- Producer24/06/2017Glossary of Terms for International TradeA guide to important terms and concepts and information related to International Trade, Transport and Finance with brief definitions. Compiled by Lance Scoular “The Savvy Navigator” ...
Comments24/06/2017 #2 Lance 🐝 Scoular#1 Yes @David B. Grinberg when you're scrolling down you feel like you might get to China.
When you join the Ex/Im Bank I will talk to you about trade finance ;-)
Thanks for the sharing.
Finally launching some honey from the Import Export Made Easy Hive https://www.bebee.com/group/import-export-made-easy
"Import Export Made Easy is for Importers and Exporters or those wishing to Import or Export, providing the “nuts and bolts” of the various aspects of trading between counties."
Just posted second article which is a series of video interviews:
Importing from China Interview: Lance Scoular interviewed by Brendan Elias
- Producer25/05/2017My Journey with Multiple Sclerosis.I woke up this morning, and my right hand was completely dead. I mean like this dead tumor hanging off the end of my arm. Like a skin tag. No feeling—no sensation—and my mind was screaming something about writing. How am I going to write? The only...
Comments26/05/2017 #39 Aaron 🐝 SkogenMS is such a horrible disease @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee, I have no words. You are a brave soul Joyce, thank you for sharing. I will again be cycling in another MS150 ride in a few weeks to support The MS Society and the millions like you who suffer from MS. Your name is among the other friends and family what will be displayed on my "I Ride for" tag.26/05/2017 #38 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#34 See--knowing what I know can be retraumatizing. My thought process translates such things into children being put at risk--a most horrendous thing if you ask me. Considering such things is what I think I should avoid in order to better manage my disease. But you might just as well ask me to stop breathing.26/05/2017 #35 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#34 There is only one state that has abolished the Statute of Limitations for such abuses. I forget which. Massachusetts--where I live--changed the Statute of Limitations to 35 years. So from here on in, professionals (or anyone, for that matter) should be able to be prosecuted in this state. Mandatory Reporting Laws across the US are being diluted with "frivolous" reporting clauses. In Massachusetts, Mandatory Reporting Laws are currently under consideration for changes. Under current law, if the person has reached the age of majority, the abuse does not need to be reported. But predators do not stop predating, so it is hoped that all abuses that occurred against anyone as a child must be reported if the law is changed. This was my dilemma. I reported for a second time when I was about 29. So it wasn't reported. Records were whitewashed. Allegations were not recorded in any way. To my way of thinking, this was unethical. I'm in the process of having those allegations inputted into my records.26/05/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#32 A priest once tried to abuse me. He was for sure scared because I was a smart one big mouth. I told him I tell my mom and my favourite teacher everything I do. He said he'd give me pocket money when ever I needed and he would do a physical examination of me. I was not ill and I told him what for brother ? I dont need any money and walked away. Later I told this to my teacher who told me never to meet him alone again but she was too shy to explain what abuse was I guess! So I always took 2 or 3 friends with me when we had to meet him for our catechism class work. She had advised me not to tell anyone or my mother all this and I haven't till date. So thats how these black sheeps escape. I think I knew what abuse was only after I finished college. They never told about all this stuff when I was in school. Such a closed shell we lived in.26/05/2017 #33 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#31 Complex trauma holds the following categories--severe child abuse, concentration camp survivors, and prisoners of war. Childhood sexual abuse can be viewed as complex trauma in some cases. Trauma is an injury, which, I am thinking, is why professionals are having such a hard time classifying it in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel (DSM). Professionals find it hard to admit the brain can be "injured" by events. I believe if you feel that an event has caused injury you can consider it traumatic. An example of my complex trauma is here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/my-story-of-abuse26/05/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#29 I do hope you have a book written about all this stuff to publish and make known to this world all these decievers. I will market your book for free.
People need to accept and react to such people. Even now this is happening. Priest's who are supposed to protect are pouncing on young children. I think the solution to that would have the priests castrate themselves on their coronation. God forgive me if I’m wrong but thats how angry I am when I read about them abusing children.26/05/2017 #29 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#25 Thank you for your Tweets, Fatima. Hopefully, I will get some of this stuff resolved. I was raked over the coals by so many due to my investigations, and the pathology of some of them is severe, so I will not even attempt some. But I can restore some of my reputation. Those who suffer complex trauma often go on to suffer what is called institutional trauma. It is fascinating to see all this stuff from the inside, but disturbing to have to unravel it for myself and others. Myself primarily.26/05/2017 #28 🐝 Fatima G. Williams#27 You get bored Lol your a treat Joyce. Everything you say in your post pretty much happens everywhere in the world. If we report the ones who deceive us who are celebrated by everyone we become pirates I suppose. A never ending topic and a never solving issue I should say.
