- Producer06/11/2016Gazpacho - a spanish potion :)Ingredients: Tomato, pepper, cucumber, onion, extra virgin olive oil 5%, wine vinegar, salt, garlic, lemon juice. Vegetable content: 93%.Gazpacho is a soup made of raw vegetables and served cold, originating in the southern Spanish region of...
Comments14/04/2017 #60 Randall BurnsExcellent and informative article @Javier 🐝 beBee. Obviously I have a professional interest in this topic and can say that this is a favorite item to have on my menus. We eat a lot of Gazpacho here in Canada in the hot summer months but I also lived in the Caribbean for over 20 years where I had this on all of my menus year round. There are many variations that can be produced in this easily prepared item, (no cooking needed), incorporating fresh local fruits, (like mango, one of my favorites), papayas, pineapple, etc. Another trick is to roast the garlic beforehand and while you will need twice as much garlic for the recipe the flavor deepens and is greatly enhanced giving a slightly smoky flavor, (roasted peppers also add a "smoky" hint), . fresh herbs, (as opposed to dried), are essential.
A very versatile, healthy dish, that can easily be modified to suit one's personal tastes or special menu, theme or occasion.29/01/2017 #58 Javier 🐝 beBee#57 @Sandra Smith probably you are right :). We are very lucky to have this unique climate.... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
- Producer16/10/2017How to be more successfulWe know that success comes with a lot of challenges and complications at every stage.Here are hard things you will have to do if you want to be successful:1. You have to be able to foresee the future but stay focused on the present.2. You have to...
Comments18/10/2017 #24 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorOne of my favorites is the story of persistence. Greg S. Reid shares Napoleon Hill's story of RU Darby in this video: https://vimeo.com/40665216 View moreOne of my favorites is the story of persistence. Greg S. Reid shares Napoleon Hill's story of RU Darby in this video: https://vimeo.com/40665216 . Don't give up 3 feet from gold! Close17/10/2017 #23 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI wanted to add one that I heard at a conference this week. I felt it was worth mentioning. The speaker said the only words he every lived by were those said by his mother, "Do your Best, and Make sure your Having Fun doing it."
He said that if he wasn't having fun, he was in the wrong vehicle of work and looked for another.17/10/2017 #21 Tausif MundrawalaI agree with all the aspects in it's entirety. We have to feel comfortable being uncomfortable. Well said because these testing times helps us realize the importance of ourselves. Jewellery couldn't be form unless and until gold is not melt and the diamond not being cut and shaped.
Thanks for this buzz, @Javier 🐝 beBee17/10/2017 #17 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#11 "which readers should consider printing out and and reviewing regularly" completely agree to print the listing.
About the feeling of being uncomfortable being uncomfortable, my ideas are different from those of the rest therefore perhaps undervalued, respectful, that is why I defend them and I go on, I am walking against the current, therefore uncomfortable perhaps, to the rest that wants to make me change my mind (I hope the translator behaves well)17/10/2017 #11 David B. GrinbergThank you, Javier, for such an uplifting and inspirational blogging buzz filled with awesome advice! This post is a like a success "cheat sheet" per se, which readers should consider printing out and and reviewing regularly. You include so many powerful points for serious consideration and implementation. In fact, many studies show that positive people are not only happier, but healthier too!
Personally, I think the most challenging point -- at least for me -- is #2 "You have to feel comfortable with being uncomfortable." Well, one might ask, how does that work? I would say the more one adopts and repeats an initially uncomfortable behavior, habit or trait, the more comfortable one incrementally becomes with it. However, it's the initial adoption and repetition which strikes me as the hardest part. I would welcome any further advice you might have on mastering this principle.
Lastly, I've always prided myself on being a positive thinker -- especially during challenging times. I would note that it's just as easy to think positively as negatively, to see the proverbial glass half full rather than half empty. Yet this is an "acquired taste" for many people. Therefore, I suggest reading the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, informally known as the godfather of positive thinking. His timeless words of wisdom can help anyone become less negative and more positive. Check him out:
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- Producer15/10/2017Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier 🐝 beBee on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...
