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Comments29/03/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima G. Williams"To be successful you must learn to adapt and to be on top of everything. You should be a strong leader and be inspiring" - Just like the King bees here on beBee who lead by example.
We will benefit from a lot of business opportunities and better relationships but the PATIENCE is the KEY to create and maintain strong relationships.
And I completely agree it is easier to make strong and lasting relationships by the showcasing of your complete profile. Thank you @Juan Imaz Great buzz :)
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- Producer29/03/2017The Full Sensual Experience (or How Bricks and Mortar can beat On-line)The smell met me across the street. Teasing me. Tempting me.“You know you want some,” it seductively whispered, as I turned toward the source. My stomach agreed. My brain fought and lost a short battle for control. I know, I’m weak willed when it...
Comments29/03/2017 #12 Sara JacoboviciGreat post @Rod Loader. An important discussion, well written. It is so encouraging to hear how our senses are being portrayed as an asset! My concern is that a new generation is growing up without some of these sensory experiences and memories. But as long as I read posts like yours Rod, I stay optimistic.29/03/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici@Rod Loader writes: "Before seeing the product the aroma swirled around me, leading me onward. As I saw the product I was further enticed, by other mouth-watering items. Memory reminding me of previous experiences.
Happy chatter of other customers filled my ears, subconsciously reinforcing my desire to buy the product. On the counter another unfair temptation teased me. A selection of samples to taste. The mere act of choosing a sample, the touch on my fingers, as my arm moved to place it in my mouth, was delightful."29/03/2017 #5 Krishta-Gay Lewis#4 That's exactly what is happening. And it is ironic, digital is supposed to help us engage with consumers/customers and help to make the overall experience better. But it is now taking over and replacing the human contact. It's fine to use shopping habits data and trends to get to know your customer and target them digitally, but nothing takes the place of the human customer service.29/03/2017 #3 Krishta-Gay LewisReally liked this article and I agree with you wholeheartedly.
While shopping online is convenient, in my eyes it cannot take the place of the real thing, the real world experience of walking into a store to get what you want. When shopping online, I can't fee l the softness of the dress, pants, blouse, etc. material on my skin; I can't twirl to see how it looks on me from different angles and I certainly an't try on a pair of shoes and walk in it to make sure it is comfortable. Even purchasing a book may seem like a mundane task that could/ should be done online, but a true reader likes to feel the book, flip the pages, smell them...aaaahhhhh! All these are such rewarding experiences in and of themselves. So, when I see headlines that our shopping malls and retail outlets are closing and diverting to online, I am greatly saddened. While I love digital marketing, it is taking too much away from real life and real world experiences.29/03/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 BhattThe real world should not be a weekly outing or a rare day of "full sensual experience".
Technology has made things convenient, we can manage our time better, direct our efforts better, get out more.
The real world should not be a relief but an enriching experience.
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- Producer28/03/2017Brand to Personal BrandingImage credit: gourmay.net We made an interesting choice when we decided to use the word brand in our professional identity and call it a personal brand. The problem is that “personal brand” is an oxymoron; there is nothing personal about a...
Comments28/03/2017 #17 Alan CullerThanks for your clarification on personal branding @Sara Jacobovici
I colleague once gave me some advice about my website and business identity "A client will only have one Rolodex card for you" he said. (Rolodex? Shows you how long ago this was?)
He went on to advise me that my work with leadership and organizations was what I was known for -not my work with customers. I listened to him and it was easier to market, but it wiped out sales and customer service engagements.
I got the bit about focus -I'm often telling my clients to focus on core customers and core products, but for the sake of memorability I gave up a part of my identity and some work I enjoy.28/03/2017 #15 Harvey LloydPersonal Branding i believe in its early phases was probably exchangeable with identity. Like most things though we take it to the extreme. Cant remember where i read it but the writer stated that, "Never let your marketing over run your engineering". When you brand a product or yourself beyond your own capabilities you have done this. Now i am not referring to the marketing that your astronaut and you get hired and found out, you're not, by NASA.
No i am referring to that level of branding where the reader is taken to, just short of, a conclusion or understanding. Then they (reader) fill in the blanks. I like the word identity because it is permanently attached to your physical self. We can have similar brands but not similar identities.28/03/2017 #11 John Vaughan#9 Kewl, @Sara Jacobovici: "I don't need to invest who or what to be critical of"
For me ... It's my job. i.e. I do it 'professionally' and get paid for it (i.e. other people/companies invest in me). Apparently because I do it pretty well.
Actually, I tend focus my analytics on the 'what', wherefore' and 'why'. https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/category/socialnet/
And - gotta admit - I have fun doin' it. Enjoy!
