- Producer10/12/2017Looking for a new publisher, a new adventure and new opportunities...Here's what my seven books are about....Jonny Plumb and the Golden GlobeJonny is not your normal, average, run of the mill kind of kid. Firstly, he doesn’t come from Earth, secondly he has powers that he is not even aware of and thirdly, he has sea...
- Producer04/12/2017Social Branding y la era de las ‘reviews’En los últimos años se han hecho famosos términos como SEO, SEM, E-commerce, social-commerce, entre tantos. Pero no se ha hablado mucho de lo que podríamos denominar ‘social branding’. Es cierto, hoy en día constantemente nos enfrentamos a...
- 28/11/2017Vlog IS and the relevance in the 21st century I summarize my latest blog post on @beBee regarding intelligence testing and skills needed in the 21st...
- Producer28/11/2017Seeing Through People - A Boon or a Burden?Photo by Natalia Figueredo on Unsplash Marked loner and a person who does not give out much in terms of information. Given this title, I am going to share with you all, something that I have experienced, almost forever. My characteristics make me...
Comments09/12/2017 #26 Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen ProyectosAn interesting topic @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
It could be said that I am a very intuitive person too. And very empathic. In the past, that quality caused me a lot of problems.
Over time, I have learned to distinguish which feelings / thoughts are mine and which feelings / thoughts are from the people with whom I interact.
Now, I use that quality to connect with people but maintaining limits that prevent other people's issues from affecting me.
Have a nice day!01/12/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#20 You are a warm and kind person, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. An idealist and a straightforward person, which makes you an amazing human being. :-)
The place and the people around a person makes us the person we are. The effects could be negative or positive or sometimes a general mass effect.01/12/2017 #22 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#17 "You can plant seeds with folks that change the harvest a few months latter.." what a beautiful thing to say, @Harvey Lloyd. I agree with the thought of not being able to understand if someone really wants help or if they just want to vent. Thankfully, I have identified some people who just want to help and have stopped offering any kind of solution to them, whatsoever. They seemed together agitated when I would offer a plan on how things could be solved.
Sometimes, it is just nice thing to be a good listener. I am still learning. If I am not having a conversation and just listening (and it is not a course or classroom setting), I seem to wander off. But I definitely am doing better than before so I guess it'll all be good.01/12/2017 #21 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#16 I agree with you, @Cyndi wilkins.I don't really like people shouting at anyone. Everyone should be treated with respect and dignity. We treat our kids with respect, as that is how they learn how to treat others with respect. Even when someone slips at the duty, we should try to understand them rather than assuming they are careless. Being your own boss allows you that space to treat everyone the way you think fit. It never helps to work under pressure from people.29/11/2017 #17 Harvey Lloyd#12 In personal settings i have found that people don't like it when you identify one the walls that are stopping then from achieving success. It's to close to the heart of the matter. I find myself asking the question, are you asking me for my opinion, or are you just venting?
A point to consider. Time and the journey is a teacher. I may not be able to shorten your learning curve but for the most part people do eventually see the journeys futility. Sometimes its right to speak of the journey you see in others and others it needs more time. When you see it you also need to discern the timing of learning.
I know for me i am slow to change. So once i recognise or someone points something out through their actions i need to experience the journey a little more before the change happens, with the new knowledge. You can plant seeds with folks that change the harvest a few months latter..29/11/2017 #16 Cyndi wilkins@Proma 🐝 Nautiyal...It is for this very reason I went into business for myself...While being in a position of management over my peers I was encouraged to 'bark orders at them' as a means of keeping them in line...My response to upper management..."I wasn't aware this was a boot camp.'
