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  1. ProducerDavid Chislett

    David Chislett

    Self Employed and Wondering…
    Self Employed and Wondering…Working for yourself, be it as a freelancer, running your own company or any other permutation, is an interesting way to make a living. Everyone says that it’s the way to go, but the truth of it is that our world is ill-equipped to deal with people...


    ☘️Don Philpott
    21/06/2017 #1 ☘️Don Philpott
    "Maybe I am just getting old, but I just don’t get how most people prefer short term personal gain to overall, long term gain for everyone around them… including their children" - that's not you being old, just counter cultural.
  2. ProducerJerry Fletcher

    Jerry Fletcher

    Human Behavior Hacking
    Human Behavior HackingMy friend Vanessa is a strange combination of introvert, scientist and heroine.Here's how she describes herself and what drives her from the introduction of her book which releases April 25:"Hi, I'm Vanessa and I'm a recovering awkward person...On a...
  3. ProducerKevin Henneborn

    Kevin Henneborn

    How I Conquered the Lack of Support; A Start Up Story
    How I Conquered the Lack of Support; A Start Up StoryWhen I started my vision for vigorintel.com a few months ago, I had a general idea of what I needed in order to start a website. I had a goal to have everything designed and on the web by June 1st of this year. I knew I needed to start a hosting...


    Bengt Hahlin
    19/06/2017 #4 Bengt Hahlin
    Hi Kevin,

    Sorry to say, this is not an unusual story when it comes to “customer service”. Many companies, and I would say especially the big brand ones, does not even know what the word stands for anymore. It seems that the worse “service” they have the more grandiloquent statements on their websites like this one from United Airlines:
    “We are committed to providing a level of service to our customers that makes us a leader in the airline industry.”

    I don’t think David Dao agrees with that.

    You are on the right track even if it is extremely frustrating some times. So good luck.
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    Hi Kevin
    Thanks for the explanation of the process you went through for your start up.
    The concept of Start ups really intrigues me but I don't know if it's for me.
    I have a friend who works in a PR/Admin role for a Philanthropist who bankrolls Start ups.
    Up to 10 at any one time.
    I like this idea too as I have office space and like to see people learning and succeeding.
    I certainly understand your problem getting Help Service from big entities.
    And good on you - you solved it yourself !
    regards Louise

    I feel like I have missed something between Section 1 & 2 below?

    1. "So I followed the instructions and it worked - I met my goal and had my site up and running........for less than 12 hours. "
    2. "My site was gone - but I had a backup in Adobe Muse. No worries."
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/06/2017 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Inspiring Kevin! To be different you need to do things differently ;) Best wishes!
    Carlos 🐝 Tíscar
    17/06/2017 #1 Carlos 🐝 Tíscar
    Good job mate and well written. Thanks for sharing your experience!
  4. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Tim Cook's opinions are worth 5 min. reading , share it in your favorites 3 hives, on Twitter and Facebook.
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Tim Cook on Donald Trump, the HomePod, and the Legacy of Steve Jobs
    www.bloomberg.com The head of the most valuable company in the world talks to Bloomberg Businessweek Editor Megan...


    ☘️Don Philpott
    17/06/2017 #3 ☘️Don Philpott
    #2 Agreed - No Jobs, No Cash, No Hope :)
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    17/06/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #1 rule number one in cognitive development, if you don't try you will never know....
    ☘️Don Philpott
    16/06/2017 #1 ☘️Don Philpott
    "You’ve talked a lot about augmented reality at the heart of the company’s future."...smart guy, wonder if he needs a Canadian strategist.
  5. Lance  🐝 Scoular
    📉 Michael Jordan:
    A Profile in Failure
    by Jeff Stibel
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    Michael Jordan: A Profile in Failure
    dld.bz The greatest people in history have been failures. Certainly, we remember these individuals as successes--success stories--and we treat those...
  6. ProducerCharlene Norman

    Charlene Norman

    Old is New.  Again.
    Old is New. Again. Many years ago, the beer industry had a brain fart. Grow market share by changing the way beer is packaged.  At the time, I was an analyst at the biggest Canadian brewery and remember well the long days and nights and the $100 million spent to bring...


    Charlene Norman
    16/06/2017 #12 Charlene Norman
    #10 It's a good race. @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee A little loopy some days. But a good one all the same..
    Charlene Norman
    16/06/2017 #11 Charlene Norman
    #9 Hey thanks for the other view @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez I liked.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #10 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Heh--great buzz. Thoroughly enjoyed the read, the history, and the observations you made. Here's to the Human Race.
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    16/06/2017 #9 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Yes, there are few movements but they are emerging.
    Open Codes, street science with published studies in open, and
    Something moves behind the ice wall @Charlene Norman
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #8 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #7 You just need to have a big mouth.
    Charlene Norman
    16/06/2017 #7 Charlene Norman
    Thank you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I did not know how to handle.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #6 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    You are spamming Aurora. I have unfollowed and reported you.
    Charlene Norman
    14/06/2017 #4 Charlene Norman
    #3 Thanks Phil. Your comment reminds me of my first stand off (with a guy). I was annoyed because all the 'deal' were made on golf courses by men. I was exasperated at my man at the time. Apparently I threw back at him, well I am not a man, I will not play like a man. I will play like a girl and damn it, we can win too. I honestly don't remember saying it, but he throws it in my face periodically. Yup, the nice ones do win. We are around. We just play differently. LOL
    Phil Friedman
    14/06/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Nice, Charlene, very nice indeed. What we have to guard against is the propaganda that says nice guys finish last. Maybe nice guys --real ones, not pretenders -- aren't as tough, but there's a lot more of them than the bastards would have us think. Cheers!
    Charlene Norman
    14/06/2017 #2 Charlene Norman
    #1 amen Gert!
    Gert Scholtz
    14/06/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Charlene Norman Well said Charlene. I like your phrase: "That is why the soft movement is now afoot". Here's to the Vitamin C for the human race!
  7. ProducerMike Ciccolella

    Mike Ciccolella

    How to Hire the Right Lead Generation Representative
    How to Hire the Right Lead Generation RepresentativeIf you are a Lead Generation, Market Development, or Sales Development hiring manager, you know that a bad hire can cost you. Not only do you lose time, money, and potential customers -- the wrong person is likely to reduce productivity and decrease...
  8. ProducerJerry Fletcher

    Jerry Fletcher

    Your Brand is Your Secret Funnel Story
    Your Brand is Your Secret Funnel Story You can’t sell anything if they don’t buy your story. You can talk at people until you are blue in the face and it won’t do any good. You can “logic them” and “feature them” and even “benefit them” but your results will be negative. ...


