- Producer01/11/2017The Personal Agenda: It’s Only A Bad Thing If You’re Not Promoting It Correctly.If you hang around sites like beBee and LinkedIn long enough, you start to see patterns emerge. Sometimes they are patently obvious ones. Other times, they are more subtle.But the one thing they have in common, is that the people displaying these...
Comments03/11/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell@Jim Murray - Great advice here! - I've been told over and over again that 'people buy people' - writing good content, making constructive (although opinionated) comments on other people's post all work - but I find that honesty (and it doesn't necessarily have to be the consensus view) and integrity are also paramount.
As do passion for your industry / niche or what every rocks your boat - seeking to inform - rather than push a quick sale as you say here :-
'Communicating that knowledge without any expectation of personal gain is, paradoxically, one of the most effective ways to attract people to you and your business.'
Since I've started blogging and writing articles (mainly on architecture) I find that the type of clients I attract are more in tune with me. I can't think that's a coincidence...01/11/2017 #6 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlMy personal agenda is mine and nobody can tell me if I am doing it correctly or not. Also my father told me to never allow anyone to define me, that is my job. So there.
Yes, there are always agendas. Be that group think, which stinks for those of us who like to be our authentic selves. Because we don't like groups of people telling us how to behave. Why? Because they are phony and we don't like to be phony.
- Producer02/11/20176 Steps to Writing Product Descriptions that SELL!There are lots of bad product descriptions out there. Descriptions that are either bland and lifeless or as cheesy as a 2 A.M. infomercial. Worse, many business owners don’t even bother writing their own descriptions, choosing instead to copy and...
Comments02/11/2017 #4 Robert CormackI did this for 38 years, @Alexa Steele. My trick was to write whatever hadn't been written before. I even made up names or combined two known terms like "vascular hypertrophy." At first glance, it looks absolutely professional. Then you realize that hypertrophy is mostly vascular. Still, making a doctor scotch his/her head is good for business. Appeal to their logic and intelligence. Or just confuse the hell out of them. Confusion sells more than you think. I also like to ask the question: "Why would you buy this?" That's how I came up with the product name "I dunno."
- Producer17/05/2017Javier beBee: Vamossss!Javier beBee is admired for his many fine qualities. His warm enthusiasm, his social media smarts, his entrepreneurial drive and his honesty sets him apart as a CEO and as a person. From his many posts, I have made a selection of phrases which I...
Comments14/08/2017 #83 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Gert Scholtz Awesome buzz. I also want to thank @Javier 🐝 beBee for giving this it's first jump. I love what you said about storytelling. "Stories are powerful and shape both those who tell them and those who are themselves shaped by the storytellers." These hives are full of great stories to learn lessons from.13/08/2017 #77 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.bee the driving force and make things happen13/08/2017 #76 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.grateful for @Javier 🐝 beBee every day we benefit from a wonderful bee community, without driving forces as @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz this was not possible14/06/2017 #74 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Gert, very nice praise of Javier. There are two ways in which a leader has impact. The first is the Google Way and the second is the Fearless Leader Way.
In the Google Way, the culture the leader creates turns the name of his organization into an adjective, so today while Google is actually Alphabet as a company, the word Google has become a mainstay adjective - Google wanted to be known as organizing the world's information and when we individually search for information we say "Oh, just Google that". That is the highest praise a leader can have.
In the Fearless Leader Way the culture becomes more like a Banana Republic or something that Kim Jong Il would expect, and with Donald Trump he is the classic example of a personal brand that wants to engage his work in a branded way - hence Seth Meyers takes a look at this branded way of doing things as Trump recently went to the ultimate level of actually seeking praise from his cabinet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlCFLG6rKKY - so it is that the word "personal brand" will continue to pick up more negative baggage and eventually it is not a cool word to associate with, so at least think Kim Jong or Donald Trump !!!
