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  1. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Your personal brand - shout it out!
    Your personal brand - shout it out! Learn more at PwC.com - http://pwc.to/1dKBXsF This video will help you see how you can use your assets to market yourself to prospective...
  2. Javier 🐝 beBee
    PwC people share their personal brand advantage
    PwC people share their personal brand advantage Learn more at PwC.com - http://pwc.to/UiItTR Listen to others share stories on how they've maximized their personal...
  3. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Personal branding, your differentiation and value added for your professional life
    Personal branding, your differentiation and value added for your professional lifeWe often get confused about what our personal is and its value for our professional life. Which social networks is it appropriate to post material for one or the other? How do you keep the two as separate as possible? Should our private, personal,...


    Wayne Yoshida
    17/02/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    @Juan Imaz - excellent article on personal branding and the beBee affinity networking concept. I'd like to add how powerful one's brand can become if personal interests intersect with professional interests.

    For example, in my current job as technical writer for a natural gas fuel systems company, I am always working with "automotive technology" and "mechanics" which are also personal passions of mine.

    I am also very involved in electronics and radio (RF) technology and have enjoyed my career in those industries.

    And finally, I enjoy teaching and helping others, so I am involved with educational plus hobby activities such as Maker Faire. I am blessed with actually enjoying my work and loving my job.
    Virginia Silveira
    16/02/2017 #24 Anonymous
    #23 It's a good idea @Donald Grandy!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/02/2017 #23 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Donald Grandy very interesting !! we will do it ! CC @Juan Imaz @Virginia Silveira @Marta Carretero Garcia @Rafael GarcΓ­a Romano
    Juan Imaz
    16/02/2017 #22 Juan Imaz
    #20 thanks Donald . We will certainly do it in the future! CC @Javier 🐝 beBee
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    15/02/2017 #21 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Our online presence is becoming more noticed every day and beBee is our road to successful branding. Very true @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman

    Our personal online presence is key to success - This says it all :)
    Donald Grandy
    15/02/2017 #20 Donald Grandy
    Very informative and helpful post @Juan Imaz. Have you considered offering a "beBee Personal Brand Certification On-Line Course" for marketing and sales professionals? beBee is on the leading edge of Personal Branding. Thanks for sharing.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    15/02/2017 #19 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Great post @Juan Imaz! I agree entirely with "Why don’t you showcase a complete and interesting you so that next time you are Googled you will be the one that shines from the crowd?" Have shared this article across my platforms.
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/02/2017 #18 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you! I now have the extra goodie I try to put into my weekly updates of BrandBrainTrust. This will play nicely with next weeks Blog as well.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    14/02/2017 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Well structured and informative post, Juan. Our online presence is becoming more noticed every day and beBee is our road to successful branding.
    debasish majumder
    14/02/2017 #16 debasish majumder
    enjoyed your elaborate explanation of the gravity of this beBee platform nicely @Juan Imaz! thank you for the share.
    Andrew Young
    14/02/2017 #15 Andrew Young
    Great post @Juan Imaz!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/02/2017 #13 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great information on #personalbranding. The chart on the difference in perceptions and reality of job seekers is shocking for the US.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    13/02/2017 #12 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    This is the definitive reason why you need a powerful personal brand. Great read.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    13/02/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee is a great place to meet new people through your interests and passions. You can easily showcase your personal brand while connecting with other like-minded people.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/02/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Juan, for sharing your exemplary insights and advice about the importance of personal branding and how to enhance one's personal brand in today's ubiquitous mobile, digital and virtual information age. This is most helpful, as always, and I've shared in three hives: "Social Marketing Solutions" and "Social Media Marketing" and "Personal Branding."
    Again, your brilliant buzz is most appreciated, Juan!
    Robin Barton
    13/02/2017 #7 Robin Barton
    love the buzz Juan!
    Robin Barton
    13/02/2017 #6 Robin Barton
    Excellent insights and great graphics!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/02/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "Your personal online presence is key to success" It is as simple as that. And the more you participate in social media as a whole person, showcasing who you are right alongside what you do, the more likely you are to run into the sorts of opportunities that will bring joy and fulfillment into your life.
  4. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    A How-To On Personal Branding: It Aint Bullshit
    A How-To On Personal Branding: It Aint Bullshit"Personal Branding" will be the buzzword du jourΒ for 2017. Will it be a non sequiturΒ like "disruptive?" Will its original meaning be stretched to meaninglessness like "Millennial," or "Unicorn?"To the first question, I answer, "No."To the second,...


    Wayne Yoshida
    08/02/2017 #39 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian -- there are several great points -- especially the parts about controlling/being in control of your brand/reputation and the time/timing thing.

    @Greg Johnson and I talk about this branding concept at our career workshops - so it's good to see others explaining it in different applications.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #38 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #37 Let's let sleeping dogs lie, shall we? The Phil vs. Robert vs Phil thing goes waaaaaaaay back.

    I don't know how it started or why. And, I don't care. We have a bunch of strong personalities here. Some friction is unavoidable.

