- 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 #5 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Renee. Actually, it might be too good. Thus, I hope you don't get surreptitiously recruited by the Russians, North Koreans, or some other communist/totalitarian regime to run their propaganda machines, cranking out even more (and better) fake news (although the contracts might be lucrative, lol). Remember, we need you here in North America to speak truth to power, or the perception thereof.
Actually, I just heard the Fake News Channel...I mean Fox News Channel, has an opening at their 8:00 pm prime-time hour for a host to replace alleged serial sexual harasser Billy "Hands" O'Reilly. But I'm guessing that @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman or @Kevin Pashuk will be competing fiercely for that slot. Keep buzzing!
- Producer10/04/2017The 4 Steps to Improving Communication Across DepartmentsCommunication among departments on the days leading up to each event is always a challenge.The chaos that results from bad communication is stressful enough.But, the icing is that it probably has caused you to deal with big hits to your budget as...
- Producer31/03/2017Bridging the DisconnectSince 2008, when the Big Exposure of corporate spending happened, corporations have put the brakes on extravagant spending to exotic places, or vaguely relevant conferences that might be interesting and have a great social gathering afterward. In...
- Producer15/03/2017Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?Do You Know Enough About The Psychology Behind Communication?Communication is supposed to be about two or more people exchanging ideas as one person 'sends' information and the other 'receives' the information and visa versa.We do this so as to...
Comments16/03/2017 #8 Deidré WallaceDeb Helfrich; Thank you for your comment and yes, listening or even knowing how to listen especially when you have a sensory overload can be very hard and therefore it is certainly a complex skill that needs constant revisiting and revising so we can hone our skills to serve us better.16/03/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 HelfrichListening is one extremely complex skill. You've certainly got the discussion started, @Deidré Wallace. I don't think any of us is a static number, as the people we are listening to, the situations we are listening in, and even the fluctuations in our health impact our ability to focus, show empathy, and participate fully in the moment. I do a better than average job at listening between the lines of written words and in small conversations, but in a situation - like a club or a cubicle (yes, I find both environments full of way too much stimulation across all the senses to zone in on listening to what I am hearing with any sort of expertise) - when I am in sensory overload, I'd be way far down the listening scale near 1.16/03/2017 #6 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven“It is understanding that gives us an ability to have peace. When we understand the fellow’s viewpoint, and he understand’s our, then we can sit down and work out our differences.” – Harry S. Truman. Because people communicate in so many ways, we many times lack the patience to understand someone else, which can lead to anger.
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- Producer03/03/2017“More or Less” or More or Less?”Language is perhaps our greatest asset. Understanding others and being understood perhaps our greatest challenge. Language is the human capacity for acquiring and using complex systems of communication, and a language is any specific...
Comments03/03/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 Scoular#19 So true Debasish. Your mention of the signals in the noise factory reminded me of my primary school years in the 1950's where we had a small class of deaf children who coomunicated though sign language. 👌👍👎✊✋👏
Also a good freind of mine is an audiologist and can sign as well.
Of course there is also for all ofvus or body language and facial expressions and our vocal intonations.😊😆🤔😑😣😢😭
Thanks for your thoughts.03/03/2017 #19 debasish majumderlanguage true is a unique means of communication and it is equally in the continuous process of evolving. different country having different socio economic fabric and language also equally evolved. i have observed in a factory, workers are making effective signals to communicate within themselves and as owing to tremendous sound in the factory, their reflexes are equally evolved. even in our daily life we may use plenty of words which are traditionally being used and being carried on generation after generation, virtually ingrained in our reflex. we seldom ponder seriously about its pragmatic value. however, lovely insight @Lance Scoular! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.03/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Lance 🐝 Scoular- I am sharing this beautiful buzz for it contains great wisdom. I ask myself sometimes it is less or more or less and more together? I try to avoid separation thinking because it limits our choices.
You brilliantly showed why less is more. I have experienced myself that the less time I have, the more I am productive. People need as much time as you give them. We only then increase their slack time and giving more time means getting less work done.
