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  1. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    17/10/2017
    Me Too
    Me TooSimple to say.Easy to dismiss.Immeasurably difficult to accept.To some surreal and unfathomable.ย To others far too real.Painful to experience.Emotionally, physiologically, mentally and personally it holds those affected tightly within its...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/10/2017 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Me too, for many different reasons! Nice one @Joel Anderson
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    19/10/2017 #12 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Me 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.
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/10/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    I 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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/10/2017 #10 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    When too much of a burden I say too enough is enough
    Melody Green
    18/10/2017 #9 Melody Green
    Thank you! Me too!
    Brian McKenzie
    18/10/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    I already chimed in on this, and receieved the same static I got shen I was 9.
    I'll take an igloo - let the rest burn.
    Melissa Hefferman
    18/10/2017 #7 Anonymous
    But 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.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    18/10/2017 #6 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Inspiring
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/10/2017 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Well written that signals how misconstrued human life gives us troubling agony and steals our simple serenity.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    17/10/2017 #4 Anonymous
    the number of those that dont post #metoo is prob thru the roof as well
    Pascal Derrien
    17/10/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Sound post Joel
  2. ProducerMatt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    10 Tips on How to Become a Thought Leader
    10 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, Linkedinย andย beBee messages and...
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    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #12 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I 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.
    Debasish Majumder
    21/10/2017 #11 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Matt Sweetwood! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #10 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Well done and encouraging, Matt. Thank you for this useful post.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Hi
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/10/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for the hints and encouragement, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood - probably the most important points are how badly do ya want it, and it isn't an easy thing to do.
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    20/10/2017 #6 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Shared !!! :)
    Lyon Brave
    20/10/2017 #5 Lyon Brave
    already am
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    20/10/2017 #4 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Superb!!!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #3 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Want to be a thought leader? This buzz shows you what it takes to be one.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Matt ๐Ÿ 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%.
  3. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great Examples of Things You Can Do on beBee Producer
    Great Examples of Things You Can Do on beBee ProducerRemember you can share your content on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google+ย . beBee loves all the big ones :-)Image by ย Jim Murray1.- Writing a storyThe Making of a Triathlete Lisa ๐Ÿ GallagherDear Mom, Gone but Not Forgotten by Lisa ๐Ÿ...
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    Ruth Tarragรณ Guaรฑabens
    08/09/2017 #52 Ruth Tarragรณ Guaรฑabens
    Estรก claro que todos los temas encajan en beBee, sรณlo hay que saber en quรฉ colmena pueden resultar mรกs interesantes, y no lanzarlas donde no tienen cabida.
    Wayne Yoshida
    08/09/2017 #51 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent suggestions and a good "kick start" for topics we can write about. Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Aleta Curry
    07/09/2017 #50 Aleta Curry
    #49 Cool. It's just that I thought there was a nuance there. Never mind! :D
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    06/09/2017 #49 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #48 @Aleta Curry. It is already included.


    10.- Make a recommendation for a professional or a product/service
    Aleta Curry
    06/09/2017 #48 Aleta Curry
    Hi @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee how about adding a 13th point, 'Recommend Others' as in: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/the-write-stuff
    Aleta Curry
    06/09/2017 #47 Aleta Curry
    #40 I knew he was dissatisfied, but didn't know he was gone. Come back to the five-and-dime, Owen Dean, Owen Dean? :(
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    05/09/2017 #46 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Bzzzzzzzz ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž
    Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    30/07/2017 #45 Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    Aprendiendo todos los dรญas algo...
    Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    30/07/2017 #44 Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee I learn something everyday about how to improve....@Sonia Quintero toma nota!.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/07/2017 #43 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thanks for Sharing - Gracias por compartir - Obrigado por compartilhar
    Phil Friedman
    08/07/2017 #42 Phil Friedman
    #34 Are you sure, @Kevin Pashuk, that the leaning out of someone's output mightnot be the result of typosuction?
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    05/07/2017 #41 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    โœ’โŒจ๐Ÿ“‘๐Ÿ“ฐ๐ŸŽ™๐ŸŽค๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ“ป๐ŸŽท๐ŸŽธ๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽบ๐ŸŽป๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ“ฑ๐Ÿ“ฒ๐Ÿ“ธ๐ŸŽฌ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐Ÿ“น๐Ÿ“š๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ–Œ๐Ÿ”—