Comments17/10/2017 #38 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#36 Those are are some awesome numbers @Jim 🐝 Cody. It makes me feel like I am on the right track. Need to put in a lot more work to get there, someday. Hoping to learn from your experience in personal branding, in the process. Thank you for your comment and kind share.16/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd#18 Being of what i think is your generation i do see similarities in the school of thought from yesteryear. I would also think that similar concepts were considered as we transferred from letter writing to phone calls to fax machines. It seems that each time we make a technological leap in communications we develop new ways to do similar things. Gutenberg started this mess.
Specifically in this case the "personal brand". I sense that this is the new generational prospects of the resume, differentiating one's self from the herd. This is a game that as more differentiated the more they become the same. I thought our generation's rejection of "the man" was interesting as we embraced our own rules and became "the man". We got what we wanted.
Technology comes with both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad, as you and Phil discussed. I believe the personal branding label is here to stay for a while. I would be more interested in hearing your thoughts on personal brand going forward.
How would you instruct your daughter if she was hell bent on personal branding as a viable option? (I had to answer this question, while having a similar viewpoint. So would really like to hear your advice. You can't cop out here, you have to give good advice to a 27 year old daughter that is going to take the path anyway. Thought i would add a little pressure. All in jest, but would like to hear your conversation.) A hint mine started with AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, well, long silence, i'll get back to you.16/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#27 That's true @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It takes a lot of time to understand and build on this concept. Thanks to beBee I can now learn from the best. :-)
I would like to thank you for the knowledge and experience, in this subject, you share with us through your writings and lives.16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerI understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you don’t bother to tell anyone about it...#2616/10/2017 #26 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.16/10/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.16/10/2017 #22 Harvey LloydI can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.
I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.
My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.
I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.
Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.
Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.16/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#15 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)16/10/2017 #19 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#18 Sir, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.
My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.
Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
- Producer10/10/2017A Psychologist's Advice to Great Customer Relationships There are certain customer service skills that every employee must master if they want to keep up with current customer service trends.I don't know about you but some of my personal customer journey's mirror a horse and buggy during a Nascar race.It...
Comments11/10/2017 #10 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding EntrepreneurExcellent article, Dorothy! Customer service is extremely important for my business, and I completely agree on all points - especially positive language, calming presence, and willingness to learn.10/10/2017 #9 Dorothy Cooper#6 You are correct but I think many entrepreneurs forget they need to offer value and customer service is king when selling a product or service. I am thinking of a startup idea to hire a customer service which intervenes on behalf of customers or brands when there is a high-degree of conflict. A negotiation service or mediation to iron out the wrinkles. David thanks for the great feedback as always.10/10/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergWow, Dorothy, that's certainly a broad list of admirable skills. Someone with all those traits would be like a customer service rep from heaven. Unfortunately, few customer service reps have mastered most of these important attributes in today's mobile, digital and virtual Information Age -- where speed too often supersedes actual customer service.
Also, as a professional communicator, I would emphasize the importance of customer service reps paying more attention to learning "soft skills" which are essential for efficiency, effectiveness and enhancement of the overall customer experience. Moreover, business owners and managers/supervisors need to reiterate the age-old adage that, "Customer is King!"
Thanks for the good blogging buzz!10/10/2017 #2 Kevin BakerSEO Score and Keywords
psychologist's, advice, customer, relationships,
5 good title words
psychologist's : at position 0
advice : at position 1
customer : at position 2
relationships : at position 3
customer : at position 4
5 result at end title
found in title : customer = 3 times found in description
found in keywords : customer = 3 times found in description
found in keywords : service = 3 times found in description
found in keywords : skills = 3 times found in description
77 total good description words
11 result at end description
found in title : customer = 48 times found in content
found in keywords : customer = 48 times found in content
found in keywords : service = 25 times found in content
found in keywords : skills = 14 times found in content
found in keywords : employee = 4 times found in content
937 total good content words
Over all score is 80.5
Score higher then 60 should get to most popular and viral results.
Score higher then 80 will get viral search engine results.
This is a guideline only.
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- Producer07/10/2017How to Achieve the "Flow State"This content is inspired by this article from Marta 🐝 García QuijadaThe State of Flow The state of flow, or being in the zone, is a state of peak performance. The flow state has been described by the world’s greatest thinkers as the most...
Comments11/10/2017 #36 Alan Culler@Javier 🐝 beBee
Thanks for sharing.
