- Producer21/07/2017Dealing with Trolls: Don't Feed Them and Don't Be OneTrolls and Naysayers can be very frustrating and annoying to deal with. They can distract and discourage you from pursuing your goals. At every step, you will encounter the naysayers. To be successful in life one must master the ability to...
Comments22/07/2017 #6 Barbara Henslee"Negativity is always all around but it’s important not to let it paralyze us."
Isn't that the truth, on so many levels. I'm pretty good about letting negative comments roll. Well, I used to be. It seems the older I get, the less patience I have for negative BS from people. 99.9% of it comes from 'cyberpunks' who are shielded by their anonymity. The www has enabled disrespectful people to come out in droves.
- Producer21/07/2017Metaphor 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...
Comments22/07/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Judy bee, a must follow!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!22/07/2017 #19 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThis buzz reminded me of a presentation that I wrote with spontaneity.
https://www.slideshare.net/hudali15/trimming-of-ideas View moreThis 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. Close22/07/2017 #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.22/07/2017 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorMy 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.21/07/2017 #5 Praveen Raj GullepalliDanged right you are Judy ;)
I can't help but shudder every time I read "....have a blast!" ...as part of a birthday greeting! :)
Analogies, metaphors, idioms and such stuff add, reinforce, help co-associate and strengthen a lot of messaging no doubt. Thanks for sharing your deep insights.
- Producer22/07/2017The road to nothingness - an experience with mindfulnessMindfulness is apparently on everyone's radar these days and for good reason. We're increasingly and maddeningly succumbing to the stress we apparently welcome and seek out in our modern-day lives of busyness.It's crazy really what we're doing to...
Comments22/07/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr. I began watching the video but it's almost 3 am, so I left the youtube page open so I can finish watching it tomorrow. You and Kate are very smart people who've been through a lot together. I read the article linked to Kate, much admiration for her and she's very wise like her husband! Thank you for this. I have been working with a therapist certified in EMDR and mindfulness but once every week or two isn't enough. He's going to give me more tools so I can work from home too. Acceptance is so important. Thanks for this, it was a very helpful read!22/07/2017 #9 Ian WeinbergIndeed I con-Kerr with all that you've mentioned in this buzz @Don 🐝 Kerr. Thanks for the value contribution. Having been a facilitator of mindful retreats at a Buddhist Retreat Centre for several years,I can attest to the great benefits of mindful practices. I emphasize 'practices' rather than merely the meditation, to highlight the importance of applying the principles of meditation into our daily lives. Therefore adding to the non-judgemental acceptance and trust I would also mention sensitivity and connectiveness as well as clarity, to the mix. This combination goes a long way to assisting us in 'minding the gap' in daily life. Best wishes to you and your wife.
- Producer21/07/2017A heart full of generosity and love!I hurt and have been hurting and as much I'm finding healing, I never forgave myself for allowing my father to pass away. I was sitting and watching a movie in the living room not knowing he needed my help. Why didn't he call out like he usually...
Comments22/07/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkinsHey soul sister...It's not easy for us gals to say goodbye to our daddies...but you know...he's closer to you now than he's ever been...Just take a look at the gift his passing has given you...
"I choose to love everyone around me as much as I can, as I know there's not much time left with each other."
He's given you wings;-)21/07/2017 #22 Joel AndersonWe all miss moments and opportunities but your message speaks volumes for the perspective of time, understanding, letting go, remembering and knowing that even in those lost moments, those unspoken works, there is a truth to love that outlast the mistakes (real or perceived).
