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  1. ProducerPrakashan B.V

    Prakashan B.V

    07/12/2016
    "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful"
    "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful"Christmas is always associated with fond memories originating right from the early childhood as far as memory could roll back!.I believe in the magical power of Santa to make everyone happy.I secretly wish that "Santa" also should have that magical...
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  2. ProducerOliver McGee, PhD, MBA, CFRM, AFWCI
    Explosive Crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight #PK661 Kills 48 People in Islamabad (Pakistan)
    Explosive Crash of Pakistan International Airlines Flight #PK661 Kills 48 People in Islamabad (Pakistan) A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Avions de Transport Regional ATR-42-500, registered as AP-BHO, and operating as flight PK-661, en route from Chitral to Islamabad (Pakistan), crashed on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. All 42 passengers (31 male,...
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  3. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    07/12/2016
    Wednesday Word: Palter. Really? Yes, really.
    Wednesday Word: Palter. Really? Yes, really. Lauren McDonald shared a post on LI yesterday -- the one seen below -- and for a minute I thought the headline had a typo in it. The headline read: "Why One Must Not Palter When Negotiating"                     ...
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    Susan Rooks
    07/12/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    #2 Too funny, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli! Yeah, palter is totally new to me. Now I only hope that it shows up as an answer in a crossword puzzle or maybe on the U.S. show Jeopardy! It would be nice to be able to recognize it and use it.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    07/12/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    That's a new for me too dear Susan! ;) Gerry used Quibble recently and refreshed the memory with that one though :) To palter over sumthn paltry is petty...and Betty bought a bit of butter...;)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...When our conscience falters, we oft palter!
  4. Joe Hicks

    Joe Hicks

    07/12/2016
    Joe Hicks
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  5. ProducerAlexandra Galviz
    5 things stopping you from getting on the career ladder
    5 things stopping you from getting on the career ladderThere are so many things that can stop you from getting on the career ladder, people telling you your dreams are too unrealistic to random hurdles appearing in your way. But one of the main things that tends to get in the way of our hopes and dreams...
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    Cepee Tabibian
    07/12/2016 #1 Cepee Tabibian
    Another strong post @Alexandra Galviz! I agree with all of the above. :)
  6. ProducerPreston Vander Ven
    The Importance of Building Teams
    The Importance of Building TeamsArticle from my Blog FreedomEverything of Team Building deals with the Laws of Duplication. If you can’t duplicate what you teaching than you are self-employed.I’m going to break Team building into Three topics: Leverage, Retention, and Expansion...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    07/12/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Very thought-provoking post.

    Besides all, we ought to teach our teams the worth of trustworthiness, integrity and constancy in attitude. With this, it becomes easier to make them faithful to a singular belief so that they can adhere to the corporate goals, to inspire them with good precepts and motivating parables, and then straighten them to have more unified, spirited environment.
  7. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    06/12/2016
    6 stupid office rules that should be banned
    6 stupid office rules that should be banned Rules in the workplace. Without them we'd have anarchy. Or would we? According to an article by Dr Travis Bradbury in the Huffington Post most companies fall into the trap of instigating morale sapping rules for every employee based upon the...
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    Steve Blakeman
    06/12/2016 #3 Steve Blakeman
    thanks for the comments Mohammed and Ben, glad you liked the post
    Ben Pinto
    06/12/2016 #2 Ben Pinto
    Agree totally. Though i do think more people need to take a course in ZEN and the Art of E-mail Ways.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/12/2016 #1 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good, thought-provoking post. Funnily, how people in positions make crooked rules? With the assumption that 'rules are made to be broken', there should be sensible argument from employees to strike out such stupid rules.
  8. Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Federico Álvarez San Martín
    Apple needs to hire some teens to help with its social media strategy
    www.businessinsider.com It's time for Apple to send its first tweet and make its first Facebook...
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  9. Abe Dhoop Sood

