- Producer25/03/2017The Difference Between Negativity and DisagreementWhen I was in primary school, there was some bullying between some of the girls. So, one day, the teacher made us sit down and write something nice about everyone in the class, which we then read aloud.This same exercise was repeated years later...
Comments27/03/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#24 I have to agree @Aleta Curry, if someone is called out in a group format, whether it's in front of others at work or on an email and the person who berated 'said person' was wrong, they do need to apologize to the entire group. This is where cliques form or people lose trust. An easy example, when my kids were growing up, I would occasionally call out one of my kids in front of the other. There were times I was wrong, *gasp* and I made sure to apologize to both of them because I knew it affected not only my child I chastised but my other child who was present. I hope that made sense.26/03/2017 #31 Ali AnaniThank you dear @Milos Djukic for tagging me to this buzz. I agree with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher in that @Sandra 🐝 Smith has discussed very relevant pints In differences we learn; in disagreement we see the other side of the coin. In negativity we build barriers; in disagreement we create spaces in which we may learn and advance.26/03/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#26 Very true @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher What does one gain from such confrontations.
I don't see a point here. I only see the uniqueness of an individual though they may all have flaws. But hey we are all humans aren't we ?
If we where chinese we would have eaten the snake rather than be thrown out of the garden of eden ( LOL) I'd stay chinese in this regard. 😂😂😂😂😂😂26/03/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#20 Thank you @David B. Grinberg, I'd have to say the same for you! You are selfless with your sharing and you promote others graciously. @Sandra 🐝 Smith, you made excellent points above.
For me personally, I refuse to sqaubble with others on beBee or any platform for that matter. I stay away from heated topics because that's just my preference. Those who choose to join a heated topic they do need to remember things can get out of control fast, if even just one person begins to attack.. others may come to defend and many feelings can get hurt. I love your suggestions because those are great steps to follow in order to avoid confrontation with another.
I really try hard to choose my words wisely and I would never want to hurt anyone on here. Everyone has feelings and these are good rules to follow with life in general and on the job.26/03/2017 #24 Aleta CurryComment 1
Thanks for wishing me a Happy Saturday, Sandra, though it's already Sunday afternoon Down Under; I couldn't get to reading earlier.
I agree with everything except the part about cc/reply to all. If someone has insulted me in public (and it hasn't happened here, thank goodness) they owe me (or you, or Joe Bloggs) a public apology. That is not to make them lose face, it is so that the matter gets proper closure. That's directly taken from Management Training, every good boss should know that berating someone in public and then pulling them aside later and saying 'I'm sorry about that' is weaselly. That manager is simply afraid of losing face and may not be at all sorry.
Not that they have to flagellate themselves publicly shouting mea culpa mea maxima culpa over the loudspeaker, but they can simply say at the next meeting or around the water cooler, 'I just want to say that I was wrong in...or I apologise to Aleta for...I've said this to her privately, but I wanted to say it in front of all of you.' Then move on to the next next item in the Agenda or lunch or whatever, no song and dance, and Aleta doesn't get the right of rebuttal and there should be no commenting from the rest of the group unless the situation was so horrible that that has to occur, in which case you need a session with a counsellor.26/03/2017 #23 Aleta CurryCont'd from Comment 1
In the same vein, I think it's wrong to cc people *if they were not part of the original communication*. If they were, however, and you want to say one thing to all of them, they're quite within their rights to 'reply all', otherwise you're being unjust and horribly unfair to the party of the first part.
I do agree that a better way would be for whoever is in charge to step in and say that this is not the way things are done (making it clear that s/he means the original nasty comments) and instructing the jury to disregard the remarks) Which is of course much the same thing as telling a classroom of children to think of anything except rainbows and lollipops, but there you have it. So what am I talking about?
The jury will please disregard Mrs Curry's remarks.26/03/2017 #22 Praveen Raj GullepalliIt takes all kinds to make the world. Same with beBee I'd presume. But here one can get away with a lot as opposed to the real world:) The same care/etiquette/civility we exercise while differing in opinion or a POV ought to be exercised here too, in all conversations. Think the person you are responding (not reacting to) is right in front of you and then talk. Even if it is the President himself ;) It is easy being heroic sitting some thousands of miles away from the object of ridicule in a cosy chair behind a PC...but would one do the same face to face, like say in the Trump arena? ;) Everyone likes to be heard. Everyone likes to hear something different (a different POV need not be a disagreement or negativity); said with regard and respect, even camaraderie (depending on the kind of connect already established). beBee cannot become a battleground for old foes from the Atlantis. Ignore-Block-Report-Ban is a good progression. beBee is a fresh start...and a new beginning!26/03/2017 #21 Brian McKenzieNews is filtered, produced, sanitized and delivered based on Agenda. That you are not hearing of the attacks, violence, murder, rioting, looting, rapes and kidnappings - doesn't mean they are not happening - it just means that the game the handlers are playing want you dumb, culled and complacent to what is going on. Information is a weapon - the 'news' is at best a confetti gun & cheap bullhorn. Signed from a conflict you wont hear about on the 'news' for another year - with an ever growing body count.26/03/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg@Milos Djukic @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @John White, MBA @Lance 🐝 Scoular are five of the most gracious and giving bees on this platform, or any other one. They are always sharing and kindly commenting on the content of others without being prompted. This is the "attitude of gratitude" that helps make this such an amazing platform. Of course, there are many others to name, but you can only tag five bees in one comment. Thanks to ALL!
- Producer21/03/2017Ten Marketing Tactics to Boost SalesMany businesses hit a plateau every seven years or so. For ambitious business owners seeking exponential growth, this is a bit troublesome. Sometimes the problems are technical, such as poor lead to sales conversion, and other times, it’s...
Comments25/03/2017 #7 Aleta CurryGreat post, @Renée 🐝 Cormier I do most, (when I remember!) but not all, (can't very well give away free Picassos) and you're making me start to thing about projects I can delegate in the future, as opposed to doing it all myself and having the doctor threaten to hospitalise me for my own good! (Yeah, that really happened.)23/03/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier#3 I should let you know, Fatima, that beBee is a rather engaged and intelligent community. Posting spam links in the comment thread might seem like a really good way to spread your content and generate leads but it won't actually help your business. Let me explain why.
First of all, the link is posted out of context.
Secondly, the long tail title within the link is spammy and most people will ignore it. Remember, beBee is full of intelligent and thoughtful members who are all over the age of 14.
Thirdly, content marketing is all about presenting people with quality content and then trying to engage with them. That link simply won't do.
