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#FollowFriday: Andrea Hypno

By: Gini Dietrich | March 23, 2012 | 
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Today’s #FollowFriday isn’t a PR or marketing professional.

He is, however, a very strong voice in the Spin Sucks community. I still haven’t figured out why he comes around, other than to debate me (which I love).

In fact, you’ll see him in the comments all over the web – at Danny Brown’s place, on For Bloggers, By Bloggers, and at Unlock the Door.

Andrea Hypno, aka Hypnodude, aka your friendly Hynotist is from Italy and his English (at least the written part) is superb. We’ve debated politics, life, and Amanda Knox (I’m so fascinated with that story).

He’s a self-hypnotist which, before now, I didn’t know existed. I thought the only hypnotists were the only ones that called you on stage, in front of all your friends, made you fall asleep and then made you do crazy things you didn’t remember after you woke up.

Turns out, that’s not the case.

What he teaches is really about using your subconscious mind power to achieve the things you want out of life. A little bit of The Secret, a little bit positive self-talk, a little bit meditation, and a little bit hypnosis, is how I would describe it.

In fact, earlier this week, he talked about losing weight with creative visualization. I’d add in exercise and good nutrition, but I am a big believer in combining those three things to achieve your fitness goals…and he agrees. He says, “Cut out the junk food and exercise” as part of the process.

A bit of a stray from the normal, but I think you’ll find him fascinating, particularly because he can talk/debate/discuss such a broad array of topics.

You can find him on Twitter, Google+, on StumbleUpon, on his blog, and in the comments here several times a week.

P.S. I couldn’t find an actual photo of him, hence the image I used. Maybe we can talk him into showing us his face?

About Gini Dietrich


Gini Dietrich is the founder and CEO of Arment Dietrich, an integrated marketing communications firm. She is the author of Spin Sucks, co-author of Marketing in the Round, and co-host of Inside PR. She also is the lead blogger at Spin Sucks and is the founder of Spin Sucks Pro.

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ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@ericamallison I hope so!

ericamallison
ericamallison
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich I’m feeling very sleepy….

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

@ericamallison LOL!!

JudyDunn
4 years 3 months ago

Well, now I’m REALLY embarrassed. Andrea Hypno has been an amazing commenter over at the Cat’s Eye blog, too. But he’s a HE. (I thought I was talking to a woman all that time.) Not that it matters all that much, but it’s kind of funny. I’d love to talk to Andrea sometime about Amanda Know. I had a long chat  Candace Dempsey, author of the bestselling Murder in Italy, at a writers’ conference a few weeks ago. Great follow friday choice, Gini. I love how you find new people for us to connect with. 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

 @JudyDunn I have to admit the same. In fact, I had to go back and change “she” to “he” in this blog post…after I discovered “hypnodude.” 
 
What do you think about the Amanda Knox case? The reason I asked Andrea is because I have a good friend who lived in Rome when it happened and he’s convinced she’s guilty. But our media made her look so innocent. I think it’s a fascinating case of media prejudice. 

JudyDunn
4 years 3 months ago

@ginidietrich What was so interesting to me was talking to an American (Dempsey) about her observations of the Italian justice system. Our culture and laws here would have to make her a little biased, but she talked bout the many missteps the police and prosecutors made. (I haven’t read the book yet.) It’s fascinating to me that Americans think she was framed and most Italians think she’s guilty. And the way the media played this on opposite sides of the oceans, well, that’s interesting, too.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

 @JudyDunn  That’s what Andrea was saying, too. Their judicial system is not so advanced.

Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago
 @JudyDunn  @ginidietrich Our judicial system in reality is still based mainly on the ancient Inquisition way so if you are a real criminal it can happen that it takes ten years to get you in prison and with all benefits you’re out in a very little time, if you’re a normal citizen in theory you’re innocent too but in reality better have a lot of money for a good lawyer or you’re into troubles. This reflects on Police’s way of conducting investigations, they don’t really follow proofs but decide for a guilty one and see how many proffs take to him, then… Read more »
Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago

 @ginidietrich If a judicial system works well criminals get caught and here, more than other places, not all criminals can be caught because you don’t know where you can arrive. There’s a reason for this. Unfortunately. Sorry if I filled the space with all my comments Gini.

Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago

 @JudyDunn No problem, it happens often and the best part is that in Italy Andrea means handsome, or he-man. Isn’t that funny too? 🙂

HowieSPM
4 years 3 months ago

You have someone who dares to debate you? Most people are scared of your wrath and killer attack dog.
 
Grats Andrea I will make sure I look for your comments more. Anyone who stands up to @ginidietrich is someone I admire. In fact she will tell you that Chicago has the best pizza in the world. When everyone knows it is New York. Drives me nuts.
 
 

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

 @HowieSPM Well, we agree there. I hate deep dish pizza. I love NY style. So we have to find something else we don’t agree on.

Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago

 @HowieSPM Well, actually I stand up to her because there is an ocean between us, and I have a Rottweiler at home. 😀
 
Well, I should definitely go in both places and taste pizza, so I can compare it with the original one. Did I ever said that I like good food? Luckily I’m still having some muscles from my BodyBuilding trainer years or I would be a kind of balloon.

TheJackB
4 years 3 months ago

I wonder about people who don’t show their faces. Something funny about them.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

 @TheJackB Totally funny about them. I agree.

JudyDunn
4 years 3 months ago

 @TheJackB A case of the pot calling the kettle black?   Heh. 

TheJackB
4 years 3 months ago

 @JudyDunn  Could be. 😉 Although truth be told sometimes I show my face. Ask those who have been to a G+ hangout. @SocialMediaDDS has seen me, or has she…. 😉

SocialMediaDDS
4 years 3 months ago

 @TheJackB  @JudyDunn hahaha…well now…come to think of it, “Jack” has always had a sort of anime quality to his appearance…hmmm…*stroking chin*….

SocialMediaDDS
4 years 3 months ago

 @TheJackB hahaha…

Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago

 @TheJackB Yeah, actually I resemble Shrek. 😀
 
No, it’s that the robin has always been a kind of lucky animal throughout my life, if only my cats could leave them alone, and it’s the avatar I used when I begun writing on the net but probably I should take Judy Dunn advice and think about putting a real picture, at least on my about page. 🙂

trontastic
trontastic
4 years 3 months ago

Did Andrea hypnotically make you post this? If so, that would be AWESOME!
 
While I don’t think I’ve had the pleasure, he sounds like a cool dude I’d enjoy talking to. Thanks for the recommendation.

ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

 @trontastic What post? Did I write something?

Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago
After seeing this and after having begun to blabber at Judy’ place I had to sit down and have a glass of wine, given that I don’t have to drive. I’m really touching the sky so forgive me if I write strangely but Gini I’m so happy and honored that I’m almost speechless. Almost. 🙂 Really, thanks for the honor.   I came here after reading what Marcus Sheridan and Danny Brown said about Gini Dietrich and SpinSucks, curiosity killed the cat and arriving here I’ve been caught. PR is not my field but given that everything is PR knowing… Read more »
ginidietrich
ginidietrich
4 years 3 months ago

 @Andrea Hypno I’m very glad you were coerced into visiting us. I love seeing you around…and having smart conversations with you. I’m about to pour myself a glass of wine. Happy weekend!

Andrea Hypno
4 years 3 months ago

 @ginidietrich I love it too because really smart conversations are a feature of SpinSucks, a kind of brand I would say. 🙂

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