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  1. Producerblysse grace

    blysse grace

    16/10/2017
    5 steps to starting your social e-commerce script business
    5 steps to starting your social e-commerce script businessSocial ecommerce script business is entirely emerging in a new form of business rather than other online business. The process follows up simple and stable concepts to be involved as a start-up it is being main aspect to be considered.Steps to...
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  2. ProducerProma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)
    Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier ๐Ÿ beBeeย on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...
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    Cyndi Docy
    16/10/2017 #28 Cyndi Docy
    Thank you for your thoughts on personal branding. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your article and it's prompting us to have a high regard for our personal branding.
    Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    I understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you donโ€™t bother to tell anyone about it...#26
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #26 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.
    Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #25 Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    I think also the people who are closed to the idea do not have enough information as to the benefits and also the sort of investment that needs to be made...
    Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    16/10/2017 #24 Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    Yes @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal your personal brand does take time to build and is something that can literally transform your life...
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #23 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Thank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.
    Harvey Lloyd
    16/10/2017 #22 Harvey Lloyd
    I can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.

    I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.

    My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.

    I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.

    Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.

    Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    16/10/2017 #21 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #20 sadly it does not show.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #20 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #15 @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #19 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #18 Sir, @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.

    My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.

    Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/10/2017 #18 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #11 Dear Proma, I do think about your line deeply where you say - "Surely the HR can go for 'safe choices' but is that for the benefit of the person they are choosing?" - because I ask what that really means. Once you see this as a valid questioning you will also see what is troublesome with dogma of personal brand and why it is a belief system perpetuated from the 20th Century for those who see no reason to disturb the status quo. I don't care about the benefit for HR of the person they are choosing, I care about the benefit of the person who did not need to be chosen by HR except for the maladaptive idea that organizations require "HUMAN RESOURCES". Whether it is the words HUMAN RESOURCES or PERSONAL BRAND - if you are comfortable being a "resource"or comfortable being a "product", then this dogma is not going to be of any trouble for you and you are preserving this status quo.

    Every-time there is a comedy mocking how organizations think and work, every-time there is a Dilbert Comic characterization about the backward nature of modern work, every-time we talk about office politics and corporate BS, and write books about No BS Rules, every-time an author writes about the useless professional job titles that clog up rather than transform the world of work, you have subscribed to all of that and that is fine because you have not seen what can exist beyond the status quo. It is not your fault and you are under no obligation to destroy your career path because you see things fine as they are. For me the concept of the CAREER PATH is just as redundant as the rise of PROFESSIONALISM (which negates rather than enhances managerial responsibility). If you think that personal brand is a benign concept that is separate from all of this, then that is how you see the world. In doing so you support the status quo but this is not 21st Century leadership, it is same old, same old.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #16 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #15 looking forward to reading your buzz @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt!
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    16/10/2017 #15 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    #14 You know, many have questioned Personal Branding, but you filled me with questions. i have tagged you.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #14 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #13 I agree with your perspective of building Brand on the Person, @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt and I am glad that you found this buzz useful.
    Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    16/10/2017 #13 Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
    Personal Branding is a great concept as long as i build the Brand on the Person. Sometimes, time constraints (which are usually self imposed time constraints) result in an inversion, the Brand becomes the core and the Person becomes supplementary.

    Hence, i love the idea of giving it time, brilliant buzz indeed. You have given me great thoughts.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #12 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #5 Thank you so much, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for giving it a read and for the share, as well! :-)
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #11 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #7 Thank you @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit for your comment and for giving this buzz a read. You are right, there is nothing new in this story as such. The only new part is that I wrote about my perspective of personal branding - a concept that resonates with many out there who are fans and those who would like to know more about it.

    I do understand the point you uphold sir, however, I would like to mention that in today's world, people are way more connected and competing across geographies. That makes for a large pool of employees. And now I speak on behalf of an employee trying to find the right opportunity in this vast pool.

    Surely the HR can go for 'safe choices' but is that for the benefit of the person they are choosing? It is mostly because they can mould the person as per the profile they need filled. I don't think job seekers or rather change seekers are comfortable with that idea anymore. I am not, and neither are my friends. They are uncomfortable with their present work situation. And I am reaching out to them and others like them to tell them how they can leverage who they are in order to find the right job for themselves.

    You are absolutely right about not drinking the elitist Kool aid part, too (I loved the way you used the analogies here) I totally agree. Like @Phil Friedman rightly mentioned this buzz was more on the lines of creating a personal brand on an organic basis, rather than creating a personal brand to mould and hide what their imperfections are.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/10/2017 #10 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #4 Thank you so much, @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I believe personal branding can benefit people just like it benefitted me. It is something that is not understood well by most, so thought of sharing my perspective. Thank you for reading it.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/10/2017 #9 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #8 Completely agree with your way of viewing this a.k.a. "the contemporary notion of a "personal brand" as something one can create and mold on a premeditative basis.".

    This weekend I watched an HBO documentary about James Brown and this man was meticulous about crafting his brand and what you call a "premeditative basis" I call a dog and pony show. I have absolute admiration for people who both engage the thinking, the craft and the execution of branding with purpose. Not everyone is cut out to be a "James Brown".

    Yet the "conscious pose" as you describe it is very much the sign of the times within social media dogma. The distinction you have raised Phil is a very important one because it is based on creating the fear of what might happen if Joe Public in social media do not do this.

    There is a market out there for HR people to make "safe choices" who they don't really want as thinkers but followers so telling people who want conformity that there is a conformist choice is not something that gets me worked up. At the same time corporations are asking people to think and not just act and the future of work is more than just a social media profile, then I am talking about why I don't personally identify with the personal branding as a social media mantra.

    At times the only comparison of how personal branding is promoted as a modern panacea mirrors that of a 'vocational guidance counselor" in Monty Python https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYqqla3HTyY
    Phil Friedman
    16/10/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    #7 @CityVP Manjit - If I may say so, while I agree in the main with what you say here, I think you gloss over an important distinction. Namely the difference between seeing a "personal brand" as an organically emergent perception of a persona versus the contemporary notion of a "personal brand" as something one can create and mold on a premeditative basis. I know you understand the difference, but I doubt many denizens of social media do. It's like understanding the difference between authenticity as a state of being versus authenticity as a conscious pose. Cheers!
  3. ProducerPreston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    3 Tips To Using Competition Effectively
    3 Tips To Using Competition EffectivelySo if youโ€™re like most people, you probably look at your competition as the enemy. Donโ€™t feel bad because 99% of people do. But is this true? Can your competition be used to your benefit,ย even get you leads, and earn you money?Think of problems as...
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    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    14/10/2017 #9 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #8 Agreed. First thank you for your share. I have always liked Galatians 6:4-5 "4 Donโ€™t compare yourself with others. Just look at your own work to see if you have done anything to be proud of. 5 You must each accept the responsibilities that are yours."
    I enjoy competition because for me it is like having running buddy in a marathon. When I am tired, and I see my friend keep going and they reach their next goal, it is like them whispering in my ear, "KEEP GOING."
    Judy Olbrych
    14/10/2017 #8 Judy Olbrych
    Great tips, @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven. It makes sense to track every accomplishment. It's easy to dismiss the positive when focusing on what needs to be fixed. And we especially need the confidence and optimism a positive outlook brings when we represent/sell our own products/services. I'm adding my favorite Joan Rivers quote: "Ignore your competition. A Mafia guy in Vegas gave me this advice: 'Run your own race, put on your blinders.' Donโ€™t worry about how others are doing. Something better will come."
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #7 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg made a great point I want to enlighten for myself. If I ever use a name in any of my articles of a follow Bee, I will include a link to their profile. If their is no link, the name I am using is of a fellow associate the world is unlikely to know.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #6 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    #2 @David B. Grinberg great point. Last night I listen to Dave Dravecky. Dave Dravecky is a former MLB player for the San Diego Padres and San Francisco Giants. When his pitching arm was amputated in 1991, Dave began a grueling journey to search for a new identity and sense of value. He said that the reason that we went back to pitcher after his first surgery is because he needed to answer that "What IF" question. His competition was himself. He was more happy to have a definite answer of not being able to play baseball again then wondering for the rest of his life.
    This is life having both a Dream, a Vehicle to achieve it, yet never trying. The question of "What If' will follow forever.
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    13/10/2017 #5 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Thanks @Kevin Baker for your support and share.
    Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    13/10/2017 #4 Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    #2 Agree ๐Ÿ’ฏ David, we are our biggest competition!
    Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    13/10/2017 #3 Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    Great post I agreee entirely if used right it can help us. Takiig the time to work out why we are different and or better than anyone else really does pay dividends...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the excellent tips, Preston. FYI - Let me just state for readers that I'm not the "David" referred to in your blogging buzz.
    While I think it makes sense to observe your competition, I'm also of the mind that one's most challenging competition is, well...oneself!
    This is because too many people fall prey to fear, doubt and lack of confidence when viewing high-level competition. However, at least half the battle is sometimes convincing yourself that no one can stop you from effectively competing against anyone, period. Some other helpful factors -- in addition to raw talent and ability -- are luck, timing, persistence and perseverance. Many people face failure not because they have tried so hard for so long, but because they have given up to early and easily.
    At least that's my take.
    Kevin Baker
    13/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Great advisement. Mutual benefits
  4. ProducerLaura J. Nigro, MS โ— SciEnspire! LLC
    Mix mind, body, games and nature to grow great teams and leaders
    Mix mind, body, games and nature to grow great teams and leadersA past client reflects on what stuck for him|Recently, a past client gave me some feedback about our distinctive work together. I had checked in to ask whether that was paying off for him.ย ย Over a year ago, he and nine of his peers had partnered...
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    Laura J. Nigro, MS โ— SciEnspire! LLC
    12/10/2017 #2 Laura J. Nigro, MS โ— SciEnspire! LLC
    #1 Thanks a bunch, Kevin โ€” for your praise, but even more so for your linkage: intention + perception โ€”> behavior โ€”> (work) environment. Which all flows into, and creates, the cultures we inhabit. Understanding the physiology at play here is so important, and so overlooked!
    Kevin Baker
    12/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Awesome. Behavior is the determinant of the environment. Understanding the physiology of intention and perception shapes the behavior. Well done.
  5. ProducerJerry Fletcher