Fourthly, by posting spam, you undermine your own credibility as a business person. Trust is an essential component for any sale. While you may be very trustworthy and honest, this kind of link and the fact that you are spamming comment fields will cause people to question your credibility. Even if someone clicks on it out of curiosity, they likely won't buy.
- Producer28/01/2017The Week In Social Media Volume 16A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!!Hope you enjoy...
Comments25/03/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergThank YOU again, Jan, for including me with such a distinguished group of social media experts. I greatly appreciate your kind recognition and production of this excellent series. I can't wait to read the next edition. Thanks for all YOU do, Jan -- your buzz rocks!
- Producer17/10/2016Meet our beBee Ambassadors!In July 2016 beBee launched its Ambassadors Program and we already have 140 top-notch bees on our list that are spreading the buzz all around the world!Let’s meet all the beBee ambassadors! And remember, you could be our next ambassador. Check out...
Comments26/03/2017 #55 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for the update @Javier 🐝 beBee. I still feel honored being a beBee Ambassador and for me it's fun, not work. It's fun because I LOVE the platform and believe in beBee's success. I have a suggestion to Ambassadors who use twitter and don't have a large following, try @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian's app, MyTweetPack.com it auto tweets articles, pulls from other feeds IE: Medium and others (he can explain it more). It also helps you to build a proper following fairly quick. I always try to keep something about beBee pinned to the top of my profile or a link to myself on beBee pinned to the top. If there is a great marketing promo put out, I try to remember to pin that to the top of my profile. I enjoy writing but I find myself spending more time commenting and sharing other's buzzes/articles in order to continually promote beBee. I also promote Power users IE: @John White, MBA and others who have many followers and well, they write excellent articles on top of writing for online publications too! Sorry this was so long. Go beBee!!! It sure has grown.25/03/2017 #53 David B. GrinbergMany congratulations, again, to all the beBee ambassadors worldwide. You all deserve accolades for your exemplary efforts to producing/sharing compelling content and cross-channel pollinating on other social platforms to promote the beBee brand.
I recall interviewing @Javier 🐝 beBee for one of my first buzzes. I asked him why he chose the name beBee? He explained that bees are all about teamwork in building hives and creating buzz. Let's just make sure to always keep the buzz positive, upbeat and inspirational, as you all do -- which is critically important in promoting and enhancing beBee's unique brand.
Lastly, I feel honored and humbled to be part of this wonderful group of global ambassadors all working in unison for a common cause: that is, to make beBee the best it can BEE. Thanks for all YOU do!25/03/2017 #51 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#33 @Javier 🐝 beBee you start to know me and my love of applied mathematics...so may i take the basis number for 200 in all my equations related to modelling ? I need to know if it would more or less stay that basis. Otherwise calculations aren't stable..lol... I am jsut asking! And congratulations to all the BA's community, work hard, play hard, have fun...and respect all your peers. For those who wants to join the 30 brand ambassadors science project : please sign-up inthis HIVE: https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-e-ambassy-project Every good willing soul is welcome, from every country & culture. In the Hive We are ONE !
- Producer20/03/2017How Video is Beneficial for Online Learning?“It has been said that 80% of what people learn is visual”. Allen Klein Visual learning has been a debatable topic over the years. While some say that videos put learners in a short-term passive role affecting their interactivity, others believe...
Comments20/03/2017 #4 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding EntrepreneurExcellent post! I would like to add the benefits of offering live videos (these can be part of the learning process) in order to increase engagement between instructor and learner / student, answer questions and discuss comments in real time. The students will feel more involved in the learning process and the instructor can customize the topic even more. I am a huge promoter of live video and I always include this component in all my coaching programs with excellent results.
- Producer20/03/2017Tips for Managing On-Line Groups: When it's Time to Make a MoveThere has been a lot of frustration with LinkedIn Groups of late. Some group owners have taken their groups elsewhere and others are considering it.No matter where your on-line group or community is located, there may come a time when your have to...
Comments21/03/2017 #7 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝@David B. Grinberg I am a passionate person. When I find something that works, I tell everybody about it. Social media has been such a struggle lately and this has put the fun back into it. It's easy, it's fun. There is interaction, deep thought and great conversations. What more could anyone ask for.21/03/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergKudos, Anne, on all of your exemplary advice and admirable efforts in writing about beBee and moving your groups to this fast-growing social startup which has unlimited potential. I can't say enough how thrilled the beBee community is to have you here.
Moreover, no one likes moving, generally speaking, whether to a new house or a new social platform. But you have done so with savvy, style and grace, for which I commend. Keep buzzing, Anne, as we appreciate all YOU do!
- 21/03/2017What steps do you take to determine your event’s Internet needs?
Here are 3 things that 2 experts from PSAV and Meetings & Incentives Worldwide feel you need to know to determine your event’s Internet needs.3 Things You Need to Know to Determine Your Event’s Internet Needswww.meetingsnet.com Bandwidth is just the beginning of the terminology meeting planners need to get familiar...
- Producer19/03/2017BL&FN. (Bullshit, Lies & Fake News). The American TragedyOne of the things I have noticed these days is that the media, and by the media I mean just about everywhere you get your information, is completely engaged in a huge game of Trivial Pursuit.They keep attacking Donald Trump, trying to find some way...
