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Aleta's Reads

~ 100 buzzes
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.
  1. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    About "Influencers" by Mark M-G. A must read.
    Milos Djukic
    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...
  2. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    It's Official: beBee Producer Crushes Linkedin Pulse for Engagement
    It'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...


    Bengt Hahlin
    02/05/2017 #30 Anonymous
    Hi 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.
    Yogesh Sukal
    01/05/2017 #28 Yogesh Sukal
    Bebee magic...
    Jim Murray
    01/05/2017 #27 Jim Murray
    Good 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.
    Virag Gulyas
    01/05/2017 #26 Virag Gulyas
    Yep, numbers speak for themselves. Go bees!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    01/05/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    High user engagement, satisfaction and affinity becomes the best form of networking. beBee rocks at it #GobeBee #keepbuzzing :)
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    01/05/2017 #24 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    VERY RELEVANT !!! :)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    01/05/2017 #22 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    One 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.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    01/05/2017 #21 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I've seen similar results.
    Philip Calvert
    01/05/2017 #20 Philip Calvert
    I agree - it's awesome. I've done similar tests and got the same results. In some cases, my post on beBee was in Google results within seconds of posting.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    01/05/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    stay the course beBee and @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, get ready for the most adorable success journey ever!!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/05/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great news @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood!! I would expect the numbers will continue to rise and beBee's standing will too. Thanks for posting this, always love to hear news like this!
    Michele Williams
    01/05/2017 #17 Michele Williams
    Cool stats, Matt! Nothing speaks like data. I think I saw your article first on Twitter. It beBee's 1, 2 punch.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    01/05/2017 #16 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Thumbs Up !!!! πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ‘
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/05/2017 #15 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Great experiment report @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, keepmthe buzz alive and touch base with me when ready for business development stage. I recently add a lot of discussion with CEOs that have disrupt their own industries, theynremarks converge my beliefs about beBee, and i found them very supportive towards my business initiatives. Cheers!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/05/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    12 minutes per day....lol...23% of monthly users. Nobody at linkedin will stop even 10 seconds, shake hands with you and ask: How are you? How was your day? Anything special today? LinkediN is a users database to be sold to plus 10 000 employees companies. Period.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/05/2017 #13 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    I only keep it for background check to allow recruiters to screen me, it gives them a little 56 pages of data, so they can have a snack with. I only get scam jobs offers with bitcoin accounts money laundering. I use job canditating automation to run applications daily, and get results this way. Which means LinkedIn is not effective for what it is supposed to remain, a jobs search and recruiters website. But when youbget used to a pet, why would you get rid of it. Linkedin will fight to stay alive, but wil be disrupted by competition very soon, and sooner that they are expecting. You need a subordinate job, keep using LinkedIn. You need to lead all the way and build something that will last and propel your career? Well choose beBee!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/05/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    LinkedIn is a digital version of your resume for recruiters, you invest 700 $ for no ROI, not an engagement tool. If you do not pay you get limited on purpose, and if youndo not buy their on going options like sponsoring updates, they tighten the leash, till you get 40 views linear per updates. Unless your are a celebrity, you do not need LinkedIn for your personal brand. The first reasons is technical, Linkedin cut most of all open API libraries for developpers, so most platform for business and automation are no longer compatible. Exemple - Zapier.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    01/05/2017 #11 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Ha! LinkedWhat? Flush? Plush? wuuush? Linkedin Posts views last month +\~ 1400 for all posts articles updates (okay) And bebee prdoucer only last 30 days ...without buzzes, videos, image slogans, urls...84 000 views, cannot remember the shares and the engagement in comments form 12 to 87 ???!!!!,
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    01/05/2017 #10 Anonymous
    Not surprised...LinkedIn for a bit was becoming very "unfriendly" with very grouchy so called professionals. I was beginning to think that to be a LinkedIn professional you were not allowed to share family/friend pride, lack a sense of humor, hae no empathy and have no desire to connect for anything other than what one could do to enhance one's career. beBee is all that and more! I agree with all the comments in that regard. #beBeeIsHome
  3. beBee in English
    7 types of posts to create when lacking imagination ⬇️ beBee in English


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/04/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Then we have 9 types of post with the extra choices of a brouhaha post and a hoohaha post.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/04/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    LOL thanks for the inspiration! Sometimes it is just a lack of time and not ideas;)
    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    28/04/2017 #2 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    #1 hahahahha, you have to be careful then :)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    28/04/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez, Imagination isn't something I am lacking; usually, if I am too explicit, it gets me in trouble; LOL.
  4. ProducerSandra 🐝 Smith
    The Difference Between Negativity and Disagreement
    The Difference Between Negativity and DisagreementWhen I was in primary school, there was some bullying between some of the girls. So, one day, the teacher made us sit down and write something nice about everyone in the class, which we then read aloud.This same exercise was repeated years later...