    It's time to bury the hatchet, preferably not in each other's skulls.
    Jim Murray
    07/02/2017 #37 Jim Murray
    I'm not sure but I think Robert Bacal takes a great deal of sadistic pleasure from attacking @Phil Friedman. This is pretty awful when you think about it, especially when you consider that is most of what hr does here on beBee. How the hell is that contributing to this site other than creating unnecessary friction? So you might say his personal brand is Phil Friedman assassin. Not something I would want to be. Not something anyone should be. It's just plain sad.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #36 Gerald Hecht
    I can't believe that the "curious cat" in me is actually running through thought experiments on this --even while the sky is green and Tornado Warnings are interrupting.
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #35 Gerald Hecht
    Whoa! Okay ...and you can also kind of drive them away from where you don't want them to go (based on the likely characteristics of the "guy").
    I have to admit that this is an interesting effect...but it still "feels" like an effect; it's getting "smoother"...I'm guessing the most seamless deployments have, as a major variable, a pre-existing "guy authenticity"...the other thing, of course is that the world has to actually want the "guy"...because if not --the brand will default to "the guy nobody likes guy" --

    There is a lot to think about here --this a very powerful "thingie".
    Gerald Hecht
    07/02/2017 #34 Gerald Hecht
    Okay --I'm the not enough "O"s in cool guy.

    Now it's time to start pushing this thing out there! The methods seem very efficient.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #33 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #30 Hey, Candice, read and replied
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/02/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I saw this on LI... great buzz/blog @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/02/2017 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Fantastic buzz dear Pablo! A great resource in itself in many ways.Building a personal brand or profile (as Rob-not-Bob puts it ;)...is for those who want to be noticed, acknowledged and contacted for what they bring to the table, in terms of their shared knowledge, responses and interactions, services on hire/offer, basis their capability and experience. This is a better way of connecting with relevance and becoming known to those who can relate. With those who matter (potential customers, employers, peers, partners, affiliates and so on). Both Individuals and firms/corporations can build their 'personal profile/ company brand' on a platform like beBee. I believe the word ''Personal'' denotes the individual self or the company identity/brand, respectively.
    Candice 🐝 Galek
    07/02/2017 #30 Candice 🐝 Galek
    Hey Paul! Just sent you an email. =)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #29 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 No apology necessary, Phil. I wouldn't have responded if it weren't for that fact that Robert Cormack thought the comment was directed at him.

    Let's file this under S for Shit Happens and move on
    Phil Friedman
    07/02/2017 #28 Phil Friedman
    #21 my apologies, Paul.. As you well know, I try to make it a policy not reply or engage at all with the person involved. Unfortunately, I am human and occasionallly the constant personal attacks,, the purpose of which is transparent, get on my nerves. And although I should know better, I fall off the wagon and respond.

    My apologies, as well, to @Robert Cormack, for any confusion. I should not have assumed that the initial member reference included in my comment was sufficient to make it clear to which comment I was replying.. I will try as well not to make that mistake again. Cheers!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #25 Well, a lot of what I used to do is now done by myTweetPack.com. . . frees up quite a bit
    Jerry Fletcher
    07/02/2017 #25 Jerry Fletcher
    Thanks Paul. Scanned the comments. Where do you guys find the time for all the back and forth?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/02/2017 #24 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Good read, Paul. I believe one must build their personal brand before someone else builds it for them. Whatever the popular term is for reputation, persona, etc., one must ensure it works in their best interest. I mean ass-plunker would not be in one's best interest as part of their personal brand, IMHO :)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #23 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I always enjoy your buzzes as you humorously convey the message and the message is received. Some great point outs on personal branding Thank you :) :)

    #"Better to build it and not need it than to need it and not have it." πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/02/2017 #21 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    C'mon guys, play nice First off, @Robert Cormack, I don't think you were the "Robert" @Phil Friedman addressed. That would likely be @Robert Bacal

    Phil and Robert B. . . Much as I like you both, I would appreciate it if you guys would take your perpetual argument elsewhere. It's particularly ironic on a post about personal branding.

    Thank you for your cooperation
    Robert Bacal
    06/02/2017 #20 Robert Bacal
    #17 Phil, ONE percent, you say. And here's what I say:

    1) You pulled that number out of your....ummm. thin air. Numbers means something. To some people. I challenge you to back up that quantative number with a reference or two (as you often ask others). Less than one percent? Or maybe 2 percent? Or 10 percent? Or are you trying to sound authoritative by using a specific number.

    2) The fact that people misuse a term does not change the meaning of the term. That's the Trumpist, Alice in wonderland approach.

    3) You belabor this point about curation because it's simply one of the pet peeves you have. As is the case with various things you hate. And since you have a position, you then make up numbers to support it. How is riding dead horses working out for you?
    Gerald Hecht
    06/02/2017 #19 Gerald Hecht
    Question: Is the "thingie" that resulted in Donald Trump being elected president of the USA an example of a successful methodology/execution of "Personal Branding"...or is it more complicated than that?
    Robert Cormack
    06/02/2017 #18 Robert Cormack
    Oh, I got it, @Phil Friedman. I just have a nasty habit employing tangents when people start discussing the meaning and usage of "curate."
  5. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    The 3 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand
    The 3 Steps to Building Your Personal BrandManaging your personal brand is complex and very time consuming. There are too many social networks and they do not allow to share content anywhere else.beBee was created so that you can create, showcase and share your complete personal brand in...