I never could conform to this way of thinking and in turn it has probably cost me a much more lucrative position in life...However, the end game is this...We can't take all those material things with us when we leave here, but this is certain...We are responsible for the effect we have had on each and every living soul we have ever touched...So handle with care;-)29/11/2017 #15 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#10 I did come across the bathing in salt water technique and also sprinkling salt over my shoulder, as advised by one of my Japanese friends. Now that you mention that you benefitted from it, I will definitely give it a try. And yes, I would absolutely love it if you could share some of these techniques with me. My mind is buzzing all the time. I would like to give it a rest. (I do meditate) :)29/11/2017 #13 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#6 Thank you @Lada 🏡 Prkic. I must say that it takes a strong heart, one filled with love and courage, when it comes to seeing the good in people without knowing much about them. My experiences, unfortunately, have turned me pretty cynical, although I would have loved to feel the warmth of being a person who trusts people and sees goodness in them.29/11/2017 #12 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#5 I agree, @Harvey Lloyd. My instincts have served me well in matters of business/work. However, it does not (almost never) end so well the it comes to personal matters. So now, unless it is extremely important, I keep my thoughts to myself and have the occasional "I told you so" moments and find happiness in them. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.29/11/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell#6 @Lada 🏡 Prkic - I can relate to being a 'naive' as well as being intuitive - I do see the best in people and struggle from time to time with not becoming a cynic and shutting myself away! On a couple of occasions recently I have gone against my instincts when it came to taking on a new client and got burnt pretty quickly! Still paying school fees!
- Producer19/04/2016What I Learned About Entrepreneurs from the Founder of Monster.comLESSONS FROM A DECADE OF ONE-ON-ONE WITH AN ENTREPRENEURIAL PARADIGM...My work in the large-yacht construction sector has, over the years, brought me into contact with numerous very successful entrepreneurs, who have been my clients, customers, and...
Comments24/11/2017 #22 Phil Friedman#20 Thank you, Harley, for reading and taking the time to say so. One of the things I tried to show in this piece is that one doesn't become an "entrepreneur" simply by self-designating on social media or by virtue of being unemployed and intending to start a business at some indeterminate time in the future. Cheers!20/04/2016 #11 Andrew BooksThis is one of your best pieces you've written Phil...at least that I've been exposed to. That may be because some of it happened in my backyard...ala Sturgeon Bay, but I digress. Really a class piece that surrounds learning via mentorship, or whatever you want to call it.20/04/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianYou know, @Phil Friedman, over the last few months you've written some damned fine pieces. This one, to me, is by far your best. I read that, to you, Andy McKelvey was not just a great entrepreneur, he was not just a valued client, he was your friend.
Your respect and affection for the man come shining through.
Excellent.19/04/2016 #9 Phil Friedman#4 Thank you, @Julie Hickman, for reading and commenting. I understand what you're saying, and guess that you are a glass-hald-full type of person. As for me, my life and been marked by both my good and my bad bosses -- a few of each variety I shall never forget. Cheers!19/04/2016 #8 Phil Friedman#7 @Arnie McKinnis, I agree in principle concerning the creation of, say, a different LinkedIn for each distinct affinity group, for example, "LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs, LinkedIn for Job Seekers, LinkedIn for Startups, LinkedIn for Young Professionals..." etc. Of course, no LI for "Old Geezers", as I would argue that social media should work to crass generational lines with geneuine engagement and communication. But, I have to ask you and @Javier 🐝 beBee, is that not what beBee is currently doing in developing its "affinity networking" platform, where members can tailor what they are presented with and want actively to see and read, according to their respective individual preferences?19/04/2016 #7 Arnie McKinnis#5 ... @Phil Friedman - first, I could tell it was one of those articles "from the heart". Second, my observation concerning LI (and writing on LI) is this: the heavy users of LI are love the fluff stuff, not the heavy stuff - I've read through my best performing posts (for a while there was regularly featured on a channel or two) and the lighter and sweeter, the better. And if I would have taken a lazier view of it, I could have just done a run-down of some of top article around the web on subject and probably gotten a more views. The other pieces that played well (and still do) are those personal pieces - "What I learned about life the day my cat died" type of things - those would blow up. LI has problem - and I've thought all along, the only way for them to fix it would be to "replicate" the core LI based upon groups "LinkedIn for Entrepreneurs"; LinkedIn for Job Seekers; LinkedIn for Startups; LinkedIn for Young Professionals";, LinkedIn for Old Geezers; you get the picture. And focus content, influencers, even functions, specifically for the group - all of these would have access to the larger "LinkedIn" but primary activity would be focused on this specialty group. Regardless - the article was brilliant and I think you for sharing.
- Producer20/11/2017How These 3 Top CEO’s Use Social Media To Build Their BrandImage: http://www.8dimensions.net/blog/single/7 Article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/how-these-3-top-ceos-use-social-media-to-build-their_us_583cbe69e4b0bb2962f177c4by John White, MBAWhen it comes to social media most top...
