- 21/08/2017Practicing what I preach in terms of submitting to related blogs and companies in order to "raise my profile" and gain a backlink or two9 Experts Share Top Social Selling Tips -bit.ly As social selling becomes increasingly more critical for sales and marketing professionals we asked 9 Social Media/Social Selling experts for their top tips for generating online business. The panel is made up from a varied selection of backgrounds...
- Producer15/08/2017Hustle is Word PornFirst of all, I have to apologize. I am really late to this party.And before I get into my topic, I have to tell you how late I am.I am on a few social media sites to keep up with what is going on in the world as well as staying in touch with my...
- 16/08/2017Me chatting to one of the Huddles hosts, Craig Campbell, earlier. If you're coming to Huddles Bristol, here's what you'll learn about SEO
- 16/08/2017Just got off the phone to @Gary Farmer -- so great that beBee has allowed us the opportunity to connect and discuss real bees-niz! ;-) Meet Gary at this event below...Conference For Sales Innovation | Sales Hacker London 2017london.saleshacker.com The Leading European Sales Conference is Sales Hacker London! September 12th at the De Vere Grand Connaught, London. Register...
- 15/08/2017This, my friends, is called satire. (@Jim Able would be proud).
Don't believe everything you see on the Internet.
- Producer14/08/2017Should I be taking vitamin supplements?Dietary supplements have long been taken to enhance our body and mind, prevent illness, relieve and heal any ailments as well as curing any problems. Today the global market value of dietary supplements is valued at $133 billion and expected to...
Comments15/08/2017 #13 Numo QuestWith a quite some time in sports and guiding sportspeople, perhaps I can give you a few pointers. If you are on daily support move, with your body, all you need are divers fresh foods. Vegetables, poultry, meat, fish, potatoes, rice and pasta. Water, buttermilk, walnuts and honey. Moderate you can take tea and coffee, delete all kinds of cokes and 7 ups and stay away of the red bull stuff. Start use olive oil for baking. See to it you eat in variety and all you need you will get out of your food. Be moderate with alcohol, every day a glass or two of red wine while eating and delete butter products as well as the cookies and cereals, and you'll be just fine.
When in severe sports mode, your body wants more. In that case before you start take pasta, water and your body will ask for sweets and salt. So while exercise use water with syrup, any taste will do, some salt and if you need extra sweets, honey. If you still think you need some extra, use dextrose tablets during exercise and you'll just be fine.
Water and the 2 liters fairies tale
Water is healthy. Drinking liters a day useless. What one basically does is flushing vital vitamins, iron, salts out of the body and many suddenly may experience fatigue because of lack off. What it also does is put a constant strain on kidney and bladder so it really isn't healthful at all. Listen to your body. If it say, thirsty, drink. If it says hungry, eat some. It is very healthy to eat during training small bits in stead of at once eat a bunch. You can use all kinds of snacks to do that. Combine vegetables like carrot and broccoli parts since they contain a lot of fiber, water and other healthy substances.
Basically here you have it. You can grow old and healthy on this basically.14/08/2017 #12 Sandra SmithIt's an interesting topic. I take something if I feel it benefits me -but then it could just be placebo or other factors. e.g. I'm doing something for my health, so I feel better (but I'm also eating better, getting more rest and exercise while taking the supplement regime). So, I'm not fully convinced, but I'll still take a multi if I feel rundown - it's probably because of the iron in it that I feel better over anything else in there. Who knows. They used to tell people to take glucosamine for joints, now they are saying it doesn't do anything. It's constantly changing, so I guess do what you think is best for you - and your wallet.14/08/2017 #11 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorStraight answer: We take Supplements because we do not eat healthy with a wide variety of nutrients found in our food baskets. The drawback of Vitaminizing oneself: pills dependency to the Core: beware. If your system doesn't metabolize the elements in the food: you weaken yourself. You have been warned!14/08/2017 #10 Claire L CardwellI know that you are supposed to get everything you need from your diet. But in today's world we are all guilty of 'eating on the run', not eating properly etc. etc. and a good multi vitamin and mineral supplement together with omega 3 and hydrolysed gelatin (for my bones) works really well for me!14/08/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#8 In that context, of course. I wonder what we would see if we look at the same time frame.