    ๐Ÿ‘ฅed ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿšฒ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/07/2017 #40 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #32 #39 I didn't know he left? I thought maybe he was away on business or vacation. Ok... plan, plan ;-) @Dean Owen, you are missed by many.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    05/07/2017 #39 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #32 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher lets come up with a plan ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค” Thinking caps on.
    Frank Geisler
    05/07/2017 #37 Frank Geisler
    Interesting! 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-mountains
    Louise Smith
    05/07/2017 #36 Louise Smith
    #34 Similarly Kevin across Northern Australia in the Summer Wet Season people here go "Troppo"
    Louise Smith
    05/07/2017 #35 Louise Smith
    #25 The comparison is perhaps limited to an eruption - if the pressure cooker is not used properly it will explode.
    Once my Auntie who was learning to use one, ended up with her apricot jam on her kitchen ceiling !
    Kevin Pashuk
    05/07/2017 #34 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 At least it stays warm where you are Ken and your posts are spelled correctly... In Canada during winter, we seem to make more errors when creating a post. We call it Typothermia.
    Phil Friedman
    05/07/2017 #33 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, @Javier ๐Ÿ 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!
    Ken Boddie
    05/07/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #26 Not many true talents like @Dean Owen on beBee, Pak Paul. Perhaps @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams can entice him back?
  4. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Contribution to the society is the responsibility of everybody
    Contribution 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 wouldnโ€™t make much...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2017 #33 Harvey Lloyd
    #32 Wow, that does really take the pink elephant out of the room.
    Joanne Gardocki
    19/10/2017 #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.
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    19/10/2017 #31 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    Excellent honey with great points @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Make incremental changes. Rome wasnโ€™t built in one day. Stay focused on the goals.
    Harvey Lloyd
    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.
    Joanne Gardocki
    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.
    Harvey Lloyd
    18/10/2017 #28 Harvey Lloyd
    If 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.
    Joanne Gardocki
    18/10/2017 #27 Joanne Gardocki
    Collaboration requires that we engage; it requires conversations. One of the things I love about beBee is the conversations that happen in our very active community. Our unique focused attention is priceless. We each control the contribution we make.
    Lyon Brave
    20/09/2017 #26 Lyon Brave
    "little drops of water that make the mighty ocean"

    "The first step would be to improve yourself. It never gets easier. You just get better." I really like this.
    Victor Chertkov
    10/11/2016 #25 Victor Chertkov
    Pues eso: sรฉ responsable de tu vida, sรฉ dueรฑo de tu vida, poco a poco, cada dรญa un poco mรกs, 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 mรกs. Tambiรฉn pueden estropear el diamante, ocurre, claro que sรญ, pero, una vez mรกs, de ti depende lo que haces con la piedra.