So we need a BeBee Way and that way should culminate in beBee becoming an adjective. So one day saying "Develop your beBee" will mean that you have a strong personal and professional reputation or profile online . I can work more on my beBee and because I know what my beBee means I don't have to use extra words like personal or professional to describe it, for my beBee here already contains that ! So the ultimate praise for any leader is when their company becomes an adjective.12/06/2017 #71 Joel Anderson@Gert Scholtz @Javier 🐝 beBee
Here are two that I find absolutely spot on.
"Whatever circumstances we have in life, we are still the one controlling its outcome. It is still up to us to lead our life to where we want us to be. Blaming the circumstances and use it to justify our present condition will not help. It will only hinder us to move forward and continue to live our life. Trials and difficulties will always be there to set us off course, but we can handle it if we really have the right attitude in life. So instead of complaining about life being unfair, move on and make the use out of it."
"Move on instead of complaining."
Absolutely well said and underscores the essence of a great mind, great leader and great team at beBee with the vision and goals to make a difference one positive step at a time.21/05/2017 #65 Louise SmithTo Everyone else at and on beBee
Thank you for reading and commenting and clarifying for me.
Especially to those who graciously allow me the privilege of writing posts inspired by them.
I enjoy reading the different styles and cultural influences of your posts.
I am sure we will be writers in arms for a long time to come.
- 12/08/2017How to Get Each of Your Articles Shared - A Lotwww.socialmediatoday.com I have a confession to make: I produce too much content, so I often feel like I'm not doing enough to promote it. Therefore I've come up with an efficient system of how to market my content...
- Producer25/02/2017Forget B2B and B2C – Business to PeopleForget B2B and B2C – Tech Enables B2P (Business to People) MarketingFor decades we’ve operated with a mentality of two separate marketing worlds, B2B and B2C. It’s another one of those things that’s ingrained in us, but that’s ripe for upheaval and...
Comments28/06/2017 #29 Javier 🐝 beBeePeople Do Business With People, People Hire People - not Resumes
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/people-do-business-with-people-people-hire-people-not-resumes26/05/2017 #28 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGreat Buzz. I like B2P so much more than B2B. It reminds you that while marketing online unless you plan on putting thousands into paid advertising, you marketing is not a numbers game. It is about building relationships. beBee is the perfect platform to this were you can reach anyone and everyone.
Just like @Javier 🐝 beBee said above, I have never had a Business share my content with others, or give my constructive advice to move me forward, but I have had "people" do this. Every click is a person, we must remember that.02/03/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 ManjitApart from a few extra paragraphs at the end and quote Paul, this piece is mostly the article of Amy Sorrells. I think attribution is a very important principle since Sorrell's wrote this piece in the summer of 2013.
Forget B2B and B2C – Tech Enables B2P (Business to People) Marketing by Amy Sorrell
Let us give credit where credit is due and in this piece, to link 90% of this back to Amy Sorrell. I have seen reposting of other people's content a lot on LinkedIn and in a recent one, I noted the original author, who it turns out was OK with his writing being copied, but not all people are as generous or welcoming regarding their content. The other value of using an existing piece is in getting permission from the original content writer, because that creates new avenues of partnerships.
Otherwise I am not a fan of finding content that has not cited the original author. These days I seem to be in the minority with this view, but there is a valuable ethic in this and I personally think attribution is important.
The principles of business to people also go back a couple of decades because at the heart of the Cluetrain Manifesto is the first principle of its 95 theses - which is "Markets Are Conversation" and it was all about marketers talking in the human voice and people within business being people with voices and not marketing speak.02/03/2017 #23 Sarah Elkins#17 NLV was in Atlanta, USA last week, Chichi, and yes, it was an incredible experience. Keep an eye out for the save-the-date soon, I'll post the location and dates sometime in the next 4 weeks! Thanks, @David B. Grinberg View more#17 NLV was in Atlanta, USA last week, Chichi, and yes, it was an incredible experience. Keep an eye out for the save-the-date soon, I'll post the location and dates sometime in the next 4 weeks! Thanks, @David B. Grinberg, for the shout-out. Close26/02/2017 #10 Jerry FletcherJavier,
Well put. Whether it is B2C or B2B it is inherently B2P. We've heard it a thousand times: "People do business with people they know, like and trust." The key, in Consumer or Business marketing is Trust. I believe, "The Shortcut to Trust is a Personal Touch."
