- Producer17/10/2017Me TooSimple to say.Easy to dismiss.Immeasurably difficult to accept.To some surreal and unfathomable. To others far too real.Painful to experience.Emotionally, physiologically, mentally and personally it holds those affected tightly within its...
Comments19/10/2017 #12 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsMe Too! @Joel Anderson I'm just tired to the bone and mad as hell. And I'm tired of being mad as hell.
@Harvey Lloyd; That is a rough road to travel; I miss my grandfather every day but I wouldn't bring him back to what he had to go through; it wasn't him, just his body.18/10/2017 #11 Harvey LloydI am approaching that vision of there isn't as much time left as is behind. I am on the back nine of life. More of my family and friends are hearing the doorbell ring of life's health challenges. I know the natural process of life and death are a part of our existence, but to make sense of it is quite another thing. I only know my own experiences and can reflect them.
One in particular was my mother-in-law. Dementia took her down a dreadful path. There was no plug to pull or considered. But i know the family gathered around her and supported her existence and made her feel at home for more than three years. I am sure if we look at her and try and find dignity within that three years we wouldn't find it.
But through her experience and the family's belief in supporting one another we witnessed to so many people the dignity of family and the courage to engage with one another even in the toughest of times. The notes and comments my wife got from staff, other families who had loved ones in the facility, told me we impacted the way families see each other, the way staff treated patients in these types of facilities.
My Mother-in-laws challenging walk home was a shared experience that impacted others, she witnessed through us to people who had lost hope in humanity.
The process of going home is never an easy journey, but we have the opportunity to show others that this journey is guaranteed and that no matter the labels love does conquer the feelings of death, and celebrates the many people who are touched by the person's life.
I don't remember my mother-in-laws road but rather here life and those she impacted both in living and dieing. I Too hope i can have the courage to the end to share life with others, regardless of how rough the road gets.18/10/2017 #7 AnonymousBut then, one Day, you're tired of even being mad and you say well Hell is already here, can we ever turn this bountiful Earth into Heaven? Then you look around at all the anger and hate and inhumanity and you think quietly that Love truly is the cure and you just don't know if Love's voice will ever be loud enough anymore. So metoo, and I'm ready to live in an igloo.
- Producer20/10/201710 Tips on How to Become a Thought LeaderI get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, Linkedin and beBee messages and...
Comments21/10/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI like your views on writing--so true. I'm emerging from a bout of who-knows-what, and my connection to the keyboard has been tenuous. I write what I think is delicious stuff in my head, cannot drag myself to the keyboard and lose my trains of thought--causing what I have in my head to be excreted like waste.20/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood this is a masterpiece. It is thorough and factual. One question I have for you. You wrote "thought leader is to have continuous high-engagement posts on your topic". How do you define engagement? We know that the percentage of readers who comment is less than 1%.
- Producer04/07/2017Great Examples of Things You Can Do on beBee ProducerRemember you can share your content on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ . beBee loves all the big ones :-)Image by Jim Murray1.- Writing a storyThe Making of a Triathlete Lisa 🐝 GallagherDear Mom, Gone but Not Forgotten by Lisa 🐝...
Comments06/09/2017 #48 Aleta CurryHi @Javier 🐝 beBee how about adding a 13th point, 'Recommend Others' as in: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/the-write-stuff05/07/2017 #37 Frank GeislerInteresting! I am unsure in which category my story would or should fall, any hints?
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@geisler-frank/labdoo-switzerland-there-is-more-than-just-cheese-chocolate-and-mountains05/07/2017 #33 Phil FriedmanThank you, @Javier 🐝 beBee, for the multiple citations of my work published on beBee. I am both flattered and gratified. I was also, BTW, greatly heartened by your recent post on the reset of beBee's development strategy because the new track shows, I believe, great promise for future success by differentiating the platform as user-centric in a truly meaningful way. I have been one of beBees's vocal critics... because I am one of its biggest fans and a strong believer in its potential. Thanks again and cheers!
- Producer12/10/2016Contribution to the society is the responsibility of everybody Many people assume that contribution to the society is the responsibility of those who are already well settled in life and have nothing else to do; because, even if the average person tried to contribute to the society, it wouldn’t make much...
Comments19/10/2017 #32 Joanne Gardocki#30 The Art of Possibility by the Zanders talks about giving people an "A" . Benjamin Zander began the practice with his performance music classes because students were so fearful they wouldn't take any risks. He gave them an "A" for the class and the only requirement was to write a paper on why they deserved the grade. I'm working on my own paper and a list of others I can gift with an "A". Zander's students blossomed and took flight with the music.18/10/2017 #30 Harvey Lloyd#29 Great quote. If 10% of the people with the will to change the world focused for six months on those around them, they would change the world. But changing at this level of each other most times is messy. Fixing the world can remain in nebulous uncommitted zones. My neighbor will actaully require my engagement with expectation.
To save the house we most engage with the pieces where our skills lie.18/10/2017 #29 Joanne Gardocki#28 Excellent point, @Harvey Lloyd. Big picture is important but true lasting change comes from engaging in the moment with those we can reach. We never know how far ripples will travel. Though I will say "once the avalanche has started the pebbles don't get to vote" is still a favorite.18/10/2017 #28 Harvey LloydIf i could add an additional layer of thought. Stop trying to fix the world. Of course grander goals of saving the world are great but, right in front of us are teams that need our attention in the present. The 400 million seater bicycle is a tough ride, jump on the 4 seater and make a difference, in the present, with those in front of you.
Great post and thoughts.10/11/2016 #25 Victor ChertkovPues eso: sé responsable de tu vida, sé dueño de tu vida, poco a poco, cada día un poco más, sin resignarte, aportando valor, siendo tu mismo, creciendo por dentro y tallando el diamante de tu alma...
Los acontecimientos diarios, las dificultades (reales o percibidas), incomodidades y fallos, son esas piedras esmeriles que hacen que el diamante brille cada vez más. También pueden estropear el diamante, ocurre, claro que sí, pero, una vez más, de ti depende lo que haces con la piedra.
Sé responsable de tu vida...05/11/2016 #21 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#18 I feel the same @Irene Hackett, how could I miss this Producer??
Love the idea of the drops and the ocean. I feel like a little drop taking care and enjoying with the drops around me, cycling all together in the same direction.
