Principal, Lanier Upshaw Inc Business consultant/insurance broker. I will be engaging and humorous so don't let this bio put you to sleep. Social is for social, right? http://billdorman.me
Will you help me manage my reputation?
Ethics, what a novel concept. And what about the politicians who accept all that PAC money; ever thing that influences their vote?
Yes, you can call it naivety, but you also knows when it smells too.
1 day, 1 hour ago on Journalistic Ethics: What Every PR Pro Needs to Know
Can I copy and paste yours? Just leave off the Kelly ones and I should be good to go and maybe I'll replace them with the smell of fresh cut grass and the smell of leather on your baseball mitt.......and bacon..........
1 week, 2 days ago on The 82 Things I Love
Liars and weasel's? I thought that was my industry....fortunately no liars or weasels where I work, but like your industry too, there are definitely some out there......
If it feels wrong, then it probably is wrong and it's never a bad time to do the right thing. Why is it so hard for some to be honest and ethical? Greed, ego...all of the above? I'm nowhere near perfect and the last to be casting stones but my measuring stick has always been my children; what would they think if 'this' became public, proud or shameful? Maybe if more people used some type of guideline like that they would think twice about meatpuppetry, huh?
Of course they let me know it was pretty shameful when I was a runner and running out in 'public' with my skimpy runner's shorts on.......:).
1 week, 3 days ago on PR Firm Accused of Wikipedia Sockpuppetry
Ya know, if you set your goals low enough you will never be disappointed...:).
Keep it simple and have only 2-3 main goals at a time because there will always be 'stuff' vying for your time. Good advice ma'am and good to see you.
1 week, 6 days ago on 5 Simple Steps To Achieve Your Goals
Survivalist? No roads or airstrip and you can only communicate by smoke signals..sounds like she qualifies to me...
Amber-Lee is the real deal, one of these days I'm going to drop in on her...like the mail...in my Speedo...
Thanks for sharing her w/ us.
1 week, 6 days ago on The Happy Friday Series: Alaska Chick
Whoa, you didn't say you were hiring for a spanking job........keep it up and I'll be the only one not on the payroll. Just tell me where to show up for food and drinks however, because I can do that very well.
Hell's bells is right; @ginidietrich you are assembling quite the all star team, Jason will be a great addition.
Congrats Jason and best of luck as you grow this thing.
2 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Our New Paid Media Manager
Who keeps moving that damn cheese?........
2 weeks, 3 days ago on PR Agencies: What the Visa Shakeup Could Mean for the Industry
@Howie Goldfarb I thought you were the maple syrup state....
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Cold Pitch and How to Nail One
What happened to my e-mail? I didn't even get a response; it must have been pretty bad, huh?
I actually got invited to GP at a couple of well known places, including here and it was a little intimidating; I was never secure enough to pro-actively seek proper placement. But even w/ my little invisible blog I did get some pitches (none were high and tight) and some were good and some not so good. At a popular site like this I can only imagine who makes the cut and trying to be somewhat tactful in how you respond, huh?
Good advice for potential GPers.
Sounds like an interesting fellow indeed but the real question is, does he wear his Speedo while kayaking? I wear my while mountain biking BTW..........
@ginidietrich and her stable of interesting friends, thanks for sharing them with us as well.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on #FollowFriday: Darryl Robinson-Keys
Ah yes, I know Ms Erin; by the time she made sure my posts were grammatically correct it shut my blog down...:). I think I even had her as a guest poster once.
I'm not out and about playing like I used to, but I still see her doing all good things Erin.
Thanks for sharing her talents.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on The Happy Friday Series: She Writes Right
One thing my blog did for me was keep me focused on writing and telling stories, even if they were all about me. Now that I've jumped off that hamster wheel I've devoted more of my time to reading instead of writing. I miss the feedback and camaraderie, but not enough to jump back in right now.
It's all a matter of time and priorities, right? If this still floats your boat, which obviously it does, then full steam ahead my friend.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://www.thejackb.com/2013/11/05/focused-people-numbers/
I still act like that when someone eats my candy........
PS - I did not pick Chicago to win this week in my pool because Cutler still has a hurt wienie or groin or whatever it is and he's trying to come back too early. Hopefully, Stafford doesn't go down on the first play like Rodgers did.
You can pick against my Bucs if you want to......:).
3 weeks, 6 days ago on Gin and Topics: A Storm Hits Nova Scotia and Moms are Wow
Great story; way to draw the line in the sand and do something about it.
I'm a volunteer Guardian ad Litem and I'm the 'voice' for children who have been placed in the system typically because of 'asshat' parents. I only mention it because it has made me a lot less judgmental and sometimes people get the short end of the stick through no fault of their own.
Best of luck on your continued journey.
4 weeks ago on Guest Post: Would You Like Fries With That? (Meet Amber Hott)
Happy anniversary Lori; I'm glad you are still finding purpose with your blog.
When I was active in the blogosphere I did feel like I was contributing and doing more than just taking up space. Now that I'm out it feels like I'm sitting back waiting for the next big thing to get my attention. Choices, huh?
Hope all is well and you make it another 3.
1 month ago on It’s the Third Anniversary of Life, for instance!
Well, he sounds almost too sane to hang around this gaggle of misfits. I mean once @howiegoldfarb cracked the seal and then somehow I gained acceptance it's been a free for all ever since.
Welcome sir; impressive resume and you sound very ambitious to boot; I'm sure you will do well. And if you have @ginidietrich in your corner, that's a win all by itself.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on #FollowFriday: Eric Pudalov
Good points indeed and thanks for mentioning the 'insurance' person too.......:).
The challenge is, I don't see a lot of patience in the incoming work force these days; they expect to have it all right now. Way too many businesses fail because they couldn't get past their shortcomings in some of those areas you mention.
When I started out I had a great mentor for 2 1/2 years and thought I knew it all; I was approached by @LanierUpshaw about that time and came to work for them. Unfortunately, it was every man for himself at LUI and I lost that mentor relationship; I found out quickly how much I didn't know.........it wasn't devastating, but feel it set me back a few years. Fortunately I was a survivor as I have seen way more people not succeed in this business than make it.
Good core business knowledge, especially finance & management are key.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Experience: The One Business Regret I Have
It's the internet; there is nothing fake about that....
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Fake Reviews Fined; PR Firms Beware
@LauraPetrolino Ponte Vedra; know the Ammianno's by any chance?
2 months ago on #FollowFriday: Alina Kelly
@LauraPetrolino Lakeland, Bartow is just a few miles away; I go through it quite often, and howdy is right, huh?