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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. 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...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #49 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #47 @Pascal Derrien exactly. It is going to be possible ! beBee will be the first platform where we will be able to auto moderate ourselves ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #48 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    All issues about content that can disturb you , will be solved in the next platform. beBee team will do nothing manually. Only post's owners will be able to remove any comment, etc. .We are building a very smart and great to everyone platform . It is going to be unique (it doesn't exist in the other platforms). I am looking forward to it.Thanks everybody ! CC @Alberto Anaya Arcas @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    Pascal Derrien
    19/02/2017 #47 Pascal Derrien
    active moderating is also a step or a mechanism that can help or prevent ? Not necessarily a report button which equals to intervention but a directional support now this is mot practical and cannot be scaled up and we should be able to auto moderate ourselves but it's wishful thinking it's like peeing in a voilin as we say in french but thats colloquial not an offensive insult to the voilin' ..........

    on that note one should also take the cultural element Dutch people have the reputation to be very direct, the yank loud, the irish drunk, the french incomprehensible, social media users very condescending towards Indians or chineses users etc..... so it does also create frictions I am kind of thinking what steps could be taken to prevent censorship
    Brian McKenzie
    19/02/2017 #46 Brian McKenzie
    Reminds me of Plato's Allegory of the Cave.....where one that released, and saw the real world, instead of the projected shadows - today he would be branded for Hate Speech for telling the other prisoners of the real world. For all our technology, we are the same as 500 AD
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    #44 pardon me for asking, Milos, but what business is not profit-oriented?
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #44 Anonymous
    #42 @Phil Friedman, We must be very careful in relation to a profit-oriented approach to doing business and the corporate policies with traces of manipulative marketing tactics.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #43 Phil Friedman
    #41 Of course, Aleta. You go make dinner, I'll go climbs Ayer's Rock. Wait, I did that already... but before it was made well known that the Aboriginal people did not like us to do that. Anyway, on LinkedIn and later on beBee, I had an online friend, @Sou Abbas, but she seems to have gone on a Walkabout. I watch for her return, for she is wise and witty -- as are you. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #42 Phil Friedman
    #40 What we must be careful about, Milos, is to assure that Jeff Weiner is on the next shot to Mars. Got my vote already.
    Aleta Curry
    19/02/2017 #41 Aleta Curry
    #21 Yeah, I thought of that, @Phil Friedman, but it was time to prep for dinner and I still haven't finished everything I need to submit tomorrow. I DO have a life outside of beBee. I know it hasn't seemed like it recently, but I do.
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #40 Anonymous
    One more example: "The future is all about what you do next and weโ€™re excited to help you get there. Ready for your moonshot? You're closer than you think" by LinkedIn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_cz6Xt-SZM View more
    One more example: "The future is all about what you do next and weโ€™re excited to help you get there. Ready for your moonshot? You're closer than you think" by LinkedIn

    We must be very careful. Close
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #38 Anonymous
    #37 @Gerald Hecht, Yes I know. The attitude of this actor and businessmen is just his interpretation. A true humanist never declared himself such. It is a corporate policy with traces of manipulative marketing tactics. There's No Business Like Social Media Business.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #36 @Milos Djukic I'm just relaying what Zuckerberg laid down in his manifesto...which is basically an "all your information belong to me thingie"
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #36 Anonymous
    #26 #35 @Gerald Hecht, Free choice of dynamic system is beyond any doubt. Freedom of self-expression is something for which worth fighting for, it is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Our concerns is a sign that we are on the right track and far from "Escape from Freedom" that is self-imposed or imposed from the outside. Our future "Brave New World", despite some dogmatic principles and 'imposed globalization', could be a lot of different place, much better too and full of some glittering prizes for all of us. Even perhaps only on this micro scale where we have some influence, if not globally.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #28 @Phil Friedman and fast!
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    #15 @Phil Friedman โœ‰๏ธ๐Ÿ”ฌ๐Ÿ’ฅ
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Phil Friedman I'm still freaking out about Tim Horton's taking over Popeyes!
    Milos Djukic
    19/02/2017 #30 Anonymous
    #26 @Gerald Hecht, Link is not working. Thanks.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Phil Friedman exactly! That's how they do it...sneaky mother*******! What happened to my text?
  2. 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...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #19 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #18 @Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular thanks ! I saw birds tweeting .... and bees buzzing !!
    Lance  ๐Ÿ Scoular
    19/02/2017 #18 Lance ๐Ÿ Scoular
    Javier, you've really struck a๐ŸŽผ cord with this Producer Honey๐Ÿฏ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽถ

    The strains are buzzing through the Twittersphere now. ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #17 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Music is healthy for your ears & brain & soul !
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    19/02/2017 #16 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    Very nice!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #15 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks everybody for your comments ! Much appreciated !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #14 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #2 @Kevin Pashuk yes ! They were virtuoso spanish guitarist. It is well worth listening.
    Aleta Curry
    19/02/2017 #13 Aleta Curry
    We are all shaped by events and conditions from our childhood, and besides the fact that it it is a splendid classical instrument, Spanish guitar has special meaning for me because it is the first instrument I remember my mother singing to.

    It reminds me of a line from 'Eres tรบ' -
    'Como una guitarra en la noche'. Such a warm, comforting sound; there's really nothing like it.
    Devesh Bhatt
    19/02/2017 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    Awesome buzz.
    People have improvised so much with the guitar , explored it .
    Paco is a legend. Thanks
    John White, MBA
    19/02/2017 #11 John White, MBA
    I have the Friday Night in San Fransico album which was an amazing one-night-only collaboration between Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin and Paco de Lucรญa.
    Ken Boddie
    19/02/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    Thank you, Javier, for your comprehensive presentation of the history of the Spanish guitar and some well chosen examples of how it may be mastered. I am in awe of those you can play this instrument seemingly effortlessly, whereas I have only ever learned the unsubtle art of strumming a few chords in basic rhythm to the odd tune.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #9 Gerald Hecht
    Segovia and Montoya...I still can only watch/listen to recorded documents in slackjawed, "I'm not worthy" amazement.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #7 @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee I've noticed lately that Flurocarbon polymer classical guitar strings are in vogue lately --I must admit; that although that was the first (and only type of guitar that I took lessons on --from about ages 9-12 --and did manage to make to the "push through the pain part")...I haven't tried to play a Spanish Classical Guitar in MANY years!
    I stick with my "skinny neck" '58 Gibson Acoustic...and even skinnier, necked Fender Mustang electric...with the lowest action possible, LOL!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    19/02/2017 #7 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #5 Classical guitar strings are strings manufactured for use on classical guitars. While steel-string acoustic guitar strings and electric guitar strings are made of metal, modern classical guitar strings are made of nylon and nylon wound with wire, which produces a different sound to the metal strings. Classical guitar strings were originally made with animal intestine and silk wound with animal intestine up until World War II, when war restrictions led Albert Augustine Ltd. to develop nylon strings. Nylon guitar strings were put into production in 1948. Strings made from Fluorocarbon polymers have since been developed and are the main alternative to nylon strings.
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht
    They were originally catgut as I recall...they still have a very wide neck, and the action is high --once you can make barres on a real Spanish Guitar (whether Nylon or Gut); it makes playing any other guitar seam Ike child's play (if you can stick with it...and push through the pain ;-)
    You will also be able to shake hands with anyone (left hand --if you are a "rightey"...and break every bone in the other person's hand --so be careful with that superpower!
    Nick Mlatchkov
    19/02/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Javier, has it always been with nylon strings?
    Luizia Patrรญcio
    19/02/2017 #4 Luizia Patrรญcio
    Muy bueno esplรชndido . ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต๐ŸŽผ๐ŸŽง
    Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    18/02/2017 #3 Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez
    Muy bueno Javier y te da para otro.
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/02/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thank you for thinking of me @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee... I do appreciate the artistry shown here. I would dearly love to be able to play like this.
  3. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce 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...


