- Producer21/11/2017Q&A@beBee with Lada PrkicImage credit: steveoatesblog - WordPress.comWith Q@beBee, I ask some of the most interesting people on this network 7 questions. The result, unedited, is the most fascinating answers. Q@beBee is an ongoing series that gives us the opportunity to...
Comments22/11/2017 #17 David B. GrinbergThanks, Sara, for another excellent addition of this buzzing series. It's always great to learn more about our fellow bees and I feel as if I know @Lada 🏡 Prkic even better already. Moreover, your questions always elicit such interesting responses. I'm looking forward to the next installment!21/11/2017 #14 Tausif MundrawalaSince the day I have befriended you I have seen authenticity in your approach towards life rather than sugar-coating each and every statement. I agree with you that being a voracious reader I can't spell out the favourite book or an author because with every new discovery our benchmark of the best intrude us to read vast amounts of literary cornucopia available.
A special thanks to @Sara Jacobovici who allows us to know our friends in a more better way which we otherwise wouldn't have known. I wish you luck for your future endeavours, my friend @Lada 🏡 Prkic21/11/2017 #5 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarThese interviews I share in
https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-entrevistas-y-bienvenidas View moreThese interviews I share in
It's great to know more about some bees, that I comment on sometimes, thank you for your work @Sara Jacobovici Close21/11/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeEnjoy the day both admirable ladies @Sara Jacobovici and @Lada 🏡 Prkic.
I tend to agree with you Lada and it is not odd for me to read your quote "It may sound odd, but I'm still in the process of discovering my passions". Passions are dynamic and they evolve. Not all passions are of equal intensity and if they are living they grow and evolve.
Great questions and answers
- ProducerHive🐝Talk-Trending Buzzes, Features and Hives-Nov. 21, 2017I am sincerely grateful to be a part of the beBee community. What is there not to like about being surrounded by such an engaging and talented group of people willing to donate their time and efforts.Just to name a few that I follow, let's...
Comments22/11/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergKudos to all the buzzing bees named above who are prolific in producing honey -- especially @Jim Murray who always sets a high bar with his great advice, intelligence, sarcasm, wit and humor on a countless range of topics. This is well deserved recognition, Franci. And thanks for all YOU do too. Please have a happy Thanksgiving!
- Producer10/11/2017Personal and Professional Javier 🐝 beBee has been highlighting the development of social media sites in his recent posts. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/facebook-wants-to-be-the-best-alternative-to-linkedin # via @beBeeTo me this is creating an interesting...
Comments12/11/2017 #29 Jim MurrayI was talking about this with my partner and she said to me that while this idea looks very good on paper (or a screen), that she has, in her experience at least, never really seen it come to fruition in any meaningful way. I would be interested in hearing about how this has actually worked for people, if indeed it has. That would be the basis for some real learning about how to make it work for yourself. I know this sounds a bit skeptical, but it's also, in as far as I can see, factual.12/11/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 GallagherbeBee embraces everyone which is wonderful. My brand is my life... my life experience and who I am as an individual. It's so nice to be able to just be myself on beBee, knowing I won't be chastised or judged. It's great when you can meet others who share similar interests because you never know what it can lead to down the road. For me, even good friendships mean a lot.11/11/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#18 @Javier 🐝 beBee yes and it sounds like the business you have developed is generating a wonderful model of how to create an enabling environment for people at work who also share a sense of belonging and community. Your passion and the people at @beBee are embracing this kind of new workplace culture and online culture in the social media space. It is one of your distinguishing features - play to it!11/11/2017 #22 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 Dear @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yes it is complex. It was funny the other day I was sharing a story of someone I coached who realised her boss was like her father so he triggered her behaviour as if she was a young girl trying to please her father. When we discovered this she then changed the way she interacted with him. I helped her stop triggering childhood patterns with her boss and she developed a great working relationship with him. If I had not asked her questions about behaviour that took her to her personal life she may have not discovered this great #sense sight that led to her boss being her advocate. If we had only talked about her professional work and conflict with her boss, she may have decided to change jobs, leave her workplace, or we may have done conflict resolution with both them. But none of that was necessary and we had a wonderful successful outcome as we learnt about what was going on from a whole person perspective - the personal and the professional.11/11/2017 #20 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#11 Dear @Tausif Mundrawala I love what you write "My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. " keep moulding that clay, keep it flexible and allow it to take form daily.11/11/2017 #19 Savvy RajThis is the truth of us all....'The credibility comes from being authentic, honest, transparent and curious about a passion.
People on BeBee are writing passionately about their personal and professional lives and both matter.
Both are intertwined.' Great reflections in the sensing @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee . Deeply appreciate and resonate with it .10/11/2017 #17 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI love too! For too long we forgot that business is about people and people are much more than just what they do.
@Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee, you may want to consider sharing this to Twitter with the hashtag #buzzBeBee so that myTweetPack.com can add it to beBee's extensive social presence.
