- 23/02/2017Social Networks from History - Anyone Remember These?
I have to confess - I never heard of these 5 networks.The Stories Behind 5 Social Networks That Never Caught Onblog.hubspot.com Learn about the social networks that came before Facebook and Instagram that you never knew, or already...
- 23/02/2017In the late 40s and 50s we transitioned from radios to TV, and radios list a huge market share.
Now we are transitioning from TV to mobile devices. This is huge for all marketers.
Direct mail, email marketing, is going away more and more. Facebook right now is the best place for marketing. Listen to Garyy Vaynerchuck who has an incredible track record of success in marketing and branding.
Two key take always: Facebook Video Ads & Incluencer marketing. Take a listen to @garyvee podcast on "What's next?"
#marketing #branding #mobile #advertisements #business #socialmediaThe GaryVee Audio Experience by Gary Vaynerchuk, #askgaryvee on iTunesitunes.apple.com Download past episodes or subscribe to future episodes of The GaryVee Audio Experience by Gary Vaynerchuk, #askgaryvee for...
- Producer23/02/2017The Power of beBee Affinity Networking to Build Blog AudienceIf you are new to blogging, you may be experiencing the hardest part of being a blogger – audience. While it may seem easy to tap into a steady stream of audience utilizing the power of social media, you may face another harsh reality –...
- Producer22/02/2017How To Know If Your Creative People Are CreativeGood creative people are like felines–– always on the prowl, on the hunt for good ideas.They are curious creatures who thrive on feeding their insatiable curiosities. Curiosity does not kill them, it feeds them. They hunger for knowledge–– as much...
- 21/02/2017How These 10 Professionals Are Growing Their Personal Brand on beBee | The Huffington Postwww.huffingtonpost.com Your personal brand can simply be seen as the way you present yourself to the world. However, from the moment we connect online, we are asked to wear a...
Comments23/02/2017 #16 Katyan RoachHi Guys,
I have no idea why the article was censored and if you read it yourself you will see that it was in no way overly promotional. What saddened me was the fact that the article was removed and my access to the platform revoked without explanation or warning.
However I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone on beBee for their encouragement and support. John White, MBA, Javier 🐝 beBee and Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. I thank you for reaching out. To Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, David B. Grinberg, thanks for the encouraging words and all the shares.
Like Matt told me, everything happens for a reason so now it's time to focus forward. Let's continue to share the good news about beBee! Virtual Hugs to everyone!
- Producer20/02/2017The Water of LifeBuzz Submitted by : Ali Anani PhD Buzz: The Hidden Marketing Forces Ali Anani wrote a great buzz about the Hidden Marketing Forces which Sara Jacobovici said deserved him to...
Comments23/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#10 If a society has built itself on economic dependencies and in serving consumers created an unintended learned helplessness, then when we layer personal brand on that, we are layering that brand-you on a host and then we become the parasites.
The net result of that is the term " a consumable society".
In order to get to that kind of consuming society the industrial age took away the sophisticated relationships of home and replaced them with the command and control of work and media that is built around serving work and not the home. If it serves home it is often an antidote or a restbite from work, but then mass advertising is the greatest of parasites, feeding on consumers.
So how do we move away from a life consumed to a life that is very much alive. Ultimately argument is simply a fight for those who are having to fight in this system - but abstraction is not necessarily an argument. As people succeed the level they rise in society is dependent on them having powers of abstraction and the kind of arguments we talk of as "abstract' are simply concrete people talking in languages we do not know or understand.
So we assume these concrete people know better than us and that abstract people are dangerous to us. Of course they are because they are innovating and creating new realities while our consumption is based on conformity, and the certainty that comes from command and control.
That is why I go back to Water - because all of this can become very abstract really fast and so we refresh ourselves by going back to our fundamental core - that we are largely water and also 90% of our being is not even human, it is organic and microbial, but that is another story unto itself :-)23/02/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima WilliamsMessing with the forces of nature and sometimes messing with our own mind and the mind of the other. Influencing and controlling and so on.
To get lost in abstract arguments and get lost to whats going on inside your head.
Learning how to think really means how to exercise control on how and Why you think
Its means being conscious and aware enough to choose to what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience.