    Sรฉ responsable de tu vida...
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/11/2016 #23 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #21 I missed this too @Irene Hackett and @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado, luckily Javier posted this to Facebook and thats how i found it.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    05/11/2016 #21 Mamen ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ beBee and @Juan Imaz for creating beBee!! ๐Ÿ’ซ
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/11/2016 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Very moving @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. You spirit shines in all that you do and it's contagious! This is why I love beBee because I know Juan, Javier and their entire team are truly authentic. I will continue to cycle with you, literally soon!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    04/11/2016 #19 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks everybody for your comments !
    Robert Cormack
    19/10/2016 #17 Robert Cormack
    I 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.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/10/2016 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Dear 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!
    Vincent Andrew
    16/10/2016 #15 Vincent Andrew
    A simple yet powerful message!
    Milos Djukic
    16/10/2016 #14 Anonymous
    @Javier ๐Ÿ 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 Cรกmara 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.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/10/2016 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Thank you for an uplifting post Javier. I like your last line the most: "Quantities should not become an excuse for inertia." A very wise insight.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2016 #12 Harvey Lloyd
    @Javier ๐Ÿ 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.
    Ken Boddie
    13/10/2016 #11 Ken Boddie
    It's always good, Javier, to walk around the office with a calm demeanour, a broad smile on your face and a positive patient attitude. If nothing else, it drives people crazy wondering what you've been smoking! โœŒ๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ
  5. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    17/10/2017
    How Data Savvy Brands Get to Know Their Customers to Gain Their Loyalty
    How 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...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/10/2017 #8 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing this @John White, MBA, a lot of pertinent information contained within!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    18/10/2017 #7 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Need some info on retaining customers? @John White, MBA's post will help!
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    18/10/2017 #6 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Lots of truths there, @John White, MBA! And the graphics are fascinating!
    Jim Taggart
    17/10/2017 #5 Jim Taggart
    Your sentence "Just having the data isn't enough. You have to be able to know what to do with the data, how to sort through it and make sense of it. Then, most important, you have to know how to act on the data you have." captures the issue beautifully.
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/10/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    John, Let's hear it for real Customer Service! The buzz and info graphic are now on the way to clients, former clients and prospects. Well put!
    David B. Grinberg
    17/10/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks 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?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #1 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    You 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.
  6. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    How to be more successful
    How to be more successfulWe know that success comes withย a lot of challenges and complicationsย 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...
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    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    18/10/2017 #24 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    One 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 more
    One 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! Close
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    17/10/2017 #23 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    I 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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/10/2017 #22 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A question that has a fulfilling answer by the thoughtful @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/10/2017 #21 Tausif Mundrawala
    I 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 ๐Ÿ beBee
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/10/2017 #20 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Precepts to progress properly!
    Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    17/10/2017 #19 Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    Agree with all of this @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee thanks for sharing
    Debesh Choudhury
    17/10/2017 #18 Debesh Choudhury
    You are inspiring with your "Never give up your dream: spirit" @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    17/10/2017 #17 Irene ๐Ÿ 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)
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    17/10/2017 #16 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    If this is the case, then Bebee has such contributors who can turn the negative into positive, provided one has patience :)
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    17/10/2017 #15 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Great list.
    12 of course. do we not strive to touch it? are not we self-critical of what we do? sure that yes, although there is know to detect when it becomes obsession. We should not fear failure, learn and take momentum again until we reach our goal.
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/10/2017 #14 Jerry Fletcher
    Javier, Nobody ever said it was going to be easy. Don't overlook taking time out on occasion just to "smell the roses."
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    17/10/2017 #13 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee a Great snyopysis on how to be successful. Attitude is everything
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    17/10/2017 #12 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Hreat points. Itโ€™s a lot about your mental attitude, staying positive will keep your team upbeat.
    David B. Grinberg
    17/10/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Thank 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:
    https://www.amazon.com/Norman-Vincent-Peale/e/B000APPE7E
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norman_Vincent_Peale
    Andrew Young
    17/10/2017 #10 Andrew Young
    Nice article @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Stay positive, follow your dreams, be yourself! Thank you for the reminders, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee.
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    17/10/2017 #7 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Great reminder. Much appreciated. Thank you, my friend. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    17/10/2017 #6 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Excellent, that can apply to everyday's life. I would add, Whatever you do....never give up your dream. Bebee (baby's) steps work best!
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    17/10/2017 #5 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Some great tips @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. If I may summarize, Stay positive, stay hungry, and be kind. . . ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Cheers!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    17/10/2017 #4 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #3 @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven thanks for your contribution!
  7. Producerstephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #Digitalworkplace : MybeBeeTV Live Streaming Quality Contents available !
    #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...
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    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/10/2017 #70 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @thank you for sharing @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams, soon w een conference with the MybeBeeTV topic
    Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez
    09/10/2017 #69 Anonymous
    #62 I'm going to talk to him privately.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    09/10/2017 #68 Susan ๐Ÿ Botello
    @stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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.! :)
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    09/10/2017 #66 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Let me know first the dates as I am in and out off Tokyo (traveling a lot) before I commit to take the Nippon seat : ) @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador#65
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    09/10/2017 #65 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #64 UK time is a great way to coordinate everyone. I will send you details then, you take the Nippon Seat then. Thank you @Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ The GIG will be awesome.
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    09/10/2017 #64 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Let me know the dates , I think the time is UK time , right ?#39
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/10/2017 #63 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #60 Monsieur @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador.
    I have an idea fluttering in my head to perform my live, and that you can hear it in English, I do not know if it will work, I will do tests.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #62 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #56 @Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez 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.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #61 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #55 Okay consider the Spanish guest seat yours. Now 4 more to go at least jajajaja. I will communicate with you and @Josรฉ ๐Ÿ Jordรกn de Urrรญes to coordinate actions.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/10/2017 #60 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #54 For the first edition @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar we will go international english (jajaja) and if @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee agree we will do another edition for Southern and central America, if he agrees upon.
    Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    08/10/2017 #58 Nathaniel Schooler ๐Ÿ›ฉ Brand Marketer
    #37 por supuesto ๐Ÿ‘Œ
    Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez
    08/10/2017 #56 Anonymous
    It is a fabulous idea, at the end of the month we can show you our advances @@Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez and a servant @Ana Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez and an interview with a person well known worldwide. No more ..... is a surprise.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    08/10/2017 #55 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #38 I'm in!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    08/10/2017 #54 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    if I knew more English....
  8. ProducerbeBee in English
    beBee and their bet on quality
    beBee 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...
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    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    19/10/2017 #207 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Something 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.
    Claire L Cardwell
    18/10/2017 #206 Claire L Cardwell
    #191 Thanks @Louise Smith for the encouraging words!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/10/2017 #205 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #203 Francisco you can share it but you need to explain why a little bit. 200 words are very few few words ;)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/10/2017 #204 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #201 @Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA if you read my comments, you can still share links and engagement increased over 30% so we are happy of taking this decision.
    Francisco Lopez
    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. ;)
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    18/10/2017 #202 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    After reviewing the comments I just want to say that change happens on every platform. Nothing remains static. Let's give the changed approach a try. No need for the negativity before giving it a try.
    Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    18/10/2017 #201 Anne ๐Ÿ Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Oh! This is a major change. It's going to cut down on engagement. I know I don't always have time to write full posts and I want to ensure that every post I produce is of quality.

    Let's see how it works.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    17/10/2017 #200 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #199 Great Examples of Things You Can Do on beBee Producer @javierbebee https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/great-examples-of-things-you-can-do-on-bebee-producer vรญa @beBee
    Francisco Lopez
    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.
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    17/10/2017 #198 Anonymous
    I dont remember seeing this..thanks @John White, MBA for sharing the link in regard to my question in our beBee USA fb group..I am going to read/head/succeed !
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    17/10/2017 #197 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    A nice quick update on some changes to the beBee platform. Good stuff!!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    17/10/2017 #196 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks @Joel Anderson for sharing it!
    Francisco Lopez
    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.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    17/10/2017 #194 Javier ๐Ÿ 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 !
    Francisco Lopez
    17/10/2017 #193 Francisco Lopez
    Throwing 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.
    Louise Smith
    13/10/2017 #192 Louise Smith
    #186 Let them eat cake !
    Louise Smith
    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.
    Louise Smith
    13/10/2017 #190 Louise Smith
    #98 "Hell, I can't even introduce my wife in less than 200 words." That has to be a good thing?
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    11/10/2017 #189 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #185 We will have it in the new version, soon.
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    11/10/2017 #188 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    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 ๐Ÿ beBee
  9. ProducerAli ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Introvert or Extrovert- which is better?
    Introvert 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: ยท Less time ยท Less employee loyalty ยท Less employee engagement ยท Less passion for work and increased turnover rates ยท ...
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    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/10/2017 #255 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #253 thank you dear @Randall Burns and it is great to read your comments again.
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #254 Randall Burns
    Wow! @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, amazing that your 1 minute article is generating hours of reading in the comments, I better get a coffee...

