- Producer22/06/2017The ability to sell oneself is fundamental for any professionalThe ability to communicate effectively is essential for every professional. Translated by Judit Lerch https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/saber-venderse-es-importante-para-cualquier-profesionalOriginal Image...
Comments22/06/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorSo, i humbly request that this post would be translated in all available language and be the object of a tweet storm, i can after that put them in my ABM server or we can add it to a MyTweetPack campaign (twitter reach only). I volonteer for French if you wish, for France and the Northern American territory of Quebec, an 7 miliion community.22/06/2017 #7 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorActions, reactions and good consequences: @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood was talking about getting a dreamjob, well beeinga brand ambassador is quite very pleasant, lol, but i was surprise to witness a growth in interviews, like 4 per weeks, on a constant basis, plus opportunity rising from diverse horizons. There it was Global Personal Branding on a sustainable basis was happening, and now yiu cannot stop it.22/06/2017 #6 Jose Antonio Rueda CardenasContinuamente todos vendemos algo. Lo importante del acto de "vender", es el grado de consciencia de lo que vendemos y el análisis de la información de los estimulos que percibimos.
Si te acercas a la chica y su sonrisa se transforma en una mueca repulsiva, no sigas... seguramente no estés en disposición de venderte adecuadamente... :)22/06/2017 #5 Tricia MitchellLove this post @Javier 🐝 beBee sharing the logic behind the bB brand & loving the insights. The only thing that stopped the flow of agreement (for me) was that being a Spanish entrepreneur is 'quite a disadvantage' which you believe it is. It reads like a limiting belief to me (& our beliefs become our reality). As Henry Ford is quoted as saying, "Whether you think you can, or you think you can't--you're right." Let your future self be the model that knows the advantages of being a Spanish entrepreneur guide you! Other than that, I love where beBee is heading and it's a great engagement model built on a cool concept. Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of the hives/tribes.22/06/2017 #4 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorSince i started to read @Juan Imaz blog, and some great bees posts, i followed the instructions and applied them like a scolar (not a @Lance 🐝 Scoular - joke!!!) The payback was instant. 1st, the audience started to grow to match Linkedin's. Then after a few weeks...i stop writing on LI, it was worthless. Now post gets 2000 views in a day...and you see articles appear on google searches, even not with the exact titles but with the topics and so on. Ohhhh!22/06/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorCrystal clear explainations of the behind the scene of what we all witnessed here on our favorite social media platform. @Javier 🐝 beBee you gave us all the opportunity of the 3rd degree connection and run to every spheres (5) of influence. How come LinkedIn missed that? I had a personal brand prior to beBee related to my pro accomplishement, but the reach was specialized and local, my business partnerships stayed isolated, audiences, propsects saw me only in one scope and perspective.
- Producer21/06/2017Three African Bees MeetThree African Bees sat around a table talking today. One is a brain surgeon, one a novelist, and one a banker. Three diverse people yet there we were, having a great conversation thanks to one unifying interest: beBee. Some time ago Ian...
Comments22/06/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 Gert you are right to describe your meeting as fractal. I am a believer in the power of self-organization and emergence. Paul Walters happened to be in South Africa, and Ian and yourself are mighty bees and so a meeting emerged.
Today work is a silo of different professional associations - in a fractal view of work, there can be a networked experience called beBee and it can become the glue that is a connector (and maybe even a liberator) of a hive of professional networks. Not a silo of different professional associations but a dynamic hexagon for evolution of work.
That vision cannot be in my head, that kind of vision has to emerge in others like @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz because what is not fractal here will be fracture instead and professional silo IS THE DOMINANT FRACTURE in ALL organizations today. This vision also alludes to what I described to @Savvy Raj https://www.bebee.com/producer/@savvy-raj/simplicity-paradox about "Thinking is the gift - Things are merely gifts".
The alternative is TRANSACTIONAL POWER - such as "Personal Branding", which is a linear transactional network . This is a waggle dance difference between being beBee and being brand.22/06/2017 #18 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThis was exciting to read about! I'm glad the three of you met. I can't imagine your political stories ;-) Ok, now that I know for sure that @Paul Walters has a large home in Bali, he may be getting a few visitors in the next year! Paul, I was just telling my husband about you. We keep talking about moving away, far away. I really enjoy reading about Ian's work as well, a very talented neurosurgeon. I had no idea you were a banker @Gert Scholtz, at least you know I don't creep on profiles often LOL. Thanks for sharing this with us!22/06/2017 #16 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThe Three beBee Triad of Paul, Ian and Gert. This is a story to tell. The buzz surely reflects the value of different interests crossing path on a new landscape. One thing I wish- if I only present. Gert- you are a great writer because you shall the experience in a story-like manner and you know how to hook your bees.22/06/2017 #8 Deb 🐝 HelfrichSounds like a great get-together! Meeting a large handful of bees was certainly the highlight of my recent sabbatical.
I am ready to hang out with anyone visiting the Seattle environs.
beBee is definitely the social media leader for worldwide human-2- human, face-2-face meetings.
- Producer18/06/2017Gelukkige Verjaarsdag Gert !That happens in secret,Its halo of the unknown,Always unexpected, But deeply rooted,In its perfect time,Enlightened by its own,As a new step, Beyond your strenghts,To lead yourself. No direct music today, the upload doesn't work :( I really need...
Comments18/06/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitDear @Gert Scholtz this is more than a birthday greeting, you have been touched with a Boscherini. A Boscherini is a very unique kind of buzz that is delivered in a very particular style which is self-evident when we see it. So happy birthday but remember also that your life has been enshrined with a full Boscherini and you are now are witness to and subject of this creative force.18/06/2017 #11 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Laurent Boscherini for making it so easy for me to wish Gert a happy birthday. Dear @Gert Scholtz, with the beautiful message, music and images from Laurent, I wish you a very happy birthday! Many wishes of health, happiness and success! Make the celebration last!18/06/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.birthday beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees ;-)18/06/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.happiest birthday to you Gert!!!
John White is also celebrating his birthday, big party on beBee!!!!
- Producer25/05/2017People Do Business With People, People Hire People - not ResumesThis is a MUST READ if you want to be more successful , if you want to sell more, if you want to find a job, if you are an entrepreneur, ......... whatever ! I am working on it, we always need to improve.... and what about you ? Rafael Nadal has...
Comments26/05/2017 #49 Ian WeinbergThanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for this insightful reminder of what it takes to re-connect with our humanness and establish higher values of engagement. Since you have integrated these principles into the very fabric of beBee, beBee itself could serve as a means of elevating the values and behavior of its participants even beyond the SM dimension.26/05/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsFantastic buzz great points @Javier 🐝 beBee People should be connected to their passion and display a sound performance through actions or words to showcase their true capabilities. Opportunities will automatically come knocking the door.
You are much more than what's on your resume. You are unique and awesome 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🤗🤗🤗🤗25/05/2017 #42 Renée 🐝 CormierYou are absolutely right. Too many people miss the golden opportunity to position themselves as a brand in social media. Present yourself as a subject matter expert, be a good social media citizen and write regularly about your passions and interests. Practice makes perfect!25/05/2017 #41 Peter AltschulerFrom your lips to God's ears, @Javier. Perhaps it's my locations -- New York and LA -- but they're towns in which, as Leo Durocher observed, nice guys finish last.
In the Big Apple, people were unafraid to be blatantly unpleasant. In Los Angeles, they're more conscientious about appearances. Or, as a friend asked me when I first arrived, "Do you know how to say f**k you in Hollywood?"
