- 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...
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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@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.
- 03/02/2017What does the future of social media look like?
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...
- Producer31/01/2017Tuesday Tricksters, Marten -- MoreWho hasn't written the wrong word, thinking one (won) that sounded like it was the right (rite) one? Learning English, with its (it's) homophones (words that sound alike or nearly so) can be (bee) really tough. This Tuesday Tricksters series is...
Comments31/01/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks, Susan, these tips are always so instructive, helpful and, of course, most appreciated!
However, being a space geek, I would just add some cosmic flavor to the fix with "Martian" -- under "Marten" and "Martin" -- as follows"
Martian: (n) a hypothetical or fictional inhabitant of Mars.
(adj) of or relating to the planet Mars or its supposed inhabitants.
- Producer31/01/2017Better to Focus or not?To succeed you need to focus. To fail, just focus on one thing. Companies that focus on one niche may fail. This happened to many companies such as Kodak. These companies got so immersed in what they do well only to find their blindness to...
Comments02/02/2017 #98 Anonymous#94 Well said, we reached right customers in return got good customer response which gave ways-in for loyalty development.. I was like a cross-link to my friend, his employer and customers. On 5th day went and collected my documents, also it was good to see the employment confirmation duly signed "Mr ... appointed as Area Manager .....". In return as focusing on my loyalty I was offered assist region manager, had to refuse as I hadn't completed graduation some subjects were yet to finish to get my degree.. More my focus was to establish a small workshop, so as to generate provisioning a half dozen employment at least. "It's inhumane tendency of power packers to crush the larvae, else the caterpillar knows journey of transformation to Imago".02/02/2017 #97 Ali AnaniWhat a lovely surprise dear @Isabella M Wesoly to meet you here. You are most welcome to beBee as an outstanding thinker and person.
You read my next buzz before writing it. It is related to complexity. I appreciate your good words as much as I am happy to welcome you here.02/02/2017 #95 Isabella M WesolyThanks for this delightful read Ali. I feel that a willingness to view complexity from multiple perspectives can allow a greater understanding of emergence. We could all make time to focus on what's outside 'the box', even nothing is something.
Thanks again Ali, great to be here.. at last!02/02/2017 #93 Anonymous#62 from realties of life sharing an experience from early 1990's. One of my friend applied for a sales person job (matching as per qualification and experience), showed us the ad. Taking a peep on info, asked him why not apply for "Area manager or Team lead". Response from other friends to my suggestion was more negative. Following day I accompanied along, evening after the interview finding an opportunity greeted the General manager and asked if it's ok to share few words and evaluated the team tree maybe the sales in a month should be of this value? and if my friend fulfills the total sale equivalency (quantities equal to 16 sales persons "under the area manager 4 Team supervisors and under each team supervisor at least 4 salesman" then will they be willing to offer my friend Area Manger position? GM agreed and stated conditions (prove it and get placed in position along with an additional bonus. Else not a single Paise will be given nor expenses occurred will be paid). My friend signed the appointment took advance (gave copies of my license and moped document plus myself signed a promissory stamp paper as security). Later next day asked some friends to join us to accomplish sales, rather taking four weeks to lessen time in a week. Guided them with what and what not's, showed the market places. Within four weeks six months sales had been achieved. Used simple strategy by focusing on market. At that time I was just out of college and was working in a factory.02/02/2017 #91 Devesh Bhatt#80 true. In a company which has lived a few years I.e. survived and grown, it is true.
Here strategy mplemented within context of the vision and objectives.
But then we are back to focus. Vision and objectives as points of focus.
Many times within a year a person finds vision and objectives to be redundant eg Start-ups, new governments, even individuals.
Then it returns focus and spread of focus, embodied by points of focus.
True vision can be all encompassing, but everybody cannot apply it that way. Vision/objective is for the future, our capacity is in the present and often Vision and objectives are precieved with very few elements of the present, we delink micro and macro, the link is broken.
