Principal, Lanier Upshaw Inc Business consultant/insurance broker. I will be engaging and humorous so don't let this bio put you to sleep. Social is for social, right? http://billdorman.me
I voted for 6 because you used my picture, but I really like # 1 too. I wasn't too crazy about using 'death' in any of them.
PS - I'm glad you gave us choices, because if I had to make up something myself I might have had to take the day off...
5 days, 9 hours ago on Vote for the Spin Sucks Subtitle
@Adam | Customer Experience @rdopping @ginidietrich I had a Gini squeeze once...she was afraid my Speedo would be dripping on her when I climbed out of the pool......
1 week, 5 days ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace
@rdopping @Adam | Customer Experience Man hugs can only carry you so far.......
@Shonali @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @bdorman264 4 out of 5?
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Why Mediocre Writing Is All Jane Austen’s Fault
@Howie Goldfarb @biggreenpen @bdorman264 At least she landed in the right spot; we'll convert her...:).
2 weeks, 4 days ago on #FollowFriday: Paula Kiger
Well, she has to be good if she is from T-town, home of the Florida State Seminoles...:).
Very impressive, sounds like a doer, someone who can get things done even if she obviously has a full plate.
Thanks for sharing.
PS - when I was in school at FSU, we used to play city league softball in the shadow of the prison. Of course, I had to use an alias in fear of being placed on the other side of the wall.........
Ok, that was the tipping point, I quit. Sounds like work to me...
Of course, I knew you would be the one to figure it out and make sense of all this.
The Shark was nails last night, why can't the rest of the Cubs play that well?
3 weeks ago on Three Data Points to Measure Your Blog Efforts
@ginidietrich I didn't think so Friday; went home mid-morning thinking a couple of hours of rest would revive me but didn't get back out of bed until 8 am on Sat. Much better today; headed to the Cleveland area tomorrow 'til Fri and then the beach as soon as I get back until Memorial Day.
1 month ago on A Blogging Community: Why it’s Important to Have One
I missed it; I've been out of it w/ some bad mojo bug, getting ready for a bidness trip and my vacation to the beach. HOWEVER, give me his name and I will break out the Kung Fu grip on him. Anybody messes with your peeps, there will be hell to pay.
BTW - I would be happy to be found on the bottom of page two...
Chris Sale should have been a Cubbie.
It's never the wrong time to do the right thing; ever.
@Howie Goldfarb If me, my brand had 1 million followers and each of them would send me a quarter, I would consider that a success. Of course, it would have to be cash because otherwise my wife would get her hands on it.
So, what do you do to make it 'successful' and quantifiable?
1 month ago on The Best of the Least Engaged Brands on Twitter
Yes, I had that dream too, but I was in a casket...:). However, most of everybody I knew did show up.
I totally agree with the different personas as I act different around my buddies than I do my family (wife) and my customers. Since I'm so closely tied socially to my corporation www.lanierupshaw.com I do have to be somewhat conservative with my online presence to 'protect' the corporation. However, and @Shonali has met me in person and would probably say I'm pretty consistent and there are no Jekyll & Hydes lurking in there.
I'm comfortable with who I am, I don't need to try and be someone else; it's hard enough to be me...:).
1 month, 1 week ago on Would the Real Holly Dawson Please Stand Up?
@ginidietrich @Howie Goldfarb Zirtually....
1 month, 1 week ago on Guide to Hiring a Digital Agency
@Howie Goldfarb I'm quitting my day job to start a digital agency. I heard there was easy money to be had.
Just like I could really use a personal assistant, I really could use a digital personal assistant as well. Will you work for food?
Peeps love video, I would say give it a run and see how it works out.
Hackers suck root BTW.
1 month, 1 week ago on A Distraction
Since I am the 'leader' of my team, the buck stops with me. No, I don't review every piece of correspondence that goes out but if it hits the fan then ultimately I will take the arrows for my team. I know how hard they work and I wouldn't be where I am without them.
My main account manager/assistant has been working with me for 12+ years. We know each other well. One of my key accounts is a stickler for accuracy with premium, I mean down to the penny. We had a quirky deal where we needed a policy extension so I told my AM make sure the premium is right. When I saw the numbers they didn't look right so I asked her to double check. She was a little put off I asked and assured me they were correct so this is what I presented.
Guess what? They weren't right and what we presented was about $12,000 less that what the customer needed to pay. I had to go to him with hat in hand and tell him 'I' messed up. Essentially, I had to strip the commission out of the account and get w/ management to work around the rest, but we got it done and honored our numbers.
Because nowhere in the conversations did I put any blame on my key person, she knew I would always have her back. She couldn't have apologized to me anymore and I told her 'stuff happens,' unfortunately in our industry there is usually a dollar amount involved when things go sideways.
I felt it was the right thing to do as I'm not a big fan of pointing fingers.
1 month, 1 week ago on Who Is YOUR Scapegoat – Story of the 3 Letters
I think I'm good, especially with # 2; not # 2 in the literal sense, but # 2 on your list....
Have fun whatever you are doing, and you won't have many regrets.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Success Trap and Regrets of the Dying
@Howie Goldfarb The nuclear fish are the glow in the dark variety typically saved for romantic dinners and you can forgo that fire hazard, candles. Now that's risk management....
1 month, 1 week ago on Five Steps to Create Compelling Content
Staple.....we already have plenty of stables on the farm.....
If you can paint a picture by the stories you tell, it will definitely make it more compelling. And if you tie it to the customer and their questions, or common questions, this will draw the reader in as well.
Your advice sounds like a plan to me.
@Lori Yes, I think you can 'worry' yourself sick. Not surprised because I don't think it's mumbo jumbo feel good stuff; I think it's quantifiable 'real' stuff.
1 month, 1 week ago on Do You Believe the Mind, Body and Emotions are Connected?
I'm a firm believer that are all deeply connected. The challenge is finding the right balance to optimize 'wellness' in all 3 areas. I also think some do a better job of getting closer to that optimal level on their own without even having to really think about how they got there.