- 21/08/2017Sonnet 17
Who will believe my verse in time to come,
If it were fill'd with your most high deserts?
Though yet, heaven knows, it is but as a tomb
Which hides your life and shows not half your parts.
If I could write the beauty of your eyes
And in fresh numbers number all your graces,
The age to come would say 'This poet lies:
Such heavenly touches ne'er touch'd earthly faces.'
So should my papers yellow'd with their age
Be scorn'd like old men of less truth than tongue,
And your true rights be term'd a poet's rage
And stretched metre of an antique song:
But were some child of yours alive that time,
You should live twice; in it and in my rhyme.
by William Shakespeare
- Producer20/08/20173 steps to becoming a blogging championWriting is hard. There’s no denying that a lot of the time blogging is a sheer slog that can leave you scratching your head, staring at a blank screen wondering where to even begin.But, if it’s true that “content is king” – and it certainly seems to...
- Producer#ExplorebeBee: HitchTalent IT HRMS technologies chose beBee Producer !HitchTalent IT HRMS technologies chose beBee Producer!What a better blogging tool for IT sourcing staffing industries than beBee Producer!That was Ludovic Le Moulec's and Stephane Metral's conclusions after reviewing many excellent blogging tools...
Comments18/08/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.say yes to this wonderful group on beBee!18/08/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 I am here and I just joined the precious hive, thank you so much @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador!!!18/08/2017 #7 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., we've been talking privately on inbox. Please join the hive as per you may be of some concerns in a very near future related to your profesionnal qualifications (sorry...lol not writer;s ones hahahaha , but your certification..yes!)18/08/2017 #6 Lance 🐝 ScoularMy secret?
Before drones, for thousands of years, the Australian Aboriginals had an ingeneous device, the boomerang.
You throw it and it fies in an arc and returns.
I am sure it will figure in a future adventure of Metadel by storyteller @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.18/08/2017 #4 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@David B. Grinberg , please you are kindly required to join (LOL) and we will also discuss soon together ( serious topics ) NDAs will be send soon. I also have a shortlist, but You are both with @Lance 🐝 Scoular my two top choices for the business matter. Others, i hope not to offend but will have to wait till further notice.18/08/2017 #3 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Lance 🐝 Scoular you are very welcome to join the new Hive by clicking on the bottom's article banner. Ludovic the Chairman and I have set up and Enterprise Videoconferencing tool for the actual group and the subsidiaries to come. Be our first guest.18/08/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHaha ! @Lance 🐝 Scoular you are catching me red handed with...what 3 mins after the first post and hive's creation! How do you do that? LOL, Is that Arborigens magic deedjayreedooozzz tricks? We will talk soon about the subject matter together of course. You are incredible! OMG!
- Producer02/12/2016Make Your Producer Pictures Look PerfectYou already know about our on-site blogging tool, beBee Producer, and we are sure you use it often so today we’re going to give you some more tips to improve the quality of your great articles by showing you how to make the pictures look awesome!...
Comments17/08/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wonderful support17/08/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.oh that is supportive! thank you @Virag🐝 G.03/12/2016 #8 Phil Friedman#5 I agree, Paul. I like varying the size and aspect of inside images for variety. I have, BTW, stopped using left or right aligned with text wrapping because I've found that often scrambles the design when viewed on a mobile device, particularly a smart phone. Now I use center aligned only. It doesn't make for as nice design on desktop or laptop viewing, but it also survives the morph into mobile view better and more consistently. I also don't like the header photo ratio of 3.5:1 -- which reminds me of LinkedIn's new format, so I reformat the jpeg with white space each side of the original photo, and this seems to keep the editor from screwing with the photo. Cheers!03/12/2016 #7 Dean OwenProducer is by far the best publishing platform I have used. As most people know, my articles are often a bit of a production. Yes I could probably do this on other publishing platforms, but not with so much ease and I just don't think it would ever look as good as on Producer -https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/the-great-china-roadtrip02/12/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#4 I think I touched on that. I don't see how an "ideal" interior image size is possible to define. If you like the look, it works.
If anything, I find that interior images work better as portraits (i.e. higher than wide)
I find 2:1 is an awkward ratio. 1390X400 is 3.5:1 or close enuff.02/12/2016 #4 Phil Friedman#3 Thanks, Paul, for the tips. My question, however, had to do with the size 1390 x 400 shown in the article for "inside" pictures. I think that has to be an error or a typo. As that is not 2:1 but more that 3:1, and I think suitable only for main (title) photos. Cheers!02/12/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#2 From what I see, Producer is the most forgiving platform when it comes to image sizes. I use 930X620 (or 3:2) for the main images to a post. What Tess (I assume) is saying about a 2:1 ratio sharing better to Twitter makes a lot of sense, so I may change my ways.
I also once fooled around using a 600X600 Twitter image in a post. It worked well too. If anything, it looked better in the feed.
Going forward, I'll be using 930X465 to see what's what. I find that the 930 fits the width while respecting a minimum file size. (Server storage is cheap, but not free.) I also save files as PNG 8-bit for the same reason. I would think that a single 600X300 image would work for both Producer (stretched to fit width) and Twitter.
I'll continue making Twitter-specific images at 600X600 because their impact is so much greater.
I rarely use interior images. When I do, I find that just about anything works. If it looks ok on your screen, it probably IS okay. There's too much variance in author needs to specifically state an "ideal" interior size. My personal opinion is that I don't like margin-to-margin interior images, so I don't use them. I prefer to have text flow around an image rather than run over and below.
Again, that's a personal preference, not a "rule."
I don't know about mobile views, though. I assume beBee scales to screen size.02/12/2016 #2 Phil FriedmanPardon me, but you say, "Inside pictures ... For the photos that go inside your article an ideal size would be 1300 x 400 pixels approximately. Sizes similar to that one will help to not interrupt the reading with a long picture, specially when someone is reading on a mobile device!"
Perhaps, I am not understanding correctly, but it seems to me that a 1300 x 400 pixel picture is the size for the "main" or title image, and not suitable for the "inside" images?
What say you, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian? You've worked a lot on the issue of sizing photos.
- ProducerThe Game Of Drones - Special Edition: Drone Data Security#GameOfDrones with #beBeeExplore brings the latest news on #DroneTechnologies !Seems that drones became a serious business all over the Globe.MybeBeeTV is hosting Gabriel Bazzolo & @Stephane Metral "Game Of Drones" web-series, very popular on...
