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  1. ProducerRay Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    23/10/2017
    What China Showed Me
    What China Showed Me I had the honor of speaking at the RemaxWorld Summit held Oct. 12- 14th 2017 in Zhuhai China. In describing the expo size, one could only say huge; some might say, Bigley, this event was incomparable to any Imaging Channel focused event I have ever...
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  2. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    22/10/2017
    How To Become A World Class Blogger Like Me
    How To Become A World Class Blogger Like MeNOTE: The title is obviously meant to be filed under self-aggrandizing humour. There are a lot of people out there who complain about the lack of quality in most of the blogging that gets done on social media.This might be considered just a lot of...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    23/10/2017 #17 Nicole Chardenet
    You might become a world class blogger like Jim Murry, but you'll never be as cool as him. Or get the chicks in truckloads. Still, he might read your blog someday and share it with others. Which is almost as good. :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    23/10/2017 #16 Nicole Chardenet
    I agree that length doesn't matter, but none of the men will believe you ;)

    Will disagree a bit on "write what you know". While that's always a very good home base, learn about what you *don't* know. It was great education for me to be writing a company blog for a year on machine translation and languages while working for an MT company. I didn't know merde about either but I did learn how to better research and come up with good ideas. It didn't take the Internet by storm but I increased the traffic while I was there. The best way to stretch your wings is write about what you *don't* know...after you know it. Problem is, some people don't know what they don't know...or the known unknowns are less than the unknown unknowns, and the only thing you can be really sure about is that you're Donald Rumsfeld. :)
    Laurent Boscherini
    22/10/2017 #15 Anonymous
    An Impressive educational approach! - "The only things that matter about blogs are that they are interesting, informative and that they reflect the personality of the blogger." Temperance leads humility and build consistency. Excellent @Jim Murray
    Kevin Pashuk
    22/10/2017 #14 Kevin Pashuk
    My life is now complete after reading your most excellent post Sir Jim... I do wish you would have provided 5 easy steps to become a satirical maestro such as yourself or @Phil Friedman. I will point my computer in the direction of St. Catharines and trust your magic will move my fingers (or do I have to send the $59.95 first?).

    (Seriously, great points. but I didn't want to add just a "nice post" comment.)
    Jim Murray
    22/10/2017 #13 Jim Murray
    #5 I feel the same way @Randall Burns. But one does pick up some experience that one likes to share.
    Debesh Choudhury
    22/10/2017 #12 Debesh Choudhury
    Simple, straight and free flowing @Jim Murray .. I can call it "Bullet Proof" blogging
    Peter Altschuler
    22/10/2017 #11 Peter Altschuler
    I'd add one criterion, @Jim Murray; one that's strictly in the business context of what's now called "content": write to add value, not to fill space.
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2017 #10 Phil Friedman
    JungleJim > "Digital marketers make rules to create the processes they sell.“

    How often do you see a “digital marketer” who is actually marketing anything other than his or her own marketing services? Rarely, if ever. More like never. People who call them selves “digitalmarketers” and propose to tell others how to market online (for a fee) do not IMHO know bupkass about marketing real products and services. Just sayin’. Good piece, Jimbo.
    Jim Taggart
    22/10/2017 #9 Jim Taggart
    #8 Much appreciated.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/10/2017 #8 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha....@Jim Murray you excel in writing and you know your audience well. Keep on writing and keep beBee alive with your buzzes. :)
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Once again the simple facts speak volumes. Wish I could blog daily but making a living gets in the way. Keep on bangin' on those keys, my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    22/10/2017 #6 Anonymous
    Great post @Jim Murray.Thanks.
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #5 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Murray, good points regarding guidelines as to how to approach blogging. I have to say that I feel a real advantage at being an amateur in that no one has any real expectations or high hopes as to what I might produce, I mostly write for myself and while i do appreciate positive feedback it really doesn't matter if someone doesn't like or agree with what I have to say. No pressure, LMAO!
    Jim Murray
    22/10/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks...then my work here is done. Time to rake some leaves.
    Jim Murray
    22/10/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 True enough. But I'm not really focused on journalist here. Just people who want to write better blogs to further their so called, personal brand.
    Jim Taggart
    22/10/2017 #2 Jim Taggart
    The issue is not as much about the quality of blogging but the poor quality of journalism in general, from reporters/journalists who can't construct a sentence to conveying facts or their opinions in a coherent manner.
    Royce Shook
    22/10/2017 #1 Royce Shook
    Thanks this article helped me clarify some of my thoughts.
  3. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Sporadic Thoughts
    Sporadic ThoughtsI am in the mood of sharing some idea that sprang my head rather sporadically. I hope you find them relevant. Quite often we say stretch the muscles of your mind. Quite surprisingly, the brain has no muscles. So, can we stretch nothing? If we...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/10/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I think we engage far too much in unnecessary heroism and delusional mythology unless that is we happen to be owners of a business where it's very survival depends on our own choices and actions. When this survival is distributed across many people, there we find the birthing of this entity we call an employee.

    Ironically sometimes the critical folk are not simply the business owners but the minimum wage worker who if they downed tools would stop the business cold - but there are many educated employees that fill the organizational structure that can be"delayered". The effects of this downsizing can prove to be actual profitable to the business.

    Such is the model of business that this inefficiency in professional practice serves to distribute the profits of a company, which in turn fuel the rise of the middle-class and also the consumer economy. We assume perfect competition to be the actual what is, but the what is often is a far different reality. The race for customers may actually not touch a large swatch of employees or professionals who do not touch the customer or whose work is the final step before the product or service arrives to the customer.