    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 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 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 Bowen, looks like you found that home.
    Joyce Bowen
    18/02/2017 #17 Joyce 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 Bowen Thanks . My sentiments exactly
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #14 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Phenomenal, @Joyce 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 Bowen
    17/02/2017 #11 Joyce 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 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 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. "
    Joyce Bowen
    17/02/2017 #5 Joyce Bowen
    @Pascal Derrien @Jim ๐Ÿ Cody @Gert Scholtz Thank you for your comments. I intend to be here for awhile. Writing is my life.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Great to have you here :-)
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    17/02/2017 #3 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    Inspiration comes in many forms...writing seems to sooth the soul, which can be mental as well as physical. God Bless you @Joyce Bowen
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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 Bowen different place different time same sh*t :-)
    Joyce Bowen
    16/02/2017 #3 Joyce Bowen
    We hit the same wave, did we? :)
  7. 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.
  8. 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‘
  9. 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...


    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 ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #59 Claire 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.
    Dean Owen
    22/01/2017 #40 Dean Owen
    #25 Thanks my friend. Bookmarking might be a useful tool indeed.
  10. 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.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/02/2017 #42 Aurorasa Sima
    #41 Hahaha, happy every day, dear and valued David! I love how you remind us on this day to spread the love.
    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˜
  11. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce 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...


    Joyce Bowen
    12/02/2017 #6 Joyce Bowen
    @Gert Scholtz You humble me. I strive to bring things to life. I had wonderful teachers. Thank you.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/02/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Joyce Bowen You bring sadness and heartbreak to life with your exquisite writing - if I can put it that way.
    Joyce Bowen
    12/02/2017 #4 Joyce Bowen
    @Pascal Derrien Thank you, Pascal. High praise, indeed, from both of you.
    Joyce Bowen
    12/02/2017 #3 Joyce 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.
  12. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Never put all eggs in one basket - Keep LinkedIn but Explore beBee
    Never put all eggs in one basket - Keep LinkedIn but Explore beBeeThis buzz is inspired by Jeremy Krier's comment on LinkedIn.Keep LinkedIn but Explore beBee, by Jeremy KrierI would say ..... Keep LinkedIn , Enjoy beBee! ย ย As we have all heard in the past, the common statement is โ€œDONโ€™T put all of your eggs in one...


    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    15/02/2017 #28 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee - thanks for the share - cross pollination definitely does work, I find that I get more reads from the posts I write on beBee that I share on LinkedIn than the articles I write there.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    12/02/2017 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Well, that's smart work, love being on beBee but using the small minute help from LinkdIn as well for my marketing ;)
    Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
    11/02/2017 #24 Michaella Lyanne Teresa Candelaria Guerrero Misko
    Very true and I believe more and more people are finding this out daily and making the shift.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    11/02/2017 #23 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks everybody for your support!
    Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    11/02/2017 #22 Jim ๐Ÿ Cody
    Great advice @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee I'm not looking for a job but I agree. LinkedIn has some cracked egged and continue to lids off their members by changing their rules. Lesson learned.
    Lisa Jones
    11/02/2017 #21 Lisa Jones
    #10 I totally agree with you about the hidden job market. As a resume writer for a decade now, I have learned about the many places job seekers are not aware of to search for jobs. I pass these out to my clients with hope they will utilize the sources I give them and not depend solely on job boards. I also give them a lesson on Applicant Tracking Systems and even give them six months of extended service where they can come back to me with a job posting and I will tweak their resume and cover letter (at no extra charge) to ensure they are meeting the needs for each particular job. I get very few who come back and have me tweak their resume and I really hope this means they have landed a job and not that they don't believe how fast an ATS will send their resume down a black hole if not written correctly.

    Back to the main the subject Jeremy has written about, I believe it is essential to spread your wings and belong to as many different social media platforms that fit your interests.
    debasish majumder
    11/02/2017 #20 debasish majumder
    yes, cross pollination thus enrich the contents. nice insight @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/02/2017 #19 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    To paraphrase you from one of our private messages, Javi, "It's not about LinkedIn VS. beBee. It's LinkedIn AND beBee AND Twitter AND Facebook, etc. Whatever platforms work for you."
    John Rylance
    11/02/2017 #18 John Rylance
    It would be nice to have enough eggs to warrant more than one basket.
    Ken Boddie
    11/02/2017 #17 Ken Boddie
    #15 So don't cry 'fowl' when the platform goes down the gurgler, Pascal. ๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿคฃ
    Luizia Patrรญcio
    11/02/2017 #16 Luizia Patrรญcio
    beBee dรก a todos uma voz, independentemente do que รฉ dito em seu currรญculo ou a posiรงรฃo que vocรช possui. Todos nรณs temos interesses e talentos, e beBee nos permite demonstrar nossa experiรชncia.
    Pascal Derrien
    11/02/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    different functionality, different offers it all makes sense I use 3and half platforms for various reasons with various degree of involvement and expectations they are complementary and sometimes not but c'est la vie :-) Plus I dont do eggs I am not chicken :-)
    Ken Boddie
    11/02/2017 #14 Ken Boddie
    I can't understand, @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, why so many make the effort to lay their eggs on many other platforms, including the Dark Side, where they, more often than not, disappear into oblivion without the excitement and reward of interactive engagement. I am particularly careful to conserve the majority of my egg laying efforts to the beBee platform, where I know my efforts receive true engagement. Other platforms are for my selected friends and family, as a way of keeping in touch. Besides, the eggs on beBee are so much more fertile and come pre-graded in affinity hives, wrapped in honey. ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฅš๐Ÿฏ
    David B. Grinberg
    11/02/2017 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Excellent advice, Javier. As I recently wrote here regarding blogging:
    "It makes no sense to put all of your blogging eggs into only one or two social media baskets -- like LinkedIn and Facebook, for instance. However, on the flipside, it simply makes good sense for bloggers to leverage a diverse range of social platforms, especially ones like beBee in which engagement is high. Big social platforms are not always better for blogging. Itโ€™s social engagement that really counts. This is where beBee excels."
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    11/02/2017 #12 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #11 @Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador feel free to put.more eggs on beBee ! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐ŸProud of having so many great professionals on beBee! This platform is amazing thanks to all.of you !!!
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    11/02/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Put more eggs ๐Ÿณ in beBee ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  13. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    A How-To On Personal Branding: It Aint Bullshit
    A How-To On Personal Branding: It Aint Bullshit"Personal Branding" will be the buzzword du jourย for 2017. Will it be a non sequiturย like "disruptive?" Will its original meaning be stretched to meaninglessness like "Millennial," or "Unicorn?"To the first question, I answer, "No."To the second,...


    Wayne Yoshida
    08/02/2017 #39 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian -- there are several great points -- especially the parts about controlling/being in control of your brand/reputation and the time/timing thing.

    @Greg Johnson and I talk about this branding concept at our career workshops - so it's good to see others explaining it in different applications.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #38 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #37 Let's let sleeping dogs lie, shall we? The Phil vs. Robert vs Phil thing goes waaaaaaaay back.

