2 Key Thoughts from 2009

There are 2 key lessons I’m going to take out of 2009.  I’d say I’ll carry them with me for the rest of my life because they’ve proved invaluable already. These may not apply to you but I’d thought I’d share them anyway. 1. ...

NO.VEMBER

My wife and I have the privilege of leading the missions department of our local church.  It’s a role that keeps us grounded and focused on the important things in life and allows us to bring some hope and help to others in need – both locally and...

Speed and THEN Design

With the speed of the economy and production, the short shelf life of news and the countless opportunities for innovation available to spread news about a product, cause or idea, I believe the need for speed in marketing now outweighs design. The term...

How do you VIEW what you DO?

Whether you’re employed, self-employed, unemployed or find yourself part of any kind of ploy – your attitude towards what-you-do is paramount. Have you ever read something and thought, “YES! That’s what I’ve been trying to describe and...

The wind up your tail

Yesterday morning I went for a 35km cycle with my dad. We were humming for most of the way from Maroochydore to Kawana via Buderim.  Usually our average speed is around 25km/h but this day it was more like 30km/h.  However, half way through the ride things slowed down...

Is Social Media a Fad?

I was sent this by a good friend (Gen -Yer).  It’s impressive and eye-opening. Glad I’m helping businesses and individuals make the most of social media tools and opportunities.

Sound Advice from Belgium

[Something light today] If you haven’t seen this video yet, it’s worth watching… What makes this video remarkable is that it’s shot in a real train station that was very much transformed for 4 minutes as it sprung into song. The people dancing...

Stale Bread – Want some?

Unless we’re talking about croutons – no one likes stale bread. We all like fresh bread.  Many of us (including google) don’t visit stale websites either. We like fresh websites with new content – that’s why most people spend time on...

Websites for Authors and Speakers

Lately, I’ve been building an increasing number of websites for international authors and speakers. They love the flexiblity and engagement that my websites bring them. They are getting great traffic and love the fact that they get to create and tweak the...

RED DAY Business Seminar Invitation

A good freind of mine runs a great business coaching and mentoring program on the Coast and in NZ. I promised to give him a plug on my blog – and well deserved too. The RED DAY program gets lots of great wraps and I’m welcoming any of my readers to attend...

Facebook Usernames – From 2pm Sat Bris Time

To get to my twitter page you simply go to www.twitter.com/davidtensen. Easy right? But to get to my facebook page you’ll be lucky to find my URL with all it’s slashes and profile ID’s etc. But, at 2pm this Saturday Brisbane Time you’ll be able...

Motherhood Study Australia and New Zealand

It’s been an honour working with Jodie Hedley-Ward and Angela Hunstman on building the www.motherhoodstudy.net website. This is one of the largest studies taken that focuses on mothers across the globe. If you’re a mum or know a mum (chances are good that...

I Build Websites

I’ve just created a  new “Hire Dave”  page and thought I’d post the content here as well seeing that some people never visit my page links at davidtensen.com I’m building some other exciting websites through New Media Mentors here on the...

The Blogging Pastor

It’s great being part of a church that communicates using social media. I think it says a lot about a church’s willingness to embrace new forms of communication and stay connected.  Also, it’s important to understand that, in many cases, the medium...

Micro-Lending in Plain English

I made this video last week to show our church how micro-lending and micro-enterprise work in thrid world and developing countries. Nat and I love heading up the missions department at Kings – this was a bit of fun to make too. [youtube BNz6huOeoxo] If you want...