The most noticeable improvement is that he no long looks like he is sitting on the floor. He now is a little higher up than the doors on his crooked bookcases. I mean, come on Dude! Surely you have a blank wall in your house that you cold put a really nice paining on for a backdrop. Crooked bookcases, a door with a doorknob sticking out next to your head, a file cabinet and some boxes of Fatima Shock next to it do NOT make an effective video for this world wide "work."
All About Armstrongism has this to say:
So with the facts, how would he do this “Behind the Work” video? Well simple. It’s going to be an “All About Bob Thiel and his Church” video. That’s pretty much the essence of it. The video will review Bob’s schedule, go to his house (he says proudly), go visit a graphics company, his office with the crooked bookcase where he says he is currently filming, and see a “couple others” associated with his church.
At this point, we jump to Bob’s house. Bob reveals to all of us that his day begins at 4:30 AM to 5:30 AM (Pacific Time), and he prays. After he prays, he comes down, and “if he’s ready”, and work’s on the computer. He’ll (on most mornings, he says) go through emails. He says he gets between 100-200 emails a week. After he goes through his emails, he says he will write a post at COGWriter, based on news, by going to news sites like Google News or CBS News, and scan through headlines to pick something prophetic. He then compares the beginning of his work with what it was like when he first came into the Church with the Plain Truth magazine in the way of news focus. Bob says people are interested in news items and the “why’s” of what is going on. So Bob says he will explain with how world events line up with Biblical prophecy.
In the mornings, he says it takes about 1/2 hr to 2hrs to “come up” with his morning posts and eats breakfast at his home office. he’s up before the rest of the family, and At 8 AM, he then heads to the office. He compares what he is doing with how Herbert Armstrong started. Since radio is no longer the primary media, he’ll go on the computer and find news items. He explains how email and people send ideas to him about what to post. He also says he will go into the Bible, and answer internet questions about the Bible. He says he uses email for counseling issues, marital and family issues. He says the work starts in his home where he lives. He says after he’ll come back from the office he will have dinner, go back to the office, check email again. (6:20).
He then takes us to his printing and graphics company who does his magazine for him. Literally.
That company lays out their magazine, and prints them for Bob’s Church, and shows us where they print the magazines. He shows the machine that will print his first mandarin magazine, showing the first print. The machine is a small copy machine. Thiel says his wife Joyce reviews and edits the weekly letter to the Brethren, on a standard WordPress editor, exactly like I am using right here at “All About Armstrongism”. His wife also is working to help out with the classic “Feast Banners” for Bob’s Feast of Tabernacles at his 3 worldwide locations. After this, we get a look at sidewalk and road construction on the avenue. He calls this a distraction when he does the “Bible News Prophecy” videos. He says this would be a “Different part of the Behind the Work scenes then you’ve probably ever seen before”. Yes, Bob, that would be absolutely true. Looking at sand, a sidewalk and a busy street is definitely different.
And now we are going to look at what Bob Thiel typically does in a normal week! Oh man, I need some popcorn and root beer now. I have a feeling this is going to be exhilarating to watch. Giddy!
So, according to Bob, on a Monday, the first thing Bob will do is take the video camera to his work and connect that video camera to his laptop computer. And he will then upload his Sermon. He states how he has reduced his YouTube upload time from 20 to 30 hours to 3 or 4 hours by decreasing quality and increasing connection speed. Smart….