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  1. ProducerTony Compton

    Tony Compton

    23/10/2017
    10 Quick Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trade Show
    10 Quick Ways to Save Money on Your Next Trade ShowWhen it comes to exhibiting at, sponsoring, or attending trade shows and business events, money is wasted. This goes for large industry events, company-driven partner events, smaller business conferences, and the numerous user groups which exist...
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  2. ProducerChris Nichols

    Chris Nichols

    23/10/2017
    It's about the Relationship, dummy...
    It's about the Relationship, dummy...We’ve all been there – the dreaded phone calls from sales professionals at [insert industry here].It doesn’t matter who they are or where they’re calling from; they’re all the same, right?Well…no. And we want to tell you why not.Building...
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  3. ProducerAlan Culler

    Alan Culler

    23/10/2017
    Continuous Improvement Strategies: What to do depends on where you are
    Continuous Improvement Strategies: What to do depends on where you areImage: Construction of the Steve Jobs Theater, Apple "Mothership," new headquarters Cupertino, California I was talking with Bill, an executive at a construction firm. “I’ve been reading...
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    John Barton
    23/10/2017 #2 John Barton
    @AlanCuller great piece thanks for sharing!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Whether consructing a building or even a customer base I believe the approach of @Alan Culler is fit. Alan writes "What are you trying to do and why"?
    Read this great buzz and find out yourself.
  4. ProducerScott Leckie

    Scott Leckie

    23/10/2017
    Income Value Portfolios - Name Change and 3rd Q Update!
    Income Value Portfolios - Name Change and 3rd Q Update!Income Value Portfolios: Name change As you may have noticed, after careful consideration we have decided to update the name of this portfolio from Income and Arbitrage to Income Value. The reason is simple. The old name was drawing too much...
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  5. ProducerPrakashan B.V

    Prakashan B.V

    23/10/2017
    Do something different ; Silently?(GOING SILENT WHEN IT IS MORE APPROPRIATE)
    Do something different ; Silently?(GOING SILENT WHEN IT IS MORE APPROPRIATE)We all like to safeguard our life (both professional as well as personal) from all kinds of unwanted problems.We plan well and take enough precautions such that we don't get into trouble and want to make sure that we take a safe route in all that we...
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    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/10/2017 #1 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "1. When we resort to taking going silent, we are able to plan well our strategy and react than acting on an impulse which might bring more harm than any good." So true
  6. ProducerPrakashan B.V

    Prakashan B.V

    23/10/2017
    Do something different ; Silently?(GOING SILENT WHEN IT IS MORE APPROPRIATE)
    Do something different ; Silently?(GOING SILENT WHEN IT IS MORE APPROPRIATE)We all like to safeguard our life (both professional as well as personal) from all kinds of unwanted problems.We plan well and take enough precautions such that we don't get into trouble and want to make sure that we take a safe route in all that we...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Silence is more eloquent than talking. I agree with you @Prakashan B.V. Silence is the pause needed before acting. It is the time that we clean our mind cache and start afresh.
    Debasish Majumder
    23/10/2017 #1 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Prakashan B.V.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
  7. ProducerMohammed A. Jawad
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'
    Let's Go Digital With 'Less Paper'Ugh...how sometimes some typical jobs entail piles of paperwork, more filing and extra filing cabinets.One typical company, after keeping score of box files in cabinets for a decade, finally moved the load of documents to the archives. That’s the...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I have fifty pages notebook on my desk for s year. It is almost still untouched.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    23/10/2017 #5 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Looks just like my desk and room. I have digitized much, but have lots more to go.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/10/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent buzz and I agree. My last employer was trying to go paperless, and they did to an extent. Unfortunately, there are some that can't function without paper and hopefully, they will soon realize the benefits of going paperless.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/10/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    #2 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for your feedback. I am happy to know about the worthwhile transition at your workplace. ..i.e. from excessive paper filing to digital filing. Yea...this change results efficiency in work and one feels ease and convenience.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Excellent post @Mohammed A. Jawad. I agree with Jerry. Our company is going that direction. There are very few filing cabinets available in our new offices. The only paper I deal with are count sheets I send to the warehouse because laptops don't make sense and are cost prohibitive. Everything else I do is digital. I like having a desk that is not covered in paper, I feel more efficient. Now if I can only get my computer filing system streamlined! :-)
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/10/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Mohammed, Would that it could be so. I've watched companies try to legislate a digital office. It doesn't work because people are so used to reading printed material. The solution is to allow printing of documents at the individual level but no filing capability other than digital. That minimizes the stored or kept data while forcing the benefits of availability of digital files to the entire organization.
  8. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Lopsided Thinking in Marketing and Sales
    Lopsided Thinking in Marketing and SalesYou need to raise the bar by first drawing awareness to whatever you intend to market, get people interested in it, and then intensify interest to desire so that people may act and purchase your product. You need creative ideas to shorten the...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/10/2017 #22 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #21 you know I agree with you in full @Harvey Lloyd. This is evidenced from our interactions on my following buzz. You are very correct. Customers' logic in deciding can be very surprising sometimes.
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/10/2017 #21 Harvey Lloyd
    #19 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee yes for many years i experienced my own growth in developing customers. Initially i thought the weight of facts, outcomes and the integrity of a product or service would stand on its own. The masses purchase based on many non scientific reasons. Reasons that can only be quantified in mystical/spiritual methodology. I use the word quantified very loosely here.

