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  1. Noah Carmichael, MBA
    Get more: www.insideexecutive247.comNoah Carmichael, MBA
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  2. ProducerRon Goddard

    Ron Goddard

    24/11/2016
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?
    So is it time for a new breed of consultant?Undoubtedly the matter of how we make a living now is quite different compared to even a decade ago. Consider this also: intelligent machines may well prompt a 30% loss of current jobs over the next twenty years. Is this a bad thing? Only, if you...
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    Bill Stankiewicz
    26/11/2016 #14 Bill Stankiewicz
    WOW, @Ron Goddard, great post of the day by another outstanding Bee!! I agree 100% with your 10 attributes & please do more honey here. Best regards, BillStankiewicz@SavannahSupplyChain.com, 1-404-750-3200, Bill Stankiewicz.
    Deb Lange
    26/11/2016 #13 Deb Lange
    #2 I agree with your 10 attributes - Creativity, Social Intelligence and Global Knowledge were identified by IBM as the 3 top 3 capabilities by 2020. These are different capabilities that require being with uncertainty, not knowing, seeing new patterns emerging in complexity. The old style Consultant, had known knowledge they shared with someone who didn't have access to that knowledge. The new Consultant is a co-creator and a collaborative problem solver who works with the present state and what emerges.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #12 Phil Friedman
    #9 Irene, I agree, as well, that we are in the midst of a growing transition away from the historical model of long-term, full-time employment toward one of limited-term contractual employment. However, I think it a mistake to conflate the situation in respect of upper-level execs cast out of FT employment with that of middle and lower level people joining the ranks of unemployed. Highly paid top level execs often have the option of joining the ranks of business owners and entrepreneurs (not the same thing, BTW) whereas middle and lower level people will be seeking to reinvent themselves as consultants and contract workers. I submit that it is important to recognize and understand the differences and nuances. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/tips-for-successful-consulting ) Thank you, Irene for expanding this important conversation. And thank you, Ron for initiating the discussion. Cheers!
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    24/11/2016 #11 Graham Edwards 🐝
    Very nice perspective in an ever changing world @Ron Goddard
    Brian McKenzie
    24/11/2016 #10 Brian McKenzie
    As long as people continue to kill each other - I will have a job. I see no danger of peace breaking out.
    Irene Hackett
    24/11/2016 #9 Anonymous
    @Phil Friedman - I agree. Many will also be involved at the Executive level - especially for start-ups.
    debasish majumder
    24/11/2016 #8 debasish majumder
    Great share @Ron Goddard! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Phil Friedman
    24/11/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    You touch on an important topic here, and in so doing will hopefully encourage further conversation. I am somewhat confused to your reference to now as 2015. Perhaps a typo? And I do not see how the "FTEs" of whom you speak are going to transition to being instantiatins of your recommended model, which really amounts to being entrepreneurs with top executive authority and responsibility, including the provision of what you call "angel investment".

    I personally believe that the major transition will be from FTE to limited term contract employee -- which is not the same as being a consultant. Thank you for opening an important conversation. Cheers!
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/11/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Ron Goddard. I appreciate the timely focus of your buzz, the information you provide and the strategies you offer.
    Irene Hackett
    24/11/2016 #5 Anonymous
    As a Consultant I really appreciate this buzz. Your list is accurate. The trend in Corporate America is calling for more Consultant roles rather that additional FTE's. To be nimble in the face of change and adversity; to be confident not arrogant; to have insight to human nature; strong positivity and work ethic, but above all - common sense! Thanks for the recognition of this 'new' way to add value in the workplace.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    24/11/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great precepts for a fantastic change!
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/11/2016 #3 Harvey Lloyd
    I would say that the biggest change that has happened over the last fifty years is information float. From days or even months, information is now nearly instantaneous. This will pressure your "5th should". I would think that any leader seeking coaching, consulting or input from an outside source is probably wrestling with information overload. Your points give focus to an otherwise difficult process. I would say though that these points would work internally as leaders work through change management in their own organizations. Great insights, @Ron Goddard.
    Melinda Brain
    24/11/2016 #2 Melinda Brain
    I also believe that the Organisational Psychologist will become more in demand (think toxic cultures) and also highly qualified consultants will become important. I think there's plenty of charlatans out there, all talk and no action. By the way, great post
    Paul Burge
    24/11/2016 #1 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing this @Ron Goddard. A really interesting read and a great 10-point plan!
  3. George Touryliov
    If you have an interest in startups, valuable experience to share, and an established network, a board advisory role might be right for you. Here are some tips for those considering startups as an alternative or supplement to their current career -
    George Touryliov
    What you need to know about being a board advisor for a startup
    thenextweb.com If you're thinking about pursuing a board advisor position, here are five tips from my own...
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  4. ProducerShannon Douma