I enjoyed reading your buzz immensely.03/03/2017 #14 Lisa 🐝 GallagherIf I can ever perfect "less is more," I will have a party for myself LOL! I'm too long winded when I write. Geez, I just let all my Scotish relatives down because my spending habits tend to be a bit on the higher side when it comes to groceries since I love to cook. I do need to work on that one! Thanks for sharing this @Lance 🐝 Scoular, great tips with excellent examples!03/03/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular#8 Culture is indeed an important factor.
Interesting that you mention "Rhapsody in Blue." In my youth I played cornet and trumpet with a number of brass bands, concert bands and an orchestra. In one in particular "Rhapsody in Blue" was in our repertoire. Great music. 🎼🎵🎶🎺03/03/2017 #10 Kevin BakerThe level of our understanding is not relevant to communicating within the sophistication of our audience. I tend to be overtly entrusted to the most complicated possibility yet when discovering the solution it presents itself with grating simplicity. The glass is half empty or half full. Is it refillable or do you get a different sized glass? Oh the possibilities ............03/03/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciThanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular, for writing on a topic close to my heart; communication. Definitely interests me to look at how we use words and the meanings we ascribe to them. This does shape our choices and behaviours. Culture is also a factor that influences the meanings or expressions. Individual experiences also influence the meaning. My mother's eastern European culture of her generation put much value on more; more education, more titles, more money, "the more the better". In the movie Rhapsody in Blue (1945), a biography of the American composer and musician George Gershwin, the father always asks Gershwin how many pages is his latest composition. When he gets the answer, the father repeats the number and says, "A very important piece".
- 02/03/2017Very interesting article!Moral Outrage Is Self-Serving, Say Psychologists - Hit & Run : Reason.comreason.com Getting outraged on others' behalf often isn't about altruism but soothing personal guilt and asserting one's status as a good...
- Producer23/02/2017The Little Red Squiggly Lines of ImperfectionSo many people want to keep a perfect track record. As though THAT was more important than actually doing the job itself. I have stated several times to friends and family; "perfection is overrated". This concept of never being willing to...
- ProducerYou Have Control Issues and Your Employer Knows it!We all have control issues, and your work's office building confirms it. That's right, a lot of those "I'm in charge" buttons are just for show! But when it comes to overall satisfaction on the job, your employer has a trick or two up their...
- ProducerAre You Aimlessly Wandering as a Manager? You Should! In management, you have not only the position of leadership but all the responsibilities that come with that appointment. Even though one may be "the boss' or at least a functionary of the boss, there are still duties to perform and decisions...
- ProducerIf you were an animal living in a jungle, would your HR Director ask you stupid questions?A couple of years ago, I read an article in Entrepreneur Magazine about "wacky" interview questions. I was concerned this article was written to provide questions for JOB INTERVIEWS. In it, the reporter states she is conveying some of the...
Comments17/02/2017 #13 Joris Plaatstaal#11 "My hope is that the Constitution is never treated as a mockery by its citizens. "
In the entire world Constitutional Rights are violated by the ones 'in control'.
Try to win a lawsuit against a party with close to unlimited resources. Justice won't win, money will. For me it is hard to believe in an idea without practical evidence.
The idea is beautiful, but is has no practical value.15/02/2017 #10 Joris PlaatstaalVoltaire lived 300 years ago. In a much different world.
Dare I say a more intense world? Yes, I dare.
Did the world and society change during three centuries? I think we can all agree upon that.
Did relevance not change with it, then?
the condition of being relevant, or connected with the matter at hand:
Some traditional institutions of the media lack relevance in this digital age.
I am not willing to explain this any further. Think about it, understand or don't.15/02/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorVoltaire, a very wise man, he also quoted:
Common sense is not so common.
The best is the enemy of the good.
The infinitely little have a pride infinitely great.
François-Marie Arouet, known by his nom de plume Voltaire, was a French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher famous for his wit, his attacks on the established Catholic Church, and his advocacy of freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and separation of church and state.
Ahhh.Voltaire, un homme très sage, il a aussi cité :
Bon sens n’est pas si fréquent.
Le mieux est l’ennemi du bien.
L’infiniment petit ont une fierté infiniment grand.