Like imagine the way medical check up were introduced just so they can suck more blood and money from the people.26/05/2017 #27 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#25 But the strength? I have no choice in the matter. Thank you for your comment. I do realize I could just give up and got to bed and did so for about a year. It's taking too damn long for my body to give out, so I got bored and here I am.26/05/2017 #26 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#25 If you read @Ian Weinberg's stuff on neuroscience, he mentions in comments (I think or perhaps on one of my pieces on MS) that this disease can be caused by trauma. I am currently trying to relieve the sources of trauma I can. I have records loosely affiliated to https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/deception that I am trying to have amended. It's a source of anger for me, and anger is not a good thing. I spoke to a woman yesterday. The policy is to allow the professional to deny the amendment, but I am accusing the professional of wrongdoing, so what gives? I told her I would simply upload the records to google+ with my statement of allegations and refer any of my current professionals to that site. She begged for time, so I'm giving her a few weeks.26/05/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima G. Williams@Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Your strength to fight through this amazing. I don't know from where you get the strength to carry on but I admire you and I wish to have the same courage and confidence if something should befall me.
Your biggest weapon is you release/exform all that happens to you through words which is good for you in a way your telling your body that your will power is greater than what it's trying to do to you and I salute you for that. Sending you all the healing from the universe with love and hugs. I wish there's cure for every darn disease in the world or may be there is and we are deprived of it.26/05/2017 #24 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#23 Remember--everything has a cost. We live in a society that requires you have money to survive. If I could, I would look into stem cell research. But hey. That's just the way it is. I was trying to find out about wheelchairs today, never mind voice to text. But thanks for the thought.26/05/2017 #23 Nicole ChardenetGod, Joyce, this is awful. Awful that you have to be afflicted with this beast of a disease. I can well imagine your panic at wondering how you're going to write with one useless hand. If you've not looked into voice-to-text technology yet, you might want to think about it. Don't let the bitch silence you.
May you have the strength to carry on and will your limbs back to usefulness like you did your hand today. (((hugs)))25/05/2017 #21 Todd JonesI am again left speechless, Joyce. You are both an inspiration and a warrior on many fronts. I also know that you are too proud to ask for help, so I will...
Please support Joyce and her extraordinary work through her Patreon website. She needs and deserves our help. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=5891284
- 23/05/201760 Low & No Cost PR & Marketing Strategies, Free Carol Roth eBookwork911.tradepub.com Free eBook to 60 Low & No Cost PR & Marketing Strategies The CarolRoth.com community has come together to offer 60 different strategies for you to create awareness and reach new customers, many of which are entirely...
- Producer15/04/20176 Foolproof Ways to Grow Your YouTube FollowingThe use of video marketing is becoming increasingly popular for entrepreneurs. The reason is simple. More people are using mobile devices and the videos are easier to view on these devices than reading a lengthy blog post. A video is much...
Comments22/04/2017 #3 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianI missed this the first time around. Storing it to my Reading List hive. I think I'll refer to it often. With all the recent changes and updates at myTweetPack.com I have to kill and re-do all our videos except 1.
Funny how so much advice for video applies to content of all types
- Producer19/04/2017BeBee At the Crossroads: Wrapping Up This SeriesWRAPPING UP WHAT HAS TURNED OUT TO BE A REASONABLY POPULAR SERIES ON BEBEE ABOUT WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT COULD BECOME...Preface: I started this series slightly less than a year ago with the article "Affinity Networking On the Line". That piece...
Comments21/04/2017 #38 Wayne Yoshida#37 @Phil Friedman - you know, I caught myself clicking on the plus button on various comments and responses. So, maybe - no - I am - a hypocrite. I need to fix that. The thank you does work well.
Maybe it's like art - you either like something - or not. But I still would like to know how come.
And yes, the difference between talking to or at people. A lot of family arguments at our house were pretty hilarious in this exact way . . . .21/04/2017 #37 Phil Friedman#35 Wayne, ignoring for the moment your predilection for boinking, I am personally fine with using the "relevant" button for that kind of "like" on a post and the "+" for that kind of thank you on a comment. Indeed, the "+" in response to a comment on one's post sends out a notice to the commenter that the author "liked" the comment. Thank works well, don't you think?