You and I already know our methods of application , here we look at a metaphorical context to seek replicable method.
Suppose if we were to define the vision and objectives of this buzz by @Ali Anani in one line each. How would that be?01/02/2017 #88 Gert Scholtz@Ali Anani To your excellent post I might add that I think the Pareto Rule is dynamic - what is the profitable 20% today may be part of the unproductive 80% tomorrow, and vice versa. So it is important that company focus oscillates between wide and narrow so as to keep up with the continuous change in the Pareto mix.01/02/2017 #80 Mohammed Sultan#63 You raised a good point on the justification(the why) of cross-linkage as a focus strategy(the how).Cross-linkage or the relationship among different businesses will be more credible and justified by the "synergy'' that might exist between their objectives and when the strategy is implemented within the context of the org vision and mission.Thank you @ Devesh Bhatt.I wish the answer would satisfy your thoughts.01/02/2017 #79 Max🐝 J. Carter#78 We are all as human as all of us are. i Might be an awakened human however it makes me no more human and makes no one else any less human.
It's a different state of being human.
The line you referred to is not opinion, it happens to be how it works. It's the only explanation as to why I can reach out to people on the other side of the globe and feel them instantly. It's why remote viewing works. There is a video from Russell Targ who worked n this for more than 2 decades with the CIA and was he was joined by physicists in this work. They proved it as scientific fact.
- Producer15/08/2016Reputation Management: Five things a certain bird never told youIt’s true. Everyone makes mistakes. Big Bird sang a whole song about it. In business, however, mistakes can cost you the reputation of your entire brand. A DUI charge, embezzlement charges, sexual harassment charges; any criminal allegation that...
Comments27/01/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergVery sound advice, Renee. Regrets for missing this post earlier. I've shared on three communications hives. It appears to me that too many companies, CEOs, politicians, etc., still forget the age-old Watergate axiom: the cover up is worse than the crime. Nothing is worse for PR, brand image or reputation management than having a slow drip-drip-drip of bad news coming out like "Chinese water torture" over the course of days, weeks or months. Rather, "hang a lantern on it." Be transparent and get all the bad info out all at once to limit the damage and contain the crisis. It's just baffling how often this advice goes unheeded. Thanks again for a buzz-worthy read.
- Producer26/01/2017Why People Trend Instead of Thinking.“Wherever I see people doing something the way it’s always been done, the way it’s ‘supposed’ to be done, following the same old trends, well, that’s just a big red flag to me to go look somewhere else.” Mark CubanWe all know there are entire...
Comments26/01/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.my pleasure, happy to follow you and your articles @Robert Cormack26/01/2017 #2 Robert Cormack26/01/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.inspiring article and catchy picture!
- Producer21/01/2017Believing in othersHere is a powerful secret and life lesson that I can share from my own experience, both in my career and in my personal life. It sounds far more simple than it is, and took me most of my adult life to figure it out! It sounds especially hokey at...
Comments21/01/2017 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@Julie Sullivan, I believe you've written a buzz that surpasses your intentions. The truth is that we mimic what is going on in our environment, both the local physical one and the online virtual media-based ones - and most of what these environs offer us is distrust without reason.
Starting with the belief that each person is worthy of trust until the person behaves in a way that we are prudent to revoke that trust is a much more organically humane way to approach life. Because it is the case that very few people are all that concerned with us, they are focused on living their own lives and if we begin by initiating the interaction based on respect, trust, and kindness; we do create the scenario where they mimic respect, trust, and kindness right back to us.
I also believe @Jason Versey would enjoy being notified that his quote is inspiring inspirational buzzes!
- Producer18/01/201710 Ways To Ensure Your Communications Materials Are Giving Good ROI.With more than a couple decades of small business communications experience, I have picked up and developed a lot of insights along the way. These aren't just platitudes or space fillers, but actual stuff that I work hard to incorporate into...