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  1. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
    Face-to-Face Communication for the Conflict Averse
    Face-to-Face Communication for the Conflict AverseThis post is part of a messaging and communication series by RenΓ©e Cormier and Graham Edwards. Check out our beBee blog pages to get caught up! The digital age we live in makes it easy for us to distance ourselves from the emotional...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/11/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great advice @Renée 🐝 Cormier, a lot can get lost or misinterpreted in an email (even tone). I have made it a habit not to respond to something that may be touchy via email anymore... actually quite some time ago because of the reasons stated above. "Don't speak in anger," and "Be open to resolution." So true, it makes life much easier when people can communicate without being on the defense.
    Phil Friedman
    25/11/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    Solid advice , Renee, although I’ve never worried much about the second rule. Cheers!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/11/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #5 Haha! You always make me laugh, Ken!
    Ken Boddie
    24/11/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    All good sage advice RenΓ©e, particularly the β€œDon’t speak in anger” section.
    Confucius he say, man who shoot off mouth, must expect to lose face. πŸ€—
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/11/2017 #4 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Oh, and thanks for sharing @David B. Grinberg! Always appreciated.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    24/11/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 Yes, I agree that face-to-face has its time and place (good rhyme, eh?). There has always been a bit of an art to managing those discussions. Our tech connected world may cause us to lose the skill. On the other hand, it may cause us to become a little more thick skinned. Maybe the day is coming when people won't be offended by negativity expressed through electronic communication.
    David B. Grinberg
    24/11/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Great points here, Renee. Unfortunately, most young people today would rather use text than talk and communicate by Facebook over meeting face-to-face. While this might be helpful in some ways -- like communicating remotely -- it also has many negative side effects.
    For starters, it removes the human element of communications to a large extent. It dumbs down young people by ignoring people skills ("soft skills"). It's also easier to bully and harass someone online, rant and rave, or just have a stubbornly narrow-sighted view regarding public discourse. I think most folks should try to strike a reasonable balance between communicating online and off. This is not a so-called "zero sum game" and communicating online and off are not mutually exclusive.
    Thanks for more good blogging buzz!
  2. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    How to Make Email Work for You
    How to Make Email Work for YouI took a long hard look at email marketing while writing a series of articles for a client. I learned a few things that work and many more things that don't.Β The experience made me want to up my email game. Using the client's system was out of the...


    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/10/2017 #16 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    A BIG SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to @Wayne Yoshida who pointed out that we were not supporting a bunch of people who prefer text-only email.

    Not only that, he also volunteered to be the test subject for us to fix that. I spent half the day spamming the heck out of him until, I think, we got it right.

    Thanks, again, Wayne
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/10/2017 #15 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Ahhh, Joycie, Joycie, Joycie. Let me assure you that there is no change needed on your part. I'll go over your questions in order.

    What goes out in these emails? - Whatever you bloody well like. In your case, the best use might be to just link your beBee Articles Feed to an email distribution list. That way, whenever you write a new post, myTweetPack will eventually find it, store a tweet of it, promote it on Twitter AND email a link to anyone who subscribes to your "beBee Articles by Joyce Bowen" list.

    Do we personally build those lists? - You can but it's better to let your readers build them for you. See lower down

    Resistance is futile? - Hey, it's myTweetPACK not myTweetBORG. You don't NEED to use any of the 83+ functions.

    Yes, I know all about you and change. So, here's what I did.

    I went ahead and created that "beBee Articles by Joyce Bowen" campaign. Anyone who clicks on this link https://www.myTweetPack.com/members/emailSubscribe.php?id=13 will join it. They can unjoin anytime.

    I'm even your first subscriber.

    Put that link in blog posts, on your email signature, in a text message, anywhere that can connect to the web. You can even use the link with some sort of graphic in Tweets. Heck, you can tattoo it on your heinie, but clicking it won't help.

    FYI: someone asked if several feeds can feed a single list. Yes and no. You can't do it, but I can do it for you on the back-end.
    Claire L Cardwell
    26/10/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - thanks again for the info, I've signed up - I think I need all the help I can get right now!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    26/10/2017 #13 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Rubbing my eyes. What goes out in these emails? And do we personally build these email lists? Resistance is futile? Remember me and change?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/10/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, you will never cease to amaze me. I love the new look by the way. MyTweetPack has become easier to navigate too.

    I'm in my fantasy zone right now. If I were to market and thought of this 10 years ago, I would be taking photos of plating, new foods, wines/wineries and resort photos, then I would have an online publication that I could add the photos (showcase) and do a write up about the food/wines/resorts to help them market their products. So, there you go, you know my dream now. Why did I just share my dream? Because I would love to do testing for you based on a business I had but I don't so I have nothing to market except myself LOL.

    I think the opt in is a great idea. I've ran into many, many, many issues with opting out too, so I understand completely what you are saying!

    Anyone want to pay for my travel and cost of a hotel room in exchange for Photos and promotion of goods? ;-)
    Randall Burns
    26/10/2017 #11 Randall Burns
    HaHa! @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! "Margarita squared", I love it!
    Wayne Yoshida
    26/10/2017 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    #7 #9 Sure @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - I can be a guinea pig. . . and you know me - I am a newbie to all this stuff, so I probably can show how a bunch of ways to get confused . . .

    "If you are having difficulty viewing this message, please click here to view it in a browser" - is quite common on messages I receive, so this could be a nice feature. PLUS, it may provide an easy/familiar way to share the item/post/buzz/share, by using the URL.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    26/10/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 Second reply: You gave me an idea, Wayne. That's what I like best about starting this myTweetPack thing for Lisa and Pam in the first place. Most of the ideas and functions came from user suggestions.

    What if we include a "If you are having difficulty viewing this message, please click here to view it in a browser" type of thing? That should be easy enough to do (we already have the HTML from the email). Triggering the open counter would be a piece of cake compared to "tricking" an email program into thinking a PHP counter script is an image.

    (Okay, so it isn't really "tricking" we DO return an image.)

    We would just need to add a few lines to make a Multi-Part Mime message which is a fancy-pants way of saying we send plain text and HTML simultaneously and let your email program choose which to display. EZ PZ. I wouldn't include a full text-only option because there would be no way to track opens.

    The other question would be how do we present it? I don't think a myTweetPack-branded view would be cool even though I wouldn't mind the exposure. Maybe a clean "letterhead" type of page?


    I'll look at that tomorrow. I have to get my pizzas ready... it's Margarita Squared tonight... that's Margarita pizzas with Margarita cocktails.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/10/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #4 To be honest, I'm not sure, @Wayne Yoshida. Care to be a Guinea Pig? Join the Drip Campaign, it's the second link. The first email will go out almost immediately. Let me know and I'll check the back-end. Unscribe after if you want, but there are a lot of tips, tricks, and best practices in that campaign.