    Jerry Fletcher
    12/06/2017 #10 Jerry Fletcher
    #8 thanks for that. I do appreciate it.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/06/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher
    #7 Glad to be of help Vincent.
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    12/06/2017 #8 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    Shared the article on my Twitter.
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    12/06/2017 #7 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    Thanks for the message Jerry. I find it very useful and inspiring.

    I’ve learned a lot along the way. The most important:

    · What you know is significant

    · Who you know is important

    · But the single most critical factor in building a business, a career or a life of joy is who trusts you.

    Great post.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    10/06/2017 #5 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #4 👍🇦🇺
    Jerry Fletcher
    09/06/2017 #4 Jerry Fletcher
    #2 Lance, Nice to get a thumbs up from down under
    Jerry Fletcher
    09/06/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    #1 Thanks Gert. 27 years and counting.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    09/06/2017 #2 Lance 🐝 Scoular

    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Gert Scholtz
    09/06/2017 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Jerry Fletcher Great to read about how you started your consulting practice Jerry - thanks.
  9. ProducerSimon Gray

    Simon Gray

    What executive search firms really want!
    What executive search firms really want!For those of you who’ve read any of my previous blog posts you’ll know that in the executive job market I advocate taking proactive control of your job search.The knee-jerk reaction for many is to rely on third parties to champion their cause...


    Simone Luise Hardt
    10/06/2017 #1 Simone Luise Hardt
    hi Simon :) great article ;) and I guess with so many "demand" and so little "supply" nowadays ;) it´s even more difficult to get the right person for the "right job" ;) At so much "overflow" it´s really important to "stick out of the crowd" ;) and of course social media (in particular LinkedIn and beBee, if you´re looking for execs ;) is the place to be ;) for both ;) employers & employees.
  10. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    HSHS Vol 29: Roses May Be Red, But Are Views Really True Blue?
    HSHS Vol 29: Roses May Be Red, But Are Views Really True Blue?My brother from another mother, Phil, and I have been discussing the idea of page views and what they actually mean on LinkedIn vs beBee. Fact is this is one of the top 10 social media mysteries and it is one that is decidedly more a concern for...


    Michael O'Neil
    12/06/2017 #34 Anonymous
    #33 the fractilian mind will save us Milos.
    Milos Djukic
    12/06/2017 #33 Anonymous
    #30 @Michael O'Neil, The only known source of the perversity is the human mind.
    Milos Djukic
    12/06/2017 #32 Anonymous
    "10 Reasons Social Media Won’t Work For Your Small Business" on beBee by @Lance 🐝 Scoular. Aussie knows :)
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #31 Phil Friedman
    #30 Well, when I climbed Ayer's Rock years ago, I did notice going up was fairly easy and it was coming down that was so difficult.
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #30 Anonymous
    #28 Phil, it's not you. We antipodeans see the world differently, we express ourselves differently. Until you've walked (or sailed) upside down for a while, you'll struggle with following our perversity.
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #29 Phil Friedman
    #26 I take that as a huge compliment. The Longmire series is terrific.Both in printandonNetflix. Thanks, Jerry.
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #28 Phil Friedman
    #27 Now I understand.,Michael. I can be obtuse at times. Cheers!
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #27 Anonymous
    #25 Phil, OK, so if I leave out the "all" to make it "we agree" - or is the answer to that "nope" as well? I guess I was referring to those of us (the we) who care about the robustness of measures and their comparability. Anyone else doesn't really count. I.e. doesn't know how to count.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/06/2017 #26 Jerry Fletcher
    Just finished reading a couple of books in the "Longmire" series about a county sheriff in Wyoming. Walt, the Longmire of the titles takes his lunch at a local diner where he orders "the usual." Dorothy, the gal who owns the diner serves him whatever she has at hand so "the usual" is usually a good meal but it is never the same. I just read another "usual" from you two.
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #25 Phil Friedman
    #21 Michael > "We all agree that the measures are not the same between platforms."

    Nope, that is the point, we don't all agree on that. I continually see beBee promoters, for example, referring to the relatively high view counts on beBee as reason to make beBee one's "blogging home". Why do I care if some people prefer to drink Kool Aid? I don't really know. For the same reason it vexed me that so many people believed Trump would make America great again, I guess. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #24 Phil Friedman
    #20 Not true, Michael. In 2014 and early 2015, it was possible at times to break into tens of thousands or more views, verified by hundreds, even thousands of comments. One of our early Writers4Wruters members, Justin Bariso, published a couple of pieces that racked up more than half a million views each. Took Justin months to answer all the comments. What happened? LI management did not like the fact that some independent writers were building better track records than their lackluster appointed "Influencers" and started tampering with the algorithm and other elements in order to control the game. And what began in 2014 as a heady adventure into the uncharted territory of mega-audience exposure devolved into a ham-fisted waste of potential. Which obviously doesn't mean spit to those recently paid 26'billion dollars for the company that promised so much and delivered so little. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #23 Phil Friedman
    #19 That, Michael, is the first rule only in Donald World. Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #22 Phil Friedman
    #17 Your comment on my comment, Michael, might be copied straight out of a union prompt book. I was not complaining, just observing a fact. When we took 180, 000 hours to complete a $20M yacht that by rights should only have taken 140,000 hours, the answer was not "we need to sharpen up and not make so many avoidable mis-steps". It was, "You need to get a higher price for these yachts".Mever mind that we were already priced higher than 90% of the competition. My point is that most employees lack any understanding of where the money comes from to pay them. And many who are being paid at a scale well above national averages develop the attitude that it is their God-given right to collect their paycheck. Again not a complaint, just an observation about some company cultures. Cheers!
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #21 Anonymous
    #6 Phil, what beBee does in terms of how it counts anything is only useful in comparing numbers on beBee alone. We all agree that the measures are not the same between platforms. They will never be so. Give up on this quest for the holy grail of number comparison. You will only ever see an increase in your ulcer count.
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #20 Anonymous
    #8 Pulse. What Pulse. LI pulse never had one.
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #13 First rule of business Anne. Pay yourself first. If you can't do that, then go back to paid employment.
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #18 Anonymous
    #2 Javier, are you an Economist? Are you a Statistician? Your response would typically come from one or the other.
    Michael O'Neil
    11/06/2017 #17 Anonymous
    #14 "When I was running a 600-employee company, how many employees do you think truly understood the pressures involved in facing a million dollar per month payroll?" Probably only those who were paid enough to do so Phil. If you were not paid enough to do so, why did you do it?
    Phil Friedman
    11/06/2017 #16 Phil Friedman
    #15 I get it, Franci, really I do. Business mixed with pleasure, friends doing business together, business relationships grounded in personal affinities, etc., etc. But do you remember the "Where's the beef?" ad campaign? Well... where's the business? Or perhaps, more aptly, where are all the business people? Just asking... Thank you for joining the conversation. Always a pleasure to hear from you. Cheers!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    11/06/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Nice chat, gentlemen. IMO, LinkedIn has become drab. With that said, I have a few new connections on LI and also I have joined a couple of new groups, hoping to spark my interest. I've noticed within my groups, there is not as much discussion as there used to be. I see "likes" or nothing at all. I joined a large group quite some time ago and I couldn't keep up with the discussions. Now, the engagement is nothing like it used to be.

