagram\Snapchat\Facebook app? What if you were told that you could make your experience online a life-changing one? In this session Terrace Crawford, author of #GoingSocial, will share how you can leverage your digital world in ways that will bring you new connections and help you influence and lead your followers to Christ!

3 – Social Networking for Parents (this is perfect for parents, but could be done with students)
Teens are often embarassed by their parents presence online. In fact, they’d almost rather they not dabble in Social Media at all. Can the world of Social Media host both parents & students? What if parents could be taught etiquette online? In this session, TC will share with parents what is acceptable and what is not and gives parents real talk about how to use their online presence.

4 – Helping Your Teen Protect Their Online Reputation
Most parents (well, and youth workers too!) are so afraid that teens are destroying their reputation online. Some of their concern is valid. In this session, Terrace shares about some of the dangers of what you post online and some important boundaries to observe while you are surfing on the web.

5 – Your Social Media Footprint
Were you aware that everywhere you travel online you leave a footprint? Most people use Social Media while others abuse it. The truth of the matter is that you can use Social Media for good or bad, but it’s important you understand that your presence online really matters. Your footprint will last much after you sign-off. In this session, we’ll talk about some of the dangers of Social Media as well as how you can leverage it for good!

If you’re interested in hosting me in your city for a Social Media conference or seminar event this year, [click here].  

To order a copy of my latest book, Going Social: A Practical Guide on Social Media for Church Leaders, [click here]

Special: Get an Autographed Copy of Going Social!

This weekend I’m speaking at the 2014 National Men’s Conference.  In the spirit of the conference I’m making my book “Going Social” available for a special price of only $12.00 — which includes FREE shipping!  This is cheaper than you can get the book anywhere!

About the Book — People around the world are talking. They are connecting each day-online-through social media. Corporations around the world recognize the power of social media and are leveraging it to reach customers though platforms such as blogs, Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube. Why can’t churches do the same thing?Christianity has the greatest message to deliver; yet churches struggle to share it. Terrace Crawford helps uncover reasons ministry leaders may resist the use of social media and dispels some of the myths surrounding it. With short, accessible chapters, #Going Social: A Practical Guide for Church Leaders provides a step-by-step guide to getting started, crucial insights to help you develop an effective social media strategy, and gives real-life examples of ministries and leaders who are using media in powerful ways.Reimagine your social media presence and successfully connect with your church and your world. With the help of #Going Social, you can create an online community in no time!

[Click here] to get YOUR autographed copy of my book #GoingSocial now! *Limited number of books are available.

Win a FREE Copy of My Book, #GoingSocial

A few weeks back I was interviewed by my friend, Tim Schmoyer, in Louisville, KY.  Tim wanted to know more about my book and decided to have some fun and giveaway 2 FREE copies of the book on his blog.  Check out this quick video and then [click here] to enter the contest on his site.  Thanks for your support of Going Social!

Free Webinar: Social Media 101 for Church Leaders

I’m excited to announce that on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 3:00PM EST I will be hosting a FREE Social Media Webinar for Church Leaders, sponsored by Beacon Hill Press. Please spread the word and join me online!

Also, if you haven’t gotten your copy of my latest book, Going Social, I’d encourage you to pick up a copy today online or wherever books are sold!

My Top 3 Favorite Moments of The Year

I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting (and I mean a lot!) over the last two weeks. One of the things I reflected on was my favorite moments of the year. What were they?  I thought it would be fun to share with you my Top 3 Favorite Moments of The Year (this was hard by the way!) over the next few posts.

#3: Surprise Book Release Party 

My church decided to upstage one of our youth ministry services so that our students could celebrate a milestone in my life… the release of my first book!  It was such a surprise and meant a great deal to me.

If Santa didn’t bring you a copy of #GoingSocial you should pick one up today!  Go [here] to order.

#GoingSocial on Social Media Church

I was recently interviewed by DJ Chuang on the Social Media Church podcast about my new book, Going Social.  We had a great conversation about the book and I’d love to share it with you.   Go [here] to listen to the podcast.

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Review of #GoingSocial by Matthew McNutt

Matthew McNutt recently shared a review of my book #GoingSocial on his blog.  I’ll share a couple of exerpts from his review here and you can go [here] to read the full post.

“Crawford does a great job of introducing the concept of using social media for ministry, the value in doing so, and the cultural relevance. He also does a great job of tackling some of the concerns people have that hold them back. The book is ideal for people with little to no social media experience or knowledge, as he carefully walks people through how to start using the major social media outlets out there.

He also gives some great practical advice on how to take advantage of the many outlets out there; blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube. I actually found myself putting down the book as I was reading it to make some immediate changes to some of the social media outlets our student ministry uses, and then jumping back into the book. #GoingSocial is a must have for church leaders! It’s a great book, and one that I will be passing on to the other leaders in my church to take a look at.”

Only A Few Books Left!

 I had a great time recently at my first of several book signings for #GoingSocial. My friends at ChickFila hosted the very first signing.

Attendees at the first signing were able to get a copy of my book (and get it autographed!) for just $15.00.  That is a couple bucks off the retail price and, of course, they had no worries about shipping costs!  I still have a few books leftover so if you’d like the same deal (and can’t make it out to one of the signings) I’ll be glad to send you one and autograph it for you before it goes out the door!

Here’s how it works: I will send you an AUTOGRAPHED COPY of my book, Going Social, as a gift for your donation of $15 or more here on my site!  Just click the “DONATE” icon in the sidebar, make a donation of $15 or more and I’ll send you a copy (autographed!) in the mail.

Thanks for helping me spread the word about the book and get this resource into the hands of as many leaders as possible! With your help, I know it is possible.  Go ahead… secure your copy today. 

Interviewed by Josh Griffin, MoreThanDodgeball.com

I was recently interviewed by my good friend, Josh Griffin, over at MoreThanDodgeball.com about my new book, Going Social!  Josh asked me a few questions about the book and then asked me to share a great failure story!  I shared one of the most humiliating things that has happened to me as a youth worker– and you need to read it.  I’m sharing a couple of the questions here.  You can go [here] for the rest.

1 Tell us about the origin of your new book!
I meet a lot of church leaders who are hesitant to use Social Media for whatever reason. I think Social Media is one of the greatest tools of our time that God wants to use to help spread the message of the Gospel. I felt I could help provide a resource that would help dispel many of the common myths that keep church leaders from leveraging Social Media and also offer bite-sized tips on how to use it for ministry.

2 What is one of the most common mistakes when using social media?
My heart behind using any Social Media platform is to use it to connect with people. Whether you have a blog, a twitter or Facebook account, or a YouTube channel, you can use these tools to build relationships. You can inspire people, challenge people, and yes, even connect them to Christ! I think people sometimes forget that.