    I'll be writing a User Manual for the email system once the users tell me what confuses them. I tried to put a lot of explanation right on the pages.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/10/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #5 Agreed, Javi. I decided to ignore double-opt-in simply for ease of implementation and keeping it a free part of normal membership
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    25/10/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Opt-out is for quantity. Opt-In is for quality. Doble Opt-In or Confirmed Opt-In is for avoiding false email addresses
    Wayne Yoshida
    25/10/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for the "open rates fallacy" @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - what happens if the recipient (like me) sets e-mail preference for text-only and not HTML? Does it not count because of the non-delivered image?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/10/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Cool, so the RSS to email thing works... That's how I got here
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    25/10/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #1 Thanks, @Pamela 🐝 Williams! That means a lot since you were one of the people that got me to start on this path (along with @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher) .

    When you sign in with LinkedIn there is no access to your connections list. Signing in with Twitter, with us, is on a read-only basis and we don't bother loading anyone's follower or following list. (what would be the point?) Heck, we don't even store the access tokens Twitter sends us to read with.

    I haven't started looking at Facebook yet, but I doubt they allow will-nilly access to friends. That would be irresponsible.

    Using Twitter or LinkedIn (and, I assume Facebook) always brings you to a screen that describes what permission they want. EXAMPLE: the regular myTweetPack system Twitter authorization asks for read, write, and access direct messages permissions. It's right there on Twitter's authorization screen. The email list sign up only asks for read permissions and for access to your email.

    Either way there's a link to terms of use and privacy policy.

    If you see a sign-in with anything that wants write permissions, DON'T unless there's a logical reason for it! myTweetPack's regular authorization tweets for you, processes your follows/unfollows, updates LinkedIn, etc. IT NEEDS to be able to write to your account but has no access to your email. We used a different connection for joining email lists because we don't need to write for you there, but we do need your email.

    It sounds like you were added to an opt-out list. Yes, that can be annoying.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    25/10/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    OMG Paul the TweetPack has gone so far since I last checked in! Great work. Question: I always hesitate signing up with LI or Facebook because I fear them tapping into my contacts and bombarding them with the opt-out only email scenario and saying I invited them to join. I've gotten on some list like that but the supposed inviter said they never sent the invite. If this possible?
  3. ProducerGloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    Did you know...You can add a beBee "frame" to your Facebook Profile!
    Did you know...You can add a beBee "frame" to your Facebook Profile!If you have other accounts on other social media platforms (erm..who doesnt?Β  Raise your hand if you dont, let's chat!) you know that each platform gives you some extra toys to play with.Β  In this post, Im talking about the option that Facebook has...


    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    24/09/2017 #13 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    This is so cool! Thank you @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa for sharing this tip. One new profile picture with the beBee frame, coming right up.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/09/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thank you for this @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa, I had no idea you can do this. I think I will try it. If I can't figure it out, I will PM you on FB! Sharing! And no, you don't over use the tagging LOL. Honestly, only a few do and they write personal stuff.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    24/09/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #7 Yay! thank you @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador I was hoping it would be informative!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    24/09/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #4 so many bells and whistles it is almost impossible to stay up on some of this stuff..espc when they change all the time! LOL
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    24/09/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    24/09/2017 #6 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hmmm, now if only I could remember my FB login
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/09/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Wow! This is super cool! Thank you!!
    Miguel 🐝 López Oliva
    24/09/2017 #4 Miguel 🐝 López Oliva
    Nice @Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa! I made it and it was quite easy. I had never heard about this option to edit in our profile, good to know.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 πŸ’« β˜• (Glo) Ochoa
    23/09/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular I love your emojiis!!!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    23/09/2017 #1 Lance 🐝 Scoular
  4. Lance  🐝 Scoular
    Sara Jocobovici
    The Creative Integrator
    explains, in this captivating video:

    It's all about IDENTITY.
    It's all about COMMUNICATION.

    At the core of every aspect of our personal and professional lives are issues of identity.

    Who am I?

    We spend our time and money on learning how to best communicate that identity.

    And it all comes down to who you are and how you communicate that identity to others.

    Sara discusses:
    Three branches of our being:

    1) We are SENSORY BEINGS


    3) We are CREATIVE BEINGS.

    Our innate language with which we communicate who we are is the non-verbal and verbal language of metaphor.


    Take a 13 minute break with Sara, with a β˜• and watch this fascinating video...
    Sara Jacobovici Creative Arts Therapies Services
    Sara Jacobovici Creative Arts Therapies Services It’s all about identity. And it’s all about communication. At the core of every aspect of our personal and professional lives are issues of identity; who am...


    Sara Jacobovici
    09/09/2017 #45 Sara Jacobovici
    #42 Your ongoing encouragement is much appreciated @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. Thank you!
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/09/2017 #44 Sara Jacobovici
    #40 #41 You're tremendous support is amazing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Can't thank you enough!
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    07/09/2017 #43 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Watch and listen to 🎼🎢🎡🎬
    In Your Eyes
    by 🐝🐝 Singer/Songwriter:
    Sara Jacobovici https://www.bebee.com/content/1783145/1522693
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    07/09/2017 #42 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Your message in this video is simply invaluable @Sara Jacobovici, and I LOVE the way you express it. Love your identity... πŸ’ž
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    07/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    you sing in a beautiful way and now you bring this beautiful video, who are you? WONDERful thank you @Sara Jacobovici
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    07/09/2017 #39 Susan 🐝 Botello
    #38 @Sara Jacobovici You are very welcome and thank you for the compliment. I have to say that I would be honored to spend a day with you sharing thoughts and stories. I truly hope we can connect in person one day. If you are ever in San Diego please do contact me.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/09/2017 #38 Sara Jacobovici
    #36 #37 Agreed @Susan 🐝 Botello! Sure hoping our paths can cross one day and spend the time talking face to face. I think you said it beautifully, "I tend to connect communication with stories and storytellers, art and creativity." Thanks also for your share. Much appreciated.
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    06/09/2017 #37 Susan 🐝 Botello
    Great message from @Sara Jacobovici!
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    06/09/2017 #36 Susan 🐝 Botello
    @Sara Jacobovici, you and I could talk for hours and it would never end. I realize your video is only a briefing about the topics you discuss. I tend to connect communication with stories and storytellers, art and creativity. I really enjoyed your video and had to take the time to watch and listen to you because I am working. But I make a point of taking time every day to just think so today I chose to think with your video. We are all connected, which is why beBee works so well. Thanks for sharing this and thanks for the tag @Lance 🐝 Scoular! By the way, Sara...nice shirt and great choice of color and style. :)
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/09/2017 #35 Sara Jacobovici
    #29 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Always grateful to you for taking the time and sharing your thoughts.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/09/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    #27 You are right @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I do, at times place the simile under the metaphor "umbrella". I do need to be careful and communicate the difference clearly. Thank you Manjit for a tremendously encouraging and supportive comment. Much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/09/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    #26 Thank you @Devesh Bhatt!
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/09/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    #31 Great insight @Harvey Lloyd. Thanks!
    Harvey Lloyd
    06/09/2017 #31 Harvey Lloyd
    What an amazing video @Sara Jacobovici. Technically, and the message.

    I am new to this concept of attached meaning in communications. For about a year now i have been watching not only my actions but those of others and how certain words, context and behaviours solicit automated responses.

