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A place to hold articles I want to read (temp) and articles I've read and want to re-read or share (perm) until beBee comes up with a facility for this.
  1. ProducerSandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    The Difference Between Negativity and Disagreement
    The Difference Between Negativity and DisagreementWhen I was in primary school, there was some bullying between some of the girls. So, one day, the teacher made us sit down and write something nice about everyone in the class, which we then read aloud.This same exercise was repeated years later...


    Susan Rooks
    25/03/2017 #3 Susan Rooks
    An important reminder from @Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith!
    Susan Rooks
    25/03/2017 #2 Susan Rooks
    This is an important message that goes far beyond being careful on beBee, @Sandra Smith!

    I have no problem with someone not liking or not agreeing with my views, but when they're name-calling or acting in a totally disrespectful way -- that I do mind. There's no reason to insult anyone else; we can agree to disagree.

    Sharing this to others, Sandra!
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    25/03/2017 #1 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    Funny--I was just thinking this morning that I would not like everyone. But that's not quite true. There are things I do not like about people, but I've come to understand is that it could be their points of view I do not like. I do not like their points of view because I do not understand their points of view. So what I truly do not like is my resistance to understanding. It's on me, not others. I have promised myself I will do better.
  2. ProducerRenรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    Ten Marketing Tactics to Boost Sales
    Ten Marketing Tactics to Boost SalesMany businesses hit a plateau every seven years or so. For ambitious business owners seeking exponential growth, this is a bit troublesome. Sometimes the problems are technical, such as poor lead to sales conversion, and other times, itโ€™s...


    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/03/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Workable tactics that can bring in great outcomes when marketing and sales teams work in unison.
    Aleta Curry
    25/03/2017 #7 Aleta Curry
    Great post, @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier I do most, (when I remember!) but not all, (can't very well give away free Picassos) and you're making me start to thing about projects I can delegate in the future, as opposed to doing it all myself and having the doctor threaten to hospitalise me for my own good! (Yeah, that really happened.)
    Aleta Curry
    25/03/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Hi Renee wonderful to see something great from you coming through my feed again! I'm saving to read later today!
    Fatimah Collins
    23/03/2017 #5 Fatimah Collins
    #4 thanks renee
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    23/03/2017 #4 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    #3 I should let you know, Fatima, that beBee is a rather engaged and intelligent community. Posting spam links in the comment thread might seem like a really good way to spread your content and generate leads but it won't actually help your business. Let me explain why.

    First of all, the link is posted out of context.
    Secondly, the long tail title within the link is spammy and most people will ignore it. Remember, beBee is full of intelligent and thoughtful members who are all over the age of 14.
    Thirdly, content marketing is all about presenting people with quality content and then trying to engage with them. That link simply won't do.
    Fourthly, by posting spam, you undermine your own credibility as a business person. Trust is an essential component for any sale. While you may be very trustworthy and honest, this kind of link and the fact that you are spamming comment fields will cause people to question your credibility. Even if someone clicks on it out of curiosity, they likely won't buy.
    Fatimah Collins
    23/03/2017 #3 Fatimah Collins
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/03/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Good list, good reminders. Thank you for sharing @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier.
  3. ProducerJan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    The Week In Social Media Volume 16
    The Week In Social Media Volume 16A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!!Hope you enjoy...


    Aleta Curry
    24/03/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    Jan Barbosa's weekly social media wrap up no. 16
    Katyan Roach
    10/02/2017 #7 Katyan Roach
    Great work as usual @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    28/01/2017 #6 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    Many thanks, @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa. Another great summary and appreciate the mention.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Jan, on another timely and informative edition of The Week in Social Media. I appreciate your including my post about how blogging on beBee = better personal branding. Have a great weekend!
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/01/2017 #4 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Wow, I didn't see this coming, @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa. I am honored to be included with so many really impressive Social Media professionals.
    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    28/01/2017 #3 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    Thank you for the inclusion Jan!
    Carmen Lascu
    28/01/2017 #2 Carmen Lascu
    Interesting newsletter. A good variety of sociap media articles this week.
    Proud to be included. Thank you @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
  4. ProducerbeBee in English
    Meet our beBee Ambassadors!
    Meet our beBee Ambassadors!In July 2016 beBee launched its Ambassadors Program and we already have 140ย top-notch bees on our list that are spreading the buzz all around the world!Letโ€™s meet all the beBee ambassadors! And remember, you could be our next ambassador. Check out...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    25/03/2017 #43 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #37 thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich you are a queen bee !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    25/03/2017 #41 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    This list has been updated. Please check it out again ! Many thanks @John White, MBA @Juan Imaz @Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    22/03/2017 #39 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #38 Gracias jefรฉ
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    22/03/2017 #37 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I love to see the flags associated with each ambassador! The global perspective is the true value of beBee over every other site. The Earth really is just one simple hive and we on beBee are leading the change in perspective to one of cooperation, collaboration, and community.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/03/2017 #36 Tausif Mundrawala
    The list of excellent stars with whom one can relate with. I am elated to see this wonderful list. Thanks for sharing, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/03/2017 #35 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #33 Thanks for the quick reply, Javier.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    22/03/2017 #34 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    I feel the swarm! Do you?
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    22/03/2017 #33 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #31 @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic we are thinking on a maximum of 200. It is NOT a permanent status. Someones will be excluded and anothers will be included.

    Thanks !!! CC @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn @Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/03/2017 #32 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #29 140 Ambassadors, this means we have reached the Twitter Threshold, you know the one that requires 140 GREAT characters !

    In terms of what @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic asked - I have watched the movie 300 that champions the strength of the human spirit - actually take that back because they all die in that particular movie https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-6M5FukAoE but you get the point, a small force overcoming great odds. Should there be an upper limit, spiritually speaking it would be nice - something like 333 Ambassadors because of all its hidden Christian meaning - without making that explicit :-)
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/03/2017 #31 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    How many ambassadors will beBee appoint? Is there any fixed number?
    Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    22/03/2017 #30 Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    #29 Thanks, It was a mistake :)
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    22/03/2017 #29 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez There are 140 on the list and in the first paragraph it says 116, no?
    Aleta Curry
    22/03/2017 #28 Aleta Curry
    Ambeesadors as of March 2017
    Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    22/03/2017 #26 Irene ๐Ÿ Rodriguez Escolar
    Those who arrive by those who leave. Let's do it. Vamooooos.

    Great idea mark with the flags.

    Congratulations to all new ambassadors ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    22/03/2017 #25 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    This list has been updated. Some of our previous ambassadors are not anymore because they told us not having enough time to promote beBee or they didn't reply our communications. CC @John White, MBA @Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
  5. ProducerRavi Ranjan

    Ravi Ranjan

    How Video is Beneficial for Online Learning?
    How Video is Beneficial for Online Learning?โ€œIt has been said that 80% of what people learn is visualโ€.ย  Allen Klein Visual learning has been a debatable topic over the years. While some say that videos put learners in a short-term passive role affecting their interactivity, others believe...


    jeff carter
    21/03/2017 #9 jeff carter
    I am seeing a trend towards a series of shorter - straight to the point - vids replacing longer vids explaining many complex concepts.
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    21/03/2017 #8 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    #7 You ought to talk to Sandra Smith then, since she has some experience in this area too. Also, if you want any help in this area, I have become quite good at video editing lately :-)
    Aleta Curry
    21/03/2017 #7 Aleta Curry
    I'm looking forward to reading this, as I've been researching video Marketing quite seriously for the last couple of months.
    Aleta Curry
    21/03/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    More in the video marketing debate.
    Ravi Ranjan
    20/03/2017 #5 Ravi Ranjan
    #4 superb , i am very much happy with this input . I want to add this point in my article. Thank you so much Ma'am :)
    Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    20/03/2017 #4 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Excellent post! I would like to add the benefits of offering live videos (these can be part of the learning process) in order to increase engagement between instructor and learner / student, answer questions and discuss comments in real time. The students will feel more involved in the learning process and the instructor can customize the topic even more. I am a huge promoter of live video and I always include this component in all my coaching programs with excellent results.
    Ravi Ranjan
    20/03/2017 #2 Ravi Ranjan
    #1 true & very soon the majority of the communication will go by visual. Thanks for your comment though :)
    Harish Daniel
    20/03/2017 #1 Harish Daniel
    We learnt many things from our visual. Thanks for sharing your post @Ravi Ranjan
  6. ProducerAnne Thornley-Brown
    Tips for Managing On-Line Groups: When it's Time to Make a Move
    Tips for Managing On-Line Groups: When it's Time to Make a MoveThere has been a lot of frustration with LinkedIn Groups of late. Some group owners have taken their groups elsewhere and others are considering it.No matter where your on-line group or community is located, there may come a time when your have to...


    Scott Simmerman
    22/03/2017 #13 Scott Simmerman
    Related to my post on importing, I would think that the site operators would find that having some "tool" to manage the inbound migration of LinkedIn profiles would dramatically increase migration. Is this not a good idea?
    Scott Simmerman
    22/03/2017 #12 Scott Simmerman
    Is there ANY way to import a profile from LinkedIn or Mosaic or somewhere, instead of trying to create one from scratch? With all the different things going on, spending an hour doing this seems a bit wasted...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/03/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Still pumping out the original announcement and added this post
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    21/03/2017 #10 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Shared ๐Ÿค๐Ÿณ ๐Ÿ”ฅ& ๐Ÿšด
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #9 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @Scott Simmerman I have no choice but to move the Executive Team Building Network. I have tried but, as I said in my open letter, without basic tools, we're dead in the water. I hope people will migrate here.
    Scott Simmerman
    21/03/2017 #8 Scott Simmerman
    Good job on all of this. So many things to get caught up on, moved, adjusted and all that. But it certainly appears that this can happen. Thanks for all that.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown
    @David B. Grinberg I am a passionate person. When I find something that works, I tell everybody about it. Social media has been such a struggle lately and this has put the fun back into it. It's easy, it's fun. There is interaction, deep thought and great conversations. What more could anyone ask for.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/03/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Anne, on all of your exemplary advice and admirable efforts in writing about beBee and moving your groups to this fast-growing social startup which has unlimited potential. I can't say enough how thrilled the beBee community is to have you here.
    Moreover, no one likes moving, generally speaking, whether to a new house or a new social platform. But you have done so with savvy, style and grace, for which I commend. Keep buzzing, Anne, as we appreciate all YOU do!
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    20/03/2017 #5 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #4 I am glad that you all found it to be beneficial.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    20/03/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Excellent advice, Anne. Thank you for sharing.
    Ella de Jong
    20/03/2017 #3 Ella de Jong
    What a clear description with clear advice! Thank you @Anne Thornley-Brown!
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #2 Katyan Roach
    Lots of useful information here @Anne Thornley-Brown. I'm excited this move over here! It's a great time to be a part of beBee family.
  7. Anne Thornley-Brown
    What steps do you take to determine your eventโ€™s Internet needs?

