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A CityVP Manjit Learning Hive Featuring :
Hives mapped per Spectraneuron Release #43 - 15th June 2017
  1. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Teal Swan writes intelligently about skepticism - "healthy skepticism" was a theme put forward by a student at our club, but I wrote back to him and asked him to consider or at least reflect upon what Teal has written here about "healthy skepticism"
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    tealswan.com Skepticism is the opposite of suspended judgment. It is the rigid judgment that absolute certain knowledge is impossible. This is why skepticism does not...
  2. Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Joel Anderson
    Irrelativity: Are we being crowdsourced into irrelevance through a war on words and artful use of information?
    www.bebee.com "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was...


    Joel Anderson
    22/07/2017 #1 Joel Anderson
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit thank you for sharing. Keep making a difference.
  3. ProducerGreg Williams

    Greg Williams

    Before Producing That Video, Ask Yourself These Three Questions
    Before Producing That Video, Ask Yourself These Three QuestionsLike most marketers, you realize that videos can be super powerful. If you haven’t realized that yet, check out these video statistics. But if you already know that the value of one minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words, then before you...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Greg Williams, I'm glad I found this again. I think it's very relevant for those of us doing live videos. Many of us have just been playing with live buzzes but I believe just as many want to get a bit more serious with our videos. This buzz offers great advice. I laughed when I read, Mary Poppins was a Con Artist. I think that's one thing to go back to if someone wants to produce fun videos, creativity/imagination and belief of a child's mind!
    Tony Brandstetter
    20/01/2017 #14 Tony Brandstetter
    I found that music has an impact on our memory, for example, if I give you a paragraph to memorize, it may take some time to commit that to memory. However, put that paragraph to music and you will learn it in half the time, how many of us know all the words to our favorite songs? I have incorporated music with my photography to make more of an impact for the viewer. It works well rather than looking at images in a portfolio. Take a look - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on5fI1hjWVQ
    Aleta Curry
    09/12/2016 #13 Aleta Curry
    #9 Or, knowing what not to do is almost as important as knowing what to do? Great point, @Harvey Lloyd!
    Aleta Curry
    09/12/2016 #12 Aleta Curry
    I've been asking several questions about the ways in which business use videos lately, so this is timely. Love the comments thus far, but I've got a far simpler take on this. I use video because people * don't * read! They don't. I don't know why they don't, but they just don't.

    Okay, I've started a response, but it's getting way too long for a comment, so I'll write a response buzz instead. Thanks for making my brain tick, @Greg Williams.
    Greg Williams
    07/12/2016 #11 Greg Williams
    #9 Thanks Harvey for weighing in. Yes!! Video is probably the most powerful way to share your brand with the world, but that also means it is the most powerful way to destroy your brand by not executing correctly or properly strategizing about the message being shared. Good point, thanks for bringing it up.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    06/12/2016 #10 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Welcome !!!!
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/12/2016 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    We have started using video as a way to connect with our clients.we are about a year into actual production after 2 years of finding our skill sets. In reading your post along with many others we determined that video is great! But video is also something that can change the face of your brand, in the wrong direction.

    Emails, posts and words on a screen are one thing, video engages more senses than just print. When you activate these senses your video should influence them in such a way that its a very narrow outcome. Just because you think something would be nice or cute doesn't necessarily resonate with others where all senses are engaged.

    With printed materials, i can imagine or insert the other senses from my own experience. With video, in today's world, the expectation is that video will deliver on all of the senses. Audio, consistent color, presentation and communications are all expected within the delivery envelope.

    Welcome @Greg Williams and your post is on point.
    Jared 🐝 Wiese
    06/12/2016 #8 Jared 🐝 Wiese
    Welcome, Greg!
    Michele Williams
    05/12/2016 #7 Michele Williams
    Welcome, Greg!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/12/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Welcome to BeBee Greg! Look forward to reading your future buzzes !
    Greg Williams
    03/12/2016 #5 Greg Williams
    #2 Thanks!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #4 Gerald Hecht
    Welcome to the hives Greg; fly safe!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/12/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Greg Williams welcome to beBee !
    David B. Grinberg
    03/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Hi Greg. I really like your buzz and have shared on several hives. I'm also following you now. Keep buzzing!
    beBee Brand Ambassador
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/12/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Pretty timely as I'm looking into video for the Web-App-With-No-Name(yet).

    Welcome to the Swarm, Greg
  4. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    Self esteem and authenticity
    Self esteem and authenticityA recent post by my friend Pascal Derrien and the commentary thread, most notably contributions by CityVP 🐝 Manjit and Aurorasa Sima prompted me to share this perspective on the notion of personal branding.My comment on Pascal's post (...


    Bernard Poulin
    14/02/2017 #51 Bernard Poulin
    #41 Agree. But it should not be an overwhelming pressured need to conform.
    Sara Jacobovici
    10/02/2017 #50 Sara Jacobovici
    #47 A pleasure @Don 🐝 Kerr. Thank you for using a musical reference.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #49 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #31 'Apath' @Phil Friedman Now I've got to plagiarize something from you too. Warned @Jim Murray in another medium that I am about to liberate some of his brilliance of my own.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #48 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #32 Why Dr. @Gerald Hecht you do me a great honour to say so. Also glad to hear about that antibiotic free thingie. We actually have to pay for antibiotics here in Canuckistan or perhaps I have misunderstood - again.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #47 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #35 Thanks for chiming in @Sara Jacobovici
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #46 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #38 Heard that @Randy Keho and you have always been consistent in how you have presented yourself here. Makes sense.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/02/2017 #45 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #43 Yo Princess - if there's anyone on this platform who is a model of authenticity to my mind it is you. xx00
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    09/02/2017 #42 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #4 Great View. Thanks. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Mohammed Sultan
    09/02/2017 #40 Mohammed Sultan
    #26 Philip Morris was extremely successful in creating a unique image that allowed a man to project himself through the cigarettes he smoked.The Marlboro cowboy is now a legend in many parts of the world and people are accustomed to seeing the Marlboro Man.Marlboro was able to sell for "image" and not for features and was able to keep their reputation updated.Philip Morris Marlboro is not productized and all their advertisement of the Marlboro line ,flavored or light or menthol or the not-burned have one thing in common -the cowboy.Philip Morris Marlboro line are not promoted based on the character of the product but on the character of the smoker.Thank you @Don Kerr.
    Cyndi wilkins
    09/02/2017 #39 Cyndi wilkins
    #11 From you @Gerald Hecht..." @Cyndi wilkins Please remember that in this Universe ...there are no accidents..." I stated that where??? Oh, and...

    #16 "@Cyndi wilkins I'm not sure if or where you questioned the Universe...we don't query such stuff...do we?" Really? Then why the link bomb???

    I hope you managed to consume something other than fast food...
    Randy Keho
    09/02/2017 #38 Randy Keho
    I find it difficult to separate personal from product branding. To me, they are one in the same. Both require authenticity.
    I recently launched a website that helps connect a number of related businesses, all of which are after the same customers, with those customers.
    It's a one-stop shop for the customers, allowing them to view all of the available choices without having to search them out individually.
    I have formed personal relationships with many of the business owners, therefore, establishing a high level of trust. In return, they have taken it upon themselves to introduce me to those I have yet to form a relationship with. I have also been invited to address them all at once at their next association meeting.
    I am my product.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #37 Gerald Hecht
    #27 @Don 🐝 Kerr Antibiotic Free since that nasty incident at the deli; (with the slicer thingie) in1981 ...and loving it --because when it comes to your loved ones; "Don't Hurry Choose gerry!"
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    #24 "antibiotic free"
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    @Don 🐝 Kerr writes: "There’s also something remarkable that happens when our business learning and personal journey begin to integrate, forming common perspective." A must read.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/02/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Don 🐝 Kerr for a great buzz. Well written, well told.
    Gerald Hecht
    09/02/2017 #32 Gerald Hecht
    Fabulous Post!
    Phil Friedman
    09/02/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    #30 That's good, @Don 🐝 Kerr, I am reassured to hear that. I regret even having to raise the question, but being an Apath, I often even have to ask my wife, "How am I feeling?" Of course, I am pure of heart and an habitual storyteller, so on balance not a bad guy. I agree that you have stimulated an excellent exchange of opinion here. Thanks.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/02/2017 #30 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #14 @Phil Friedman Maybe I'm just oblivious but I don't witness any hijacking here. I see a great exchange of perspective, experience and insight. Dare I say - some effective, authentic stories which contribute to my understanding for sure.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/02/2017 #29 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #17 @Paul Walters A poke in the eye with a sharp stick. Some good discussion here. Thanks for chiming in from your Pacific paradise.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/02/2017 #28 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #18 @Michael Adams as you write - In a nutshell "We invest in our image, not our character." However, our innate character speaks directly to our authentic self. YES!
  5. ProducerPhillip Hubbell

    Phillip Hubbell

    Cromulent Twaddle
    Cromulent Twaddle “If it had been possible to build the Tower of Babel without climbing it, it would have been permitted.” Franz Kafka Language has become like a drug we have taken for so long that it no longer has an effect. We still use it though because it is...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/08/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Lets begin with the twitter curve, which creative passionate users have written an interesting blog http://headrush.typepad.com/creating_passionate_users/2006/12/httpwww37signal.html but when I read it I don't focus on the interruption aspect or distraction or how much mental bandwidth is being sucked up, I note what the blog is really hitting at, which is what I am all about which is finding flow. That again is what elite people do not the average joe.

    The community I was born in originally has a better handle in the next statistic from Extreme Tech, http://www.extremetech.com/computing/123929-just-how-big-are-porn-sites that the biggest porn site is estimated to have about 4.4 billion hits per month. That kind of stat passes our attention because the hairy arse of society is not what we focus on, we focus on the escalation of drivel, but I am not here as a saviour of mankind. Mass consumption is not driven by our opinion but the marketing machine and what does it say if those who are using the marketing machine (for higher purposes of course) are pointing out people who are using social media for lower purposes - it says that they too are a part of the new elite.