    Jerry Fletcher

    12/10/2017
    The Problem with Personal Brand
    The Problem with Personal BrandThe Personal Brand Page of BrandBrainTrust.com (one of my websites) opens with these words: โ€œIn today's world you will need to โ€˜reinvent yourselfย multiple times.โ€™ If you are career oriented each new position isย cause to rebrand in order...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    16/10/2017 #52 Jerry Fletcher
    #51 Andrew, Clothing can make a difference in the perceptions of those who ultimately brand us. Fo some it is as simple as hat. Others I've heard resort to colors of striking hues. Personally, I never liked ties. Yes, I'd worn them for years in corporate America and as s CEO. Then somewhere around 1990 I said, I will never again wear a tie. I've spoken in some of the most conservative business environments you can imagine and even had one meeting planner tell me I could not go on without a tie. I handed her back the check for the engagement before she backed down. The CEO overheard the altercation and told me later that he wold have intervened if she hadn't backed off. He asked if I would truly have walked out. My answer was yes. Authenticity is sticking to your guns.
    Andrew Garofalo
    14/10/2017 #51 Andrew Garofalo
    People who assume personal branding is about lying or exaggerating or otherwise being dishonest are unintentionally telling you something about their own moral code and values and/or are fearful of sharing who they really are. It is possible to strategically plan the way you share who you really are with other people. For some occasions I wear a suit, sometimes business casual and for others shorts and a T Shirt. Each time, no matter what I wear, I am still me and I'm not being dishonest. My goal with personal branding is to share the composite true me with everyone, but in a way thay is appropriate to the occasion/audience. I publish articles on my personal blog that I wouldn't post on Linkedin and vice versa. beBee allows me to mesh some of both in one place. No lies, no fear.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #50 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #48 Good, there has been 74 sign up today, I will personally welcome you and prep' the interview together.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #49 Jerry Fletcher
    #44 Great tomes have been written about man's inhumanity to man. Brand or Persona or Personal Marque is not one of them. We humans automatically build shorthand references to every person we meet. The sum of those short hand references becomes how you are perceived. You can;'t control the process. at best what you can do is to be consistent in your basic values because in today's world your expertise may be shifted or expanded and require that you let people know how it has changed.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #48 Jerry Fletcher
    #42 Stephan, Signed up this morning.
    Jerry Fletcher
    13/10/2017 #47 Jerry Fletcher
    #41 John, I couldn't agree more. With clients I describe all the components jointly as a Persona. But, the public refers to this approach as branding. That implies it is a controllable process. If i must use the b word I prefer Brand--a noun not a verb.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    13/10/2017 #46 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #34 I am glad you can use it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
    John Rylance
    13/10/2017 #45 John Rylance
    If someone disagrees with something as I do re the use made in your and others recent posts on Personal Brands, while not disagreeing with the overall content, then I should provide an alternative which I am comfortable with and reflects what is being said.
    My offering would be to term it having your own Personal Marque. ( a synonym for brand). #30
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #44 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #7 Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee it is always a very limited perspective when we are sitting within any cage or man-made prison. If everyone is already labelled as a personal brand, they should make a little effort to being a human being. I don't care if everyone has a personal brand, I do care that not everyone is the being that we define as "human being". Branded property, social prejudice or limited perspective are judgments for the value judgement that is personal branding. I much prefer the value of feeling human rather than the imposition of being personally branded. 7 Billion people with a personal brand, there is a certain level of inhumanity in just that, if we care to see that there is a certain inhumanity in all personal branding.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    12/10/2017 #42 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #27 Hi Jerry You have been invited with your email to join the 400+ VIP hosts & Guest with MybeBeeTV Facebook live interview group. Check out your email, or sometimes it caught in spamboxes...
    John Rylance
    12/10/2017 #41 John Rylance
    All very true Jerry, I just don't like the terminology of brand and branding ( what you do to cattle to prove ownership).
    We are human beings not marketable commodities.
    #30
    Phil Friedman
    12/10/2017 #40 Phil Friedman
    #23 Yes, Jerry, the loss of brand loyalty by Sears is one of the all-time prime examples of corporate devolution into idiocy. The fact is that Sears catalog mail-order operation was a prototype for Amazon, which thrived at a time before internet and overnight delivery. And the thick book produced bi-annually was great bathroom reading. Cheers!
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #39 Jerry Fletcher
    #36 Nathaniel, I've always found that to be true as have my successful clients. Thanks for your Comments.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #38 Jerry Fletcher
    #29 Javier. I await further developments with bated breath.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #37 Jerry Fletcher
    #21 Graham, That is the one thing some of the old timers forget. We no longer get one job with one company and stick with it for years. Current expectations of the number of jobs a person will hold before age 35 is 8 to 10 according to friend in HR. Over a life time it may go as high as 25 to 30!
    Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    12/10/2017 #36 Nathaniel Schooler โœˆ๏ธ Brand Marketer
    It definitely takes time to build credibility and authority, which of course lead to trust. As I am sure you know, people do business with us when they know us and trust us, not necessarily when they like us! Of course when we are likeable it is a bonus for us and our clients! I personally believe that there is more than enough business for everyone to work with their ideal clients as I do ๐Ÿค” #32
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #35 Jerry Fletcher
    #20 You're welcome Solomon.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #34 Jerry Fletcher
    #19 Franci, You do have a way with words. I'm going to steal this idea of many hats, one head and turn it into a speech.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #33 Jerry Fletcher
    #17 Don, Thank you for backing em up. Your comment to David Greenburg suggest s you should read the latest post by Solomon Jones.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #32 Jerry Fletcher
    #16 Nathaniel, IN my view, the professional aspect must grow and change over time but the personal principles remain constant or become more trustworthy over time.
  6. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Execution โ€” the third in a series of thoughts (and a REDUX I believe)
    Execution โ€” the third in a series of thoughts (and a REDUX I believe)I had promised I wouldย talk about the fun you can have with process mappingย andย I think the best segue into this would beย to start with "Meeting attendance auto-Pilot"ย (or for those who love acronyms...ย MaaP*).ย A lifetime ago in another world I...
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    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    12/10/2017 #5 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Spammer removed ! Sorry for the inconvenience!
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #2 Jerry Fletcher
    Good Stuff Graham. Process diagrams can really save the bacon when doing on-line promotions!
    Kevin Baker
    11/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Process mapping, data flow management , there is no better way to keep focus , bravo
  7. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    11/10/2017
    The Art Of Changing Your Thinking For The Better
    The Art Of Changing Your Thinking For The BetterThis is part of the insight meme series I have been developing for my new partnership with Charlene Norman, which features some very practical business wisdom that is pulled from our ongoing series of blog posts at...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #8 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    Bulletproof is the love-child you and Charlene have produced and evidenced by what I have read above, you are well on the way of nurturing it. Great to see !
    Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    12/10/2017 #7 Zacharias ๐Ÿ Voulgaris
    Indeed! However, some businesses confuse changing with adapting. A company may change its name, the software it's using, or even some of its employees, yet this may not yield any significant improvements. Sometimes it just needs to change its approach to things, adapting to circumstances with discernment, in order to enable any serious improvements.
    Neil Smith
    12/10/2017 #6 Neil Smith
    Short and sweet and oh so relevant. In my business dealings here I am being asked to deal more and more with sales reps who sit at a desk and fire out emails and rarely, if ever hit the road and walk in the front door. I surely can't be alone in preferring to do business with people rather than companies? What those guys save in lowered expenses is nothing compared to the plummeting sales.
    The last point is huge. How did we get to a situation where people on all levels of business can't tell the difference between "Cheap" and "Value"? Thanks.
    David Chislett
    12/10/2017 #5 David Chislett
    Some really good pointers in this, no matter what kind of business you're in!
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/10/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim,
    Good shit! (Superbly Handled Information Transmission)
    Henry Vinson
    11/10/2017 #3 Henry Vinson
    This seems like a great venture, I wish you well!
    Alan Culler
    11/10/2017 #2 Alan Culler
    @Jim Murray
    I wish you and Charlene well -it is a good emotion laden conceptual frame -Glad that you are in the marketplace. Good luck
    Alan
    Milos Djukic
    11/10/2017 #1 Anonymous
    You gave us some very useful advices. Thanks @Charlene Norman and @Jim Murray. Business is personal
  8. ProducerHarvey Lloyd