    Here are 3 things that 2 experts from PSAV and Meetings & Incentives Worldwide feel you need to know to determine your eventโ€™s Internet needs.
    Anne Thornley-Brown
    3 Things You Need to Know to Determine Your Eventโ€™s Internet Needs
    www.meetingsnet.com Bandwidth is just the beginning of the terminology meeting planners need to get familiar...
  8. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    BL&FN. (Bullshit, Lies & Fake News). The American Tragedy
    BL&FN. (Bullshit, Lies & Fake News). The American TragedyOne of the things I have noticed these days is that the media, and by the media I mean just about everywhere you get your information, is completely engaged in a huge game of Trivial Pursuit.They keep attacking Donald Trump, trying to find some way...


    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    21/03/2017 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    There is an obvious reason why the anarchists voted for Trump, they were first to know where this is going, and there is his buddy Steve Bannon who actually believes that economics involves 80 year cycles that culminate in a horrific war, that is necessary for the good of people or at least he has made movies with that kind of message. Why would organizations like CNN give up a good thing, in just the rise of Trump and the election process, CNN profits went through the roof. There is a point where listening to what this new administration is doing simply consumes quality of life, It sometimes feels like the "Say Anything to Win" party is the actual winner of the US Electoral College Vote.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/03/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    #4 ah, Obmacare - what a clusterf*ck. The marketing cry of this monster is that 42 to 48 Million people in the US didn't have health care.....So they ram the PPACA down the throat of America with the penalties, fines and thuggery of the IRS - they pass it (without reading what was in it) and suddenly only 31 Million are now without healthcare - nearly overnight ...... except they weren't. What they did / and the CBO is complicit in this bullshit - is remove the 11 to 13 Million of 'Illegals' from the count of how many were uninsured because they were not 'eligible for coverage' ......There has been no Statistical net gain in Insurance coverage in over 8 years. Go ask the carriers. I am well in touch with their enrollment and performance numbers. The expansion of Medicaid has been meteroic - but that is NOT insurance and many doctors, clinics, and facilities have long refused to accept those patients - John Hopkins being the most recently vocal about it. http://bit.ly/2nEKYE1 Doctors dont work for free. Health Care in America is a Casino - those lights are one because of generations of suckers before you and next to you, paid - and oftent through their lives (go take a long look at deaths related to medical errors). - I would be happy to have a discussion that involves numbers, performance, stats and historic precedence - because as you all know by now - I grant no currency to feelings. NONE.
    Brian McKenzie
    21/03/2017 #6 Brian McKenzie
    The 'news' has been fake produced lies much longer than Trump.....and where were the Soviet Alarmists when y'all put a confirmed Marxist Leninist Red Banner Loving Revolutionary and his Cult of Personality into 1600 Pennsylvania 8 years ago? https://youtu.be/WtGrp5MbzAI View more
    The 'news' has been fake produced lies much longer than Trump.....and where were the Soviet Alarmists when y'all put a confirmed Marxist Leninist Red Banner Loving Revolutionary and his Cult of Personality into 1600 Pennsylvania 8 years ago? https://youtu.be/WtGrp5MbzAI PS - "Yes we can" backwards is "Thank you Satan" - enjoy . Close
    Jim Murray
    20/03/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    #4 Doesn't everybody in America, who can afford it, have access to health insurance. This is the key issue that's either going to bankrupt or in point of fact kill a huge number of Americans. This is the most incompetent, uncaring administration in the history of your country. Sooner or later, somebody or some group will strike back.
    Phil Friedman
    20/03/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    I watched an interview today with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price. It was completely disheartening to see him deflect every question about the currently pending healthcare bill (including the projection that 14 million people would lose their coverage immediately, and perhaps 24 million over the longer term) with absolute politic-BS about how this bill was only part of a multi-prong plan, the other parts of which would follow at some indefinite time in the future. And that the Trump administration is committed to assuring that every American would eventually have "access" (direct quote) to healthcare insurance. What he assiduously avoided answering was what "access" meant, how access would make a difference if people couldn't afford the insurance, and what would happen to those who immediately lost their insurance in the meantime. Either Price is a liar or self-delusional. Hmmmm... sounds like his boss, doesn't it? Good thing California wine is good and still cheap.
    Jim Murray
    20/03/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 @Paul Walters. I am. I just pray (not really), that the shit doesn't rub off on us. That stuff smells really bad.
    Paul Walters
    20/03/2017 #2 Paul Walters
    @Jim Murray Aint you glad you live on the right side of the border!!!
    Todd Jones
    19/03/2017 #1 Todd Jones
    It pains me to think that our youth might look back at this time a decade from now and consider it "the good old days." Another fantastic post, Jim.
  9. Anne Thornley-Brown
    Eventprofs, what are your biggest lead generation and business development challenges?

    How are you overcoming them?

    Image: listshack.com
    Anne Thornley-Brown


    Anne Thornley-Brown
    21/03/2017 #2 Anne Thornley-Brown
    #1 Okay Aleta....looks like we are in the same boat.
    Aleta Curry
    21/03/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    {Event professional raises hand, puts it down again because she's feeling miserable (just been to the doctor's.)]

    I'll answer when I'm feeling better. Give me a nudge if you don't hear from me 'cause it means I forgot.
  10. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    More o' me rhymes, and other word crimes - Vol II
    More o' me rhymes, and other word crimes - Vol IIBack by popular reprimand - another 'collection of my comments' in appreciation of a select few of your many buzzes which attracted my attention, whether by subtle means, by barbed hook, or by chance. Some might say a 'travesty of comments', others...


    Ken Boddie
    23/03/2017 #52 Ken Boddie
    What's this I see, from DLE?
    A lovely poem, just for me.

    Never had a poem just for me before. Must go and get me a tissue. Got some dust in my eye. ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/03/2017 #51 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    What more can I add,
    To a guy who makes me glad
    A man who makes me smile
    A fella, from another isle.
    You make us feel at ease
    With words you always tease
    We're never having a bad day
    Cause you are sunshine all the way.
    I'm not ever going to sink
    with @Ken Boddie as my link
    To the shores,
    To the seas,
    To all the places I want to be
    Every day you make us smile
    Walking the @Ken Boddie mile.

    Never a moment is lost
    When I'm sitting at the streets called lost
    Inspiring me to be
    Bebee and happy Me!

    *** Think I water up every-time I read this post @Ken Boddie. You never know when someone needs the words , so keep sharing!
    Lyon Brave
    22/03/2017 #50 Lyon Brave
    I love China. It's the land of the dragon after all. Don't confuse me sharing the cracks of my story with a dislike. Have a great day.
    Ken Boddie
    22/03/2017 #48 Ken Boddie
    #47 Your "better than pie" comment, Franci, is the gravy on my platter, but you have me thinking that perhaps I should be eating my words. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    21/03/2017 #47 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Oh, my, my
    This is better than pie
    You're so clever
    with your endeavor
    You're a grand poet
    and we all know it
    Your ways to express
    are simply the best

    Wowsa! Standing ovation, @Ken Boddie View more
    Oh, my, my
    This is better than pie
    You're so clever
    with your endeavor
    You're a grand poet
    and we all know it
    Your ways to express
    are simply the best

    Wowsa! Standing ovation, @Ken Boddie! Close
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #46 Ken Boddie
    #45 Well I'll be dogged, Aleta!

    A rhyme for mediocre,
    Must have taken quite a while,
    You're quite the thought provoker,
    And I really like your style.
    Aleta Curry
    20/03/2017 #45 Aleta Curry
    #38 #42

    Now 'doggerel'
    Is kinda swell
    It says that you're a joker
    It means your poems
    Are rather fun
    Not merely mediocre!
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #44 Ken Boddie
    #43 Ah the funny farm "where life is beautiful all day long". Always happy to add some complementary giggles, Aleta, to your eminently enjoyable posts, particularly the ones where you reveal the 'realities' of country life. I have quite a few of yours stashed away for Vol III, which I hope the dogs will also enjoy.
    Aleta Curry
    20/03/2017 #43 Aleta Curry
    Fortunately for me, @Ken Boddie, my dogs a) cannot talk and b) have gotten used to me sitting at my desk, staring at that bright light thingy, and cackling, (especially when reading your comments), else they might phone the funny farm and inform them that Mummy has finally lost it!
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #42 Ken Boddie
    #38 If 'doggerel' means poet hell,
    Your comment's got me wishing,
    Why waste your time on my poor rhyme,
    You might be better fishing.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/03/2017 #41 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well said the Church Lady, "Isn't that special?" Because,
    I think someone snuck a barrel of prunes in my food
    I had to excuse myself, it's not nice to be rude.
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    #39 not quite, Lisa ..... prunes are a reliable laxative.

    In the land down under,
    Where men will chunder,
    If your plumbing's stuck,
    Don't run a muck,
    Some prunes, no doubt,
    Will help it out.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    20/03/2017 #39 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #36 I'm assuming the bot gets the prune? ;-) I am not a poet and I know it.
    I wanted to mention, cool pic... cool jeep Ken!
    Phil Friedman
    20/03/2017 #38 Phil Friedman
    Now, listen Ken,

    Your "poet's" pen

    Has caught my eye.

    Not being shy,

    I need to blurt

    What may well hurt.

    Your rhyme is swell,

    But doggerel.
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    #31 You've got my interest now, Dean-san. Got to do some research on this one. ๐Ÿค”
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    #21 Pardon the medical advice, Lisa .....
    If you're hot to trot,
    But are hosting a 'bot',
    Don't wait 'till noon,
    Just grab a prune.
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #19 See you later, alligator.
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #18 Hi Fatima. Thanks for your poetic response ๐Ÿ˜„

    Glad I raised a smile, on your lovely dial,
    But I don't pack a gun to shoot,
    I'd feel so strange, on a rifle range,
    'Cause I'd rather aim to hoot!
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    #17 Thanks, Sara. ๐Ÿ‘
    Pardon me, most respectively,
    If your "loud guffaws", I shortly pause,
    Just got to say, in my poet's way,
    Let's set the rule, your posts are cool!
    Ken Boddie
    20/03/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #16 Thanks, Gert. ๐Ÿ‘
    From Bard to Bard,
    It's not so hard,
    A jest to strike,
    That you'll all like.
  11. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Breakthrough Women
    Breakthrough WomenThis buzz - Breakthrough Women - is to celebrate women in business and raise the visibility of women succeeding in business and/or in personal life.ย  ย  ย  ย Some of our queen bees - writing in english - that came to my mind todayKatyan...


