- Producer24/11/2017Face-to-Face Communication for the Conflict AverseThis post is part of a messaging and communication series by Renée 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...
Comments25/11/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat 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.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.24/11/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergGreat 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!
- Producer25/10/2017How 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. The experience made me want to up my email game. Using the client's system was out of the...
Comments27/10/2017 #16 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianA 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, Wayne27/10/2017 #15 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianAhhh, 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.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? ;-)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.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.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.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.
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.25/10/2017 #1 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsOMG 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?
- Producer23/09/2017Did 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? Raise your hand if you dont, let's chat!) you know that each platform gives you some extra toys to play with. In this post, Im talking about the option that Facebook has...
- 05/09/2017Sara 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.
Three branches of our being:
1) We are SENSORY BEINGS
2) We are CONSCIOUS 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.
"METAPHOR our LANGUAGE of CREATIVE THINKING." @Sara Jacobovici
Take a 13 minute break with Sara, with a ☕ and watch this fascinating video...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...
Comments09/09/2017 #44 Sara Jacobovici#40 #41 You're tremendous support is amazing @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Can't thank you enough!07/09/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a wow bee @Sara Jacobovici07/09/2017 #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 Jacobovici07/09/2017 #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.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.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. :)06/09/2017 #31 Harvey LloydWhat 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.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.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.06/09/2017 #26 Devesh 🐝 BhattI 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 moreI 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
- Producer03/09/2017Tomorrow'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,...
Comments03/09/2017 #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.
- Producer24/08/2017Be 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...
Comments24/08/2017 #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)24/08/2017 #6 Tausif MundrawalaI 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 Quest24/08/2017 #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)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)24/08/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis 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.'
- Producer02/08/2017Hiring writers for $15/hour. Really?There's a serious problem of underpaying writers and content creators out there, and it's starting to get under my skin.I make a living as a freelance writer, editor, and PR professional. I'm fortunate to have a stable of solid positions that...
- Producer19/07/2017The risks of connecting to any public Wi-Fi networkThe advantage of connecting to a public Wi-Fi network is that we don’t have to use our mobile data. But we have to be careful with the networks we connect to, especially with those, that don´t ask for an access password.Often, when we go to cafes or...
- 14/07/2017Looks 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 AmbassadorLinkedIn adds a native auto-playing video solution to its mobile appsthenextweb-com.cdn.ampproject.org
- 07/07/2017'What's in it for me?': 75% of UK shoppers say get nothing in return for shar...plus.google.com 'What's in it for me?': 75% of UK shoppers say get nothing in return for sharing their personal data with brands http://buff.ly/2tL5FRg - Timothy Hughes -...
- Producer28/06/2017How to make Email Marketing EasierSo many people get frustrated when it comes to E-mail campaigns. The main reason is they think that just because someone “opt-in” to their capture page, this means that they now have a paying customers. Take a moment, how many people browsed over...
- Producer26/06/2017Communicating the "I" in Identity.ONE HUNDRED DAY COUNTDOWNNew beginnings take place constantly. When you thread them together, you get a lasting experience.I started my 100-day countdown on Sunday, May 28, 2017, a new beginning, to a new beginning, that will culminate on Monday,...
Comments27/06/2017 #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.27/06/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergThanks 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!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 “a success”, our communication reflects that detachment." Thank you for a thought provoking post.26/06/2017 #5 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYo 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).26/06/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery 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.
- Producer14/06/2017beBee…Could It Be The Light At The End of The Digital Marketing Bullshit Tunnel?I’m declaring a 10 year anniversary. It’s not exactly a celebration. More like a lamentation. It was pretty much 10 years ago this year that the Era of Digital Bullshit started. In my life at least. And I have been following it ever since.It’s kind...
Comments15/06/2017 #5 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat 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).
- Producer02/06/2017One Love Sells Out in 6 Minutes - How I'd Fix The Online Ticketing SystemWe've all been there. A singer or band we're desperate to see live is having a concert in our city. It could be the only opportunity we'll ever get to see them, as they don't tour very often. We sign up for all the presale info, mark the dates of...
- Producer08/05/2017Influence: why do some people have it and others don’t?How can we identify those that really have influence in an industry? With social networks and their increasing presence, including in the professional area, it becomes more and more complex. A few years ago, talking about influence in the...
- Producer30/04/2017Confessions Of An Internet Junkie Trying To Kick The HabitEvery so often I have an epiphany. Each epiphany is brought on by a confluence of events in my life that impact on me in such a way as to cause a certain type turmoil in my brain.I used to fear this turmoil because when it first started happening I...
Comments01/05/2017 #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.30/04/2017 #12 Lada 🏡 PrkicJim, 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). :-)30/04/2017 #10 Neil SmithI'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.30/04/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergKudos 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.30/04/2017 #4 Donna WoodJim, 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!30/04/2017 #3 Phil FriedmanJim, 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!