The 'who' stuff I generally leave to the amateurs.28/03/2017 #10 Ali AnaniDear @Sara Jacobovici- I have read many buzzes on beBee on personal branding. I must admit that I refrained from commenting on any of them because branding myself didn't appeal to me. Therefore your buzz touches my heart. Your writing "My challenge is how to communicate my identity to others; individuals, companies or organizations. I do that by appropriately putting a human face on who I am and a profile that includes every aspect of my identity, both personal and professional" therefore appeals to me. I share your point of view. Even if people wish to brand me I don't wish to brand myself. Thank you Sara for venting out what I wanted to say, but never did.28/03/2017 #8 John VaughanUI Heads-up for @Javier 🐝 beBee:
The current timeStamp on my comment reads as [Madrid & Barcelona time] here on my device. Not a deal-breaker, but a little unsettling - especially for a personally-oriented socialNet.
Excellent UX is more than "just bug reporting", Javier.28/03/2017 #7 John Vaughan#5 I'm fairly agnostic about "where", but also try to husband my time efficiently. It's related and, as we like to say here on beBee, [relevant].
That's why - imo - 'credibility' and 'trustworthiness' are also essential socialNet attributes. Claiming that "beBee is the only platform that encourage you to use both personal and professional interests through hives" is a little .... uh ... unreliable.
Then there's the precious - slightly exclusionary - cheesiness of the whole bee-branding metaphor (bees, hives, honey, etc.). But that's another rant.
And it begs the question: "What is the role of the Drone?"28/03/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici#4 Thanks for the comment @John Vaughan. I am not so much into where (that depends on the individual needs and also it's not smart to restrict ourselves) as I am into looking at branding as a marketing concept. I quoted @Javier 🐝 beBee because I identify with what he says. @Jim Murray just posted on branding today as well. Good discussion.28/03/2017 #4 John VaughanNice analysis about the 'personal brand' buzzword+oxymoron, @Sara Jacobovici
Don't know that beBee is unique as a socialNet. Virtually all of them allow you to pick from - or initiate - a range of affinity-based groups. LinkedIn is avowedly "professional-oriented". BeBee is a little more of a wannaBee in that arena.
Does the chosen socialNet effectively allow/encourage cross-pollination among the full richness of our interests? No clear winners just yet.
Why are We Here? https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/socialnet-why-are-we-here/
Footnote/thumbnail: I've crafted some excellent 'personal' connections among my colleagues on LI. 'Professional' connections on bB ... not so much.
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Comments29/03/2017 #9 Netta Virtanen@Sara Jacobovici Thanks for asking your Q&A@beBee questions. I thoroughly enjoyed replying to your set of questions and also reading your previous Q&A@bebee posts,
Also thanks for all the lovely feedback.
I look forward to reading the next one! =)28/03/2017 #7 Ali AnaniThis buzz is of great relevance to me. I have had no exchange of comments or direct contact with @Netta Virtanen. However; I noticed that she liked few of my buzzes. So, this interview dear @Sara Jacobovici is most welcome for me. Having read the responses of Netta to your question one prime thing caught my mind. In answering 1 and 3 Netta said "creating new memories" and I am passionate about getting things done, new experiences and making memories. Striking is Netta's reference to making and creating new memories. I love this. Netta must be as clear as a crystal ball. I know Netta better now.28/03/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsMy take away "You have to think outside of the box and accept criticism in order to change with the times. By giving your best at all times, being honest, accepting and learning from criticism, only then can you be your best to achieve the most"
Thank you Sara and Netta 🤗
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Comments28/03/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie"Closing" happens throughout the entire cycle. I have often opened with it. Do not go running down the same pathe for every customer - they may have already done reasearch on their own or cycled through your competitor - and hated the experience.
Sales people should Talk Less, they will Sell More - it has always been my experience.
- 27/03/2017This past Friday morning, my New Jersey Business Builders Mastermind Group colleagues and I used Alex Brown’s post, “These 5 Words Are Killing Your Personal Brand” as a topic for one of our discussions. Alex writes about the awkward 5-word phrase, “Can I be honest with you?” or “I’ll be honest with you.” when used in business, and in sales in particular. He compares the cringe-worthy effect those 5 words have on clients or prospects to the reaction we all get when we hear nails-on-chalkboard!
When I hear “Can I be honest with you?” or “To tell you the truth”, I want to say, “No, by all means please continue lying to me if you think it makes me less uncomfortable.” It’s a tired and overused preface for something that the speaker believes is an awkward phrase or statement. In other words: “I’m afraid to tell you the truth.”
What words or phrases (or fillers such as uh, like, ya know, kinda) make your ears hurt?
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