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Gin and Topics: Aunt Carol, Old Men, and Star Wars Dogs

By: Gini Dietrich | January 20, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 65GUESS WHAT?!? It is snowing again! This makes me so happy! Jack Bauer and I will be out cross-country skiing at lunchtime. Well, I’ll be skiing. He’ll be marking every tree along the lakefront as his. This week’s Gin and Topics turned into all videos. You know what happens? People send me links and videos or post them on [&hellip... Read More
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Six Reasons to Practice Social Media Authenticity

By: Guest | January 19, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 45Today’s guest post is written by Tyler Orchard.  The popularization of social media has created two very different environments. On one hand, social media has produced a world of vast connectivity. Consumers and professionals are linked without boundary. Barriers that once limited engagement are overcome with new ways to network. Social media has offered people unconfined opportunities to tap into [&hellip... Read More
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Pros and Cons of Changing the Name of Your Blog

By: Gini Dietrich | January 19, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 162And we’re back! I’m not sure our being dark yesterday had any effect, but we made a statement darn it! Plus, I got a day off of writing. Which, I have to admit, made me a little off kilter. No Spin Sucks to check multiple times a day. No crazies commenting. No getting my own personal writing accomplished the [&hellip... Read More
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Don’t Be Afraid to Fail

By: Guest | January 17, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 173Today’s guest post is written by Jay Dolan.  I was trying to think of the most influential social media campaigns of 2011 the other day, and I couldn’t think of one. I honestly can’t think of one social media promotion that was so innovative, I had to tell people about it. Much of what I read these days is [&hellip... Read More
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Reading Fiction Helps Your Career

By: Gini Dietrich | January 17, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 453I’m an English major. Not as in the language, but as in literature and creative writing. I preface with that because what I’m about to say may come across as biased. Read. More. Fiction. As it turns out, though, I’m not biased (well, maybe a little bit). In the November issue of Scientific American, author and researcher Keith Oatley [&hellip... Read More
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Three Values to Hold High in 2012

By: Guest | January 16, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 95Today’s guest post is written by Shelley Pringle.  Once upon a time in a land far, far away—actually it was in Canada so maybe not that far away for some of you—I worked for an integrated marketing communication company called Promanad. Promanad had one of the most interesting corporate cultures I’ve ever experienced. For example, new business presentations were [&hellip... Read More
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Four Ideas for Your Business Facebook Page

By: Gini Dietrich | January 16, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 291Let’s talk Facebook today, shall we? Sorry, Howie. I know you’re not a fan so you can go read another blog today. I’m going to make a pretty big assumption most of you have at least checked out the new timeline. Even if you hate it, if you’re using social media for work, it’s important to understand how these [&hellip... Read More
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Gin and Topics: Rich People Shoplift and Look Better Instantly

By: Gini Dietrich | January 13, 2012 | 
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Tweet Share Share +1 Pin EmailTotal Shares 61It snowed! It snowed! It snowed! We got TEN glorious inches! I’m so happy. Now the cross-country skis I got for my birthday last year (11 months ago) can finally come out of their wrapping and go for a spin on the lakefront. Happy, happy, joy, joy! I know that has nothing to do with Gin and Topics, but [&hellip... Read More
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