- Producer20/04/2017Exploring the Tragedy of Intellectual LazinessHave you ever wondered what really causes war, economic crises and other ills that cause societies to collapse? While there may be many triggers to such disastrous circumstances, if you dig deeply enough, you will find that widespread...
Comments20/04/2017 #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.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!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.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.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!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.20/04/2017 #22 Kevin PashukThis would be a great coffee shop conversation Renée.
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 moreThis would be a great coffee shop conversation Renée.
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.'
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- Producer28/03/2017Cartoonize yourselfI agree with stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador. Using a cartoonized picture on your resume, is strongly, NOT RECOMMENDED ! or at your own risks! This is dedicated to stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador, you are a breath of...
Comments08/05/2017 #17 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Sandra 🐝 Smith a dedicated server means you do not share resources with thousands of users like you...it is a private server, not a public shared resource. The server performs your tasks and your ads, posts, newsletters, soicalmedia automated actions, data analysis, workflow management. and only yours.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.28/03/2017 #3 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorNow 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 ?28/03/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorDon'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).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.
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- Producer19/02/2017Thanks 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...
Comments19/02/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergYou 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! 👏👏✌️️😇🙏19/02/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeIf 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.19/02/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a man with a mission thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer19/02/2017Censorship: To Cut Or Not to Cut, That Is the QuestionWHEN THE LANGUAGE OR THE DISCUSSION GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH KEEP GOING ... OR DO THEY?Preface: This marks the 24th installment of the ongoing verbal contretemps between Jim Murray and me. Here we've tackled a serious and complicated topic that should...
Comments04/04/2017 #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.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!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!03/04/2017 #108 Neil SmithThanks 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?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.20/02/2017 #105 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorExcellent point @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray and I agree on the points of censorship. However let me throw out another view where a social network is about creating a community of users. From a perspective of a community, as opposed to publishing platform, does user behavior and the removal of a user or their comment take different perspective? Could a user have every right to make a statement welcome in the community? If you have a state community value of respect and a user is not respectful are you censoring or simply creating a community where respect is valued by all and if not they are simply not part of the community? The results may be similar but the reason is different.19/02/2017 #100 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl#97 At least you admit we have a border.
I compare our laws with other countries and we are EXTREMELY flexible. So flexible everyone seems to pick and choose which ones to follow.
I am not one that picks on people whose legal status fluctuates because I know the complexities of immigration. The wall wont stop people coming here either or those that get paid to bring them. People whose status is in question are exploited and targeted for crime by their own people. They often cannot get home because they don't have a home or their home is over seas, not across a border... etc...
Change is inevitable... hoping for the best possible outcome as always. Agitating people does not help and neither does masking reality.19/02/2017 #98 Phil Friedman#95 Yes, David, that is right — as far as it goes. The problem is with deciding what crosses the line to become, in your words, "... online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character..." The hard part is setting the standards. For example, I personally find a lot of the self-ascriptive BS that some people post about how they are pretty much the second coming of God really offensive. But in saying so, I am not in any way advocating censorship of such material. I am just exercising my right to recommend that my fellow bees ignore that material and not promote it without first reading and pondering what it means to the rest of us who are concerned with the reputation of the platform.
For me, freedom of expression is a fundamental right for all, including those with whom I disagree and who spout malevolent bilge. However, guaranteeing freedom of expression does not obligate anyone to listen or otherwise pay attention. Thanks for joining the conversation. And cheers!19/02/2017 #97 Phil Friedman#93 Because, Antionette, the ends of the world do not stop at the US border. And hope springs eternal. Not to mention that a stitch in time saves nine. The bright spot on the horizon is, however, that the way things are going, nobody will want to emigrate to the U.S. (which will eliminate the need for a Wall at taxpayer expense).19/02/2017 #95 David B. GrinbergThanks for another exemplary exchange as usual, Phil and Jim. I agree with Phil that there is nothing wrong with constructive criticism expressed in a cordial/polite manner on social media. There should not be unwarranted restrictions against an open online dialogue even on contentious and controversial all issues. Everyone has the right to express their own opinion and disagree with the majority. But once language changes from constructive to destructive then problems arise. There's never a justification for online bullying, harassment, needless name calling, personal attacks or demonization of one's character, etc.
Just keep online speech polite and cordial even if you disagree, and there shouldn't be any problems. this is not rocket science but basic common courtesy, respect and good manners. Is that about right, Phil and Jim?
- Producer19/02/2017HOW 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 “major imbalances” occurring on LinkedIn, and I feel that many people are still using some networking strategies that are not only no...
Comments19/02/2017 #1 Jerry FletcherScott,
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.
- Producer17/02/2017Why 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...
Comments21/02/2017 #25 Nicole ChardenetThe 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.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 ....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.
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