Sugar is everywhere. Even ketchup is about 25% sugar. I've seen items advertised as sugar-free but that contain glucose. I guess no sucrose means no sugar from a legal standpoint.
There's a huge sugar lobby. The latest thing is that fructose is somehow dangerous. Maybe it is to the sugar-producers' bottom line. But, seriously, fruits are dangerous now?
Mind you, it does hurt to get hit in the head with an apple.14/08/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI see no harm in taking multi-vitamins and the like. Worst case scenario is that you'll make expensive urine.
Protein supplements are another story altogether. We already eat too much. Save the protein supplements for endurance athletes. They're the only ones that really need them (unless prescribed by a doctor) My biggest issue with those is the high calorie count. Obesity is a killer.
I'll bet that sugar has killed more people than tobacco14/08/2017 #6 Pascal DerrienHmmm :-) If you eat correctly with a balance diet you will get what your body needs. The protein shakes etc frenzy is borderline dangerous, high protein diet are not necessarily kidney friendly for example ...the fact that many of those companies claim no explicit benefits in an widely unregulated area is just a loophole that helps them to get away with it. Now the US example where the population is widely over medicalized is not a benchmark I am willing to subscribe to either :-) Punctually and under a doc supervision why not as a routine NO !!!!
- 13/08/2017Happy Sunday Bees and Butterflies @Claire L Cardwell
- Producer12/08/2017On being slightly nuts and other thingsOr very occasionally very nuts. Yup I am a nutcase, through and through.A few of you might have wondered why I've had so many extended absences through out this year....Well the truth is that I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy (TLE) and Bipolar...
Comments18/08/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#29 I looked it up and it also goes by the name Depakote... nasty drug!! My sister was on that and she was like a zombie not to mention the weight gain you mentioned. I swear she gained 30 lbs in less than 2 months. Not being able to move much can do that to a person. She couldn't even hold a fork or spoon without shaking really bad. She's off of that too.15/08/2017 #33 Gerald Hecht#32 @Claire L Cardwell yeah...and the other thing (of course) is that designing, constructing, and accessorizing one's cat (mine anyway) with a proper aesthetically pleasing, yet functional tin foil hat (each ear encased in symmetrical antennae compartments, etc.) is something that I find to be every bit as challenging as successful cerebrovascular microsurgery on a leaking vessel in the pia mater of a small rodent. Requires a calm, distraction-free, Trumpless, environment.14/08/2017 #32 Claire L Cardwell@Gerald Hecht - I also have prolonged absences from Social Media, this year for example I think I have been offline for 4 or even 5 months. Only checking in to pick up messages. I also do not have a smart phone. All that tweeting and twatting every time someone farted on facebook would drive me insane.
I severely limit the time I spend on Social Media normally to an hour to two hours in the morning and a bit in the evening/late afternoon. Mostly to promote myself and my business. Otherwise I would never get anything done work wise or paint or anything. My ways of keeping stress at bay is to paint, go for long walks, meditate and dance like a loon around the kitchen for an hour every morning with rave music pouring out of my rather inadequate speakers.