    Shannon Douma

    26/09/2016
    Neimology Science ®
    Neimology Science ®Personal ​Lifestyle ​and Professional ​Name Consultant Neimology Science ®is the study of the placement of letters in a name, that shows  us how to find the patterns that will reveal  natural tendencies in a persons character, thinking,...
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  5. Bernard Nketiah

    Bernard Nketiah

    19/09/2016
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  6. ProducerMichael Dowling

    Michael Dowling

    07/09/2016
    How To Put A Hard Day Behind You
    How To Put A Hard Day Behind YouHard days happen to everyone. Even the most positive people have them. Behind everyone’s mask is broiling sea of emotion, worry, anticipation and uncertainty. All sorts of things happen in our daily lives that churn the waters. You must focus...
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    Jared Wiese 🐝
    14/11/2016 #12 Jared Wiese 🐝
    I wrote this after your post, but it might help...

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jaredwiese/how-daily-questions-create-a-quality-life
    Jared Wiese 🐝
    08/09/2016 #11 Jared Wiese 🐝
    Great perspective!
    Michael Dowling
    08/09/2016 #10 Michael Dowling
    #9 @Gert Scholtz - grateful for the comment and connection! Thank you!
    Gert Scholtz
    07/09/2016 #9 Gert Scholtz
    @Michael Dowling A post I am printing and keeping Michael. Excellent advice on what to do when we hit those inevitable hard days. Thanks for the Buzz.
    Michael Dowling
    07/09/2016 #8 Michael Dowling
    #7 @Laura Mikolaitis - Humbled by your thanks. Thank you for sharing your pain as well. Everyone gets stuck and needs a outstretched hand. Good luck shaping your clay today!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    07/09/2016 #7 Laura Mikolaitis
    Wow, @Michael Dowling am I ever glad that I stumbled upon this post today. Quite simply, you have hit the nail on the head. Bad days, hard days - no one is immune - at least not in my opinion. And I have had my fair share, but they pale in comparison to other's hard days and I try to remind myself of that. As for writing about it, I couldn't agree more. I had a really hard day - to the point of being emotionally degrading - not so long ago and I wrote about it. The words poured from my mind to the keyboard. As I wrote, I could feel myself starting to let go and by the end I had gained back some perspective. While what fueled my writing was challenging and left me questioning many aspects of my life, it was excellent therapy and a way for me to pinpoint what was in my control: my actions. Each day is an opportunity to rise to the challenge and to make choices - good, bad or indifferent. It's up to us to decide how we are going to mold the clay that is presented to us each day. We can either let it sit idle or we can create our own artistry. Thank you so much for sharing this. It was just the pick me up that I needed this afternoon.
    Deb Helfrich
    07/09/2016 #6 Deb Helfrich
    #4 I have this saying... "If you need to write it, someone needs to read it." You helped me a great deal in facing some of my mountains, @Michael Dowling. Because a clear view helps us see roadblocks and potential new trails....
    Michael Dowling
    07/09/2016 #5 Michael Dowling
    #2 Thanks @mohammed khalaf. Authentic should be easy...it's not. Always chipping away at it, though.
    Michael Dowling
    07/09/2016 #4 Michael Dowling
    #3 @Deb Helfrich - took a deep breath. I appreciate the time you took to respond yesterday. It helped! Screw the pain, work the plan.
    Deb Helfrich
    07/09/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich
    Gotta tell you, @Michael Dowling, the transformation from the prior post to this one made me need to visit your website. And I suspect that embracing the suck, as you would put it, was a key contributor to utilizing your night' sleep to truly clear out the waste that had accumulated in order to rise into a new shining day. A round of applause!
    mohammed khalaf
    07/09/2016 #2 mohammed khalaf
    There's nothing worse than someone acting like they are an expert when they're talking to a real expert. By know your strengths and weaknesses, you can surround yourself with people who fill in your weaknesses and highlight your strengths.
    No one will ever be a perfect leader, but if you do the things mentioned above, your authenticity will shine through.
    Mohammad Azam Khan
    07/09/2016 #1 Mohammad Azam Khan
    This was good, writing it down allows to play on it.
  7. ProducerRamesh Sood