    Aleta Curry
    27/03/2017 #36 Aleta Curry
    #35 'Course it made sense, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. You always make sense! :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/03/2017 #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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/03/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #32 You tooo Hugs :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #30 @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, yes as humans we all have flaws. I like to reflect on my flaws so I can grow. I think most of us do. We have a great community here on beBee and I'm thankful for people like yourself, @Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and so many!
    Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/03/2017 #31 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank 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.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    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. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #28 Aleta Curry
    #27 Awww, shucks!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/03/2017 #27 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #25 You've got plenty cheerleaders too Aleta;)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    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.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    #22 Excellently put, Praveen, and I agree with it all. Except that I really do want an hour with Trump. Wait, make that an hour with Trump with impartial witnesses in the room.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #24 Aleta Curry
    Comment 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.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #23 Aleta Curry
    Cont'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.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/03/2017 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    It 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!
    Brian McKenzie
    26/03/2017 #21 Brian McKenzie
    News 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.
    David B. Grinberg
    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!
    Michael O'Neil
    26/03/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #1 @Sandra 🐝 Smith great work. @Joyce 🐝 Bowen "It's on me, not others. I have promised myself I will do better." is also a timely reminder to examine and question our own reaction to content posted by others. It is the other side of the communications coin.
    Ken Boddie
    26/03/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    A timely reminder to "measure twice and cut once".
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    26/03/2017 #17 Jim 🐝 Cody
    Great buzz. Some excellent tips.
  5. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Ten Marketing Tactics to Boost Sales
    Ten Marketing Tactics to Boost SalesMany businesses hit a plateau every seven years or so. For ambitious business owners seeking exponential growth, this is a bit troublesome. Sometimes the problems are technical, such as poor lead to sales conversion, and other times, it’s...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/03/2017 #10 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for the share, @Claire L Cardwell
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/03/2017 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #7 Look after yourself, @Aleta Curry!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    25/03/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Workable tactics that can bring in great outcomes when marketing and sales teams work in unison.
    Aleta Curry
    25/03/2017 #7 Aleta Curry
    Great post, @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.)
    Aleta Curry
    25/03/2017 #6 Aleta Curry
    Hi Renee wonderful to see something great from you coming through my feed again! I'm saving to read later today!
    Fatimah Collins
    23/03/2017 #5 Fatimah Collins
    #4 thanks renee
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    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.
    Fatimah Collins
    23/03/2017 #3 Fatimah Collins
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/03/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Good list, good reminders. Thank you for sharing @Renée 🐝 Cormier.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    21/03/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thnaks for the share, @Javier 🐝 beBee!
  6. ProducerJan 🐝 Barbosa
    The Week In Social Media Volume 16
    The Week In Social Media Volume 16A whole very social week has come and gone, we have to admit, social media is a busy affair, too much information and too little time, but don't you worry, because we at The Week In Social Media are doing the hard work for you !!!Hope you enjoy...


    David B. Grinberg
    25/03/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thank 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!
    Aleta Curry
    24/03/2017 #8 Aleta Curry
    Jan Barbosa's weekly social media wrap up no. 16
    Katyan Roach
    10/02/2017 #7 Katyan Roach
    Great work as usual @Jan 🐝 Barbosa.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    28/01/2017 #6 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Many thanks, @Jan 🐝 Barbosa. Another great summary and appreciate the mention.
    David B. Grinberg
    28/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Jan, on another timely and informative edition of The Week in Social Media. I appreciate your including my post about how blogging on beBee = better personal branding. Have a great weekend!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/01/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Wow, I didn't see this coming, @Jan 🐝 Barbosa. I am honored to be included with so many really impressive Social Media professionals.
    Candice 🐝 Galek
    28/01/2017 #3 Candice 🐝 Galek
    Thank you for the inclusion Jan!
    Carmen Lascu
    28/01/2017 #2 Carmen Lascu
    Interesting newsletter. A good variety of sociap media articles this week.
    Proud to be included. Thank you @Jan 🐝 Barbosa
  7. ProducerbeBee in English
    Meet our beBee Ambassadors!
    Meet 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....


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    11/04/2017 #64 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I feel the swarm, don't you?!
    Patrick Tindi
    02/04/2017 #63 Patrick Tindi
    Lets keep it going
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/04/2017 #62 Javier 🐝 beBee
    List of current ambassadors has been updated. Many thanks
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #61 Gerald Hecht
    #37 Well Said @Deb 🐝 Helfrich !
    Gerald Hecht
    01/04/2017 #60 Gerald Hecht
    Congratulations to all new Ambassadors --around the earth!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/03/2017 #59 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Congratulations to everyone new on the list. It is great to see it growing.
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/03/2017 #58 Wayne Yoshida
    Great to see the growing list of Ambassadors. Welcome to all new Ambassadors.The country flags are great!