    Now if there are 4.4 billion page views for the top porn site, is there anything close to that number reading this comment. No, the proportionality here is so huge, we are lucky to get a 1000 page views, but we are even luckier if our page views are fellow elites.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/08/2016 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #11 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- You wrote "That this behaviour is now visible to us is something that we have not seen before, because it firstly escaped our notice and secondly these lives were not being lived in front of us" and I agree. It is just technology made such observations visual AND faster in growth.
    It is people who create trends and observant people mine the opportunities in these trends. I accept and as I wrote before it is not only in people that 10% are either pioneers or early adopters; it is even the molecules which collide, bet very few give the product. This is life.
    My main point is that if you inspect the Twitter Curve which shows the between new technologies and time interval between interruptions you shall find that it is the "Hurricane of Interruptions" and I hope that dear @Kevin Pashuk doesn't mind tweaking his own term. It is the almost zero time between interruptions that make me alert.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/08/2016 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #10 Dear Ali @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the reality of the advancement of technology is that we are the strange one's. Regular people who shop in the high street, who take their kids to soccer practice and who watch The Voice or some other TV show, are simply using social media as an extension of what they have always have been doing. That this behaviour is now visible to us is something that we have not seen before, because it firstly escaped our notice and secondly these lives were not being lived in front of us.

    We may be the 1% with the money or the 1% with the intellect, either way how we personally use media means we are the new elite. The arrogance of us elites is to assume that ordinary people who are going about their ordinary business is somehow a waste of their opportunity or even life or that we set the example for them. Where I was born in England originally these people were my community, and over successive decades I am now totally removed that community, but I want to find my roots again.

    I only knew my own bourgeois mindset, when a business partner asked me to fill in for him for a probono role he had accepted, and now an urgent client issue meant he could not honour his original commitment. When I did fill in, they were holding a meeting about e-learning which involved a cocktail network marketing event prior to it. That was the first time in decades I had to mingle with people suddenly producing business cards everywhere. It was then I realized how out of touch I had become with even at this basic level. When we look down upon what ordinary people do, that should also signal to us our position in relationship. If BeBee is going to become a powerhouse - they do need us - but they also need a whole lot of everyday folk doing everyday things.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/08/2016 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #4 Thank you for bringing my attention to this buzz David @David Navarro López. Distraction, lack of focus, interest in people's news more than their ideas are some of the illnesses @Phillip Hubbell View more
    #4 Thank you for bringing my attention to this buzz David @David Navarro López. Distraction, lack of focus, interest in people's news more than their ideas are some of the illnesses @Phillip Hubbell outlines very well and masterfully. I enjoyed his reference to "I read a comment here on beBee by @KevinPashuk where he coined the phrase “hurricane of drivel”. Yes, Phillip and @Kevin Pashuk are very wise. The growing gap between the advancement of technology and growing shallowness of people because of lack of focus and other behaviors shall lead to self-organizing eventually because the alternative is very costly. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/08/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 That makes this word even more brilliant, Cromulent absolutely explains how things move today from wiktionary to dictionary https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/cromulent and the effects of modern media on the English Language. It is not as if people like George Carlin did not warn us about what we do with the English Language https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11lEtj-MuMk Nothing spurious about Carlin - absolutely nothing cromulent.
    Phillip Hubbell
    18/08/2016 #8 Phillip Hubbell
    Cromulant is a word that was a made up word on the Simpsons by Bart. He decided to make up a word know body would know...and found everyone in the town of Springfield using it. Thank you all for the kind words....I am blushing.
    Steve Brady
    18/08/2016 #6 Steve Brady
    @Phillip Hubbell, like @CityVP Manjit, I was also intrigued by your use of the word "cromulent". You've written one heck of a buzz. I'm not sure if I should be weeping or out looking for squirrels - even though we have none here in Australia. However, I have a sneaking suspicion that you may be delighted by my dilemma....because I think you've written a brilliant "wake-up lamentation". Fairly recently our principal telecommunications carrier suffered some major outages in a short period of time. I was incredulous at the outrage expressed via our TV media etc. It could easily have made one think that there had been a major earthquake in Australia, and Sydney had disappeared into the depths of the ocean!
    Phillip, your buzz is a feast of food for thought. With a flurry of eloquent quotable phrases you've described our current human dilemma: societal evolution has not kept up with technology, and our values are at risk of suffering the way of the "Posieden" ....flipping upside down in an ocean of drivel. We can click on an article about the horrors of the Syrian catastrophe, and then move on to a piece about Kim Kardashian's bum. I like @CityVP's point. We can choose our "rubberneckerdism" (how's that for a potential neologism?). We can deepen our lives, put a leash on our dependence on technology, develop skills that don't depend on electricity. Let's intentionally hang on and weather the "hurricane of drivel"
    Thank you for a brilliant buzz.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/08/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I was instantly drawn to this buzz for the use of the word "Cromulent" - a word I have never seen used by anyone else but which is well chosen in terms of the context of the thoughts. Twaddle I am aware of, though our prefered term in London, England was "codswallop" more appropriately "that's a load of codswallop". The question for me is exactly how rubbery are our necks?

    We know we have rubber necks on the highway because as soon as we see crash, we all slow down to take a look. The web is place where we can see crashes of a different sort on a 24 x 7 alwayson basis. If we get to know that the web is not just a novelty, what makes us rubber neck towards low brow content.

    The personal video recorder function on our television has been a boon for me because with PVR I can set the television to record what it is I want to watch - and unless there is a compelling live event, I am quite OK with recordings. Five days a week Charlie Rose is recorded automatically but I do not spend five hours watching Charlie Rose - a quick 2 minute view of the guests is suffice to know whether it is delete and move on - or save and watch later - or even move to the interesting interview and watch right away. This means I have made a conscious decision how I am the master of my own media.

    Social media asides from being the new cult of marketing is not just media, it is also social. Snapchat is not the platform of consciousness formation, it is chat. From stats featured at DMR http://expandedramblings.com/index.php/snapchat-statistics/ shows 9000 snaps of photo's shared PER SECOND on snapchat - this is "social", more strikingly 35% of users use Snapchat because their content disappears. We are operating on the mindset of permanence but mainstream social media is not.

    The forecast for snapchat is forecasted to be $300 to $350 million this year - that is more than twaddle, that is a tsunami.
    David Navarro López
    18/08/2016 #4 Anonymous
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee you should take a look at this post. Is brilliant.
    Milos Djukic
    18/08/2016 #3 Anonymous
    Just briliant @Phillip Hubbell!
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/08/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Those damn squirrels @Phillip Hubbell... Always showing up just what things get interest... Oh look! There's another one!
    David Navarro López
    18/08/2016 #1 Anonymous
    @Phillip Hubbell , this is really a gem of a post. You have described perfectly many feelings/ideas are crossing my mind, like if you were writing it directly from my brain, things like:
    "Our reward is a little screen that opens up vistas of endless information about everything under the sun, to which we pay absolutely no attention"
    "The distraction is easy, because the availability of bells and flashing lights have dulled our attention spans to the point where anything longer than a catch phrase blurs into a jumble of unread, ill considered, and unwanted noise",
    only to name some.
    I completely agree with you, and some days ago, i was commenting very similar thoughts to someone who was defending that the great invention of communication was here for us to "unlearn" many things.
    And yet, we have unlearned good manners, empathy, and other indispensable human values...
    oh....someone has commented my last buzz...let's have a look
    ...forgetting that what it makes us human is not the amount of information we can have, but what we do with it.
    I really like your sharp mind, and will be eagerly waiting for your next comments/posts.
  6. ProducerJudy Olbrych

    Judy Olbrych

    Metaphor Magic - How to Put Prospects Under Your Spell
    Metaphor Magic - How to Put Prospects Under Your SpellDo your words hold the power of a strong stallion? A million-man army? An atomic bomb? Or the odor of old fish?Metaphors are shortcuts you can use to create vivid pictures in your reader’s mind. These literary devices multiply the value of your...


    Judy Olbrych
    22/07/2017 #26 Judy Olbrych
    #21 Thank you, @Debasish Majumder!
    Judy Olbrych
    22/07/2017 #24 Judy Olbrych
    #19 Yes, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - this is overflowing with metaphor - and I love the idea of crowdsourcing a slideshare. Thank you for sharing that.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/07/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    I truly adored your post, and now I am following you here on beBee, your words and images convinced me!
    Debasish Majumder
    22/07/2017 #21 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Judy Olbrych! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Ignacio Orna
    22/07/2017 #20 Ignacio Orna
    El poder y la fuerza de las palabras, es infinito.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
    https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/trimming-of-ideas View more
    This buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
    I In Side 6 - the metaphor of time flies versus flying time. In Slide 33 time running with high heels. This nuzz being visual reminded me of my own work @Judy Olbrych and it is a proof that metaphors are powerful. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/07/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Time flies, thought you might want to see this before it gets away from you @David B. Grinberg @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/07/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is great @Judy Olbrych. I love the metaphor about wine and breathing! Visualization does sell.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/07/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "When you use a metaphor, you transfer meaning from one word - or set of words - to another". Who would agree more with you @Judy Olbrych thaan @Sara Jacobovici?
    I am a lover of using metaphors and I find the examples cited in this buzz very informative and proper.
    Judy Olbrych
    22/07/2017 #15 Judy Olbrych
    #9 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, we are definitely into some mixed metaphors here! And you might be making me hungry.
    Judy Olbrych
    22/07/2017 #14 Judy Olbrych
    #10 Yes, Don. And even more fun in a group like this!
    Judy Olbrych
    22/07/2017 #13 Judy Olbrych
    #11 Thank you, Preston!
    Judy Olbrych
    22/07/2017 #12 Judy Olbrych
    Hello, fellow bees. I accidentally voted my own post relevant (3rd or 4th accidental thing in 24 hours!) I hope there's no penalty and am happy to reverse it if I can find out how! (I looked). Posting this for the record (and will read the how-to articles soon!).
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    22/07/2017 #11 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Judy Olbrych, Great Buzz. I like to read article from the Hives not just for knowledge and inspiration, yet the colorful images they put in my head like you just did. That is the power of metaphors and such things as storytelling.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    22/07/2017 #10 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Judy Olbrych I know some writers are as nervous as a cat on a porch full of rocking chairs when it comes to metaphors but they can be real fun and effective!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/07/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    My life was a gray day until I read these cotton candy words which plant seeds of wisdom and let my eyes drink up that milkshake sky. As the clouds sailed by, I cried a sea of tears but found laughter is the music of the soul.