- Producer31/07/20177 beBee SEO Hacks to Boost Your Profile ViewsI am happy to announce that we made SEO improvements to boost your search engine rankings. Congratulations to ALL OUR TEAM ! . We have the best team.Original Image at http://www.whizablegraphics.com/images/be_visible.jpg The internet would be...
Comments31/08/2017 #31 Yolanda Ávila MárquezWould this be the most similar Spanish version?
https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/como-completar-tu-perfil-en-bebee-correctamente01/08/2017 #19 Tausif MundrawalaCongratulations, the entire team of beBee. Very well said by you that getting ourselves engaged in conversations with our other fellow bees would lead to an exposure worth getting indulged. I have enjoyed the process of producing honey and even praising the honey produced by my friends here. People values what we say and how we say. Am elated to be part of this great team, @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer01/08/2017The Anatomy of Words. (And Why We Treat Them Like Hamburgers, Unlike Shakespeare)“It’s only words, and words are all I have,” Barry Gibb, The BeeGeesIf we counted all the words in this world, we’d discover we use about one tenth of them. Of that one tenth, half of them we use because we can’t think of the word we really want. We...
- Producer27/07/2017This Is How Entrepreneurs Can Dominate The Clock (But Most Don't)In today's market, entrepreneurs and business owners get flooded with a massive workload. Truth be told, I personally work in excess of sixty hours a week. So, unless you implement a tactical approach, things can go haywire in the blink of an...
Comments15/08/2017 #6 Claire L CardwellYet again, another great article John! I am a big fan of lists and carry notebooks around and have them all over the house in strategic places (like in my handbag, by my desk, in my studio etc. etc.) so if inspiration strikes or if I remember something I am supposed to do, I can just jot it down and add it to my to do list, or strategy list later on.28/07/2017 #4 Sara JacoboviciGreat post @John White, MBA. Your posts are always a great piece of resource to refer back to "time and again". You write, "How you approach time is the ultimate driving force to create the best outcomes for your business." For me this is the key. Not only can we benefit from the strategies you provide, we also need to be aware of our relationship with time. You write, "Manage your work, don't let it manage you." Agreed. My bias around time management is that you can't manage time, you need to mange yourself.28/07/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks, John, for another excellent article filled with important insights and astute analysis. Your advice on time management skills is very timely (no pun intended), especially considering the daily information overload business people (and all people) face in today's hyper-paced mobile, digital and virtual Information Age. Thus, learning effective time management skills and techniques appears more important now than ever. Therefore, your terrific tips, if implemented, should contribute to greater employee productivity, less stress and, hopefully, a better work-life balance (integration) from the top down and the bottom up.
- Producer21/07/2017Dealing with Trolls: Don't Feed Them and Don't Be OneTrolls and Naysayers can be very frustrating and annoying to deal with. They can distract and discourage you from pursuing your goals. At every step, you will encounter the naysayers. To be successful in life one must master the ability to...
Comments23/07/2017 #11 Phil Friedman#10 Aleta> "I for one don't point out every little error in every post."
Does anyone really take seriously barbs from the grammar police or smarmy comments from the spelling brigade? I personally believe that the instances of true trolls are relatively few on beBee and even LinkedIn. And that most of the offense taken and emotional upset registered by authors is over being disagreed with in the first place.
But Aleta, I grant you that it is not appropriate for anyone to spend significant time commenting only in disagreement on posts by other people. And quite a while ago, I resolved, for example, not to criticize a thesis or idea or statement on someone else's post, but if I felt strongly enough about it being wrong, to write a post of my own. That to eliminate the potential for provocation.
In this case, my comment was not meant to disagree with Bridgette, but to emphasize something I believe is often overlooked on social media. Cheers!23/07/2017 #10 Aleta Curry#8 Yes, but Brigette does point our (correctly) that '...not all criticism is a bad thing. There is a difference between constructive criticism and personal attacks.'