"No," I said.
"It's 'Trust me.'"
Though those characteristics haven't hardened me, made me willfully unpleasant, inconsiderate, or rude, they're a palpable presence. Or, to steal a line from a movie, which seems appropriate in Tinsel Town, "This is reality, Greg."
So, while I embody your guidelines in my own interactions, it's rare to find reciprocating souls inside the city limits. Pity.
It might be time to move.
- Producer15/06/2017Gran Equipo de profesionales en "Tips para Emprender"Tips para EmprenderQuiero hablar del proyecto "Tips para Emprender". Hemos tenido la visita de Cristina Álvarez Pagán, CEO de "Tips para Emprender" en las oficinas de beBee. Me parece un proyecto muy completo que ha aunado a grandísimos...
Comments16/06/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI did not even have to translate this post, the pictures spoke a million words - all real people, no fakery, no agency scripting, but yet thoroughly professionally arranged. The only proviso is that the world we live in, the world people associate reality with comprises of people beyond the careers of communications, talent, marketing and broadcasting.
For sure those areas will produce brand presence but this presence represents a fraction of the whole. In order to be leaders of the whole we have to be the whole. It is OK to be a niche play, there are plenty of specialist shops, but to be a leader of the whole, one has to take an interest in emerging networks of diverse professions and personal practice.
The future is about opening the window into the kind of work we all do and then taking the conversation above all that and then transforming that into a new kind of thought leadership. I will trade marketing for meaning any day of the year.
There are some things that become bigger than us and at that point we must become humble to it, and then trust the invisible hand of the market to prove what Adam Smith said it does. Life is not about settling for happiness, happiness is creating life.15/06/2017 #4 Cristina Alvarez Pagán 🐝Gracias por el recibiendo @Javier 🐝 beBee @José 🐝 Jordán de Urríes y por las sinergias encontradas y todas las que vengas.
Porque da gusto tener cerca personas que cuenten contigo, te valoren y te agradezcan.
Porque colaborar con grandes profesionales y grandes personas es lo más.
Porque hacer cosas por los demás siempre es bueno y además te lo devuelven con creces.
Porque cuando hay grandes ideas y grandes personas no puede ir mal.
Porque cuándo se actúa desde el corazón todo es de verdad.
Y muchos más porques jajajajajajajaja
- Producer15/06/2017ALINEACIÓN BEBEE vs GOOGLE. Como Cohetes !!!!A raíz de un producer que publiqué antes de ayer, Fruta el mejor aliado para el Deportista con la colaboración profesional de Paz🐝 Hueso Luque. Javier 🐝 beBee me hizo un comentario al respecto de cómo se había posicionado en Google el...
Comments16/06/2017 #26 Vega 🐝 Gómez HernándezAporto mi granito de arena. Esta mañana con un grupo de alumnos nos estuvimos "googleando" y al poner mi nombre sale en quinto lugar mi perfil en beBee, sólo por debajo de mis perfiles en Pinterest, Facebook y Twitter y mis datos como abogada colegiada.
Pero es que en 6º lugar sale la entrevista que me hizo Cristina Ballester.
Como @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez, yo tampoco publico más que aquí y después, en todo caso, comparto o me compartís los demás.
Como profana y recién llegada, me parece increíble. :-)16/06/2017 #21 CityVP 🐝 ManjitSEO advantages is something that I have noticed but the highlight for me in this buzz was :
"En Segundo lugar beBee no es una red exclusivista"
Even the other day when I entered a discussion by Dr. Richard Claydon at LinkedIn that his connections were not being notified about his posts, I happen to say that LinkedIn is not the only game in town. That is fine but most people who do not know beBee do not care about that, but knowing things like SEO advantage and an open-minded attitude means that what is said about other platforms is no longer a judgement, but an appreciation, in which beBee has something tangible and good to offer.
It is much better that people who have not heard of beBee know that people have a passion for beBee in a well-reasoned way and have a philosophy that is not a one-trick pony. For sure I would love to see the emphasis on stock photo's disappear and the hokey slogans because making SEO talk real and expressing the philosophy of a global leader is the best way to go.
Life is about creating an intelligent space, for me that is space is about my own personal learning journey here but for beBee it should be one that attracts and flows - a space that takes on a life of its own shining like the sun and not one one that runs on branded batteries with the promise that there is an outlet for people who need a charge or worse who drain greater vision.
At the heart of this exists evidence based conversation and a practical passion and I find both of these things in this buzz, even if I really did not understand the bit about the "penguin" - I have to assume that this has something to do with Linux because you guys certainly don't have a huge focus on Ice Hockey in Spain. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nhl/columnist/allen/2017/06/12/penguins-stanley-cup-repeat-sidney-crosby-jim-rutherford-mike-sullivan/102769858/16/06/2017 #20 Juan Antonio PérezGracias @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez más que interesante. Llego aquí (gracias @Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis) después de leer el articulazo de @Javier 🐝 beBee y aunque estoy convencido de la "riqueza" y valor de beBee, con vuestro artículo me dais conocimientos y argumentos para contarlo. Impresionante @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez tu experiencia.15/06/2017 #18 Jose Antonio Rueda CardenasTienes razón @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez. El posicionamiento es una de las razones para estar presente en BeBee.
Una de las razones para que esto sea así es que los textos se exponen al 100% de tus seguidores sin filtros limitadores como ocurre en otras redes.
Un saludo15/06/2017 #15 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez@Javier 🐝 beBee @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez
Es de esas cosas que uno no busca, pero por curiosidad mira.
El mio "El día D" un titulo nada original, pero puesto a conciencia, estaba 4º con solo 600 visitas.
Al compartirlo en Google+ me ha tratado bien, la búsqueda 31.100.000 resultados y 4º
Yo solo publico en beBee y comparto en Google+ twiter y facebook
Flipante.15/06/2017 #13 AnonymousEl SEO es una tarea ardua y complicada pero es muy divertido ver como vas desarrollando tu trabajo. Mi blog worpress.com lo comencé en enero del 2016, durante ese año fui puliendo la manera de posicionar lo y al ser de artistas he conseguido salir en la primera página cada vez que alguien realiza una búsqueda por nombre.
El primer post que publique y compartí con vosotros se ha disparado en visitas por lo que puedo afirmar lo que dices.
Es un privilegio formar parte de Bebee.
Saludos.15/06/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee#11 @Patricia Castaño en beBee no hace falta saber de SEO, lo bueno que tiene justamente es que si escribes contenido de calidad y con una cierta longitud ( por ejemplo con más de 1000 palabras ) tienes todas las opciones del mundo de que tu artículo se posicione arriba del todo.
beBee te da máxima visibilidad en Google ( posicionamiento en las búsquedas)
beBee te proporciona un extraordinario posicionamiento en las búsquedas, de forma que tu blog en beBee y tus artículos aparezcan en primeras posiciones en Google.