    I don't know how it started or why. And, I don't care. We have a bunch of strong personalities here. Some friction is unavoidable.

    It's time to bury the hatchet, preferably not in each other's skulls.
    Jim Murray
    07/02/2017 #37 Jim Murray
    I'm not sure but I think Robert Bacal takes a great deal of sadistic pleasure from attacking @Phil Friedman. This is pretty awful when you think about it, especially when you consider that is most of what hr does here on beBee. How the hell is that contributing to this site other than creating unnecessary friction? So you might say his personal brand is Phil Friedman assassin. Not something I would want to be. Not something anyone should be. It's just plain sad.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    I can't believe that the "curious cat" in me is actually running through thought experiments on this --even while the sky is green and Tornado Warnings are interrupting.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #35 Gerald Hecht
    Whoa! Okay ...and you can also kind of drive them away from where you don't want them to go (based on the likely characteristics of the "guy").
    I have to admit that this is an interesting effect...but it still "feels" like an effect; it's getting "smoother"...I'm guessing the most seamless deployments have, as a major variable, a pre-existing "guy authenticity"...the other thing, of course is that the world has to actually want the "guy"...because if not --the brand will default to "the guy nobody likes guy" --

    There is a lot to think about here --this a very powerful "thingie".
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #34 Gerald Hecht
    Okay --I'm the not enough "O"s in cool guy.

    Now it's time to start pushing this thing out there! The methods seem very efficient.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #33 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #30 Hey, Candice, read and replied
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    07/02/2017 #32 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I saw this on LI... great buzz/blog @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/02/2017 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Fantastic buzz dear Pablo! A great resource in itself in many ways.Building a personal brand or profile (as Rob-not-Bob puts it ;)...is for those who want to be noticed, acknowledged and contacted for what they bring to the table, in terms of their shared knowledge, responses and interactions, services on hire/offer, basis their capability and experience. This is a better way of connecting with relevance and becoming known to those who can relate. With those who matter (potential customers, employers, peers, partners, affiliates and so on). Both Individuals and firms/corporations can build their 'personal profile/ company brand' on a platform like beBee. I believe the word ''Personal'' denotes the individual self or the company identity/brand, respectively.
    Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    07/02/2017 #30 Candice ๐Ÿ Galek
    Hey Paul! Just sent you an email. =)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #29 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 No apology necessary, Phil. I wouldn't have responded if it weren't for that fact that Robert Cormack thought the comment was directed at him.

    Let's file this under S for Shit Happens and move on
    Phil Friedman
    07/02/2017 #28 Phil Friedman
    #21 my apologies, Paul.. As you well know, I try to make it a policy not reply or engage at all with the person involved. Unfortunately, I am human and occasionallly the constant personal attacks,, the purpose of which is transparent, get on my nerves. And although I should know better, I fall off the wagon and respond.

    My apologies, as well, to @Robert Cormack, for any confusion. I should not have assumed that the initial member reference included in my comment was sufficient to make it clear to which comment I was replying.. I will try as well not to make that mistake again. Cheers!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #25 Well, a lot of what I used to do is now done by myTweetPack.com. . . frees up quite a bit
    Jerry Fletcher
    07/02/2017 #25 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Paul. Scanned the comments. Where do you guys find the time for all the back and forth?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    06/02/2017 #24 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Good read, Paul. I believe one must build their personal brand before someone else builds it for them. Whatever the popular term is for reputation, persona, etc., one must ensure it works in their best interest. I mean ass-plunker would not be in one's best interest as part of their personal brand, IMHO :)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #23 ๐Ÿ Fatima Williams
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I always enjoy your buzzes as you humorously convey the message and the message is received. Some great point outs on personal branding Thank you :) :)

    #"Better to build it and not need it than to need it and not have it." ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/02/2017 #21 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    C'mon guys, play nice First off, @Robert Cormack, I don't think you were the "Robert" @Phil Friedman addressed. That would likely be @Robert Bacal

    Phil and Robert B. . . Much as I like you both, I would appreciate it if you guys would take your perpetual argument elsewhere. It's particularly ironic on a post about personal branding.

    Thank you for your cooperation
    Robert Bacal
    06/02/2017 #20 Robert Bacal
    #17 Phil, ONE percent, you say. And here's what I say:

    1) You pulled that number out of your....ummm. thin air. Numbers means something. To some people. I challenge you to back up that quantative number with a reference or two (as you often ask others). Less than one percent? Or maybe 2 percent? Or 10 percent? Or are you trying to sound authoritative by using a specific number.

    2) The fact that people misuse a term does not change the meaning of the term. That's the Trumpist, Alice in wonderland approach.

    3) You belabor this point about curation because it's simply one of the pet peeves you have. As is the case with various things you hate. And since you have a position, you then make up numbers to support it. How is riding dead horses working out for you?
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    Question: Is the "thingie" that resulted in Donald Trump being elected president of the USA an example of a successful methodology/execution of "Personal Branding"...or is it more complicated than that?
    Robert Cormack
    06/02/2017 #18 Robert Cormack
    Oh, I got it, @Phil Friedman. I just have a nasty habit employing tangents when people start discussing the meaning and usage of "curate."
  14. ProducerSandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    8 Social Media Mistakes We Should All Stop Making in 2017
    8 Social Media Mistakes We Should All Stop Making in 2017It's theย time of year where I like to reflect and makeย some resolutions to carry forward into the new year.I've recently embarked on a mission to bring back Thoughtful marketing. I'm tired of spam. Are you with me?If so, have a quick read of this...


    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    30/01/2017 #11 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #10 Thanks, Cyndi!
    Cyndi Docy
    30/01/2017 #10 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you Sandra. You make some great points and direction. I will be following you.
    Thanks again,
    Cyndi Docy
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    20/01/2017 #9 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #4 thank you Rod!
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    20/01/2017 #8 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #5 thanks April ๐Ÿ˜Š
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    20/01/2017 #7 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #6 thanks Flavio!
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    20/01/2017 #6 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    Another way to see : 1) Don't be lazy , 2) LinkedIn Who? :) 3) Posting is not a smartphone sms !!!! 4) Nobody is ugly after 3AM do not be afraid to put your own picture on your profile 5) Don't automate B.Ss add value 6) Do your homework in your blog 7) Don't repeat yourself 8) Don't be an As###ole :) Great post @Sandra Smith
    April Lynn
    20/01/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Wonderful! Really love the points made and flow of this piece. Great reminders for 2017.
    Rod Loader
    20/01/2017 #4 Rod Loader
    All great pieces of advice Sandra Smith. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    19/01/2017 #3 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    #1 Thanks Elena :)
    Elena Rodrรญguez
    19/01/2017 #1 Elena Rodrรญguez
    Thank you for this interesting post.
  15. ProducerMax๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Explaining beBee to your friends
    Explaining beBee to your friendsI live in the USA and beBee is on it's way to growing here and being the next big thing for Social Media trends in the USA. I forget that part about "on it's way" as beBee gets ready to make it's North America push. I am often talking to my local...


    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    31/01/2017 #57 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #56 Thank you @Juan Imaz and thank you for sharing this buzz,.
    Juan Imaz
    31/01/2017 #56 Juan Imaz
    very good and well written @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    27/01/2017 #55 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #54 It's letting go of cultural differences and letting true passions and interests guide that is why beBee works or to say I agree.
    Mohammed Sultan
    27/01/2017 #54 Mohammed Sultan
    @ Max J. Carter-beBee has always stressed on demonstrating personal brands based on their passions and common interests ,this will help put culture differences in the back yards of our mind.You can reach A GROUP of people with the same language- that's easy,but to approach PEOPLE whose perceptions ,thinking and feelings like us on beBee,and make them closer to the values and spirits of your personal brand ,that's not easy and not within the power of other platforms except beBee.