Thanks again @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz for creating beBee!! 💫19/10/2016 #17 Robert CormackI like this Javier. I think building relationships here based on common interests and beliefs demonstrated how "together" we can be. Something tells me that's a strength we can build upon, hopefully to help others. I'd like to think we can make social media a platform for helping as opposed to showing pictures of ourselves.17/10/2016 #16 Praveen Raj GullepalliDear Jav, you have very rightly hit upon the complacency that creeps in from a personal sense of inadequacy in many. It could be due to any reason - poor health, money, work pressure, lack of time, etc. But yes, anybody can make a difference. Even without moving mountains. A random act of kindness a day, a smile, a hug, a cheerful attitude, a word of praise, an unasked raise ;) ...can and do make the world a better place! You express so well! Keep writing Amigo!16/10/2016 #14 Anonymous@Javier 🐝 beBee, fractals forever. Kudos and thank you.
You Are a Social Leader, definitely. The Butterfly Effect ("Every person can make a difference to the society if they have the will to do so." - Javier Cámara Rica). The Fractal Revolution in Society, beBee affinity network is the first social media because of all members, affinity concept and high degree of awareness of management.13/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd@Javier 🐝 beBee your concept is timely. But i would offer up a perspective that negativity is a symptom not an outcome. I have read here and other places about "negativity" and it truly has become an emotional concept. I have had staff say, I wanted to say something but i didn't want to appear "negative".
Being negative is a matter of perspective. Steven Covey of Seven Habits fame talks about this as a bank account. Sometimes we withdraw and others we deposit. The balance is what is important, not the deposits or withdrawals. If you have made deposits with the team, negativity is a withdrawal but, no one sees it that way. Lacking deposits then one must be withdrawing from the team on a consistent basis.
I encounter negativity as a learning experience. Now i am not referring to the acute stages of negativity brought on by psycosys. But rather folks who express misunderstanding in a negative way. They apparently have a a different perspective, and i would like to hear it. I might try and discuss the presentation of the perspective so the person can express themselves and make a deposit rather than withdrawal.
- Producer17/10/2017How Data Savvy Brands Get to Know Their Customers to Gain Their LoyaltyBrand loyalty is evolving, and the emphasis is squarely on the consumers rather than the brands these days. Customers expect you to know them better than they know themselves and to treat them like the unique individuals they are. But this can be...
Comments17/10/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent blogging buzz, John. I love your infographics, in addition to your wonderful writing. I'm wondering if you have any unique insights into how brand loyalty and customer service issues differ from Generation Z compared to their Millennial predecessors?17/10/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorYou nailed it with this post, @John White, MBA. Repeat customers are the bread and butter for a business. In the insurance industry, we consider renewals our bread and butter. Those special touches, even if it is just a thank you note, goes a long way.
- Producer16/10/2017How to be more successfulWe know that success comes with a lot of challenges and complications at every stage.Here are hard things you will have to do if you want to be successful:1. You have to be able to foresee the future but stay focused on the present.2. You have to...
Comments18/10/2017 #24 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorOne of my favorites is the story of persistence. Greg S. Reid shares Napoleon Hill's story of RU Darby in this video: https://vimeo.com/40665216 View moreOne of my favorites is the story of persistence. Greg S. Reid shares Napoleon Hill's story of RU Darby in this video: https://vimeo.com/40665216 . Don't give up 3 feet from gold! Close17/10/2017 #23 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI wanted to add one that I heard at a conference this week. I felt it was worth mentioning. The speaker said the only words he every lived by were those said by his mother, "Do your Best, and Make sure your Having Fun doing it."
He said that if he wasn't having fun, he was in the wrong vehicle of work and looked for another.17/10/2017 #21 Tausif MundrawalaI agree with all the aspects in it's entirety. We have to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. Well said because these testing times helps us realize the importance of ourselves. Jewellery couldn't be form unless and until gold is not melt and the diamond not being cut and shaped.
Thanks for this buzz, @Javier 🐝 beBee17/10/2017 #17 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#11 "which readers should consider printing out and and reviewing regularly" completely agree to print the listing.
About the feeling of being uncomfortable being uncomfortable, my ideas are different from those of the rest therefore perhaps undervalued, respectful, that is why I defend them and I go on, I am walking against the current, therefore uncomfortable perhaps, to the rest that wants to make me change my mind (I hope the translator behaves well)17/10/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergThank you, Javier, for such an uplifting and inspirational blogging buzz filled with awesome advice! This post is a like a success "cheat sheet" per se, which readers should consider printing out and and reviewing regularly. You include so many powerful points for serious consideration and implementation. In fact, many studies show that positive people are not only happier, but healthier too!
Personally, I think the most challenging point -- at least for me -- is #2 "You have to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable." Well, one might ask, how does that work? I would say the more one adopts and repeats an initially uncomfortable behavior, habit or trait, the more comfortable one incrementally becomes with it. However, it's the initial adoption and repetition which strikes me as the hardest part. I would welcome any further advice you might have on mastering this principle.
Lastly, I've always prided myself on being a positive thinker -- especially during challenging times. I would note that it's just as easy to think positively as negatively, to see the proverbial glass half full rather than half empty. Yet this is an "acquired taste" for many people. Therefore, I suggest reading the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, informally known as the godfather of positive thinking. His timeless words of wisdom can help anyone become less negative and more positive. Check him out:
- Producer#Digitalworkplace : MybeBeeTV Live Streaming Quality Contents available !My beBeeTV is for everyone, everywhere. beginners to experienced directors producers.MybeBeeTV is now live streaming on the largest social media network in the world reaching out to 2.6 billion users.To illustrate the output of some multi-screen...
Comments09/10/2017 #68 Susan 🐝 Botello@stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador Thanks for the tag. I am not sure I understand what this project is...is it a video podcast live buzz on beBee? A beBee hive for videos? I would like to know more, of course. Hope everyone is having a great Monday, or Tuesday if you are not in the U.S.! :)08/10/2017 #62 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#56 @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez you need to tell me more inbox, I am a tumb, promised. But remember for that type of communicatiosn we need a preparatory work and announce events on Facebooks and other medias, it needs planning for audience adoption.
- Producer05/10/2017beBee and their bet on qualityIn beBee we strive to improve our user experience and increase the quality of the content in our social network.Content quality is something unique that makes our platform different.Social Networks are full of pictures, videos and text that is...