    Keep posting, commenting, recruiting, teaching, helping, promoting, sharing and all those other -ing things of and for beBee and the community.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #57 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #56 Thank you very much @John White, MBA! I keep taking notes from a pro like yourself. I have a long way to go but I do try to keep a keen eye open ;-) Thanks you as well for all your generous shares, not just for myself but for many. You don't miss a beat!!
    John White, MBA
    26/03/2017 #56 John White, MBA
    Your most excellent ambassadorship is highly appreciated, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/03/2017 #55 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks 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.
    Aleta Curry
    26/03/2017 #54 Aleta Curry
    You DO all realise that I'm taking all these compliments and congratulations personally, and giving myself figurative pats on the back? [pat, pat, pat]
    David B. Grinberg
    25/03/2017 #53 David B. Grinberg
    Many 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!
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    25/03/2017 #52 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    I am honoured to be part of this distinguished group. I have posted some projects I want to work on in the beBee Ambassadors hive.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    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 !
    Stefano Venturi
    25/03/2017 #50 Stefano Venturi
    Congratulations to everyone!!!
    abhishek shah
    25/03/2017 #49 abhishek shah
    Congratulations to everyone
    Martin Wright
    25/03/2017 #48 Martin Wright
    I will gave to work harder to get on that list. But I am happy to see so many supportive people on that list
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    25/03/2017 #46 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So many great names added to the list I don't know where to start saying: Welcome and congratulations individually so I'll just send it out to ALL. WhooHOO!
  8. ProducerRavi Ranjan

    Ravi Ranjan

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


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


    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    07/04/2017 #17 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Bad news for sure although not surprising. Will be the last blow to the blogging platform which will then die because where else to share content... I see you've unfollowed me (for whatever reason Anne so can't tag you)...
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    07/04/2017 #16 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    One 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.

    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    28/03/2017 #15 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    Has anyone successfully migrated a LInkedIn Group to beBee, Facebook Groups, or Google+?

    How did you do it and what advice can you give to help the transition go smoothly?
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    28/03/2017 #14 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    It is an excellent idea Scott.
    Scott Simmerman
    22/03/2017 #13 Scott Simmerman
    Related to my post on importing, I would think that the site operators would find that having some "tool" to manage the inbound migration of LinkedIn profiles would dramatically increase migration. Is this not a good idea?
    Scott Simmerman
    22/03/2017 #12 Scott Simmerman
    Is there ANY way to import a profile from LinkedIn or Mosaic or somewhere, instead of trying to create one from scratch? With all the different things going on, spending an hour doing this seems a bit wasted...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    21/03/2017 #11 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Still pumping out the original announcement and added this post
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    21/03/2017 #10 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Shared 🐀🐳 πŸ”₯& 🚴
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    21/03/2017 #9 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    @Scott Simmerman I have no choice but to move the Executive Team Building Network. I have tried but, as I said in my open letter, without basic tools, we're dead in the water. I hope people will migrate here.
    Scott Simmerman
    21/03/2017 #8 Scott Simmerman
    Good job on all of this. So many things to get caught up on, moved, adjusted and all that. But it certainly appears that this can happen. Thanks for all that.
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    21/03/2017 #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.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/03/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Anne, on all of your exemplary advice and admirable efforts in writing about beBee and moving your groups to this fast-growing social startup which has unlimited potential. I can't say enough how thrilled the beBee community is to have you here.
    Moreover, no one likes moving, generally speaking, whether to a new house or a new social platform. But you have done so with savvy, style and grace, for which I commend. Keep buzzing, Anne, as we appreciate all YOU do!
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    20/03/2017 #5 Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝
    #4 I am glad that you all found it to be beneficial.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/03/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent advice, Anne. Thank you for sharing.
    Ella de Jong
    20/03/2017 #3 Ella de Jong
    What a clear description with clear advice! Thank you @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝!
    Katyan Roach
    20/03/2017 #2 Katyan Roach
    Lots of useful information here @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA 🐝. I'm excited this move over here! It's a great time to be a part of beBee family.
  10. Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    What 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.
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝
    3 Things You Need to Know to Determine Your Event’s Internet Needs
    www.meetingsnet.com Bandwidth is just the beginning of the terminology meeting planners need to get familiar...
  11. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

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


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

    How are you overcoming them?

    Image: listshack.com
    Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA  🐝


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

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

    Ken Boddie

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


    Ken Boddie
    02/04/2017 #54 Ken Boddie
    #53 Welome, Randy, to "Mission Quite Possible" and to the Back Shed (or is it well fed) Poets' Society. πŸ€—
    Randall Burns
    02/04/2017 #53 Randall Burns
    HaHa! 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 "
    Ken Boddie
    23/03/2017 #52 Ken Boddie
    What's this I see, from DLE?
    A lovely poem, just for me.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Your "poet's" pen

    Has caught my eye.

    Not being shy,

    I need to blurt

    What may well hurt.