    I have known this for a while now, but really just saw it as a moment in time with each event. I am beginning to understand the process of our narrative and its impact on our daily lives. More importantly we don't realize the depth at which it controls our communications.

    Great message and concepts.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/09/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Sara Jacobovici you are so easy to listen to. You made a good point about how we use words and others may not interpret them as we do. This was very impressive and I love the idea that we engage through our senses. It's like when we were kids... maybe that's a good thing to remember, how we explained so much through our senses and many times enthusiasm. I love the background in your video too.
    Milos Djukic
    06/09/2017 #28 Anonymous
    #27 Great analysis, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Still, there is something more here than a personal brand. It can not be analyzed. People are not products. People are much deeper than stereotypes..
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/09/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    @Sara Jacobovici you are executing your personal brand strategy very well, and that is coming from someone who is not fond of personal branding. I am not fond of it when it is done poorly, but if anyone wants to know how to engage personal branding with quality, simply needs to study your roll out this month of videos, website, logo, ebooks etc etc. It is clear that you have invested in this and it is not easy to bring so many elements together to create a cohesive personal brand. I will still rail against the idea that everyone can do it, because everyone cannot do it - because when they do it, it is done without imagination or without strategic nous.

    The one technical point about the video is that not all the examples you provided were metaphor, the simile (which can contain an "as" or "like") has its place, as does the metaphor - so it would be good to apply that difference.

    The good thing is that you are executing on a marketing strategy and only in the doing is there the opportunity to refine and get even better at communicating your message and brand. You are several notches ahead in your overall delivery and now serve as a good example of someone intelligently applying a personal brand. I still prefer to brand the business rather than the person, but when it is done this well, personal branding is a legitimate vehicle to build your marketing around.
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    06/09/2017 #26 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    I already am and yet i have to express it time and again? But it is true.
    Before yesterday i never knew of such inspiring videos, but shares of little kids and observations. Thanks to you @Sara Jacobovici View more
    I already am and yet i have to express it time and again? But it is true.
    Before yesterday i never knew of such inspiring videos, but shares of little kids and observations. Thanks to you @Sara Jacobovici and to @Lance 🐝 Scoular Close
  5. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Tomorrow's Launch!!
    Tomorrow's Launch!!On SUNDAY, MAY 28, 2017, I wrote:New beginnings take place constantly. When you thread them together, you get a lasting experience.SJI started my 100-day countdown then, a new beginning, to a new beginning, that will culminate tomorrow, Monday,...


    Sara Jacobovici
    05/09/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #16 As always dear @Cyndi wilkins, you move me with your amazing energy. Thank you.
    Cyndi wilkins
    05/09/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins
    The expression of you Miss @Sara Jacobovici in the language of peace...Your beautiful voice reaches the heart from the heavens...and I 'feel' who I am;-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/09/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    #11 Your on going support and positive energy makes a difference! Thank you @David B. Grinberg.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/09/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Dear @Ian Weinberg, your kind and generous words and wishes are very much appreciated. Thank you Ian, it means a lot coming from you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/09/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #9 Thank you for the positive energy @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador!
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/09/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, your heartfelt words and positive and encouraging comment is very much appreciated.
    David B. Grinberg
    04/09/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    Many congrats on this great news, Sara. I can hardly wait to check it out!
    Ian Weinberg
    03/09/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    Absolutely profound and inspiring @Sara Jacobovici and with a great voice to boot! I recognize the great value contribution in you and in your creativity. Best wishes in this endeavor.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    03/09/2017 #9 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    We love Sara's posts
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    03/09/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Your song is incredible, @Sara Jacobovici! And I simply love your performance - it is very moving, and I really believe you've captured your essence in a way that will encourage clients to engage you as their therapist to guide them through a journey of healing.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/09/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Thank you so much @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for your ongoing support and encouragement.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/09/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thank you so much @Lance 🐝 Scoular.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    03/09/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    "In your eyes, I see the promise of tomorrow"
    A great poem by the newly-discovered poet @Sara Jacobovivi. I wish you a great ceremony tomorrow and in your words I find that it shall be tomorrow. What a great poet you are? Where have you been hiding this talent? I wonder if a person like you with musical talents is bound to be a musical poet as well! Your lyrics play music in the ears. I am dancing to their music my joy to see you re-engaged on this platform.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    03/09/2017 #3 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Lookibg forward to tomorrow @Sara Jacobovici
  6. ProducerNumo Quest

    Numo Quest

    Be Creator yourself .... 'The Power of Nothing...'
    Be Creator yourself .... 'The Power of Nothing...'What many of you, dear reader, are not often, let alone perhaps not at all, realize, is the fact that on every moment of the day you are creating, yet, surely not recognizing it as such.Thought, idea, step ...Every moment of the day you imagine...


    Numo Quest
    25/08/2017 #12 Numo Quest
    #9 Many thanks for sharing this David. We keep buzzing, stay tuned :O)))
    Numo Quest
    25/08/2017 #11 Numo Quest
    #10 Thanks for your kind reply Lyon, stay tuned, there is a lot more to come. :O)
    Lyon Brave
    25/08/2017 #10 Lyon Brave
    THE power of nothing... i like this a lot
    David B. Grinberg
    25/08/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for more sage advice and words of wisdom, Numo. I've shared this blogging buzz on three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Numo Quest
    24/08/2017 #8 Numo Quest
    #6 Thank you very much for your kind reply Tausif. Indeed, as long as we give way and room for someone to pursuit 'success' the way they see fit, we also may enjoy to see . There are different universal principles working in every one and everything. Regretfully some find that they must contain or limit others while 'success' only can thrive and grow in a limit - free constitution and environment. Every person 'made 'IT'' , has don 'IT' according own stand, view and merit, that is the lesson for others to learn to understand that achieving 'Success', is an exclusive personal journey. :O)
    Numo Quest
    24/08/2017 #7 Numo Quest
    #5 Dear Promo, thank you for your kind words. It is great pleasure to read it adds value for you. Please, bare in mind that what ever you do with that universal principle, always do it your way since there is no 'one way...' :O) Until the next one :O)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    24/08/2017 #6 Tausif Mundrawala
    I agree with you on an aspect that one formula being tried by a person cannot make another successful. Their strengths differ; Their weaknesses differ. Even differs the way they function and spontaneously take charge of their duties on day to day basis. This buzz was an eye opener because it has something special to offer. Why can't we channelize our energy on things which helps us grow and gives great satisfaction. Let's hold a torch of optimism in the gloom of pessimism where one can find a successful path.