Comments21/03/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThere is an obvious reason why the anarchists voted for Trump, they were first to know where this is going, and there is his buddy Steve Bannon who actually believes that economics involves 80 year cycles that culminate in a horrific war, that is necessary for the good of people or at least he has made movies with that kind of message. Why would organizations like CNN give up a good thing, in just the rise of Trump and the election process, CNN profits went through the roof. There is a point where listening to what this new administration is doing simply consumes quality of life, It sometimes feels like the "Say Anything to Win" party is the actual winner of the US Electoral College Vote.21/03/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie#4 ah, Obmacare - what a clusterf*ck. The marketing cry of this monster is that 42 to 48 Million people in the US didn't have health care.....So they ram the PPACA down the throat of America with the penalties, fines and thuggery of the IRS - they pass it (without reading what was in it) and suddenly only 31 Million are now without healthcare - nearly overnight ...... except they weren't. What they did / and the CBO is complicit in this bullshit - is remove the 11 to 13 Million of 'Illegals' from the count of how many were uninsured because they were not 'eligible for coverage' ......There has been no Statistical net gain in Insurance coverage in over 8 years. Go ask the carriers. I am well in touch with their enrollment and performance numbers. The expansion of Medicaid has been meteroic - but that is NOT insurance and many doctors, clinics, and facilities have long refused to accept those patients - John Hopkins being the most recently vocal about it. http://bit.ly/2nEKYE1 Doctors dont work for free. Health Care in America is a Casino - those lights are one because of generations of suckers before you and next to you, paid - and oftent through their lives (go take a long look at deaths related to medical errors). - I would be happy to have a discussion that involves numbers, performance, stats and historic precedence - because as you all know by now - I grant no currency to feelings. NONE.21/03/2017 #6 Brian McKenzieThe 'news' has been fake produced lies much longer than Trump.....and where were the Soviet Alarmists when y'all put a confirmed Marxist Leninist Red Banner Loving Revolutionary and his Cult of Personality into 1600 Pennsylvania 8 years ago? https://youtu.be/WtGrp5MbzAI View moreThe 'news' has been fake produced lies much longer than Trump.....and where were the Soviet Alarmists when y'all put a confirmed Marxist Leninist Red Banner Loving Revolutionary and his Cult of Personality into 1600 Pennsylvania 8 years ago? https://youtu.be/WtGrp5MbzAI PS - "Yes we can" backwards is "Thank you Satan" - enjoy . Close20/03/2017 #5 Jim Murray#4 Doesn't everybody in America, who can afford it, have access to health insurance. This is the key issue that's either going to bankrupt or in point of fact kill a huge number of Americans. This is the most incompetent, uncaring administration in the history of your country. Sooner or later, somebody or some group will strike back.20/03/2017 #4 Phil FriedmanI watched an interview today with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Tom Price. It was completely disheartening to see him deflect every question about the currently pending healthcare bill (including the projection that 14 million people would lose their coverage immediately, and perhaps 24 million over the longer term) with absolute politic-BS about how this bill was only part of a multi-prong plan, the other parts of which would follow at some indefinite time in the future. And that the Trump administration is committed to assuring that every American would eventually have "access" (direct quote) to healthcare insurance. What he assiduously avoided answering was what "access" meant, how access would make a difference if people couldn't afford the insurance, and what would happen to those who immediately lost their insurance in the meantime. Either Price is a liar or self-delusional. Hmmmm... sounds like his boss, doesn't it? Good thing California wine is good and still cheap.
- 21/03/2017Eventprofs, what are your biggest lead generation and business development challenges?
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- Producer19/03/2017More o' me rhymes, and other word crimes - Vol IIBack by popular reprimand - another 'collection of my comments' in appreciation of a select few of your many buzzes which attracted my attention, whether by subtle means, by barbed hook, or by chance. Some might say a 'travesty of comments', others...
Comments02/04/2017 #53 Randall BurnsHaHa! That's great @Ken Boddie,
I didn't realize that the caliber was so high here. I'm going to have to work on my responses with a little more thought. Your comment to Gert Scholtz' article about the "relevant" button was the most poignant in that it crystallized in my mind what my mission now is; and YES I choose to accept it. (This is going to be fun!)
"The gauntlets been thrown
my skills I must hone
to reach the stature
of that ultimate master
true wit and humor
both solar and lunar
I must dig deep
to climb the heap
Maybe say something naughty
without being haughty
about my new buddy
Mr @Ken Boddie "23/03/2017 #51 Donna-Luisa EversleyWhat more can I add,
To a guy who makes me glad
A man who makes me smile
A fella, from another isle.
You make us feel at ease
With words you always tease
We're never having a bad day
Cause you are sunshine all the way.
I'm not ever going to sink
with @Ken Boddie as my link
To the shores,
To the seas,
To all the places I want to be
Every day you make us smile
Walking the @Ken Boddie mile.
Never a moment is lost
When I'm sitting at the streets called lost
Inspiring me to be
Bebee and happy Me!
*** Think I water up every-time I read this post @Ken Boddie. You never know when someone needs the words , so keep sharing!21/03/2017 #47 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanOh, my, my
This is better than pie
You're so clever
with your endeavor
You're a grand poet
and we all know it
Your ways to express
are simply the best
Wowsa! Standing ovation, @Ken Boddie View moreOh, my, my
This is better than pie
You're so clever
with your endeavor
You're a grand poet
and we all know it
Your ways to express
are simply the best
Wowsa! Standing ovation, @Ken Boddie! Close20/03/2017 #44 Ken Boddie#43 Ah the funny farm "where life is beautiful all day long". Always happy to add some complementary giggles, Aleta, to your eminently enjoyable posts, particularly the ones where you reveal the 'realities' of country life. I have quite a few of yours stashed away for Vol III, which I hope the dogs will also enjoy.20/03/2017 #43 Aleta CurryFortunately for me, @Ken Boddie, my dogs a) cannot talk and b) have gotten used to me sitting at my desk, staring at that bright light thingy, and cackling, (especially when reading your comments), else they might phone the funny farm and inform them that Mummy has finally lost it!
- Producer08/03/2017Breakthrough WomenThis buzz - Breakthrough Women - is to celebrate women in business and raise the visibility of women succeeding in business and/or in personal life. Some of our queen bees - writing in english - that came to my mind todayKatyan...
Comments10/03/2017 #39 Ivette K. Caballero@Javier 🐝 beBee Bravo! This is an fabulous way to show that beBee acknowledges their members for the personal value they bring to the platform, not based on an algorithm or a transaction. I am glad beBee's leadership is people-centric. Thanks a million beBee for including in this list of amazing women. Long live beBee! Javier, I am including this LI link since most of us responded there: https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6245337094852481024/09/03/2017 #34 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝@Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to all the Queens in the hive ! and to celebrate here is a quote (that I personally agree) “I think women are foolish to pretend they are equal to men, they are far superior and always have been” William Golding @Katyan Deb 🐝 Helfrich Sandra 🐝 Smith Mamen 🐝 Delgado 🐝 Fatima Williams @Candice Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Joyce Bowen @Claire Cardwell Sara Jacobovici @Ivette @Emilia @Christine @Susan @Gloria Ochoa Aleta Curry and many others ...09/03/2017 #33 Aleta CurryWow! I don't often make lists, but when I make a list, I REALLY make a list!
I am honoured and really rather awed to be spoken of in the same breath as these exceptional women, especially on International Women's Day!
Of course, I'm just one among many, many fabulous women here, but I'll take it!
Thank you, Javier!