    On beBee there's no language constraints and culture differences are only imagined.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    25/01/2017 #51 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #49 Thank you @Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    25/01/2017 #50 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #48 Thank you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    25/01/2017 #49 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Great article @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter - have shared it on LinkedIn!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    25/01/2017 #48 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Well done @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter, sharing again on beBee and shared on twitter too!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #47 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #46 And you live it beautifully my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    23/01/2017 #46 Anonymous
    #45 @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter, My entire professional career has been built on writing. The concept of networking in the field of science and technology has its own specifics that include mutual exchange of experience, expertise and knowledge. I support all dedicated writers, who have not yet earned well-deserved attention. What is important is the human interaction as an inexhaustible source of unusual and most valuable inspiration. "Helping Others Help Themselves". This is my vision of a fruitful networking.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #45 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Thank you @Milos Djukic for sharing this buzz and all the sharing you do of a lot of my buzzes and all the Bees you support which is many.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    23/01/2017 #44 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #43 Thank you @Robin Barton on both counts.
    Robin Barton
    23/01/2017 #43 Robin Barton
    another good one Max! will share!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    22/01/2017 #42 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Thank you for sharing @John White, MBA
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    22/01/2017 #41 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #40 Thank you @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee and thank you for sharing this buzz.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    22/01/2017 #40 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Thanks @๐Ÿ Fatima Williams @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter for buzzing around the world !
  16. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Here's Hoping
    Here's HopingThere is hope in the world, one individual at a time. There have been ongoing discussions here on beBee over 2016 about questions in general and the question why in particular. When why is used to try to answer something which seems beyond any...


    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Hi @Pascal Derrien. I replied earlier and don't see it posted. "...a fair reflection...", well said Pascal. Thanks.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/12/2016 #16 Tausif Mundrawala
    #15 You have always been very kind. With pride I can say I am a part of your 'Hope Hive'.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 Thank you for taking the time to comment @Tausif Mundrawala. I can say the same, though brief your comment is worth reflecting upon.

    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/12/2016 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    To runaway from a situation which test your real being is like leaving the battlefield before striking at our worries. However hard we try we cannot avoid those situations, so why not face them with courageous intent. Though brief but this buzz was worth reflecting upon.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 As always, @Mohammed Sultan, your contribution is most valuable. You also remind me that when individuals (of all ages) are confronted with a why question that they are struggling to answer, starting them off with "because" eases the formation of a response.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Thank you @Devesh Bhatt. Your response honors my parents' teaching.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/12/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien
    you need to distribute red cards in order to allow the flow in the game and provide a fair reflection of the team :-) many thanks for the mention and to @Aleta Curry for her answer on my post. To all hopes @Sara Jacobovici :-)
    Mohammed Sultan
    21/12/2016 #10 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear@Sara Jacobovici.WHY has two dimensions ,one is related to our instinct that justifies our existence in life or in business,like that of F.Nietzche quote"He who has a why to live can bear almost any how.",and the other one is related to people's attitude and used when attitudes to a number of items need to be investigated and compared.I see the second as a shadow of the first.Many people hold views that are genuinely contradicting or have a feeling that they are unaware of and unable to articulate.Here, we use the question "why" as a probing technique to uncover them.An example of a respondent who is unable to articulate his behavior ,the following probes seems most appropriate before we ask the question "why" or "what are the other reasons",in some situations several questions may be need;
    an expectant glance
    'ah hah',' mm',or 'yes'followed by an expectant silence
    'What else?'
    "what other reasons"or "Why do you say that"
    "it's because of my.......etc."
    Then respondent may have to be taken through a series of "why"or "what're the other reasons"before being asked about the issue itself.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/12/2016 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    #5 Thank you for the wisdom of your parents, something ill never forget and something that i connect with, i tried to elaborate on a response to @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you Max J. Carter for your comment and, most importantly, for your support! Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you @Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman for your response.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Beautifully expressed @Mohammed A. Jawad. Thank you for your comment.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/12/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thank you @Devesh Bhatt.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    21/12/2016 #4 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    You got my support. It's hope that is needed more now than ever.

    Hope can breed faith and faith can be a source of strength and endurance and is the why to live that quote you put it in there is talking about for so many. They live on a hope of better days. Hope that this to will pass and gives them a reason to hang on and keep on keepin' on.

    Here's to hoping this new hive inspires a lot of hope Sara.
    Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    21/12/2016 #3 Andrew ๐Ÿ Goldman
    That is great, @Sara Jacobovici. Why is more important than how.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/12/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Thanks for this thought-provoking post. I would say that human hopes are like shimmering lanterns, which assure us that we can find pathwaysโ€ฆno matter how long it takes. And, hopes emerges fervently where there's faith. Yes, with sincere hopes, miracles do happen. Perhaps, all you need is unwavering perseverance for the timely succor.
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/12/2016 #1 Devesh Bhatt
  17. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Not All Clouds Have a Silver Lining
    Not All Clouds Have a Silver LiningCLOUD-BASED SYSTEMS ARE ATTRACTIVE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES, BUT THEY CAN BE THE WRONG CHOICE...I am not an IT person. I am, however, an experienced small-businessman and consultant, with considerable experience in purchasing, implementing, and using...


    Phil Friedman
    26/05/2016 #13 Phil Friedman
    #12 @ @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman - That is true. But even if we ignore the risk involved in having some other than yourself hold important and sensitive data on your behalf, we need to understand that cloud-based computing will continue to fail at times when a robust internet connection is not available -- for example, most of the time while flying on a commercial airliner. To my mind, the situation with cloud-based computing is the usual one of marketing people running way out ahead of real-world fulfillment. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    26/05/2016 #12 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    My thoughts on Cloud-based computing is I don't like putting all of my eggs in one basket, especially if I am renting the basket.
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #11 Phil Friedman
    #6 @ @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - I sympathize with what you're saying -- as someone whose mission is to be critical :-) Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    #7 @ @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams - Yes, those of us who travel a lot know well the travails (travailia?) of cloud computing. If I were to rely entirely on cloud-based computing, every time I fly to Taiwan, I would lose more than a day's potential working time while in-flight. And BTW,don't believe for a minute that the airlines actually provide in-flight internet service. In my experience, fewer than 50% of planes have been fitted with the equipment, and of those which have, fewer that 20% of those are actually functional -- never mind the exorbitant fees for using it. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #4 @ John Williams - I have no doubt that some people will find cloud-based computing satisfactory from an operational standpoint. But I doubt they are in areas of the world without reliable and robust internet services. And I doubt that such persons travel much. Security is another matter entirely, but of equal concern. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #8 Phil Friedman
    #5 @Donna-Luisa Eversley - This is not a technical issue. It is simply the case that that universal, reliable, and robust WiFi and internet service does not yet exist. So if you base all your programs and data in "The Cloud", there will be times that you will be unable to work or access those programs and data files. My recommended approach for most small-business is to 1) work only with software that keeps a functioning copy on your local drive, 2) keep your critical current working files on a local drive or auxiliary drive, and 3) keep a mirror of your data files in the Cloud (which mirror is synced at regular intervals with your local files). Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    25/05/2016 #7 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Makes 100% sense @Phil Friedman, and there is also the caveat of public access. At one company I worked for it disallowed accessing the internet on company owned laptops if the source was public. That immediately ruled out airports, Starbucks, or any other public WiFi. I tried to do some urgent 'updates' from a hotel while on vacation and ended up having to call and walk a teammate through the fixes because the laptop wouldn't allow me to access the company system or the cloud. Secure; yes. Conducive to working on the road, No.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/05/2016 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I have a phobia against building on rented land. I do use the cloud for many things, but none of them are "mission-critical." (Sorry, for the use of an over-used phrase).
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    25/05/2016 #5 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Phil Friedman great obsevations.The biggest challenge for entrepreneurs with cloud computing storage is access and integration when you need it ...as internet access is never always foolproof. As secondary storage i think its great. For small businesses and entrepreneurs it may be best to really evaluate backup options, because it can be an embarrassing situation. I can recall years ago launching an interactive website and visiting customers trying to illustrate how easy access was on tablet, mobile, and computer... well , that day there was a problem with access in the area...something happened to a cell tower and we could not get online. To make the time valuable, i thought to review offline some information with client and had no access to get in...