    Abe Dhoop Sood

    07/12/2016
    Abe Dhoop Sood
    GE Power sees little sales impact if U.S. quits climate deals
    www.reuters.com General Electric Co's (GE.N) sales of power plant upgrades would not suffer much if the United States bailed out of climate change treaties under a Trump administration as utilities still want the economic benefits that come with modernizations,...
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  10. Bill Stankiewicz
    Bill Stankiewicz
    How Did Martha's Vineyard Get It's Name?
    www.marthasvineyardtourguide.com Many think this is a basic question (and it is), but on Martha's Vineyard, it is not as straightforward as you might assume. There are at least two sides to the...
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  11. Abe Dhoop Sood

    Abe Dhoop Sood

    07/12/2016
    Abe Dhoop Sood
    Obama’s Cyber Commission Urges Trump Administration to Bolster Defenses
    www.fedtechmagazine.com The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity offered the incoming administration dozens of recommendations to enhance the nation’s cyberdefense within government and the private...
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  12. Joe Hicks

    Joe Hicks

    06/12/2016
    Thought of the Day: How Is Your Revenue?
    Thought of the Day: How Is Your Revenue? Thought of the Day: How Is Your Revenue? Joe Hicks talks about generating revenue on To Your Success! Great customer service will generate more income. It...
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  13. Kevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    06/12/2016
    What happens when the pack gets the wrong information?
    Living in the elements and reading the signs.
    There is no software to read the energy.
    There is no viable substitute to instinct .
    Kevin Baker
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  14. Matt Sweetwood

    Matt Sweetwood

    06/12/2016
    A little Holiday Spirit before a Power Meeting
    A little Holiday Spirit before a Power Meeting Being like beBee - Creating engagement through...
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    Javier beBee
    06/12/2016 #5 Javier beBee
    Great live buzz and better meeting !
    Rebecca Bent
    06/12/2016 #4 Rebecca Bent
    #1 this was fun...and, holiday drink suggestions please!
    Jan Barbosa
    06/12/2016 #3 Jan Barbosa
    😆🎄☃️ 👍
    John White, MBA
    06/12/2016 #2 John White, MBA
    Loved it! Buzz on...
  15. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    06/12/2016
    Milos Djukic
    How Self-Appointed Guardians of “Sound Science” Tip the Scales Toward Industry
    theintercept.com A nonprofit purports to help the misinformed public sift through alarmist claims about the environment. But it has a disturbing history of promoting industry...
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  16. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    10/04/2016
    Javier beBee
    Steps To Create A New Hive On BeBee | HiveBlog By BeBee
    blog.bebee.com If you are buzzing around beBee and can't find the right hive, create your own! Follow this easy guide to share your honey in a brand new...
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    José Ramón López
    06/12/2016 #1 José Ramón López
    If you are buzzing around beBee looking for a specific hive to share your buzz in but you can’t find it, create your own new hive!

    Yes, it’s possible and we are telling you how!
  17. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    06/12/2016
     ‘Re-Inventing’ Yourself? Got Transferable Skills?
    ‘Re-Inventing’ Yourself? Got Transferable Skills?I recently finished a tedious telephone conversation while making a simple hotel reservation. The reservations clerk at the hotel had a very difficult time understanding my e-mail address. I could not believe how the reservation person was not able...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    07/12/2016 #8 Wayne Yoshida
    #7 I know what you mean. I was at the hardware store last week, looking for a common hand tool (center punch). The kid had no idea what I was talking about, yet he worked in a hardware store, in the tool aisle. He took out his phone and started pushing buttons. He said, "Row 11." I went there. No good. I ran across another fellow, same deal. No idea what I was talking about. This time the floor guy showed me his phone so I could see his app. I said, "No. I asked for a center punch" -- pin punch, nail set. NO! I said center punch! I found it myself. Sheesh. Even with an app some people still aren't 100 percent there.
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/12/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher
    #6 That's the attitude! I got the impression the guy on the other end of the phone with me could have cared less about learning, he was distracted and a bit rude.
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/12/2016 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 Right, Lisa! But - here is where some people differ -- If one is flexible and able to learn - that is a great trait for any employer to recognize.The ones who can't - or won't -- learn are - something else. . . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 Thanks David! It's basically advice my friends from Missouri always say!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    06/12/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Wayne Yoshida ..excellent advice, great post. It's one thing to know something, but you really need to "price" you understand what you claim to know ! 😉🐝🐝
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Your story with the person on the other end at the hotel reminded me of my own experience not so long ago. The man wouldn't stop long enough to listen to the spelling of my last name, he didn't get my email address right and wouldn't take my confirmation number to look up my existing reservation. He was obviously not suited for the position he took. Great tips you offered @Wayne Yoshida. No one should ever apply for a job they are not qualified to do.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the good advice, Wayne. I'm sharing this buzz on several hives with large memberships. Keep buzzing, my friend!
    Wayne Yoshida
    06/12/2016 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks for boinking the Share button, John! Joining this Hive!
  18. ProducerMarcel Wilson