    Thanks for sharing this buzz with us, @Numo Quest
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    24/08/2017 #5 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    @Numo Quest Such a nice and eye-opening buzz. A great read after the enriching thoughts you had shared with me. This buzz throws more light on the facts and on the concept of the mirror. Thank you for writing it.
    Numo Quest
    24/08/2017 #4 Numo Quest
    #2 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Thank you kindly for your comment. :O) Indeed it is so. People put tremendous effort and money n all sort of seminar, course, books, one liners, just to find in the end that success is as unique as all that has have successes. It is as simple as that. :O)
    Numo Quest
    24/08/2017 #3 Numo Quest
    #1 Our focus is to make aware and let them realize how great there potential and power is. Since they've not been told we use simple universal principles which immediate can be called upon to use, without any judgement or prior obligation. We really hope people simply start to use them according their own vision, image and desire. Thanks Lisa for your kind comment. :O)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/08/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is great @Numo Quest, much less stress if we are focusing on our contributions in the here and now! I love this line: "It is choice to put energy and empathy into such matters where nothing will change, you only contribute." Such a great choice because when we put energy into others and feel empathy, we aren't focusing on 'self.'
  7. ProducerJason Devaney

    Jason Devaney

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  8. ProducerbeBee in English
    The risks of connecting to any public Wi-Fi network
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  9. Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Ignacio Orna
    18/07/2017 #50 Ignacio Orna
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    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    18/07/2017 #49 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I'm no ambassador, but I'm proud too :-) I hope beBee gets more awards, from other continents too!
    Stephane 🐝 Fenner
    17/07/2017 #48 Stephane 🐝 Fenner
    Proud to be a #beBee ambassador
    Yogesh Sukal
    17/07/2017 #47 Yogesh Sukal
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    John Barton
    17/07/2017 #46 John Barton
    Congrats @Javier 🐝 beBee! Thanks for all you do.
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   DurÑn
    17/07/2017 #45 Isabel 🐝 Díaz DurÑn
    Great news!!! Congratulations!!!!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/07/2017 #44 Tausif Mundrawala
    Congrats the entire team of beBee. @Javier 🐝 beBee , you deserve all the praises and awards for this wonderful creation.
    Gert Scholtz
    17/07/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Congratulations Javier and well done to everyone in Madrid!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    17/07/2017 #41 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Super Cool 😎 buzz
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    17/07/2017 #40 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
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    Virag🐝 G.
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    Louise Smith
    17/07/2017 #38 Louise Smith
    How Fantastic ! @Javier 🐝 beBee and beBee ! Like @Milos Djukic said !
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    Milos Djukic
    17/07/2017 #36 Anonymous
    Congrats @Javier 🐝 beBee and beBee :)
    Jorge 🐝 Díaz García
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  10. David B. Grinberg
    Looks like LinkedIn finally discovered the importance of video for users. And, just think, it only took them 15 years!

    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    LinkedIn adds a native auto-playing video solution to its mobile apps


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/07/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Ha, sure took them long enough. I wonder how many will use it?
  11. Jan 🐝 Barbosa
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    07/07/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
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    David B. Grinberg
    28/06/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
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  13. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

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    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/06/2017 #15 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I have to agree with @Vincent Andrew on this one. Couldn't have said it better.
    Sue Bryan
    27/06/2017 #14 Sue Bryan
    Thank you so much for this @Sara Jacobovici. I will certainly do this drawing exercise. I have always dreamed of houses and buildings and have known that they represent my consciousness. I haven't thought of using that as a branding exercise though. I love it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 Thank you for contributing to this discussion @Vincent Andrew. Always good to hear from you.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/06/2017 #12 Vincent Andrew
    "More often than not, however, we are taught who to be, before we can articulate who we are." This is the quote that stands out for me in this post @Sara Jacobovici. I see this as humans whose identities are being formed by the pressures of family, society and environment and all the while the urge to be ourselves creates an opposite pressure. Which one prevails? Thanks for this Sara.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    In a hive that includes you @David B. Grinberg, it's easy to keep on buzzing. Thank you for your kind words and good wishes.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/06/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #8 It is my genuine pleasure @Sara Jacobovici. You are way above needing my support, but you are a very modest human.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #6 Thank you @Gert Scholtz. Your connection and engagement is much appreciated.
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/06/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 My sincerest appreciation @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Your response is very encouraging and supportive.
    David B. Grinberg
    27/06/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much, Sara, for the excellent advice on communication and branding surrounding one's identity. Your important insights and astute analysis are most appreciated. Also, good luck with your project and website. I'm looking forward to the online launch. Meanwhile, keep buzzing!
    Gert Scholtz
    26/06/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici There are so many nuggets to think about in your post, Sara. I like this phrase: "If we are not aware of how our internal identity is engaging in our external environment to come across as that successful brand, or as a successful leader, or as simply β€œa success”, our communication reflects that detachment." Thank you for a thought provoking post.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    26/06/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Yo have built "a house of ideas" @Sara Jacobovici. I look at it and I find the person who built it (that is you) is intelligent, human, process-oriented and is self-aware. If the house of ideas reflects upon us then I may safely say you constructed a beautiful one. The proof is in the quality of this house (buzz).
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Thank you @debasish majumder. I value your comments and appreciate you taking the time to read and respond. Thank you for the share and support.
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/06/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Always value your insight and experiences related to the discussion.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    26/06/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Very pertinent exercise, @Sara Jacobovici. This identity process is complex when we try to simplify in order to succinctly and consistently grab the attention of strangers.

    Going through it myself has created a great deal of wordy stuff. And it takes work to prune away so that the right structure is created before we start to decorate for visitors.
  14. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    beBee…Could It Be The Light At The End of The Digital Marketing Bullshit Tunnel?
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/06/2017 #5 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That was epic dear Jim!

    Certain kinds of businesses / individuals do stand to gain a lot from the local/global reach SM provides but otherwise (mostly so) it indeed is so much of a time-energy-money sucking vortex!

    But yes, this is one place where I would want all the 'grown-ups' I admire and have befriended over the years, to be.

    beBee is so much more about meaningful interactions that pave the way to better professional and personal relationships! It is the most delightful two-way street on the infobahn ;)

