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  1. ProducerbeBee in English
    5 Keys to Select the Perfect Influencer for Your Brand
    5 Keys to Select the Perfect Influencer for Your BrandEvery day brands come up with new ideas to improve communication with their potential clients, to boost their branding and better their company’s position in the market.Influencer marketing is one of the strategies that’s grown the most in the past...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/02/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 Well said.
    Preston Vander Ven
    02/02/2017 #4 Preston Vander Ven
    #3 I agree with that statement so much. This is so true when marketing online. When marketing online, The brand is not so much the name or the product, it is your name and face. This is why we must never participate in arguments and criticize others online. Everything we have worked for years could come crashing down in the matter of seconds because of a tweet we sent or a comment we rudely made. It is better to be silent and help others out.
    I have observed from the sidelines numerous names careers, business, and brands ruined because of the person posting their opinion to the entire world. If I have an issue with a friend, it is not for the world to know. Yet, for my friend and I to settle. I speak to him or her alone. If I win them over, we both have won. If they will not listen, then I should bring a witness along to help me. If they still will not listen, then bring it before a needed group or church. Society wants to do this in the opposite order.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Excellent tips and I love the statement by Warren Buffett.
    Teresa Gezze
    02/02/2017 #2 Teresa Gezze
    #1 You got it!
    David B. Grinberg
    02/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for these good tips on branding and influencer marketing.
    cc: @Teresa Gezze @John White, MBA
  2. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    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...


    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/01/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for the share, @David B. Grinberg. I appreciate the support!
    David B. Grinberg
    27/01/2017 #5 David B. Grinberg
    Very sound advice, Renee. Regrets for missing this post earlier. I've shared on three communications hives. It appears to me that too many companies, CEOs, politicians, etc., still forget the age-old Watergate axiom: the cover up is worse than the crime. Nothing is worse for PR, brand image or reputation management than having a slow drip-drip-drip of bad news coming out like "Chinese water torture" over the course of days, weeks or months. Rather, "hang a lantern on it." Be transparent and get all the bad info out all at once to limit the damage and contain the crisis. It's just baffling how often this advice goes unheeded. Thanks again for a buzz-worthy read.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/01/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for sharing my post, @John White, MBA
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    26/01/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    As always, @Milos Djukic and @Graham🐝 Edwards, thank you for sharing and revitalizing this post.
    Adam Weedy
    26/01/2017 #2 Adam Weedy
    Clever title!
    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.
  3. David B. Grinberg
    What are YOUR predictions for journalism in 2017?
    Also check out my related buzz, "3 Keys to Master Media Relations in Digital Age" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/3-keys-to-master-media-relations-in-digital-age
    5 journalism predictions for 2017 from Nieman’s Lab | Articles | Home
    www.prdaily.com Key figures in the field are breaking out the runes, Tarot cards, tea leaves and a dartboard or three to forecast the emerging landscape in the incipient...


    David B. Grinberg
    27/01/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Okay, here's my prediction: as the cacophony of tier-2 online journalism and fake news continue to proliferate, the titans of traditional/old/legacy media will become even more influential per long-form journalism (rather than superficial sources like BuzzFeed and outlets which only editorialize news instead of reporting it objectively -- like Breitbart).
    While the print circulation and revenue of national newspapers -- New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal -- continue to spiral downward, digital subscriptions and ad revenue are trending upward. For example, the NYT now has more digital subscribers than print. Also, most news consumers will continue to rely on TV news as their primary source, as evidenced by numerous surveys and studies.
  4. ProducerMarcel Wilson

    Marcel Wilson

    Communicate better - it's all about the horizon
    Communicate better - it's all about the horizonCommunication, communication, communication - it's a mantra that most leaders know. It suggests that in all areas of leadership, communication should be present. Many leaders who follow the 'communication X 3' mantra, believe that simply repeating...
  5. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    A sense of organization.
    A sense of organization.Image credit: Robin Bramman International Introduction: We are constantly cutting off our noses to spite our faces! Whether we like it or not, we are sensory beings. If you associate this with...