Vamos!09/03/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWhat a nice surprise @Javier 🐝 beBee! I feel honored to be mentioned with all these lovely women. I'm also glad I've gotten to know so many, much respect! Great photo of the women who work for beBee (with those of you at beBee), everyone always looks so happy and I'm going to guess they are! I'd like to mention @Pamela 🐝 Williams who I've gotten to know very well. We knew each other on linkedin but I don't think we would have ever connected beyond virtual if we didn't have the chance to get to know each other so much better on beBee! Pam has a heart of gold, humor that is contagious and she's full of ideas. I feel like I met someone I've known for years.09/03/2017 #30 Ivette K. CaballeroThis is amazing! Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for adding me to this list of wonderful women. I feel very fortunate to have joined beBee and having the opportunity to get to know many happy bees. I admire you @Javier 🐝 beBee for taking the time to genuinely appreciate the value that we all bring to this platform. I also admire you for showing your human side. Stay the same and you will definitely reap the rewards. Keep the heart of beBee beating through your people-centric leadership style.09/03/2017 #27 David B. GrinbergWow, Javier, that's most certainly an admirable and impressive group of women on beBee. Frankly, I don't know where beBee would be without them? Kudos to all of those mentioned above, as well as to those noted in the comment section below. Each one of these female bees is unique in their own special way and helps add value to, and greatly enhance, the overall user experience platform-wide on a regular basis.
Again, where would beBee be without them? I shudder to think.
Bravo to all of these absolutely amazing women who make beBee the place to BEE in today's social media space....applause, applause, applause!08/03/2017 #25 AnonymousSo many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreSo many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier 🐝 beBee. Love and hugs to ALL our #QueenBeezzzzzz! Close08/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 wow honored to read that, thank you @Tausif Mundrawala
- Producer07/03/2017The "Old" Internet: When People Cared And Covered Your BackMost people don't realize that social media on the Internet goes back to the time of the Apple ][ and the Commodore 64, way before there was a LinkedIn, or a Facebook. In those days hobbiests and tech geeks would run bulletin board systems, with the...
Comments20/03/2017 #40 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#13 Well stated, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, and I agree 100%. My time spent on social media doesn't include bullying nor do I want to read about someone's political or religious views. There are several bees that I like and enjoy reading what they have to say, however, if it is a political or religious opinion, I hide it from my feed.
Regarding someone, anyone, who has a different slant on life from yours, that doesn't make them wrong or make you right?! My motto is, if you don't like it, don't read it.19/03/2017 #38 Robert Bacal#37 @Brian Mck. I believe that Bebee will be introducing tools to ensure that it becomes exactly what you describe, at least the way I understand what @Javier 🐝 beBee as said about the "new platform". Comments can be deleted by authors, and hives will be moderated just like....19/03/2017 #37 Brian McKenzieAh the days of dual cassette deck and a screaming upgrade from 14.4 .... I can still smell the charred ether from some of my exploits. Here's the shit about HARD moderation, courtesy of a website that is close to home for beBee. I like their content in that it is written well - but it is rarely supported by anything of fact - any statistic is a feelly mushy ball of SJW blathering prattle that has no source - and the comments are hard edited. So if you disagree with the article - and I often do - your comment will NEVER be posted. The dialogue box - Your Comment is Waiting Moderation is nearly your only interaction with the platform. I have less than a 10% post rate there since the early days of joining. I am not sure if it is universal across the board - or if my brand of perspective has been specifically targeted (I may create an alternate account to test that theory) So, what you end up with - is a 'discussion' where nearly every comment is - "Great Post" or 'Insightful" or the ever present - ditto head quote. Any disagreement with the article is never seen. Nearly any challenge to the author's SJW Virtue Seeking Grandstanding is never viewed, and any retort with facts, evidence, precedence, performance, trajectory predictions and of course personal anecdotal instances NEVER meet the Comment section. It must feel like a Rainbow Brite Glitter Sparkle Enema of Hearts and Flowers delivered whilest riding a Unicorn - because it is nowhere near a C0NVERSATI0N.19/03/2017 #36 Robert Bacal#35 @Milos Djukic @michael o"neil my point being that one of the reasons I've grown tired of BeBee on principle is that people are to DIS-inclined to indicate their disagreement with a poster or comment.
Silence allows the tyranny of the poor ideas. Silence promotes aggression and bullying.
This comment will be eaten by Vogons within 24 hours.08/03/2017 #30 Robert Bacal#29 @Sandra 🐝 Smith That's a really interesting conundrum you mention - the facebook thing. My only close experience with that was with a lifelong friend who took offense, ostensibly about a sarcastic remark I made on his facebook feed, something we've done in person for....oh fifty years.
My sense on that is if a relationship can't stand disagreement online, it probably is unwell in the first place, and there can be other issues.
It sounds like you made the right decision for you. If I had had that sense in advance I probably would have done the same. After all, it's just a frickin social media platform.08/03/2017 #29 Sandra 🐝 Smithmy 2c... when people come together on social media, there's always going to be a degree of disagreement. i am not on facebook anymore for personal use because I didn't want to fall out with close friends who were posting political opinions time and time again that I felt were insensitive. In the end it was just easier to close down my account. And these are people I've known for over 30 years and went to school with. If I had entered into any form of discussion on these views, our friendship would be over by now - guaranteed. Why lose a friendship over social media or political differences? It's just not worth it. If social media is making you miserable, maybe stop for a while. I took a 6 month break recently. I didn't miss it that much, and now I can enjoy it again.08/03/2017 #27 AnonymousOk, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
I'm an imperfect person with a bunch of weaknesses. What makes us unique is not our professional successes, social media itself or other trivia. Professional success in social media is a result of our humanity and willingness to recognize what is important and that's nobility. Not only humanity and nobility directed towards our family, but also towards others: "little"- great people in social media, with all its weaknesses. Our social media image must be consistent. What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves. This is one of the truly great manifestations of personal integrity. It is wise to publish only when you have to say something honest, thoughtful and helpful to others. Avoid blatant self-promotion at any cost. Only write about your interests in the field of personal knowledge and expertise. The need to write on social media may be something quite abstract or very intimate, but also a source of money, success and fame. I can not reveal why one should accuse those who might write out of necessity for a little spiritual exhibitionism only. The beauty of social media is primarily reflected through diversity and willingness to accept other people's views or motivations. Writing is the best way for a personal expression of gratitude to ones who read. What is important is the way in which we manifest our disagreement. A good foundation is certainly unquestionable respect of diversity and a very careful interpretation of other people's attitudes.