Comments19/10/2017 #207 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeSomething I've murmured to myself since an adolescent is, "Change is Constant." Change is a good thing. It's the adjustment that is a bear. One thing that was hard with sff.net is they never changed, and it was always difficult to upload content. Not so here. beBee taught me to spread my wings and fly. Thanks for your ongoing efforts.18/10/2017 #203 Francisco Lopez#194 What will happen with those hives that require some level of knowledge, like astronomy, astrophysics, or meteorology, medicine, philosophy, art, history etc? It is far easier and less time consuming to import well-written content than to write it. An information vacuum has been created. A vacuum is also an opportunity, and I suspect I will be thank you for this later. ;)17/10/2017 #199 Francisco Lopez#194 As I see it, and I can be wrong, beBee is evolving into a writer's platform, nothing bad with that, actually, this has been our main complaint in LinkedIn. There, they opened Pulse to everyone, and suddenly a million people were writing and their engagement rose sharply, as it did here. I was suddenly receiving many notifications, as I have their contact limit there, 30,000, plus a set of random notification placed by the system, we both are in LinkedIn, probably you remember. At some point, this became a nightmare for their processing and for the users and they scaled back, effectively closing the effective access to writers (they can publish but, who is reading them?) When I saw, what they call Influencers, sometimes writing fluff an get hundreds of thousand viewers and I spending 20 to 40 or re hours in research and not getting even 5 thousand views, I stopped writing and fiercely recommend beBee as a complement to inkedIn. Several of my contacts in LinkedIn are brand Ambassadors here.17/10/2017 #195 Francisco Lopez#194 Actually I agree with you, Javier, and, in any case, is your house. Maybe adding a moderation function to the hives can help to reduce the noise. It will still be arbitrary but is better than elimination quality content from the hives because is not original content. Of course, is not easy, In spite of running a business, I moderate my 7 groups in LinkedIn and own several here and in Facebook, and do my best to maintain the noise under control. I know it is very early, as I do not much advertising here yet, but, something that can attract professional talent and can stimulate those writing honey, would be sharing part of the advertising income. I know people in YouTube, not the great stars or anything like that, just regular people, who make 5, 10, 20,000 a month by providing original contents, they just post a lot and a portfolio of 300 to 1,000 do the trick, as part of the ad revenue is shared with the account owner.17/10/2017 #194 Javier 🐝 beBee#193 Francisco, you are free to post any link like any other social network. Hives are beBee's mechanism and we want to protect our professionals that are working hard on generating elaborated content. Any very relevant external content can be shared through the hives but you need to work a little bit :-)
Again, Engagement (Average time spent) increased over 30% on beBee. So we are really proud and happy of our improvement. Enjoy the hive !17/10/2017 #193 Francisco LopezThrowing a blanket description to what despectively is named as quick buzzes is like putting an economy in the hands of a few beaurocrats the quality tends to decrease and the amount of creativity is reduced. Nothing bad about promoting writing talent, as beBee does, but not all the content linked from the outside is photos of cats, dating updates, and other stupid content. Is true there is a ton of content placed by low IQ people, disruptors, and trolls., and, as it is easy to cross[ost than to create, this could be a line of defense.against the trolls. I personally have mixed feeling about this strategy. I get paid to write and tend to be hesitant to make rich others and not getting paid. It takes serious time to do serious writing, research, verification and developing and publishing. Don't take me bad, this could end being a good move, especially for writers looking for a platform to publish their original content and attract work. It might be too early for emerging platforms but, it could attract great content if it shared advertising revenue like other sites.13/10/2017 #191 Louise Smith#183 @Claire L Cardwell I am sure you could write a scaffold to be adapted for different pictures. Your own personal non PR Beeutiful BLURB.
Another idea is to ask some bees for an opinion before you post and include their comments in the main post.
Maybe a little relevant history & technique & form explanation. It will end up as your PhD thesis !
Bees will probably instinctively look at the picture first and then read the blurb
Most people are visual dominant and / or lazy !
So they will make their own conclusions.11/10/2017 #188 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝I think the changes drove home some good enhancements to beBee platform, it will make all of users to spend more time to produce honeys and that is always good for making the content original in the platform however, I would like to have some flexibility on what my notification would alert me from (e.g: Not all honeys are direct interesting to me (perhaps if we could tag it and make the system to show up only honeys from a particular tag ex: "technology") , that is probably would make beBee even more customizable and bring a great experience to any user. (My five cents) @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer02/10/2017Introvert or Extrovert- which is better?We are living in the age of increased tension. This is manifested in many facets of our lives such as: · Less time · Less employee loyalty · Less employee engagement · Less passion for work and increased turnover rates · ...
Comments06/10/2017 #252 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#249 Thank you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. you are correct. The discussions are in conformity with your comment. But it amazes me how simple questions may lead to so many discussions. Linking communication style with the purpose of a meeting, a customer or team member must be based on the understandings derived from your comment.06/10/2017 #251 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#248 "Over my lifetime I have now developed ways that I gain much energy being in my own company and with Nature and spend much time alone"- by @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. My published buzz of today addressed the theme of your comment. It is amazing as if you read my mind. Be Natural is the theme and I believe the buzz addresses your comment even before you published it.06/10/2017 #250 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#247 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- the discussions here are in great conformity with your comment and mainly " along the introversion extroversion continuum". The discussions focussed greatly on the need to understand the style of communication and to appreciation the identity of all persons involved. I go along with your comment.05/10/2017 #249 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianIntrovert does not equal shy. I'm an introvert, and I'm not shy. I've been in Sales or Sales Management most of my adult life. I've spoken to as many as 1750 people at once. I once did an open-mike at a comedy club. It was supposed to be for 5 minutes. It went on for a half-hour. I don't shy away from confrontation, nor do I seek it out.
To my mind, introverts process internally. Extraverts process externally. Neither is better, so long as the processing is done. Different strokes for different folks.
I wrote about this a while ago... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/attack-of-the-extroverts-why-and-how-to-switch05/10/2017 #248 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeEarly in n my life I always wanted to be with people and energised myself and others being together. Over my lifetime I have now developed ways that I gain much energy being in my own company and with Nature and spend much time alone. I do not have the need to gain energy by being with others. I have developed my capacities along the introversion extroversion continuum. I believe this is healthy and a state of human development.