Because if you cannot exercise such kind-of choice in adult life you will be totally host - David Foster
People are used as a Host for various reasons by people , managers , politicians and even their own friends. Awareness is the key to stay conscious and alive.
A mind awakening buzz @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you
"If we mess with water, we mess with life. If embrace water as life then we can find the hidden within us without need of philosophies, religion, marketing or all that commands our attention" I embrace these lines for the rest of my learning journey !21/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#8 I have to throw in a caveat regarding that experience, while the Dark Mirror reality does exist, one also has to ask whether the small screen has led to more travel for younger people or less, and the answer coming back from the travel industry is that millennials travel about 20% more than older generations - then it comes down to what kind of information is being accessed - and whether that is shaping a society withdrawn from the world (which is dark mirror) or new generations exploring the world - and the evidence points to young people wanting to know more. Indeed young people voted to stay in Europe but older generations swayed the vote to Brexit. Millennial's were indifferent to the two boomer candidates who were both 40 years+ older than them, but the millennial vote did tip towards Clinton. If anything the digital experience of older generations is what is most at question.21/02/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciVery thought provoking and core material, written only as you can @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. I am driven back to our pre-marketing state of being; our primordial state when and where we were a part of nature. Then, we branched/evolved into creators and things changed. It never ceased to amaze me when I would hear people look at a view in nature and exclaim, "It's as beautiful as a painting!" Fast forward to now when we are so busy videotaping an event/experience, seeing it through the little screen instead of being in it, live, in the moment. We no longer know who we are, unless we see it advertised. We search for brands and we are advised to brand ourselves. For me, the water connection is just that; our connection. It is a source of life and we have a reciprocal relationship with it. It is internal and external, it is in us and we are in it. I echo David Foster Wallace, awareness, being aware, is key. Thanks Manjit, for bringing so much to our awareness.21/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Dear @Ali Anani I don't need to distinguish the marketer but the marketed. I am the marketed and what I must distinguish is the professional. I want to put the marketer in his rightful place which is in the role of servant leader and not the marketer to be in the position of master and me being his conditioned slave. This buzz is about turning this relationship on its head.
In so doing I begin to see what the prior marketer master, the human capital slave owner, the project manager Nazi would not - that professions cannot continue to be these islands of competing parasites on the organizational and social body - now see the employees and customers who they serve, because then employees and customers are the same thing again - which is what?
Employees and Customers are people - and if I am "people" now I am in a position to be served by all these professions and not be a professional drone or a corporate slave to their competing professed priorities. This establishes in professional circles the role of the professional as a servant leader, and in that role, the servant leader helps rather than subverts the managerial hierarchy.
If I am the water of life, don't muddy this water with professional viewpoints - and if now the responsibility of the professions is to educate rather than sell their profession, I have a greater responsibility to listen. I can listen because in my world the battle for my attention is over. I am watching the marketing machine, I am watching the human resource capitalist - and I am now a person.21/02/2017 #5 Ali AnaniPart 2/
In my previous buzz on "More on Balancing Acts"
I mentioned the need for forces to act in synchronicity or better to be fused as one force. Looking forward and outward is just another great example of what I meant. It is not enough to look inward or outward; far better if they work in synchronicity or amalgamate together to give an alloy of a new force. WE NEED BOTH. We can't ignore what happens outside our domains for they influence us.
As for marketers they may know their customers more than their customers know themselves or what they deem unnecessary. Marketing and creativity go a long way in probing these possibilities.
Yes, we humans are mostly water. It is us who contaminate this water with tangible and intangible contaminants and make us sick. The marketers pride the medicine or sometimes delude us into a drug that is not. Here, we need to distinguish between "Honest Marketing" and "Dishonest Marketing". This situation is like a lawyer defending a legal case or an illegal one. I raise my hat to honesty.21/02/2017 #4 Ali Anani#1 #2 #3 -Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit- you kept silent for few days to write such a "sounding" buzz. I enjoyed reading it thorughly and equally reading the comments of dear @David B. Grinberg. I have my own thoughts.
First, just in case a reader wishes to read my buzz mentioned in your buzz here is the link.
