If you hang out in the comments on Spin Sucks, you likely have run into Rebecca Todd.

I finally got to meet her yesterday at SocialMix and she’s as charming and smart in person as she is online.

It’s no surprise I like to laugh and she makes me laugh. She has a great sense of humor.

One of the things I love about this blog is that, even though it’s geared toward PR and marketing professionals, it attracts people like Rebecca, who is in sales for a Canadian publishing house (yes, I love my Canadians).

Last month, I wrote about how CBS issued a fake news release (which I thought was hilarious, but many people disagreed) and a great debate opened in the comments. She and I disagreed on our feelings about it, but we had a really good debate that wasn’t full of conflict (it actually was really fun to debate her on it).

She even told me privately:

I feel the mark of an educated mind is being able to entertain other points of view without feeling pressured to change your own.

I love that. It’s something we’re missing in the world. People get so upset when you don’t agree with them and take it personally. When, in fact, we live in a world where we’re able to think on our own and create our thoughts.

But Rebecca? She encourages discourse and even makes you feel comfortable when debating her.

Everyone says the same things about her: Highly intelligent, professional, an expert, a critical thinker, curious, and a life-long learner.

She has spent her career in publishing, traveling not only the country, but also the world. She uses her travels to increase her learning and satiate her curiosity.

She’s a not-to-be-missed. You can find her on Twitter, LinkedIn, and in the comments here.

Gini Dietrich

Gini Dietrich is the founder, CEO, and author of Spin Sucks, host of the Spin Sucks podcast, and author of Spin Sucks (the book). She is the creator of the PESO Model and has crafted a certification for it in partnership with Syracuse University. She has run and grown an agency for the past 15 years. She is co-author of Marketing in the Round, co-host of Inside PR, and co-host of The Agency Leadership podcast.

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