Like you I experience flow when doing something I love and do well -I get lost in the work and hear very little from the outside -sometimes it is just something I love -even though I don't do it particularly well -like woodcarving, or songwriting -I get immersed in the learning and love the progress I make -. Sometimes it is something I don't particularly love but do very well -like writing training materials -when I get done procrastinating (because I "say" I don't doing it -I focus and it begins to go well -the reinforcing cycle.
Flow never happens when I disagree with or dislike (really dislike) the activity though and no amount of let's just get this done focus will conjure it forth.
Thanks again09/10/2017 #33 Tausif MundrawalaTo disrupt this flow of energies surging inside us is like sentencing our ourselves to a death punishment. Our minds are the powerful beings which requires constant nourishment in order to achieve many great things in life. One of the example would be to read or write. I like the example which you sited of a writer who embarks on a journey to pen a novel.
Thanks for this wonderful buzz, @Javier 🐝 beBee09/10/2017 #32 Luizia🐝 PatrícioBeing in the flow, is one of the powerful experiences and tools that help a person to give the best. In the flow state they are able to deliver much, much more than the best (deliver the extraordinary) Congratulations on your article @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreBeing in the flow, is one of the powerful experiences and tools that help a person to give the best. In the flow state they are able to deliver much, much more than the best (deliver the extraordinary) Congratulations on your article @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Marcia García Quisada Close08/10/2017 #31 Ian WeinbergThanks for highlighting this pivotal concept @Javier 🐝 beBee We have studied what you have referred to as the ‘flow state’ for several years. On review of our own case studies as well as the prevailing research, we have defined the ‘5 core elements’ which contribute to a mind state promoting enhanced wellness and productivity (in effect, your 'flow state'). These core elements are: 1) Meaning and purpose; 2) Self-esteem/self-efficacy; 3) Gratification – task engagement gratification, task mastery gratification, reward; 4) Achievement – anticipated achievement or achievement experienced which was greater than anticipated; 5) Value contribution – to self and to the extended environment. The converse of the core elements or your state of flow is a state of hopeless-helplessness – akin to ‘what’s the use of trying, I never experience success or gratification’. Our whole program is directed at promoting the 5 core elements which has shown to enhance wellness, performance and leadership as well as personal gratification. Arriving at the core elements requires a detailed de-brief of the individual to establish the appropriate activity for engagement – a comprehensive personal mission statement, among other things.08/10/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis buzz is very poignant for me because the book "Flow" absolutely changed my life. I found a meaning in which invigorated my mind, heart and will. Prior reading this book I was tired of existence, cynical of people, exhausted by bullshit, devoid of meaning and empty of desire. The transformation that Mihaly's book provided me is the very reason I am here at beBee and now participate in my own learning pathways online - once I understood what flow was and the relationship with capability and challenge, it absolutely changed my life - and my life changed at the end of my 30's.
Ironically my brother had later attended a complexity conference in Boston and the person sitting next to him was Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. As my brother listened to the speakers, I believe one speaker called Francis Fukuyama happened to say something that hit a nerve with Mihaly's own life experiences growing up in Soviet occupied Hungary. I can't remember what my brother said Fukuyama said which got Mihaly upset, but Mihaly simply got up and walked out into the hallway. My brother seeing him visibly not happy followed him into the hallway.
It is at this point that my brother mentioned to him the impact his book "Flow" had on me. He explained my life before and after reading this book and how it was transformational, that within it I found my compass and liberated meaning. When Mihaly heard my story in that hallway, my brother said he teared up and he was absolutely surprised that his book could have this kind of effect. In contrast to what Fukuyama had said on stage, Mihaly was now focused on my own transformation as a person.08/10/2017 #23 Edward Lewellen@Javier 🐝 beBee, the flow state is associated with top-performance, feeling full of confidence, and feeling powerful. I regularly help people access this state, especially in the field of sales. By creating associations of neuropathways of times when a person was "in the flow" with times when they feel negative emotions, the positive powerful feelings override the negative and allow them perform at a high level in what used to be challenging tasks. Another fascinating tool I'm able to give people is to be happy anytime they want. I'm able to help people create a vision of happiness that is amazingly real and then create an anchor they can trigger any time they want to feel happy. This is true even when under extreme stress. One executive I did this for was giving a presentation to a large audience. I was a guest and had been seated at a front table. While giving his presentation, the executive looked at me, winked, triggered his anchor for happiness and broke out in a big smile for all to see!08/10/2017 #18 Scott SimmermanI blogged on this concept a few years ago, expanding a bit on this content should you want to see more information.