    Harvey Lloyd

    10/10/2017
    The Flow of Life and Leadership
    The Flow of Life and LeadershipPhoto Credit raramsey.comThe workplace is increasingly becoming an extension of who we are within our social selves. The weaving of personal and professional lives is creating a different need at the leadership level. Mindfulness and emotional...
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    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    14/10/2017 #52 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #51 I definitely endorse the view of disruption that causes new thought gateways to open. My goals online are determined by a learning pathway and not necessarily at the level of social, in the way it typically defines "social media". The web is better when it has room for this kind of thinking, and that is why I like buzzes like this one.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #51 Harvey Lloyd
    #49 I find some comments disruptive. @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit comment as an example would disrupt the conscious thought flow and bring new thinking and perspective. Disruptive
    This what enjoy about real dialogue of exploration.

    I donโ€™t mean argumentative disruption but rather disruption that causes new thoughts gateways to open.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #50 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 your writing my dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit below kindles many ideas in my head:
    With that question I honour the flow that comes with "I complete me". I don't want to marry an incomplete person whose life will shatter into pieces if I leave them.
    This quote reminds me of antifragility. When chaos can create better version of us to have antifragility. If somebody's heart shutters into pieces then this person has no antifragility.
    The 2nd point is the question if personal branding leads to fragility or antifragility. My initial screening says this most likely lead to fragility. That I shall explain in my next buzz.
    May be the authority on antifragility Dr. @Vincenzo De Florio would like to comment
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #49 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 I am writing a buzz on chaotic comments and if they would have any value. This idea dear @Harvey Lloyd is occupying my mind. It is an extension of my last buzz on dispersal versus agglomeration. My previous comment and the response of our friend @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit prompt me to go ahead with writing this buzz. It is proving to be a formidable task. The wisdim of your buzz and all comments here are opening new venues for new ideas to incorporate in my next buzz. How soon I don't know because digesting the comments here requires deep thinking. Thank you for the challenge.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #48 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 If you noticed dear @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit I just wanted to share what am I with you has different meanings in our minds. I aimed at sharing other views of what the great line of who am I with you means. I am reading the great discussions between you and @Harvey Lloyd. Now you have added an even greater depth of what it means.
    I go back to my last buzz and honestly I can not recall if either you or Harvey commented on it. In this buzz I ask if dispersal of our seeds of ideas isn't evil. Your comment here is the proof it is not.
    Confinement in the boundaries of personal branding doesn't appeal to me either. It is putting me within certain boundaries. This is confinement of my seeds. I would rather have them spread out.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #47 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #43 Dear @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee the problem with that song is that it falls back to the romanticized idea of "you complete me". What I like about Harvey's question "Who am I with you?" is two-fold.

    1. With that question I honour the flow that comes with "I complete me". I don't want to marry an incomplete person whose life will shatter into pieces if I leave them - but we want that Tom Cruise mythology and we want jobs that compete us because we are predicated by "What do you do for a living" and not "Who am I with you?"

    2. Most importantly "Who am I with you?" is a question that provides a dyadic answer. Who I am with you? with Ali Anani is a different answer to Who I am with you? with Harvey Lloyd. Each answer creates a unique stream of dyadic value. We don't construct relationships this way in organizations.

    Leaders do have a third leg as Harvey has said in #44 but I hate that third leg. Howard Shultz created a third leg that was pure genius, for in Starbucks his genius was not expensive and overpriced coffee but creating the third space between home and work. I live isolated from the world of work because I am not built of finding meaning in work. I chose to find meaning where meaning originally used to exist prior to the industrial revolution, which is meaning from home.

    Instead of the third space that Howard Schultz created I triangulate the base of work and society towards HOME. That is why I hate personal branding with a vengeance and hate it in the same venomous way I view slavery. Today we are not slaves to corporate owners, we are slaves to personal brand. So it is our chains are expressed as "everyone has a personal brand!".
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #46 Harvey Lloyd
    #42 The world is a scary place without โ€œyouโ€ with you in it possibilities exist that have not yet thought.

    Although sometimes we are discouraged by each other the thought of extended โ€œmeโ€ only would be cycles of synaptic storms that always end with the same verdict.

    Great song qoute. I appreciate your wisdom as always @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #45 Harvey Lloyd
    #41 I really appreciate your feedback and dialogue. This discussion of the two questions is a consistent and constant discussion of my synaptic storms.

    I watch as folks challenge these two questions into a life of success and then those who seem to change their answers based on others within their life. The hopeless helpless cycle.

    I have gone as far with close relationships within the team to ask they write a paragraph about who they are with no considerations of others. I find it interesting they cant write anything. Myself i could write ten pages. When it comes to with โ€œYouโ€ yet another ten pages, mostly concerning exoploring a new and different POV.

    Thanks again, you are a wise man on a wise journey.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #44 Harvey Lloyd
    #40 Although i agree with you from a philosophical perspective, leaders have a third leg to โ€œMeโ€ and โ€œYouโ€, this would be purpose. In reality they have two purposes, one the human dynamic and the corporate purpose of goals.

    From this context i discuss leadership. In an effort of self preservation at the fundamental level of food clothing and shelter, (I would guess many would add internet connection:)) we as a society must either separate and go it alone, or join the tribe in some way to multiply our efforts.

    The questions were presented in the philosophical sense that when jioning the tribe to fulfil the fundamentals you had best have answered the latter question of who am i without you.

    By answering this question first we can establsih the greatest possibility of fulfillment when answering the question of who am i with you.

    By answering the questions for myself, it took away the fear and anxieties that would most likely show up in a proffesional setting. I cant be who i need to be with you or we can share a part of our journey. This is a no fault answer. No it is merely my path and i get to choose, not because โ€œYouโ€ are wrong, but rather because we cant share a journey of meaning from my perspective. I rarely find this in my life currently. I find things i dont like but can endure.

    This is great but in the end, as leaders we must figure a way to harness as much of the personal motivation of the team without loosing site of the purpose. Shared self preservation used to be enough. Today it seems that folks take preservation for granted in their actions, until grand โ€œsituationsโ€ appear and threaten their existance, 08-09 economic crisis.

