- Producer29/11/20165 Lessons And 5 Mistakes In ECommerce From 12 CRO ExpertsAt Photoslurp we are constantly thinking of new ways to increase conversion rates (who isn’t, right?). How to improve conversion rates for our clients, for our company, for our blog… We are always reading about the latest findings in the field and...
Comments01/12/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#2 My big take away from Qualaroo is that they have thought their business through - they are not sharing a book as much as they have detailed their thinking - and that thinking is not reserved for the CRO world, it crosses over into other professions also, because it's basis is seeing value from the customer's eyes and knowing what value is.
The value in writing that book is that it now free's up the Qualaroo people to think about what they have not thought about - and that means their minds are much more focused on what is working and listening to the value flowing into their business.
For you the CRO part is more critical, for me it is valuing the applied process I see and my appreciation of the thinking that went into creating the fundamentals of their business. A competitor to Qualaroo cannot compete on learning the fundamentals, but what is being continously improved beyond that. When it comes to your five lessons, it is just another form of applied learning and I beginning to see that application informing your own professional insight.
When your first buzzed, it was all about photopulse. Now you are exploring, testing the waters of your professional world and I see the convergence in that all the way back to Barcelona. That is a flow I enjoy because it is natural and it is real. I really dig it !30/11/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitThis is the second buzz I have read from you. My conclusion, Photoslurp should feel very proud to have a Marketing Manager with your passion. I treat this as a different form of content marketing as one that is driven from your heart as a professional. There is so much content marketing which is from marketers who think sharing equates with engagement and so such efforts are wasted. The reason you have kept my interest is that I trust you.
When it comes to Conversion Rate Optimization, Qualaroo has done a really good job with their online "book"
I did not know of Photoslurp before the first buzz I read of yours and I did not know anything about CRO or even Qualaroo, all I can go by is my intuitive sense of trust, which includes the ingenuity in the naming of a business and how that business brands itself with purpose/meaning.
If we look at trust barometer instruments like that of Edelman http://www.edelman.com/insights/intellectual-property/2016-edelman-trust-barometer/ you will soon see how relevant trust is in the 21st Century and more importantly where trust is broken. I am not a fan of average marketing or average PR or even average HR but I keep an eye open for those that have won my trust and so I look forward to your future buzzes.
- Producer25/11/2016Here Are The Challenges Your Marketing Department is Facing Right NowIt's no secret that marketing has changed. Millennials and digital-savvy members of other generations have had an undeniable impact on the way marketers approach campaigns, interact with customers and record customer preferences.To deal with today's...
Comments26/11/2016 #6 Lisa GallagherExcellent tips and buzz @John White, MBA🐝. It's great that some companies are finally getting it with regards to utilizing Social Media with their Sales Team and Marketing teams (together). Great job on your behalf that your company is doing this! One step ahead of many yet. Shared and tweeted!25/11/2016 #4 Ali Anani#3 @David B. Grinberg- I believe you outlined real marketing challenges. I wonder if sales and marketing are coalescing because the time available for marketing new products are diminishing. Look how many social media disappeared after a short while because of the advancement of new technologies. Human bahavior and habits are changing as well. May be the inoculation of marketing staff and sales staff in one team may help. I wonder.25/11/2016 #2 Mohammed A. Jawad@John White, MBA🐝 Truly said that 'marketing is still viewed as expenses'. Interestingly, people of finance who oftentimes deem themselves smart enough with manipulating balance sheets and untimely cost cutting strategies label marketing department as meaningless. Anything from marketing team...be it promo activity, outdoor events, incentive trip or campaigns are regarded as waste of money. On the other hand, marketing and sales ought to work with integrity and team spirit. One cannot be aloof from the other.25/11/2016 #1 Mohammed Sultan@ John White,MBA.Nowadays,marketing is a race -day in and day out and marketers are the first to feel the heat of competition because they are closer to the market place.If the company does decide to put its weight behind the creativity of its marketers and effectively integrate it with the rigorous analytics through the innovation and tech expertise of R&D,there could be hard times a head for your competitors.The greatest challenge facing marketing executives is to know when and how fast to go to the market with an innovative strategy and what change to adapt to.In order to create and implement an efficient social media marketing strategy ,marketing executives need to work together with technical people in order to properly understand the offering of their company and what do they stand for.
- Producer24/11/2016Ebook: Instagram Marketing Guide For Ecommerce BusinessesIf you need more reasons to jump into Instagram on your eCommerce marketing strategy, here are a few statistics from Brandwatch that you might want to consider:Instagram Users And ReachInstagram now has 400 million active usersOver 60% of users log...
