Unmana Datta

Introverts: How to Sell Without Selling

By: Unmana Datta | June 10, 2013 | 
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If you are a business owner, selling is an essential part of your job. But if you’re like me, a shy introvert, you find it uncomfortable to tout your virtues or to ask others to buy from you. As a somewhat shy, self-conscious introvert, here are five things I do to get the sale…without actually selling... Read More
Yvette Pistorio

Five Ways Introverts Make Great Community Managers

By: Yvette Pistorio | May 8, 2013 | 
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I’m going to fill you in on a little secret…I’m an introvert. *Gasp* I know, weird right? Like my friend Mack Collier, I’m an extrovert online and in introvert offline. If you met me in a large crowd, (prior to chatting with me online), I’d be the awkward girl in the corner with her face in her (name random electronic device here) to avoid actually speaking [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Puppies, Farm Animals, and Introverts

By: Gini Dietrich | November 2, 2012 | 
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Before I give you Gin and Topics, I want to talk to you about my friend Jennifer Stauss Windrum. At least a year ago (if not longer), she began her quest to build a non-profit to support lung cancer research. You see, her mom – who has never smoked a day in her life – has lung cancer and to say it’s been an eye-opening experience [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Privacy and Autonomy for Introverts at Work

By: Gini Dietrich | January 24, 2012 | 
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Late last year, Lisa Petrilli published The Introvert’s Guide to Success. It popped into my brain when I saw, “The Rise of the New Groupthink” in the New York Times last week. Combine those two pieces of content and you may have actually heard me yell, “Hurrah!” You see, I’m an introvert. And, until about two years ago, I thought there was something wrong with me [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Introverts, AVEs, and Coaching for Women

By: Gini Dietrich | April 8, 2011 | 
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It’s another blood boiling week for the PR industry. I realize Spin Sucks got it’s name because, well, spin sucks. But sometimes it’s exhausting having to communicate over and over and over and over and over again that publicity is not PR. Earlier this week, Matt Royse had a fantastic guest post on the seven ways social media is changing PR. In the comments, and later [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Introverts in Business

By: Gini Dietrich | March 30, 2010 | 
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I’m an introvert. Go ahead. Debate me on it. Most don’t believe me. But it’s true. When I was a kid, my mom used to make me call to order pizza because I was so terrified of the phone (for those of you who call me, you’ll understand I’m still terrified). I was not popular in high school because I was so painfully shy I couldn’t [&hellip... Read More
Alicia Lawrence

Focus Group: Five Tips to Help Marketers

By: Alicia Lawrence | October 3, 2013 | 
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By Alicia Lawrence Upon entering the communications field I found it shockingly disappointing to find many agencies didn’t hold focus groups to back up their campaigns. Or, if they did hold focus groups, they weren’t doing them justice. Focus groups are a critical part of a campaign’s success. Below are five ways to get the most out of your focus groups. Focus Group Feedback Based on [&hellip... Read More
Martin Waxman

Community Management is the New PR

By: Martin Waxman | July 24, 2013 | 
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By Martin Waxman Yesterday I talked about the future of PR and why the industry is at a crossroads. I touched on the challenges we face, and the choice we must make to redefine and recreate who we are, and what it is we do. So here goes: I believe community management is the new PR. I’m not the first to say this. For several years, Shonali [&hellip... Read More