    Marcel Wilson

    06/12/2016
    The opportunity cost of being 'engaged with change.'
    The opportunity cost of being 'engaged with change.'(photo credit - Unsplash)Voluntarily supporting change at work often isn't easy. Change can be demanding, uncertain, frustrating, scary and at times seemingly endless. It's no surprising that many of us attempt to excuse ourselves from participating...
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  19. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    05/12/2016
    My latest on Inc. Magazine. beBee Brand Ambassador @Deb Helfrich is mentioned in the post!
    John White, MBA
    8 Steps To Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life
    www.inc.com Before I took these 8 steps to create my personal brand I was in a job I hated and my career was going...
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    Elizabeth Bailey
    07/12/2016 #19 Elizabeth Bailey
    Some articles you read and are moved to comment on and share immediately. I did that with this article, but what is different with this one is I am still thinking about it a couple of days later. I think I need a beBee "scrap book" for brilliant articles like this.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/12/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    John, kudos to you for making the positive change necessary to advance your career in an uncertain job market. You provide a good roadmap for others to follow should they choose to take "a leap of faith." Like I always say, no risk no reward. And I'm very pleased that you are reaping the well deserved rewards. I shared this here, on Twitter and on LI.
    Deb Helfrich
    05/12/2016 #17 Deb Helfrich
    @John White, MBA, all 8 tips are great and #5 is simply perfect - but personally, it is the payoff of the last two lines - not having to feel nauseous on Sunday night - that is really what becoming your own personal brand is all about, And we also proved it is far from lonely - there is so much 'power' available once you have built that community. Insights, encouragement, and assistance is merely a comment away.

    "beBee is like having a worldwide board of directors on call."
    Jared Wiese
    05/12/2016 #16 Jared Wiese
    #15 Great pick. Let us know how it goes...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/12/2016 #15 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    OK, let's see if it worked. I think this is the first scheduled share done completely on mobile via the Web-App-With-No-Name
    Kate Hickery
    05/12/2016 #14 Kate Hickery
    Great article. Read and shared
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/12/2016 #13 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Great tips. Will share
    Bert Purdy
    05/12/2016 #12 Bert Purdy
    #personalbranding
    Jared Wiese
    05/12/2016 #11 Jared Wiese
    Great article, John. I will refer to this often.

    I see this has a nice tie to @Kevin Pashuk's https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/what-do-you-bill-gates-warren-buffet-and-bono-have-in-common

    We need to take charge of our careers, which starts with our audience, what value we offer them, then our brand.
    Andrew Goldman
    05/12/2016 #10 Andrew Goldman
    Awesome points. "Never give up" I love a lot. The plant needs time to grow. So when you know what are you doing, you start getting there one step at a time. Thank you, @John White, MBA
    Lisa Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    Great article @John White, MBA. It was nice to see you mention @Deb Helfrich in your article. Great tips for building your personal brand which is vital on Social Media.
    Michele Williams
    05/12/2016 #8 Michele Williams
    Very helpful advice @John White, MBA . I can't decide if point #5 or #6 is my favorite, but many people fail to realize point 5: "Before creating content, you need an audience."
    This post is the perfect "how to" complement to yesterday's New York Times op-ed "Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead." http://nyti.ms/2gZDkwL
    Javier beBee
    05/12/2016 #6 Javier beBee
    I love this. A queen bee on it ! @Deb Helfrich
    Elizabeth Bailey
    05/12/2016 #5 Elizabeth Bailey
    Excellent post from. @John White, MBA As VAs it is particularly relevant to us. What do you think @Lisa Dellow
    Elizabeth Bailey
    05/12/2016 #4 Elizabeth Bailey
    Thoroughly enjoyed that @John White, MBA I particularly enjoyed points 5 and 6. They are about community, listen to others and comment on what interests them. We should be doing this offline as well as online.
    Mamen Delgado
    05/12/2016 #1 Mamen Delgado
    Great article dear @John White, MBA!! And four years ago I felt exactly like you, I didn't have any visibility on Google, I didn't have LinkedIn profile, neither Twitter (well I had Twitter with zero tweets which is even worse...), and no web site. And now I look back and see the difference, and I support every of your steps on this article on Inc. Magazine.
    Well done!! And thanks for opening a path for some people. 😘
  20. ProducerSarah Elkins

