Founder/Owner of Kids Theatre News; Small business consultant; Kinda like social media!
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 days, 14 hours ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Mark Schaefer
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 days, 13 hours ago on Seven Step Process for Media Relations
@biggreenpen @Eleanor Pierce Wow, I didn't know that...that is very impressive!
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Laura Petrolino
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! :)
@Howie Goldfarb @lizreusswig @ginidietrich @belllindsay I'm betting she'll totally ignore this comment, Howie! ;)
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Run a Virtual Company with these Seven Tips
@belllindsay @lizreusswig @ginidietrich So I've heard!
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? :)
@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! :)
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem
@ginidietrich @Eleanor Pierce LOL
This is a true story!
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.
3 months ago on Communications Lessons from an Extrovert
Yes, yes, yes! I LOVE connecting people!
@ginidietrich CAN'T WAIT! :)
3 months, 1 week ago on 31 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Die
@biggreenpen Wow...What's the scoop? Wishing you huge success with the next chapter! :)
@ClayMorgan Truth! I really wanted to try skydiving until the day my oldest was born. I think being a good parent may be one of the most daring jobs there is! :)
@bdorman264 Don't you wish liver & beets were the only foods that were bad for you? ;)
@Howie Goldfarb No Retreat...No Surrender! ;)
Perfect! This seems like an appropriate time for me to ponder these questions...
How's the book coming along? ;)
It would be fun to check back in a month or so and see how many of us "crazies" did this and what the impact was...
Right there with you, Lindsay! :)
@annelizhannan Yes, I second that nomination!
3 months, 3 weeks ago on Spin Sucks puts an end to destructive spin
@EdenSpodek This is not news, but YOU ARE WAY COOL! Great post and love the photos! :)
BAHAHAHAHAHA! I'm crying from laughing...and I spit coffee across the room! I especially love the Chicago Tribune review "Sly and hilarious!" - that sounds about right! :)
3 months, 4 weeks ago on Online Reputation Management and Adult Films
Great post, @ginidietrich and you had me at, The Good Wife. One of the best parts of the show is Alicia's growth from that scared, self-sabotaging gal into a strong, kick-butt leader and yet, she's not perfect.
4 months, 1 week ago on Lean into Office Politics: Why You Should Control Your Own Destiny
These are so funny! I love Kevin Bacon...I understand and relate to everything he said! :)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: One Degree from Kevin Bacon, President Obama, and Thor
@rosemaryoneill I think we need "nice red uniforms!"
4 months, 2 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition is Coming!
@creativeoncall Been missing those #SocialSongSaturday posts! :)
RIP #FF...5/3/13 was one of my top 5 days EVER! :)
Change is good and THE INQUISITION...this is going to be fun, fun, fun!! I love that we get to pose questions and vote! Buckle up, kiddos....
PS - Hmmmm....Is it coincidence that this is all happening on Pi Day?
Catching up on all I've missed earlier this week...Of course, when I saw this post was by @bobledrew AND had Comedy & Tragedy I had to read it immediately! Sure glad I did...really excellent points and I so agree with the "how does it sound in your head" advice!
Regarding the restaurant post...I was more "offended" that in their apology they used "to cheap" instead of "too cheap" - starting to think I might have been an editor or English teacher in another life. ;)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Media Humor: Brands, Beware
Woot! Happy #FF, @AmyMccTobin and so glad, @ginidietrich got around to featuring you here! You are definitely a charter member of the Crazie Club and I adore your quips! :)
4 months, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Amy Tobin
@LauraPetrolino @ClayMorgan Which company? My bro's gaming company, Goblin Army Games, is located in Albany, NY...
4 months, 3 weeks ago on The Game of Content
@ClayMorgan Can't tell you how I love this post! I work with my brother, a board game designer, who has had two successful Kickstarter campaigns. I've learned that one of the reasons these campaigns work so well for gamers is the designers/producers enlist the buy in of the folks who pledge by offering cool perks and by including them in the process. Pledgers are not just donating to a game, they often have the opportunity to become an editorial voice in how the game develops or sometimes become part of the game itself. This approach is likely one of the reasons that Games are the top earning category on Kickstarter according to the data just released by the company this week. So, I heartily agree that engaging customers and giving them a unique and important role, beyond the purchase, is really powerful!
@ClayMorgan @ginidietrichIt's interesting to me that so many of these incidents (at least the ones recently reported) have been women.
Stepping away from the can of worms, now....
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Kelly Blazek Proves Communicators Have One Chance to Get it Right
Dear Danette, here's my super incredible post on bacon for weight loss - make sure you backlink to my off-shore site and send my check to the enclosed swiss bank account! ;)
PS - Can I be House Mother of the Crazies?
I always learn something new (and yes, geeky) when I read your posts, @jasonkonopinski - this is really interesting!
Just wondering if I'm the only one who is reminded of Tim Curry/Dr. Frank N. Furter by the term transmedia? ;)
5 months ago on Transmedia: Is User-Generated Content the Future?
Oh, I love this post! I, like @belllindsay enjoy my fair share of sailor verbiage in personal life, but put it away for business and others I'm concerned would be offended. I agree each person/business needs to figure out what works for them.
Parenting Observation - I've noticed that a carefully placed swear word will snap kiddos out of that glazed "when will she stop lecturing us" look, like nothing else! ;)
5 months ago on Business Communication and Cussing: A Heck Yeah?
@jasonkonopinski This made me wonder if Charlie Rose's ratings are higher than say, The Kardashians?
5 months, 1 week ago on Join Mark Schaefer for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@belllindsay @markwschaefer Thank you, Mark! And of course thanks to Spin Sucks Team, too! :)
@markwschaefer @belllindsay @CarrieMorgan This makes my head hurt!
@LauraPetrolino @belllindsay @markwschaefer And that is who Mark is!
@ginidietrich @markwschaefer We are very excited you're both coming to Harrisburg! Hoping to see some Spin Sucks Crazies, too! :) cc @jasonkonopinski @jason
@ginidietrich @markwschaefer Yes, are either of you planning to attend any events in the next few months to discuss your books? Ahem...
@ginidietrich @belllindsay Safe Travels...and we'll play nicely! :)
@Word Ninja @lizreusswig @markwschaefer Yes...why can't I just have my 16 year old do Facebook or that tweet thingey, they like that stuff? Um, well that would be the same reason even though my 10 year old can add and likes math, I don't have her do my bookkeeping.
@markwschaefer @lizreusswig Yes, they are...and why you'll likely see an uptick in Central PA sales! ;)
@markwschaefer One of biggest push backs I've had with potential clients is that they don't take SM seriously...is it rude to point out that many thought TV was a passing fad, too? ;)
@aimeelwest @LauraPetrolino And that's the dilemma for small business owners in a nutshell!
@Howie Goldfarb @markwschaefer @ginidietrich PS...nice photo bomb! ;)
@Howie Goldfarb @markwschaefer @ginidietrich AWWWWW! Cutey Pie! :)