    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for the share @Paul Burge. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Thank you @Devesh Bhatt for taking the time to read the buzz and for your contribution to the discussion.
    Devesh Bhatt
    10/01/2017 #11 Devesh Bhatt
    Functional, precise, understandable to those who suppress everything for rationality, I.e. curing the worst affected.
    The only extension to this is for authority to yield for the organisation, but if it doesn't , the employee should not feel suppressed to yield for the self.
    Someone must figure it and/or feel it and start applying.
    This is wonderful, I was a bit slow to comprehend it :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/01/2017 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, you are investing much quality work and effort in pursuing your passion. I agree that our common sparks are igniting each other to do more. Your idea of getting corporate sponsors to host a conference is great!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    09/01/2017 #9 Deb🐝 Lange
    @Sara Jacobovici brilliant! you have done such a good job of connecting business and our senses and our humanity! I love it! as you know I am very passionate about this! wouldn't it be great to find corporate sponsors who would like to host a conference on this topic! I am so excited Sara. I know there are many things I am passionate about - but this really is an area that I love and I sense is so significant in this era of transitioning from our beliefs that the rational is everything to sensing there is much more to being human and creating our world than the rational and logic, which is only one way of perceiving the world. thanks so much for sharing your passion for this area as well - as our passions ignite one another! :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Thank you for your contribution @Kevin Pashuk. Always appreciated. Thanks, too, for the share.
    Kevin Pashuk
    09/01/2017 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Too often, humanity (and being human) has been disassociated from our organizations... Thank you Sara for the reminder that ultimately organizations are made up of people. In Christian scriptures, the church is defined as a body... made up of many parts, with different purposes, some hidden and others out in front, but ultimately each piece brings their value to the complete 'whole', working for a purpose larger than any one of the parts can independently accomplish. I think that metaphor has been extended well in your post.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Well said @Steve Brady. Thank you for taking the time to respond.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Wow! What a kind and generous comment @🐝 Fatima Williams. Your response and support is very encouraging. I must admit I have been advised to write an ebook and am making my way out of my comfort zone to do just that. I look forward to keeping you updated. Thanks for sharing the link. It offers a very valuable perspective.
    Steve Brady
    09/01/2017 #4 Steve Brady
    Sarah, thank you for this buzz. As I read it, I saw it as a manifesto calling us back to being human. Our world has so many abstractions that it's easy to lose contact with "real reality".
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    09/01/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Sara Jacobovici Can you please tell the whole world what you share with beBee. You should be doing some TED talks on this topic, Is there an e-book ?
    This is class from the beginning to the end. One cannot break it down more clearly than what you have . "Through seven figures come sensations for a man - Through these come knowledge or lack of it." This is the best corporate quote of 2017and the way you explain it with quotes is like a mind click to remember.

    We often only hear and forget to listen. We do it with the people around us, Managers to their team members, Teacher's to the students , husbands to the wives and vice versa. Don't hear BUT LISTEN and absorb and gain the sense of balance that is needed.

    If organisations were to have CEO's like yourself, then employees attrition rate will go down and productivity will go through the roof ! Thank you for an excellent buzz Sara You will be an asset to any organisation.

    All I can think of is the submarine video which I had shared once with my team .(Inno-Versity Presents: "Greatness" by David Marquet - https://youtu.be/OqmdLcyES_Q)
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/01/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    I couldn't be more grateful for your response @Ali Anani as it is your work that I mention that has focused on the senses and the relationship between nature, human nature and business and has clarified and integrated this relationship. Thank you for highlighting the ideas that stood out for you. Thank you for sharing and for your support.
    Ali Anani
    09/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    This buzz is sheer beauty @Sara Jacobovici. I enjoyed reading it immensely. You gave sesses a "business image" by providing great examples supported with great logic, quotes and facts. I believe this ranks among your top buzzes. I find the flow of the buzz so smooth that I blamed myself to pause and select few lines from the buzz that captured my attention. Here they are:
    The irony is that our higher cognitive brain depends on information it receives through the sensory system.
    If a leader of a company or a team receives information which has been deprived in any way of his visual sense, then the information he passes on will be incomplete
    If the Corporate Body is not exposed to a variety of tastes; sweet, spicy, tart, bitter, salty and so on, then everything begins to taste the same. This bland experience prevents growth.
    The Corporate Body needs to experience the rough and smooth, the sand and the water, the soft and prickly. What we walk on, sit on, the door we grab when entering the building, the handshakes, the pat on the back.