While I'm at it, did you want to join the @beBeeEmbassy? That's a Twitter account I created to showcase Ambassador posts. It too is powered by myTweetPack. You don't need to be a member, you just need to be an Ambassador who writes n English. Message me if you want to join. That goes for any other Ambassador too.
hummm, it may be time to start @beBeeEmbajada10/11/2017 #15 Ian WeinbergIndeed the thesis and the passion of my life - seeking authenticity through integration. And it is therefore not a coincidence that my more important articles (IMO) were inspired by this beBee community and published on its platform. Thanks for initiating and inspiring this very valid conversation @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee10/11/2017 #13 Richard MathiasonDeb,
Thank you for this great article. Shared it for you. Trying to separate the personal and professional life is impossible and silly! I let each person that friends me on the many platforms have the choice to continue being my friend or not. I cannot really know what line I am crossing for that other person and it is not my business to know. If I post something about my business and someone takes offence then that is their choice. I am just experiencing Life to best of my ability and as it has been said; "You can please some of the people all of the time, you can please all of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time”. John Lydgate, later adapted by President Lincoln Thanks, again and may you have a great weekend!10/11/2017 #11 Tausif MundrawalaI couldn't resist myself commenting on this buzz. Since the day I have joined this platform I have blessed myself to do so as it has contributed a lot to the growth of me as a person. Here everyone celebrates every bee's success and everyone consoles at the time of grief. There is so much to offer to this intellectual bandwagon that an entire 24 hours won't suffice. How could I forget about those wonderful buzzes of yours on the topic of senses which many of them deprive themselves to experience it to the fullest.
My journey had been one of a clay which got moulded and took many shapes and forms before turning it into a real intellectual pot. Am glad that you shared this buzz with us, my friend @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee10/11/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 @Sara Jacobovici yes I agree - the complexity of needing integration and not blurring boundaries at the same time. A paradox. To me it is facing the reality of a complex life - rather than imagining we can simplify our lives by saying I walk into work and now I am wearing a professional hat and I walk into Home and now I wear my personal hat. We can take what we learn in both places and contribute that where it is needed. And we can leave behind professionalism when interacting with our family and be more intimate and personal. However, more empathy and intimacy and connection with people at work can lead to more understanding and productivity. A paradox. It is how we handle these paradoxes that is important.
- Producer07/11/2017Q&A@beBee with Graham EdwardsImage credit: steveoatesblog - WordPress.com With Q@beBee, I ask some of the most interesting people on this network 7 questions. The result, unedited, is the most fascinating answers. Q@beBee is an ongoing series that gives us the opportunity to...
Comments10/11/2017 #10 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhat a wonderful interview @Sara Jacobovici#1 and idea you have created. Well done. I was so pleased to read @Graham Edwards is still practising how to sense our awareness! And in much gratitude to @Ali Anani who has also been a wonderful supporter.08/11/2017 #9 Savvy RajA wonderful set of Q & A @Sara Jacobovici and @Graham🐝 Edwards . I like this line.... 'It is also important to ask from a place of curiosity and understanding, opposed to asking for asking’s sake.' I also feel the ability to put yourself in what you do ... reflects in all our relationships and is so very important in not just buisness but in all aspects of our life and living ...as many a times impactful connections of integrity are built through such sustained and genuine interest.08/11/2017 #8 Paul Walters@Sara Jacobovici Thanks for this. I read a lot of what Graham writes ( Plus he does read and comment on my stuff) Nice, fresh approach to an interview. As they say here, salamat sukses all the way from Bali ( where the rumbling Mt Agung has decided to go quiet, thank goodness!
- Producer08/11/2017Jim Murray on WritingI regard Jim Murray as a doyen of writing and blogging on BeBee. His writing excellence and experience is vast; easy to read posts expressed in a straight forward conversational way, it often hides the true craftsmanship, depth and quality of his...
Comments09/11/2017 #19 Kevin PashukMy first thought was... why don't we do this more often, rather than waiting to say these things in a eulogy? Good for you @Gert Scholtz for setting a great example. Jim is certainly worthy of your praise, and I can certify that he is the genuine article in person too - his humanity, wit, and current burr in his butt is upfront and well articulated in his postings.
I'm waiting for @Jim Murray to change his profile pic to one of him wearing a "DOYEN" t-shirt.09/11/2017 #18 Tausif Mundrawala#17 I agree with you on all counts and have even mentioned this while commenting on our fellow bees post that an expert experienced enough is like an institution. I think those youngsters who deny this is actually missing the wisdom being shared by these experienced writers.
This platform has always helped everyone to grow to their best possible extent. Am glad to be a part of this journey, @Robert Cormack09/11/2017 #17 Robert CormackEvery once in a while, @Gert Scholtz, it's good to see a writer give a nod to another writer. You've done this more than once, and you obviously pick good examples (I like Jim's stuff, too). I've mentioned in a few posts the difficulty young people have taking advice from older people. The examples you've shown of Jim's advice demonstrates good, clean thinking. More importantly, it's advice young people in particular would be wise to follow. At our ages, we've learned to assemble thoughts in our minds. We've done it for years. But we did have to learn this. Very often, I read young people's posts where it's obvious they've decided to just "write themselves out." That's what's known as a "draft." That isn't an article or a post or a blog/post. That's where I think young people could learn a lot from @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman and @Gert Scholtz. Thanks for the post.08/11/2017 #13 Phil Friedman@Gert Scholtz, from the Cambridge English Dictionary: DOYEN - “ ...
the oldest, most experienced, and often most respected person of all the people involved in a particular type of work ....”