    @Shubhanshu Garg...can you share your expertise in this area with us please :-)
    John Williams
    25/05/2016 #4 John Williams
    Interesting, I used to find cloud computing just fine until I read this. Cybersecurity is also another topic to take into consideration.
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #3 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, Pascal, for reading and sharing this post. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    Thank you, Catalina, for sharing this post
    Phil Friedman
    25/05/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Thanks, @Matt ๐Ÿ Sweetwood for sharing this post. Cheers!
  18. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Blow Your Horns
    Blow Your HornsBlow your own horns because no one will do it for you.One of the most important items in your career management arsenal is a bank of quantified success stories that describe your skills and accomplishments in brief, one-line statements. Letโ€™s call...


    Mark Anthony Dyson
    01/02/2017 #17 Mark Anthony Dyson
    Once you start to use critical thinking (thinking how both sides respond ), you will value how powerfully and deeply you'll prepare all phases of your job search. Then sharing your accomplishments is adding value because understand how and why others do.
    Wayne Yoshida
    23/01/2017 #16 Wayne Yoshida
    #15 Thanks @Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS - and I appreciate the sharing!
    Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    23/01/2017 #15 Jared Wiese, ๐Ÿ adding VALUE & RESULTS
    Great post on careers, @Wayne Yoshida! Sharing...
    Wayne Yoshida
    19/12/2016 #14 Wayne Yoshida
    #13 Thank you Lisa for sharing this one!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    16/12/2016 #13 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    This is a great buzz @Wayne Yoshida. I love that you used "It's a Wonderful Life," as an example to reflect. There are many of us that have a hard time targeting what our strengths are because many of us do underscore what we do or have done, agree! I love the exercises, very helpful to anyone seeking employment. Thanks for sharing the tips!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #12 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for sharing this, @Milos Djukic!
    Wayne Yoshida
    16/12/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    #10 Thanks Phil - and you are right - this technique is useful in many situations, including holiday - family - friends gatherings. Another exercise I suggest is to take the power stories and then simplify them so your grandma would understand what you do for a living. Too many people have a difficult time describing what they do to strangers - so how can people help them if they don't understand what the heck you do?
    Phil Friedman
    15/12/2016 #10 Phil Friedman
    Wayne, excellent article, especially your point about seeing one's working history in terms of outcomes. It will be very useful not only to those seeking employment but to those working on presentations and proposals for contract and consulting work. Cheers!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #9 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 Absolutely. And imagine you had meeting after meeting. How glad will you be to hear something else than a boring list of qualifications
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Thanks for your comment, Michele -- glad you noticed the exercise. This helps people think about what they did in a different way, Many times the one-liner that comes out of the 3 column thing is too long - and can be broken up into more than one "power story."
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Glad you like this one, Jan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thanks for commenting and sharing, @Aurorasa Sima ! Telling a short story turns you into an interesting human being with proven skills - rather than a cold and desperate job-seeker.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks for your comment, Randy - I agree. This stuff really works, but it is not easy. And I strongly agree a lot of employers these days need to brush up (lack of a better term) on describing expectations.
    Michele Williams
    15/12/2016 #4 Michele Williams
    Includes and exercise to let you get started improving your resume and how you talk about your accomplishments right away!
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    15/12/2016 #3 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    Thanks for the advice !!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/12/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Great advice! I love that you put an emphasis on "story". Reference stories are great and even greater when they are not a boring feature description. Shared in Story Seekersยฎ
    Randy Keho
    14/12/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Spot on, @Wayne Yoshida
    This works. I've had a few interviewers comment that by emphasizing my particular accomplishments they were able to quickly compare them to their needs.
    It also clearly shows what led to my being promoted from one position to the next. Now, if the employers would learn how to clearly present what the position their advertising actually entails, I wouldn't end up wasting my time talking to them.
  19. ProducerPamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    So you want to produce a little Honey?
    So you want to produce a little Honey?There are those on beBee who are so adept at blogging and publishing that this little instructional post may seem a little elementary. But there are many Bees out there who have never written a long post or even a wordy Buzz and this post is...


    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    03/01/2017 #47 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #45 The tag in Producer in the body of the article, are already active. Use @ with the name of the user.

    About what you mention about updates to a Producer article, can you explain me in detail? If you want you can write me a private message or email.

    Thank you very much for the feedback.

    Best Regards.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    03/01/2017 #46 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn,

    I was re-reading this blog and realized that it needs updating. For example: The profile link I point to on the image of Paul's profile has changed. When are the updates rolling out and will we receive an summary of the changes so honey like this can be updated to reflect those changes? This is currently a schedule Tweet so I want to make sure it's right. THANK YOU!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    03/01/2017 #45 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #44 You have to be following them to tag them.

    In comments: do an @Name of Bee, a list will drop down, and choose the Bee you want. Some are more difficult. For Instance (sorry Ali, you were the best example) When I want to tag @Ali Anani View more
    #44 You have to be following them to tag them.

    In comments: do an @Name of Bee, a list will drop down, and choose the Bee you want. Some are more difficult. For Instance (sorry Ali, you were the best example) When I want to tag @Ali Anani I sometimes have to type his name as it appears on his profile (A..I...i...space...A...n...a.. and then he'll show up in the drop down. The reason being, for example, because of someone with the first name Alice. So when I type just Ali, it will show me Alice, or anyone else with a first name that starts A L I. It's only after I add the space and A N that beBee begins to recognize that Ali is the complete first name.

    In a Producer Post
    if you want to tag someone in the post I'm told you can also use the @ as in a comment, but I've not done this yet. You can link to their profile but I'm not sure if they are notified (@Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn, how does the tag work in the body of the Producer text? Is it working yet or is that in this month's roll out of updates?) When you have time to answer Fede, could you tag Lyon?