Comments25/11/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitI was actually more fascinated in what photoslurp was even more than their guide to Instagram. This whole idea of visual commerce of using a brand's customer photo's as "social proof" is something that is new to me, and of course photoslurp is not targeting instagram users but to brands themselves. It speaks far more to me how fast digital marketing is evolving. I have no problem with a site that promises to integrate customer photo's or the idea of shoppable instagram, but there is a feeling that digital marketing is about consumer data collected in the background, which is totally diametrical to the original idea of "permission marketing".
I will keep the link to the Instagram guide for when I get more into instagram http://info.photoslurp.com/ebook-instagram-marketing-guide. The real value of your buzz is that it opened up this sector of digital marketing that I was previously totally unaware of and that has led to me noting other digital marketers that have set up shop in this particular space :
Of that bunch Pixlee https://www.pixlee.com/ talk about "Visual Marketing Platform" and their value proposition is the same "using photo's and video's from real people to tell your authentic brand story". I wish marketers would drop the word "authentic".
- Producer19/11/201610 Marketing Ideas for Your AppMost of the computer-literate public today suffer from “app burnout”. No matter how useful or entertaining your new app is, the average smartphone user hears about a dozen new “killer apps” each week. After awhile, users pretty much tune out the...
- 16/11/2016Check. Case Study: The 4-Part Sales Funnel That Rescued This Blog via @SumoMe #marketing #businessCase Study: The 4-Part Sales Funnel That Rescued This Blog - SumoMesumome.com Case Study: The 4-Part Sales Funnel That Rescued This Blog - This food blog went from $183/month to $2K/month with this 4-part sales...
- 13/11/2016DYK? English is now the most widely used language on beBee, according to its own public data:
Also, beBee has hit 11.5 million users -- with double the rate of Active Monthly Users (MAU) compared to LinkedIn (a key social media engagement metric). Lastly, don't forget Tuesday night's Twitter Chat! Buzzing onward and upward...
cc: @Javier beBee @Juan Imaz @Matt Sweetwood @John White, MBA🐝 @Teresa Gezze @Virag Gulyas
- 13/11/2016People offering a content marketing toolkit usually want name, email and even work contact information, but Jodi Harris over at the Content Marketing Institute provides it in a blog format, no fuss, all great info. It includes 23 checklists, templates and guides - and as a person who sometimes winces at some forms of content marketing - she gets my personal respect and appreciation for being so open and intelligent.2016 Content Marketing Toolkit: 23 Checklists, Templates, and Guidescontentmarketinginstitute.com Check out this content marketing DIY toolkit of checklists, templates, and resources, to achieve greater success. – Content Marketing...
Comments13/11/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitContent Marketing Institute Twitter account is https://twitter.com/cmicontent
My Twitter account @societymanjit is so out-of-date I have yet to update these new sources and reconfigure that. The changes I have to make show how quickly social media strategies are moving and changing. Such are the number of changes I am probably looking at the beginning of the New Year before I have updated my account, and thus make it useful again for my own learning journey.
- Producer12/11/2016Which Online Marketing Strategy Has the Best ROI?When it comes down to it, there's one factor that matters more than any other when it comes to an online marketing campaign: your return on investment (ROI). If you can maximize your ROI, and sustain it over the long term, your marketing campaign,...
- Producer06/11/2016The largest pipeline of human attention, EVER.Welcome to today! In this moment, we are living in a world of inter-connectivity, where we are often times more attentive to the digital world than what’s going on around us. Social media, like Gary Vaynerchuck says, is the slang term for the...
Comments06/11/2016 #14 AnonymousAs with most new technology, there are wonderful benefits and certain trade-offs. Nothing seems to be all good or all bad. With SM, what I am learning is the importance of not allowing my attention to be hijacked; time is precious and I want to spend it face-to-face with the people that mean most to me! There's a big world to enjoy, technology is only one part of it. Great buzz, looking forward to reading more from you!06/11/2016 #13 CityVP ManjitAlex brother welcome to beBee !!!
When I see how my kids use social media, they are using it in a whole healthy way - a way that older people may find alien - and they are simply extending the same face-to-face friendships, giving them an extra dimension to the F2F.
All the concerns about being stuck in the machine are meant to be a awareness thing - but if we half as intelligent as we would like to think, we will still recognize this awareness - and somewhere between the end points of abstinence and addiction, we can find where our own personal awareness rests. Everything in life falls somewhere - so long as we know we personally know where.