"El hambre de Nadal" => https://www.google.es/search?q=el+hambre+de+nadal&oq=el+hambre+de+nadal&aqs=chrome.0.69i59l2j69i60l3.3184j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
"Tu currículum no sirve" => https://www.google.es/search?q=tu+curr%C3%ADculum+no+sirve&oq=tu+curr%C3%ADculum+no+sirve&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.462j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
"Gazpacho, an spanish potion" => https://www.google.es/search?q=gazpacho+an+spanish+potion&oq=gazpacho+an+spanish+potion&aqs=chrome..69i57.655j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
"5 Reasons Soy Milk is Healthy" => https://www.google.es/search?q=5+Reasons+Soy+Milk+is+Healthy&oq=5+Reasons+Soy+Milk+is+Healthy&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60.189j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8
"Fruta la Mejor Aliada para el Deportista"
https://www.google.es/search?q=Fruta+la+Mejor+Aliada+para+el+Deportista&oq=Fruta+la+Mejor+Aliada+para+el+Deportista&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i60l2.551j0j1&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-815/06/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBeegracias @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez por compartir tu experencia.
¿ En qué se diferencia beBee ?
¿ Qué es beBee ? ¿ Cuales son las diferencias con respecto a otras redes sociales ? ¿ Por qué beBee ? Motivos para estar en beBee
- Producer17/05/2017Javier beBee: Vamossss!Javier beBee is admired for his many fine qualities. His warm enthusiasm, his social media smarts, his entrepreneurial drive and his honesty sets him apart as a CEO and as a person. From his many posts, I have made a selection of phrases which I...
Comments14/06/2017 #74 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHi Gert, very nice praise of Javier. There are two ways in which a leader has impact. The first is the Google Way and the second is the Fearless Leader Way.
In the Google Way, the culture the leader creates turns the name of his organization into an adjective, so today while Google is actually Alphabet as a company, the word Google has become a mainstay adjective - Google wanted to be known as organizing the world's information and when we individually search for information we say "Oh, just Google that". That is the highest praise a leader can have.
In the Fearless Leader Way the culture becomes more like a Banana Republic or something that Kim Jong Il would expect, and with Donald Trump he is the classic example of a personal brand that wants to engage his work in a branded way - hence Seth Meyers takes a look at this branded way of doing things as Trump recently went to the ultimate level of actually seeking praise from his cabinet https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlCFLG6rKKY - so it is that the word "personal brand" will continue to pick up more negative baggage and eventually it is not a cool word to associate with, so at least think Kim Jong or Donald Trump !!!
So we need a BeBee Way and that way should culminate in beBee becoming an adjective. So one day saying "Develop your beBee" will mean that you have a strong personal and professional reputation or profile online . I can work more on my beBee and because I know what my beBee means I don't have to use extra words like personal or professional to describe it, for my beBee here already contains that ! So the ultimate praise for any leader is when their company becomes an adjective.12/06/2017 #71 Joel Anderson@Gert Scholtz @Javier 🐝 beBee
Here are two that I find absolutely spot on.
"Whatever circumstances we have in life, we are still the one controlling its outcome. It is still up to us to lead our life to where we want us to be. Blaming the circumstances and use it to justify our present condition will not help. It will only hinder us to move forward and continue to live our life. Trials and difficulties will always be there to set us off course, but we can handle it if we really have the right attitude in life. So instead of complaining about life being unfair, move on and make the use out of it."
"Move on instead of complaining."
Absolutely well said and underscores the essence of a great mind, great leader and great team at beBee with the vision and goals to make a difference one positive step at a time.21/05/2017 #65 Louise SmithTo Everyone else at and on beBee
Thank you for reading and commenting and clarifying for me.
Especially to those who graciously allow me the privilege of writing posts inspired by them.
I enjoy reading the different styles and cultural influences of your posts.
I am sure we will be writers in arms for a long time to come.
Louise21/05/2017 #64 Louise SmithTo @Gert Scholtz
Such an apt well written personality description of @Javier 🐝 beBee
Great choice of quotes too.
It's well researched that people who have the least - give the most. They don't see it as a responsibility. It comes direct from the heart.
To bee on beBee, I've learnt to get by with less sleep ! But it's worth it!
VVamoosssss .....21/05/2017 #63 Louise SmithTo @Javier 🐝 beBee & @Juan Imaz
Yes, you and your team do lots of hard work communicating with us bees.
When I tell people about beBee and the fact that you both reply and comment on my buzzes and everyone else's - they don't believe me !
(And I'm known to be an HONEST person)
BUT that's what makes beBee such a warm place to bee.
You deserve every success !
Louise20/05/2017 #60 Javier 🐝 beBeeImagine beBee with a > 1B community.
Are you waiting for your dreams to come true and change your life?
I am sorry to tell anyone that dreams don’t come true.
Rather, it is your goals that can forever change your life.
You need to set goals in order turn your dreams into reality.
Let's dream BIG 🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝19/05/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz#56 @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood Thanks for stopping by Matt - all the best to your work in the USA! @Tausif Mundrawala I am glad that you read the post Tausif and thank you for your very kind words my friend. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Your words are very kind and I appreciate that. Javier is a great example of someone who always stays optimistic and positive.19/05/2017 #58 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#54 I agree @Gert Scholtz, that's not just a great quote but true. I have been working on positive thinking. When a person has Anxiety disorder their mind tends to go right to all the 'what if's, or worst case scenarios. It takes a lot of practice and staying vigilant of these thoughts that seemed to come naturally over many years (even though they aren't natural) to replace with positive but it's possible and the more one practices it becomes easier. Rome wasn't built over night as my therapist reminded me and the our thought processes that we may have just accepted as 'who we are,' were also years in the making so it takes time to reprogram the brain. This why I love reading all the positivity, it's a great reinforcement for me, so Thank YOU and thanks to others like Javier who keep it real!!19/05/2017 #57 Tausif MundrawalaI was postponing reading this wonderful post for so many reasons. Today I made it a point to read it somehow and am glad that I did. Gert, my friend who study each one of us to the core where somewhere we are unaware of ourselves as a person. Javier is our king bee and an interactive and approachable one who had never let any one of us down. One needs to pick bits of information in order to create a post on an individual and am sure you might have spent hours doing it. Each bee is unique here and no one can replace them as beBee has placed everyone at their correct places.
I was truly blessed the day when I joined beBee and would again like to offer my profound gratitude to our very own, @Javier 🐝 beBee. And you are absolutely indispensable my friend, @Gert Scholtz
- Producer12/06/2017Why beBee ? Reasons to be on beBeeWhy beBee ? Boost Your Organic Reach On beBeeYour organic Facebook posts / LinkedIn posts / Twitter tweets may be seen ONLY by your hardest-core followers (your most devoted fans) who have a history of reacting to and sharing your...
Comments15/06/2017 #31 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsWhy beBee? Because beBee is a journey and on this journey apart of all the things Javier mentioned above. We get to be our authentic self, learn, grow and build everlasting friendships and business relationships. beBee is my favorite social media destination :)14/06/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherbeBee never disappoints @Javier 🐝 beBee. All the points you made above are extremely truthful. I met others on Linkedin, I got to know many of those people on a different level on beBee- new friends who I know I could reach out to at any time if needed. I'd like to add, that you are correct about the other networks complimenting each other. I have found buzzes I miss on beBee due to it's constant and fast growth on other networks- Facebook and Twitter, in particular. I'd love others to know that if they need help boosting their personal brand, beBee is the place because there are so many including yourself (thank you) who are happy to help others succeed! Shout outs to @David B. Grinberg @Joe Rowbotham @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @John White, MBA for your continued support to MANY on beBee's platform.14/06/2017 #28 David B. GrinbergThank you, Javier, for sharing such persuasive advice on why to join beBee. You always make such a commendable and cogent case to help increase the global user base. I plan on pinning this to my Twitter home page for #WednesdayWisdom. The buzz is growing louder!13/06/2017 #23 Simone Luise Hardthi Javier :) I really dislike those "artificial algorithms" ;) but I also know that without "them" your timeline (at which platform ever) will surely overload ;) the more followers/contacts/friends you get...... so I´ve got to accept this as a "necessity" ;) (I´ve got approx. 6000 people all over the world connected to me ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :) but it´s also true that beBee is a great platform too ;)13/06/2017 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe great thing about this buzz is that it puts personal branding in context with a greater whole, and so I don't read this buzz as marketing but as a manifesto for personal and professional value, and I am into maximizing meaning and making mantra - for modern marketing is for the heartless, and in this regard more heart beats are better than less - otherwise less will always be better than more because I have not met a person who has passion who did not exhibit a strong and authentic beating heart.