    It would appear we have two choices in leadership, force the team into a funnel of purpose or help them find their purpose within the funnel. The latter for me has proven successful.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #43 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #41
    "Who I Am With You"

    I've been a rolling stone all my life
    Flying all alone, flying blind
    I've seen it all, I've been around
    I've been lost and I've been found but

    [Chorus:]
    Who I am with you is who I really want to be
    You're so good for me
    And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands
    Yeah, a better man is who I am with you

    I've got a ways to go on this ride
    But I got a hand to hold that fits just right
    You make me laugh, you make me high,
    You make me want to hold on tight, 'cause

    [Repeat Chorus]

    Who I am with you
    Because of you I'm a lucky man
    You're the best part of who I am

    [Repeat Chorus]
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/10/2017 #42 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #41 you have both dears @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit and @Harvey Lloyd reminded me of the song of Chris Young
    Lyrics
    But who I am with you is who I really wanna be
    You're so good for me
    And when I'm holdin' you, it feels like I've got the world in my hands
    Yeah, a better man is who I am with youโ€ฆ
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #41 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    I shared this into my White Learning Hive because in that hive I incorporate my learning about both vision and flow, but you have touched major aspects of why I set up my personal learning hive called workable. This is a masterful and marvelous buzz and a privilege to reference and ultimately to return to. Since I am invested in flow I did overlook "who am I with you?" but I cannot understate what brilliance the distinction you have made and coupled with the current state of "who am I without you". That I personally consider "who am I without you?" a perversion caused by personal branding is for me to contemplate, but I invite @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee to note this liberating distinction you have created Harvey with "who am I with you?"
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #40 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #39 I love the "who am I with you?" rather than "who am I without you?" distinction. In the latter "who am I without you" we as a society fall for the Tom Cruise character of personal branding a.k.a. "you complete me"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpWAlvWNZj0

    A person frothing for their personal brand definitely wants the other person to "have them" at hello. So Harvey you did not have me at "ego proliferation" because you are a thinking person, so we do have a shared understanding here but that does not mean we are branded by our hips. It is the stuff that is beyond the scope of this post which liberates me.

    You went beyond the scope of your post when you wrote "who am I with you". Those five words are so packed with meaning, that on hearing them they open new doors, for one cannot contain what exists within the brilliance of those five words.

    "Who am I with you?" therefore deserves to be the title of your book.

    We are too tightly woven inside the human corruption within personal branding to trust in natural energy. For one, it puts even greater demand on leadership in order to navigate between the conditioned existence and an environment of flow. A dumb maestro creates terrible music, but modern organizations are tone deaf to this corruption of human spirit.

    So it is that an image centered environment coupled with people trying to be something they are not (otherwise if they are what they really are why do they need a personal brand) means people don't feel complete without image. Out of flow thus becomes the norm rather than flow.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #39 Harvey Lloyd
    #38 Thank you for your comments and share @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit

    I believe struck at the heart of my thoughts here, but also unearth the complexity when we delve into the motivation of our team members existance. This is somewhat beyond the scope of my post as leaders face the current trends in ego proliferation. Materialism has set the stage that we look at individuals through material things to measure various attributes of ones existance.

    Personal brands, identity, ego or the other terms that describe our walk with ourselves are merely that words. We all seek to answer the question Who am I with You? Unfortunately we have replaced the question Who am I without You?

    Self Awareness answers both questions but will also separate us from some present relationships that may be important, or so we think. Religion, philosophy and other readings will show us about ourselves and help us form this self awareness. Choose wisely.

    Its Monday morning and we have a team that requires motivation. The major points in the post describe how we can move forward with natural energy. Without these major points installed and understood the probabilities of success are greatly reduced or in some cases sustainability within success is challenged.

    Your points are well taken and i have tried to refocus some team members to seek the answer to Who am I without You? In some cases this has lead to a recharged team member as they find their own mojo in existance. In most cases it is the hopeless need of self reflection from others that wins.

    Leaders today are having to rekindle the fundamentals of harnessing the natural energy without getting to deep into the human condition. The preponderance of personal brand information is a powerful force to overcome in the real world.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    13/10/2017 #38 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #7 Brand as a musical flow of an organization is what makes brand valuable. Flow has a relationship with diversity, but now consider flow that has a relationship with personal brand. We don't increase diversity when we paint by numbers and follow a certain pattern or socially orchestrated way. Such orchestration eventually becomes homogeneous and not diverse. When I look at people's brand's I see the same tribal features - personal brands create tribes, not flow.

    Organizational brands however mirror the music Harvey speaks of here but that brand is special, it is not a mass market. That is where personal brand loses it's meaning for me - because personal brand is trying to stand out in the crowd. It is the violin player who says "look at my violin - it has differentiation".

    Yet music of organizational brand is not the conductor but the diversity enabled by leadership, it is not an orchestration like Hitler did at the Nuremberg Rally, it is the enlightenment of value that takes on a life of its own. Personal brand can never encompass that freedom because their is ownership involved - "ownership" as in one's "own image". (Such selfishness !).

    That does not jive with the flow of music, then it becomes a singular dance of identity or image. Krishnamurti said it best when he said there can be no relationship with image, for then image is the block between relationship - where image becomes the primary thing. If there is a flow in relationship through the music of brand - it is not a single stock-keeping unit that is a conscious desire to promote one's personal image, it is something that is now life in it's own - and there is magic in that.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/10/2017 #37 Harvey Lloyd
    @Joel Anderson thanks for the share
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2017 #36 Harvey Lloyd
    #33 Thanks for the comment and the graphic did fit the post quite well. @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee suggested the surf board concept of the post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #32 Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed the post @Simone Luise Hardt
    Harvey Lloyd
    12/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd
    #30 The post assumes many leadership principals are all ready in play. Leadership requires one very key principal serving.

    I have not heard of the Power through Collaboration. But would think it covers these missing componants.

    When we get the team to understand we serve the customer the second order of service is each other. Now there are about a thousand posts that cover the various nuances sourrounding serving others.

    The key service component in leadership is overcoming self. I cant explain this much better then the โ€œGolden Gooseโ€ Fable.

    Thanks for your inputs and thoughts the leading/serving others concept is a journey for me and i enjoy the various thoughts and feedback.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/10/2017 #33 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Interesting perspective and excellent post. Dynamite image that sets the perfect stage for the post.
  9. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    10/10/2017
    Is The Double Standard Destroying Your Success
    Is The Double Standard Destroying Your SuccessSeeing way to much mis-information being passed around every where. To many people are saying you need multiple hurdles in hiring practices. The same people profess their employee's are their best customers. How many hurdles do you put up in front...
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    Kevin Baker
    12/10/2017 #5 Kevin Baker
    #4 Oh Thank you for that, double ethics is a much better way to present this , cheers
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    12/10/2017 #4 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I agree with the theme of your buzz @Kevin Baker. I wrote a presentation but instead of using double standard I used double ethics. This can have devastating effects.
    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    NIce article Kevin. I'm with Phil. Once my Daughter asked why I didn't go back to school to get an MBA or PhD I told her I didn't have time and besides, as CEO it never bothered me to hire either to get a job done.
    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Kevin> "As a CEO I would view the people who do this as negative job security by making sure no one is hired who actually is smarter then the people you already have."

    @Kenin Baker -- I spent a decade one-on-one with a quintessential entrepreneur, Andy McKelvey, founder and first chairman of Monster.com. Andy always asked a prospective hire for an upper level exec's spot, "Have you ever hired someone who was clearly smarter than you?" If the applicant's answer was no, then Andy's decision was no. Good piece, Kevin. Cheers!
  10. ProducerGennaro Cuofano