    I haven't read a buzz as influential as this one relating senses to business. You did it beautifully. That I have a mention in your buzz is a source of pride for me. Sharing..
  6. ProducerEmily McCoy

    Emily McCoy

    Sweeter than Honey (The Hive)
    Sweeter than Honey (The Hive)Compassion is the wish that others be free of suffering.THE DALAI LAMA in AN OPEN HEARTOver this Christmas Holiday, I learned many things. 1: I am not the center of the Universe, but rather a single Bee in a Hive two planets away from the Sun. 2: My...


    Emily McCoy
    10/01/2017 #1 Emily McCoy
    Those were the best days.
  7. ProducerDeborah Alves

    Deborah Alves

    Lost in Translation?
    Lost in Translation? If you are a social media avid user and loves languages like me, you probably encounter on a daily basis a problem that seems too big and complicated to be solved even by giants like Facebook and Google. The translation tools available for the...


    Deborah Alves
    04/01/2017 #6 Deborah Alves
    I love the concept of having a professional and social profile combined, afterwards, we are social beings. #5
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/01/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Deborah Alves .....your words help us to improve !! . The next plaftorm will be much better !! coming soon ! CC @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze
    Deborah Alves
    04/01/2017 #4 Deborah Alves
    Thank you so very much! I started exploring beBee recently and I really like it! #1
    Deborah Alves
    04/01/2017 #3 Deborah Alves
    Thank you! #2
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    04/01/2017 #2 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Welcome to beBee !!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Deborah Alves welcome to beBee !! beBee will include a translator tool very soon! By the way.... I love languages and diversity ! :-)
  8. ProducerPradipna Lodh

    Pradipna Lodh

    Experience = People Management
    Experience = People ManagementIn my 5 years of work experience, I have worked in various organisations. It was a privilege to associate with many wonderful people from various backgrounds. I am extremely grateful to few of them for making me learn the A B C'S of the industry....
  9. Migdalia Burgos

    Migdalia Burgos

    "it’s quite possible we are on the cusp of a Marketing Renaissance, thanks in part to technology, the force that has done so much to destabilize the industry in the first place"
    Migdalia Burgos
    A Renaissance in Marketing?
    www.strategy-business.com Technology and advanced analytics are breathing new life into an industry that had grown...
  10. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Thursday's Thought: How Welcoming is YOUR Organization?
    Thursday's Thought: How Welcoming is YOUR Organization?Have you ever attended a business meeting or networking event where you knew very few people . . . maybe no one?How did you feel when you were walking in? Confident? Curious? Cautious? Comfortable? Uncomfortable?All those are possible, of course,...


    Susan Rooks
    19/11/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    #2 And I just read your post on bias; I shared it, but I am still trying to figure out what to say about it! And of course my post can have a wider aspect; I just wanted to start the conversation about that narrow slice. I have a couple more posts in the making, continuing the theme. Must say, though, I hadn't thought of bias in terms of welcoming. Now, of course, I'll be doing just that!
    Ken Boddie
    19/11/2016 #2 Ken Boddie
    Interesting post, Susan, that has a much wider application than just visitors. Having recently attended a presentation to our senior staff from a specialist on 'diversity' who illustrated to us how we are unconsciously biased towards others outside the various 'in-groups' we tend to create (including your visitors). The initial road to recovery is often being aware of this bias.
    Susan Rooks
    17/11/2016 #1 Susan Rooks
    Thank you, @John White, MBA, for sharing my post! I really appreciate it!
  11. Javier 🐝 beBee
    http://www.inc.com/john-white/what-11-million-users-taught-me-about-the-future-of-social-media-in-business.html Javier 🐝 beBee