    Two thoughts within @CityVP 🐝 Manjit comment. One, i find it quite interesting that in a growing majority we cling to evolutionary constructs yet in marketing we market to the spiritual or "feelings" paradigm. Ran across a definition of a seerer during the 500bc era. A seerer was then, a person who could distinguish between the material world and spiritual world. Then i read the comment of Bee Manjit. I believe this is the line that we are discussing.

    I would concur with the comment and its discussion about consumers and their attempts to live in both worlds. I believe what we see today in the social arena is caused by our inability to sort out either world as they are incongruent. Caesar's world is to be lived in from a spiritual perspective. Cognitive dissonance comes from balancing one world view with the other. To use a metaphor you would be proud of, Caesar's world is oil and i am water. (I need not discuss this as i know you Dr. Ali are now considering all of the "emulsive" thoughts.) I float upon the oil as permitted within my own spiritual paradigm. One must choose.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/10/2017 #20 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #19 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I find it always difficult to comment on your comments. This one is a story on its own. I loved it. You raise a hugely interesting, but largely forgotten basic fact. It is offering a great prkoduct to the unworthy. Yes as this degrades the product. I wonder if @Harvey Lloyd has experienced this. For me yes and it is degrading seeing a product in the shsky hands.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/10/2017 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Marketing is predicated on a market of dumbed down customers which informs current educational strategies. This is why simple messages work in marketing, because we create a society of simple people. This is born out in movies like Glen Garry Glenn Ross when they show how AIDA is more likely to be used in the world of blood and guts selling.

    AIDA at the Simple Crude Level of Industrial Age Selling
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nr3ENE8uqr4

    Cynefin is an elegant and wonderfully constructed bit of thinking on the part of Snowden and it applies to sales situation that are not based on the meat and potato majority of simple messages. Of course we all want a more sophisticated and educated populous but Cynefin is a Lamborghini when the majority of sales situation calls for a Hyundai.

    Snowden's framework is worthy of the intelligent man but the intelligent men recognizes the Biblical line

    "Don't give that which is holy to the dogs, neither throw. your pearls before the pigs, lest perhaps they trample. them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces. Matthew 7:6