    Well done Sir!
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #253 Randall Burns
    Excellent article @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , I will be rereading this and digesting. Very thought provoking and it makes sense to me
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #252 Ali ๐Ÿ 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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #251 Ali ๐Ÿ 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 @Deb๐Ÿ 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.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/10/2017 #250 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #247 @Deb๐Ÿ 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.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/10/2017 #249 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Introvert 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-switch
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/10/2017 #248 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Early 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.
    Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/10/2017 #247 Deb๐Ÿ Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    The 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. Tbc
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/10/2017 #246 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #245 so we have very close profiles @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I am 51% E. Amazing
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/10/2017 #245 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    My results from the test are 55% extrovert. :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/10/2017 #244 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #238 I will look for the link and love your idea of writing a buzz on this buzz. The content of your post and the comments are excellent.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #243 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #242 I love your engagement and the free flow of expressing your feelings towards others openly and honestly my dear @Lisa Vanderburg. You are a great human.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    04/10/2017 #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 ๐Ÿ beBee, I agree with @Ali ๐Ÿ 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?
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #241 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #239 how about intent plus purpose combined dear @Lisa Vanderburg? You say faith and yes we need to include this as well.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #240 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #237 thank you @Cyndi wilkins- intent, purpose or whatever we may call it motivstion to change is effective if intrinsic. May be intent combined with grand purpose will do the trick. This way you and @Harvey Lloyd offer the magic formula.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    04/10/2017 #239 Lisa Vanderburg
    #223 Amen brother ! Faith (not religion) is something....possibly the only thing I think can bring forth permanent and solid change!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    04/10/2017 #238 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #236 with all honesty I was hoping you would noin the discussions @Franci๐Ÿ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.
    Cyndi wilkins
    04/10/2017 #237 Cyndi wilkins
    #218 I think @Ali ๐Ÿ 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;-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    04/10/2017 #236 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Wow, 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 ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee on an excellent post.
  10. ProducerJody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    Peculiar zero (in)finite geometry
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    Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    02/10/2017 #6 Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    Thank you for your welcoming me, its invites me to re-share my contemplations๐Ÿ’ซ#5
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    02/10/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Welcome to BeBee, @Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot. Your poetic contribution is very impressive. I hope to see more of the same. Brava!
    Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    29/09/2017 #4 Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    With gratitude, for your reaction. Of course we can share, I'll send you my personal contact info #3
    Kevin Baker
    29/09/2017 #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.
    Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    29/09/2017 #2 Jody Ganga Engelina de Groot
    Thank you so much for valuing my 'be-Bee' stream.
    I'm working on a research where I can underpin the significance of discriminating between the both. #1
    Kevin Baker
    29/09/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Excellent question of why "" Are we waiting to reveal and conceal the differences between knowledge, consciousness, and understanding?
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    Instagram... as a visual automation hub?
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    01/10/2017 #2 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is very useful information. Like @jerry fletcher commented, I have to find the time to do it.
    Jerry Fletcher
    01/10/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Brilliant! Now all I have to do is find the time to do it.
  12. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Facebook wants to be the best alternative to LinkedIn
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    Erroll -EL- Warner
    03/10/2017 #71 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Bebee is a great site. It will take time to grow to be the greatest site. Everything takes time.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/10/2017 #70 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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.lol
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    01/10/2017 #69 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #66 I meant I thought "about deleting my Facebook profiles, but don't think I will delete them"...
    The interview is of course on the way!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    01/10/2017 #68 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    It 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.
    Milos Djukic
    01/10/2017 #67 Anonymous
    Some 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.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/09/2017 #66 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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!
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    30/09/2017 #65 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    #50 Hahahaha!!! I thought about it but don't think I will do it... ;)
    I'll write a DM to you about the interview.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/09/2017 #63 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Facebook 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.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    30/09/2017 #62 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Innovations 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 ๐Ÿ 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!
    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    30/09/2017 #61 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    #20 Innovation is key! Happy to discuss ideas and/provide feedback :)
    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    30/09/2017 #60 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    #54 Thank you @Lance ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ 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!
    Noemi

    Note: Hablo Ingles, Espanol y tambien entiendo un poco de Italiano y Portugues :)
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    30/09/2017 #59 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    PART 6 and FINAL

    As engaging, friendly, supportive and encouraging as
    @Juan Imaz
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    @John White, MBA
    @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    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.