    In a Buzz Update: in the text you can @ a Bee just like in comments. Close
    Lyon Brave
    03/01/2017 #44 Lyon Brave
    Hey, do you know how to add tags?
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #43 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #42 I agree @Michele Williams, it will make it easier!
    Michele Williams
    05/12/2016 #42 Michele Williams
    #41 Yes, it does. Thanks for recirculating it @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. I can't wait for a search feature so that it will be easier to find past posts and share them with newbees and link them to other relevant posts.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #41 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Great buzz @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams, this needs to reciculate!
    Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    01/12/2016 #40 Claire ๐Ÿ Cardwell
    Great post @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams - lots of good tips, have shared across my networks.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    08/09/2016 #39 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #38 Thank D-L! I hope it helps those not used to blogging. I'm throwing it out on twitter quite a bit to draw in those who aren't used to beBee and long-posts.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/09/2016 #38 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #SupersizedBeeHug @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams...a spoon full of honey can get the blogs to come out ! This goes to my must reads for newbies. Love it...๐Ÿ˜‰
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #37 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #36 Yes, Margaret, I read you post! The two posts compliments each other wonderfully. Did you share it to the Cheat Sheet hive? It was late and i totally forgot to check. Going to be an early night tonight!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    31/08/2016 #36 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #29 @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams: I mentioned it below but it didn't get noticed...we both wrote on this same topic on the same day! Perhaps, @debasish majumder, boxes of bees were dropped off at two different places on the same day! I wonder how often this happens - and our two articles really don't have overlap - that is statistically significant. So interesting...#22 #26 #25 #23 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/sharp-check-in-dr-margaret-aranda-s-newbeez-be-a-bebee-producer
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #35 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #20 You were one of my mentors Jim Murray, so I'm just returning the favor to the universe and somewhat reluctantly sharing my mentors with others...I still claim you! I was there first...hahaha
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #34 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #21 That's wonderful @Deann M. Harrity. There are many bees in the hives more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Don't struggle to figure it out yourself if there are those willing to lend a helping hand!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #33 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #22 I use the "KISS" method a lot. I tend to over complicate...well just about everything...so I have to remind myself to Kiss! LOL
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #32 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #26 I read about the honey production in India. It does have a very beneficial side; bee populations are growing. If you have heard about Colony Collapse Disorder then you know that most of the world is seeing declines in bee populations. India could become the bee/honey capital of the world :-)
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #31 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #23 Wish I could say it was all me :0) but I've had a lot of help along the way, so if I can help others then I'm bringing balance to the universe.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #30 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #13 Thank you Aleta! I glad you think it's helpful! Now everyone can pollinate the world!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #29 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #17 Thanks Kevin? I want to hear from the NewBees. I was there once and it was people like Paul and Jim's posts that really helped me. Just trying to pay it forward.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    31/08/2016 #28 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    #24 High praise! Franci, thank you. I know how intimidated I was when I first started writing online. Just trying to figure out how to do it was frustrating. Hopefully this helps a few NewBees and gives them the courage to share their stories as well.
  20. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    A Bunch Of  Things You Can Do To Ensure Optimal Readability For Your Long Format Posts On beBee
    A Bunch Of Things You Can Do To Ensure Optimal Readability For Your Long Format Posts On beBeeIโ€˜ve been writing op/ed stuff for a lot of years now and I got a good deal of advice and insight along the way.Not into the writing side so much, because you either have that or you donโ€™t and you have to just work harder at it. But more on the...


    Michele Williams
    29/08/2016 #26 Michele Williams
    #20 Mark Anthony, I agree that an edit feature would be a welcomed addition. But, you can immediately delete then repost a comment on beBee if you notice a typo.
    Michele Williams
    29/08/2016 #25 Michele Williams
    Thanks @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams for leading me to this post. @Jim Murray your signature is fabulous and great pic with the camera. @Irene Hackett , I will look for your new Murray-style signature!
    Aleta Curry
    29/08/2016 #24 Aleta Curry
    #20 I feel this way also. Typos, mouse acting up, clicking on the wrong key, clicking 'enter' to early, brain hiccough and you use the wrong word - being able to fix those things would be most helpful!
    Andrew Books
    29/08/2016 #23 Andrew Books
    Good advice, @Jim Murray. Thanks for the observations.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    28/08/2016 #22 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    Thanks Jim! I will be sharing a link to this post in a post I promised a NewBee and will publish today! I always appreciate the advice of those with such a strong background in writing and social media. I hear yours and Paul's voice in my head when I'm writing.
    Mark Anthony
    28/08/2016 #20 Mark Anthony
    It would be useful if beBee allowed an edit feature for comments. I could have corrected the spelling mistake in my previous comment then. Or, perhaps I shouldn't rush to send .
    Mark Anthony
    28/08/2016 #18 Mark Anthony
    Thank you @Jim Murray! It may be useful to explain sone of the terminology you use ( type tools, hard return) for those of us that don't know.
    Charles David Upchurch
    27/08/2016 #17 Charles David Upchurch
    Some very good suggestions, @Jim Murray. I agree with your additions, also, @David B. Grinberg.

    One question, Jim. While I am familiar with the desktop publishing terms "hard return" and "soft return" ('returns' coming from "carriage returns" on typewriters and on the old dot-matrix printers), perhaps you could explain that the "hard" return is when you hit enter twice as opposed to the "soft" which is created by hitting enter just once (and the latter does not always appear as a new line on the editing screen in Pulse, Wordpress, or Producer). Unless I have totally misunderstood, sir.
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    @Jim Murray, I love you tips on writing. Here's one to add. I ran across an app that helps you build a proper rant. It's call Grumblery. See it at the Apples store. Cheersw!
    David B. Grinberg
    27/08/2016 #15 David B. Grinberg
    Good advice, @Jim Murray. I would also add this to make long-form posts more reader-friendly: 1) Use compelling photos, images. 2) Use bullets to break up lists or make your main points. 3) Use sub-headlines to break up paragraphs. 4) Use the big point size and/or quotation readout on important messaging (which breaks up text). I always try to use all the aforementioned techniques. I hope they're working!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #14 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Creative Writers and Bloggers
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    26/08/2016 #13 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Very useful advice, Jim Murray. Thank you for sharing your expertise.
    Andrew Porter
    26/08/2016 #12 Andrew Porter
    Cracking advice @Jim Murray thanks, and I would never write a post on my mobile we have too slow a wifi connection speed out here in the sticks, it would probably take me 6 months!!
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/08/2016 #11 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for the great tips @Jim Murray - especially the soft returns reminder. And I agree - do not use a mobile device to compose your stuff.
    Daniel Bankhead
    26/08/2016 #10 Daniel Bankhead
    #7 Ok...thanks for the info!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/08/2016 #9 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Thanks for sharing this great advice @Jim Murray
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    26/08/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim Murray last year you shared this advice with me, and it has helped considerably. I think these are essential tips for anyone writing
    Jim Murray
    26/08/2016 #7 Jim Murray
    #5 @Daniel Bankhead...I don't know. These tips are for people writing their posts on a laptop or desktop. I never recommend writing long format posts on a mobile device.
    Daniel Bankhead
    26/08/2016 #6 Daniel Bankhead
    @Lisa Jones...here's some good tips that @Jim Murray wrote for publishing on beBee!!
    Daniel Bankhead
    26/08/2016 #5 Daniel Bankhead
    #3 Based on your description, I assume that my Android only creates soft returns.
  21. ProducerJavier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Reasons why you should use beBee Producer
    Reasons why you should use beBee ProducerbeBee Producerย http://www.bebee.com/producer ...