I often think that I would be very happy on my own (with my kitties of course) on top of a mountain and that if I never heard/saw another human being again I would be content....14/08/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht#7 @Claire L Cardwell I am not a very good advice giver; i'm afraid...FWIW, I know that when I feel stuck --the only things that get me unstuck are 1) becoming somewhat "hard to find" on SM platforms, 2) running outside, playing my guitar outside, and 3) getting lost outside...with all devices at least a few miles from my physical location. For however long it takes to have the "Forrest Gump thingie" (you know the one where he was running for a few years and then he stopped)...I'm kind of tired...I think I'll go back home now.14/08/2017 #29 Claire L Cardwell#28 Exactly @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - long term liver damage, weight gain, dry spotty skin, somnolence - the list goes on. BTW it was 12 cups of coffee before lunch - which means that I was probably up to 30 a day. My Dad is great, he's a real star. He came out for 2 weeks recently to give me support after the last visit to hospital. He's 78, looks 68 and has tons of energy!14/08/2017 #27 Claire L Cardwell#26 You are so right @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - the caffeine didn't even touch sides when I was on the Epilim. My Dad actually stopped me from having another cup of coffee at lunch time and said very kindly, Claire you can't drink anymore coffee right now. I've been counting and you have had 12 cups this morning already. Epilim does turn you into a complete zombie. I don't know why they still prescribe it. It's like giving someone a hammer when they have asked for a needle and thread!14/08/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#16 It's stories like yours and others who choose to share that help educate others about the fragility of mental illness and how real it is. It's not something people can just wish away. It's an illness. I still say, medical because it affects other organs in our bodies.13/08/2017 #24 Claire L Cardwell#23 That's not a bad idea @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! However I have a very good circle of friends and family around me, they are the first to remind me that I am human and not to forget to eat and get enough rest! I also prefer the holistic route, but there are no magic pills for my condition.
I do however take about 3000mg Omega 3 a day to help the wiring in my brain stay wired. Apparently there are no long term negative effects to what I am taking metabolically wise (that sounds weird!) in terms of liver damage etc. etc.
Also as Dr Z is English he has a very conservative approach to doling out pills. He doesn't over-medicate unlike some other doctors I have heard about.....13/08/2017 #23 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI'm thrilled to have you buzzing around again, @Claire L Cardwell
My particular nuttiness is being certain DIY-healthcare is the only way I can make it through alive.
We are excellent at the mechanical aspects like surgery, but horrific when it comes to the systems approach, as we pray at the alter of the double-blind trial. The method has some usefulness, but it is also a fatal flaw of our approach to chronic conditions. We are testing the remedies by looking at a very, very narrow slice of our bodies.
Therefore, we shouldn't be surprised when the pill wreaks havoc in all sorts of other metabolic systems.
Keep taking a curiously active approach, always seeking information and answers, as the only person with a holistic knowledge of what is going on is you.
My best advice for you is that a medical journal might be a life-saving record....13/08/2017 #22 Claire L Cardwell@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador - I don't believe in a little thing like Bipolar should hold me back from achieving my dreams (or in my case trying to get there) or from really being me. Too many people's entire identity is shaped by their diagnosis. As if being bipolar explained everything about them. They have really intense conversations in cafes about their illness. The first question they ask you is 'what drugs are you on?'. Very irritating!13/08/2017 #21 Claire L CardwellIt took a couple of years for me to find the right balance re mood stabilisers, but nearly a decade to find the 'big gun pill' that keeps everything all together. The cool thing about the meds I am on now is that they as you say don't stifle my creativity or my emotions into a dead mess. If I am upset about something I can cry (or lose my rag a wee bit). And I don't have to drink 22 cups of coffee a day just to stay awake!13/08/2017 #18 Claire L CardwellThank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! I think what really helped me the most was when I went to see my Engineer shortly after I got back to SA to get some plans signed off. He looked at me and said 'where on earth have you been?' Something about the way he looked at me made me tell him the truth without being scared.
'I was in Ward 2 of Helen Joseph with serious head injuries and was diagnosed with bipolar disorder' I answered.
He smiled back at me 'Welcome to the Club!' he said 'I also have bipolar disorder and so does one of my daughters.'
That really gave me heart. You see Callie is very successful and if he didn't let bipolar hold him back, why should I?