    Gennaro Cuofano

    10/10/2017
    Semantic SEO: What is it and why is it important?
    Semantic SEO: What is it and why is it important? Since a few years search engines, like Google had important updates. In fact, Google now uses AI to interpret and understand the context of a query. For instance, if you search for "pizza" early in the morning, you may be looking for the history of...
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    10/10/2017
    A Psychologist's Advice to Great Customer Relationships
    A Psychologist's Advice to Great Customer Relationships There are certain customer service skills that every employeeย must master if they want to keep up with current customer service trends.I don't know about you but some of my personal customer journey's mirror a horse and buggy during a Nascar race.It...
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    Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    11/10/2017 #10 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Excellent article, Dorothy! Customer service is extremely important for my business, and I completely agree on all points - especially positive language, calming presence, and willingness to learn.
    Dorothy Cooper
    10/10/2017 #9 Dorothy Cooper
    #6 You are correct but I think many entrepreneurs forget they need to offer value and customer service is king when selling a product or service. I am thinking of a startup idea to hire a customer service which intervenes on behalf of customers or brands when there is a high-degree of conflict. A negotiation service or mediation to iron out the wrinkles. David thanks for the great feedback as always.
    Debasish Majumder
    10/10/2017 #8 Debasish Majumder
    nice insight @Dorothy Cooper! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Kevin Baker
    10/10/2017 #7 Kevin Baker
    #5 owe? It is I who is grateful
    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Dorothy, that's certainly a broad list of admirable skills. Someone with all those traits would be like a customer service rep from heaven. Unfortunately, few customer service reps have mastered most of these important attributes in today's mobile, digital and virtual Information Age -- where speed too often supersedes actual customer service.
    Also, as a professional communicator, I would emphasize the importance of customer service reps paying more attention to learning "soft skills" which are essential for efficiency, effectiveness and enhancement of the overall customer experience. Moreover, business owners and managers/supervisors need to reiterate the age-old adage that, "Customer is King!"
    Thanks for the good blogging buzz!
    Dorothy Cooper
    10/10/2017 #5 Dorothy Cooper
    #2 What do I owe you for this?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/10/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is an excellent post. Customer service is the most important part of an organization. You nailed it with this piece @Dorothy Cooper.
    Dorothy Cooper
    10/10/2017 #3 Dorothy Cooper
    Kevin thanks for your sharing and compliments. I was excited this was already getting a share! Thanks again and have a fantastic week!
    Kevin Baker
    10/10/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    SEO Score and Keywords
    Total Words
    psychologist's, advice, customer, relationships,
    5 good title words

    psychologist's : at position 0
    advice : at position 1
    customer : at position 2
    relationships : at position 3
    customer : at position 4

    5 result at end title

    found in title : customer = 3 times found in description
    found in keywords : customer = 3 times found in description
    found in keywords : service = 3 times found in description
    found in keywords : skills = 3 times found in description
    77 total good description words

    11 result at end description

    found in title : customer = 48 times found in content
    found in keywords : customer = 48 times found in content
    found in keywords : service = 25 times found in content
    found in keywords : skills = 14 times found in content
    found in keywords : employee = 4 times found in content
    937 total good content words

    Over all score is 80.5
    Score higher then 60 should get to most popular and viral results.
    Score higher then 80 will get viral search engine results.
    This is a guideline only.
    Kevin Baker
    10/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    @Dorothy Cooper home run out of the park. Sharing this everywhere possible. Number 9 is so powerful. Grounding permeates the atmosphere. Keeping a hold on ourselves. Well done article.
  12. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
    The bullshit that is personal branding...
    The bullshit that is personal branding...It struck me the other day that the whole idea of "personal branding" is bullshit, and also so very marketing โ€” and this is coming from someone who has spend a fair bit of time in the "field of marketing". Although,ย I would also be the first person...
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    Geoffrey Cooling
    12/10/2017 #29 Geoffrey Cooling
    I think the key is that your brand is usually what other people say about you. While you can take steps to shape it, you don't control it. Or at least you will never control it rigidly. My mother once told me that you could dress a gorilla in Saville Row, but it was still a fucking gorilla in a ยฃ1200 suit
    Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    12/10/2017 #28 Stephane ๐Ÿ Fenner
    @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards I personally think that our personal branding is the result of who we are and not necessarily what we do or what we want to be. When you talk about BS I understand that an image artificially created on appearances has no weight. It may sound hollow.

    In business, we are destined to meet interlocutors. This is where the varnish can crack.
    We must stop taking people for more stupid than they are. They will build their opinion on meetings. This is where the reputation is forged. It is the result of our different interlocutors perception.

    With internet and social media, others' opinion can severely hurt our reputation, our image, so our personal branding.
    It is therefore essential to be honest and take the time to build it.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    11/10/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I dunno if "personal branding" can be called bullshit. I do agree that many personal brands ARE complete bullshit. Those exceptions prove the value of the concept.

    A personal brand is what a person is all about. It ain't bullshit unless it is built with bullshit.

    So if I style myself as an authority on knitting, or self-help, or addiction issues, or any other subject I am totally clueless about, then yes, that "brand" would be bullshit.

    It's about being "The Guy"... that's an androgynous term BTW

    I wrote the opposing view here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-croubalian/a-how-to-on-personal-branding-it-aint-bullshit
    Renรฉe  ๐Ÿ Cormier
    11/10/2017 #26 Renรฉe ๐Ÿ Cormier
    I agree with you, Graham. The best marker for the quality of your personal brand is your character. Social media platforms like beBee provide a great opportunity for people to show their true colours. The thoughts we express in our writing, the comments we make on posts, etc. are an easy way to get some sense of what people are really like, both as a community and as individuals. Like any other product you would brand, your personal brand should be known for quality.
    Aleta Curry
    11/10/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    #24 Waiting with breath bated, JF!
    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #24 Jerry Fletcher
    #23 Okay, we've teed it up. Now I have to find the time to write some observations from the viewpoint of someone that has dealt with this for over 50 years.
    Stay tuned.
    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    #22 The concept of "personal branding", @Jerry Fletcher, has gone berserk and fallen over the precipice. On social media, we used to be faced with self-ascription and diploma mill degrees (paper bought from non-accredited, private commercial, for-profit firms that for a few bucks and no work would send you a printed degree diploma. But now, I've started to notice even more brazen BS, namely, people sporting "degrees" issued by the very same specious organizations they purport to have founded and whose services they are seeking to sell. Watch for my new MBBS degree (Master of Business BS), issued by the Friedman Institute of Small-Business, LLC. Sound silly? You bet. But it's out there, right in front of us. Do these people have so little regard for us that they believed we will be fooled by these phony sheepskins? I guess only the Shadow knows.
    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #22 Jerry Fletcher
    Graham, I love it when one of the annointed calls a spade a spade and drops a mini-bomb on some of societies cherished notions. For the record I'm known as a Brand Poobah (and that alone should tell you how I'm not terribly serious about the title.) Companies have a brand. Products have a brand. Services have a brand. Every person in any kind of service business or professional practice has a brand. They may not like it but a brand accrues to them. They can make it more succinct and memorable but they can't change the fact that it will be based on all actual and perceived actions.

    The idea that a non-specialized or service related individual can have a brand is relatively new. It is an over-extension of ego run wild. It has its roots in the society that is so intensely interested in celebrity.It is a promise that "even you, a nobody can have greater meaning." Looks like it is time I wrote more about this. Stay tuned.
    Jim Murray
    10/10/2017 #21 Jim Murray
    So if I read this correctly your premise is that personal branding is all bullshit, but it really only is bullshit if you're not building it on your character and your abilities. But isn't that what a personal brand is supposed to be built on in the first place? In other words, a personal brand is bullshit, but only if people screw up their building of it, which by the 80/20 Differential, 80% of people do. I have actually seen very few people here or on LinkedIn who have any sort of personal brand at all. I think you are making a good, albeit it quite obvious point. Maybe you should do a second post that outlines how all those wayward personal brand-challenged souls can right their ships and sail on to fame and fortune on the Blue Ocean of Bubbly Goo. Cheers, jim
    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #20 Phil Friedman
    Graham, at one time brands -- whether product or company -- emerged organically from sustained performance in the marketplace and developing a reputation. Then, along came "branding experts" who said never mind working hard and settling in for the long haul, they could "build" a brand for you. Moreover, they said, they could imbue it with "authenticity". By which, of course, they meant they could show you how to fake it. Eventually, appearance displaced reality when it came to brands and branding-- which became like honey-dipped (I choose that term intentionally) bull chips. And authenticity became like something you might shove up your nose. Nice piece. Kudos. And cheers!
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    10/10/2017 #19 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Brilliantly said Graham Edwards. You called it very accurately - branding is indeed utter BS. As @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit often reiterates branding is a niche concept applicable in a very restrictive sense which has unfortunately become a meanlingless epithet univerally misapplied, mismanaged and misunderstood .#15 Bernard's comment says it all!
    Laurent Boscherini
    10/10/2017 #18 Anonymous
    Thank you @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards for sharing your excellent points. Yes, Personal Branding can be considered as a part of self promotion, using soft skills to educate, provide know-how and let others know who you are. But only if it is steered by self respect and integrity to share trust rather than "marketable" or "bankable" issues.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    10/10/2017 #17 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Good read @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards! Absolutely agree.
    Bernard Poulin
    10/10/2017 #15 Bernard Poulin
    Finally! Someone has said it outright. Branding is BS!!!!! Branding is self esteem on steroids - a psychological anomaly which purports to elevate us to a higher level than our actual physical and emotional being - making us a phenomena in our own minds, - thus fooling us into living the wondrous illusions of our own lies. We should be concerned with our reputations? How about self- respect?
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    Great post @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards, spot on!
    Brian McKenzie
    10/10/2017 #12 Brian McKenzie
    I am Nobody.
    Nobody is Perfect.
    ๐Ÿ’ฅLOOK AT ME ~ I AM PERFECT! ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ’ฅ
    the faulty logic of social media.
    Pascal Derrien
    10/10/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    I have read the article but not the comments, tools don't make up an individual if you are smart and honest it will transpire thru how you represent yourself, if you are something else you will be found out internet, branding or not me thinks :-)
    Randall Burns
    10/10/2017 #10 Randall Burns
    #3 @CityVP Manjit, The original three "Rs" is a "tongue in cheek" joke about the importance of the basics of elementary school being, "Reading, riting and rithmatic"
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #9 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #8 @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee we all agree. Reputation is earned over time. This is obvious :)
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/10/2017 #8 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 you know well @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit of my position on personal branding. Your comment herre strengthened my belief that reputation is earned over time whereas branding is artificial. I mockingly used in my first comment branding adaptability to reflect its synthetic nature. If we study cases in which companies changed their branding we shall find that they did this with the sole purpose of getting more customers.
  13. ProducerDavid Disney