    Ramesh Sood

    31/08/2016
    Lessons from the Corporate - I
    Lessons from the Corporate - IWith this I start a series of corporate lessons for youngsters and others. Hope you will keep track of this space.When I was assigned a new role,  I would spend some time everyday with my boss to have discussions on some papers. Once as we were...
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  8. ProducerWilfredo A Rodríguez B
    Introducing BGLOO (GLO OPTIMIZER LIFT) Technology - Innovation to Well´s Productivity
    Introducing BGLOO (GLO OPTIMIZER LIFT) Technology - Innovation to Well´s ProductivityARTIFICIAL LIFT AND PRODUCTION SYSTEM TECHNICAL FIELD SERVICES Introducing BGLOO (GLO OPTIMIZER LIFT) A Proven Technology Design to Improve and Optimize any Flowing, Continuous And Intermittent Gas Lift, ESP, HJP and PCP Wells and better...
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  9. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    22/06/2016
    Why
    Why Why or why...
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    George Arbogust
    03/08/2016 #23 George Arbogust
    Every time I use LinkedIn, I feel "locked out" ...
    Maja Vujovic
    28/06/2016 #22 Maja Vujovic
    #21 Thank you, @Jim Murray, you're most kind. You should know it's @Javier beBee who used the club reference in a buzz in early April. It helped me "get" beBee immediately. But I also recognized (and commented on) that concept's inherent limitations, which we will need to address in time. I already feel overwhelmed with content. What might help could be designations for posts - like the six types of reactions on FB - perhaps check boxes for "deep", "evocative", "funny", "informative", practical", "newsworthy", "useful", and a system for grouping newsworthy or other posts, so people can read according to mood or need. This would innovate the treatment of crowd-sourced content and set the stage for stage two - actually processing it en masse. Let's not forget that LinkedIn's greatest faux pas was soliciting content and then ignoring it. But beBee could really give our content wings - as manuals, collections of stories, compendiums,, TV series, podcasts... Just imagine a travel magazine made by us bees. Or a book on storytelling. Or on music. Regularly curated, printed and distributed with care, those would sell worldwide. I once collaborated with a world-class print shop in Spain - I know the capacity is there. Madrid would once again swim in gold.
    Jim Murray
    28/06/2016 #21 Jim Murray
    #15 Beautiful, @Maja Vujovic
    Jim Murray
    28/06/2016 #20 Jim Murray
    Outstanding analysis, @Max Carter. In one of my posts I wrote that beBee really manages to re-position LinkedIn (aka The Lumpy Kingdom of The Mighty Hamsters), as completely old school. In all deference, they did start out as basically an HR site, but they have really made a dog's breakfast out of any attempt to be more than that. Maybe their acquisition will change that, but who knows. I'm very happy here, and I brought a lot of LI refugees with me.
    Bill Stankiewicz
    22/06/2016 #19 Bill Stankiewicz
    #18 Thanks @Wayne Yoshida! Keep the buzz going! regards, WWW.SAVANNAHSUPPLYCHAIN.COM, Bill Stankiewicz
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/06/2016 #18 Wayne Yoshida
    #15 Yes - we are enjoying the ride!
    Bill Stankiewicz
    22/06/2016 #17 Bill Stankiewicz
    beBEE.com Leading the way for Social Media. Its great to be a bee! regards, Bill Stankiewicz. www.savannahsupplychain.com
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #16 Max Carter
    #15 Wonderful insights @Maja Vujovic thank you for sharing them and for your kind words.
    Maja Vujovic
    22/06/2016 #15 Maja Vujovic
    Very insightful buzz, @Max Carter, and deservedly it drew great comments and insights by other vigilant bees. What happened on LinkedIn is an unacknowledged, prim & proper mutiny by the most hard-working deck hands. And the Admiralty there can keep their chin up all they want, it's the end of their journey. Of course, each mega-vessel, which LinkedIn surely is, will sail on sheer inertia for quite a while. But it will stop eventually. So if LinkedIn represents the work place (which is why we all rebelled quite politely) and Facebook is a raucous late-night party, then beBee is a cozy club. We share affinities, preferences, moods. We are members, not users. We all communally maintain the standards. However, some day, the club might grow too big. The experience will become daunting through the sheer number of charming new members, equally cut out of the old cloth (though most of us English-language users are total "newbees", still we're made to feel like we've always belonged). Will we need to self-impose quotas then? Will we individually sacrifice some affinities for the sake of others? Will we just rely on serendipity? Inevitably, there will need to be some restructuring of it all over time. We needn't worry about this now, and for quite some time to come. But just think of senior homes - which are clubs or sorts. It's entirely possible we'll have to have here a game night, a dance night, a storytelling night - as eventually the demands of all the amusement will simply prove too strenuous. (I hope everyone will remember I take my tea without sugar - even if I forget.)
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #14 Max Carter
    #13 Thank you David
    David B. Grinberg
    22/06/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on the excellent post, @Max Carter, you make several potent points.
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #12 Max Carter
    #9 Thank you Wayne, You make several valid points of your own. Thank you sharing them.
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #11 Max Carter
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/06/2016 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    Interesting observations by Max @Max Carter
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/06/2016 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for your observations and thoughts on LI vs BB @Max Carter. I am new here and have seen differences. As I try to explain beBee to people, I find it difficult to describe - and I really cannot compare it to the other platforms - beBee is unique and perhaps better. The "hive" concept is the most interesting, as well as the affinity aspect of this network. These are built-in when launched. A great vision and insight.

