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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

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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

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@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

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You see, he’d found a blog post from Andrea Balt as she turned 30 and wanted to hide under the covers and die (for the record, it’s 31 that isn’t fun, not 30).

Uh huh, talk to me when you're MY age. ;)

1 day, 21 hours ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die

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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

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@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

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@Danny Brown @makeaner But, one can get hammered while *reading* a book!!

2 days, 16 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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@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

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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. 

2 days, 19 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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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.

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@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

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If you are a long-term reader of Spin Sucks, you know I’m a big fan of reading fiction to help your storytelling and content development.

I can feel an argument coming on..... ;)

2 days, 22 hours ago on Fiction Makes You a Better Storyteller and Content Producer

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@Eleanor Pierce  One day I will learn about maps and stuff. ;)

2 days, 22 hours ago on The Three Things, Edition 78

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@Howie Goldfarb @JoeCardillo We are not socialists!! We are pinko commies!!!!

2 days, 22 hours ago on The Three Things, Edition 78

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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

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Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I’ll read anything that looks at systems in new ways.

I love the smell of books. I do miss that. Someone needs to invent book-smell-spray for the Kobo/Kindle. :)

5 days, 16 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch

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I’m actually kind of an introvert. I know, I speak and sell and even perform music in public but some of my favorite days are those when I get the office all to myself so I can fumble around hacking some code.

I was just abou tto say, this is becoming a theme! #introvertsFTW!

5 days, 16 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch

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I’ll let you know when I make one!

HAHAHAHA!!

5 days, 16 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch

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The learner was sent into another room and strapped to electrodes. Every time he got a word pairing wrong, the teacher (study participant) was told to administer a shock (not actually, but the learner in the other room would make noises of shock and pain as if he was being shocked).

I read about this experiment awhile back. Amazing.

6 days, 14 hours ago on Ethical Decision Making: Why Good People Do Bad Things

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That’s why I’m super excited we are part of the launch of the new Sidenotes from Livefyre.

Woohoo!!

6 days, 19 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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Yesterday, Mitch Joel and I recorded a podcast (forthcoming) to talk about social media crises, blog comments, media pitching, and Spin Sucks.

BAHAHA!!

6 days, 19 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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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

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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!! 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@RobBiesenbach @Heather MacGregor Gladwell is an amazingly compelling guy, which charisma to spare. 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@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?

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@Heather MacGregor Interesting...shows us all of the importance of strong content!

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@Heather MacGregor HA! That's hilarious! This chat will live right here, Heather!

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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Worst presentation you’ve ever seen. You don’t have to name names. Unless you want to...


1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@ginidietrich @RobBiesenbach  "You can take the girl outta the Maritimes...."

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@RobBiesenbach You SWEAR in your speeches?? @ginidietrich doesn't let us swear. 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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Ok, back to Second City.... How does improv study help you when you give a presentation? 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb  What if you don't know your audience AND you're wearing jeans...??

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@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...??

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@RobBiesenbach @Eleanor Pierce  Sergio Valente!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHA!! Oh, wow, that just took me back!!

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@ginidietrich  I like this idea. Warms the audience, and makes you appear like a human being. 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@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. 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@Eleanor Pierce  HAHAHA! I had that question on my list!!! 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@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.. 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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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? 

1 week ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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