- Producer22/03/2017You Can Avoid "Death by Meeting"Sometimes you hear a story and you really want it to be true.Even if there is no evidence to support it.The thing is... the story is so good, you can use the principle without needing the facts.This is one of those.I can't verify whether or not this...
Comments23/03/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanToo many meetings
Too little time
If you can't hold my attention
Don't expect my retention
Make your message clear
and for all to hear
If you want me to observe
Let the purpose be served
Too many meetings
Too little time
Please don't repeat
what I already know
May I be excused?
I gotta go.22/03/2017 #10 Erroll -EL- WarnerAll meetings are controlled by human resources. They approved all information to be presented. The information should be well focused. Any late information must meet the approval of the human resources staff. Incomplete discussion will be reviewed by the human resources team and forwarded via emails to all concern.There should be a "talented team" which would solicit information from associates and discussed during organizational meetings.22/03/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd"Know the purpose of the meeting" This is my bewilderment in many meetings, i have participated in thousands. In most i sensed the need to transfer knowledge in its raw form. Not sure why, as the folks i have hired, i hired because i trusted their judgement in consolidating the information into a solution or identify issues before they arise.
I usually called them on the data dump with question of what the information told them. (This was in the construction days.) It usually shut the meeting down.
It was funny as they all used MS Project back in the day and to get them to understand, i used the same software and created a project that was strictly ongoing concerns or things to watch for in multiple projects. They hated my project but our meetings became more effective in challenging the construction process of data dumps.
The owner of the company heard some wild stories about my leadership, but once the meetings became efficient so did our customer service. This showed up at the top of the sales funnel and also at the bottom line. I told the owner i could stop, all he had to do was ask. He never did.
Meetings are the bane of our existence or the gateway to elevated customer service.
Great stuff as usual @Kevin Pashuk22/03/2017 #8 Ken BoddieI have written and presented many times on meeting procedures, Kev, but alas, human nature is often allowed to take precedence over practical procedures, resulting in an agony of postulation, verbal diarrhetic procrastination, and time mismanagement. I suggest that the two things of paramount importance to avoid "death by meetings" are to ensure that the chairperson has the focus and authority to keep matters on track and on time, and that an efficient scribe is appointed to distribute the agenda in advance and circulate the minutes soon afterwards, with an action column, and that matters not discussed (due to a strict time allocation being implemented) are carried over to the next meeting.22/03/2017 #6 Anne Thornley-BrownWell-run meetings can be very effective. Unfortunately, most managers are thrown into their roles without any training in this area and spend the rest of their careers learning from the practices they see around them. This is one of the areas in which all new managers should receive training.22/03/2017 #5 Paul Walters@Kevin Pashuk Ok meetings ...I think you are a little harsh . You see, I have meetings each and every day, no exceptions !!!! They can be illuminating, insightful ( same thing I guess) inspiring and a jolly good way to bond. Now I should point out that I work alone , ( well I do have a cat but he is really useless in meetings and sometimes rude) I usually have an agenda which is followed to the letter. Arguments do occasionally occur but I seem to always win! Is this because I am arguing with myself ( note to self; Bring this up at next meeting) I like to bring up controversial topics like , longer lunch hours, extended nap periods and later starting times . I feel you are all missing the point about meetings for I simply love chatting away for extended periods of time on a variety of topics. I would continue on this diatribe but must dash I have a psychiatrist's appointment. Tally Ho !!!
- Producer24/03/2017Queen bees: How do I get a VIP status on beBee ? We changed the old "VIP" manual status on beBee to a new automatic one: "Queen Bee". We will place a bee icon on your profile soon. At this time, you will see a VIP flag but we will be replacing it by a Bee icon.How do I get this status ?It is...
Comments25/03/2017 #51 Wayne YoshidaI took a look at my profile, and I got that icon! So now the pressure is upon us. . . . that icon can fall off. . . It's a nice nudge and reward for us. Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee
And congratulations to all VIP / Queen Bees - keep posting, keep growing! But wait - - this what we all should be doing - writing, posting, sharing, teaching. recruiting, commenting - right? beBee just makes it fun and interesting to do all this!24/03/2017 #31 Gerald Hecht#25 @Javier 🐝 beBee I don't know if it's an error --I just saw this post and am asking about the "profile thingie".
On my profile there is a turquoise link that says "view blog"; but it doesn't have any of the other items that people have mentioned.