    Now we can begin see the effect of artificial intelligence on jobs, governments are talking about giving free income to people to keep economies liquid, but organizations have been giving free income to spurious professionals who can articulate their place in the value chain, but through downsizing reveal the mythology of their value.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 I agree with you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, but I add also the element of alignment
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    In my opinion, to gain success, Focus 1-the mind and the body must be up to task Focus 2-set YOUR destination Focus 3-put operations into practice and experience the process.
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #19 Randall Burns
    Fabulous post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee , great quote by @David Navarro López
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 Yes, imagination is power @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. When we stretch our imagination we may change drastically the outcome. Imagination affects our initial position and in turn we may end up in a different place all together.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    22/10/2017 #17 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Even if we fail with the mind, we can always stretch our imagination dear Dr.Ali! :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I agree fully with you @Bernard Poulin. Your comments is in accordance with that of @Gert Scholtz #13. When we build a "habit' we do it repeatedly without thinking about it. As they say the last think fish consider is water.
    Bernard Poulin
    22/10/2017 #15 Bernard Poulin
    The ultimate goal of learning a skill (practicing it) is to integrate it, master it, assimilate it so completely we never have to think about it again. And that is when the process, and not the goal, defines success.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #13 Yes my friend @Gert Scholtz and you are right. I care to be fit and ready and then who has the power to predict the future? Our best approach is to be ready and steady.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee To my mind, what you describe here is the distinction between outcome focus and process focus. Outcome focus is when a goal or destination is being set and decided on. From there, best to focus on the process, actually experience the process – the closer to a flow state, the better. Very interesting buzz – thank you Ali.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 Thank you dear @Debasish Majumder. You are right. We need our senses, but to use them correctly. A swimmer is best for him to look into water to maintain his body alignment. Lookig up will not make him /her swim to their best. We need the sense to use our senses sensibly. Our friend @Sara Jacobovici may have something to add here.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 Yes @David Navarro López as your quoted comment is extensible to many areas of our lives. I often say that the kitchen is one of our main sources of creative ideas. Your comment is the proof. I fully concur with your very sensible comment.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #10 Lisa Vanderburg
    #9 Oh, I sure trust you - it's my brain that's wayward here :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #8 That is a wonderful idea. May be you expand on it in your next buzz. Trust me Lisa it is worthy.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #8 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 Your head-up swimming analogy makes me think of trust...trusting your instinct. Letting go. Lovely!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg
    #5 So true @David Navarro López...sometimes we have to just step back to enjoy the view; I can relate!
    Debasish Majumder
    22/10/2017 #6 Debasish Majumder
    muscles are surely instrumental to ensure the flow, but, we cannot rule out the paramountcy of senses, such as eyes, ears etc. which actually responsible for the flow as well ensure the victory or defeat followed by the competition against the contenders. the external stimuli plays the key role for reflection on our brain and developed sensation followed by conception, logic and knowledge. however, nice insight sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    David Navarro López
    22/10/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Thank you for the mention, dear Ali. Although the phrase was in another context, which meant being happy by making others feel happy, that is, enjoying the reward of being an altruist, it can be also be applied to our relationship with customers.
    Focusing on what really matters to our customers, and forgetting about the rest, helps us not to waste energies, and will in most cases make them feel that we are truthful "customer oriented", in a world that affirming to be so, is more and more empty words and part of a non-sense strategy if not honestly intended.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 Thank you dear @Lisa Vanderburg and with your glorious spirit believe me writing is so rewarding. I appreciate your kind words. It amazes me how small things in sports can make big differences in our lives. If we just draw the right lessons
  4. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'Ugh...how sometimes some typical jobs entail piles of paperwork, more filing and extra filing cabinets.One typical company, after keeping score of box files in cabinets for a decade, finally moved the load of documents to the archives. That’s the...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Excellent post @Mohammed A. Jawad. I agree with Jerry. Our company is going that direction. There are very few filing cabinets available in our new offices. The only paper I deal with are count sheets I send to the warehouse because laptops don't make sense and are cost prohibitive. Everything else I do is digital. I like having a desk that is not covered in paper, I feel more efficient. Now if I can only get my computer filing system streamlined! :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Mohammed, Would that it could be so. I've watched companies try to legislate a digital office. It doesn't work because people are so used to reading printed material. The solution is to allow printing of documents at the individual level but no filing capability other than digital. That minimizes the stored or kept data while forcing the benefits of availability of digital files to the entire organization.
  5. ProducerPamela 🐝 Williams
    Whatever It Takes
    Whatever It TakesSome would call me a "workaholic", including me at timesLately I've been examining my motivations when it comes to my work habits and I've reached a conclusion; I like working and the sense of accomplishment when I overcome a hurdle or solve a...
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    John White, MBA
    22/10/2017 #25 John White, MBA
    #17 Thanks, Pam. I've got my name badge on and ready to share!
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/10/2017 #24 Cyndi wilkins
    #20 Sounds like you raised a gal @Pamela 🐝 Williams! And you ain't so bad yourself;-) LOL
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #18 HaHa! I've got a couple of other great Yoda quotes but I don't think they're appropriate for this mainstream platform. :-0 Maybe I'll e-mail them to you
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #22 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #21 WOW Zacharias, that was so beautifully put I don't know what I could say that could even come close to comparing. Thank you for reading my little post and for your absolutely wonderfully wise comment.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    22/10/2017 #21 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Indeed! With the right mindset, work can be a way for self-realization and a great source of joy. Of course, when you work for someone who sees work as merely a means to make money, then it's much harder to do any of that. However, if the discipline of work comes not from the people around you but from yourself, then things change and this may actually be visible to those around you. After all, at the end of the day, the only person you are truly accountable to is your own self. Everyone else is merely a facilitator in your work journey (aka career), or in some case an obstructer. But the only real obstruction in one's journey is one's own self...
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #20 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #11 Exactly Cyndi. When my daughter was young and needed me; then I needed to fight for my time with her and meeting her needs but now I have an empty nest and I have only to answer to myself. I spent the entire afternoon with my girl yesterday; having a few beers and people watching at her college homecoming, then we went out for a fabulous dinner. Not once did my job put a damper on our time. She knew I would pull out my computer and work today; she knows me well and accepts that I am who I am!

    "That's Mom, it's what makes her happy" is what she would say.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #19 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #12 Thanks for the wonderful comment Franci. I was recently given 'help' and I have to admit that I'm struggling with trust. Every mistake is like a affirmation; see...no one can do it like I can!!! Bad, bad, bad attitude. So I'll go in Monday and hopefully turn it into a mentoring opportunity instead of acting like a smug martyr
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #18 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #15 A long time since I heard a good Yoda quote! Well, except on the Big Bang Theory
    I understand Randall, food service can be like that for a lot of people, it was for me. It truly is an art...well I guess that's why they call it the culinary arts... Duh :-) There is nothing like setting a dish in front of a customer and it looks so good the customer hesitates...their anticipation of that first bite becomes almost as enjoyable as the meal itself.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #17 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #10 Hi John and welcome to the meeting :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #13 Alas; a kindred spirit! Thank you for that Susan and for sharing!
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    Great post @Pamela 🐝 Williams I can definitely relate. It comes down to perspective, if someone else views me as a "workaholic" that's their problem, I'm just having fun. I don't like to do anything half-assed and in the wise words of Jedi Knight Yoda;

    "There is no trying, you either do it, or you do not do it"
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #14 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    How do YOU manage your work schedule? @Pamela 🐝 Williams has a great story that sure does resonate with me! How about you?
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Well, @Pamela 🐝 Williams, I'm Susan, and I'm supposed to be retired (more than old enough), and while not a true workaholic, I LOVE. MY. WORK.

    I couldn't be who I am if I didn't work! Like you, I need to feel accomplished, and sitting around all day would not do that for me. As we age, we can end up being seen as not quite relevant, and that would about kill me.

    The only hard part is that some of my newer friends who are close to my age don't have enough to talk about because they are all retired. And when I try to talk about anything work-related, they nod and smile ... but don't really "get" it or even ask questions. While they like me, they really aren't all that fascinated with what I do when I'm not with them.

    Thank God for younger friends who still work, and a couple (only a couple) of ones my age who also still work.