    David Disney

    09/10/2017
    Shaking a stick at this whole Sales Advise thing
    Shaking a stick at this whole Sales Advise thingEveryone is throwing out there best sales advice so here goes my attempt at it. To start I have been in the B2B sales game for almost three years now, soooo I basically have everything figured out at this point ;) With that being said Iโ€™m going...
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    David Disney
    09/10/2017 #4 David Disney
    #3 @Kevin Baker Great input!! I need to take more time "Post Sale" to show my appreciation. Currently I have a semi-generic email I send letting them know I appreciate their order, and now they will be talking to the project manager. However I rarely make it more personal then their name and company. I think this point could be very helpful for me to be able to create more repeat clients, and better relationships with those clients.
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    #2 When I was a broker in manufactured housing I struggled with poor word of mouth referrals . I was in such a hurry to get to the top of the hill and repeat. A very wise and trusted friend showed me I was missing out on the power of gratitude and how I was leaving my customers feeling incomplete. After the sale I take the time to thank and show gratitude to each customer, and I stress the importance of sincerity as all of them know a snow job,(pun intended in theme), I explain with vulnerability how they have helped me to be a better person, better salesperson, and acknowledge their contributions to my life not just professionally, but also personally. I always got caught up in the detached professional side and was missing out so much. My average after changing this went from 6 ot 7 K per month to 30K+ every month, referrals came at a rate I had to give half of them away.
    David Disney
    09/10/2017 #2 David Disney
    #1 Thanks @Kevin Baker I appreciate your feedback! Any extra tips you would throw in there?
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Excellent 3 strikes your out of the objection batters box. And the humor of 4 does tickle. Well done.
  14. ProducerbeBee in English
    beBee and their bet on quality
    beBee and their bet on qualityIn beBee we strive to improve our user experience and increase the quality of the content in our social network.Content quality is something unique that makes our platform different.Social Networks are full of pictures, videos and text that is...
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    Louise Smith
    13/10/2017 #192 Louise Smith
    #186 Let them eat cake !
    Louise Smith
    13/10/2017 #191 Louise Smith
    #183 @Claire L Cardwell I am sure you could write a scaffold to be adapted for different pictures. Your own personal non PR Beeutiful BLURB.
    Another idea is to ask some bees for an opinion before you post and include their comments in the main post.
    Maybe a little relevant history & technique & form explanation. It will end up as your PhD thesis !
    Bees will probably instinctively look at the picture first and then read the blurb
    Most people are visual dominant and / or lazy !
    So they will make their own conclusions.
    Louise Smith
    13/10/2017 #190 Louise Smith
    #98 "Hell, I can't even introduce my wife in less than 200 words." That has to be a good thing?
    Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    11/10/2017 #189 Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญn
    #185 We will have it in the new version, soon.
    Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    11/10/2017 #188 Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ
    I think the changes drove home some good enhancements to beBee platform, it will make all of users to spend more time to produce honeys and that is always good for making the content original in the platform however, I would like to have some flexibility on what my notification would alert me from (e.g: Not all honeys are direct interesting to me (perhaps if we could tag it and make the system to show up only honeys from a particular tag ex: "technology") , that is probably would make beBee even more customizable and bring a great experience to any user. (My five cents) @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    11/10/2017 #187 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    #185 @Phil Friedman that is currently a bug ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ it will be solved in the next platform @Federico ๐Ÿ รlvarez San Martรญnfederico @Alberto Anaya Arcas
    Aleta Curry
    10/10/2017 #186 Aleta Curry
    #170 That's a good point, @Phil Friedman, and it's a touchy one. It means that if you don't want a gadzillion notifications, you can't follow *everyone* and you can't do a quid pro quo follow back every time someone follows you.

    So, there will be people sulking, 'who does that Aleta Curry think she is?!' C'est la vie.
    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #185 Phil Friedman
    #184 Yes, @Claire L Cardwell, I agree. One of the things I'd like to see eliminated is receiving a notification when someone has commented on a post that I've shared, but not written. Or at least the ability to "mute" that conversation (stop it from constantly updating you with notifications.
    Claire L Cardwell
    10/10/2017 #184 Claire L Cardwell
    #170 @Phil Friedman - I am still getting used to the new edition of beBee! However it is good that everyone's followers get a notification when they publish a post. As far as the comments are concerned I like to see if someone has commented on a post I have actually written/published, but otherwise you are right to get a notification every time someone comments on a post / article you have shared or commented on written by someone else can get a bit hairy....
    Claire L Cardwell
    10/10/2017 #183 Claire L Cardwell
    #164 Touche @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee - you got me there! I like to leave a lot of the interpretation of my art up to the people viewing it, rather than force my philosophy of the painting/art piece onto them... I guess it's because I've seen so much terrible 'blurb' from PR people promoting artists that I got a bit put off! However when I publish a post that is actually been written by someone else (and yes I have done it and attributed the author etc.) it doesn't feel entirely right - that's why I liked the longer format Quick Buzzes you used to have.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/10/2017 #182 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #174 That's fair enough, i have been observing him and his peers and like-minded, for so long that I was wondering when he would commit his ultimate disrespectful mistake. So No WASPs allowed, and beware for the next bulliers. jajaja. Enjoy the experience and too baaaad for those that in the end are hurting their own personal brand. Well done @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, well done, you have been patient, up to the frontier of generous tolerance. Bannishment is a good thing it gives bad people the opportunity to think about their wrong behavior, their mental sufferings and their ability to recover and start to love and respect others.
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #181 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    thanks Cory. We are in the same page.