I don't know if it's supposed to have anything else or not; that's all.
It all seems to be working okay; I don't think that anything is broken.
I'll check and send a message to the support email if I notice anything.
- Producer15/03/2017The end of competition - an impression of LawTech Europe 2016This November I've been at Lawtech Europe 2016. It is not a typical 'law' congress, not an 'ICT congress, nor a' visionary 'conference. It might be a bit of everything and thus making it perhaps a less easily accessible. But it's certainly very...
- 12/03/2017A "must watch" very cool video for anyone who wants to better understand the drastic scales of the cosmos, chemistry, space science (quantum mechanics vs. general relativity) and life on Earth and within our solar system, galaxy and beyond (including theories of Parallel Universes and the Mutliverse). Enjoy!Universe Size Comparison 3D (100,000 SUB SPECIAL) Size comparison of the entire universe 2017 in 3D. From the fabric of space-time itself, we journey outwards to subatomic elementary particles, to atoms,...
Comments13/03/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI have always loved pull out video like this. So many of want to focus on "problems" and they seem so large in our minds. This is because our entire focus is 100% on them. Yet like in this video, if we just step back, it is just a tiny obstacle in a large journey called life.13/03/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThanks for your valuable feedback @George Touryliov @Ali Anani and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I think maintaining a cosmic perspective on life helps to keep some of the more mundane daily rituals/chores/problems here on Earth in a more relative perspective -- at least for me. This could help to alleviate stress and anxiety related to "blowing things out of proportion" in our own lives -- as some of the big issues of concern to us are actually infinitesimal (literally and figuratively) when pondering the cosmic scale. Does this make any sense?13/03/2017 #3 Ali AnaniBewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg View moreBewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg for making my morning so joyful. Close
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- Producer16/02/201718 Proven Actions to Become More ConfidentThe main thing that will help you step up your game from wanting to be the best and actually being the best are the actions you take. You need to practice your craft, find mentors... and have the ability to share your skills and talents with...
- 17/02/2017Icebergs se desprendendoNASA Satellite Spots Mile-Long Iceberg Breaking Off of Antarctic Glacierwww.livescience.com An iceberg about a mile long (1 to 2 kilometers) broke off Antarctica's Pine Island Glacier in...
- 14/02/2017@David B. Grinberg @Charles David Upchurchhttp://speisa.com/modules/articles/index.php/item.3202/we-re-going-to-live-on-mars-in-2027.htmlt.co "The people that we send there are going on a mission forever, for the rest of their...
- 14/02/2017Happy #Valentine's Day Bee-Friends! Have a Lovey-Dovey Day!!! 💖💖💖💖 I know I've been slightly MIA recently but I still think of all my Bees very, very often!
- 13/02/2017" It has become appallingly obvious that our technology has exceeded our humanity. "
Comments14/02/2017 #5 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#4 Surely, I believe that in a future where humanity will unite and mainly respect the differences, we could really take care of our land, we could be everywhere, to live experiences with nature in a plausible way, I love technology , Especially when it brings release, for example we have the 3d printer, in a future where this type of technology and access to information will bring healing and access to any kind of tool, I would like to open a company where I could build a species Of society, where the government would not intervene directly, in my country it only brings disorder and return, so I could bring social equality, and dignity to all who have the same will, to grow as a human being.14/02/2017 #4 David Disney#3 That makes sense and I get where you are coming from however, I started following you from your posts and writings, and only through technology have I found beautiful souls such as yours, as well as many others. Full access to medicine and information can only be brought by technology, albeit the cancer in that is definitely false news, a numb society, and all forms of social inequality through ignorance, however technology is such a beautiful thing that when handled correctly can completely change the world. Guess it falls back to all things in moderation?14/02/2017 #3 Flávio Rodrigues Vieira#1 #2 Sincerely, it is a social criticism of our current reality, technology is not bad, but as a form of alienation so that people are distracted while the government does not do their job very well, this image in my opinion portrays this, the technology is great and Will always make us progress in our longings, the goal of this image is to bring to light the lack of connection we have with our neighbor, generating separation and prejudices, I am the type that would like to be free to be able to join other people And build something that I believe to be a real society, imagine everyone having full access to medicine and information, maybe we would not have that glaring social inequality,13/02/2017 #2 David DisneyI'm curious @Flávio Rodrigues Vieira why you consider technology to be something to avoid as depicted in this meme. I understand it is attempting to say that technology, and the lack there of is a balancing act, however why is it that the individuals that use technology more then others are in a black cavern? Can you only live in green pastures with zero technology?