    Your rhyme is swell,

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

    Glad I raised a smile, on your lovely dial,
    But I don't pack a gun to shoot,
    I'd feel so strange, on a rifle range,
    'Cause I'd rather aim to hoot!
  14. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Breakthrough Women
    Breakthrough WomenThis buzz - Breakthrough Women - is to celebrate women in business and raise the visibility of women succeeding in business and/or in personal life.Β  Β  Β  Β Some of our queen bees - writing in english - that came to my mind todayKatyan...


    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    23/03/2017 #42 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Great List
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    15/03/2017 #41 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/03/2017 #40 Tausif Mundrawala
    #38 Being a bee its my duty to acknowledge the achievements of my fellow bees and let everyone know. You deserve this felicitation, @Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Ivette K. Caballero
    10/03/2017 #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/
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    10/03/2017 #38 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    #23 I am honoured by your words, @Tausif Mundrawala. Thank you. :-) Congrats to all exceptional women on beBee!
    Candice 🐝 Galek
    09/03/2017 #37 Candice 🐝 Galek
    Thank you for including me @Javier 🐝 beBee =)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/03/2017 #36 Javier 🐝 beBee
    vamos !
    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #35 Aleta Curry
    p.s. Aren't all the Queen Bees turning lovely shades of red? :D
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    09/03/2017 #34 Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    @Sara JacoboviciCongratulations to all the Queens in the hive ! and to celebrate here is a quote (that I personally agree) β€œI 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 ...
    Aleta Curry
    09/03/2017 #33 Aleta Curry
    Wow! I don't often make lists, but when I make a list, I REALLY make a list!

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

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

    Thank you, Javier!

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

    Got it in one, Gloria! Raising a glass to Queen Bees everywhere!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/03/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What 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.
    Ivette K. Caballero
    09/03/2017 #30 Ivette K. Caballero
    This 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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    09/03/2017 #28 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I'm beyond honored. Thank you so much, @Javier 🐝 beBee for including me on this impressive list. I am adding @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Donna-Luisa Eversley and all the women on the beBee team.
    David B. Grinberg
    09/03/2017 #27 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Javier, that's most certainly an admirable and impressive group of women on beBee. Frankly, I don't know where beBee would be without them? Kudos to all of those mentioned above, as well as to those noted in the comment section below. Each one of these female bees is unique in their own special way and helps add value to, and greatly enhance, the overall user experience platform-wide on a regular basis.
    Again, where would beBee be without them? I shudder to think.
    Bravo to all of these absolutely amazing women who make beBee the place to BEE in today's social media space....applause, applause, applause!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    08/03/2017 #25 Anonymous
    So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    So many women do so many things and the last thing they think of is to be thanked or honored or mentioned. Mothers, Business Women...all of us! I am very honored that I am included in this mention by @Javier 🐝 beBee. Love and hugs to ALL our #QueenBeezzzzzz! Close
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    08/03/2017 #24 Anonymous
    I am very humbled and honored to be mentioned with all these wonderful ladies! Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee !
    All these ladies are inspirations as are so many more!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    08/03/2017 #23 Tausif Mundrawala
    @Lada 🏑 Prkic for her remarkable contribution in the field of engineering and all her efforts to build a beBee community in Croatia.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    08/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #16 wow honored to read that, thank you @Tausif Mundrawala
  15. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