I'd add that not everything needs to be said; I for one don't point out every little error in every post, nor do I comment on *everything* I disagree with. For one thing, it's not a way to win friends and influence people; for another, sometimes a person needs encouragement and a pat on the back and disagreement can wait for a better time.22/07/2017 #8 Phil FriedmanIt is, however, important to be able to distinguish trollish negativity from legitimate, civil disagreement. For the mind is like a muscle and if you feed it a diet composed solely of sweets and compliments, it will grow fat and soft and unable to do its job. Cheers!22/07/2017 #6 Barbara Henslee"Negativity is always all around but it’s important not to let it paralyze us."
Isn't that the truth, on so many levels. I'm pretty good about letting negative comments roll. Well, I used to be. It seems the older I get, the less patience I have for negative BS from people. 99.9% of it comes from 'cyberpunks' who are shielded by their anonymity. The www has enabled disrespectful people to come out in droves.
- Producer18/05/20175 Mistakes to Avoid: Why People Ignore Your Awesome StuffI woke up early this morning. My wife was sound asleep and I believe in letting sleeping tigresses sleep. I needed something quiet to do. From 05:00 to 09:15 I read Producer posts on beBee. I had an ulterior motive. John White, MBA and I created a...
Comments29/07/2017 #51 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#50 Good questions, @Aleta Curry , buzz @beBee and #buzzBeBee are functionally equivalent. They do exactly the same thing. Both trigger tweets on @beBee and its sister Twitter accounts.
It's pretty rare that a post will qualify immediately. A good idea may be to check the day after and the day after that. If it looks like it's trending to qualify, I'd do the #buzzBeBee thing.
We filter against duplicates. Those filters aren't perfect but still.29/07/2017 #50 Aleta CurryHere's my problem...okay, scratch that, here's one of my problems (I've got so many).
1. I don't really know the difference between buzz @beeBee and #beBee, that is, when would I use one rather than the other?
2. Sometimes (often?) my articles don't qualify for the tags right away, but will in a few days or even a few weeks later.
3. By the time that happens, I can't remember if I've already 'shared' the Tweet to Buzz or not.
4. In a similar vein, I often forget to see how my articles are doing and if qualified, share the Tweet to Buzz.22/07/2017 #46 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#44 You aren't alone, @Aleta Curry. Many people forget or, worse, use buzz@beBee without a space as if it's an email address. That why I added a search function for #buzzBeBee
Just use that hashtag in a twitter share to let beBee know your post qualifies for promotion (20 relevants AND 5 comments)22/07/2017 #44 Aleta Curry1. Messrs Flesch and Kincaid should be shot. If they're already dead, they should be shot again for good measure. Ruining good writing one 'that's-too-hard-to-read' at a time. Relegate that to manuals, where it belongs.
BUT Phil speaketh the truth:
2. 'Tip for Mafiosi: The best place to hide a body is on line 6 of a 12-line blog post paragraph.'
That's really funny, Phil. Ah yes, the mobile phone. Wrecking the English language for good.
3. Some of us (read 'I') really need to be hit over the head with the 'buzz @beBee' thing. I used it when first announced. Do I remember now? No.22/07/2017 #43 Joanne GardockiExcellent article! Thank you, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, for the clear, readable tips for increasing the bang for the buzz. Love the links for text and title evaluation. Do you have any suggested links for finding captivating photos? Hope the twitter feed multiplier buzz @beBee takes off.22/05/2017 #38 Tausif MundrawalaThe suggestions highlighted were worth paying heed to. I agree with you on all counts. Am glad that I read this buzz as I have missed it earlier. Thank you so much my friend, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View moreThe suggestions highlighted were worth paying heed to. I agree with you on all counts. Am glad that I read this buzz as I have missed it earlier. Thank you so much my friend, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian for sharing this with us. Close20/05/2017 #33 Brian McKenzieOr it could be, what I think is awesome slathered in special sauce is highly off the radar of popularity and social media trends.