    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    08/05/2016 #12 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #9 yes @Jeff Halfen, finally we have a landing page for applying ! www.bebee.com/ambassadors
    Brian McKenzie
    09/04/2016 #11 Brian McKenzie
    I am in - I am excited for the long form content opportunities; I have enjoyed the Buzzes - and the activity in the Hives. Happy to be a Bee.
    Juan Imaz
    09/04/2016 #10 Juan Imaz
    #9 Jeff, we want to share beBee with our community including ideas, growth, upside, and the business itself
    Jeff Halfen
    08/04/2016 #9 Jeff Halfen
    I particularly like reason #11: "Because by using Publisher you can become a Brand Ambassador and get beBee company shares!"
    PS - #4 should say Latest, not Latests.
    John White, MBA
    08/04/2016 #8 John White, MBA
    #2 Si, excelente!
    Henri Galvรฃo
    08/04/2016 #7 Henri Galvรฃo
    that sounds cool, and from what I saw it's visually attractive as well
    Juan Imaz
    08/04/2016 #6 Juan Imaz
    #5 Don, it is not integrated yet. On the next Monday it will be fully integrated within beBee. Please let us know your feedback after using it for a while. Thanks!
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    08/04/2016 #5 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    Still a few bugs to work out (I understand you're already working on the ability to link directly from beBee home site) but overall impressed with my early experience. Especially appreciate #6 @Juan Imaz View more
    Still a few bugs to work out (I understand you're already working on the ability to link directly from beBee home site) but overall impressed with my early experience. Especially appreciate #6 @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA Close
    Steven Brooks
    08/04/2016 #4 Steven Brooks
    Nice work. It is easy to use and write in. Thanks for #9 - I was concerned my first buzz exceeded a limit. This is the place for long-form "big buzzes"
    Breno Barreto
    08/04/2016 #3 Anonymous
  22. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Getting Started on beBee:  The Big - Assed List
    Getting Started on beBee: The Big - Assed ListAngus Gradyย messaged me yesterday, Angus seemed to rememberย that I once wrote a getting started guide for beBee. He couldn't find it.I actually wrote a few.I thought I would assemble them all here.I listed them in some semblance of what I consider a...


    Aleta Curry
    06/02/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    #32 My favourite version of that: 'We aim to please. You aim too, please!'
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    30/08/2016 #32 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #31 Thanks, @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl, Like the sign in my washroom reads, "We aim to please. So, please aim"
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    30/08/2016 #31 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    I resemble that! LOL - You got my big assed attention on this one! rflmBAo
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #21 Great idea! Will do1
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/08/2016 #29 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 You're welcome, sir
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #25 I have moments of lucidity in my advanced years LMAO
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #24 Yup, also, it is a rare post that actually belongs in many hives. The original author and the bee sharing both have the onus of staying on topic.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    24/08/2016 #24 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #21 I fully agree. Opening up to more than 3 hives is dangerous. We can't do it. We just want you to choose the best 3 hives for your buzz.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #23 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #22 Me too. One thing I would suggest is that when we share on behalf of the author, we include a comment saying which hive we shared it to. That way, others will know and share to some other one.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    24/08/2016 #22 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #21 I agree @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, and I have and will help anyone share to a hive.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/08/2016 #21 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #20 Actually, Mags, opening up to more than 3 hives is not the best idea. The spam-potential is too high. You can always ask others to share in other hives. Come to think of it, if you wanted to post in, say, 6 hives, list the other three in a comment. Someone else will do it for you.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/08/2016 #20 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #18 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, not to bitch (i.e., "Paul makes tech my bitch!" ~why did I miss this until now?), but can we please Press the button: "Increase Hive" to more BeeZ by 'freeing it up' to more than 3 Shares? I'd like to post it to all my Hives / increase the #of LadyBeeZ. This is Pollen! @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @Aurorasa Sima, @Dr. Allen Brown, @Dr. Allen Miller, @Charlene Burke, @Michele Williams, @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @ร–zge Yavas, @Prof. Mg. Rodrigo Ariel PRADIER, @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Tracy Darchini, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado, @Juan Imaz๐Ÿ. :)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    24/08/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 Accolades for making our jobs easier in Welcoming in NewBeeZ! I was trying to do this 'Piecemeal' here and there, This is #1! Question (you know me lol): How will I get updates for Hive ๐Ÿ"Dr Margaret Aranda: My NewBeeZ"๐Ÿ? Can you track all who Comment & Request so you Auto-Buzz us in? I'd like to get Tagged on all future renditions, please! Mercรญ / Gracias / Abogado / ๐ŸŒบ ๐ŸŒป!
    Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    22/07/2016 #17 Froilรกn Pรฉrez
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian what an outstanding and well-organized "List". Will share. Have a great weekend and again thank you for your excellent contributions. BZZZZ ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/07/2016 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    By popular demand, I added a link to this on my profile.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/07/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great resource @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! Much appreciated.
    Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    19/07/2016 #14 Mamen ๐Ÿ Delgado
    Superb @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian!! All the information together!! ๐Ÿ‘
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    19/07/2016 #13 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Thanks for putting this together, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. It is very helpful.
  23. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    beBee look in the mirror, you're starting to look a lot like Linkedin
    beBee look in the mirror, you're starting to look a lot like LinkedinImage 1:ย Speaks for itself.I'm a Shaman which means the health of mind, body and soul is what I do.ย I rarely write anything on Producer and that should tell you the tone of this piece.ย In the last few months I have been using beBee I have been doing...


    Aleta Curry
    26/08/2016 #76 Aleta Curry
    I'm not sure whether that lead-in image is *supposed* to be literary irony or whether it's just unintentionally ironic. To start an article with a title like this with one of those inspirational cards-cum meme thingies that are so prevalent on LI these days made me give a mental face palm.

    I'm coming to the discussion rather late, thanks to an overpowering work schedule, so I'll just add my voice to the chorus of a) I didn't even know one could set one's feed to 'Producer only' (why would one even do that at this stage of the game? It's way too early and new people are joining daily and I'd like to hear from them) and b) I don't actually subscribe to a 'you do it for me and I'll do it for you' attitude when it comes to posts. Heck, it's fast getting to the point where I can't even keep up with commenting on stuff I really *want* to speak to (this post being a prime example; I had to put it into the 'read later' basket, and here I am, four weeks after everyone else, finally giving an opinion) Why on earth would I waste my time on posts that *don't* intrigue me or pique my interest?

    In the Industrial West, we're pretty conditioned to quids pro quo (quid pro quos? whatever) but, happily one advantage to online relationships is that it's a little easier to just be yourself.

    I believe you have some valid points, but what I would say is what @John White, MBA has already said in a better manner than I could, to wit: look, you've already been answered by beBee employees, including the founders, who have directly addressed your concerns.

    I think your worrying might be a little premature.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    30/07/2016 #75 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #74 From the mind of Shaman and Reiki Master, Max Carter circa 2011 ad

    If knowledge is power than wisdom in understanding.

    The sword and the master meet and the sword stabs the hell out of the master to teach the master that the sword needs no master to wield it.

    When you learn Phil how to make the sword and the master none than you will be your own master.
    Phil Friedman
    30/07/2016 #74 Phil Friedman
    #73 @Max Carter - From the Wisdom of Chung King (circa 650 AD) -- Neither mistake obscurity for depth of thought... Nor shallowness for clarity.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    30/07/2016 #73 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #71 To question is to ask questions.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/07/2016 #72 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #71 Actually Phil I teach Reiki for free to anyone who wants to learn and the system any can learn to use and become their own Reiki master can be found here.

    It's the system I have been teaching people for a few years now and every one has incredible results.

