New York, NY
Wandering 20-something with a love for music, wine, and snark. Director of Calm at @dontpanicmgmt, the new virtual content assistant agency. Current and former clients include @jaybaer, @annhandley, @ginidietrich, @prTini, and more. How can I help?
Woohoo! Thanks for reading, Andy. And I agree, "Life with Gini" IS a little slice of heaven. I smell a sitcom brewing @ginidietrich... ;)
2 weeks, 4 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff
@hackmanj You too, Joe! Thank you!!
@LauraPetrolino Wow, Laura, I had no idea you were doing that kind of volunteer work. Such a great idea and a proactive way to overcome your fears!! Also, DON"T PANIC ;)
@KateNolan I can't watch those trailers either, ahh! And can I please have a shirt?? :)
@belllindsay What about all the times when I'm like SORRY I'M SUCH A BOTHER AHH! Let me know when you finish the book, want to know what you think!!
@Jennifer Nash Thanks, Jennifer! Hope you're doing great, too!
@annelizhannan Peeing in laughter is my favorite!! Thank you, Anneliz. I *do* try hard to only hang out with amazing people :)
2 weeks, 5 days ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jess Ostroff
I get why you do this, Gini, but it's embarrassing to see all this stuff about me in one place!! I'll alleviate the embarrassment with this funny story:
When I first got to college, we were one of the first schools to have Facebook. I thought it was dumb, so I added random facts to my profile. Most of them were true. One of them was that my uncle invented the Pretty Pretty Princess game and that *I* was the pretty, pretty princess on the box.
Years later, I found out that my friends ACTUALLY BELIEVED me! It's amazing what kinds of silly lies you can tell on the original iteration of Facebook... (and the current version too, I guess!).
I'll also take this opportunity to say that Gini, you have taught me so much about business, life, and friendship in the last year. I'm honored to have the opportunity to learn from and grow with. Your positive, radiant energy keeps us all from panicking, even if some of your emails may indicate otherwise :)
Excited and humbled to be a part of the Inquisition crew!
@ginidietrich @Danny Brown I should have included that part in the Inquisition :)
@Digital_DRK HA! So, it's YOLT?
@RobBiesenbach You too, Rob! :)
@Danny Brown You wouldn't believe this, but I used to live in LA in a house with three boys. I totally thought that show was about MY life!!
4 weeks ago on No time to create content? Follow Jay Baer’s lead
@philgerb Thanks so much, Phil! I'm a bit of an infographic hater... just because I think they're overused for the wrong reasons, but it's always great to have a good resource for when you SHOULD create an infographic. Appreciate the tip!
1 month, 1 week ago on Five Must-Have Free Visual Marketing Tools
@LauraPetrolino EXACTLY! That was my goal :) I looked at so many pictures of you guys, by the way :)
@SavvyCopywriter Awesome! Hope you love them :)
@JohnMTrader Woohoo! I agree. It took a bit to wrap my head around, but if I can do it, anyone can do it!
@Kara Keep me posted on how it goes for you!
Option 5: Hire a virtual assistant.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Biggest Time Suck Of All
@annelizhannan Love that!!
@Word Ninja Yes! I believe they include most popular social media cover options. Super handy!
@biggreenpen Anytime :)
@ClayMorgan YUP. I think all of these have the upgrade/paid option, but you can at least start with free. And Canva, for example, you only pay about a dollar for one of their premium templates, which seems very worth it.
@Howie Goldfarb You must! Canva is awesome, of course, but I think each of these have their place in the visual marketing world.
@belllindsay LOL right?? I did it for you. It's all for you. ;)
@Eleanor Pierce LOL my dad is the one who taught it to me, too! Although he never made me read it out loud, that just sounds cruel!
2 months ago on How to Manage an Internal Crisis Without Losing Your Mind
@JoeCardillo That's very true that it should be an ongoing process. You might think you've got the right fit from the interview process, only to learn that the person doesn't work with the team when put into actual professional situations. It should be an ongoing conversation, and I think it's important to remember that values may change over time and to keep hiring for the right fit, even if the right fit is something different than it once was.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on Two Big Questions to Foster Social Business Success
@LauraPetrolino Interesting! I should have linked that article up :)
And yes, exactly. I am what I am. People can change their work skills but they can't change who they are. Thanks, Laura!
2 months, 4 weeks ago on Two Big Questions to Foster Social Business Success
@biggreenpen Exactly, Paula, on your second point. This is only one layer of addressing the issues. The HR team absolutely must understand the cultural values of the company and even more importantly, the CEO/leadership team must develop them. It's total business mindset that should be engrained in the entire team both for their own well-being and for the well-being of their future employees' success.
@Eleanor Pierce Exactly what I was thinking! I'm extroverted in the way that I love people, but introverted in that I really need alone time to recharge. That alone time (headphones in and writing, for example) doesn't mean I'm anti-social, just expressing myself in another way.
I think about cultural elements to well-being as things like flexible hours, working from home if wanted, company outings, FitBit challenges, that kind of thing. Those things would tap into my values of independence, family, and fitness, for example.