Comments18/08/2017 #30 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorGreat news @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I do believe we all grow individually here on beBee, as per branding ourselves in many as @Javier 🐝 beBee recommend, teach us many things about a scope in life we had lost contact with. But the best is ahead of us, meeting new like minded people, almost becoming kind of new breed of friends, affinities express through sharing allow us to create bounds between each other, way beyond social digital relationships. I think I did quite good here regardless of my background and I feel good about it.Team building with someone else for common creations and daring adventures in a media or another is the greatest thing you could ever accomplish.18/08/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#25 Wow, thanks @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador, you are very encouraging. I think live videos are hard for many unless they have done a ton of them and it becomes second nature. As much as I dread facing the camera, I enjoy sharing a small part of my world with others. In October I will be in Nags Head, North Carolina- oceanfront and have a few ideas for some (hopefully) fun videos along with scenic. I'm meeting @Pamela 🐝 Williams for the first time to spend a week with her (we feel like we've known each other our entire lives) anyhow she came up with a really cool idea for a live video, I hope we can pull it off!17/08/2017 #28 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#27 Very soon, new innovators will soon join. We are discussing details by the time we speak but some new US adventures are ahead of me. I am coming across the border with an army of coders and solution's architects as per our data centers are deployed from now operational. We have no longer IT infrastructure limitations. Only what man can think and do through 70 existing programing code in any operation system(OS).
I am thrilled.16/08/2017 #26 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#6 I will never thank you enough for your constant support. I have been lately behind schedule a lot, because many things are happening. I hope I can catch-up with you soon by Skype or zoom conferences. I will soon be in the need of your guidance. If I may.16/08/2017 #25 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#22 I adore your latest buzzes, full of various emotional contents. They connected with many viewers, reaching them by your authenticity. BeBee is a fantastic tool linking us all together by invisible bounds of simplicity. Our courage to Dare and share helps us I humbly think to grow and strengthen our mental being, our faith in ourselves, necessary to live a life of empathy and serenity that we all deserve. Keep on, never back down, little by little you will discover amazing things occuring around you and in people's life that matter for you. Cheers!16/08/2017 #24 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#23 that is very kind of you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador🐦 did you also noticed @Lance 🐝 Scoular's latest concept called Backstage? And If my memory doesn't fall me, the @David B. Grinberg's come back ON AIR with action powered Live buzz on the beach! Those 2 are demonstrating a wide range of creativity and in depth emotional content that make their personal brand upmostly: authentic. An that is the key of their success! Cheers.11/08/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.smart drones management11/08/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thanks for the tag and yes security of data is a must!
- Producer#beBeeExplore conferences - Let's go to Social Fresh ! Vamos a Social Fresh !What we try to accomplish here depends on your contribution to read & watch the following content and act accordingly to the call to the action plan.Matt 🐝 Sweetwood our USA beBee CEO applied for the 2017 Social Frech Dec.2017's Orlando...
Comments10/08/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorCc@Yogesh Sukal @Yedu 🐝 Panicker @Tausif Mundrawala @Sweta Parmar @Sergio Gomez Creativo 360 @Sergio Weinfuter @Josean Rueda Cardenas please share on Twitter and partcipate on FB, motivate your contacts to make the Buzz all around the world !09/08/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergThank you, Stephan, for being so proactive in sharing another buzzing blog post with important information which is relevant to all bees -- and multilingual, no less, nice!
I echo your call to action and encourage all bees to heed and act upon your message, Stephan.
@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood has our unequivocal support, as always. Matt, like @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA -- as well as the beBee teams in Madrid and NYC, the global ambassadors and ALL bees -- deserve much praise for always going the extra mile in making beBee so sweet...Vamos!!!!
- Producer07/08/2017Writers Aren't Born, They're Hatched.Why Writer's Write, Apes Ape and Boogers Aren't Always Funny.“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” Albert EinsteinAnyone who says they’re a natural writer isn’t one. What they’re good at is...
Comments08/08/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici#8 Can't disagree with what you've said @Robert Cormack. In fact, I can identify with much of it. I am just in awe of how so many narratives can be expressed in so many unique ways; both individually and as a commumity. Thanks for taking the time to expand on your post. Much appreciated.08/08/2017 #10 Robert Cormack#5 Maybe one day we will, @Chas Wyatt. Like that quote about how great everyone else's life is "doesn't help." Maybe one day networks will find that formula where an aspiring presidential candidate ends up being happier as a janitor. One thing I've discovered moving to a small town in rural Ontario: People are fundamentally happier. The kids run around the park for hours while city kids sit clued to their GameBoys. People sit on their front porch and laugh for hours. There's no political correctness. All you have to be is you. Whatever job gets you through the day is fine.08/08/2017 #8 Robert Cormack#3 I'm sure anyone can "suffer" for their work, @Sara Jacobovici. Neurosurgeons probably suffer for their work more than most. Can a writer (or artist) be good without suffering? I suppose they can. I guess I've just been drawn to the Bukowskis and the John Kennedy Tooles for their special brand of suffering. For reasons I can't really explain, it brings out an acute sense of humour. It seems to be sharper and grounded in something most people don't realize they experience—but they do. When you read someone like Dave Barry, you laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation, BUT YOU KNOW IT CAN HAPPEN. This world is just crazy enough, and a humorist is just aware enough to see it clearly. I also believe artists—good ones, anyway—don't necessarily suffer more, they just remember more. You need experience to touch people. You need to walk a thousand roads.08/08/2017 #3 Sara JacoboviciAlthough how we determine "good" writers, painters, composers, architects, chefs, etc., is subjective, I think you're a good writer @Robert Cormack. But plagiarism has nothing to do with good. Plagiarism is a crime. There are many art forgers around who are considered great. But they are still committing a crime. The suffering writer image has been around forever. Why do we limit suffering to artists? There are many people out there who suffer but don"t have the opportunity to express it in writing. Does that lessen the quality of their suffering? And if a writer hasn't suffered that much, does that diminish the quality of the writing? Quality, or what makes someone a good writer is based on ability, how the work speaks or touches the reader, and a great deal of luck.
- 07/08/2017In this video, I will teach you the tell me about yourself job interview answer so you can stand out in front of hiring managers and land more job offers.Tell Me About Yourself - It's Not A Rendition Of Your Resume Darnell Clarke Career Coach and Industry Expert Leader Website: https://www.darnellc.com/pl/586 Tell Me About Yourself – It’s not a rendition of your resume...
Comments07/08/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Hire for Fit!07/08/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you are hired @Darnell Clarke! what a wonderful video!07/08/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Darnell Clarke that is a great video that I share immediately with our Savvy navigator @Lance 🐝 Scoular our PR expert @David B. Grinberg and also @Juan Imaz y @Javier 🐝 beBee who love Superior quality content under all kinds of style an formats
- 04/08/2017TECHNOLOGY IS REINVENTING HUMANITY
- Dr Jordan Nguyen, TEDxSydney 2016 Runtime 11:38
I met Jordan, this amazing Aussie dynamo, yesterday.
If want to see how he is "Navigating the Future" set aside 12 minutes with a coffee and be amazed.Technology Is Reinventing Humanity | Jordan Nguyen | TEDxSydney As advances in augmented and virtual technology reinvent our relationship with ‘reality’, we are continually confronted with ever-more complex ethical and...
Comments04/08/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wow I would say yes to meeting my past self to understand myself better!04/08/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular listening with my coffee now ;-)
- Producer01/08/2017beBee: The 'Other' Online Tool for Your Personal Brand If you’re a social media savvy entrepreneur or business person, you’re already familiar with the professional benefits of Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. (Especially the latter.) But did you know there’s another networking tool that can...