“The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”
“Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”
--Betty M. Nelson
Walk proud @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and stand tall for a life well lived--apparent, hidden just under the surface and at times totally unseen. An outlasting life of excellence that because of him and your mom lives on in the portrait of you.21/07/2017 #18 Charlene Norman@🐝 Fatima G. Williams When we humans become parents we don't get a manual that tells us how to "parent'. We do the best we can. When our parents get sick and eventually die, we kids don't get the manual that tells us what to do. We do the best we can. When we siblings lose our brothers/sisters at far too tender an age, there is never a manual that tells us what to do. We do the best we can. By all the comments below, you have many friends in the bee community with many wise words who have been shown, told, coached to "do the best we can." You will never lose the pain of losing Dad. It will be with you forever. But you can turn all that pain into joy by focusing only on the goodness of the man and happiness he brought you and others. You can turn your own pain into joy by thinking upon all the gifts that he gave you (the strength, the resilience, the sense of humour and wonder and the huge capacity to share and to love). You can talk to him every day and thank him for what he gave you. He wants you to be blissfully happy and joyful. And to do and be the best that you can. A Huge hug to you my friend.21/07/2017 #17 Tausif MundrawalaI can feel the void left by my progenitor. Losing a parent creates a heartache which could never be healed however strong we become. The fear of losing our loved one kills us and that have been killing me day in and day out. We than start blaming ourselves that where did we fail taking care of them. I faltered because ........ There could be many reasons which could make us inconsolable throughout our life. It needs courage to talk about our grief because bottling up would lead to a dangerous burst.
My deepest condolences to you and your family, my friend, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams21/07/2017 #16 Anonymous@🐝 Fatima G. Williams, This is the post dedicated to my late father published on July 27, 2014 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140727012813-248021126-writing-and-human-spirit-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly). He was a poet and he taught me about many "hidden" things. Original title of the post was: "Writing and Human Spirit, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly". In the end, only one things matter: good - your writing and his spirit. A great person deserves no less: FFF dad.21/07/2017 #13 Harvey LloydDads are a funny bread. Most feel and sense their children deeply, but always they want desperately for them to have the strength to live past them. So they hide their "self" and build their family.
I have two wonderful daughters who love me and would do anything to help. My only wish is to see that they can face the world and find peace and joy within their heart.
For a dad to know that their children will make it based on the knowledge they have passed on is a triumph that can not be described.
Prove dads thoughts right, take what he has given and build your life and keep in mind the torch he passed is now your responsibility to pass to the next. From what i have read here your dad was an awesome person and passed a torch that shines brightly, and aptly named @🐝 Fatima G. Williams.21/07/2017 #8 Lyon BraveI have two fathers and Jhonny died next to my mother in bed and im pretty sure if he could choose his death thats how he would of wanted it. I am sure your father knew you loved him. It sounds like you were very active in his life. I know people who dont see thei parents for years. They come after the funeral and pawn their stuff, so having guilt because he didnt see you get married or.because you didnt spend enough time with him is just not how you should look back on your time togethet. Your name is Fatima. The fathers favorite daughter. I am sure you were loved and loved. Now i think all you can do is tell your children wonderful bedtime stories about your dada when you make your own family.21/07/2017 #7 Ian WeinbergThanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for reminding us of our humanness with all its limitations. We control very little after all. We are judged therefore only on our best intentions. Celebrate and rejoice the good times and cherish everything that contributes to increasing awareness. No blame, no guilt and no regret. But grieve we will because this is our lot. Feel your loss. Wish you well.21/07/2017 #6 Brigette HyacinthThis is so deep and touching. Fatima, don't beat up yourself with, "If Only." You can't change the past and he knew you loved him. I am sorry for how hard his passing has been on you and your family. There are many nights when the pain is so great and you cry yourself to sleep. You would give anything to see them, talk to them, hug them just one more time. Death is the hardest thing to deal with and it never gets easier. There is nothing anyone could have done. When our hourglass is full we must leave this earth. I read many posts but this is one that will remain with me. Thanks for the remainder and for this wonderful tribute of your father. ((Hugs)) Brigette21/07/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergThank you, Fatima, for this profoundly poignant post. It takes real guts and fortitude for a writer to open up the way you did by spilling their heart out on the page. You did this with elegance and grace, Fatima, which is admirable and impressive.
I likewise lost my father a few years ago. And although the circumstances were different than your situation, I also think about my dad every day. Sometimes, I feel as if he's still around and I could just pick up the phone and call him, or drive over and visit.