My stuff tends to land as Glorious festooned sparkled bullshit with a niche market. If I wrote what is popular, my realm would be billionaire BDSM misanthropes initiating yonder waifs into a failing Cinderella rip-off.
- Producer01/04/2017Bee a Hive-PlayerI want to belong to a community that values individuals who understand that working together, as a community, provides a chance to accomplish something that would elude most of us working in our separate silos. Unless what we are building a...
Comments10/07/2017 #76 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#73 The shenanigans have almost no relevance, it is about refocusing on how global this platform is and how the right to state our own mind is distributed to everyone. It is about getting this right, from the beginning, so that the framework to accommodate billions of individuals is built in at the foundational level.09/07/2017 #71 Deb 🐝 HelfrichTime to put this back on the feed. I dedicate this buzz to two of our most preeminent poets. I want to be able to benefit from their finely crafted words for a long time to come. Thank you for all that you share @debasish majumder & @Hervé Sabattier View moreTime to put this back on the feed. I dedicate this buzz to two of our most preeminent poets. I want to be able to benefit from their finely crafted words for a long time to come. Thank you for all that you share @debasish majumder & @Hervé Sabattier!!!
Every single one of us, even if we pretend it is not so, put our hearts and souls into the words we share on this platform.
It is inevitable that not every piece of writing resonates for every bee.
Occasionally, we might give feedback of honest intent, that hurts someone else terribly.
It is not simply enough to ask for clarification or an apology, we must also be willing to accept one, as well.
"If you chose to become a beBee advocate, you really need to understand that we are participating in a rather unique and radical global free speech marketplace"
Here's to always trying to understand how we come across and working to understand what someone means. Having the strength to apologize and the compassion to accept a sincere apology.
From this place of open-mindedness, we will all succeed, in ways we dream about! Close07/04/2017 #69 Lisa Vanderburg#60 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich; you give me courage! I have seen an altered state here (in the little time I AM here!); it's okay to let a little 'freedom' into one's writing. Snipping aside, egos aside, rage aside...we're all in the same place, accidental or otherwise. I've witnessed some truly great thinkers as well as those (like me) of average propensity exert their thoughts which are a perfect rainbow of color! Just goes to show...we all need to bare our own 'gimpness' and that's more than okay - it's healing and wonderful!07/04/2017 #68 Gerald HechtPhrases like "stop acting immature!" Or "When are you are going to grow up?!" are really funny...I can sssure you (as a world renowned expert in Developmental Neuroscience) that with each "tick o' the clock"...(those of who are still alive) have matured (grown up) in accordance with our individual epigenetic trajectory...
...the process (defined in fact) as the inevitable increasing probability (stastical "closing in") of our death.
This is an inescapable truth ; unfortunately when people "yell at you for acting otherwise"... they are engaging in folly...even worse, would be to believe that anyone is telling you such things is saying anything with a basis in reality.
It's like when someone says: "What's wrong with you; don't you have any "COMMON SENSE?!"...what they really mean (of course) is that they asked you to do something...and you didn't do it the way they would have done it.
C'mon people GROW UP! WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU; DON'T YOU HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE? , lol 🕶💫🎯06/04/2017 #61 Phil FriedmanThis very clear Bees' MISSION STATEMENT BY DEB HELFRICH is a must read for anyone trying to understand beBee's overall plan. As Deb says, "Perhaps it is time to remember how much is at stake..." https://www.bebee.com/producer/@juan-imaz/how-much-will-the-equity-of-our-bebee-ambassadors-be-worth
Thank you, Deb, for stating so explicitly what too many tend to gloss over.
FYI - @Milos Djukic, @Lada 🏡 Prkic06/04/2017 #60 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#59 I know we aren't doomed, and I think it has to do with re-storying what virtual community is all about. It kinda started as a way to blow off steam, brag, and shout about me, me, me. Those dinosaurs will die out and the bees pollinating a collaborative hive where all things can be expressed, so long as no one is insulted, will create a fruitful new orchard for all the world's citizens.