    What I liked best about your post is the honest self-evaluation of realizing that you'd up and changed the game's rules ... and expected everyone else to just say, "Fine." Makes me laugh because I'm sure I've done much the same thing once or twice ... :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Hi Pam, and excellent buzz. I can relate because I am a workaholic, as well. During my days when I ran solo, I constantly worked and even though I was paid for the OT, it started to take its toll. I slowed it down but the powers-that-be didn't get it. They thought the Energizer Bunny could keep going.

    I was ready to find another employer, but I was promoted, which at least I got more pay for my workaholic habits. Plus, in my new position, I was able to delegate. Of course, I am not very good at delegating but I learned quickly how beneficial it was to have help.

    I don't believe people like you, @John White, MBA and me can change our workaholic ways, but we should learn to take time for ourselves.
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/10/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    Fabulous buzz @Pamela 🐝 Williams;-) Making those choices when it comes to your health are best made in the privacy of your own company by listening to your own heart and mind...not someone else's...

    "Vitality builds when there is a desire to live your life fully and be present enough to say...It is time for something new," -Caroline Myss
    John White, MBA
    22/10/2017 #10 John White, MBA
    Hello my name is John and I'm a workaholic. 😉
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #9 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Thank you for sharing @Joel Anderson :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #3 thank you Numo! I'll try harder to be on beBee more, It's such a wonderful site and I've been a bit neglectful of late.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #7 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #4 Thank you Devesh. I have been amiss in sharing on beBee. Thank you for reading, your kind words and your insights.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #5 Thank you for reading and commenting Joel, I truly appreciate you kind words.
  6. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    22/10/2017
    Backlash of the Sexes?
    Backlash of the Sexes?I confess; I’m clearly not the sharpest tack, nor the most informed of people. The reasons are unimportant.Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee's buzz Survivors vs Victims is about rape. Not an easy topic, nothing bright and breezy, just the...
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    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #12 Lisa Vanderburg
    #10 So appreciate your comment @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. I just want us to ENJOY each other - laugh at our differences. Pretty much every man I've conversed with is sane, intelligent, funny and most delightfully MALE...ain't that the point? We can still agree to disagree...we do it within our own sex all the time! Bring on the sanity :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    #9 Amen, sister @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador! You're so right....and I'm clearly so out of touch :)
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    22/10/2017 #10 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Mgtow sound like a bunch of very sad losers @Lisa Vanderburg.As the great Charles Aznavour sings "Thank heavens for little girls for they grow up in the most delightful ways!"
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Superb read @Lisa Vanderburg. Unfortunately, it's years of a narrow-minded societal mindset that has become accepted as the norm. I feel it will take some time to resolve. We, men and women, need to stand strong for equality and respect for each other.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #8 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 So true @Pascal Derrien and the perfect phrasing: binary narratives; I hadn't thought on it as such until now. Frankly, both sides have crossed the line at times, I just never thought 'rabid feminists' were taken all that seriously in numbers...is that because I'm female I wonder? The idea of a group of men being so angry that they would effectively cut themselves out of female connection, and (by default) kids, makes me want to weep. Where the hell did humor go?
    Really appreciate your comment, my friend!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #6 Lisa Vanderburg
    #2 In truth @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, I could not imagine such an organized and extreme position by a few intelligent, fully-functional guys. The hatred is scary and actually saddening for all of humanity. I don't know how big this movement is, but I feel their loneliness can only lead to increased anger. The very opposite of the mission I see you as being on. Thanks for sharing!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #5 Lisa Vanderburg
    #1 Thanks @Don Philpott☘️ for taking the courage to be the first to comment. There are so many good men; I know that to be true!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #4 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    THX Lisa & Joyce for this interesting Buzz :)
    Pascal Derrien
    22/10/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    there is binary narrative out there on both sides which is disturbing, we have moved into man v.s woman BS storylines and uber generalisation which is way beyond the scandals and issues that have rightly been called out but we seem stuck in a moment. Not sure how we are going to get out of this ......
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    22/10/2017 #2 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Thank you for the mention, @Lisa Vanderburg, and thank you for this buzz. I walk a fine line when I write in an effort to reach the greatest audience. Your post is a great elaboration.
    Don Philpott☘️
    22/10/2017 #1 Don Philpott☘️
    Hi @Lisa Vanderburg - "on an evolutionary level separation of the sexes is a sticky business" - enjoying your work, D
  7. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    16/09/2017
    Respect, Simplicity and Humility
    Respect, Simplicity and HumilityI read a fabulous buzz this afternoon  by our very own Phil Johnson. I have to admit to you Phil, what drew me in to your buzz was the wonderful title..."Energy Vampire University"...I am a long time believer in the energy vampire and have gone to...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    22/10/2017 #27 Cyndi wilkins
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...You have inspired this comment that seems to fit perfectly within this buzz...Thank you;-)

    Being in a constant mental/emotional state of fear and aggression, be it conscious or unconscious, creates changes in our physiological function by increasing discharges in the sympathetic/parasympathetic nervous systems, laying the ground work for impending disease and dysfunction...The severity of dysfunction depends upon the length of time spent in this state of emotional turmoil and it's intensity. By holding on to pain and trauma and focusing on the fear being generated by 'rogue rage' we keep the process going in a continual feedback loop of negatively charged energy.

    We have the ability to self-manage our emotions by focusing on positively charged techniques to reinforce our own neural pathways...With this in mind, it becomes very clear to us just how powerful our own minds are and how they can be used against us as a means of control by others with deceptive intentions. So when someone says to me..."What can I possibly do to help the state of the world...I am just one person." I say there's a hellava lot you can do!

    If we all focused on regulating our psychological/physiological function by regular practice of positive reinforcement techniques, we will significantly influence our perception of the world and our experience of it...We need to have a vision beyond the current state of the world to create a positive impact.
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/10/2017 #26 Cyndi wilkins
    #24 I hear ya @Pamela 🐝 Williams...People tend to recoil at that very thought of it...But I think this is becoming more and more clear to people as being fact rather than fiction as we witness the power struggle going on within the global elite and their blatant disregard for human life when it comes to "Who's King of the Hill"...Our Democracy has been undermined and our futures hijacked by a 'slave system' of corruption of the media and monopolization power and money.

    The fear that has been created within the human emotional system is the 'weapon of mass destruction' all these leaders keep claiming they have developed and will use against any foreign invaders...There are no foreign invaders...We are our own worst enemies when it comes to our knee-jerk reactions to fear...If any of these sociopaths at the helm launched 'the big one' it is sure suicide...A global game of chicken.

    Our primary responsibility here is to evolve ourselves from the inside out...by raising our awareness to the fact that we have the power over our own personal decisions that directly impacts our lives and the lives of every living soul affected by those decisions...A sort of 'grass roots' movement to consciously create a ripple effect throughout the human psyche...With enough of us focusing our thoughts on cleaning our own emotional closets perhaps we can shift perceptions and create the circuit necessary to open the flow of new ideas...The power is in the minds of the people...It is time to take it back...