    I love your fun and useful post-@Judy Olbrych.

    cc @David B. Grinberg @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/07/2017 #7 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #6 that sure sounds like wholesome homemade fun ;)
  7. ProducerFrancisco Jose Paredes Perez
    CUARTO MANDAMIENTO: INTÉGRAME POR FAVORNo solo es montañero el que sube el Everest, también lo es aquel que va todos los domingos a la montaña y simplemente camina por ella.Por eso, para integrarme no es necesario que hagas 23 maratones con una camiseta que ponga Reflexiones de un...


    Estela Custiel
    18/07/2017 #50 Estela Custiel
    Si me cruzas de camino no estaré subiendo tu Everest pero llevo agua fresca para la reposta un refrigerio espiritual... Un abrazo sin palabras y mi corazón irá con vosotros... Yo iré por mi propio everest mas no dejaré de alentarte en el tuyo
    Sube sin prisas pero sin pausas y tu cumbre será mi aliento.... Vamos amigos volemos... Se pueedeeee
    Juan Madueño Criado
    15/07/2017 #49 Juan Madueño Criado
    #36 Un saludo a tu hijo de mi parte, compañero de beBee.
    Montse Vilà Margalef
    15/07/2017 #48 Anonymous
    Cuánta razón tienes! Pero hay que hacer un ejercicio de autocontrol tan grande para conseguir hacer el movimiento acertado en cada situación! Dar el paso de liberarlo de ti y cuando llegue el momento, que frecuentemente llega, aguantar como mínimo las miradas de reprobación del resto de personas que sí saben comportarse y que además sabrían educar a tu hijo muchísimo mejor que tú. Es notable el número de pedagogos amateurs que acechan. Como dijo alguien que sabía lo que decía "más filosofía y menos pedagogía".
    Gracias, releeré el artículo de vez en cuando.
    Oscar Martínez
    15/07/2017 #47 Oscar Martínez
    ¡Muy buena reflexión! ¡Gracias por compartirla!
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/07/2017 #46 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #44 Beautiful and emotional words.
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    14/07/2017 #45 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    Un abrazo para los dos!!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/07/2017 #44 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #31 Fransisco you are not simply sharing Lucas with us, you are showing us how we can communicate, and as you teach us the world as Lucas see's it, those who read your words become Lucas, and here you are Lucas and your words transform me, for I become Lucas and as I become him I immediately see that I am becoming a better human being. Our world needs this being.

    As you say we don't have to wear any T-Shirt to know what Everest looks like for Lucas, we simply need to see, hear and feel what you have told us and in this sharing of a life it is more than a motivation, it is humanity. Lucas is a human being whose Everest is autism, this is one of many things I learned today from reading your words my friend. Your words are pure love for your son.
    Cristina Ballester
    14/07/2017 #43 Cristina Ballester
    #38 Un besote enorme para ambos!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    14/07/2017 #42 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #34 Todo mi cariño @Francisco Jose Paredes Perez!!! 💝
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    14/07/2017 #41 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #39 👏👏👏
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    14/07/2017 #40 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    #35 Recibido, abrazos a montones y besos a puñados para Lucas, Hugo y familia. Distribuidos en un imperfecto orden ;-))
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/07/2017 #39 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #30 Thank you Irene. I found it https://www.bebee.com/group/reflexiones-de-un-autista It is no problem translating what is written here in Spanish, because what Fransisco has written is written from life itself
    It is a being.or "bee the person you want to be".- it is not a brand.

    Reading/translating what Fransisco has written here is totally about being - others can engage doing if doing is what they want to be, but what I learn here improves how I see our world, and autism is a part of the being in our world and I appreciate Fransisco's honesty and ability to be real.
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #38 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    @Cristina Ballesteral gracias por seguir volando a mi lado, compañera..........mi hijo te manda un besotazo
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #37 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar eres parte de los textos, y lo sabes...................
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #36 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    #13 @Juan Madueño Criadoro gracias por tus palabras.....no veas como motivan para seguir en la brecha......gracias de parte de mi hijo Lucas
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #35 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    #21 @José Ramón 🐝 López @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez sin vosotros, esto no llegaría donde está llegando........gracias por ser así.....mi hijo Lucas os manda un besotazo
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #34 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    @Mamen 🐝 Delgado sé que nos estás ayudando con esta carrera de fondo que es dar voz al autismo.......muchas gracias.....de parte de mi hijo Lucas y mías personalmente
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #33 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    #11 @Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos gracias a ti compañero por ser tan fiel seguidor, y dar voz al autismo
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #32 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    #28 @Alvaro 🐝 INFANTE SANCHEZ totalmente de acuerdo Alvaro....te acuerdas que tengo el reto de correr la media??' pues un amigo me ayudará hacerla, Pero me ayudará, de nada me serviría que llevara mi dorsal, y la corriera por mi. Tu reflexión es perfecta. Gracias
    Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    14/07/2017 #31 Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
    #29 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Hello, thank you for your words, motivate me to continue writing, and help me with my son. My son lucas and I give you thanks with all my heart
  8. ProducerHarley King

    Harley King

    How To Write Powerful, Inspirational Speeches
    How To Write Powerful, Inspirational SpeechesWriting the speech is one of the more challenging and creative aspects of speaking. Purpose of the Speech The first step is to understand the audience. Who are they? What do you think they will want to know about your topic? What do you want them...


    Harley King
    10/07/2017 #4 Harley King
    #3 You are welcome, Sandra! Maybe you can put it to use in the future. Thanks for sharing.
    Sandra Smith
    10/07/2017 #3 Sandra Smith
    Harley, thank you for this - I wish I'd had it 6 months ago when I was tasked with writing a speech.... Sharing
    Harley King
    10/07/2017 #2 Harley King
    #1 Thanks for sharing this buzz.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thanks for connecting Harley. Look forward to reading more your buzzes.
  9. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Found this one via Irene Hackett at LinkedIn - it is a review of Roosevelt's speech "The Man in the Arena". I am interested in this as one of the great speeches in history and Irene's context is detailed here https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6290207459470565376
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Roosevelt's "The Man in the Arena"
    mentalfloss.com "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them...


    Milos Djukic
    11/07/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
  10. ProducerSadman Ishrak

    Sadman Ishrak

    5 Simple Steps To Learn Any Skill Fast
    5 Simple Steps To Learn Any Skill FastWe entrepreneurs, marketers or engineers are always learning. And to be honest you can not be successful in any career if you are not learning all the time. In fact, if you know of a career that does not require any learning at all please comment...


    Simone Luise Hardt
    30/06/2017 #7 Simone Luise Hardt
    #6 lol Sadman :) that´s deep ;) and about the "adding value" I´m not quite sure to be honest, never thought of it in such a way, I personally find "value" a very cryptic "something" it´s like putting a price tag on your article ;) which could be of course ;) anyway, if you see it like this, then I´ll accept your point of view ;) so, thanks for the "value" :) Have a lovely day & evening today :* Regards Simone :)
    Sadman Ishrak
    21/06/2017 #6 Sadman Ishrak
    #5 You are most welcome!
    I thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing! I am happy to be able to add value to your life.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/06/2017 #5 Simone Luise Hardt
    hi Sadman :) thanks for your great article :) and it´s true, especially the first step, your interest in the topic/subject must be present ;) and of course your willingness to learn ;) have a great day/evening today :)
    Regards Simone :)
    Sadman Ishrak
    21/06/2017 #4 Sadman Ishrak
    #3 Thanks a lot! I am really looking forward to learning from you as well Dara.
    You are totally right about this. If we never try we will remain incapable of achieving anything at all.
    If we try then there is a chance for us to be capable, no matter how small the chance is.
    But if we keep on trying without giving up, then there is no chance for us not to succeed.
    Thanks a lot! Your comment is amazing!
    Dara Lin
    21/06/2017 #3 Dara Lin
    It's a good thing to learn from you Sadman. Discovering new things within yourself that you've held all along helps you break out of a rut. But many times we are afraid of going out with our comfort zone and trying to learn new things because we think we are not capable of but if you will never try that doesn't mean you are not. Just keep on trying and never give up believing that you are here for a purpose!
    Sadman Ishrak
    20/06/2017 #2 Sadman Ishrak
    #1 Thanks a lot! I wrote it based on my experience!
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/06/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Sadman, Good advice.
  11. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Skipping The Rope
    Skipping The RopeWe are gathering our stuff and doing a final check on the list of essential material that will allow us to conquer the Matterhorn. By We I mean my French guide Guy and myself. Following a short phone conversation Guy agreed to be my guide 3 months...