- Producer10/02/2017Valentine's Day is coming...Various legends, good PR, and time has suggested that the first Valentine's Day card was written by Valentine himself. He gave the card to the daughter of his jailer who was no longer blind due to Valentine's divine intervention and signed it "Your...
Comments12/02/2017 #7 Renée 🐝 CormierI often think that love is the most misunderstood and most stifled human emotion. Yes, friends shaking hands, saying how do you do is one of the many ways we show our love and affection for others, but letting the words trip from your tongue is nice too. It's not as dangerous as people think.11/02/2017 #3 Brian McKenzieI will be hosting the 3 Annual Black Hearts Party. We will eat a "Love Stinks" Cake, burn old love letters and photos in effigy and recommit to another year of Freedom, Independence and Travel. Always accepting new members, you are just a divorce or cheaters moment away from quick admission. Sponsored by #MGTOW.
- Producer09/02/2017The Bamboo Mountains Described as the Hamptons of Eastern China by The New York Times, Moganshan is enjoying a revival as a weekend playground for Shanghai’s affluent. Steeped in history, these bamboo encrusted mountains are witnessing a steady transformation into a...
Comments09/02/2017 #8 Dean Owen#4 Yep, I found out the hard way about bamboo sprouts, having picked fresh ones up at a local Japanese market. I just chopped them up thinly and started stir frying, but you need to boil out the poison first before frying. Not a pleasant experience, but hardly life threatening. Hope you feel better soon! Oh, and Moganshan boasts around 300 different species of bamboo, but the pandas are long gone. Fortunately it is never too late, and China is really ramping up with Panda conservation.09/02/2017 #7 Dean Owen#3 Funny I used to carry huge camera equipment around with me during my journeys, and spending time taking photos really took away from the experience, and you notice less. I am in awe of Paul Walters, but I suspect he has a decade, give or take, on me, so hopefully with practice....09/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe beauty of being a traveler is when you can share the beauty of it and you have shared the beauty of it here. I don't know of any travel blogs I would care to read that are better than what you and @Paul Walters View moreThe beauty of being a traveler is when you can share the beauty of it and you have shared the beauty of it here. I don't know of any travel blogs I would care to read that are better than what you and @Paul Walters consistently produce. It is a symbiotic relationship, the ability to notice this detail is the ability to travel and notice, only a few have it and this is beyond par. Thank You. Close
- Producer08/02/2017ITS GOOD TO BE THE PRESIDENTThe Battle of Antietam was the bloodiest day in the American Civil War, on September 17, 1862, 22,717 were dead, wounded or missing. I toured the battle field a few times, also visiting Harpers Ferry another pivotal point in this crazy war....
- 08/02/2017Los 35 restaurantes de moda en Madrid 2017acojonante.org ¿Se te quedan cortos los típicos restaurantes de la capital? Tus noches no volverán a ser igual con esta lista de restaurantes de moda 2017 en...
- Producer07/02/2017A Country Life: Summer, Part II In which we ponder the significance of a sink full of dirty dishes and a book. The Global Financial Crisis hit our markets in Australia late, but it hit with a vengeance. Businesses in many industries, including ours, were deeply...
Comments09/02/2017 #40 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsYou're a better woman than me Aleta! Miss smell under her nose would have been wearing the desert just as soon as she went after the grandmother! I'll use a line from the movie Parenthood: "You have to have a license to drive, you even have to have a license to fish, but they'll let any a...hole can have a kid".
That line was spoken by a very young Keanu Reeves. Being a mother is via the heart, not via the vagina. Loved your comeback! I can just imagine that she is raising her child/children to be just as nasty as her08/02/2017 #39 Aleta Curry#37 Thanks so much, @Mohammed A. Jawad. Yes, Life has taught me to appreciate the steps along the journey, because you never know what's going to happen next. I'm pretty cheery, and when down, I don't stay down for long; I have found that it doesn't help and it wastes my time.08/02/2017 #28 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThe real punchline is that all those expensive purchases clearly had to be pre-discussed, meaning the giftee basically gifted themselves. Whereas, an authentic gift from someone who loves us, who put a little bit of heart into the thought - that is simply, utterly priceless, no matter the amount of currency exchanged.