    Thus my reason for being so fond of beBee and it's "chatting over coffee personal touch" mixed with entertainment, business and a plethora of interesting stuff.

    Different strokes for different folks - buzz on.
  11. Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝
    A customer complain reply 2.0 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    02/06/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Haha...Ed's got one heckuva signature too!
  12. ProducerJack Kosakowski

    Jack Kosakowski

    Why Your Story Will Define The Future Of Your Life & Career
    Why Your Story Will Define The Future Of Your Life & CareerOne of my favorite podcasts I've ever been on is #TaughtLeaders ! Jim Keenan dug deep and asked me questions around my personal story that anyone could apply to their day to day. Your story is the most powerful thing you have whether you know it or...
  13. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Why is a leader's personal branding on social media so crucial? by @Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    Why is a leader's personal branding on social media so crucial?
    Why is a leader's personal branding on social media so crucial? For detailed information about the service, visit http://www.net2work-solutions.com/en/ How to build your personal online reputation? The first impression...


    Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    01/06/2017 #3 Aleen 🐝 Zakka
    #2 thank you! After all no one should leave his personal branding to chance.
    Virag🐝 G.
    01/06/2017 #2 Virag🐝 G.
    Thanks for pointing out time & hard work @Aleen 🐝 Zakka. So many people forget these elements today!
    ☘️Don Philpott
    01/06/2017 #1 ☘️Don Philpott
  14. ProducerChris Spurvey

    Chris Spurvey

    Personal Branding: How to Grow Your Following One-to-Many
    Personal Branding: How to Grow Your Following One-to-ManyDo you have any one-to-many strategies in your toolbox that I missed here? Share them with us in the comments. Also, why not include a link to your website so we can learn from one another.This is part four in a six-part series about how to grow...


    Brian McKenzie
    15/06/2017 #22 Brian McKenzie
    @Chris Spurvey Thanks for the reply
    Chris Spurvey
    15/06/2017 #21 Chris Spurvey
    #12 Jerry it sounds like you could write a guide of two yourself!! Thanks so much for reading and contributing.
    Chris Spurvey
    15/06/2017 #20 Chris Spurvey
    #13 thanks Fatima. You have been a great support.
    Chris Spurvey
    15/06/2017 #19 Chris Spurvey
    #14 your welcome Tausif!
    Chris Spurvey
    15/06/2017 #18 Chris Spurvey
    #15 you nailed it Faith!! Success is enjoying and seeing things along the way. It's not a destination.
    Chris Spurvey
    15/06/2017 #17 Chris Spurvey
    #16 Great question Brian! Sorry for the delay in replying. I don't think it is a one or the other strategy. I believe in building both. Four years ago I was a nobody in terms of my 'following'. I still am a nobody if I compare myself to someone a few rungs ahead of me. But, I began by adding content to my personal site ChrisSpurvey.com and various social platforms. I am now beginning to see my site become a destination ie people check out my site on a regular basis. I am sure there is an applicable graph I could add here to show a correlation. Both elements need care in the overall personal branding strategy. Hope this helps.
    Brian McKenzie
    02/06/2017 #16 Brian McKenzie
    What do you see the difference of having a blog vs long form posting here on beBee? Seriously, I am a Nobody in the infinite sea of interwebs - I don't even make a Google Search until page 6. At least here I get a posting hit and easy share out to Twitter & Facebook
    Faith West
    02/06/2017 #15 Faith West
    Great ideas @Chris Spurvey. Your analogy "rolling a snowball up a hill" strikes a cord. Sometimes it feels that way, but the end result is worth it. Thank you!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    02/06/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    I can't resist myself reading this buzz as the topic and pic itself was very interesting. A complete guide to build our own personal brand. What else could one ask for as this was a complete guide. Thanks for this buzz,@Chris Spurvey
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    01/06/2017 #13 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    These are solid tips Chris. Heading out to read the first 3. Thanks for sharing this with us. Sets the direction here.
    Jerry Fletcher
    01/06/2017 #12 Jerry Fletcher
    Chris, Downloading the guide. Solid info here. Based on 25 years of consulting with small businesses, consultants, coaches and professionals I can vet your advice. the things you mention all work. Even though social media supposedly leads the way the key factor in any business, career, or life of joy is still establishing Trust.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    01/06/2017 #11 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Number four in @Chris Spurvey's six part series offers some great tips for growing your brand.
    Chris Spurvey
    01/06/2017 #10 Chris Spurvey
    #6 Great to have you here Joyce :)
    Chris Spurvey
    01/06/2017 #9 Chris Spurvey
    #7 Done!
    Jamil Ahmed
    01/06/2017 #8 Jamil Ahmed
    Awesome tips. I follow few from Your article. But, yet not started writing a book. I hope very soon I will start writing a book. Thanks for the nice article.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    01/06/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    7 comments and 22 relevants. You may want to consider sharing this post to Twitter adding buzz @beBee to the end of the share text. beBee will tweet it out.

    That's the word buzz+a space+@beBee .
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    31/05/2017 #6 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I'm finding establishing a personal brand requires follow-through. One you're established to any degree, the real work starts.
    Joel Anderson
    31/05/2017 #5 Joel Anderson
    Chris thanks for the great insights. I may be off track here, but it made me really think about entity (or in the case of beBee--affinity) relationship diagrams and approaches to the Thing of Things (ToT). One to One. One to Many. Many to Many. Many to One. Keep making a difference.
    Sara Jacobovici
    31/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks @John White, MBA for bringing my attention to this buzz. Your series is a great resource @Chris Spurvey. Thanks for the share.
    Charlene Norman
    31/05/2017 #3 Charlene Norman
    Chris -- with all the frustrations on Linked In these days, I hope you have massive success with the bees! Super info here. Thank you
  15. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Crimes of Ignorance Part 1:  Gay & Transgender Discrimination
    Crimes of Ignorance Part 1: Gay & Transgender DiscriminationThe first gay person I ever knew was a guy named Donny Marks. He lived down the street from me in Fort Erie and he and my mother were really good friends.Donny was a kind, gentle soul. He worked in an office somewhere and was obviously successful...