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


    Aleta Curry
    03/04/2017 #42 Aleta Curry
    What everybody else already said, especially Milos, Sandra and Deb.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/03/2017 #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.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/03/2017 #39 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    This is one for the Gipper
    Brian McKenzie
    19/03/2017 #37 Brian McKenzie
    Ah the days of dual cassette deck and a screaming upgrade from 14.4 .... I can still smell the charred ether from some of my exploits. Here's the shit about HARD moderation, courtesy of a website that is close to home for beBee. I like their content in that it is written well - but it is rarely supported by anything of fact - any statistic is a feelly mushy ball of SJW blathering prattle that has no source - and the comments are hard edited. So if you disagree with the article - and I often do - your comment will NEVER be posted. The dialogue box - Your Comment is Waiting Moderation is nearly your only interaction with the platform. I have less than a 10% post rate there since the early days of joining. I am not sure if it is universal across the board - or if my brand of perspective has been specifically targeted (I may create an alternate account to test that theory) So, what you end up with - is a 'discussion' where nearly every comment is - "Great Post" or 'Insightful" or the ever present - ditto head quote. Any disagreement with the article is never seen. Nearly any challenge to the author's SJW Virtue Seeking Grandstanding is never viewed, and any retort with facts, evidence, precedence, performance, trajectory predictions and of course personal anecdotal instances NEVER meet the Comment section. It must feel like a Rainbow Brite Glitter Sparkle Enema of Hearts and Flowers delivered whilest riding a Unicorn - because it is nowhere near a C0NVERSATI0N.
    Milos Djukic
    19/03/2017 #35 Anonymous
    #34 Me too Michael O'Neil and I highly respect your opinions. It has nothing to do with the uniformity of principles. Hitler's principles were wrong, terribly wrong and manipulation was not detected in time because of the repression.
    Michael O'Neil
    19/03/2017 #34 Anonymous
    #26 @Milos Djukic I'm happy to respect everyone's right to have an opinion. I think that is quite different from "It is important to respect other people's opinions" Hitler had some interesting opinions.
    Milos Djukic
    19/03/2017 #33 Anonymous
    #32 I agree with you Michael O'Neil, but I don't care Regards, Milos
    Michael O'Neil
    19/03/2017 #32 Anonymous
    #27 @ Milos Djukic "What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves" gets turned into the distorted image of ourselves by the reader.
    Michael O'Neil
    19/03/2017 #31 Anonymous
    @Robert Bacal I learn from everything I read on beBee. A lot is what I learn about me. I'm often surprised that I also learn from people I don't always agree with.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    08/03/2017 #29 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    my 2c... when people come together on social media, there's always going to be a degree of disagreement. i am not on facebook anymore for personal use because I didn't want to fall out with close friends who were posting political opinions time and time again that I felt were insensitive. In the end it was just easier to close down my account. And these are people I've known for over 30 years and went to school with. If I had entered into any form of discussion on these views, our friendship would be over by now - guaranteed. Why lose a friendship over social media or political differences? It's just not worth it. If social media is making you miserable, maybe stop for a while. I took a 6 month break recently. I didn't miss it that much, and now I can enjoy it again.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #28 Anonymous
    #24 Same @Robert Bacal.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #27 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 5:
    I'm an imperfect person with a bunch of weaknesses. What makes us unique is not our professional successes, social media itself or other trivia. Professional success in social media is a result of our humanity and willingness to recognize what is important and that's nobility. Not only humanity and nobility directed towards our family, but also towards others: "little"- great people in social media, with all its weaknesses. Our social media image must be consistent. What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves. This is one of the truly great manifestations of personal integrity. It is wise to publish only when you have to say something honest, thoughtful and helpful to others. Avoid blatant self-promotion at any cost. Only write about your interests in the field of personal knowledge and expertise. The need to write on social media may be something quite abstract or very intimate, but also a source of money, success and fame. I can not reveal why one should accuse those who might write out of necessity for a little spiritual exhibitionism only. The beauty of social media is primarily reflected through diversity and willingness to accept other people's views or motivations. Writing is the best way for a personal expression of gratitude to ones who read. What is important is the way in which we manifest our disagreement. A good foundation is certainly unquestionable respect of diversity and a very careful interpretation of other people's attitudes.
    All text in Part 1 -5, comments #22, 23, 25-27 withn beBee post: The "Old" Internet: When People Cared And Covered Your Back by @Robert Bacal, Copyright Β© 2014- 3O17 by Milos Djukic - All Rights Reserved
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #26 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 4:

    It seems that most of us here have a soft pen. Both β€œengaged” and β€œdetached” 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.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #25 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 3:
    I support all dedicated writers, who have not yet earned well-deserved attention. Carefully read the comments and also feel free to promote your thoughts and writing among like-minded people. This is my vision of a fruitful networking. People are not products. People are much deeper than stereotypes. Only if we learn, we progress. We must honor those who have helped us, and then we are "live" once more. As long as someone's pen carries a personal touch and insight, there is a hope that an expression will be recognized as Π° 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" - RenΓ© 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.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #23 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 2:
    Mindfulness is a skill that is gained with an age and through practice. Please respect other people's writing, thoughts and dilemmas. In this way you keep reputation and integrity as a writer and also as a man. This is something that is hard to acquire and can be lost very easily. What are the most important values of this social media: constructive dialogue and exchange of good will in a pleasant atmosphere. It is very easy for a writer to surrender in front of the pervasive and intoxicating magnetism of superficiality. It's costly and has unpredictable consequences. That's the main reason why any social media, will hardly become a platform for quality writing. Writing motivation is the most important. Extrinsic writing motivation is provided through the support, human attention and interaction. The process of transmitting messages to the curious reader requires knowledge, dedication, writing skills and fresh ideas. Someone's writing must have color, clear personal touch and scent. It is better not to write at all than to write nonsense. Always, listen to yourself and not others. Writing is an exclusive and privileged activity. This is a reflection of your mind, when it makes sense. In the second case (hyper productivity - I am a "productive" writer syndrome), it's a nonsense. After all, writing is a serious profession.
    Milos Djukic
    08/03/2017 #22 Anonymous
    Ok, this is a compilation of my thoughts on this subject, already published within LI articles.
    Part 1:
    My entire professional career has been built on writing. What's important is to find a balance between what makes money and what makes a business man or academic worthy and respected. Each writer has the responsibility for designating which information should remain within articles. Do not forget that there are messages that can only be divided in written form. Everyone chooses what will write. If we opt for the highly specialized professional articles or intimate articles about our thoughts, we cannot expect great popularity. It is certainly not a measure of quality. You do not need to pay attention. Writing is still our inner needs. Maybe our writing is blatantly trivial to capture someone's attention or imagination. I respect everyone's writing. It seems that sensationalism is what is required. Not at all! Seriously creative writing is certainly deeply spiritual category, that is difficult to subsume under standard forms. I also believe that enough dedicated people, can encourage one's insight, perspective and innovative perception through the mutual writing, discussions and spiritual learning (elevation). What is important is the human interaction as an inexhaustible source of unusual and most valuable inspiration.
    Martina Baxter
    07/03/2017 #21 Martina Baxter
    I don't know if this is a :) or a:(
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/03/2017 #17 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Robert Bacal for your contributions ! have a good day ! 1:16 PM in Canada ?ΒΏ Here it is 19:16 PM :-)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/03/2017 #16 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #13 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich you are right. It is great NOT to invest time interacting with anyone who is unable to show people respect.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    07/03/2017 #13 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I do have to disagree about the 'Nada, Nothing.' I wrote two posts defending not just @Max🐝 J. Carter, although he was the poster boy, but the right of anyone to be able to participate on beBee, without being judged or disrespected for non-standard views. Many more people demonstrate support for his presence than the few who feel they have the right to veto his participation.