SOcrates said to know yourself. More often than not fail fail to identify themselves or pass unnoticed some of their talents, strengths and weaknesses. I give one example, dear @debasish majumderwrote a buzz in which I sensed his talent in writing poetry. Debabish responded with a poem and now his authority in writing poetry is beyond questions.21/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 Dear David [ @David B. Grinberg ] Looking outward is the whole point. In a world of massive attention and the meme of trying to attract followers, the default mode is that we are looking outwards into that attention. Then we never have time to look inwards, because we have no bandwidth for it.
Now if I don't worry about followers and know the purposes of advertising, media, news and every human being vying for our attention - then and only then when I have side-stepped all that, am I truly looking outwards - and in looking outwards, I have an uninterrupted opportunity to look inward. This divergence and convergence cannot be separated - this is why I am so omnipresent here at bebee. I am doing this :-)21/02/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg(Part 2 of 2)
3) While I agree that it's important to look inward, I also think there is substantial merit to looking outward -- albeit in the correct way. Exploration, learning and discovery, as you note, can facilitate finding the true "meaning of life" on an individual and societal bases. You probably know where I'm going with this.
4) Space exploration and environmental science. Space is where we can discover the the co-called "known unknowns" as well as the "unknown unknowns." That's at least one larger part of where the ultimate answers lie IMHO. Moreover, regarding Earth's vast oceans, there is still so much scientists DON'T know. Some parts on the ocean are too deep to probe, even via robots -- like the Marianas Trench (the deepest part of the Earth's oceans). But even above that, humans have not explored every inch of the oceans or what lies beneath toward the Earth's molten core. So yes, look inwards for wisdom, by all means. But also look outwards into space and our natural surroundings.21/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg(Part 1 of 2) Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for another brilliant buzz. I appreciate how you frame the concepts as to open our collective minds to think differently and be enlightened. Ditto that for @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici @Milos Djukic and others whose writing has the beneficial impact of looking beyond the superficial, or "cracking open the egg" so to speak. Just a few thoughts:
1) To state the obvious, marketing is a byproduct of a capitalist society in which market forces drive so much of life. We automatically conditioned to conform from birth onward. Thus, marketing should be directly tied to capital and the "American Dream" of becoming super rich.
2) I love water, literally. How much? Well without revealing my monthly Deer Park Water bill, I will say that I receive about a dozen cases of water per month. Yes, I drink a lot of water. H2o comprises most of our bodies and most of the Earth via oceans. We all know that water is fundamentally intrinsic to life as we know it.
- Producer15/02/2017The man who turned me on to beBee - Javier Cámara Rica “Maximum affiliation among users who share the same tastes, interests and personal and professional experiences” - Javier Cámara Rica Javier and I first connected on LinkedIn. I kept seeing Javier along with the name "beBee" pop up in the feeds and...
Comments17/02/2017 #20 AnonymousThank you Jeremy Krier for sharing your relevant post as a useful feedback for new bees. The first quality of Bebee is to allow all users to be themselves by providing the freedom to be connected freely with all without qualification lap paid. Disruptive ? No ! Just scaled at a human level to rethink the digital footprint in term of consistency and commitments shared.15/02/2017 #12 Jeremy 🐝 KrierAlso found on LinkedIn, please share with your networks.: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/man-who-turned-me-bebee-javier-c%C3%A1mara-rica-jeremy-krier?trk=mp-author-card15/02/2017 #7 Emilia M. LudovinoYes Jeremy, as my dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich just said - you really nailed this buzz. @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz are two amazing inspirational entrepreneurs and two leaders with great emotional intelligence skills. We "see" Javier interacting more with the Bees in different social media platforms but we know that Juan is also doing his best to build a great platform for us and for the future Bees. I don't even remember how I came across beBee and this two great gentlemen but since first minute I love it and admire the work they're doing. Thank you for this post. Have a wonderful day!15/02/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou really nailed this buzz, Jeremy! The fact is that Javier cares about the company he is building so much so, he is invested in spending each day making sure that the bees are content and checking out what is happening in the hives.
The truth is, he is the first customer, a very social guy, who likes to see people connecting and sharing what is important to them. When the co-founders are actively engaged, everyday, and even brand newbees recognize the dedication - well it is a recipe for success.