    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    21/05/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    This is marvellous introspection Jim. Specially so, for it addresses an issue most of us are comfortable assigning to that NoMansLand of the mind. It is most important to understand before we take a stand. But it is equally important to take a stand. On Gender. Orientation. Colour. Tyranny. Etc. It is essential for personal closure if for nothing else. Coming back to orientation, archetyping is probably to blame. Conditioning the accessory. Pushed through politics and religion. Consent should be the crux and not coercion, in any relationship. And orientation (lesbian, gay, or otherwise) cannot/must not be connected with professional status or performance. Great works of art, literature and music has been given us by those we have labelled so variously over time. Some things are just human nature. Chronicled since ages. Genetically induced as you have mentioned. I have had all sorts of friends over the years. I have respected their differing prefereneces and let it go at that. I have expected the same. Their personal life is none of my business. Or anybody's for that matter. It is important to respect differences and be human first.
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #22 Simone Luise Hardt
    #1 hi Kevin :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #21 Simone Luise Hardt
    #4 hi Peter :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #20 Simone Luise Hardt
    #6 hi Jerry :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #19 Simone Luise Hardt
    #8 hi Phil :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/05/2017 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Jim Murray your picture says it all. Even to the bone man is the same. Religious, political, scientific, whatever the belief, all are human, and should be treated with respect. Very good discussion. Thanks!
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #17 Simone Luise Hardt
    #10 hi Michael :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #16 Simone Luise Hardt
    #12 hi Antoinette :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #15 Simone Luise Hardt
    #13 hi Martin :) let´s connect :) have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Simone Luise Hardt
    21/05/2017 #14 Simone Luise Hardt
    hi Jim :) I wouldn´t have "called" it "Ignorance" ;) because most people know ;) that homosexuality isn´t a disease or curse hahhahahahhaa (or sin ;) whatever any religious book may say ;) I´m really glad ! that I´m not religious nor homophobic. Have a lovely day and evening today :)
    Martin Wright
    21/05/2017 #13 Martin Wright
    Bigots have to point to a "them!" - it doesnt matter who or what is different about them.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    21/05/2017 #12 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Well, you've inspried me again Murray! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@antoinette-backdahl/if-ignorance-is-a-crime-religious-scholars-scientists-are-criminals
    Michael O'Neil
    21/05/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #4 Peter, thanks for the reference to Dorothy Parker. She lived through that last major and very public display of bigotry. How un-American of her. It's enough to drive us all to drink.
    Michael O'Neil
    21/05/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #6 Sadly Jerry, many would use their answer of "yes" to that very question as justification for their most profound inhumanity to all sorts of groups of people they characterize as deviant, or intolerably different.
    Michael O'Neil
    21/05/2017 #9 Anonymous
    Jim, your sister may be right about your southern neighbours in describing it as "a symptom of the last dying gasp of the bigoted old white guys." but given that this is more widespread in the world, and seriously entrenched in some places, the "old" and "white" might be a bit limited of a description. The "cause" of "gay" or gender identification outside the "expected norms" whether genetic or behavioural is irrelevant. An enlightend world would not care. The Samoan culture is the exemplar for the world with its recognized identity/role "fa'afafine", those who are male at birth, and explicitly embody both masculine and feminine gender traits.
    You are to be commended for raising the subject at a time of increase intolerance in your part of the world because for the world to move towards more acceptance of diversity the taboo subjects must be discussed.
    Phil Friedman
    20/05/2017 #8 Phil Friedman
    #1 Yea, Kevin, some of my best friends are Beezers.

    Seriously, I think the single most important sign of having driven prejudice -- whether racial, religious, ethnics or by sexual orientation -- from your heart is that you never think of it. When, as you say, you think of someone only in terms of his or her name... or accomplishments.

    Good on you, Jim, for talking about this. Cheers!
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/05/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    I saw Michael Mead speak last night. His take on this as part of an overview of the difficult times we find ourselves in is that each of us is born with a calling and ow our sexuality presents is of no consequence if we are, indeed, answering that call in our life. As he said, "There is a test on the other side and it only has one question: did you answer the call in your soul while you walked the earth?"
    Jim Murray
    20/05/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    @Peter Altschuler. People who tell their own stories in the comment stream of my stories make me feel really good about all this blogging stuff that I do. Thanks.
    Peter Altschuler
    20/05/2017 #4 Peter Altschuler
    Part 1

    Referring to the Bible, Oscar Wilde said, "When I think of all the harm that book has done, I despair of ever writing anything to equal it." Pair that with Blaise Pascal's observation that "Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction" and you begin to understand why so many people run toward the Bible while others run from it. You can find support for virtually any argument within its pages. Just ask the Aaronids and the Levites.

    My favorite association between the Bible and homosexuality comes from Dorothy Parker. She named her pet parakeet Onan: it spilled its seed upon the ground.

    When I was in grade school, one of my best friends was a boy whose mannerisms were effete, whose speech somewhat affected, and his passion for the theater was matched only by mine. What he didn't have a passion for was baseball, getting dirty, melting plastic toy soldiers, or stealing Playboy magazine from newsstands. Yet, between us, we may have known every Broadway show tune from Cohan to Gershwin to Rodgers to Bernstein. He was a K-6 Liberace.

    When his family moved away, I never learned why. I had to wait until I entered junior high to find another individual who shared my still-abiding love of performing, and she happened to be a girl (which, by then, was much better).

    After leaving the New York suburbs for the city, I went directly to whatever drama programs I could find (my all boys high school had nothing beyond glee club), and that led me to all girls schools. However, by the time I went to college, it was clearer that gender was flexible.
    Peter Altschuler
    20/05/2017 #3 Peter Altschuler
    Part 2

    Apart from all my straight, gay, and bi-sexual cohorts in the drama department, one of my closest friends was unmistakably and unapologetically gay. (This was Greenwich Village in the '60s, and the closet was wide open because the Village was the closet.) He spent a good portion of his time defending me from his gay male friends who were convinced I must be, too, and he even would serve as protector when my girlfriend and I made the rounds of gay bars. We went because the music and the dancing in those dives were so much better. The other patrons just assumed that my girlfriend was either a lesbian or, as the phrase of the time described it, a fag hag. (Don't send me hate mail. I'm just stating a historical fact.) Nobody bothered us and nobody was bothered by us.

    Prejudice is driven by fear, and fear shows its face when people will not make the effort to comprehend others' differences. Fear, in turn, sows insecurity and insecurity reaps violence -- against LGBTQ individuals, women, Muslims, and anyone who qualifies as "other." Men tend to be the usual purveyors of this psychological weakness, but women aren't immune to it. Psychoanalysts can offer reasons why. Or maybe it's just easier to say something's wrong than to formulate specific reasons to defend why it's not right. And that's why leaning on the Bible for support cannot work.