That is also the kind of leader I am shaping myself to be - and so I welcome this buzz as a manifesto of personal and professional value. I welcome the meaning in this and the making of a new mantra that transcends those that continue to focus on that 20th Century invention called marketing, dinosaurs who think they are relevant to the our century, a special interest group who continue to talk to us in marketing gibberish rather than as the best representatives of the human voice.
The best news of all the good Lord made it so that America is now being led by a personal branding marketer and so how is that currently working out for America? The 20th Century should not have been allowed to trump and spill its poor thinking into the first 20 years of our 21st Century, but it has. There is always hope that those that want the 21st Century will finally get a chance to live in a new renaissance age - less we listen to the message of tribal people, who keep beating their drums from the village and professional tribes they congregate in.
- Producer27/05/2017BeBee—A Place to Truly Grow I hope you don’t mind me using your graphic, Javier beBee, and Juan Imaz. As you can see, I messed with it a bit. That is one hell of a nose, Javier. 😅 Your involvements on beBee are key.I’m not a...
Comments28/05/2017 #17 CityVP 🐝 ManjitA great testimonial to beBee and I thoroughly agree with you, beBee has made the experience here for us as a home. That is what the original intent was in the idea of the "home page" and then things became complicated because media reverted to a marketing thing rather than a people thing. Excellent appreciation of beBee and I honour the spirit this buzz has been written.
- Producer21/05/2017Tagging or is it Tag, you're it?!This is going to make me sound like a witch but I need to say it.I don't mind being tagged on posts that are helping beBee to market their brand. I don't mind being tagged on a post that has vital information that is more than likely going to go...
Comments07/06/2017 #79 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#78 Thank you so much for your wise comment @Rick Stoneking Sr. I actually learned a few new things from your comment. I never heard of link farms and this is good to know. I completely agree with you regarding the proper use of hashtags. I had a good laugh when I read if you are sharing an article about the space station, you don't want to use a hashtag like #barbiedolls, good one!
Your comment would make a great buzz. I really appreciate all the time you put into the comment along with the info.04/06/2017 #78 Rick Stoneking SrWitch? To use an old cliche, I would say you are "one smart cookie". Aside from the usual comments about affinity, mutual respect, etc let's get down to the nuts and bolts reason why we want to tag or be tagged. Search Engines! Specifically, Google.
We are on social media primarily as marketers. We are all on social media (except Facebook) to promote ourselves as a business, brand, or product. Good marketing brings benefits. Bad marketing brings harm in terms of public opinion and other metrics. That is where tagging becomes important. Google measures what it perceives as one thing (story, article, person) as being more important than another by noting the number of people who are positively related to that person, and how many of those people it perceives as being influencers.
Tagging for search engines is like link farms. If your site is found on link farms, it penalizes you. Too many, and it will consider you and or your site as a spam site. Tagging works the same way. Google is all about relevance. To be blunt, you want people who are relevant to you or the discussion to tag you. You do not want people who are not relevant to tag you. To many repeated irrelevant tags by people outside your perceived interest group could get you penalized.
Another way to think of tagging is like hashmarks. Using hashmarks that are relevant is a good thing. But that said, you don't want too much of a good thing. You normally should use the three most relevant hashmarks for your story or article. Loading your article down with too many hashmarks will make Google consider you a spammer. And you surely do not want irrelevant hashmarks. An article on the space station should not use hashmarks like #barbiedolls #farmsupplies or #monstertrucks
So, to sum things up, tagging is all about marketing. You want positive, relevant tags, you do not want negative or irrelevant tags. The same goes for "tag'ers".
Thanks Lisa, and all commenters who have added to this article.30/05/2017 #77 Lisa 🐝 GallagherPS: Thanks for sharing @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I didn't finish... see how my brain is working lol? Most people are generous with sharing and commenting on others. There are just a few who tag constantly and rarely respond on others buzzes. Thanks for responding, I value your opinion!30/05/2017 #76 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#75 Hi @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I fully agree with you. No one should feel pressure to respond if they can't relate, don't have time or just have no interest in a buzz. I take no offense if people don't share my interests. I like a lot of what you write. I read most of you buzzes, sometimes I'm just at loss for words, literally. I hope you had a good time in Turkey. We are away right now and I plan to get back to reading more and commenting more when I get back. My brain needed this get away. :))30/05/2017 #75 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeThank you @Javier 🐝 beBee for tagging me to this wonderful buzz by @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, which she published during my visit to Turkey.
Dear Lisa- I share many buzzes by people who have never shared or liked a buzz even though they commented with probing views. I do what is right and that is to promote buzzes that are of value in my own view. It is not ethical to share buzzes by bees who don't share mine. We share knowledge, values and great ideas and not doing that in favor of friends. I agree with you and I salute you for voicing out such an important issue. I shared it because it deserves and not because you wrote it.23/05/2017 #72 Louise Smith#66 I agree Deb
- I REALLY, REALLY would like to see the like, reply, and mention notifications by one person rolled together
- I would REALLY, REALLY like for the "and 5 more bees" to be de-aggregated so that I can be notified of all 5 people who have liked my comments
I would also like an undo button and a more comprehensive search function.
But everyone always wants something !22/05/2017 #70 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#67 That's the best approach @Renée 🐝 Cormier. We all have different tastes in what is is we enjoy reading. When I write about Anxiety Disorder I understand there will be many who have no interest in the topic or just can't relate to it and I take no offense with that as one example.
There is nothing wrong with tagging for specific reasons, I think we all do that too :) Thanks!22/05/2017 #69 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#66 Hi @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, I have no desire to DM people that are incessant taggers who happen to be few. I'm just going to stick with what I'm doing now and delete the notifications. Too many times tone gets lost when expressing something online- I'm sure it's been lost in my message depending on who reads it.
I'm hoping we can see who likes our material at some point too, I agree it would make it much easier for affinity purposes. Also the shares, it will show some names but sometimes it may say "So and so and 3 other people shared your buzz in... " eg. I think when the new platform rolls out, we may see some of these changes.22/05/2017 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#61 Great true story @Louise Smith and you are proof that other Social platforms do compliment one another as Matt, John and Javier state. You've learned how to use Social Media well in just a few years! I can understand why as a teacher many like yourself would not want SM Profiles. How sad that some got stalked and had to leave the State, scary!