Well, I can go unreservedly with the first adjective in the list, pretty much with the second, and grudgingly with the third. Just kidding, of course. Jim is a genuine big bat in this game.... even if a bit grouchy at times. Thanks for this. Cheers!08/11/2017 #8 Jim MurrayWell...first of all thanks, my friend. I was literally blown away by this. It also brought forth a memory from close to two years ago now, when you approached me for some advice, which I was happy to give you and have done for several other bees. I remember actually editing one of your first pieces and thinking, yeah...this guy's got something special. There's a real humanity to him, And since then,. as your confidence has grown and you have blossomed into a true player here, you have proved me right over and over again. Keep up the good work, @Gert Scholtz. All the bees are grateful I am sure.08/11/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergI couldn’t agree more, Gert. We are fortunate to have @Jim Murray contributing his prolific prose here. He’s a top notch writer whose blogging buzzes are informative, insightful and, of course, opinionated. I have always admired Jim’s no BS lively approach which exemplifies the essence of authenticity. He is indeed one of a kind — as are you, Gert! You are both irreplaceable assets to beBee. Thanks for all you do!08/11/2017 #6 Tausif MundrawalaThe task which you took upon yourself to bring forth the glitter of the gems on this platform is phenomenal. Very few are really interested in what one says or do but it's incumbent upon those who are on a mission to make this world a better place to live and spread their wisdom. Hardly do I get enough time to read posts of these jewels because there is so much valuable material available here that it's difficult to read all of them. But there are series like what you and others do which helps me to reflect on those priceless words.
Am glad that you shared this buzz with us , my friend @Gert Scholtz What else could one ask for than this buzz to start one's day with.
- Producer04/11/2017beBee Dairies! beBee meet up with the lovely Savvy Raj!Pure bliss I know not why,There was no reason to shy,I heard a voice on the phone,A nostalgic feeling of talking to a best friend after years!She sounds like music,Talks like a teacher,Dances like a peacock,Cares like a mother.I've heard a saying...
Comments06/11/2017 #16 Tausif MundrawalaIt would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @🐝 Fatima G. Williams View moreIt would be a wonderful experience meeting our fellow bees in person. How lucky your'll both are that your'll got to know each other well. I wish both of you luck in your future endeavors, my friends @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and @Savvy Raj Close05/11/2017 #11 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#10 Thank you, @David B. Grinberg, You are a great motivator and a living symbol of I believe in the power of I can. I'm proud to learn from you and will be super excited to meet you :) I've learnt alot about SMM from especially you and many other bees. Plan you Dubai Dairies soon. Perhaps you may come as an advisor for Strategic Communications and as a Social Media Strategist. Thank you for having our back on behalf of all the women on beBee :)05/11/2017 #10 David B. GrinbergWow, what a beautifully moving piece of poetry, Fatima. That's great that you and @Savvy Raj had a chance to meet up in person. You are both amazing women for whom I have the utmost respect and admiration (for too many reasons to list here).
If only today's technology could create futuristic teleportation (like in Star Trek), I would beam myself up/down to meet all the wonderful bees worldwide. You and Savvy would BEE buzzing on the top of my list, of course!05/11/2017 #6 Savvy RajIn the little time we shared, the heartconnects that move beyond words were established that day
Sensing the connects that only a listening ear and a loving heart can lend..
And the feeling is totally likewise ... my dear friend... I am pretty sure you already know that!
Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for this heartwarming dedication to me in verses that you shared here on Bebee.
Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for sharing this across as these meet and greets are wha Bebee truly stands for, to all those who take time to share and care here... a direct connect between people to share their passions amidst the purpose .
- Producer12/10/2017The power of social media startupsSocial networking sites have become popular since their launch a decade ago. 2.46 billion users worldwide are on social networks and this number continues to rise year by year. Our personal brands are important not only to stay in touch with our...
Comments13/10/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNetta, there is a huge difference between static observation and dynamic interaction. I am not online to teach the youth of today but I am online to learn from the way youth are educating themselves that in turn can leave me anticipating the next turn or transformation. My response is #8 in this buzz. What did I learn from #1 through #7.
If response today does not include thinking then that is the preliminary difference between static observation and dynamic interaction. If I try assume to know the nature and DNA of education, that assumption will throw me a million digital light years behind where transformation is occurring, but in the wisdom of not knowing, I open my eyes to the possibility of dynamic interaction.
There can be no more of a static container than trying to accommodate a personal brand and such accommodation is the lowest hanging fruit in the adaptive structure of emerging networks. Static observation is a container. It is the past and yes, it is a container that organizations like Facebook own, but even Facebook is not immune to dynamic interaction - they need to buy the next Instagram in order to remain relevant - and that kind of vision is not possible with static observation.
Zuckerberg has made some good bets but even Mark Zuckerberg is fallible in his decisions and not everything he has decided upon is the stuff of Instragram genius - and if so - how do we entertain our own observation?
- Producer08/09/2017Does Content Matter? Using beBEE As A Springboard To Engage With Your Readers.Don’t you just love Fridays? I guess I am a little fortunate in that Fridays for me could be a Monday, a Wednesday or for that matter a Sunday. It’s a little bit cool to be a freelance travel writer! My current Friday morning ritual...
Comments10/09/2017 #44 Aleta CurryI've said it before and I daresay I'll say it again: I am just thrilled, not to mention a little awed, when a writer of the calibre of @Paul Walters reads 'my stuff', much less mentions me in the same breath as some of the incredible writers we're lucky to have on beBee.