    Aleta Curry
    09/02/2017 #25 Aleta Curry
    This is really good, @Juan Imaz : it's visual, it's comprehensive but easy to understand. It works. Didn't you mean for CREATE to be No. 1? Maybe edit that to make it clear. As it reads now, it makes the beginning a little less organised.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This is great @Juan Imaz, sharing!
    Katrina  🐝 Chua
    31/01/2017 #23 Katrina 🐝 Chua
    The 3 Steps to Building Your Personal Brand
    Michele Williams
    31/01/2017 #22 Michele Williams
    Fantastic @Juan Imaz. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/MicheleWilliamz/status/826223533659402242
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    30/01/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This outstanding post is exactly why I love beBee! Need I say more! The buzz is getting stronger every day!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/01/2017 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thank Juan Imaz for providing me a rich vein of new thoughts as I think out aloud here - this is why I love being at beBee !!! https://www.bebee.com/producer/@cityvp/human-appreciation
    David B. Grinberg
    30/01/2017 #17 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Juan, for more exemplary insights and astute advice on the critical importance of personal branding and how to best leverage it for success.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    30/01/2017 #16 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    This is great. It should be our manifesto!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #15 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Juan Imaz thanks for this post, am sharing it across my networks. Great points clearly made and makes the whole concept of personal branding v. easy to understand.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/01/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I have to say this is an excellent buzz. It is still about joining The Borg. The key is caveat emptor, it always has been, and always will be. If this is what the market says it wants then go with the flow, one can always pivot and catch up to where life is actually going later, even Bill Gates did that :-)
    Virag Gulyas
    30/01/2017 #13 Virag Gulyas
    OK, so this IS GREAT!
    George Touryliov
    30/01/2017 #12 George Touryliov
    Brilliant! Thanks a lot!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    30/01/2017 #11 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    GREAT BUZZ 😎😎😎😎🐝🐝🐝🐝
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    30/01/2017 #10 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Straight to the point!! 🎯 The best way to build our Personal Brand.
    Tifany Rodio
    30/01/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #3 Very nice producer, thanks @Juan Imaz. I'll translate it to portuguese!
    Ali Anani
    30/01/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    #4 You expressed my view as well @Donald Grandy in a grand way. Thank you @Juan Imaz for this lovely contribution. Sharing
    Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    30/01/2017 #6 Itziar Ruiz LΓ³pez
    Interesting producer :) thanks @Juan Imaz
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/01/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #4 thanks @Donald Grandy for your support !
    Donald Grandy
    30/01/2017 #4 Donald Grandy
    Thanks @Juan Imaz for this guideline to creating your personal brand. I'm sharing with my social networks.
  6. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected world
    Why personal branding is a crucial part of being successful in today's connected worldCreating a strong personal brand for yourself establishes you as a strong professional leader and opens doors.Β Personal branding provides a clear focus for personal development while establishing yourself as a thought leader. It also works wonders...


    debasish majumder
    07/02/2017 #18 debasish majumder
    i guess, personal contributions with rich values and pertinent appeals are most significant in an affinity based platform, where the platform will become a 'Brand' of distinction. so the potentialities and sincere endeavor with rich constituents are essentially to enrich a brand's value. there only lies the gravity of a person. apart from affinity and associating skill, a brand cannot be popular. so personal brand, i guess is relevant, moment the person is having the capacity to contribute or share his skill to usher majority, and thus the platform on which he or she is sharing makes the platform a unique 'brand'. however, lovely insight @Javier 🐝 beBee! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #16 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Excellent post @Javier 🐝 beBee - building a personal brand lets people see the personal side of your business. Richard Branson is a prime exemplar of a great personal brand. Have shared this one across my networks.
    Marco Tomasone
    30/01/2017 #15 Marco Tomasone
    Personal branding as a crucial part of personal success.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    27/01/2017 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great post shared with 125k business contacts
    Juan Imaz
    27/01/2017 #13 Juan Imaz
    very good!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/01/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "you build credibility not through your words but through your actions." Agree!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    26/01/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #9 @David B. Grinberg. I saw it ! Much appreciated ! Thanks
    David B. Grinberg
    26/01/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Javier, I actually meant @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood's video. However, I will do the same for this post soon. Thanks.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    26/01/2017 #5 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    This is one reason I love to blog. It itself is branding me. beBee is a great platform to create relationships and find other minds similar to me. I just go directly to the hive in which I want to Buzz and find fellow bees.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    26/01/2017 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood, you are the Authenticity in person. So immensely happy to be in this project with you ahead...
    Go go bees!!!! Vamossss!!! 🐝 🐝 πŸ‘ πŸ‘
    David B. Grinberg
    26/01/2017 #3 David B. Grinberg
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood you deserve many accolades for your exemplary efforts. You are a role model for us all. Thanks for all you do, which is a lotπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸπŸπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
  7. Javier 🐝 beBee
    How to Build a Personal Brand from Nothing
    #AskGaryVee Episode 34: How to Build a Personal Brand from Nothing
    #AskGaryVee Episode 34: How to Build a Personal Brand from Nothing #QOTD: Are you a Vayniac or part of the VaynerNation? What's the difference? #TIMESTAMPS 00:35 - Can I add curated content to my own content? if yes, what’s...


