- Producer08/08/2017Questions to Help You Mind Your Business: Let’s talk about planningThis is the answer to the third question in a ten question collaborative series being posted by Renée Cormier and Graham Edwards. To see the list of original questions, check this link. If you would like to catch up, here are the answers to...
- Producer31/07/2017The Process Of Dying Remains A Mystery, As The Fear Of Death Remains A Top FearAccording to Dr. Christopher Kerr the two biggest fears people face in society is the fear of public speaking and dying. I have to admit, public speaking was fear of mine but the idea of dying is a much larger fear. I am not a Doctor obviously, but...
Comments02/08/2017 #57 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#47 You were all so young @Louise Smith. We ranged in age (myself being the oldest) from 10 yrs to 18 months old. Everyone in my family dealt with dads death differently. My brother had night terrors after dad died and his memory became blocked of any memories he had of our father to this day. My brother and I are only 15 mos apart in age and we spent SO much time with my dad together. As an adult now, I cry for children who lose a parent too, they can't understand. I really thought dad would return, at least for a while. I think that was my way of coping or not??? I'm not sure of your age but when we lost dad they didn't have Hospice, or other programs available to children and their families back then. It was as if we were all to stay hush after the funeral because death was a topic you certainly didn't touch back then.02/08/2017 #56 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#15 I think that's what frightens so many of us @Jordan Sands. I have to hang on to all my strange experiences and keep believing that our physical bodies die but our spirit lives on forever. I honestly believe the less we (as a society) talk about death, the more fear keeps building. For me, it feels healthy to talk about a part of life that is just as inevitable as birth.02/08/2017 #55 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#44 Hi @Aaron 🐝 Skogen, Isn't it nice to feel that feeling, that we are never far from each other even after death? I'm not sure if I missed your blog about your NDE and accident, what happened? I have had 2 dreams about my dad since he passed. They were dreams like no other. It's hard to explain if a person hasn't experienced dreams that are more like an encounter. I never remember most of my dreams and if I do just small fragments. One dream- my Aunt had the same dream on the same night. I began to tell her I had a dream of my grandparents (her parents) and from that point on she cut me off because she was so excited to tell me she had one too. Our dreams were identical. The scenery was the same down to their clothing. i also saw my dad on a dock fishing off in the distance. That's the only part of the dream that differed. Thanks for your comment, appreciated!02/08/2017 #52 Kevin Baker#45 @Lisa Vanderburg """The strain of it all must have brought about his final event as his eyes rolled back.""" Not possible to attach to that. You are not part of that equation except in circumstance. You are not of any responsibility, though the attachment through emotions is a heavy fog. I remember when the Sargent came to our door and informed me, 7yrs old, that my father was dead, I asked what is dead because reality of any kind was not communicated to me, so that shock I am so familiar with. Perhaps your father had cheated death many times and never told you. Our mortality is not a choice and we view life as a series of choices. I can assure you of one thing. Your father was very blunt and appeared even cruel though he was just over compensating because he knew there would come a time when he could no longer protect you and he needed to know that he toughened you up. Take peace in knowing you and he did the best either could with the awareness you had at the time. Perfect is 100% effort though we cannot be of perfection or flawless.02/08/2017 #51 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#42 I'm sure I will be visiting the N. England States again in the next few years, we will have to plan to visit @Cyndi wilkins! What a heart warming story about your kitten. That had to be so tough. I have a 14 yr old Boston Terrier and he can be such a pain (said like a mom) but I love him. He loves to be covered up like a person, will even cry until you cover him with blankets and I DREAD when that time comes. I lost my cocker spaniel in 2004 and it took me a while to get over her loss. It's weird, my boston will stare and keep looking back at me in the same area my cocker always lied down. Animals have a much stronger sixth sense than humans.01/08/2017 #49 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#36 I love this statement @Lisa Vanderburg "Death is at least as deserving of every honor, dignity and sanctity that birth should be" How true, we should go out with the dignity we come into this world with. Birth is just as much as a mystery (life/soul) as death is. We understand how babies are made but not how life truly comes to be, same can be said about death.01/08/2017 #47 Louise SmithMy father died when I was 6yo. We did lots of things together. My sister was 2yo & my brother was 1yo. I remember some of the things that happened at that time but can't write about them.
While studying psyc at uni, I did Lifeline Telephone Counselling to get some specific knowledge and practical experience. It took me a while but finally realised why I cried when young people called to talk about the death of their parent/s or someone close to them.01/08/2017 #45 Lisa Vanderburg#41 Thanks so much @Kevin Baker; my apologies; disrespect was directed for the dead, dying and those that watch and wait and suffer. But I see the distinction you mean...maybe it's my own spiritual bend alongside the author's perspective to think that even those who have been found alive some time after being termed deceased still do not take the same 'path' as those who truly leave for good.