    I have went on record numerous times about the constant, repetitive, demeaning comments of certain parties on this site. Not only are many diverse individuals targets, but they also frequently devalue the activities of ambassadors, the validity of their actions, and the program itself with all sorts of specious claims.

    As many know, I refuse to invest my precious time interacting with anyone who is unable to show people respect. The currency that this sort trades in is locking up people's time in ongoing tirades so that they are not able to contribute productively.

    I do reach out to people directly when I see egregious comments in which they've been attacked, so that they know they are supported.

    I speak out frequently for tolerance so that anyone hurt would feel free to discuss any issues with me. But I just will not waste my time giving this type of attacking behavior any attention.
  16. ProducerbeBee in English
    5+1 Steps to Register a Company on beBee
    5+1 Steps to Register a Company on beBee Find out how to addΒ you company profile to beBee.Β These 5+1 ridiculously easy steps are all you need to get the job done. beBee is an affinity based social network that allows youΒ to manage yourΒ personal online brand as well as your company’s online...


    Karlie Rawnsley
    30/04/2017 #16 Karlie Rawnsley
    Also wonder, is it possible to set up a business profile without a personal profile?
    Karlie Rawnsley
    30/04/2017 #15 Karlie Rawnsley
    Same problem @Lori Mullins-Johnson: "I tried to follow the five steps, but when I click on post, there is no pop up, it gives me three choices, share a buzz, produce honey or post a job."
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    05/03/2017 #14 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Headed that way. Thanks a lot
    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    01/03/2017 #13 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    #12 Thank you for your words @David B. Grinberg :)
    David B. Grinberg
    01/03/2017 #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!
    Now that's something to buzz about...
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    01/03/2017 #11 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #7 Hi @Mike Rana, I just sent you a private message with all your doubts. Thanks for the feedback. ;)
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    01/03/2017 #10 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #1 Hi @Lori Mullins-Johnson. I write a private message to solve this and any questions you may have. Thank you very much and sorry for the inconvenience.
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    01/03/2017 #9 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #6 Thank you very much @David B. Grinberg! The important thing for us is the user.
    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    01/03/2017 #8 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    #7 Of course Mike, feel free to send me a DM :)
    David B. Grinberg
    28/02/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    @Lori Mullins-Johnson, please note that @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín and his customer service team are very responsive in addressing and resolving any user experience issues. That's one big reason why this platform has such a high satisfactory user experience and high engagement. Thank for all YOU do, Federico!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @John White, MBA
    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    28/02/2017 #4 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    #3 If you have any question, just let us to know. :)
    Lori Mullins-Johnson
    28/02/2017 #3 Lori Mullins-Johnson
    #2 Hi Itziar, I figured it out! Thanks!
    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    28/02/2017 #2 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    #1 You can write to support@bebee.com , they can help you. Have a lovely night.
    CC @Adriana Bevacqua GarcΓ­a
    Lori Mullins-Johnson
    28/02/2017 #1 Lori Mullins-Johnson
    Is this not set up yet? I tried to follow the five steps, but when I click on post, there is no pop up, it gives me three choices, share a buzz, produce honey or post a job. What am I doing wrong? Thanks
  17. Producerdebasish majumder
    HOW TO TAME ANXIETY - part 1
    HOW TO TAME ANXIETY - part 1There are many emotions we need to learn how to handle and reduce. Such as disappointment, anger, resentment, frustration and anxiety - an emotion that most of us feel very uncomfortable with. And yet anxiety is common and unable us to reasoning...


