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A pleasure to meet you Rob!
5 days, 15 hours ago on #FollowFriday: Rob Biesenbach
#5 is my favorite.
6 days, 16 hours ago on Vote for the Spin Sucks Subtitle
It is so crucial to respond and engage with your community or they won't be around for long.
1 week ago on Nine Reasons Fans Don’t “Like” Your Status Updates
Of all the people I've met in my career you are hands down the one who hates mico-managing. You know it was hard for me at first to feel empowered at times to make a decision vs. waiting for you. I'm getting better about it but it took a bit of time.
1 week, 2 days ago on What PR Firms are Missing: Ideas
My boys are 31, 26 and 18 so I can really relate to your post. i say slow down so you can smell the flowers sometimes.
1 week, 5 days ago on It’s a Beautiful Day. Slow Down and Enjoy It.
Eden is a blogger and a foodie - not surprising Gini took an instant liking to her. Nice to meet you virtually Eden.
1 week, 5 days ago on #FollowFriday: Eden Spodek
Question - how many times have you said this not only on the blog but to companies? A million?
1 week, 6 days ago on Fifteen Reasons Digital Marketing Works for Us…and Not For You
@Word Ninja @PattiRoseKnight1 I completely agree. It took some time to find the balance but I think we're there. At first everyone would send Gini "quick" emails and if you think about it 10 quick emails from 5 people is 50 quick emails and when it was brought up in a staff meeting we brainstormed and it was decided we would do "end of day" emails and keep a running list of action items for the day and send at the end of the day. Of course there will always be the exceptions that need immediate attention but for the most part we've learned to use email effectively and respect the time of others.
2 weeks ago on The PR Firm of the Future
@ginidietrich @PattiRoseKnight1 by resist I meant that I was worried I wouldn't be able to do my job successfully because I've been used to working face-to-face with my bosses historically for decisions, signatures, etc. The weekly 121s work well for me - I get the bulk of my needed decisions on a Monday and have the rest of the week to get it done. And the end of day way we communicate soothes my organized OCD quite well. Most important (to me) is there money saved not having to commute. That is a huge savings.
@ginidietrich @PattiRoseKnight1 Hey I'm on my way out anyway so the majority rules.
2 weeks ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace
Flexibility is important but so are benefits to me....and more important as long as we're in the business of client service we must work when the client needs us...it's a 24/7 job but it is possible to train clients to not call on a Sunday unless it's a crisis...like maybe the hourly rate doubles on weekends...that may make them think twice about calling if it's not an urgent issue and if it is an urgent issue they will pay double.
#9 is my favorite.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Scale-Up Entrepreneur: Do You Have What it Takes?
@bowden2bowden no problem
2 weeks, 2 days ago on The PR Firm of the Future
@bowden2bowden I'm a boomer too and I felt the same way but also get more done now that I work virtually. The only thing i need to work on is keeping up with professional development reading. When I commuted I would have a folder of "reading" for the ride to and from work. I think I may need to schedule reading time on my calendar like i do actual appointments because it tends to pile up and then at times it is old news by the time I get to reading about it. Other than that i love working virtually too.
I would never have thought I'd be happy working from home; and I resisted more than the others and all I can say is boy was I wrong. It took some time to find that balance - which for me meant not working until 10 pm because I didn't have to commute back and forth. I am happy to say now I have found that balance that works best for me...I will work until 10 pm if necessary but it is not the norm.
Look out Eminem here comes Jaden Smith.....I LOVED Fresh Prince and Carlton hasn't aged either. Awesome and i haven't even watched the others yet. Oh and I feel tiny compared to the fat dancing guy.
2 weeks, 5 days ago on Gin and Topics: Dancing, Rapping, and Prancing
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes @creativeoncall @biggreenpen @ginidietrich @belllindsay @pattiknight @yvettepistorio @RebeccaTodd @Howie Goldfarb @bdorman264 @aimeelwest
O M G - at least i know the words and i know that I sing bag so I just don't sing
2 weeks, 5 days ago on #FollowFriday: Paula Kiger
Great minds think alike....green is my absolute favorite color.... I love green :)
I am catching up on the blog posts during my week off and applaud you Yvette! You handled the situation like the true professional you are. You did nothing wrong and in fact set an example of what others might do if they experience the same situation. You go girl!
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Four Tips for Dealing with a Plagiarism Accusation
In a world of instant gratification I think the key takeaway from this blog is that it doesn't happen overnight....it takes time to grow a community; lots of time but it's worth the wait :)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Building a Community: What’s the Secret Sauce?