Hiwever, some people become entrenched in their initial preferences and do not expand or adapt along the continuum. If they are happy and well adjusted this may be of no concern, however, if they become rigid in their preference thus can limit choices and create challenges working with others. From my experience I believe having an attitude of life long learning and development enables our adaption along these contours and is more life affirming than being stuck and pigeon holed in a box.05/10/2017 #247 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThe way Myers Briggs explains our preference for introversion and extroversion is done within a context of a continuum. It is not that we are one or the other - we use both forms, and develop one way that is a stronger preference. This is like being stronger at being right handed as I use my right hand more than my left hand. And over the lifespan there is a tendency to develop along the continuum. If I use myself as an example. When I was young I prgerrred to talk to think about things and needed people to talk to so I could clarify my ideas. Over my life span I have developed my capacity to make sense of my world internally without the need to talk to others, unless I choose to. Tbc04/10/2017 #242 Lisa Vanderburg#237 I am too touched by your words to see what I'm typing, most adorable @Cyndi wilkins. It's actually such a salve to feel all your love! I really WOULD be alone otherwise; I would bend my back that far. So for @Javier 🐝 beBee, I agree with @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee: just look at what your creation has allowed - take comfort and praise from all your hard work!
We are all so different, from so many different walks and phases of life, yet here - we are free to be companions and friends that will last! Gobsmacking, eh?04/10/2017 #238 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#236 with all honesty I was hoping you would noin the discussions @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I am so glad you did. I am like you mixed. You may do an online test if you wish.I gave the link in one of my recent comments.
I am so happy to say that the discussions are ao rich that I am tempted to write a buzz on this buzz.04/10/2017 #237 Cyndi wilkins#218 I think @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee answered it perfectly with a change in perspective creating change in the external landscape of one's life...Nothing we do is random really...at the foundation of it all is intent...What we create in our lives comes from the intention behind our thoughts...If you don't like the way things are manifesting for you...change the way you 'perceive' it...Exhausting as it is for you @Lisa Vanderburg, what you do for others as a result of your experience with your husband is a testament to a woman of enormous strength and and an endless capacity to love;-)04/10/2017 #236 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorWow, 232 comments! I'm sorry I missed this but I am this post and comments immensely. My two cents on the subject parallel the statement by @Pascal Derrien "I am hybrid, I am both apparently I can come across differently depending on the situation", which I feel the same way.
Bravo, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee on an excellent post.
- Producer29/09/2017Peculiar zero (in)finite geometryDespite quite a bit, they got a dreamBeing in a position to be able to have that particular cherry with(out) that gloomy cream.A dream state.A flow of (un)tamable imagination, a superposition,for a value chain with a return on investment rate.A...
Comments29/09/2017 #3 Kevin Baker#2 Please correct me if this is un-true, from your writing I perceive you have an acute understanding of the physiology of human behavior and are very much the student who watches not to invade however to learn from others. Like to hear more about your research , perhaps we can benefit each other. The underpin your referring to , I feel is in the motivations of intentions.
- Producer30/09/2017Instagram... as a visual automation hub?Instagram is familiar to most business people as a top branding tool. But it can also be used as an easy and functional automation tool for an individual or team. You will need a few extra features. One of those is insta - manager chrome extension....
- Producer28/09/2017Facebook wants to be the best alternative to LinkedInFacebook wants to be the best alternative to LinkedIn. Facebook wants to become the only platform you spend your time on. It swallowed Instagram, it swallowed WhatsApp, it’s strangling Twitter and it’s trying to strangle Snapchat. During the past...
Comments01/10/2017 #70 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#69 Jaja, I am not worried, nor did I misunderstand the meaning of your intent. Social media tools can easily become double blade. However for tech savvy like me we know our ways around to get users life easier, thanks to opensource community. I help government agencies and National TV broadcasters in the educative mission to vulgarize software and web based technologies, including mobiles. The famous 3-5 minutes format showcase. FB can be tamed.lol01/10/2017 #68 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIt takes innovation, time and patience. We must stay strong and look at the long-term picture. Quality over quantity. Analyze current strategies and trends - take a step back to see what's working and what's not working. Respect and promote each other and the beBee brand. Share, share and share across all platforms. FB started in 2004 and beBee is still young so we need to put the push on. There is an abundance of talent on beBee and I feel we can make this work.01/10/2017 #67 AnonymousSome changes, updates, outcomes and improvements are required. Also, careful analysis of current trends, statistics, key performance indicators, marketing strategy and future measures for sustainable development. People also expect both the social and the business components.30/09/2017 #66 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#65 OKay Mamen, no hurry. I am still around.jajajaja. It would be a pleasure and honor. And from your end, a few innovation's scoops in Exclusive. My friends and I have launched start-ups from beBee affinity networks...si si, de verdad, you can interview them also if you wish hahaha. It is incredible what can happen on beBee!30/09/2017 #63 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorFacebook isn't a for, it is if I may say so, full of friends waiting for us to tell them. Story + a call to action. Facebook is full of friends with no affinities, now beBee Affinity database can fin it's way to build relationships up to....friendship.30/09/2017 #62 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorInnovations take time. Give it to the team and let's keep the faith and our user's loyalty. With the human short memory attention span, re-branding and re-building on specific segments of population is still possible. Now we all hope that future enhancement will not be a catch up after competition's features. That would be a hell of disappointement and a fall back to aficionados. Meanwhile @Lance 🐝 Scoular we can conduct and perform meaningful innovative initiatives bringing new users to beBee. Won't take much a trimester to beta test an finally launch a beBee new version. The perfect x-mas gift!30/09/2017 #60 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA#54 Thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular for tagging me on your comment. I just want to say thank you for introducing me to this platform, you're doing an amazing work promoting and serving as a beBee Ambassador - I'm pretty sure @Javier 🐝 beBee, @David B. Grinberg and all the beBee team are proud to have you as an Ambassador.
Since I've joined beBee, I've been lucky to meet many amazing people and I'm looking forward to meeting many more wonderful Bees, please feel free connect and say 'Hi'.
Have a great weekend!
Note: Hablo Ingles, Espanol y tambien entiendo un poco de Italiano y Portugues :)30/09/2017 #59 Lance 🐝 ScoularPART 6 and FINAL
As engaging, friendly, supportive and encouraging as
@Javier 🐝 beBee
@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
@John White, MBA
@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
and the rest if the beBee team are, I believe that, at present, if we collectively can attract the needed younger generations to beBee, they will not hang around long enough to experince the beBee cullture, before buzzing off to find what they percieve to be greener pastures.