I'm glad you were able to reconnect with others on LI and enjoy beBee!! :)) Thanks for sharing22/05/2017 #67 Renée 🐝 CormierMy approach to tagging is simple. If you tag me and I have time to read your post, I will. If your post doesn't hold my attention, then I will skip it. I only share content I like and I only comment on other posts when I think I might have something to say, so if you tag me and I don't like your stuff, it will not likely get any attention from me. Don't take it personally. We all have our own preferences. If a post I have written needs a boost, then I may ask a few bees to help me out with a share. I try to acknowledge everyone who shares my content. That, in my mind, is the polite thing to do. Tag, you're it @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!22/05/2017 #66 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI always try to come at things from a different perspective to try to add a new insight. We've now had this discussion, as a beBee community, a handful of times.
Basically, there is simply no universal standard that can guide anyone to get tagging right even 75% of the time, so:
beBee is based on respect, affinity, and deeper engagement.
If any of us finds someone else's tagging to be too much, or off topic, then why don't we just say that a direct message is called for, to let the tagger know your individual preference in any given situation?
This is just a part of the radical free-speech experiment that we are all participating in. Tolerance, understanding, and direct communication is the way forward.
As for notifications, I really would like to see the like, reply, and mention notifications by one person rolled together, but I would REALLY, REALLY like for the "and 5 more bees" to be de-aggregated so that I can be notified of all 5 people who have liked my comments.
I am losing touch with my ability to know who I have certain affinities with, which comes from getting a sense of which topics of commentary they like to read. From these notifications, I get the sense of when to mention other bees with a lot more accuracy.22/05/2017 #64 Louise Smith#55 " You're silly in a fun way."
Thank you (I think?)
It's part of a long term survival strategy that seems to work.
I used to speak off the cuff with no prep at staff meetings of 150 people
and make them laugh - so they remembered what I said.
I wasn't sure about the strategy online though.
I miss all the visual and audio info from f2f communication.
You wrote a very assertive buzz. I think you could apologise less.
I am scared to TAG you from now on. (JJ) (Just Joking)22/05/2017 #62 Louise Smith#55 When I worked in the ED Office writing a program for teaching Japanese online for high school teachers, our system would often go down.
Sometimes the back up drive would go down too. After the first time, I made sure I had everything saved on my work hard drive, a disc/flash drive and my home computer and kept them updated. My job was very time consuming and I did not want to have to redo any of it again.22/05/2017 #61 Louise Smith#53 Yes originally that was what my hive NOW was for. But it changed to a different function.
I remember you set up your own Paul's Reading List
(This is where I, Paul, will post things that I want to hold for later reading, and for later re-reading or later reference, or JUST...)
I decided that I didn't really want other bees to see what I was or was going to read.
Not paranoia just an uncomfortable feeling. The same reason I didn't have FB.
I guess having been a high school teacher for 30 years I have a highly developed sense of self protection !
I had to maintain a boundary between myself and my students who were totally naive about this.
Also I had 2 great colleagues that were seriously stalked and left teaching and the State as a result.
I never had time for SM. I only started on LI in 2015 where I met you and many others you know well.
For the first time, it felt very strange trying to get to know people online.
And then you (plural from LI) all went to bB (except perhaps @Trent Selbrede - yes still not here)
So I found some courage and in 2016 tried bB too. It was so much easier.
Bees were more friendly. Atmosphere was more positive. I had a ready made group of bees.
The topics of buzzes were so much more interesting than LI. Bees interacted with each other.
I never got one reply from an Influencer on LI. I decided they had ghost writers and employed assistants to run their posts.
I think you can imagine the feeling I had, when Javier or Juan found my buzz relevant, commented and shared it !
Then funnily this year, I went on to Twitter for the first time.
So I reconnected with some previous LI connections. I started to read their work on LI again.
Even more bizarre, people I followed but was not connected to on LI (for obvious and various reasons)
but I was on bB, I started to connect with them on LI too!
NOW I can't imagine not having bB ! Louise
- Producer17/05/2017My top ten reasons why some of the writing on beBee is darn goodIt's approaching a year since I joined beBee and I like what I read on this platform. This is why I keep checking beBee. I can expect to find at least one quality article to make my day and that is a pretty good reason I think.beBee has some darn...
Comments18/05/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz@Vincent Andrew Perhaps to add to or to amplify what you say: I think it is important that one writes firstly for yourself - in other words write on a topic you enjoy and craft the message in such a way that you get something out of it. To me this would be an important point of departure. Very good post and summary Andrew!18/05/2017 #14 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianClearly and concisely put. Well done.
BTW: Right now, you have 21 comments and 13 relevants. Consider sharing this post to Twitter. Add buzz @beBee ( That's the word "buzz" + a space + @beBee ) the end of the text window.
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- Producer16/05/2017Entrevista beBee a Carlos Tíscar: "El 'engagement' que tiene beBee es imbatible"MAMEN¡Muy buenas Carlos! Para empezar enhorabuena por tu nombramiento hace tiempo ya como Embajador de beBee y por toda la labor que estás haciendo para difundir la plataforma. Cuéntanos, ¿cómo aterrizaste por aquí?CARLOSBuenos días Mamen, ¡muchas...
Comments18/05/2017 #72 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#71 Thanks so much for your time to translate and read the interview, for your words @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and for your thoughts as well. Very wise all your explanation. I firmly think that the biggest potencial of beBee are their own users. We've been thinking sometimes about "viral" actions outside, having inside 12 millions of "friends" glad to help somehow.
In sales business there is a maxim: "A satisfied client is the best salesman you can find". 😉18/05/2017 #71 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFinally got to read it. In the last few weeks I have been living my life inside out, a bit like a night receptionist Carlos talked about in this interview but without the 2 hours of work. Having read that I thought that the six hours of paid time to do my own thing sounds brilliant, but I agree there is no way I could use that time for studying. Today I got up at 4am and I was in a different world but working nights, I agree it is only novel for the first few days but I would not be able to handle that week after week.
The interview showed me a good testimonial of a beBee user. I have no idea why beBee would go to an agency and they use actors to portray fake relationships who claim that they use Producer - I saw bee's applauding this kind of video branding, but I was appalled by it. When you have people like Carlos who are real users and can do with the work, why not use real people rather than actors! I know many companies still use stock photo's and that corporate video with its silly music and phony scripted voice-overs - but real people are the real deal - and that is what I like most about this interview.
Mamen should march into beBee's office and get a film crew storyboard the story of Carlos. Keep it real beBee. Mamen does.
Many people use the word "authenticity" but the fact that they use that word actually is what makes them fake - but this is an authentic interview and I welcome authenticity as an action and not as buzz word for trying to sell something. There is nothing authentic about any ad agency using "authentic actors".
Loved the interview - I am sure Carlos will land a gig soon - maybe even a video promoting a real person with real beBee value.17/05/2017 #66 José Ramón 🐝 LópezUn placer conocerte mejor @Carlos 🐝 Tíscar gracias a esta magnífica entrevista. Eres todo un emprendedor y eso, al menos para mi, es muy sobresaliente. Entre otras cosas porque en España no se facilita mucho (por decirlo finamente) la vida al emprendedor. Muchas suerte en tu proyecto actual de encontrar un buen empleo, que seguro lo logras.
@Mamen 🐝 Delgado, una entrevista diez, a la altura de lo que haces. Gracias!!!16/05/2017 #57 Carlos 🐝 Tíscar#54 @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar @Patricia Castaño la idea del video es mostrar parte de lo que soy capaz de hacer. Si Patricia es buena haciendo diseño gráfico, podría hacer un video cortito mostrando sus habilidades en diseño gráfico (sin mostrar su cara, simplemente grabando la pantalla y comentando lo que está haciendo, a modo de video tutorial). Es solo una idea :-)16/05/2017 #54 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarComo me gustaria que les hicieras llegar esa idea a muchas familias. Yo valoro más la motivación, es lo que impulsa a conseguír el objetivo, más que el dinero que pueda remunerar.