For me, being on beBee is neither about negativity or opportunity but that is my choice and I don't enforce this choice as a model for others to follow, indeed I eschew the whole notion of following - following does not make sense to me - and what makes sense to me is a personal choice - which returns me right back to awareness.
IMHO awareness has a direct relationship with intelligence, except I don't find it useful to add a prefix to intelligence, unless the caveat is that intelligence is WHOLE no matter what cavaet we apply - so yes I dig network intelligence - because it is the network part to that whole. The same with media - social is the part to that whole - and media is also a subset of that intelligence.
Now if you sniff my rhetorical glue that isn't my doing, that is following. If Alex brother you are observing, then I really dig that.06/11/2016 #10 Alex Desjardins#9 Interesting enough, I was working on an idea similar to BeBee last year with the goal of quantifying personalities and soft skills to build professional brands. I'm seeing more and more of the characteristics of that project in this platform! @John White, MBA🐝 View more#9 Interesting enough, I was working on an idea similar to BeBee last year with the goal of quantifying personalities and soft skills to build professional brands. I'm seeing more and more of the characteristics of that project in this platform! @John White, MBA🐝 Very cool, I'm in! Close06/11/2016 #9 Lisa GallagherSo many positive outcomes with the use of digital media. So many people are growing their businesses with ease today vs 10 years ago due to advancements made over time, beBee is a great example - meeting others through similar interests, getting to know them personally and many times friendship ensues along with possible business relationships as well. The possibilities are endless with the new age of digital media!06/11/2016 #8 Alex Desjardins#4 Thanks Owen! #5 Deb; YES! Kids do care about more than just buying products when it comes to social. I like that example. In my mind the real opportunity lies in the new sub paths of communication (Ie. New platforms & technology that empowers people in different ways). Eccomerce & all the marketers will always follow. They have too! #6 You definitely see where i'm going with this Mohammed!
-Alex06/11/2016 #7 Mamen Delgado#3 Love this era and the possibilities on the screen of my laptop. Communication has changed, rules in human relations have changed as well and we have a window on our hands to the knowledge and the human interaction.
I just see opportunities everywhere!!
Nice to meet you @Alex Desjardins. 💫06/11/2016 #5 Deb Helfrich 🐝I'd modify it just a little to the largest pipeline of human opportunity, ever, @Alex Desjardins. Of course, the attention part comes first, but unlike TV, which was the last great pipeline to human attention - the web is a two-way street.
The ease with which we can learn that someone on the other side of the world has similar interests and thoughts and feelings is a game changer. Then the playing field levels out across humankind and we can start to right the injustices that came from the way that only certain people had access to information or resources or the right people to support their careers. A bit idealistic, but we see the evidence that kids care about more than buying things every day.06/11/2016 #4 Owen ParadisI agree with this very much. Our world has evolved to not only accept technology, but to embrace it with any means possible. There is still so much to come ahead however things are evolving at alarming rates due to our technology. A regular peice shipped from China would take months to arrive 100 years ago yet today we could receive it within 48hrs if we wanted to. Very good read! Thank you Alex!06/11/2016 #1 Hassan AmanYes, I agree with you Alex. It is the future, actually it is the present already. With iOT, technology disruption and Social Media incorporating AI, Social Media is and will be the pipeline of human attention. Yes, with great things come risks. People have actually become less social with the number of hours spent on ''social'' media, which is sad. But that was inevitable. Goes without saying, overdoing anything is bad, so it is the individual's responsibility to get hooked to the web 2.0 networks or get trapped, two different things, I will vouch for the first one :) Good read.
- 04/11/2016In my recent post on Inc., I talked about how CEO engagement on social media can be a community builder. I listed our very own @Javier beBee along with T-Mobile CEO John Legere and Hootsuite CEO Ryan Holmes as three top CEOs on social media that understand how to use it to build a brand.
Link to article on Inc: bit.ly/topCEOsonsocial
Comments04/11/2016 #8 Deb Helfrich 🐝When you are ready for the follow-on article, Richard Branson is such a classic example of how a decent and caring human being can be the heart of a very profitable empire. He listens. And I bet he is very involved with his social media team. There is a real synergy there.....
- 02/11/2016Check. IAB: Mobile made up nearly half of $32.7 billion record internet revenues in first half of 2016 via @marketingland #marketing #mobileIAB: Mobile made up nearly half of $32.7 billion record internet revenues in first half of 2016mklnd.com Mobile growth seen in all ad formats to account for 47 percent of all digital ad revenues between January to June...