    "Excellent improvements to the site. I had stopped using beBee for a while because of the huge number of mindless pictures and memes which turned the site into a mess. The move towards highlighting articles that people take a lot of time to research and write is most welcome. I have noticed the difference, and as a result, am spending a lot more time here (and a lot less elsewhere). The notification system (long abandoned by a certain other site) is a huge game changer as well. Congratulations on the improvements. Really nice to see!" by @Cory Galbraith
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #180 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Flavio ๐Ÿ‡ฏ๐Ÿ‡ต Souza ๐Ÿ @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador thanks a lot for your comments. We can disagree. We can agree to disagree but we respect your opinions ! MANY THANKS AGAIN, Have a nice week ! We are working hard on the new platform ! Enjoy the hive !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #179 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Aleta Curry @Lyon Brave @Pascal Derrien @Paul Walters thanks a lot for your comments. We can disagree. We can agree to disagree but we respect your opinions ! MANY THANKS AGAIN, Have a nice week ! We are working hard on the new platform ! Enjoy the hive !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #178 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic @Jim Murray @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Dominique ๐Ÿ Petersen thanks a lot for your comments. We can disagree. We can agree to disagree but we respect your opinions ! MANY THANKS AGAIN, Have a nice week ! We are working hard on the new platform ! Enjoy the hive !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #177 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Claire L Cardwell @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA @Milos Djukic @Larry Boyer, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador thanks a lot for your comments. We can disagree. We can agree to disagree but we respect your opinions ! MANY THANKS AGAIN, Have a nice week ! We are working hard on the new platform ! Enjoy the hive !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #176 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt @Phil Friedman @Debesh Choudhury @Cory Galbraith @David B. Grinberg thanks a lot for your comments. We can disagree. We can agree to disagree but we respect your opinions ! MANY THANKS AGAIN, Have a nice week ! We are working hard on the new platform ! Enjoy the hive !
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    10/10/2017 #174 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Mr Vaughan's account was removed by me. He was disrespectul with our community and me. On beBee we can disagree and we can agree to disagree but we can not be disrespectful. This is not a battlefield. Many thanks to all our bees for your support ! We are working hard on the new platform ! Enjoy the hive !
    Phil Friedman
    10/10/2017 #170 Phil Friedman
    #169 John, since we last exchanged comments, I've received a total of eight notifications about new "honey" (I hate the term), all about people whose whom I follow and whose posts I read, if only to scan them for things I'm particularly interested in reading. I suggest that if you're getting too many unwanted "honey bombs" in your notifications, you need to be more selective in whom you follow. BTW, I believe that every notice of every COMMENT ought to be shut down unless someone specifically tags someone else in the comment. That alone would clean the notifications up quite a bit. You know, you made a remark about the expectations that the "bell" icon raises, which comment may explain what I see on your part as a love/hate relationship with notifications. Cheers!
  15. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    09/10/2017
    Circle Networking For BeBee Part 2
    Circle Networking For BeBee Part 2Yes of course I you we want to promote ourselves and become more popular, more business. Like to share a few points of what I perceive will enhance not only your network marketing here on bebee but on every platform.ย  From our first Circle...
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    Jerry Fletcher
    10/10/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    Agree Kevin. If you view networking as relational rather than transactional you will gain immensely long term..
    Debasish Majumder
    10/10/2017 #8 Debasish Majumder
    nice buzz @Kevin Baker! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Kevin Baker
    10/10/2017 #7 Kevin Baker
    #6 Grateful for your kind words. For great up dates and interesting content https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg on twitter . @David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    10/10/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Good points here, Kevin, per the age-old adage, "In giving we receive..." Also, I'm pleased to follow NetDataBiz on Twitter and encourage others to do the same.
    https://twitter.com/netdatabiz
    Kudos on your exemplary work, Kevin!
    cc: @John White, MBA View more
    Good points here, Kevin, per the age-old adage, "In giving we receive..." Also, I'm pleased to follow NetDataBiz on Twitter and encourage others to do the same.
    https://twitter.com/netdatabiz
    Kudos on your exemplary work, Kevin!
    cc: @John White, MBA @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams @Milos Djukic Close
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    09/10/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I find this post very useful and inspiring. Thank you @Kevin Baker.
    Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    09/10/2017 #3 Jan ๐Ÿ Barbosa
    ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ’ฏ
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    #1 flattered Ali
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/10/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    You do not succeed as well at network. This quote from your buzz says it all. I agree with the content of your buzz and find it so useful so as to share it
  16. ProducerSabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Quality should be a habit
    Quality should be a habitโ€œQuality is not an act, it is a habitโ€ ~ AristotleIs your business based on quality products and services, or do you focus on volume? Is quantity your goal? It really depends on what you provide to your clients however, you should always make sure...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    10/10/2017 #5 Tausif Mundrawala
    I agree with you on all aspects. It should be an in-built habit of all the entities and individuals who provide products and services. It would allow ourselves to gain satisfaction by making our customers more of patron than just a visitor for once.

    Thanks for sharing this buzz with us, my friend @Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/10/2017 #4 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    "Give your clients the luxury treatment" - this statement says it all. Nice post.
    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    #1 Well there u go, reaping the karma of a person who lives with grace.
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/10/2017 #2 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I wrote about habit marketing without the realization that quality is a habit and a s great one too. Thank you @Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding Entrepreneur for writing an illuminating buzz
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/10/2017 #1 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I wrote about habit marketing witho\t realizing the deep meaning of quality being a habit. And what grest habit it is!
  17. ProducerSteve Jones

    Steve Jones

    09/10/2017
    STOP - When did you last take time to think?
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/10/2017 #3 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    We can also apply this to our personal lives. Nice post.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    09/10/2017 #2 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    The opening paragraph of your post describe well the pitfalls of modern business which include the rising arm of compliance and the complexity of taxation, and all of this within the primary limitations that a new business, and particularly a small business is battling odds of mortality simply to survive as a new business.

    Now add thinking to that and it is already a pretty challenging obstacle course, and ultimately no matter how bright our thinking is, it is contingent that the ecosystem we operate in has an equal investment in thinking - which is not necessarily the case, but I guess optimism is a factor that must accompany thinking where startup challenges are greater.

    t is one thing to out-think the competition, it is another thing entirely to out-think the system limitations that set the baseline for operating the business.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/10/2017 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let's pause to progress ahead!
  18. ProducerMilos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    05/05/2017
    Writing and Editorial Board in Social Networks
    Writing and Editorial Board in Social NetworksAs a professor, I also feel the need to boost people. It's my job. With due respect to all ideas about an advisory editorial board, my opinion is that this approach is not entirely correct. People need to understand that whether it is one voice...
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    Kevin Baker
    09/10/2017 #90 Kevin Baker
    Love this sentence " Any kind of intervention is ultimately fatal for the one who โ€œmanipulatedโ€ within complex adaptive systems. " . Almost all social networks set out the tools and then interject their personal mud in the water. And most people immediately loose interest, most of them never to return. Each of us needs to explore our own version of our individuality. We require suggestions, not fences, not cattle shoots. I also agree on adjusting our intentions and feedback, lots of it , gives a person insight into them selves, and then deliver a more concise and focused prose that is easier to digest.
    Milos Djukic
    09/10/2017 #89 Anonymous
    #85 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg!
    Milos Djukic
    09/10/2017 #88 Anonymous
    #87 Thank you very much for the kind words dear @Edward Lewellen.
    Edward Lewellen
    09/10/2017 #87 Edward Lewellen
    Wonderful buzz, dear @Milos Djukic! Like others we have as mutual connections on Bebee and LinkedIn, you are an amazingly intelligent being who realizes your humanity and that you are constantly learning. It is an honor to have you as a connection!
    Debasish Majumder
    27/09/2017 #86 Debasish Majumder
    Great buzz sir @Milos Djukic! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/09/2017 #85 Lisa Vanderburg
    #36 Totally agree @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, @Pascal Derrien stands tall and untarnished, IMHO!
    Outside of the momentary side-tracking to consider editorial control, or academia prowess, I see @Milos Djukic - with always his gentleness and graciousness aforethought, offer us a 'reminder' THINK before we write, to be pure in our intent, and to reach for our individual best to ensure a quality buzz.
    Personally, I tend to get caught up in so many exceptional buzzes, yet I long to produce more myself, so something has to change! Comments to buzzes are important here, and they have a tendency to take the conceptual side of the buzz off in different directions which is the point of an open platform and can be wonderfully enlightening! But, one runs the risk of some decidedly derisive ones that are destructive....I've been caught up in those with good intentions, but it inevitably demarcates a 'side' which I don't care for at all. Hence, I end up with no time to make any contribution of my own.
    IMO, this buzz of Milo's has taught me that - most grateful, my friend!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/09/2017 #84 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    We exchange roles between writers and editors. This is the democracy of the internet. Thank you again for writing this this lovely buzz @Milos Djukic
    Lisa Vanderburg
    26/09/2017 #83 Lisa Vanderburg
    Love this, @Milos Djukic, there's no greater barrier to the natural and wholesome exchange of ideas than planning on 'winning'!
    Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    17/09/2017 #82 Yolanda รvila Mรกrquez
    An excellent buzz @Milos Djukic
    I totally agree. I quote 2 phrases

    ''Writing and publishing in social network is more like transparent teaching and completely free mutual shaping of perception without editorial board, algorithmic control, influencer marketing, and selective promotion''..
    ''We all need very high quality of the written word''.

