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@belllindsay Is this true?! ;)

1 week, 3 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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Hi Crazies...popping out of my shell to add in the always informative and often funny podcast from Mark Schaefer & Tom Webster - The Marketing Companion.  Love this list, @ginidietrich and btw, we have snow on the ground here! :)

1 week, 3 days ago on Seven Podcasts to Add to Your iTunes Feed

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@annelizhannan You really have the nice super power! xo

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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Yeah...I'll answer to pretty much anything! Lol

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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Love it! The Howie-Tolstoy thing was so heady on just one cup of coffee!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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You really are AMAZING!

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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Oh no! Don't scare them away! ;)

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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Yes...Come join the Crazies!  If you're reading this you definitely want/need/must take this pledge, shake the pom-poms and get in on the fun!!  My only advice...be you - it's the best super power of all!  


And, @LauraPetrolino why is my nice in quotes? ;)

2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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I ditto @belllindsay's sentiments and one thing I LOVE this annual exercise!  Also, I'm humbled & honored to be on your crazies, um, I mean friend list!  I'm in and will link it up later today!! xoxoxo

3 weeks, 6 days ago on The Grateful Challenge

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@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay YES!  I can totally see the blog post writing itself on this one! :)

1 month, 1 week ago on Bad Planning: A Cautionary Tale

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You bet'cher sweet bippy - one of my favorite sayings! Thank you for reminding us that planning is important, but don't beat yourself up, @belllindsay.  I'm SURE no one minded and you didn't catch any flak! ;)


PS - I want to see video of @LauraPetrolino  juggling! 

PSS - feel better!

1 month, 1 week ago on Bad Planning: A Cautionary Tale

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I ADORE PAULA! How did I not know you had been on Broadway? That is so cool! Happy SSI Day! xoxo

1 month, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Paula Kiger

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"Her whole presentation was about PR and I'm not in that profession." Um, seriously?! Excellent & timely (or unfortunately, timeless) post - just this morning I've seen at least 3 posts on SM that made me sick.  Not sure it will ever change, but hope reminders like this help!

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem

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@belllindsay Here's a thought...Free Booze February - @ginidietrich takes her employees (and really good friends) to some warm climate & buys us all fruity drinks with umbrellas! :)

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Structured Meetings Make for Better Internal Communications

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Happy SSI (I think we need a better acronym!), @susancellura - I'm so there with you on following those gut instincts!  And congrats on the new venture! :)

1 month, 4 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Susan Cellura

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Ooooo...I do love it!  I think I could do lots of fun stuff with this!

2 months ago on SlideBatch: A Super Cool New PR Tool

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@ginidietrich Not making fun...just thought there might be some "creative" reason! And your stick people are WAAAYYY better than mine would be! ;)

2 months ago on How Do I Determine the ROI of PR?

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@ginidietrich  - Such a great commentary on the age-old question - What's the ROI of [insert anything here!]? Without goals or a plan, there's no long-term return.  I wonder if that frazzled business owner ever figured out how truthful you were being with him.


PS - Why does your light bulb look like a mushroom?

2 months ago on How Do I Determine the ROI of PR?

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@biggreenpen @LauraPetrolino AAAGGGH...#PetroPomPoms - Paula wins!

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

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@ginidietrich @belllindsay If you can't get rid of her with spiders, she's not going anywhere! ;)

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

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Yes, yes, yes...super exciting news!  @ginidietrich I'm just wondering though why football comes after pumpkin spice lattes...really?  ;)

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

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Great post, Gini! I LOVE newspapers and actually like newsprint on my fingertips. This painful decline has been a real source of sadness for me, but as the article indicates, it's inevitable. Here in Harrisburg, PA (the capital city of PA, btw) our newspaper is down to only printing three days a week.  I still contend (foolishly hope?) that there are opportunities for newspapers to survive if they become more "niche" by focusing on local news & issues and work in partnership with small business advertisers.  Regarding the diminishing field of journalism...who needs journalists when everyone and anyone is a reporter? 

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Three Skills Every Communicator Must Have

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Sorry to be late to the @KerryGorgone love fest!  Am honored to have met her (at SoSlam) - she's not only brilliant, but a fun, lovely and genuinely nice person! :)

2 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Kerry Gorgone

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@Howie Goldfarb Sounds like you were quite sensible back in high school!  Go figure! 

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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Banned Books?!  Really...is this a thing in 2014?  I've read a lot of these and don't understand.  Although I do agree with you, @ginidietrich about bleaching of eyeballs!  I say let's ban close-mindedness first!

