- Producer23/10/2017What 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...
- Producer22/10/2017How 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...
Comments23/10/2017 #16 Nicole ChardenetI 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. :)22/10/2017 #14 Kevin PashukMy 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.)22/10/2017 #10 Phil FriedmanJungleJim > "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.22/10/2017 #5 Randall BurnsGreat 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!
- Producer22/10/2017Sporadic 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...
Comments23/10/2017 #23 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI 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.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.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.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.22/10/2017 #6 Debasish Majumdermuscles 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.22/10/2017 #5 AnonymousThank 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.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
- Producer22/10/2017Let'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...
Comments23/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsExcellent 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! :-)22/10/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherMohammed, 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.
- Producer22/10/2017Whatever 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...
Comments22/10/2017 #21 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisIndeed! 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...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.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 martyr22/10/2017 #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.22/10/2017 #15 Randall BurnsGreat 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"22/10/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessWell, @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 ... :-)22/10/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHi 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.22/10/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkinsFabulous 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
- Producer22/10/2017Backlash 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...
Comments22/10/2017 #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 :)22/10/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorSuperb 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.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!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!22/10/2017 #3 Pascal Derrienthere 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 ......
- Producer16/09/2017Respect, 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...
Comments22/10/2017 #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.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;-)22/10/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWow 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.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;-)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=renaissance16/09/2017 #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! :)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...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;-)
- Producer22/10/2017CounterfeitAnother 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...
- Producer21/10/2017Only 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,...
- Producer21/10/2017Portrait(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...
Comments22/10/2017 #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.22/10/2017 #10 Ken BoddieStunning 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?21/10/2017 #4 Pascal DerrienI 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 :-)21/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsMaking 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.
- Producer21/10/2017What 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...
- Producer21/10/2017Don'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...
Comments22/10/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI 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.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.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.21/10/2017 #4 Harvey LloydThe 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 🐝 Nautiyal21/10/2017 #3 Harvey LloydYou 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.21/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeebut 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.
- Producer21/10/2017The 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....
Comments21/10/2017 #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
- Producer21/10/2017Tangier, 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...
- Producer20/10/2017A 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...
Comments21/10/2017 #14 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI 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!21/10/2017 #6 Ken BoddieKittens on the nipple,
Looking for their tipple?
Racoons taking fright,
When the light's too bright?
Bunnies on skis?
Come on, please!
By happy hippo folks?
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.
- Producer20/10/2017Bob 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...
Comments22/10/2017 #27 Praveen Raj GullepalliLovely 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! ;)21/10/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI 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.21/10/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat 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 🐝 beBee21/10/2017 #14 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAWell, 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.
- Producer20/10/2017Ezibuoy 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...
Comments21/10/2017 #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!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!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 product21/10/2017 #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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call or text me at 1.954.224.2145. Cheers!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!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!
- Producer20/10/201710 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...
Comments21/10/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI 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.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%.
- ProducerGame 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...
- ProducerGame 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...
- ProducerGame 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...
- ProducerGame 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...
- Producer20/10/2017The 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....
- Producer20/10/2017Arthletics 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...
- Producer20/10/2017Apple 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...
Comments21/10/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsWas 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 🐝 Grandy20/10/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI 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.
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