    Regards.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    16/09/2017 #81 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Thank you for this great post, @Milos Djukic. I totally agree without. Especially with the part about algorithm control. It is such a restriction that makes kind of hinders the creative juices from flowing, a kind of manipulation nonetheless. Writers learn to adapt and follow but to what extent. That remains to be answered.
    Evelyn Asher
    15/08/2017 #80 Evelyn Asher
    Milos, I was fortunate to serve as an editorial staff member of a peer-reviewed journal for 3.5 years. I related to your commitment to helping others meet high editorial standards. Authors are consistently elevated by challenges the content and research editors present. Those dedicated scholars willing to revise, revise, revise and yet hold true to their purpose, will go on to publish with greater confidence,.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    22/07/2017 #79 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #77 You're welcome, Milos. The topic is important.
    Milos Djukic
    22/07/2017 #78 Anonymous
    #76 Thank you @Lupita Reyes.
    Milos Djukic
    12/05/2017 #75 Anonymous
    #74 Thank you @John White, MBA, as I already pointed out in my comments within a great post by @Jim Murray entitled: "The Internet Is Manufacturing Idiotsโ€ฆIs beBee The Antidote?" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/the-internet-is-manufacturing-idiots-is-bebee-the-antidote), Yes it is, beBee is the antidote, believe it or not. The most popular social media, known as the mainstream media, are responsible for what is called a mediated culture by sociologists or a content based on what majority wants to see and hear. However, this is often an illusion because there are imposition of favored content, authors and sources that are carefully selected by the editorial board and a company's inโ€“house marketing team, and which are used for the transformation and reshaping of public opinion. This is also the reason for a lack of authenticity and self-organization on mainstream media, while that is not characteristic for a young social media such as beBee. And that's one of the reasons why I wrote "Writing and Editorial Board in Social Networks". This is an article about the mainstream SM (networks) and potential pitfalls, which has a broader meaning.
    John White, MBA
    12/05/2017 #74 John White, MBA
    Scheduled a 249 tweet campaign over the next month. Buzz! #MyTweetPack

    CC: @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Joel Anderson
    12/05/2017 #73 Joel Anderson
    Grit is that 'extra something' that separates the most successful people from the rest. It's the passion, perseverance, and stamina that we must channel in order to stick with our dreams until they become a reality. - Travis Bradberry
    Milos Djukic
    12/05/2017 #72 Anonymous
    #70 @Gerald Hecht, I'm happy to hear that. The topic is not simple...
    Gerald Hecht
    11/05/2017 #71 Gerald Hecht
    #59 @Ian Weinberg Thank you kindly; trying to expand on it --something to leave behind.
    Gerald Hecht
    11/05/2017 #70 Gerald Hecht
    #53 @Milos Djukic Actually, that's what I have been doing...I'm crafting this one carefully...I've a feeling that we're running out of time.
  19. ProducerPhil ๐Ÿ Johnson, MBL and Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Intellectual Labor Wonโ€™t Change Your Life!
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    MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    08/10/2017 #2 MPORANYIMIGABO Gerard
    Thanks for this article!
    Kevin Baker
    08/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Concise, focused, result oriented. Intentions define the result.
  20. ProducerTony Compton

    Tony Compton

    06/10/2017
    Advertising and Marketing Disruption - Without the Seven-Figure Price Tag
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    Alexa Steele
    07/10/2017 #1 Alexa Steele
    Where can I get a gig as one of these $500/hour marketing consultants? :)
  21. ProducerRoman Rudnik

    Roman Rudnik

    06/10/2017
    How to create a landing page that increases sales
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    Kevin Baker
    06/10/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    The conceptual ideas here are bang on. Simplify, separate, clarify. Making the information available with out the visitor having to go looking for it, which they won't to make an informed decision. Well done.
  22. ProducerKevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    05/10/2017
    The Chains Of Euphemism
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    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/10/2017 #11 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I like this post @Kevin Baker. "It is hard wired into our DNA the desire to be understood, yet our language is designed to destroy the possibility of actually being understood. An oxymoron dilemma." - this statement is so true!
    Kevin Baker
    06/10/2017 #10 Kevin Baker
    #9 Good idea's. Yes the acting out for the audience. Being the third party to two others engaging and how to diffuse. One has to assess the severity before trying to put out that fire.
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/10/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    Observing a win-lose or lose-win discussion is painful. Each of these form a revere within the setting that is very challenging to break. Picking your nose is a new one for me and i am sure did break the revere. In leadership, management or sales the tools to break these states of discussion is a practiced art form. Cant be obvious and intrusive but most be of a greater disruptive force than the revere.

    Most of these states of revere are created merely because it has an audience. This would not happen if it were in a one on one setting, typically. The idea you choose should take away the audience without leaving the room. Needless to say seeing a finger dug deep in the olfactory orifice clearly states i am not watching the show.

    Some ideas i have used successfully, shuffling papers, dropping something loudly, start talking to the person next to you about something totally off subject. One of the best ones is excusing yourself for a restroom break. There are many of these to apply. Be conscious of the fact that if your execution is found out to be fake then there could be some feedback. Have a plan if it blows up.

    One of the actions that reduces the probabilities of this happening is describing the skirmish line upfront and getting in writing on a dry erase board. Early in the meeting refocus even minor slips from the presented skirmish line. People have a hard time with leaving the skirmish line once it is presented in writing.

    Great stuff and the next time i prepare for a meeting and have a "bat in the cave" i will leave for those emergencies.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    06/10/2017 #8 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #6 lol, @Kevin Baker you got me laughing, too! I will definitely try this. In fact, I am now looking forward to such a situation.
    Numo Quest
    06/10/2017 #7 Numo Quest
    Euphemism, didn't looked at it this way. Tank you @Kevin Baker :O)
    Kevin Baker
    06/10/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    #5 Both sides want to draw you in, make it clear your not there to take sides. When your presented with the finger pointing back and forth, hand them both a napkin, and wait, they will ask why, then say. Since your fingers are busy, make good use of them and pick your noses. When I did that, they both started laughing so hard, they forgot what the issue was. @Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    05/10/2017 #5 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    #4 That is good advice Kevin, will definitely try that. Thank you! Hopefully it'll work.
    Kevin Baker
    05/10/2017 #4 Kevin Baker
    #3 thank you for your comment. I empathize with being called upon to deal with what others decide they cannot. I also tried to be the diplomat with the same result. More complicated then before I started. One day I fell upon a tactic that works more often then not. Ask them both why they are destroying the possibility of their greatest asset. And wait, say nothing more especially when they are both silent.
    Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    05/10/2017 #3 Proma ๐Ÿ Nautiyal
    I loved the buzz, @Kevin Baker. You are so right in saying "It is hard wired into our DNA the desire to be understood, yet our language is designed to destroy the possibility of actually being understood. An oxymoron dilemma."

    I am often called upon to 'close' conversations/heated arguments by saying something that both parties want to hear. This however, does not work in my favor as I tend to tread on safer pastures to avoid conflict, which leads to zero engagement when it comes to my professional life. So, it is never really a win-win. I am glad you wrote about this topic. Thank you!
    Kevin Baker
    05/10/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    #1 Love your humor. it brings sanity to chaos. A candid and brilliant comment.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    05/10/2017 #1 Lisa Vanderburg
    Absolutely possibly maybe...yes the list does go on @Kevin Baker! I don't think being super cautious is a good thing; doesn't work anyone. As you say, someone will always find offense. We write buzzes or posts for our own desire to do it; the reasons can be many or few, the desire to inform or just get out something that we find fascinating, informative. Often we just want/need to share.
    Like in a lot of those post-apocalyptic movies, there's a radio with one voice endlessly seeking others. It's our way of human contact often in a very busy life. I like to think there are others out there in their jammies or (in my case) an old sweatshirt covered in multiple paints. There may be a cross-dresser or a few naked people (TMI), but that makes the playing-ground equal :)
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    Kevin Baker
    05/10/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    Excellent article. Great suggestions. Checks and balances like any accounting can always be improved and revised
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    Denise M Barry
    05/10/2017 #3 Denise M Barry
    Thanks very much for your comments Paul! Yes, I agree there must be an Account Manager (Farmer) to take over the Customer when the new business is being implemented.

    In this model, ONLY THE HUNTER ROLE is being outsourced. The Hunter still requires support from a company-provided SME and an Account Manager. Most companies have both these roles existing already, just no Hunter to gain new business revenue for them. It's a very common problem I see, especially for SMB.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/10/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Glad to see someone else talking about the Hunter vs Farmer analogy. Hunters generally suck at Farming and vice-versa. To find both skill sets in one person is very pricey indeed.

    In my last sales management gig, I teamed Hunters with Farmers. The Hunter would do nothing but get new business, the Farmer would keep the customers happy. Both benefited and so did the company.

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