- 23/10/201630 biggest brands on Facebook analyzed in-depth30 biggest brands on Facebook analyzed in-depth - quintly Blogwww.quintly.com The 30 biggest brands on Facebook. Analyzed in-depth. Get deep insights in the posting strategy from Startbucks, Oreo and...
Comments24/10/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitI was more interested in where Quintly themselves feature among the social analytics market players. At Predictive Analytics their review is about five pages in, which shows me just how many players are vying for attention in this space http://www.predictiveanalyticstoday.com/category/social-analytics/ View moreI was more interested in where Quintly themselves feature among the social analytics market players. At Predictive Analytics their review is about five pages in, which shows me just how many players are vying for attention in this space http://www.predictiveanalyticstoday.com/category/social-analytics/ There is no real review at this site, but at Capterra they provide screenshot views and that is more insightful http://www.capterra.com/social-media-marketing-software/spotlight/136178/quintly/quintly Interestingly Quintly offer a free service for very minimal reporting and that is on top of a 14 day free trial for the priced options. This is what is most bewildering about the social space - what the numerati are doing and therefore thinking. Close
- 23/10/2016How Are Brands Hoping to Boost Conversions?How Are Brands Hoping to Boost Conversions? - eMarketerwww.emarketer.com Brand marketers are looking to a variety of digital tactics to improve conversion rates, according to research. While many of their efforts are effective, they also tend to focus on some of the easiest tactics to implement, like A/B...
Comments24/10/2016 #1 CityVP ManjitI followed up on the customer journey analysis portion especially the customer journey mapping https://www.b2binternational.com/publications/customer-journey-mapping/ and the way this mapping has been laid out here https://www.b2binternational.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/Customer-journey-generic1.png I also looked further into A/B Testing https://vwo.com/ab-testing/ though in my case customer journey mapping is of greater interest personally to me.
- 23/10/2016Check. Major Publishers Doubling Down on SEO to Replace Lost Facebook Referral Traffic via @socialmedia2day #marketing #businessMajor Publishers Doubling Down on SEO to Replace Lost Facebook Referral Trafficshar.es An October 11th article by Lance Moses published on Digiday.com illustrates the recent steps taken by four major publishers – Rodale, Time Inc., the New York Times, and Thrilllist – to beef up...
- Producer22/10/2016OrangeORANGE: Sociable, optimistic, enthusiastic, cheerful, self-confident, independent, flamboyant, extroverted and uninhibited, adventurous, the risk-taker, creative flair, warm-hearted, agreeable and informal.PsychologyIn using orange in business, you...
Comments23/10/2016 #28 Ella de JongAnd what about those awesome Dutch people waving orange flags, wearing orange clothes and ... back in my old days: putting just about EVERYTHING with an orange colour on the coffee table the day before there was a big football match. I still see the look on my male coworkers the next morning: "What were those two silly teachers doing, yesterday???" Thanks for choosing orange @Javier beBee makes me enthusiastically feeling home!23/10/2016 #27 Michele Williams 🐝@Javier beBee, you're welcome. Thanks for pointing out the benefit of beBee for smaller organizations and startup teams. Interestingly, seeing the fun and connections that your team is generating with their video buzzes, for example, not only connects them to each other and teaches us how to do a great buzz, but also communicates beBee's values, connecting bees to your brand. The benefit for companies can be two-fold (employees and customers/users).23/10/2016 #26 Javier beBee#25 @Michele Williams 🐝 exactly ! For large organizations, these connections among employees could improve the relationships between team members and among people who facilitate internal transfers. But not only for large ones. We - as a team - are gettting to know each other much better thanks to beBee. We enjoy our common passions and establish deeper relationahips. Excellent comment ! Thanks23/10/2016 #25 Michele Williams 🐝Nicely put @Javier beBee:
"What is beBee?
beBee is the next big thing in professional social networking. Our mission is to create a professional world that is more open and connected.
beBee is disrupting professional social networking by establishing connections through passions and common interests that create more professional engagement and deeper and more successful business relationships."
The relevance of beBee for an individual's professional networks and clients relationships is clear. For large organizations, these connections among employees could improve the relationships between team members and among people who facilitate internal transfers. Here is research by my colleague Wayne Baker on the importance of relational energy for job engagement and performance.
Owens, B. P., Baker, W. E., Sumpter, D. M., & Cameron, K. S. (2015). Relational energy at work: Implications for job engagement and job performance. Journal of Applied Psychology
http://positiveorgs.bus.umich.edu/wp-content/uploads/Relational-energy-at-work-Implications-for-job-engagement-and-job-performance.pdf23/10/2016 #18 CityVP Manjit#9 Dear @Gerald Hecht this will make it clear https://twitter.com/SocietyManjit/lists/spectraneuron-e2-1 . I prefer the LIST based function of Twitter, and the key to my curation is limiting each list to just 24 thinkers.
