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#68 How to Have an Excellent Nursery [Podcast]

#68 How to Have an Excellent Nursery [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreIf you want to reach new young families, you will need to have an excellent nursery. Corner cutting and sloppy management will ensure that your “first time visitors” are not coming back.  No parent wants substandard care for their children. You can have great […]

#67 Mother’s Day Ideas [Podcast]

#67 Mother’s Day Ideas [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreThese Mother’s Day ideas can help your local church have the best attended service of the year. Make sure you are ready with this powerful training audio and accompanying FREE cheatsheet download. Join Mike Holmes and Caleb Schultz, along with special guest Tannim Hallman, as they […]

#66 Smart Email for Churches [Podcast]

#66 Smart Email for Churches [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreListen now to Smart Email for Churches. Click the button above to begin listening.  Learn how to be smart with your email strategy in your local church. Use this powerful tool to your church’s advantage. Here are four tools you can use to enhance […]

#65 Smart Facebook for Churches [Podcast]

#65 Smart Facebook for Churches [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhy should a church use Facebook? What is Smart Facebook for Churches going to teach you? What are some practical ways to use this social media giant for the cause of the local church? Learn more by listening to this teaching podcast by the […]

#64 Making Great Church Announcements [Podcast]

#64 Making Great Church Announcements [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreShow notes: Amazing Sundays are fueled by passionate and relevant leaders who are making great church announcements! Don’t let this vital part of your church’s ministry get push to the  back. Proper planning and preparation are required to get the announcements relevant and exciting. […]

#63 Long Obedience Pays Off [Podcast]

#63 Long Obedience Pays Off [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreI have been overwhelmed with blessings. Here is how it happened. There is great benefit to being faithful over the years. In this podcast it is described as “long obedience in the same direction”. Pick a good strategy and stick with it. Long obedience […]

#62 Progress Bar for Spiritual Development

#62 Progress Bar for Spiritual Development
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreOf all the things that a local church does, spiritual development should be very near the top of the list. Even though it is a high priority it often goes undefined and not properly mapped out. This podcast will help a church leader to develop […]

#61 Good Church, Great Church [Podcast]

#61 Good Church, Great Church [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreThis podcast is about the three core actions that drive every program at a ReachKeep church. They help make a great church out of a good church. Having a filter, through which you can run every budget item and every calendar item, is extremely helpful.  These […]

#60 Lifetime Value of a Sunday School Kid [Podcast]

#60 Lifetime Value of a Sunday School Kid [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhat is the lifetime value of a Sunday School kid?  How can churches better manage this powerful and potentially lengthy relationship?  What is the value to parents?  the local church? the community? This podcast covers the flow of children through a local church. There […]

#59 Seven Steps to Recruiting Volunteers [Podcast]

#59 Seven Steps to Recruiting Volunteers [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreThis is a podcast that helps with the 95/5 problem. I am sure you are familiar with 95% of the the work being done by 5% of the people.  This may really ring true if you have been one of those on the 5% […]

#58 Getting Church Workers to Come Early on Sundays [Podcast]

#58 Getting Church Workers to Come Early on Sundays [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreThe purpose of this podcast is to help churches that may be struggling with workers who are arriving late. Every person and every organization will have some problems with punctuality. From time to time we all will struggle in this area, but if a […]

#57 Refreshing Your Church Systems [Podcast]

#57 Refreshing Your Church Systems [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | More[SHOW NOTES] Purpose of this podcast is to show application of the 8 concepts in the Back-to-Church/Back-to-School Training Package. This podcast, Refreshing Your Church Systems, covers discussion of how one church is working on implementing three of the eight concepts. It is a supplement […]

#56 Food and Church Growth [Podcast]

#56 Food and Church Growth [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreGrowing a church and attracting young families into a Bible-believing environment may take some new approaches these days.  The old fashioned Word has never changed, but our parking lots have. No more hitching posts needed; close-in paved parking is the preference of all of us.  The […]

#55 Creativity and Church Leaders [Podcast]

#55 Creativity and Church Leaders [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreHow can local churches can foster life-long learning and creativity? As a leader, do you have the desire to continue to learn and get better at doing what you do? Does your budget or your calendar curb your creativity? Which of theses three creativity booster are you using? […]

#54 Dennis Fountain Interview [Podcast]

#54 Dennis Fountain Interview [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreShow Notes- Dennis Fountain Interview Dennis Fountain was interviewed in October of 2013 at the Wilson Creek Baptist Church near Springfield, MO We talked about the importance of relevance in the community. Moses Lake Baptist Church has many young families.  There was discussion as […]

#53 Five Things to Attract Young Families to Church [Podcast]

#53 Five Things to Attract Young Families to Church [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreHere are five powerful tips to help your church reach and keep young families. Attracting young moms and dads takes some work. We are excited to share a few things to make it easier. Learn the five things that attract young families to your […]

#52 Graphic Excellence-Brett Blaise Interview [Podcast]

