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@Digital_DRK @ginidietrich You know you do Darryl!!


And, Gini, yes! No travel for me over the holidays (though a couple of local gatherings), so let me know your schedule!

1 day, 11 hours ago on Join Diana Kander for a Special Author Q&A Today

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@HeatherTweedy @Eleanor Pierce @jasonkonopinski Yeah, I think Jason's only kind of right. It can be done if you have all the base content written already. Otherwise... ;)

1 day, 11 hours ago on What Sucks About Being a Communications Professional

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@ginidietrich Know who? What? Who are you talking to?

1 day, 12 hours ago on Join Diana Kander for a Special Author Q&A Today

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OK, now that I've gotten my "bah humbug, where's my coffee?" drivel out of the way. (And completely missed Diana.) This looks really interesting. I definitely like the idea of using a novel form for highlighting business principles. 

1 day, 12 hours ago on Join Diana Kander for a Special Author Q&A Today

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@belllindsay @Digital_DRK No it doesn't! (This extremely intelligent conversation brought to you by Lack of Coffee, good to the last non-drop.)

1 day, 13 hours ago on Join Diana Kander for a Special Author Q&A Today

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@ginidietrich Uh, it'd be pretty darn amazing. I need to figure that out. Maybe I could be like a muse... You know, always offering up useful tidbits from my reading/listening. Do people pay for that? I think they should...

6 days, 13 hours ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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Hello, Carrie! Did Gini send you the cupcakes you were supposed to get for your Inquisition Day? She always forgets those... Props to you for standing your ground on the results. Better you go your own road than one that is a mudpit. I have Chris Brogan's book on my (ever growing) TBR list.

6 days, 13 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Carrie Morgan

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@ginidietrich @blfarris I LOVE Spilled Milk!

Also, I already have more podcasts to listen to than I have time, along with blogs, and books, and shows, I'm going to have to quite my job and devote myself to full-time content consumption.

1 week ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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Well, I am a whopping three days late on this and, yes, I know I'm perilously close to losing my S.S. Crazy status, but "work" Christmas should be taken care of this week and I should be able to return my regularly scheduled "Crazy-dom" soon... ANYWHO!  How-de-do, Chel! Nice to (virtually) meet you.

I guess it's time to find out who this Cumberbatch fellow is, so I've added Sherlock to my Netflix queue and Shambhala has gone on to the TBR list!

Also, love your answer to the 10 years question. If it would affect lasting change, then yes!

1 week, 3 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Chel Wolverton

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@ginidietrich @jasonkonopinski @biggreenpen McDonkadonk? What is going on here?

2 weeks ago on Three Strategy Games that Help in Business

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay I'm insanely jealous of that oven!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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@ginidietrich @NancyDavis Wait... don't you have Thanksgiving in your freezer??? Time to get the bolt-cutters out!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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@ginidietrich Me, too! Also, I've decided it's not a jar, but a Magic 8-Ball.

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay You're such a softie!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: A Thanksgiving Edition

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Woo hoo! I made the list! Take that, Dallas! Wait... darn it. I need to work on that for next year. And why do I envision a jar on your desk with Andy's brain in it? I'll have to try this later tonight and see what I come up with!

3 weeks, 3 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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Wait, I thought Thursday and Friday were the @belllindsay Extravaganza Days??

3 weeks, 6 days ago on Gin and Topics: A Thanksgiving Edition

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@Nikki Little Nolans rock!

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little

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@Nikki Little @LauraPetrolino Laura, I was thinking the same thing. There are days I can barely keep myself together let alone one child, but two? At once? Nope, I'd be a puddle. 

Nikki - Pleased to "meet" you! I've commenced stalking on all platforms and, FYI, drooled a bit when I saw the cheese plate on your Instagram feed! Cheese is why I don't understand vegans.

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little

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Yeeees! There was some non-spin-sucks-approved language when folks didn't share.

1 month, 1 week ago on Social Media Checklist: Planning for a Very Social New Year

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@belllindsay @ginidietrich @BethMosher I had some trouble too, but then figured out if you login first you can go over to SSP Home page and register for the webinar through the link there. Right now the main link is to create an account which all of us already have cause we're crazies...

1 month, 1 week ago on The Four-Step Process of Communications Planning

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@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce That's what people saaaay! Em Hm. That's what people saaaaay!

1 month, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: A Spider Magic Trick and Swiftamine

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Baby Pie! Baby Pie! Baby Pie!

Ok, now that that's out of the way... what were we talking about? Pie planning?