You have a knack for storytelling, @Aleta Curry. I feel like I've been given a really great book myself.
- Producer04/02/2017Will Big Data and Technology Take Away Our Free Choice? I read a fantastic article recently that pertained to the use of big data, the question that the article asked was Psychologist Michal Kosinski developed a method to analyze people in minute detail based on their Facebook activity. Did a similar...
Comments05/02/2017 #25 Mohammed Sultan#24 @Robert Bacal.I absolutely agree with your view.The question has to be asked according to the respondent terms.Sometimes respondents have to be taken gradually or asked the question indirectly but at the end the researcher has to make sure that they are related to the same issue.05/02/2017 #23 Mohammed Sultan#21 Thank you for your response .If you want to take a decision to change people perceptions you have to depend on more than a single view through one track thinking and one methodology.No single viewpoint is really enough to fully and properly explain and predict people's complex behavior.
Nowadays,the complexity of the stimuli makes it very difficult to depend on a traditional researcher as the issue goes beyond psychometric theories.
We may in future to rely more on clinical psychology to fully understand perceptions and attitudes variables.The limit is not in the data itself but in the researchers imagination.05/02/2017 #21 Geoffrey Cooling#19 The original data gathered was psychometric data through the recognised questionnaires, not likes and dislikes. That dataset was linked to Facbook profiles because that is where the data was gathered from. The researchers ended up with millions of inputs, that the then correlated with the activity of profile holders. This allowed them to generate ever better modelling. Just read the original article and all of your points are answered.05/02/2017 #19 Mohammed Sultan@Geoffery Cooling.First,a researcher can not manipulate people perceptions,motivations and aspiration through asking what do you like or dislike about (stimuli)? particularly in a very dynamic society of 350 millions people,not all of them on line.Second,as we are all aware the reader's is not always subjugated to the stimuli ,but to how h/she is close to the writer(ie if the researcher asked the same question in a different context or changed the stimuli he will be struck both by the similarities and differences between his perception and people choice).
Second,even if it were a reliable and valid demographic survey and representative of the actual universe, the researcher would not be able to conduct a modelling between (un related!) factors because it would require repeating the same survey to find any change in their behaviors and attitudes.
Third,people motivation can't be determined depending only on socio- economic and demographic data,but by doing motivation research associated with "words"rather than "numbers".Nowadays, people are not so motivated by statistics,but by words that reflect their behavior and feeling.
Thus,we always advise researchers to get out and talk to people .Researchers who don't get out and talk to people are not real researchers,but databasers.Data is collected by different methods depending on the purpose and the context of the study through questionnaires or topic guides that
has to be filled by them or by the interviewers after giving them a proper brief of the objectives of the study,here the interviewees should be informed why they have been asked and who is interviewing them.
Fourth,when it comes to dropping conclusions and decision making, data are facts but the creativity of the researchers lies in their interpretations and reaching conclusions.
Finally,I ask myself ;are we really need or willing to be psychonalized in the form of likes and dislikes?05/02/2017 #17 Robert Bacal#15 Exactly true zach. Most regular users won't know to do that stuff though. I figure it's not worth the hassle personally, and just treat everything I do as identifiable. And to be careful about ALL personal info, like birthdays, where I am at any given time, etc.
It's actually shocking what even regular people can find out about someone, and it's pretty impossible not to leave identifiable tracks. Unless one simply doesn't use the Internet, OR NEVER identify oneself and ALWAYS use false information. Which is pretty limiting.
THere's a point where precautions start to interfere with convenience - even blocking and clearing cookies, which is a smart thing, starts to be a hassle. And as soon as you buy something, even at amazon, or use google, you will be tracked.05/02/2017 #15 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris#14 I'm more concerned about companies rather than law enforcements. The latter tend to leave you alone if you are lawful. The former tend to spam you and sell your data to ad companies, regardless of what you do.
I find that the ghostly add-on for the Firefox browser can be a bit of a deterrent to them though, while Orbot on a smartphone is an essential app to maintain some anonymity. Finally, if you are very serious about remaining out of reach from the trackers, there is also VPNs, Tor, and several other privacy systems...05/02/2017 #14 Robert Bacal#12 Actually, what you said isn't strictly true. It depends who is doing the tracking. Your IP address from which you send anything is recorded in numerous "places", and your computer has a unique MAC address. In theory the MAC address shouldn't be publicly available.