    Sarah Elkins

    06/12/2016
    We're Desperate for Real Connection
    We're Desperate for Real ConnectionNo Longer Virtual = True Engagement of Your Valuable NetworkIt all started with a call from Karthik Rajan. I woke up the morning after that call full of energy, motivation, and excitement. Mornings are slow for me; I love to sleep, so it's rare for...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #17 Lisa Gallagher
    #16 Thats awesome @Aaron Skogen, likewise!
    Aaron Skogen
    06/12/2016 #16 Aaron Skogen
    #15 Yes, I will @Lisa Gallagher. I'm looking forward to it! Hope you can make it work. It would be great to meet you in person!
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #15 Lisa Gallagher
    #12 So you will be there @Aaron Skogen? We shall see... not making any promises but if I can........ I will!!
    Phil Friedman
    06/12/2016 #14 Phil Friedman
    Sarah, NLV is a great idea. I would love to attend, but believe that I will have to be in Taiwan at that time. But my best wishes go out to all of you for a successful conference.

    It will be interesting to see whether "we're" desperate enough for "real connection" to come out from behind the constructed social media personas to meet face-to-face. I know that a couple of times I've had occasion to do that have been exceedingly fruitful.

    I hope that as many people on beBee who can manage it will take advantage of this opportunity. Cheers!
    Aaron Skogen
    06/12/2016 #13 Aaron Skogen
    #2 Thanks @Deb Helfrich. Where there is a will, there is a way right? I think its a great opportunity to invest in yourself. Think of all the ways we spend our time and hard earned money, but how often do we take a step back, assess and invest in ourselves. It's going to be a great experience, of that I am certain!

    Cheers, and thank you for the kind mention!
    Aaron Skogen
    06/12/2016 #12 Aaron Skogen
    #10 I'd love to see you there @Lisa Gallagher! I hope you can find a way too @Loribeth Pierson! It'd be great to have you both.
    Zacharias Voulgaris
    06/12/2016 #11 Zacharias Voulgaris
    I would consider going if it were closer to where I live...
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #10 Lisa Gallagher
    #1 I really want to go! I have a few ideas and I need professionals to walk me through them. I'd also love to meet so many I've known virtually and grown fond of.
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher
    Please if nothing else watch the youtube video and do click on the the link to NLVN. Exciting stuff by @Sarah Elkins
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/12/2016 #8 Lisa Gallagher
    @Sarah Elkins I listened to the entire interview with you and @Chris Spurvey, I really enjoyed it. Many times if a youtube video is longer than 4-5 minutes I turn it off, in this case... I kept listening. Your enthusiasm is contagious. I clicked on @Sarah (Sally) McCabe's page and she is doing what I've told others I'd love to do. It's been a passion of mine for years for various reasons, that includes family members, my past experiences in the field of Health Care, I saw so many patients without family members who could have used an advocate and I also saw just as many patients with family members who also would have benefited from an advocate. Oh, how I wish I could attend and meet all of you! We have 2 trips planned for the year (2017) and lets just say the funds are a bit low. I have to admit, I'm struggling with this because I feel it would be very beneficial. If you don't mind, please PM me with your telephone number so we can chat. I have one idea to run by you that may help me to get there. No promises but who knows unless we chat? Thanks!!!
    Sara Jacobovici
    06/12/2016 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    You are creating something important @Sarah Elkins. This is just the beginning. I know it will inspire others to turn to you and ask how to do it in their part of the world. I know I will! Looking forward to hearing about the experiences of the lucky 50!!
    Loribeth Pierson
    06/12/2016 #6 Loribeth Pierson
    #5 I am Sarah!
    Sarah Elkins
    06/12/2016 #5 Sarah Elkins
    #4 Thanks for sharing, @Don Kerr, I sure wish you could be there. @Loribeth Pierson - you're still working on it, right? ;-)
    Don Kerr
    06/12/2016 #4 Don Kerr
    This sounds like a great event @Sarah Elkins and if I were closer to your neighbourhood I'd be there. Very best of luck and I'll share this.
    Loribeth Pierson
    06/12/2016 #3 Loribeth Pierson
    I know it will be-be a success, @Sarah Elkins because you are a go-getter and I wish you many blessing with NLV!
    Deb Helfrich
    06/12/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    " I know it takes a smidgen of courage to hit a publish button, share a meaningful comment, or in the case of NLV, make the jump, yet ultimately there are gifts hidden right out in the open."

