Gini Dietrich

Nine Ways to Make Yourself Charming

By: Gini Dietrich | November 14, 2011 | 
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Last week I gave the keynote address for the Center for Resource Development annual conference. During my speech, I spoke about the importance of not being boring – online or off. You see, people always want to know what it’s like on the speaking circuit. I’m here to tell you, it’s not that glamorous. In a given week, you could be on 10 different flights, run [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Gin and Topics: Chicken Pox Lollipops, Steve Jobs, and More!

By: Gini Dietrich | November 11, 2011 | 
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Did this week feel like an entire month to anyone else? Joe Frazier died. Heavy D died. Joe Paterno was fired. Kim Kardashian didn’t make the news. I spoke four times in three days. And Google+ rolled out their brand pages. A lot happened! But nothing compares to the video you’re going to see in the number one spot of today’s Gin and Topics. So I’ll [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Twitter Chats: A Doorway Between You and Your Community

By: Guest | November 10, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Shonali Burke.  When Gini and Lisa asked me to write about Twitter chats for Spin Sucks (ok, “tweetchats,” if you must, I’m going to stick with the former, I’m old-school, whatevs), I scratched my mane. I’ve written so much about TCs in the past, I was worried about what I could share with you that wouldn’t be same old, same [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Value of the TweetUp

By: Gini Dietrich | November 10, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap)! Unfortunately, I have had zero time to scan the questions and record a video. You may be asking yourself why I have time to type a blog post and not record a video. It’s because I’m still in my PJs…and a portion of this blog post was already in my drafts folder. So we’re going to [&hellip... Read More
Arment Dietrich

Three Things I Hate About Social Media

By: Arment Dietrich | November 9, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Molli Megasko. I’ve lived in Manhattan now for more than two years so I am officially a cynic. I’m not asking for permission to go around judging people, just some time from you to listen to the things that bother me – a venting session if you will. I also promise that I’m usually not this much of a diva, [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Pros and Cons of Facebook As Your Website

By: Gini Dietrich | November 9, 2011 | 
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There is an interesting conversation happening about using Facebook in place of a business website. With 700 million active users on the social network, it’s hard to ignore . But should you use it as your only web presence? Let’s say you have a retail shop, with only one location, and one or two employees. Developing a site, with a content management system so you can [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Klout: A Call To Inaction

By: Guest | November 8, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Brian Meeks. Throughout the land a strange fog settled in. It sapped the strength of all who took notice. Those who ignored the fog were unaffected and their delusions of grandeur continued unabated. In fact, most people thought the Klout menace was nothing but a distraction, and yet they still looked upon it with fascination. On this day, the Klout [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Seven Tools for Your 2012 Marketing and Communication Plans

By: Gini Dietrich | November 8, 2011 | 
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This is not our annual trends blog post. That is coming in a few weeks…and it includes some things you won’t expect. Plus it will give you an opportunity to include a trend you think we forgot. So be thinking about what you want to include. We’re going to include the one winning trend in our December webinar and you’ll win a free seat or two. [&hellip... Read More
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Real World Experience vs. School Education

By: Guest | November 7, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Harrison Kratz. It seems every time I post a status or tweet about my choice to leave school for a full-time social media gig in New York City, a debate emerges about real-world experience and the education you gain in school. I am not devaluing a college education; it just isn’t right for me in my current situation. My issue, [&hellip... Read More