I loved Javier's piece too, and thought that it was not before time, although I do tend to cut the posters of inspirational quotes some slack if the quotes are truly inspirational, as opposed to trite pop psychology. I, of course, am imminently qualified to judge that - ahem!
Ditto kittens, puppies and songs. As long as you've published them in Cats, Dogs, and Music hives, I'm going to leave you alone. If they're in IT, however, we may have something of a problem.
I must say I was surprised to find an invitation to follow a blatantly sexual profile in my mailbox a few weeks back. I realised that I didn't really care. I'm not into it myself, since I'm here for professional growth served with a hearty helping of entertainment, but sex probably counts as entertainment for a lot of people, so I'm staying right out of it.
I realise that I have no idea what my point is. I'm stopping now.
Thanks for the chuckles, Paul!10/09/2017 #43 Paul Walters#41 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you . I do intentionally ridicule myself in many of the pieces I write. 'Nice and fluffy' was something my rather clever daughter said about ( what I thought ) was a serious piece about something or other. I perhaps watch too many Woody Allen movies or reat too many david Sedaris books as I feel I am picking up their habits ! Howver your kind words touch m deeply .10/09/2017 #41 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI think the best testimony is the articles themselves, so I checked out an August 2016 piece about Jakarta also published by Oryx and from the first paragraph onwards a.k.a.
"The early morning sun spears like an arrow through the buildings in old Batavia illuminating an old man hosing down the cobblestones while, across the square a restaurateur arranges chairs and tables on the pavement then pulls down a colourful awning ............"
Where in the eye of the beholder one see's "nice and fluffy" I see "rich and inviting". The key here is certainly not an academic treatise about travel, but a lived experience shared with the reader in a way which is virtual reality without the technology - and that is the best kind of VR - the one that stirs the imagination of our own minds. Now if people settle for less or even focus their attention at the level of branding, then it is an old verse of the self-limiting perceptions of personal branding, and again this simply exemplifies the consequences of operating at the level of sell, tell or yell, rather than stir one's own imagination and avidly seek to be shaken and stirred. So what I read in the Jakarta article is beyond brand, because the reader of that article is physically on route to a real travel experience.
Reading of course is a great habit but imagination is what gives life to that habit and then habit is WHO WE ARE, not as a reader but as human being. So it is the next step is ours. Mine was discovering FX Harsono http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2015/01/29/fx-harsono-exposing-beauty-ugly-truth.html and we either find those linkages with virtual travel or physical travel, but what I learn here is 100% of the magic that should be travel.09/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the power of truly caring09/09/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.thank you @Paul Walters it is good to be reminded that we need to take care of our audience, they care about us and we need to show that we care about them too. Wonderful post!09/09/2017 #34 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#29 Content doth matter,
But readers matter a lot more;
Why worry about what other writers write,
When you could devote that energy to write some more? ;)
We have our connections...and their connections to care about or read,
And like, comment upon or share every useful feed;
Let us judge not harshly for we too would be judged,
Opinion is verily a sword, double-edged.08/09/2017 #27 Phil FriedmanNice piece, @Paul Walters, bright and unpretentious -- as always. I enjoy your writing for its lack of hidden agenda. And for the
Openness it displays. As I sit here waiting to see if my home of more than two decades survives the week, it, I've been reading a number of your posts and feeling better for them. Thanks and cheers.
- ProducerHive🐝Talk-Trending Buzzes & Trending Hives-August 22, 2017Hot off the press - by Javier beBee! LinkedIn or beBee? https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/linkedin-or-bebee "beBee encourages you to...
Comments23/08/2017 #12 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador you have a broken link at: LinkedIn or beBee?
beBee encourages you to create deeper connections (you might want to add one) as @Javier 🐝 beBee has not made yet beBee collaborative, I cannot assist you, yet, LOL. Check it out when you have time!
- 17/08/2017I pray NO-ONE we have met on beBee was hurt today! Sending prayers to everyone affected by this terrible terrorist attack.
Comments17/08/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#2 That is what I also ask Debasish, for what reason do drunk drivers have for killing innocents on our roads, but we pick our prayers based on what the news delivers to us, even though drunk drivers in America kill more Americans than terrorists have, and the same is probably even more true in India. I want to challenge that thinking, at least as I watch this media unfold and I can predict the reaction to death via mass media, rather than the death that never reaches us, unless a phone call is received and the voice on the other end says that our loved one was killed by a drunk driver. We should not give terrorists any more status than the careless drunk driver - indeed we should give them less, because unlike the drunk driver, these murderers called terrorists want us to react in fear, anxiety and uncertainty and we should not let them have that satisfaction - call them murderers because that is what they are and then unite as good people will do.