    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    23/03/2017 #42 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Great List
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    15/03/2017 #41 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/03/2017 #40 Tausif Mundrawala
    #38 Being a bee its my duty to acknowledge the achievements of my fellow bees and let everyone know. You deserve this felicitation, @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #39 Ivette K. Caballero
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee Bravo! This is an fabulous way to show that beBee acknowledges their members for the personal value they bring to the platform, not based on an algorithm or a transaction. I am glad beBee's leadership is people-centric. Thanks a million beBee for including in this list of amazing women. Long live beBee! Javier, I am including this LI link since most of us responded there: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6245337094852481024/
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/03/2017 #38 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #23 I am honoured by your words, @Tausif Mundrawala. Thank you. :-) Congrats to all exceptional women on beBee!
    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    09/03/2017 #37 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    Thank you for including me @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee =)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    09/03/2017 #36 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    vamos !
    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #35 Aleta Curry
    p.s. Aren't all the Queen Bees turning lovely shades of red? :D
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    09/03/2017 #34 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    @Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to all the Queens in the hive ! and to celebrate here is a quote (that I personally agree) โ€œI think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have beenโ€ William Golding @Katyan Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams @Candice Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman Joyce Bowen @Claire Cardwell Sara Jacobovici @Ivette @Emilia @Christine @Susan @Gloria Ochoa Aleta Curry and many others ...
    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    Wow! I don't often make lists, but when I make a list, I REALLY make a list!

    I am honoured and really rather awed to be spoken of in the same breath as these exceptional women, especially on International Women's Day!

    Of course, I'm just one among many, many fabulous women here, but I'll take it!

    Thank you, Javier!

    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #32 Aleta Curry
    #25 So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned.

    Got it in one, Gloria! Raising a glass to Queen Bees everywhere!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    09/03/2017 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a nice surprise @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! I feel honored to be mentioned with all these lovely women. I'm also glad I've gotten to know so many, much respect! Great photo of the women who work for beBee (with those of you at beBee), everyone always looks so happy and I'm going to guess they are! I'd like to mention @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams who I've gotten to know very well. We knew each other on linkedin but I don't think we would have ever connected beyond virtual if we didn't have the chance to get to know each other so much better on beBee! Pam has a heart of gold, humor that is contagious and she's full of ideas. I feel like I met someone I've known for years.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    09/03/2017 #30 Ivette K. Caballero
    This is amazing! Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for adding me to this list of wonderful women. I feel very fortunate to have joined beBee and having the opportunity to get to know many happy bees. I admire you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for taking the time to genuinely appreciate the value that we all bring to this platform. I also admire you for showing your human side. Stay the same and you will definitely reap the rewards. Keep the heart of beBee beating through your people-centric leadership style.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    09/03/2017 #28 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    I'm beyond honored. Thank you so much, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee for including me on this impressive list. I am adding @Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier @Donna-Luisa Eversley and all the women on the beBee team.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/03/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Javier, that's most certainly an admirable and impressive group of women on beBee. Frankly, I don't know where beBee would be without them? Kudos to all of those mentioned above, as well as to those noted in the comment section below. Each one of these female bees is unique in their own special way and helps add value to, and greatly enhance, the overall user experience platform-wide on a regular basis.
    Again, where would beBee be without them? I shudder to think.
    Bravo to all of these absolutely amazing women who make beBee the place to BEE in today's social media space....applause, applause, applause!
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    08/03/2017 #25 Anonymous
    So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee View more
    So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. Love and hugs to ALL our #QueenBeezzzzzz! Close
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    08/03/2017 #24 Anonymous
    I am very humbled and honored to be mentioned with all these wonderful ladies! Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee !
    All these ladies are inspirations as are so many more!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    08/03/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic for her remarkable contribution in the field of engineering and all her efforts to build a beBee community in Croatia.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #16 wow honored to read that, thank you @Tausif Mundrawala
  12. ProducerRobert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    The "Old" Internet: When People Cared And Covered Your Back
    The "Old" Internet: When People Cared And Covered Your BackMost people don't realize that social media on the Internet goes back to the time of the Apple ][ and the Commodore 64, way before there was a LinkedIn, or a Facebook. In those days hobbiests and tech geeks would run bulletin board systems, with the...


    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    20/03/2017 #40 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #13 Well stated, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, and I agree 100%. My time spent on social media doesn't include bullying nor do I want to read about someone's political or religious views. There are several bees that I like and enjoy reading what they have to say, however, if it is a political or religious opinion, I hide it from my feed.

    Regarding someone, anyone, who has a different slant on life from yours, that doesn't make them wrong or make you right?! My motto is, if you don't like it, don't read it.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    20/03/2017 #39 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    This is one for the Gipper
    Robert Bacal
    19/03/2017 #38 Robert Bacal
    #37 @Brian Mck. I believe that Bebee will be introducing tools to ensure that it becomes exactly what you describe, at least the way I understand what @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee as said about the "new platform". Comments can be deleted by authors, and hives will be moderated just like....
    Brian McKenzie
    19/03/2017 #37 Brian McKenzie
    Ah the days of dual cassette deck and a screaming upgrade from 14.4 .... I can still smell the charred ether from some of my exploits. Here's the shit about HARD moderation, courtesy of a website that is close to home for beBee. I like their content in that it is written well - but it is rarely supported by anything of fact - any statistic is a feelly mushy ball of SJW blathering prattle that has no source - and the comments are hard edited. So if you disagree with the article - and I often do - your comment will NEVER be posted. The dialogue box - Your Comment is Waiting Moderation is nearly your only interaction with the platform. I have less than a 10% post rate there since the early days of joining. I am not sure if it is universal across the board - or if my brand of perspective has been specifically targeted (I may create an alternate account to test that theory) So, what you end up with - is a 'discussion' where nearly every comment is - "Great Post" or 'Insightful" or the ever present - ditto head quote. Any disagreement with the article is never seen. Nearly any challenge to the author's SJW Virtue Seeking Grandstanding is never viewed, and any retort with facts, evidence, precedence, performance, trajectory predictions and of course personal anecdotal instances NEVER meet the Comment section. It must feel like a Rainbow Brite Glitter Sparkle Enema of Hearts and Flowers delivered whilest riding a Unicorn - because it is nowhere near a C0NVERSATI0N.
    Robert Bacal
    19/03/2017 #36 Robert Bacal
    #35 @Milos Djukic @michael o"neil my point being that one of the reasons I've grown tired of BeBee on principle is that people are to DIS-inclined to indicate their disagreement with a poster or comment.

    Silence allows the tyranny of the poor ideas. Silence promotes aggression and bullying.

    This comment will be eaten by Vogons within 24 hours.
    Milos Djukic
    19/03/2017 #35 Anonymous
    #34 Me too Michael O'Neil and I highly respect your opinions. It has nothing to do with the uniformity of principles. Hitler's principles were wrong, terribly wrong and manipulation was not detected in time because of the repression.
    Michael O'Neil
    19/03/2017 #34 Anonymous
    #26 @Milos Djukic I'm happy to respect everyone's right to have an opinion. I think that is quite different from "It is important to respect other people's opinions" Hitler had some interesting opinions.
    Milos Djukic
    19/03/2017 #33 Anonymous
    #32 I agree with you Michael O'Neil, but I don't care Regards, Milos
    Michael O'Neil
    19/03/2017 #32 Anonymous
    #27 @ Milos Djukic "What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves" gets turned into the distorted image of ourselves by the reader.
    Michael O'Neil
    19/03/2017 #31 Anonymous
    @Robert Bacal I learn from everything I read on beBee. A lot is what I learn about me. I'm often surprised that I also learn from people I don't always agree with.
    Robert Bacal
    08/03/2017 #30 Robert Bacal
    #29 @Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith That's a really interesting conundrum you mention - the facebook thing. My only close experience with that was with a lifelong friend who took offense, ostensibly about a sarcastic remark I made on his facebook feed, something we've done in person for....oh fifty years.

    My sense on that is if a relationship can't stand disagreement online, it probably is unwell in the first place, and there can be other issues.

    It sounds like you made the right decision for you. If I had had that sense in advance I probably would have done the same. After all, it's just a frickin social media platform.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    08/03/2017 #29 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    my 2c... when people come together on social media, there's always going to be a degree of disagreement. i am not on facebook anymore for personal use because I didn't want to fall out with close friends who were posting political opinions time and time again that I felt were insensitive. In the end it was just easier to close down my account. And these are people I've known for over 30 years and went to school with. If I had entered into any form of discussion on these views, our friendship would be over by now - guaranteed. Why lose a friendship over social media or political differences? It's just not worth it. If social media is making you miserable, maybe stop for a while. I took a 6 month break recently. I didn't miss it that much, and now I can enjoy it again.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #28 Anonymous
    #24 Same @Robert Bacal.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #27 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 5:
    I'm an imperfect person with a bunch of weaknesses. What makes us unique is not our professional successes, social media itself or other trivia. Professional success in social media is a result of our humanity and willingness to recognize what is important and that's nobility. Not only humanity and nobility directed towards our family, but also towards others: "little"- great people in social media, with all its weaknesses. Our social media image must be consistent. What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves. This is one of the truly great manifestations of personal integrity. It is wise to publish only when you have to say something honest, thoughtful and helpful to others. Avoid blatant self-promotion at any cost. Only write about your interests in the field of personal knowledge and expertise. The need to write on social media may be something quite abstract or very intimate, but also a source of money, success and fame. I can not reveal why one should accuse those who might write out of necessity for a little spiritual exhibitionism only. The beauty of social media is primarily reflected through diversity and willingness to accept other people's views or motivations. Writing is the best way for a personal expression of gratitude to ones who read. What is important is the way in which we manifest our disagreement. A good foundation is certainly unquestionable respect of diversity and a very careful interpretation of other people's attitudes.
    All text in Part 1 -5, comments #22, 23, 25-27 withn beBee post: The "Old" Internet: When People Cared And Covered Your Back by @Robert Bacal, Copyright ยฉ 2014- 3O17 by Milos Djukic - All Rights Reserved
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #26 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 4:

    It seems that most of us here have a soft pen. Both โ€œengagedโ€ and โ€œdetachedโ€ writers should make a proper balance. I prefer the latter type. Only activism, propaganda or aggressive self-promotion and pompous self-aggrandizement can be like a sword. Writing is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism. Even when we disagree, exchange of opinions brings us closer. Short-term influence is also short-lived. My idea is to be a support, never an instructor. My job is to point out what is worth. It is not generosity, but the pursuit of truth. Teaching is the most impressive way to help people. All great thoughts have a weird root, thatโ€™s why they are great. We can learn from children, they know everything. Only if we have the attitudes, then we can share them with others. It requires courage, which is often incorrectly characterized as a harsh word. The learning process requires dealing with opposing views. Of course, respect and kindness are certainly welcome. Offensive people are often insecure. It is important to communicate with people and to assist them. It is important to build successful relationships and trust. It is important to respect other people's opinions.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #25 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 3:
    I support all dedicated writers, who have not yet earned well-deserved attention. Carefully read the comments and also feel free to promote your thoughts and writing among like-minded people. This is my vision of a fruitful networking. People are not products. People are much deeper than stereotypes. Only if we learn, we progress. We must honor those who have helped us, and then we are "live" once more. As long as someone's pen carries a personal touch and insight, there is a hope that an expression will be recognized as ะฐ valid, even if it was alternative, obscure or even quite unusual. Insights is the final and primordial manifestation of our spirit framed by thoughts, words and feelings. On the other hand, only the expression of personality was never a real attack, rather a desire to be accepted. "Cogito ergo sum" - Renรฉ Descartes. Only when we are awake, but also a little imaginative, we are able to share with others the most valuable parts of ourselves. I am more prone to self-criticism. Self-confidence is particularly difficult for people who feel things deeply. Any kind of generalization is rather dangerous. To be, or not to be, i.e. mainstream or alternative, that is the question? I choose always what's inside of me. What I have learned is to recognize honesty in people. I think that I've always been able to recognize the noble intentions. This type of recognition, sometimes hidden, is the most important quality of these social media.
    Robert Bacal
    08/03/2017 #24 Robert Bacal
    #22 Great thoughts in part 1 and looking forward to part 2, @Milos Djukic Popularity is irrelevant, I agree. The metrics of how many people viewed something are seductively stupid to buy into to. Even comment numbers are a little misleading. I see a lot of posts with lots of comments - sometimes in the hundreds where TWO people only are interacting.

