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Through the Years with MTI: 1994

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An interview with Thomas Dittrich Why did you start Zivot Viry in 1990? Since 1948, communism had interrupted all free Christian publishing in the former Czechoslovakia. A single interdenominational monthly didn‘t exist during communist rule. When communism fell, the Christian Mission Society (Krestanska misijni spolecnost) wanted to encourage the various Christian denominations and churches to…

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Language Evolves

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When I started as an editor 20 years ago, the terminology we used for the web was the “World Wide Web.” The communication standard for the organization I worked for had it as a proper noun, capitalized, the name for a very specific thing. Now that online activity is ubiquitous, the general usage is a…

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Through the Years with MTI: 1989

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An interview with Dr. Ksenija Magda Sharon was a new type of missionary. For the first time, someone told us we shouldn’t be translating—that we should be writing. She told us, “You can do it, and here are the tools to do it.” That was a miracle at that point. We realized then that writing…

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Merci d’avoir été avec nous en Côte d’Ivoire ! Vos photos sont prêtes.

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Revivez les souvenirs ! Merci de votre patience ! Après nous être remis du décalage horaire, il a fallu du temps pour trier les 846 photos. Après de longues délibérations, nous avons choisi les meilleures d’entre elles. Les photos viennent d’être affichées ! Les photos prises lors de la conférence sont maintenant disponibles pour téléchargement individuel…

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New “Introduction to Magazine Publishing” book

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The how-to book of magazine publishing The wisdom and experience of 11 Christian publishing professionals shines through the pages of this practical how-to book of magazine publishing. In the 212 information-packed pages of the Introduction to Magazine Publishing, you’ll find an overview of everything you need to know to publish a successful Christian magazine. Whether…

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Use Amazon Smile to Give to MTI

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Did you know that when you shop for the holidays at smile.amazon.com/ch/20-5684942, Amazon donates to Magazine Training International? When you do your Christmas shopping, and — let’s face it — a lot of your other shopping too, on Amazon Smile a small portion of the purchase goes to MTI when you select Magazine Training International…

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Christians from across Francophone Africa gather for new magazine publishing course

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(Colorado Springs, CO) – More than 70 Christian magazine publishing professionals from nine French-speaking countries in Africa came to Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, last month for an intensive seven-day Introduction to Magazine Publishing course offered by Magazine Training International (MTI) for the first time. The course was specifically for those interested in Christian publishing in Francophone Africa…

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How to increase your mistake tolerance

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by Gustavo Razzetti Don’t avoid mistakes, acknowledge them “A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.” ― George Bernard Shaw The worst thing we can do with mistakes is to avoid them. Life is trial and error. We cannot make progress without making mistakes. Archie…

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The art of the interview

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An article with colorful quotes and interesting information starts with a great interview. Interviews are a crucial part of writing a fascinating article, but trying to get an interviewee’s thoughts, opinions, and feelings can sometimes be a challenge. A well-conducted interview can lead to more than a collection of facts that can be obtained elsewhere.…

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Why Some People Get Burned Out and Others Don’t

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By Kandi Wiens and Annie McKee, Harvard Business Review Stress and burnout are not the same thing. And while we know that stress often leads to burnout, it’s possible to handle the onslaught of long hours, high pressure, and work crises in a way that safeguards you from the emotional exhaustion, cynicism, and a lack…

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