- 17/08/2017TODOS CON BARCELONA, STOP TERRORISMO
#barcelona #españa #todosconbarcelona #stopterrorism #stopterrorismo
Comments07/08/2017 #42 Sara JacoboviciThanks All and now to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for keeping this buzz alive. Since posting it, I have had a huge learning curve in tolerance and patience. Plus, I have learned a lot about technology dependency.. I look forward to things coming together and actually excited to get into more live buzzes. See you soon!18/07/2017 #39 Louise Smith#33 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici I wondered because in Israel I saw a lot of Eucalypt trees - Australian natives. I thought this might be wattle. I googled it to get a closer pic of the flowers. They are definitely not wattle but quite distinctive - a bit like an iris in shape. Thanks I have never seen this tree before.18/07/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici#30 Thanks for asking @Louise Smith. This way I got to find out, not only the kind of tree but of its South America origins. Love knowing that outside my balcony in Ra'anana, Israel is a beautiful South America tree! "The only member in the Tipuana genus, the tipu tree blooms eye-catching yellow flowers in the summer. Tipuana tipu, also known as tipa, the pride of Bolivia, is a South American tree."
- 07/08/2017Long ago Apollo called to Aristæus,
youngest of the shepherds,
Saying, "I will make you keeper of my bees."
Golden were the hives, and golden was the honey;
golden, too, the music,
Where the honey-makers hummed among the trees.
~ Henry Van Dyke
Comments07/08/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 Yes, especially a poem that makes you think and is so well written. Of course Susan Sontag wrote against the perils of interpretation. Not where it advanced context but where it stifled meaning relevant to our age and time. See the PDF and part 4 of Sontag where she says
QUOTE START : "In a culture whose already classical dilemma is the hypertrophy of the intellect at the expense of energy and sensual capability, interpretation is the revenge of the intellect upon art. Even more. It is the revenge of the intellect upon the world. To
interpret is to impoverish, to deplete the world—in order to set up a shadow world of “meanings.” It is to turn the world into this world.(“This world”! As if there were any other.) The world, our world, is depleted, impoverished enough. Away with all duplicates of it, until we again experience more immediately what we have." : QUOTE END - SUSAN SONTAG
http://shifter-magazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Sontag-Against-Interpretation.pdf07/08/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI think @Dean Owen is going to love this particular poem because even though the opening six lines is all about honey-makers, the rest of Henry Van Dyke's poem "White Bees" tells us the mistake Apollo made in calling Aristæus to manage his bees.
It turns out that not only did Aristæus loiter and not pay attention to the needs of the bees, he got sidetracked by a nymph called Eurydice and he followed her but the nymph trod on a serpent and she vanished.
By the time Aristæus came back to the bees under his care, they had all gone and here Henry Van Dyke writes
"Lonely Aristæus, sadly home returning, found his
All the hives deserted, all the music fled.
Mournfully bewailing, —“ah, my honey—makers,
where have you departed?” —
Far and wide he sought them, over sea and shore;
Foolish is the tale that says he ever found them,
brought them home in triumph,
Joys that once escape us fly for evermore."
Now Apollo did not let Aristæus remain a lost soul in a garden he did not belong and so writes Henry Van Dyke:
"Till the great Apollo, pitying his shepherd, loosed him from the burden
Of a dark, reluctant, backward—looking mind."
- 04/08/2017"We're all busy little bees, full of stings, making honey day and night, aren't we honey?" - Bette Davis
Comments05/08/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe honeybee is the only bee who die after their sting because the barb of the sting and even the abdomen of the honeybee remain in the skin of the stung. This means string of the honeybee is to protect the rest of the hive. The idea of stinging does not sit well in a marketing context and it is a death-sentence in the honeybee community, and so it is not really a great metaphor unless one really wants to operate in a sting operation. I get our stings can be a metaphor for attention but I am not writing this to die for attention, I explore this because it lets me think about these things. What modern marketing needs is less string and more honey. People (that being us) are wearing thin of the perpetual marketing machine, they do still get stung by it but there is evidence that the world of consumption is asking questions about a smater life these days, far more than they are responding to suggestions of a better product.
- Producer01/08/20175 Words NOT to Use When Selling to an Inspiring Personality TypeIt’s not always “All for one and one for all.” Your go-to sales pitch may win for some, and strike out for others (I realize baseball is over, but it works here…) There are certain words that can persuade or discourage a customer in seconds. Each of...
- Producer27/07/20175 Words NOT to Say if You're Selling to a Dominant PersonalityPart 1 in our 4 part series! How many times have you heard “I don’t have time for this right now”? Or “Make it quick, I have to blah, blah, blah.” Well, we all know there are certain words that can persuade or discourage a customer in seconds....
- Producer27/07/2017#ExplorebeBee: MARKETING OLFATIVO: FRAGANCIA CORPORATIVA beBee PARA CUÁNDO?Todos los días leemos sobre nuevas herramientas de Marketing: el Marketing Emocional, Marketing Sensorial: Marketing Olfativo…. Quiero hablar de este último: por el producer "El poder del perfume"” de Juan Imaz Co-fundador de Bebee sabemos que...
Comments13/10/2017 #55 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#53 ejem, creo que voy a tener que mandarte mensajitos, ya te pillao en dos renuncios, 😁. Lo bueno de los avisos que ya no te los perderás, lo malo que se llena el buzón 😅. Aaaayyy el tiempo, contra reloj vamos.
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¿qué aportas tú, cómo identificarias la fragancia beBee? ¿ Qué ingredientes crees que deberia tener?.18/08/2017 #49 Louise Smith#48 Yes I agree and so wrote this small example which I haven't thought about for many decades. It was triggered by the Fragrance content.