    It's illusion. I once wrote that a "real" writer HAS to write because if he or she doesn't it feels bad. Of course, I want people to read what I write. But if people don't like it, and don't learn from it, perhaps some others will.

    Same for you?
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #23 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 2:
    Mindfulness is a skill that is gained with an age and through practice. Please respect other people's writing, thoughts and dilemmas. In this way you keep reputation and integrity as a writer and also as a man. This is something that is hard to acquire and can be lost very easily. What are the most important values of this social media: constructive dialogue and exchange of good will in a pleasant atmosphere. It is very easy for a writer to surrender in front of the pervasive and intoxicating magnetism of superficiality. It's costly and has unpredictable consequences. That's the main reason why any social media, will hardly become a platform for quality writing. Writing motivation is the most important. Extrinsic writing motivation is provided through the support, human attention and interaction. The process of transmitting messages to the curious reader requires knowledge, dedication, writing skills and fresh ideas. Someone's writing must have color, clear personal touch and scent. It is better not to write at all than to write nonsense. Always, listen to yourself and not others. Writing is an exclusive and privileged activity. This is a reflection of your mind, when it makes sense. In the second case (hyper productivity - I am a "productive" writer syndrome), it's a nonsense. After all, writing is a serious profession.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #22 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 1:
    My entire professional career has been built on writing. What's important is to find a balance between what makes money and what makes a business man or academic worthy and respected. Each writer has the responsibility for designating which information should remain within articles. Do not forget that there are messages that can only be divided in written form. Everyone chooses what will write. If we opt for the highly specialized professional articles or intimate articles about our thoughts, we cannot expect great popularity. It is certainly not a measure of quality. You do not need to pay attention. Writing is still our inner needs. Maybe our writing is blatantly trivial to capture someone's attention or imagination. I respect everyone's writing. It seems that sensationalism is what is required. Not at all! Seriously creative writing is certainly deeply spiritual category, that is difficult to subsume under standard forms. I also believe that enough dedicated people, can encourage one's insight, perspective and innovative perception through the mutual writing, discussions and spiritual learning (elevation). What is important is the human interaction as an inexhaustible source of unusual and most valuable inspiration.
    Martina Baxter
    07/03/2017 #21 Martina Baxter
    I don't know if this is a :) or a:(
  13. ProducerbeBee in English
    5+1 Steps to Register a Company on beBee
    5+1 Steps to Register a Company on beBee Find out how to addย you company profile to beBee.ย These 5+1 ridiculously easy steps are all you need to get the job done. beBee is an affinity based social network that allows youย to manage yourย personal online brand as well as your companyโ€™s online...


    Devesh Bhatt
    05/03/2017 #14 Devesh Bhatt
    Headed that way. Thanks a lot
    Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    01/03/2017 #13 Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    #12 Thank you for your words @David B. Grinberg :)
    David B. Grinberg
    01/03/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg
    #9 @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn and @Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez: you both deserve much praise and recognition for all of your exemplary work in making the beBee user experience, user satisfaction, user engagement, and customer service the very best of any platform in the social media space -- new or old. And ditto that for the entire brilliant beBee team. Your efforts are very much appreciated by all. Thank you!
    Now that's something to buzz about...
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @John White, MBA
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    01/03/2017 #11 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #7 Hi @Mike Rana, I just sent you a private message with all your doubts. Thanks for the feedback. ;)
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    01/03/2017 #10 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #1 Hi @Lori Mullins-Johnson. I write a private message to solve this and any questions you may have. Thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience.
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    01/03/2017 #9 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #6 Thank you very much @David B. Grinberg! The important thing for us is the user.
    Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    01/03/2017 #8 Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    #7 Of course Mike, feel free to send me a DM :)
    Mike Rana
    01/03/2017 #7 Mike Rana
    #4 I just registered one of my projects here. Just from having done that, I have some feedback for recommendations - may I DM you with it?
    David B. Grinberg
    28/02/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    @Lori Mullins-Johnson, please note that @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn and his customer service team are very responsive in addressing and resolving any user experience issues. That's one big reason why this platform has such a high satisfactory user experience and high engagement. Thank for all YOU do, Federico!
    cc: @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @John White, MBA
    Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    28/02/2017 #4 Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    #3 If you have any question, just let us to know. :)
    Lori Mullins-Johnson
    28/02/2017 #3 Lori Mullins-Johnson
    #2 Hi Itziar, I figured it out! Thanks!
    Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    28/02/2017 #2 Itziar Ruiz Lรณpez
    #1 You can write to support@bebee.com , they can help you. Have a lovely night.
    CC @Adriana Bevacqua Garcรญa
    Lori Mullins-Johnson
    28/02/2017 #1 Lori Mullins-Johnson
    Is this not set up yet? I tried to follow the five steps, but when I click on post, there is no pop up, it gives me three choices, share a buzz, produce honey or post a job. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
  14. ProducerEmilia M. Ludovino
    HOW TO TAME ANXIETY - part 1
    HOW TO TAME ANXIETY - part 1There are many emotions we need to learn how to handle and reduce. Such as disappointment, anger, resentment, frustration and anxiety - an emotion that most of us feel very uncomfortable with. And yet anxiety is common and unable us to reasoning...


    Emilia M. Ludovino
    26/02/2017 #20 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #17 @Emily๐Ÿ Bee and @John White, MBA - Thank you for taking your time to read it. I am glad you found it useful. The article has a part 2 -- that maybe you like to read it also. Promise you it's peaceful and funny :) . Leave you the link https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/peaceful-meditation-to-tame-anxiety
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    26/02/2017 #19 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #16 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for your positive comment. Have a blessed weekend!
    John White, MBA
    26/02/2017 #18 John White, MBA
    #17 @Emily๐Ÿ Bee: Me too!
    Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    26/02/2017 #17 Emily๐Ÿ Bee
    This Buzz is for me!
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/02/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag @Emilia M. Ludovino. I respect your professionalism and sense of responsibility by writing: "Please note I am neither a psychiatrist nor a psychologist if your anxiety is severe or debilitating please seek appropriate professional help." And: "There is no one way to settle anxiety, and each person responds differently to anxiety and to the techniques available." After this, I can say that your list is sound and offers thoughtful opportunities to consider in our day to day needs to gain control over our emotions. I highlight two of your points: 1. Awareness is crucial to maintaining control over our emotions. 2. Learning to listen to our emotions as communicating to us, bringing something to our awareness, can also reframe our experience and avoid moving into a reaction which an emotion can cause.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/02/2017 #15 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #10 Hi @Phil Friedman - great to see you around. Thank you for taking your time to read it and leave us your comment. I absolutely agree with you that worry and stress over things that have not yet happened or not yet even imminent is a wast of time. Have a great weekend! Cheers.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/02/2017 #14 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #9 Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for sharing your daughter story with us. We all have different coping mechanisms and I found it curious that her coping mechanism was crying. When I'm very tired - mentally and physically exhausted - I also cry. For me a sign that I need to stop and take care of me. Glad to know that she grow up a nice lady. Have a beautiful weekend!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/02/2017 #13 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #8 Thanks @Aleta Curry! Glad you liked it and found it useful. :) Have a great weekend!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/02/2017 #12 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #7 Hi dear @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz! It's always a pleasure to have your feedback. You're so right when you said that stress and anxiety are increasing to the detriment of mental and physical health. And in a lot of situation people suffering from anxiety and over stress just prefer to pop a pill instead of learning out to cope with it in a more natural way. Like exercise more, go for a walk in the nature, learn and practice any kind of meditation, etc. You with you wonderful articles about your surroundings can inspire people to go outside and have more health habits. Little healthy habits can do a great good. Thank s for reading Gert. Fijne weekend!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    25/02/2017 #11 Emilia M. Ludovino
    @Aleta Curry, @debasish majumder, @Milos Djukic - Thank you for the sharing. Have a great weekend!
    Phil Friedman
    25/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Obviously, this may not work for everyone nor, for that matter, more than a few, but when I feel myself getting anxious, I ask very consciously "What could be the worst possible thing that could happen?" And if the answer is something other than fatal, I remind myself that, one way or another, it can be managed.

    FWIW, I have also determined in my life not to worry and stress over things that have not yet happened or not yet even imminent. My experience is that significantly more than 50% of potential problems do not ever come to pass. So if you stress over all possibilities, however remote, you will spend more than half your time worrying about nothing. And even in those cases where bad consequences do come to pass, following this path means that you eliminated a lot of useless worrying anyway. Cheers!
    Cyndi wilkins
    25/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    When my daughter was very young, she used to describe those butterflies as a "bonkie in her tummy." She was born with an exaggerated sensory response to sudden noises...I can't tell you how many birthday parties we had to leave prematurely because someone popped a balloon. Her anxiety was rather extreme, however we have engaged in many of these techniques and quite a few modifications of our own to avoid medicating her...at times that too has been necessary. But sometimes, we just had to let her cry it out...I realized that children dealing with such powerful emotions are like open conduits to all the sensory input around them....they are unable to mute it as we tend to as adults. When they are at school among so many other children with their chaotic energy it is like being thrown into a snake pit! My little girl would come home sometimes after school and just lie across my chest for an hour or so and sob uncontrollably...Now, at thirteen, she's too cool to have me pick her up at the front door! Fortunately, most of the time given the proper coping skills, they grow out of it;-)
    Aleta Curry
    24/02/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    Good article with concrete tips instead of fluff.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    24/02/2017 #7 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Emilia M. Ludovino This is a very important post with good advice Emilia. Stress and its cousin anxiety is increasing to the detriment of mental and physical health. The five steps are a master plan to counteract anxiety. Thank you for the information.
    debasish majumder
    24/02/2017 #6 debasish majumder
    excellent post @Emilia M. Ludovino!a panacea for reducing anxiety! Great share! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    24/02/2017 #5 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #3 Hi dear @Ian Weinberg! Sorry for tagging you but I always like the piece of knowledge you bring to the articles you read. I admire your work and the way you talk about it and because I know I'll learn something with you, hence, I tagged you. Have a blessed weekend!
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    24/02/2017 #4 Emilia M. Ludovino
    #2 Thank you dear @Ali Anani for taking your time to read my article and leave your comment full of wisdom. I like the way you deal with a angry moment. I focus on my breathing and the image of my Buddhist teacher - that immediately brings me a place of serenity. And because emotions are contagious our peaceful reaction reflects back into the other person. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ian Weinberg
    24/02/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks @Emilia M. Ludovino for sharing another insightful appraisal of an important subject. The problem with anxiety and it's nastier big brother, 'panic', is that the amygdala (the seat of fear, anxiety, panic and rage) mediates its effects by secreting adrenaline-noradrenaline and cortisol, which in turn stimulate the amygdala. So you end up with an amygdala 'locked-in' spiral where one is a sustained victim of flight/fight. The only way that you can wind out of this spiral is through a 'break-state' - a diversion of attention, as you correctly point out. The second factor conspiring against us in the anxiety state is that the somatic symptoms of anxiety are invariably more forboding than the thing that actually triggered the fear in the first place. Hence when we administer Beta-blockers, by blocking the symptoms of anxiety but not the mind state itself, we observe a marked improvement in the overall anxiety state.
    Ali Anani
    24/02/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    You offer a great recipe for dealing with anxiety @Emilia M. Ludovino. I enjoyed all. I liked what you wrote "5 - Focus On Something Else: Distracting yourself from an intense focus on anxiety can also help". This is exactly what I do if somebody is talking angrily. I look the person in the eyes, nod my eyes occasionally let the person know I care and listen.In fact, I don't listen for two minutes and send my mind thinking about other issues. In two minutes anger cools down and then I may be truly listen, observe and think. It seems your prescription applies to anxiety, stress and other negative emotions.
  15. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the Question
    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface:ย  This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...