    But here, for me, is THE most important difference between anything and beBee - the amazing and immediate customer service/tech support for us new users. And the willingness of the beBee staff to listen to suggestions and the many beBee hq. staffers who are active and participate and comment along with us directly. BeBee can do this now because they are "small" but growing quickly, I hope this aspect stays with us.

    As I write these comments - I notice a nice change - we are now able to hit the return key to help format our comments - excellent!

    Although I am not ready to abandon LinkedIn - I suggest a better practice may be to "cross pollinate" between here and there.

    As far as Microsoft and LinkedIn goes - it's all about the Big Data LI possesses - and now Microsoft has - I am not sure if this is a good thing for us ordinary users of their products. Take a look at how Microsoft - and others - changed their revenue generators - now, no one "owns" applications - they are only "rented" and most of us are forced into upgrades because The Company decides upgrades are needed. They fix the issue of compliance by simply not supporting old platforms/versions. While some changes are good - Windows 10 does reboot faster when it crashes, but the auto-update (which I thought I turned off) earlier this week has made my computer crash more often. This is an update?
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #8 Max Carter
    #4 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I couldn't agree more, the synergy of the company and the people who are making use of this design is what is getting it done.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    22/06/2016 #7 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Max Carter, you hit a home run with your buzz. When LinkedIn made some changes, about year ago, it was confusing for the members and the group owners. LinkedIn's current appearance looks like a jigsaw puzzle with missing pieces. The message center is cumbersome and lack luster.