    John White, MBA
    26/02/2017 #18 John White, MBA
    #17 @Emily🐝 Bee: Me too!
    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/02/2017 #17 Emily🐝 Bee
    This Buzz is for me!
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/02/2017 #16 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag @Emilia M. Ludovino. I respect your professionalism and sense of responsibility by writing: "Please note I am neither a psychiatrist nor a psychologist if your anxiety is severe or debilitating please seek appropriate professional help." And: "There is no one way to settle anxiety, and each person responds differently to anxiety and to the techniques available." After this, I can say that your list is sound and offers thoughtful opportunities to consider in our day to day needs to gain control over our emotions. I highlight two of your points: 1. Awareness is crucial to maintaining control over our emotions. 2. Learning to listen to our emotions as communicating to us, bringing something to our awareness, can also reframe our experience and avoid moving into a reaction which an emotion can cause.
    Phil Friedman
    25/02/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    Obviously, this may not work for everyone nor, for that matter, more than a few, but when I feel myself getting anxious, I ask very consciously "What could be the worst possible thing that could happen?" And if the answer is something other than fatal, I remind myself that, one way or another, it can be managed.

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

    Phil Friedman

    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the Question
    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface:Β  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...


    Phil Friedman
    04/04/2017 #118 Phil Friedman
    #117 Already done, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Cheers!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/04/2017 #117 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    btw @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?
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    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 Friedman
    Phil Friedman
    04/04/2017 #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.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    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. :-)
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/04/2017 #111 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Part 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 :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/04/2017 #110 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Part 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)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    03/04/2017 #109 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Great 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)
    Neil Smith
    03/04/2017 #108 Neil Smith
    Thanks 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?
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    20/02/2017 #107 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #78 Thanks for the feedback. To promote the personal brand will show articles written by the author. We understand that is the most important. Although it would be interesting to offer other points of view, we want to bet on the personal brand.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #106 Phil Friedman
    #105 Good to hear from you, Larry. You ask, I think, a couple of excellent questions. So let me answer: 1) Where the explicit mission of a social network is to create a "community" of users, I'd agree that, within the boundaries of the community standards for acceptable forms of expression, every community member's comments should be protected against removal. 2) Censorship is, in the strict sense of the word, prior restraint, either by active prohibition or by threat of sanction in the event of publication. Under which strict definition, removal or comments or posts by community officials would not, I think, be censorship, but as you say enforcement of community rules. Which is why I've repeated referred to an explicit statement of guidelines for removal or deletion. (The guidelines should be for the sanction because it is easier to define what is not acceptable than what is.)

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

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

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

    Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #99 Phil Friedman
    #96 In the absence of having anything good to say, say nothing. Even better, ignore that about which you have nothing good to say. It may be your right to speak, but it is also my right not to listen or read or pay attention. Cheers!
  19. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    A tribute to the Spanish guitar
    A tribute to the Spanish guitarSpanish guitarA spanish guitar -also know as classical guitar -, isΒ a six-stringed guitar with nylon strings.Β  Spanish music is often associated with traditional styles such as flamenco and classical guitar. The guitar is considered the most...


    Henri GalvΓ£o
    05/04/2017 #40 Henri GalvΓ£o
    I love Paco de LucΓ­a. I don't know much about Carlos Montoya and AndrΓ©s 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

    Chris 🐝 Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)
    05/04/2017 #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!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/02/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    I love guitars and it's so cool to learn about the spanish guitars. And Flamenco OMG He is a magician with the guitar in his hand. I love the guitar as most of my friends are pretty good at it and this is such a musical buzz and I just love it. All the musicians here are insanely fantabulous with the masterpiece in their hand. Wow I'm just wowed πŸ€— Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee we would love to see you strike a few chords I'm sure you have one πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰
    Nick Mlatchkov
    20/02/2017 #37 Anonymous
    #35 U're right, I had the pleasure of witnessing him in the studio during an unplugged session for TV more than 20 yrs ago! It's my first guess when I saw German.
    Mario L Castellanos
    19/02/2017 #36 Mario L Castellanos
    And Javier, thank you for posting this.
    Mario L Castellanos
    19/02/2017 #35 Mario L Castellanos
    Want to hear someone that will blow you away? This German, yes GERMAN, is one of the "baddest" (this means "good" for those unfamiliar with kid slang here in the US) Spanish guitarist you will hear. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIN6L3mKDpg&list=RDOIN6L3mKDpg#t=42. If you don't have 1hour and 10 minutes right now, Jump to 9:02 BARCELONA NIGHTS.