    I have to concur with this quote from @Aaron Skogen View more
    " I know it takes a smidgen of courage to hit a publish button, share a meaningful comment, or in the case of NLV, make the jump, yet ultimately there are gifts hidden right out in the open."

    I have to concur with this quote from @Aaron Skogen. The rewards lie in taking a risk. Not coming up with a bunch of excuses and taking part in something that just might lead to some very big results.

    And when you find someone doing something that they believe in so strongly, as @Sarah Elkins clearly does, it is pretty wise to come along for the ride. Close
    John White, MBA
    06/12/2016 #1 John White, MBA
    So, excited to be a part of the No Longer Virtual conference. My hope is that many other bees will be able to attend this great event and make face to face connections. CC: @Javier beBee @Pascal Derrien @Kevin Pashuk @Larry Boyer @CityVP Manjit @Deb Helfrich @Teresa Gezze @Bob McIntosh
  21. ProducerJoey Reghitto

    Joey Reghitto

    05/12/2016
    Mental Health
    Mental HealthEveryone has something.Whether it is big or small, it is all overwhelming to the person dealing with it.Alcoholism, depression, ADHD, addiction, schizophrenia, etc.They are all cognitive disorders that may show signs as we grow up, but we...
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  22. Joe Hicks

    Joe Hicks

    05/12/2016
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  23. ProducerBill Stankiewicz
    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA PORTS CONTINUE GROWTH FOR 2017-2018 by Bill Stankiewicz, Supply Chain Executive
    SAVANNAH, GEORGIA PORTS CONTINUE GROWTH FOR 2017-2018 by Bill Stankiewicz, Supply Chain ExecutiveFour new Super Post Panamax ship-to-shore cranes arrived at Garden City Terminal Monday, bringing the Port of Savannah's total to 26, more than any other terminal in the U.S. "For customers, it means the capacity to move up to a thousand containers...
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    Ryan J. Morse
    06/12/2016 #2 Ryan J. Morse
    Thank you for sharing!
    Bill Stankiewicz
    05/12/2016 #1 Bill Stankiewicz
    thx Shawn!!!
  24. ProducerPaul Kearley 🐝
    Change: No Wimps OR Whiners Allowed
    Change: No Wimps OR Whiners AllowedYou’ve heard it before.Question: What is the definition of ignorance? Answer: Doing what I’ve always done and expecting a different result.That’s not so uncommon you know. It’s an everyday practice in more companies than you could imagine. I’ve seen...
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    Sarah Elkins
    06/12/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    Love this one, Paul!
  25. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    05/12/2016
    American Grammar Checkup: Money Down the Drain (Updated)
    American Grammar Checkup: Money Down the Drain (Updated)I first published this post in February 2015, nearly two years ago, when I had about 20 followers on LinkedIn. I believe it's important to occasionally reprise a post, especially when the subject matter matters. And I never published it before here...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    06/12/2016 #12 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 Think of past and passed in terms of kidney stones. You would much rather them be in the past, than passed.
    Graham Edwards 🐝
    06/12/2016 #11 Graham Edwards 🐝
    As always @Susan Rooks thank you...
    Deb Helfrich
    06/12/2016 #10 Deb Helfrich
    #9 Certainly, Mohammed, not all of us are here solely to promote our professional interests. Quite a few of us are here to interact socially and meet people we would never be able to meet in our own communities.