    Since I care about elegance and great minds I will spare myself of the tyranny of mass marketing and that is both an elitist choice and an opting out of that part of society where lots of money is made. So long as we have educated barbarians our markets will be ruled by 30 second adverts and 8 second attention - and that is the reality also shown in crude movies.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #17 yes and it is the balance of choices not too many and not too few. However; it is a dynamic balance and not a static one. So, I agree with you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador View more
    #17 yes and it is the balance of choices not too many and not too few. However; it is a dynamic balance and not a static one. So, I agree with you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for thr need to test the market repeatedly. Close
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #16 Yes, too few choices can be harmful to a business. Some consumers appreciate options as it saves them from having to go elsewhere to find their product. Plus, other options can be enticing and draw new customers. It can be a catch 22 between too many options and not enough, thus the reason for testing the market before putting your toe in the water. :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    21/10/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #15 thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for you assuring comment. Somehow you remind me this idea of avoiding creating too many choices and its extension to persuation. I may look at this as sort of selling my ideas and beliefs. Would zI like any body to impose tbhem on me? No, js my answer. So is given one choice instead of many. Too few choices can also be harmful to the health of our business.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Sometimes too many options confuse the original intent. Banks and insurance companies should stick with their basics and continue to improve on those areas rather than branch out in directions that tend to stray from their original product. Your comment "It is simplicity that may lead to successful selling " is spot on.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #14 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #13 you are correct @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA. Some banks started to have modules of services. Tnhese are basic services for all. All additions become niche products. I wish all businessesvwould follow your wisdom my friend.
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    20/10/2017 #13 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    In todays competitive world it's best to develop a product, or business, which serves a niche. From there you market your niche product to your unique audience. To overcome the issue of offering too much and confusing customers, it's smart to 'niche down'. Meaning creating products which are helpful to your original product, which add to it's ease of use, for example. Thanks for another valuable post, Ali.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 you are observant @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Yes, sterssing self and the customer is not the way to sell. In fact it is an assured way not to sell. Besides, going into technical details violates two simple facts. First it does not answer what is in it for me? Second, people buy holes and not drills. And third acttually people don't like to deal with people who try to force them to take decisions.
    It is simplicity that may lead to successful selling
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #8 @Jerry Fletcher- this is a great comment and is like a read map. I often say that sales and marketing are like my eyes. One eye is short-sighted while the other is long-sighted. The first eye is my marketing eye and the short-ranged one is my sales eye. I recalled this because of what you wrote "Too often, marketing professionals get too close to their own ideas to see the differences and how the audience is reacting". I love this and agree fully with you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 yoju always speak out of experience @Harvey Lloyd. This adds flesh to your comments. I really want to leave the reader to enjoy as is.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/10/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #4 Someone close to me used to work for Salesforce and their name fits them well. They are so sales driven, they burn out their employees/teams and expect them to keep pushing until they close the deal. Sadly, they lose clients with because they are relentless. They also lose good employees due to a high burn out rate. Simple is much better and so is trying to close a deal that works for the client as well- it's a compromise of sorts, it must be a win/win for both the client and the company who is selling a product. Great info graphics @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Jerry Fletcher
    19/10/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher
    Ali, Marketing and sales are two different things. Yes they occur within the context of someone moving from prospect to customer but the same models do not apply at the level of sophistication you are addressing. The AIDA model was developed in the direct marketing arena which is one of the few places where sales and marketing are attempted at the same time. Today, online marketing is taking on those aspects. Marketing is about knowing and understanding the needs, wants and desires of a target audience (the market) which, in simplest terms, has not yet purchased the product. Sales is about moving an individual that has been drawn in by marketing to make the purchase.

    Too often, marketing professionals get too close to their own ideas to see the differences and how the audience is reacting. The process of each sale is different based primarily on price/value. People use less logic on the purchase of a candy bar than a new car. But, the emotional input into both sales may be equivalent. It all comes down to trust. Which brand marketing do you trust? Which option is clearly the one that matches your situation? Which solution solves your problem? Which sales person or process do you trust? Often it is the why of a product or service that is the differentiator. That's because we inherently trust those that can tell us the reason for a product/service's existence especially if there is an emotional connection to our situation.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2017 #7 Harvey Lloyd
    #6 In most cases sales are in front of someone who has a need. The very first question they are asking is, can you fill the need? Technical detail don't answer the question, they merely obfuscate your answer in such a haystack it can't be found.

    Yes anyone who has been involved in any sales knows that new customers are like courting. There are phases of development. The initial phases are asking some big questions that details cannot answer. When the engineering questions begin by the customer you have now rounded second base. Home Run is still a ways a away, but if the details show up on the run to first base, (First Date), go ahead and run to the bullpen, because you OUT.