    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    20/02/2017 #107 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #78 Thanks for the feedback. To promote the personal brand will show articles written by the author. We understand that is the most important. Although it would be interesting to offer other points of view, we want to bet on the personal brand.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #106 Phil Friedman
    #105 Good to hear from you, Larry. You ask, I think, a couple of excellent questions. So let me answer: 1) Where the explicit mission of a social network is to create a "community" of users, I'd agree that, within the boundaries of the community standards for acceptable forms of expression, every community member's comments should be protected against removal. 2) Censorship is, in the strict sense of the word, prior restraint, either by active prohibition or by threat of sanction in the event of publication. Under which strict definition, removal or comments or posts by community officials would not, I think, be censorship, but as you say enforcement of community rules. Which is why I've repeated referred to an explicit statement of guidelines for removal or deletion. (The guidelines should be for the sanction because it is easier to define what is not acceptable than what is.)

    Notwithstanding that, however, I think we have to admit that the stated missions of most social media are not to create a "community", but something else, often a "platform" for self-publishing, personal-brand building, business and professional networking, job hunting, recruiting, and so on. So any inferences about what should be, cannot be drawn from accepted premises about a social community. IMO. Thank you for reading and joining the conversation.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #105 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Excellent point @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray and I agree on the points of censorship. However let me throw out another view where a social network is about creating a community of users. From a perspective of a community, as opposed to publishing platform, does user behavior and the removal of a user or their comment take different perspective? Could a user have every right to make a statement welcome in the community? If you have a state community value of respect and a user is not respectful are you censoring or simply creating a community where respect is valued by all and if not they are simply not part of the community? The results may be similar but the reason is different.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #104 Phil Friedman
    #103 His manifesto illustrates how in matters social media the line between reality and a created virtual image is often blurred... even for the master manipulators of the landscape. Thanks, Franci. Cheers!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    20/02/2017 #103 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #10 Zuckerman is a pretty smart cookie but IMO, he has visions of grandeur.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    20/02/2017 #102 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Since you asked: You lead the conversation to borders. "Speak when you are spoken to..." I didn't want to be rude. [please do not respond to me, I'm going away now]
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #101 Phil Friedman
    #100 thank you, Antoinette. I am sorry to be obtuse, but what does this have to do with censorship? This is a post about censorship, not a general chat room. Thanks and peace. โœŒ๐ŸฝโœŒ๐Ÿผ
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #100 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #97 At least you admit we have a border.

    I compare our laws with other countries and we are EXTREMELY flexible. So flexible everyone seems to pick and choose which ones to follow.

    I am not one that picks on people whose legal status fluctuates because I know the complexities of immigration. The wall wont stop people coming here either or those that get paid to bring them. People whose status is in question are exploited and targeted for crime by their own people. They often cannot get home because they don't have a home or their home is over seas, not across a border... etc...

    Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #99 Phil Friedman
    #96 In the absence of having anything good to say, say nothing. Even better, ignore that about which you have nothing good to say. It may be your right to speak, but it is also my right not to listen or read or pay attention. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #98 Phil Friedman
    #95 Yes, David, that is right โ€” as far as it goes. The problem is with deciding what crosses the line to become, in your words, "... online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character..." The hard part is setting the standards. For example, I personally find a lot of the self-ascriptive BS that some people post about how they are pretty much the second coming of God really offensive. But in saying so, I am not in any way advocating censorship of such material. I am just exercising my right to recommend that my fellow bees ignore that material and not promote it without first reading and pondering what it means to the rest of us who are concerned with the reputation of the platform.

    For me, freedom of expression is a fundamental right for all, including those with whom I disagree and who spout malevolent bilge. However, guaranteeing freedom of expression does not obligate anyone to listen or otherwise pay attention. Thanks for joining the conversation. And cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #97 Phil Friedman
    #93 Because, Antionette, the ends of the world do not stop at the US border. And hope springs eternal. Not to mention that a stitch in time saves nine. The bright spot on the horizon is, however, that the way things are going, nobody will want to emigrate to the U.S. (which will eliminate the need for a Wall at taxpayer expense).
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #96 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #95 @David B. Grinberg I agree. It is common sense. My parents taught me to be polite despite of disagreeing. It is smarter. But common sense is not so usual as it should ;).
    David B. Grinberg
    19/02/2017 #95 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another exemplary exchange as usual, Phil and Jim. I agree with Phil that there is nothing wrong with constructive criticism expressed in a cordial/polite manner on social media. There should not be unwarranted restrictions against an open online dialogue even on contentious and controversial all issues. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion and disagree with the majority. But once language changes from constructive to destructive then problems arise. There's never a justification for online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character, etc.
    Just keep online speech polite and cordial even if you disagree, and there shouldn't be any problems. this is not rocket science but basic common courtesy, respect and good manners. Is that about right, Phil and Jim?
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #94 Gerald Hecht
    #91 @Phil Friedman me neither--I assumed that since it said they were found "on beBee" ...that referred to the "configuration/positioning thingie"
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #93 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #92 If that were true, then why is anyone trying to create a personal Brand? The "sky is falling!" is an isolated market.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #92 Phil Friedman
    #89 Well the quick summary of what is happening here in the US is we're going to hell in a hand basket. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #91 Phil Friedman
    #88 Nope, Gerry, I looked for them. But no luck. :-)
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #90 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    So, if you want to make a case for science, sacrifice would not be helpful for that cause. Besides, we have sacrificed plenty by being a part of the experiment. If a comprehensive analysis was available, I haven't seen it. I am not brave enough to author it either.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #89 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #86 I should also say that not everyone wants to be famous. Not everyone wants to be distracted either. Most people, that I know, want to understand what is happening. From just being on the complaint department side of things, they are wondering if the engineers have all gone mad.

    No sex tapes found on beBee that I know of. I was making a joke about pop culture.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #88 Gerald Hecht
    #86 @Phil Friedman it sounds like like they were found on top of beBee
  16. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    A tribute to the Spanish guitar
    A tribute to the Spanish guitarSpanish guitarA spanish guitar -also know as classical guitar -, isย a six-stringed guitar with nylon strings.ย  Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. The guitar is considered the most...


    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    21/02/2017 #38 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    I love guitars and it's so cool to learn about the spanish guitars. And Flamenco OMG He is a magician with the guitar in his hand. I love the guitar as most of my friends are pretty good at it and this is such a musical buzz and I just love it. All the musicians here are insanely fantabulous with the masterpiece in their hand. Wow I'm just wowed ๐Ÿค— Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee we would love to see you strike a few chords I'm sure you have one ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‰
    Nick Mlatchkov
    20/02/2017 #37 Anonymous
    #35 U're right, I had the pleasure of witnessing him in the studio during an unplugged session for TV more than 20 yrs ago! It's my first guess when I saw German.
    Mario L Castellanos
    19/02/2017 #36 Mario L Castellanos
    And Javier, thank you for posting this.
    Mario L Castellanos
    19/02/2017 #35 Mario L Castellanos
    Want to hear someone that will blow you away? This German, yes GERMAN, is one of the "baddest" (this means "good" for those unfamiliar with kid slang here in the US) Spanish guitarist you will hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIN6L3mKDpg&list=RDOIN6L3mKDpg#t=42. If you don't have 1hour and 10 minutes right now, Jump to 9:02 BARCELONA NIGHTS.

    How I wish I had continued my lesson when I was kid myself. I've tried to listen to good Spanish guitar when I'm driving. But, I always eventually close my eyes. The two don't mix to well.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #34 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Sara Jacobovici @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian this is the context Javi vs the Plow: Speculative Fiction https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/javi-vs-the-plow-speculative-fiction

    By the way if you search "javi vs the plow" google show nice results ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Google is starting to fall in love with beBee
    Dorothy Cooper
    19/02/2017 #33 Dorothy Cooper
    I would love to get a hold of the some these recording my brother introduced me to classical guitar when I was 12, the music. I always felt like there's a musician waiting to jump out of my brain. @sittingpretty61 @dorothy-cooper
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Careful @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. Your response needs a context. Only after I read Javier's preceding comment did I get what you meant ;-)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/02/2017 #31 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #30 Bring a shovel
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #30 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #29 @Robert Bacal Canadians are very important for beBee. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to travel to know Canada !
    Robert Bacal
    19/02/2017 #29 Robert Bacal
    #28 We are, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee It's a matter of survival, since we have had to outwit the beavers who will eat anything (and anyone).
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #28 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #27 @Sara Jacobovici you were really lucky !!! Canadians seems to be really smart ;) CC @Kevin Pashuk @Jim Murray @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    #26 I had the honour and pleasure of hearing Segovia live in concert when I was living in Canada. It was a sound and experience I'll never forget.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #26 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #23 @Sara Jacobovici @Phil Friedman I am happy you enjoy spanish guitarist. They are leyends. And Phil I agree ... bordes are set by humans... beBee flag will be made of diversity, multilingualism, and no barriers at all. The fact beBee was born in Spain is a simple coincidence. We are not better because we are americans , europeans , asians, oceanians or africans. It is very sad to see how human can be so stubborn.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    19/02/2017 #25 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Guitar music can cover a wide variety of genres and styles. Spanish guitar is the most beautiful, IMO. This is a very enjoyable buzz and beautiful music.
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    19/02/2017 #24 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    I went to a workshop from one of Segovia's students once, many years ago. Best music event I've attended...
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    Years ago, I saw Andres Segovia in NYC. A memorable performance that said to me he belongs to the world, not just to Spain, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! A most wonderful and enjoyable buzz. I enjoyed it tremendously!
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    19/02/2017 #21 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    Spanish guitar.... is the guitar!!!....
    Domenico Roviello
    19/02/2017 #20 Domenico Roviello
    Falmenco is one of the greatest kind of music in the world. I've seen Paco twice in Italy. Unforgettable!!!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #19 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #18 @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular thanks ! I saw birds tweeting .... and bees buzzing !!
  17. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    beBee: A Place To Grow
    beBee: A Place To GrowIโ€™ve been looking for a home for a while now. I am a writer. Iโ€™ve been at LinkedIn since the last of October. Ohโ€”I had a dormant account with them, but I never used it. In October I decided to put my writing to good use. Iโ€™m looking to parlay my art...