    Mohammed Sultan
    05/11/2016 #3 Mohammed Sultan
    Dear @Javier beBee.Although each one may have driven by different motives,I 'm certain that you have achieved unprecedented success in the world of social media because you were able to go beyond the logic of others , driven by your passion to be a self-led model.You are not only running your hives but also your bees in the framework of your high expectations.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    05/11/2016 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #1 thanks @Ken Boddie for your compliment. I am only a dreamer. We couldn't make beBee without millions of bees buzzing on !
    Ken Boddie
    05/11/2016 #1 Ken Boddie
    Don't know who those other two fellas are, but that Javier guy is one cool dude! 👍
  12. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Tips for Mastering the Art of Public Apology, or Any Apology for that Matter
    Tips for Mastering the Art of Public Apology, or Any Apology for that MatterAs a follow up to my recent post, How to Speak Your Mind and Not Piss People Off, I thought I would move into the subject of what we public relations pros call “issues management” and the fine art of issuing public apologies. If you just want to...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/10/2016 #35 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier excellent advice. It is not easy saying sorry at any time, but it is necessary. You have given some good advice on the importance of doing it correctly in business and for public purposes. Thanks.🙂🤗
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    29/10/2016 #34 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #33 Thank you, Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    29/10/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    Many handy tips here, Renée, for which I thank you. I have never been happy with repeated legal advice advocating never to admit wrongdoing. I suspect that many a situation can be defused by an appropriate apology rather than buttressed into a stagnant stand-off. I also like your suggestion to keep the client advised on proposed system remediation. Worth filing away as you say.
    Michele Williams
    28/10/2016 #32 Michele Williams
    #31 Great. I will share it here also.
    Aaron Skogen
    28/10/2016 #31 Aaron Skogen
    #27 Thank you so much @Michele Williams. I shared a link here on beBee back to the post.
    Aaron Skogen
    28/10/2016 #30 Aaron Skogen
    #25 Funny how that works, isn't it @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I hope you enjoyed the post :-). Your more than welcome to leave a link in the comments!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #29 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #28 Yes, I noticed that dastardly contrarian pop his little tiny head out! Always love your feedback, @Graham🐝 Edwards. :)
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/10/2016 #28 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #21 I think one of the challenges to this, more than ever because of social media, is as it plays out in the world of public opinion to separate object from subjective... vile and narcissistic are subjective words and in my word only "objective" gets things done.

    One persons apology is another persons "pandering"...

    I sense the contrarian in me coming out... as we'll as a buzz. Again thanks for making me think.
    Michele Williams
    28/10/2016 #27 Michele Williams
    #24 Wow! @Aaron Skogen, Please share your apology post on beBee if you haven't already. It is a powerful reminder to us all.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #26 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #23 Thank you, David. It's especially rewarding when another communications professional likes my posts!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #25 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #24 Ha! I just read your LI post and was tempted to include the link to this post in it, but I figured you'd probably see the post, anyway. I'm glad you like it!
    Aaron Skogen
    28/10/2016 #24 Aaron Skogen
    I just ran across this @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Great advice! It's interesting that I see this now considering I don't believe in coincidences. About an hour ago I posted this: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/im-sorry-open-apology-aaron-skogen A very public apology. I don't normally post links to another post, but given the content, I thought it may interest you. Again, this is a wonderful reminder Renee, thanks!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/10/2016 #23 David B. Grinberg
    Super awesome advice @Renée 🐝 Cormier! You provide valuable lessons is crisis communications. To reiterate some points:
    1) Remember that saying from Watergate: "The cover up is always worse than the crime."
    2) Thus, don't wait to apologize for a major gaffe. Do so publicly, quickly and all at once. Shine a spotlight on it.
    3) Swallow your pride and eat your "humble pie" ASAP. Avoid the drip-drip-drip effect of negative media coverage over multiple news cycles.
    4) By apologizing, you will usually gain empathy and forgiveness. Meanwhile, covering up the problem will only cause it to grow larger -- like a snowball rolling down a mountain and getting bigger and it picks up speed.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #22 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Oh, and I forgot to mention, @Graham🐝 Edwards, thank you very much for sharing my post. You're the best!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #21 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #18 Thank you, Graham, for the thoughtful response. I think intention plays a major role in determining the gravity of any action. The other component, of course, is the consequences of the action. It is the difference between a serious transgression and an honest mistake. Honest mistakes are much easier to forgive. A person who has no regard for the consequences of his actions could be considered a rather vile and even narcissistic individual, and would therefore be much harder to forgive.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #20 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #19 Thank you, Jan!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    28/10/2016 #19 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    #13 Donne ReNee
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    28/10/2016 #18 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Ask always @Renée 🐝 Cormier great insight and perspective. For me, if you tear way everything, an apology is the recognition of a mistake (or problem), which then more importantly begs the questions, "Is it really a mistake? Do you take ownership for the mistake? What are you going to fix the problem? and can I trust you not to make the same mistake?".