    Time spent here gives the best ROI by any measure. (Am placing engagement above all else).
    Brian McKenzie
    15/06/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    The last 10 years has been slathered in shit sauce after a long soak in a crap marinade. It would be great to forget it - it would have been better to have never lived through it to begin with.
    Martin Wright
    14/06/2017 #1 Martin Wright
    an interesting exploration of how social media tried to take ovwr our lives by crwTing a depende ce but in tghe have left themselves dependent on metrics they have no real control over
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    09/05/2017 #10 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Good post !!! sharing it to my other networks :)
    Kimberly Lewis
    09/05/2017 #9 Kimberly Lewis
    Very good post Alban. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and expertise with all the bees!
    Lisa Lee
    09/05/2017 #7 Lisa Lee
    Thank you for sharing this remarkably thorough post @Alban JARRY. It's very useful to know how to identify our influencers
    David Brown
    09/05/2017 #5 David Brown
    You're completely right @Alban JARRY, the notoriety is closely related to the expert knowledge
    James Smith
    09/05/2017 #4 James Smith
    Really interesing ! Thank you @Alban JARRY
    Paul Walters
    09/05/2017 #3 Paul Walters
    @Alban JARRY Thank you
    Milos Djukic
    09/05/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Great article @Alban JARRY A must read. Thank you.
  17. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Confessions Of An Internet Junkie Trying To Kick The Habit
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    Jerry Fletcher
    01/05/2017 #20 Jerry Fletcher
    Cogent as usual. I would like to prattle on about your observations but I'm about to head out for a whiff of the real world at a signing at Powell's here in Portland the largest single location bookstore in the world. Keep whiffing and huffing my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    01/05/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #17 Of course, internet is a scam that is mainly used for dumbing down of people. Thanks for this article!
    Milos Djukic
    01/05/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #17 I entirely agree with you @Jim Murray.
    Jim Murray
    01/05/2017 #17 Jim Murray
    #16 With all due respect, @Milos Djukic. I am not advocating complete abandonment of social media or any other online activity. Just suggesting that people stick their head out the door every now and then and take a whiff of the 3-D world.
    Milos Djukic
    01/05/2017 #16 Anonymous
    @Jim Murray, With all due respect, I agree with you only partially. I find that the only way to find a balance is to achieve first "balance" between results in the real life (business and our profession) and business - professional - engagement results in social media and networks that are the combined result of two input variables: a) time spent and activities in social networks (multiple social media profiles) with the target entities and b) activities and results in the real life. Social media is not a source of profit they are only supplements for the hack of our growth that is initiated outside of social media, i.e. in the real life. This does not apply to professions which are directly related to social media.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #15 Jim Murray
    #13 That's cool.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    30/04/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Yep, @Jim Murray, you speak loud and clear. There's more to life than being an internet groupie.
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    30/04/2017 #12 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Jim, the things you wrote about in your little essay, I've told myself many times. Although being an introvert, I've never purchased anything online, and always prefer real life over virtual. Perhaps I'm just the exception that proves the rule.
    I agree with almost everything you said.
    Yes, it seems that we are giving more than we are getting out of Internet. I would say that four years of social networking gave me a lot of good things, partly justifying the time spent on social media.
    Yes, it seems that a lot of people try to become writers. I've also tried, but lately my muse has taken a long vacation. :-)
    Yes, there are many not so good contents, but it doesn't frustrate me because there are many contents of high quality, as well.
    In the end, we are both still here, in the virtual world. This proves that there's still something good about using social media (or we may already have become addicts). :-)
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #3 Yeah, it's pretty fucking sad that the sheeple population is increasing at an alarming rate. @Phil Friedman. But, hey man, let's just keep kicking ass until they assassinate us.
    Neil Smith
    30/04/2017 #10 Neil Smith
    I'd say you're wrong when you write"I'm probably not very popular today". Even here on a social media site,on the internet my guess is that quite a lot of your readers would agree with the sentiment expressed. The world is a pretty interesting place and better experienced without a screen in the way.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #4 Thanks Donna Wood. @Phil Friedman and I are both on a bit of a crusade to keep a balance here and help make beBee as well knows for critical thought as it is for peace, love and groovy stuff.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #6 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. You make some very good points of your own.
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #7 Jim Murray
    #5 @Don 🐝 Kerr. Thanks for the share
    David B. Grinberg
    30/04/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos Jim, on another brilliant buzz. You make many excellent points with which I agree. The Internet in general, and social media in particular, is a double edged sword. I think more young people born into the Digital Age need to be educated about the downsides of failing to strike a mentally and physically health balance between being online and off. These new generations need to be reminded that, yes by golly, there was life before the Internet and social media. In fact, more young people back then spent more time outdoors enjoying the wonders of nature and getting more physical activity.
    On the flipside, today we live in a zombie-like society where people of all ages are addicted to too much screen time. This online obsession has resulted in many troubling truths, from the rise of childhood obesity to real time murder and abuse of innocent people via social media live streaming video (like Facebook Live).
    Of course, there are also many upsides to having a wealth of information, knowledge and online commerce at our fingertips. But sleeping with smartphones, for instance, is taking it one step too far IMHO. Thanks again for sharing your important insights on this timely and troubling topic.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    30/04/2017 #5 Don 🐝 Kerr
    "It’s colourful. The sun shines most of the time. Things grow. People move around. There are all kinds of pleasant noises. And the view is different every time you turn your head." @Jim Murray All I can write is - yup!
    Donna Wood
    30/04/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    Jim, you are absolutely right, the internet is a gimmick to get people to join the lemming line. I post every day, because it is a challenge I presented to myself. Over the last two years, I've been lazy about writing in general. I'm almost done with the challenge. Also, since I stopped being a dick in the real world, I don't have a lot of friends left. Perhaps your epiphany has stated that I need to find new friends, but I don't care for dicks, and finding people who aren't dicks in the real world is getting harder and harder to do. I think it's an extension of the internet. I prefer to read dragon fire breath most days than not. I like truth. Have a great day!
    Phil Friedman
    30/04/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Jim, perhaps the most troubling aspect is the use of Gamification techniques which award tokens of no intrinsic value as rewards for constantly posting not only articles, but comments, shares, and likes. Like the new "Queen Bee" label on beBee that will be awarded for "... beeing an extra busy buzzing bee" the idea behind Gamification is to produce a Dpamine dependence that drives a user to obsessive activity. What is even more chilling is that the technique is spoken of in social media management circles with unremorseful glee as a growth hack. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    30/04/2017 #2 Jim Murray
    #1 To tell you the truth, this has been building for a quite a while, influenced by other sources. You're smart enough that it really won't affect you and so are a lot of people I know. But the rest...well they need a little boot in the butt. @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
  18. ProducerRenée  🐝 Cormier
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    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    21/04/2017 #41 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    @Milos Djukic, thank you for sharing!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    21/04/2017 #40 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #39 For sure, Sue!
    Sue Bryan
    20/04/2017 #39 Sue Bryan
    Well said Renee! The best lesson I ever learned and the best one I ever taught was: Question Assumptions...
    Judy Mackenzie
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    Bad luck comes from making poor decisions and not taking accountability for them. I also find that those with a victim attitude choose a less energetic path to thinking.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #37 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #36 Absolutely, Donna! I have often said, your education will set you free. If you want to take control of your life or at least change the direction, then you need to learn something new and do something different!
    Donna Wood
    20/04/2017 #36 Donna Wood
    "The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them." ~ Mark Twain. In the dark ages, peasants were not allowed the privilege of learning to read. In early America, it was a crime to teach a slave to read, and a crime for a slave to have the ability to read. In religious history, the followers were made dependent on the priests, pharisees and sadducees to know what the scrolls said, because they could not read. Ignorance has historically been the 'go-to' method of controlling the masses. Today we are graduating the functionally illiterate from high school. Cursive writing is on its way out of elementary education. Videos are taking the place of books. It is a dangerous thing to be unable to read. Reading is the foundation of critical thinking. If you cannot read, you cannot solve the story problem or equation in mathematics, you don't understand the fundamentals of science. You only know the handle of a broom or shovel.
    Phil Friedman
    20/04/2017 #35 Phil Friedman
    #33 Yes, Kevin, that is the point. I've only known one self-ascribed "guru" who I felt used the title with some measure of legitimacy. Some years ago, a very experienced fiberglass production guy dubbed himself "The Fiberglass Guru" and launched a website on which he not only promoted himself and the industrial services he provided, but also -- and this is most important -- answered all manner of questions from readers concerning reinforced plastic laminates. The self-ascribed title was not as presumptuous as such often are because he stood ready to offer a pile of free advice and to back his opinions up with detailed explanations and instructions, also for free. It was also at a time when the use of the title could be seen as a tongue-in-cheek marketing affectation. Cheers!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #34 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #31 Thanks for sharing, Phil. Much appreciated.
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #33 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 I agree Phil. There's a world of difference when the words 'self-proclaimed' is put in front of 'expert' or 'guru'.

