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Always Obey Your Gut

By: Gini Dietrich | April 21, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and this week I was not too lazy to shower and record a video. I even rode for my 13th day of #30daysofbiking and it’s not even 7 a.m. yet. I love mornings. No interruptions. Tons of work gets accomplished. You get to watch the sun rise. But, I’ll be completely brain dead by 7:00 tonight. So there’s the [&hellip... Read More
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Social Media Q&A

By: Gini Dietrich | April 20, 2011 | 
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A few months ago, Jack Monson, who is the programming chair (and good friend) of the Chicago chapter of PRSA, asked me to do something that hadn’t yet been done at one of their monthly lunches: Take questions from the audience the entire hour. At the time I said, “Sure!” without really thinking it through. All I thought was, “Great! I won’t have to prepare a [&hellip... Read More
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When You Fake RT, You ASS-U-ME

By: Gini Dietrich | April 19, 2011 | 
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In January, Mark Schaefer wrote a blog post called, “Is it OK to fake your tweets?” He begins the post by saying: “The other day a prominent Twitter celebrity was kind enough to re-tweet one of my blog posts.  It was not Kim Kardashian.  At least that time.  Any way, because of his power and influence, my link was promptly re-tweeted by 12 of his followers.  Wow, that’s [&hellip... Read More
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The 12 Traits of Managers and of Leaders

By: Gini Dietrich | April 18, 2011 | 
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This first ran on HMA Time, the blog for the agency where my dear friend, Abbie Fink, is a partner. If you saw it there first, you can skip to the comments today. That’s the good stuff anyway! I remember being a young whippersnapper in the big agency world (come on; it wasn’t THAT long ago!). I could not wait until someone gave me a chance [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Nerds, Mascots, and Weddings

By: Gini Dietrich | April 15, 2011 | 
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Thanks to my cycling coach, Bryce Walsh, Rusty Speidel and I decided to join #30daysofbiking this past Sunday. The weather was perfect and it was a great start to my season. I even started on my cycling tan (which I love except when I have to put on a strapless dress. Then it’s pretty ugly). But now the weather sucks again and I’m back on the [&hellip... Read More
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Saying No to Clients

By: Gini Dietrich | April 14, 2011 | 
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All you people have failed me. I have not a single Facebook question to answer this week. So, instead of seeing my pretty face, you get some written something instead. OH WAIT! I’m wrong. I just scrolled through a lot of status updates and found this from Andy Donovan. Yay Andy! You saved everyone from failure! “Coming off the presentation this week with you, Carol Roth [&hellip... Read More
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Accepting Standard LinkedIn Invites

By: Gini Dietrich | April 13, 2011 | 
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Many months ago, Arik Hanson and I were having a Twitter conversation about LinkedIn. His question? How do you feel about getting “I’d like to add you to my professional network” requests without any mention of how the person knows you? That drives me nuts. I do a ton of speaking and I “meet” a lot of people through that, as well as online. If you [&hellip... Read More
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A Review of Triberr and the Spin Sucks Analytics

By: Gini Dietrich | April 12, 2011 | 
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It’s been a month that I’ve been a member of Triberr. I’ve had lots of direct messages, emails, and Facebook messages asking what the heck it is and how I like it. So I’m here to tell you. For those of you who don’t know, or haven’t seen the shorted tribr link, Triberr is a way for you to retweet the work of bloggers you know [&hellip... Read More