    Ivette K. Caballero
    09/03/2017 #25 Ivette K. Caballero
    This is so inspiring, thank you @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen for sharing! "But Iโ€™m alive and here for the moment. I am delving into this new world of platforms, graphics, and picture manipulation. After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more. What is beBee about? Itโ€™s about people and community and support. Iโ€™ve experienced tremendous support and strokes for my work in just a few days. I couldnโ€™t get that on LinkedIn in months. Community is everything. I read other writersโ€™ works and revel in delicious prose and poetry. To me, beBee is like no other place in cyberspace. BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine whatโ€™s to come. You seeโ€”beBee is a place to grow." @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    21/02/2017 #24 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @Juan Imaz and @Andrew Young thank you!! I will enjoy it here.#23
    Juan Imaz
    20/02/2017 #23 Juan Imaz
    thank you very much for your words @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen!
    Andrew Young
    18/02/2017 #22 Andrew Young
    You will enjoy it here Joyce!
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    18/02/2017 #21 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    Well put. @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen, I am glad you are here. For cyberspace, I feel that sense of 'community' more here, than any other platform currently in existence. I had never considered that it would be coming from Spain, a land that I had previously stereotyped from a North American perspective. I thank @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, and @Juan Imaz for expanding my world view and giving me a place to grow, as well.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Im so happy you found your comfort zone on beBee!
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #19 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen beBee is a second home to many bees. Living isn't just about breathing it's about giving a piece of yourself to others and in the process both grow. That defines living for me and I am so glad that you found beBee and we have become beBee's :)
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    Well, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen, looks like you found that home.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    18/02/2017 #17 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @Ken Boddie gentle prodding and poking of my professors did that. I remember being brought to task about stylistic transgressions and being brought home gently. PC is not always immediately helpful, but is not hurtful. Thank you John Nelson and Donnalee Rubin. Thanks to all for your comments @Paul Walters @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich @Mohammed A. Jawad @Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis and so on.
    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    A succinct summary of the joys of beBee, Joyce. Our story telling becomes futile without a platform and an audience, and the fire in our bellies to keep going can only be rekindled by engagement. For me, writing is like throwing a boomerang. Follow a few basic rules and it'll come safely back to enable us to throw it out there again. But break the rules of polite engagement and the boomerang will either fall on stony ground or come back and hit us on the head. I see your throwing skills are well honed, Joyce.
    Paul Walters
    18/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Thanks . My sentiments exactly
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #14 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Phenomenal, @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen!!! "BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine whatโ€™s to come. You seeโ€”beBee is a place for growth."

    I am so glad to have you here and sharing your precious words with us.

    We really are taking part in something special and it is in some way about separating humans from all the judging we participate in when dealing with people in our immediate vicinity. When a community is build on inclusion and celebrating humanity and the joys of being social, then growth factor is built right in, because we all spend our lives searching for the places we belong.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/02/2017 #13 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...beBee is like an inspiring platform where souls gather to seek and share tidbits of passing lives!
    Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    17/02/2017 #12 Fran ๐Ÿ Brizzolis
    One of the best places for growing!!!!...
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    17/02/2017 #11 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit Eloquent, as always. #10
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    17/02/2017 #10 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    "After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more."
    This is a significant thing to say because the act of breathing in is exactly what the word INSPIRATION means.

    We are normally seeking inspiration from others but that breathing in is what inspiration is. Inspiration is not a hope, it is an action and I do see that in you. My mother has a huge aneurysm in her head, the specialist we took her to recommended we operate immediately, but when we asked him what the prognosis is for recovery after the operation, it was hardly worth considering. Yet that was 12 years ago.

    Engaging life this way also sends a message out to other people who have multiple sclerosis that the affliction does not define their lives, unless they want to be defined by it. That by itself is another form of inspiration - the breath those people with MS take in recognizing that while there is a new day, take one day at a time and make the most of that day - as well as one can and is able.

    It also represents a great testimonial to beBee that you recognize (like I do) that this is a place for personal growth and in your case a place to develop a personal brand. These are individual life choices and not ideologies - what you write here is about a life in action. I applaud that attitude, that resolve and that awareness. We engage the things we control and remain free in and this is where the rubber meets the road.

    The free in freedom is a blessing unless we buy into the curses that accompany life - the challenge is to keep our mind as focused on the blessings, as much as can be or as Doris Day sings que sera sera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azxoVRTwlNg
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    17/02/2017 #9 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Dear @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen thank you for joining the hive. Thank you for let us delight with the great quality honey you're producing. The quality of your writings (with heart, soul and sarcasm) are an inspiration for me. I can relate with your "I face my mortality every day now. But shouldnโ€™t we all?". I need it to face my mortality at the age of 14 yo - I am 42 now - still alive and kicking and with no intention of giving up during the next 200 years. :). Keep buzzing around girl. Have a beautiful evening!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    17/02/2017 #8 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    I AM PROUD OF OUR BEES. beBee is attracting the best humans you can find...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/02/2017 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    I wish you luck for your future endeavors and never say die, until you try. Don't worry, almighty is there to help you. I agree with you that this the best platform. God bless you always.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    17/02/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen proud of having you on beBee !

    " What is beBee about? Itโ€™s about people and community and support. Iโ€™ve experienced tremendous support and strokes for my work in just a few days. "
  18. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Avoid Marketing Myths That Bite
    Avoid Marketing Myths That BiteSMALL BUSINESSES CAN'T AFFORD TO BLINDLY ACCEPT MYTHS ABOUT MARKETING... ย  Big businesses can often, if not always survive marketing mistakes. We've seen, for example, CocaCola and Netflix do it. However, big businesses can do it because, in large...


    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #20 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Phil Friedman ๐ŸŽฏ
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman
    #18 @Gerald Hecht, a couple of decades ago, I read about a semi-secret retreat/conference of CEOs and Chairmen of a number of transnational corporations, the theme of which was that within a few decades giant transnational corporations would replace nation-states as the basic units of global economic and political division. If Zuckerberg and others in similar positions aren't directly aware of that conference, they are nevertheless walking down the same arrogant intellectual path and need a good smack in the back of their heads. Oh wait, isn't that the theme that brought POTUS to office?
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #18 Gerald Hecht
    #17 @Phil Friedman okay; so this is comforting; I was starting to assume that I was suffering from that "mild cognitive...thingie".
    Did you see this, BTW?
    It's really spooky Orwellian:
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #17 Phil Friedman
    #16 You are not alone. It's only the dweebs over in the School of Business who understand "marketing" โ€” and maybe guys like David Suzuki and Carl Sagan.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Phil Friedman yeah; to me, it's still has a (though not as fluid as it once was) "chicken/egg --ness" quality; part of that is due to (I've no doubt) the influence of the zeitgeist on the sociopolitical capital of the "mad" part of mad scientist.

    Lately, the "Back to the future --Jekyll/Hyde thingie seems to be falling out of favor --meaning of course that it's not as useful for picking up chicks as it was --even a couple of years ago (this last part is also a flight test of the latest "He Said, He Said installment")...with a new crop of Ambassadors monitoring the proceedings.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #12 @Phil Friedman exactly! I (not being schooled in customer service) just assumed that it was self-evident to the customer that the good or service which one is a customer --meets, and even exceeds the expected quality.

    I remember that a journalist once asked Bob Dylan how he got his kicks --his rejoinder was that he found a person who was more skilled than anyone else...so he paid this person --and this person only to kick him.

    He didn't seem concerned with any other aspect other than the kick quality; he was obviously a serious customer --not distracted by "bells and whistles" and/or "dog/pony shows"...fancy coffee, marbled restrooms, business card/brochure quality.

    He was a customer in the market for the highest quality kicks available period.

    The very model of what a customer is.
    Phil Friedman
    18/02/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #7 Thank you, Alexa, for reading, commenting, and sharing. As you might guess by now, I'm with you in rejecting the notion that market segments can be defined by "generation". IMO, there was a temporary lag in acceptance of the "medium" by Baby Boomers and older because digital technology was introduced and advanced so quickly. And that, bolstered by special interest who were pushing the idea that social marketing to Millennials and younger was the only thing to do, distorted the view of how contemporary marketing needs to go. For example, I remember seeing marketing articles pointing out that Boomers like to hear stories and that Millennials like flash and interaction. Now, after wearing out that BS theme, many of the same marketing gurus are extolling the value of storytelling and the building of "relationship" to Millennials, X-ers, and Y-ers. Well, duh! Hence, my point that marketing principles pretty much stay the same, and it is only the "medium" that changes. And god help us all, if a truly McLuhan vision of marketing ever comes fully to be.
    Phil Friedman
    18/02/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    #11 Have you considered that perhaps, Gerald, that is part of the reason you are a Mad Scientist and not in the business of Trust-me Selling of Bull Chips in a bag?

    Phil Friedman
    18/02/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    #9 Yes, Gerald, in the past I've used the same example as you. In a choice between a brain surgeon with a good bedside manner and a mediocre surgery record and a gruff practitioner with a nearly 100% success record, I'm not going with Mr. Personality. In the luxury yacht building business, the situation is mixed. Part of what a buyer is paying five to fifty million dollars for is the experience of building a custom yacht, the planning, watching and participating in (in a conceptual way) the process, and interacting with those who are carrying out the work. Like having a high-end custom house built and decorated. Consequently, a (big) part of the product IS the process, and the most successful companies are those who understand that.

    In the case I referred to previously in this thread, the millennial customer was spending a few thousand dollars, and receiving more than full value, yet expected to be treated as though he was the King or Queen of England. And moreover that he was entitled to be rude and overly demanding to company employees who were genuinely trying their best to deliver fair value. And the final straw was his lecture on how "communication is everything". Even the customer spending millions of dollars doesn't believe that. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    18/02/2017 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #10 @Phil Friedman yeah --ultimately, the way I look at it is: "I Got Yer Friggin Customer Service Right Here!"
    Phil Friedman
    18/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    #6 In fact, Milos, although I agree in part with what you are saying, part of my point is that the points you make are applicable only for particular market segments. For example, "crowdsourcing" do not, and will not play a significant role for market sectors in which high-end goods and services are sold to relatively experienced and knowledgeable consumers. For in such sectors, documented peer recommendations are important, but by definition, those do not include the kind of interchange you see in many cases of social marketing. Cheers!
    Gerald Hecht
    18/02/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Phil Friedman yeah, I must be autistic or something; it really never occurred to me that there are actual people who would rather be misdiagnosed, and, by extension, killed --by a physician with a fabulous bedside manner...