    I'm more than a little suspect when someone claims to be an expert in anything. Those who have achieved mastery of a skill, or knowledge don't need to brag... it is evident just by watching their actions, or listening to them speak.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #32 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #31 Yes. That is just one more reason why knowledge is power. It really does make me sad to see people put so much faith in the expertise of others. Even well educated and knowledgeable people with good intentions are fallible. It is up to us to not be sheep and figure out the difference between the wolves and the dogs.
    Phil Friedman
    20/04/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier, this is a great piece, chock full of street smarts. I'd like to add one example to your list of tools for communications manipulators: self-ascribed "expert" or "guru" status. In the hands of such manipulators, these labels are intended to signal to the intellectually lazy that the manipulator's message should be accepted at face value, without question because the expert or guru knows so much more than the reader. The most common warning flag is that, when you question one of these people, the response is never a reasoned or detailed explanation, but always an admonishment simply to trust him or her, for he or she knows the truth. Cheers!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #30 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #25 Why, thank you for the fine compliment, Don. Thank you also for sharing this and @Kevin Pashuk, your share and input is also much appreciated.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #29 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #27 Will check it out. :)
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #28 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #24 Ah, you mean being too lazy to look for answers is not a choice? Hmmm. LOL
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/04/2017 #27 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #18 food for thought. My most recent post Dents explores it some.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/04/2017 #26 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Work your brain a bit and read this today.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/04/2017 #25 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Renée 🐝 Cormier IMHO this is your best piece yet on beBee. You capture many salient points and I would only add that given our natural attention span is now less than that of a goldfish the climate is ripe for the exploitation of the intellectually lazy. In my book I harp on to people about the need too self advocate. This requires active exercise of the brain and maintaining a profoundly curious nature. Very well done my friend. Will share.
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #24 Kevin Pashuk
    #23 I think the two are similar, but willful ignorance CHOOSES to not believe the evidence vs someone who is just too lazy to find out what the facts are.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    20/04/2017 #23 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #22 I feel like those are pretty much the same thing. Egad! Could I be wrong?
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/04/2017 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    This would be a great coffee shop conversation RenΓ©e.

    I would add one more category thanks to an article about Hans Rosling (http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/hans-rosling-death-of-a-giant-and-a-damn-fine-man/ View more
    This would be a great coffee shop conversation RenΓ©e.

    I would add one more category thanks to an article about Hans Rosling (http://blogs.canoe.com/parker/news/hans-rosling-death-of-a-giant-and-a-damn-fine-man/)

    Beyond intellectual laziness, there is a more insidious and destructive symptom defined as 'willful ignorance', as in 'Don't confuse me with the facts.'

    Thanks for tagging me in the comments. Close
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    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/05/2017 #15 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #10 ABM - Account based marketing standalone server, is a virtual machine with server capacity on which you can perform what we call one to one automated workflows for your online activities, blogging, newsletters, campaigns etc...including data analysis and predictive behavioral management, on all individuals as they are considered by account/personae. If you would like to budget 150$ CAD/Mo i can arrange a 12 months subscription with my company and show you how to perform and use it. It is way beyond powerful as any software handleing 60 000 users interactions per second, after that capacity you will need a 9 000 $ swictch called Load balencer..but if you need that LOl you just became a Google's competitor.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    08/05/2017 #14 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #7 This is very true. I did it and got ratios of adoption by thousands instead of dozens. Per week...
    Rafael GarcΓ­a Romano
    08/05/2017 #13 Rafael GarcΓ­a Romano
    #12 😳
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    08/05/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Rafael GarcΓ­a Romano have a look at this

    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    14/04/2017 #11 Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Cartoonize is good but there's something greater becoming a toy figure ... here is me as Samurai : ) https://twitter.com/_FS_Tweets/status/852760407630532609
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/03/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #8 Hi @Sandra 🐝 Smith sure you may, which do you want to test cartoonize app or ABM server for multiplatform campaigns? second one requires cloud resources.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    29/03/2017 #6 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    It gives a funny touch.
    Although the photo where you see the sea better the original. Beautiful color of water.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    29/03/2017 #5 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Ha ha @Javier 🐝 beBee You look awesomely cartoony ! buzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    Luizia🐝 Patrício
    28/03/2017 #4 Luizia🐝 Patrício
    Genial @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador, obrigada por reproduzir em portuguΓͺs.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #3 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Now regarding the use of cartoonize.net. do you remember fotonovelas in periodicos ? haha, why don't the communication team use it to make some little stories regarding beBees facts and use it for promotion purpose on social media with the recently adopted mytweetpack from Paul aka Pablo.... use it to sent tweets to journalists, they love good stories and cartoon illustrations. A trick :use hashtag #PRrequest ( it will automatically retweeted to Press releases subscribed by journalists on twitter...the odds that it would be amplified are x 300 (the rate/usual performance , not the tweet PRrquest subscribers are around 17K+/-...not bad huh ?)@Javier 🐝 beBee + who is in charge of marketing globally ?
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Don't buy marketo or hubspot, i have the opensource alternative, iam currently implementing to conduct multi-platforms, One to one, personae, account(s) based marketing campaign...limitations of targets or users.....lol: NONE! You will need more server RAM and a load balancer to manage simultaneous triggers if you are over 60 000 requests per seconds. (Yes, i am very technical..i know).
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    28/03/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    @Javier 🐝 beBee you know what ? 2 important things in life: Honey & Roooooock'n'Roll !
    Promise, next post of TRY it ! BeBee Fun Tricks will be about animating easily (with a tool) your cartoonized picture ! Raaaaaahhhhhh.....if we don't make it fun for users and effective for professionals, what is the point to be MAU 45% way over LinkedIn. Come on, we can do MAU 65%. I was thinking about an article on Postcasts server and...next level mybeBeeTV webserver" Paul aka Pablo gave Mytweetpack to the team...can i make 2 suggestions that teams can work with ? (BTW, thank from banning illegal exe streaming video spammers..dangerous they kill beez...yes they do !).
    The more tools free oriented (fremium) the more users enjoying experience on beBee.
  21. Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Tips for LinkedIn Group Managers: 8 Keys to Getting Group Engagement Going https://www.bebee.com/@anne-thornley-brownAnne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
  22. ProducerAleta Curry

    Aleta Curry

    Thanks for the share, Javier!
    Thanks for the share, Javier!Thanks for the share, Javier 🐝 beBee, you're the best. It’s Saturday, and instead of playing with the kids, taking his wife out, putting his feet up or going out with friends, Javier is being a very busy little bee, typing away. Not just...