    Apologies are a dime a dozen, just look at any Canadian or Politician... lol

    There is some fascinating discussion in this post and I hope we can broaden the conversation...

    How is a mistake defined and who defines it? (Actuaries make a living helping companies it). Who decides if it is an honest mistake or in fact a well calculated decision that unfortunately forums the light of day? Are mistakes defined by external consensus or driven by internal core

    Then you have rectifying the mistake or problem...... recognition of the mistake and an apologize just isn't enough... I believe it is what is done then validates the honest recognition of the mistake and the apologize.

    All your great points take us far but in the end the real question that has to be asked and part of the recognition and "apology spin needs to be, "What is the plan and the actions that show you are 'walking the talk' ?".

    Thanks for making me think,

    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/10/2016 #17 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 #15 #16 Thank you Michelle and Paul for your support. It is always a great feeling when other professionals appreciate your work! Your comments and shares mean a lot to me.
    Paul 🐝 Kearley
    28/10/2016 #16 Paul 🐝 Kearley
    Very well written @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I liked the plug for Dale Carnegie in there as well, but the one thing that is most important is this one: Give absolutely no excuses for your behaviour. You are bang on for that one. Nothing is more frustrating than someone apologizing and finishing with a "But...... " Thanks for this great piece which acts as a great reminder to us all.
  13. Michael Barrio

    Michael Barrio

    Data breach, user error, recalls, brand damage...are you ready? It's never too early to start planning. Crises are never a matter of IF, but WHEN. Michael Barrio
  14. ProducerLogue, III Hollis
    Reviewing Your Old Estate Plan
    Reviewing Your Old Estate PlanTerms you will need to know:Assets — Real or Personal Property, whether tangible or intangible, that has financial value and can be used for the payment of its owner’s debts.Durable Powers Of Attorney — The authority to act on behalf of a person...
  15. ProducerLogue, III Hollis
    What Do I Do If One Of My Children Has Problems?
    What Do I Do If One Of My Children Has Problems?Terms you will need to know:Trustee: An individual or corporation named by an individual, who sets aside property to be used for the benefit of another person, to manage the property as provided by the terms of the document that created the...
  16. ProducerStephane 🐝 Fenner
    Sponsoring Golf Events and Hospitality
    Sponsoring Golf Events and HospitalityCompanies focus on increasing sales and marketing in order to maximize revenue. One of the tools is corporate hospitality events.New DynamicsHaving less today and as time is a major constraint, there is a challenge for companies. Customers are busy...
  17. ProducerTanya Williams