Every person who loses a loved one will always carry a hole in their heart reserved for that person, especially a parent or close relative. You deserve accolades, Fatima, for honoring your father by keeping his memory alive internally and externally. And that's something no one can ever take away. I feel for you...
- 21/07/2017Hi, Everybody.
I just read the second of two Producer posts by @Judy Olbrych . I don't know Judy personally, but I like her style.
Please help me give Judy a Great Big BeBee Welcome. I'm looking forward to more posts.Judy Olbrychwww.bebee.com Judy Olbrych's...
What is this dark hum among the roses?
The bees have gone simple, sipping,
that’s all. What did you expect? Sophistication?
They’re small creatures and they are
filling their bodies with sweetness, how could they not
moan in happiness? The little
worker bee lives, I have read, about three weeks.
Is that long? Long enough, I suppose, to understand
that life is a blessing. I have found them-haven’t you?—
stopped in the very cups of the flowers, their wings
a little tattered-so much flying about, to the hive,
then out into the world, then back, and perhaps dancing,
should the task be to be a scout-sweet, dancing bee.
I think there isn’t anything in this world I don’t
admire. If there is, I don’t know what it is. I
haven’t met it yet. Nor expect to. The bee is small,
and since I wear glasses, so I can see the traffic and
read books, I have to
take them off and bend close to study and
understand what is happening. It’s not hard, it’s in fact
as instructive as anything I have ever studied. Plus, too,
it’s love almost too fierce to endure, the bee
nuzzling like that into the blouse
of the rose. And the fragrance, and the honey, and of course
the sun, the purely pure sun, shining, all the while, over
all of us.
By Mary Oliver
- 21/07/2017Writing Inspiration by Amelia Bowes
- Producer09/02/2017Can This New Display Technology Transform Collaboration in the Workplace?The gesture-based screen manipulation technology used by Tom Cruise in the film, “Minority Report,” is being introduced to the modern day workplace. The CEO of Oblong Industries and former science advisor to Steven Speilberg aims to transform...
Comments20/07/2017 #1 Joanne GardockiI have to say there are times when I would like to pull what I'm imagining out of my head so others can see it. This new technology looks like one step closer to that happening. I like the idea of being able to photograph a sketch and share it immediately. With any new technology one expects bugs and glitches that smooth out. How are you involved with this new technology, @Neil Hughes? Have you used it and can you tell me more about the experience?
1. Be Proactive – Take responsibility to direct, organize, and enhance our lives.
2. Keep the End in Mind – Define meaningful goals around values and roles.
3. First Things First – Organize and execute around the most important priorities.
4. Think Win-Win – Look for mutual benefit in all interactions.
5. Seek First to Understand and Then to be Understood – Listen closely to what people are saying.
6. Synergize – Cooperate by respecting differences and building on strengths.
7. Sharpen the Saw – Continuously look to strengthen our body, heart, mind, and soul.
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- Producer19/07/2017Are we too distracted in this digital world for our real relationships?One Sunday afternoon early this year, I was editing my new book, “Meaningful Conversations“, and found myself reading the same paragraph over and over, a half dozen times before concluding that it was hopeless to continue. I simply could not marshal...