    Great post and brings back some memories of the old days. Cherished, but not missed.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/10/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 together your comment @Harvey Lloyd with that of @Edward Lewellen make a great buzz. Yes as people by delight and not pain. Your advise to keep salesforce away from technical teams is an awesome one. I found it useful thst the salesforce should try first to sell inhouse to ordinary staff. Who would buy pain? The pain of technical details will lead to failure.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/10/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #3 this is is what I call a prfect example ear @Edward Lewellen. You are write and we complicate things by selling what we know rather what the customer needs. Or, we use technical descriptions to put the cuser off.
    In writing my buzzes I observed that the sjimpler they are, the more viewership they get. People are impatient with complications.
    Harvey Lloyd
    19/10/2017 #4 Harvey Lloyd
    Never, ever, ever allow sales force to become part of the engineering team. This is was a hard lesson. Once the sales folks came into our estimating, contractual and accounting understanding their ability to sell became difficult. They carried an understanding of to many details from which they tried to sell.

    The infamous words, sell the sizzle not the steak. Hold true in so many ways. The complexity of a product during the sales process should be displayed through benefit, outcomes and if applicable capital appreciation to the bottom line.

    But i also believe so many folks have burnt by the sizzle as the steak was not as great as the noise, smell and visual. That they want to peek behind the marketing and see the real deal. So in sales and marketing, if you sell the sizzle be prepared to show folks the stove with the same sizzle.
    Edward Lewellen
    19/10/2017 #3 Edward Lewellen
    Dear @AliAnani, I observe so many people, including people whose profession is Marketing and Sales, who complicate their sales process by describing how they do what they do, rather than the results they derive from what they do.I recently placed an ad in an upscale magazine. The first proof i was sent was horrid. It onlt described my process and whp wants to buy that?!! I rewrote the ad with the results I get and it was much better received, even by the person who wrote the first proof.

    By over complicating the description, they would have raised more questions than they answered, causing confusion, lack of interest, and no response.
  9. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    21/10/2017
    The calm before the storm
    The calm before the stormHey, are you retired or you are thinking of retiring? 10,000 Boomers a day are still moving into retirement. Retirement could be part-time or it could be full time. However, you decide to take your retirement remember it’s OK. Everything is fine....
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    Royce Shook
    21/10/2017 #2 Royce Shook
    #1 I tended to agree, but many of my friends are worried about leaving work behind and I have been to retirement seminars where the message is that once you make the decision to retire, you cannot change your mind. This message is of course not true, but many believe this and are nervous about taking this step. I agree with the idea just do it, but for some the unknown of retirement is scary. Boomers are changing what it means to be retired. We are living longer, healthier and having more fun in retirement than the previous generations
    Paul Walters
    21/10/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Royce Shook . There ain't no storm. After however many years of slaving away, just, as Nike says, "just do it"
  10. Nadiya Manir

