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@ryanleecox @lkpetrolino I'm pretty sure #PetroPower as a beginning sentiment is implied. #Always
2 hours, 56 minutes ago on Four Secrets of Successful Hashtag Marketing
@barry_fellner Thank you for sharing your experience, Barry. Your last paragraph was heartening and saddening at the same time -- that people can be dealing with something like this for so long while feeling like they are "the only ones." Thx again for sharing!
3 hours, 6 minutes ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
It has been nine hours and 17 minutes and no one has said anything about the "sheer genius" comment. Weird.
13 hours, 42 minutes ago on Craft a Better Apology
@LauraPetrolino @danielschiller @mharnett e.x.a.c.t.l.y.
13 hours, 45 minutes ago on Craft a Better Apology
@danielschiller @mharnett aw man, now I'm upset MY mother never commented on one of my Spin Sucks guest posts. Darn it! :-)
@hendykaixing @JaneGoodallInst Well, I can't speak for her experience but for me it's a little more complex than that. Thanks for your comment.
14 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
@titicelia51 @JaneGoodallInst She has done incredible work, hasn't she? I appreciate her being open about her face blindness.
14 hours, 1 minute ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen Thanks - I will!
1 day ago on Boost Content with Science and Art
OOOOH granularity. Way over my head for now but I love detailed explanations! :-)
1 day, 1 hour ago on Boost Content with Science and Art
@ginidietrich @JamieNRutter sounds incredible!
1 day, 3 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Fad Diets and Being a Dad
My life would be a bit more complete if I had had an opportunity to be one of the choir backup singers to Jimmy.
2 days, 18 hours ago on Gin and Topics: Fad Diets and Being a Dad
@Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes and ornamental turtles!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exhibit A (or let's make it T) from my recent neighborhood walk:
@jasonkonopinski @biggreenpen @decillis1 YAY!
4 days, 2 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Betsy Decillis
@decillis1 @biggreenpen yes!
4 days, 3 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Betsy Decillis
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen I've never knitted but now that I know it's crochet -- I do know how to crochet (remember: I have a degree in home ec) -- but it's been a long time. I do have a counted cross stitch project I have been working on for over a year now in fits and starts. I *have* to get that sucker done!
If you could have seen me reading this you would have seen my head bobbing up and down as in "me too!" (wine, ice cream, sometimes loving online more than in person). I really enjoyed your answers; have a great inquisition day!
4 days, 4 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Betsy Decillis
@Word Ninja @biggreenpen You're welcome! It's a difficult thing to understand. I guess it's a reminder to respect the power of the brain and its many intricacies! It's really an awakening to be on some of the closed message boards and read about the challenges people with really severe cases deal with.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
@bdorman264 I think many of us jump to inaccurate conclusions (I do too, of course!). And conversely to everything I have written here, if we are getting goals met as a group, perhaps that is a reason NOT to overassess or overanalyze what's behind people's actions. Although a lot of this discussion has focused on empathy, I think it could also be framed in the way we look at different learning styles - trying to explain a concept to a visual learner using only words / verbals can be counter productive and vice versa. Concluding that someone who doesn't immediately give you the greeting you expect based on your past history doesn't mean they don't value you as a business peer. I think "awareness" may be what I was going for as a starting point although empathy is usually a pretty good thing too. Does that make sense?
4 days, 19 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
@hazelfaceblind AH a greeting that works for strangers or friends sounds like a winner! My husband and I were at a football game at a town three hours away several years ago. I had sold a ticket to my coworker's sister (who I had not met). Unbeknownst to me, the sister ended up giving the ticket to my coworker. When my coworker, who I sat across a desk from for an hour EVERY DAY, arrived, I introduced myself and she had to tell me who she was. Definitely one of those things I just need to look back on humorously but it was quite an odd moment!
4 days, 23 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
@piaSavage Thank you for what you have shared, Pia. I am in a similar place in that I cling to having a sense of humor about it (usually) because I prefer not to direct a lot of energy to self-criticism or derision. I hope you encounter people in your new location who go beyond the superficial; we all need that in our lives.
@annelizhannan We definitely do all have them (invisible challenges). Thx for your comment!
5 days, 3 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
Thank you, Corina...
5 days, 16 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
Thank you for this comment, Jane, and for the additional related conversation we had earlier today. Much appreciated!
Thank you, Liz!
5 days, 19 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
@Danny Brown Thank you for this comment, and I am really glad it worked out that The Friendship Bench became part of the post. For me, it's the "not friendly" perception that bugs me the most, because people and my relationships are so important to me. By the same token, I know in the scheme of things this is a small obstacle; others face much worse.
