Gini Dietrich

Sabotaging An Entire Culture

By: Gini Dietrich | September 6, 2011 | 
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“A good 65 percent of today’s grade-school kids may end up doing work that hasn’t been invented yet.” – Cathy Davidson, co-director of the annual MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Competitions I saw a stat the other day that said most grade school kids aren’t learning cursive handwriting anymore. It’s pretty clear paper will eventually be extinct. Does that mean the next generation won’t write long [&hellip... Read More
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A Gigantic Hole In the Online World

By: Gini Dietrich | September 5, 2011 | 
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I didn’t know Trey Pennington, like many of you knew him. Sure, I knew him online and we chatted on Twitter. I also ran into him a couple of times on the speaking circuit. But I didn’t have the same experiences like Mark Schaefer and Olivier Blanchard. I can’t even say I’ve dealt with depression like Geoff Livingston and Bridget Pilloud. But I watched Trey, from [&hellip... Read More
Guest

The Forgotten Stakeholder In Crisis Communication

By: Guest | September 1, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Alicia Kan.  She is presenting next week’s Spin Sucks Pro webinar on crisis communications. You’ll find more information below. From BP to Kenneth Cole to Mattel, there is no lack of disasters that we, as communications professionals, can analyze and learn from. These examples add to the growing body of guides on how to survive a corporate crisis played out [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

The Best Blogging Platform and Plugins

By: Gini Dietrich | September 1, 2011 | 
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It’s Facebook question of the week time (clap, clap, clap!). Jeremy Whittaker, my Utah turned Germany friend, asks, “Could you give a rundown of the the best technologies for a corporate blog? I’m looking for the best platforms and plugins that make a blog rock.” Sure, Jeremy! This is a question we get a lot so I have a handy dandy list already created. The video has [&hellip... Read More
Michael Schechter

5 Reasons I Should Get More Blog Comments than Gini Dietrich

By: Michael Schechter | August 31, 2011 | 
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Every day, Gini Dietrich shares her blog, but you are wrong as to why. Here are five reasons this author should get more blog comments than Gini does... Read More
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Groupon IPO In Jeopardy As They Violate SEC Rules

By: Gini Dietrich | August 31, 2011 | 
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On the radio yesterday, they did an interview with Daniel Kibblesmith, a 27-year-old comedy writer for Groupon. Rumor has it he’s one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors. And, apparently last night, he was the guy date on The Millionaire Matchmaker. I’ve never seen the show, but I’ve heard the guys who are typically on there are douchebags. But that’s neither here nor there... Read More
Guest

Use the Tool, Don’t Be a Tool

By: Guest | August 30, 2011 | 
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Today’s guest post is written by Shad Boots. Unpopular wars, untrusted government, and unemployment levels are high due to recession. Then there’s the increased gas prices, the “me” mindset, terrorist attacks, and governments in foreign lands being usurped. A lot to be negative, uncertain, or otherwise overwhelmed over, but there are some positives. Technology has advanced: A supercomputer, e-commerce, and email have all been invented to [&hellip... Read More
Gini Dietrich

Using LinkedIn to Prospect

By: Gini Dietrich | August 30, 2011 | 
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When I speak to CEO groups, the first thing I ask the audience is what they want to learn during our three hours together. More often than not, they want to know how to use LinkedIn for prospecting. It’s so simple, it’s a wonder hardly anyone uses it. If you love to make cold calls, you’re sick in the head and there is no need for [&hellip... Read More
Guest

A Woman In a Man’s Sand Castle

By: Guest | August 29, 2011 | 
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Today’s post is written by Ameena Falchetto. My experience as an entrepreneur in Dubai was largely affected by two factors. First, I am half-Egyptian, half-English which means I am often discounted by both cultures. Secondly, the company I built with John Falchetto was one of the most male-dominated businesses out there; we provided safety and rescue training for government and corporations... Read More