Comments04/08/2017 #45 Wayne Yoshida#44 @Kate Paine - and others!
Here is the introduction:
Every now and then, new Ambassadors are announced:
There is an application here:
Hope to see you there / here!
And thanks for noticing the new picture!02/08/2017 #34 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.super post!02/08/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.written with love for beBee, so wow, well done!02/08/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Kate Paine, Great buzz with tons of wonderful info! You wrote: "beBee compliments your existing social media presence and is an addition to your online toolkit, which won’t require too much additional effort. If you’re an established LinkedIn professional, setting up your beBee profile will be a breeze since you can copy over most, if not all, of your professional credentials." So true, and very easy! beBee sure is supportive of their users, just love it!
- Producer31/07/20177 beBee SEO Hacks to Boost Your Profile ViewsI am happy to announce that we made SEO improvements to boost your search engine rankings. Congratulations to ALL OUR TEAM ! . We have the best team.Original Image at http://www.whizablegraphics.com/images/be_visible.jpg The internet would be...
Comments01/08/2017 #19 Tausif MundrawalaCongratulations, the entire team of beBee. Very well said by you that getting ourselves engaged in conversations with our other fellow bees would lead to an exposure worth getting indulged. I have enjoyed the process of producing honey and even praising the honey produced by my friends here. People values what we say and how we say. Am elated to be part of this great team, @Javier 🐝 beBee01/08/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorI personally thanks everyone n thebeBee Team for their dedication and hard work on the platform. You are accomlishing what major companies have not yet understood, and you will be recognized for that. The ultimate reward is that you are working with the best company in the world and that has no price. Cheers and vamos!01/08/2017 #11 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorGood one@Javier 🐝 beBee. If i may a suggestion: Look for a chrome extension that do screencapture, install it, and screenshot a visual of your refrered article and paste it where you wanted to insert your referal link, then open the menu ribbon by mouse clicking your screenshot referal article image and insert your beBee's article url.
Like a promoting banner reduce or not to 25% or 50%, the visual incentive will incitate reader to click through. Use the way of the beBee Force , Javier...let the honey flows through your posts! lol...
- Producer24/04/2017beBee - The Collaborative Publishing PlatformThe Publishing Platform With more and more online platforms becoming available to publishers, it’s important to always remember one thing: Your platform of choice should be a complete one and let you do everything, from affinity networking to...
Comments31/07/2017 #64 Javier 🐝 beBee#63 thanks @Connie Limon that is exactly our purpose: "beBee , a place to read and learn, write and teach, and interact and engage with the stories that matter most to you." No matter what your goals are: can be: sell your services/product, find a job, Networking or simply enjoy life....28/06/2017 #58 Javier 🐝 beBeeRemember this:
1.- Your content is delivered to all of your network.
2.- Your content is automatically top ranked on Google Search Engine.
3.- Your quality content reaches your target affinity groups.
4.- Your content can be distributed through Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+.24/05/2017 #57 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#56 I was specifically directing people to joyce bowen deception. Fortunately, I have it dumped on other sites like LinkedIn, Wordpress and others. It used to come right up as bebee.com. But fear not--I have links to blog posts on beBee on most of my deposits.07/05/2017 #53 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHaha ! At @Javier 🐝 beBee thanks for the awesome support with my mindset ''ambassador with a mission''. I am always wondering how you can be everywhere like an eagle eye, seeing almost everything and beBeeing so positively supportive with not only me, but all of us, with such a simplicity and authenticity. from a startup standpoint i have no doubt of the success, the technological breakthroughs is way beyond expectations and what people think it is. From a social point of view, you give millions the opportunity to beBee ..just happy, by sharing their passions. We are lucky to have your in the digital ecosystem. it is a blessing. Please drive safe, eat healthy, live long ! Por favor ! ; )07/05/2017 #52 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorYour article is simple & efficient as always, going for the fundamentals and referring to great bloggers such as @David B. Grinberg & @Anne Thornley Brown. I shared it to facebook and 1167 potential beBee new users looking for efficient and simple to use publishing platforms.
Royal Honey are for bees who do !07/05/2017 #51 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorTo conclude with detractors: The topic = BeBee - The Collaborative Publishing Platform.
Collaborative implies a team...guess what a team start with 2 people. Now you can be 26 on beBee or more from Facebook (1K+) The size doesn't matter.
Publishing platforms implies a tool: Wordpress & Bloggers are very famous, and beBee is one of the best thanks to affinity algorithm.
As @Javier 🐝 beBee said, the platform here is the ideal tool for your blogging needs. And beBee is constantly evolving.
BeBee is for everyone, everywhere.
If your need is to blog professionally, beBee can be used for that purpose. So the comments are related to the topic.07/05/2017 #50 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHello bees! As beBee is a fantastic publishing platform for bloggers, creative people, as i said, some bees and i have created a team of professionals, that are blogging or being creative on beBee and other social media platforms to ALSO monetize our passions.
For that will will use cloud based infrastructures belonging to a company. I am the vice-president of the British branch and member of the boards. The purpose is to monetize our skills to fortune 500 using the direct approach pull-push strategy method.
beBee can be one of the publishing platform you will use to monetize your posts. Up to you to use it or not.
For example , encouraging followers & group users on Facebook to discover your posts on beBee (where you have placed or NOT, ads or sponsored contents) brings traffic to beBee. Your sponsored content or ads are displayed when available technically (not on all platform only banner with IDreferral urls).
Maybe new beBee users will be created or invited to try beBee, because the field of interest you promoted, the mix of post content + relevant topic advertisment, caught the attention of a potential new bee. That new potential user will exercise his/her free will to choose whether to sign up with beBee, and -and / or click your sponsored content or advertisement banner(s).
Aside from this team, marketplaces are offered and the sign-up is on a voluntary basis for everyone, everywhere. The platform are long existing and have had many detractors because they are successful.
I have verified that suggested platforms are legit business and have a real purpose and something to sell or buy.
For your information MLM or pyramids deal only with "'methods authors" or "guru writers" that are selling nothing but the share of a sign-up fee.
And that is not the case here.07/05/2017 #49 Phil Friedman#48 That's good, Stephan, although I don't see what that has to do with the topic being discussed. BTW, do they realize they are signing up as part of a multilevel marketing (MLM or Pyramid) program? To quote from the Infolink T&C:
" Description of Referral Program. The Referral Program provides participants the ability to earn commissions as compensation for referring other owners of websites (hereinafter the “Referred Clients”) to register with Infolinks as a publisher via registration at a unique URL to be determined by Infolinks. In order to permit accurate tracking, reporting, and Commission Fee (as defined below) accrual, Infolinks will provide you with a special unique link or some banner tools (collectively the “Referral Link“) which must be used in all links between your Website and this Referral Program. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, when (and if) such Referred Client, referred by you via the Referral Link, generates revenues to Infolinks, you, the participant are eligible for a Commission Fee for such qualifying revenues as described in Section 3 (Commission Fees) below...."