    #25 Ditto @Lisa Vanderburg;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #25 Lisa Vanderburg
    @Cyndi wilkins lovely lady, you never fail to enlighten me; this is stunning!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Wow Cyndi; this has been my theory for a while but ironically it was fear of a "conspiracy theorist" label
    "We live in a society of fear and aggression as a means of control...where power and wealth has been transferred from the many to the very few. The destabilization of the emotional system is very much an intended result by those in positions of power and they wish to keep it that way... This has created a tear in the fabric of the cognitive process."
    It has been in process for awhile; fear is a great weapon; I question to what lengths leaders will go to instill and maintain that fear.
    Cyndi wilkins
    23/09/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    #22 If you have a moment...you can take a peek at my website...I included a link at the bottom of the page...You might find some of the blog posts interesting;-) Thanks again for your input Mac!
    Mac Gives
    22/09/2017 #22 Mac Gives
    #21 Interestingly said, Cyndi! Looking forward to seeing more of your work :)
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #21 Cyndi wilkins
    #20 Thank you Mac;-) What I've learned through my years as a bodywork specialist is the people we refer to as the 'energy vampires' tend to dump their own emotional short comings (or shit) onto others so as to lighten their load and make themselves feel better.

    I always remind them, and myself for that matter, when you dump your trash in someone else's yard it will surely blow back into yours;-)
    Mac Gives
    22/09/2017 #20 Mac Gives
    "People suffer because they fear the consequences of non-compliance."

    Well said, Cyndi! I also loved what you called Other People's Shit (OPS) hahahaha that is pure gold.

    Thanks for writing this!
    Cyndi wilkins
    18/09/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    #18 It'is time the power is returned to 'We the People' @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...Thank you for sharing;-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/09/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #16 Renaître which brings us back to the etymology of Renaissance. Cool stuff Cyndi !
    http://www.etymonline.com/index.php?term=renaissance
    Debasish Majumder
    17/09/2017 #17 Debasish Majumder
    lovely insight @Cyndi wilkins! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Cyndi wilkins
    17/09/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    What I see emerging here on this platform is a 'Renaître ' of the mind...It gives me hope for humanity...Thank you to all for sharing this buzz...and lending your eyes, ears and lovely voices;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    17/09/2017 #15 Cyndi wilkins
    #13 You've got it Madam Bad Ass @Lisa Vanderburg! Better to have stones than to have them thrown at you;-)
    #11 @Harvey Lloyd...I feel blessed to say that my dad, IMHO, was the salt of the Earth in my eyes as well as the many people he touched along the way.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/09/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    #7 Well, I'm buggered @Harvey Lloyd :)
    You have identified the dilemma: Solomon is permitted to build the temple; his father David is not, yet he gathers all the material. That said, I agree with you; I am most certainly working in 'desperation mode'...to be on constant alert; to 'anticipate' is bleedin' knackering! :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/09/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    Truly @Cyndi wilkins, you are cutting through all the crap of late (in a language I can understand). I applaud your courage ans steadfastness to straddle all the lines that have brought us to the here and NOW. You got STONES!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    16/09/2017 #12 Lisa Vanderburg
    #9 I'd prefer to be called by my own working nick-name: MBA (Madam Bad Ass).@Cyndi wilkins...you are magnificent!!
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/09/2017 #11 Harvey Lloyd
    #10 Your dad must have been awesome if you remember him with that poem

    Doesn't take much to be rich but requires all of the skills of humanity to be an awesome dad👴🏼
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/09/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    #7 Thank you for your wonderful thoughts @Harvey Lloyd...

    "A little macabre but time and tombstones represents the great equalizer in the grand scheme of things."

    This reminds me of the beautiful poem "The Dash" by Linda Ellis...The dash representing the time spent on Earth between the year of our death and that of our birth...I read it at my dad's funeral...He was a living example of the words...

    "Be less quick to anger, and so appreciation more...and love the people in our lives like we've never loved before...Treat each other with respect and more often wear a smile...remembering that this special dash might only last a little while..."

    Godspeed dad...You inspire me to be a better person...
    Cyndi wilkins
    16/09/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 No apologies necessary Sir...Your mistake is to my benefit as it perhaps brings another set of eyes and voices to the discussions...Yours, mine and ours;-)
    Also thank you @Lisa Vanderburg...for always being an inspiring voice to all the discussions you participate in...Steady as she goes you are;-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/09/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #5 oh thank you @Lisa Vanderburg. Yes-by mistake I highlited another Cyndi. Thank you both Cyndis for accepting my appology.
  8. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    22/10/2017
    Counterfeit
    CounterfeitAnother challenge from BrewNSpew from a while ago.  The event was to Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less using the word counterfeit.  Here is one by Eugenia Dang counterfeit news Is what’s been taught for naught Just noodle the...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    😄Nice read, Royce, and thank you for the mention.
  9. ProducerLupita 🐝 Reyes
    Only love, please.
    Only love, please. Firstly,“It takes courage to love, but pain through love is the purifying fire which those who love generously know. We all know people who are so much afraid of pain that they shut themselves up like clams in a shell and, giving out nothing,...
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    Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    22/10/2017 #4 Lupita 🐝 Reyes
    My pleasure @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. I’m glad you liked it.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/10/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Amen, sweet woman!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A heart-purifying buzz..a cocktail of great quotes on love. Refresh your day by reading it.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    22/10/2017 #1 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    This is the first buzz I read this morning and it warmed my heart. Such a beautiful idea for a motivational buzz. Thank you for writing it, @Lupita 🐝 Reyes!
  10. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    21/10/2017
    Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts
    Portrait(s) of Herb Ritts His break came on a long trip through California with a friend. The car they were travelling in had a puncture and they stopped at a garage to change the wheel. On a whim he asked his friend to pose for a photograph. It was Richard Gere and a year...
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    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Jerry Fletcher Interesting point Jerry; Ritts must have seen much more about the real people behind the public image. Many thanks for reading and commenting.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #19 Jerry Fletcher
    Gert, Thanks for opening my eyes to a stellar photographer. The greats like him make me wish I could have been there to meet the real people that others made celebrities.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Now that is perfectly said Ken, about late afternoon light: "As it casts its soft shadows and fades slowly into darkness, weaving a spell of character across the human form. " A picture with words of pictures taken. Thanks for reading and your comments.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Thanks for reading Phil - much appreciated. @David B. Grinberg Thank you for sharing to other hives David - and I shall certainly continue with the buzzes. @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Then I am happy that you found it through this post - thank you Joyce.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #16 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien Thanks for that Pascal - I would have loved to do some back page articles - except that I can't write in French! I appreciate you commendation.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #15 Gert Scholtz
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams That IS the challenge and enjoyment I had doing portraits - making sure the technical aspects are covered while at the same time getting the person to relax and enjoy themselves. Thanks for reading and commenting Pamela.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters @Randall Burns Thank you Paul, Randall. Regrettably, photography is a hobby and interest I have neglected - must take camera and start again.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg @Lisa Vanderburg @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thank you for reading and for your comments - I am glad you enjoyed the post.
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks for that. Do you still use your trusty camera?
    Phil Friedman
    22/10/2017 #11 Phil Friedman
    Stunningly powerful work. Thanks, @Gert Scholtz.
    Ken Boddie
    22/10/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    Stunning portrait of a master of portraiture, Gert. I also prefer the late afternoon light, as it casts its soft shadows and fades slowly into darkness, weaving a spell of character across the human form. By contrast, the early morning light never seems to last for long enough and all too quickly bursts into the stark harshness of the working day, or is it that I just hate getting up early?
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another awesome blogging buzz, Gert! I echo all of the excellent sentiments expressed below. I have shared this in three hives: "beBee in English" and "Lifestyles" and "Publishers and Bloggers." Keep buzzing!
    cc @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #7 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    beautiful photos. I was not aware of this man. Thank you for lighting up his life.
    Randall Burns
    21/10/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Great post @Gert Scholtz I'm an avid photographer as well, am familiar with Ritts work and he is an inspiration
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for sharing @Gert Scholtz. I was not familiar with Herb Ritts until I read your post. He is obviously a very talented photographer.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/10/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    I like written portraits and photographic portraits too, Liberation a French paper I used to buy at airports when I was travelling always had one at the back of its paper edition which meant I always started to read the last page first checking up on the photo shot and snippet of life of whoever they were covering. I reckon you would have made a great contributor @Gert Scholtz :-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    21/10/2017 #3 Lisa Vanderburg
    Exceptional talent borne of true passion. What an beautiful gift and a lovely tribute @Gert Scholtz - thank you!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Making the subject feel welcome to their own photo!! I despise posed photos, especially of myself. it's the unexpected, the life behind the photos that I like/enjoy. Get in front of too many photographers and they want you to pose, which reminds me that horrible trend of Vogue-ing! If they actually listened to Madonna's song then; "move to the music..."...capture life. Ritts apparently had the gift for that capture.
    A wonderful post Gert. Not following photographers I did not know of Ritts, but this sampling of his work shows I missed out. The beauty of photography is the artists work lives on way past the artists.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/10/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    Inspiring stuff. I knew nothing of the man. Thanks for sharing @Gert Scholtz
  11. ProducerDonald 🐝 Grandy
    What is Your Limiting Factor?
    What is Your Limiting Factor?What Limiting Factors Are Keeping You From Reaching Your Nutrition Goals?Everyone has different genetics and live different lives with different environmental influences. You could spend the next year coming up with a list of factors that might be...
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    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    meal planning is my greatest folly. This is very helpful. Thank you, @Donald 🐝 Grandy.
  12. ProducerProma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Don't Tell Your Customers...
    Don't Tell Your Customers...It is a commonly known fact, but not acknowledged enough: people do not like being told. They are open to suggestions and ideas but not to the fact of someone telling them what to do and what not to do. This does not only apply to adults. You might...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/10/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I love this post! You hit the nail on the head more than once. I dislike being told what do but I am always open to suggestions. With that said, I don't like to be manipulated by getting the push on what haircut, clothes, or makeup choices I should make.

