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The 2017 Church Communications Christmas Wishlist
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Church Communicator Christmas Wish List
The list below contains tools we know/love/use/or want to use. The links below are affiliate links meaning we will receive a small commission if you buy the product through our link at no cost to you.
#1. Mevo Camera
Now with 4k, the Mevo camera is just an easy pick. You can stream to Youtube, Facebook, and more. We’ve enjoyed using it with our pastor, choir, and congregation.
#2. Sony a6000 or Panasonic G7
These are cameras that we do not own, but want. In our group, people ask for cameras all the time and these are the two that are getting recommended the most for the best value.
I (Katie) recommend Scribd all the time to friends and family but I don’t think people understand the insane value it is. Scribd lets you listen to audiobooks and read ebooks, magazines, and more for $100/yr. They’re library used to be pretty limited but for the most part I can find anything I want to listen to or read in Scribd. Plus you can’t beat the price point.
#4. Hue Lights
Never miss an important email again. Hue Lights are cool because you can program them using IFTTT to turn colors with certain applications or to stay on a schedule. So if you want your office to turn blue when someone tweets at the church, you can do that! Or if you want them to turn red when the senior pastor emails you, that’s possible too!
#5. PHARISEES: The Party Game
It’s The Pharisees vs. The Disciples in this new take on a classic party game. It’s like Mafia… but with a lot more Bible verses. Have you ever played Werewolves? It’s similar to that game, but instead of being a werewolf you get to be Judas.
#6. The Power of Habit (Book)
The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work.
#7. Smartphone Video Rig
Great for Filmmakers—- It is a must have for you, if you love recording high quality videos, it makes shooting videos much easier since you have a much better grip with two handles.
Forget shaky videos that fail to depict a great memory clearly. The Ulanzi Video Rig has handles on both sides to offer you a better grip. The special design will enable you to take steady shots and capture unique life’s experiences.
#8. Dimmable Ultra Brightness LED Video Light Lamp
Adopt completely with perfect color of sunlight and ensure that its light is natural lifelike. The LCD display makes operation interface much clear, you can see the battery remaining, color temperature, brightness range.This lamp bodies can be combined together to fill light or adjust the brightness steplessly, come with hot shoe adapter, can be mount on bracket, tripod, light stand, DV camera and DSLR camera, etc.
#9. Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers (Book) by Tim Ferriss
From the author…”“For the last two years, I’ve interviewed more than 200 world-class performers for my podcast, The Tim Ferriss Show. The guests range from super celebs (Jamie Foxx, Arnold Schwarzenegger, etc.) and athletes (icons of powerlifting, gymnastics, surfing, etc.) to legendary Special Operations commanders and black-market biochemists. For most of my guests, it’s the first time they’ve agreed to a two-to-three-hour interview. This unusual depth has helped make The Tim Ferriss Show the first business/interview podcast to pass 100 million downloads.
“This book contains the distilled tools, tactics, and ‘inside baseball’ you won’t find anywhere else. It also includes new tips from past guests, and life lessons from new ‘guests’ you haven’t met.”
PopSockets are great for gripping your phone or using as a kickstand to watch a video. No more dropping your phone on your face while you’re watching The Office in bed.
#11. Autonomous Standing Desk
SmartDesk was designed to make both standing and sitting a natural part of your day. Having a convenient option to stand at any point during your work day encourages movement, key to maintaining healthy circulation and focus.
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#12. Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
In DEEP WORK, author and professor Cal Newport flips the narrative on impact in a connected age. Instead of arguing distraction is bad, he instead celebrates the power of its opposite. Dividing this book into two parts, he first makes the case that in almost any profession, cultivating a deep work ethic will produce massive benefits. He then presents a rigorous training regimen, presented as a series of four “rules,” for transforming your mind and habits to support this skill.
#13. WeMo Outlets
Schedule lamps, coffee pots, fans, and more on a schedule or turn on/off via your phone/Alexa/Google Assistant. A real time saver. You can also use IFTTT for more functionality like flashing the lights when your favorite team scores.
#14. Neuyear Calendar
We love this huge one year whiteboard calendar. It makes it easy to plan and see your full year at a glance.
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