By Dale Hudson


Technology has brought us lots of great ways to communicate with parents and volunteers.

A key to good communication in today’s culture is SHORT & SWEET.  If it’s too long, people will zone out on you and move on.

So what’s the ideal length?  Here’s what’s recommended for creating communication that actually gets read.

Headline: 6-8 words, 55 charactera

Blog post: 1500-1600 words

Email subject line: 50 characters

Facebook post: 100-140 characters

Google+ headline: 60 characters max

Podcast: 22 minutes Presentation: 18 minutes

Tweet: 120-130 characters Webinar: 15-20 minutes

YouTube video: 3-3.5 minutes


Remember…the average person is inundated with over 230 messages every day.  If you want your communication to rise above the noise, then keep it simple and short.

Dale Hudson

Author: Dale Hudson

Dale Hudson has been in Children's Ministry for over 25 years. He is the Director of Children's Ministry at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach, Florida. Dale has co-authored five books which including 100 Best Ideas to Turbocharge Your Children's Ministry. He was named one of the top 20 influencers in Children's Ministry by Children's Ministry Magazine. His blog at www.relevantchildrens is read by over 26,000 people each month. He and his wife, Pamela, have been married for over 25 years and have two children.