    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    16/01/2017 #3 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    #2 Yes, keep quite and listen and learn.and work!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/01/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    min 11:23
  8. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Building a Personal Brand: It's Your Only Option
    Building a Personal Brand: It's Your Only Option
    Building a Personal Brand: It's Your Only Option Whether you like it or not, you have a personal brand. Wine Library TV host Gary Vaynerchuk, one of the Internet's most successful social media operators,...


    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #11 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #10 Yep!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/01/2017 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #9 @Sandra 🐝 Smith Personal Brand was important. Now it becomes essential !
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    16/01/2017 #9 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Wow, old video... Shows how long concept of 'personal brand' has been around though... Still great advice from @GaryVee as usual
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/01/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #7 thanks @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador , beBee needs your support !
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    16/01/2017 #7 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Shared with 125,000 business contact s in USA and Canada. #6
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    16/01/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Building a Personal Brand: It's Your Only Option !
  9. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Personal Branding Guru, William Arruda
    Personal Branding Guru, William Arruda Personal Branding Guru, William Arruda, the founder of Reach Personal Branding delivering a keynote speech ' Personal Branding for Project Managers' in...


    Juan Imaz
    31/01/2017 #2 Juan Imaz
    muy interesante!
  10. Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee includes all the necessary features to create, showcase and share people's personal brands including a professional profile, professional networking, a publishing platform, affinity groups (both personal and professional), live video capability, interactive job postings, advanced communication tools, and a multi-network content-sharing tool. Javier 🐝 beBee


    Mohammed Sultan
    10/01/2017 #3 Mohammed Sultan
    I'm @ Mohammed Sultan whose core interest and passion have a great synergy with beBee passion and objectives.A father of four; a young diplomat(son),an eye doctor(daughter),A chemist(daughter) and a graphic designer(son).The are my small hive in New Cairo where gardens are full of bees and superstore shelves display beBee honey.This's the real me.
    Tifany Rodio
    10/01/2017 #2 Anonymous
    The perfect social network to create personal branding. And soon we will be even better with those new features!
  11. ProducerSandra Crowe

    Sandra Crowe

    10 Unconventional Ways to Build Your Personal Brand
    10 Unconventional Ways to Build Your Personal BrandYou won’t find me regurgitating advice like, β€œGet out there and join networking events.” I absolutely will not tell you to β€œbe yourself.”Related:Β The #1 Secret to Building Your Perfect Personal BrandThose things, and more, have been said repeatedly....


    Peggi Cheevers
    06/02/2017 #5 Peggi Cheevers
    β€œEven the smallest person can change the course of the future”
    ― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/01/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #2 LOL! Good one!....and Good Lawdy Lawd! Have some mercy on us dear Max J. Carter! ;)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/01/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    thanks @Sandra Crowe for sharing it ! very interesting !
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    10/01/2017 #2 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you for the reminder on #4. I needed it.
  12. ProducerTonya Mecum

    Tonya Mecum

    How do you spend your vacation?  Sitting on the Sidelines?  Or are you the Life of the Party?
    How do you spend your vacation? Sitting on the Sidelines? Or are you the Life of the Party?Ahh…vacation! Β Vacation is one of those important activities that everyone needs in life, but few have learned to fully enjoy. Β Even the government understands the value of time off. Β France gets the entire month of August off! Americans are...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/01/2017 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Tonya Mecum welcome to beBee !
  13. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Building a Successful Personal Brand
    Building a Successful Personal BrandSell Yourself: Tips to Creating a Powerful Personal Brand Personal brands are important to everyone.Β Personal brands are not only for the entrepreneur that owns their own business. It is the secret sauce that can make you stand out of a stack...