2 months, 4 weeks ago on Banned Books Week: Celebrate the Freedom to Read

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#Petro2016 - The dream lives! :)

3 months, 2 weeks ago on Kiss Your Video Marketing Fears Goodbye

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@ClayMorgan LOL...this comment made me visualize all us "crazies" dancing on the graveyard of comments! 

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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Those are pretty interesting stats.  Here's a thought...it is your blog, so you can add all the comments together and count them as your own...WINNER!  Enjoy your long weekend! :)

3 months, 3 weeks ago on Two Lessons from Most Commented on Blog Posts

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@belllindsay @LauraPetrolino @lizreusswig That's surprising...guess they could use a "bit" of advice, too.

4 months ago on Social Media Missteps: A Jawbone UPdate

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So glad I had a minute to stop in and see how this played out and the comments are AWEZOME! ;)  I wondered if any competitors reach out to you?

4 months ago on Social Media Missteps: A Jawbone UPdate

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True that!

4 months, 1 week ago on 21 Must Haves in Your Social Media Policy

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This rocks! Of course, stupid is as stupid does...thus the need for the other 20. ;)

4 months, 1 week ago on 21 Must Haves in Your Social Media Policy

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Yay @MackCollier!  Happy Inquisition Day...so glad to get this "Backstage Pass" into your world!  Isn't interesting how many online extroverts are offline introverts? :)

4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mack Collier

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Oh, great...now @ginidietrich is only going to hire boys! LOL


And btw...is it possible I'm the only one who noticed (or has the nerve to mention) that @ClayMorgan said he "puts on tights"?!?  Really, he did...Scroll back up and look! ;)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Gender Roles: Is it Really a Man’s World?

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Who the (insert Spin Sucks approved word here) is the 10th gorilla? ;)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Magic of User-Generated Content

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This is making my head swirl with ideas...note to self - puppies, engagement & SpinKONG! ;)

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Magic of User-Generated Content

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@biggreenpen @laurapetrolino I noticed that, too!

4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Magic of User-Generated Content

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Love this Schelfie with three people I truly adore & respect!  Can't even describe how much fun it was to hang out with Mark & Gini at #SMatWork earlier this year!  They are the REAL DEAL - kind, helpful, interesting and crazy, crazy smart!  Case in point - seven patents?  Wow! :)

4 months, 4 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mark Schaefer

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This is such valuable info...it should be emailed to EVERY company/organization!

Just wondering though, if @laurapetrolino says no is ok to ask you then? ;)

5 months ago on Seven Step Process for Media Relations

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@biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce  Wow, I didn't know that...that is very impressive!

7 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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What an awesome way to start the day!  Every time I see/hear Laura it makes me happy!  I hope Portland is ready for a serious dose of rainbows & unicorns! And I sure hope you're stocking up on cold weather gear! :)

7 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino

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@Howie Goldfarb @lizreusswig @ginidietrich @belllindsay  I'm betting she'll totally ignore this comment, Howie! ;)

7 months, 1 week ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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Not surprisingly, this is a very smart approach and I can totally see why your team is so dedicated and why it's hard to get them to take time off! (what a problem, eh?)  As you point out, it won't work for every company or even for every employee, but what a win-win for those who can do it well.


@ginidietrich you realize that you're going to have an avalanche of resumes coming your way, right? :)

7 months, 1 week ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips

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@ginidietrich @mathewsn  Something I've done with my two girls since they were little is to frequently say to them..."Sophie/Emily is..." and they're to finish the sentence with three things.  One of my proudest mom moments was when they gleefully yelled, without prompting, "Smart, Talented & Awesome!"  And I'll brag about that until the cows come home! :)

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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If you haven’t yet seen the Spin Sucks book speech I give, there is a story I tell about Mr. D and whisper campaigns.

This is a true story!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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Excellent post, @LauraPetrolino - it's always interesting to think about the differences that make folks tick and I love your action-provoking ideas!  For me, I'm naturally an extrovert (ask my kindergarten teacher!), but find myself being more introverted as I get older. 


7 months, 3 weeks ago on Communications Lessons from an Extrovert

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Extra credit: Be a connector. When you meet people, introduce them to others. Expanding the circle of relationships only creates good things. I try to make at least a couple of new connections each week.

Yes, yes, yes! I LOVE connecting people!

7 months, 3 weeks ago on Communications Lessons from an Extrovert

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