Managing Director Flying Pig Communications, Chief Communications Officer Ignite Venture Partners. Opinionated about EVERYTHING, Doing a kick ass job being me!
woofslc Thank you Melissa! In my mind the photos are in many ways more important than the stories themselves. Being able to replace those negative images in people's minds is extremely powerful! We feel very lucky to have you as a part of our team :)
2 years, 1 month ago on Capturing the Moment
Annie BRown Thank you so much Annie! We really appreciate your kind words and support :)
2 years, 1 month ago on A Look Inside StubbyDog
I love this Lisa! So true, life really is the journey and too often people stop living while they are trying to get to a certain destination, instead of enjoying everything each moment has to offer. Being present in the journey opens up opportunities you would never have realized had you been too focused on the singular goal (professionally, this is a problem that is very common with entrepreneurs....they are so mono-focused, they let their businesses fail by refusing to observe the opportunities around them).
Life can be tough, uncertain, frightening and all the above at once, but that's part of the ride...and many ways the best part. I may not know exactly where I'm going, I probably won't understand the route I'm taking, but I have faith that I'm always heading in the right direction :)
2 years, 1 month ago on Enjoy the Ride
theprettychic I love that "bully their way into the hearts and lives of those they touch"...so well said! And thank you, for being such a valuable part of our community!
SocialMediaDDSWordsDoneWrite I have to admit, I'm such a wimp I wasn't able to get through the whole thing...I had to click out of it and even just the first little bit served to give me nightmares!
2 years, 1 month ago on Gin and Topics: Lollipops, Donkeys, and Misrepresentations
ExtremelyAvg Ah...the old monkey and bacon trick...works every time!
ExtremelyAvg You are probably just as qualified as anyone. I can't resist but a little mini rant about this....heck I might write my own post as well, however I fear it would turn into a three part series of me ranting and throwing my arms around spastically (I'm italian, I can't help it)
1) No doubt the media is agenda setting. That is true in this topic, it is true in politics, it is true in many, many, many things. There is no doubt about that fact
2) Woman and men are different. That is a law of nature. Women who try to succeed by trying to succeed 'as a man' will undoubtedly lose. However, there is nothing that prevents women to succeed by trying to succeed 'as a woman'. Because that is what we are. We are women, not men...and in that we have our own power. Sadly, too many women overlook this fact.
3) As a whole, women are their own worst enemies. This is not just true in gender equality, but in any circumstance where one sector of the populations feels they are being marginalized based on their (gender, culture, religion, race, sexual orientation, etc.). Go out, create your own reality, live the life you want, be the person you want to be. The biggest limitations are ALWAYS self imposed.
The End....for now.... :)
ohhhh......I have so much to say about the Miss Representation doc I just don't know where to begin! I look forward to your commentary on it!
As a proud Florida resident, I have to say that this is a fine example of how fantastically the citizen's of Florida care about the well being of our people. Just because our beautiful state is dominated by botoxed lips, liposucked tummies and silicon boobs (and I'm not just referring to the female populous) , does not mean that we don't respect the rights and hope to improve the quality of life for all citizens. These dwarfs deserve the right to have a career, they deserve the right to be successful, they deserve the right to be tossed dammit!
As it is the only well paying, respectful position available to dwarfs are acting jobs at Disney with Snow White. Meanwhile, thousands of dwarfs are forced to go with out job while they patiently wait for the current Sneezy or Doc to pass on. Unless this ban is repealed the dwarf population will continue to suffer, continue to toil without a job, without a future, without hope of a better tomorrow....
2 years, 2 months ago on Gin and Topics: The Dwarf-Tossing Ban
KenMueller Couldn't have said it better Ken!
2 years, 2 months ago on Debunking the Myths of Occupy Wall Street
I was in the process of moving when this came out, so I'm just finally making my way over here. This is such a great article and I think really speaks to the current situation faced by consultants in every field. One would hope that a more knowledgable client base would only help business because it they would become aware of why they needed help. Knowledge is like a blackhole the further you go the more distance you see you need to travel to truly understand. At times this is the case and I have clients come to me saying "I didn't actually know how much I needed someone like you to help me until I was reading .....".
But at times it prevents people from reaching out for help because they are convinced that they know what they are doing, when they really are clueless.
"I may not know how to run a business, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night"
The good thing is that i think a more knowledgable client base helps weed out the overwhelming about of faux consultants out there (i.e. people that also don't know much more than an cockroach about running or promoting businesses) because they have a harder time relying on high end BS to hook a client
2 years, 2 months ago on Four Ways to Deal with Your Dangerously Educated Client
keithbloemendaal Let's be honest Keith...was it your memory or the cocktails at fault here ;)
2 years, 2 months ago on Operation Name Drop: A New Communication Method
hackmanj Awesome! I love it! (And I"m sure poor Janet did as well, flight attendants have it the worst!) Nice work Joe :)
ginidietrich Absolutely love it!
I've long thought that TSA needed a totally rebranding. If done correctly they could position themselves in a way that resonated with peopie's desire to feel protected, instead in most cases they completely disregard the fact that the people going through their lines are living, breathing, feeling human beings and herd us like cows going to slaughter, yelling, berating, strip searching. Instead, if they took a breath and targeted their message at the individual desire to be cared for and taken care of and made small adjustments to how they communicated with us, the whole process would be alot less miserable on both sides.
Amazing how that one small change affects the whole perception of the process. The agent's simple act of treating people....gasp....like people, created a much better opinion of TSA than any multi-million dollar horrendously ugly (because you know it would be) billboard saying "TSA cares" (most likely with a smiling Asian woman so they could be 'multi-cultural") ever could.
Al Smith You are exactly right Al! We are in a world where we communicate more and connect less...and that is pretty tragic!
Love your blog by the way!
ginidietrichGriddy Hehe! Obviously Ingrid was naturally drawn to my aura of awesomeness....who can blame her?
EricaAllison So well said Erica! Thanks :)
Griddy Such a fantastic story Ingrid! Especially interesting the power of name dropping in a situation like this where that was the one variable that changed the nature of the relationship. It's almost like I have you on payroll...to help validate my post :) (let me know where to send the check)
And I love this last quote "I hope more people realize the worth of others"...and I think that is exactly it to a tee. We are so used to interacting with technology that we often forget how to interact with humans, who unlike computers have value and worth that deserves to be acknowledged.
jshuey Hahaha! Wow, the number of 'South Park-esque" jokes about being in your 'tickler file' are never ending.....But YES, we definitely need to set aside the time to make it happen this fall!