Smell can also be a trigger for traumatic events especially in children who are too young to talk. Even when they are adults and can't consciously remember the original event.16/08/2017 #39 Maite Barroso Del Cerro#38 @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar si..... más o menos.... a ver hay que hacer un matiz, cada persona tenemos un ph y eso determina la última nota de un perfume, el matiz está en función de si el perfume está compuesto mayoritariamente por sustancias naturales: aceites esenciales, absolutos... o por sustancias sintéticas. A saber, las sustancias sintéticas duran muchísimo más que las naturales pero por poner un símil es una foto instantánea, evoluciona, cambia menos que un perfume compuesto por notas naturales que por seguir con el símil de la fotografía es un vídeo.... por eso la nota natural de cada piel modifica más un perfume nicho que uno comercial.16/08/2017 #38 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar#20 l. Pulverización bajo cada oreja, garganta e interior de muñecas, también leí en el interior de cada codo, puntos estrategicos de gran riego sanguineo, supongo que en ella y en él.
ll. Es tu marca personal, si o si, tranquilo, ten en cuenta que como dice @Maite Barroso Del Cerro cada un@ tenemos una nota de salida, corazón... tú marca personal será única aún usando el mismo perfume que otra persona ¿No?
- Producer12/07/2017Top Five Tips to create attractive Infographic for BusinessInfographics is one of the most popular method used to market contents online. It is the way of presenting information, service or a description of a product in a simple and artistic way by including elements like pictures, text, graphics etc. A...
Comments14/07/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#5 Thanks Emily, I will take a look at Piktochart. and have noted https://piktochart.com
@John White, MBA I like Canva as an idea place but Ilike the fact that Piktochart are dedicated to infographics. The site on my initial visit looks promising and at the beginning stage I want to get a feel for layout and how to think about data and then once I have that feel, will try to construct some test infographics - so I look forward to playing with this application with my offline toastmasters club being the test ground for experimenting with this.
- Producer11/07/2017Better Imagination to Sketch Your Brand into Everyone’s HeartThese are some Stories Behind the colored shapes. How you identify a brand? The simple answer is by its logo. An image which talks more or silently says about a grand success or history of an organization. There exists an important role for the...
Comments12/07/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI know some stories of logos but not these, always fascinating to unpack meaning within the logo. There is also the FEDEX logo which when written produces an arrow sign from the lettering that is indicative of moving forward. You will see the arrow in the actual logo that joins EX http://logodesignerblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/fedex2.gif
The thing I appreciate most about logos is that when we first opened our own business, we set about trying to create a logo for our company but quickly found out just how challenging it is, not just having the ability to draw, but capture the essence of it. In the end we just came up with a compass but it was not earth-shattering or particularly memorable - logo design is quite an art.
- Producer10/07/2017How Spotify is Using Storytelling, Data & Tech to Drive its MarketingOn any given weekday, there’s a group you might not expect to be hard at work in the offices at Spotify: scientists. Yes, scientists. They’re not your typical lab coat-wearing, bunsen burner-wielding geeks, although they might as well be. These...
Comments11/07/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood when you have time, would you agree to make a libe buzz about the importance for communicators and advanced users (semi-pros) to conceptualize a live event on Socialmedia using live video capabilities, like the one you do on FaceBook? A short format talking about what need you wanted to address, your motivation and the technical behind the scene, That will be inspiring for many that our beBee US CEO shows the way on My beBeeTV channel. The team and i will so al the rest for promotion. (feature also how to proceed on FB).
- Producer03/07/2017CÓMO CREAR UNA MARCA – LA MARCA NO ES ARTE ES CREAR VALORCrear una Marca no es hacer un dibujito, ni una obra de Arte, ni poner mi Nombre en Mayúsculas, ni nada por el estilo. Es Crear Valor.Guía de Contenidos [ocultar]1 Pasos Previos a Crear una Marca2 Como empiezo a Crear una Marca3 Voy a enfrentarme al...
Comments04/07/2017 #17 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez#13 Gracias Ana-María, no es sólo un problema de saber o no utilizar Internet. Franquicias hay malas, regulares y buenas, pero el negocio principal es la propia Franquicia, y lo peor, como bien dices, es ver personas que con su mayor ilusión cogen todo el montante que les queda del paro y montan una franquicia, y fracasa. Por un lado es aprovecharse de la candidez en beneficio propio, por otro tirarse a la piscina sin flotador. Un ejemplo clarísimo. Tú y yo vamos a la misma universidad y al mismo curso. Tú Sacas Matrícula y a mí me suspenden. Universidad la misma, profesores los mismos ....... Y yo porque he suspendido digo que la Universidad y los profesores son una M. Dependen tantos Factores .... igual es la Franquicia, Igual es como yo lo gestiono. Hay que estudiar cada caso en particular, yo creo que generalizar de manera fácil es un error. Por otro lado hay gente que en Internet, como tú dices hace estragos, hay quien no se come una rosca. Pero la red es la misma. Gracias por tu comentario, Vamos Hablando04/07/2017 #13 Anonymous¡Muy buen artículo @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez!
El problema es que esas empresas que ves que abren y cierran en seis meses no utilizan internet ni saben lo que es una marca y para mi lo más doloroso es que a veces si han sido aconsejados porque han abierto franquicias.