    I like your idea of helping the customer ease into the idea of what they are buying and how it can help them. For me, it's a matter of I am pleased with what I paid for whether it is a product or a service.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #10 this comment and the examples embedded in it are a buzz on their own @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    21/10/2017 #10 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #4 It is always so enriching to hear your thoughts, @Harvey Lloyd. The analogies you drew were excellent in understanding the different types of organizational sales techniques the giants of their leagues have established and followed. There is so much to learn.

    Also, your point about experiential marketing hold so true in today's market. I always feel, it is not only the product/service but also the entire ecosystem that is being woven to support the entire experience of buying a particular product/service.

    For example, I bought a pair of reading glasses from a budding e-commerce eye wear seller in India. Upon visiting their website, they let me know that on my first purchase the frame is completely free and I just need to pay for the lenses (which is hardly that expensive). The brand was decent and the designs could be tried out using their virtual "try me on" software. I received the product with 2 days of purchase and the packaging was so chic and simply fabulous! This made me recommend their product to my friends and family, too and they got about 5 orders from my WOM, alone.

    Also, like you mentioned marketers are using the "Fear Of Missing Out" (FOMO) a lot nowadays. People would think that they can always use their discretion when it comes to giving in to FOMO but the truth is that it creates more of an underlying psychological effect rather than appealing to a person's taste and having them want it.

    I am yet to see the Subaru ads. So will check out YouTube to watch some of their ads.

    The world of marketing and sales is rather mesmerizing. I have been a finance student all through my student-life, yet it was marketing that I chose to spend the rest of my work-life with.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #9 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 thank you @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal for your kind words and lovely response. To think of the customer first and always are the signs of your maturity my friend
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 this is very interesting comment @Harvey Lloyd. Synchronicity again as few minutes ago @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador and I were exchanging comments on my last buzz that are in accordance with yours.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    21/10/2017 #7 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #2 Thank you so much, @Puneet Srivastava! Very true. Letting people know what they stand to gain is one of the best ways to hold their attention and help them learn more about our offerings.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    21/10/2017 #6 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    #1 Thank you for giving it a read and for your comment, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I always try to think from the point of view of customers. "How would I like to be approached?" and I use the same way to approach my clients. Thankfully, it has worked out for me till date. I would love to learn about other options, as well, so reading your buzz will surely give me some great ideas.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/10/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Lets talk sales and techniques, great post and thoughts.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/10/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    The main point you touch that i believe is the moral low ground of the new marketing is the technique whereby we install thoughts of less or more/right or wrong and then offer a solution, at a price. The medium used to present the point is challenging. It is an add in a prestigious magazine that assigns credibility.

    When we look at the various mediums of advertising/marketing the add/or marketing materials are not stand alone, they exist within a microcosm of thought. My favorite magazine/website or brand places credibility to anything that falls within that paradigm. Auto-trust if you will. Women's or men's media with various life experience enhancing drugs for instance with "FDA Approved" lends credibility that doesn't exist for you personally, but when shown as you may be missing out on life it becomes manipulation.

    Marketing has harnessed group think at a subconscious level. I find the marketing of the automobile Subaru quite fascinating. It implies that great families and traditions are only found with their brand. My favorite is the one where they express the cars attachment to the human condition through the drive to the hospital for the first born child. A woman in labor and the person driving them to the hospital really don't care about the car in that circumstance. However Subaru would suggest that as part of your Lamar's training you have to sell your car and by one of their products. Interesting but you can easily see the cult following they have developed. Its a car.

    This like always is a great post, and really shows the psychology of organizational sales, and begins a great discussion. Thanks @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/10/2017 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    You touch on some interesting points as we start to look at an organization and what style of sales/marketing they will take. Fire can be made in many ways. Rubbing sticks together although novel is not efficient. Gasoline and matches is efficient but is not effective.

    The key word for me based on past sales experiences is sustainability. Push marketing is an option or what i call aggressive selling. Call on ten and you will get one is the axiom that aggressive selling is all about.