Oh man, I want to be that All By Myself guy's wife. I bet their life is constantly hilarious!
4 months ago on Gin and Topics: Your First Moon Party
Cindy, I admire you for writing about your experience so eloquently. I'm sure there were days when you were sad and frustrated, but you'd never know it... I could feel your positive energy radiating in this post! I truly believe a positive mindset and a will to succeed can do wonders, not only for a professional career but for personal health as well. It's clear to me that you approached your recovery in the best way possible and I am so grateful that you were open to sharing your story with us. So happy for you and so glad that you've been able to work through this with your amazing family and team at Social Media Examiner. Here's to much more love, fun, and happiness in the years to come!
4 months, 1 week ago on How to Keep Working When Life Throws You a Major Curve Ball
You forgot the panel!! :) Thanks for having me, Mike. I had a great time making new friends and getting to know acquaintances. Always one of my favorite times of the year! Hope to see you soon.
4 months, 1 week ago on Year 10 of the Ohio Growth Summit
@belllindsay I seriously don't understand why customer service people think it's okay to be jerks. That happened to me recently too, and I was like, "ISN'T THIS YOUR JOB?!"
4 months, 1 week ago on Five Easy Ways to Adopt Social Customer Service
@LauraPetrolino It is starting to sound a little tired to me, I mean EVERYONE is talking about humanity and being human, but so few companies actually practice what we preach. I thought it was a worthwhile reminder with actual action items that anyone can do right now! And yes, I thought maybe it would help people get in the mindset to think of themselves as a Twitter bird with a headset ;)
DON'T PANIC! :)
4 months, 2 weeks ago on How to *Successfully* Work for an Entrepreneur: 10 Guidelines
Don't Panic is looking for an intern... could it be YOU??!!
Just kidding :)
I never wanted to say anything, but had a sneaking suspicion that you were on the brink of something like this. Maybe because we've spent so much time emailing... for years now... and I can read your mind through the internet! I'm excited about your next chapter and even more excited to collaborate more in the future, I hope! Hugs!
4 months, 3 weeks ago on Why I Quit My Job (and what’s next)
AWWWW! I am blushing. So much love!
5 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Jay Baer
@ginidietrich @JoeCardillo I think if I wasn't in a relationship I'd have a harder time disconnecting at nights and on the weekends... my Andy gives me a hard time if he sees me on my phone when we're spending time together! It has made me re-evaluate ALL of my relationships, and I think that's the point here - we are sacrificing our personal relationships for online ones. It's bad! I like your system, though. Seems to work for a lot of people.
5 months, 1 week ago on Social Media Addiction is Real. How Do We Recover?
@belllindsay I can't believe you didn't even bring your phone! That's crazycakes. I at least would need Candy Crush while waiting to take off... spoken like a true addict.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Social Media Addiction is Real. How Do We Recover?
@biggreenpen Sounds wonderful. You'll have to report back on how it went!
@biggreenpen You always survive, right?? I timed this post with my vacation which is coming up next week. Sort of a reminder to myself that I CAN take a break and I won't explode! Sounds like it's time for you to take another break, too...
@lauraclick Thanks, Laura!! Added yours to my Pocket to read later :)
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Monday Roundup: Challenge the Status Quo
I love this theme and had such a fun time writing that post. Thanks so much for including me alongside these amazing thinkers and writers!
And I am also glad to hear the pup is doing better. One day at a time!
@corinamanea You're spot on with that (and so is Warren!). It's just a shortsighted approach to life when people don't realize what consequences are coming to them.
6 months ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It
@LauraPetrolino LOL. Oh Jeff...
You're right, it's really more sad than anything else. I always wonder how this person is faring in life and whether she's taking advantage of more trusting souls like me. Big sigh. I would never be able to live with myself if I did something like that!
6 months, 1 week ago on Don’t Maintain Your Reputation, Build It
@Eleanor Pierce OMG, GREAT point! I hadn't thought about it that way, but that's truly what I'm saying here. They always say first impressions are the most important, but I think you could totally botch your first impression and still build up a strong relationship with someone and reputation for yourself. I don't understand how people can be so short-sighted about these things. They don't realize that every decision they make affects their future. And yes, we do make mistakes sometimes, but it's less important WHAT happens to you and more important HOW you deal with it.
I would love to see Lindsay and Gini's first Twitter interaction!
So glad to get to know you better, Lindsay. I absolutely love learning from you, you're so SMAHT! I can't wait to meet in person. Someday!
6 months, 1 week ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Lindsay Bell
SPIN SUCKS!!!! I'm going to have my boyfriend read this because he's always "spinning" stories to make himself sound more sexy. He doesn't do it as much anymore after I called him out THE SECOND we met, but really, he doesn't need to do that! Gini said so!!
So happy for you! Now, pardon me while I go read the book... (eeeep!)
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Spin Sucks (the Book) is Here!
@Howie Goldfarb @jessostroff @crestodina I just laughed out loud on the airplane. I must not have squeezed him tight enough yesterday!!
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Spin Sucks Inquisition: Andy Crestodina