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Wait, I thought Thursday and Friday were the @belllindsay Extravaganza Days??
1 day, 20 hours ago on Gin and Topics: A Thanksgiving Edition
@Nikki Little Nolans rock!
2 days, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little
@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.
2 days, 4 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little
Yeeees! There was some non-spin-sucks-approved language when folks didn't share.
1 week, 5 days ago on Social Media Checklist: Planning for a Very Social New Year
@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 week, 5 days ago on The Four-Step Process of Communications Planning
@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce That's what people saaaay! Em Hm. That's what people saaaaay!
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: A Spider Magic Trick and Swiftamine
Baby Pie! Baby Pie! Baby Pie!
Ok, now that that's out of the way... what were we talking about? Pie planning?
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Social Media Checklist: Planning for a Very Social New Year
I stand corrected. (Please don't hit me.)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on How to Use Traction for Business Planning
@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!
@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? ;)
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?
@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!!!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: A Halloween Episode
@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce Um... It snowed. You owe me bread. I will accept it in grilled cheese form.
@belllindsay Pull the plug! It's in the wires!
3 weeks, 3 days ago on A Ghoulish PR Crisis Just for Halloween
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!
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 ago on My (Not So Secret) Secrets Of How I Manage My Inbox
@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 ago on Voice and Tone in Internal Communications
@ginidietrich @stevenmcoyle Cupcakes included.
1 month ago on PR ROI Means You Have to Do Real Math
@biggreenpen @ginidietrich Yeah, they don't make it very easy for newbies to find things, do they?
1 month, 1 week ago on Analytics Resources and Data for Communications Pros
@ginidietrich I know.
@Sean McGinnis @ginidietrich And now we know why Seam isn't on this list... He's such a slacker. :)
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!
@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
1 month, 2 weeks ago on How to Eliminate False Fears Among Your Team
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!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on Why the “Huddle” is Crucial for Internal Communications
@ginidietrich Gimme all teh sweets! MOAR SUGAR!
1 month, 2 weeks ago on It’s Planning Season! Plan to Work With Us!
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...
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!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff
"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.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Shimmy P Goes Job Hunting
@ginidietrich @ClayMorgan That's all it takes! THAT'S ALL IT TAKES!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Haunted Houses and Poked Hearts
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!
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Meet the Exasperating Kid
@stephanhov Well, I went to a liberal arts college and was a music/business major. So i'm going to say that the piano lesson was absolutely essential to your degree!
Of course, that is an additional "sticky wicket": Does it matter more what courses you take or just that you went to/graduated college? Obviously this matters more for some career paths than others.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Squishy Grey Line of Ethics
@ginidietrich @stephanhov Well, this is a sticky wicket.
I'll say, from experience, that it is really easy to finish a degree when you're only a few credits short. I did it. Took my last two courses at a community college and transferred them. Degree complete. A few years later, but still done.
However, it took (many, many) years for me to admit it in any sort of "public" way. I spent a lot of time discussing how to handle that particular piece of info on my resume and it came down to this: when you don't have the degree, you need to make it clear you don't have the degree. Put the education down, but add an addendum/note/something to indicate the true status.
Sucks, though. I feel for him and I wonder if he had mea-culpa'd prior to this if he would have been in this situation still.
So, to (greatly) simplify it: Plan or don't plan, but keep your head down, work hard, pay attention to, and take advantage of, opportunities that come your way.
2 months, 1 week ago on Advice to Those Who Want to Build a PR Firm
@timfrick @belllindsay Crap, don't tell my boss that. Or maybe you should...
2 months, 1 week ago on Join Tim Frick for a Special Author Q&A Today
@Eleanor Pierce @timfrick Ha ha! I was just about to comment: Nerd. (Note, I also immediately clicked on it. So...)
@ClayMorgan @Howie Goldfarb Re: video. I've found two types, for me, are the most successful. 1) Short and relatively "unproduced" (Yes, I made that word up.) 2) Medium and slickly produced. The longer stuff has to be really, really, really amazing for me to stick around.
@Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay Last year's ContentJam was the first I'd heard of either B-Corp or sustainable websites. It had never occurred to me before that those types existed!
@Howie Goldfarb @biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay Don't make me think! I'll spill my beer while I'm walking on my treadmill...
That's a sad truth, @Howie Goldfarb it's tough to get people to stretch their boundaries when it's much safer to keep things "as is".
@belllindsay @timfrick @Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich I admit I don't get it. I'm not one to read and then click to another channel to discuss, I just move on. Of course, maybe that means I'm not the target?
@belllindsay @KateNolan @Eleanor Pierce @Howie Goldfarb @timfrick Apparently not! Sigh... Though I think you need a webcam so we can watch you drink on your walking desk! Ha!
@belllindsay @Eleanor Pierce @Howie Goldfarb @timfrick Wait, we're drinking??
@ClayMorgan @ginidietrich Pics or it didn't happen...
2 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Goodbye Gecko. We’ll Miss You.
@ginidietrich You're kidding yourself. JB would immediately drop that bag and eat it all. Bag included.
@ginidietrich @JRHalloran A crazy-ometer!
2 months, 1 week ago on Happy Birthday, Spin Sucks!
Well, durn it, I'm late to the party, but Happy Birthday Spin Sucks! Like most things I can't remember exactly how or why or when I got here (Wait, what?) but the SS Crazies are some of my favorite people on the interwebs and having a spot like this that pushes the Thought Buttons and allows me to spill my (not always well) thought out thoughts is pretty darn cool.
Now, where are the cupcakes?
@Howie Goldfarb Don't forget the pipe cleaners.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Use Visuals in Your Content Marketing
@ginidietrich @KristenDaukas My favorite is "I'm so busy because I have to do all of these things because no one else can do them." Which I fully admit I've said before. But, um, most people can learn new things and could at least act as a "backup" when you need someone else to cover something.
2 months, 4 weeks ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride
@ginidietrich My extensive experience in watching So You Think You Can Dance confirms that she is no ballerina!
@andreagoulet I kind of want to get these cards and take them into our next sales meeting and start pointing out the archetypes of our team... Because I like to be somewhat dramatic when I make a point. :)
3 months, 1 week ago on Are Archetypes the Key to Managing Your Next PR Crisis?
@ginidietrich I've gone on a memoir-ish kick. Read Delancey by Molly Wizenberg (aka Orangette) about her and her husband opening a pizza place, completely readable and makes me want to go there and a million pizzas and have fancy cocktails. I'm now reading "My Berlin Kitchen" by Luisa Weiss (aka The Wednesday Chef") not quite as engrossing as Delancey, but enjoyable.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Summer Reading: Five Novels and One Business Book
@ginidietrich @KateNolan @corinamanea What's that, Gini? I'm sorry, I can't hear you behind this stack of notebooks...
3 months, 2 weeks ago on How to Capture Blog Post Ideas