- Producer07/11/2017How To Make Yourself A Bad-Ass On The InterWebBecause the Internet is a big place, and because there are so many people who do the same sort of thing, vying for attention and yeah, even your business, the biggest challenge people face is differentiating themselves from the crowd.This is, by no...
Comments07/11/2017 #2 Phil Friedman@Jim Murray > "It means, in a nutshell, writing posts that give away a lot of so called trade secrets."
Not a lot of danger in that. My experience is that having the information is still a way's from understanding it well and even further from being able to actually implement it. Good piece, Jim. Cheers!
- Producer09/11/2017Thrashing What Everybody KnowsActions do speak louder than words. When you operate on the basis of "everybody knows" you enter into a world of hope, half-truths and heaps of pain. Examples: 1. Price Everybody knows that if you're product is the...
Comments11/11/2017 #9 Jerry Fletcher#4 John, Your description fits a lot of the work I've done. In general the decline in price over time can be expected. Many time the "promotional price" is there only to establish a product in the market and get early adopters to try it. The key is to look at each situation on its own and get all the data points you can.11/11/2017 #8 Jerry Fletcher#5 Phil, generally I agree with you. Funny thing about SAAS businesses is that when you have a significant differential over established products that is easily demonstrable in a market that is being constrained as the example was it is easy to establish the value after you've gone in at the low or mid-point and been told they would have accepted a price over their previous resource. That's why I prefer doing a little research on the front end of pricing to get a feel of what the value to potential customers might be. One of the beauties of working with Consultants and Professionals is that I can teach them how to coax out what their various solutions might be worth in prospect interviews and then write value-based proposals that get signed and frequently "sell" upgrades to additional "phases" of an engagement without having to do another proposal.10/11/2017 #5 Phil FriedmanExcellent piece, @Jerry Fletcher, solid advice. I have one tiny bone to oick, though. When it comes to pricing an entry offering, you say the price should reflect the value of the product or service to the purchaser. That is somewhat circular, since value is established by what someone has already paid. I suggest your point is made clearer by saying price should be in accord with what the market will bear.
The problem is a new entry into the market doesn’t yet know what the market will bear. So I advise my startup clients to price initially at the middle of the niche’s spread. Because, all other factors held constant, if one is as yet unproven, a price near the top will lead buyers to go with the firm that has the strongest longest track record (less risk), while a price near the bottom will lead a buyer to be suspicious of one’s qualifications, experience, and abilities. IMO, anyway. Cheers!10/11/2017 #4 John RylanceI agree Jerry with the piece about price. Especially with regard to technology items. Often they start as luxury items few can afford, move on towards must have items, and eventually become essential items. Linked to this they start expensive and become cheaper over time. In many cases becoming smaller more compact and easier to use.
Although sometimes things start at an introductory price. At X until Y when it will be Z.
It's knowing and listening to market forces.
- Producer06/11/2017Freelance Career: Everything You Need to Know [Infographic]A lot of office employees dream about a freelancing. Certainly, one can think that this type of career is easier than a 9-to-5 job. The first thing any dreamer should understand is that freelance job is a job nonetheless. To be successful you will...
Comments07/11/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAgree, nice infographics! beBee could be added to the list too at some point ;-) There have been many collaborations that have occurred on beBee in a short period of time and the endless possibilities are growing :) Networking with the right people makes a big difference too. Free lancing is really growing!06/11/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisThank you Ann for this wonderful inforgraphic! I've been on freelance mode for the past couple of years and I have to say, there were times I thought I didn't know what I was doing. This buzz definitely helped me realize that I'm not the only one out there who opts for a combination of revenue streams, while working 36 hrs/week (tops), and spending a significant part of that time working on my personal branding. Anyway, I hope others will follow this approach to working, as it's definitely more sustainable and more rewarding...
- Producer30/10/2017Personal Branding: Why It Is Important To Develop CompetenceNothing will build your personal brand more than diligent development and promotion of your competence.Why is personal branding so important these days? With the flood of competitors and talking heads across social media, it is vital that you stand...
Comments01/11/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat points about Personal branding @Edwin Dearborn. "Competent people attract great opportunities," Most of the time this is certainly true. Competence without arrogance is key. I just landed a great opportunity through my writing, updating my resume and yes, competence.
- Producer25/10/2017How Personal Branding Impacts People and Business?Personal branding programs are still misunderstoodThey are being implemented the wrong way; in many cases people using social media without the necessary skills or support to get their personal brands in tip top shape first.If businesses want to...