    Sara Jacobovici
    03/07/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #32 Relieved to hear @Pascal Derrien. But obviously my concern reflects the power of the writing. Always a pleasure to read your work. My loss when I am not able to read them all.
    Pascal Derrien
    03/07/2017 #32 Pascal Derrien
    #31 hmmmm...it is.....:-) fiction :-) many thanks for dropping by and read this little story @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/07/2017 #31 Sara Jacobovici
    It was great reading your post @Pascal Derrien, with the added pleasure of reading all the comments. At the risk of embarrassing myself, this is fiction, I hope and not inspired by a real life experience.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/07/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #29 ah Thanks Ali this is very much appreciated I may have gotten that one right for once :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    02/07/2017 #29 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    This is a grabbing post @Pascal Derrien. It starts from the title all the way through. Please tag me when you publish the next one.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/07/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 many thanks @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador hopefully you had time to relax after this 😀
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    02/07/2017 #27 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    great post cant wait to read next one. I was tense in reading this thriller....
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 ah you too ⛑🚁🚑 ......... 😀
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/07/2017 #25 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Now that I'm not the first to the scene of the tumble, I have to say, I was so engrossed, that I may have launched a new tab to get the number of an international helicopter evacuation squad before realizing..... there is one tiny clue....but I shall be mum until part two......
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #23 ah that's very nice of you @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez I have never been described like that before 😀
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    01/07/2017 #23 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    The mountain combination + Pascal is dangerously attractive. Too much to sleep on.
    Very good @Pascal Derrien ;-))
    Ken Boddie
    01/07/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #14 No chocolates, Pascal, but I did bring Bernie, the St Bernard from base camp and, more importantly, the mandatory 'cure all' brandy barrel hanging round his neck. Do you take you brandy straight up or with ice?
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Always good to see a great writer like yourself dropping by 😀
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    01/07/2017 #20 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Yep--hanging is write.
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #19 Pascal Derrien
    #18 Thanks @Gert Scholtz Wrote that one while cycling I had different versions for three weeks in my head and I ended up with a complete different one when I wrote it yesterday :-) Glad you liked it hopefully a good week end read :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    01/07/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien A thriller! You had me on a rope with this one Pascal!
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 oh the pressure :-) @Vincent Andrew I will check with the executive producer if we have the budget :-)
    Vincent Andrew
    01/07/2017 #16 Vincent Andrew
    Enjoyed this @Pascal Derrien. Part 2 coming up?
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thanks @Ian Weinberg who knows .... many thanks for the great words of encouragements :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    01/07/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #6 uncle @Ken Boddie why are you dressed as a snow man... did you bring the chocolates? OK got tell you now I think you are the best Base leader.... :-)
  12. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Explorecast not Broadcast my personal way of learning online.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Explorecast Not Broadcast
    www.linkedin.com For many post-war decades in the 20th Century the broadcast mentality has been ingrained together with the media meme of "publish or perish"....
  13. ProducerAndrea de la Rica
    La educación es el combustible que lo mueve todo
    La educación es el combustible que lo mueve todoEsta mañana he leído una reflexión sobre la educación, a la que compara con el combustible que lo mueve todo. Y estoy totalmente de acuerdo con esto. La educación  nos permite movernos a muchos destinos ,  sin educación es muy complicado tener...


    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    23/06/2017 #11 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    Me ha gustado mucho tu buzz @Andrea de la Rica, comparto tu idea, la educación es un pilar fundamental. Un saludo!
    Ivan Campos
    23/06/2017 #10 Ivan Campos
    Alexander🐝 Ramos🐝
    23/06/2017 #9 Alexander🐝 Ramos🐝
    #8 homenaje mas que merecido señores directores
    Andrés Araujo de la Mata
    23/06/2017 #8 Andrés Araujo de la Mata
    El buzz de Andrea me ha emocionado profundamente, por la parte que me toca. Me anima extraordinariamente a seguir poniendo todo el empeño en mi trabajo y me ayuda a recordar lo afortunado que soy por estar rodeado de talento cada día que piso el aula. Valoro mucho más esta muestra de cariño, generosidad y gratitud que ha tenido Andrea que cualquier reconocimiento académico. Muchísimas gracias.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/06/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Puedo certificar la profesionalidad y la pasión que @MARIA SAIZ SANTOS aplica en todo lo que hace. ¡ gracias @Andrea de la Rica !
    23/06/2017 #6 MARIA SAIZ SANTOS
    MIl gracias Andrea...estoy profundamente emocionada porque además me citas junto a mi padre académico, Andrés Araujo, el mejor que he podido tener. Es un lujo trabajar codo con codo, todos los días, con quien me formo. Gracias a ti puedo reconocerle a Andrés cuanto significa ese combustible.

    No se que decir, sois vosostros/as, el alumnado, quien mueve nuestra motivación. Recibimos mucho de vosotros/as. Cada vez que uno/a de vosotros/as logra algo recibimos la compensación más valiosa a nuestra labor diaría. Somos vuestros éxitos!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I love this, I absolutely love this buzz because it honours far more than two professors who made an absolute difference in your life a.k.a. Maria Saiz Santos & Andrés Araujo de la Mata but it articulates absolutely how education should be.

    Otherwise we dissolve rather than evolve and dissolve into the branded existence which is the rule of the elite. Universities and schools don't deliver education, they deliver a particular conveyor belt mindset where students are put on a career conveyor, until they fall off the other end in a dumping ground called retirement. All of that crap ideology is sold to us on a daily basis.

    I remember listening to an interview with the actor Matt Damon. He like so many other talented people, in going back to the educators who made an absolute difference in his life, cited a particular drama teacher - who displayed the very passion for teaching that is described in this buzz. That passion also created two other Oscar winners - so from that school in the middle of no-where, that would otherwise be lost in the network of educational establishments, produced three successful actors - each of which point the finger not to an education system but to a single teacher that made a huge difference.

    The only question I have is the last paragraph :

    Por último , me gustaría deciros que el mejor regalo del ser humano es un cerebro capaz de aprender hasta morir , y también la responsabilidad de cada uno de nosotros a comprometernos con nuestro talento.

    You made a reference to "cerebro capaz de aprender hasta morir" - I did not fully grasp that particular line but feel it is important for me to ask that you elaborate more as to what this means for you. This was a great buzz and I loved reading it in translation.
    Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    22/06/2017 #4 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
    Recuerdo un profesor que me decia @Andrea de la Rica "aprendo enseñandoos" Eso es un "Profesor". Gran Artículo Andrea, y sí vocacional, importantísimo, implica futuro, explotar el talento, riqueza y muchas cosas más. Y para mí, Aprender, Saber, Experimentar es lo Más de lo Más. Un Saludo
    Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    22/06/2017 #3 Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    Buena reflexión en voz alta @Andrea de la Rica, el aprendizaje es lo prioritario, sino la enseñanza pierde sentido. Dices "he descubierto donde aportar valor, donde soy diferente y especial", este es el mejor regalo que puedes hacer a tus profesores, cuando lean este buzz sin ninguna duda se emocionaran. Y dice mucho de ti y de tu generosidad. Adelante aporta tu descubrimiento.
    Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    22/06/2017 #2 Marisa Fonseca Diniz
    Excelente artículo de reflexión, @Andrea de la Rica. La educación es la clave que abre puertas, sin ellas no somos absolutamente nada. A lo largo de nuestra vida encontramos personas empeñadas en educarnos de la mejor manera, pero la mejor que nos queda es de aquellas personas que con amor transforman lo que hay de mejor en nosotros mismos, y así podemos repasar nuestros aprendizajes adelante.
    Francisco Prieto Roselló
    22/06/2017 #1 Francisco Prieto Roselló
    Gracias por el entusiasmo por los buenos educadores. "La educación no lo es todo, pero un ser humano sin educación no es nada"
  14. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Charging your story
    Charging your storyMy buzzes on the art of storytelling over many platforms received the maximum attention as reflected by the number of views, shares, comments and likes. One buzz that I published on LI before moving to beBee is on "The Power of Storytelling"....


    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    25/06/2017 #43 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #42 I love your workable "litmus test" @Pamela 🐝 Williams. "I have found that when I have to struggle for the next thought, do edits other than typos that exist because my typing skill wasn't as fast as the flow of thoughts, then I am forcing the story and I'm never satisfied with the results". I experience the same and I salute you for highlighting this point in particular.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    25/06/2017 #42 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I particularly like this statement: "The flow of the story is like the flow of the current in a battery".
    The writing of the story must be like thoughts flowing from the recesses of your mind. I have found that when I have to struggle for the next thought, do edits other than typos that exist because my typing skill wasn't as fast as the flow of thoughts, then I am forcing the story and I'm never satisfied with the results.

    As I wrote my fictional series here on beBee there would be some lengthy timespans between episodes because the words weren't coming naturally. That's when I would step away and let my mind wonder, sometimes for weeks, until a light would come on and I would know exactly what needed to happen, not necessarily what I wanted, but what was needed. That's when the events would come as a surprise to my readers, and that surprise was the best reward/compliment I could receive.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/06/2017 #41 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #39 Dear @Lada 🏡 Prkic- you "charged" my soul with your lovely comment. Thank you
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    23/06/2017 #40 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 Dear @Steve Brady
    First, I wish you good health and I am so happy that you feel better now. I missed your presence and I am again happy to read your sound comments . You awakened the sleeping child in me. Thank you so much for I feel more creative now.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    23/06/2017 #39 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I'm glad to see that this story doesn't need recharging. The battery type has a long lifespan. 😊
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    22/06/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Do you know where I find the charge to my batteries dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee in buzzes like this one and many others on beBee. I charge my batteries through my interaction with people. There is an invisible energy that flows in and I'm charged I write a story.
    The battery metaphor is apt as you can tell from my comment. Like Sara says only humans tell stories. Thank you for charging my batteries #Stayawesome
    Steve Brady
    22/06/2017 #37 Steve Brady
    Dear Ali,
    Hello! I've been absent for a while due to some health issues. I certainly missed the camaraderie and wisdom here in the beBee community. I heartily endorse your focus on storytelling and your battery metaphor is so apt. I think it reinforces the adage that good storytelling is an art. As I reflect on my own experiences in the Education sector, many, many times I saw the shift in energy that a good story can bring. I think it's a perennial form of wisdom that can resonate with the "child" in each of us.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    19/06/2017 #36 Tausif Mundrawala
    #35 Very soon, Insha Allah. Thank you so much for your exceptional and interactive buzzes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/06/2017 #35 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #34 So, when are we going to read a story book from you the wise @Tausif Mundrawala. I enjoy your senses as reflected in your comments. This one is no exception.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    19/06/2017 #34 Tausif Mundrawala
    I do find the battery a suitable metaphor. We should start our story with the combination of many aspects and readers stay hooked if the protagonist have been carved well. People tend to forget that the antoginist is misunderstood by others but still he/she is a human. We should bring forth and unfold the story in different phases. My buzzes on stories were well received and I concluded the fact that readers like strong charcters and however weak one is but still would like to call oneself as the most strongest. The weakest characters have drawn sympathy from them but I don't like to burden my readers with the worst plight one could imagine. As always a power charged buzz which has lit my batteries on,Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #33 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #32 I am going to read tonight your buzz on the price of beans. I know what price you demand shall be fair @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee because I know i shall have an added value. Keep your batteries charged.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #32 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I have gained great pleasure being a storyteller. I also loved journalism. In journalism, it is expected that you grab the reader's attention in the first few lines. Then it a chore not discharging your own batteries maintaining the pace. I've had editors "deflate" a piece and it has made me nearly rabid. One young man dared not cut my work again after removing elements that completely eliminated a cost to society in it. That was https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/the-price-of-beans. I always reproduce it with his 'edits' cut.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #28 Thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for your "friendly" comment. As you have established the hive Only Humans Tell Stories I am not surprised at all to read your comment and your attention to the value of storytelling.
    Yes, in my age timeflies and I can't believe this buzz celebrated its first birthday.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    18/06/2017 #30 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 Thank you for your sharing dear @Sara Jacobovici. Much appreciated
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/06/2017 #29 Sara Jacobovici
    The art of storytelling by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/06/2017 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    Allow me to apologize for coming late into this discussion. I just came across it now. At the risk of sounding cliche, I can't believe that it has been more than a year since you published your post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    Allow me to apologize for coming late into this discussion. I just came across it now. At the risk of sounding cliche, I can't believe that it has been more than a year since you published your post @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I must be getting old because they say they older you get the faster time passes. Sorry for the digression (also a sign of my age). I am happy to read your post as it is "timeless". Storytelling and metaphors, who can ask for anything more? The battery is a great metaphor for storytelling, Dr. Ali, especially the way you tell it.