    ๐Ÿ“ˆ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿฅ€๐ŸŒน๐Ÿต๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒŽ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿฏ

    โœด๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ
    from my ๐Ÿ“ฑ

    FINI
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    30/09/2017 #58 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    PART 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 6
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    30/09/2017 #55 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Continued 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 5
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    30/09/2017 #54 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Continued 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
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@lancescoular/social-media-cross-pollination-enhanced-with-bebee

    - 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 Wonโ€™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 4
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    30/09/2017 #53 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Continued 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 3
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    30/09/2017 #51 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    PART 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 ๐Ÿ 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 2
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/09/2017 #50 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #49 @Mamen ๐Ÿ 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.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    29/09/2017 #49 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Well, I'll tell you something. This precisely morning during breakfast I said I'm thinking about deleting my Facebook profiles. Don't know if they are trying to be The One and Only Social Media, but quite a few feel they are not the way anymore... ๐Ÿ˜‰
  13. Producerstephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #GameOfdrones: quDron Inc, Buenos Aires: Global Drone technologies Consulting Services
    #GameOfdrones: quDron Inc, Buenos Aires: Global Drone technologies Consulting ServicesQuDron Global Drones Technologies quDronย 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...
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    Donna Wood
    30/09/2017 #56 Donna Wood
    @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador I'm not sure how this linking a post from LinkedIn works, but let's give it a try: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6319337015036960768/
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/09/2017 #55 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #53 Donna when you have a chance and see your shared post on Linkedin, would you mind linking it here in a comment thread? Thank You in advance!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/09/2017 #54 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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 ๐Ÿ beBee interactions. Something you cannot have on LinkedIn.
    Donna Wood
    29/09/2017 #53 Donna Wood
    Shared on LinkedIn! Drones have exponential possibilities!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/09/2017 #52 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thanks to the tsunami of likes @Javier ๐Ÿ 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.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/09/2017 #51 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thank 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.
    A. Elizabeth Orley
    28/09/2017 #50 A. Elizabeth Orley
    #39 cool
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    27/09/2017 #49 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #47 I will grant you access too. We will also talk soon.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    27/09/2017 #48 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #47 mpg mp4 MP3 files uploading
    Oscar Martรญnez
    27/09/2017 #47 Oscar Martรญnez
    #44 Irene received an empty folder, what does she have to do, now? @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez
    27/09/2017 #46 Anonymous
    #44 Hi @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador I'm on it. This Saturday we have a marketing event in Valencia and we will do some Live Buzz to see how they come out.
    Oscar Martรญnez
    27/09/2017 #45 Oscar Martรญnez
    #44 I will send you my email by Private Message. @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/09/2017 #44 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Hola @Oscar Martรญnez i sent a Google drive link at your name under MybeBeeTV folder on the cloud at her email address she gave me: did @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar checked her email lately? I was supposed to have mp4 and @Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez footage as well...Any news?
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/09/2017 #43 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #42 Sure! When? Becuz November's rain (Guns'n'Roses) is coming fast ...lol
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    26/09/2017 #41 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    UAVs are more military used, carrying death payloads.
    Ignacio Orna
    26/09/2017 #40 Ignacio Orna
    Yo soy de los tiempos de aeromedelismo, mis clientes vendรญan estos kits y eran miembros de clubs de aeromodelismo. Ahora han salido una versiรณn mรกs moderna que tendrรก aficiรณn 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.
  14. stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Quodron Global Drones Technologies (espaรฑol)

    quDron Inc brinda servicios de consultorรญa en tecnologรญas aรฉreas, terrestres y oceรกnicas no tripuladas, especialmente en sistemas corporativos de protecciรณn contra drones, drones de vigilancia de rango medio y largo y gestiรณn de trรกfico no tripulado.

    QuDron Inc es clave en su portafolio tecnolรณgico integrado por compaรฑรญas de software, empresas de drones y compaรฑรญas 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, energรญa, minerรญa, gobierno, bienes raรญces, edificios corporativos y casas privadas manteniendo un estricto secreto sobre nuestros clientes
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/qudron-global-drones-technologies
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
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    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    25/09/2017 #2 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Thanks @Franci๐Ÿ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.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    24/09/2017 #1 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    รšnete a la colmena ahora
  15. ProducerDave Worthen

    Dave Worthen

    19/09/2017
    Hide nโ€™ Seek in Your Business
    Hide nโ€™ Seek in Your BusinessWhen I was a kid, we played a game called Hide nโ€™ Seek. With all the advances in technology, Iโ€™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...
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    Sadman Ishrak
    26/09/2017 #2 Sadman Ishrak
    Interesting 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 thatโ€™s not magic. Thatโ€™s a trick-gone-bad that eats at your own personal integrity and takes the collective soul of the company down a notch."
  16. ProducerAdila Isl

    Adila Isl

    21/09/2017
    Social Media Vs. Life
    Social 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,...
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    Kevin Baker
    21/09/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Social media is not actually social. But ok
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    21/09/2017 #1 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    That 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 doesnโ€™t matter where we are.
  17. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    19/09/2017
    You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)
    You'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...
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    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    21/09/2017 #8 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    If 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 up
    Chuck Bartok
    21/09/2017 #7 Chuck Bartok
    And everyone needs to realize that their existence is the result of a "sale".
    In most cases, somebody had to convince somebody else that a child should be created.
    ~~smile
    Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    20/09/2017 #6 Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    True @John White, MBA
    I have had 2 clients .... of whom I was his client first.