Personally, if I were to sign up with Infolinks, I would do so directly, rather than pay a middleman commission to a referrer on a recurring basis. IMO.
- Producer#beBeeExplore The World : Drone Film Festival Australia & New Zealand #beBeeExplore The World - A Savvy Navigator's JourneyHere is some great news for our Savvy Navigator Lance 🐝 Scoular ! MybeBeeTv has found you a new adventure to uncover, if it is not too far from your location and if you have time.Stephane Metral...
Comments01/08/2017 #37 John White, MBA#36 It is a great way to curate video content. MybeBeeTV is great for now to house the videos produced here. But as more and more videos start to be created and shared on the platform there will be a need to create more hives and make them topic based. Also, we need to find a way to reach the YouTubbers and let them know about beBee. With organic reach fully enabled here on beBee, YouTubbers can share their videos without being penalized by a strict algorithm. As they say, Facebook is a graveyard for YouTube videos. Let's each make a point to reach out to some YouTubbers and let them know about our organic reach on beBee. Just say no to algorithmic control!01/08/2017 #35 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorMaybe @Lance 🐝 Scoular next live buzz will link to the present one and showcase how to simply use the basics of Camstasia for a decent but short videoclip example. I beleive a lot in knowledge sharing and cross marketing actions with backlinks. That enhance team building across ocean and demonstrate that beBee has no frontiers for personal branding with leadership!01/08/2017 #34 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#33 Camstasia from Techsmith software editor is the most performing and user friendly on the market for the smallest price, on Windows OS. while Final cut Pro rules Mac world. Adobe Premiere along with Fireworks is for Post Production editors that aim for a TV distribution format.31/07/2017 #27 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#26 Indian Landscapes call to drone filming , Content writing will not be affected, it is a natural evolution to put oral (but previously written) content into videography story telling. I beleive you would do great at this. When you do please share on beBee, MybeBeeTV !31/07/2017 #26 Sweta ParmarThank you so much for sharing. I am passionate about photography and deone has new impact and after watching this I wanna learn videography too . Thank you once again @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador View moreThank you so much for sharing. I am passionate about photography and deone has new impact and after watching this I wanna learn videography too . Thank you once again @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#5 Close31/07/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.that is wonderful news, thanks for informing us about this!31/07/2017 #22 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#21 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador my goal is to link bees to external great events leaving digital trails. I am pretty sure that the community will encourage @Lance 🐝 Scoular to cover the Festival if he has the opportunity to. @Javier 🐝 beBee would agree that would be a great asset in terms of quality content and a great example of team building for the next september release
- Producer28/07/2017Opening beBee to the world I have been wanting to share this Producer with you for a long time. I won’t say I didn’t have time to do it, because I am one of those who criticize others who come up with excuses like they couldn’t find time do things and to contact people. But...
Comments29/07/2017 #20 Ignacio OrnaHasta el infinito y más allá. Ya este tren que nos lleva por las estaciones, las vías y los caminos de nuestras vidas ha cogido fuerza y velocidad. Ya no se puede parar. Lo bonito y bueno de este tren es que siempre está vendiendo billetes y nunca tiene "overbooking" y su magia que trae y que atrae a cada vez más y más viajeros es que estos pueden subirse al tren en marcha y en cualquier momento sin hacerse daño, y lo más importante es que se sienten bienvenidos y muy bien acogidos29/07/2017 #18 Connie Limonwell, I have to say, I am impressed. I have had an account on beBee for awhile. I am here now digging in and I like what I am seeing and foresee, I can learn a lot in this place. I am on board here as Life's Abundance Independent Field Representative. "At Life’s Abundance, we make healthy living easier with products that are inspired by nature and informed by science. With a focus on safety, it is our commitment to use as many natural ingredients as possible, to ensure our product’s quality and efficacy, and to back it up with first-class customer service.
As an employee-owned company, we are dedicated to prosperity and generosity with a structure that supports a non-profit foundation and that offers people the opportunity to achieve their goals by sharing our products with others. Everything we do at Life’s Abundance honors our namesake … providing better ways to live more abundant lives." We are a holistic pet and human product company with no competition for the formulas and products we produce.
I really think I am in the right place to learn a lot about having a home business, marketing, social medial marketing, and who knows what all else. I admit, I am a novice and a student here, but the company I represent has been in business for 19 years. Learning to me is lifelong and learning with a $ sign attached to it is even more enticing than just learning, although I do enjoy learning other things. I also make bead jewelry and love to crochet.28/07/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI like to see this level of passion and collaboration so in that regard kudos to you. As beBee grows it has to rise to the next level of thinking. You in the course of your work do deal with people who are at the next level of thinking and when I came across a beBee partner in @Juanma Romero that kind of mind is the baseline for me.
My observation is about turning the camera the other way into the world. What Juanma does in Emprende is to look outwards and yet still be a lynch pin to the evolving narrative or story. That next level of thinking goes well beyond capturing selfies. The selfies give one aspect of the inner life of beBee but it is not the larger vision. For that an organization develops or brings in higher level of capability and that is what over time will make your work even more passionate and interesting. You are deserving of that. There is brilliant people within but it is what the within is in its scale which define the playground.
I have already celebrated you and people like you with my buzz about magnificent minds https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/magnet-for-magnificent-minds-96268 but raising the bar on that magnificence is what global growth is about and that kind of conversation is the crucial one and never the easy one and that is what the meaning of being special is - there are some things in life that evolve because the opportunity to evolve is unimaginably awesome. That is a heavy-duty responsibility to have.
Comments25/07/2017 #9 Lance 🐝 Scoular#5 🏆
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✴🌐25/07/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici#5 Thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular for being such a great resource. My first live buzz that I did was on someone else's phone as mine (antique) didn't have the capacity(?) to do the task. so I am now the proud owner of a new phone and am hoping to do my second live buzz later on today using my new phone. I will do so more confidently after watching and hearing this buzz. Thanks again!25/07/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher1. Incentive to listen by counting tips & re-tweeting for someone. 2. cheat sheet. 3. Post-it notes 4. using sound on camera or use bluetooth. 5. Use buds 5. Tripod comes in very hand for different reasons. 6. Use mirror to display 7. Place phone on tripod (maybe use notes too?) 8. In mentioning @David B. Grinberg, reminder how we help each other, including you too Lance. You both help so many. 9. Suggesting MybeBeeTV to post live buzz 10. Issues with buzz, mention @Javier 🐝 beBee or @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín which I've done many time lol. 11. Decide if you want to video in landscape or portrait. 12. You might want to use landscape mode if doing buzz outdoors. 13. Edit then upload to youtube from PC. 14. Use video on Camera first to practice if uncomfortable. 15. Showed how to use beBee's live buzz! I caught more than 15 tips, very nice and thanks Lance.25/07/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergFirst, thanks for the "shout out, Lance! It's always a team effort like worker bees building a hive.
Second, I love the studio, not to mention the terrific tips.
Third, I would note that live and raw = authentic. And it appears that many experts on personal branding on social media say authenticity is key.