    I share your perspective on the value of storytelling. The act of storytelling is a central part of who we are. Stories help make sense of our world and our place in it and we define ourselves by a story within time. We create stories; verbally, oral and written, and non-verbally, through movement/dance, visual symbols and signs/visual arts, and sound making/music. Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories. Close
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #27 Louise Smith
    #24 Mee too !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    17/06/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 May be your next buzz would be on "Building Stories"! You are an engineer @Lada 🏡 Prkic and you may build a 3-storey story, in emulation of the 3-Acts of writing stories. Your special engineering genes shall be a great asset to you.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    17/06/2017 #25 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #17 #19 Thanks, Louise! I'm glad you remembered my post about Licitars. It's one of my favorite. To write such a story, I need a special type of "battery" that is not always available. :-)
    As you said, storytelling is in our genes, somewhere and to some degree.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    17/06/2017 #24 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #16 Thank you! It's always a pleasure to interact with your posts, dear Ali. But you are faster in writing than I am in commenting on your posts. I have to speed up! 😀
  15. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    Todd Rundgren - Berklee Commencement Address 2017
    Todd Rundgren - Berklee Commencement Address 2017 Songwriter, producer, recording artist, and pioneer of multimedia and computer technology, Todd Rundgren addresses the class of 2017 at Berklee's...


    Gerald Hecht
    19/06/2017 #14 Gerald Hecht
    #13 @Renée 🐝 Cormier yeah and the key was...I remember those turntables has 4 speeds 1) 78rpm, 2) 45rpm, 3) 33 1/3rpm, and 4) THE SECRET MUSIC TEACHER... 16rpm!
    So whenever I wanted to learn a guitar part, or whatever...just put the LP on and set it to 16rpm...until I heard the "ratio/construct thingie"...for solos...the "final exam" would be to set it to 45rpm and see if you could keep up....that's when my parents thought I was on hallucinogens, lol --listening to "Alvin and the Chipmunks"...
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    19/06/2017 #13 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #12 I think I get it. :)
    Gerald Hecht
    19/06/2017 #12 Gerald Hecht
    #11 @Renée 🐝 Cormier listening is the only way I know how to learn to play songs and what instrument (s) to best play them on; when I was kid I took piano lessons and I got good grades for reading and playing songs (according to the competition judging sheets...but --I never heard those songs... I still haven't heard some of them....then, years later I would hear songs that I really liked...was I supposed to go get the sheet music? That makes no sense...does it?
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/06/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #10 Er, you know there is stuff you can take for that enhanced psychedelic experience... Never been my thing, though.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #10 Gerald Hecht
    #9 @Renée 🐝 Cormier umm; just listening...I don't really know how to word it...like the music is a "snow globe"...and being inside and listening to everything
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/06/2017 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #8 Do you mean listening with a more critical/analytical ear?
    Gerald Hecht
    18/06/2017 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #6 @Renée 🐝 Cormier yeah, the hard part is "forgetting" how to read it (at least when listening to it); I've always thought that the only "necessary and sufficient thingie" that defines being a musician is 1) learning to listen to it, and 2) there isn't anything other than "1)".

    That may sound "funny"...but I'm increasingly convinced that's the whole thing .
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    17/06/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Nice message. Like him, I have also feel that education should be a continuous process. It saddens me to see people not continue learning throughout their lives.

    Also, I find it interesting that he never learned to read music, I don't feel so bad now. It's always been a source of embarrassment for me. My father was a violinist and all my siblings can read music. As the last born of five, I didn't get the same encouragement with music as the others. Boo hoo, right? :)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/06/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 Yep, he began his speech with honesty rather than some acted out false modesty, shared experiences of life that were genuine rather than scripted moments but also revealed his strengths in a "I'm good in those areas way" such as his music producer background, got two well deserved rounds of applause about 2 values that are important to him and he was not putting out agent-assisted personal brand like some grease monkey. I could talk to that kind of guy all day long and not tire of the conversation. We tend to band out that word authentic a lot - but we know it when we see it and in this particular speech we saw it.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #4 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Agreed! It really struck me...as if I hadn't heard a human being speaking authentically out loud for a long time --or something...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/06/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Very good speech, great humility, great lesson about perseverance, and how passions that others may not liked at the time can become pivotal life moments and ultimately in setting up the journey for learning (of course I completely resonate with Rundgren here) and that is what a good commencement speech should do and deliver. It even made me want to commence something. That is after all is the point of all commencement speeches, that lives shall commence. Those lives include us and not just graduating students.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli 💫✨🕶👍🏻
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/06/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Such an original he is! So self-actualised and aware. Thrilled to hear his story Gerry!
  16. ProducerKaren Moloney

    Karen Moloney

    Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of Work
    Realising the Strategic Value of Learning & Capability Building in the Future of WorkA little while back I had the pleasure of chatting with Simon Terry of Change Agents Worldwide for our webinar series “Immersion”.Everywhere you look in discussions of the future of work, the value of learning and capability building is...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/05/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Karen Moloney thanks for sharing it. Welcome to beBee !
  17. Franklin Coetzee
    Franklin Coetzee


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Lashon Ha-Ra is definitely an ethic we should be more mindful of. Since we live in a soundbite culture and engage in superficial talk of short messaging, gossip is not one of those things we think too deeply about. We should because it reminds us the power words have on us.
  18. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    How Not to Write a Book
    How Not to Write a Book“Someday I want to write a book and have it published”, I said to my lovely wife. “Well", she replied sagely, "start the first chapter, then we’ll see about the rest.” So began my first foray into the world of book writing and publishing. Little...


    Gert Scholtz
    19/04/2017 #73 Gert Scholtz
    #72 @Maggi Kirkbride Thank you for your comments Maggi. I made a book proposal which consisted of a ten page motivation and synopses, plus two sample chapters, but I did not use an agent. What perhaps also helped is that I phoned and asked to see a manager and editor of the publishing house in person so I can deliver the proposal to them. They obliged but I am sure it was somewhat out of the ordinary to their experience. As I mention in the post, luck played a part. I hope this answers your question - also feel free to reach me on beBee private mail if I can assist in any way. Thanks again!
    Maggi Kirkbride
    18/04/2017 #72 Maggi Kirkbride
    I am adding this to a packet of reading I offer potential authors who contact me for help writing their books. I like the way you write about the process, the experience, the labor, and the rewards (however you define them). I'm curious about how you got your publisher--you got the attention of one of the Big 5 publishers without an agent and without a word to us about writing/rewriting query letters and book proposals! Really?? That's a big part of the readiness conversations I have with potential authors. Gert, is there more to this story to share with us?
    Robert Cormack
    17/04/2017 #71 Robert Cormack
    Well, I guess it overlaps, Gert, in terms of rewrites. Certainly we're never prepared for the work involved. With me, I've been writing too long professionally to have a "jumbled mess." I think that was beaten out of me back at my first advertising agency. The best part of writing is how we learn to organize our thoughts. Once organization becomes second nature, it allows us to move at "a clip." It's that "clip" that makes us authors. Nice post, Gert.#69
    Gert Scholtz
    17/04/2017 #70 Gert Scholtz
    Thank you to all that have marked relevant, commented and shared this post. I appreciate your engagement.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/04/2017 #69 Gert Scholtz
    @Robert Cormack Hope you get a chance to read this post and how it may overlap with your experiences.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/04/2017 #68 Gerald Hecht
    #64 @Gert Scholtz Yes...I bet he would have liked to have seen it in stores as well....It's sad how he let the opinions of publisher sheeple determine his worth; its easy to say that one should never do that! I've seen countless people post that message; I've never, however, seen those meme authors' works in bookshops; fortunately, this kind of tragedy should be preventable with the opening of the new "meme stock exchange"...although there was no public Internet at the time of suicide. I think the lesson for all of us is "hang in there --technology that we can't imagine --may show up in time to help us...if we are patient enough!
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/04/2017 #67 Sara Jacobovici
    #47 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, as a self-proclaimed metaphor junkie, I love you using the mirror as a metaphor. I am not quite sure I “see” it in the same way from a sensory point of view. From my perspective, the sensory information we receive goes through a process of receiving, experiencing, interpreting, associating and assigning meaning. Then the creative part takes over and we find a medium through which to express and communicate all that; verbally and non-verbally. So rather than us being the mirror, I think it is actually the work itself; the book, the visual art work, the dance, the music, which does the reflecting.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/04/2017 #66 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #65 Good point Gert, though this is even more poignant for Ali Anani who has produced e-books but not formalized it through the book circuit. Publishing a book under the name "Mark Zorro" would be the ultimate ironies considering that was created as a reference to "Mark Twain". Mark Twain ended up being branded Mark Twain, but he actually wanted people to remember him as Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Yet we consider Mark Twain to be an authentic American writer, when he was a brilliant writer whose pseudonym ended up defining him.
    Gert Scholtz
    15/04/2017 #65 Gert Scholtz
    #62 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for the compliment Manjit. You say: “I think there is a book inside me but I also think it may remain inside - who knows but until it is actually written, it remains inside.” Actually I think otherwise. If you take your many posts on beBee plus your extensive and thoughtful comments, your book is already outside you. What may remain to be done is aggregating the texts, sorting it into themes (which you have to a large extent already done in your learning hives), reviewing and revising. As title, how about The Learning and Teaching of Mark Zorro? Please inform me once this is released; I will be the first to read your wisdom in book form.
    Gert Scholtz
    15/04/2017 #64 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Gerald Hecht Thank you Gerald. I have bought Confederacy of Dunces based on your recommendation a while ago. I have read the first few dozen pages. It is certainly a great work and I look forward to reading the rest.
    Lyon Brave
    15/04/2017 #63 Lyon Brave
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/04/2017 #62 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I take two activities that I don't usually participate in i.e. reading and physical fitness and combine them and I at least read as much as I do online on that basis. Yet reading cover to cover is very rare for me. I checked up on the data for typical American readers and PEW surveys says a typical reader reads 5 books per year. http://www.pewinternet.org/2014/01/16/e-reading-rises-as-device-ownership-jumps/e-readers9/ Interestingly the people who earn the most also read the most on this survey.