But it goes much further than that. Because they are committed to taking a lot of people along for this exciting entrepreneurial ride. When customers within a few weeks, start to compare the experience to businesses they've been with for 2 decades - something truly special is going on.
And here is the cherry on top - having fun and being social is built right into the recipe: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/ladies-and-gentlemen-the-bebee-gees15/02/2017 #1 Robin BartonI too was pretty impressed that Javier followed a newcomer like me, and comments on some of my buzzes, as well as shares some of my insights. I think that's really cool-because yes, it never happens online anywhere with the top guy or gal anymore! I often wonder how Javier keeps up with all of us, and I'm not even one of the very active ones! So, I'm glad you brought this up @Jeremy Krier and I would like to say to Javier, THANK YOU!
- Producer20/02/2017beBee, an engagement-based communityRemember – relationships matter We can use community engagement processes that help build or strengthen relationships rather than undermine them . Having introductions, working in small groups, having tea and coffee are very basic ways we...
Comments23/02/2017 #31 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorKeep up the great efforts here @Juan Imaz & @Javier beBee. Whatever ethical plane you hold yourself's to, we know that Juan Imaz & Javier are responsible for a team of people called "Bee's", you know that its important to raise the bar even higher as you do by reading & commenting on posts, being involved with media in print & social areas . Your business at beBee.com and its employees(Bee's) are a reflection of yourself Javier & Juan, and if you continue to make honest and ethical behavior a continuing key value, your team of Bee's will follow suit. I am very fortunate to have known both of you & our calls/contacts that we have made through your participation. I enjoy helping you further in any way & am available for both of you 24 x 7. Both of you & any bees here reading my post are welcome guests at any time should your visits take you to Savannah, Georgia. I invite everyone here to come see me for the St Patrick's Day Parade Next month, your first green beer is on me. Thank you & all the Best by Bstankiewicz@portfreshlogistics.com, Office: 1.404.750.3200, post shared with 125,000 business contacts from Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Guy.23/02/2017 #29 Lada 🏡 PrkicbeBee team created such a cooperative environment that most people respond in a respectful way, building an engagement-based community.
Javier, I also see the good in others and welcome your positive and soothing comments on threads with unpleasant contributors.
I think that on this platform we all have positive intentions, whether people act in good or bad ways. For me, responding to a negative situation in a positive way is the best way. :)23/02/2017 #25 Claire 🐝 CardwellGreat buzz @Javier 🐝 beBee! This sentence really resonated with me :- What sets beBee apart from other networking sites is that it builds business relationships, not just contacts, by connecting people based on their shared interests or hobbies.
Have shared your post on LinkedIn and Twitter.22/02/2017 #24 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorKeep up the great efforts here @Juan Imaz & @Javier 🐝 beBee. Whatever ethical plane you hold yourself's to, we know that Juan Imaz & Javier are responsible for a team of people called "Bee's", you know that its important to raise the bar even higher as you do by reading & commenting on posts, being involved with media in print & social areas . Your business at beBee.com and its employees(Bee's) are a reflection of yourself Javier & Juan, and if you continue to make honest and ethical behavior a continuing key value, your team of Bee's will follow suit. I am very fortunate to have known both of you & our calls/contacts that we have made through your participation. I enjoy helping you further in any way & am available for both of you 24 x 7. Both of you & any bees here reading my post are welcome guests at any time should your visits take you to Savannah, Georgia. I invite everyone here to come see me for the St Patrick's Day Parade Next month, your first green beer is on me. Thank you & all the Best by Bstankiewicz@portfreshlogistics.com, Office: 1.404.750.3200, post shared with 125,000 business contacts from Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Guy.21/02/2017 #21 Praveen Raj GullepalliThe Medium is the Message - said Marshall McLuhan! I believe beBee is an apt example that quote. A Medium that is also a Message. A loud and clear one. Of INTEGRATED & INCLUSIVE, ONLINE PRESENCE. With its seamless integration of the Personal and Professional brand that every Individual is. It has pioneered a shift from Social Media to Society Media with its predominant characteristics - of Affinity, Accessibility, Association, Acknowledgment and Authenticity.21/02/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery moving buzz @Javier 🐝 beBee. Couldn't agree more, most of us learn from our mistakes and we will continue to make them. By learning from past mistakes and not repeating them are key to growth. I feel as you do, most people act with good intentions and I honestly try to keep that in mind. I actually try to think of the 'why's' behind a person's possible motives and in the end most times I can conclude, we are all human and no one knows what is going on behind closed doors. It's always my hope that others see the person in me beyond my words, I try to be a fairly open person. I have met so many wonderful people on beBee who would give the shirt off their back to help others and that puts a big smile on my face. What we share in common does lead to deeper relationships. Thanks for this!21/02/2017 #18 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarFor me, these two paragraphs, are the vital essence. And to say that I am immensely happy because it is a reality.