    I agree with you about L.I.O.N. What is the purpose in having 30,000 members? So impersonal.

    beBee is refreshing and has a cheerful appearance, which goes along with the cheerful attitude projected by the staff. I see nothing but success for beBee.
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #6 Max Carter
    #2 @Javier beBee Thank you for beBee.
    Max Carter
    22/06/2016 #5 Max Carter
    #1 @Chas Wyatt I dig it. What you say makes a lot of sense.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/06/2016 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    There are many people who made a business of optimizing LinkedIn accounts. I don't see that as a viable model over here. beBee is cleaner and more simple, but not simplistic. We find nuances every day. It's a wonderful voyage of discovery. By far, beBee's greatest strength lies in its people. I mean both the corporate team involved, and the Bees themselves. beBee built the "city." We, its inhabitants will decide what type of city it will be. So far, it's a great one.
  10. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    26/08/2016
    Check out these social media tips! #socialmedia
    Renée Cormier
    16 Social Media Tips
    bit.ly Renee Cormier gives you 16 tips to maximize your social media...
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    Renée Cormier
    27/08/2016 #2 Renée Cormier
    #1 My pleasure!
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    27/08/2016 #1 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Thanks for the tips.
  11. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    19/08/2016
    Happy Friday, Everyone! This is free for you! Don't forget to share it with your friends. http://bit.ly/2ah54d9 Renée Cormier
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    mohammed khalaf
    19/08/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    hope you nice day from optimism ,safe and love
  12. Philippe Collard
    2PS.com is a new platform based on an interesting concept. I know the team and they are a great bunch. Follow the link to see what they are looking for:
    Philippe Collard
    Ambassador job advertisement PDF
    s.2ps.com WHAT IS 2PS? 2PS.com is a platform offering a new standard for independent consultants and their clients to work together. Consultants: be part of a global network of experts who refer and assist each other. The more collaborative you are, the more...
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  13. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    18/08/2016
    A clear message requires clear language. Say exactly what you mean if you want to be understood. Renée Cormier
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    Aurorasa Sima
    18/08/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 No kidding
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/08/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hey, writing simply is a lot harder than it looks.
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/08/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Great tip @Renée Cormier. I'm sure @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian would support this maxim and perhaps even reference the Hemingway App.
  14. ProducerKeith Knutsson

    Keith Knutsson

    16/08/2016
     Keith Knutsson Reveals the Top U.S. Real Estate Markets to Invest In
    Keith Knutsson Reveals the Top U.S. Real Estate Markets to Invest InThis post was originally posted on Keith Knutsson's weebly blog. With stronger employment numbers and relatively depressed housing and rent prices, the conditions are right for real estate investors to do well. When deciding on what market to...
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  15. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    15/08/2016
    Reputation Management: Five things a certain bird never told you
    Reputation Management: Five things a certain bird never told youIt’s true. Everyone makes mistakes. Big Bird sang a whole song about it. In business, however, mistakes can cost you the reputation of your entire brand. A DUI charge, embezzlement charges, sexual harassment charges; any criminal allegation that...
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    Anees Zaidi
    15/08/2016 #1 Anees Zaidi
    Helpful tips @Renée Cormier. 'Be the good story in the news', an excellent mantra for building a trustworthy reputation.
  16. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    08/08/2016
    One of my favourite social media tips! Renée Cormier
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  17. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    08/08/2016
    Max Carter
    The Road to Leadership: Part 11
    thechurchofrocknroll.org The most valuable lesson I can teach you about being a leader is to know when to bow out and let someone else take over for a while. This act of humility gives you the time you need to heal...
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  18. Max Carter