    Nadiya Manir

    21/10/2017
    Look Up: The Orionid Meteor Shower Will Streak Through Skies This Weekend
    Nadiya Manir
    Look Up: The Orionid Meteor Shower Will Streak Through Skies This Weekend
    www.smithsonianmag.com Bits of Halley's Comet are raining down on Earth, and the show will peak in the wee hours of Saturday...
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  11. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Employing Playfulness
    Employing PlayfulnessPlay is not just for fun. It lights up the brain like nothing else. Playfulness is essential for our survival. It is the glue that builds trust and inspires risk taking. The National Institute of Play and researchers at McGill University...
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    mohammed khalaf
    21/10/2017 #5 mohammed khalaf
    Phil's enormous vocabulary gives his writing a reach and immense depth.
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    21/10/2017 #4 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Excellent article. Love "The "Flow" State.
    Juan Mesa
    21/10/2017 #3 Juan Mesa
    Hola como estas quisiera saver algo de voz
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    21/10/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    "Playing" is how I've developed some of my best solutions as an Analyst. I actually use the word Play to describe what I do when I'm trying to create a metric that answers a question posed by those who depend on me for those answers. Data and number manipulation is a form of art; only the final picture has very practical applications, or so I hope. Sometimes the metric isn't what was desired but I sure had fun getting there. I'm sure even Michelangelo didn't always create a Masterpiece! :-) You have to like what you do and when you don't; Play! It changes your attitude and gets your creative juices flowing
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    21/10/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Ah, without playfulness we can have no cheery faces!
  12. ProducerVincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    Overcoming persistent in-house "data challenges"
    Overcoming persistent in-house "data challenges"According to Quentin Gallivan (CEO's of Pentaho Corporation), in our hyper-competitive global economy, companies are urgently seeking to harness the value of their data to find new revenue streams, operate more efficiently, deliver outstanding...
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  13. ProducerGraham🐝 Edwards
    The anatomy of presenting a plan...
    The anatomy of presenting a plan...If you are in business (or any organization for that matter) you may find yourself presenting your plan to someone (or many someones) — in fact it may start with something that sounds like this..."We really want to step change the business so I want...
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    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    Good advice, @Graham🐝 Edwards, using a slide deck for a presentation is a top approach in my experience. I like to work in PowerPoint, keep body text to a minimum while relying heavily on bullet-point form. The "slide show" can also be converted to a scrolling PDF page for emailing and viewing on small devices. Some people will argue that this has all been replaced these days by video. But I don't think so. At least not when you make a presentation in person -- when you are the breathing, moving, and speaking component. Sharing to Business Hub hive. Cheers!
  14. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    20/10/2017
    Did you get your flu shot?
    Did you get your flu shot?Influenza is an infectious disease caused by a virus. Clinically it progresses as an acute inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. Its onset is usually sudden, from a state of full health. It often begins with chills, a headache and a fever...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I believe getting a flu shot should be a personal preference. I get a flu shot every year and have for the several years.
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    20/10/2017 #4 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #3 I think people should be open to the option of getting a vaccine, no doubt about that. However, the option of not taking one should also be on the table. Best to treat this matter on a case-by-case basis.
    Royce Shook
    20/10/2017 #3 Royce Shook
    #2 Hi Zacharias, you are in the majority (of seniors), as most do not get vaccines, for a variety of reasons. I think they are a good idea and hope that more people will consider having a vaccine this year
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    20/10/2017 #2 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    Nope, and I don't plan to. For the past few years my body is where flu viruses go if they feel suicidal, since there is no chance for them to survive. I can see the value of vaccines in general, just not for me.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/10/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Yes two days ago :-) and I am not even 50 :-)
  15. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    10 Tips on How to Become a Thought Leader
    10 Tips on How to Become a Thought LeaderI get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, Linkedin and beBee messages and...
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    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    22/10/2017 #15 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #14 There is some truth to this. But if you can't write, hire someone to help you.
    Jim Murray
    21/10/2017 #14 Jim Murray
    Interesting stuff, as usual @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. I had a weird thought and that was that because the ability to write, with authority, with authenticity and with frequency kinda means that only writers get to be thought leaders. What's your opinion about that?
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    21/10/2017 #13 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #2 High engagement is relative... you just want your engagement to keep growing over time. That's the best sign.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/10/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I like your views on writing--so true. I'm emerging from a bout of who-knows-what, and my connection to the keyboard has been tenuous. I write what I think is delicious stuff in my head, cannot drag myself to the keyboard and lose my trains of thought--causing what I have in my head to be excreted like waste.
    Debasish Majumder
    21/10/2017 #11 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Matt Sweetwood! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #10 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Well done and encouraging, Matt. Thank you for this useful post.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Hi
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/10/2017 #7 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for the hints and encouragement, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood - probably the most important points are how badly do ya want it, and it isn't an easy thing to do.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    20/10/2017 #6 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Shared !!! :)