Once again thanks for this wonderful network, in which respect, regardless of cv or position, we are all bees and we all have something to say and our opinion is valued.21/02/2017 #17 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar1. beBee gives everybody a voice, regardless of your what is says on your CV or the position you hold. We all have interests and talents, and beBee enables us to demonstrate our expertise.
2. Mistakes teach us to clarify what we really want. Mistakes teach us about ourselves and how to tell our truth. Mistakes teach us to engage in our lives — to live fully. Mistakes allow us to inspire others.21/02/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe stand out line from the buzz for me is this one :
" We can create processes that promote a cooperative approach to differences rather than processes that encourage argument from entrenched positions."
In the present culture swaying to populism and Andy Warhol 15 minutes of fame, this is one of the central challenges of our time.20/02/2017 #12 Phil FriedmanKudos, @Javier 🐝 beBee, an absolutely first-rate mission summary and manifesto for beBee. Speaking for myself, I'll take Javier over Zuckerberg every day of the week. What this demonstrates, moreover, is that beBee ownership, management, and membership are open to learning, thinking, refining, and evolving as a community. Which, IMO, is reason for great optimism concerning the future of the platform. Cheers to all!
- Producer19/02/2017Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface: This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...
Comments20/02/2017 #106 Phil Friedman#105 Good to hear from you, Larry. You ask, I think, a couple of excellent questions. So let me answer: 1) Where the explicit mission of a social network is to create a "community" of users, I'd agree that, within the boundaries of the community standards for acceptable forms of expression, every community member's comments should be protected against removal. 2) Censorship is, in the strict sense of the word, prior restraint, either by active prohibition or by threat of sanction in the event of publication. Under which strict definition, removal or comments or posts by community officials would not, I think, be censorship, but as you say enforcement of community rules. Which is why I've repeated referred to an explicit statement of guidelines for removal or deletion. (The guidelines should be for the sanction because it is easier to define what is not acceptable than what is.)
Notwithstanding that, however, I think we have to admit that the stated missions of most social media are not to create a "community", but something else, often a "platform" for self-publishing, personal-brand building, business and professional networking, job hunting, recruiting, and so on. So any inferences about what should be, cannot be drawn from accepted premises about a social community. IMO. Thank you for reading and joining the conversation.20/02/2017 #105 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorExcellent point @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray and I agree on the points of censorship. However let me throw out another view where a social network is about creating a community of users. From a perspective of a community, as opposed to publishing platform, does user behavior and the removal of a user or their comment take different perspective? Could a user have every right to make a statement welcome in the community? If you have a state community value of respect and a user is not respectful are you censoring or simply creating a community where respect is valued by all and if not they are simply not part of the community? The results may be similar but the reason is different.19/02/2017 #100 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#97 At least you admit we have a border.
I compare our laws with other countries and we are EXTREMELY flexible. So flexible everyone seems to pick and choose which ones to follow.
I am not one that picks on people whose legal status fluctuates because I know the complexities of immigration. The wall wont stop people coming here either or those that get paid to bring them. People whose status is in question are exploited and targeted for crime by their own people. They often cannot get home because they don't have a home or their home is over seas, not across a border... etc...
Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.19/02/2017 #98 Phil Friedman#95 Yes, David, that is right — as far as it goes. The problem is with deciding what crosses the line to become, in your words, "... online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character..." The hard part is setting the standards. For example, I personally find a lot of the self-ascriptive BS that some people post about how they are pretty much the second coming of God really offensive. But in saying so, I am not in any way advocating censorship of such material. I am just exercising my right to recommend that my fellow bees ignore that material and not promote it without first reading and pondering what it means to the rest of us who are concerned with the reputation of the platform.
For me, freedom of expression is a fundamental right for all, including those with whom I disagree and who spout malevolent bilge. However, guaranteeing freedom of expression does not obligate anyone to listen or otherwise pay attention. Thanks for joining the conversation. And cheers!19/02/2017 #97 Phil Friedman#93 Because, Antionette, the ends of the world do not stop at the US border. And hope springs eternal. Not to mention that a stitch in time saves nine. The bright spot on the horizon is, however, that the way things are going, nobody will want to emigrate to the U.S. (which will eliminate the need for a Wall at taxpayer expense).19/02/2017 #95 David B. GrinbergThanks for another exemplary exchange as usual, Phil and Jim. I agree with Phil that there is nothing wrong with constructive criticism expressed in a cordial/polite manner on social media. There should not be unwarranted restrictions against an open online dialogue even on contentious and controversial all issues. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion and disagree with the majority. But once language changes from constructive to destructive then problems arise. There's never a justification for online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character, etc.
Just keep online speech polite and cordial even if you disagree, and there shouldn't be any problems. this is not rocket science but basic common courtesy, respect and good manners. Is that about right, Phil and Jim?19/02/2017 #90 Antoinette Capasso-BackdahlSo, if you want to make a case for science, sacrifice would not be helpful for that cause. Besides, we have sacrificed plenty by being a part of the experiment. If a comprehensive analysis was available, I haven't seen it. I am not brave enough to author it either.19/02/2017 #89 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#86 I should also say that not everyone wants to be famous. Not everyone wants to be distracted either. Most people, that I know, want to understand what is happening. From just being on the complaint department side of things, they are wondering if the engineers have all gone mad.
No sex tapes found on beBee that I know of. I was making a joke about pop culture.
- 19/02/2017Websites today don’t create demand, they organize behavior and this requires strategy, storytelling, research, search engine optimization, intention, AND a design that facilitates what people expect from the sites they visit. Learn more -The Importance of Great Storytelling In Your Web Designcuratti.com To guide the conversions and the buying process on your website, you need a home page that includes good storytelling. Read on to find out...
- Producer18/02/2017Why beBee and How it's Possible To Go "Beyond Virtual" Some people join beBee to network with others who not only share common interests but they make true connections with these people which has led to new opportunities for Business. One example that came to mind is a Conference that Sarah Elkins is...
Comments23/02/2017 #50 Claire 🐝 CardwellI also haven't seen the beeGees video - it brought a smile to my face on an unseasonably cold day here in SA. I've also made some great connections here on beBee - far more fun and meaningful than on LinkedIn! Great buzz @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View moreI also haven't seen the beeGees video - it brought a smile to my face on an unseasonably cold day here in SA. I've also made some great connections here on beBee - far more fun and meaningful than on LinkedIn! Great buzz @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Close21/02/2017 #48 Pamela 🐝 Williams#34 Okay, so what would be funny is a partner swap dance. Everyone does a video dancing with a shovel, then the shovel is passed to the next dancer (off camera of course ) and it looks like we're all dancing with the same shovel! hahahahaha! OH, I don't have a snow shovel...shoot, can't do it. LOL20/02/2017 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#46 Hi @Sarah Elkins, I know NLV will be a success! I can't wait to hear about it and yes, please live stream. Sorry I'm going to miss meeting many of you including Karthik and @Susan Rooks. When you come up with a date for the next NLV please let me know right away. I really want to make it to the next one! I agree, hard to believe it's just in a few days.20/02/2017 #46 Sarah ElkinsThanks for the shout-out, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! I can't believe that after all of the planning, NLV is only a couple of days away. @Karthik Rajan and I just got off another great phone call planning for the first session of the first ever No Longer Virtual, and I could not be more excited to work with him. Plus, @Susan Rooks registered a few weeks ago! We'll do our best to post some beBee live videos over those couple of days so you can be there with us somehow. Hopefully we'll have an idea of time and place for the next NLV by the end of our event.