Comments29/10/2017 #15 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerAh thank you for letting me know Ignacio, these people are obviously not integrated within the business properly, the Brand communicatio has to be integrated throughout the business model, it’s people and supply chain!
Muchísimas gracias por la práctica española #1429/10/2017 #14 Ignacio Ornat is a word game. Brand-Brandy. There are those who instead of being taken seriously the brand seems to take brandy. They care a lot about the brand image, but what they do shows the opposite.
Es un juego de palabras. Brand-Brandy. Hay quienes en vez de tomarse en serio la marca parece que toman brandy. Se preocupan mucho de la imagen de la marca, pero lo que hacen demuestran lo contrario.25/10/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 GallagherMany great tips on this buzz @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer! This is good for people to know as well, "You also have heard the stories of people who have been fired within an hour or two after sending a badly thought out Tweet, damaging their careers beyond repair. This is very unusual and only in extreme cases of lack of common sense and rational thought. These isolated incidents can be managed and actually benefit the corporation if dealt with promptly in line with prior procedural planning."25/10/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorGreat Article by @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer VIP Host on Facebook Live with #MybeBeeTV for #SmallBusinessMustGrow. Review of the many aspects on the #PersonalBranding that people may neglict or ignore yet at their own expenses.
- Producer27/10/2017My Top 5 Classics with Strong Female Protagonists1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen Indeed, Jane Austen has an endless list of endearing female protagonists: Elinor Dashwood, Mary Crawford, Emma Woodhouse, Fanny Price… It really is quite difficult to choose (Catherine Morland came a close...
Comments30/10/2017 #6 María Álvarez Fernández#3 I feel Dickens has a very unique talent to tell stories but I have to say he has never been a favourite of mine when it comes to writing female subjetcs. Dickensian women have always seemed to me a bit boring and two dimensional... they're either good or bad. I do love some characters from the other Bronte sisters, Wuthering Heights is a personal favourite of mine! I'm sorry to say I still haven't read much by Anne but it's on my reading list for sure. As for my top 10.. I'll add it to my list of producers :)28/10/2017 #4 Yolanda Ávila - Kaizen ProyectosI've seen them all loads of times (I have them in my private film library). I love them.
I recommend you @María Álvarez Fernández :
'The Red Tent' (by Anita Diamant) : It is not a classic but the story is wonderful. The Red Tent tells the story of Dinah, the daughter of Leah and Jacob, a woman mentioned only briefly in the Bible.
'The Scarlet Letter' by Nathaniel Hawthorne. Set in the harsh Puritan community of seventeenth-century Boston, this tale of an adulterous entanglement that results in an illegitimate birth reveals Nathaniel Hawthorne's concerns with the tension between the public and the private selves. Publicly disgraced and ostracized, Hester Prynne draws on her inner strength and certainty of spirit to emerge as the first true heroine of American fiction. Arthur Dimmesdale stands as a classic study of a seld divided; trapped by the rules of society, he suppresses his passion and disavows his lover, Hester, and their daughter, Pearl.
'True Women' (1997) Director: Karen Arthur. True Women is a sweeping saga of love, war and adventure. Spanning five decades from the Texas Revolution through the Civil War, Reconstruction and beyond, True Women is the story of the love, friendship, survival and triumphs of Sarah Ashby McClure, Euphemia Ashby King and Georgia Lawshe Woods.28/10/2017 #3 Melody GreenWhile of course I love all of Jane Austen's characters there is something very connectable with Margaret Hale and North and South. I love all the commentary on the classes, industrialisation of the north vs the gentility of the south etc... and how the characters are shaped by their physical environment, an element that is not explored in Jane Austen landscapes. Loved your list and would have to agree. Where do you put Dickens and the other Bronte sisters in this collection? Maybe we should ask you for your top 10 instead of 5?
- Producer20/10/2017A Fabulous Friday Funday!Why is it fabulous? Well, I live in the northeast part of the U.S., and it’s late October. Our normal temperatures are around 60 for this time of year, but we’ve been treated lately to temps nearing 80! And it’s Friday, the start of a weekend to end...
Comments21/10/2017 #14 Proma 🐝 NautiyalI loved them all, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess! First of all, once I saw the skiing rabbit, I couldn't find the bird again (at least for some time). That followed by the double positives, the essay on peas, the grammar doctor badge, and finally the mommy cat who ran out of toner, made my day. Thank you so much for the lovely buzz!