    If scripture is the basis for bias and the faithful won't accept the precepts to "love they neighbor as thyself" and "do unto others as you would have them do unto you," they don't deserve acceptance for themselves. You can't use the Bible for defense selectively when your own actions are an offense to God: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xi05UiLzEo0
  16. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    Volume 28...Wherein Grumpy & Grouchy Ponder Whether Or Not The Personal Brand Is Really A Thing
    Volume 28...Wherein Grumpy & Grouchy Ponder Whether Or Not The Personal Brand Is Really A ThingThis is the 28th edition of a conversation column Phil Friedman and I started 2 years agove over in the Lumpy Kingdom of the Not Yet Microsoft Hamsters. The main purpose of our mutual efforts is not unlike that of our individual efforts. The ask...


    Milos Djukic
    28/05/2017 #83 Anonymous
    #82 Of course @Jim Murray. "You're Closer Than You Think" says LI...We are closer than they think... The "Grumpster" is also included :)
    Jim Murray
    28/05/2017 #82 Jim Murray
    Just wanted to say thanks to everybody who contributed to this comment stream. We value the participation that our little 2000 mile back and forth encourages and engenders. We're having a hell of a good time with this series and hope you are as well. Thanks again and I'm sure I speak for the Grumpster too.,
    Michael O'Neil
    28/05/2017 #81 Anonymous
    Part II

    @Lada Prkic "by just being me" is the essence of the uniqueness of the root personal brand. You are consistently you. You are reliably you. This is not something you can fake.
    What you describe to me is that your preference is that you do not have other brands (such as a professional brand) that has any attributes that differ from that root personal brand.
    Perhaps that personal brand is so strong and all encompassing that differentiating yourself with sub-classes of professional brands is unnecessary.
    And as Phil said, there are lessons in that. Brand to my mind is about authenticity. Personal brand is all about that. I recognize some very strong personal brands here.
    I distinguish them from their extensions into various professional brands layered over the top.
    Phil and Jim, I think it is your maturity and self awareness that comes through strongly. Your personal brands have been nurtured by life.
    My experience of the women who have achieved sustained success in their "professional" lives, is that their personal brand is very strong and authentic. It appeals to a wide "market segment" in its own right first, and any relevant professional attributes are fairly minor but very relevant extensions, but these are not core.
    There has also been some discussion of the connection of brand to a desired outcome. Professional brands are tied to a fiscally measurable outcome in most cases.
    Personal brands are tied more to non-fiscal outcomes, and those outcomes are purely for the individual to measure for themselves.
    Michael O'Neil
    28/05/2017 #80 Anonymous
    Part I

    I came to this discussion late. Been off the grid in the real world for a few days. It's been wet, windy, and cold here. Wellington living up to its brand.

    Phil Friedman and Jim Murray thanks for another thought provoking post.

    Having read through the thread it clarified a few things for me.
    Brand as it relates to people can be considered the class. A person's professional brand (and they might have more than one) is an instance of the class brand.
    A person's personal brand is also an instance of the class brand. What I have distilled from the discussion is that there is really only one personal brand per person.
    Perhaps the person's professional brands "inherit" from the root which is this single personal brand. For particular reasons, a person might want to "override" one or more aspects of their personal brand that might inhibit one or more of their professional brands. I'm thinking for example "openness" and "transparency" might need to be deprecated in some current professional contexts, but I'm not entirely sure about this.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/05/2017 #78 Gerald Hecht
    #74 @Phil Friedman I think you guys are on to something...
    Gerald Hecht
    27/05/2017 #77 Gerald Hecht
    #70 @Jim Murray yeah...exactly; the scarecrow didn't need a brain, and the tin man didn't need a heart, and the lion didn't need courage...but that was the thing...they didn't realize it; they fell for the empty symbolism embodied by a framed piece of quality paper with fancy calligraphy and an embossed gold sheet star, an old fashioned clock, that echoes like a pacemaking organ of circulation inside a barrel, and some trinkets from the trophy store..and then...someone woke up, the bubble burst and reality returned
    Gerald Hecht
    27/05/2017 #76 Gerald Hecht
    #62 @Milos Djukic Bullseye! The whole concept has a weird "carnival freak show" vocabulary to it...or the con artists on the boardwalk in Atlantic City in front of the Casinos...when I was a kid...a "Wizard of Oz Effect"...if two people were stranded on (really) deserted islands (like a real "Castaway/Gilligan's Island" but WITH NOTHING EDIBLE, NO POTABLE WATER, AND NO CHANCE OF DISCOVERY/RESCUE) and you "armed" one subject with suitcases full of hundred dollar bills and a "certificate of being a bonafide influencer" with a "top notch personal brand" and the other subject just had the clothes on their back...my experimental hypothesis is that they would both succumb to starvation/dehydration/exposure at approximately the same rate.


    When the asteroid hits... the truth about the value of one's personal brand will be revealed...T-Rex had a bite strength of 8 tons per square inch...very impressive.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/05/2017 #75 Gerald Hecht
    #55 @Phil Friedman cultivate it...yes; like gardening...or doing some serious landscaping on an abandoned, flood damaged house...with power tools; heavy duty wet/dry shop vacs...and such...to straighten out the fibbers and the falsifiers!
    Phil Friedman
    27/05/2017 #74 Phil Friedman
    #73 Hmmm, Lada, there might be a lesson in that for others who are concerned with "personal branding" ...
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    27/05/2017 #73 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #68 My billboard lights began to blink because I am flattered by your words, Phil. :-) I've obviously built my 'personal brand' on social media unintentionally, by just being me. Thank you! 😊
    Deborah Levine
    26/05/2017 #71 Deborah Levine
    #69 @Milos Djukic I'm intrigued by your discussion of leadership with regards to personal brand. I agree that its a term that gets tossed out frequently with a variety of meanings. I've seen some refer to leaders as the inspiration of the company while the managers do the implementing. Others refer to leaders as simply prominent in their fields, which does connect to branding & recognition issues. I've often seen 'leaders' referred to the pay scale and titles in a corporation, which I gather is something that you feel can often be undeserved. I appreciate your sense of how many women deal subtly with branding and my concern is that too many of them lack that leadership recognition and pay scale. They are stuck in middle management - appreciated & respected, but not too loudly and rarely overpaid. Teaching them to brand themselves for a bold move up the ladder is truly an art form for all involved, and may involve some of the crassness that they have not had the privilege to develop.
    Jim Murray
    26/05/2017 #70 Jim Murray
    #68 Honestly @Phil Friedman, call me naive but I thought that was implicit in the definition of a brand. @Peter Altschulert made a reference to that. A brand is not what you call yourself, but what other people recognize you as. (pardon the dangling participle). A real guru/expert/genius/whatever never calls him or herself that. Other people do. So yes, your point is well taken but I honestly thought everybody got that.
    Milos Djukic
    26/05/2017 #69 Anonymous
    #64 #65 #66 Yes @Deborah Levine, @Lada 🏡 Prkic and @Jim Murray, I respect both approaches. The essence is in balance, and that is a personal decision. My observation is that women are generally a bit more subtle in approach and also in their perception of someone else approach. I agree this is a big challenge. Leadership is about social influence, mutual support and organizing of people in order to achieve a common goal. Yet, common goals can be very different: correct or incorrect, very material and social, but also immaterial (spiritual). The only thing I do not like too much is the term: "Leader". This is one of the most misused terms and not only in social media. It is generally associated with the power and corporate resources. Employees (human capital) of the company is the most valuable capital. Leaders are commonly associated with their strong personal brand. The human interaction, which is a synonym for leadership, means to learn from someone and to educate someone. Future leadership is about social complexity with a growing trend of social encounters and exchanges, also including this type of inspired discussions. Thank you.
    Phil Friedman
    26/05/2017 #68 Phil Friedman
    #65 I suggest to all, including @Jim Murray, that the discussion thus far has failed to highlight what I believe is a crucial point. Namely that there are NO UNSUCCESSFUL brands, whether company or personal. If a would-be brand does not function as it should, then it is not a brand. Nabisco is a brand. BMW is a brand. Papa Phil's Potty Pizza is NOT a brand, never mind how I might write or rewrite it's or my profile. Why? Because it has not taken root in the market.

