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@Young Yoga Masters Thank you for your comment! And I can visualize exactly what you mean. I often feel for my friends who own yoga studios because they have to meld the wonderful meditative/soul centering part of yoga with the business part, which I imagine can be quite the opposite.
16 hours, 12 minutes ago on The Dharana of Planning
Thank God the drum major said yes because ..... that's a whole lot of beautiful editing (among other things). Lovely, though.
1 day, 13 hours ago on Gin and Topics: A Thanksgiving Edition
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen Not yet! The most recent movie I have seen was Dear White People #WholeDifferentGenre
2 days, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Nikki Little
Great inquisition! I loved Gone Girl (I listened to it on audio, especially on several long runs ... what a great listen). Congrats on your Inquisition, Nikki; I really enjoyed your answers. And (side note) I think some of my favorite new instagram follows have come from the Inquisition so thanks for that too!
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen yeah that's nice but can Beaker hear me? #priorities
2 days, 4 hours ago on Planning a PESO Strategy with Integrated Teams
@bdorman264 I see 100% of the comments on this post (not Laura's replies of course b/c we know she left FL) are from smart-aleck Floridian crazies. #predictable
Wait, so you're more than a blog?
2 days, 21 hours ago on Planning a PESO Strategy with Integrated Teams
I think services like Uber are representative of so many changes brought about by our technology. I will say when I was in NYC I was a bit afraid to take Uber because I thought an angry cabbie might sabotage me. BUT anyway it is a shame that there are so many fundamental values issues at the core of Uber (apparently) and I really like the way you broke them down, Gini. It would be interesting to do a post related to issues like the Ubers (I mean who would have said five years ago that we could enter in our salad order into our smartphone and have it waiting for us at Panera instead of waiting in line, etc.) of our future that is completely separate from this particular set of issues/crisis.
3 days ago on The Uber Issues Cannot Be Fixed by PR
So many salient points here, Susan! I don't know where the post was going before you "made it positive" but you succeeded. Useful and inspirational.
3 days, 21 hours ago on Internal Communications: It’s a Man’s Man’s Man’s World
@paulroetzer @belllindsay @biggreenpen Trust me, you will (be more awesome)!
4 days ago on Join Paul Roetzer for a Special Author Q&A Today
This sounds awesome! More awesome than taking my FIL to his appt at the balance therapist (scheduled at the same time), where we will all dodge her questions about his compliance with his assigned exercises! BUT hopefully I can get on the q&a while he's in. #FingersCrossed
4 days, 2 hours ago on Join Paul Roetzer for a Special Author Q&A Today
@EdenSpodek I suspect many strategic planning meetings could be improved upon by the addition of yoga mats (maybe "virtual" mental ones but...).
4 days, 14 hours ago on The Dharana of Planning
@Word Ninja Oh how I love this! Thank you for sharing!
4 days, 15 hours ago on The Dharana of Planning
@Kathy @ SMART Living 365.com Thanks for your comment, Kathy! I agree! I have to say ... for me the impact of yoga was equally strong for one-on-one interactions and the assumptions I made regarding what people were bringing to the interaction (good and bad). There's definitely a place for "being wholly in the present" in the workplace.
4 days, 20 hours ago on The Dharana of Planning
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen @annelizhannan We're in cahoots!
5 days, 19 hours ago on Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate
@Eleanor Pierce Thanks!
5 days, 20 hours ago on The Dharana of Planning
@LauraPetrolino Ha! Laura! It's as though I planned it that way LOL.
@annelizhannan well said ;-)
6 days, 1 hour ago on Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate
Okay, it's Monday and Gini has already discussed "boogers" non-anonymously. It's going to be a good week! I know this sounds very Theory X manager of me, and if you're in an industry where you are on social media for professional reasons I guess it's different, but I always wondered (including when I most certainly did it myself) about the fact that tweeting (not even the "I hate my job" tweeting but any tweeting) is itself taking us away from what we're supposed to be focusing on. // But back to the anonymity. I have a friend with an anonymous twitter handle who tweeted dissatisfaction with an aspect of her job, just to be called in and confronted with a screen print by her boss. It made for a huge pile of awkward and wasn't especially good for a situation that was already characterized by mistrust. Sometimes the best place for a vent is IRL over a cup of coffee, for sure.
6 days, 2 hours ago on Anonymous Social Media: Why You Shouldn’t Participate
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen I am probably not helping with this but: http://www.foodbeast.com/news/krispy-kreme-kim-kardashian-breaktheinternet/
1 week, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: Guys Recreate Kardashian’s Rear-End Photos
What a delightful selection this week. a) it's just fun to say "spatchcocked." b) I am having SO many flashbacks to 80s aerobics sessions now. If anyone is old enough to have watched Body Electric, the teacher had a studio here in Tally and I took classes there. So much matchy matchy (not me). c) I just don't know what to do with the Kardashian thing except someone mentioned she looks like a glazed Krispy Kreme so now I want donuts and lastly .... people, it's hard enough to convince my FIL that working at home is "working" and taking a break to watch pretty much any of this is not helping the cause LOL.
@Soulati | Hybrid PR @biggreenpen YES! You sit there every Friday admiring that inquisitionee's answers while thinking of your own hopefully salient responses but in reality it's a bit frightening and humbling to put your 10-year answer out there (at least that was the hardest for me). // And hmmmm maybe there is something to BGP Lipstick - goes on strong and exudes positivity all day long? :-) :-)
1 week, 1 day ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jayme Soulati
Great answers to the inquisition, Jayme! Anyone who creates a Happiness on Fridays series is a winner in my book! Something tells me you do a pretty good job of that the other 6 days of the week too!