- Producer20/10/201710 Tips on How to Become a Thought LeaderI get asked frequently how I got to be a contributor for a major platform like Entrepreneur. In fact, every time one of my articles get published on any of the several well-known platforms I write for, I get Facebook, Linkedin and beBee messages and...
Comments24/10/2017 #16 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerNice post @Matt Sweetwood interesting story about your business, nice to see you made the move to innovate at just the right time!
Building thoughtleadership is certainly not easy...especially for people moving into a new career...the great news is there are platforms like beBee and content like this.
I agree entirely -if people want it badly enough they will do it...
Sometimes people still find it hard to find the right words themselves, to stop them wasting time and money explaining what they do.
I look forward to reading more of your posts and getting more involved with beBee!21/10/2017 #12 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI like your views on writing--so true. I'm emerging from a bout of who-knows-what, and my connection to the keyboard has been tenuous. I write what I think is delicious stuff in my head, cannot drag myself to the keyboard and lose my trains of thought--causing what I have in my head to be excreted like waste.20/10/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee@Matt Sweetwood this is a masterpiece. It is thorough and factual. One question I have for you. You wrote "thought leader is to have continuous high-engagement posts on your topic". How do you define engagement? We know that the percentage of readers who comment is less than 1%.
- Producer20/10/2017The Pretty Woman Guide to RecruitingA few years ago, a movie came out that dealt with a thorny topic in a tongue in cheek way. Not how to deal with horseshit on your Manolo Blahniks while watching polo...it dealt with recruitment (one of the most highly charged topics on Linkedin,...
- Producer18/10/201710 Reasons You Shouldn’t Model Your Resume on Elon Musk’s One-Page ResumeLast April, a resume writing company called Novorésumé created Elon Musk’s one-page resume, claiming that this resume proves no one needs a resume longer than one page. The resume spread virally. But does it prove what it claims to prove?I’m not...
Comments19/10/2017 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks for more good advice, Brenda, which is most helpful. I like the concept of one page for every 10 years of experience, but no more than 2-pages ever. Distilling information in an effective way is a skill in-and-of itself, which can be leveraged on one's CV. Keep it short and sweet -- and keep buzzing!
- Producer16/10/2017How to win at your next executive job interview.How to win at executive job interviews is something I'm asked on a regular basis.Having worked as a professional recruiter for over 10 years, and now as an executive career coach to clients from across the world, I'm very aware that many people...
Comments21/10/2017 #3 Simon Gray#2 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your comment. Yes, it's a common problem that the interviewer talks and talks. In my experience this is usually a result of nerves, inexperience or an inaccurate assumption about how much the applicant has done to research. Establishing the higher baseline gets things off to a great start. Best wishes, Simon20/10/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherA lot of great advice offered @Simon Gray! I just met with a man last week to interview for a position on a board for Mental Health Awareness. He talked so much (and I listened) but I did walk away thinking, hmmm I think he was either a bit nervous or just very excited to share all that the organization does and their vision for the near future. When he took a breath, I would ask questions. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed meeting with this man. I was also offered a position with the company, they are just waiting for my resume which I've been busy updating this past few days. This is great info because I'm sure I will have another interview!16/10/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsFantastic points @Simon Graysimon I wish all the candidates we interview would read this. I'll share this across.
You make a very important point of making sure the conversation in the interview doesn't steer away from showing the interviewer our value and what we can do as an employee of the organisation. We need to get into the comfort zone by making sure there is a green signal that this is the right job. This is something I discuss with every candidate before I set up their interviews.
- Producer15/10/2017Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier 🐝 beBee on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...
Comments17/10/2017 #38 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#36 Those are are some awesome numbers @Jim Cody 🐝 Brand Ambassador. It makes me feel like I am on the right track. Need to put in a lot more work to get there, someday. Hoping to learn from your experience in personal branding, in the process. Thank you for your comment and kind share.16/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd#18 Being of what i think is your generation i do see similarities in the school of thought from yesteryear. I would also think that similar concepts were considered as we transferred from letter writing to phone calls to fax machines. It seems that each time we make a technological leap in communications we develop new ways to do similar things. Gutenberg started this mess.
Specifically in this case the "personal brand". I sense that this is the new generational prospects of the resume, differentiating one's self from the herd. This is a game that as more differentiated the more they become the same. I thought our generation's rejection of "the man" was interesting as we embraced our own rules and became "the man". We got what we wanted.