None of this, however, substitutes for an informed comment. Just as a bland, generic comment does not substitute for genuine engagement. I guess it all comes down to what your looking for on social media. Namely, whether it's ego-boosting reinforcement or discussion and intellectual exchange. Like the difference between two people talking to each other versus talking AT each other. Cheers!21/04/2017 #36 Phil Friedman#34 Not a hijack at all, Wayne. And I applaud your sharing the various articles on how to use beBee with newcomers to the platform. However, in the context of this discussion, I need to point out that many of the instructions concerning the operation of hives do not solve the basic problem of managing them in a way that will, in the long run, see the development of serious industry- and profession-related hives or groups.
For example, the instruction for identifying posts inappropriately posted to a given hive says "The user who posted that information will immediately be notified with a suggestion to change the hive it’s published in." Unfortunately, you're smoking ganja if you think that a serious spammer or someone primarily intent on posting to a hive with a large membership will pay any attention to such "suggestions". And I know that I, for one, would not want to make the effort to build and operate a large hive if I could not take pro-active steps on a timely basis to keep topic-inappropriate material out.
Thanks for reading and joining the conversation. Cheers!21/04/2017 #35 Wayne Yoshida#27 This is a good one, and I think we covered this before . . . I think part of this behavior comes from a "Facebook mentality" -- See something from a friend. Boink the "Like" button - because the friend posted it. It seems to be a mindless pressing of a button just because someone you know - or connected to - posted it.
The "expected" response is "now you have to like me back." Why? Because we are friend-connected.
Boink, boink, boink.
But if you like something - I'd like to know why someone liked something. We call this "engagement" - let's simplify this - let's call it intelligent conversation/discussion. And this is what I tell people when I talk about or promote beBee.
I have received a comment about the boinking habit: Someone said to think of the "boink" as "Thank you."
So maybe there needs to be a 'Thank You" button.
Nah. I'd still like to know why you liked something -- or if you disagree - let me know and maybe I can learn about a different view or opinion.
Thanks for a great series, @Phil Friedman21/04/2017 #34 Wayne Yoshida#12 @Jerry Fletcher - I experience the same thing. So - now when I recruit or demonstrate beBee to people, I also mention the Hives containing instructions to newcomers. Like:
"beBee Cheat Sheet" - https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-cheat-sheet
"beBee Guide" - https://www.bebee.com/group/bebee-guide
And "Suggestions for beBee" - https://www.bebee.com/group/suggestions-for-bebee
Sorry about the hijack, Phil . . .21/04/2017 #31 Phil Friedman#29 No, Jim, as usual, you've cut through the wrappings and gotten right to the gold surprise inside the box. The key to building active groups is active management. Seeding discussions, nurturing the conversations, courting genuinely knowledgable people to join and participate. And yes, having the tools to keep out the trolls, spammers, and the like, so that members look forward to spending time on the group interfacing with their industry or professional peers. Kinda like the Beezers. Cheers!20/04/2017 #29 Jim MurrayI think that the big difference between beBee hives and Linkedin groups, even in the sad state they are in now, is that LinkedIn group owners work very hard to moderate and stimulate their groups. The same cannot be said here. Right now they feel more like an outbound marketing destinations than they do real interactive entities. And this is not about the moderation tools or anything other than participation. On LI there are probably 30 groups that are massive and active on beBee this is all still very much a work in progress. The only thing (IMHO) that will get group owners migrating their groups here, short of a total collapse of the concept on LI ,is more active moderation and stimulation. I'm sure there is more than that, but I'm a pinhead when it comes to this stuff.20/04/2017 #28 Anonymous#27 Phil, I understand your attitude...
"One way to bring deeper meaning to appreciation is to be specific—and what aspect of a person would it be better to be specific about than their core personality traits?" by Dr. Ryan Niemiec from article titled: "Are You Skimping on Compliments?" on viacharacter.org
http://www.viacharacter.org/blog/are-you-skimping-on-compliments/20/04/2017 #27 Phil Friedman#19 My problem is that "good job" said too frequently is devoid of real meaning. It's similar to the current parent generation's practice of giving award ribbons to kids for just showing up at sports meets. And when someone on social media repeatedly and uniformly posts generic "good post" or "great insight" comments, without any indication of even giving the author the respect of reading the post, find it turns me off. I'd also argue that it shows more respect to an author to post a critical comment that demonstrates one has actually taken the time and made the effort to read the author's post.
For the record, I do not pretend to even begin to understand social media or why people pursue it or what they et out of it. And I can only and do only speak for myself in this particular matter. Well, actually in almost all matters. Cheers!20/04/2017 #24 Phil Friedman#22 Well, Milos, I am blown away by being told that -- for I was never aware of that fact, although I've known for a long time of your use of the expression you coined. To be sure, that is definitely a "kindness" because it is definitely undeserved and unwarranted.