It has been such a long-time since I curated these lists, and the link above is a list I have named "The Mediators" by restricting each list to 24 and to only 7 lists per Twitter account, when one of the 24 chosen people no longer interest me, they are deleted and a new account replaces them.
Now if I curate my Twitter lists well, then as I browse the river of content, I am bound to come across content that is going to capture my attention and imagination. Now if I curate that list well, now I have a flow that links with my hive here.
So Gerry, now you see how I use the LIST function in Twitter, the next part is how those Twitter accounts can now flow into my corresponding hives at beBee. For that you must see this buzz https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/bridging-twitter-with-my-bebee-learning-journey
Finally, the question you have to ask is who have I set up these twitter and hive accounts for. For following? I gave up the pied piper mentality decades ago - now I set up these lists and hives for my learning journey. Now, how would you set up yours?
BTW it is coincidental that I chose Orange for following social media accounts. As Carl Jung says that is "synchronicity".22/10/2016 #14 Mohammed SultanJavier beBee.Your projection of the ORANGE color was supported by most popular projective techniques among psychologists.Their findings in terms of gender associated orange as a simulating color.It shows power ,energy ,self -importance ..etc.This energetic symbol (orange)was selected,according to their research, by most men and also by those women who are young ,who work,who enjoy life and who consider themselves critical,but hardly warmhearted ,content ,disinterested or patient whose loyalty is difficult to develop.So,it seems that one chooses a color that corresponds to one's own temperament.
- Producer03/10/2016Growth Hacking Made SimpleWe live in a world where the amount of digital information created and shared has escalated by more than nine times since 2005. According to AOL and Nielsen, 27 million pieces of content are shared daily (goo.gl/cmWt6L) Content can have massive...
- Producer19/10/2016The Brand Within UsThere is no question that brand is a pervasive part of a networked world and even more so than in the industrial age where communication was mostly one way, mostly in the form of public broadcast. We still sit in front of a TV screen but...
Comments21/10/2016 #5 CityVP Manjit#4 Personally for me to represent brand we become the actor, whereas when brand is infused within us with all the other qualities that germinate within, then that mix with our virtue, our values and the context of our life brings forth a very different kind of intelligence. None of us actually know what reality is other than we are sense-making beings that refer to our experiences as reality. There is a difference between the actor and a relationship. The chief difference is image. Vince Vaughan has already had his fill of fun with image http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/03/04/vince-vaughn-stock-photos_n_6799858.html20/10/2016 #4 Tony Rossi#3 Perfect analogy! In truth, there is no difference between the actor and the reality, they are one and the same. We are one and the same. In the same manner, we are what we represent: our brand. It moves with us - how the world receives us in the moment. To not be true to, or to not know deeply, what the authentic Brand Within Us is, how can we give to the world our unique talents?19/10/2016 #3 CityVP Manjit#1 Hi Tony, look forward to seeing more of you beBee. As @Ali Anani said in observation #2 , all three of us have a shared value regarding authentic selves. For me the authentic self is what we incubate within us and not what we project outside. It is very difficult to discern an actor from the real self, for the simple reason that movie directors know how to move us emotionally in a movie theater, all of us have probably cried more due to an emotional scene in many movies than the sum total we cried attending someone's funeral - that real eventuality that is a part of life. I don't declare brand to be false God but a relational soup that mixes within us between the flow of our gut and brain and this internal ignition is the brand within us.
- 16/10/2016By @Kohei Kurihara Japan and social media.How to Reach Japanese users on Social Mediawww.linkedin.com Quoted : How to Reach Japanese users on Social Media Compared to Europeans or North Americans, my foreign friends say, Japanese people are insane. Japan is isolated, surrounded entirely the...
Comments16/10/2016 #7 CityVP Manjit#3 I don't care about response Kohei, I care about thinking. Your article is insightful about the ignorance most people in the West have about the Japanese market, at least I am representative of that ignorance. It fits in nicely with other insights I have come across such as automotive specialist Yoko Kubota in her thinking at the Wall Street Journal http://www.wsj.com/articles/toyota-shakes-up-a-japanese-tradition-1446057770 Your article is the first time I have considered the Japanese market from the viewpoint of this generalization we refer to as "social media". If one day my partners end up working with people in Tokyo, your thinking here may well just have sown the seed in my own mind for this eventuality or future outcome.