Comments21/07/2017 #30 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI so agree it's that last statement "it's a trade off between intelligence and humanity". People get frustrated with me because I don't keep my phone glued to my hand and miss calls and text but I refuse to do that! I like talking to people face to face! Here is the real shocker; I don't have Facebook, Twitter or LI on my phone or tablet beBee is the only SM app I carry with me 😊#1921/07/2017 #27 Geoff Hudson-Searle#21 Great to hear your views and opinions Jerry, smiling while reading :-) so true...as i said earlier in the discussion i believe technological innovation does have its place, but maybe i am getting older too! :-) whatever happened to picking up the phone, coffee with friends and having creative thoughts about a friend or your significant other, buying flowers, writing a card and for human to human interaction, or have we all arrived at a point where we are all too older for generation X, Y or Z :-)21/07/2017 #24 Simone Luise Hardthi Geoff :) good you´ve kept your title open (question instead of fact ;) and "distracted by" (your words) you know ;) you can go offline ;) so, this distraction(s) is kind of by your own choice ;) nevertheless, great article ! and I wasn´t distracted while reading it lol ;) have a lovely day & evening today :)21/07/2017 #23 Sara JacoboviciHave enjoyed our exchanges here on your buzz @Geoff Hudson-Searle. I came across this past buzz of mine and thought it communicates one aspect of creativity that is important to me. Thanks for letting me share my link. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@sara-jacobovici/we-are-creative-beings-first-later-we-learn-how-to-think21/07/2017 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#19 I guess these technologies and gadgets will only end up making machines out of men. Ruled by gadgets. It all began with the Idiot Box ;) But I do feel that there will be a shift from the tech-savvy to the tech-cautious very soon and some balance would be restored where it really matters. But not without huge collateral damage.21/07/2017 #21 Jerry FletcherGeoff, I have lived from the time we had a multi-party telephone line to the current "everyone must have a smart phone turned on all the time." The first TV in the neighborhood was a 12 inch black and white owned by our neighbors. I was a subscriber to The Well which preceded all social media. I've witnessed the adaption of the new technology and sometimes been on the "bleeding edge" of adoption. Across the years I carefully kept the circular vision of Yin and Yang in mind with the tiny red dot in the center which to me represents humanity.
Your suggestions are the way for anyone to be more efficient and overcome the invalid assumption that one can "multi-task." All the new technology is wonderful if you don't let it get in the way of getting things done. Carving out time to do both short and longer term tasks each day may just save your sanity.20/07/2017 #19 Geoff Hudson-Searle#12 Thank you Praveen for your words, interesting enough in 2002, Allison Pearson wrote “I Don’t Know How She Does It” – she exposed, for the first time, the mayhem and exhaustion of a modern working mother. Yelps of recognition came from all over the globe. It was an international bestseller. But in the short time between then and now, there seems to have been yet another seismic shift. Everybody is exhausted, not just working women with children. We’re all run ragged by what social commentators refer to as ‘the breakneck pace of life’, or the 24/7 society that never sleeps. What research points to is our inability to switch off and relax, either because of internal anxieties or those placed upon us by a boss, by society or by all of these things. The new technological age that was supposed to bring us freedom by allowing us greater flexibility is, in fact, slowly working to destroy us. It is as if we have made a pact with the devil. Is all of this connectivity helping us to evolve into a more intelligent species, as some futurists speculate, or is this actually hurting us? An even bigger question: As we surrender our cognitive independence to our devices in an effort to make our lives easier, what is happening to our humanity? Is it a trade-off between greater intelligence and loss of humanity?20/07/2017 #18 Geoff Hudson-Searle#11 Thank you Lisa, great prospective, I never give up ordering books from Amazon or reading soft back or hard back editions of great books! :-) on Kabat-Zinn sums this up quite well when he quotes: “Mindfulness is about being fully awake in our lives. It is about perceiving the exquisite vividness of each moment. We also gain immediate access to our own powerful inner resources for insight, transformation, and healing.”20/07/2017 #16 Geoff Hudson-Searle#9 Thank you Sara, I really enjoyed reading your comments. We have this amazing and wondrous thing called a brain, and yet as we make increasingly greater strides in technological innovation, we are tempted to use this masterful tool less and less. If you use technology at every opportunity as a replacement for critical thinking or problem solving, in time, those skills will begin to lose their edge. There is a reason why computers haven’t yet reached human level intelligence, and it has nothing to do with how fast they can compute, or how much power we can load them with. It’s because humans have something that computers do not, something that is a pretty significant component of