    🐝 Fatima Williams
    02/02/2017 #63 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Excellent tips to create a Powerful Personal Brand. Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee :)
    Jeet Sarkar
    30/01/2017 #62 Jeet Sarkar
    great share sir @Javier 🐝 beBee! thank you.
    Tony Anstatt
    28/01/2017 #61 Tony Anstatt
    A detailed breakdown of many of the key parts of both building your identity & taking that to the market. Most of us have worked on both separately, beBee guides us through the next stages!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/01/2017 #60 Javier 🐝 beBee
    beBee includes all the necessary features to create, showcase and share people's personal brands including a professional profile, professional networking, a publishing platform, affinity groups (both personal and professional), live video capability, interactive job postings, advanced communication tools, and a multi-network content-sharing tool
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    09/01/2017 #59 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Personal branding is becoming a requirement for anyone looking to grow their business; get that dream job; or take their career to the next level
    Robin Barton
    31/12/2016 #57 Robin Barton
    Good read and ideas! Thanks!
    @Javier 🐝 beBee Are many valuable tips. I'll see how to get the most out of them. Thanks Javier.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/12/2016 #55 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Some extremely helpful information Javier
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/12/2016 #54 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #47 Aleta, my daughter worked her way through college at Starbucks so I was there often and I didn't know about the mermaid for 3 yrs. I just may win the obtuse prize. 😁
    Sara Jacobovici
    27/12/2016 #53 Sara Jacobovici
    I just came across your buzz now @Javier 🐝 beBee and I'm glad I did. First because it is a great resource, thank you! Second because I am reading it at exactly the right time! Looking forward to sharing the results of your advice in the New Year. Happy New Year to you Javier and to all the beBee teams!! Wishing you all continued success!!
    Andrew Gaffney
    23/12/2016 #50 Andrew Gaffney
    Good Advice
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #49 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent lesson, @Javier 🐝 beBee. I like Tip 8 about sharing knowledge since it not only demonstrates expertise, it makes you think about things in different ways, as students learn and then question what you are teaching. Makes the teacher think. And, the best thing that can happen: When the student learns and questions enough to become a teacher.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    22/12/2016 #48 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #45 It's funny you bring up Starbucks, a few years ago a study showed that when a starbucks popped up all the mom and pop coffee places saw an increase in business as a result.

    They are more expensive where the smaller place are cheaper.

    Twist that around for Walmart and every where Walmart goes in the mom and pop places take a big hit because Walmart is cheaper.

    One of the reasons that beBee will flourish is because it is free to the user. It offers a place to fill the need for acceptance where you don't have to join a special club or be excluded from any part of what beBee offers due to cash.

    It's the including aspect of beBee that will have this site see continued growth for long time.
    Aleta Curry
    22/12/2016 #47 Aleta Curry
    #46 No arguments on that one. Do you know, @Javier 🐝 beBee, that despite people going on and on about of what paramount importance logos are, I never knew they had a mermaid until I read it in an article not too long ago? I must be the least visual, most advertising-resistant person on the planet. I'm a Madson Avenue nightmare!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    22/12/2016 #46 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #45 @Aleta Curry I agree , I don't like Starbucks coffee, but their success is unquestionable
    Aleta Curry
    22/12/2016 #45 Aleta Curry
    #25 Interesting juxtaposition, Max🐝 J. Carter, mega social media sites and shopping malls.
    I don't think the personal website (and I include small to medium business sites) will be totally killed off, however. Recall that there was a backlash against chain stores running little shops out of business, with people making a conscious effort to eschew the chains and patronise the Mom-and-Pop shop. I visit the mall when I must, not merely when I can.

    Despite the proliferation of fast food chains, independent restaurants are still flourishing.

    And chains haven't killed off cafes by a long shot. Starbucks coffee is comparatively expensive, delivered in paper cups, and it sucks. And we love cafe culture: we appreciate the quiet, the personal service and homemade goodies. And also Starbucks coffee sucks. And mediocre sandwiches cost a couple of hundred dollars. And besides that, their coffee sucks.

    I do think that we're going to see a shift in how personal sites are used; it's already happening. As Deb 🐝 Helfrich says, her site is minimalist and contains specific information. My experience is similar: if someone wants to know the when where and why of my next event, they're not going to track me down on beBee, no, they're going to type [name of fair] into the Google box and be taken to the dedicated website. Ditto when they want specific antiques information.
    An older person is going to turn to the classifieds in the newspaper or an antiques magazine. (Or, believe it or not, look me up in the Yellow Pages. It still happens.)

    Yet, mega sites-cum-publishing platforms will increasingly be the place I choose to publish all types of essay, because for the foreseeable future, that's where I get the highest dissemination of works proving my expertise and genius. ( Go beBee: rah, rah, RAH!)

    Okay, you're right, I don't know what my point is either. I'm just making observations.

    And have I mentioned that Starbucks coffee sucks?
    Aleta Curry
    22/12/2016 #43 Aleta Curry
    #27 I don't think we'd have it any other way, Max. I mean really, who just wants a bunch of mindless yes men?
  14. Wendy van Gilst

    Wendy van Gilst

    Are you aware of your personal brand and do you leverage it enough?
    Wendy van Gilst
    The importance of your online personal brand
    wendyvangilst.com These days everybody has social media profiles and this means everybody has an online brand. A lot of people are not aware of the power of their personal brand. It can help you to selling products...


  15. Javier 🐝 beBee
    By @Marietta Gentles Crawford
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    Social Branding: 4 Ways to Build Your Brand Beyond LinkedIn | The Personal Branding Blog


    Marietta Gentles Crawford
    21/12/2016 #9 Marietta Gentles Crawford
    #2 It was great to able to talk about beBee and spread the word, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich.!
    Marietta Gentles Crawford
    21/12/2016 #8 Marietta Gentles Crawford
    #3 I see, thank you for sharing! have I told you you're the best yet, @John White, MBA?
    Marietta Gentles Crawford
    21/12/2016 #7 Marietta Gentles Crawford
    #4 Thank you, Jan!
    Marietta Gentles Crawford
    21/12/2016 #6 Marietta Gentles Crawford
    #5 Thank you, Donna! It's all about options.
    Donna Gordon
    21/12/2016 #5 Donna Gordon
    An informative article, I'll be checking some of the suggested sites out
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    20/12/2016 #4 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Good article indeed !!!
    John White, MBA
    20/12/2016 #3 John White, MBA
    Great stuff, @Marietta Gentles Crawford! We have shared it out all over social media!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    20/12/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Marietta Gentles Crawford is exactly who I wanted to be when I grew up on social media.