    Lyon Brave
    20/10/2017 #5 Lyon Brave
    already am
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    20/10/2017 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Superb!!!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Want to be a thought leader? This buzz shows you what it takes to be one.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood this is a masterpiece. It is thorough and factual. One question I have for you. You wrote "thought leader is to have continuous high-engagement posts on your topic". How do you define engagement? We know that the percentage of readers who comment is less than 1%.
  16. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    20/10/2017
    The Larger Business Lessons From My Recent Home Renovation
    The Larger Business Lessons From My Recent Home RenovationToday is the beginning of the tenth month in our new home in St Catharines.During that time, quite a few things have happened around the house to the tune of close to well, let’s just say middling to high five figures, and we’re not done yet.What we...
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    Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    22/10/2017 #5 Noemi Barrazueta, MBA
    Home renovations are huge work!!! I have done! I hated it but I want to do it again. Seeing the amazing transformation make it worthy! It requires a lot of planning, getting the right tools and trades. And make sure you don’t invest more than it’s worth as you don't want to overcapitalise! Project management! :)
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/10/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, You are one of the good guys mentioning the contractors and their positive service. I've found that the little guys that succeed understand that it is all about getting to trust--with the customer, prospect and community at large. Those that deliver stay in business particularly in the personal service markets.
    Faith West
    21/10/2017 #3 Faith West
    @Jim Murray, I enjoyed this article. And I appreciate that you gave a shout out to the folks who did good work for you. Its refreshing because we often read about things that don’t go well. Great to hear about a job well done.
    Phil Friedman
    21/10/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Well, Jim, customer service these days is unfortunately taken to mean a pleasant voice at the other end of a telephone connection, frequent robotic status updates on one's order, repetitive delivery tracking information, the ubiquitous annoying and time-consuming (and invariably ignored) customer satisfaction survey, and the AI-generated suggestions to follow-up buying of products pretty much like the one you just bought (without any explanation why in the world the CRM Robot thinks you would want to buy something almost identical to what you just bought). The current concept of Customer Service was created and kept inflated by the purveyors of CRM software -- who as is usual in the software sector, can't solve your real problem, and so re-visualize your problem as something that they can, in their limited wisdom, actually deal with. Cheers!
    Aleta Curry
    21/10/2017 #1 Aleta Curry
    Good point. A lot of people go on about customer service, but the sad fact is that you can get along with poor customer service when you have a large market and a must-have service (just ask any bank or utility company). In a small market, there's nowhere to hide.
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/10/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Extensive training and supervision are extremely important in the medical field and other fields, as well. The restaurant industry has had its share of issues due to contamination because of employees not properly washing their hands or not washing their hands at all. It's very concerning.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    19/10/2017 #2 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I depend on specialty pharmacy products. I always wonder what I am injecting into myself each time I have to take a shot.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/10/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You remind me @Mohammed A. Jawad of a study that the majority of health problems relate to dirty hands. Your lovely post is in accordance.
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    David B. Grinberg
    19/10/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for more good advice, Brenda, which is most helpful. I like the concept of one page for every 10 years of experience, but no more than 2-pages ever. Distilling information in an effective way is a skill in-and-of itself, which can be leveraged on one's CV. Keep it short and sweet -- and keep buzzing!
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  24. ProducerPhil 🐝 Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
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    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/10/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Well said. Peoole are still transitioning to include EQ development consciously. And yet there is even more than IQ and EQ to develop. reductionist thinking separates our intelligences. Systemic thinking connects the whole. We have intelligence in every cell in our being. There is PQ physical intelligence - in our movement. There is SQ social intelligence - how we interrelate with others. INQ intuitive intelligence - much more complex than Logic and reasoning. Etc etc - so many ways to increase our well being, our fulfilment, our creativity, our success in life and work. So while it is useful to break down one area of intelligence remember all the connections. Nothing is isolated.
    David B. Grinberg
    19/10/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Phil, thanks for continuing to educate us on the meaning and importance of emotional intelligence and how it relates to accomplishing professional goals. I have a gut feeling you know what you're talking about. Keep buzzing, my friend!
  25. ProducerTimothy welch

    Timothy welch

    18/10/2017
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    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    18/10/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Yes I have had similar results. Every since Linkedin was remolded my views on everything was reduced. I still give it the same amount of attention as before the site was change, yet I feel another variable that I am unaware of affects my results.
    It took me 6 years on Linkedin to get the number of followers that I did in the year and a half here on beBee. I still did the same actions. Six months ago, I decided to be Bee Ambassadors and yet keep my LinkedIn account open because of the work put into it. I work want to much time into it. "If I am going to cut down a tree, I need a sharp ax." beBee has proven to be that sharp one. My Linkedin account is rusty ax for me, yet even with a rusty ax, I can still swing and hit that tree. One day that tree will come down.
    Timothy welch
    18/10/2017 #2 Timothy welch
    #1 ty Javier keep up awesome work
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/10/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Timothy welch

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