intelligence that many people are all too quick to disregard. This critical element? Creativity. When we over-rely on technology to do our thinking for us, not only are our cognitive skills losing their edge, but our creativity can suffer as well. Why do we care about creativity? For one thing, creativity is at the root of our ability to problem-solve novel situations. Creativity is what we use when we’re presented with a new problem and need to figure out the best course of action. When we let our devices make all of these decisions for us, we stop utilizing those problem-solving skills. Do I see the rise of technology as the Intellectual Apocalypse? Not necessarily. The best way to make technology work for you instead of against you is to be smart about it: I think there needs to be a balance of email, social media and collaboration tools. What ever happened to picking up the phone? Or talking to someone face-to-face? Or do we not have time because of technology?20/07/2017 #15 Geoff Hudson-Searle#6 Thank you CityVP Manjit for your prospective and great comments, I feel many people probably think about the day that just the cell phone was the source of basic communication. I think there needs to be a balance of email, social media and collaboration tools. What ever happened to picking up the phone? Talking to someone face-to-face? Or sending someone a card? Or do we not have time? We need to examine our technology use to ensure that it isn’t getting in the way of our being sociable and getting the emotional support we need from the people who are closest to us, if we really want to preserve that ‘Special Relationship’ We need to put our phones away in social settings and consider making phone calls when we want to contact people instead of a series of brief texts, misinformed innuendos, and misleading interpretations. We absolutely need to learn to check in less often and seek out face-to-face contact more often.20/07/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHere is an interesting perspective from Christopher Nolan
http://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a55985/christopher-nolan-interview/20/07/2017 #12 Praveen Raj GullepalliI guess once this obsession with multi-tasking peaks and the stats of failed, unfinished or endlessly WIP status projects start speaking for themselves, it will be time for folks to realise a new truth - Survival of the Undistracted. This needless and heedless preoccupation with virtual reality and constant connectedness to one virtual machine or the other, may actually spawn a tougher, more discerning, resilient and techno-cautious generation in the not too distant future; who would have learnt lots from our present mistakes.
- 19/07/2017Thanks to @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for inspiring me with her article: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@liesbeth-leysen/i-once-feared-the-unknown-now-i-love-it#c25
Comments19/07/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.oh @Joel Anderson, you are kind! thank you so much. We are there as bees to inspire each other.
- 19/07/2017Rain's Music
Have you ever stopped
to listen to the music
in soft gentle rains?
Each drop unique as snowflakes,
its pattern is in its sounds.
Its sheet of music –
molecule laden rain clouds,
its wind conductor
orchestrating its note speed,
releasing each new rain note.
The time of landing
marks the end of its measure,
its gentle sound stops,
resonating where it lands,
its pedal to magnify
new timbre of tones.
Each rain note has its beauty,
unified in song,
producing that gentle calm,
so soothing to one's spirit.
- Producer19/07/2017A FriendWhat will happen if I do? What will happen if I don't? I have had a serious wrestling match with these questions for over a year and half now. Probably longer. I am at the precipice wanting to jump. There is no net. I constantly seek the advice...
Comments22/07/2017 #9 Shelley Brown#8 @Laura Mikolaitis thank you so much for your comment and also for so eloquently sharing your heart with your words. "New chapters are always there". I am going to add this to my "Chairing me on " https://www.bebee.com/content/1669229/1447709 The responses to this piece have helped me greatly. I would love to share this journey together. I would love to set up time to Skype or talk. Sending love and positivity...we always get to start over.22/07/2017 #8 Laura Mikolaitis@Shelley Brown, wow. I will be back to this post. For right now, I am absorbing and your words resonate. In the short term, know that you are not alone. I would bet that most of us wander - sometimes in fear, sometimes in wonder, and sometimes aimlessly. I know I have.
Those feelings. They are real. They can eat you up and spit you out. Or they can propel you forward. We are clay. We mold and we shall and we may not like the end result so we start over. New chapters are always there. The trick is figuring out out why. But I barter to guess you know yours deep down.
Thank you for this timely post. It hits hard this morning and I feel very fortunate for having read it. Thanks for being so honest. We can share in the journey together, if you'd like.19/07/2017 #5 Charlene NormanNone of us has any freaking idea what we are doing. Not one of us. Some of us have plans. Some of us don't. The only thing that is certain is one day we will die. When that day comes, some of us will say, I made a plan, I followed it and something happened. Some of us will say, I did not make a plan and nothing much happened.