Find it at https://performancemanagementcompanyblog.com/2013/05/23/thoughts-on-building-a-high-performance-environment-teamwork-and-flow/ View moreI blogged on this concept a few years ago, expanding a bit on this content should you want to see more information.
Find it at https://performancemanagementcompanyblog.com/2013/05/23/thoughts-on-building-a-high-performance-environment-teamwork-and-flow/
It is about managing information, challenge / environment and skills. Leaders can make work environments much more performance oriented. Close
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- Producer07/10/2017The Art Of Fishing Where The Fish AreOne of the things that you pick up if you have made it your business to not just participate in social media, but to really get down to what it’s all about, is a sense of perspective.First of all, you learn that this is a community. You put your...
Comments09/10/2017 #11 Jim Murray#10 Nobody's arguing that social media isn't a great place to exchange information and inside. Why do you think I stick around? What I'm saying is that it's not a place where service professionals can really consider as a great opportunity to get business. Thanks for the comment, I think. I'm not quite sure I got the whole of it.09/10/2017 #10 AnonymousNaked truth about social media and networks? Nah, for me. First of all, this is the opinion of one mature marketer. Without different types of morons, including fractal morons, most of the internet places are quite boring places. Different things represent pleasure for different people. I certainly think that any kind of generalization is not good, if not rather dangerous. All the rest, seems like not enough to explain the complex structure of the effective networking experience. Those who know, unfortunately rarely have a need to practice a knowledge transfer without some kind of compensation (money, profit, fame, reputation, vanity, spiritual exhibitionism, self-promotion…). Luckily, there are people on social media for whom knowledge exchange is a pure pleasure or a necessary challenge. I think this is the greatest value of social media. Connections. Food for thought. Thanks @Jim Murray, my friend.07/10/2017 #7 Jim Murray#5 They can denigrate it all they want. I'm happy to sing its praises if they have any actual results to show me. Trouble is I don;'t think they do. I have been slammin' on this shit for years with nearly no rational resistance. In the words of the other woman I love...."People don't really have much of a clue how to sell themselves."07/10/2017 #5 Phil Friedman#4 That is, in itself, a very clear statement. And I agree that you keep the distinctions clear. My gut tells me some people will think you are denigrating "social marketing and social selling." I could be wrong. The comments to come in will tell the tale, eh? (Thought I'd close by speaking Canadian.) Cheers!07/10/2017 #4 Jim Murray#2 Sorry Phil. I'm not sure I see your point. I never use 'marketing' in conjunction with Bullet Proof Consulting, In the signature I qualify that word by linking it with communications, and in the last paragraph I am referring to our marketing strategy meaning the strategy we are using to move our business forward. If there's any confusion about that, it's not for lack of trying to be as clear as possible. Cheers, jim07/10/2017 #2 Phil FriedmanJim, to a great extent I agree with you. But my concern is that you will engender by what you've written here a massive (what I call a) category error. That is, you are talking about your and Charlene's marketing of Marketing Consulting services, whereas many people reading this will, I predict, confuse that with marketing the goods and services produced by your clients.
The two are not only different, they are at a different "level". As you know, I provide two distinct forms of consulting to my clients (not necessarily at the same time): 1) technical and business consulting in the field of yacht building, and 2) more general small-business consulting in operations and management.
I use social media non-exclusively to attract the notice of prospective clients and develop the opportunities to market my services to such prospects, on a one-on-one basis similar to what you describe here. In fact, precisely this scenario occurred just recently and I am, as we speak, talking to the manufacturer of a new marine product about my developing and directing a program to introduce it and develop a system of distribution for it in the North American market.
But understand that, if we come to terms, and I go forward with the project, the marketing that I will be doing will NOT take exactly the same form as the marketing I do on my own behalf. And it may include a significant component of direct product marketing and sales via social media as well as in the general online marketplace. This is because B2C marketing a relatively small-price-tag product is NOT the same as the B2B marketing of professional services.