    All have their pros and cons as you begin to choose for your organization. The important fact is choosing. Market analysis and i mean very remedial analysis should let you know the type of selling that best suites your organization.

    The human dynamic is a weird science that say that pushy/aggressive sales is bad. But the method has proven successful within certain paradigms. But i sense that this has to do with desensitization of the experience. The more we are exposed, what was push is now normal. We look past the marketing style to the product or service.

    Products and services of yesteryear were competitive style marketing, I am better than brand X. We have now evolved into experiential marketing. We create an environment that people want/lust to participate in and then sell them what they need to participate. Microsoft was a genius company. They created an environment that several other entities could play in but they owned the park. People visiting the park became habituated and now the environment was established as fundamental to their life.
    Puneet Srivastava
    21/10/2017 #2 Puneet Srivastava
    extremely well said @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. I feel there should be a highlight option as well here on beBee. "tell them what they can have and how you can help them have it."
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    but not to the fact of someone telling them what to do and what not to do- this quote from your buzz @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal is spot on. People don't like to be pushed. Your buzz is on the same theme of my last buzz on beBee. Same results, but with different approaches.
  13. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    21/10/2017
    The calm before the storm
    The calm before the stormHey, are you retired or you are thinking of retiring? 10,000 Boomers a day are still moving into retirement. Retirement could be part-time or it could be full time. However, you decide to take your retirement remember it’s OK. Everything is fine....
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    Royce Shook
    21/10/2017 #2 Royce Shook
    #1 I tended to agree, but many of my friends are worried about leaving work behind and I have been to retirement seminars where the message is that once you make the decision to retire, you cannot change your mind. This message is of course not true, but many believe this and are nervous about taking this step. I agree with the idea just do it, but for some the unknown of retirement is scary. Boomers are changing what it means to be retired. We are living longer, healthier and having more fun in retirement than the previous generations
    Paul Walters
    21/10/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Royce Shook . There ain't no storm. After however many years of slaving away, just, as Nike says, "just do it"
  14. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    21/10/2017
    Tangier, A Tantalizing Taste of One Of Morocco's Most Cosmopolitan Cities.
    Tangier, A Tantalizing Taste of One Of Morocco's Most Cosmopolitan Cities.First published in Arabian Air, October 2017It’s a stifling hot day, the sun beating down from an azure blue sky as I make my way down the twisting, crooked passageways and lanes laid out like an intricate and confusing puzzle that make up Tangier’s...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/10/2017 #28 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Paul, you are the only person I know who takes me on a trip without the offer of drugs. Another great trip :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    22/10/2017 #27 Ian Weinberg
    Ahh, once again you elevate me to exotica with your magic script @Paul Walters Great read.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    22/10/2017 #26 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #18 That would be fabulous! You'd know all the right places to go; outside the tourists traps. I think you just might be the best guide I've come across :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    22/10/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters Absolutely terrific taste of Tangier with your tantalizingly telling tale! I have bought a second bucket already as the first list is full with the places you write about – thank you Paul.
    Randall Burns
    22/10/2017 #24 Randall Burns
    #20 Absolutely! @Paul Walters It would be fabulous! And when you come to my part of the world I'll guide and you Cook. :-)
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #3 Thanks Mohammed
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #2 Thanks Jim
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    #4 Time we did a trip...you cook I guide
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #19 Paul Walters
    #5 Thank you, Ali as always!
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #18 Paul Walters
    #7 Gonna be a long trip...Ill come with you
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #9 My pleasure Joyce
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #16 Paul Walters
    #11 My pleasure Franci
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    #12 Thanks, Jerry, it is well worth the trip...the whole country is astonishing
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #10 Thanks Lisa
    Paul Walters
    22/10/2017 #13 Paul Walters
    #8 Ah Ken, a latte in the morning is the thing that gets me going!
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/10/2017 #12 Jerry Fletcher
    Paul, You make me feel like I've been there and now I want to go!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for including us in your adventures in Tangier. A truly enjoyable post-@Paul Walters.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    21/10/2017 #10 Lisa Vanderburg
    Ah...senses recharged, thanks @Paul Walters
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    You have whisked me away, once again, to the delights that lace the world.
  15. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    A Fabulous Friday Funday!
    A Fabulous Friday Funday!Why is it fabulous? Well, I live in the northeast part of the U.S., and it’s late October. Our normal temperatures are around 60 for this time of year, but we’ve been treated lately to temps nearing 80! And it’s Friday, the start of a weekend to end...
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    John Rylance
    22/10/2017 #25 John Rylance
    Thank you Susan.
    It may interest to know the exchange wasn't a made up one. It actually happened re our son at a swimming gala.
    You keep writing and I will do my best to comment. #19
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #24 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    And thanks for commenting as you always do, @Jim 🐝 Cody!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #23 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    @Kevin Pashuk, I guess it depends on how someone looks at it! Thanks for always finding something to like in my Friday posts!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #21 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #15 And it's so true, @Alexa Steele, isn't it? Thanks for commenting!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #20 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #16 You know that it's how I decide on what to show, right, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee? If I crack up, I always hope others will too! Thanks for always commenting on my posts, especially these Friday Funday ones!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #19 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #18 You have no idea how much I value your always commenting and making me laugh, @John Rylance!
    John Rylance
    22/10/2017 #18 John Rylance
    The nearest I can get to two positives making a negative is this exchange.
    How did he do?
    It was a P B (personal best) 1min 42secs
    Well done him, that was good for him.
    Meaning her son's P B was 10 seconds faster.
    I think it's called daming with feint praise.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/10/2017 #17 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #14 And thanks for finding so much in the buzz to enjoy, @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal! Yeah, it's hard to see the bird once you've seen the rabbit on skis, isn't it?
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #16 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    ooooooo--my smile is cracking my face it's so big. Thank you.
    Alexa Steele
    21/10/2017 #15 Alexa Steele
    I love the double positive joke! Makes me laugh every time :)
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    21/10/2017 #14 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    I loved them all, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! First of all, once I saw the skiing rabbit, I couldn't find the bird again (at least for some time). That followed by the double positives, the essay on peas, the grammar doctor badge, and finally the mommy cat who ran out of toner, made my day. Thank you so much for the lovely buzz!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ (Glo) Ochoa
    21/10/2017 #13 Anonymous
    love the meme!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #2 The LOL says it all, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, and thanks!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #11 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #3 Thanks for always finding time to comment on my posts, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #10 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #4 Yes, @Aleta Curry, and once you see it that way, you can't unsee it! A really good metaphor for how we view life, isn't it? Some see the bird, and others see the rabbit. Some see both.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    21/10/2017 #9 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #6 Oh, @Ken Boddie! I don't know what I'd do without you weighing in on my Friday Funday posts! You always make me laugh! Thanks so much.
    Bernard Poulin
    21/10/2017 #8 Bernard Poulin
    Love the associated comment!!!
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/10/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Another great collection Susan. While two negatives might make a positive, two wrongs don't make a right (but three lefts do).
    Ken Boddie
    21/10/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    Kittens on the nipple,
    Looking for their tipple?
    Racoons taking fright,
    When the light's too bright?
    Bunnies on skis?
    Come on, please!
    Elephantine jokes,
    By happy hippo folks?
    Dietary ills,
    And a language that kills?
    Funny though they be,
    They're all too tall for me.
    So please don't think me trite,
    When I say "yeah, right."