Technology comes with both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad, as you and Phil discussed. I believe the personal branding label is here to stay for a while. I would be more interested in hearing your thoughts on personal brand going forward.
How would you instruct your daughter if she was hell bent on personal branding as a viable option? (I had to answer this question, while having a similar viewpoint. So would really like to hear your advice. You can't cop out here, you have to give good advice to a 27 year old daughter that is going to take the path anyway. Thought i would add a little pressure. All in jest, but would like to hear your conversation.) A hint mine started with AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, well, long silence, i'll get back to you.16/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#27 That's true @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It takes a lot of time to understand and build on this concept. Thanks to beBee I can now learn from the best. :-)
I would like to thank you for the knowledge and experience, in this subject, you share with us through your writings and lives.16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerI understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you don’t bother to tell anyone about it...#2616/10/2017 #26 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.16/10/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.16/10/2017 #22 Harvey LloydI can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.
I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.
My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.
I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.
Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.
Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.16/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#15 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)16/10/2017 #19 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#18 Sir, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.
My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.
Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
- Producer12/10/2017How to build YOUR personal brand to advance your career.This week I had the privilege to present a webinar on how to build a personal brand to advance your career to senior members of ICA (International Compliance Association).Funnily enough, communicating my personal brand online is what initially...
- Producer28/07/2016What is (not) art (and the challenges of marketing it)?At one point in his biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson corroborates Jobs’ self-perception that he was as much an artist as he was an entrepreneur. Isaacson doesn’t really explain why that is so. In other words, he doesn’t explain what it...
Comments04/08/2016 #46 Bernard PoulinArt is not a marketable, let alone a sellable product. Artwork on the other hand IS a product - a created thing, a physical something which can be bought and sold. Art cannot. Art is what resides (or not) within artwork. If it is there it emerges on its own and belongs to anyone and everyone who connects with it, is touched and moved by it - feels it, senses it and all of this sensuality is gratis. The painting of the Mona Lisa for example may be owned by the Louvre, but Mona Lisa herself as a connecting with a viewer sensuality cannot be owned. She belongs to all who see and sense and feel her being and connecting with the viewer of her. We don"'t have to own artwork to appreciate and be touched by the art within it. That is where artwork and art differ. One is a product (artwork) and one is the essence of a statement (art) - that which reaches out, touches, connects and moves a soul (a spirit) and which may even speak to that individual differently than it does to all others.02/08/2016 #43 Henrí Galvão#41 thank you for this lovely video from Lisa Hannigan. I love her backing vocals with Damien Rice, but it's the first time I hear her solo stuff.
I haven't watched the TED talk, but the premise seems very interesting indeed. And I agree with your overall message that communal experiences are very important for artists nowadays.01/08/2016 #41 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#39 If we can utilize augmented reality today to get people out and about to search for pokemons, we can get people to attend to local music. Local is the key combined with a media and artist colony. Hearing live music and curating that is the answer to getting "proper help", but when musical is a point solution i.e. marketing the associated costs are either heavy or even prohibitive. Communal gathering, local music scene, curated art and media and getting people interacting in person are good steps forward, even in a climate where the news media is all about terror and remaining caged up in our homes.
