Content Director at Arment Dietrich Inc.. Strong advocate of 3 minutes or less of video content. Wife, mom, grammar freak & music fanatic.
Howie, I shall never do you justice with my lame comment. Let's just say I love this post. And you're right. Own what you own BEFORE there is a flare up, and you've already won half the PR battle. Keep on being a punk, my friend! :D
16 hours, 3 minutes ago on Crisis Prevention Begins Offline, Not Online
Laura stole what I was going to say. I love seeing the other side of the equation, and I think you bring real value Clay, for our readers, with that perspective. It's not just "they say.." - it's real experience from a guy who was in the trenches.
21 hours, 11 minutes ago on Digital in the Media World
@Howie Goldfarb Yeah, when did the young things become so angsty??
1 day, 21 hours ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die
Uh huh, talk to me when you're MY age. ;)
I couldn't sell ice to the Inuit, and I'm always very impressed by those who have that skill. :)
2 days, 13 hours ago on Sales Sucks: Lessons from Jumping the Second Fence
@ginidietrich Well, we all know how much empathy I have for people, so.... ;)
2 days, 16 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer
@Danny Brown @makeaner But, one can get hammered while *reading* a book!!
@ginidietrich @bradmarley Note to self....
@LauraPetrolino Oh. I couldn't do that. I have to put my own voices to characters when I'm reading. No, that wouldn't work for me at all. But, I'm glad it works for you! My husband should try that - he's NOT a reader and it drives me nuts. I'm surprised we're still married. ;)
2 days, 19 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer
I would rather go to bed with a great book than socialize, half the time. LOL Sadly, not even kidding. My son and husband make fun of me mercilessly because of my love of reading. *However*, I don't like this study. My first choice in most books is non-fiction, then probably historical fiction, and then "fiction" fiction. I stand firmly in the belief that one can garner just as much knowledge about story telling, structure, word usage, "attention grabbing" writing, etc., from non-fiction as one can from fiction. In fact, often more! Ever try to write a book about, oh I don't know, the history of the 'house', of the latest anthropological discoveries, and make it interesting enough for the general public? Not an easy task.
What a horrible story. So glad it got resolved, though with much stress. Buh-bye, Hertz.
2 days, 20 hours ago on Hertz Customer Service #Fail Amplified.
@ClayMorgan "Clay said so" is usually good enough for me. ;)
2 days, 22 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer
I can feel an argument coming on..... ;)
@Eleanor Pierce One day I will learn about maps and stuff. ;)
2 days, 22 hours ago on The Three Things, Edition 78
@Howie Goldfarb @JoeCardillo We are not socialists!! We are pinko commies!!!!
Great to meet you John, now I can start harassing you to guest post for us here at Spin Sucks!! *insert evil laughter*
5 days, 16 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
I love the smell of books. I do miss that. Someone needs to invent book-smell-spray for the Kobo/Kindle. :)
I was just abou tto say, this is becoming a theme! #introvertsFTW!
I read about this experiment awhile back. Amazing.
6 days, 14 hours ago on Ethical Decision Making: Why Good People Do Bad Things
6 days, 19 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature
Wow. Fascinating study in what you can find out if you just know where to look, even on such short notice. Must have been such a huge relief to the potential "purchase'ee".
1 week ago on Uncovering Key Information Just as Acquisition Negotiations Began
@Heather MacGregor @belllindsay @RobBiesenbach @Howie Goldfarb That's great news! Glad you enjoyed it. :)
1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@Howie Goldfarb @belllindsay @RobBiesenbach It's Easter weekend. Sheeesh.
Well, HUGE thanks to @RobBiesenbach for being with us here today for this. Very interesting! And thanks to everyone else who joined in with questions, and comments - even @Howie Goldfarb!!
@Howie Goldfarb @RobBiesenbach Because it's Easter, silly.
Five more minutes!
@RobBiesenbach @Heather MacGregor Gladwell is an amazingly compelling guy, which charisma to spare.
@RobBiesenbach I'm bumping @Eleanor Pierce's comment back to the top in case you missed it: In the book you talk about body language myths - what's the biggest misconception you think people have about body language?
@Heather MacGregor Interesting...shows us all of the importance of strong content!
@Heather MacGregor HA! That's hilarious! This chat will live right here, Heather!
Worst presentation you’ve ever seen. You don’t have to name names. Unless you want to...
@ginidietrich @RobBiesenbach "You can take the girl outta the Maritimes...."
@ginidietrich @belllindsay @RobBiesenbach I know, I was just being silly.
@RobBiesenbach You SWEAR in your speeches?? @ginidietrich doesn't let us swear.
@RobBiesenbach @Howie Goldfarb Great list!
Ok, back to Second City.... How does improv study help you when you give a presentation?
@ginidietrich @belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb What if you don't know your audience AND you're wearing jeans...??
@Eleanor Pierce @RobBiesenbach *head desk*
@Eleanor Pierce @RobBiesenbach #kids
@ginidietrich @Howie Goldfarb But, what if you don't have a chance to get "know" your audience.....? Surely that must happen every once and awhile...??
@RobBiesenbach @Eleanor Pierce Sergio Valente!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Oh, wow, that just took me back!!
@ginidietrich I like this idea. Warms the audience, and makes you appear like a human being.
@RobBiesenbach @belllindsay @Heather MacGregor #firstworldproblems...?
@RobBiesenbach @Eleanor Pierce So, one must walk that fine line between "knowing" one's content, and not being robotic with the delivery...? Ad libbing is tough for someone inexperienced, I would imagine.
@Eleanor Pierce HAHAHA! I had that question on my list!!!
@RobBiesenbach @Heather MacGregor I sometimes use sticky notes, right around where the camera is, so that my eyes don't look like they're darting all over the place. I also only include key words on them, to remind me of points, or if there's a number I want to quote, etc..
When I'm really nervous, I tend to use humour - inappropriately, I might add. Like, you know, going through customs. Talk a bit about the dangers of using humour in a speech?
@RobBiesenbach @LauraPetrolino You've been warned....