Archive for the ‘Conferences’ Category


August 19, 2009

Picture 2If you catch this before 2:00pm CST today, then you should head on over to and catch the action. Ben Arment is doing a conference in October called Story and this is a promo event for that. The conference is all about how to communicate our stories better. As creatives we are story tellers, some of us with the pen or the brush, some with a song and some with photoshop and other digital tools.We can all tell our stories better. Watch today and see if it inspires you or helps you gain insight on how you can, more creatively, tell the story you are meant to tell.


Echo Final Day

July 31, 2009

Wow, Echo has been so great this year. It has exceeded last year and makes me look forward to next year even more. Rob Thomas and his team (Kami, Scott, Jenny, Ashley….) have done an amazing job.

Thanks to everyone who came to my session yesterday. I had a blast hanging out with you all and I hope you found it worth your time. If you have questions or comments I would love to hear them. You can contact me at or on twitter @tiffanibarnes. I love helping the local church, and the people who staff it, do what they do better.

See you next year!


Shoestring Budget Resources

July 30, 2009

Here is the Shoestring Resources List from my session at the Echo Church Media Conference. This is in no way a complete list. If you have something to add leave a comment and share it with the group. Lets all learn together!

Shoestring Resources


Echo’09 day 1

July 29, 2009

Day one is about half way over. It’s been a great day so far and I’m looking forward to Phil Visher tonight. However, the best part has been getting to see friends that I only get to see at events like this. Being a creative, especially in a small-medium church often means that you are going it alone. Conferences like this are a great chance to network with other creatives and gain new insights and knowledge so that you can walk away and do your job better than before. But beyond that this is a great chance to recharge and get some perspective. You pour out your creativeness all the time and it’s important that you do some things to refill your tank.

If this is you and you want some conference suggestions contact me and I can give you some ideas, after all, I do go to conferences for a living.

My session is tomorrow at 4pm, we’ll see how it goes.


Connecting The Dots

May 1, 2009


Today I spoke at a Nashville area AIGA local conference called Connecting The Dots. About 80 – 100 designers, marketers and publishers turned out to learn about new techniques in direct marketing that integrates print with web and mobile strategies. I spent my session discussing the importance of eye catching imagery as an integral part of creating design that gets noticed and rises above the noise. It was a great time. Learning and networking was experienced by all. We’re thinking about taking the show on the road. What do you think? Does this sound like something you’d be interested in? Also, if your a designer you should seriously consider checking out the AIGA. They’ve been around for about 100 years and are a great professional association for designers.