    Max Carter

    03/08/2016
    Here is the next part of the series;
    Max Carter
    The Road to Leadership: Part 7
    thechurchofrocknroll.org If I do not feel like you care about me, I am going to give you my bare minimum and nothing else. If I do not feel like you want to know anything about me, I am going to be completely apathetic...
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  19. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    03/08/2016
    Social Media Mistakes That Kill Your Business
    Social Media Mistakes That Kill Your BusinessSocial media offers business owners a cost effective way to reach their customers and prospects that is both engaging and profitable. Public relations professionals use social media to help manage the public’s perception of a brand, and marketers...
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    George Arbogust
    10/08/2016 #8 George Arbogust
    #6 Yeah I agree. But the people who don't actively manage it don't always see it that way. Especially now with the increased paid advertising options.
    Renée Cormier
    08/08/2016 #6 Renée Cormier
    #2 There is never any short term gain from social media management. It takes time to build a following, and it takes time to figure out how to engage your following and convert that into a sale. There are no magic formulas or overnight successes. As with most kinds of marketing, it takes strategy, testing and patience. Once in a while a miracle happens for someone, but those are just that; miraculous hits.
    Renée Cormier
    08/08/2016 #5 Renée Cormier
    #3 Thank you, @Jennifer Schultz!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    04/08/2016 #4 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #3 Yes @Jennifer Schultz Most of the businesses have their presence on diverse social media platforms, but their presence is just awkward with little or no meaningful content. In this digital age, you have to adopt manifold approach, strategies and workable tactics to make your online presence and be interactive to dispense uour messages to the targeted traffic. If at all, your online presence is static, then there's least or no response.
    Jennifer Schultz
    04/08/2016 #3 Jennifer Schultz
    Great Buzz @Renée Cormier. I often see companies that have social media pages and do nothing with them at all - and they have a small following and are always trying to sell them. Sharing for you in other hives!
    George Arbogust
    03/08/2016 #2 George Arbogust
    Great list of pitfalls. Unfortunately, I think I've worked in places where we've been guilty of pretty much all of these at some time or another. So many times it's driven by people from "above" looking for short term gain.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    03/08/2016 #1 Graham Edwards 🐝
    This is a really important buzz @Renée Cormier... I hope everyone reads it. Thank you for writing it.
  20. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    28/07/2016
    Maximize Your USP and Drive Sales Skyward!
    Maximize Your USP and Drive Sales Skyward!Does your business have a unique selling proposition (USP)? It should. Not only do all businesses need a way to distinguish themselves from their competition, but they also need to be able to let people know what makes them special. Social media...
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    Renée Cormier
    28/07/2016 #3 Renée Cormier
    #2 Thank you very much @Ali Anani!
    Ali Anani
    28/07/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    @Renée Cormier- a great buzz and I emphasize my belief that you need to be different FIRST to be noticed out of the crowd and then be distinguished to deserve the opportunity that being different offers. It is important than when a bee writes about the need to be different, she does that with differentiation to gain credibility. You did Renee and I salute you
    Renée Cormier
    28/07/2016 #1 Renée Cormier
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD are you a buzzy bee, today?
  21. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    27/07/2016
    I love this song. Be grateful for this beautiful day and the beautiful gift of life that we have all received. Please dance, sing and make the most of your life!
    "GRACIAS A LA VIDA"
    "GRACIAS A LA VIDA" La popular cantante Joan Baez y los movimientos de protesta celebró su 75 aniversario el pasado enero durante un concierto en el Teatro Beacon de Nueva...
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  22. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    26/07/2016
    Need some great tips for creating a memorable speech or presentation?
    Renée Cormier
    Nine Components of a Memorable Speech
    bit.ly Speeches aren’t something most people have to give on a regular basis, but when the time comes, it is always good to be able to give a speech that has a positive impact on the audience. So what...
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  23. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    22/07/2016
    Does your social media strategy include a sniff test?
    Does your social media strategy include a sniff test?Social media is great. It offers a quick, easy and affordable way to reach out to prospective customers. It gives us access to decision makers and also gives us a platform to tell the world what we do. Let's face it, if we were all still relying on...
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    Dean Owen
    29/07/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #21 We eat stinky fish all the time in Japan! It is a delicacy. And whatever is left over, the cat devours. Anyways, it sounds like you discriminate based on body odour, and I think that is wrong, plain and simple.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/07/2016 #22 Sara Jacobovici
    #21 That's why I asked @Renée Cormier and I appreciate you taking the time to respond. The foundation of my work is that we are sensory beings. Anything related to a sensory experience or expression interests me; especially when it comes in a metaphor! What intrigues me about your expression is that it comes from a sensory environment and is being carried over into a limited sensory environment, an environment where we don't relate to each other through smell. Your comment makes me think of how do we make "sense" of this transition and what new expressions will come out of this new environment? Thanks Renee.