    But the point here is that we have to treat all your skateholders and professional contacts with respect and honesty without distinction.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/09/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    John, 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.
    David B. Grinberg
    20/09/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks 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.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    19/09/2017 #3 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Awesome Article. Whom we are when we are not directly marketing our product, service, or company is the true image we share to what ever we are promoting. So great, I had to share this with everyone.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/09/2017 #2 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent 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 world
    Oscar Martรญnez
    19/09/2017 #1 Oscar Martรญnez
    I 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.
    Big hug.
  18. stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    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!
    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...
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    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    22/09/2017 #50 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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.
    siraj shaik
    22/09/2017 #49 siraj shaik
    #35 @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador seems you have put forwarded some subject matter on focus on. Maybe I need to think on your interesting point. Any tutorial guide to learn more of about.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    21/09/2017 #48 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @John White, MBA I think it meets my tweet pack requirements for a campaign?
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    21/09/2017 #47 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #44 Hola @Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa chech Amazon's website t buy one an join this hive where @Gabriel Bazzolo an I do offer a lot of topics. https://www.bebee.com/group/63967
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    21/09/2017 #44 Anonymous
    stephan, do you have any training vids or tips?
    Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    21/09/2017 #43 Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    #36 @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador Oh yes, there is in "the kitchen" the video about that soon ....
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    20/09/2017 #38 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #24 ha! You know me @David B. Grinberg aww, i opened the gates, now intiatives are unleashed!!ยก!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    20/09/2017 #36 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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!
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    20/09/2017 #35 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #33 @siraj shaik thank for your support.Any wishes to become a show host n your area?
    siraj shaik
    19/09/2017 #33 siraj shaik
    #6 your shared video brought my attention to an awesome add-on done by @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, an another innovative approach contributed by @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador. Kudos..
    siraj shaik
    19/09/2017 #32 siraj shaik
    #20 @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador Like it and Super, you are โœชโœชโœชโœชโœช .. And wow! watched the first shared video by @Lisa ๐Ÿ 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).
  19. ProducerCharlene Burke

    Charlene Burke

    07/07/2016
    Relationship First - Then Consider Selling Me Something
    Relationship 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...
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    Sam Sheka Moi
    03/10/2017 #60 Sam Sheka Moi
    Good!
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    18/09/2017 #59 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Good one !!!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/09/2017 #58 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I don't know how I missed this. Excellent and very helpful piece.
    Robert Cormack
    18/09/2017 #57 Robert Cormack
    Very important. Build trust first, then sell. You can't jump the cue and expect anyone to trust you.
    Lyon Brave
    18/09/2017 #56 Lyon Brave
    This is really helpful. This should be a featured article.
    Bharat Wankhede
    27/08/2017 #55 Bharat Wankhede
    Osam your idia
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    09/06/2017 #54 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Exceptional article.One of the pitfalls of social media is that you must establish a authentic relationship with people before trying sell them something.
    Adam Tilsley
    24/05/2017 #53 Adam Tilsley
    Someone may have said it already, but it bears repeating: Selling without a solid relationship is like saying hello and then propose marriage a minute later. It doesn't work like that.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    11/02/2017 #52 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    NICE POST CHARLENE!! Keep in touch, Billstankiewicz@savannahsupplychain.com, my office # 1-404-750-3200, call me anytime ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    22/01/2017 #51 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Need to build relationships firsthand
    Margie McLaughlin
    29/10/2016 #49 Margie McLaughlin
    #32 Way to go @John White, MBA iron has always sharpened iron!
    Margie McLaughlin
    29/10/2016 #48 Margie McLaughlin
    Awesome 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.
    Charlene Burke
    10/10/2016 #47 Charlene Burke
    #46 Oh sure, Aleta, inviting people to a face-to-face to connect with each other is a pitch. Really? No, it's not. Might want to check into it and see for yourself. Registration and attendance are free and have been every week for over a year.
    Aleta Curry
    08/10/2016 #46 Aleta Curry
    It's a pitch about bad pitches with a pitch in it. A fine line that you walk well, @Charlene Burke.
    Charlene Burke
    26/07/2016 #45 Charlene Burke
    #44 Thank you, @Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy! So glad you liked it and am so glad to know you 'get it' :)
    Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    26/07/2016 #44 Donald ๐Ÿ Grandy
    Great post @Charlene Burke. Having worked in an industry where you needed to understand the intangible benefits of your product/service to be successful you needed to take the time to get to know your customer on a different level. The product was secondary.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/07/2016 #43 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #35 My faith in humanity is restored, @John White, MBA. Bless you.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/07/2016 #42 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #32 Excellent, and extremely well deserved as an outstanding decision! Thank you!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    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!
  20. ProducerAmy Tori

    Amy Tori

    16/09/2017
    How To Make The Most Of Emojis On Instagram
    How To Make The Most Of Emojis On InstagramOriginally meaning โ€œpictograph,โ€ the word emoji comes from the Japanese (็ตต, "picture") + moji (ๆ–‡ๅญ—, "character"). Emojis made their first appearance in the 1990s, created for simple SMS messaging on Japanese cellular phones. Fast forward to today...
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    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    17/09/2017 #1 Proma ๐Ÿ 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 โ€œcomic likeโ€ strips to tell micro-stories that are memorable and stand out!"
  21. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    DOJ Marks 60-Years of Civil Rights Enforcement
    DOJ 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...
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    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    19/09/2017 #23 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    #22 ๐Ÿ‘Ž
    Aleta Curry
    19/09/2017 #22 Aleta Curry
    #19 Yes, @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, I was referring to those truly egregious events in Australia.