Not saying in any way that you and Charlene confuse the two, only that I think a number of your readers are going to -- unless you remind them specifically not to. Good piece. Thanks and cheers!07/10/2017 #1 Joel AndersonInteresting insights. I think my problem so far is that I have looked at things from the intersection of my left and right brains. I am not sure that I have mastered the synaptic bridging effect between the two but continue on I will. As I read this, It made me think of my day yesterday. This has been a bad year and I have kind of mentally shut down of late. Yesterday, for the first time in awhile on the way to work and in my casual business work attire, I stood on a cement wall casting my line into the river. In the past I have found I irritate the old timers for showing up looking like a wanna be fisherman dressed in business clothes. Yesterday was somewhat refreshing in an abby normal kind of way. With each cast I caught a fish. The old timers, still standing there muttering under their breath as they just stood there not catching anything. About ten minutes later I picked up my gear and started walking to my truck. One old timer, spat his chaw out and said, where the heck are you going? I said, I got to go to work. Son of a beach, son of a beach he muttered. I have been here two hours and haven't caught a darn thing. You show up lookin all hoity toity and catch 8 fish and leave. Son of a beach. For the first time in a long time I started the day out with a chuckle and grin. Thanks for some great lessons in perspective.
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Comments10/10/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher#5 Thanks Jim. Sometimes I think our advice offered up for free as it is on this and other platforms is victim to the fact that we are not being paid as we are with clients. But then every once in a while you see in a comment that the lights have gone on in an entrepreneur's mind...
Stay tuned.08/10/2017 #5 Jim MurrayRight on @Jerry Fletcher. I have a very smart friend who is an SEO specialist and over lunch one day he told me that digital marketers, most of whom are greedy and stupid and have no concept of how business in the over view sense works, are trying to convince everyone that digital marketing (SEO etc) are something that every business should be doing. But that this was bullshit, and that any professional services persons (like you and me), are stupid to buy into it. But they do and I personally hope they don't stop because that leaves lots of room for the un-stupid, like you and me. My friend has great success with all kinds of different retailers, and those services business that have a well defined target audience. After that, it's read Jerry's article and do what he does. Good piece, my friend.
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- Producer05/10/2017beBee and their bet on qualityIn beBee we strive to improve our user experience and increase the quality of the content in our social network.Content quality is something unique that makes our platform different.Social Networks are full of pictures, videos and text that is...
Comments19/10/2017 #207 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeSomething I've murmured to myself since an adolescent is, "Change is Constant." Change is a good thing. It's the adjustment that is a bear. One thing that was hard with sff.net is they never changed, and it was always difficult to upload content. Not so here. beBee taught me to spread my wings and fly. Thanks for your ongoing efforts.18/10/2017 #203 Francisco Lopez#194 What will happen with those hives that require some level of knowledge, like astronomy, astrophysics, or meteorology, medicine, philosophy, art, history etc? It is far easier and less time consuming to import well-written content than to write it. An information vacuum has been created. A vacuum is also an opportunity, and I suspect I will be thank you for this later. ;)17/10/2017 #199 Francisco Lopez#194 As I see it, and I can be wrong, beBee is evolving into a writer's platform, nothing bad with that, actually, this has been our main complaint in LinkedIn. There, they opened Pulse to everyone, and suddenly a million people were writing and their engagement rose sharply, as it did here. I was suddenly receiving many notifications, as I have their contact limit there, 30,000, plus a set of random notification placed by the system, we both are in LinkedIn, probably you remember. At some point, this became a nightmare for their processing and for the users and they scaled back, effectively closing the effective access to writers (they can publish but, who is reading them?) When I saw, what they call Influencers, sometimes writing fluff an get hundreds of thousand viewers and I spending 20 to 40 or re hours in research and not getting even 5 thousand views, I stopped writing and fiercely recommend beBee as a complement to inkedIn. Several of my contacts in LinkedIn are brand Ambassadors here.17/10/2017 #195 Francisco Lopez#194 Actually I agree with you, Javier, and, in any case, is your house. Maybe adding a moderation function to the hives can help to reduce the noise. It will still be arbitrary but is better than elimination quality content from the hives because is not original content. Of course, is not easy, In spite of running a business, I moderate my 7 groups in LinkedIn and own several here and in Facebook, and do my best to maintain the noise under control. I know it is very early, as I do not much advertising here yet, but, something that can attract professional talent and can stimulate those writing honey, would be sharing part of the advertising income. I know people in YouTube, not the great stars or anything like that, just regular people, who make 5, 10, 20,000 a month by providing original contents, they just post a lot and a portfolio of 300 to 1,000 do the trick, as part of the ad revenue is shared with the account owner.17/10/2017 #194 Javier 🐝 beBee#193 Francisco, you are free to post any link like any other social network. Hives are beBee's mechanism and we want to protect our professionals that are working hard on generating elaborated content. Any very relevant external content can be shared through the hives but you need to work a little bit :-)