- Producer18/02/2017Three Scary Brand QuestionsI told them I was going to make them uncomfortable. A client asked me to speak to the students in the college level class he is teaching. He asked that I give them some basics about brand which they will be able to apply to change viewpoints...
Comments19/02/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher#3 Donna Luise,
Thank you for sharing how it worked for you. I do appreciate it.
As i said when speaking to the group that caused this blog to be written, Personal Brand Development is the hardest to provide instructions for because we change as we age and as we work our way up the ladder in the organization or our company grows. These questions are so powerful because they get at our essence first then translate those key elements communicating it in the language of those that tell us what our brand is. Yes, holding it open is a good idea. I'm thinking of putting the exercise in my year-end have to list!19/02/2017 #3 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Jerry Fletcher , quite a thought provoking post. The answers will change though as we change. One size does not fit all. I was helping my sister answer that question, and yes she started with her name, etc. Then we drilled down into "who are you?" and she learned who she was and I discovered who I am has changed. I will hold this discussion open. I think we can all benefit from asking these questions!
- Producer13/02/2017Personal branding, your differentiation and value added for your professional lifeWe often get confused about what our personal is and its value for our professional life. Which social networks is it appropriate to post material for one or the other? How do you keep the two as separate as possible? Should our private, personal,...
Comments17/02/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida@Juan Imaz - excellent article on personal branding and the beBee affinity networking concept. I'd like to add how powerful one's brand can become if personal interests intersect with professional interests.
For example, in my current job as technical writer for a natural gas fuel systems company, I am always working with "automotive technology" and "mechanics" which are also personal passions of mine.
I am also very involved in electronics and radio (RF) technology and have enjoyed my career in those industries.
And finally, I enjoy teaching and helping others, so I am involved with educational plus hobby activities such as Maker Faire. I am blessed with actually enjoying my work and loving my job.13/02/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergThank you, Juan, for sharing your exemplary insights and advice about the importance of personal branding and how to enhance one's personal brand in today's ubiquitous mobile, digital and virtual information age. This is most helpful, as always, and I've shared in three hives: "Social Marketing Solutions" and "Social Media Marketing" and "Personal Branding."
Again, your brilliant buzz is most appreciated, Juan!13/02/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich"Your personal online presence is key to success" It is as simple as that. And the more you participate in social media as a whole person, showcasing who you are right alongside what you do, the more likely you are to run into the sorts of opportunities that will bring joy and fulfillment into your life.
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Comments16/02/2017 #42 Deb🐝 Lange#16 Dear @Ali Anani you are so generous & so inspiring. Thank-you for suggesting to post my book here. There are some bees on BeBee who are enjoying discovering connecting to their senses.This is the link https://www.amazon.com/dp/0995437203 I will be back to write some more posts soon - I have been creating an online live experience to explore the senses with readers - I will be sharing about that soon.16/02/2017 #39 Ali Anani#36 Fill an urgent need for people that is not costly and give for free dear @Devesh Bhatt. This is a high value action. For a thirsty person in a hot area a drop of water means a lot. For the giver if he can supply it free and at low cost then you are delighting the customer at a loc pain for you. Yes, it can be done. I have many other examples.15/02/2017 #29 Ali Anani#25 SUperb comment is your s dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. I loved this " If we feel the exchange of goods, services, and human energy is equal it elevates the interaction beyond the ordinary and creates a lasting memory". What a revealing statement tis is! I pondered on and the more I did, the more I liked it.
I am also very happy that you gave beBee and both @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee the merit they deserve.15/02/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#12 #11 You are a very rare elixir, @🐝 Fatima Williams. I still find it hard to put the feelings into words of your sincere marketing gesture for my book.
As an author, to know that just one person read the book and felt what I wanted to convey, brings me joy and satisfaction. Even though I hadn't met you when I wrote the book, I feel in a certain way that I imagined you when I was thinking of my ideal reader. What an example of gravitational power of the human spirit - the power of words.
What you write about, you bring about. Just as long as you put the words out into the world where they can do their work!