    ...than have their disease cured, and their health restored --by someone like Dr. House (or me for that manner, if they have a drug problem).

    There are actually "give me fabulous customer service/bedside manner; or give me death" people out there is what you are saying.

    Well, this is a revelation; "give me exotic coffee, and regular status updates on my transatlantic yacht...
    ...over a yacht that can actually make a transatlantic crossing"

    Now that I know this ; I have some "most excellent customer service oriented advice" for these customers:

    "Yo Customer; YOU'RE A FUCKING MORON!!"

    I think I'm now clear about this "personal brand thingie".

    I also could not be more proud of mine.

    Thank you again Phil (seriously).
    Alexa Steele
    17/02/2017 #8 Alexa Steele
    Sage advice from @Phil Friedman
    Alexa Steele
    17/02/2017 #7 Alexa Steele
    I use "under promise, over deliver" mostly as a hedge to keep myself from over-promising. For example, if I think I can finish a project in 3 days, I'll ask the customer for a week so that if the unexpected happens I've got a cushion. However, I can see how this, taken to the extreme, could be a problem.

    Oh and thank yo for pointing out that "millennials, as a group, do not exhibit a uniform economic profile or demographic."
    Milos Djukic
    17/02/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Good one @Phil Friedman. The level of engagement will be a critical parameter for the success of any marketing. Also, customer generated content and customers and potential customers crowdsourcing becoming an increasingly important factor of marketing.
    Phil Friedman
    17/02/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    #3 Right on, Wayne. Receiving a birthday greeting doesn't make up for delivering a crappy product. And you can't pack customer service into an app. (Unless it is the app you're selling.)

    BTW, Apple may falter somewhat now, because Jobs understood the the product remained central, even though the sales trappings also had a secondary impact. Thanks for reading and commenting.
    Phil Friedman
    17/02/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #2 Well, Gerry, how naive can you be. I was told by a customer (a millennial) that he didn't care the firm I was helping delivered to him a great product with a high level of value. He felt his customer experience was lacking because of minimal communication - which meant it sometime took a day to get back to him when he was checking on progress, and he thought the firm should have bee much more attentive when he showed up without an appointment. He said, "communication is everything". He was horrified when I pointed out that even a dedicated communicator to stroke him twice a day would not make up for poor quality wirkmanship and materials. So "communication" was NOT "everything".
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/02/2017 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent, @Phil Friedman. The best part is the obvious part, but what so many small companies miss: The core focus of a company must be the company itself and the goods or services they offer. Everything else is the "back end" of the experience. Crappy products or services cannot be "fixed" with - what - longer guarantees, a wonderful website or anything else.

    But there is something else to consider -- big companies can "absorb" their mistakes - they can afford them in terms of their existing reputation and duration in business, small companies cannot afford that.

    I think the Apple Watch may be in this category, but time will tell (sorry).
    Gerald Hecht
    17/02/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    Here's my take (uh oh) on this: If the goods/services are delivered in a timely and expected way (things that were promised/contracted/guaranteed...actually occurred) --to me (as the customer) I DID have a "positive customer experience".
    In fact, at the risk of revealing my stupidity, I thought that's what the phrase meant.
    Jim Murray
    17/02/2017 #1 Jim Murray
    Right on brother.
  19. Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    Excited and honored to be mentioned as one of the top 24 Social Media Managers in a #HuffingtonPost article written by #RachelPedersen

    โ€œJUST DO IT! Be transparent and be yourself.โ€ - Glo Ochoa
    Ok..it was just one sentence, but HEY..it's a MENTION!!!
    Im becoming more vocal...thank you #beBee and
    @John White, MBA @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee @Terri Barr @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    24 Top Social Media Managers Give Their Best Advice | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com Tweet, post, hashtag, relevance score... Even the basics of social media are enough to make your head spin. Thankfully there are social media...


    Terri Barr
    17/02/2017 #8 Terri Barr
    Congrats, Gloria!
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    16/02/2017 #7 Anonymous
    #6 beeeeeeeeee yourself beeeeeeeeeeeeeee Transparent be a BEE~!
    Thank you everyone! Totally appreciate all your support!!!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    16/02/2017 #6 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    โ€œJUST DO IT! Be transparent and be yourself.โ€ -by @Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa BE A BEE !!! :-)
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    16/02/2017 #4 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    This is exactly how EF Hutton started, I am sure of it! Way to start the ripples, @Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    16/02/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thank you!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/02/2017 #1 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Congrats @Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa, you should be proud :)) Happy for you!
  20. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Scratching The Surface
    Scratching The SurfaceOne life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-Judas Priest โ€“ Youโ€™ve got another thing cominโ€™-You remember I told you once about a school trip to the sea somewhere in Brittany. It had begun like any jolly all happy...


    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #22 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Thank you Pascal for the time warp. I think I will stick with my cousin's quote https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wVEiskNv1hs
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams complex equation it is to be a human being :-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    17/02/2017 #20 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    When your mind's made up ! There's no point trying to fight it ! - What a song @Pascal Derrien Gave me the chills.
    Open your eyes and see, there is a better world for you and me. We need to look beyond !
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #16 thanks @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher indeed indeed :-)
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #17 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I saw them at US Festival too. I'm looking at the lyrics - lol - Class... Class... Class... SHUT UP!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    17/02/2017 #16 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Few answers and so many questions, the story of our lives?! Deep like the sea @Pascal Derrien!
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #15 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #12 I meant "THEM" lol - I only knew two songs at the time. I got used to being teased about thinking he was Judas Priest then... some things haven't changed lol... I have to say that is the best show I've seen. I thought for sure I was going straight to hell for going too. Shhhh don't tell anyone.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #7 thanks @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit indeed real people real lives not digitally filtered :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #8 @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman thats right :-) or is it hell or hight water ?
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #12 Pascal Derrien
    #10 thanks Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl , I saw them probably 5 or 6 times sinc eI was a kid :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #9 indeed :-)
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #10 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Saw him in Los Angeles as a teen and he drove his Harley up on stage and waved to me and my boyfriend because we were lucky to have special seats off to the side on our own. My boyfriend teased me and told me "you know you still have to go home with me" lol
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    17/02/2017 #9 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    "If you think I'll sit around while you chip away my brain
    Listen I ain't foolin' and you'd better think again"
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    17/02/2017 #8 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    No longer treading water. :)
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    17/02/2017 #7 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Scratching the surface of any human being is a privilege like opening the doors of perception, especially when we live among a multitude of souls who are as predictable as melting ice lolly, who are too busy knocking on the doors of the day-to-day.

    There has to be fundamental depth to a human being, where removing the onion layer yields even richer layers underneath and then discovery is mutual, friendship is profound and humanity is renaissance.

    What I read here is that and I enjoy scratching this surface.
    Otherwise it is learning what the masses learn and that is never that much.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 oh thank you @Emilia M Ludovino a sould dive indeed that a nice metaphor
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    16/02/2017 #5 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Thank you @Pascal Derrien! BEAUTIFULLLLl!!! I'm short of word to make a decent comment... Just loved it. Loved the image, loved the depth of the words despise we're just scratching the surface and loved the music. Perfect triad for a soul dive.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 most probably @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen different place different time same sh*t :-)
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    16/02/2017 #3 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    We hit the same wave, did we? :)
  21. George Touryliov
    LinkedInโ€™s marketing team recently shared its top tips and practices for marketing on LinkedIn. In a new ebook called โ€œThe Secret Sauce: How LinkedIn uses LinkedIn for Marketing,โ€ LinkedIn revealed some interesting findings that you can take advantage of in your own marketing efforts on the the worldโ€™s largest platform for professionals online.
    George Touryliov
    The Most Effective LinkedIn Marketing Methods โ€“ According to Science
    www.business2community.com LinkedInโ€™s Marketing team just revealed the most effective ways to get your marketing messages noticed on the platform. Long story short: LinkedIn wants you doing more business on the...


    George Touryliov
    16/02/2017 #2 George Touryliov
    #1 Always Welcome, Aleta...
    Aleta Curry
    16/02/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    Going to read this one right now. Thanks for the share.
  22. ProducerJan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    The Week In Social Media Volume 17
    The Week In Social Media Volume 17A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!!Hope you enjoy...


    Rebecca Matias
    16/02/2017 #6 Rebecca Matias
    #1 Happy Bee here. :D
    Rebecca Matias
    16/02/2017 #5 Rebecca Matias
    #1 Thank you so much for this another tag! @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa :)
    Katyan Roach
    07/02/2017 #4 Katyan Roach
    Thanks for including me @Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa. It's a great lineup of articles here for sure!
    David B. Grinberg
    07/02/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Jan, thanks for another excellent edition with great advice and insights from @Candice ๐Ÿ Galek @John White, MBA @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood @Katyan Roach Bravo ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  23. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Enhance your beBee Experience
    Enhance your beBee ExperienceI am not a social media guru. I am however an old hand at beBee having made beBee my primary platform about a year ago. What I noticed, and this is true of many websites, is that keeping beBee an engaging venue for me does require constant...


    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    17/03/2017 #62 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    I like this Dean! I let myself get overwhelmed! Thanks for sharing your magic formula!
    Wayne Yoshida
    01/02/2017 #61 Wayne Yoshida
    Great practical advice Dean! I like your suggestion of "rationing" the shares instead of doing all three at once.
    Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #59 Claire L ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Great pointers @Dean Owen San! Am sharing this one.... Have an awesome day!
    Cyndi wilkins
    23/01/2017 #58 Cyndi wilkins
    #47 Agreed...I do not tag very often either...Only if something I am writing was inspired by a particular someone will I "tag" them...and I will promote the piece of their work that served as my inspiration...writers courtesy;-) This is a very helpful piece @Dean Owen...Thank you...(tag! you're it;-)
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    23/01/2017 #57 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Perfect @Dean Owen.
    Soon we will have the user tools to segment the content, more accessible. It is key to having relevant content in your feed. Thank you for the help you offer us all and the new heads. Wanting to have the new beBee! Best Regards.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    23/01/2017 #56 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #52 #53 Dean-chan it is ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ŠThanks for giving me the story behind it. It's pretty interesting I would say to me it's more like a nick name we all have.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #55 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Well done Dean, definitely one to add to the beBee Guide Index for new Bees.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #54 Dean Owen
    #52 it really is quite complex @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit, and it's usage can often be misinterpreted. Dean-kun can be derogatory and condescending, but can also be used as a sign of affection. Likewise Dean-sama can be used with sarcasm. Anyway, off topic here. Thanks,
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #53 Dean Owen
    #51 That,really depends. If with affection, Dean-chan would be nice ! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    22/01/2017 #52 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #27 & #42 An Interesting culture of personal respect and group dynamics. I looked this today to learn more about this here :

    Japanese Name Suffix
    http://senseis.xmp.net/?JapaneseNameSuffix View more
    #27 & #42 An Interesting culture of personal respect and group dynamics. I looked this today to learn more about this here :

