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Well done, Shogun*! I was delighted to share this via my social media channels because it so quickly gets to the heart of the issue, simplifies it, and makes it so approachable. I'll be referring back to it in the future with my few clients (PR agencies) who are resisting PESO. And I LOVE Venn Diagrams! (*My hip hop name for Shonali!)

1 day, 11 hours ago on No One Puts Social (PR) In a Corner

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@ginidietrich I broke into a cold sweat just reading your post. Don't do that to me!!!!

2 days, 8 hours ago on Gin and Topics: There is a New Comedian Among Us

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You are upsetting me by the fact that you're leaving the conference just when you should be arriving at airport security. And did anyone else get the feeling that @ginidietrich  could be nicknamed YoungGini?! 

3 days, 10 hours ago on Gin and Topics: There is a New Comedian Among Us

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Great post, Mayra. In my opinion, no article on the contribution of women pioneers in PR is complete without mentioning Jean Way Schoonover. I'm taking the liberty of sharing my tribute to her from when she passed away a few years ago. Jean was a true trailblazer, and a glass ceiling smasher!  http://bit.ly/m9GYB0

5 days, 5 hours ago on Celebrating Women In PR: Meet 3 Public Relations Trailblazers

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@ginidietrich @RAReed  Since I haven't sent you my input, that would sort of make sense. OK, on it!

1 week, 1 day ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bob Reed

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Of all the posts one doesn't want to have stuck in one's spam folder, it's this tribute to @RAReed  I knew we both loved pizza and the Colbert Report, but I did not know he was also a fellow Anglophile!  This post is in the queue to share later tonight!

1 week, 2 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Bob Reed

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@martinwaxman I might have missed that point. And glad you mentioned coaching!

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Training, networking and developing your personal academy

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Let's not forget the value of bringing in an external trainer. They can share with an agency department, account group, or staffers at a similar title level, valuable knowledge and wisdom based on experience, as well as an external perspective. In addition, they often bring the consultant affect, where they can effectively drive home critical points that agency management/leadership wishes to reinforce, by the very fact that they aren't part of that leadership, lending them added credibility. Disclosure: I'm a trainer for agencies...and I found what I stated above to be true when I was in the agency business. 

2 weeks, 5 days ago on Training, networking and developing your personal academy

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I'd like to shine a spotlight on four folks who happen to be our mutual friends. I've learned a ton about social media from them, they've been very generous with their time and knowledge, and appear to find me entertaining: @ginidietrich @DannyBrown @LisaGerber @DeirdreBreakenridge  

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight

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Not sure what to say other than thank you!!

1 month, 2 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: With Love, the Social Media Spotlight

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As @martinwaxman   is to "Ch..ch..changes,"  @KensViews  is to "Was that wrong? Because if I had known that was wrong, I never would have done that" #GeorgeCostanza #Seinfeld #It'sWrongToSleepWithTheCleaningLady

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Losing a Valuable Team Member is Hard

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When I read the headline, I dreaded that was the news. This makes me sad. But sometimes, it's just time, and if both sides face that, that's best for both the business, and the friendship.  Lindsay is destined for great things, no doubt.  Maybe some day she'll be your client.  Oh, how the mind reels at that sweet thought!! 

1 month, 3 weeks ago on Losing a Valuable Team Member is Hard

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Clearly, I am the key to your job security. Let's just let that thought sink in @belllindsay

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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Remember your last review @belllindsay, when  @ginidietrich  said "One area of opportunity for you is to monitor Spin Sucks comments hourly in case we get any from @KensViews ?"

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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Heavy's the head that wears the crown!

@LauraPetrolino @KensViews @ginidietrich @belllindsay

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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And that is why I will never fire @LauraPetrolino from @Arment Dietrich, Inc.  @ginidietrich and @belllindsay  however, are both on the tightrope!

