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@ginidietrich @sherrilynne Disagree. Why should she have to be grounded on the day of a big promotion? Let her walk on air for a day.  Jeez!

2 weeks ago on What Having it All Really Means

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I don't like the anecdote about getting the milk. Indra's mom was being a bit of bully. As we juggle our priorities, we make choices about priorities. But these are our OWN choices. And working women choose what means being a Mom in their own families. Over the years I've had cleaning services, housekeepers, babysitters and nannys helping out. But I've never delegated the laundry. Making sure my family has fresh clean clothes makes me feel like a Mom.  I choose this. Sending anyone out at 10 pm after a long day to get milk is not supportive. It's mean and it's an example of the kinds of behaviour that can wear a working woman down and force her to make detrimental career choices.

2 weeks, 3 days ago on What Having it All Really Means

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Great post Martin.  I do, however think you boomers are coming around. :-).

1 month, 4 weeks ago on Boomers should approach social media as if it’s rock and roll

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2. Fly Me to the Moon. This little girl is seven years old. That’s all I’m going to say.

I love that she's barefoot.

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: How to Fail a Drunk Test and a Genius Child

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4. Three Ways to Fail a Drunk Test. Stuff like this makes me laugh out loud. Every time. The poor guy in the second section of the video? I’ll bet his head hurts tomorrow!

Funny

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: How to Fail a Drunk Test and a Genius Child

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@ginidietrich Did better today at turning off email and social media but still have room for improvement. Pretty much stuck to my list (interestingly ticked of 3 of 4 items). Have emptied my inbox and done my list and work plan for Monday. Feel pretty productive!


So about this day of thinking and doing? Not possible unless you tell me how to bill it.  :-)

2 months, 2 weeks ago on Time Management: Six Tips to Be More Productive and Get Things Done

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@ginidietrich @sherrilynneWell today I got to inbox zero, checked off two things and wrote a priority list for tomorrow. I sucked at turning off social media.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Time Management: Six Tips to Be More Productive and Get Things Done

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OK. I'll do as you say for today and tomorrow and will report back.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Time Management: Six Tips to Be More Productive and Get Things Done

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@biggreenpen  I love sidenotes! 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on From Optimist to Optimize: The Future of PR?

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I agree with all points made.  No surprise.  That's why Martin and I enjoy working together! 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on From Optimist to Optimize: The Future of PR?

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Deffo will make time to read The Atlantic story.  Thanks for the tip. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on A Reading Assignment: Five Articles You Should Read this Week

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As a video producer, I’ve been approached on several occasions by business owners and executives who were looking for someone to produce a viral video for them.

Countless times I've had clients ask not for a 'video' but for a 'viral video'. The word 'viral' seems to be used interchangeably with 'for web'.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on You Don’t Need A Viral Video

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@Kristinesimpson  Even if you were to talk about your achievements all the time, you could never be boring. You are too damned smart. 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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Totally love this sidenote function. It changes everything! 

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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We have to train ourselves to support women and let them talk about their achievements without scorning them.

Can we scorn men who are talking about their own achievements? (See my comment about re: boring brother in law).

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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We have to fight instinct and behave, act, and say things differently.

Disagree. Would you really like to behave like men? I like being me. Different.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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It’s not that we don’t lean in or we’re bossy or we don’t negotiate.

My husband's advice to me: Remember for men everything is a competition. The world is divided into winners and losers and if you are not winning, you're losing.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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It’s a sad look at how little progress we really have made in the empowerment of women…and it’s something Jeannie and I both experience daily with our beloved male counterparts.

Me too.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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And it won’t come across as arrogant or bragging. It’s well-accepted that men can talk about how great they are without being jerks.

My brother in law talks about his work at family gatherings. It's boring. I avoid it.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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When Jeannie Walters and I get together, we solve all of the world’s problems, talk about empowerment for women, strategize toward Global Domination, and daydream about living on an island.

I have lived on an island. It's not all it's cracked up to be.

2 months, 3 weeks ago on Women Can’t Be Awesome: What’s Really the Root of the Problem

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I get a one or two requests like that every week.  I have never accepted.  Why would anyone? 

6 months ago on Guest Blogging: A Change in the Google Algorithm

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My kids used to cry when I sang to them too.  But for quite a different reason, I think. #dontgiveupmydayjob

8 months, 2 weeks ago on Gin and Topics: Sad Clown and Wicked Dance Moves

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Going forward we'll leverage state-of-the-art cutting-edge solutions.

8 months, 3 weeks ago on Business Jargon: Just Say No!