    Renée Cormier
    28/07/2016 #21 Renée Cormier
    #20 It comes from me, @Sara Jacobovici. Animals sniff out danger and opportunity all the time. Would you rather approach someone who didn't smell good or wait until a better smelling person came along? Would you buy a stinky fish or eat something that smelled bad? Of course not! Good sales people discriminate and know how to use their sniffers well! :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/07/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for bringing my attention to @Renée Cormier's Buzz. Well written, informative, insightful with practical suggestions. I am intrigued with the "smelling"and "sniffing". I am not familiar with this expression. Any idea where it comes from Renee? Thanks.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/07/2016 #19 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good checklist for using social media sensibly!
    Renée Cormier
    26/07/2016 #18 Renée Cormier
    #16 Thank you, Madeline Anderson-Balmer! It's good to be joined with like minded individuals.
    Renée Cormier
    26/07/2016 #17 Renée Cormier
    #15 That's a riot, @Graham Edwards 🐝! Somehow, it isn't surprising, though.
    Madeline Anderson-Balmer
    26/07/2016 #16 Madeline Anderson-Balmer
    Love it. I talk about building your recognition as an expert constantly with my clients. Content is the way to go and inbound is the strategy that gets you there! Love this piece.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    26/07/2016 #15 Graham Edwards 🐝
    People are lazy ??!!! Don't say it's so! I knew an organization that had metrics that showed their e-mail campaigns were having less and less effect on potential customers so guess what they did? They increased the number of emails they were sending out. Thanks for the buzz @Renée Cormier and I will check out your video for sure !
    Renée Cormier
    26/07/2016 #14 Renée Cormier
    #4 Thanks, Dr @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD! Sorry I missed your comment . I'm still trying to get used to the beBee community!
    Renée Cormier
    26/07/2016 #13 Renée Cormier
    #9 Thank you so much, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman!
    Charlene Burke
    26/07/2016 #12 Charlene Burke
    #10 Chuck Bartok, my friend! So good to see you here. And, glad you agree with my declaration of listening :)
    Chuck Bartok
    26/07/2016 #10 Chuck Bartok
    #3 Especially love your declaration of LISTENING @Charlene Burke.
    Effective listening is an important skill set for anyone interested in earning a living through SALES.
    And what business is not involved in Sales?
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    26/07/2016 #9 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    @Renée Cormier, your is a well written article and reflects on the use of common sense. Like @Ali Anani "People are active in turning lights on, but very lazy to turn them off". Yep, people are lazy and too bad, because they miss out on some great opportunities. Thank you @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, with the new profile pic, for bringing this buzz to my attention.
    Renée Cormier
    26/07/2016 #8 Renée Cormier
    #7 Thank you, @Ali Anani!
    Ali Anani
    26/07/2016 #7 Ali Anani
    Love your analytical approach @Renee Cormier. I find the first reason people shy off using social media because they are lazy very true. People are active in turning lights on, but very lazy to turn them off. People tend to go to wasteful action more than useful one by extrapolation? Thanks dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD for bringing my attention to this buzz (new photo by the way)
    mohammed khalaf
    25/07/2016 #6 mohammed khalaf
    Leadership without objectives, is without direction,top managers know that the key to management is being a good listener and taking the time to understand the needs of the people around them. No matter how much you don't like someone, don't let your anger or annoyance show, this is an awesome opportunity for small business owners to network, become more professional.
    Renée Cormier
    25/07/2016 #5 Renée Cormier
    #3 Thank you so much @Charlene Burke!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 #2 #3 . Laziness and an inability to 'learn.' ~ Hard to talk to Entrepreneurs who don't realize that their Business is a Business, but social media/PR is a separate Business niche in its own right. The ability to recognize when "I need help" is key. Love what you're doing, @Renée Cormier, your kindness and high 'human' standards really show.
    Charlene Burke
    25/07/2016 #3 Charlene Burke
    "People are lazy". Yes. Yes. Yes. Ok, one more to be certain you know I 'get it' - yes! :) Social media is really social. Listen to what your prospect is saying and how they're saying it - then have a conversation to determine if your solution will fix their problem. A little bit of research goes a long way toward securing a sale. Nicely said.
  24. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    22/07/2016
    Seven Ways to Turn Your Dry Case Study into a Compelling Read
    Seven Ways to Turn Your Dry Case Study into a Compelling ReadCase studies can be tedious to write and even more tedious to read. Even the term “Case Study” is off-putting. It sounds like exam prep. These days, few people want to spend a long time reading intricate details about a business case. People want...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/08/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 I often see case studies butchered by the people who ask from them in the first place. "Use" is somehow derogatory so "utilize" replaces it. (They are not synonyms.) Passive voice is injected everywhere because it "sounds smarter." (No, it doesn't.) Or, my fave... "We helped ABC Co." becomes "ABC Co and ourselves found that" Seriously?