    Tanya Williams

    Why aren’t you using Social media to build your employer of choice brand?
    Why aren’t you using Social media to build your employer of choice brand?Social is used incorrectly by many businesses and recruiters. Social is exactly that – a social platform where potential customers are interacting with friends, family and articles that are of interest to them. When you are posting social...
  18. ProducerLogue, III Hollis
    Your Grandchildren Need Protection
    Your Grandchildren Need ProtectionTerms you will need to know:1. Trust — A relationship created at the direction of an individual, in which one or more persons hold the individual’s property subject to certain duties to use and protect it for the benefit of others.2....
  19. ProducerLogue, III Hollis
    The Divorce Protection Trust
    The Divorce Protection TrustBefore we beginSome terms you will need to know:1. Assets — Real or Personal Property, whether tangible or intangible, that has financial value and can be used for the payment of its owner’s debts.2. Inheritance — Property received from a...
  20. ProducerLogue, III Hollis
    The Basics Of A Trust Administration
    The Basics Of A Trust AdministrationBefore we get started:Definitions You Will Need To Know1. Settlor: One who establishes a trust — a right of property, real or personal — held and administered by a trustee for the benefit of another.2. Trustee: An individual or corporation...
  21. ProducerLogue, III Hollis
    The Basics Of A Living Trust
    The Basics Of A Living TrustDefinitions you will need to know:Living trust — A property right, held by one party for the benefit of another, that becomes effective during the lifetime of the creator and is, therefore, in existence upon his or her death.Beneficiaries — An ...
  22. Melissa Hughes

    Melissa Hughes

    Creativity and innovation require the ability to look at the same thing as everyone else and see something completely different.

    Firing up your creative brain cells is simpler than you might think!
    Melissa Hughes
    Unleash Your Inner Kindergartner for a More Creative You
    andrickgroupblog.wordpress.com Ask 25 kindergartners how many of them are artists and you’ll likely see 25 hands in the air.  While most kids in the single-digit age range will easily identify themselves as creative, that...


    Melissa Hughes
    28/06/2016 #2 Anonymous
    So true, @Richard Buse! Thanks for the read and the comments! #1
    Richard Buse
    25/06/2016 #1 Richard Buse
    Thanks for sharing this, Melissa. I think your advice is particularly relevant now that summer is upon us. Vacations get us away from acting and thinking the ways we do every work day. Wonderful, creative ideas emerge when we're in different physical settings and focused on simply relaxing.
  23. ProducerTanya Williams

    Tanya Williams

    Internal Social Media - what is it?
    Internal Social Media - what is it?Social media is not just for communicating with your customers. It can be used really well as an internal communication tool.Prefer to read an article...... When you mention the words 'social media' most people think of using Facebook to...


  24. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    5 Ways to Connect
    5 Ways to Connect Sorry, the contents have been...


    Jason Attar
    23/06/2016 #5 Jason Attar
    Well said.
    Lisa Lee
    23/06/2016 #4 Lisa Lee
    I meet people most weeks that could deeply use every single on of these tips. Great share @Jim 🐝 Cody!
    Kristi Latimer
    23/06/2016 #3 Kristi Latimer
    Great reminders here @Jim 🐝 Cody...In today's overstimulated world, it can be extremely challenging to truly listen. But, if we want to not only listen to others, but be heard as well, we must become connected to others---and not only through technology.
    Anees Zaidi
    22/06/2016 #2 Anees Zaidi
    Excellent tips @Jim 🐝 Cody....For a healthy conversation an attentive listening is the most important element. All conversations fail in absence of listening. Thanks for important reminders.
    Paul O'Neill
    22/06/2016 #1 Paul O'Neill
    Nice share @Jim 🐝 Cody....some simple reminders that are surprisingly forgotten with alarming frequency in today's world.
  25. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Why Why or why...


    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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/06/2016 #19 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #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, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    22/06/2016 #17 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    beBEE.com Leading the way for Social Media. Its great to be a bee! regards, Bill Stankiewicz. www.savannahsupplychain.com
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/06/2016 #16 Max🐝 J. 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🐝 J. 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🐝 J. Carter
    22/06/2016 #14 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #13 Thank you David
    David B. Grinberg
    22/06/2016 #13 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on the excellent post, @Max🐝 J. Carter, you make several potent points.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/06/2016 #12 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #9 Thank you Wayne, You make several valid points of your own. Thank you sharing them.
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/06/2016 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    Interesting observations by Max @Max🐝 J. Carter
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/06/2016 #9 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for your observations and thoughts on LI vs BB @Max🐝 J. 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🐝 J. Carter
    22/06/2016 #8 Max🐝 J. 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🐝 J. Carter
    22/06/2016 #6 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #2 @Javier 🐝 beBee Thank you for beBee.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/06/2016 #5 Max🐝 J. 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.
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