Genial el video, y escuchar tu voz. Gracias por el enlace.
@Patricia Castaño View moreComo me gustaria que les hicieras llegar esa idea a muchas familias. Yo valoro más la motivación, es lo que impulsa a conseguír el objetivo, más que el dinero que pueda remunerar.
Genial el video, y escuchar tu voz. Gracias por el enlace.
@Patricia Castaño, ¿te ateves con esta idea? Close16/05/2017 #52 Carlos 🐝 Tíscar#50 Gracias @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar Me alegra que te guste tanto. Creo que cada uno tiene que hacer aquello que le haga sonreir al levantarse por la mañana, para mi ese es el mayor éxito, basar tu día a día en aquello que te haga feliz.
Por cierto #51 en el último post (día 5) subí el video :-) Pero te lo comparto aquí también: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEKsPFjoiDM
- Producer05/05/2017beBee- A Force To Reckon WithThe friendship is meant to be cherished and nurtured. These illuminated beings stand shoulder to shoulder to wade difficult times. They harbor equanimity and celebrate their successes and joyfulness with enthusiasm. They can share and pour their...
Comments06/05/2017 #30 Savvy RajThe ebb and flow of 'Creativity' flourishes in appreciation and diminishes in indifference. Your post is a fine example of the feeling of thankfulness and gratitude from the heart @ Tausif M . A testimony to being present on Bebee with all of your heart and soul . And I deeply appreciate your heartfelt post for and on Bebee .06/05/2017 #29 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Tausif Mundrawala, this is wonderful! My favorite, "A forum where bees encourage fellow bees to pen buzzes on a certain topic." I agree, if it had not been for many encouraging me to pen buzzes on certain topics I may have lost faith in myself and the courage to share many stories I never thought I would share publically. There are so many encouraging bee's on beBee which is why so many love the platform! cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee05/05/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 my pleasure @Tausif Mundrawala05/05/2017 #16 Tausif Mundrawala#15 You made my weekend with your wonderful comment my friend, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Thanks for sharing it with our fellow bees.
- 29/04/2017TITLES AND LABELS
The list of the beBee ambassadors is getting longer every month. According to the last update, the list contains 152 names.
Some of them have added ‘Brand Ambassador’, or various versions of this title, to their profile names. Some have added ‘Brand Ambassador’ as the position they currently cover, for reasons to be visible bellow the profile name, although it’s not an official job title.
Others left the profile name as it was before, and they can’t be identified as the brand ambassadors.
Is there a need for a unique beBee label in the form of a flag or icon? How about adding this label to other social media profiles?
Comments02/05/2017 #19 Lada 🏡 Prkic#16 Dear Manjit I was on my learning journey before I became a beBee ambassador. It's the lifelong journey, both online and offline (more offline in my case). :-)
Although the theme of my buzz doesn't deal with the drudgery of life, like in "Once in a Lifetime", I'm so glad you shared these lyrics. I love the Talking Heads and David Byrne's poems.02/05/2017 #18 Lada 🏡 Prkic#17 Like you Franci, I also add this to my LinkedIn profile because it's a way to promote beBee on other social media.
But here, on beBee, I don't think the ambassadors should add this status to themselves. Let the management do that in the way they consider appropriate.01/05/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI take pride in being a brand ambassador for beBee and I have added this to my LinkedIn profile. I don't view the ambassadorship as a title I consider it as an opportunity to take part in a journey of learning, sharing and promoting a brand. If @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreI take pride in being a brand ambassador for beBee and I have added this to my LinkedIn profile. I don't view the ambassadorship as a title I consider it as an opportunity to take part in a journey of learning, sharing and promoting a brand. If @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz think if would be beneficial for the ambassadors to display a title after our names, then I'm okay with that. With that said, I feel the title wording should be uniform. Close01/05/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 ManjitApart from the honeybee in the middle of the name, my focus is served by tagging "Learning Journey of a beBee Brand Ambassador" for it is the learning journey that is my chief riff and purpose and so the tag echoes what I personally think is great about beBee because it is absolutely true to the way I relate to it and the creative avenues that are a complete fit with my emergent style.
I don't view it as a title but as a part of my journey and if it was not that, then what would be my purpose online, so people can buy me like a can of spam? I am not just Orange, I am the full of spectrum and tint, shade and tone of a learner.
I can't imagine life as a marketing instrument but life as much more than that, and lets face it, if we don't get beyond that then most of what people engage online platforms is instruments of life as a commodity - a buy-sell relationship which is the same as it ever was - just like the Talking Heads sing in "Once in a Lifetime" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1wg1DNHbNU30/04/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien#10 the ability to play with profile stacking in beBee is pretty poor so I also had to alter the dates in order to do this the way I like it (+ other stuff too) In theory I don't None Exec to appear as main title but irish Execs as my principal commitment but cannot do it so I settled for what it is now but the feel is not very professional LI is sharper in this domain30/04/2017 #10 Lada 🏡 Prkic#9 Pascal, I see that you added the ambassador title to your profile at the end of the experience field, among other commitments, and not as the current job (which is not actually). I like this approach and could apply it to my profile. As for rejecting labels, that’s why I ask questions and put the post title, Titles and Labels.30/04/2017 #9 Pascal DerrienI can understand why some may and some may not I don't, partially because I have always refused labels and never defined even myself by my employer (the one that pays the bills).
In my case I also have multiple interests.... the ambassador title it is on my profile where it needs to be ...among other exciting commitments. Also the thing is am not an employee ,otherwise I think it is a bit one dimensional....and naïve (almost)30/04/2017 #8 Lada 🏡 Prkic#5 Thanks for commenting, Daniel. I was thinking of adding this title to my beBee profile. Although I agree with you, it looks a little odd to me if the title not added manually by beBee staff. By the way, what's the difference between the Global Brand Ambassador and Brand Ambassador?
I always ask questions. I put it down to "déformation professionnelle". 😊30/04/2017 #6 Lada 🏡 Prkic#2 I will, Javier! But this is something the ambassadors doing by themselves and in various ways on beBee, otherwise they wouldn’t be recognized as brand ambassadors. It gives the impression that those who haven’t done it yet, are less proud of the received title and don’t take it seriously30/04/2017 #5 Daniel Gutierrez PerezI think adding "Global Brand Ambassador" to your beBee profile is not a bad idea, the only thing I see wrong is to include "Global Brand Ambassador" or similar next to your name.
Ex. Martin Gomez 🐝 beBee Ambassador
As it is less pleasant, but include it to your profile, although it is not a real job title, it reads very cool and helps many to take seriously the role of ambassadors, is to put on the shirt
Although yes, until in beBee there is something that differentiates the ambassadors of other users, you will see similar adhesions in many profiles.
Ah and my profile looks very cool with the legend "Global Brand Ambassador"30/04/2017 #4 Lada 🏡 Prkic#1 Yes, like all of us, Gloria! But what about adding this title to your beBee profile? Many people have “VIP” status as a reward of being active users. This is something added manually by beBee stuff. But there is no flag or icon for the ambassador status. Is there a need to label the user status?29/04/2017 #1 AnonymousIm pretty excited about my Ambassador title ! Makes me feel special and appreciated. I have added this title to my LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, FB biz page and G+ and will be adding it to my IG and Email signature. Yes sir buddy! Pretty damn proud to be a #beBeeVIP ! @John White, MBA @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer28/04/2017The Ultimate How to Guide for BeBeeFor those who aren’t yet familiar with BeBee, it is basically a social networking service for individuals who want to share their brand to the world.If you are one of those espresso-sipping millennials powered by an endless stream of startup ideas,...