3 months, 3 weeks ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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I hereby pledge. That @ginidietrich  will fire @belllindsay at least eight times in 2015. Am I in as one of the Crazies? 

3 months, 4 weeks ago on The Secrets to Becoming Part of the Spin Sucks Crazies

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@ginidietrich @KensViews Oh, @DallasK  is going down. As he would say "HE'S GOING DOWN!"

4 months, 1 week ago on The Grateful Challenge

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Is it sad being #24 on this list @DallasK ? Plus I'm mentioned twice, and in #1.  And you all heard Dallas threaten me with physical violence. Again!

4 months, 1 week ago on The Grateful Challenge

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OMG, you're right.  And that's #21, so I'm still way up above @DallasKincaid. I'd better leave you a hysterical voicemail, and soon.  (BTW, do you still have the one from after #CAPRSA NOLA?!) #OurLittleSecret! 

4 months, 1 week ago on The Grateful Challenge

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I'm mentioned in #1 and @Dallas Kincaid is #24.  "Morning's at seven/All's right with the world"

4 months, 1 week ago on The Grateful Challenge

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@Todd Lyden @ginidietrich  I watched Alton Brown this weekend, and he said you'd need a surgical saw to remove the backbone from a big turkey!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Guys Recreate Kardashian’s Rear-End Photos

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yes, have your butcher spatchcock the bird.  We've had our butcher at Wegman's do this every year, and it comes out incredibly juicy. Equally important, a bird that would take 4+ hours comes out in 1.5-2 hours!  Dark meat gets nicely cooked, and white meat stays juicy.  Have at it!

4 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Guys Recreate Kardashian’s Rear-End Photos

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Great post, @lkpetrolino . One thing I'd add that I've found worth doing is to articulate the three or four  major roadblocks-hurdles that will you believe will prevent your organization from achieving its goals. Then create some specific strategies to get around those roadblocks and overcome those specific hurdles. 

4 months, 3 weeks ago on Context is the Key Ingredient for a Successful Business Plan

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@ginidietrich You taught me everything I don't know about social media! I dedicate each blog post to you. If you'll be in Laguna Beach, we're going dancing

5 months ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem

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People are unbelievable. I became your best friend despite your buggy eyes, dark nail polish, and the fact that you can't hold a tune.  Seriously, when people make completely unhelpful, nasty, snarky comments, it's much more about them than it's about you.  PS: You're funny?!

5 months ago on Adult Bullying is a Problem

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True comedic talents don't need to work "blue," @Danny Brown ! 

7 months, 1 week ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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#MadeYouReply, @Danny Brown


7 months, 1 week ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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Ladies and germs, the comedy stylings of the Canadian Henny Youngman, @Danny Brown

7 months, 1 week ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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Great post.  When people say "I was too busy," they're implying "I'm busier than you."  Well maybe you are. Or maybe you're not. Or maybe I've just decided to focus on time management, so that I can respond to all in a timely manner, because, per your post, that's what communicates respect.  Unfortunately, this post will resonate most with those who are on the receiving end of the "I was too busy" line!

7 months, 1 week ago on The “I’m Busy” Badge of Pride

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And @Get_Electedin a do-rag? Genius!

11 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Alex Trebek Gets Even

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Gini, I owe you a HUGE apology.  I never believed you could salsa. But right there's the video proof. Girl, you got moves!

11 months, 1 week ago on Gin and Topics: Alex Trebek Gets Even

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@ginidietrich @KensViews @belllindsay  #CrazyBossesIHaveKnown

11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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@Howie Goldfarb @KensViews @belllindsay  I like the flavour of that comment!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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As always, we get a big dose of honesty from @belllindsay  The part that made me chuckle is when she acknowledged that her ego/hubris/etc. came from intense insecurity, and that this might in some way surprise us. When people act out in this manner, it's nearly always due to some intense insecurity on their parts. And the rest of the world always knows! I'm supremely delighted that Gini hasn't fired you. Yet. LOL!  PS: I think it's incredibly awesome that you got a disease named after you. Who else does that?!!