    But, seriously, Susan,
    I'm not cruisin' for a bruising',
    Just don't know what I'd do,
    On Fridays without you.
  16. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Bob Marley, an international musical and cultural icon
    Bob Marley, an international musical and cultural iconStarting out in 1963 with the group the Wailers , he forged a distinctive songwriting and vocal style that would later resonate with audiences worldwide. After the Wailers disbanded in 1974, Marley pursued a solo career upon his relocation to...
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    Joyce Redlon
    22/10/2017 #28 Joyce Redlon
    Bob Marley is one of my family's favorite musicians. We can't help but start dancing every time we hear one of his songs. Thanks for this remembrance of him Javier.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    22/10/2017 #27 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Lovely tribute Javbee! Bob Marley is a legend all the way! He has such a universal appeal...my grandparents (who could not speak a word of English), parents and even my kids relate/d to his music. He gave the reggae beat a new face...and a new universal voice too! From the soothing to the melancholy, from the inspiring to the revolutionary. Always on my playlist! The last heard number being Three Little Birds...and now I wanna dig into Lively Up Yoself! ;)
    Alanea Kowalski
    22/10/2017 #26 Alanea Kowalski
    Adore everything about Bob Marley...his music,...his lyrics and his courage!
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    22/10/2017 #25 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Bob Marley forever!
    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    22/10/2017 #24 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Amazing, Bob was a legend, love his music and his quotes....You never know how strong you are until being strong is your only choice.
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    21/10/2017 #23 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    😍😍😍😍
    Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    21/10/2017 #22 Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali
    A cool biopic. Keep writing!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/10/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I agree @Javier 🐝 beBee; music makes me better. No matter how tough the day I climb in my car, turn on the music and if the right song comes on I sing along. By the time I get home the tough day has drifted away and I'm all better :-)! I'm a Marley fan and have one of his albums on my phone.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/10/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Oh I forgot, his last words to Ziggy... "Money can't buy life." Using an old term, "word!"
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/10/2017 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #15 @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA let me know which ones and i Will remove them. Thanks
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/10/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great message!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    21/10/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great artist who spoke true words! "“Just because you are happy it does not mean that the day is perfect but that you have looked beyond its imperfections.”
    Truth! "Get up stand up..." Oh so many great songs with great messages. Thanks for the reminder @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Randall Burns
    21/10/2017 #16 Randall Burns
    Great Buzz and reminders of Marley's perceptions @Javier 🐝 beBee, Love his music, he was a pioneer!, (Living in the Caribbean for 20 years certainly helped, :-) )
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    21/10/2017 #15 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    One thing though. Be careful with the quotes. A lot of quotes are falsely attributed to him.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    21/10/2017 #14 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Well, Bob Marley was my fellow Jamaican and, without a doubt, he has had a global impact. He rose from poverty to leave not only a musical legacy but a financial legacy that has made his children millionaires. All this he accomplished in a very short lifetime.
    Aleta Curry
    21/10/2017 #13 Aleta Curry
    Nice profile - thanks, Javier!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Thank you for this buzz. Great photos and great reading.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #11 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Thank you--he's one of my all-time favs.
    Vivian Chapman
    20/10/2017 #10 Vivian Chapman
    Great photos too!
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    20/10/2017 #9 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Buffffff @Javier 🐝 beBee tengo todos, pero todos es todos los CDs de Bob Marley. Un Icono.
  17. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    20/10/2017
    Ezibuoy Appoints Phil Friedman to Lead Marketing Effort...
    Ezibuoy Appoints Phil Friedman to Lead Marketing Effort...Ezibuoy Pty Ltd. and Phil Friedman of the Port Royal Group sign agreement for the introduction of revolutionary mooring pick-up system to North America...October 20, 2017, Fort Lauderdale, FL ― Ezibuoy (™) of Perth, Australia and Phil Friedman of...
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    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    @Gert Scholtz, the inventor of the Ezibuoy, Phil Golding of Perth, Australia, is a very smart guy. And his mate and business partner, Amanda Golding is pretty sharp as well. But what I've learned over many years is that you can build the best thought out, best-manufactured product in the world and still, the world will not beat a path to your door. Marketing and distribution are big pieces of the success puzzle -- and the part I'm planning to help with. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #22 Phil Friedman
    #19 You may be a land lubber, @Jerry Fletcher, but if so, you are the crewman of the guy or gal for whom this is designed. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #21 Phil Friedman
    #18 Yep, the concept is brilliant -- but understand, please, that it is not mine.I am only a marketing gun-for-hire in this deal, Harvey.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/10/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Phil Friedman Congratulations Phil and all the best in your marketing of Ezibuoy! It does sound like the role will fit you perfectly.
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/10/2017 #19 Jerry Fletcher
    Phil, looks like a great idea. (I'm a lubber, had to watch the video to understand). Kudos to you my friend.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/10/2017 #18 Harvey Lloyd
    Congrats on the agreement and the video was interesting describing the use.
    Randall Burns
    21/10/2017 #17 Randall Burns
    #16 Who knows @Phil Friedman, insurance may even be paying for it, or at least subsidizing in some ways, get a hold of my friend, it may be worth your while...
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #16 Phil Friedman
    #15 Again, @Randall Burns, you make a good point. Many of the marina slips (pens) were damaged and the fastest way to get back into business could very well be to lay moorings. In which case Ezibuoy could offer special pricing to marina operators who were replacing dockage with moorage, even if only temporarily. Cheers!
    Randall Burns
    21/10/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    #12 I Lived in the B.V.I. for 3 years, (owned my own restaurant there), now I haven't heard from anyone there since the Hurricanes, I know they got hit hard but reach out to Peter Twist, one of the owners of "Conch Charters", good guy and a friend of mine, (please tell him that I referred you to him), he may be interested in fulfilling that role as well as using the product at their marina. He would be a good man there for your product
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    #9 Thank you, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, for the good wishes. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    #8 Well, @Wayne Yoshida, that might work out rather well. At least, it would certainly buoy up a great number of spirits. I'm gonna see what @Candice 🐝 Galek says. Thanks... and cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #12 Phil Friedman
    #6 That's a great point, @Randall Burns, I am, in fact, looking to appoint local-area sales reps in the Caribbean as well. Warehousing of product and order fulfillment are slated to be handled from the South Florida area. Anyone in the Caribbean who is in touch with the yachting sector and interested in representing Ezibuoy product in his or her local area should contact me, either via email at phil@portroyalgroup.com or call or text me at 1.954.224.2145. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #11 Phil Friedman
    #10 Unfortunately, although not unexpectedly, no, @Aleta Curry, the originating contact came via LinkedIn. As has every other contact resulting in the sale of my business-related consulting services. I continue to be active on beBee because 1) I have a number of good friends here, 2) I like the appearance of the articles published using the Producer, 3) beBee facilitates convenient sharing out to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, andGoogle+, and 4) beBee now guarantees to provide notifications of 100% of my new long-form posts to 100% of my followers 100% of the time. Cheers!
    Aleta Curry
    21/10/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    Sounds like great news - good for you, Phil. Now, was this a beBee hookup?
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/10/2017 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #4 Thanks @Phil Friedman. The video showing the young man hooking up is great. . . Now, for the next video, maybe you can team up with @Candice 🐝 Galek and have her crew perform this operation. Could be a great co-operative ad campaign series.
    Milos Djukic
    21/10/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Good luck and plenty of no-muzak in this business.
    Randall Burns
    20/10/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    I don't know your status regarding the B.V.I. but considering the amount of charter boat companies there and available marinas that is a market that is ripe for this product.
    Randall Burns
    20/10/2017 #5 Randall Burns
    Congrats @Phil Friedman Looks like a great product!
    Phil Friedman
    20/10/2017 #4 Phil Friedman
    #3 You are correct, @Wayne Yoshida, Plus, most of the time, the Skipper is the only really experienced hand aboard, and the difficulty in picking up the buoy with inexperienced hands handling the boat hook, often ends in a lot of yelling and aggravation. This system eliminates the need to precisely position the boat hook in a loop at the top of the pick-up buoy. Instead, a strong magnet guides the pickup connector into a recess in the top of the buoy from any angle and any direction. Wham, bam, thank you, ma'am. Done. No fuss. No muss. And everybody keeps smiling. Thanks for reading and commenting so astutely. Cheers!
  18. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10 Tips on How to Become a Thought Leader
    10 Tips on How to Become a Thought LeaderI get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, Linkedin and beBee messages and...
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    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    22/10/2017 #15 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #14 There is some truth to this. But if you can't write, hire someone to help you.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    Interesting stuff, as usual @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. I had a weird thought and that was that because the ability to write, with authority, with authenticity and with frequency kinda means that only writers get to be thought leaders. What's your opinion about that?
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    21/10/2017 #13 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #2 High engagement is relative... you just want your engagement to keep growing over time. That's the best sign.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I like your views on writing--so true. I'm emerging from a bout of who-knows-what, and my connection to the keyboard has been tenuous. I write what I think is delicious stuff in my head, cannot drag myself to the keyboard and lose my trains of thought--causing what I have in my head to be excreted like waste.
    Debasish Majumder
    21/10/2017 #11 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Matt Sweetwood! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Well done and encouraging, Matt. Thank you for this useful post.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Hi
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/10/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for the hints and encouragement, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood - probably the most important points are how badly do ya want it, and it isn't an easy thing to do.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    20/10/2017 #6 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Shared !!! :)
    Lyon Brave
    20/10/2017 #5 Lyon Brave
    already am
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    20/10/2017 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Superb!!!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Want to be a thought leader? This buzz shows you what it takes to be one.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood this is a masterpiece. It is thorough and factual. One question I have for you. You wrote "thought leader is to have continuous high-engagement posts on your topic". How do you define engagement? We know that the percentage of readers who comment is less than 1%.
  19. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    20/10/2017
    Game of Drones: CNN gets approval to fly news drone
    Game of Drones: CNN gets approval to fly news droneCNN has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly drones while covering news events involving large crowds, according to a Wednesday announcement from the network. The Time Warner-owned news organization said it will have...
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    Gabriel Bazzolo
    21/10/2017 #2 Gabriel Bazzolo
    #1 In fact it is, because it will design the rules of the game for the use of drones in the news sector, what it invests in now will recover it in the future.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This should be a good move for CNN.
  20. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    20/10/2017
    Game of Drones: CNN obtuvo el permiso de volar drones para cubrir noticias en vivo
    Game of Drones: CNN obtuvo el permiso de volar drones para cubrir noticias en vivoCNN recibió la aprobación de la Administración Federal de Aviación (FAA, por sus siglas en inglés) para volar drones mientras cubre eventos de noticias que involucren a grandes multitudes. La organización de noticias propiedad de Time Warner...
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    Gabriel Bazzolo