    How I wish I had continued my lesson when I was kid myself. I've tried to listen to good Spanish guitar when I'm driving. But, I always eventually close my eyes. The two don't mix to well.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    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 πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

    Google is starting to fall in love with beBee
    Dorothy Cooper
    19/02/2017 #33 Dorothy Cooper
    I would love to get a hold of the some these recording my brother introduced me to classical guitar when I was 12, the music. I always felt like there's a musician waiting to jump out of my brain. @sittingpretty61 @dorothy-cooper
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Careful @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. Your response needs a context. Only after I read Javier's preceding comment did I get what you meant ;-)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    19/02/2017 #31 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #30 Bring a shovel
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #30 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #29 @Robert Bacal Canadians are very important for beBee. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to travel to know Canada !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #28 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #27 @Sara Jacobovici you were really lucky !!! Canadians seems to be really smart ;) CC @Kevin Pashuk @Jim Murray @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Don 🐝 Kerr
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    #26 I had the honour and pleasure of hearing Segovia live in concert when I was living in Canada. It was a sound and experience I'll never forget.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/02/2017 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Guitar music can cover a wide variety of genres and styles. Spanish guitar is the most beautiful, IMO. This is a very enjoyable buzz and beautiful music.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    19/02/2017 #24 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I went to a workshop from one of Segovia's students once, many years ago. Best music event I've attended...
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    Years ago, I saw Andres Segovia in NYC. A memorable performance that said to me he belongs to the world, not just to Spain, @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/02/2017 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Javier 🐝 beBee! A most wonderful and enjoyable buzz. I enjoyed it tremendously!
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    19/02/2017 #21 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    Spanish guitar.... is the guitar!!!....
    Domenico Roviello
    19/02/2017 #20 Domenico Roviello
    Falmenco is one of the greatest kind of music in the world. I've seen Paco twice in Italy. Unforgettable!!!
  20. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    beBee: A Place To Grow
    beBee: 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. Ohβ€”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...


    Ivette K. Caballero
    09/03/2017 #25 Ivette K. Caballero
    This is so inspiring, thank you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee 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 seeβ€”beBee is a place to grow." @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/02/2017 #24 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    @Juan Imaz and @Andrew Young thank you!! I will enjoy it here.#23
    Juan Imaz
    20/02/2017 #23 Juan Imaz
    thank you very much for your words @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee!
    Andrew Young
    18/02/2017 #22 Andrew Young
    You will enjoy it here Joyce!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    18/02/2017 #21 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Well put. @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, 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.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Im so happy you found your comfort zone on beBee!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    18/02/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee beBee is a second home to many bees. Living isn't just about breathing it's about giving a piece of yourself to others and in the process both grow. That defines living for me and I am so glad that you found beBee and we have become beBee's :)
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    Well, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, looks like you found that home.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/02/2017 #17 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    @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.
    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    A succinct summary of the joys of beBee, Joyce. Our story telling becomes futile without a platform and an audience, and the fire in our bellies to keep going can only be rekindled by engagement. For me, writing is like throwing a boomerang. Follow a few basic rules and it'll come safely back to enable us to throw it out there again. But break the rules of polite engagement and the boomerang will either fall on stony ground or come back and hit us on the head. I see your throwing skills are well honed, Joyce.
    Paul Walters
    18/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thanks . My sentiments exactly
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Phenomenal, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee!!! "BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine what’s to come. You seeβ€”beBee is a place for growth."

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

    We really are taking part in something special and it is in some way about separating humans from all the judging we participate in when dealing with people in our immediate vicinity. When a community is build on inclusion and celebrating humanity and the joys of being social, then growth factor is built right in, because we all spend our lives searching for the places we belong.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/02/2017 #13 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...beBee is like an inspiring platform where souls gather to seek and share tidbits of passing lives!
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    17/02/2017 #12 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    One of the best places for growing!!!!...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    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=azxoVRTwlNg
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/02/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I AM PROUD OF OUR BEES. beBee is attracting the best humans you can find...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/02/2017 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    I wish you luck for your future endeavors and never say die, until you try. Don't worry, almighty is there to help you. I agree with you that this the best platform. God bless you always.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/02/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee proud of having you on beBee !

    " 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. "
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/02/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    @Pascal Derrien @Jim 🐝 Cody @Gert Scholtz Thank you for your comments. I intend to be here for awhile. Writing is my life.
  21. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    I also could not be more proud of mine.

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

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

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

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

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

    β€œJUST 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" Croubalian
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• Ochoa
    24 Top Social Media Managers Give Their Best Advice | The Huffington Post
    www.huffingtonpost.com Tweet, post, hashtag, relevance score... Even the basics of social media are enough to make your head spin. Thankfully there are social media...


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

    Pascal Derrien

    Scratching The Surface
    Scratching The SurfaceOne life I'm gonna live it up, I'm takin' flight, I said I'll never get enough-Judas Priest – 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...


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

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

    What I read here is that and I enjoy scratching this surface.
    Otherwise it is learning what the masses learn and that is never that much.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 oh thank you @Emilia M Ludovino a sould dive indeed that a nice metaphor
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 most probably @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee different place different time same sh*t :-)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/02/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    We hit the same wave, did we? :)
    Pascal Derrien
    16/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thanks @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt much appreciated you droping by :-)
  24. George Touryliov
    LinkedIn’s marketing team recently shared its top tips and practices for marketing on LinkedIn. In a new ebook called β€œThe 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.
    George Touryliov
    The Most Effective LinkedIn Marketing Methods – According to Science
    www.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...


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


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