    And don't even get me started on the justices who lowered the sentences in that one case!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/09/2017 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #16 Is this tweeting @David B. Grinberg? I used a hashtag that is specific to MyTweetPack which is supposed to have it auto tweet. Let me know if it is. Again, great article.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/09/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg
    Glad you're back on the grid, @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular, and I hope you had a good trip. Many thanks not only for your valuable comments, but also for the shares here and on Twitter. I appreciate your kindness and gracious support, as always!
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    19/09/2017 #19 Lance ๐Ÿ 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."
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    19/09/2017 #18 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    I'm back on the Grid :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    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."
    David B. Grinberg
    18/09/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for your thoughtful comments and valuable engagement on this blogging buzz: @Aleta Curry @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher @Debasish Majumder @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador @Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez @Pascal Derrien and everyone else who took the time to read, comment, share and hit Relevant -- for which I'm most grateful.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/09/2017 #15 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    A very vital topic @David B. Grinberg and you addressed it well. We've made a lot of strides in our country, we have more to make and I sure would not want to see us taking steps backwards, so thank you for this! Sharing.
    Aleta Curry
    18/09/2017 #14 Aleta Curry
    Thanks 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.
    Ana-Marรญa Llรกcer Sรกnchez
    17/09/2017 #13 Anonymous
    Good job. Shared.
    Thanks for mention @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Debasish Majumder
    17/09/2017 #12 Debasish Majumder
    lovely buzz @David B. Grinberg! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    17/09/2017 #9 stephan metral ๐Ÿ 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!
    David B. Grinberg
    17/09/2017 #8 David B. Grinberg
    I greatly appreciate your kind words, @Pascal Derrien. Also, many, many thanks for the shares @John White, MBA @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. I'm much obliged for your positive engagement and gracious support, as always. Please have a spectacular Sunday!
    Pascal Derrien
    17/09/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    Informative, concise and balanced nice one @David B. Grinberg :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/09/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    An excellent effort on your part, @David B. Grinberg. Sharing.
    Robert Cormack
    17/09/2017 #4 Robert Cormack
    Good piece, @David B. Grinberg. Thanks.
  22. ProducerIrene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Abejas y colmenas
    Abejas y colmenasHola, ยฟAbeja nueva?.Bienvenid@ a la colmena.ย ยฟAรบn no sabes como moverte o usar la red?.ย Este enlace te serรก de ayuda.https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/guia-bebeeยฟSabes en quรฉ se diferencia beBee del resto de...
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    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    09/09/2017 #90 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #89 Tank you so much @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, and thank you for sharing.
    In social media? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    07/09/2017 #88 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #87 Ya, pero la has creado tรบ, y tรบ pasiรณn x Japรณn te delata, gracias por compartir ๐Ÿ˜˜
    Patricia Castaรฑo
    07/09/2017 #87 Patricia Castaรฑo
    Arigatou!! Pero sabes que la colmena no es solo mรญa ๐Ÿ˜Š
    @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    06/09/2017 #86 @Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    #84 Pero que mucho merito, toda la razรณn.
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #85 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #84 ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
    Isabel ๐Ÿ Dรญaz   Durรกn
    06/09/2017 #84 Isabel ๐Ÿ Dรญaz Durรกn
    #72 como no vamos a compartir algo tan bueno!!!!!!!!!! estรก genial!!! ademรกs lo has hecho desde el mรณvil y eso tb tiene mucho mรฉrito!!!! un abrazo Irene
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #83 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #81 gracias. @Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol, cuando tengas la colmena, avisa, porfi.
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #82 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #80 sublime como un perfume ยฟA quiรฉn no le gustan?
    Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol
    06/09/2017 #81 Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol
    Gracias con Gracias @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar Eres un gran "Rie-galo" porque eres muy "Rie-frescante" Jejeje!!!
    Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    06/09/2017 #80 Maite Barroso Del Cerro
    @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar aรบn estoy alucinada de que hayas incluido... ;-)
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #79 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #75 ๐Ÿ˜ฑ el grupo de docentes, ay, lo olvidรฉ. Menos mal que habla de ellos Raรบl ๐Ÿ˜, trabajo colaborativo
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #78 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #71 Ay madre ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜๐Ÿ˜˜
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #77 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    #69 Improbable, obligad@ te veas, sal de la zona pc confort ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    06/09/2017 #76 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    @Maite Barroso Del Cerro gracias por compartir linda.
    Vega ๐Ÿ Gรณmez Hernรกndez
    06/09/2017 #75 Vega ๐Ÿ Gรณmez Hernรกndez
    #73 Un placer compartir tu contenido. Un quiรฉn es quiรฉn como la copa de un pino. Besazos.
    Cristina ๐Ÿ Lรณpez Hara
    06/09/2017 #74 Cristina ๐Ÿ Lรณpez Hara
    #72 Muchas gracias a ti Irene por poner artรญculos tan interesantes. ๐Ÿ Saludos
    MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIA
    06/09/2017 #71 MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIA
    #70 Eres un sol @Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar. El resto, sois estrellas.
  23. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    08/09/2017
    Does Content Matter? Using beBEE As A Springboard To Engage With Your Readers.
    Does Content Matter? Using beBEE As A Springboard To Engage With Your Readers.Donโ€™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. Itโ€™s a little bit cool to be a freelance travel writer! My current Friday morning ritual...
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    Lyon Brave
    13/09/2017 #46 Lyon Brave
    happy for you
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2017 #45 Paul Walters
    @Aleta Curry Ah madam...you flatter me !! However thanks for stopping by
    Aleta Curry
    10/09/2017 #44 Aleta Curry
    I'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!
    Paul Walters
    10/09/2017 #43 Paul Walters
    #41 @CityVP ๐Ÿ 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 .
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    10/09/2017 #42 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Content is king, as they say. Also, conteXt is a queen, in this case, something we often forget. Just wanted to share this with you all, since this buzz has inspired all sorts of insights in me lately...
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/09/2017 #41 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I 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 ............"
    from http://www.paulvwalters.com/uncategorized/jakarta-a-city-where-simply-nothing-is-impossible