Fourth, you are always articulate and very helpful in your Live Buzzes, Producer posts, and general engagement on beBee. I greatly appreciate all YOU do and admire your gracious generosity in sharing and engaging with others.
And, finally, thank you for tagging me @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador. Otherwise, I likely would have missed the latest Live Buzz from one the shining stars on "My beBeeTV" (that would BEE YOU, Lance).
PS/FYI- Here's my a link to my most recent Producer post about live video streaming for those who may have missed it https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/why-live-video-leading-social-media-trend
- MybeBeeTV is an independent bees initiative collaborating together acrosss cultures and languages. Here is a great interview with @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA about team building. A must watch !〔Episode 266〕What does real team building look like? -Anne Thornley Brown INTERVIEW WITH ANNE THORNLEY-BROWN! Anne is the President of Executive Oasis International. Anne has shared her knowledge on: what real team building looks...
Comments25/07/2017 #29 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#27 #28 if the owner of the video's right formally authorized me to download an subtitle it under creative commons 0. 's licencee rights i can have it download, translated and caption it in Spanish, then-uploaded and streamed on beBee from my infrastructures. Just ask the owner to mention CC.O creative commons licence 0. instead of the standard Youtube licence. This allows anyone to reuse, modify, enhance, traduce, transmit and distribute your piece of multimedia work. Legally talking.25/07/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wonderful interview, good to see you here, Anne!
- Producer22/07/2017The Buzz is Growing!The Buzz is Growing! I looked at some of the individual author statistics on beBee. I was blown away to say the least. There are some who have published more than 150 buzzes. And that is just the start. There many bustling bees actively buzzing and...
Comments23/07/2017 #26 Lada 🏡 PrkicThanks Gert for taking the time to make this impressive list of busiest bees on beBee Producer. But we can't see what's behind these numbers. The quality of the posts and engagement on these posts are something more important than a pure quantity metrics.
However, many authors achieve both quality and quantity, and they deserve our deepest respect. To me, you are one of them.23/07/2017 #20 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Once upon a time we were just plain people. But that was before we began having relationships with mechanical systems. Get involved with a machine and sooner or later you are reduced to a factor." ~Ellen Goodman, "The Human Factor," The Washington Post, January 1987.23/07/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 I totally agree with @Paul Walters that it is not just about more and more and more, there is a personal choice involved for those who choose it and here quality of life may be a choice or quality of learning (and there are people who renounce material things - though please, I still personally want quality of life as well as quality of learning). We are still predicated on thinking we are teaching others, when the process of teaching is the learner. This is a quite a paradox as to what education is, but one I do most welcome. That is why I think personal brand is a joke where I can see right through people. I get to see what I want to see, which is the soul of being, and not the sale of a person. Success is an illusion we paint in our minds, but to measure our life in terms of meaning - then I become a bee who believes in being - "TO BEE WHAT IT IS YOU WANT TO BE".
- Producer21/07/2017Metaphor Magic - How to Put Prospects Under Your SpellDo your words hold the power of a strong stallion? A million-man army? An atomic bomb? Or the odor of old fish?Metaphors are shortcuts you can use to create vivid pictures in your reader’s mind. These literary devices multiply the value of your...
Comments22/07/2017 #25 Judy Olbrych#23 Thank you, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Glad to be acquainted!22/07/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Judy bee, a must follow!22/07/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.I truly adored your post, and now I am following you here on beBee, your words and images convinced me!22/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/trimming-of-ideas View moreThis buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
I In Side 6 - the metaphor of time flies versus flying time. In Slide 33 time running with high heels. This nuzz being visual reminded me of my own work @Judy Olbrych and it is a proof that metaphors are powerful. Close22/07/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee"When you use a metaphor, you transfer meaning from one word - or set of words - to another". Who would agree more with you @Judy Olbrych thaan @Sara Jacobovici?
I am a lover of using metaphors and I find the examples cited in this buzz very informative and proper.22/07/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorMy life was a gray day until I read these cotton candy words which plant seeds of wisdom and let my eyes drink up that milkshake sky. As the clouds sailed by, I cried a sea of tears but found laughter is the music of the soul.
I love your fun and useful post-@Judy Olbrych.
cc @David B. Grinberg @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
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Comments29/07/2017 #62 David B. GrinbergThank you for your responsiveness, as always, @Javier 🐝 beBee. I can't reiterate enough how much all users of this platform appreciate your direct engagement with all bees. There's no other social media CEO who comes even close to you -- surely not LI's Jeff Weiner or FB's Mark Zuckerberg. It amazes me how you find the time to be so engaged, especially considering your other priority work and family responsibilities.
I'm very confident, Javier, the new platform will be a very big and buzzing success! You and your team deserve high praise for all of the exemplary work on this important project. I think people need to remember that beBee is still in its infancy. We should rejoice in the tremendous accomplishments and progress made thus far to put beBee "on the map" in the competitive and crowded social media space. Just look back at where FB or LI were two years launch.
Moreover, to those who appear impatient with the pace of these forthcoming improvements, I would point out that it's much better (for many reasons) to get the job done right, rather than rushing it out prematurely to meet an artificial deadline.
Here are three popular sayings to keep in mind:
1) Rome was not built in a day.
2) Good things come to those who wait.
3) Patience is a virtue.
Please know, Javier, that you and your team have the full support truest of the brand ambassadors -- to whom you have placed YOUR trust -- as well as countless bees worldwide who love the beBee experience. The buzz continues to grow louder across the globe every day, every week and every month. Vamos!!!28/07/2017 #60 David B. Grinberg#54 Thanks for the tag, Stephan. I would defer this question to @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood and @John White, MBA because they likely have a better internal perspective on beBee's overall communications strategy than I do.
However, with that said, my suggestion is to emphasize and reiterate the following:
1) beBee strives to maximize its mobile reach with a "mobile first" approach.
2) beBee's mobile app offers a satisfying and user-friendly experience.
3) Repeat 1 and 2.28/07/2017 #59 Louise Smith#52 I must admit I do not like overt advertising much as I have always built up my brand and clients based on my personality, excellence of service and interpersonal skills esp empathy and good listening. But I do enjoy posting things that interest me on beBee, Pinterest and Twitter. Instagram is yet to come !
I am intrigued to note who responds to which post. Sometimes it's the most unbelievable people ! And I have made connections with people I would never have the chance to meet f2f - even some famous people ! (Javier 🐝 beBee & Juan Imaz) !
I wish I had more time to write blogs as I have a lot of ideas saved as drafts ! My most fav is Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ! His content is always well structured and prompts great responses from myself and many others. I don't know how you have time to write so much Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ?28/07/2017 #58 Louise Smith#52 Thank you for saying so @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador. I have worked with thousands and thousands of people f2f over 30 years of teaching. I am very confident with this and can work with up to 100 people easily depending on the situation.
Even so it's very hard for me to e apeople on the iI am very new to Social Media and my closest friends and family don't really use it. I like derstand or get upset so I try to be careful.