    Japanese Name Suffix

    I can see the depth to these protocols provide a quite complex web of relationships and this shows me I can learn quite a lot from Japanese sensibility - for it is very different to my modus operandi or at least this is not the way I was manufactured when I was processed through an education system which speaks of diversity but is far more a commercial uniformity. Close
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    22/01/2017 #51 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    #42 Whoa That is complex and pretty interesting too.I can't wait to visit there and have an experience of a lifetime. I shall wait to read the buzz on it soon.
    So what should I call you now :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    22/01/2017 #49 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #44 I agree..I am in awe too. Actions prove louder than words;)
    Milos Djukic
    22/01/2017 #48 Anonymous
    #47 Understood, no more tagging or any kind of burdensome, ever.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #47 Dean Owen
    #39 I don't often use tagging, usually only when I am promoting something or someone other my personal blog, but it needed to be in the article as it is a vital tool. I guess it is important to understand if the person you tag would be genuinely interested in your piece or if they think it is burdensome. I would hate to make someone feel somewhat obligated to read something I posted, and tagging does that.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #46 Dean Owen
    #37 I use beFunky.com for the collage and import either into Canva or Designfeed for creation of the graphic. Thanks Lisa
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #45 Dean Owen
    Much appreciate the comments and shares from all of you.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #44 Dean Owen
    #30 much appreciated @David B. Grinberg. I am in constant awe of your dedication to promoting beBee across numerous networks.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #43 Dean Owen
    #29 The great thing about beBee is that you can tailor your feed and rely on your community, the beBee community to bring to light new users who will appear in your feed through their sharing. So I would go ahead and narrow the funnel if I were you. Ultimately you need to be enjoying a feed free what what you deem irrelevant. Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #42 Dean Owen
    #27 It's my part Japanese heritage @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams. I may write an article soon on the numerous suffixes that the Japanese add to the end of a name dependant upon age, profession, or standing in the community. Fatima-san would be used amongst people of equal standing, whereas Fatima-chan would be talking to a child, Fatima-sama an elder, Fatima-kun, Fatima-sensei etc. It is quite complex.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #41 Dean Owen
    #26 Yep, the natural rhythm of beBee normally takes care of things with added help from a community of users who try to ensure new users get noticed. Thanks Chas.
  24. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at Work
    Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at WorkIs love in the air at your office around Valentineโ€™s Day? If so, remember this: it simply makes good career sense to proceed with caution when considering workplace romance. Thatโ€™s because while work romance can potentially send you to the...


    David B. Grinberg
    17/02/2017 #47 David B. Grinberg
    FYI - Recommended Reading: New Pew Research Center study/poll, "Five facts on love and marriage in America."
    Did YOU Know (DYK):
    1) The top reason why Americans get married?
    2) The percentage of Americans who are currently married?
    3) The percentage of non-married adults who live together?
    4) Whether the rate of marriage vs re-marriage is rising or falling?
    5) The percentage of Americans seeking out love online?
    Some of the answers may surprise YOU...
    Christine Stevens
    15/02/2017 #46 Christine Stevens
    #45 I accept cash and chocolate. ;)
    David B. Grinberg
    14/02/2017 #45 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for your exemplary feedback, which is always appreciated @Aurorasa Sima @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic @Christine Stevens To all the amazing women on ๐Ÿ๐ŸI send this virtual token of gratitude ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ’˜๐ŸŒน๐Ÿท๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜‡๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒนโœŒ๏ธ๏ธ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐ŸŒŽโค๏ธ๏ธ๐ŸŒน๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Christine Stevens
    14/02/2017 #44 Christine Stevens
    I met my EX-husband at work. The prefix in that sentence should tell you all you need to know about my thoughts on office romances. ;) As for Valentine's Day. Meh. I can take it or leave it.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    14/02/2017 #43 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Good post, @David B. Grinberg. I'll repeat what I said in my comment on this thread:on LI.
    There are no rules when it comes to love. Iโ€™ve seen some couples who have managed to keep their contact in the workplace at the professional level. It is unprofessional behaviour that causes problems. One of these couples got married and continued to work together. As you said, โ€œPeople canโ€™t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes itโ€™s just a matter of fate.โ€œ
    As for Valentine's Day, my husband and I just don't see it as a special day, but as something imposed.
    David B. Grinberg
    14/02/2017 #41 David B. Grinberg
    HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL. Let's spread the beBee love and buzz!
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #40 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    #39 @David B. Grinberg the successful work relationships also remind me of the dangers to existing relationship that can come - Brad Pitt - Angelina Jolie, Newt Gingrich - Callista Bisek come to mind. Hard to say if these are "successful" given they also destroyed existing relationships.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/02/2017 #39 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you so much @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador @Sarah Elkins @Aleta Curry & @Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith for sharing your important insights. You all make excellent points and share valuable feedback. I also agree with Sarah that you should treat the "love of your life" like every day is Valentine's Day, at least in terms of affection and appreciation (although roses, chocolates, and wine/dining can put a dent in a guy's wallet - lol).
    I also concur that sometimes the workplace is the most logical place (for better or worse) to meet someone, especially if you spend long hours in the office or on trips with co-workers with whom you have mutual attractions and interests. However, it could still get dicey when work romance takes a turn for the worse.
    Nonetheless, as noted above, "I would be remiss without pointing out that some successful long-term marriages have been known to originate from budding office romance," and "may sometimes be unavoidable if cupidโ€™s arrow strikes and sticks...People canโ€™t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes itโ€™s just a matter of fate."
    Sarah Elkins
    13/02/2017 #38 Sarah Elkins
    What are your thoughts about this Hallmark holiday, and workplace romance? Good post by @David B. Grinberg.
    Sarah Elkins
    13/02/2017 #37 Sarah Elkins
    First, I cannot stand Valentine's Day. When we started dating, I told my (future) husband that I don't like the holiday. I said: "If you're waiting for a Hallmark holiday to tell me and show me that you love me, we're already done. I want to know, every day, why we're together." And here we are nearly 22 years later and he continues to show me, every day, why we're still together. I know, I'm fortunate, but it's not just luck. We use our words, share our needs with each other, and work through frustrations.

    I think the same can happen with a workplace romance, IF you're both grown-ups about what you want. Use your words, keep things clear between you. No games, no drama, and you might just work things out! Like @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador mentioned, with our current working conditions, you may only meet people at work. If you meet at work, you're likely to have at least one thing in common, right? And you know how I feel about trying to keep your personal and professional lives separate. I just don't think it's possible.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #36 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    What do you think of workplace romances? @David B. Grinberg explores some possibilities here.
    Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #35 Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Interesting this is becoming a bigger topic in many work places, especially at companies with long work hours. Work is the only place where people get to meet other people. All the more reason to know the issues.
    Aleta Curry
    13/02/2017 #34 Aleta Curry
    I have to chortle, @David B. Grinberg. Around here, an office romance is a cause for celebration, if not downright amazement. That's because Martin and I are usually the only two in the office, and the routine conversation, such as 'Did you take care of that yet?' is more likely to inspire feelings of wanting to chuck things around than billing and cooing! ;)
    Aleta Curry
    13/02/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    #32 Yeah, we got it! ;)
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    13/02/2017 #32 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    that was a joke btw =-)
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    13/02/2017 #31 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    I've never had good looking enough coworkers to want to date (ok, maybe once or twice)
    David B. Grinberg
    12/02/2017 #30 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your kind words and positive social engagement @debasish majumder @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams. I wish everyone a Happy Valentine's Day!
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #29 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @David B. Grinberg! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    12/02/2017 #28 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    Such fun to read all the valentines day comments. And @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee if you remember I'm the one who replaced beBee as my love so yes I am in Love with beBee too. โคโคโคโคโค
    And @David B. Grinberg I wish I had met you and read this buzz in 2009 Noone told me this ever not even in school. Anyways better to know now than never ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
    No to Romance at work is my motto๐Ÿ˜Š

    But if time, water and air were to stand still when I see THE guy I won't miss the opportunity ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    12/02/2017 #27 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Everyone here loves what Javier & Juan have created with beBee, cool post: I am in love .....with beBee !! So I have a romance LOL !! Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. LOVE should be everywhere. Falling in love is usually a temporary situation where you are mentally limited ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ..... @David B. Grinberg thanks for this ! I only wanted to laugh and joke ! Have a happy weend and also a happy Valentine's day..... and the most important thing... I wish you all a healthy life ... enjoy life ! Enjoy beBee ! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
  25. ProducerJoyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    The View
    The ViewI write. Itโ€™s what I do. Iโ€™m no longer a critical thinker, per se. I weave real-life stories, andย I strive to illustrate the damages child abuse levies through my life experiences. Iโ€™ve become a โ€˜bottom lineโ€™ sort of person.ย  People tend to ignore...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    11/03/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Evolving through such a harsh childhood into such caring motherhood...exemplary motherhood, is an uplifting true story. And dotted with such quiet, lovely, lonely moments as you describe, that can have the power to heal and inspire lifetimes of courage and self-belief. Thanks for sharing Joyce. May peace and grace never elude you.
    Jim Murray
    11/03/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    I'm pooped after reading that, Joyce. Which is the highest praise I can give.
    Ian Weinberg
    11/03/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen as I read your exquisit narrative, I the hardened neuro guy am absorbed into the heart-string tugging emotional reality of all that I have studied, researched and postulated. For here I have descended with you into the cruelness of deprivation and abuse and felt the world abandon your expectations of love, security and inspiration. And sadly I believe that the deprivation-induced unhappiness, insecurity and distrust of the little girl would be carried deep inside and may have ultimately contributed to the MS. But there must also have been another feeling deep within that sad little girl - a belief that life could be better! And therein lay your salvation by making a positive change, which you did. May you derive strength, gratification and wellness for the value that you have contributed to yourself and to those close to you. You are courageous and you are an inspiration.
    Devesh Bhatt
    11/03/2017 #7 Devesh Bhatt
    Your pup was the hero. Something worth protecting. Maybe the view was the hero, giving a good feeling.

    I am a little confused.

    I think you are the hero. A hero who writes her own stories, no one else dare change the view
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    12/02/2017 #6 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz You humble me. I strive to bring things to life. I had wonderful teachers. Thank you.
    Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    12/02/2017 #5 Gert ๐Ÿ Scholtz
    @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen You bring sadness and heartbreak to life with your exquisite writing - if I can put it that way.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    12/02/2017 #4 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @Pascal Derrien Thank you, Pascal. High praise, indeed, from both of you.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    12/02/2017 #3 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen
    @Todd Jones Not to worry, Todd. This piece is nonfiction. It all happened. Thank you for your thoughts.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Great writing .......sister โ˜บ
    Todd Jones
    12/02/2017 #1 Todd Jones
    Joyce, I find this hard to read. Not because it's written poorly, but rather because it's that good. Your words literally bring me to a place of physical discomfort and anger. I want to know how much of what you write is true, but at the same time fear that knowing might lessen it's impact. So don't tell me. But please, continue with your work, for you are on to something very important.
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