    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.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    the power of truly caring
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    09/09/2017 #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!
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2017 #38 Paul Walters
    #32 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Methinks kite surfing off Phil's boat could be the go.
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2017 #37 Paul Walters
    @Claire L Cardwell Oh Claire, you too kind, will you marry me?
    Claire L Cardwell
    09/09/2017 #36 Claire L Cardwell
    @Paul Walters - thanks for the tag - well done for getting those commissions! It's very true that you must write about what you know, as far as 'nice and fluffy' is concerned - I think that should be replaced by 'easy to read, fun and informative!'.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    09/09/2017 #35 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #18 Thanks, Paul. Your posts are a pure pleasure to find on my beBee feeds.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    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.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2017 #33 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Nice and fluffy dear Paul! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/09/2017 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #31 Take care and ready the yacht Skipper!
    Phil Friedman
    09/09/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    #30 Yes, Paul, between the hurricanes brewed in the Atlantic and the Big Wind from the Big Apple, we're taking quite a buffeting. Cheers!
    Paul Walters
    09/09/2017 #30 Paul Walters
    #27 @Phil Friedman Stay safe down there...they tell me its a little 'windy!' Gosh, the Sates and surrounding countries are being hit rather badly this year.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/09/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    Kool take @Paul Walters I was making a similar reflection to myself on vanilla content starting to flood beBee but I guess this is inherent and expected with growth..... how is the coffee ? :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    08/09/2017 #28 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    A delightful piece, @Paul Walters. It must be the balmy breezes, salty air and the sand in between your toes that make your posts fascinating and adventuresome. Your class act contributions are what sets beBee apart from the norm.
    Phil Friedman
    08/09/2017 #27 Phil Friedman
    Nice 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.
  24. ProducerSusan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    More Thursday Thoughts: How to Reverse the Curse of the Announcer
    More 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...
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    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #7 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #6 @Peter Altschuler! Love your term asportual, which makes so much sense. And I'm sure you're right about the weight thing . . . movement of all types helps, and sports often involves rapid, hard movement. Thanks for commenting!
    Peter Altschuler
    08/09/2017 #6 Peter Altschuler
    I 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.
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #5 Susan ๐Ÿ 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).
    Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    08/09/2017 #4 Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #2 Oh, @Ken Boddie, you always cheer me up! Love that comment, and thanks!
    Ken Boddie
    08/09/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    You might be onto something here, Susan. If our brain listens to verbs then our feet must listen to nouns. After the last time I played golf (a long long time ago) I got home, took off my shoes, looked at my socks, and there it was ..... a hole in one. ๐Ÿคฃ
    Paul Walters
    08/09/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Susan ๐Ÿ Rooks, the Grammar Goddess My wife ( management , as I refer to her in posts where she features) hates sport with a passion( she's an academic!) So, heres a plan...do you want to be my sports wife even though I dont understand American football?
  25. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    06/09/2017
    Game of Drones: Insurance Companies deploy drones to assess the damage of Harvey
    Game of Drones: Insurance Companies deploy drones to assess the damage of HarveyMany drones will ascend above the Texas region to assess Hurricane Harveyโ€™s damage. More than 2 million people live in Houston, andย as many as 13 millionย live in the wider region affected by the storm. That means millions will probably get paid...
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    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    07/09/2017 #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 you
    Lyon Brave
    07/09/2017 #7 Lyon Brave
    It's good to see drones used for good. I remember when the technology was first coming out, everyone was like oh no they are going to assassinate me for bad credit.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    07/09/2017 #5 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent use of drones, IMO. Hopefully, it will expedite the process of resolving the claim.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/09/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    New uses of drones everyday. I like the ending line "And for the first time, many are going to be asked if theyโ€™d like to have a drone come out and assess their lossesโ€”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.
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