- 16/10/2016Research Article by Kimberley Collins, David Shiffman and Jenny RockHow Are Scientists Using Social Media in the Workplace?journals.plos.org Social media has created networked communication channels that facilitate interactions and allow information to proliferate within professional academic communities as well as in informal social circumstances. A significant contemporary discussion...
Comments16/10/2016 #2 CityVP ManjitThe problem with using an umbrella word like "social media" is that it is so encompassing that I find it more useful to drill down to a specific segment such as the "Twitter Scientific Community" - because this community is not just general social media interaction, and the PLOS article is not a generalized view of social media, but a very detailed view of the utilization of online resources by scientists.
- 29/09/2016https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/irrelativity-are-we-being-crowdsourced-into-irrelevance-through-a-war-on-words-and-artful-use-of-informationIrrelativity: Are we being crowdsourced into irrelevance through a war on words and artful use of information?www.bebee.com "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was...
- Producer08/09/2016beBee is the Social Media with No Tunneling EffectWe are social beings and social networks thrive on this fact. There are many social media platforms. They vary in focus from social focus to business focus. They mostly divide the attention instead of integrating it as has been explained...
Comments10/09/2016 #23 Ali Anani#17 Dear sister @Irene Hackett- you never stop surprising me with the quality of your summarizing comments. This time I am even more moved by your writing "How interesting that you would recognize that such "excessive focus" can lead to stress and maybe even divisiveness"! Most relevant facts summed up n one line beautifully. I appreciate your congrats because I feel them.10/09/2016 #22 Ali Anani#16 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman- when I read your beautiful contributions to beBee I know what a true ambassador can do. I shared your buzz yesterday on the hive Ideas Metamorphosis Your contributions to beBee in many ways make me say that beBee is luckier to have you s an ambassador than I.10/09/2016 #21 Ali Anani#15 Dear @Fatima Williams- your kind words are so moving and I say million thamks. I try, and if I succeed I am happier for I made others happy by adding a dro to their knowledge. Few drops a day will eventually create the flow. I am living the flow now with your sincerity and appreciation. By the way you added so many drops of honey to my knowledge as well.10/09/2016 #20 Ali Anani#14 One way dear @Fatima Williams to avoid the tunneling effect is to engage in different activities. Just look for Kodak company. It was the first company to make a prototype of the electronic camera and not act on it. It discarded the killer idea because of the tunneling effect seeing only what they wanted to see. This is another evil of focusing on the same thing- it turns us almost blind to emerging possibilities. The cure is better in the prevention by allocating at least 20% of our times to doing different things (observing, having fun, going outside and reading different topic). Engaging in different hives is a great way to do it.10/09/2016 #19 Fatima WilliamsYou said " Laser focus is on remaining who we are and not an imitation of someone else. This explains it alot in addition to the wonderful balance and awareness you are talking about.
Thank you so much dear @CityVP Manjit View moreYou said " Laser focus is on remaining who we are and not an imitation of someone else. This explains it alot in addition to the wonderful balance and awareness you are talking about.
Thank you so much dear @CityVP Manjit for adding on to this eye opener. My learning journey on understanding social beings and networks continues. Close10/09/2016 #18 CityVP Manjit#14 Dear @Fatima Williams the balance I observe is between laser focus and diversity. That is the practical relationship I can manage myself rather than a theoretical understanding that explains the universality of experiences.
The theoretical understanding begins with "We are social beings and social networks thrive on this fact.", the practical relationship begins with "I am a human being who has social and individual qualities and BeBee has created a network that serves my purposes, the social and professional context that is informed by the individual and personal context.
beBee itself is evolving because it has found a previously unoccupied space and it has quickly found traction. beBee's relationship will also depend on its balance between laser focus and diversity, which is the laser focus and the vision to see possibilities that the beBee team can convey and relate with @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz.
If beBee encounters spreading itself too thin, it will be because when success comes, everybody wants to jump on the bandwagon - at this point there is tension created by staying true to what is creating evolution and in trying to be all things to all people. The individual tension is the tunnel vision, the spreading oneself too thin is confusing social signal with social noise.
Awareness about tunneling effects means we have lost sight of the relationship between laser focus and diversity, where laser focus begins to lose its relationship with diversity. Laser focus is on remaining who we are and not an imitation of someone else.
Awareness about spreading oneself too thin means we have lost sight of the relationship between laser focus and diversity, where diversity begins to lose its relationship with laser focus.