All text in Part 1 -5, comments #22, 23, 25-27 withn beBee post: The "Old" Internet: When People Cared And Covered Your Back by @Robert Bacal, Copyright © 2014- 3O17 by Milos Djukic - All Rights Reserved08/03/2017 #26 AnonymousOk, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
It seems that most of us here have a soft pen. Both “engaged” and “detached” writers should make a proper balance. I prefer the latter type. Only activism, propaganda or aggressive self-promotion and pompous self-aggrandizement can be like a sword. Writing is more like teaching and mutual shaping of perception rather than activism. Even when we disagree, exchange of opinions brings us closer. Short-term influence is also short-lived. My idea is to be a support, never an instructor. My job is to point out what is worth. It is not generosity, but the pursuit of truth. Teaching is the most impressive way to help people. All great thoughts have a weird root, that’s why they are great. We can learn from children, they know everything. Only if we have the attitudes, then we can share them with others. It requires courage, which is often incorrectly characterized as a harsh word. The learning process requires dealing with opposing views. Of course, respect and kindness are certainly welcome. Offensive people are often insecure. It is important to communicate with people and to assist them. It is important to build successful relationships and trust. It is important to respect other people's opinions.08/03/2017 #25 AnonymousOk, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
I support all dedicated writers, who have not yet earned well-deserved attention. Carefully read the comments and also feel free to promote your thoughts and writing among like-minded people. This is my vision of a fruitful networking. People are not products. People are much deeper than stereotypes. Only if we learn, we progress. We must honor those who have helped us, and then we are "live" once more. As long as someone's pen carries a personal touch and insight, there is a hope that an expression will be recognized as а valid, even if it was alternative, obscure or even quite unusual. Insights is the final and primordial manifestation of our spirit framed by thoughts, words and feelings. On the other hand, only the expression of personality was never a real attack, rather a desire to be accepted. "Cogito ergo sum" - René Descartes. Only when we are awake, but also a little imaginative, we are able to share with others the most valuable parts of ourselves. I am more prone to self-criticism. Self-confidence is particularly difficult for people who feel things deeply. Any kind of generalization is rather dangerous. To be, or not to be, i.e. mainstream or alternative, that is the question? I choose always what's inside of me. What I have learned is to recognize honesty in people. I think that I've always been able to recognize the noble intentions. This type of recognition, sometimes hidden, is the most important quality of these social media.08/03/2017 #24 Robert Bacal#22 Great thoughts in part 1 and looking forward to part 2, @Milos Djukic Popularity is irrelevant, I agree. The metrics of how many people viewed something are seductively stupid to buy into to. Even comment numbers are a little misleading. I see a lot of posts with lots of comments - sometimes in the hundreds where TWO people only are interacting.
It's illusion. I once wrote that a "real" writer HAS to write because if he or she doesn't it feels bad. Of course, I want people to read what I write. But if people don't like it, and don't learn from it, perhaps some others will.
Same for you?08/03/2017 #23 AnonymousOk, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
Mindfulness is a skill that is gained with an age and through practice. Please respect other people's writing, thoughts and dilemmas. In this way you keep reputation and integrity as a writer and also as a man. This is something that is hard to acquire and can be lost very easily. What are the most important values of this social media: constructive dialogue and exchange of good will in a pleasant atmosphere. It is very easy for a writer to surrender in front of the pervasive and intoxicating magnetism of superficiality. It's costly and has unpredictable consequences. That's the main reason why any social media, will hardly become a platform for quality writing. Writing motivation is the most important. Extrinsic writing motivation is provided through the support, human attention and interaction. The process of transmitting messages to the curious reader requires knowledge, dedication, writing skills and fresh ideas. Someone's writing must have color, clear personal touch and scent. It is better not to write at all than to write nonsense. Always, listen to yourself and not others. Writing is an exclusive and privileged activity. This is a reflection of your mind, when it makes sense. In the second case (hyper productivity - I am a "productive" writer syndrome), it's a nonsense. After all, writing is a serious profession.
- Producer28/02/20175+1 Steps to Register a Company on beBee Find out how to add you company profile to beBee. These 5+1 ridiculously easy steps are all you need to get the job done. beBee is an affinity based social network that allows you to manage your personal online brand as well as your company’s online...
Comments01/03/2017 #12 David B. Grinberg#9 @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín and @Itziar Ruiz López: you both deserve much praise and recognition for all of your exemplary work in making the beBee user experience, user satisfaction, user engagement, and customer service the very best of any platform in the social media space -- new or old. And ditto that for the entire brilliant beBee team. Your efforts are very much appreciated by all. Thank you!
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- Producer24/02/2017HOW TO TAME ANXIETY - part 1There are many emotions we need to learn how to handle and reduce. Such as disappointment, anger, resentment, frustration and anxiety - an emotion that most of us feel very uncomfortable with. And yet anxiety is common and unable us to reasoning...
Comments26/02/2017 #20 Emilia M. Ludovino#17 @Emily🐝 Bee and @John White, MBA - Thank you for taking your time to read it. I am glad you found it useful. The article has a part 2 -- that maybe you like to read it also. Promise you it's peaceful and funny :) . Leave you the link https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emilia-ludovino/peaceful-meditation-to-tame-anxiety25/02/2017 #16 Sara JacoboviciThanks for the tag @Emilia M. Ludovino. I respect your professionalism and sense of responsibility by writing: "Please note I am neither a psychiatrist nor a psychologist if your anxiety is severe or debilitating please seek appropriate professional help." And: "There is no one way to settle anxiety, and each person responds differently to anxiety and to the techniques available." After this, I can say that your list is sound and offers thoughtful opportunities to consider in our day to day needs to gain control over our emotions. I highlight two of your points: 1. Awareness is crucial to maintaining control over our emotions. 2. Learning to listen to our emotions as communicating to us, bringing something to our awareness, can also reframe our experience and avoid moving into a reaction which an emotion can cause.25/02/2017 #15 Emilia M. Ludovino#10 Hi @Phil Friedman - great to see you around. Thank you for taking your time to read it and leave us your comment. I absolutely agree with you that worry and stress over things that have not yet happened or not yet even imminent is a wast of time. Have a great weekend! Cheers.25/02/2017 #14 Emilia M. Ludovino#9 Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for sharing your daughter story with us. We all have different coping mechanisms and I found it curious that her coping mechanism was crying. When I'm very tired - mentally and physically exhausted - I also cry. For me a sign that I need to stop and take care of me. Glad to know that she grow up a nice lady. Have a beautiful weekend!25/02/2017 #12 Emilia M. Ludovino#7 Hi dear @Gert 🐝 Scholtz! It's always a pleasure to have your feedback. You're so right when you said that stress and anxiety are increasing to the detriment of mental and physical health. And in a lot of situation people suffering from anxiety and over stress just prefer to pop a pill instead of learning out to cope with it in a more natural way. Like exercise more, go for a walk in the nature, learn and practice any kind of meditation, etc. You with you wonderful articles about your surroundings can inspire people to go outside and have more health habits. Little healthy habits can do a great good. Thank s for reading Gert. Fijne weekend!25/02/2017 #10 Phil FriedmanObviously, this may not work for everyone nor, for that matter, more than a few, but when I feel myself getting anxious, I ask very consciously "What could be the worst possible thing that could happen?" And if the answer is something other than fatal, I remind myself that, one way or another, it can be managed.