11 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell

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@Lisa Gerber  Absolutely!  There are countless benefits to walking through one's fear. And earning the money you're worth is certainly one of them. 

1 year ago on How To Fight Your Fear: Fighting Fear, Part 2

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@ginidietrich   My thoughts were of course for the entire @SpinSucks community. I'm SO glad you agree with me on unitasking. BTW, @Jason K  @Lindsay and @Laura think you should agree with me on everything. Only #4 was directed at you, and I was merely banking advice for my next call!  BTW, IT"S SNOWING HERE!

1 year, 2 months ago on Time Management: A Challenge to Make You More Productive

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Amen, amen, amen, Sister @ginidietrich Four things I might add to aid productivity: 1) STOP trying to do everything. Invest more time (yes, I said that) to determine what's most important, and focus on doing that; 2) Related to that, identify and stop doing, or do less of, the unimportant things, and time-wasters. Until you do that, you'll never have "enough" time; 3) Replace multi-tasking with uni-tasking. Although technology seems to allow us to mult-task, our brains aren't wired that way. You'd be amazed how much more efficient and productive you'll become when you focus on something intensely and without interruption for 15, 20 or 30 minutes; and 4) Return my calls.  :)

1 year, 2 months ago on Time Management: A Challenge to Make You More Productive

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@ginidietrich@KensViews Sometimes going public helps to keep us on the "straight and narrow" And we all benefit!

1 year, 3 months ago on When a Leader Learns of Unethical Behavior

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Doing the right thing is always, well, the right thing.You always strive to do the right thing, and correct it when you don't make the mark.What impresses me is your utter bravery in laying out these situations so publicly here on Spin Sucks so others can learn from your example

1 year, 3 months ago on When a Leader Learns of Unethical Behavior

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I'm not the slightest bit surprised by #s 3, 4 or 9. Shocked by #10. And want to know #8. Don't be such a tease!

1 year, 3 months ago on Truth, Lies, and Facebook Memes

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@ginidietrich  Do I know you?
 

1 year, 4 months ago on The 82 Things I Love

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#19, List 'em out. And I damned well better be near the top!

1 year, 4 months ago on The 82 Things I Love

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Makes me a little sad that your gut tells you that you need to remind some PR/communications pros that if it feels wrong in their gut, it probably is. Makes me sadder that your gut is right.

1 year, 4 months ago on PR Firm Accused of Wikipedia Sockpuppetry

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@belllindsay You may have what one of my coaching clients told me I might have, vis a vis my FB addiction: FOMO Fear Of Missing Out. What I realized from her insight was that I was actually missing out on more--growing my business, quality time with my family, etc.--by my need to know everything my many contacts were posting on FB. So what might you--and I--gain if we reserved weekends for non electronic connections: Time with family and friends, connecting over coffee or even the phone, but not texting, email, FB, etc

1 year, 4 months ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success

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Bravo re: your turning off on weekends! Please note that taking a call from me on the weekend is NOT part of business, so would not be in  violation of your new rule. So I'll expect NOT to get your voicemail when I call (And remember, you never know when it's officer Fikowski of the Illinois Mental Health Association calling for Kelly!) While I'm not yet doing seven hours of exercise a day, I'm shooting for five, but generally doing six!

1 year, 4 months ago on Three Secrets to Your Own Success

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@ginidietrich I look at it somewhat differently. You set one or more  over-arching goals. Your objectives are the milestones along the way. How will you achieve them? And something I left out of my earlier comment, what are the roadblocks to achieving them? What are the hurdles you must overcome? Strategic thinking helps you remove the roadblocks, and overcome the hurdles to achieve the objectives.  Some go right from objectives to tactics...but they don't succeed.

1 year, 4 months ago on Six Ways to Be a Strategic Thinker in PR

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