    Juan Imaz
    20/02/2017 #12 Juan Imaz
    Much appreciated @Aleta Curry!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    19/02/2017 #11 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Aleta Curry great words. You took the words right out of my mouth. Fabulous Buzz. I have never had any social site where the creators not only promoted their site yet their users. This is why beBee will grow so fast.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    19/02/2017 #10 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Is the man behind us all. He is a motivator, an excellent CEO and most importantly he is an amazing human being with a big heart.
    His passion for beBee is making beBee what it is Today The best affinity network ever πŸ€—πŸπŸ€—
    David B. Grinberg
    19/02/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    You hit the proverbial nail on the head, Aleta. @Javier 🐝 beBee sets a very high bar for social engagement from a CEO of any type. He is indeed a role model for the rest of us and for all social media CEOs, most of whom never directly engage on a personal level with users of their own platforms. So thank you JAVIER for your leadership and all around exemplary efforts. We are trying to follow in your footsteps, however, they are very big shoes to fill. Thus, thanks for all you do! πŸ‘πŸ‘βœŒοΈοΈπŸ˜‡πŸ™
    Gert Scholtz
    19/02/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @Aleta Curry Well said Aleta. Javier is a super entrepreneur, someone with boundless energy and enthusiasm, and altogether a totally authentic person.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/02/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    If we thank @Javier 🐝 beBee for every considerate sharing he makes we then shall end up with a heap of acknowledgements. I say this from my own experience. To have Javier engaged in so many sharing activities and commenting as well is a genuine indicator of his engagement on beBee.
    John White, MBA
    19/02/2017 #5 John White, MBA
    Spot on, @Aleta Curry. I've said it before and I'll say it again, @Javier 🐝 beBee is the first CEO of a social media platform to actually bee social.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/02/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Yes, I agree, @Aleta Curry, @Javier 🐝 beBee is a very hard working and busy bee. His passion for beBee shows and that's why I'm here.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    19/02/2017 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Aleta Curry - I completely concur. A huge amount of thanks to @Javier 🐝 beBee for the way he wears his heart on his typing fingers everyday. He is a consummate role model for how hard work appears easy when it comes naturally.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee and our bees are my passion. beBee is an enggagement based community. This will be our flag !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜ŽπŸ˜Ž thanks @Aleta Curry
  23. ProducerPhil Friedman

    Phil Friedman

    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the Question
    Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface:Β  This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...


    Phil Friedman
    04/04/2017 #118 Phil Friedman
    #117 Already done, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    04/04/2017 #115 Phil Friedman
    #114 Thank you ever so much, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, for the very kind words. They are especially welcome in view of the fact that I've been just recently criticized by a couple of Honey Bees who finally came out from behind their veil of phony sweetness and love for all. My best to you.
    Phil Friedman
    03/04/2017 #113 Phil Friedman
    #108 Neil, thanks for reading and commenting. You say that well-meaning people can, "somehow end up supporting people who want to publish the plans for a bomb or the recipe for nerve gas on Facebook." No, they can't if they have any brains. Speech which ends in or encourages actions that harm others is not protected under the concept of free expression. Not to my mind, nor to that of any thinking person. Just a racial, ethnic, and religious based hate is not. The line is hard to draw, I admit. But the extreme cases are easy enough to spot. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    03/04/2017 #112 Phil Friedman
    #111 @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I never use the term "Dear" in addressing people on social media, for I have always felt it to be somewhat affected. But I am moved here to say, "Dearest D-L" for your comments here are of such value and exhibit such a degree of insight. Summed up by, "I also can appreciate more the people I thought were very negative and unkind in a different light, as the glare from the positive rays can mask reality. We must seek to live in truth."

    I believe that we've grown together over the past year on beBee. Me toward more tolerance of those who don't understand me or my writing, and you toward more understanding of those who do. And I am touched by your loyalty and courage in speaking your mind these days. Your thoughts are both welcome and intellectually gratifying. Cheers!
    Neil Smith
    03/04/2017 #108 Neil Smith
    Thanks for the interesting and topical chat guys. It is certainly a hard balancing act for a lot of people. These days there seem to be a lot of calls for things and people to be banned by those who believe that their own desire not to be personally offended trumps the right to free expression. This is hard to agree with but the problem is that someone can start out in favour of non-censorship and the right to espouse unpopular views and somehow end up supporting people who want to publish the plans for a bomb or the recipe for nerve gas on Facebook. When there is a conversation going on this can be resolved in a messily human way by consensus and compromise. In the current climate however lots of factions are setting out intractable positions from the get go and refusing to budge an inch. So does the decision go to whoever shouts the loudest?
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    20/02/2017 #107 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #78 Thanks for the feedback. To promote the personal brand will show articles written by the author. We understand that is the most important. Although it would be interesting to offer other points of view, we want to bet on the personal brand.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #106 Phil Friedman
    #105 Good to hear from you, Larry. You ask, I think, a couple of excellent questions. So let me answer: 1) Where the explicit mission of a social network is to create a "community" of users, I'd agree that, within the boundaries of the community standards for acceptable forms of expression, every community member's comments should be protected against removal. 2) Censorship is, in the strict sense of the word, prior restraint, either by active prohibition or by threat of sanction in the event of publication. Under which strict definition, removal or comments or posts by community officials would not, I think, be censorship, but as you say enforcement of community rules. Which is why I've repeated referred to an explicit statement of guidelines for removal or deletion. (The guidelines should be for the sanction because it is easier to define what is not acceptable than what is.)

    Notwithstanding that, however, I think we have to admit that the stated missions of most social media are not to create a "community", but something else, often a "platform" for self-publishing, personal-brand building, business and professional networking, job hunting, recruiting, and so on. So any inferences about what should be, cannot be drawn from accepted premises about a social community. IMO. Thank you for reading and joining the conversation.
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #105 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Excellent point @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray and I agree on the points of censorship. However let me throw out another view where a social network is about creating a community of users. From a perspective of a community, as opposed to publishing platform, does user behavior and the removal of a user or their comment take different perspective? Could a user have every right to make a statement welcome in the community? If you have a state community value of respect and a user is not respectful are you censoring or simply creating a community where respect is valued by all and if not they are simply not part of the community? The results may be similar but the reason is different.
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #104 Phil Friedman
    #103 His manifesto illustrates how in matters social media the line between reality and a created virtual image is often blurred... even for the master manipulators of the landscape. Thanks, Franci. Cheers!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #103 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #10 Zuckerman is a pretty smart cookie but IMO, he has visions of grandeur.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    20/02/2017 #102 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Since you asked: You lead the conversation to borders. "Speak when you are spoken to..." I didn't want to be rude. [please do not respond to me, I'm going away now]
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #101 Phil Friedman
    #100 thank you, Antoinette. I am sorry to be obtuse, but what does this have to do with censorship? This is a post about censorship, not a general chat room. Thanks and peace. ✌🏽✌🏼
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #100 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #97 At least you admit we have a border.

    I compare our laws with other countries and we are EXTREMELY flexible. So flexible everyone seems to pick and choose which ones to follow.

    I am not one that picks on people whose legal status fluctuates because I know the complexities of immigration. The wall wont stop people coming here either or those that get paid to bring them. People whose status is in question are exploited and targeted for crime by their own people. They often cannot get home because they don't have a home or their home is over seas, not across a border... etc...

    Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #99 Phil Friedman
    #96 In the absence of having anything good to say, say nothing. Even better, ignore that about which you have nothing good to say. It may be your right to speak, but it is also my right not to listen or read or pay attention. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #98 Phil Friedman
    #95 Yes, David, that is right β€” as far as it goes. The problem is with deciding what crosses the line to become, in your words, "... online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character..." The hard part is setting the standards. For example, I personally find a lot of the self-ascriptive BS that some people post about how they are pretty much the second coming of God really offensive. But in saying so, I am not in any way advocating censorship of such material. I am just exercising my right to recommend that my fellow bees ignore that material and not promote it without first reading and pondering what it means to the rest of us who are concerned with the reputation of the platform.

    For me, freedom of expression is a fundamental right for all, including those with whom I disagree and who spout malevolent bilge. However, guaranteeing freedom of expression does not obligate anyone to listen or otherwise pay attention. Thanks for joining the conversation. And cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    19/02/2017 #97 Phil Friedman
    #93 Because, Antionette, the ends of the world do not stop at the US border. And hope springs eternal. Not to mention that a stitch in time saves nine. The bright spot on the horizon is, however, that the way things are going, nobody will want to emigrate to the U.S. (which will eliminate the need for a Wall at taxpayer expense).
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    19/02/2017 #96 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #95 @David B. Grinberg I agree. It is common sense. My parents taught me to be polite despite of disagreeing. It is smarter. But common sense is not so usual as it should ;).
    David B. Grinberg
    19/02/2017 #95 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for another exemplary exchange as usual, Phil and Jim. I agree with Phil that there is nothing wrong with constructive criticism expressed in a cordial/polite manner on social media. There should not be unwarranted restrictions against an open online dialogue even on contentious and controversial all issues. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion and disagree with the majority. But once language changes from constructive to destructive then problems arise. There's never a justification for online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character, etc.
    Just keep online speech polite and cordial even if you disagree, and there shouldn't be any problems. this is not rocket science but basic common courtesy, respect and good manners. Is that about right, Phil and Jim?
    Gerald Hecht
    19/02/2017 #94 Gerald Hecht
    #91 @Phil Friedman me neither--I assumed that since it said they were found "on beBee" ...that referred to the "configuration/positioning thingie"
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    19/02/2017 #93 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #92 If that were true, then why is anyone trying to create a personal Brand? The "sky is falling!" is an isolated market.
  24. ProducerScott Engler

    Scott Engler

    HOW YOUR METHODS OF NETWORKING ON LINKEDIN ARE PUSHING YOUR CONNECTIONS FURTHER AWAY FROM YOU (AND HOW TO TURN THIS AROUND)More specifically in the last year and a half, I have noticed some shifts, or perhaps more appropriately, some β€œmajor imbalances” occurring on LinkedIn, and I feel that many people are still using some networking strategies that are not only no...


    Jerry Fletcher
    19/02/2017 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    My clients echo your comments regularly. It all comes down to how people think about networking. Those that approach it from a relational perspective react with horror at the spamming that goes on, which (in my opinion) comes from people that think networking is transactional and can't understand why you object to their approach. Those who really want to connect pay it forward with no expectations of tit for tat rewards.
  25. ProducerMilos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Why Censorship and Content Moderation Are Essential For Effective Social Media
    Why Censorship and Content Moderation Are Essential For Effective Social Media(Note: Since this is a controversial topic, I'd appreciate it, if you want to comment, that you read the entire article before you put in your 2 cents.This appeared originally on my website for small business and stresses the importance of staying...


    Nicole Chardenet
    21/02/2017 #25 Nicole Chardenet
    The trolls and abusers have been asking for censorship for years now. While I support extremely unpopular views (mine or others'), I don't support out-and-out abuse like what we've seen on Twitter (I haven't seen it on beBee so far but I don't monitor all ten million+ users). Many mass media comment sections have been eliminated just because it's impossible to keep up with all the abusive and violation of the rules posts.

    The ones screaming about it the most are the ones generally most in violation of the rules.

    I for one am not losing sleep over Milos Y's lifelong ban from Twitter. He wasn't a thoughtful commentator, he is a bile-filled ragebaby whose only purpose is to make other peoples' lives miserable for no good reason. Fortunately, he seems to have jumped the shark this week with his comments appearing to support pedo- and paraphilia. Lost his book deal and several engagements and the good news for him is that he has something new to tantrum about.

    In this day of fake news and idiots easily led by ridiculous stories about Hillary Clinton promoting pedophile pizza rings, it's time to have a new debate on censorship. When some moron walks into a pizza shop with a gun looking for perverts, it's time for censorship.
    Kevin Baker
    19/02/2017 #18 Kevin Baker
    Our intentions create our futures. This energy comes with what you say knowingly or not and there is no fooling instinct. What you publish is forever.
    Martina Baxter
    19/02/2017 #17 Martina Baxter
    Seems like this topic pops up a lot....tons of stuff via google search
    Rob McNaughton
    18/02/2017 #16 Rob McNaughton
    @ Aleta Curry - no, perhaps not more generous. 'Out' means out of the platform and barred permanently - brooking no argument. I perhaps would put one error down to linguistic differences and colloquialisms (yes, I have been caught that way myself) especially between English speakers as a native language and those who have English as a second language. (So through the use of a common and harmless local colloquialism I lost a very good contact/colleague). After the first well ....
    Brian McKenzie
    18/02/2017 #14 Brian McKenzie
    #12 and the cowardly passive aggressive #%*& with their finger on the REPORT button that finds my decorating offensive in my rented unit that I created? I like loud oranges, brash patterns, and will often park the motorcycle in front of the couch
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #11 Aleta Curry
    #7 You're more generous than I am in this regard, @Rob McNaughton!
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #10 Aleta Curry
    #6 That, and whether or not you want the project to succeed, @Dean Owen. I've seen two great projects ruined by bad moderation. All that effort gone to waste!
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #9 Aleta Curry
    #7 Not from me. I don't even allow it on my social media threads. You abuse or swear at people, the post is removed. A couple of times I've been accused of simply not liking what the person had to say, but I trust that anyone who knows me knows that that's nonsense.

    I'm not even averse to the milder swear words. You write 'life's a bitch', I don't care. You write 'you're a bitch', post is summarily deleted.

    If people use really bad words (but not directly at any of the other kidlets) I'll privately ask them to rephrase.
    Brian McKenzie
    18/02/2017 #8 Brian McKenzie
    And if you Created, OWN, Maintain and are often the majority contributor to the Hive? (Or SOLE Contibutor) Whose house is it?
    Rob McNaughton
    18/02/2017 #7 Rob McNaughton
    Two free strikes and out?
    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    "It is NOT an issue of free speech or constitutional protection." - I agree. It is about good manners.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    17/02/2017 #3 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Thanks. @Robert Bacal
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/02/2017 #2 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I agree. People should not go off on rants or attacks.
    Robin Barton
    17/02/2017 #1 Robin Barton
    Robert, very good advice! A great reminder too that free speech doesn't necessarily mean abusive speech or name calling.
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