#52 Graphic Excellence-Brett Blaise Interview [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreChurch Leader: Is your printed materials, signage and website a reflection of our great God or does it tell people something else? Join ReachKeep.com’s interview with Brett Blaise, church planter and graphics artist. This interview was conducted onsite at the Focus on America Church […]

#51 Middle School Advice- Donovan McNew Interview [Podcast]

#51 Middle School Advice- Donovan McNew Interview [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreReachKeep.com brings you innovative ideas from this veteran youth worker. Donovan McNew’s experience with student ministries is very extensive.  His long lasting influence with teens and their parents is a testimony to the value he places on developing healthy relationships.  You will want to […]

#50 Church Planter Interview-Nathan Ensley [Podcast]

#50 Church Planter Interview-Nathan Ensley [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreReachKeep.com brings you innovative ideas from this young church planter. The Nathan Ensley interview shows some of the great ways to engage your community.  Using Facebook and a lot common sense community interaction Nathan started the church in Burns, Wyoming with a bang. Church […]

#49 105 Tips for an Effective VBS-[Podcast]

#49 105 Tips for an Effective VBS-[Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | More105 great ideas to build your church through a VBS program. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training solutions from ReachKeep. Plus you will […]

#47 ReachKeep Basics: Insiders vs Outsiders [Podcast]

#47 ReachKeep Basics: Insiders vs Outsiders [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreMore churches tell first time guests they’re not wanted than many realize, but they don’t normally do it intentionally. In this final module from the ReachKeep Basics series, Mike and Tannim explore the kinds of things churches do that tend to hang an invisible […]

#46 ReachKeep Basics: Information vs Application [Podcast]

#46 ReachKeep Basics: Information vs Application [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreInformation is a great thing, but it is application which changes lives. In this episode, Mike and Tannim discuss why application may be more important than information, and why pushing for application may be risky. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I […]

#45 ReachKeep Basics: Engagement vs Participation [Podcast]

#45 ReachKeep Basics: Engagement vs Participation [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhile they may seem to be similar, engagement and participation are actually quite different. We’ll go through some of the differences, and give some ideas on how to get people engaged with each other, and with the Bible. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I […]

#44 ReachKeep Basics: Attendance vs Enrollment [Podcast]

#44 ReachKeep Basics: Attendance vs Enrollment [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreExploring the change in mindset necessary to move from a strictly numbers-based mentality to an enrollment and discipling mentality. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas […]

#43 ReachKeep Basics: Excellence vs Relevance [Podcast]

#43 ReachKeep Basics: Excellence vs Relevance [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhat if you prepared and delivered the most excellent, eloquent sermon or lesson ever delivered, but it didn’t mean anything to anyone in your audience? In this episode, we discuss the difference between excellence and relevance, and how to be relevant, even if what […]

#42 ReachKeep Basics: Activity vs Progress [Podcast]

#42 ReachKeep Basics: Activity vs Progress [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreJust because something keeps you busy, doesn’t necessarily mean it’s getting you anywhere. In this episode, Tannim and Mike discuss Mike’s thoughts on activity vs progress, and how to minimize busy-ness to maximize effectiveness. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! […]

#41 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 5: Counseling a Child for Christ [Podcast]

#41 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 5: Counseling a Child for Christ [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreIn this final chapter of our Sunday School Teacher Training series, we’ll examine the process of counseling a child for Christ, and how to avoid leading a child into a decision he doesn’t understand. For part 1-4 in this series go to ReachKeep.com. Join […]

#40 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 4: Giving the Gospel Invitation to Children [Podcast]

#40 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 4: Giving the Gospel Invitation to Children [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreHow to present the Gospel invitation to children, and some of the pitfalls to avoid. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training solutions from […]

#39 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 3: Creative Ways to Share the Gospel [Podcast]

#39 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 3: Creative Ways to Share the Gospel [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreInnovative methods for sharing the gospel with children in a group setting will be discussed, featuring Tim Tutton. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and […]

#38 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 2: Presenting the Gospel in Every Lesson [Podcast]

#38 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 2: Presenting the Gospel in Every Lesson [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreIn part two of our Sunday School Teacher Training series with Tim Tutton, we discuss ways to get the Gospel presentation into every lesson, and why it’s important to do so. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! […]

#37 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 1: Why Evangelize Children [Podcast]

#37 Sunday School Teacher Training Part 1: Why Evangelize Children [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MorePart 1 of our Sunday School Teacher Training series delves into the basic, but all-imporant, questions about why we should evangelize children. This episode features special guest Tim Tutton, author of the e-book “Integrating Special Needs Children into Church Ministry”, and BYM child evangelist, […]

#36 Getting Started with a Team Driven Church-Pt.2 [Podcast]

#36 Getting Started with a Team Driven Church-Pt.2 [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreShow Notes: This is Part Two: Part One is called-Team Driven Church A practical discussion on how to implement the Team Driven Church concept. A quick review from Part One:  Train More, Meet Right, Add People. Two signs you need to work on building […]

#35 Team Driven Church-Pt.1 [Podcast]

#35 Team Driven Church-Pt.1 [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreAt your church, do 5% of the people do 90% of the work? Is the leadership prone to say or project a “My Way or the Highway” kind of attitude? Is your church being led by a team, or is it exclusively pastor-centric? On […]