You said it perfectly, @Lisa Vanderburg, there is nothing hard at all to choosing to interact with our humanity and humility showing.06/04/2017 #59 Lisa VanderburgDamn straight, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich!
I'm getting the distinct impression I've missed some shenanigans ( this is the 200th year PD month - I KNOW you get that). But after reading the wonderful @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee buzz 'A Hive of Ideas', I'm getting the...er...idea.
So. Are we all doomed to failure as social animals on these type sites (think: LI). I truly hope not. It's people like YOU and Ali, and Javier and about 10 others that are keeping this thing working.
We MUST learn grace and civility in the exchange of ideas - your message is well taken; or we lose it. Despite the fact that I'm not here enough to have any sort of stones in this, this MUST keep going with the standards it started with - humanity and more importantly, humility!
- Producer28/06/2017How Do We Innovate In Our Company?Thanks Judit Lerch for translating in English !Original in Spanish: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/como-innovamos-en-nuestra-empresaInnovation in our Company Today is one of those days when 3 informal meetings with my team changed...
Comments07/07/2017 #119 Aleta Curry#107 I understand, @Ken Boddie, but though I experience this I don't seem to be as frustrated by it as you are.
I just skim through quickly when I first browse in to beBee and put articles I want to remember (and those I don't have time to read right then) into my Aleta's Reads hive.
Of more concern is the fact that I miss so much from my favourites. There's so much coming in now that I get fatigued before I've read through every single title in my feed.
I have to rely heavily on being 'tagged' by people who've just published something (the reason I happened upon this post, for example). Trouble is, some of my faves simply don't tag people. I feel a little presumptuous doing it myself, but I decided that being thought presumptuous by some was better than having people who are interested in my posts miss them.
So, I would like to see improvement in the area of being able to follow the posts of certain bees. Don't ask me what that would be; happily, I'm a user here, I'm not at the pointy end!03/07/2017 #114 Lance 🐝 ScoularI must have missed the tag notifications on this @Javier 🐝 beBee and @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador for which I thank you.
I have invested more than a substantial amount of time, effort, resources and a wee bit of money (my Scotts heritage bubbling to the surface) in 5 digitally based start- ups in here in Australia over the last number of years. All 5 have fizzled or died.
That's business, that's entrepreneurship.
I understand the concerns expressed by some in the comments below. I have had my own, and questions, conveyed personally.
On the basis of this post and communications received, I for one will continue to support the promotion of beBee for the foreseeable future and look forward to the platforms update.
In the meantime, here are some wise words from some wise ones.
Innovation opportunities do not come with the tempest but with the rustling of the breeze. Peter Drucker
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein
Patience is power. Patience is not an absence of action; rather it is timing; it waits on the right time to act, for the right principles. Fultong J. Sheen
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot
Leaders keep their eyes on the horizon, not just on the bottom line. Warren Bennis
The best thinking has been done in solitude. The worst has been done in turmoil. Thomas Edison03/07/2017 #113 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHey @Javier 🐝 beBee, my StartupRanking article for July just been release....its full of honey....Fingers licking good ! Cc @Juan Imaz And @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín y @José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/bebee-startupranking-growth-for-july-2nd-201730/06/2017 #111 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#110 LoL, takes ironmen to run that ! But we have a few one like @Trainerglobal Oscar Álvarez , More than this, maybe some still do not get the applied mathematics big pictures of beBee's phenomenon...Socially, digitally...it is the dawn of a new Era. Who did precede the roman civilisation? Now LinkedIn is afraid that history repeats itself again.30/06/2017 #107 Ken BoddieI have been greatly impressed, @Javier 🐝 beBee, by the success of this great platform and cherish the many friends I have found here. I do, however, share some of the concerns of @Dean Owen (as set out in his various comments below) relating to the future. I continue to be frustrated by the increasing amount of time I have to spend trawling through posts with which I have little or no affinity, in order to find those I wish to read and pass comment on, and have tried many ways to limit my feed, but without much lasting success. I voiced my concerns in my posts of September and November last year as follows: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/fellow-bees-we-have-a-traffic-problem; and