    I should be able to write a book based on how much I write, but writing a book is akin to physical fitness, it is that rigorous discipline which puts me off. Perhaps if I gain discipline through my current physical intelligence program, that might breed the writing stamina required to write a book - and do believe that writing a book requires stamina - this is what I take from reading this buzz about your experiences, and maybe you will validate that assumption.

    The fact that you and Deb Lange have written a book, I say kudos to both of you. It is indeed a labour of love as Deb has mentioned in her comment, though I have called it cognitive stamina. I don't have that kind of stamina yet but who knows as I move along with discipline building activities, this could be a bonus outcome. The actuality of that is easy to determine - i.e. finishing writing a book and seeing it get published - but of course as you found out something one must really work at. I think there is a book inside me but I also think it may remain inside - who knows but until it is actually written, it remains inside.
    Aleta Curry
    15/04/2017 #61 Aleta Curry
    #45 That was a ten-pointer, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Gert Scholtz
    14/04/2017 #60 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley Next time I write a book I will come to an island near you, at a place called Goldeneye....Thanks for reading and glad you enjoyed it Donna-Luisa!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/04/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    @Jerry Fletcher @Savvy Raj @Gulcin Newby Kennett Thank you all for reading and commenting - I appreciate it. Good to know some of my experiences (or inexperience!) could be imparted.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/04/2017 #57 Gerald Hecht
    Still @Gert Scholtz , it could be worse; as in "so much worse; it must be a mistake" https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Kennedy_Toole
    Jerry Fletcher
    14/04/2017 #53 Jerry Fletcher
    Congratulatons Gert. I never went the publisher route opting instead to self publish. My Ex was published by a top house. Her young adult novel "Dragon's Milk" is still in print. It was first published in 1990. So I've seen the incredible amount of work it takes to get it done and how it can make you feel. Your post sums it up marvelously.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #52 Savvy Raj
    So much insights on travails of writing and publishing all nealtly packed in a single buzz. .Appreciate your writing this @Gert Scholtz.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #51 Sara Jacobovici
    #47 A very intriguing and thought provoking perspective @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Permit me some time to reflect more on this and I look forward to responding and exchanging further.
    Gert Scholtz
    14/04/2017 #50 Gert Scholtz
    @Lisa Vanderburg Many thanks Lisa, and if there is a female form for the word - I applaud you dudette for the tomb you have created! @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Thank you for the quotes - I'm not a very good writer, but I'm an excellent rewriter - is one big lesson I learned, am I am still learning. @Aleta Curry Thanks for dropping in a bit left of your continent, and right on top of the best advice on writing. @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you Deb - I have sent you a private mail on target audiences. Keep your ideas and posts flowing!
  19. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    Writing as I know it...
    Writing as I know it...On WritingWriting is a liberating experience if you care to steer your thoughts and string them in words. Every writer has many or no reason about what and why they write ...It is the most natural thing to do or it is a task to even bring two words...


    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #21 Savvy Raj
    #20 @ Kevin Baker. Yes indeed! Writing is an art of construction of an abstraction,...
    And nice to read you think likewise as well.
    Kevin Baker
    15/04/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    Well done expose`. Writing for me has many motivations. The most useful is increasing my objectivity by putting my thoughts and feelings out of myself to an abstract view.
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    @Sara Jacobovici thank you for your kind appreciation .Nice of you !
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/04/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    #15 #16 Well done @Paul Walters and @Savvy Raj. Nice exchange!
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate the share on this hive @Milos Djukic Thank you👍
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for thinking so of this post @Paul Walters. And very interesting analogies indeed .. feel compelled to add a verse here arising from your reflections on writing ...and what is alluring about it.

    Mystic of this mistress....
    In the unforgiving toughness
    is the challenge to continue
    In her demands to deliver
    Is the discipline of approach
    In the chiding of the critiques
    Is the attempt to evolve
    Beyond the punishing schedules
    And in that trusting knowing
    Writers write, painters paint
    Singers sing, dancers dance
    Finding purpose in the passion
    In the artistry of creativity...
    And as art empowers in the connectivity
    Life carries on...
    Paul Walters
    15/04/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Savvy Raj Writing, she is a tough and unforgiving mistress !! She demands, except's no excuses, chides quickly, blesses rarely and punishes often...yet we continue. @CityVP 🐝 Manjit talks of voice recognition or transferring thoughts to the page in a nano second. I cant wait for that, for my fingers alas are too slow sometimes to capture the thoughts . Great post, thank you
    Savvy Raj
    15/04/2017 #14 Savvy Raj
    Every time there is a comment from you @CityVP 🐝 Manjitty one knows there is a comment which emerges from a waltzing mind that takes you on a journey and delivers you a concotion of heady turns in the flow of thoughts and thinking through beyond the maze of mundane to the relevant interconnections in the evolving patterns. (By the way Waltz happens to be one of my favourite dances.😊)
    The quote share by @Chas ✌️ Wyatt is on the dot as it touches one of my reasons for writing ... a sense of equanimity amidst arising thoughts .
    The touch of pen to paper by a writer is deeply connected to the heart and mind . And it is sadly missing in todays hifi world.But the art of writing and sharing is healing and transformative . AI has already started exploring this route although it remains to be seen how it will predict the choice of freewill.
    Like I mentioned in my reply to @Sara Jacobovici here , I also appreciate the enriching links you care to share often as a reader and I do enjoy equally in engaging and revelling in these arising thoughts shares from thinking .
    As writers here in Bebee and anywhere else would agree, in simply having a reader dance a while with your writing in his mind and in caring to express with their uniqueness makes any writer feel fulfilled as to why they write.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The foundation of writing has been described by Chas ✌️ Wyatt in his opening comment "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought" The thought part is not in dispute, what I am tapping out now is a thought, but the writing part - that act of putting pen to paper evokes a certain relationship between the pen and the paper - neither of which exist in the digital space I am typing in right now.

    Voice recognition systems will mean that we can voice our words and create a digital representation of them. At least there is some linkage between typing and writing that we can call writing - but the next leap is voice command and after that pure telepathy - to produce words by simply thinking them and if we think that is science fiction, then we have not been looking in the development pipeline what technology now has the potential to extend.

    While we are decades away from mind-reading AI science is looking for ways of moving this from the realm of science fiction to supercomputer reality. http://www.synthetictelepathy.net/our-mission/ Compared to that state of development we today are still living in an innocent time, but we are also living in a darker time because trust is an issue today and it has to be a transformation tomorrow.

    Writing is still a freedom, an edited flow between imagination and art. At the individual level there is still beauty in the art, at the group level there is transformation in the science. Am I writer here at beBee. No. I am a thinker in a time when what we think is each our own responsibility, and if a part of that thinking expresses humanity through writing, that is a good connection. The purpose of art someone once said is to make us think. I embrace this buzz, as a thinker rather than as a writer.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    Your words here somehow remind me of
    Samuel Johnsons profound words ...'A writer only begins the book ....the reader finishes it' . Thank you @Tausif Mundrawala for your kind reflections here .
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/04/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    The words which strikes a chord and resonates well with our readers then the feeling in the form of feedback is exceptional. There is so much left to be written and so many territories waiting to be explored. I enjoyed reading this buzz, @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #10 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing this buzz @Joel Anderson in Knowledge Lovers Hive.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #9 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing on this very relevant hive
    And to @Sara Jacobovici as well. I just joined in .
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #8 Savvy Raj
    Nice to know so @debasish majumder Thank you for reading as well.
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #6 Savvy Raj
    Just as much as the writer creates an experience of sorts as you kindly have mentioned... the feedback from the reader creates the momentumn for greater exploration and learnings In simply sharing a kind word, a cue, a link, , a relevant quote, a smile,a like . all can be great motivation for every writer .
    Thank you for your very generous words . @Sara Jacobovici.Deeply appreciate the share.😊
    Savvy Raj
    14/04/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    #1 Thank you @Chas ✌️ Wyatt once again a very valuable and extremely thoughtful and relevant quote share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    @Savvy Raj creates a relationship between the reader and the writer.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/04/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    As a reader of your writing, @Savvy Raj, I experience you the dancer, and you the visual artist. Thank you for writing.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/04/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium." ~Norbet Platt.
  20. ProducerAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Backbiting: A Symptom of Toxic Work Cultures
    Backbiting: A Symptom of Toxic Work CulturesBackbiting is a sure-fire symptom of a toxic work culture. In fact, not only does it run rampant in corporate cultures that are deteriorating and it is guaranteed to de-stabilize any corporate culture further.WHAT IS BACKBITING?Definition: To...


    Vincent Andrew
    22/04/2017 #22 Vincent Andrew
    #19 "they only have a voice if we listen to, and tolerate them." Great point Renee! I stopped one the other day and I feel good that I am not listening to it neither tolerating it.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/04/2017 #21 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #18 Culture definitely plays a role in this. I don't know much about Japanese culture but a friend of mine who is of that heritage indicated that, within that culture, the tale-bearer carries news as a way of currying favour or getting into the good graces of the person to whom they are carrying the news. The experience under that scenario is Person A goes to Person B with gossip about Person C. Person B listens and then goes to Person C and reports what has happened.