    Phil Friedman
    29/07/2016 #71 Phil Friedman
    #64 @Max Carter - I guess I missed the sticker in the upper right hand corner which prohibits questioning the meaning of what you're telling us. I believe that I've been civil and polite. But it is your post, so I will not trouble you further except to ask if you would recommend the Reika training at:


    Thank you and cheers!
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/07/2016 #70 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #57 Since you said please. ;)
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/07/2016 #69 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #61 #63 John I totally get what your saying and thank you, it is very much appreciated.

    There are always growing pains and sometimes someone has to the one to say what no one wants to hear but might be needed.

    beBee has great potential in its blending of aspects of more than one platform into the concept however there is always a danger when you start closing the off the community to what can feed the community ans sustain long term growth.

    Think as the concept of diversity breeds diversity.

    Giving equal weight to all content regardless of it's origin breeds diversity. Anything else kills diversity and it's a slow death and the decay is often not noticed until it is too late or it becomes a major thing.
    Gerald Hecht
    29/07/2016 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #59 @Jim Murray In all seriousness though... I've meaning to ask you about that kitchen sink (I don't have the literature at hand) --I told someone I know who likes it that I would try to find out for them (because they asked me) if there would be complications to (with) installing it in a slate countertop; since I don't even know what that means, I thought I'd ask you rather than some anonymous person at Home Depot, I'll message you...if the literature doesn't already address this...
    Gerald Hecht
    29/07/2016 #67 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray you too eh?#59
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/07/2016 #66 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #56 Not judgement, observation.Jim.
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/07/2016 #65 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #55 Hitler may have been as crazy as bat shit gets, however he was a long way from being stupid. He used marketing perfectly to rise to power and his use of the art is reflection of his marketing and branding skills. Great example @Gerald Hecht View more
    #55 Hitler may have been as crazy as bat shit gets, however he was a long way from being stupid. He used marketing perfectly to rise to power and his use of the art is reflection of his marketing and branding skills. Great example @Gerald Hecht. One that makes an impact because of who you chose. I dig that kind of thing. Thanks for sharing it. Close
    Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    29/07/2016 #64 Max๐Ÿ J. Carter
    #54 Phil What I see here in you latest comment is that you are telling us you don;t know what you are talking about in your first comment of challenging whether or not I am a Shaman and that you have nothing really of value to add and that you are not happy you got called out for the tactics of trying to use character assassination to discredit someone because they said something you didn't like.

    Your second comment showed it even more.

    It's basic psychological response when you identity is challenged and it is done in way that it makes sense so instead of accepting you find a way to discredit the source so you can ignore what was said.

    In spiritual terms you believe you wield power and are powerful and have the right to use that power as you will regardless of who it harms without having to face any repercussions or without reaping all that you have sown.

    In applying synchronicity to the engagement between you and I it would show maybe it's time for Phil to think about not talking shit about people when you disagree, maybe instead you should ask questions and remember that true learning happens in experience not in study.

    I am master only of myself and I train people to be the masters of themselves.

    Is there another level you want to connect on Phil, I can connect on all of them. It's what a Shaman does. Totem of the Frog or shifting levels of consciousness like most people breath.
    John White, MBA
    29/07/2016 #63 John White, MBA
    @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter, thanks again! You have given us a lot to ponder. Despite being employed by beBee, I still really enjoy LinkedIn and am very active over there as well. However, since we are pointing out differences between the two platforms, I thought I'd mention the following. In 2014 and 2015, I wrote well over 100 posts that produced 2-million page views on LinkedIn. To say I went all in would be selling it short. Despite my many contributions and being a HUGE promoter of LinkedIn, I never once heard from a LinkedIn employee in the comments on my posts and most of the times I reached out to support I got ignored or a canned response, "this is a known issue. No ETA for resolution." Here on your post, you have heard from both founders of the company, one employee, and a brand ambassador. To me, that is a huge difference that is worth pointing out. On beBee, you will find the employees to be very engaged, and the executives to be in tune with user feedback whether positive or negative. I can't say I have seen anything like it on other platforms.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/07/2016 #62 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #55 Whew! Gerry that brought me to some ideological loggerheads. Is all that is creative good? Can bad be not creatively inspired? Creative spirit has nothing to do with Ethics or Morality? And the like...
    John White, MBA
    29/07/2016 #61 John White, MBA
    Thanks, @Max๐Ÿ J. Carter. Feel free to reach out to me (day or night) if I can ever make your experience on beBee a better one. Here is how you can reach me: jwhite@bebee.com or 970-692-3270. Take care and thanks for your feedback.
    Juan Imaz
    29/07/2016 #60 Juan Imaz
    we are still in the beginning Max. beBee is getting better slowly thanks to all the wonderful people who are building it (beBee's users). I encourage you to help us to improve beBee so you can find on it something that can totally satisfy you in the future
    Jim Murray
    29/07/2016 #59 Jim Murray
    #58 Thanks Gerry....have a good weekend eh.
    Gerald Hecht
    29/07/2016 #58 Gerald Hecht
    @Jim Murray Chung King himself couldn't have stated tis moe eloquently #56
    Jim Murray
    29/07/2016 #57 Jim Murray
    #49 Then please delete the original comment.
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    03/08/2016 #15 John Whitehead
    #14 Hi @Pamela L. Williams - thank you for your contribution to the conversation. One of the principals of great leadership is Inspiring a Shared Vision, thank you for recognizing that.
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    27/07/2016 #14 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    John, I really like the wolf analogy in regards to values, very thought provoking. As I have looked back over my own career with an objective eye I was surprised by how few actual Leaders I've worked with, but were instead nothing more than managers. They didn't inspire me, more often than not, I inspired them. Too often it was about getting what they wanted out of their people rather than guiding their people. I guess I never realized just how often leadership was lacking.
    Ivan Campos
    13/07/2016 #13 Ivan Campos
    The answer to beautiful post with positive message about human behavior between what we are content of our existence, just us know the good precepts instilled in our essence, to both give you here is a practical example of my life has everything to do with the post in question. Through the chaos of human existence in the open to his fate, he was created without a father, without mother .Favelas, bridges, streets, basements, casinos, brothels, cable hoe, saw the trash to luxury and how to life in is a school, for good or for evil .Thanks will my stubbornness, persevered and worked hard, studied and graduated, I won my roof, I married, have two children formed, following their lives with all dignity.
    Aleta Curry
    21/06/2016 #12 Aleta Curry
    #9 My work here is done!
    John Whitehead
    20/06/2016 #11 John Whitehead
    #5 Thanks Anees
    John Whitehead
    20/06/2016 #10 John Whitehead
    #6 Ageeed Irene that leaders need to have that internal drive to learn. The good news is we all have the capacity to lead, its our desire to learn and become leaders, even in small ways.
    John Whitehead
    20/06/2016 #9 John Whitehead
    #7 Thanks for contibuting to my message Aleta - now I have the tune ringing in my head :)
    Aleta Curry
    18/06/2016 #7 Aleta Curry
    Reminds me of a similar picture floating around of a kitten looking into a mirror and seeing a lion reflected. You're making me want to break into a chorus of 'It's not where you start, it's where you finish', @John Whitehead!
    Anees Zaidi
    18/06/2016 #5 Anees Zaidi
    Excellent read John Whitehead with powerful message. There is always a struggle inside us between our two self. Our good 'self wins if we nurture it with love, compassion, empathy and similar other nutrients. And our good 'self' comes out stronger if we get these nutrients right since our childhood when our urge to consume and absorb is more.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    18/06/2016 #4 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Believing in yourself is a MUST to do anything. Well said !
    John Whitehead
    18/06/2016 #3 John Whitehead
    #2 Thanks Neal for adding to the conversation.