    If a profile or persona has not yet achieved market recognition, it remains simply that, a profile or a persona. It has not achieved status as a brand.

    @Lada 🏡 Prkic has, I think, a personal brand on social media, because when I see her name and image, I immediately know that what she is sharing will be interesting and the discussions that she fosters interesting and polite. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    26/05/2017 #66 Jim Murray
    This comment stream does a really good job of pointing out that everybody has their own perception of what a brand or personal brand might be. But at the end of the day, they are all just different ways of saying basically the same thing. So I guess that's interesting. Although for someone who might be just starting to build a brand, it might be a bit confusing. And that would make it just about the same as everything else in the world.
    Deborah Levine
    26/05/2017 #65 Deborah Levine
    #62 Thanks for the analysis @Milos Djukic. There seems to be 2 opposing views of personal branding here. The first is the egotistical, self-important personal branding that continually adjusts to attract various audiences. The second is the authenticity model where you are known organically for your positive attributes and recognized by others without self-promotion - as if by osmosis. I suggest that the two approaches are not always at the extremes of these definitions, and are not mutually exclusive, especially in our social network age.

    Expecting that our intrinsic value is our billboard is highly workable, to a point. That approach is certainly the preferred one by most women, including myself, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. But the top positions in industries ranging from banking to movie making are elusive with this approach alone. The political nature of these visible leadership positions require self-branding & promotion, not as a moveable feast of ingratiating, but as the expression of power & charisma. On the flip side, overdoing this makes you appear obnoxious, and the overdoing comes faster in the perception of women who try it. A tough balancing act, and not for the faint at heart. Yet, given the tone of the times, emerging leaders will be increasingly pushed into that act.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    26/05/2017 #64 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #37 Deborah, I’m glad you tagged me. Regarding my professional life, I never felt a need to advertise and glorify myself because my work speaks for itself. Instead of pursuing personal brand (whatever it means) I’ve chosen to pursue excellence in what I'm doing at work. Such approach led to recognition and a good position in the management hierarchy. I did all that without knowing what a ‘personal brand’ is.
    My brand is by definition a perception or emotion, maintained by somebody other than me, that describes the total experience of having a relationship with me. Or in the Phil Friedman's words, my brand is like a billboard with the sign “Lada Prkic” that immediately evokes certain images of me, my qualities or experiences, or what would be expected of me at work.
    I’d like to be recognized by my authenticity, and don't want to make the endless adjustment of myself in order to be acceptable to others, as Milos beautifully said in his comment.
    Brian McKenzie
    26/05/2017 #63 Brian McKenzie
    Luckily, "personal brand" is only what you show, tell and leave behind. It is easy enough to drop and shed an identity that you have created - you only have to piece together a sefies of lies that are verifizble by a lazy Google search. Witness the HIMYM Snip https://youtu.be/rdneEKrYUVY
    Milos Djukic
    26/05/2017 #62 Anonymous
    #60 Wow Professor @Gerald Hecht :)
    "Milos and his fractal troll personal brand".
    #58 Personal brand - A sophisticated word that means something defies the laws of complexity. It is also an introduction to the endless agony. Endless adjusting of yourself in order to be acceptable to others. This is the perfect personal brand. For whom are these lessons? If I follow my intuition in social media circus and writing I will not be better to everyone, but certainly to myself and also to some precious self-similar people. If I manage to stay true to myself in writing, I will become a bit clearer and much closer to some people, while simultaneously I will dissociate from some people. And then, there is serenity. So called "powerful personal brand" in SM will never empower anyone to steer clear of the abyss of ignorance. But this is only one step to irrelevance. The pervasive commercialization of everything that is human, such as furiously branding, personal branding, and pompous self-aggrandizement represent the current trend, particularly in social media. I'm not sure that it brings good to each individual.
    This new trend in a way represents a generalization and somehow discrediting the human need for creative self expression, including chaos theory. Sometimes, "the end justifies the means", fortunately relatively rare. Putting the individual in place of product and aggressive personal branding brings with it a number of shortcomings and pushing us away from the essence. Long live our authenticity through diversity.
  17. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    People Do Business With People, People Hire People - not Resumes
    People Do Business With People, People Hire People - not ResumesThis is a MUST READ if you want to be more successful , if you want to sell more, if you want to find a job, if you are an entrepreneur, ......... whatever !  I am working on it, we always need to improve.... and what about you ? Rafael Nadal has...