-IT MAY TAKE LONGER THAN 3 SECONDS TO DISENGAGE
- BUT THEY WILL DISENGAGE.
I trust that I, together with all the beBee community, can speedily effect the necessary enhacements to progress beBee onwards and upwards, buzzing to new hights and continuing success.
from my 📱
FINI30/09/2017 #58 Lance 🐝 ScoularPART 5
*** If I as a 68 year old wrinkly, who LOVES beBee, feels hamstrung and frustrated, how do you think a 16 year old entrepreneur, used to Snapchat and Instagram, who wants to engage with mature business people and mentors on beBee, yet finds the infrastructure is less than user friendly.
I am reasonably forbearing and patient.
I suspect Millenials are not.
continued PART 630/09/2017 #55 Lance 🐝 ScoularContinued PART 4
9) Some critical issues I believe beBee needs to address.
- From my understanding, the beBee userbase has not rissen markedly in the year compared to the first years.
- Speed of incremental improvements needs to increase.
- Actions not vague or unkept promises are required.
- Specifically, Live Buzz, to my experience has not improved sufficiently since its release a year ago.
-Live Buzz would be my prefered means tlar to Snivartphone, like MIr on my phone's keypad.
- video definition leaves a lot to be desired.
- still no zoom which Snapchat has.
- no download of the produced video to repurpose on phone or computer.
- On Snapchat I created Memories - My Story in real time, saved it to Gallery on my phone and could then Tweet it, as well as upload it to my YouTube channel.
- ALL from my phone, wherever I was.
- I cannot do this on beBee
- Live Buzz content can't be viewed by a non beBee member.
Continued PART 530/09/2017 #54 Lance 🐝 ScoularContinued PART 3
8) I joined beBee in July 2016, on the invitation of @David B. Grinberg
who I now count as a (virtual) friend.
- I spent some time exploring beBee and viewing content.
- I then commenced using Producer with some articles adapted from LinkedIn long form articles.
-I also started to promote beBee on Snapchat using innovative graphics and 10 second videos.
- I created two multimedia projects utilising text, graphics and/or video for multichannel publishing primarily on beBee, Snapchat and YouTube then shared on Twitter and LinkedIn.
- Social Media Cross-Pollination Enhanced with beBee Oct 13, 2016
- Things Your Smartphone Replaced or Will Replace In The Future Oct 27, 2016 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lancescoular/things-your-smartphone-replaced-or-will-replace-in-the-future
- As I gained confidence with beBee I started to refer people who sent me Linkedin invitations (I recieve about 5-10 per day mainly from my various Twitter handles) to my most viewed beBee article:
"10 Reasons Social Media Won’t Work For Your Small Business" http://dld.bz/ffW5U .
A recent beBee member who travelled my convoluted beBee marketing funnel (Twitter > LinkedIn > beBee) is my Spanish speaking, fellow Aussie Sydneysider, @Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
who has quickly embraced the beBee culture and has contributed #42 below.
Continued PART 430/09/2017 #53 Lance 🐝 ScoularContinued PART 2
6) The MARKET will determine whether or not beBee SURVIVES.
7) I researched Snapchat for a month last year, via online articles and YouTube, to determine whetherke me could engage as a content marketer (predominantly video and graphics) before joining Snapchat early April 2016.
I then spent a month following well known marketers to see how they were engaging the predominently 13-24 age group.
I then started "doing my thing" and gradually built a substantial following (which is not a particularly easy thing on Snapchat) and "learned on the job" from savvy YOUNGSTERS, how to better engage.
UNFORTUNATELY, I had to drop my Snapchat involvement early this year as as I felt I needed to devote more time, effort and resources to BEBEE.
***I hope I made the right decision***
Why do I say this?
During my 10 months, actively using Snapchat (not an ambassador or investor in Snapchat)
- I was asked to be a beta tester.
- new or updated features were regularly realeased, generally for the better.
- there were crashes and user issues but resolution processes worked well.
- many users helped me when I stuffed things up and in turn I helped other users with their Snapchat issues.
- this was enabled via PEER to PEER contact via TEXT, VOICE and real time VIDEO - ON MY PHONE on Snapchat.
- Using the independent app Ghostcodes, I could guage the increasing user base of Snapchat users and also what other sopchat. (beBee is not an optional display on Ghostcodes)
Continued PART 330/09/2017 #51 Lance 🐝 ScoularPART 1
1) I agree with much of the sentiments of both the article and the commentstors below.
2) I LOVE beBee and the beBee community and the supportive nature within it.
3) I have worked in the social media aspect with a number of start-ups here in Australia and 1 mature company as an investor of TIME my NETWORK resources but NOT MONEY, as well as a "brand ambassador" for them.
Some have failed, others have flatlined.
4) Like the comentators below I want beBee to SUCCEED.
I don't count myself an expert on the article's subject matter or the comments I share below.
However, I have growing concerns for the ongoing viability of beBee competing with Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and more to the point, NEW DISRUPTIVE platforms that will no doubt come along.
(Abraham Lincoln's success, in part was NOT to have "yes men" surround him.
I trust @Juan Imaz
and @Javier 🐝 beBee
have similar attributes and will take my points as constructive and in the BEST interests of beBee.)
5) Like LI, FB, TW, SC and INST, beBee is a business.
It has to provide VALUE to its shareholders, investors (which includes brand ambassadors - investing time and resources), advertisers and members - who are also investing their time and resources.
Everyone looks for RETURN ON INVESTMENT (ROI) in some form or other.
Continued PART 229/09/2017 #50 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#49 @Mamen 🐝 Delgado don't do that, jajaja...there are many ways to limitate FB features invasions and countestrike by draining their audience to ours. I will show you how and the tools when you have time; In the meantime check this (taking advantage of FB to drain their audience to MybeBeeTV: https://www.facebook.com/groups/710567269127414 ) By the way, I am ready when you are for our September's interview we talk about long time ago. You just need a webcam + a laptop + send me your email or skype ID inbox so i can invite you to a Live streaming session. We will invcentive FB users worldwide to join beBee together.
- Producer#GameOfdrones: quDron Inc, Buenos Aires: Global Drone technologies Consulting ServicesQuDron Global Drones Technologies quDron Inc provides consulting services in unmanned aerial, ground and ocean technologies especially in corporate anti-drone protection systems, long-medium range surveillance drones and unmanned traffic...