1 month, 1 week ago on Social Media Checklist: Planning for a Very Social New Year

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I stand corrected. (Please don't hit me.)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Use Traction for Business Planning

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@ginidietrich You're such a progressive, boss, Gini. No paddles. No rulers on hands. No slaps upside the head! But seriously, that commitment to clarity and communication is awesome!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Use Traction for Business Planning

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@ginidietrich Like a fly on :poop:, of course you are! Now, what "tools" do you use to beat, um, _remind_ your team of the company goals? ;)

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Use Traction for Business Planning

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Beat! That! Goal! This sounds like a great plan. An exhausting, but great, plan. I think goals and your progress/lack of towards them are one of those things you can't over-communicate to your team, so this is right on track with what I'd love to see from our executive team. Of course, I also think you've got to take into account your team's/employee's own goals, which are sometimes to tough to mesh with the company's, though I'm guessing you're all over that, right?

1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Use Traction for Business Planning

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@ginidietrich @ClayMorgan I spent three minutes watching that and wanting to squeeze the Teddy. Of course, that would be one painful squeeze, but he was so adorable!!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: A Halloween Episode

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@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce Um... It snowed. You owe me bread. I will accept it in grilled cheese form.

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: A Halloween Episode

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@belllindsay Pull the plug! It's in the wires!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Ghoulish PR Crisis Just for Halloween

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Nooooo! Undo! Undo! Undo!

I think you responded in the best way you possibly could. Even if it doesn't make everything better, you know you responded personally to the situation. Here's hoping the next one makes up for it!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on A Ghoulish PR Crisis Just for Halloween

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I love me some inbox-zero, but I'm a filer and follow the GTD system of @ waitingfor, etc.

oh, and you're the bomb, but apparently you knew that...

1 month, 3 weeks ago on My (Not So Secret) Secrets Of How I Manage My Inbox

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@biggreenpen Paula! Yes! Yes! Yes! (I'll have what she's having!) Seriously, I cannot get behind this statement any more than I already am! I found myself hesitating today about going to one of our VPs because I wasn't certain he would be compassionate about the problem I had. Or, if he was to my face, that he wouldn't talk behind my back. So incredibly toxic. I know they're working amongst the exec team re: internal communications, but that takes a long, long time to filter down to the "rest of us". Daily we have complaints about customers and we can't stop the team from talking that way until the exec team stops talking that way. Our customers pay the bills, they can be complete and total PITAs, but you can't just say "customers don't understand" you have to help them understand. /mic drop /off soapbox and kicking it around triumphantly

Related: progress is slow and frustrating.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Voice and Tone in Internal Communications

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@ginidietrich @stevenmcoyle Cupcakes included.

1 month, 3 weeks ago on PR ROI Means You Have to Do Real Math

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@biggreenpen @ginidietrich Yeah, they don't make it very easy for newbies to find things, do they?

2 months ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros

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@Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich And now we know why Seam isn't on this list... He's such a slacker. :)

2 months ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros

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Yay, homework! (Yes, I'm that nerd.) I actually kinda like working with numbers, but I definitely need to square away my GA skills. I had Web Analytics An Hour a Day from the library a few months ago, but didn't make it through it before I had to return it. I need to get it again and buckle down!

2 months ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros

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@Digital_DRK @LauraPetrolino DOn't worry Laura, zombies can't exist. If Neil Degrasse Tyson says it can't happen, it can't happen. http://thedailyshow.cc.com/videos/iegury/neil-degrasse-tyson--buzzkill-of-science

2 months, 1 week ago on How to Eliminate False Fears Among Your Team

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Huddle up!! I really like this idea and I'm trying to think of ways to mold it for our team to help keep everyone focused. Gotta think on this one!

2 months, 1 week ago on Why the “Huddle” is Crucial for Internal Communications

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@ginidietrich Gimme all teh sweets! MOAR SUGAR!

2 months, 1 week ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!

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Down with Jay! Off with his head! Hrm... Wait, that might be more than you were planning on, eh? Looking forward to more ADGD (Arment Dietrich Global Domination) in 2015. I was told to pay my speaking fees in jellybeans, but they seem to keep disappearing...

2 months, 1 week ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!

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Jess! I'm going to make t-shirts with this on it: You only have you, and if you’re not you, who are you? I promise I'll share some of the proceeds with you. Well, whatever is left after I've paid Gini her fees in jellybeans anyway... Also, I understand the anxiety of "who is going to kill me in my sleep?" I'm the girl who can't watch the scary movie trailers that are shown at night. Happy Inquisition day!

2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff

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"Get your feet out of my hair, of my hair."


Oh Andy and Jimmy, so adorable. I would watch a show that was just the two of them sitting around.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Shimmy P Goes Job Hunting

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@ginidietrich @ClayMorgan That's all it takes! THAT'S ALL IT TAKES!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Haunted Houses and Poked Hearts

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I got a couple of tweets about Katie's video and had to fess up that it wasn't me. If only I could be that articulate! 


Oh, and dad's should not be allowed to play games like that. Poor, little girl!

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Meet the Exasperating Kid

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