Again, it is likely a difference in our respective understandings of the semantics of "kindness", but, again for me, it implies something that is neither earned, nor warranted. For example, when one receives a verbal compliment, one often thanks the complimenter for the "kind words". That reply is considered an expression of modesty which, in turn, implies that the compliment is not warranted. Is that "fake" modesty? I don't really know, and I guess it depends on one's intentions in expressing it.
But whether we can agree or not on the connotations of "kindness", I think we can agree that praise and support should be based on respect. And friendship on mutual respect -- which I am not hesitant to say is the case for our friendship. Cheers, my friend -- and thank you, however belatedly, for the compliment. :-)20/04/2017 #22 Anonymous#21 it is not my perception of kindness Phil. You have not "recognized" genuine praise even in my "A great person deserves no less" post dedicated to you. Kindness have nothing with the superior-subordinate communication or condescension. We are all equal before or in the eyes of "social media God", but also rather unique and different. And that is great. Thank you for reading and commenting. Kind Regards, Milos20/04/2017 #21 Phil Friedman#18 Milos > "People, who are willing to be a true friend could have a quite different character or temperament. I still believe in "positive" connection and kindness..."
I'd point out that nothing that has been said here in opposition to that view. Indeed, I personally have always sought and recommended positive connection. I believe, however, that at times you and I differ is in our respective views of what constitutes genuine and authentic connection.
This may boil down to a semantic issue, but for me, connection has virtually nothing to do with kindness -- for to my mind, "kindness" implies condescension or, at the very least, an unequal superior-versus-subordinate relationship. Cont. Pt.II
- 06/04/2017This is worth waiting for the ad to finish at the beginning. @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @John White, MBA, here's why the vikings left Canada so many years ago!Why did the Vikings leave Canada? | Canada 150 | 22 Minutes Long before John Cabot, the Vikings were the first Europeans to discover Canada. But why did they leave? Gordon Pinsent guides 22 Minutes through a history...
- Producer04/04/2017AskaTechie Focuses on Matching Startups and SMBs to Tech ExpertsIn a $900 Billion industry with a matching platform of vetted IT professionals, AskaTechie is looking to change the gameIt’s no secret that finding the right tech expert for your project or business is a huge pain. It can feel a lot like dating on...
- Producer31/03/2017Being a Prestigious Post BloggerFor now, yes, there’s still a good amount of prestige in seeing your work published on a big site like the Huffington Post, Inc, Entrepreneur, VentureBeat, TechCrunch, Virgin, Forbes, etc Professionals will still think it’s impressive if you use...
Comments21/04/2017 #29 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Javier 🐝 beBeeMy biggest reward for being a beBee blogger is the great exchange of comments. It is the interest that bees show to the blogger resulting in the birth of more buzz ideas. I would say 50% of my more than 160 buzzes on resulted from the inspirations of engaging comments. Nowhere else I experienced the same. My last buzz on authenticity has so far 400 views, but more than twenty comments. This is the level of engagement that make an author grow.
BTW- to what degree is beBee authentic? I hope not 100% and I stand against full authenticity.31/03/2017 #13 Tausif MundrawalaI my view blogging is allowing people to the gateway of your life which otherwise left unsaid. There are many unsung hereos in this world who went unnoticed unless and until their contributions are highlighted by the people who are close to them. In today's fast paced world we are privileged enough to be gifted with wonderful platform like beBee where our voices, opinions, views and talent is noticed by many wonderful people.
We can't thank enough to the wonderful team of this platform especially @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood and @John White, MBA
- Producer30/03/2017Youtube Master Training (From A-Z)This post is strictly for entrepreneurs and online business owners who are serious about their online career. I’m going to provide you with the complete package of everything you need to know in order to master YouTube. If you’ve ever wondered why...
- ProducerThe 🐝 e-embassy Project - Call for e-CollaboratorsDear beBee 🐝 Ambassadors,As a newly adopted beBee 🐝 Brand Ambassador MY 1ST RESOLUTION IS THAT: i will conduct i will conduct a global beBee " e-embassy independent project " in the next few weeks. As we all know the terms and...