Comments29/09/2017 #54 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#53 thank you@Donna Wood, LinkedIn is the primary source of audiences for quDron Inc and @Gabriel Bazzolo worldwide team of experts. It helps to expose the Drones cause and invite LI users to discover affinity networks with @Javier 🐝 beBee interactions. Something you cannot have on LinkedIn.28/09/2017 #52 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThanks to the tsunami of likes @Javier 🐝 beBee. QuDron became a technology to yesterday, much like MybeBeeTV but different as per addresses mainly government agencies and specialized corporations. Still worth the buzz for attractive technology topics worth techcrunch, but we will use beBee producer to balance exposure on the internet.28/09/2017 #51 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThank you @A. Elizabeth Orley you might be interested by MybeBeeTV's concept too. BTW, tagging your name in beBee is difficult because it start with a capital A then do, which beBee's feature have hard time to find. You might want to reconsider rewriting Your beBee's handle to facilitate tagging. I like to believe A. hides a magnificent first name. Cheers.26/09/2017 #44 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHola @Oscar Martínez i sent a Google drive link at your name under MybeBeeTV folder on the cloud at her email address she gave me: did @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar checked her email lately? I was supposed to have mp4 and @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez footage as well...Any news?26/09/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#38 I will @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador let us Skype this week!26/09/2017 #40 Ignacio OrnaYo soy de los tiempos de aeromedelismo, mis clientes vendían estos kits y eran miembros de clubs de aeromodelismo. Ahora han salido una versión más moderna que tendrá afición entre los aeromodelistas. Sin embargo hay que hacer saber y hacer recordar que los drones y tal como se usen pueden salvar vidas o destruirlas.26/09/2017 #38 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. you need to tell me more about your next move.
- Quodron Global Drones Technologies (español)
quDron Inc brinda servicios de consultoría en tecnologías aéreas, terrestres y oceánicas no tripuladas, especialmente en sistemas corporativos de protección contra drones, drones de vigilancia de rango medio y largo y gestión de tráfico no tripulado.
QuDron Inc es clave en su portafolio tecnológico integrado por compañías de software, empresas de drones y compañías de sensores que son sus socios de negocios y les permite ofrecer las soluciones adecuadas y actualizadas para contrarrestar las amenazas de seguridad global.
QuDron Inc integra estos sistemas en la industria naval, energía, minería, gobierno, bienes raíces, edificios corporativos y casas privadas manteniendo un estricto secreto sobre nuestros clientes
Comments25/09/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador por compartir lo en este colmena! @Gabriel Bazzolo we have here an example of affinity propagation with cross cultural example, when anglophones strategy sharing foreign content to English hives, they educate others to open to new languges and be curious about new frontiers. It is the dawn and the principle of open mind thinking and behaving.
- Producer19/09/2017Hide n’ Seek in Your BusinessWhen I was a kid, we played a game called Hide n’ Seek. With all the advances in technology, I’m not sure kids still play it. I hope so. It was simple and fun.When I first became a consultant some 40 years ago I found it curious that every single...
Comments26/09/2017 #2 Sadman IshrakInteresting article. This is the part where don't generally pay attention to as it is always hidden. Thank you for sharing the article.
I love this paragraph:
"When you hide shit, you become captive to your own-sleight-of-hand, and that’s not magic. That’s a trick-gone-bad that eats at your own personal integrity and takes the collective soul of the company down a notch."
- Producer21/09/2017Social Media Vs. LifeHello World,You know what felt good today? Forgetting my phone at my desk and taking an hour long walk. I felt a different kind of free. No notifications! No emails! No constantly checking my feeds for fear of missing out! I had time to just be me,...
Comments21/09/2017 #1 Andrew 🐝 GoldmanThat is a very important topic. The world is being taken down by technologies we use without any deep understanding and desire to understand others. Connect with no intention to hear but rather to speak. Ad money all over the place even though technology is one of the most valuable things we have today. It connects us to each other. And it doesn’t matter where we are.
- Producer19/09/2017You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a color screen!).It was early in my...
Comments21/09/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 BhattIf i am in sales and i help earn revenues, where is my incentive?
If i do not deliver in my core function but deliver in sales, isn't it time i shifted to the sales department?
If i am in sales and doing well in sales, why am i the first one let off when the company is havimg a rough time?
Enjoyed your article and i very well understand what you are saying.. but these questions popped up20/09/2017 #5 Jerry FletcherJohn, Brilliant. In the past week I've seen the results of what I've been calling "sales with a customer service viewpoint" work wonders. One start-up I'm working with was just offered several million dollars if they will sell to a multinational manufacturer that because of traditional distribution has no contact with end users of their products. The start-up will give them the contact they haven't had for a quarter of a century. Another client, a consulting firm had not contacted people requesting resources from their web site. One thank-you e-mail generated two requests for face-to-face meetings. One of them closed for a five figure engagement.
The secret is that you and your company are always in the public eye.20/09/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergThanks for more good advice per this blogging buzz, John.
As Shakespeare famously wrote, "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." Thus, even if you don't have professional sales training or experience, you can still act like you're a salesperson. It's also been said the much of sales is selling oneself (personal branding).
Also, regarding your past rude encounter, it's always best not to "burn bridges" as they say. To the contrary, being courteous, cordial and polite will usually go a long way and may even boomerang in your favor going forward.19/09/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorExcellent points made @John White, MBA. The receptionist, whether it be a greeter at a front desk or a person that takes the initial phone calls is the first impression for the organization's clients or potential clients. Respect should be shown for anyone that approaches a front desk. There's no excuse for rudeness in our competitive world19/09/2017 #1 Oscar MartínezI used to work in a laptop repair shop and the service was so bad. Slow, effectiveness was under 65%, and our workshop was doing the opposite that we were telling to the customers. But people kept coming during the two years that I worked there. I was always answering the phone nicely. The emails were fast and politely answered and at the store I was always treating people as if they were my family.
When I sent an email anouncing that I was leaving the company, a really good customer wich had a huge company told me not to do it, because I was the main reason for him to keep working with us.
Not the service, but the treatment.
Thanks for sharing this with us.