    Love that beBee is #2!
  16. ProducerJanna Kefalas

    Janna Kefalas

    3 Tips for Defining Your Personal Brand
    3 Tips for Defining Your Personal BrandWhen you’re on a job hunt, it seems like everyone is telling you how important your personal brand is.Β The fact of the matter is, you already have a personal brand β€” you just might not be aware of it.Β Your brand is essentially your image and the way...


    Henri GalvΓ£o
    11/01/2017 #7 Henri GalvΓ£o
    #2 great comment, Mohammed, specially the part about core skills. In a way, this is totally connected with the principle of starting with "Why", as Simon Sinek emphasizes.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    19/12/2016 #6 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Great tips to chisel your resume to recognition!
    Jerry Fletcher
    19/12/2016 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    Janna, Your advice is spot on. I've been researching the area of Personal Brand Development for www.BrandBrainTrust.com. I've been looking for an expert who works with people to build their own brand to feature on the web site. This blog makes it obvious that you know how to build a personal brand. Do you have an example we could use on the site? You can e-mail me: Jerr@Z-axisMarketing.com
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/12/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great tips and I thank @Jan 🐝 Barbosa for tagging you in his buzz @Janna Kefalas! Sharing.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #3 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    @Janna Kefalas - this is a thoroughly invaluable buzz. I suggest you put a tickler in your calendar and reshare early in the New Year when folks are through the holiday season. I am bookmarking this as I prepare my own marketing materials for my little enterprise.

    I do want to highlight that I wholeheartedly believe in what @Mohammed Sultan has said below in comment #2

    "Don't consider the job search as an opportunity to show the merits of your past "core skills" but as an opportunity to to show them why you consider this job opportunity the next logical step of your career advancement"

    Part of why the current job search process is broken is too much focus on the past - it is important, but we currently do not focus enough in interviews on taking about the future - how we would go about aspects and tasks in this potential future job. It would be so much easier to evaluate the best candidate if the hiring manager asked them all a small set of pertinent questions pertaining to what they would do to accomplish 4 upcoming deliverables that they would be required to work on in the first year on the job. Same questions, evaluate the candidate based on how they think about the upcoming work.
    Mohammed Sultan
    17/12/2016 #2 Mohammed Sultan
    What makes the job search difficult is that you are the product and the sales person.You not only need to hit the boundaries of the current HR selection criteria ,but also hit their imagination.In order to be able to stick in the hiring managers mind you should think of positioning your personal brand as a brand with feeling and passion.Don't consider the job search as an opportunity to show the merits of your past "core skills" but as an opportunity to to show them why you consider this job opportunity the next logical step of your career advancement,and also away to conceive the new role for the future and in different boundaries.To differentiate your personal brand ,get away of showing your past "core skills" and experience by showing your "core interests",the synergy of objectives that might exist,and above all your passion .Instilling the value of market research in the search process will enrich the value of your personal brand and keep it out of the reach of other job candidates.Thanks @Janna for your advice which will make the search process a paradise,as titled by the meaning of your name Janna in Arabic.
    David B. Grinberg
    17/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for these awesome tips, Janna, with which I agree. Keep buzzing!
  17. ProducerIan Moyse

    Ian Moyse

    Your Personal Brand In Social Selling
    Your Personal Brand In Social SellingBy Ian Moyse (Industry Cloud and Channel Sales Leader) , rated #1 Cloud Influencer 2016 and Awarded a Linkedin Power Profile 2015I am often amazed at how little most sales people invest in the value of their own personal brand and lack understanding...


    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    15/12/2016 #25 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Great Post Ian Moyse! Personal Branding is one of my favorites. 'Having an online brand is not about necessarily having your name in lights (pun above) or being known or famous, it is the public view you give of yourself to others .' So true!
    Thanks for sharing, will share it ahead.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    15/12/2016 #24 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Dont miss this @Rebecca Matias !!!
    Wendy van Gilst
    14/12/2016 #23 Wendy van Gilst
    Great post, interesting insights! Personal branding is one of my favorites :-)
    Paul Burge
    13/12/2016 #21 Paul Burge
    An incredibly useful article @Ian Moyse. Many thanks for sharing and a warm welcome to bebee.
    Cepee Tabibian
    13/12/2016 #20 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to the hive @Ian Moyse! Great post, thanks for sharing.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/12/2016 #19 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    First of all, a big hearty welcome to you Ian. In the past I have followed your Twitter account because of your background in Cloud but it is good to see you express views in the area of social selling.