FWIW, I have also determined in my life not to worry and stress over things that have not yet happened or not yet even imminent. My experience is that significantly more than 50% of potential problems do not ever come to pass. So if you stress over all possibilities, however remote, you will spend more than half your time worrying about nothing. And even in those cases where bad consequences do come to pass, following this path means that you eliminated a lot of useless worrying anyway. Cheers!25/02/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkinsWhen my daughter was very young, she used to describe those butterflies as a "bonkie in her tummy." She was born with an exaggerated sensory response to sudden noises...I can't tell you how many birthday parties we had to leave prematurely because someone popped a balloon. Her anxiety was rather extreme, however we have engaged in many of these techniques and quite a few modifications of our own to avoid medicating her...at times that too has been necessary. But sometimes, we just had to let her cry it out...I realized that children dealing with such powerful emotions are like open conduits to all the sensory input around them....they are unable to mute it as we tend to as adults. When they are at school among so many other children with their chaotic energy it is like being thrown into a snake pit! My little girl would come home sometimes after school and just lie across my chest for an hour or so and sob uncontrollably...Now, at thirteen, she's too cool to have me pick her up at the front door! Fortunately, most of the time given the proper coping skills, they grow out of it;-)24/02/2017 #5 Emilia M. Ludovino#3 Hi dear @Ian Weinberg! Sorry for tagging you but I always like the piece of knowledge you bring to the articles you read. I admire your work and the way you talk about it and because I know I'll learn something with you, hence, I tagged you. Have a blessed weekend!24/02/2017 #4 Emilia M. Ludovino#2 Thank you dear @Ali Anani for taking your time to read my article and leave your comment full of wisdom. I like the way you deal with a angry moment. I focus on my breathing and the image of my Buddhist teacher - that immediately brings me a place of serenity. And because emotions are contagious our peaceful reaction reflects back into the other person. Have a wonderful weekend!24/02/2017 #3 Ian WeinbergThanks @Emilia M. Ludovino for sharing another insightful appraisal of an important subject. The problem with anxiety and it's nastier big brother, 'panic', is that the amygdala (the seat of fear, anxiety, panic and rage) mediates its effects by secreting adrenaline-noradrenaline and cortisol, which in turn stimulate the amygdala. So you end up with an amygdala 'locked-in' spiral where one is a sustained victim of flight/fight. The only way that you can wind out of this spiral is through a 'break-state' - a diversion of attention, as you correctly point out. The second factor conspiring against us in the anxiety state is that the somatic symptoms of anxiety are invariably more forboding than the thing that actually triggered the fear in the first place. Hence when we administer Beta-blockers, by blocking the symptoms of anxiety but not the mind state itself, we observe a marked improvement in the overall anxiety state.24/02/2017 #2 Ali AnaniYou offer a great recipe for dealing with anxiety @Emilia M. Ludovino. I enjoyed all. I liked what you wrote "5 - Focus On Something Else: Distracting yourself from an intense focus on anxiety can also help". This is exactly what I do if somebody is talking angrily. I look the person in the eyes, nod my eyes occasionally let the person know I care and listen.In fact, I don't listen for two minutes and send my mind thinking about other issues. In two minutes anger cools down and then I may be truly listen, observe and think. It seems your prescription applies to anxiety, stress and other negative emotions.
- Producer19/02/2017Censorship: 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: 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...
Comments04/04/2017 #117 Donna-Luisa Eversleybtw @Phil Friedman when you have a moment please check out and share your thoughts on this https://blog.markgrowth.com/understanding-blogging-social-media-ec52fc944079
Question.. can I share this to your business hive?04/04/2017 #116 Donna-Luisa Eversley#115 Consider it a good day then. It is far better to be criticized than to be plagued with an imitation of truth. Happy is the man who one is willing to show himself, for he is the holder of the honor of truth.
One of my truisms I developed as I learn to appreciate the reality when it is shared.
You are richer today than yesterday. 😊@Phil Friedman04/04/2017 #115 Phil Friedman#114 Thank you ever so much, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, for the very kind words. They are especially welcome in view of the fact that I've been just recently criticized by a couple of Honey Bees who finally came out from behind their veil of phony sweetness and love for all. My best to you.04/04/2017 #114 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Phil Friedman when words are inadequate, thank you very much is easiest.
You don't suffer fanciful musings unless they are real and true to your beliefs. Thank you very much for being a great blogging mentor and guide. I have been able to improve my writing and communication skills from studying the work published by yourself and @Jim Murray . You guys also help to keep me sharp and filled with laughter. It has been a difficult time for me even with the sun I insist on finding daily, but we must never allow the light to hide what is true and real. :-)03/04/2017 #113 Phil Friedman#108 Neil, thanks for reading and commenting. You say that well-meaning people can, "somehow end up supporting people who want to publish the plans for a bomb or the recipe for nerve gas on Facebook." No, they can't if they have any brains. Speech which ends in or encourages actions that harm others is not protected under the concept of free expression. Not to my mind, nor to that of any thinking person. Just a racial, ethnic, and religious based hate is not. The line is hard to draw, I admit. But the extreme cases are easy enough to spot. Cheers!03/04/2017 #112 Phil Friedman#111 @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I never use the term "Dear" in addressing people on social media, for I have always felt it to be somewhat affected. But I am moved here to say, "Dearest D-L" for your comments here are of such value and exhibit such a degree of insight. Summed up by, "I also can appreciate more the people I thought were very negative and unkind in a different light, as the glare from the positive rays can mask reality. We must seek to live in truth."
I believe that we've grown together over the past year on beBee. Me toward more tolerance of those who don't understand me or my writing, and you toward more understanding of those who do. And I am touched by your loyalty and courage in speaking your mind these days. Your thoughts are both welcome and intellectually gratifying. Cheers!03/04/2017 #111 Donna-Luisa EversleyPart 3 - @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray Censorship and freedom of speech will always be a hot topic. I've come to appreciate the need to speak freely without having to self censor, and I've also learnt that one size does not fit all words. Thus, I cannot publish my writings all in one place if I am serious about growing a following. I must spread based on 'fit' and on my own personal site everything will be shared. I also can appreciate more the people I thought were very negative and unkind in a different light, as the glare from the positive rays can mask reality. We must seek to live in truth.
