Here is the Week 1 collateral for the Florida Lectureship Marketing campaign.
Week three has been all about trying to organize the processes that will hopefully allow the Christian Acappella Music Awards planning committee to run smoothly in the coming months.
The only major update of actual note is that of the website @ nacama.com that has undergone a simple redesign as we continue to develop the website that will be released in November, 2009. At the site we’ve begun uploading various music clips to see where we want to go with the process. It is our hope that the new release of the website will house our entire library of media and allow users to access all of this media in various formats, be it streaming or even downloading in some cases.
In the coming week, it is our plan to begin filling out the marketing plan and developing the gameplan for our campaigns for the first of the new year. Hopefully in the coming weeks we’ll have an entirely revamped website and a strong CAMA 2010 Marketing strategy to go along with it.
As I’ve written on previous occasions, I am working on a couple of ministry tools for download on this site. This has given me a lot of needed practice in the idea of Prototyping, the art of building a working rough draft.
Interesting to me is the idea of needing to develop a prototype of what is essentially paper crafts, but I’ve chosen to use the process to have what I feel is a dry run or personal pre-release. Each document carries a different purpose, and so, there are inherently different uses for prototyping.
For example, I, of course, am not a performing artist, and therefore the Gig set list and Artist Sales Tracker are really just documents I’m using in a simulated fashion, imaging that I am in either situation. For other documents, like the Bible Study Module, I am actually using this in a practice and am actively revising certain elements by the minute. Just recently, I’ve realized that I would like to have an element that allowed me to track the time I’ve spent studying, and so that is a piece that I’ll be including.
Another piece that is important to me is building something that is accessible and would not require any other modifications from the end-user. This, to me, means that I’ll probably be releasing soft-versions of all of my documents and also continuously updating documents.
Finally, I have an extreme interest in developing online counterparts to each of these pieces, so I’ll also be looking at the software side of prototyping.
While i’m busy trying to finish the development of the new ministry tools i’ll be releasing this weekend [hopefully], I’ve been thinking a lot about what things I would like to use myself. I mean, it’s one thing to build a bunch of pieces for other people to use, and yet, another thing altogether to build offline applications that I myself would like to use.
One such item is a bible study tool that I could use while doing my bible studies. I’ve looked around at various products that people have and most seem to be electronic solutions that include the bible software and some sort of concordance for referencing. This, of course, gets me to thinking of what it would take to develop a simple bible studying solution. To this I’ve looked at the Thompson Chain-Reference Bible and the concept behind it.
Basically, you have a starting text, say Matthew 1:1 and a chain that follows of various topics, say birth. I’ve figured that the bulk of my studying tends to be in a linear fashion, one thought leading directly to another, so that the first scripture noted has a direct-correlation with the last scripture of note.
Now, in building a note sheet, I figure that any “chain” is basically going to have a starting point and may have anywhere from 5 to 10 texts in succession. Of those texts I note, perhaps I will probably take notes on half of them, so that on a chain of 10 texts, I will probably take an actual note on 5. In developing my study sheet, I’ve picked 5 as a good enough number to work with. It gives me enough space to where I can freely note various passages in my studying, but also has few spaces enough that I won’t get carried away with thoughts. I’m thinking that a filled sheet with 5 scripture notes and a chain of 10 texts is probably as deep as I would like to go in a daily, structured bible study.
Finally, I think there needs to be a contextual organizing structure, a way to categorize my note sheets for later referring. But, for now I’ll file that away.
In reality, this post should be titled, ‘New Releases on the Horizon’ as I long ago began the projects that are just now producing actual results. By my own count, I have either nearing completion on for currently in the design process of 10 different resources and derivatives. Spurred by an increasing interest in information management, I am working on some sales tracking tools for musicians/ministries. In addition, I am looking to build new works around the ideas of productivity in ministry.
I’ve been working recently on a marketing project with the South Florida leadership group while also wrapping my commitment to The Youth Conference. Also, I’ve begun intense brainstorming for the 2010 Christian Acappella Music Awards marketing strategy. So, It looks like, Lord’s willing, I’ll be able to keep myself busy for at least the next few months.
Good Times //