    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/06/2017 #60 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Yes--very, very true.
    Greg Schwem
    31/05/2017 #56 Greg Schwem
    @Javier My daughter has just entered the job market. She WILL be reading this article.
    Gert Scholtz
    26/05/2017 #55 Gert Scholtz
    @Javier 🐝 beBee An excellent post on how to build business relationships. Thank you Javier – I have shared the post on other social media sites.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    26/05/2017 #54 Anonymous
    Great article but admit to struggling with being gracious at all times. There are some situations where being gracious is just a natural flow in response to people and or a situation there are other times when I have to dig deep to 'present' a gracious front!
    Bibi Darkaoui
    26/05/2017 #53 Anonymous
    Ohhhh yeahhhhh ....!!!!
    My Brindy :
    Keep "Cash"
    Humanize it.
    Ian Weinberg
    26/05/2017 #49 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for this insightful reminder of what it takes to re-connect with our humanness and establish higher values of engagement. Since you have integrated these principles into the very fabric of beBee, beBee itself could serve as a means of elevating the values and behavior of its participants even beyond the SM dimension.
    Jerry Fletcher
    26/05/2017 #48 Jerry Fletcher
    Javier. You tell it like it is...strongly, convincingly and truthfully. I would expect nothing less. I can trust you to be true to yourself, your staff, your company and most of all to your customers. That, my friend, is a recipe for success.
    Paul Walters
    26/05/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    @Javier 🐝 beBee 'People are attracted to people who are humble' Thats my stand out line...Thanks , as always, great piece
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    26/05/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Fantastic buzz great points @Javier 🐝 beBee People should be connected to their passion and display a sound performance through actions or words to showcase their true capabilities. Opportunities will automatically come knocking the door.
    You are much more than what's on your resume. You are unique and awesome 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🐝🐝🐝🐝🐝🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    26/05/2017 #45 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Mayte Pinto
    25/05/2017 #44 Mayte Pinto
    #MUSTREAD sin duda!!!!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    25/05/2017 #42 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    You are absolutely right. Too many people miss the golden opportunity to position themselves as a brand in social media. Present yourself as a subject matter expert, be a good social media citizen and write regularly about your passions and interests. Practice makes perfect!
    Peter Altschuler
    25/05/2017 #41 Peter Altschuler
    From your lips to God's ears, @Javier. Perhaps it's my locations -- New York and LA -- but they're towns in which, as Leo Durocher observed, nice guys finish last.

    In the Big Apple, people were unafraid to be blatantly unpleasant. In Los Angeles, they're more conscientious about appearances. Or, as a friend asked me when I first arrived, "Do you know how to say f**k you in Hollywood?"
    "No," I said.
    "It's 'Trust me.'"

    Though those characteristics haven't hardened me, made me willfully unpleasant, inconsiderate, or rude, they're a palpable presence. Or, to steal a line from a movie, which seems appropriate in Tinsel Town, "This is reality, Greg."

    So, while I embody your guidelines in my own interactions, it's rare to find reciprocating souls inside the city limits. Pity.

    It might be time to move.
  18. Producer☘️Don Philpott
    Work and Leisure - "Why would I pay you to be on Facebook all day?"
    Work and Leisure - "Why would I pay you to be on Facebook all day?"A few years ago I started working in the digital marketing field.   I explained to my wife at the time (she is still my wife, only the time has moved on) that this form of business advertising would replace brick and mortar advertising quite...


    ☘️Don Philpott
    02/06/2017 #16 ☘️Don Philpott
    Hi @Lada 🏡 Prkic A little slow on my reply - but a big Gracias for the share! Have a great weekend, D
    ☘️Don Philpott
    28/05/2017 #15 ☘️Don Philpott
    #13 Hi Franci, Thanks for reading - wishing you a most productive (and sometimes leisurely:) week, D
    ☘️Don Philpott
    28/05/2017 #14 ☘️Don Philpott
    #11 Hi @Sarah Elkins I actually have an article to follow this one - more proactive than reactive this time. It also relates directly to public/private point that you just made...(so we'll adjourn this discussion to next weekend :)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    28/05/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a much needed and timely article, Don. Sharing.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/05/2017 #12 Sarah Elkins
    Our education system seems - finally - to be recognizing the value of playtime for children, though it stops at middle school. When will our corporate and public sector puppet masters recognize the importance of leisure time in our global communities? Good article, Don.
    Sarah Elkins
    28/05/2017 #11 Sarah Elkins
    Great rant, Don, and totally relatable. Thanks to @Alan Culler for tagging me in his comment. I had a similar conversation with my current boss when I started 4+ years ago. "Why would I pay someone to play on FB all day?" As the first-ever public affairs person for this small city in Montana, USA, I explained that I needed access to FB, at a minimum to monitor what was being said about our local government, and eventually to create our own page in order to better engage our community. It took me 4 months. We're getting there, slowly, but the understanding of the value of engaging online is limited.

    I'm ready to get into this discussion of leisure time and it's important role in our community, economic, social and personal health. What's next?
    ☘️Don Philpott
    27/05/2017 #10 ☘️Don Philpott
    @Alan Culler Coming from a man whose material I greatly enjoy, a heartfelt Thank you! More Nan Culler stuff, if you're doing requests :)
    Alan Culler
    27/05/2017 #9 Alan Culler
    @Don Philpott
    Lots of great ideas
    Leisure vs. work -my late nephew a brewer used to say " Uncle Alan, I can't believe they pay me to do this." - on good days I feel that way.
    On the need for leisure: recreation is re-creation.
    On the blood-sucking, soul-sucking, capitalist economy and the education system, military, and job-hiring, training, that keeps good people poor and slime buckets rich- ultimately we all work for ourselves- once I realized that I could feel oppressed by my boss (me) only on alternate days😎
    On social media's place in the world of business- connections have always been a part of business- but it's more than clicks- see @Sarah Elkins No Longer Virtual.
    Thanks for the inspiration, Don.
    ☘️Don Philpott
    24/05/2017 #8 ☘️Don Philpott
    #6 Hi Gert, Social/Media/Leisure - tough to define. Maybe that is the thrill. Its still evolving, shaping, growing and taking on form. The second question is key too. I got fired one time on the basis of a penguin on my LinkedIn headline (and blocking the guy who fired me:)...so there is a definite reality/virtuality crossover. Networking is a key part of the social experience - that is a given. A topical point is that here on Bebee people are "more real" in the comments than in YouTube, for example, so as usual the medium is (at least partly), the message. Its a huge topic, and getting bigger. Lets enjoy the ride!
    ☘️Don Philpott
    24/05/2017 #7 ☘️Don Philpott
    #5 Hi Harvey, I saw your post, then my internet skipped a beat:) Fair points all - I am counting on Murphys Law, youth being feckless and carefree + all the people who for many reasons build the network as openly and fairly as possible. As a sage American once said - "can't fool all the people, all the time."
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @☘️Don Philpott My pleasure Don. I find your post very thought provoking. When is social media leisure and to what extent is it part of work? What is leisure and how has it changed over the last decades? Does enhancing social connectivity count as pure leisure, or is it part of expanding work interests? None of these questions I have a good answer to, as I think these are evolving concepts. But interesting to think about it. Thanks for a good post.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #5 Harvey Lloyd
    Wow great piece of writing and concepts. I enjoyed your foray to the edge of corporate and personal existence. My thought has always been that groupthink always looks for ways to shorten the distance between A-B. In a vacuum the ideas may sound plausible. Unfortunately in the real world things rarely track in a straight line. Murphy's law, humanity and the law of unintended consequences exist at all times.

