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So Tommy Bunny and I decided to take the new side notes feature from @livefyre for a whirl. You can find this week's installment of the Spin Sucks Friday Spinquisition (we are so trademarking this word before @ginidietrichdoes!) Punditry Report if you look carefully!
20 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
But TV trumps the web for marketing.
Tommy: Ssssshhhhh don't tell Gini she has been sick and has a big birthday party to set up later.
20 hours, 13 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Wow. He doesn't know @GiniDietrich then! She is always trying to get me to try new vegetables.
Tommy: Back off the Veggies! They are mine! I will cut you if you touch my parsnips!
21 hours, 10 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Yep. Old like me. He reads books Tommy!
Tommy: What is a book besides something that I LOVE TO EAT! Now those Kindles omg blecch! I hate plastic.
21 hours, 11 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Oh no and our friends are ARCompany sell social selling courses. Who do we believe Tommy?
Tommy: Neither. Social is just a comm tool like the phone and email. It hasn't changed communication and selling it has just changed the tools we have. My owner is a tool! TRADE ME! I will even accept the Jets that is how desperate I am!
21 hours, 12 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
He totally avoided answering Tommy! I mean come on no world peace? No free Shamu? No GMO labeling?
Tommy: Oh come on he is old like you. I'm only 10 months old. In human years that is like 7 years. You old people see that question and think of great instantly dead. So you don't answer just in case it comes true. Now ask a millenial like @crestodina and they will go on and on and on..
21 hours, 14 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
What is with all these introverts around here.
Tommy: Now I see I am the only bright bunny. They are only introverted in public. Online they are like Bieber meets Paris Hilton meets Kanye West meets the Khardashians.
21 hours, 16 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
See exactly what I learned last year!
Tommy: Seriously that is all you learned? But then Jay Cutler still plays for the Bears and we know how that is working out.
21 hours, 17 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Brash we like that Tommy!
Tommy: Yeah coming from Mr. Mistake a day.
21 hours, 18 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Wait this didn't start yet?
Tommy: I have such a dumb Owner. Did you have your coffee yet Amigo?
21 hours, 19 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
I think in KC they call it the Electric Slide right? Not Stomp?
Tommy: What the hell are you talking about? Bunnies don't stomp and line dances are plain silly unless it is the Rockettes!
21 hours, 20 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Very cool business that Ship and Skinny Dip Tommy!
Tommy: I don't see any Vermont Brands. How could they ship inferior condiments!?
21 hours, 21 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
I love San Diego. Could never live there. Way too slow and their beaches get a lot of sewage from Mexico. But totally miss North County.
Tommy: you never take me anywhere. You even have me blocked from the mud room. I demand a trade to a flight attendant or Pilot's family. They travel!
21 hours, 22 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Wow imagine had I completed High School where I would be now!?
Tommy: Probably working at Walmart vs being a Blog Troll?
21 hours, 23 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
so he is a lot like me Tommy!
Tommy: oh there you go bragging again can i please request a trade to another team? like Seattle but please not the Bears! Bears hate bunnies.
21 hours, 24 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
Finally someone both Tommy and I do not know or have heard of before! #FreshMeat for me and #FreshVeggies for Tommy
21 hours, 31 minutes ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: John Jantsch
1 day, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature
i used to go to his blog a lot and even had it linked to my site but when i learned walmart was a client i had to boycott. 8(
this is going to be like a candy store for me! i hope solis integrates side notes!
Great post Andrew
If you haven't read the book Junkie by William S Burroughs you should. William explained it takes a good 6 months to develop a solid heroin addiction. These things take time!
I don't like the term social selling. It is really just selling and prospecting the old fashioned way but with modern tools. All selling is social. You are just teaching selling with different tracking and outreach tools.
The main difference today is it sometimes took me 6 months of cold calling and phone calls to get the right contact and get an appointment, I used to fly physically sometimes to visit companies that stonewalled me. Camp in their lobby just to get 5 mins. Now I can get that person to connect much faster via LinkedIn but especially if they are on twitter.
And that is a leap in productivity!
1 day, 21 hours ago on She Went To A Social Selling Workshop And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next
Great post. Ben and Jerry's actually has a very high level position called Director of Community Outreach, They are out in front on trying to get money out if politics and they are out in front supporting mandatory GMO labeling. I have a blog post that has been written about this in purgatory because Chobani was fighting to preserve their all natural label...the issue was the milk..from cows fed test tube chemical corn. B&J uses the same milk. they have no choice but they do not have all natural on their pints.
unilever supposedly has gone progressive and green deciding they would make more money and i also am pretty sure socially conscious companies are often market leaders with better brand images.
On the flip side Green Mountain Coffee is destroying the planet with the K-Cup. When I see someone has one in their house I want to force the cups down their throat because they can't be recycled.
Guess what? In Vermont people don't champion Green Mountain Coffee but they eat a ton of Ben and Jerrys even when it is -20F out. They view Green Mountain as sell outs and not Ben and Jerry's
2 days, 7 hours ago on Ice Cream, Business Ethics, and Fair-Trade Sprinkles
@belllindsay @RobBiesenbach so @ginidietrichis mailing us cupcakes for coming?
2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb@RobBiesenbachisn't easter in canada on a different day than ours?
@belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb@RobBiesenbachbut his beady eyes and shifty body language...you mean Passover silly i mean easter where do you live canada?
how come everyone was so easy on @RobBiesenbach
back to body language. stationary? roaming? a mix?
@RobBiesenbach @belllindsaycan i act like i am taking such a class?
@Eleanor Pierce @belllindsay@RobBiesenbachooh la la Sasson!
@belllindsay @ginidietrichmy guess is using their industry jargon could backfire?
@belllindsay @ginidietrich add what they said.
@ginidietrich @RobBiesenbachhmmm. elegance. usefulness. overcharge. it worked for Apple!
@RobBiesenbach @Howie Goldfarbharumph @ginidietrichi don't like Mr. @RobBiesenbachanymore!
You said earlier know your audience. Should you talk like them yo? or at least try.
@belllindsay @ginidietrichsome people will never be viewed as human sadly no matter how hard they try.
@ginidietrich no jokes are better!
i didn't mean jokes during i mean pre-roll
Do you like to break the ice with warm up jokes or jump right in?
@LauraPetrolino if you wear heavy iron manacles you have less hand movement
2 days, 17 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today
@ginidietrich That works! Seriously. In fact when I saw Van Halen in 1984 my friend said David Lee Roth gave the same monologue 3 tours in a row and look how big he was!Shankman tells the same stories over and over.
@RobBiesenbach @Heather MacGregor@Eleanor Piercebut doesn't that help SEO repeating words a lot?
So who was your favorite to work with at Second City? belushi? radner? murray? Wendt?
@RobBiesenbach luckily only once I presented to a big crowd normally it is 4-20 people. Often in a room with no A/C. And everyone staring at me as I try to explain why they should sign a check for $100k lol
@belllindsay @Eleanor Pierce@Heather MacGregorno way I would rather talk. Or SMS or Tweet!
@RobBiesenbach @belllindsay@ginidietrich you should post rules!
in 1991 i was a finalist in my university's public speaking contest. top 5 out of 37 presenters. in front of 500 people i went albert brooks in broadcast news. something that has been repeated. any tips on sweat control?
so how come you chose 11 sins vs 7 or 10 or 27?
@ClayMorgan wait til i wake him to have him sing Frozen
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