Look at this video of the way Lisa Hannigan performs in a pub in Dingle, Ireland https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WwaPv1rZiQ instead of trying to figure out how to market and brand (which is important at scale) there is the long-tail of music and the personal touch of music as a community force - and it is these tiny differences that turn concrete cities into liveable cities and that is without having Jan Gehl trying to design them into existence https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgw9oHDfJ4k30/07/2016 #36 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#31 That is my point about Bowie Bonds Henri, today when virtually everything is an extension of marketing and brand has become a commodity rather than a promise, it is not sufficient to be a marketer, reaching beyond the marketer as a visionary is what gets one back to making a difference. What are marketers but professionals who use artists to create visions for clients - but Henri you are already an artist and the middle man here is marketer when the vision is within you as an artists, and so using your word you are the "visionaire". What is a millionaire than a person who has a million dollars more than the marketed, so it is that a visionaire can be a person who realizes a vision a million times brighter than the marketer. An artist that is a marketer is not the same thing as an artist who is a visionary. Your purpose here is clear to me, the execution all depends on whether you are Humble Henri or Holistic Henri.30/07/2016 #34 Gerald Hecht@Henrí Galvão he still is!! He actually had THE FIRST ONLINE DIRECT SUBSCRIPTION TO AUDIENCE SERVICE ; this cannot be disputed (It was called "Patronet"), OMG, I can't believe the original site is still up for now anyway http://trconnection.com/trconn.php/article=patronet.art and for his latest adventures in (could be a follow up to this --artist---> philanthropist--->turning back to artist http://www.blogtalkradio.com/runt/2016/07/20/rundgren-radio-with-details-on-tr-in-south-bend #3329/07/2016 #31 Henrí Galvão#27 The first video seems pretty interesting, and I'll watch it for sure, thank you! As for the second one, as you might have guessed, that's exactly how I came to know about Nicholas Lovell. What I like about both Lovell and Darker is that they speak to independent artists, so everything they say can be applied by anyone who is willing to give it a try. Of course the same can't be said about 'Bowie bonds', since intelectual property works better for some artists than others. Still, it was a pleasant surprise to know about it, and yet another reason why Bowie was truly a visionaire.29/07/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht@Henri Galvão, this great and I'm going to follow this; although, this is one of the few subjects were I rarely comment off the cuff; it's kind of (maybe too) serious/important for/to me... I do know that I am still in deeply moved by @Tiina Holli View more@Henri Galvão, this great and I'm going to follow this; although, this is one of the few subjects were I rarely comment off the cuff; it's kind of (maybe too) serious/important for/to me... I do know that I am still in deeply moved by @Tiina Holli 's just read poem feeling 40 years of layers of lives and the Tommy Darker quote is too brilliant to respond to "off the cuff", IMHO...so by way of (hopefully) adding something, albeit not mine, other than my feeling that may be relevant https://www.youtube.com/shared?ci=_4dP4HqRTIw Close
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- Producer16/09/2017Brand Loyalty is Not Dead (It Merely Shifted)If you ask people this question, you are likely to get a lot of heated responses. Never mind that people generally pick a cell phone manufacturer and stick with it for years out of the need for seamless transitions.But most people will tell you...
Comments29/09/2017 #15 Barbara HensleeThe death of brand loyalty can be attributed greatly to the world wide web. Our grandparents didn't have the benefit of researching and comparing products as easily as we can on the internet. Sure, they could compare and discuss with their local community: Fence talk, church socials, barfly chat. Today, we have access to infinite reviews, discussion forums and a multitude of purchasing channels. Gramps' choices were slim. Great buzz...sharing broadly.17/09/2017 #12 Sadman IshrakJohn! Your writing is amazing by itself and yet you added an infographic to add more value to the content. Thank you for sharing such great content.
But how can startups get a share of the market and dominate it? Like such a high percentage of millenials are loyal to the brands that they grew up with.17/09/2017 #11 Jerry FletcherGreat recap John. The infographic alone is worth extended viewing. You can't buy brand loyalty as the users of loyalty programs found out the hard way. That is particularly true for small and medium size businesses. Repeat purchase is the original metric of brand loyalty and should be the one sought out by entrepreneurs. That, of course, assumes you have a product or service which can be purchased multiple times. All things are no longer equal and the availability of a larger information base of consumers viewpoints have (and will continue to) make developing repeat purchase harder than it was in the past.
We've actually come nearly full circle. The product or service must be better than other offerings. Customer service must be on par or better. Communications about the product or service must be built on trust, not spin. Price may not be as much of a factor. Once again, Loyalty must be earned.16/09/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWell, well.. this was packed full of info with the back links @John White, MBA, thanks. I had to stop and think for a second if I'm loyal to one brand anymore? I think the only thing I may be loyal to would be certain brands of food(s) I buy. I admit, I go for products that are within my budget vs. brand name in *most* cases. When it comes to a larger purchase IE: Cell phone or a PC eg, I will compare brands but I won't go with a generic. Great info graphic, a lot of work went into that! As for the cell phones and bitcoin- wow... that was news to me! I don't buy bitcoins, I'd be curious to know if others have purchased? Honestly, I don't know much about them?? Should I be embarrassed to admit that? Tide, I think everyone purchased Tide from the time I could remember through the 80's. Hey I will go for generics now.. most of them are made by brand name companies anyhow. Very informative, thanks and shared!16/09/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorGreat piece, @John White, MBA. There is so much competition today that I feel that many go for the best deal. Plus, there are so many brands to choose from so why not try something new. I agree with @Debesh Choudhury, it's not practical to stay with one brand.16/09/2017 #7 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for this insightful buzz, @John White, MBA. This is something that hadn't crossed my mind. I guess I am an example of that millennial who went from brand loyal to choosing from different brands, per market offering.