My purpose in my learning journey is personally managing this paradox between laser focus and diversity.10/09/2016 #17 AnonymousDear brother @Ali Anani , I very much like how you use the word 'bridge' to illustrate a way in which to avoid the "tunneling effect" that can happen on the typical social media platform. How interesting that you would recognize that such "excessive focus" can lead to stress and maybe even divisiveness! Surely, affinity hives are are great concept and because of them, I can say my experience on beBee certainly feels more fully dimensional! The only problem thus far is so many hives, so very little time! As @Sara Jacobovici has stated so beautifully, your contribution as beBee Ambassador has made us all very lucky indeed!09/09/2016 #15 Fatima WilliamsI second @Sara Jacobovici comment so true as she says "beBee is lucky to have you as an ambassador Dr. Ali because you help us understand how we can grow and develop our potential, professionally and personally, as social beings on beBee and how beBee can continue to support that environment."
The way you express your ideas crystal clearly makes me day off just to read your buzzes as I know what I stand to gain from reading them. Thank you once again dear @Ali Anani09/09/2016 #14 Fatima WilliamsThis buzz is an eye opener for me dear @Ali Anani and Thank you for highlighting this with clear examples of it is ! But I'd love for you to say how one can avoid the tunnel effect and it's deleterious effect ! How can we be focused and yet not lost in the focus of our focus ? I would love to hear @CityVP Manjit views on the tunneling effect too.
I agree with you when you say that beBee is a social media with no tunnelling effect because it is here I find answers to so many questions and saved many trips to the library. Thanks to #beBeeteam for this and for you 🤗09/09/2016 #13 Ali Anani#12 Dear @Sara Jacobovici- you alert me to a new perspective. beBee isn't a collection of hives as much as is it is a collection of minds. It is this collection of connections that alerted me to many ideas. You and I have at least exchanged buzzes based on feedback from the other. This is a definite virtue of beBee in that you and I don't suffer from the tunneling effect. We disagreed sometimes respectfully and allowed enough freedom for us to express why we may differ. There is one thing we don't and shall not differ about: our mutual respect.
Again, proudly I say I learn from you dear Sara and I say it openly that without having learnt from you many of my ideas would not have ever emerged or crystallized.09/09/2016 #12 Sara JacoboviciI can never experience stress when I am reading your work @Ali Anani because your work opens my eyes and expands my vision. Another great article Dr. Ali; tremendous insights and connections to other organic life forms. You remind me that everything we do serves a purpose. It is when we can't shift from ability to ability, tool to tool, and understand when tunnel vision is no longer working for us but working against us, that is when things start to go wrong. Stress is a great communicator; if we experience stress, we need to listen and reassess what we are doing.
You are taking us across our sensory system, your Buzzes have covered sound, movement and now seeing; vision and perception. Along with tunnel vision we have peripheral vision and we also have our "blind spots". All of these influence how we look at ourselves and relate to others and the world around us.
beBee is lucky to have you as an ambassador Dr. Ali because you help us understand how we can grow and develop our potential, professionally and personally, as social beings on beBee and how beBee can continue to support that environment. As always, I am grateful for the mention and connection in any way to your work. Thank you.09/09/2016 #9 Ali Anani#6 Dear @Milos Djukic- freedom of choice and building new hives and freedom of selection. For me, beBee is the closet to water with freedom to flow while keeping the molecules lightly bonded to each other. We need to keep the flow, but without losing touch of each other.08/09/2016 #5 debasish majumderlovely intriguing post sir Dr. @Ali Anani, Phd. the tunnel effect can enable to reach to an end with a similar thought and reconciling can be useful for yielding rich dividend as there is always a tendency to align with unity of thought. however, nice post sir. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post.