I have studied nearly 300 hours of Hypnosis and use it with my clients so maybe that's why I like the power @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee28/07/2017 #57 Louise Smith#39 On Twitter I have many followers who are psychologists, psychiatrists, hypnotherapists, mental health organisations & NGOs & businesses both Australia wide & internationally. I have looked at their followers too & have discovered many new mental health organisations that help me in my work esp with referrals to other specific agencies. Surprisingly, a man from USA wrote and asked me about a condition. I researched it and sent him a list including the relevant mental health organisations in his city. I have enjoyed connecting and learnt a lot from this. Not many of them post but hopefully they read mine ! The ones that post, put up good quality content, links to resources, conferences, workshops, mentors etc. I love to travel - so who knows - maybe I can meet some of them one day !28/07/2017 #56 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#55 Yup but instead of detecting abusers, they penalize everyone else. It is part of the 1st signs of laziness and obscolescence at medium and long term. users will find a replacement to the 140 limited limitating characters communication tool. everything that goes up ignoring rules of UX...well goes down one day. It is Twitter's right to do so. Hope the best for them ! Meanwhile we adapt and increase our respective know how.28/07/2017 #54 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@David B. Grinberg Do you have recommandations for beBee's BA & promoters to apply when suggesting beBee as a new mobile App to adopt? What are your insights a communication/PR professional...Rules of Thumbs, reminders, top 3 essentials ?28/07/2017 #52 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#49 You are a dedicated bee, and you handle very well the power of suggestion. Incentive to join our swarm on beBee is a delicate task. How not to be perceived as advertsier on the Go and more as caring people sharing an enjoyable and insightful experience with like minded people on beBee. It is one of a challenge isn't Louise ? How not to compare too often benefits vs drawbacks and share experiences that will insipre and tempt people to join? Distributing articles links is one of the many way. So producing new contents on a regular basis is the corner stone of user conversion. The audience choose to read and act, or pass on it. Their free will, but the production and distribution of perceptual attributes like infographics, live buzzes, podcasts, interviews, articles must go on and on every social media possible so Google can spider it, bot them,, and redistribute it in search results. As @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood Buzz On!28/07/2017 #51 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#48 When My TweetPack was introduced i had the chance to be sometimes featured in some retweets, a few time....My insight then was..wow...I felt gravity for the first time...MyTweetPack propelled my twitter account like ..a rocket launch...since twitter wasn't my cup of tea at first sight. Then I became curious and i started to analyse MyTweetPack effects on beBee & related hashtags. Like the moon at midnight or sun at noon, very difficult to ignore the jaw dropping impact. But My use of twitter is very similar to LinkedIn. I select & Funnel. Twitter is a user engagement tool for me...not for social media...I don't have that ambition to become an influencer. But to build relationships and meet insightfull people such as Howard Behar, Former Chairman of Starbuck Coffee and be more influence by his work & dedication to #servantleadership. It helped me a lot to better understand @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz personalities and mission here with beBee.28/07/2017 #50 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#47 Indeniable potential of MytweetPack for Heavy lifting workload. I will produce an article on it, when my team will have completed its analysis. It is upmost important for the public to have a complete overview of the market's solutions & apps, depending of their intended purpose. While some users wants just to tweet (like Donald J.Trump a famous Twitter's power user ....LOL), some wants to understand twitter's social medias workflows, interactions betweens SM influencers, how to get rid of marketers, scammers, spammers, Twitter's scores/indicators/KPI and how to build a high density followers bases with larger volume outreach and higher users engagements & interactions. My Question was address to @John White, MBA the social media's influencer, your top 3 insights for the every day bee user. Like 3 rules of thumbs, a weekly discipline: Unless you wanted to say 1) MyTweetPack 2)MyTweetPack 3)MyTweetPack LOL which is as good as any insights.27/07/2017 #45 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#40 There's a basic strategy about follows/unfollows on Twitter. It is made more important by Twitter's follow limits.
We want busy, engaged followers with a proven interest in our topic/field.
At myTweetPack.com, we use the micro-influencer idea. Potential follows are those who the micro-influencers engage with via mentions or retweets and whoever engages with them also by mentions or retweets. That proves their interest at least. A grace period of 2 to 4 days is the busy-ness test. If they do not follow back within that time, they are either not busy enough or not interested in us.
Either way, they are slated for unfollowing.
- Producer20/07/2017What's Your Story, Morning Glory?“‘I need your help,’ the blond whispered in my ear as she took me by the arm and started fast-walking me towards Boylston Street. Before I knew it, she pulled me into a taxi and barked ‘Copley Square’ at the driver. As we sped off, I noticed two...
Comments22/07/2017 #24 Alan Culler#22 "People and stuff" -well said @Pascal Derrien
When I was 11 and at Camp Sachem Boy Scout camp in Antrim, New Hampshire the Camp director was a Poe fan. Every night, while we huddled in dark cabins with only dim flashlights for company, he would play a record over the camp PA system covering all 10 villages and 300 acres around Gregg Lake's north shore. It was a recording of Basil Rathbone reading Poe stories - "The Masque of the Red Death" was a favorite.
"The "Red Death" had long devastated the country. . . .It was toward the close of the fifth or sixth month of his seclusion, and while the pestilence raged most furiously abroad, that the Prince Prospero entertained his thousand friends at a masked ball of the most unusual magnificence."
"The Cask of Amontillado" another "The thousand injuries of Fortunato I had borne as I best could, but when he ventured upon insult, I vowed revenge."
Years later, in my 30s, I found a copy of that record at a library rummage sale -time to pull it out again -Thanks for your comment and for the memories22/07/2017 #23 Alan Culler#21 Well - Don 🐝 Kerr - even on beBee - Rare to find someone quoting "The Book of the Dead" - wonderful poetry
Another favorite line seems appropriate here -"'What three things can never be done? Forget. Keep silent. Stand alone." - thank you for sharing -nice not to be standing alone.21/07/2017 #18 Alan Culler#13 @Sara Jacobovici
I sometime miss your posts as well -there ems to be limits to my time -which I know you also write about -time and stories in the multiverse are said to be infinite, but I have trouble getting out of this universe sometimes -ah -when to "Be Here Now" and when to "Be Open to Infinite Possibility"
Thanks for sharing to the Only Humans Tell Stories Hive -I'll look that up.21/07/2017 #15 Alan Culler#9 @Jerry Fletcher
Thanks for continuing the conversation, Jerry. So many great ideas here -persuasion -the art of sharing knowledge or a point of view through story. Science fiction stories - in the words of Lionel Shriver "complaining about today's problems by projecting them into the future"
Will look up Margie and the Aesop story.
Thanks again21/07/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici@Alan Culler writes: "My personal stories become illustrations to the point I want to make. That happens in conversation too. My songs often come from a chord progression on the guitar, which reminds me of a feeling, which I then put a story to. If/when I end up writing fiction, stories may require a bit more planning and a return to Joseph Campbell."21/07/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciHonoured to be mentioned among this group of writers and storytellers @Alan Culler. I so appreciate your stories and style (sorry I sometimes miss your posts). Love this buzz; the beginning, the middle and the end. I will keep an eye opened for future stories from you. Thanks again.21/07/2017 #10 Harvey LloydStory telling is an art form, that i enjoy, thanks for the tag.
A story well told captivates the listeners emotion set and they can place themselves in the storyline. I have met a few in my travels and can say that a good story teller can replace the media very quickly.
I am glad you posted your thoughts it was enjoyed.21/07/2017 #9 Jerry FletcherAlan, Some of us come to story from without being from an oral tradition. My father didn't tell stories nor did my mother but they kept me in books from the time I could read. I "grok" science fiction because as a teen I was given a subscription to the Science Fiction Book Club. I'd been through Greek, Roman and Scandinavian mythology well before that and the writer's ability to paint new worlds and cultures with words opened my mind to a new realm. And I got into movies although it took a half-day to go into the city on Greyhound for a matinee and return.
My ex is a fiction writer. I could never do what she does. But I can write to convince or persuade. I can make people listen to a different viewpoint. And I have a voice that resonates with most people. So I speak and have done so professionally on three continents. (I'm waiting for an invite to Australia) The stories I tell in speaking are ones that make a point like Margie, The Galactic Commander (www.NetowrkingNinja.com) or The man with two wives by Aesop which I use to explain positioning.
What I've found over the years is that each of us has stories that will involve and intrigue most people but we just don't notice them. You have to want to be storyteller. That opens your eyes. Simply recalling all the sensory input of when and where the story took place will connect your audience. Then just tell the story. Hone it with the next telling. Find the words that connect every time. Make that story a signature--one no one else can tell.
- Producer19/07/20175 Pieces of Advice for Live Chat That you Can Never Live WithoutSince customer satisfaction is everything when it comes to growing your conversion rates, you might as well focus on the very tools that make this possible.And what better tool to get yourself closer towards your audience than Live Chat. In this...
Comments20/07/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorGood advice @Rebecca Matias. The organization that I worked for before I retired had the live chat feature. I found it useful as it helped expedite addressing any issues.
Since then I have used live chat to resolve my own issues with my wireless carrier etc. and have had success with it.20/07/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat advice @Rebecca Matias. I had a major scare the first weekend of July, I went to pay my husbands HC Insurance premium and online it stated it had been terminated. I thought, HOW?! Well I accidently over paid mine and his was late. I pay them separately because we both have individual insurance. Anyhow, I clicked on live chat and within 15 mins, the payment was made with her and she immediately re-instated his insurance. That's great customer service and I find myself using live chat more now for various reasons but it can be very frustrating if the person appears to be an automated bot. Real people, now that works!20/07/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergGood advice here, Rebecca, you make some excellent points -- such as "too much automation can be counterproductive in marketing." How true.
I've shared this buzzing blog post in the following hives: "Customer Service" and "Sales" and 'Communication and Marketing". Keep buzzing!
cc: @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
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- Producer17/07/2017Team Building: 3 Ways to Get More Bang for Your BuckTeam building enhances team cohesiveness to improve business results. A facilitator guides participants through predictable phases of team development, exercises, and discussions. These are debriefed and mined for insights, tools, and strategies to...
Comments20/07/2017 #7 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#6 Thank you.
There is value in going off-site. For example, teams can avoid distractions and really focus. Off-site does not always have to mean an expensive resort. Go to a branch office, exchange locations with a supplier, use the facilities at a local library, college, or university campus. When appropriate, it's great to have the fun factor but it's not always appropriate:
- Team Building: What is the Role of Fun in Corporate Team Building?
https://corporateteambuilding.wordpress.com/2015/08/10/fun-in-team-building20/07/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorOutstanding post-@Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA. I am a fan of team building and during my career, I have been on many a team. My advice, which you mentioned, keep the team building at work. I feel it's not a good idea to let it spill over into - outside of the workplace activities.18/07/2017 #5 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#4 Yes I am being kind. You should see the section on paintball. (I probably should run that as an excerpt but the last time I addressed that topic I was nearly tarred, feathered and run out of town.) From previous conversations, you know how I feel about the axe throwing and mud obstacle courses.
This true. I go into a lot more detail about this in another section of the e-book. "And the other reality is that not everybody plays fair at those "recreational events" because of age or infirmities or whatever. There are people who are just not able to play volleyball or kickball and "coaching" the real team is not really active participation."18/07/2017 #4 Scott SimmermanVery nicely framed up. But you also know you are being pretty kind to those Team Bonding things that really have no measurable value and which sometimes undermine the understanding that real team building needs to occur. One can get the old, "Well our last team building event at Dave and Busters did not go so well" or, "I did not see any changes as a result of our whole day of teambuilding at paintball / the go-kart track."
And the other reality is that not everybody plays fair at those "recreational events" because of age or infirmities or whatever. There are people who are just not able to play volleyball or kickball and "coaching" the real team is not really active participation.
Your framework is quite good. And we need these kinds of efforts to generate impacts, if they are to be repeated in a meaningful way.18/07/2017 #2 Lisa VanderburgExcellently thought out - very far from my rather disorganized and wayward thinking! Yet I am privileged to be included and I thank you @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA. I must give this a re-read and try and put something more considered once I've absorbed it again (and on LI - no prob!). Back soon!17/07/2017 #1 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Tausif Mundrawala @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Lisa Vanderburg @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador I would love your reactions. If you can also like and comment on the LinkedIn version, it will help more people view it. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/team-building-3-ways-get-more-bang-your-buck-anne-thornley-brown-mba Thank you.
Comments18/07/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#15 j ai fait fait un logo pour mybebeeTV veux tu l inserer en watermark? Envoies moi ton courriel en message prive sur bebee. La tu as fait fort, j ai failli me noyer dans mon cafe ce matin. Trop Fort...La classe et entre parenthese tu voles avec bcp d'elegance...lol17/07/2017 #6 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHola compadres, Dare & Share, Switzerland gold medalist! cc @David 🐝 Martín Alonso @Alberto 🐝 de la Torre @Soledad Ramírez Blanco @Vega 🐝 Gómez Hernández @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador @Ana María Fernández Soriano
- Producer14/07/2017The Struggle to Respond AccuratelyThe precious Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and I had an impactful DM conversation, yesterday. It started prosaically enough when I let her know about a new hive: Service Professionals Network...
Comments10/08/2017 #27 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#26 You floated my boat, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. Don't know why that phrase was top of mind, but the tide brought it in, so I am choosing not to self-edit it.
Which is really what this post was about. Finding the places where I constrain my expressionism and hold back from going with the flow.10/08/2017 #26 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI love your reflections into the minutest details. Oh, that I could get my mind to go there. I have been struggling with illness for the past several months, so it is difficult to go where you have been. I want to focus on mind, not body. While I wait for the journey, I will rely on your weaves to carry me there20/07/2017 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#22 What a very rich comment, @Sue Bryan. Of course, synchronistically, this is the quote that arrived in my heart, yesterday, by Martha Beck:
"I’ve seen that what we’re most afraid to lose is never a thing, person, or situation, but our story about how that thing will make us happy, conform to our ego’s desires, and remain forever unchanging. This is true even when the thing is our own body.