From the subsequently received post comments it appears that many others are also having difficulty with their feeds and consequently are also missing posts from their favourite bees (Fbees). We were then, back in September, promised a great conceptual solution which you called the STING, but there has been very little more to come on this subject since, and the repeated promises of major change continue without fruition. Your above enthusiastic explanation is gratefully received, but perhaps this would be an apt time to reinforce, to your many devotees, a commitment to including the STING at the earliest possible opportunity? 🤔30/06/2017 #106 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz@Javier 🐝 beBee - As far back as our first Skype conversation, I have had no doubt that beBee will succeed in growing the platform. I am excited to see the new updates - but understand that it takes time to cultivate and grow any business with many peaks and valleys. I love how you keep us all included!30/06/2017 #105 Dean OwenEnjoy Namibia my friend. We are but a few travel writers in a sea of marketers so we are critical to helping the beBee feed attract your typical internet user who are simply here to enjoy and communicate. Writers and storytellers like you and the delectable Ken Boddie are precious and I will follow you both until the ink runs dry.30/06/2017 #104 Dean Owen#103 i would love to if I was certain beBee would still be around many years from now. I fear they have, and are making some major strategic blunders by focusing on building a platform with the content provider in mind where they need to focus on what your typical internet user needs and wants to see. I don't want to wake up some day and find my writings have dissapeared because the plug has been pulled. I need to feel confident that my articles will be there for my children to read many years from now. I hope they prove me wrong. I need beBee to succeed. As such, I sent them an email detailing all my concerns yesterday, but it seems to have fallen on deaf ears.....
- Producer22/12/2016How to stream with Live Buzz by beBeeLive video streaming on beBee. Are you at your favorite concert? Are you preparing a delicious recipe? Grab your phone and broadcast what you’re doing at this very moment for our 11 million users. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to use Live...
Comments27/06/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#8 Try a simple 30 sec. to 1 minutes about what passionate you the most in Spain, get outdoors, have a beautiful panaroma background in a selfie smartdevice shooting, talk about the 3 top reasons why you love beBee And at the end, say check it out on BeBee and un grito cual rafeal Nadal does: vamoooooos ! Then post it on MybeBeeTV Hive and let me do the magic ! Come On @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar Vamos ! You can do it !27/06/2017 #7 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThe Convergence experiment is for everyone, everywhere, from all cultures and languages, no matter where you are from, what you have to share or if you are a n everyday's users or a social media influencer. What matters as @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreThe Convergence experiment is for everyone, everywhere, from all cultures and languages, no matter where you are from, what you have to share or if you are a n everyday's users or a social media influencer. What matters as @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz already advocated a 1000 times, is your belief in yourself and production of quality contents, MybeBeeTV can be joined here - https://www.bebee.com/group/my-bebeetv ! Close27/06/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorThanks to beBee's admins for sharing the HowTo Live buzz on MybeBeeTV's Hive for the Convergence Experiment supported by @Gabriel Bazzolo , @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Joan MacDougal and @Stephane 🐝 Fenner our pionneers ! Best PR ever on beBee , the award goes to @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for her Hive Talks support and all the bees finding the Pioneers initiatives relevant ! I & You are because We are !20/02/2017 #3 Aleta Curry#2 Okay, I understand, @Javier 🐝 beBee. That means that normal people from normal places can do it from their Android or iPhone device. If you live like me and have to climb a hill, find exactly the right spot, face Mecca and stand on one leg to send a text, you can't.
Oh well, at least I have fresh herbs, kangaroos and clean air and water! :D
- Producer28/06/20173 Lessons you will NOT get at Harvard's MBA* 1ST LESSON *A crow is sitting on a tree all day doing nothing. A little rabbit sees the raven and asks:"Can I sit like you and do nothing all day?"The crow responds:- Sure, why not?The rabbit sits on the ground under the tree and relaxes. Suddenly...