    The first time I encountered social selling was when I was a part of the Fast Company discussion group and 16 years ago, the chief discussion was the feature on "Brand You" from Tom Peters https://www.fastcompany.com/28905/brand-called-you

    At the time social networking was not in the form it is today, but we still had an online profile as a part of discussion groups or in the form of whatever blogs we chose to write. I remember my immediate reaction was the association Tom Peter's article had with FMCG goods i.e. it made me feel like a product.

    It is not until the arrival of Facebook that I actually did feel like I was product, in this case a product for Facebook to make its money, my personal information would be what this marketer would be trading on and so I became a refusenik.

    NetLingo: Refusenik

    I'm still a cell-phone refusenik having joined Facebook due to my Toastmasters club presence there, but my cell-phone refusenik stance will likely end next year also. So I can understand the term "social selling" in this context, that this form of branding is now so common place, it simply goes with the territory. As Bob Dylan said "The Times are Changin" - which I will write up as a buzz.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/12/2016 #18 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very helpful article @Ian Moyse, appreciate the tips. Welcome to beBee!
    Michele Williams
    13/12/2016 #17 Michele Williams
    "Personal brand management, Social selling and experience in how to leverage these is going to continue to become increasingly important and as a differentiator to you personally. " @Ian Moyse, this is very relevant for startup founders looking for customers, employees and investors. I look forward to your next post. I have added you to a beBee Buzz list on Twitter. You will be able to follow @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood , official beBee posts and posts from many bees who also tweet. All are welcome to subscribe at https://twitter.com/MicheleWilliamz/lists/bebee-buzz
    Ross Campbell
    12/12/2016 #16 Ross Campbell
    Hi, @ianmoyse welcome to beBee. I really enjoyed this post and thanks to @Jan 🐝 Barbosa for sharing.

    I've been reading and studying up on Social Selling for a while now. Looking forward to your next post.

    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/12/2016 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Extending a warm welcome to beBee @Ian Moyse and thank you for sharing your valuable post. Thank you for the tag @Irene Hackett
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    12/12/2016 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Pleased to have you buzzing around the hives, @Ian Moyse. I have to concur with your observation that most people don't want to hear about your sandwich - on other sites.

    Around beBee, there is a variety, richness, and ultimately a deepness of engagement that comes about in sharing around the things in life that we are interested in and that bring us joy. Many, many people make fulfilling livelihoods in the food and beverage industry and every single one of us partake of food a few times a day, just to shift the perspective a tiny bit.

    The nuance of the power of the beBee concept is summed up best by thinking of the world as our playground.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/12/2016 #13 Pascal Derrien
    Here here the legendary mr channel sales is in the house ;)
    George Touryliov
    12/12/2016 #12 George Touryliov
    Welcome to beBee @Ian Moyse! Thanks for this valuable post!.
    Michele Williams
    12/12/2016 #11 Michele Williams
    Welcome @Ian Moyse!
    Milos Djukic
    12/12/2016 #10 Anonymous
    Welcome @Ian Moyse and thank you.
    John White, MBA
    12/12/2016 #9 John White, MBA
    @Ian Moyse, welcome to beBee! Thanks for this A+ post. And a huge thank you and kudos to @Irene Hackett for recruiting top quality people to beBee.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    12/12/2016 #8 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Welcome @Ian Moyse! Buzz On!
    "Social Media in terms of a brand and engagement is a long play. Do not expect instant gratification." - exactly and that is why I say Social media is not something you do but is a lifestyle.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    12/12/2016 #6 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    @Ian Moyse Is TOP BRASS In Social !!! Thanks For Shout @Irene Hackett !!! @Ross Campbell @Wendy van Gilst !!!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    12/12/2016 #4 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    @Irene Hackett !!! Thanks !!!! Been reading about Ian quite some time , actually he jumped into my radar when he made an online interview with Tim Hughes... Have to admit, before that i was centered in social media... Yet @Ian Moyse View more
    @Irene Hackett !!! Thanks !!!! Been reading about Ian quite some time , actually he jumped into my radar when he made an online interview with Tim Hughes... Have to admit, before that i was centered in social media... Yet @Ian Moyse alerted me of the world that moves all the net !!! The world of CLOUD !!! Welcome @Ian Moyse !!!! Close
  18. ProducerAri Kopoulos

    Ari Kopoulos

    How to Distil an Unforgettable Personal Brand
    How to Distil an Unforgettable Personal BrandTo Brand or Not to Brand?β€œAll of us need to understand the importance of branding. We are CEOs of our own companies: Me Inc. To be in business today, our most important job is to be head marketer for the brand called You.”– Tom Peters, Fast...