#34 Sharpening Your Sunday System [Podcast]

#34 Sharpening Your Sunday System [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreImproving the guest experience by sharpening your preparations and observations, and how to make sure Sunday doesn’t become “routine”. Here is what you can learn more about: How is you staff handling the guest experience?  Are to many guests becoming burdensome?  To many programs? […]

#33 Back to School/Back to Church [Podcast]

#33 Back to School/Back to Church [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | More(NOTE: The ReachKeep Training product based on these concepts goes on sale July 11th. This is just the introductory podcast.) The beginning of the school year is fast approaching. This is a time when families return to old routines, and start some new ones. […]

#32 Greeting System Top 10 List [Podcast]

#32 Greeting System Top 10 List [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreBuilding or revamping a greeting system can be a daunting task. There are a lot of questions to ask, and a lot of elements to consider. How do you choose greeters? How do you train them? Do you train them? What key points do […]

#31 VBS105 Excerpts [Podcast]

#31 VBS105 Excerpts [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreA few of the 105 ideas we’ve come up with to make a more successful VBS. Watch for the entire VBS105 program to be made available in coming months. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter […]

#30 Daycamp Roundtable [Podcast]

#30 Daycamp Roundtable [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreA bonus podcast, featuring stories and memories from a family who joined Sinclair Baptist Church through the Daycamp program. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas […]

#29 Daycamps [Podcast]

#29 Daycamps [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhat is a daycamp? How do you use them to reach children, and by extension parents, in your community? Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas […]

#28 Digital Photography [Podcast]

#28 Digital Photography [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreHow can you use digital photography to reach parents in your community? Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training solutions from ReachKeep. Plus you […]

#27 Worry-Free Zone [Podcast]

#27 Worry-Free Zone [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhat is it? How do you get it? Why does it matter? Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training solutions from ReachKeep. Plus you […]

#26 What Parents Look for in a Church [Podcast]

#26 What Parents Look for in a Church [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreSound doctrine? Bible version? Fire and brimstone preaching? Well, maybe, but not before this. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training solutions from ReachKeep. […]

#25 What Every Kid Needs [Podcast]

#25 What Every Kid Needs [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhat do kids need? How do you meet those needs? Do you know the four kid essentials? Effective Instruction Involved Parents Quality Friends Reinforcing Voices Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to […]

#24 Building an Effective Summer Calendar [Podcast]

#24 Building an Effective Summer Calendar [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreMake sure your calendar fits your agenda. Use these tips to eliminate those things that don’t match your goals, and to pack as much outreach into those busy months as possible. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! […]

#23 The Return of Easter [Podcast]

#23 The Return of Easter [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreEaster remains the single biggest day for church attendance in the United States. With that in mind, Mike and Tannim look back to Growing Your Church Through Easter Services, a podcast from last year, and add more insights and tips. Learn several great ways […]

#22 Growing Your Church Through Easter Services [Podcast]

#22 Growing Your Church Through Easter Services [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreSome ideas on how to turn big attendance days like Easter into springboards that lead to growth down the road. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative […]

#21 Getting Guests to Return [Podcast]

#21 Getting Guests to Return [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreMethods and ideas for getting first time visitors to return to church. How to get folks to come the second time. It is more than just feeding the flock it is leading the flock. Many things that hinder a church from growing are management things not spiritual things. […]

#20 Removing Barriers to Guests [Podcast]

#20 Removing Barriers to Guests [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWays to see, and eliminate, unseen barriers that keep guests from coming, or from coming back. Often times our church have inadvertently created barriers to guests returning to church. Are guests made unnecessarily uncomfortable by “church habits” that all of us are used to. Let […]

#19 Getting New Visitors to Church [Podcast]

#19 Getting New Visitors to Church [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreStrategies for getting new visitors to church. Many church leaders are frustrated with attendance and would love to have new visitors each week at church. Here is some ideas that will help. Is it proper for nonbelievers to even be present in a church service? […]

#18 No Friends Until Noon [Podcast]

#18 No Friends Until Noon [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreTactics and strategies for keeping your volunteers focused outward toward guests, rather than inward toward each other. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training […]

#17 Integrating Service into Youth Activities [Podcast]

#17 Integrating Service into Youth Activities [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreStrategies for turning service into a verb, and some of the benefits of the change. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I like what I see! Sign me up! Just enter your email address to receive regular bursts of innovative ideas and training solutions from […]

#15 VBS Strategies [Podcast]

#15 VBS Strategies [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreWhat is your VBS designed to do? Are you trying to do too much with it? How do you zero in on your goals, and make your VBS fit them, instead of stretching your goals to fit your VBS? Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed […]

#14 Why are you doing a VBS? [Podcast]

#14 Why are you doing a VBS? [Podcast]
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Subscribe Now Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | RSS | MoreAre you running your VBS or it running you? Does your VBS point to the big picture?  Learn three ways to do a VBS on purpose. Find out how to put a strategy behind all of that work. Join the ReachKeep Resource Feed I […]

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