    I was speaking to the contingent of people who are here for business purposes, encouraging them to think about utilizing @Susan Rooks services in order to not send money down the drain.

    I believe that potential customers will judge a business if their communications are not clear.

    But I believe even more strongly that we all must be kind and understanding to everyone we interact with online, which includes remembering that English is a complex language and it is far from everyone's mother tongue.

    The more each of us reads for meaning, rather than rules, the better we will all get along.

    Thanks for answering my question so I had a chance to state my thoughts a little more clearly. That is what it is all about. Communicating clearly. And that is often not as easy as we think it is.
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/12/2016 #9 Mohammed Sultan
    #7 Deb.I'm not demonstrating my skills but showing a show case that support my comment.I will never do that as i'm not also seeking any credits or jobs. I wish it's clear.Turn your eyes 5 cent.to the left and this may give an answer to your question.I fully appreciate ,thank you.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #8 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Your post is definitely worth the rerun, Susan. Like some of the others, I also use the free version of Grammarly. I find it very helpful.
    Deb Helfrich
    05/12/2016 #7 Deb Helfrich
    I am honored to be mentioned, @Susan Rooks. And I am officially available for discussing a commenting strategy with anyone who thinks they might need to put some thought into the time they spend on social media. Most often, the reason we are here is to build a personal 'brand' that is meant to help us in our work lives. Why squander this opportunity to demonstrate our skills?

    Grammar and spelling are the glue that binds what we type into meaning and sweating these details is part of our professional image. I think that we have been duped into keeping up a self-defeating pace on the internet. I think it is smart business sense for people who are using English as their primary business language to invest in making sure they continue to brush up on their skills, or to seek help with copy-editing.

    Which brings me to the caveat I always have to add. No one should be discouraged from expressing themselves. Let's not judge others because usage is complicated. Both copy editing and copy-editing are correct - I had to look it up.
    Mohammed Sultan
    05/12/2016 #6 Mohammed Sultan
    We have learned from our Mrkt research experience that we can reach a group of people with the same language but to approach a customer whose perception,thinking,feeling not like us requires modifications of your communication strategy to make him closer to the values and spirits of your brands. beeBe is both personal and professional brand targeted toward people of different cultures.The reader got your message because he understood it in his or her terms.For more than 20 years I had been working in marketing,advertising and market research with British executives who were able to learn the local languages because they were very close to their customers.They changed their perceptions to create several impressions in their audiences mind.They learned how to use simple words in a big way although it was hard to do.What was really surprising was when we, together,had language courses lectured by British teachers to improve our report writing skills.The British executives whose mother tongue is English were not only doing spelling mistakes but also used wrong propositions in words like bring up and bring about ,come across and come a long or come over..etc.The teachers suggested that we all study these by heart and turn them into active material and set our content strategy accordingly.Your creative article@Susan Rooks reminded me with Bernard Shaw's famous quote" The US and Britain are two great countries divided by a common language."There's real not imagined cultural differences that also explain why some American products have been unsuccessful in Britain and even in Canada ,its neighbor.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/12/2016 #5 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hate those homophones! My personal nemeses are "past" and "passed". I just avoid them.
    Nan Einarson
    05/12/2016 #4 Nan Einarson
    I use the free version of Grammarly to ensure that I use proper grammar in all of my communications. It's amazing!
    Nan Einarson
    05/12/2016 #3 Nan Einarson
    Hi, Susan - Thanks for re-publishing. I think your article is still very relevant. It seems the more things change, the more they stay the same! I see exactly the same issues today as there were back then! I, too, use the free version of Grammarly and find it very helpful, in all of my communications. I use it with Chrome.
    Susan Rooks
    05/12/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    #1 Thanks, @Phil Friedman! I am always happy to see you here, and thanks for that free version of Grammarly, which I shall check out.
    Phil Friedman
    05/12/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    No need to apologize, Susan, for republishing this. It is a great piece , with solid advice I would only add that I have a free version of Grammarly running as an add-inn to FireFox and it overlays itself on just about every online editor that I am using, including beBee and LinkedIn. It is very good at spellchecking, backed up by an integral grammar check, and always offers easy options. I am very impressed after a couple of months. Cheers!
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