Comments25/03/2017 #104 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorAny help needed ask athe Quality & Affinity manager here with beBee: https://www.bebee.com/bee/fedealvarezsm
please when you interact with beBee's team 1)be specfic 2)one question at a time per IM or email 3)don't use post-public for private msg or issues keep it clean, professional and use courtesy...smiling is free and rewarding25/03/2017 #103 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorBrand Ambassadors if or when you have questions about editor"s line, policies and what right or wrong in terms of communication. Please relate to : https://www.bebee.com/bee/netta-virtanen-0nL1gc View moreBrand Ambassadors if or when you have questions about editor"s line, policies and what right or wrong in terms of communication. Please relate to : https://www.bebee.com/bee/netta-virtanen-0nL1gc She is in charge at beBee. Close24/03/2017 #91 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#87 Thank You @Juan Imaz, wait you should see what is coming next in terms of people dynamics, analytics, management and growth Hack. @Javier 🐝 beBee allready tolld me that multilingual automated GUI/ribbon/menu translation feature is on his way in your R&D lab. I am just initiating what is called ''perpetual movement" to leverage beBee's brand ambasadors talents and sleeping capabilities. Then Affinity Network algorithm does the heavy work. But you already know that anything in physics ..needs a lil push in the back, some kickstarts here and there" And The beBee'S BA's deal is pretty much clear...let's do a specific range of activity and at some point when time arrives, those who did, do and will keep on doing would be equaly rewarded with a defined proportion of equity.24/03/2017 #89 Tausif MundrawalaThis would be a wonderful experience for all the bees here. The response is phenomenal and so does the interest of everyone here. I have sent a request to all those bees I know to join, lets see how it progresses. Some of them have joined.
Thanks once again, @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
- 18/03/2017A piece I wrote for Craig Campbell, SEO expert, with some examples from @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Claire L Cardwell @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA5 Copywriting Trends You Need To Know |www.craigcampbellseo.co.uk 5 Copywriting trends that you need to know about, an article by Sandra Smith offering tips and advice for...
Comments18/03/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBeeMany thanks @Sandra 🐝 Smith. Google love Stories writen on beBee Producer .
CC @Juan Imaz @Roberto Ferri @Rafael García Romano
- Producer05/03/2017Personal Reflections of a LinkedIn Group Owner and ManagerPersonal Reflections of a LinkedIn Group Owner and ManagerI am the President of Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building and management consulting firm that was established in 1996. It's been over 12 years since I joined LinkedIn and...
Comments10/03/2017 #37 Javier 🐝 beBee@Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA great lessons.
1) if your interface stops working, you don't listen to your most experienced community leaders, and you constantly make changes that make no sense, even your most committed members will eventually throw in the towel.
2) never put all eggs in ONE basket!
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/never-put-all-eggs-in-one-basket-keep-linkedin-but-explore-bebee06/03/2017 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#21 As promised, a total of 100 Tweets are scheduled for both announcements, over two accounts. Yes, I did it through myTweetPack.com (shameless plug)
I seem to remember that many other Group owners moved over too. Please let me know who you are and the Hive's link and I'll do the same for you.06/03/2017 #28 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#23 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I am just realizing I don't know how to send a private buzz yet. Please send me your email address and I will send you the post. I would also love some traction on this one. It's about my experience in trying to help 2 people through social media. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/crowdfunding-for-philanthropy-social-media-disappoints-again06/03/2017 #26 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#24 Jim it is like a breath of fresh air here. My only regret is that I didn't make the jump sooner. 1.3K post views, 12 shares, 18 relevant (likes) and 23 comments in less than 24 hours. I have never seen anything like this on LinkedIn....not even close and my network here is tiny. So glad to give up the struggle. I hope my group members will join me here in the 2 hives I have set up.06/03/2017 #24 Jim MurrayFortunately for beBee, it has the advantage of a great many influential bloggers and social media people who have migrated here from LI, for all the reasons that you cite in your post. A number of us raged long and hard all though 2015 at the broken promises and complete apathy on the part of LI management. But we are all here and thriving. And we are now actively targeting groups on LinkedIn to migrate, to help us build this site and make it a great opportunity for everyone. The big advantage here is that the management of this site is listening and taking advantage of the the ideas that people proffer. Big difference.06/03/2017 #23 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#21 I'll send off a bunch of tweets telling people the Groups are now on beBee using myTweetPack.com. I'll also have a bunch cross-post to LinkedIn
If you have images or video send them to me by email. I think it's on my profile.
Maybe something Like: LINKEDIN GROUP B2B Bloggers Network is now on beBee. Join Us there with the link and a nice big 600X600 image06/03/2017 #21 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#20 @Franci Thank you for your offer. These are the hives I have created. I already have LinkedIn groups for them but communication and engagement is difficult for the reasons discussed in my post.
- B2B Bloggers Network https://www.bebee.com/group/b2b-bloggers-network View more#20 @Franci Thank you for your offer. These are the hives I have created. I already have LinkedIn groups for them but communication and engagement is difficult for the reasons discussed in my post.