François-Marie Arouet, connu sous son nom de plume de Voltaire, était un écrivain, historien et philosophe célèbre pour son esprit, ses attaques contre l’Eglise catholique établie et son plaidoyer en faveur de la liberté de culte, liberté d’expression et la séparation de l’Eglise et l’Etat Français lumières.
- 09/02/2017This is one formula that i can get behind! Proofread again and again. Then get a friend to proofread!
Comments09/02/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander VenGet a friend to proofread is the best. Every time my wife or my friend Brent reads an article that I have written, they can both find a grammar error or suggest a more professional manner of wording. This is no matter how many times I check it. No matter how skilled I make myself, something is impossible to master is "someone else's point of view".
- ProducerPositively Speaking (and Thinking)One of the things I love most about the people I surround myself with, is that an overwhelming majority of them are so positive-minded! Of course, that's by design. There are certainly enough negative people on the planet, I just choose to...
Comments12/02/2017 #4 Blaine Little#3 Thanks, David! Reverend Peale was some of my first introduction to creating a positive life. However, I still consider myself to be a pragmatist. Be sure to check out my article on "Control Issues", https://www.bebee.com/producer/@blaine-little/you-re-out-of-control12/02/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergWell stated, Blaine. I don't know any successful person in business or life who has not had a positive outlook and mindset. Recommended reading on positive thinking, the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435.Norman_Vincent_Peale View moreWell stated, Blaine. I don't know any successful person in business or life who has not had a positive outlook and mindset. Recommended reading on positive thinking, the late Rev. Norman Vincent Peale http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8435.Norman_Vincent_Peale I've also shared this buzz in three hives. Again, nice read! Close
- Producer09/02/20178 Effective Ways to Make Guests Happy on Game DayYou’ve got a lot of full time and part time staff.But, you don’t have all the time in the world to train them.Yes, your veteran staff is always around and experts at what they do. But, things change.You’re probably overwhelmed with the task of...
- 07/02/2017"Don’t listen to anyone who tells you communication is a “lesser”career than research. Communication is a science, an important one with real-world impact." - By Kirk Englehardt, science communication, strategic communication, marketing and media guru at MARCOMMUNIQUE - Marketing and Communication for Education and Science. cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @David B. Grinberg, @John White, MBA, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, @Kohei Kurihara, @Juan ImazA Career in Communication: Making the Switchmarcommunique.com By Kirk Englehardt – Originally a Guest Blog Post on Scilogs.com 6/2014 – Updated 2/2017 Changing careers isn’t easy. Neither is giving up on one dream to pursue another, but I’ve done...
Comments08/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 ManjitTwo great parts to this, both the outline of Kirk's career path and then the perspective he provides around a career in science communications. While my personal perspective here is life path rather than career path based, the conversation this adds to is my own relationship at the campus level which acts as my offline part of my personal learning journey.07/02/2017 #6 Gerald Hecht@Milos Djukic Sometimes I go and play guitar in New Orleans around Jackson Square...I'm getting more confident that I did that everyday...all day --it would be the best career--ever! It's already my favorite activity; I don't even care if it makes me "late" for "important appointments" or someone's wedding.07/02/2017 #4 Aleta CurryThanks for the share, @Milos Djukic I know firsthand how this feels. As I entered High School, because of high exam scores I was placed in the 'science' track. I had no choice. Back then, people thought more intelligent people did science and math, fini.
At university, I switched from Sciences to the Humanities and disappointed my whole family. People said, 'but you're such an INTELLIGENT girl, you should read science!' Fortunately (and surprisingly if you knew her) my mother stuck by me.
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Social media is evolving every day with new ways for organizations to reach their audience. In 2016 we saw the rise of Snapchat and Instagram stories and live video, among other things. As technology advances, social media has been along for the ride. We’ve come a long way from brick cell phones and giant, heavy PCs.Transforming Trends in Social Media « Lukas Partners – Omaha, Nebraska: Experts in Public Relations, Fundraising, Social Media, Capital Campaigns and Event Managementwww.lukaspartners.com Lukas Partners is a leading full-service public relations and fund development firm. Lukas Partners is a leading full-service public relations and fund development...