Again, Engagement (Average time spent) increased over 30% on beBee. So we are really proud and happy of our improvement. Enjoy the hive !17/10/2017 #193 Francisco LopezThrowing a blanket description to what despectively is named as quick buzzes is like putting an economy in the hands of a few beaurocrats the quality tends to decrease and the amount of creativity is reduced. Nothing bad about promoting writing talent, as beBee does, but not all the content linked from the outside is photos of cats, dating updates, and other stupid content. Is true there is a ton of content placed by low IQ people, disruptors, and trolls., and, as it is easy to cross[ost than to create, this could be a line of defense.against the trolls. I personally have mixed feeling about this strategy. I get paid to write and tend to be hesitant to make rich others and not getting paid. It takes serious time to do serious writing, research, verification and developing and publishing. Don't take me bad, this could end being a good move, especially for writers looking for a platform to publish their original content and attract work. It might be too early for emerging platforms but, it could attract great content if it shared advertising revenue like other sites.13/10/2017 #191 Louise Smith#183 @Claire L Cardwell I am sure you could write a scaffold to be adapted for different pictures. Your own personal non PR Beeutiful BLURB.
Another idea is to ask some bees for an opinion before you post and include their comments in the main post.
Maybe a little relevant history & technique & form explanation. It will end up as your PhD thesis !
Bees will probably instinctively look at the picture first and then read the blurb
Most people are visual dominant and / or lazy !
So they will make their own conclusions.11/10/2017 #188 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝I think the changes drove home some good enhancements to beBee platform, it will make all of users to spend more time to produce honeys and that is always good for making the content original in the platform however, I would like to have some flexibility on what my notification would alert me from (e.g: Not all honeys are direct interesting to me (perhaps if we could tag it and make the system to show up only honeys from a particular tag ex: "technology") , that is probably would make beBee even more customizable and bring a great experience to any user. (My five cents) @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer05/10/2017Successfully Run a Drip Marketing CampaignHave You Seen These Drip Marketing Statistic? After looking at these stats are you asking yourself…If 80% of sales happen in between the 5th & 12th contact why are only 10% of sales people attempting to contact a prospect more than 3 times?It’s...
- Producer05/10/2017Creativity and InventivenessAs you strive to put thoughts to words and raise your pen to writeRemember it's not from the known, but the unknown, that creativity and inventiveness igniteTurn away from the predictable, cliché, and reliable. Brave the void where the darkness is...
- Producer04/10/2017Sigue al equipo de Randstad que está buscanco profesionales en beBeeOs animo a seguir al equipo de Randstad que está en búsqueda permanente de profesionales en beBee, poco a poco más profesionales de Recursos Humanos van incorporando a beBee como plataforma para...
- 03/10/2017My Interview with the Huntington Post5 Things I Wish Someone Told Me Before I Launched My Start-Up: Jason Baudendistel Founder of Wibbets Inc | HuffPostwww.huffingtonpost.com “We are building a non profit division of Wibbets Inc called Prosperity International to help disabled veterans use entrepreneurship and technology...
- MybeBeeTV goes from a simple entertaining hive to a technological platform that streams live VIP hosts live videos interviews, showcase, trainings, webinars, live conferences.... 20 seats open for October 2017, 200 guests capacity. Who is in a Rafa state of mind? https://goo.gl/oLRBhv Vamos! Se pueden escribir me Inbox con beBee Tambien!
Comments01/10/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#2 I will send you a message on Facebook, just spent the whole weekend translating.30/09/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#7 bah, it is the launching, so freemium don't hurt. Now Account Based Marketing server and ads mananagement server ain't free for exposure and third parties integration, but still affordable. When do we talk about your marketing campaign? Seems your business model is a long term one and not a simple buzz or isolated event.30/09/2017 #3 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Pamela 🐝 Williams what about a casual live interactive chat about your passion and user experience on beBee? We could ask @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín as special guest to explain the basic of UX and why beBee is good at it!30/09/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. do we Skype? When?