Comments28/06/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz@Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝 Irreverent and enjoyable Flavio! And here is one more from Africa: A lion is capable of capturing, killing, and eating a field mouse. But the energy required to do so exceeds the caloric content of the mouse itself. So a lion that spends its day hunting and eating field mice would slowly starve to death. A lion can't live on field mice. A lion needs antelope. Antelope are big animals. They take more speed and strength to capture and kill, but once killed, they provide a feast for the lion and her pride. So ask yourself: 'Do I spend today chasing mice or hunting antelope?
- 02/05/2017About "Influencers" by Mark M-G. A must read.LinkedIn is scared of the truth about its Influencers.www.linkedin.com This is not a complicated post. It's only saying that LinkedIn is scared of the truth that follows from looking at the data about its...
Comments09/05/2017 #1 paul wayneIt's only saying that LinkedIn is scared of the truth that follows from looking at the data about its influencers.
It's data that says that many writers - who are NOT LinkedIn influencers - are engaging, instructing and probably helping more people than nearly all of their influencers.
I've looked very hard at this data - which tells us about how many people like and even more importantly comment and probably even more importantly share the posts of those who aren't LinkedIn influencers. (And I've done the same with the Influencers as well)
- Producer01/05/2017It's Official: beBee Producer Crushes Linkedin Pulse for EngagementIn today’s highly competitive world of article writing, everyone is looking for the best platform to have their work viewed, discussed and shared. So, I decided to perform a simple test on two of the largest professional network blogging...
Comments02/05/2017 #32 Timothy welchNow prove this works over an extended period of time. how do you know it was not a fluke? there is no perfect algorithm anyone that says there is is either misguided or they do not understand human behavior. riddle me this ... based on this experiment how many job offers and actual money came in?? and if actual money did come in from this let me dupicate your system and have actual money come into my paypal or bank account. what benefit is it if you have 600 million views but no sales. give me 6,000 views but 50% of those people actually buying your product, service, info, or technology.02/05/2017 #30 Bengt HahlinHi Matt,
As a newbie with only two weeks on beBee, I have come to the same conclusion. I have done the same experiment on both platforms (both buzz/updates and producer/articles). Same result.
As you, I also have much more followers on LinkedIn (4 times).
So I think this bodes well for beBee. Keep the honey flowing.01/05/2017 #27 Jim MurrayGood one @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. I did the same sort of experiment a few months ago and got more or less the same results. File it under independent verification. PS Would liked to collapse this down into a meme, if you don't mind. Let me know if that's OK,. Will send it to you before I post.01/05/2017 #22 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeOne thing I thrived on was LinkedIn's detailed analytics which is no longer available. I could tell what kind of audience I was reaching and viewed it often. Now I have to simply luck out and get a like from one of my target audience which is not readily forthcoming. Comments are key to who is viewing your posts now. BeBee interactors are generous with their comments, unlike LI.
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 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank 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!26/03/2017 #15 Ken BoddieAnother timely reminder, Sandra, that we need to mind our manners and be respectful in our comments to others. I sometimes wonder if some bees fully understand when they are being repeatedly "condescending and provocative" and hope that they may read your post and that the penny may drop.
- 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 a bunch of 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....
Comments22/10/2017 #196 Josean Rueda CardenasRealmente no sé quienes han causado baja como embajadores y quienes son nuevas incorporaciones... Con marcar sobre fondo amarillo o verde los nombres de los nuevos embajadores sería perfecto!
Por lo demás... agradeceros a todos vuestra implicación para que la abeja vuele alto!
- 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...
Comments07/04/2017 #16 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAOne of the foremost LinkedIn Experts just posted that she has heard LinkedIn groups will close in about 4 months. So rumours are 1 - 4 months. She quotes a source at LinkedIn so take this seriously.
https://plus.google.com/u/0/108192040419269411690/posts/72cvt36w5fi?cfem=121/03/2017 #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...
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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. If you happen upon this hive and know of a brilliant article you think I'd like, feel free to drop it in.