My apologies for the length of this feedback. The discussion was quite provocative :-)03/04/2017 #110 Donna-Luisa EversleyPart 2 - @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray I've been the guinea pig to understand why people gravitate to one site over the other, and the real appreciation for freedom of speech, which I think is really about 'freedom of discussion'. The two are different and I think social media is to blame to the mix up in understanding. Everyone shares, but not everyone reads what they share. To feel you must read. When someone moves to try a platform the culture presented has to be one they are comfortable with. Some folks need positive, nice, good engagement, with any negatives covered in cheesecake. Some folks need to be hit with both the bad and the good and an opportunity to discuss with freedom of speech - expressing in the best way they can. Then some folks need the challenge of a debate of passions and truth. Others, don't care one way or another, they are just cruising and that's fine. I have learnt a lot about myself and grown from this experience. (Seems its 3 parts)03/04/2017 #109 Donna-Luisa EversleyGreat discussion @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray. In my opinion social media platforms seem to have their own culture of inhabitants. Some are more conservative than others and some have a following which is both provoking and provocative. Let me share experiences as an example. I've written on several sites and though I may prefer to publish on one because of the nice cushy engagement, I sometimes wonder about the authenticity of the emotions I evoke and their realness. I have found there is a site I absolutely love reading and commenting on because the culture there is vastly different. The writings are controversial, and one is expected to express true feelings - thus I'm having a field day with satire and most topics I'm interested in reading. Then there is a closed writers group I was invited to, and those folks shred every post published to bits. The folks there are sharp, opinionated and its disruptive, and its a serious mine -field were you have to be good about delivering your point, or at least passionate enough to take a bullet. Then there is the platform which is neutral, they have a hodgepodge of everything, with a throwaway culture of superficial professionalism - I don't publish there anymore and only visit to check my friends and do sporadic reading and support. I sometimes use that highway with my posts also. (2 parts)03/04/2017 #108 Neil SmithThanks for the interesting and topical chat guys. It is certainly a hard balancing act for a lot of people. These days there seem to be a lot of calls for things and people to be banned by those who believe that their own desire not to be personally offended trumps the right to free expression. This is hard to agree with but the problem is that someone can start out in favour of non-censorship and the right to espouse unpopular views and somehow end up supporting people who want to publish the plans for a bomb or the recipe for nerve gas on Facebook. When there is a conversation going on this can be resolved in a messily human way by consensus and compromise. In the current climate however lots of factions are setting out intractable positions from the get go and refusing to budge an inch. So does the decision go to whoever shouts the loudest?20/02/2017 #106 Phil Friedman#105 Good to hear from you, Larry. You ask, I think, a couple of excellent questions. So let me answer: 1) Where the explicit mission of a social network is to create a "community" of users, I'd agree that, within the boundaries of the community standards for acceptable forms of expression, every community member's comments should be protected against removal. 2) Censorship is, in the strict sense of the word, prior restraint, either by active prohibition or by threat of sanction in the event of publication. Under which strict definition, removal or comments or posts by community officials would not, I think, be censorship, but as you say enforcement of community rules. Which is why I've repeated referred to an explicit statement of guidelines for removal or deletion. (The guidelines should be for the sanction because it is easier to define what is not acceptable than what is.)
Notwithstanding that, however, I think we have to admit that the stated missions of most social media are not to create a "community", but something else, often a "platform" for self-publishing, personal-brand building, business and professional networking, job hunting, recruiting, and so on. So any inferences about what should be, cannot be drawn from accepted premises about a social community. IMO. Thank you for reading and joining the conversation.20/02/2017 #105 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorExcellent point @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray and I agree on the points of censorship. However let me throw out another view where a social network is about creating a community of users. From a perspective of a community, as opposed to publishing platform, does user behavior and the removal of a user or their comment take different perspective? Could a user have every right to make a statement welcome in the community? If you have a state community value of respect and a user is not respectful are you censoring or simply creating a community where respect is valued by all and if not they are simply not part of the community? The results may be similar but the reason is different.19/02/2017 #100 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#97 At least you admit we have a border.
I compare our laws with other countries and we are EXTREMELY flexible. So flexible everyone seems to pick and choose which ones to follow.
I am not one that picks on people whose legal status fluctuates because I know the complexities of immigration. The wall wont stop people coming here either or those that get paid to bring them. People whose status is in question are exploited and targeted for crime by their own people. They often cannot get home because they don't have a home or their home is over seas, not across a border... etc...
Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.
- Producer18/02/2017A tribute to the Spanish guitarSpanish guitarA spanish guitar -also know as classical guitar -, is a six-stringed guitar with nylon strings. Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. The guitar is considered the most...
Comments05/04/2017 #40 Henri GalvãoI love Paco de Lucía. I don't know much about Carlos Montoya and Andrés Segovia (except for this performance of "Asturias - Leyenda"), but I'd like to mention Sabicas. Honestly, I've never seen anyone play with such grace as he did.
Here in Brazil, there are/were many very fine guitar players also, but the one I'd like to highlight is Baden Powell. Among others distinctions, he's the first guy that i know of that could play effortlessly while holding a cigarrette :-D
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgR7YJpOoPE05/04/2017 #39 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)Great buzz @Javier 🐝 beBee. I was especially impressed with the technique of Carlos Montoya..powerful, technically brilliant and it seems he can improvise at will. He makes his instrument sound like an electric guitar and even a bouzouki in places. Paco de Lucia brought back fond memories of Las Ramblas in Barcelona ..relaxing at the side walk cafes eating jambon and croquettes and listening to the street flamenco players...great holiday!21/02/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsI love guitars and it's so cool to learn about the spanish guitars. And Flamenco OMG He is a magician with the guitar in his hand. I love the guitar as most of my friends are pretty good at it and this is such a musical buzz and I just love it. All the musicians here are insanely fantabulous with the masterpiece in their hand. Wow I'm just wowed 🤗 Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee we would love to see you strike a few chords I'm sure you have one 😉😉😉😉19/02/2017 #35 Mario L CastellanosWant to hear someone that will blow you away? This German, yes GERMAN, is one of the "baddest" (this means "good" for those unfamiliar with kid slang here in the US) Spanish guitarist you will hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIN6L3mKDpg&list=RDOIN6L3mKDpg#t=42. If you don't have 1hour and 10 minutes right now, Jump to 9:02 BARCELONA NIGHTS.
How I wish I had continued my lesson when I was kid myself. I've tried to listen to good Spanish guitar when I'm driving. But, I always eventually close my eyes. The two don't mix to well.19/02/2017 #34 Javier 🐝 beBee@Sara Jacobovici @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian this is the context Javi vs the Plow: Speculative Fiction https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/javi-vs-the-plow-speculative-fiction
By the way if you search "javi vs the plow" google show nice results 😂😂😂😂
Google is starting to fall in love with beBee19/02/2017 #26 Javier 🐝 beBee#23 @Sara Jacobovici @Phil Friedman I am happy you enjoy spanish guitarist. They are leyends. And Phil I agree ... bordes are set by humans... beBee flag will be made of diversity, multilingualism, and no barriers at all. The fact beBee was born in Spain is a simple coincidence. We are not better because we are americans , europeans , asians, oceanians or africans. It is very sad to see how human can be so stubborn.