1 week, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jayme Soulati
@LauraPetrolino boggles the mind...
1 week, 2 days ago on Orchestrating Viral Social Media? Claiming #AlexFromTarget
@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen Oh I know -- and the recording is appreciated but you know, the witty real-time repartee is irreplaceable! :-)
1 week, 2 days ago on Business Development for Communications Firms
Sorry to have missed the webinar. In an ironic turn of events, I had a planning fail (sigh) and had put it in my calendar but not registered. :-)
You know what I got out of this post? great ideas, great ideas, great ideas SPIN SUCKS CONFERENCE POSSIBILITY great ideas, great ideas, great ideas SPIN SUCKS CONFERENCE POSSIBILITY rinse and repeat. :-) :-)
1 week, 3 days ago on Business Development for Communications Firms
@Eleanor Pierce almost all of them new to me too! Yippee!
1 week, 3 days ago on Ten Apps and Tools to Make Your Strategic Planning More Productive
@RobBiesenbach Paula also found it interesting that the post was written in the third person because it gave it a certain different allure than if it had been a straight out confessional.
1 week, 4 days ago on Bad Planning: A Cautionary Tale
@belllindsay @biggreenpen HMMM ..... yeah ...... maybe there are some nuances there! Gonna do some thinking on that one!
@Eleanor Pierce @biggreenpen ba ha ha you're gonna be a tough nut to crack then! :-)
@Eleanor Pierce Well, YEAH. And be prepared to be completely undone by things like this: http://youtu.be/J397yAtbaNo
Well, I *love* this post (but I'm sorry that its creation necessitated you being sick and making Laura juggle (but I agree with you - she was probably good with that....). Planning for "life to happen" was definitely a component of my world back when I did contact center-related tasks --- inevitably you won't have 100% of your work force due to illness, child care issues, and a plethora of other interruptions. But I have to say the procrastination angle is the one that spoke to me most of this post. I am sure you are not alone. I hate hate hate that feeling of being up against the wall but I must love it a little because if something doesn't "feel" urgent it takes a lot of discipline to put words on paper for whatever the project is. I also, oddly, am much more motivated by pretty much everything I don't get paid for (i.e. my volunteer work/social good stuff) than actual work -- I've never figured out that dynamic but it's not really good for the family bottom line or my emotional well being. And it's so tempting to open the whole "fear of failure leading to procrastination via not starting" thing but I'll save it. :-) Hope you're feeling better.
@HeatherTweedy If procrastinating helps our family and friends, my f & f are going to be the most "helped" individuals on the planet EVER.
LOVE the outdoor sculpture garden idea! One of the best sessions I have been in was when our phones etc were literally TAKEN AWAY from all of us prior to the meeting. We did get breaks to check them (reinforcing how incredibly dependent upon them we had become) but there was no temptation to "just check email quickly" during the meeting. Great post!
1 week, 4 days ago on How to Structure a Successful Planning Session
@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay surely you know my reply to this "Wind Beneath My Winds" thing is "video or it didn't happen"
Looking forward to it; I love SWOT analyses ....
1 week, 6 days ago on The Four-Step Process of Communications Planning
@EdenSpodek @biggreenpen oh how I love the idea of a @SpinSucks broadway tour!!!
2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen If I recall, our instructions as extras were "whatever you do, don't ask for autographs, interact more than necessary, etc. etc. etc." After every take he ran to another room (I assume to review the film). BUT a friend ran into him at a local bar while he was here for the shoot and he was apparently very personable -- while it was a simple one on one with a fellow human as opposed to a "BIG DEAL" type of situation. I am still happy to have had the experience, for sure.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Gin and Topics: A Spider Magic Trick and Swiftamine
@corinamanea Thank you, Corina. Everyone has made me smile so much today. :-)
2 weeks, 1 day ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger
@bdorman264 @ginidietrich thank you, Bill. Let's do that IRL thing. It's actually been YEARS since I have been to a game. :-(
I guess I am perpetuating the Shake It Off-ness but I love this one featuring my friend Maggie. http://universityprimetime.com/georgia-tech-students-make-best-shake-video-yet/ // And OMG that Jimmy Fallon piece was awesome. Thank GOODNESS you didn't skip this week. I was an extra on Recount (I didn't make it past the cutting room floor but still...) I was filming about two feet away from Kevin Spacey. Which meant nothing to him (understandably) but it was a bit of a rush for me! And texting and driving scares me too death as the parent of two teens.
@@jason_ @ginidietrich @biggreenpen True! It's Homecoming Week! Go Noles! :-)
@RobBiesenbach Thanks Rob! Now you've had a full dose of 12 great things about Florida State via my Ignite presentation and now this. You're practically a Floridian.
@AnneReuss Thank you :-).
@DwayneAlicie @biggreenpen Maybe I need to send some upcoming drafts your way for a "body read" to see if I'm on the right track. I'm sure the one about GAVI Replenishment for Shot at Life will give you goosebumps. ;-)
@LauraPetrolino THE FINGER LASERS!!!!! They were a hit! :-) I had to refrain from purchasing a pair of my own because, let's face it, some things are better off in the hands of professionals.
@Word Ninja Thank you! :-)
@belllindsay Ha! And appropriately enough I got a crown yesterday. Granted, it was a dental thing but I'll take coronations where I can get them. ;-)