    When that happens, the way to put a stop to it is to say "Okay let's go to Person A right now and address it directly with them." Person A and B will usually get scared and discontinue the practice. If you just go to Person A and confront them, it doesn't work as well as Person A will deny the whole thing.

    What a mess and what a waste of productivity.
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/04/2017 #20 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #16 So many great thoughts here from all of you. I want to address couple of things. Harvey, you are right. The fact that Matthew 18:15 is followed up with vs 16 & 17 is indicative of the fact that Our Lord knew that there would be those who are too hard of heart to respond to a private discussion to resolve the situation.

    One has to be careful. If you are a manager, you can bring the 2 parties in if attempts to resolve on their own don't work. As a co-worker, the backbiter will likely turn on you. It takes fostering a corporate culture where this type or behaviour is not acceptable so that the backbiter cannot find a willing ear. That is tough to do.

    I didn't realize that Covey had written about this. I have to go and look this up.

    Backbiting is rampant in corporations. It is surprising that so little has been written about it. It comes up quite often in Jamaican reggae music so I guess if a culture abhors this practice it is discussed more.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    15/04/2017 #19 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Great advice, Anne. I find the human relations principles we practice at work are easily transferred to our personal lives and vice versa. Toxic people are at the heart of all toxic relationships (workplace or otherwise) and they only have a voice if we listen to, and tolerate them. Will share this for you.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    15/04/2017 #18 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Thanks Anne. Anne T-Browne you know the culture very well. Never thought I would have read part of the --"great culture" in any publication. I am now thinking your title is --Browne and not Brown-- which led me to believe you are associated with the culture. Back biting was instrumental in bringing down Brick and Mortar. Micro managers used that back biting situation to keep control of associates. Those micro managers got positions based on years of service not by ability, knowledge or education. That type of behavior is still present in many working environment. That tend to happen when CEOs are disconnected from their own organization. When it comes to micro management there usually be the absent of feedback, transparency, accountability, humility, dignity and professionalism.
    Donald 🐝 Grandy
    15/04/2017 #17 Donald 🐝 Grandy
    Thanks for this article very relevant. Love this "If your brother or sister sins against you, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over." Matthew 18:15. Have a Blessed weekend.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/04/2017 #16 Harvey Lloyd
    Great thoughts here and suggestions on dealing with back-biting or office politics. I have always found that the act of gossip/back-biting is fulfilling something in the biter. Most often it is the need for affirmation. The discouraging part of this is two fold. One the social disease that it promotes and the second.....well you cant carry around the need for more juice for gossip and meet performance expectations.

    If affirmation is what they seek then give it to them. Sounds counter intuitive but is the real basis of Matthew 18:15. The gossiper has stumbled across a situation where they are focused on how they can use the details to highlight themselves. Disregarding the person who is actaully dealing with the situation and their position. Steven Covey offers the method of understanding the basis of the gossip, discerning the source of the gossip and their needs and reflecting this back to the gossiper. Then recommending that both of you go and sit-down with the person at the center of the gossip and offer support. This will stop the person from seeking your vote within the gossip chain and/or redirect the gossip into a functional team support effort.

    I find all to often that, like the backbiter, we condemn the person and continue the process. Exposing the backbiters needs that are fulfilled by the process is a much more effective way of dealing with them. They will run from the exposure or you will have helped someone change their character.
    David Navarro López
    15/04/2017 #14 Anonymous
    When I read such challenging posts like the one of yours, I use to "ruminate it" a while before making a comment, as I understand writing such a post, and the work it takes deserves a well-reasoned comment.
    I am not too sure of the benefits of using Matthew 18:15 with toxic people. If the backbiting is due to unconsciousness, or not thinking twice what it was said, maybe. In my experience, if you try to solve the matter face to face with a "toxic", it can happen two things:
    -They act like they don't know what you are talking about
    -They claim they are right to backbite you, as you are doing things wrong.
    In both cases, you gain a frontal enemy afterwards.
    If there is a bigger "purpose", like good team work environment, for both parties, and for both this bigger purpose is a real target more than private considerations, then for the sake of it the "offender" could fold back and could be "won".
    But normally "toxic people" have no other purpose than themselves, and would not accept other that YOU folding back, if ever.
    In my opinion, with this kind of people it only works the following versicles of Matthew 18 you mentioned:
    "16 But if they will not listen, take one or two others along, so that ‘every matter may be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses.’[c] 17 If they still refuse to listen, tell it to the church; and if they refuse to listen even to the church, treat them as you would a pagan or a tax collector."
    In all, in our forthcoming post, the things you are sharing really deserve a subchapter on itself.
    "Backbiting, a symptom of toxic work cultures: How to deal with it?"
    I am sure they will provoke many fruitful comments.
    Randall Burns
    15/04/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    Great article @Anne Thornley-Brown, MBA. Great quote, I'm a big fan of Black Uhuru, (having lived in the Caribbean for 20 years I really appreciate the Reggae perspective)
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    15/04/2017 #12 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    #6 Thank you. I will have a look..
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/04/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 Thank you @David Navarro López for tagging me to this wonderful buzz by @Anne Thorney-Brown. We should include it for sure in our forthcoming post on tocxicity
    Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    14/04/2017 #9 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Very interesting article. Thanks, Anne!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    14/04/2017 #8 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    a great post thanks Anne.
    David Navarro López
    14/04/2017 #7 Anonymous
    Wonderful post, thank you for sharing it to the hive "toxicity" It is refreshing to read someone who has so much knowledge about the book of the books...We always need to be remembered about the basics...great contribution, thank you.
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee View more
    Wonderful post, thank you for sharing it to the hive "toxicity" It is refreshing to read someone who has so much knowledge about the book of the books...We always need to be remembered about the basics...great contribution, thank you.
    @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee this post is a must read. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/04/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Hi Anne, take a look at this piece from Judiasm 101 about "improper speech" or Speech and Lashon-Ha-Ra. It deals with why tale-bearing or gossip is considered to one of the great harms but it also outlines when tale-bearing is acceptable.


    It fits with what your buzz is about especially the admonition in it citing "The person who listens to gossip is even worse than the person who tells it, because no harm could be done by gossip if no one listened to it."
    Amy Volas
    14/04/2017 #5 Amy Volas
    Tausif Mundrawala
    14/04/2017 #4 Tausif Mundrawala
    It is as if people sniff the fragrance which leads them to this epidemic called backbiting. They don't realize that the word spoken against someone would travel through person to person and would be heard by the one about whom they had a toxic talk. It hurts when we are been labeled what we are not in our actual life. If someone criticizes with good intent then its the responsibility of the person to pay heed. But backbiting kills and uproots the relationship with a slow toxic induced excruciating pain.

    I am glad that you shared this excellent buzz with us my friend, @Anne Thornley-Brown
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    14/04/2017 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Indeed, back-biting is the worst trait that erupts from villainous tongues. Unfortunately, back-biting sows dissension and hatred in hearts and mars human relationships.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    14/04/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Great stuff Anne, i wil share this...because backbitters were trained at school to bully, because no one stop them, neither the parents did nor the school administration, nor their supervisors as young adults...so why would they stop their toxicity....
  21. ☢  ᗩᒪᕮ᙭ ♛ ᒎᑌᔕƬƗᘉ〇 ☢
    A Mente - Alan Watts (Legendado)
    A Mente - Alan Watts (Legendado) Uma correnteza de pensamentos invade nossa mente durante qualquer instante em que não estamos fazendo nenhuma atividade. Em vez de deixar-se levar pela...
  22. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I am listening to Umberto Eco because I am curious about this 47 minute talk "The Library as a Model for Culture". What an incredible title for a talk. This talk has linkages and consequences that will help me adjust the compass of my own learning journey online and offline.

    I will be reusing this particular material in a later buzz. This talk represents a very important hour when I add in the time for the reflection it inspires within me and should inspire - and also even when I will revisit this later in a separate thinking space.

    Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering
    Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering
    Umberto Eco: The Library as a Model for Culture: Preserving, Filtering, Deleting & Recovering This is a lecture by renowned Italian author and scholar Umberto Eco, which he delivered at the Yale University Art Gallery on Friday, Oct. 18, 2013. The...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 That book is on all together different dimension, I have not even read my copy of Da Vinci Code let alone Foucault's Pendulum, and I purchased Dan Brown's book not because I was interested in his book but as an impulse buy - attracted by the most shallow of buying reasons, I liked the physical design of it ! My relationship to Eco's talk above is far more a modest affair and a simple relationship.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/04/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Foucault's Pendulum is one of my greatest fictional learning journeys. Will be looking forward to your extracted insights.
  23. Chris Spurvey

    Chris Spurvey

    “We used to believe that intelligence and creativity were fixed rates – whatever you had is what you had and you did the best with what you had. Now we just know that’s not true…

    Now we know that as adults, we can grow our brain. We can grow brain cells. We can get smarter; we can get more creative.” What a great episode with Dr. Melissa Hughes!

    Chris Spurvey


    Melissa Hughes
    06/04/2017 #6 Anonymous
    So enjoyed reconnecting with @Chris Spurvey for a few fun minutes geeky out with neuroscience! Check it out!
    Melissa Hughes
    06/04/2017 #5 Anonymous
    Thanks, @Javier 🐝 beBee... it was so great to reconnect with the amazing @Chris Spurvey! #1
    Melissa Hughes
    06/04/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Amen to that, @Javier 🐝 beBee! Thanks for sharing! #3
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/04/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Smiling and improved relationships.A Positive Attitude Leads to Success and Happiness.

    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/04/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Juan Imaz , this is a great blog with podcasts
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    06/04/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Melissa Hughes @Chris Spurvey this is a GREAT lesson
  24. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    The Write Stuff
    The Write StuffBeBee has a superbly skilled and diverse group of writers, bloggers and honey-makers. Each with a unique style, each with a unique voice. Good writing is in the eye of the beholder. With my focus less on what they write about and more on how they...