- Producer17/02/2017beBee: A Place To GrowI’ve been looking for a home for a while now. I am a writer. I’ve been at LinkedIn since the last of October. Oh—I had a dormant account with them, but I never used it. In October I decided to put my writing to good use. I’m looking to parlay my art...
Comments09/03/2017 #25 Ivette K. CaballeroThis is so inspiring, thank you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen for sharing! "But I’m alive and here for the moment. I am delving into this new world of platforms, graphics, and picture manipulation. After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more. What is beBee about? It’s about people and community and support. I’ve experienced tremendous support and strokes for my work in just a few days. I couldn’t get that on LinkedIn in months. Community is everything. I read other writers’ works and revel in delicious prose and poetry. To me, beBee is like no other place in cyberspace. BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine what’s to come. You see—beBee is a place to grow." @Joyce 🐝 Bowen @Javier 🐝 beBee18/02/2017 #21 Chas ✌️ WyattWell 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 🐝 beBee, and @Juan Imaz for expanding my world view and giving me a place to grow, as well.18/02/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima G. 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 :)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 🐝 Helfrich @Mohammed A. Jawad @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis and so on.18/02/2017 #16 Ken BoddieA 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.18/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 HelfrichPhenomenal, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen!!! "BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine what’s to come. You see—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.17/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 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=azxoVRTwlNg17/02/2017 #9 Emilia M. LudovinoDear @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 shouldn’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!
- Producer16/02/2017Avoid Marketing Myths That BiteSMALL BUSINESSES CAN'T AFFORD TO BLINDLY ACCEPT MYTHS ABOUT MARKETING... 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...
Comments19/02/2017 #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?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.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.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.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!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!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).17/02/2017 #7 Alexa SteeleI 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."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.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".17/02/2017 #3 Wayne YoshidaExcellent, @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).17/02/2017 #2 Gerald HechtHere'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.
- 16/02/2017Excited and honored to be mentioned as one of the top 24 Social Media Managers in a #HuffingtonPost article written by #RachelPedersen
“JUST DO IT! Be transparent and be yourself.” - 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 🐝 beBee @Terri Barr @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian24 Top Social Media Managers Give Their Best Advice | The Huffington Postwww.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...
- Producer16/02/2017Scratching The SurfaceOne life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-Judas Priest – You’ve got another thing comin’-You remember I told you once about a school trip to the sea somewhere in Brittany. It had begun like any jolly all happy...
Comments17/02/2017 #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.17/02/2017 #10 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlSaw 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" lol17/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitScratching 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.
- 16/02/2017LinkedIn’s marketing team recently shared its top tips and practices for marketing on LinkedIn. In a new ebook called “The Secret Sauce: How LinkedIn uses LinkedIn for Marketing,” LinkedIn revealed some interesting findings that you can take advantage of in your own marketing efforts on the the world’s largest platform for professionals online.The Most Effective LinkedIn Marketing Methods – According to Sciencewww.business2community.com LinkedIn’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...
- Producer07/02/2017The 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...
- Producer21/01/2017Enhance 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...
Comments23/01/2017 #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;-)22/01/2017 #52 CityVP 🐝 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. Close22/01/2017 #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.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 🐝 Helfrich22/01/2017 #42 Dean Owen#27 It's my part Japanese heritage @🐝 Fatima G. 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.
- Producer11/02/2017Valentine's Day: Beware of Cupid's Arrow at WorkIs love in the air at your office around Valentine’s Day? If so, remember this: it simply makes good career sense to proceed with caution when considering workplace romance. That’s because while work romance can potentially send you to the...
Comments17/02/2017 #47 David B. GrinbergFYI - 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...
http://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2017/02/13/5-facts-about-love-and-marriage/?utm_source=Pew+Research+Center&utm_campaign=8c74db95b0-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_02_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_3e953b9b70-8c74db95b0-39935091714/02/2017 #43 Lada 🏡 PrkicGood 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. I’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, “People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate.“
As for Valentine's Day, my husband and I just don't see it as a special day, but as something imposed.13/02/2017 #40 Larry Boyer, 🐝 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.13/02/2017 #39 David B. GrinbergThank you so much @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Sarah Elkins @Aleta Curry & @Sandra 🐝 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 cupid’s arrow strikes and sticks...People can’t always control where and when they meet or become romantically involved. Sometimes it’s just a matter of fate."13/02/2017 #37 Sarah ElkinsFirst, 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, 🐝 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.13/02/2017 #34 Aleta CurryI 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! ;)12/02/2017 #28 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsSuch fun to read all the valentines day comments. And @Javier 🐝 beBee if you remember I'm the one who replaced beBee as my love so yes I am in Love with beBee too. ❤❤❤❤❤
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 🤗🤗🤗
No to Romance at work is my motto😊
But if time, water and air were to stand still when I see THE guy I won't miss the opportunity 😍😍12/02/2017 #27 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorEveryone here loves what Javier & Juan have created with beBee, cool post: I am in love .....with beBee !! So I have a romance LOL !! Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life. LOVE should be everywhere. Falling in love is usually a temporary situation where you are mentally limited 😂😂😂😂😂 ..... @David B. Grinberg thanks for this ! I only wanted to laugh and joke ! Have a happy weend and also a happy Valentine's day..... and the most important thing... I wish you all a healthy life ... enjoy life ! Enjoy beBee ! 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝
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Comments11/03/2017 #12 Praveen Raj GullepalliEvolving through such a harsh childhood into such caring motherhood...exemplary motherhood, is an uplifting true story. And dotted with such quiet, lovely, lonely moments as you describe, that can have the power to heal and inspire lifetimes of courage and self-belief. Thanks for sharing Joyce. May peace and grace never elude you.11/03/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg@Joyce 🐝 Bowen as I read your exquisit narrative, I the hardened neuro guy am absorbed into the heart-string tugging emotional reality of all that I have studied, researched and postulated. For here I have descended with you into the cruelness of deprivation and abuse and felt the world abandon your expectations of love, security and inspiration. And sadly I believe that the deprivation-induced unhappiness, insecurity and distrust of the little girl would be carried deep inside and may have ultimately contributed to the MS. But there must also have been another feeling deep within that sad little girl - a belief that life could be better! And therein lay your salvation by making a positive change, which you did. May you derive strength, gratification and wellness for the value that you have contributed to yourself and to those close to you. You are courageous and you are an inspiration.12/02/2017 #1 Todd JonesJoyce, 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.