- It is September 2017, MybeBeeTV goes Live soon worldwide! Hosts & Journalists, social media marketers, did you ever benefit from an online channel, Live 24/7/365? Great time to master audiences and trends. Add us to your network now. Get your topics and projects ready!MybebeeTV - 24/7/365 Worldwide Affinity Propagation Web-shows! My beBeeTV is for everyone, everywhere. beginners to experienced directors &multimedia producers. Post your video content here, with or without...
Comments22/09/2017 #50 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#49 we are working on it with @hichem chahed. We have the rmtp server, the Softwares, we have gathered a few host, actually we are beta testing the signal. Works audio stream, we will sync soon video, then multiple webcast like live and recorded mix, allowing documentaries sequences, debates, news, advertising insertions, co-hosting, guest interviews , lobby stand by up to 10.20/09/2017 #39 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorGracias @Francisco Jose 🐝 Paredes Pérez Global Brand Ambassador por compartir lo!20/09/2017 #36 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#14 would that be una colmena or a Cologne fragrance? Because you could fabricate a small set of 12 notes in a box and teach people how to mix them so they do their own fragance. If your now it will be a re-order business because buyers will need more milliliters of materials. And it would be then perfect for Xmas gifts. Thanks for tweeting!19/09/2017 #32 siraj shaik#20 @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador Like it and Super, you are ✪✪✪✪✪ .. And wow! watched the first shared video by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, yeah! should I say lucky me (was in hurry so while quick /scrolling browsing). Just in here for sharing words of applause (before I click to checkout, Aha! notification was already waiting).
- Producer07/07/2016Relationship First - Then Consider Selling Me SomethingHeads up! Rant coming!Network marketers, sales professionals and very small business owners (solo business owners) are going great guns on social media. Those who aren't selling enough are blaming their audience, their product, their company. Those...
Comments29/10/2016 #48 Margie McLaughlinAwesome content. Introduced to the digital age only recently in 2015 following an unfortunate two decade long absence, it was like entering onto the set of 'The Jetsons'. Fortunately, I did see Social Media taking shape with the introduction of the WebTV around 1998. I recall using it to structure a small tax service and billpay center. Many called the device "taboo" an warned heavily against socializing on it. Even then it was not hard to decipher a user's networking style and motives! Yes, Relationship First - Then Consider Selling makes perfect sense! 2015 was the most awkward year of my life with the introduction Social Media as it is today and I continue to strive for balance, yet such like reminders like yours makes it all worthwhile. Thanks for this very informative Post.26/07/2016 #41 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#29 I got that message in your excellent and well-written piece, Charlene, and I am still confused about the confusion. I'm sorry that your piece deserves a much better direction than that which these comments have deteriorated. I would love to Skype with you soon. I'll Inbox you, as I see your professionalism and character have never-ending halos. Hat's off to you!
- Producer16/09/2017How To Make The Most Of Emojis On InstagramOriginally meaning “pictograph,” the word emoji comes from the Japanese (絵, "picture") + moji (文字, "character"). Emojis made their first appearance in the 1990s, created for simple SMS messaging on Japanese cellular phones. Fast forward to today...
Comments17/09/2017 #1 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal"Think of emojis like hieroglyphs for the digital world. They are easy to digest, and can be turned into a fun narrative simply by creating a string of sequential bits. You can use these “comic like” strips to tell micro-stories that are memorable and stand out!"
- Producer17/09/2017DOJ Marks 60-Years of Civil Rights Enforcement In case you missed it, the month of September is the 60th anniversary of the Civil Rights Division (CRD) of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ). The CRD, which opened for business in 1957, has a noble mission and rich history which has helped...
Comments19/09/2017 #19 Lance 🐝 Scoular#14 @David B. Grinberg I think the incidents @Aleta Curry is referring to were in Australia and if so I remember the incidents vividly.
I agree with @Aleta Curry's comments:
"My point is that true justice means Justice for All. We don't usually think of the majority ethnic group as *needing* protection under civil rights legislation, but they are certainly *entitled* to it."18/09/2017 #17 David B. Grinberg@Aleta Curry: I found your comments below interesting. You boldly shine a spotlight on an issue which is too often misunderstood by some segments of society. To wit: issues of race are supposed to be "color blind" under the law, meaning they apply equally to blacks and whites alike. No group has a monopoly over laws involving race. That's what makes the judicial principle of "equal justice under law" so important.
This is not to say that one group doesn't experience more race discrimination than another, either historically or currently.
However, I would point out some facts about the changing face of America which you alluded to below: the white population in the population centers now comprises a plurality of Americans -- not a majority -- according to the U.S. Census Bureau. This means that the combined number of traditional minority groups now outnumbers whites, especially white men, in all major cities nationwide. Further, this demographic trend is forecast to increase well into the future. This is due largely to the skyrocketing growth of Hispanics/Latinos and Asian Americans, the two fastest growing U.S. demographic groups. Meanwhile, the percentage of the black population is forecast to remain relatively the same, while the percentage of the white population drops. Just some "food for thought."18/09/2017 #16 David B. GrinbergThank you for your thoughtful comments and valuable engagement on this blogging buzz: @Aleta Curry @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Debasish Majumder @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez @Pascal Derrien and everyone else who took the time to read, comment, share and hit Relevant -- for which I'm most grateful.18/09/2017 #14 Aleta CurryThanks for yet another informative piece, @David B. Grinberg.
Now, *someone* has to say it, so I will. Since I am a black female, it is much harder for people to accuse me of racism for pointing this out:
As a person who doesn't discriminate by any characteristics except character and integrity when choosing friends, I have heard many stories of injustice. As the black mother of a white child, I have another set of concerns. I know, for example, that hate crimes against Caucasians also exist.
While in some cases, and please note that I said 'some', we may be able to understand the history that leads to reactionary hate crimes, it doesn't excuse those crimes.
In other cases, there is no excuse, and it's a question of hate crimes just as vile as any other.
About 15 years ago there was a spate of sexual attacks against young Caucasian females perpetrated by gangs of male from a particular ethnic background (which one I am purposely choosing not to state).
These were targeted, as opposed to random, attacks. The perpetrators felt that Caucasian girls were of inferior moral status compared to girls of their own persuasion, and therefore fair game for rapes and other violence too brutal to describe.
Naturally, a few of us felt rather differently.
