July 23rd: Best Links Of The Week

Written by Jason Montoya. Posted in Content Roundup

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If you are only able to check out 3 pieces of content this week, let it be these three...

Top 3 Links


Over-Communicating in a Startup

For some entrepreneurs, communicating consistently and clearly comes naturally. For others, like myself, communication takes a more deliberate rhythm and process. Entrepreneurs should work hard to over-communicate with their constituents.


The rotten fish problem

Obvious, but difficult. So difficult that we rarely do it. We'd rather lower the average and see if we can get away with it instead.


Video: Perspectives: Maintaining Civility in a Pluralistic Society

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014, Oklahoma State University along with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and Oklahoma Atheists presented an evening full of thought provoking conversation.

The 3 Most Popular Posts of 2014, Quarter 2

Written by Jason Montoya. Posted in Content Roundup

These three blog posts were the most popular blog posts from April 1st to June 30th 2014.


audit-stage The Audit Stage - Continue, Change or Stop? (Click to read more...)

If you have ever asked yourself something like this in your work or life, you now know the value of an audit. People, circumstances, resources change and we must change in order to stay effective in what we are doing. If we don't we are likely to maintain a behavior and culture in our organization which will lead to our demise.


chaos.filter.direct Interfaces: The Ways We Work Together (Click to read more...)

The beauty of this productivity is not the time we save, but the time we can now use in building relationships with our team and clients. I believe we ought to be more productive at our work so we can give more time to people.


who-do-i-want-to-be Who Do We Want To Be? (Click to read more...)

To those in a state of surviving in isolation, I want to be someone who provides hope. I want to be someone who shares a way for leaving this state of despair. I want to be someone who gives guidance for moving into a state of thriving together.

What Have I Been Working On The last 3 months?

Written by Jason Montoya. Posted in My Work

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I have had several friends and family ask me what I have been up to, work-wise, since we shut down Noodlehead Marketing 3 months ago. The simple answer is for the past three months, I have done contract work. It has been in a neat season of work where it has organically come my way. I appreciate being in a state where I am able to focus on the work in front of me and not get distracted by looking for new work.
 
Here are a few of the projects I have been working on.
 
 
For the first 2 months, I spent a majority of my time working with a ministry called The 315 Project. I met the founder Todd Miechiels several years ago at a leadership event called Catalyst. Over time we stayed connected and when he found out I was shutting down Noodlehead Marketing he reached out to me to help their ministry get focused and organized. We started with a service I offer called an organizational audit. It is the process of transitioning from chaos to order. 
 
In case you have not heard of it, the 315 Project is a ministry whose mission is to help Christians know and share their story.
 
 
I recently launched a new Joomla website for the Braselton Stover house. Their website had become outdated and they wanted to leverage the site to answer many of the questions their customers were asking. 
 
Located in Braselton, Georgia, the Braselton Stover House is a great place for weddings and private events.
 
 
I spent time working with author & speaker, Bryant Cornett. I consulted with him on his marketing workflow, shared new ideas on how he could expand his reach and I made changes to his website. 
 
Bryant Cornett wrote the book "A Rooster Once Crowed: a commentary on the greatest story ever told".
 
Website Audit for An Undisclosed Cient
 
One of the services I offer is an audit. The audit can be done for an organization, a department, a campaign or a project. In this case, a client sought me ought to audit their website. Our mission was to review what they had, what they wanted and create a plan to implement their vision in the short and long-term. In addition to auditing the project, we discovered many underlying motivations, desires and aspirations for the organization and its leader. This experience became a catalyst for improving their website and gaining clarity.
 
Project Planning & Management, Joomla Web Design, Consulting and More
 
These are some of the specific projects I have worked on. With most of the projects I started during the last 3 months coming to a close, God has continued to provide new project opportunities. I am now in discussions with several organizations about new business and marketing problems I am able to help solve. 
 
As I continue freelancing, please keep me in mind if you come across the following types of work:
  • A struggling business, church or ministry.
  • An organization seeking help to get their message to their target audience.
  • A project requiring planning, management and/or accountability.
  • A website project or changes to an existing website.

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