- B2B Bloggers Network https://www.bebee.com/group/b2b-bloggers-network
- Executive Team Building Network https://www.bebee.com/group/executive-team-building
I just started encouraging members to move over so I am not starting from scratch. Close06/03/2017 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador#15 Anne, please let me know the name of any hives you create and I will feature them in my weekly post, Hive🐝Talk. I agree with @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, about founding new hives without a good following to back them up. However, it is hard to determine the following until you create the hive. If and when you start a hive, you will need to promote it frequently, otherwise, it may soon be forgotten.
- 04/03/2017I wonder what everyone thinks about this idea?
Please let me know !How Often Should You Run a Digital Marketing Campaign?www.sourcelink.com We are often asked: “”How often should I run a digital marketing campaign?” and “How long should a digital campaign run?” Rather than give you some sort of generic advice like “Well, it depends on your business objectives and your industry…” I...
- Producer01/03/2017The F*cking VisitMy plane landed and I received the voicemail, “We are here in the cellular parking area. Call when you land”. I called her mobile. No answer. Called again, no answer. Immediately all of my intentions of keeping calm started slipping...
Comments08/03/2017 #64 Laura Mikolaitis#63 Miss you too @Shelley Brown!!! Oh, that corporate vortex. It can really suck you in. Been there. Still there. Trying to find an escape route. My creative energies are churning and I need to find a place to marry them. I am happy, however, that I've been more diligent about my writing and it does help. I'm glad that you are making some changes and I hope that includes more time for writing. Have a splendid day!08/03/2017 #63 Shelley Brown#62 @Laura Mikolaitis HI!!!! I miss you and your writing as well. I missed writing. I've been locked in the corporate vortex for just over a year now and have neglected most of the things that make me who I am including writing, laughing, socializing....I am making some changes and very happy for our warm welcome! I will always love my Mom dearly and don't want to think about life without her. We just do better long distance. I know how you felt about your mom. I agree,"They are who they are". Sending hugs!08/03/2017 #62 Laura MikolaitisHot Damn, @Shelley Brown it is great to see you back on the writing canvas! I have missed your naked writing. My mom was always my rock and I his miss her deeply. We clashed from time to time for sure, but always found our way back. As for my dad, I love him dearly but he drives me crazy at times. The younger of my two older brothers always offers his place as a respite when I am home for a visit. We share laughs, have some libations and reminisce about what mom would have done. Parents. They are who they are and we are who we are. But yeah, sometimes it's like oil and water. Hope to see more of you here my friend!06/03/2017 #59 Pedro 🐝 Casanova#55 Sometimes you have to take a little revenge on parents. just for your own mental sanity. I remember once... Mom insisted on coming over my " beach house " ...I was living by the beach at that time. Told her...Mom..is one bedroom apartment. She says...is ok...you can take the couch...there is no couch..OK...I set a mattress on floor at the living room.
Amyway...the day she d arrived...when I was opening the door. Even before the kissing...my first words were.... MY HOUSE...MY RULES.....BREAKFAST S BEERS AND M&M ´S.
Of course no way...such thing will never took place..She is MOM06/03/2017 #58 Claire L CardwellAwesome @Shelley Brown! I love my parents dearly - but they drive me crazy. I was back in London last August, the first weekend I went to Liverpool with my Mum to see relatives and had a great time. By the time the next weekend came along, my brother rescued me and I spent the night at his place getting a little 'buzzed' on great wine and curry. We spent hours with tears in our eyes recounting tales of how we pulled the wool over our parent's eyes....03/03/2017 #55 Wayne Yoshida@Shelley Brown - Scary story about parents. I had to go through this sort of thing as my parents grew older, and moved to the old folks' home. And having nothing to do. And having to get dinner at 3:30 or some other weird time. And yes - it was always so difficult to enjoy these events.
But I always wonder -- Oh man. Am I going to be like this when I get old?01/03/2017 #52 Shelley Brown#36 Pamela 🐝 Williams - I don't know what is with these F*cking Mothers! Mother F*ckers! The only good thing about having a germaphobe mother is that I get to tell her stuff and fill her with shock and awe about the ungermaphobe things I do on a daily basis :). It's great to be here. Thanks for commenting.01/03/2017 #51 Shelley Brown#38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Thank you Franci. I've been in a bunker, aka the corporate vortex for 70 hours a week for the past year. I opened the door to the bunker and it's very heavy but I am trying to keep it propped open so I can see the flowers and mostly the BEES!
- Producer07/02/2017A Country Life: Summer, Part II In which we ponder the significance of a sink full of dirty dishes and a book. The Global Financial Crisis hit our markets in Australia late, but it hit with a vengeance. Businesses in many industries, including ours, were deeply...