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Comments12/10/2016 #19 WILLIAM C. BALLARD IIBleeding Temporal lobe will dampen doing videos at all here, For that is why I paint. IT DON'T MOVE. One may be troubled to see a grown man bouncing around on the ground having a seizure. Took many attempts trying to find what works and what doesn't. Godbless
#1711/10/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#13 Lovin' the student competition and encouraging the students to keep shooting videos. Their age group has a prolific audience and the more experience on camera, the better. Encouraging you to keep moving forward as time builds up the video library. People like videos on what the early stages are, too. You could even get feedback into the creation of ideas. :)11/10/2016 #16 WILLIAM C. BALLARD IIDr. Margaret Aranda A woman who has endeavored to carry out an enterprise where many minds are inspired. , With the ability to assist the willing that want to be more. Where Her Faith is good enough to teach the teachers and prophets of all ages. To understand the power of human aspiration and growth. Godbless 14304/09/2016 #14 WILLIAM C. BALLARD II#1 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD 1) A Faithful frail man stands at the bottom of experience, While the earthly scholars sit high above in their seats looking down at the man. Then CHRIST walks in, then proceeds to stand next to the man, looking up, "I KNOW HOW THIS FEELS, BUT YOU WILL BE SITTING IN HEAVEN SOON LOOKING DOWN AT THEM, Godbless04/09/2016 #13 Michele Williams 🐝@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, great idea. We had a New York firm offer branding to the winner of our spring pitch competition. The campany's support was announced at the competition in front of prominent alums, at the gala dinner and included in the printed program. @Sean M Gray, while I would love to have you offer pro bono work for one of my student startups, you also might consider partnering with universities in your area.04/09/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 #9 @Michele Williams 🐝, I've done more than 2000 YouTube (YT) videos for teaching and awareness of Invisible Illnesses over the last 10 years. In my experience, one can be a Public Figure and still have only 30 views/video. I coupled them with FaceBook conversations after Joining many relevant groups. That means that one builds up a Following, Engages by watching other people's videos, and has a YT audience prepped to launch. @Sean M Gray, there are many relevant videos out for teaching purposes, like Michele asks - many non-profits need do-it-yourself techniques to get to a place where they can eventually have funding. It's the proverbial cart without a horse and vice versa. When serving the underserved, volunteerism is mandatory. I suspect that if you were to volunteer your time for one person like Michelle here, that would 'go out' to multiply your efforts tremendously. I recommend doing one for free to help her students. We do this in the medical field as you may benefit from our audience. What do you say to doing one pro bono for Michele? I think we'd all love to see what you can do first.04/09/2016 #10 Michele Williams 🐝#7 I work with university-based, student-lead startups. Videos are a great part of pitches and pre-launch email marketing for them. However, only about 1/5 of the teams use videos in the first year. At what point in their journey from napkin (idea) to prototype would you recommend they start incorporating video or should they wait until they are ready for their kickstarter campaign as is more typical? These startups have very little money at first.04/09/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Sean M Gray: Seriously - If you write something that you believe has great content, by all means Tag me or any Ambassador and we can Share to spread word. This is such a worthy article and we always keep a look out to keep the Honey sweet! So I meant to ask, is your next Honey going to be a Honey Video for starters? Yeah you gotta set the standard now - post one that you like as a good example of all you discussed here? I think that would be helpful as a Template we all could use. Please pose several Buzzes and Tag me in them all!04/09/2016 #3 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging my Usual Suspects (displaying sense of humor): @Randy Smith, @RAVINDER VIJ, @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II, @Ray Looker, @Hemu Rayamajhi, @Naeem Masih, @CityVP Manjit, @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad, @Vincent King, @Gary Sharpe, @Deb Helfrich 🐝, @Deb Lange, @debasish majumder, @Debbie Hindle, @Mark Anthony, @Darryl John, @prabhakara rao rajarapu, @Paula Cofre, @Doug Vermeulen, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Phillip Louis D 'Amato, @Phil Friedman, @Randy Keho, @Gerald Hecht and more.04/09/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDTagging Women: @Annmarie Sherlock, @Anna Valadzko, @Anne Kleinman, @Viviane barbosa da Cruz, @Dale Masters, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Nicole Chardenet, @Aurorasa Sima, @Margaux Diaz, @Diane Schultz, @Lisa Lee, @Lisa Jones, @Linda Rubino, @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise, @Yésica Gómez Cano, @Denise M Barry, @Denise Da Vinha Ricieri, @Elizabeth Harris, @María Paz Hueso Luque, @Deann M. Harrity, @Kathy Finnerty Thomas, @Kathleen Sibirtzeff`, @Kathie Kinde Clark, @Maria Luquero Vila, @Angela Maria Cardona Gomez and more.04/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Sean M Gray: Bombshell statistics, bullet writing, finesse with humor - you said it all. Gotta run to make a video now..Tag on this gem to: @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Pamela L. Williams, @David B. Grinberg, @Jim Cody, @Ali Anani, @John White, MBA🐝, @Juan Imaz - so who is going to make a Video Response to this first? ;)
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Comments30/08/2016 #3 Cyndi wilkins" Bigger is better, right? Not necessarily." Oh dear...I'm in a silly mood and probably should not be commenting here;-) But I just cannot help myself! I may not know what the hell you are talking about half of the time, (okay, most of the time;-) But damn you make me laugh @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian!