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@DallasK @Danny Brown @belllindsay I thought it was Cap'n"? LOL!
5 minutes ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@Danny Brown @ginidietrich @InNetworkInc Wouldn't it be about quality?
15 minutes ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@bensonhendrix @Danny Brown @ginidietrich Educate them.
16 minutes ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@belllindsay @Danny Brown Is it? I ask because if I'm influenced by my passion for my alma mater, is that my ego or theirs?
29 minutes ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
Hi @Danny Brown! It's a pleasure to meet you online. Q: Do you think we overreact to "we have to find the right influencer"? I mean, do the basic fundamentals still work/mean anything anymore? That is, do your research, work hard to craft the message, etc.?
31 minutes ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
Looking forward to it!
1 hour, 58 minutes ago on Join Danny Brown for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
LOL! Well, I will be 44 in August. I did have a dot matrix printer in college, and we did have cordless phones at home. Oh, and we did cable when it came out...we had what I call the'slide" channel changer! First video on MTV? "video killed the radio star". :)
16 hours, 9 minutes ago on Seven Tools for Writing Blog Posts
I think it's great to have leaders and mentors one can respect, and there will always be people to "break through a barrier" first. It is too important, however, to keep thinking for yourself versus becoming a lemming. Learn from those who are out there, but remember that you are smart as well.
20 hours, 29 minutes ago on Social Media Success and the Second Commandment
I've noticed I trend towards the "pen and paper" model. Perhaps it's because I grew up writing in a diary, because there were only typewriters, and rotary phones? It doesn't mean I can't write in WordPress, because I do so at times, but I just have a flow that happens from my mind through my fingers to the paper. I'll change my mind and draw arrows to change things around to make a point and then sometimes see a whole new point developing - new paragraph!!
With that said, I have friends who love Evernote but I have not played with it too much just yet. Cheers!
20 hours, 55 minutes ago on Seven Tools for Writing Blog Posts
@ginidietrich It is scary when someone so young is taken away from us. Yet, it can be a reminder to live life to its fullest every day, especially when you can do what you love and know your family and friends love you as much as you love them. Don't let the silly drama overshadow what's important to you. :)
1 day, 19 hours ago on Rest in Peace, Arthur Yann
Very sad. His family and friends are in my thoughts. Too young.
2 days, 2 hours ago on Rest in Peace, Arthur Yann
Hi @RobBiesenbach! I cannot wait to get to know you better via this community, your blog and Twitter account! Have a great and fun weekend!
4 days, 22 hours ago on #FollowFriday: Rob Biesenbach
I'm going to add this to my list of "News Desk" items!
1 week ago on Increase Blog Traffic with These 12 Ideas
Here's what caught my eye: "How many of you are doing the status quo, providing counsel on the things you’ve been hired to do, but never look at something and think, “Huh. I’ll bet that could work for X, Y, Z client.”?". To me, that has been a strength that I have brought to the table at any company I've worked for in my career. Various businesses in one department worked in silos and my motto, so to speak, was that I was in the catbird seat and could see how one project would benefit several of the businesses at the same time. Once they listened -- and yes, that did happen from time to time - - the personal joy combined with the success of the project, just always made me do the happy dance. A focused solution, less money spent, the right money spent on the right things, messaging to benefit all parties involved, the rewards for the bottom line...well, let's just say I was always proud!!!
The irony of today, though? I work in a younger marketing communication department and they don't seem to get the "catbird seat" idea. Maybe they don't know that term? Hmmmm....
1 week, 2 days ago on What PR Firms are Missing: Ideas
Hi @EdenSpodek! It's a pleasure to virtually meet you! Have a wonderful #FF!
1 week, 5 days ago on #FollowFriday: Eden Spodek
Excellent post, Rob. Nice to meet you - online! I have been educating my teammates on story telling. It's interesting, though, when I use the word "story", they struggle. I think they literally associate it with a book story. Yet ironically, isn't that exactly what we want to do so employees and external audiences will find us interesting? :)
1 week, 5 days ago on An Easy Formula for Unlocking the Power of Stories
Tell them you have The Daily Show on while you work! ;)
1 week, 6 days ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace
@ginidietrich People "gasp" when you ride your bike during lunch?! Oh, geez!! That is your time no matter where you work.
One more thing...as long as you are there for the client, whether on the phone or computer (or they are one in the same these days), then you are good. A response is key, even if it is something like, "Give me ___ minutes to pull that together for you/find the answer, etc."
2 weeks ago on The Client Service Issue in a Virtual Workplace
I do think you have to balance a few things until the rest of the world catches up.
However, I find flexibility key in that sometimes my great ideas are late at night or during a conversation with friends and colleagues. Some even come from having fun with my seven-year-old!
The school year is ending so there are a flurry of events and celebrations happening in E's first grade class. My husband is traveling and is unable to split the difference with me (he actually likes to go see her receive her awards, perform, etc.). I went to my boss and let him know that since the events happen during the middle of the school day, I would work from home so as to "do" everything. He has no problem with it, but he asked me an interesting question (he has a two-year-old and his wife stays home).
"With events happening during the school day, what do the single parents do?"
I told him outright, "Many don't attend, and that is not their first choice. Those parents that are able to attend become enthusiastic supporters of all the kids."
I am grateful that he is flexible, and am fully on the side that supports flexibility as you stated, @ginidietrich. (Don't worry, I still want to be paid.) LOL!
But the key is this: customers must be taken care of and if that doesn't happen, they will walk. I commit to being there for them and the team, but I will eat dinner with my daughter. :)