Shelley, take a baby step and make a plan. Try it out for six months. If it works out, fantastic. Be grateful and amazed and make a new plan. If it does not work out, be grateful and amazed and make a new plan. Never give up. The answers have always been deep inside of you. And by the sounds of it, you have a mighty fine friend who will walk with you. Be grateful and amazed for that.
You are a very lucky woman. It might not feel like it. But you are. And you are stronger than you give yourself credit for. We all have short term pain for long term gain. Each and every one of us. It is what makes all of us frail human creatures and fascinating beings.19/07/2017 #4 Jim MurrayI learned very early on that cold turkey solutions cause a lot of pain. Every significant thing I have done in my life was a transition. In fact I am in one now. What I did was take advantage of the fact that I was employed to look around at other opportunities, when one arose I would take it and make the transition smoothly. I don't want to sound like an old fart, but the stress of quitting without options is worse than the actually job. I know what you are going through, but if you throw yourself out of balance it can really hurt. Take an hour a day or every couple of days to look at the job market. Send out a resume. Make a call. As @Charlene Norman says...make yourself a system and stick to it for a while. What you will do is create a light at the end of the tunnel, which should ease your burden a bit, and give you a visible goal. Don't be sad about your situation. Get fucking excited for what the future could bring you.19/07/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 CormierYou already know the answer, @Shelley Brown. Feel the fear and do it anyway. Don't let the what ifs in life hold you back. None of us would ever get out of bed if we did that. Why, we could stub our toe, break a leg or get hit by a car! I don't know what it is you want to do, but I can tell you as someone who has sat upon the precipice of disaster more than once, believing in myself and trusting that the resources I need would appear helps a lot. You don't need to have all the answers or a full blown map to get you from here to there. Simply slay each dragon as you get to it.
Trust me when I tell you that if you allow yourself to get excited about the possibility and stay in that state of pure joy and eagerness, you will be fine. If you live each moment in fear and doubt, then you will struggle immensely. Oh, the stories I could tell you of the crazy life I have lived and the miracles that unfolded before my eyes. I am not special. I have not been "chosen". I am just who I am and if I can do it, so can you, sister. Message me any time for a pep talk. :)19/07/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThat is the most important feeling in the world. Stay with it. Stay in the feeling.
Really look at the cycles, look at what you want to call failure, which was in some ways and wasn't in others. Can you write a gazillion post-it notes to remind you of the wasn'ts?
Being in a crazy oscillation cycle, at this exact moment, I'm gonna tell you what I think one of the core tasks of life is the ability to live in calmness, a state of potently possible tranquility.
Phone a friend.
Just as you've done in wrapping up this piece, make sure to tie things up with a flotation device to hold on to, most especially when you've just dived to the depths.
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- Something to make you go, "Hmmmm." Or maybe something else.The Big Data Big Money We Silly Consumers Have Left on the Tablewww.linkedin.com I have a wonderful, wacky, perhaps delusional idea: I want my own personal data privacy world. In this world, I could complete control what I...
- Producer06/03/20178 Key Things That Every Blogger Should Keep In MindThis is the umpteenth installment of my evidently perpetually ongoing series about digital and other types of communication. There are a rather large number of articles in this series and they can all be found on my beBee publisher page at...
Comments18/07/2017 #12 Dorothy CooperThanks, Jim, if you have time to check my blog or posts within it, I would sure appreciate it. I agree blogging is a process, sometimes you nail it and sometimes you don't. Writing for me is a difficult process, I find the more I do it the more accurate and active my voice within my narrative is evident. I appreciate your advice. Thanks @Dorothy-Cooper07/03/2017 #9 Asesh Datta@Jim Murray You have provided guidelines of writing a blog. In fact there is no specific rules. Blog is just a platform for anyone writing and publish for others to either like, comment or share.It is just like writing a diary with everyone comment on the same. So keep writing and enjoy the comments. Regards
- Producer17/07/2017Please! Ease Up on the Jargonese!Years ago, one of my daughters got a job in an industry she wasn’t familiar with. After a couple of weeks of learning the ropes, she showed me her paper notebook (this was in the late ’90s, I think, before tablets and all that), which she had filled...