Just an aside here, when my dad died, it came as a bit of a shock. Not because he was old and terminal and had been for the past year or so, nor because he had just been moved into his palliative bed at home. It was 'my night' to give my step-ma some sleep and the first night of oxygen and morphine should he need it. We all knew it would be soon. Yet that evening a few hours before, he'd been barking orders for his brandy & ginger, telling us all off for being 'wimmin' and holding court for the males - the usual. During the night he slept for a few hours (I kept vigil in a twin bed next to him) and he began to wake. I asked him if he needed anything. He waived an arm in irritation and told me to get him up NOW! I was faffing with the bed-controls and he was struggling to the point of trying to get through the bars - kept pushing me off. The strain of it all must have brought about his final event as his eyes rolled back. I ran to get ma who took over and came back after getting my hubby and called the fam.
I digress - it was a shock because he was such an intellectual giant, Master of all he surveyed and his last words to me were typical; 'oh SHUT UP WOMAN!' If anyone could've cheated death, it would've been him:)01/08/2017 #44 Aaron 🐝 SkogenA wonderful and difficult topic @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, thank you so much for sharing. I know our loved ones are present after they pass. I touched on that topic a year ago in my post about my grandmother. Her hand still holds my arm, years later. . .
I am a spiritual person, and I believe our time on earth is but a brief period in the journey of our spirit. I too have had a near death experience. I don't remember much, except a brief ( I think, but who knows) and overwhelming sense of comfort, despite my body being severely broken. In the end, its a simple reminder to take each day and be present.01/08/2017 #42 Cyndi wilkins#17 If you ever 'buzz on' by my neck of the woods @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I will show them to you in person;-) It seems we have shared a common experience with 'seeing' the otherwise unseen...That is very precious indeed.
I have to say my most poignant moment with the realms of the unseen was when my kitten died years ago...Her picture still hangs on the wall in my office...The loss of a beloved pet has a way of bringing a grown man to his knees in agony...and a baby kitten...well dear God...just shoot me now.
She used to jump up on the foot of the bed and crawl up my body to curl herself around my neck at night and purr me peacefully to sleep...The night she died I was a 'puddle' of a person...holding her collar in my hand and wailing like a baby...as I exhausted myself into a state of 'in between' ...I felt her jump on the bed and make her way up my body to my neck as she had always done...The sense of peace I felt was so overwhelming I thought my heart would leap right out of my chest.
In that moment a sliver of light appeared in the darkness of my room...like a door opening ever so slightly...I told her it was time for her to go now and I'd be okay now that I knew she was...A light brush of her tail and she was gone...and once again I fell into a peaceful sleep. Blessings to you love;-)
- Producer10/07/2017How Spotify is Using Storytelling, Data & Tech to Drive its MarketingOn any given weekday, there’s a group you might not expect to be hard at work in the offices at Spotify: scientists. Yes, scientists. They’re not your typical lab coat-wearing, bunsen burner-wielding geeks, although they might as well be. These...
Comments11/07/2017 #5 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@Matt 🐝 Sweetwood when you have time, would you agree to make a libe buzz about the importance for communicators and advanced users (semi-pros) to conceptualize a live event on Socialmedia using live video capabilities, like the one you do on FaceBook? A short format talking about what need you wanted to address, your motivation and the technical behind the scene, That will be inspiring for many that our beBee US CEO shows the way on My beBeeTV channel. The team and i will so al the rest for promotion. (feature also how to proceed on FB).
- Producer05/07/2017The Pick-up Lines of Email Marketing: How to Increase Open Rates In Just a Few WordsEmail marketing is still one of the best channels for companies to engage their audience. In terms of acquiring high quality leads, emails can bring much needed boost to the pipeline.For this to work, though, marketers must take several key factors...
- 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...
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- 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...
Comments17/07/2017 #49 Phil Friedman#48 Joanne, profession- and industry-specific hives would benefit greatly from topic filtering controls, as did the original forms of groups on LinkedIn. I had my own industry specific group on LI, whose membership was comprised of about 1,000 marine industry professionals, and I co-managed another such group which had more than 25,000 members. The conversations and information posted there was restricted to topics in the marine industry. The members did not want to see meme's about being positive in life or read someone's recount of their latest romantic disaster. They wanted to talk and be informed about industry issues, products, processes, and so on.