Brand loyalty is a difficult-to-achieve concept these days, thanks to the strong competition each company faces in the market.
If a company can get its customers to become its ambassadors (by providing them with consistent service and quality product) it can generate rich reviews which will add to its customer base and numbers.
But then again, it has to satisfy the three conditions of: right pricing, functionality/usability, and ease of access. Not an easy task.16/09/2017 #6 Drea BellWow! I love this article! It's spot on in a lot of ways. I would say, some of these brands gain more success becuz they go beyond the typical "weird and funny," they try and become apart of the a cause and emerse themselves into a specific cluture...But EVEN that, a lot of millennials would be disinterested in. Becuz what's popular is actually finding the hidden gems or what's different than the social norm, like going to the thirft store, goodwills, listening to underground independent music, supporting the ma' n pa shops, being educated on how the foods and clothes are really being made...for example
- Producer15/09/2017Personal Brand and CharismaEither you’ve got it or you don’t is not true. Anyone can be more charismatic and anyone can build their personal brand by doing so. The question is: Are you willing to pay the price? The price may be a shift in your emotional quotient...
- Producer14/09/2017Robbing Hood and the Grand IllusionYears ago when I was still working for Microsoft I went to the famous forest of Sherwood in the UK with my team to a corporate retreat/ strategy/BS EMEA all Hands. I am not going to bore you with the content of the meetings which I have completely...
Comments17/09/2017 #59 Pascal Derrien#56 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador yes I know it is hard to take but you got to understand it is a difficult business for her , I had a chat with her the other day and she told me that she was OK to do the job when the humans were small children but then she realized the humans were loosing their teeth a second time when they were getting older so she decided to give up, not economically viable for her.... :-)17/09/2017 #54 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezThere are stories and stories. Before 1870 Troy was a great tale. Toponymic archeology studies the relationship of names and facts. I hope news comes about the Sherwood Forest or Nottingham Forest. Surely you would like to correct this article. Greetings is always a pleasure to read to you @Pascal Derrien16/09/2017 #50 Phil FriedmanFirst of all, @Pascal Derrien, I object to overlooking the best of all movies about Robin Hood, namely, "Robin and Marian", 1976, starring Sean Connery, Audrey Hepburn, Robert Shaw and a blockbuster supporting cast.
Second, I'd like to suggest that societal myths are different from institutional lies. Myths inspire and actually improve life by bringing guidance and hope to the individuals in a society. Institutional lies are used basically to manipulate and subjugate the population. In the case of the Robin Hood myth, it inspires, IMO, rebellious resistance to the overbearing corruption of unrepresentative government. And it was, BTW, one of the favorites of those in the U.S. who eventually toppled a POTUS and brought an end to the pointless U.S. military adventurism is Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Just sayin', my friend. Cheers!16/09/2017 #45 Pascal DerrienCharisma oral traditions and ancestral legends are all very important components of the learning process but so has been manipulation for some who have mastered the art of misguidance there is no perfect answer to your thoughts I think we just need to be vigilant 😀
#4316/09/2017 #43 siraj shaik#1 once as a child at a village asked the senior woman around whom we all kids had gathered "from where she read the story". "oh! from my grandma"... and back at school I gave a try to share with friends, seems no one got exited (maybe I couldn't fut forward the similar way or ??). But some could tell with perfection, often wondered how point blank some at school the biggest lie in simple way. That technique carrier personalities will be the one either in front end or back end (depend on dependencies depend). I am sure @Aaron 🐝 Skogen, those who had initiated such story might have carried high-levels of creativity which not only had capacity to move something small but nation(s) as well. And seems with tech generic techniques possibility to generate such with easy as per access to source of guides that could mould stories with automation (suggestive's). Don't you think how the grandma's storytelling became a "big think" also giving ways to make good returns. So maybe there are counter techniques to analyze truth (maybe with facility of moderable as PPPC). But one thing for sure either the results will break or build (destruct or develop). Just a common person opinions and views. Like to read (see) comment from @Pascal Derrien
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