My point is that true justice means Justice for All. We don't usually think of the majority ethnic group as *needing* protection under civil rights legislation, but they are certainly *entitled* to it.17/09/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#8 I always have spectacular Sundays, because I know that in the free world, white knights are struggling and fighting for essential rights to keep balance in the Civilized world. I admire your dedication to the Cause. I am honored to be part of your network, and when I can, a small contributor to the buzz propagation. Faithfully Yours, Always!17/09/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergI greatly appreciate your kind words, @Pascal Derrien. Also, many, many thanks for the shares @John White, MBA @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I'm much obliged for your positive engagement and gracious support, as always. Please have a spectacular Sunday!
- Producer30/08/2017Abejas y colmenasHola, ¿Abeja nueva?.Bienvenid@ a la colmena. ¿Aún no sabes como moverte o usar la red?. Este enlace te será de ayuda.https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/guia-bebee¿Sabes en qué se diferencia beBee del resto de...
- Producer08/09/2017Does Content Matter? Using beBEE As A Springboard To Engage With Your Readers.Don’t you just love Fridays? I guess I am a little fortunate in that Fridays for me could be a Monday, a Wednesday or for that matter a Sunday. It’s a little bit cool to be a freelance travel writer! My current Friday morning ritual...
Comments10/09/2017 #44 Aleta CurryI've said it before and I daresay I'll say it again: I am just thrilled, not to mention a little awed, when a writer of the calibre of @Paul Walters reads 'my stuff', much less mentions me in the same breath as some of the incredible writers we're lucky to have on beBee.
I loved Javier's piece too, and thought that it was not before time, although I do tend to cut the posters of inspirational quotes some slack if the quotes are truly inspirational, as opposed to trite pop psychology. I, of course, am imminently qualified to judge that - ahem!
Ditto kittens, puppies and songs. As long as you've published them in Cats, Dogs, and Music hives, I'm going to leave you alone. If they're in IT, however, we may have something of a problem.
I must say I was surprised to find an invitation to follow a blatantly sexual profile in my mailbox a few weeks back. I realised that I didn't really care. I'm not into it myself, since I'm here for professional growth served with a hearty helping of entertainment, but sex probably counts as entertainment for a lot of people, so I'm staying right out of it.
I realise that I have no idea what my point is. I'm stopping now.
Thanks for the chuckles, Paul!10/09/2017 #43 Paul Walters#41 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you . I do intentionally ridicule myself in many of the pieces I write. 'Nice and fluffy' was something my rather clever daughter said about ( what I thought ) was a serious piece about something or other. I perhaps watch too many Woody Allen movies or reat too many david Sedaris books as I feel I am picking up their habits ! Howver your kind words touch m deeply .10/09/2017 #41 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI think the best testimony is the articles themselves, so I checked out an August 2016 piece about Jakarta also published by Oryx and from the first paragraph onwards a.k.a.
"The early morning sun spears like an arrow through the buildings in old Batavia illuminating an old man hosing down the cobblestones while, across the square a restaurateur arranges chairs and tables on the pavement then pulls down a colourful awning ............"
Where in the eye of the beholder one see's "nice and fluffy" I see "rich and inviting". The key here is certainly not an academic treatise about travel, but a lived experience shared with the reader in a way which is virtual reality without the technology - and that is the best kind of VR - the one that stirs the imagination of our own minds. Now if people settle for less or even focus their attention at the level of branding, then it is an old verse of the self-limiting perceptions of personal branding, and again this simply exemplifies the consequences of operating at the level of sell, tell or yell, rather than stir one's own imagination and avidly seek to be shaken and stirred. So what I read in the Jakarta article is beyond brand, because the reader of that article is physically on route to a real travel experience.
Reading of course is a great habit but imagination is what gives life to that habit and then habit is WHO WE ARE, not as a reader but as human being. So it is the next step is ours. Mine was discovering FX Harsono http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/01/29/fx-harsono-exposing-beauty-ugly-truth.html and we either find those linkages with virtual travel or physical travel, but what I learn here is 100% of the magic that should be travel.09/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the power of truly caring09/09/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thank you @Paul Walters it is good to be reminded that we need to take care of our audience, they care about us and we need to show that we care about them too. Wonderful post!09/09/2017 #34 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#29 Content doth matter,
But readers matter a lot more;
Why worry about what other writers write,
When you could devote that energy to write some more? ;)
We have our connections...and their connections to care about or read,
And like, comment upon or share every useful feed;
Let us judge not harshly for we too would be judged,
Opinion is verily a sword, double-edged.08/09/2017 #27 Phil FriedmanNice piece, @Paul Walters, bright and unpretentious -- as always. I enjoy your writing for its lack of hidden agenda. And for the
Openness it displays. As I sit here waiting to see if my home of more than two decades survives the week, it, I've been reading a number of your posts and feeling better for them. Thanks and cheers.
- Producer07/09/2017More Thursday Thoughts: How to Reverse the Curse of the AnnouncerI love sports. I love watching sports -- even some sports that some sports fans don't think are actually sports.I love watching pro football -- go Patriots! A 6th Super Bowl ring would be just awesome! And it all starts tonight, September 7, 2017!I...
Comments08/09/2017 #6 Peter AltschulerI am completely asportual. Athletic? Very. But a sports fan? Not in the least. If anyone ever suggests that I join them to "watch the game," I suggest that we go play that game, instead. Perhaps that's why I weigh 15 pounds less than when I graduated high school and they... don't.
For deadlines or emergencies or meeting times or anything like them, I take the same approach I use with sports -- an approach that a sports apparel company so beautifully summed up: just do it.08/09/2017 #5 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess#1 @Paul Walters? You do know that old saying about being careful what you ask for, right? It's funny how two people with very different "tastes" can also be best friends and/or lovers, isn't it? But yeah, I do love watching sports (but not boxing, which I cannot call a sport).
- Producer06/09/2017Game of Drones: Insurance Companies deploy drones to assess the damage of HarveyMany drones will ascend above the Texas region to assess Hurricane Harvey’s damage. More than 2 million people live in Houston, and as many as 13 million live in the wider region affected by the storm. That means millions will probably get paid...
Comments07/09/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.In Brussels they built a play zone for drones, drones seem to become our best friends and saviors @Gabriel Bazzolo thank you06/09/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeNew uses of drones everyday. I like the ending line "And for the first time, many are going to be asked if they’d like to have a drone come out and assess their losses—a potentially less precise and certainly less personal process, but at least a shorter one". Life is about compromises. The drones are the moderators! Thank @Gabriel Bazzolo for expanding my knowledge on drones.