Comments28/04/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianShared to the beBee Cheat Sheet Hive where we collect all helpful posts like this one.
About your statement re: Ambassadors and their job description. That's simple. We don't have one. We were selected because we promote beBee and help other Bees find their footing (wings?). Basically, we just keep doing what we did in the first place.
If the Bees-in-Chief take exception to what we do, they can delist us. It's their brand. It's their choice.
We are not told what to do or when to do it. We may get an email pointing out a particularly good post. We can support it or not as we see fit. I tweet some out, I ignore others. At that point, it's my brand, my choice.
The only "special" thing about Ambassadors that I can think of has nothing to do with beBee.
I created a Twitter account, @beBeeEmbassy where I collect and tweet Ambassadors' posts. It's just my way of furthering the cause using some excess capacity at https://www.myTweetPack.com
The worst thing about being an ambassador is having to turn the other cheek when some T$%*$^*&% starts screaming, "BIAS!!!"
To them I'd like to say . . .
Are ambassadors biased? Really? You need to point it out? No poop, Sherlock. Of course, we're biased...if we didn't like and support beBee they wouldn't want us as ambassadors and we wouldn't want to be their ambassadors.
- Producer24/04/2017beBee - The Collaborative Publishing PlatformThe Publishing Platform With more and more online platforms becoming available to publishers, it’s important to always remember one thing: Your platform of choice should be a complete one and let you do everything, from affinity networking to...
Comments24/05/2017 #57 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#56 I was specifically directing people to joyce bowen deception. Fortunately, I have it dumped on other sites like LinkedIn, Wordpress and others. It used to come right up as bebee.com. But fear not--I have links to blog posts on beBee on most of my deposits.07/05/2017 #53 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHaha ! At @Javier 🐝 beBee thanks for the awesome support with my mindset ''ambassador with a mission''. I am always wondering how you can be everywhere like an eagle eye, seeing almost everything and beBeeing so positively supportive with not only me, but all of us, with such a simplicity and authenticity. from a startup standpoint i have no doubt of the success, the technological breakthroughs is way beyond expectations and what people think it is. From a social point of view, you give millions the opportunity to beBee ..just happy, by sharing their passions. We are lucky to have your in the digital ecosystem. it is a blessing. Please drive safe, eat healthy, live long ! Por favor ! ; )07/05/2017 #52 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorYour article is simple & efficient as always, going for the fundamentals and referring to great bloggers such as @David B. Grinberg & @Anne Thornley Brown. I shared it to facebook and 1167 potential beBee new users looking for efficient and simple to use publishing platforms.
Royal Honey are for bees who do !07/05/2017 #51 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorTo conclude with detractors: The topic = BeBee - The Collaborative Publishing Platform.
Collaborative implies a team...guess what a team start with 2 people. Now you can be 26 on beBee or more from Facebook (1K+) The size doesn't matter.
Publishing platforms implies a tool: Wordpress & Bloggers are very famous, and beBee is one of the best thanks to affinity algorithm.
As @Javier 🐝 beBee said, the platform here is the ideal tool for your blogging needs. And beBee is constantly evolving.
BeBee is for everyone, everywhere.
If your need is to blog professionally, beBee can be used for that purpose. So the comments are related to the topic.07/05/2017 #50 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorHello bees! As beBee is a fantastic publishing platform for bloggers, creative people, as i said, some bees and i have created a team of professionals, that are blogging or being creative on beBee and other social media platforms to ALSO monetize our passions.
For that will will use cloud based infrastructures belonging to a company. I am the vice-president of the British branch and member of the boards. The purpose is to monetize our skills to fortune 500 using the direct approach pull-push strategy method.
beBee can be one of the publishing platform you will use to monetize your posts. Up to you to use it or not.
For example , encouraging followers & group users on Facebook to discover your posts on beBee (where you have placed or NOT, ads or sponsored contents) brings traffic to beBee. Your sponsored content or ads are displayed when available technically (not on all platform only banner with IDreferral urls).
Maybe new beBee users will be created or invited to try beBee, because the field of interest you promoted, the mix of post content + relevant topic advertisment, caught the attention of a potential new bee. That new potential user will exercise his/her free will to choose whether to sign up with beBee, and -and / or click your sponsored content or advertisement banner(s).
Aside from this team, marketplaces are offered and the sign-up is on a voluntary basis for everyone, everywhere. The platform are long existing and have had many detractors because they are successful.
I have verified that suggested platforms are legit business and have a real purpose and something to sell or buy.
For your information MLM or pyramids deal only with "'methods authors" or "guru writers" that are selling nothing but the share of a sign-up fee.
And that is not the case here.07/05/2017 #49 Phil Friedman#48 That's good, Stephan, although I don't see what that has to do with the topic being discussed. BTW, do they realize they are signing up as part of a multilevel marketing (MLM or Pyramid) program? To quote from the Infolink T&C:
" Description of Referral Program. The Referral Program provides participants the ability to earn commissions as compensation for referring other owners of websites (hereinafter the “Referred Clients”) to register with Infolinks as a publisher via registration at a unique URL to be determined by Infolinks. In order to permit accurate tracking, reporting, and Commission Fee (as defined below) accrual, Infolinks will provide you with a special unique link or some banner tools (collectively the “Referral Link“) which must be used in all links between your Website and this Referral Program. Subject to these Terms and Conditions, when (and if) such Referred Client, referred by you via the Referral Link, generates revenues to Infolinks, you, the participant are eligible for a Commission Fee for such qualifying revenues as described in Section 3 (Commission Fees) below...."
Personally, if I were to sign up with Infolinks, I would do so directly, rather than pay a middleman commission to a referrer on a recurring basis. IMO.27/04/2017 #46 Phil Friedman#42 I agree, Michael, but would caution that, as the number of participants grows, the harder it is to herd the cats. They not only have to leave their egos at the door, but also the their propensity to speak without first reading and seeking to understand. Giving a "moderator" the tools to keep a discussion approximately on point would be essential to achieving success. IMO. Cheers!27/04/2017 #45 Javier 🐝 beBee@debasish majumder you can call it as you want. beBee publishing platform will be casuing trouble and therefore stopping something from continuing as usual ;-) Humans are social animals and bees show a great sense of teamwork and collaboration ! bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz27/04/2017 #44 debasish majumderi don't think it is disruptive, rather most appreciative, collaborative and true affinity based plat form where humility, amity and uniqueness is the key to make it the most distinct platform where without physically knowing each other, we have developed a unique bonding, waiting with alacrity when our endearing will offer us with delectable honey. lovely insight @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed read and share. thank you very much for such lovely post.27/04/2017 #42 Anonymous#40 Phil, what this platform can evolve to is what you and Jim have demonstrated with your collaborations. If you generalize this two person collaboration to an interactive collaborative platform, rather than a sequential comment capture platform, then who knows what would emerge. One of the (implicit) rules has to be "leave your ego at the door". What I have seen in the collaborations between you and Jim has been impressive. The evolution and refinement of an idea by the contributions of two people. Scale that and the value generated could be huge. Toss in a problem. Ideas are thrown in. A practical, implementable solution begins to emerge. Crowd sourcing a solution with every contributor participating with good intent, ego set aside, to deliver the best possible solution.