    The group think has a huge investment in what they create, they are "bought in". When the reality laws come into play then they must find some reason for its diminished returns. This usually is found in productivity issues. I do agree with the thought but in the reality, the group thinkers, set a schedule that didn't allow folks to live through the bell curve of success.

    Interestingly the fulfillment of the group thinkers and implementers is the demise of leisure for others. Clearly a disconnect has formed between the creators and executors.
    ☘️Don Philpott
    24/05/2017 #4 ☘️Don Philpott
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks for the share! Appreciate it, D
    Marianne Naughton
    24/05/2017 #3 Marianne Naughton
    ☘️Don Philpott
    23/05/2017 #2 ☘️Don Philpott
    Ernesto Fuentes#1 Gracias Ernesto!
    Ernesto Fuentes
    23/05/2017 #1 Ernesto Fuentes
    En España todavia hay gente que tiene dudas por que hay que pagar?
    Thanks for sharing @don philpott
  19. Producer☘️Don Philpott
    Brand. Social SuperHero - Badder, Bigger, Better!
    Brand. Social SuperHero - Badder, Bigger, Better!In the words of the great philosopher (JayZ)... " I'm not a businessman. I'm a business, man."  We all have a clear idea what branding is...but how does it work?If someone pays 140 dollars for Nike, when a similar thing from another Chinese...
  20. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Branding vs Marketing - Why Branding ?
    Branding vs Marketing - Why Branding ?Marketing and branding are two of the major "buzz words"  that we use in the industry. Your brand is who you are. Marketing is your message.Branding comes first, marketing second.You own your marketing; your consumers own your brand....


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/05/2017 #27 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #26 thanks @Robert Cormack! I AGREE!
    Robert Cormack
    13/05/2017 #26 Robert Cormack
    I would add to this @Javier 🐝 beBee that we all need strategy. When you have a brand and people see it, they want consistency, meaning they expect certain things from you. If your posts (and your brand) are scientific, people expect science (not self-promotion). Your strategy has to be a matter of giving. You give information in an insightful, interesting manner, and people follow. This is strategy and very different from marketing. Before you sell yourself or your product, make sure you've built a level of trust. This is key and extremely important. So many people fail on social media because they jump right to marketing. Build a friendship with your audience first. Attract people through your knowledge, your insights, your humour, etc. Once people follow you as a person (trust) then you can implement brand and marketing. Always have your strategy down first. And make sure it's long-term, not "shoot and split" (second biggest mistake on social media). Thanks for the post, Javier.
    Katyan Roach
    11/05/2017 #24 Katyan Roach
    Great explanation regarding the difference between the two. Nice job @Javier 🐝 beBee, so many platforms force us to choose one over the other. Happy that beBee allows us the freedom to show all sides of our personal brand.
    Jeremy Hutchins
    10/05/2017 #21 Jeremy Hutchins
    Cracking post!
    Mario L Castellanos
    10/05/2017 #20 Mario L Castellanos
    This is a great post but, I highly advise anyone who wants to "brand" themselves to think very carefully. A Brand can sometimes be seal-defeating. It can align you with only one major focus. We as humans are much more complex than this. We have multiple abilities and multitudes of interests and because embedded in all of us is the most advanced technology ever developed - our mind - we constantly change it. What's more difficult is to change someone else's. So if you intend to brand yourself, be prepared to except the consequences for the long haul.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    10/05/2017 #19 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Branding will continue to be more important in the coming years, several TV Producers looking to do a special in this subject
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    10/05/2017 #18 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Superb explanation of branding vs. marketing. And as you stated, @Javier 🐝 beBee, if you don't develop your own personal brand, others will do it for you.
    Luke Brown
    09/05/2017 #17 Luke Brown
    This is terrific. Even this egg-head could follow it.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    09/05/2017 #16 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    An excellent explanation of the differences between the two @Javier 🐝 beBee - double thumbs up :-)
    Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    09/05/2017 #15 Wafa El-Amrani ✌
    @Javier 🐝 beBee thank you for this perfect dashboard, it is certainly a great way to start.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    09/05/2017 #14 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Joe Rowbotham
    09/05/2017 #12 Joe Rowbotham
    Personal Branding should only be about your truths, paint a picture of yourself to your audience - Great share @Javier 🐝 beBee 👍
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/05/2017 #10 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great perspectives Javbee! I would like to add more to this deck hopefully soon, but for now I would just like to add a point:

    The Brand is bigger than the hands that build it.

    And yes it ( the B) is the starting point. The brand, identity and ethos come before all else and constantly evolves through the other efforts.

    If bees are the ambassadors, the hive is the Brand, the honey is the Product. ;)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/05/2017 #9 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @John Prpich I agree. Personal Branding is about who you are. Branding is the being. Marketing is the doing.
    John Prpich
    09/05/2017 #8 John Prpich
    Javier, Branding isn't what you are, it's who you are, there's a significant difference. It's about your purpose as an organization and how you may contribute to the greater good. It's the sum of all of your customers experiences.
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  22. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

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    Randall Burns
    28/05/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Thanks @Paul Walters, I appreciate that!
    Paul Walters
    28/05/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns Just came across this little gem this morning.... very Anthony Bourdain !! I have put cornstarch on my grocery list ...you know...just in case. Thank you , a great way to start a Sunday morning !
    Randall Burns
    06/05/2017 #4 Randall Burns
    #2 Thank You @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, always great to hear from you.
    Randall Burns
    06/05/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #1 HaHa! Thanks for the feedback @☘️Don Philpott I appreciate the shares
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/05/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great story you shared @Randall Burns. You wrote, "It’s funny that we can read something, be told something and intellectually accept it and believe it but sometimes it takes time for the lesson to actually sink in, sometimes years, and there are still some that I’m trying to learn to this day" I agree, many times lessons can take years to sink in but when they do it's wonderful to have a light bulb moment! I agree with you regarding self-perception. We may grow up for years with certain perceptions about ourselves only to have a very good friend point out to us that it's our thinking patterns that are getting in the way of our own successes and internal peace. It takes a good friend to point out something like this, and it appears you had that with Dave. I like the Wolf concept. I wondered where you were going with the story about chafing, it tied in very nicely. I like the way you think and you keep it real!
    ☘️Don Philpott
    06/05/2017 #1 ☘️Don Philpott
    zen and the art of mental hygiene - tasty!
  23. ProducerJane Anderson

    Jane Anderson

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  25. ProducerJane Anderson

    Jane Anderson

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    Paul Walters
    02/05/2017 #1 Paul Walters
    @Jane Anderson Nice piece Jane. By the way I think I met you briefly years ago in Brisbane when my agency did some work on Mather Shoes...small world or hive I guess !!
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