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@LauraPetrolino @CesLSU I love chatting SEC football! I actually have a weekly blog talk radio show and that's what we do! You can come with me to an LSU game anytime!!
1 week, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Ces Guerra
@LauraPetrolino @CesLSU Vandy won the National Championship in baseball!!! I love Vandy!! New coach not doing so well though! :-/
@biggreenpen Thanks for connecting on Instagram too!!
@Howie Goldfarb LOL! I know a lot of people too! And, we didn't know each other ... How can that be?
@Eleanor Pierce That is a great shot. I have many more I'd love to share!
@Digital_DRK @Howie Goldfarb I do have some great seats ... Check out my FB Gumbo for the Tiger Soul page ... the firework shots are from my CLUB seats!
@Eleanor Pierce @ginidietrich Thanks Eleanor! Where do you live?
@ClayMorgan Yes, both were cold! Kili was a short, quick blast - we were actually HOT later the same day. Mt E Base Camp was long and grueling!
@debdobson62 Check out Alex Berensen! His books are great! Start with The Faithful Spy!! You won't be able to put it down!
@Digital_DRK @ginidietrich @belllindsay Great way of putting it!! Thanks!!
@ginidietrich @belllindsay It sucked at the time, but it was truly the catalyst for bigger and better things!
@belllindsay I hear you @belllindsay I was having a great year! No regrets though!! Never looked back!
@Matt_Cerms Thanks Matt! Gumbo for the Tiger Soul is taking off! I had a book signing yesterday and got to see my Tigers play in BR!!!
@KateFinley Yes ma'am! I am naturally an introvert - don't particularly care for the spotlight ... unless Gini is giving it to me! Thanks @ginidietrich
Just got back from Baton Rouge! Thanks for all the nice comments guys and gals! My favorite team won last night! I hope yours did too!
@LauraPetrolino Thanks Laura! What's your favorite team?
I don't think media manipulation is anything new. You used the example of Andrew Breitbart, but there are just as many manipulators on the left. Politicians have been using the media to delive its message like their own private PR firm for a long time. I would even venture to say that the media has become its own manipulator, attempting and, in many cases, succeeding to get the general public to believe a certain political or consumer message. I think we must all trust but verify. Hard to do in the 24/7 news cycle and hyper-competitive media industry!
2 years, 3 months ago on Trust Me I’m Lying: How One Person is Hurting an Entire Industry
@ginidietrich You know I love your material! You are in my circle of trust!
2 years, 6 months ago on Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?
Great and timely post. After re-branding my company, I have started blogging over the last two months. I am definitely trying to put up great content and not sell. Mainly using a "case study" approach and providing food for thought. And, you are correct, it is difficult to continuously post great content. Insurance is not a sexy topic, but I'm trying! :-) Thanks Gini!
I think they should be honest, be accountable and face the music. The sooner they do it, the sooner they can begin rebuilding their image.
2 years, 11 months ago on Providing PR Counsel to Penn State
I'm okay with The Facebook, but Twitter is definitely taking a back seat!
3 years, 3 months ago on Social Media Fatigue
Well I'm not going to let this post go without a comment! Thank you Gini for your insights! As I mentioned, I had been in contact with many CEO's in a short period of time and I got a broad view of many successful CEO's, and some that may be successful, but not necessarily the way I would want to do it! As you described, successful despite themselves!
I've admired your openness and accessibility as well as your drive and pursuit of excellence. So, I wanted you to narrow it down to the two most important things and you did that! In my view, CEO's need to be thick skinned to make tough decisions. Thick skinned to take the criticism along with the conflict that ordinarily comes with being at the top. In addition to being thick skinned I think CEO's need to be charismatic. Charisma is what will attract and drive his or her employees or leadership team to accomplish the vision. So that is kind of a twofer Charisma and visionary in one!
I enjoyed reading everyone's comments because leadership is one of my favorite topics! And, thanks for picking my question this week .... What do I win?
3 years, 6 months ago on Two Qualities Every CEO Needs
Not for normal people???? I'll be signing up immediately!
3 years, 7 months ago on Quora Is Not for Normal People