Comments09/02/2017 #40 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYou're a better woman than me Aleta! Miss smell under her nose would have been wearing the desert just as soon as she went after the grandmother! I'll use a line from the movie Parenthood: "You have to have a license to drive, you even have to have a license to fish, but they'll let any a...hole can have a kid".
That line was spoken by a very young Keanu Reeves. Being a mother is via the heart, not via the vagina. Loved your comeback! I can just imagine that she is raising her child/children to be just as nasty as her08/02/2017 #39 Aleta Curry#37 Thanks so much, @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, Life has taught me to appreciate the steps along the journey, because you never know what's going to happen next. I'm pretty cheery, and when down, I don't stay down for long; I have found that it doesn't help and it wastes my time.08/02/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThe real punchline is that all those expensive purchases clearly had to be pre-discussed, meaning the giftee basically gifted themselves. Whereas, an authentic gift from someone who loves us, who put a little bit of heart into the thought - that is simply, utterly priceless, no matter the amount of currency exchanged.
You have a knack for storytelling, @Aleta Curry. I feel like I've been given a really great book myself.
- Producer07/02/2017Reimprinting Toxic Beliefs – Creating a Happy LifeToxic beliefs are the producers of our problems. Most people often wonder why they are caught up in the same cycle of problems – we say, it is because you created them and some may take this as a step to self-development while others take no...
- 27/01/2017A must see and hear! The title is misleading, this is video covers every aspect of life. Worth every moment of its 5:40 length.Nature is Magic - Robert Bateman Canadian wildlife artist and naturalist Robert Bateman shares his inspiring passion for nature. The largest permanent collection of his work is on display...
- Producer24/01/2017Hooray! You’re Not Crazy, You’re an Entrepreneur!I was once asked this question.“You already do so much, you have a great job, benefits, why on earth would you want to start your own business?” My answer came easy. "I want more."Now that might sound a bit greedy but me wanting more in many ways is...
Comments24/01/2017 #10 Mohammed SultanAlthough each one of these entrepreneurs was driven by different motives ,all were able to go against the logic of many others.Most entrepreneurs didn't dream of a business card with nice logo kept in their pockets,but of having the tools that help them deliver their core interests.So,its better for the new generation to own their tools that are stemming of their core skills,not of their business cards.They can also determine their way depending on their core interests.
For every young entrepreneur I would ask them to focus on what they are passionate about and give them more focus and energy.The perversity of nature would say if you are young you can't carry heavy weights but if you are forced to do that, it will be better to keep the weights very close to your body.The same with the entrepreneurial ideas,keep them close to your mind and heart.When an entrepreneur owns his or her tools they will enjoy more and different degrees of freedom than others and their idea may take them further than they could expect,but keep the load lighter.,two riders of any creative idea is more than enough.Thank you @Katyan Roach for sharing your entrepreneurial spirit through an inspiring post.24/01/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergThank you, Katyan, for this inspirational and motivational read. It certainly strikes me that being an entrepreneur takes guts, faith, 24/7 hard work, perseverance and big risks. But those who have been successful reap the rewards from the seeds they sow. I know that @John White, MBA @Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Candice 🐝 Galek and so many other successful entrepreneurs on beBee and elsewhere can attest to that. I envy you all. Bravo!24/01/2017 #8 John White, MBAGreat post, @Katyan Roach! I tweeted it to my followers. You can find the tweet here: https://twitter.com/juanblanco76/status/823714808956592128 Lastly, consider adding your Twitter profile as a link on your beBee profile. That way when people tweet your posts here on beBee you will get notified.
- Producer20/01/2017Believe it or not! You can get More Leads without Generating Web TrafficIIn B2B marketing, perhaps no two words are as important as Traffic and Conversion. These two spell the difference between being in the black and being in the red. But you probably already know this by now: More web traffic does not always mean more...
- Producer31/12/2016Social Media Trends for 2017 My latest book “Social Media Trends for 2017: 25 Influencers & Social Media Experts from UK, USA, and Australia Shared Their Predictions” was released, just before Christmas, on Amazon. Available in Kindle Edition and Paperback. Social...
- Producer12/12/2016Qué son las listas de Twitter y cómo crearlasQué son las listas de Twitter, cómo crearlas y para qué sirven. Y además te contamos cómo manejarlas fácilmente con Hotsuite.A pesar de que existen desde que tenemos recuerdos de esta plataforma, las listas de Twitter siguen siendo grandes...
