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Social Media Charlatans Are Like Wile E. Coyote

By: Guest | November 17, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Byron Fernandez. How many of you share my growing stew of amusement, bewilderment, and fury over an increasing cacophony of so-called “ninjas,” “gurus,” and “mavens” in the social media space? Like John McCain’s impotent use of “maverick” during the 2008 campaign, something’s awry when more attention is placed on pretentious, hammy, and meaningless jargon than on who you are, why [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Staying On Top of Technology

By: Gini Dietrich | November 17, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time and, this week, I managed to get a video recorded. I don’t know about you, but I missed you guys! This week’s question comes from Steve Birkett, who you may know as Above the Static, which is his Twitter handle. He writes at Above the Static and for 12Most and is an Us Guys member... Read More
Arment Dietrich

How Content Motivates Behavior

By: Arment Dietrich | November 16, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Lisa Gerber.  Last night, I asked my husband what I should blog about this morning. He said, “Blog about what to do when you don’t have anything to blog about.” Me: “Can’t, I’ve already done that.” It’s the wild card. The “I can’t think of anything to write about, so I’ll write about the fact that I don’t have anything [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

A Business Book Reading Tool

By: Gini Dietrich | November 16, 2011 | 
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I love to read. When we were kids, we had one tiny B&W TV and my parents let us watch only 30 minutes a day. So, while my brothers were outside making toys out of scrap wood, I had my nose stuck in a book. I love to read so much, in fact, I majored in English literature in college. A degree I knew I’d be able [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Five Tools to Make Your Day More Productive

By: Guest | November 15, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Brankica Underwood.  If there is one thing you cannot use as an excuse for being unproductive today, it is lack of time. No, I am not going to magically make your day last 25 hours. But I will tell you how to get the most out of your day. With all the technical developments out there, you can make use of [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Future of Google+: Social Network or Search Enhancer?

By: Gini Dietrich | November 15, 2011 | 
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I’ve been thinking a lot about Google+ since they launched their business pages last week. You see, it was announced at the same time that Joe Thornley, Martin Waxman, and I were recording Inside PR. So we all happened to be on the page watching it happen in real-time. Google+ announced at 1 p.m. CT and, by 1:11 (yes, just 11 minutes later), Toyota already had [&hellip... Read More
Guest

Twitter Lists: List Me Baby One More Time

By: Guest | November 14, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Adriel Hampton. Forget how many followers someone has, how many likes they have, and even their Klout score. The first thing to look at when making a snap judgement about someone on Twitter is how many lists they are on. Twitter introduced lists two years ago and their effective use separates amateurs from the pros. The thing is, any former real [&hellip... Read More
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