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Gini, traditional mainstream news media is on its knees because it can't figure out a paid-for model that works, so don't beat yourself up over a couple of flops. :-)

9 months, 2 weeks ago on The ROI of Blogging: Brand Awareness and Reputation Generate Revenue

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I'm just catching up with Mad Men now. I'm in the 4th season.  The lesson for me is to not to be afraid to take bold steps.  Don's 'Why I'm giving up tobacco' open letter is and excellent example.  Think big.  Take risks.

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Agency lessons I learned from Mad Men

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I love Audible too. It fills my insomniac nights and makes my bus commute bearable.  I'm currently reading hard back version of Lean In at your suggestion.  Thanks!

10 months, 3 weeks ago on Create In-Depth Articles to Increase Your Google Authority

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@lauraclick @sherrilynne @belllindsay Yes, but I was wrong side of 40 when this happened.  Certainly not a girl.  More of a hardened business professional, I'd say. 

11 months, 1 week ago on The Double Standard in Women’s Equality is Alive and Well

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At the risk of repeating myself I hate, hate, hate, hate that gender in the work place is still an  issue for discussion in 2013...my mother said it would be different for me.  I thought it could be.  And it was a bit...I found I could 'have it all'.  All the bills, all the work, all the responsibility. 

Maybe this lean in movement will make the difference for our daughters and granddaughters.  I was shocked a couple a months ago when I arrived at a client event and the head of a government department, a woman with a very responsible job, announced 'Here are the PR Girls'.  Me, a mere girl, who according to Bridget Jones, spends the day fannying about with a press release.  Who knew?! 

Come on people, men and women alike..let's all lean in!

11 months, 1 week ago on The Double Standard in Women’s Equality is Alive and Well

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@ginidietrich @sherrilynne I'll put it on my reading list.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term

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Everything you say in this post makes perfect sense.  I agree with it all.  But I do despair that we are still having these conversations in 2013.  Back in the 70s they told us things were going to be different for women from now on...how wrong they were. I do hope things will be different for my Granddaughter.

11 months, 2 weeks ago on What the Opt-Out Generation Means Longer-Term

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@ginidietrich @sherrilynne Chuffed is good. :-)

1 year ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew

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Bob was one of the first PR bloggers I ever 'met' online way back in 2006 when I was first living in the Isle of Man.  I was chuffed to find such a smart blogger from my own home town. I actually met him two years later at the United Way Ottawa Schmoozefest and we got on like a house on fire.  Since I moved back to Ottawa almost two years ago, Bob and I see each other often at industry events and meet ups.  He never fails to make me LOL with his rapier wit and I learn something new from every conversation with Bob.  Good pick Gini! 

1 year ago on #FollowFriday: Bob LeDrew

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Good advice here.  Thanks for compiling this list.

1 year ago on 13 Tips for Aspiring Writers

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Really great advice here. I"m sharing this post with my team.

1 year, 1 month ago on Oh Snap, Can I (Legally) Use That Photo?

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Great post Gini.

1 year, 1 month ago on Entrepreneurs and Intrapreneurs are America’s Future

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@LSSocialEngage I think if you read the post you know my deets :-)

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@dwaynealicie I have a time travel machine that keeps me young.  I'm a bit like Dr. Who. :-)

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@EdenSpodek @sherrilynne <blush>  I was a child bride (said in a Blanch Dubois voice).

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@LSSocialEngage @sherrilynne Let's meet up for a cuppa.

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@bobledrew @ginidietrich @Howie Goldfarb Bob you crack me up.  <giggles>

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@JoeCardillo Keep it flexible.  Don't over plan.  Look head about three days only and you'll have a lovely, stress free time.

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@belllindsay You may be confusing perception with age. :-)

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@Howie Goldfarb @ginidietrich @MartinWaxman @sherrilynne Never contracted camel fleas, actually!

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@RobBiesenbach @sherrilynne nope, but it was 20 weeks.  A great adventure!

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@Howie Goldfarb @Lara Wellman @sherrilynne Ottawa is my hometown and I have lots of family here. I do love the west coast though!  Maybe when I retire?

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@Howie Goldfarb @Joshua Wilner/A Writer Writes I"d like to state that the two pairs of shoes rule only applies when travelling.  I have a significant number of pairs (more than I ever actually wear) at home.

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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@suzemuse The feeling is mutual!

1 year, 1 month ago on #FollowFriday: Sherrilynne Starkie

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I didn't know that anyone thought that mainstream media coverage can't drive sales. Anyone who says that is wrong.

1 year, 1 month ago on Traditional Media Relations and Real Measurable Results

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