Saludos.03/07/2017 #9 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezTe has coronado @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez Hoy en día, eso de "voy a sentarme ha crear el logo/imagen/marca de mi empresa" es muy peligroso ¿puede salir bien? puede. Pero la mayoría de las veces va a salir mal. Captar bien la esencia de la empresa, profundizar en su sector y dar un vistazo alrededor y un poco más allá.
Magnifico Jorge, ;-))03/07/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI am very glad to have translated this because it is a VERY GOOD buzz that goes well beyond what brand is but how much intelligence and effort is required to create an exceptional brand and how this work is connected to the creation of value. Very well done sir you have my utmost respect, finally someone who is writing about brand as a well designed intelligence rather than a painting by numbers D.I.Y. kit for clueless amateurs.
Branding is a highly professional mindset. It is the difference between going into a house where all the design, furniture and space are so well coordinated and going into a house that looks like the showroom for IKEA. Of course the people who created the iconic brand of IKEA also worked to create there value contribution with the same degree of precision and detail that is explained in this buzz.
Personal brand is often lipstick on a pig but professional branding, now that is an art I admire, and the greatest designers in agencies produce work that can be mindboggling in its brilliance and THINKING. At the level that Jorge is addressing brand here it is still the domain of the best of the best - and the most crucial thing Jorge says is
"Es Crear Valor".
I can now attend my evening events having read this, knowing that I have been read a mind that understand value creation.03/07/2017 #7 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoOlé olé y olé por tu artículo!! Aplicable perfectamente con sus retoques pertinentes a la famosa Marca Personal. Para los autónomos también tanto la Visión como la Misión son imprescindibles para saber dónde ir y sobre todo por qué, qué es lo que nos mueve en lo más profundo, cuáles son nuestras creencias con respecto a nuestra labor.
Como me sueles decir tú a veces, te has salido @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez!!! 💫03/07/2017 #6 Anonymous@Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez sin desmerecer al resto del artículo, lo que más me ha llamado la atención ha sido: "Voy a enfrentarme al papel en blanco para crear". Como es lógico, por tu profesión, lo enfocas al tema de la publicidad y la marca. Creo que la frase valdría para muchas profesiones. Como Ingeniero también he estado en muchas situaciones de papel en blanco para empezar a crear, tanto en la vida profesional como en la vida personal aplicando las necesidades profesionales.
Creo, lo primero es estar cómodo, sentado o de pie, papel, lápiz (goma, si fuera necesario borrar y modificar) y dejar que lluevan las ideas. Una vez hecho el boceto, utilizar las herramientas informáticas disponibles para que vaya cogiendo verdadera forma. Yo lo he aplicado en mi profesión y, por lo que has escrito, tú también lo haces. Seguramente habrá otros muchos profesionales de otros sectores que también lo hagan.03/07/2017 #5 MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIATrabajo, humildad, trabajo, inspiración, trabajo, reflexión, trabajo... Y ponerse en manos de quien sepa hacerlo, de quien te ayude, te guíe, te acompañe, te corrija y te oriente.. Pero ante todo: haber reflexionado sobre lo que se quiere y quererlo de verdad.
Me gusta tu post @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez, me gusta lo que escribes, el "aire" que le das a tus entradas.03/07/2017 #4 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez#3 Efectivamente, Fernando, si quisiéramos hacernos una casa, o reformarla, lo suyo sería contratar un Estudio de Arquitectura. Contratar otra cosa sería un error por querer ahorrarte un dinero, que luego pagas con creces. Para cada tema el Profesional adecuado.03/07/2017 #2 Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez#1 Gracias Fernando, efectivamente es aplicable tanto a Marca Personal, como Empresarial. @MARIA CARMEN CARAYOL GARCIA decía el otro día con mucho tino, que aquel que acabara la carrera de Derecho, alquilará un local, hiciera una web y abriera redes, pensara que le iban a llover los clientes, lo más probable es que en 6 meses cerrará. Un placer tu comentario Fernando. Un Abrazo !!03/07/2017 #1 Fernando 🐝 Santa Isabel Llanos@Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez, muchas gracias por esta guía tan clara y práctica. No obstante aquel emprendedor que quiera empezar de cero, y necesite crear y potenciar una marca, lo mejor es que se ponga en manos de profesionales como tu. En estos últimos años he escuchado a muchos hablar de Marca personal, hacer una Marca,... pero realmente son pocos los que hacen un planteamiento como el que tu nos presentas. Es un placer rodearse de profesionales. Un abrazo
Comments30/06/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#4 What causes changes in logo design is the arms race for attention. When billions of dollars are involved and an organization has a brand promise that matches the valuation, then branding is essential. The problem is that we have people who advocate the arms race for attention for EVERYONE. Thus instead of celebrating great brands we are creating an arms race that is brand dilution. We collectively do not have the imagination to envisage an alternative to a branded and mediated society - so we proceed with what seems the ONLY WAY. I celebrate great brands but I deplore the arms race for attention. It is reducing people into cosmetic packages and groups into manageable containers. In order to do justice to great brands we need to rethink Branding and the part we need to rethink is the absurdity of all trying to get attention - that is not great brand it is a branded existence.30/06/2017 #5 Pedro 🐝 CasanovaIt is to me amazing see how some logos evolve from the name of the " brand " to a single letter or a logo....and others evolutionate from a logo to the name.. Interesting how McDonalds and Mercedes got what we call a Brand. Just a logo identifies the name....nothing else is needed...