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    13/06/2017 #67 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "I often read Joyce's posts more than once. Her use of tempo, dialogue, alternating paragraphs and sheer narrative force is outstanding. With formal education in creative writing, her time-honed skills show clearly. How many revisions does she do to get to such effect, flow and clarity? Let that be her secret and our privilege to read to the final script."

    Never thanked you for this shoutout from the looks of it. Mybad. Thank you.

    My process is demonstrated online. I whip up a post that's been rumbling through my mind in about a half hour and go through the editing process after I post. I flagellate myself as I find each mistake. The pressure of exposure appears to help. I chastise myself each time it, but it is my 'process'. Why do I feel compelled to share this? I'm groveling at the feet of embarrassment, reveling not in the end product, but in the land of the mistakes I make. Posts like this make me smile as I see and in good company.

    I am pleased to be included in this bunch.
    Savvy Raj
    31/05/2017 #66 Savvy Raj
    Touched by this description of my writing and honoured by this inclusion and mention among some of the most profound and diverse set of writers of the Bebee. A platform that makes writing a breeze and sharing a joy in the receptivity.😊

    The beauty of your posts shine with your unique art of writing and blending the compositions aesthetically which is a beautiful gift! @Gert Scholtz
    And to this gifted writer I say two heartfelt words: 'Thank you'
    Jerry Fletcher
    30/05/2017 #65 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you Gert. Your words are too kind.
    Joel Anderson
    30/05/2017 #64 Joel Anderson
    @Gert Scholtz Thank you so much. I am humbled to say the least. That is what I like about beBee. There are so many good bees out there like you that exemplify the essence of humanity towards others and make such a positive difference--one person, one step at a time in a world needing difference making. Thank you again and all my best to you and all the other great bees out there. Keep making a difference.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    29/05/2017 #63 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thank you @Gert Scholtz. I am honoured to be included in your list.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/05/2017 #62 Gert Scholtz
    BeBee writers I learn from on the craft of writing. I have expanded the post to include more BeBee writers that I follow. Thank you to all.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/05/2017 #61 Gert Scholtz
    @Jerry Fletcher @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Joel Anderson I have expanded this post and mention your writing. Thank you.
    Gert Scholtz
    29/05/2017 #60 Gert Scholtz
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Savvy Raj I have expanded this post and mention your writing. Thank you.
    Shelley Brown
    23/04/2017 #59 Shelley Brown
    @Gert Scholtz - I am so honored to be included in with this wonderful group of human beings who give us the privilege of getting a glimpse into their lives, minds and souls. Thank you so much!!!
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/04/2017 #58 Sara Jacobovici
    #48 Dear @Gert Scholtz, I am honoured to be included in this group of writers. I am also impressed with your intuitive and insightful thoughts of our writing. In other words Gert, thanks for making me look good!
    Vincent Andrew
    23/04/2017 #57 Vincent Andrew
    A very good list of writers @Gert Scholtz some of whom I have yet to follow. Many thanks for sharing your thoughts on their writing.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    22/04/2017 #56 Tausif Mundrawala
    #54 You are always welcome my friend, @Gert Scholtz
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #55 Gert Scholtz
    Thank you to all that have commented, marked relevant and shared this post. To all the writers and bloggers on beBee, thank you, I read, learn from and enjoy your work.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/04/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Yogesh Sukal @Tausif Mundrawala Thank you for your considerate words and for posting your unique writing for me to read, learn from and enjoy.
    Yogesh Sukal
    22/04/2017 #53 Yogesh Sukal
    Ultimate buzz of inspiration. This is great. I feel the swarm here. As being bee I have just produced honey with nectar collected in recent days. Buzz On

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/quoteful-shots-with-yogesh-sukal-buzz-5 View more
    Ultimate buzz of inspiration. This is great. I feel the swarm here. As being bee I have just produced honey with nectar collected in recent days. Buzz On


    Thank you so much @Gert Scholtz for this post. Inspiration catalyzed. Close
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/04/2017 #52 Tausif Mundrawala
    You are not only a friend but a precious being for me who never knew boundaries in order to appreciate someone's glitter. I have been deep thinker since my childhood where folks listening to me would dub me as an ancestor who speaks philosophy. The way you described me and my forte made me dance with joy.

    Once again I would reiterate that you are a real jewel in the crown of beBee and I say it wholeheartedly.

    This platform has given me a lot especially special friends like you and many others. After saying all this, am still speechless. You are a gift to me from the Almighty my dearest friend, @Gert Scholtz
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/04/2017 #51 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Right about now, @Gert Scholtz, I am awfully grateful that Tom Hanks did NOT famously say:

    "There's no crying in social media!"

    Because your words are priceless to me and the waterworks turned on.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #50 Gert Scholtz
    @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque and @🐝 Fatima G. Williams Thank you for sharing this post again.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    I have expanded this post and mention your writing: @Kevin Pashuk @Shelley Brown @Tausif Mundrawala @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Gert Scholtz
    20/04/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    I have expanded this post and mention your writing: @Sara Jacobovici @Yogesh Sukal @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Don 🐝 Kerr
  25. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Nuggets of Wisdom/ Part 2
    Nuggets of Wisdom/ Part 2Writing a buzz of value is a challenge. More challenging is writing a buzz that would invite for illuminating comments. I have been fortunate to have so many valuable comments on my buzzes that are worthy of lasting quality. I extract some...


    Edward Lewellen
    27/03/2017 #68 Edward Lewellen
    So honored to be among your chosen quotes, dear friend! I've shared on my Social Media...
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/03/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #66 Surprisingly or not I trust your senses more than mine @Lisa Vanderburg.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    12/03/2017 #66 Lisa Vanderburg
    You make us beautiful, pure...a perceptive of noble humanity I cannot see from where I sit. So I'll just take your word for it @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, because I trust your sense better than mine!
    siraj shaik
    07/03/2017 #65 siraj shaik
    #64 Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee hats off and salute you for giving time and tagging along mentions of contributors (whether a point or paragraph or pages). About more than 2 years prior by chance saw a person contributing "likes" except for that there wasn't active activity which was for longer period, later a different approach of instances shared.. on LinkedIn updates and Twitter tweets (thoughts ran, the trends made me think, yeah some publishing will be shared soon at Amazon's shelf whether on line or on premise). It's in humane nature to get carried away, or followers to divert traffic. Some were concerned, well wishers wished.. and later there was an announcement about a publishing. And if pondered over the points in publication surely some or many (who are active on this platform, whether they are part of that publication or not I don't know. Also they might have focused on it or not, is not known to me) will find very close similarities to opinions in comment spaces they might have shared.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/03/2017 #64 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #63 Your comment shows the value of connecting the dots dear @siraj shaik. Thank you
    siraj shaik
    07/03/2017 #63 siraj shaik
    #60 Sir if it's ok pool along the comments exchanged along with specific articles whether it's was from author or contributors, surely you will be unlocking some info of well researched content. Connect the dots' and it will be Aha! moments for maestro's.
    siraj shaik
    07/03/2017 #62 siraj shaik
    #52 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the connected posts along with points (knowledge gems) strewn across by some awesome personas of high wisdom and subject matter gathered and neck-aced similar to beads put-forth makes fractures of fractals.. and you (and all those involved either as team or contributors) will hit the gong. The echo's will not be damped but generic effects and affects are like the acoustic reverberation. 1- "The bee hive structure is fractal and the expansion of comb's growth is contributed with team effort, but at some point an initiative been taken". 2- shell structure has similarity, contribution is from nature's natural impact. 3- similar everything that's by nature (not human replicated) carries the effects and affects of fractals.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/03/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #58 #59 Thank you dears @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA and @Louise Smith. I am happy that you enjoyed the quotes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    07/03/2017 #60 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #54 Yes, dear @Laura Mikolaitis and the exchange of comments and more pooling them together may send us into paths that we never considered.
    Louise Smith
    07/03/2017 #59 Louise Smith
    #53 Thank you Ali
    Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    06/03/2017 #58 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA
    Thank you for this fabulous share, Ali Anani. It would be truly difficult to select even one comment which touches my heart or inspires me the most. They are all valuable words to consider, remember and to live by.
    Steve Brady
    06/03/2017 #57 Steve Brady
    #29 Me too @Sara Jacobovici
    Steve Brady
    06/03/2017 #55 Steve Brady
    #49 I have that sense too @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I have a Heart- respect fAnna, so much so that I consider him to be a friend and mentor. I feel blessed.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/03/2017 #54 Laura Mikolaitis
    Such wonderful quotes, @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Thank you for highlighting them and for sharing them here for all of us to savor. As much as I love reading posts, I love reading the comments. They often enhance and take the post into a whole new direction. It's a pool of perspective and insight that is most times filled with camaraderie.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/03/2017 #52 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 I am shocked with surprise @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I was thinking about you just prior to reading yor comment. I am thinking about fractal structures such as our bones because I am expanding on my last buzz "The Dance of Complexity". I am reading this great post and I thought you would greatly enjoy reading it, Lada. Here is the link:
    I am referring to this article in my next buzz, but believe you shall find it interesting being an engineer.
    Coming back to your comment, yes you are right. We learn and adapt from the exchange of comments. To preserve the honey extracts I tried to collect some of them in a "Honey Jar" as you mentioned. My hope that one of your comments shall be part of the next jar.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    06/03/2017 #51 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I am more a reader than a commenter because I can read anywhere but for writing I need a quiet place, which is not always possible to achieve. For me, commenting is as challenging as writing. Expressing an opinion related to the subject of the buzz, through the comment, can also encourage the commenter to revise and evaluate their own thoughts, as well as to challenge others to review their points of view or to learn something new.
    This is also the way how your buzzes influence your readers, dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee.
    I respect all these people you mentioned in this buzz of value. This is also a great way of preserving their nuggets of wisdom in a jar of honey. :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/03/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #49 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- the quotes are the juice of the brainy commentators and all I did was to collect the juice in one bottle. There is no need for preservants for the quotes such as yours shall not deteriorate with time.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    05/03/2017 #49 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee what a wonderful tribute to all the honey bees! 🐝 I feel richer for sensing you on the other side of the world! Xx
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