In fact, it's quite difficult to be untrackable. You can take basic precautions as you indicate, but you ARE tracked by companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon.
Finally, law enforcement CAN find you.05/02/2017 #13 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsIt's what I've been 'preaching' for years. I figured it out when movies and TV shows started putting particular products in certain types of show and movies. A case of: "if you'll watch this type of show, you'll more than likely buy this kind of product". Then the reality TV shows hit and made it okay for people to act out in unsociable ways. It's been a steady stream of influence that changed the way people viewed the world and their countries. The only thing they would glean from my Facebook page is; I hate Trump. It's my platform for my political views. Here I can show my personal side, other than politics. Very interesting study, will have to delve into it more deeply.
Thanks Geoffrey.05/02/2017 #12 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisThis is indeed a very important matter that we all need to take into account. However, it's not all doom and gloom (well, not entirely anyway!). Nobody puts a gun to your head and forces you to like or even read your FB wall. In fact, even the use of FB (or other information farms) is entirely voluntary. So, if you are frugal with the information you give to these companies and voice your opinions without broadcasting a million different things about yourself in the process (perhaps using an alias, like it is possible in many sites), then you have a much lower risk of being tracked. At least this way you make it a bit more challenging to find out who you are and what you are up to. So, if you really must comment on that cat video without others noting down the fact that you love cats, you have this option!05/02/2017 #9 Helena Jansen van Vuuren#8 Agreed that it will effect some of my behaviour but for what length of time....for example I may just have been to the village hall and placed my vote based on the information fed to me online.... on the way back home I meet a lady from the village - we chat - she is compassionate etc ....so maybe just maybe she has tempered my stance on a particular matter.........I have voted and the harm is done however I now call into question my actions.....and so on and so forth....we humans can be swayed in many ways....it reminds me a bit about the old folks lessons about walking tall and you will feel confident....smile and someone will return that smile....influence comes in many guises.....the on screen world demands your attention in a particular way and the body is in a set position for periods of time....maybe changing physical position can change mental position....still curious about the length of time on screen influence lasts.05/02/2017 #8 Geoffrey Cooling#7 Okay Helena, so, for arguments sake, you are a lady who has some racial hang ups but you hide it well. Racist? No not me, definitely not! However, your data shows that you are from an area of the country that is most definitely shall we say racially charged. You like some groups that could be said to be hovering on the edge. Your friend Mary posted an article about a black rapist that got seventeen years for raping a white lady, you commented terrible business. You are most definitely not a racist, then I target your facebook feed several weeks before a vote on a racial issue with stories about crime with images of black men attached. The stories are mostly true, mostly, with a bit of sensationalism tagged on. I know that according to your psychometric data that you are a conservative type and a little anxious, so I go for stories that really get your back up. How do ypou think that affects your final vote?05/02/2017 #7 Helena Jansen van VuurenAs they say....Ya well but no.....can see that quite a bit may be gleaned from online 'behaviour' and that you may even be steered in a certain direction but that is information that is gathered from a very particular static environment - more often than not - from the same desk or the same body stance and face on interaction with a screen....would be very interested to know what length of time that influence lasts and what triggers rejection of said suggestive input? I have noticed that I may well like a certain item of clothing whilst engaging with the screen but this has not affected my buying pattern in practice......there is something that changes when you move from the computer - I step outside my front door, cross the road and amble down the lane and I am a different person.....or just the other me!
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- 03/02/2017You will know who they are by the deeds they do, the idols they worship and the allegiance they swear.
Never listen to the sweet words of devils - always scrutinize their actions, follow the money.
FACTs over FEELS
Donna Hylton had been in prison 27 years for her part in the brutal, spectacular murder, in which three men and four women tortured a Long Island real-estate broker and, once he was dead, shut him up in a footlocker to decompose.
For 15 to 20 days (police aren't sure just when Vigliarole died), the man was starved, burned, beaten, and tortured. (Even 10 years later, Spurling could recall Rita's chilling response when they questioned her about shoving a three-foot metal bar up Vigliarole's rear: "He was a homo anyway." How did she know? "When I stuck the bar up his rectum he wiggled.")Donna hylton snopes | donna hylton torture | donna hylton 1985 | donna hylton womens march Donna hylton snopes | donna hylton torture | donna hylton 1985 | donna hylton womens march A leading black feminist and featured speaker at the Women’s...