- 06/02/2017Las 6 mayores preocupaciones de los Millennialswww2.deloitte.com La encuesta Millennials 2017 arroja datos muy significativos sobre las prioridades de los millennials ¡Descubre las 6 mayores preocupaciones de los...
Comments06/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is the link to the English version of the Survey
https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/pages/about-deloitte/articles/millennialsurvey.html06/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe biggest takeaway for me in this survey is the positive view of Generation Z which is effectively the children of millennials and therefore my grand-children.
We also need to move away from talk of Gen Z, Gen Y, Gen X. Boomer etc because these are marketing classifications in a world that millennials clearly want to see as being more human.
I have said many times that the 60's counter-culture is becoming a chapter in the history books as boomers die off.
By having generational labels we create difference, whereas I celebrate diversity, for we can be whatever label we choose to be. I have the right not to be branded by a label, and yet human limitation is that we use labels to describe people.
I cannot call older people dinosaurs, for it is their thinking which is old, and instead of worrying about who does not get the 21st Century, the question is, does this Deliotte report serve to provide me clues to what it means to adapt to the innovations of the 21st Century?
I will use it as a compass while questioning its assumptions - so the report is informative but it is not gospel. I seek an open mind in a private space, so that my thoughts are my thoughts but my life evolves into the kind of growth our century needs. May we do this in parallel..
- 13/06/20175 Actionable Talks from Conversion Experts via Mozmoz.com Tackling CRO is a big job. Get a head start by checking out five recommended, highly actionable talks from some of the industry's top conversion rate optimization experts — and don't miss your chance to attend a free live Google Hangout with them on...
Comments30/06/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI noticed I did not tag @Luisana Cartay so first I should do that. What fascinates me is how the world of data science is elevating the world of marketing into an evidence-based profession. There is still a culture of 20th Century marketers that segment, brand and label human beings, This is a culture I reject. It is also why I continue to have a problem with the expression "Personal Branding" because it is taken from the dustbin of Tom Peters Brand-You - a washing powder that one can put into the old fashioned washing machine to spin the masses.
I on the other hand am still waiting for the expression of the Cluetrain Manifesto to realize itself. It is not the Manifesto itself which draws me in but the energy found in the words of those who signed the Cluetrain Manifesto in April 1999 - and how they resonated to the 95 Theses.
Cluetrain Manifesto Signatories April 1999
Yes do protect your reputation online and that is a no-brainer but be a part of the renaissance of the way we collectively eat, work and play. We don't need more revolutions, we need people who can integrate work as life and not live in the divided world that separates life and work as a false balance.
What the Cluetrain Manifesto gets most right IMHO is that at a certain point, the human voice is unmistakable but to the still marketed and over-mediated masses they have no clue as to what their voice is, never mind embracing a renaissance existence. In this regard the masses are sedated the way Sigmund Freud and his nephew Edward Bernays set to control them, leading all the way to Al Ries and his refrain "position the mind not the product". There has to be a new way and this new way is what I like to refer to as renaissance., I embrace that.30/06/2017 #4 Himani Kankaria#2 Hi Manjit & Jan, thanks a lot for your warm welcome. Yes Rand is one of the renowned owner of an SEO agency and its products are very much useful for other agencies. Also, thanks for sharing that article by Luisana.. I really like reading about the stuffs SEO, CRO, SMO and also implementing them into my day-to-day projects..14/06/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI also liked this piece where in Feb 2016 Rand Fishkin announced that he had got a book deal and would be writing a book about his startup journey, his battle with depression and his story with Moz. I can't see anywhere how close he is to finishing it, but my takeaway is that this guy is really living the TAGFEE code of values he instituted with Moz. That is still rare to see even in this so called transparent age. (As you can see I also use comments as bookmarks because this kind of stuff does genuinely interest me) LINK: https://moz.com/rand/its-official-im-writing-a-book-that-will-be-published-by-penguinrandom-houses-portfolio/14/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWelcome to beBee Himani and thanks to Jan 🐝 Barbosa for your introduction. It has been a long time since I last read an article about conversion rate optimization and at that time it was a good piece by Luisana Cartay with her buzz here https://www.bebee.com/producer/@luisana-cartay/5-lessons-and-5-mistakes-in-ecommerce-from-12-cro-experts
That I am not into SEO is not the reason I linked to the article, it is because I had not heard of Moz and was pleasantly surprised by what I got to know about them.
I enjoyed learning about TAGFEE the culture code underpinning Moz's culture (and I dig that because I make a big deal out of stuff which is 21st Century thinking and traditional 20th Century marketing mindsets/tactics). https://moz.com/about/tagfee
I also liked reading about the founder of Moz Rand Fishkin. While I have seen the name in prior tech talk, I had no idea until today what he did and, so what makes what Fishkin on first read 21st Century to me?
Even though his response contains industry jargon, he went to great lengths to explain the strategy (i.e. how he executed on his thinking) and that is not something corporate folk would ever do, and he does outline that he was warned against writing this post from his own advisors, but he poured forth his rationale and it thus is a insightful because it reveals the inner working of his mind . https://moz.com/rand/moz-returns-to-seo/#more-3209
So yes, welcome to beBee and this is what I do here, find interesting vista's and nooks to look into, through which I learn something I would not have done otherwise.
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