Affinity networking is nominally based on associating with people who share common interests. How can you effect that successfully if every time you join a hive expecting to find content about a specified core topic, say automobile racing, you are instead bombarded with posts on how to choose the best eyeliner for your makeup kit? The answer is, you can't.
Just as important, in the case of Hives on beBee (as opposed to groups on LI), topic filtering is essential because the selection of Hives influences what the beBee algorithm puts into your general feed. So if you allow anything to be posted to any hive, the entire rationale for that system is completely undermined.
Cheers!17/07/2017 #48 Joanne Gardocki#46 @Phil Friedman, I've given more thought to your response and I am curious. Would you give a few examples of Hives with most potential benefit from active topic restriction? Also, what do you see as the sought after value added in Affinity-based networking within that more topic restricted Hive example? Again, curious and looking to hear it in your own words. Thank you.17/07/2017 #47 Joanne Gardocki#46 Excellent point, Phil, "Topic restricting some hives does not require topic restricting all of them." Thank you for clarifying. Topic restricting some hives will require moderators who are onboard with the "why" and artful about the "how". Sounds like a worthy cause, I may just try this myself. Thank you for the inspiration; one of the things I love about beBee.17/07/2017 #46 Phil Friedman#45 Thank you, Joanne, for reading and commenting. I believe that all of your points are valid -- except, perhaps, one. I stand by my assertion that Hives must be topic filtered in order to achieve the much sought after Affinity-based networking capability -- notwithstanding your point about "cross-pollination". For even in a system built around topic-filtered hives, it is possible to have numerous "general topic" or open Hives, where cross-pollination can be encouraged, indeed fomented. For example, there is currently a hive "English on beBee" which encourages the posting of all articles written in English, irrespective of topic. And hives like "Lifestyle" which are pretty broad and open always. Topic restricting some hives does not require topic restricting all of them. Cheers!17/07/2017 #45 Joanne GardockiThank you, @Phil Friedman, for tackling this volatile topic. The issue resonates deeply. I am part of a LinkedIn group owned by a book author and it is very difficult to draw out discussion on book concepts with those who post. At the same time, a group member asked a very specific question and requested review and recommendation on a APP that would interface with tracking software he used. There was no response out of 26,000 plus members in a group all about collaboration. After checking with a few of my own contacts with no luck, I checked on beBee and found several groups devoted to supply chain and inventory tracking. I referred the gentleman to those beBee Hives along with encouragement that beBee.com culture is very active and helpful.
I hear your point about Hives staying engaged in and true to topic. My suggestion would be to welcome diverse posts as long as the Bee takes the time to relate the content directly to the Hive theme in a way that encourages discussion. It's a great way to encourage cross-pollination (and it fits in nicely with our bee theme).
When the platform devolves into just "selling my stuff" we have all lost something vital. From your first buzz, "Affinity Networking On the Line" "I would not be a true friend to them or to beBee, if I did not speak out about what I consider to be the single most important problem to solve, earlier rather than later, in the platform’s development." You are absolutely right; seeing how LinkedIn is struggling and group owners are frustrated just underscores your point. Looking forward to reading the rest of the series and very glad it generated such energetic discussion.11/07/2017 #44 Phil Friedman#43 Jim, thanks for the kind words. I am not yet certain, but I am beginning to think that you are right about posting on beBee and sharing back to LI in the general update feed (not on the tightly controlled Pulse feed). It seems that LI doesn't reall want indie native content, certainly not on Pulse. But actually tracks and makes available stats on long form posts shared from offsite to the update feed. So with you, I am beginning to think, "duh!"11/07/2017 #43 Jim MurrayThis has been a great series of posts and you should be proud of it. I do hope you are sharing this over in the Lumpy Kingdom, as there are still many over there who are disgruntled but not yet convinced that beBee is the right place for the be. But, and here's that old chestnut. Why, when you can organically reach more people on LinkedIn by linking your beBee-published post to your LI news feed, plus have access to any followers you have here, would anyone in their right mind not want to post on beBee? But then again, to quote Bob Dylan, "People are crazy and times are strange..."11/07/2017 #42 Phil FriedmanIt's natural, I think, for committed beBee users to have strong ideas about how the platform should evolve. And an open and candid exchange of those ideas is healthy. But it's equally important to keep in mind that those who make the monetary investment and accept the financial risk of development ultimately decide it's direction.07/07/2017 #41 Phil FriedmanWith the "reset" of beBee objectives for the next generation of the platform (see @Javier 🐝 beBee's https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/how-do-we-innovate-in-our-company ), it is, I believe worthwhile to look again at this piece and its comment thread. Cheers!21/04/2017 #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!
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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.
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- 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