Tag Archives: Trust Agents
social media storm

The Social Media Storm

When you get into social media, you open yourself up to people posting negative comments. Should you delete them? Ignore them? Respond? In today’s guest post, Ryan Choate looks at how to handle them.

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Trust Agents: It’s Go Time!

Trust Agents: It’s Go Time!

We’ve reached the end of the Trust Agents book. However, this is not the end, but just the beginning. It’s time to begin putting into practice the things we’ve learned. Here are my biggest take-aways from Trust Agents and what I’m going to do with them. What are you going to do?

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Trust Agents 8a: The Trust Agent

Brogan starts his final chapter with the distilled essence of the entire book: “Business … is becoming an art…” I find adding a personal example from my own life to be helpful when illustrating an abstract concept like “trust.”

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Trust Agents 7b: Building an Army

Trust Agents 7b: Building an Army

In the second half of chapter 7 of Trust Agents, Brogan and Smith further develop the importance of building an army through the unique abilities afforded us by the Web.

Because of the information access and the ease of further distribution, a group of people on the Web is more powerful than a group of equal size anywhere else. The significant difference being that we now all have access as well as distribution which was, in the past, a more significant hurdle.

This ease of spreading information must be leveraged, but is not without flaws…

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Trust Agents 7a: Building an Army

Trust Agents 7a: Building an Army

In addition to joining a group, creating one (and filling it with the smartest people you know) is the true path to influence online… The web makes it possible for people with a common interest to join together in groups… The power of a groups is immense…

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Trust Agents 6b: Human Artist

Trust Agents 6b: Human Artist

In social media, human is the new black… Part of becoming a Trust Agent is understanding how to maintain a human-shaped network. Here’s a few suggestions that I think could help us go a long way in adding value to our online [and offline] relationships.

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Trust Agents 6a: Human Artist

Trust Agents 6a: Human Artist

Who remembers the movie Jerry Maguire? Jerry, a Sports Agent, has an encounter with his conscience which results in a life altering mission statement. He arrives at the conclusion that more personal attention is required – that it is more about the people they represent than the money that that can get from them. On the web it may be a bit more difficult to maintain a personal touch because you can’t always look each other in the eye and watch for non verbal cues. Yet, more than ever before, the Web is far more ‘humanized’ – we are able to express ourselves better and engage better and it is only going to improve.

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Trust Agents 5b: Agent Zero

Trust Agents 5b: Agent Zero

In order to be an affective ‘Agent Zero’ we must follow 5 simple, yet very important steps. Many Agent Zeros will naturally do these steps without realizing it. That’s what makes them so good at what they do. As you read through my explanations of these steps think about your own position within your church and make a list of how you apply each step to your specific area of ministry.

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