- 07/08/2017Makes sense that this is what's happening now @Jim Murray @Phil Friedman @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Virag🐝 G.How Does The LinkedIn Algorithm Work For Postsrosssimmonds.com Ever wonder why some posts on LinkedIn go viral and others don't? It's the LinkedIn Algorithm that is at the wheel. Here's how the algorithm...
Comments07/08/2017 #1 Phil FriedmanOne of the unique qualities of Social Media is that although everyone feels they have the right to speak as an expert, nobody feels a responsibility to read or be aware of what has been published by others who preceded them. It's as if the world is born anew each morning with no history.
This article is a perfect example of stating something as a fresh "discovery" that has been pointed out by others literally dozens of times before. (Circa 2014 - 2015)
It is well known that the LI Algorithm looks for trending topicality during the very first few minutes after a piece is published on the long-post platform, and that a burst of interest displayed at that point, showing across not only LI, but other platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, etc., is what stimulates the Algorithm to push a piece into a rapidly (and geometrical) growth-of-reach, positive feedback spiral.
About the purported revelations contained here, one can only ask the author, "Duh, where have you been the past three years when dozens of articles were published on LI about this very topic and related subjects?"
- ProducerThat Time I Went to Newquay (Photolog)Left alone during a heat wave while my toddler was "up north" with his Dad, I decided to venture an hour and forty-five minutes away from where I live in Devon to the Cornish seaside town of Newquay.Here's a photo-log of my spontaneous, overnight...
Comments09/08/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell@Sandra Smith I am only eating this bread (which is OK) because I over did it with too much cake about 2 months ago.... Now it's no bread, cake or pasta for at least 6 months before I can have cake for breakfast again! The Skon/scown debate has gone on my my family household for years. There is no right or wrong - it's like e-ther or eyether. However if I did say Scown - I probably would have my clotted cream privileges removed!09/08/2017 #2 Sandra Smith#1 Thanks, @Claire L Cardwell! I know, it did bring back memories for me too. GF seed bread sounds far more sensible. Yeah, I think I did get some cream on my nose actually ;) I don't if I say 'Skon' or 'Scown' I think it's 'Scown' but that's cuz of my American parents - not my fault!! ;0)09/08/2017 #1 Claire L CardwellWow @Sandra Smith - you remind me of how much I miss English Seaside Holidays. Devon and Cornwall are so beautiful. Your images of the Scones made me dive into a large slice of gluten free seed bread with jam - definitely no competition! And nothing without the clotted cream. My family always went for the full fat version, warm raisin studded fluffy scones smothered in butter, then jam (good glue for holding on the cream apparently) then as much cream as you could. If you managed to take your first bite without getting a nose full of cream then you were not doing it right! (I hope you say Skon - not Scowne....)
- Not going for a Palme D'or with this effort, but I think it does the job. Thoughts?Watch the Awesome NEW Huddles Trailer and Get Excitedbit.ly It's our new trailer for Huddles... Check it...
- 02/08/2017Ugh thought I would escape rosacea but no... this is what I blush like. No, I haven't been at the red wine, promise
Comments02/08/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 HelfrichTwo words - licorice powder - This is the exact brand I use > https://www.banyanbotanicals.com/licorice-powder/
I refuse to use anything that isn't natural.
I just pat it on. It works so well, I have never bothered to devise a concoction, like with coconut oil. I sprinkle some across my fingers pat around my cheeks and nose so that all the affected bits are obviously dusted and then go do something for 15/20 before washing it off.
Not only does it help subside the burning and redness, it seems to shrink the capillaries, as well.
It tastes sweet, no harm ingesting, but be careful under the nose, as it will burn if you sniff a bit and of course avoid the eyes,
- 01/08/2017My thoughts on the evolution of the influencer in my latest on Inc: https://www.inc.com/john-white/how-influencer-marketing-in-the-tech-era-has-disru.html
Comments02/08/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergThanks for another excellent read, John, filled with important insights and astute analysis. It's pinned to the top of my Twitter home page for easy retweeting https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg So far 9 RTs and 20 Likes. I know we can do better!
cc: @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Milos Djukic @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Sandra Smith01/08/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassadorgood infographics, related to the beBee's brand ambassadors program. That was a brillant move and added value proposition. Times have changed, things are shifting from short term sights to long term relationship building between interacting people.