- Producer01/10/2017Benchmarking en UX - Obteniendo valor de la competenciaMillones de Apps en el mercado. El usuario se decanta por un grupo de ellas. Estas Apps cuentan con un valor diferencial sobre el resto, o simplemente han sabido dar la solución a un problema que tiene el usuario, y que ninguna otra lo ha...
Comments03/10/2017 #13 Patricia Castaño#6 Gracias @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín Estoy ya con los moukups y animándo los frames pero en Atomic.io. He tenido problemas con Figma que ya se me han solucionado por lo que durante dos semanas tuve que tomar otra vía. Y seguramente en Figma haré la web de Sushimania Shop. Utilizaré Figma + Marvel, una pregunta sobre Marvel. Sé que se pueden exportar los frames directamente, pero en qué archivo se deben cargar ¿en archivo de Figma o en png y solo los fondos y aplicar los elementos en Marvel? No me aclaro mucho con esta función de Marvel, es que maqueto mejor en Figma me va menos lento y tiene posivilidad de ajuste a guía y capas. No se si es que como he elegido la versión gratuita de Marvel no me da esta posivilidad.
Siento este rollo que te he soltado jajaja XD... Un saludo y feliz semana!02/10/2017 #8 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#3 no vi tu comentario y dije, @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez, no puede perderselo. Veo que @Patricia Castaño tambien se lo ha perdido.
@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín, gracias, aunque yo estoy al quite, es lo que tiene seguir a las abejas y el dedillo flojo, hay veces que pulso involuntariamente el icono 😜 😂
- Producer01/10/2017London Exhibitions: Fahrelnissa Zeid and Soul of a Nation at Tate ModernI really enjoyed two current exhibitions at Tate Modern which, rather than being sideshows to the blockbuster Giacometti (10/05 - 10/09/2017), cast light on unrelated but fascinating aspects of 20th century art. Fahrelnissa Zeid (13/06 -...
- Producer29/09/2017From Zero to Hero: How to Increase Advertising Leads in SingaporeFor a startup advertising agency who has a good marketing plan but don’t have enough funds, having a lead generation campaign is important to increase their clients.Knowing the sad state of an advertising agency in the Asia Pacific, it is hard to...
- Producer29/09/2017The Magic Trick to Effective Inbound MarketingLead nurturing is one of the many ways in which inbound marketers use their marketing strategies to boost conversion rates. Having a list of email IDs of potential clients is not the end of your inbound marketing efforts. You need to keep this pool...
Comments05/10/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. I may also suggest for @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal to visit many engaging websites to learn from their successes. Equally important to visit failing websites to learn from their isolation and poor performances.05/10/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador"Your website content should be captivating, crisp, lucid and easy to understand. A webpage wrapped with content isn’t essentially a great webpage. For each and every unique visitor you get to your website, your aim should be to nurture them, guide them, and convert them into a customer." @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal, this statement is key, IMO, plus this addresses the comment by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and the WPD factor (Wonderment, Passion, and Drive). Our content must stand out in the crowd yet present itself as quality work.30/09/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThanks for another billiant blogging buzz, Proma, filled with important insights and astute advice. This is really a terrific tutorial on inbound marketing, lead generation, cross-channel social marketing (pollination), email marketing, effective blogging, and website development/design/content. You covered so much important ground here, which is very helpful! I also appreciate the kind mention.
cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador29/09/2017 #2 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#1 Thank you for reading the Producer and for your comment, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. This is an excellent point you have brought up, one about appealing to each and every sense of the target audience to hook them to keep them from getting distracted. Maybe, I should come up with another Producer keeping this insight as central focus. Thank you so much for your input and the shares.29/09/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Proma 🐝 Nautiyal- i agree with you. A marketer must consider few channels AND publish content in each that has fragrance to attract the bee-like customers. We live increasingly in a world of distration. To attract the attention a marketer needs to work on all senses to pull the customer. Publishing content that appeal to the eye and other senses is a must.
You remind me of the WPD factor that @Sara Jacobovici, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and myself coined. It applies to content. The title and opening lines ofr visuals must awaken the wonderment of the customers passionately to drive them to act.
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