Comments21/12/2016 #14 José Luís Casado#13 Muchas graciasm @Marta 🐝 García Quijada. En prrincipio y salvo que la lista tenga un nombre sospechosamente poco halagüeño, es bueno que te incluyan porque significa que lo que tuiteas le interesa a la persona que te incluyó en la lista, así que ya ves que bien ;-) Saludos!13/12/2016 #8 José Luís Casado#7 Muchas gracias, @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez. La verdad es que yo siempre he sido más de Facebook que de Twitter y le empecé a prestar más atención más a tope a TW hace escasamente dos años. Y a las listas hace unos pocos meses. Cpincido contigo en lo de listas vs followers, incluso aunque sean seguidores de calidad. Gracias por compartirlo, amigo. Un abrazo y feliz noche
- 02/12/2016While We Weren’t Looking, Snapchat Revolutionized Social Networkswww.nytimes.com Once known for its disappearing messages, Snap, the parent of Snapchat, has moved into news and, with Spectacles, consumer...
Comments02/12/2016 #3 Randy KehoWow!. That's covering the news.
It makes the future look exciting and terrifying at the same time.
Unfortunately, it's only a matter of time before someone figures out how to manipulate and/or censor the information.
I can see staged events being disseminated as actual news. Think of the firestorm that could create.
No doubt, Big Brother and the mainstream media is watching. Will this become a new form of "Paparazzi?"
I may never leave my house, again.02/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitIn the 21st Century I am firm believer that we grow through appreciation rather than competition. For sure the competitive spirit should never be extinguished from our own internal fire of being, but the world is moving on while some may prefer the traditional containers such as mass media, Facebook and LinkedIn - but the Twitter's the Pinterests, the Snapchats - these seek to diverge outwards, while those that prefer a closed space or create chinese walls - they are for those whose mindsets were informed by the 20th Century. The revolution of the 21st Century is within, whereas prior revolutions were simply asking us to join closed groups - the 21st Century represents the paradox of both professional openness and personal privacy. Snapchat seems to get that paradox and thus is beginning to scale.
- Producer12/11/2016Torta all'Acqua | senza uova, latte e burroTorta all'acqua: una bontà che stupisceImmaginate una torta...morbida e soffice come una nuvolaleggera come una piumacon poche caloriepochi grassipochissimi ingredientisemplice e veloce da preparareadatta ad un regime alimentare vegetarianoperfetta...
- Producer07/08/2016Everyone Hates AdsThere is an ad war going on. Not a multi-million dollar game of one-upmanship between two brands. Something more troubling. This war is being waged between advertisers and consumers. And it’s been going on for a long, long time.Everyone Hates...
Comments11/11/2016 #6 Harvey LloydAligning consumers with a product/service based on needs or wants, is an age old question. I have counseled many folks who wish to start a business, have a great idea or have created the latest gizmo. My first question is always the same, how will you find your customer. You may have a million people that want what you have, but they don't know that you exist. This is not a negative attribute, rather a challenge. A challenge, as a novice, that i find exciting and challenging.
Consumers are tired of the escalating manipulation of their emotions. My favorite most disgusting commercial was for Uncle Ben's Rice. A label that included a African American Gentlemen of the 1800's era was back dropped with a white couple in a modern kitchen, making out up against the refrigerator. It was memorable but did not persuade me to have Uncle Ben's rice.
I believe the content marketing of today will land upon the same rocks as Uncle Ben's. The arena is filling with all scales of content marketing prowess and will become the ad sales within websites of yesterday.
As a consumer of one, i think the content of the future will have to create curiosity first. It can be entertaining, emotional or direct marketing. Lacking the creation of curiosity within the consumer the search for the want or need will never happen.
Volvo made us question the safety of our automobiles. They insisted we review our purchases and ask questions about a competitors safety features. They created the criteria/motivation for which we reviewed our purchase. Curiosity-leads to knowledge-leads to finding your product/services.
- 11/11/2016This post about beBee is starting to go viral on LinkedIn! Feel free to add your thoughts. www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6202602344232808448
Comments11/11/2016 #7 Jared 🐝 Wiese ➡ I sell YOU. Fast!Comment 7h ago on LI by @Teresa Gezze:
Hey guys! Check out my interview to Michaela Alexis from May! The story is awesome and she has great insights on how to use social media for employment: http://blog.bebee.com/en/jobs-and-networking/stories-of-success/michaela-alexis-on-how-social-media-can-help-you-find-your-dream-job/! Thanks for this interview, Michaela! Also you can follow her on beBee: https://www.bebee.com/bee/michaela-alexis."
Note, @Michaela Alexis had an LI post in March, 2016 that went viral (March 15, 2016
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