- 31/07/2017Day 1 -- Open for Bees-niz Talking about my day and the challenges I'm facing, how I'm overcoming...
Comments01/08/2017 #18 Sara JacoboviciWish I was in a position to do more @Sandra Smith. What I am encouraged to see is that there are comments here that can actually translate into practical strategies. The only contribution I can offer at this time is to praise you for your efforts and abilities. You will succeed!!
- 31/07/2017The result of multi tasking verses singular focus.
Just try to take a step with both feet all day
How tired will you be hopping. though your day
We are not built to succeed at this.
- 30/07/2017Everyone knows I'm professionally "in love" with @Jim Murray, so it's not surprising I keep seeing him everywhere... Cycling on the road up to Tavistock earlier (after a lovely, incredible journey through Dartmoor), and then stumbled upon this in a quaint little cafe bakery! Couldn't believe the likeness... (the writing wasn't a patch on Jim's though). To Jim, and all the beezer crew, hope you're having a curmudgeonly day. cc @Phil Friedman
Comments31/07/2017 #5 Phil Friedman#2 #3 When grumpy becomes chic, the world is headed to Hell in a hand basket. Next, the chi chi grumps of the world will be drinking white wine spritzers and sucking up avocado and hummus finger sandwiches, while explaining how, if you just keep smiling, everything is gonna be alright. Egad, it's an invasion of Zombie Kumbayans!
Comments28/07/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#7 when you have an annoucement for an event or a workshop in SCOTLAND, do not hesitate to produce a Honey with the following mixed format as Text + video uploaded from your google or your youtube videos channel Copy shared links into the video insertion menu button. Choose 3 hashtags and publish it on http://bit.ly/2v42RiX MybeBeeTV > The Team will propagate your buzz accross the globe. Try it and watch the results.
- 27/07/2017Expert-led, interactive marketing workshops focused on growth. Please do come along! (Bristol, UK -Sep 20, 2017). All welcome!Huddles - Expert Led Interactive Marketing Workshops Designed For Youbit.ly Huddles are a series of UK workshops focused on providing business owners, executives, and professionals with the expert, marketing knowledge they need to...
- Producer25/07/2017Why You Should Always Work the Way You Want To It’s been nine-years since I stopped being what my ex-husband jokingly refers to as an ‘office donkey’. I get what he means though. At my job, I duly sat at a desk all day, made calls, pulled reports, went to meetings (oh for the love, the...
Comments26/07/2017 #5 Sandra Smith#3 Thanks, David, much appreciated :-) #4 Thanks, Lisa, for your support, as ever :) Didn't kin IT/Comms, it must be stressful but rewarding, for sure...Agree, I think once you have "self-employed" on your CV, even if you want to go back into a job, they think you're going to be bored or difficult somehow. Hopefully, I can plug away and be okay independently for a bit longer...26/07/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat to learn more about you @Sandra Smith. You sound much happier even though it's a very different experience running your own business. I can relate from the other end... my husband does IT/Networking/Telecommunications and more, so needless to say his hours vary, they are unpredictable and as you noted clients can be very demanding with high expectations. So, it doesn't come without it's own set of stressors. Like you, he wouldn't turn back time and work for someone else again. I think once you become the captain of your own ship, it's hard to work for a Company again. It has to be hard with a toddler! Kudos to you.
- 25/07/2017Could eat these all day... @Jim Murray
- 24/07/2017So Spain has not the exclusiveness for "stupid snotty people"...but we do have a few like that...seems to me that the " disease " is spreading out "Posh english people.... Posh English...
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