Comments20/07/2017 #15 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeWhen I attended computer school, instructors informed us we should prepare to become the loneliest people in the world, because no one would know what we were talking about. They were right. Our jargonise was so complicated I shivered when someone asked me what I did for a living. But my situation became far worse when I moved into the world of analog tech.
It's been years since I toiled in those trenches.19/07/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorOh, I was so guilty of this when I worked. We would shorten insurance terms to a few letters, for example, AL stood for Auto Liability, which was fine in our discussions among ourselves. However, outside the office, no one understood what we meant.18/07/2017 #8 El mribte MohammedA very interesting topics as usual. Sometimes we are obliged to use the Jargon because we don't know how to say it in a simple way, or more than that we can be confused if we didn't use the specific jargon. However i'm with you that we have to keep it short and easy...it's like when we try to explain something to a children. I think that the most we can be short and simple we will see success..Thank you very much Susan18/07/2017 #7 Brian McKenzieI have this battle with my students often. The show or music they are tuning into uses English in ways that they dont understand, because of the assumed cultural subtext that all Americans know readily but is completely nerve racking to ESL students. Edward Sheeran "Shape of You" was a very lively hour long class. I swear I learn more from them than they do from me. The daily cultural assumptions we all make never fail to cause much conversation & confusion.18/07/2017 #6 Ken BoddieI quote the KISS principle often, Susan, when I am mentoring younger engineers, peer reviewing reports and giving the odd lecture on project management and/or report presentation. Hence, simplifying the soils descriptions of gaggles of geotechnical engineers, clarifying the contributions of whiffs of contamination environmentalists, and purifying the pontifications of pools of groundwater specialists, who all love to impress with their own peculiar jargon, can be a challenge. So if I, being one who speaks fluent ground-grunt, struggle with their various terminologies, what hope has the client of staying awake, particularly if the sentences are also long and convoluting? So .....
If you want your message read,
And you're keen for it to spread,
Leave your jargon words behind,
Or your work will be maligned,
Woo your client with the KISS,
And you'll never go amiss.17/07/2017 #5 John RylanceLike all forms of communication Jargon is constantly evolving to meet new situations or to keep the insiders in and the outsiders out. As a political cartoon said "We must create some new jargon they are starting to understand what we are talking about"
We've all been either insiders or outsiders as far as Jargon goes. Jargon is like a secret code. The fun being creating it or decoding it.17/07/2017 #4 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess#1 Sposta do it that way, @John Rylance, but often writers assume (and we know what that does, right?) that their readers and/or listeners are on the same wavelength as they are. Too often the communication isn't as clear as it could be due to terms of all sorts that are not understood in the same way!
And yes, I learned Keep; it Simple, Stupid -- but that doesn't work for me. Calling someone stupid doesn't keep a relationship on a good footing, so I changed it just a little.17/07/2017 #2 Jim SaelzlerGood writers are sensitive to their audiences without condescending to them.
Are readers already familiar with the jargon you are using? Even newbies? How can you be sure? Do they understand terms the same way you do? Providing a glossary at the end of your article if you don't want to get bogged down with definitions is a nice way to assist readers understand exactly what you want them to know.17/07/2017 #1 John RylanceGood advice Susan.
With regard to acronyms I was always taught the first time you use them in a written piece or when speaking is to say/write it in full.
Example - Gross National Product (GNP)
Then subsequently only use the acronym.
This avoids misunderstandings as to meaning.
Example - KISS, to you that is Keep it Short and Simple, to me it has stood for Keep it Simple Stupid. (Actually I prefer your politer version)
When training people I encouraged them to ask if they didn't understand or wanted to check they understood. I never resented explaining what I had said/written. It pays for both sides to treat the exchanges as a learning opportunity. Them to learn new things, me to learn how better to deliver the message.
Comments18/07/2017 #3 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#2 Try the Canadian ones."I was really concerned when you (fill in the blank with whatever you did). It means I am absolutely furious with you and ready to rip your head off. How about the Japanese "That would be most difficult." It means "Are you out of your mind for even thinking that would be appropriate? Are you crazy?"
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