    How often have I been brought in to "fix" a case study? Lots of times. How often have I been told that case studies don't work? Lots of times. Still, they are probably the most potent proof of concept weapons in the B2B arsenal.

    Nothing works when poorly executed.
    Dale Masters
    09/08/2016 #8 Dale Masters
    #4 @Alexa Steele. Thank you very much.
    Renée Cormier
    08/08/2016 #7 Renée Cormier
    #6 Yes, @Wayne Yoshida, @John Vaughan, case studies certainly have value, but more often than not, the value is lost because they are tedious to read. Marketing content needs to be compelling, informative and well written in order to be effective.
    Wayne Yoshida
    08/08/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    @Renée Cormier - Case studies can be a great way to showcase "work samples" that demonstrate how you do what you do.
    John Vaughan
    08/08/2016 #5 John Vaughan
    I employ "mini-case studies" as a way to describe 'what I do' to clients. The portfolio template:Overview, Challenges, Solutions, Value Proposition, Wireframes, Screenshots, Tasks & techniques, my thumbnail Analysis. It sorta works... http://www.jcvtcs.com/index-section-portfolio.html View more
    I employ "mini-case studies" as a way to describe 'what I do' to clients. The portfolio template:Overview, Challenges, Solutions, Value Proposition, Wireframes, Screenshots, Tasks & techniques, my thumbnail Analysis. It sorta works... http://www.jcvtcs.com/index-section-portfolio.html ... Is intended to be a conversation starter, as much as anything else\ Close
    Alexa Steele
    08/08/2016 #4 Alexa Steele
    #1 Dale, a "case study" in marketing is basically an example. You take an example of your work and describe (sometime in painful detail) what you did for the customer and what the results were. The idea is to show future customers how your work can benefit them. You can also make case studies out of other companies if you are trying to make a point about something they did.

    Examples: http://www.marketingprofs.com/marketing/library/casestudies/
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/08/2016 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Agreed, many case studies are painful to read. They don't need to be. Mind, you B2B, in general, is a showcase for poor written communication. They use the Walter T. Freed manual of style. You may know it better by its initials, "WTF". Case studies should be sales packages, they should entice inbound contact.
    Dale Masters
    27/07/2016 #1 Dale Masters
    I have never heard the term "case study" presented as a way to market a product. To me, it is a medical term. Could you help me understand what this type of format is intended to convey? I know---I am SURE---it's in the above article, but it confuses me. Will you help me to understand?? Thank you.
  25. ProducerRenée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    21/07/2016
    The New Business Survival Guide
    The New Business Survival GuideI’ve had three businesses in my life, and over the years I have learned a lot. In my current business, I frequently come across people who want to embark on consulting careers, or other businesses late in life. After you get to a certain age, you...
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    Renée Cormier
    21/07/2016 #2 Renée Cormier
    #1 Glad you liked it, @Deb Helfrich! Please feel free to share any of my posts that you find useful.
    Deb Helfrich
    21/07/2016 #1 Deb Helfrich
    Very salient tips on small business survival, @Renée Cormier. I will nominate #8 as the most pressing - and difficult - part of my day.
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