Javier, that would be pretty awesome.26/04/2017 #40 Phil FriedmanAs one of the co-authors of one of the longest running collaborative content efforts on LinkedIn and later on beBee, I can assure you that both my co-author @Jim Murray and I applaud your decision to provide a tool for collaborative content development. Cheers from Grumpy and Grouchy, "HE SAID HE SAID" (now in its third consecutive year and working in its 27th installment). https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jim-murray/can-you-really-build-a-personal-brand
- Producer18/04/2017The 5 Advantages of Blogging Through beBee's Publishing PlatformAcknowledgement, a following, and popularity can be gained from being a current and relevant blogger. By blogging you can display your interests, strengthen your personal brand and have an impact on your audience. To have a strong personal brand...
Comments19/04/2017 #25 David B. GrinbergThank you, Juan, for another buzzing blog post about...blogging! You make some excellent points, as usual. I've found Producer to be akin to an oasis in a desert. It always quenches my thirst for writing and reading the wonderful writing of so many other bees. Keep buzzing!19/04/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams#9 Thanks for the tag Stephan! I was on my phone when I saw it but unfortunately the signal was weak and it locked up on me! I had to wait to get home to read Juan's wonderful post. I'm excited about the collaborative posts! That could be huge fun but especially help develop some very creative posts. We have some great thinker bees in the hive and I would love to see what develops in an actual back and forth 'conversation'. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, @Sara Jacobovici @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, you three could blow the roof off the hives!
Just imagine some of the fictional stories that could develop. I always feel uncomfortable writing long comments when a post truly inspires thought. With collaborative posts; some great writing teams could develop. beBee is the most innovative social media site in existence and I'm so glad to be a part of the platform.19/04/2017 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorSuperb buzz and excellent advice. I am impressed by beBee's positive attitude and continuing endeavors to please its users. #13 Worthy comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - reminds me of a comment I read today "be yourself because the original is worth more than a copy" - IMO, this statement is motto worthy.18/04/2017 #20 debasish majumderGreat insight @Juan Imaz! it is truly inspiring that beBee is flourishing, giving leverage to many by creating contents and getting audiences, enabling to make a niche with distinction. wish in near future it alone will enjoy at the apex of social networking site as all bees are working hard to make it a distinct one. nice share. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing such inspiring post.18/04/2017 #17 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#15 If at least we could compare them... but bebee has got is own path. Iam confident about the future days, because in a certain way bebee Can only evolve towards avenues the other SM missed completely. SM is an ecosystem, and bees are crucial to it.18/04/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitbeBee as a publishing platform is a bonus. For me it is an expression platform where I am a personal editor.
There is money to be made on the web as a publisher but the traditional line of media was between editor and publisher. That line has been crossed over and over in the online media world, until we are all marketing agents because our principal instruction and learning is from marketers and not journalists. The revival of the human mind will be found through an appreciation for journalism and praising the quality mind of great journalists.
This is the spirit of Edward Murrow talking and not Donald Trump. Trump is a fine marketer, he has shown that through marketing alone one can ascend to a position of great importance, but until we become aware that an editor is different from a publisher, we will continue living in the world as if its only a marketing fishbowl. Great profits in the short-term but no long-term societal value.
beBee therefore is a fantastic expression platform and I welcome my marketing friends to explore it as a publishing platform - but don't buy me, think for yourself - that is also the same message the Beatles gave decades ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKchPO4kzCk and even as the Beatles were well marketed they were also great personal editors - a.k.a. their songwriting ability https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9H8zp72dxg Don't follow me, be you.18/04/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBeeMore Reasons why you should use beBee Producer
- 16/04/2017Reading this morning i just realized that beBee native content is rising... In quantity and quality !!!! Reading about Toxic Workplaces, Social Media & New Astronomy facts !!! By old and new bees !!!! Wow !!! This is working !!!! I salute all fellow bees !!!!
Comments16/04/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.wonderful that you see it and that you mention it!
Comments14/04/2017 #10 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI agree with this 100%. I still have an active LI account, yet it is more for residual efforts and being courteous of others. I still get 5 messages a day and I like to answer them. Yet, I prefer now to use beBee as my main platform. It has everything I need.13/04/2017 #1 Solomon JonesHello Mr. Murray. I enjoyed your post. I have a question for you. How are you linking your posts here to Linkedin. Do you mean your just copy and pasting. I've been blogging for 5 months now and Im a little new to Linkedin. I joined the Bebee recently to and I've noticed similiar results. Thank you for your help.
- Producer11/04/2017Why beBEE?1: Is it that people are friendly on beBee? The foundation of beBee is an acceptance that we are people with passions and some of those passions are in our personal life, and some are in our professional, so we can create a hive for a conversation...
Comments04/06/2017 #59 Puneet SrivastavaI am a week old here on beBEE & just getting to know you all & the way things work here. I must confess that you guys are amazingly different. There is a striking coherence in this eco-system and I look to read more and more. Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher View moreI am a week old here on beBEE & just getting to know you all & the way things work here. I must confess that you guys are amazingly different. There is a striking coherence in this eco-system and I look to read more and more. Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I am liking it here. Close04/06/2017 #58 Anonymous#2 Love the pates and tools like adding a tool like - skype/zoom being added/programmed into this platform! So exciting to see all the bees, the buzzes and hives. Im so exited @Javier 🐝 beBee! And I agree with everyone..this post is the #beezKnees ! LOL But really ..good post @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee03/06/2017 #55 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#54 @Victoria Toumit I agree with you. I still keep in touch with my other social sites, yet it is more out of politeness for the users of those sites. I noticed that personal engagement has decreased on everyone of them. beBee is very well alive and everyone lifts each other up.03/06/2017 #51 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.because we LOVE it!
- Producer06/04/2017Fake social media accounts on beBee - Important announcementImportant changes on beBeeOur team is always ready to help you ! beBee is beting on quality content. We want to have the top quality platform. We will not allow fake profiles which are an usual problem on Social Media.This is an important...
Comments30/05/2017 #94 Victoria ToumitOMG!!! You guys rock!!! A few days ago I saw someone who opened another account with my name. I don't know why she did it, she wrote the user name like "Victoria toumit" with my surname in lower case. I felt so bad, especially I reached the page from Google search, and after reading this article, I searched, the fake account does not exist!!! BRAVO BeBee!!!! Thank you very much!24/05/2017 #93 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeOne thing you learn with blog posts is it is almost always important to get to the point as clearly and concisely as possible. Blog posts should be 2- 4-minute reads. A thing that is whipped into us in schooling in writing is stretching something out by adding or not eliminating unnecessary words is unacceptable. I like to think I have been whipped into shape by the best, but then--I'm biased. Loved my teachers.07/04/2017 #75 Lori Mullins-JohnsonThis is great to hear, but I have seen, even today, someone named anonymous, with no photo on Bebee. It seems to me it is easy enough to set up a fake account, with a name and a photo, how will you determine if it is real? I was connected to, on another networking site, by a man who claimed to be a CEO of a non-profit, I did a little research and discovered that he had used the profile of the actual CEO, put another photo and location into it, and was trying to connect. How do you prevent that on here? It seems on the other site, I could block and report, but I was never notified as to what they did with his account. It would be nice to have follow up if you do encounter something odd.
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