I’ve seen that when we relinquish our stories—when the truth of our soul kills the narrative we’re spinning out to impress ourselves and others—we reach acceptance and suffering ends."
I somehow got the story that my body knows how to heal in those precious first years and sure enough, I live outside western medicine. Even though the media is hellbent on changing this belief, they can't touch it, because I have 48 years of solid evidence.
My post 'No More Sweet Little Lies' was about facing up to these internal stories. I had no idea, until I started challenging myself to radical accuracy, just how thoroughly I'd let a story stand, rather than be bluntly curious about all the presuppositions and assumptions wrapped up in a pat answer.
So while my health story is utterly beneficial, my work story has/is harming me. It is proving to be a difficult root to uncover, it is buried deep down.20/07/2017 #22 Sue Bryan#21 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich :) I am pondering the stories we tell ourselves and how they limit us. There are personal stories like ones related to self-esteem, and cultural stories that run deep in our subconscious minds. One particular story that almost everyone tells some version of is the story that we weaken as we age. One might argue that this story comes from observing evidence in the world around us, but I am more and more convinced that we manufacture evidence to "prove" our stories and not the other way around. So, why have we so completely embraced this particular story? Even people who are determined to stay healthy joke about "senior moments" and failing vision or creaky joints.
I wonder what others think about this...
My theory is that stories like this arise from a misconception or over-reaching of the focus that creates physical life. We have to really believe that we are separate in order to experience a normal human life where we are separate and different from each other. When we are convinced of our separateness, story lines arise from that belief and the fear and longing that it instills in us. 'Decline with age' is one of these stories. Another is the story that our bodies have mysterious functions that we don't understand, and that they are vulnerable to sudden attacks from germs or insects or predators or mutations... And that we have to protect ourselves from all those terrifying things.17/07/2017 #19 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#18 You've pretty much nailed the introvert-centric feeling of wanting, craving, needing 'deep-talk', @Sue Bryan.
I recently read a post on LI by Max Noble who has pegged this as social mindfulness, which is quite a spot-on way to describe what goes missing when we live our lives at the speed of our technology.
And the fact of the matter is, we need input from strangers in order to gain a new and different perspective.
Cultivating this presence, to sense when just a little more needs said, to be able to invest a few more moments to share a couple of true sentences, would revolutionize our world.
I think of these people who have hit a point in their life of being able to commit a heinous act. I know that a genuine kindness may have rerouted them during that last day. I am certain that kindnesses have done this work and we have been spared in ways we won't ever be able to celebrate.
I may challenge myself to start asking "What are you pondering about these days?" A novel question is very like to disrupt our habitual patterns.17/07/2017 #18 Sue BryanThanks for this post @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I have struggled with finding the appropriate response too. It seems to me that in the context of a larger conversation the question, "Are you OK?" is an invitation to check inwardly and share with the questioner any part of the journey that presents itself.
The harder question for me is the greeting, "How are you?" As @Harvey Lloyd said below, the answer is always, "fine." I know that i am fine even if my world is a bit rocky for now. I would love us to replace this automatic way of greeting, which at its heart is often inauthentic (does the person really care how you are?) with something more real: I see you. Here we are together. What's happening in your life right now? Can I share what's happening in my life with you?
Or some other formula that promotes connection.17/07/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorWow. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, this put a smile on my face, a song in my heart and a tear in my eye. You are truly a lovely person with sincerity that shines through every word you write. I glad you're "peachy keen" and proud of you for taking on and meeting your goals for your publishing challenge. I'm looking forward to knowing the end of your sentence: "Great, because....". I feel certain it will be good news.16/07/2017 #14 Harvey Lloyd#12 Everyone goes through the transition of youthful bliss to wisdom. Or as you have identified, the mid-life crisis. Mine was no different than most.
My youthful energy to carry the issues of the day waning and moving from i can do anything to i want to do nothing. I had lost my purpose once i lost my youthful energy. Small business has been my battle ground of swinging the sword for thirty years, at twenty years i entered the perspective of cognitive dissonance. Everything i believed to be true up to that point was found to be false or non motivational.
Like yourself a journey began. I usually seek the question before i even attempt to provide an answer to the issues of the day/life. During this journey i reduced it to purpose. What purpose do i serve? I discovered that my purpose was one that required youth to keep it in play. This was fading and i needed a common purpose that allowed wisdom to meet challenges and not youthful bliss.
I "was" all things in all settings as my youth allowed me the energy and focus to push through most anything. My purpose was to be out in front leading through crisis.
My new purpose is to serve where i stand and share journeys with others if only for a time. This removed the outcome from the equation and focused on the service only. It removed control questions and introduced influence.
May your journey be wise and short.15/07/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 Thanks for such a detailed answer, @Harvey Lloyd, we have this tendency in common.
I feel like if something is worthy of my attention, it is worthy of my full focus.
Your metaphor of providing a ladder completely explains what I knew was a potential if I could accurately respond. A bit of perspective, some encouragement, perhaps a concrete suggestion or two.
And yet, because I am in turmoil, really do identify with being in a stage of mid-life crisis, I just spun out in formulating a response that was accurate, but not over-the-top.
I will even confess to further struggling as I approached beginning to respond to comments. It took me a day, after all.
But I know this is part of a life-transition. Being unsure. And I am fortunate enough to have built a community, where I can openly share. Both to reorient myself and to shine a light for others.15/07/2017 #11 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#5 Small talk, definitely has its place. As I said, the addition of a smile or a wink can add a great deal of value to anyone's day. I don't want to diminish the impact that the social niceties certainly offer.
And I believe, @Aleta Curry View more#5 Small talk, definitely has its place. As I said, the addition of a smile or a wink can add a great deal of value to anyone's day. I don't want to diminish the impact that the social niceties certainly offer.
And I believe, @Aleta Curry, that a good life has a steady stream of OKs!
But there are crucial moments in life, where we could all get so much farther along, by stopping and answering accurately. In the context of a rather open exchange, with someone whose opinions we respect. That urge to not go deeper, further can really be a detriment to both people. We never know what will arise if we keep a conversation flowing. Close15/07/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#4 Brilliant point, @Tausif Mundrawala. The questioning habit can be off-putting to people who fall towards the 'small-talk' end of the spectrum. Those of us on the deep-talk side like to question and contextualize and generally come away from a conversation having learned and felt and connected with the person in a unique way.
It is the case that we have a community of people on beBee who, even in tiny, virtual comment boxes, like to connect. Most of us type to communicate and learn. A rarity in the online world.15/07/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 There are certainly moments of quick exchange, were just the smile that accompanies a quick OK does the trick.
The challenge presents itself with someone you've established 'conversational closeness' with. And you have something to say. But you aren't quite in a place of blurting it all out. And, yet, you know the person wants to sincerely help. But you don't know where that synergy is.
We've experienced how this can happen in text and via webcam, but with the tone of voice and facial expressions added to the mix, we get there so much quicker and easier.