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Judy Gombita
Works at (Social) public relations and communication management strategist (solopreneur)
Attended University of Toronto
Lives in Toronto, ON, Canada
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Enough with the conjecturing and opinionating on how to communicate with gizmos (and automated conveyor belt messaging platforms)! Check out an evidence-based rationale for responsible communication leadership, the first guest post by Dr +Kevin Ruck on +PR Conversations #internalcomm   #EmployeeEngagement   
By Dr Kevin Ruck Following the financial crisis in 2008, management thinkers and others have rightly questioned the role of business leaders in society. Often fingers point at business schools, reg…
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Hmmm. This #EmployeeEngagment  reports says it all comes down to giving staff proper/continuous "training." Surely it takes more than that to keep staff "engaged" in the business on an ongoing basis. c +Sean Williams +Toni Muzi falconi 
A recent study by Learnkit reveals that effective onboarding programs and ongoing training are keys to employee happiness in the workplace.
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h/t +Stuart Bruce on LinkedIn.....
Concerned Europeans living in London have launched an anti-Brexit “Hug a Brit” campaign in a new tactic to persuade the UK to stay in the EU. The grassroots campaign has begun collecting and publishing photos of Europeans hugging their British friends to try to sway wavering voters ahead of the EU referendum. Since the “Please Don’t Go UK” campaign was launched, hundreds of images have been shared on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the...
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Hard to believe this wasn't published on April 1st....
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(Australia's) Tony Jaques on LinkedIn:

"While it’s all too common to blame some un-named junior staffer – and genuine mistakes do happen – the reality is that inexperienced people should not be in charge of social media. "
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Wow--only 21! The winner of the +CBC Radio One #cbcTHE6IX contest.
Britney Davis, the winner of CBC Toronto's Song in the 6ix contest, says the title is her biggest accomplishment in music yet.
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I think that when it comes to the social media marketing gurus, it's straight EGO. Huge follower numbers (in double- or triple-digit thousands), but only deign to follow back a few hundred.
The pleasures — and complexities — of severing social media ties.
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I envisioned a 500-word rant post about the misuse of words in #internalcomms  ... end result was a mammoth (3,300+ word) post on +PR Conversations. Why? Because without explaining the "context" of the communication (h/t Gregor Halff) The Message wouldn't have much value. Here's hoping you find some #EmployeeEngagement thoughts and words of value, too.
What qualities do you most dislike in a PR practitioner? “Being absorbed with ‘The Message’ and forgetting all about the specific context of the communication that is needed.” Gregor Halff’s …
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Quelle surprise--NONE of The Usual Suspects in there....
These ladies will inspire your #lifegoals.
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I was trying to source who said a "two kinds of people" #quote that +John W Lewis shared with me. Stumbled on this collection.....
"There are two kinds of people in the world: Those who believe there are two kinds of people in the world and those who don't." Robert Benchley, American Humorist (1888-1946) "There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things.
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Education
  • University of Toronto
    Honours Bachelor of Arts, Double Specialist, English and History
  • Ryerson University
    Certificate in Magazine Journalism
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Social PR for Business: Relating the Inside Out™ (March 12, 2013)
Introduction
Newest news (May 2013): I've joined the international editorial advisory board for (McMaster University's) Journal of Professional Communication (JPC).

I've been nicknamed the Maven-Connector. Social media (and a social business) are excellent in this regard--information and connections. I also take pride in being an independent thinker and try to avoid "filter bubbles" and "confirmation bias." I wrote my definition of "social public relations" it in March 2013.

Currently I'm doing the majority of my networking and information sourcing via our international, collaborative blog PR Conversations (around since April 2007), Canadian Women in Communications, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.

I am also a regular participant in Twitter chats, particularly those with a business focus.

Amongst my many "passions" (or interests) are film, theatre, opera, classical and various modern music. books, fine food and wine. Plus having conversations with people in a multitude of disciplines and from different places from around the globe.

Speaking of which, one of my greatest delights is to travel to places around the world, see the sights/sites, talk to the people and experience their unique culture. But I'm always happy (and ready) to come home to Toronto. A few of its key features highlighted above. (Water skyline view from the ferry dock on Ward's Island; other photos taken at Ontario Place.)
Bragging rights
My Making Honest B2B Endorsements through Social PR, Part II is the all-time most-read article on CommPRObiz! (By far. Or thousands.) http://ow.ly/l9fNj (Earlier) My two-part guest post on CommPRObiz, the Digital PR Cafe, Teasing out the potential of Twitter chats Part I http://bit.ly/pxdQWU and Part II - http://bit.ly/q4PePX
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Join the Saucy Lady and magazine director Rodrigo Pineros on a six-country empanada crawl across Greater Toronto.

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What does this tell us about how our culture still views women?