    Ella de Jong
    29/11/2016 #10 Ella de Jong
    Shared it with 'Entrepreneurs'. I'm almost always forgetting to add some extra words with it .. :-(
    Ella de Jong
    29/11/2016 #9 Ella de Jong
    Great post @Ari Kopoulos! I like the "Showing empathy helps to build trust in your brand even with those who disagree with your specific positions on issues." the most :-)
    Ari Kopoulos
    27/11/2016 #8 Ari Kopoulos
    #6 ditto that.... BIG thanks @Jan 🐝 Barbosa for sharing!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    27/11/2016 #6 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Happy to share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher !!! 😎
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent buzz @Ari Kopoulos. This really stood out for me, "Don't get discouraged when things don't go your way or move as quickly as you'd like. If you maintain your core values, continue to deliver on your promises and work tirelessly to build trust, the right people will eventually notice." It's easy to get discouraged on a given day. Well delivered! Thanks to @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, I stumbled upon this buzz!
    Mohammed Sultan
    23/11/2016 #4 Mohammed Sultan
    It's a good idea from Tom peters that can energize your career strategy.Everyone should stick around the idea of branding themselves. Branding doesn't mean presenting your past "core skills", but instead positioning the output of your current "core interests" through personal and professional profile on beBee.
    Ari Kopoulos
    19/11/2016 #3 Ari Kopoulos
    Cheers @David B. Grinberg Glad it resonates! Means a lot coming from you! #1
    David B. Grinberg
    18/11/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos, Ari, on an exemplary buzz with awesome advice. You really nailed the subject matter here. All bees should take notice and apply your promising practices. I've shared this in three hives. Buzz on, my friend!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee View more
    Kudos, Ari, on an exemplary buzz with awesome advice. You really nailed the subject matter here. All bees should take notice and apply your promising practices. I've shared this in three hives. Buzz on, my friend!
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Teresa Gezze Close
  19. ProducerMatt 🐝 Sweetwood
    8 Social Media Power Tips To Build Your Brand and Business
    8 Social Media Power Tips To Build Your Brand and BusinessPublished on Brand QuarterlyΒ 7/6/16 All our customers were going out of business, our product was losing margin, and our competition was growing – I had to do something. Our savior came in the form of social media – implementing a 2-brand strategy –...


    Chris McDonough, PMP
    17/07/2016 #4 Chris McDonough, PMP
    Learn from a master. Matt knows social media better than anyone I know.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/07/2016 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    great tips !
  20. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    How To Master Your Personal Brand
    How To Master Your Personal BrandRecently, I gave a presentation for a group of business talents in Denmark with the topic of how they could become personal branding superstars. Now hold on. What’s a finance professional doing giving a presentation on personal branding? How can he...


    Cydney Walton
    02/07/2016 #10 Cydney Walton
    "Why you need to Brand you" Excellent article, tips and resources provided by @Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Information to see how others see you.
    Daniel Anderson
    27/06/2016 #9 Daniel Anderson
    Really informative article @Anders Liu-Lindberg. I'm sure allot of folk on here will benefit from reading this.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    27/06/2016 #7 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #6 Alan, anything can precede personal branding. Personal branding is when you decide to take action and try and make a more positive impression of yourself. No guarantees of getting rich!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    27/06/2016 #5 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #2 Thanks a lot Dean!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    27/06/2016 #3 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #1 Alan, personal branding is a means to an end i.e. the activity of personal branding will not make you reach on a stand-alone basis. It's the outcomes it should lead to i.e. better paid job etc. that will do the trick.
    Dean Owen
    27/06/2016 #2 Dean Owen
    Great point when you say "that I still don’t know how exactly I’m being perceived by everyone out there who know me". i see you as solid, consistent, and highly professional. Great article @Anders.
  21. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    John White, MBA
    Showcase Your ENTIRE Personal Brand on beBee
    www.linkedin.com A lot has been written about using social media to build a personal brand that is attractive to employers, clients, and other influencers in your industry. Until now, a social media users have...


    Juan Imaz
    21/04/2016 #2 Juan Imaz
    Very good buzz @John White, MBA very well explained and argued.!
  22. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Ask Yourself These Two Questions  Each Day
    Ask Yourself These Two Questions Each DayPersonal GrowthQuestions are powerful tools because they invoke great ideas, insights, and discoveries. They also jump start the pursuit to reveal the most relevant, and sometimes unimagined, information needed to get to the bottom...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/04/2016 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks Jan !
    Brigette Hyacinth
    10/04/2016 #5 Brigette Hyacinth
    Jan @Jan Johnston Osburn. So happy you came on beBee. Your energy, passion and fire is awesome! Such brightness. 🌞 Thank you for this beautiful and such insightful post!
    Qamar Ali Khan
    09/04/2016 #4 Qamar Ali Khan
    Excellent advice @Jan Johnston Osburn! Personal growth has no limits. It varies according to the nature of individuals. It has no defined standards to meet. You presented this complex topic in a beautiful way. Being positive, caring for others, and believing that the life is meaningful, and priceless, are the foundation of thinking to develop ourselves. Thanks for this nice post!
    Cory Galbraith
    09/04/2016 #1 Cory Galbraith
    Very good piece Jan!
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    Alberto Madrid 🌐 Especialista Cisco ✱ Network Jedi β—† CCNA ➲ CCNA Voice β™› Open Networker βœ” Follow me on beBee!
    How to Build Your Brand Name Through Social Media: A Primer
    www.entrepreneur.com Late to the social media party? Here's how to...


    Jorge Rubio
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    William Rakow
    26/03/2016 #2 William Rakow
    Great information
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  24. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Javier 🐝 beBee


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