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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

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John, like any great marketer, can be found all over the web.

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

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Because it’s impossible to have a relationship with someone who is trying to manipulate how you think.

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

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Antifragile by Nassim Nicholas Taleb. I’ll read anything that looks at systems in new ways.

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

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You can’t sell using social media. Of course you can, just change your view of what selling is

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

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That’s a really tough one because I can’t say I have any idea of what a list of everything I ever wanted in life looks like, so I’m going with no – I’ll enjoy the ride as long as it lasts and make sure that everything I get on that ride is everything I want!

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

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I’m actually kind of an introvert. I know, I speak and sell and even perform music in public but some of my favorite days are those when I get the office all to myself so I can fumble around hacking some code.

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

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Okay, maybe early on in my business I was eager to take on any client I could get and that eventually led to some clients I did not enjoy working with. In one case it even led to testifying before a Grand Jury – but that’s another story.

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

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I’ll let you know when I make one!

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

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Now it’s your turn to get to know him. Welcome John Jantsch to the Spin Sucks Inquisition hot seat!

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

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He also hails from my old stomping grounds of Kansas City so it was fun to talk about the changes in the city.

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

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We discussed Twitter in the good ‘ol days and what he’s done to take back control of his experience, the experiences his kids are having right now, how to build a business of brand ambassadors, and even businesses he’s invested in, such as Ship and Dip.

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

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During Social Media Marketing World in San Diego a few weeks ago, I had the sheer pleasure of not only meeting him in person, but spending a few hours over dinner with him.

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

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I’ve also always really respected the fact that, while he’s been active in social media, he’s been able to stay above the high school mentality of it all.

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

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He really impressed me, not just because of the success of his first – and then subsequent – books or the success of his business, but because (from my perspective) he always had it together and was ahead of what other marketers were talking about.

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

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Many, many years ago, I came across John Jantsch, the founder and author of Duct Tape Marketing.

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

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You highlight it, click the little balloon that pops up and a comment box appears.

coolio!

1 day, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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During the conversation about blog comments (in which Mitch said, “See! I was right!”), we discussed whether blogs should keep their comments open for readers and how they add to the conversation.

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(

1 day, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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Yesterday, Mitch Joel and I recorded a podcast (forthcoming) to talk about social media crises, blog comments, media pitching, and Spin Sucks.

this is going to be like a candy store for me! i hope solis integrates side notes!

1 day, 20 hours ago on Livefyre Sidenotes: Super Cool New Feature

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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!


Cheers

1 day, 21 hours ago on She Went To A Social Selling Workshop And You Won’t Believe What Happened Next

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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

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@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

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@belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb@RobBiesenbachisn't easter in canada on a different day than ours?

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@belllindsay @Howie Goldfarb@RobBiesenbachbut his beady eyes and shifty body language...you mean Passover silly i mean easter where do you live canada?

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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how come everyone was so easy on @RobBiesenbach

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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back to body language. stationary? roaming? a mix?

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@RobBiesenbach @belllindsaycan i act like i am taking such a class?

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@belllindsay @ginidietrichmy guess is using their industry jargon could backfire?

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@ginidietrich @RobBiesenbachhmmm. elegance. usefulness. overcharge. it worked for Apple!

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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You said earlier know your audience. Should you talk like them yo? or at least try.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@belllindsay @ginidietrichsome people will never be viewed as human sadly no matter how hard they try.

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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i didn't mean jokes during i mean pre-roll

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Do you like to break the ice with warm up jokes or jump right in?

2 days, 16 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@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

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@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.

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@RobBiesenbach @Heather MacGregor@Eleanor Piercebut doesn't that help SEO repeating words a lot?

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So who was your favorite to work with at Second City? belushi? radner? murray? Wendt?

2 days, 17 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@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

2 days, 17 hours ago on Join Rob Biesenbach for a Special Livefyre Q&A Today

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@belllindsay @Eleanor Pierce@Heather MacGregorno way I would rather talk. Or SMS or Tweet!

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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?

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so how come you chose 11 sins vs 7 or 10 or 27?

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@ClayMorgan wait til i wake him to have him sing Frozen

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testing 1,2   1,2   testing 1,2   1,2

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