    20/10/2017
    Game of Drones: “Autolivery” el concepto de Ford para las entregas con drones.
    Game of Drones: “Autolivery” el concepto de Ford para las entregas con drones.Ford se posiciona a favor de la innovación con su concepto 'Autolivery': entregas autónomas mediante coches autoconducidos y drones. La visión de Ford para la "Ciudad del Mañana" incluye una legión de vehículos autónomos y drones utilizados para...
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    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    20/10/2017 #1 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Interesante la Iniciativa de Ford !!
  22. ProducerGabriel Bazzolo

    Gabriel Bazzolo

    20/10/2017
    Game of Drones: Firefighters say drones interfered with their work
    Game of Drones: Firefighters say drones interfered with their work Authorities banned amateur drone flights over the Wine Country fires, but some folks didn’t get the message. Firefighting teams trying to tamp down the still-active fires in the California Wine County have a message for any would-be drone...
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  23. ProducerNeto Montana

    Neto Montana

    20/10/2017
    The clash between the sun and the moon
    The clash between the sun and the moonHard concrete walls in the face of humidity and over time are breaking up, thoughts crystallized over time are changing, empires fail to succumb to time and the world is changing, dreams go and modify, soften, melt like sand to fly with the air....
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    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    21/10/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    That's just beautiful! Is it a poem of sorts?
  24. ProducerCarlos Galindez Caballero
    Arthletics TimeKeeping
    Arthletics TimeKeepingPeople known that until now it is the Judges who assign the times to the athletes once they cross the finish line. What the general public does not know is how they do itA little history In the classical Olympics of Classical Greece it only...
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  25. ProducerDonald 🐝 Grandy
    Apple Cider Vinegar.
    Apple Cider Vinegar.What are the health benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar? There are many benefits of apple cider vinegar and apple cider vinegar is fantastic for all sorts of ailments, however, not because of it's nutritional content, but from the ability to acidify the...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/10/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Was just making out my grocery list so Thanks for the ACV reminder! Don't know if I will try the drink but I love adding it to steamed spinach or good ole southern collard greens. Since Kale has become all the rage (I call it the new Spinach) I'll have to try it with some ACV. I did know from personal experience that it helps with acid reflux which I suffer from when I eat too many sweets, so anything with ACV fixes the problem. Thanks for the healthy share @Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/10/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I believe ACV to have many uses and can be beneficial for various ailments. The same applies to ACV, as it does anything else, and that is what works for one doesn't necessarily work for another. Personally, I find it to be very useful.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/10/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Quite en vogue in running circles last year a bit less popular these days, not sure I would use honey if one is diabetic :-)
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