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12 hours, 39 minutes ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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@biggreenpen I believe it and it gets very frustrating to watch them expend all that effort trying to fake it and then get away with it while you are working hard. sigh! 

2 days, 2 hours ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It

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@annelizhannan @ginidietrich  "Clowns to the left of me,

Jokers to the right, here I am, Stuck in the middle with you...." ;)

2 days, 4 hours ago on PR Flacks and Spin Doctors: The Industry is Somewhere in the Middle

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Great points Jess. The discussion around professional and personal brand comes up very often these days. I am of the belief that in today's world and with all the lines blurring (I think I may have more "friends" on Facebook today through professional associations than friends from high school, University etc.) my personal brand is essentially my professional brand and I have to own my reputation on all counts.


Over the years I have worked with several people who have spent significant amount of time at their full-time jobs building and running their own businesses.  Unlike in your situation, they were my peers ( rather than direct reports)  and therefore a tricky situation in a different way.  In some situations they were found out and others they are still there.

2 days, 5 hours ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It

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@Danny Brown such a fun Sunday Share!  Very much enjoyed it. Thanks :)

2 days, 10 hours ago on The Sunday Share: A Game of Social Thrones

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Hey @belllindsay . So glad you are the subject of  Spin Sucks Inquisition today. Loved getting to know you a little more.  One of these days I look forward to getting to meet you IRL too. Have an  awesome day.

6 days, 12 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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A very interesting post. I echo @belllindsay 's sentiments. My sons are the first thoughts that come to mind. Great food for thought for sure.  Love the advice from your prof about not writing the hard stuff. That is something that holds me back for sure and I am working on it.  Can't wait to one day read fiction from you :)


1 week, 3 days ago on Your Legacy: How Do You Want to be Remembered?

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These are great. 

aw! the poor kid. I just want to give him a big hug. @ginidietrich love Hugh Jackman too. Would your mom be jealous to know that I got to meet him and Daniel Craig after watching their broadway performance of A Steady Rain?  We also happened to go on a "special night" where they were raising funds for something after the show by auctioning the shirts off their bodies. That was fun but too bad I didn't have $5,000 to donate :)

1 week, 6 days ago on Gin and Topics: Hugh Jackman Sings and a Waitress Will Make You Cry

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Hi @mitchjoel very nice to "meet you". Great Spin Sucks Inquisition. Completely agree that RFPs suck and @EdenSpodek  that's a great idea for  @ginidietrich  's next co-authored with Mitch! They are indeed unnecessarily brutal and a waste of a lot of time and resources.  The Circle is now on my list. Sounds very interesting. Happy Friday!

1 week, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mitch Joel

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@EdenSpodek It will be my first one. Very exciting. One of these when I am in Toronto or you are in Ottawa we must meet up for a coffee or macarons or a drink! 

2 weeks ago on Spin Sucks – A Book Review: Learn “how to prepare your business for a marathon instead of a sprint”

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@EdenSpodek Yes. All signed up to go to Third Tuesday on Apr 8. I am so excited I finally get to meet @ginidietrich IRL. You are going in Toronto? 

2 weeks ago on Spin Sucks – A Book Review: Learn “how to prepare your business for a marathon instead of a sprint”

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Congrats @Eleanor Pierce on the new role. Great post and tips - completely agree with you. It seems totally natural to me as well. And when you realize that perhaps it's not coming naturally or that you are trying too hard, it really is the wrong fit /community.  I look forward to reading more from you here. 

3 weeks, 1 day ago on Social Media Connections and Landing a Great Job

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RIP #FF . It's been great fun but I am excited about this change. Looking forward to the Spin Sucks Inquisition. Going to go vote now.

1 month ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!

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