5 days, 22 hours ago on Face Blindness in the Workplace
This IS all so interesting! We have a hotel here in Tallahassee with a different "aroma stimulant" for every floor. I wonder if it makes a difference! http://hotelduval.com/accommodations/rooms-suites/
6 days, 3 hours ago on How the Senses Affect Purchase Decision
6 days, 22 hours ago on News Release Success: Be Found in Search Results
@ladylaff @biggreenpen That is so completely a great blog post topic -- it could be fun. You have to get something out of all those drama meetings LOL. Of course when I wrote about that kind of thing my office was not especially amused so you may need to adopt a pen name. :-)
1 week ago on The Art of Persuasion, or PR, Cannot Be Automated
@ladylaff "drama meetings" - those must have been interesting (and stress inducing)
True, true, true. I am sure this is small scale compared to what many of you deal with but now that I have the "authority" (?) to put a blog post up every day on a specific site, I have already created a category in my head called "Hey! Look at my cool infographic!" // I am sure these go to MANY recipients simultaneously and it's such a shotgun approach it makes me chuckle.
@ginidietrich @kevinanselmo That should definitely change (i.e., there needs to be a book)
1 week ago on How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors
All throughout this post I was practically jumping out of my seat in concurrence with this. Although "perks" are nice (a previous employer had some interesting ones, like 15 min massages and some creative ones) BUT I would have traded ALL of that (and bought my own massage, by a vendor I wanted) for clarity of expectations and even a fraction more transparency about some of what was happening organizationally.
1 week ago on When You Define Employee Engagement, Culture Improves
Great points, Gini. I have always been on the ambassador end (rather than the recruitment end), so I can only address this from that perspective. As you inferred here, an ambassador program works 500% better if the ambassadors love the product and have an established relationship with it and other uses going into the process. A couple of other considerations that may need to be taken into account are: 1) the social media reach of the applicants (conversely, don't select ambassadors ONLY on the basis of their reach but it's something to take into consideration) and 2) any disclosures the ambassadors will need to do (i.e., if they received a free book in exchange for their review, if it's a product any FTC terminology they need to add to their activity. Lastly, the most effective parts of your Spin Sucks ambassador program were 1) the crystal clear instructions (and as you said, anything prefabricated that makes it easier for an ambassador to do their job is a plus) and 2) the closed ambassador community. You built a team and therefore we all wanted the team to succeed.
1 week, 1 day ago on How to Ignite Your Brand Ambassadors
This is a quinfecta (or whatever the five-part equivalent of a trifecta is). Jennifer Hudson can ride in my passenger seat any time. What a voice.
1 week, 3 days ago on Gin and Topics: A Comedian Royale
@bensonhendrix @biggreenpen This is how silly satirical videos get started ...
1 week, 3 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Benson Hendrix
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen a) Yesterday's post was excellent but it was so densely packed I truly couldn't think of a thing to add, so I did what I usually do in that situation, share to Google + so someone else can learn from it and b) I was still licking my wounds from that whole "favorite demotion" situation that went down during the q&a.
1 week, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Benson Hendrix
I enjoyed your answers, Benson! What is the application process for EIEIO-PDQ-WTF? #Intrigued :-)
@SMVermillion @ginidietrich I want to play with SlideShare .... will let you know how it goes.
1 week, 4 days ago on Repurpose Content with These Six Tools
This is a GREAT list, Corina! I think this sort of goes hand in hand with "be curious" but I would add don't rely solely on formal education. In addition to that bachelor's degree in communications, take some free tech courses, or volunteer to get your hands dirty at some campaign you espouse, something - not all learning is academic learning.
1 week, 5 days ago on Five Traits Every New PR Professional Needs
@Howie Goldfarb @Ryan Hanley @biggreenpen @ginidietrich Howie my good friend is an usher for the Valley Cats. Seriously let me know if you go!
1 week, 5 days ago on Join Ryan Hanley for a Special Author Q&A Today
Great chat - thx @Ryan Hanley !!
@Ryan Hanley @Howie Goldfarb so he's seen the EGG!
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen The fall is quick when it happens.
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen @Ryan Hanley @LauraPetrolino AHHHHH.............
@Ryan Hanley @LauraPetrolino I thought that was usually the "weed out" question to even get to do a Q&A. She must really have trusted you. :-)
@LauraPetrolino @biggreenpen @ginidietrich @JoeyGiangola it's narcissism
@LauraPetrolino @ginidietrich @JoeyGiangola and whereas little pencils are good for LinkedIn, everyone knows Big Green Pens are the best! :-)
@Ryan Hanley @biggreenpen @ginidietrich I agree that may be it. I am open to all viewpoints on this.
@ginidietrich @Ryan Hanley @biggreenpen I think it could - be another person or another iteration of the original idea.
@ginidietrich @biggreenpen The other piece (again this is the short version) is it went from a non-revenue based group (I think they accepted contributions) but under this new model the goal is for it to produce revenue (i.e., you can join for free OR you can be a certain level (with some benefits) for a moderate cost per year) or a higher limited level (with the most benefits) for a higher cost per year. Our CEO's view of that may be shifting but that was the original hope.