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  1. ProducerDeborah Levine

    Deborah Levine

    24/09/2017
    Leadership in Our Challenging Times
    Leadership in Our Challenging TimesI often hear that leadership is greatly needed now more than ever. But what does leadership mean? Is it a matter of personality? Is leadership defined by mission and goals? Are leaders inspirational figures who leave the nuts and bolts to others?...
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  2. ProducerAli 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Traits of Rare Leaders
    Traits of Rare Leaders There are rare things in life. Rare events Rare minerals and elements Rare talents Rare leaders Rare DiSC profiles- (DiSC is an acronym Dominance, Influence, Steadiness and Compliance, or Cautiousness). Are there commonalities...
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    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #63 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #62 absolutely right you are @Joanne Gardocki. It is the discussions that give value to any buzz with the spirit of collaborating for the betterment of our understsnding. It is commenterds like you that expand on our thinking. I am not surprized that two ideas for two buzzes spurred from these discussions.
    Joanne Gardocki
    24/09/2017 #62 Joanne Gardocki
    I believe leadership responsibilities belong to all people regardless of title or position. The DiSC application; the synthesis of wide ranging concepts by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee; spirited deep discussion in comments; and rich opportunity for related buzzes is a study in the collaborative process.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #61 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #60 I tagged you out of deep respect because of the quality and sense of your comments on my buzzes lately. I am glad I did @Proma 🐝 Nautiyal. Thanks for sharing your DiSC profile. The discrepancy in what you think your profile is with the actual results is worthy for you to explore. In my case it is d and then c, which are consistent with many tests. I suggest for you to take the test again on another site for comparison. I wonder what @Harvey Lloyd would say.
    So glad you find the analogies of relevance as much as I am glad that the DiSC explanation was of help to you.
    Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    24/09/2017 #60 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal
    What a wonderful buzz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! The analogies were perfect in helping understand each and every aspect of true and great leadership. I had heard of the concept of DISC leadership earlier but it is only now that I understand it better. In fact, I went ahead and took a free test online just to help me associate with this topic even better. I must admit, the results were surprising (though I am not sure about it's accuracy).

    I always feel empathy + enforcing discipline & compliance is key when it comes to being an effective leader. As per the DiSC profile shared by you, it means I am talking about an IC profile, yet my own test returned quite a different result altogether.

    What an interesting topic! Thank you so much for introducing me to it and tagging me on this buzz.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #59 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #58 you are most welcome ay time @Yolanda Ávila Márquez.
    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    24/09/2017 #58 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    #50 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Give me a little time to calmly read your buzz and comment with the quality it deserves.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #57 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #54 yes and then synchronicity is a topic for a dedicated buzz @Joanne Gardocki
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #56 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #53 promise you dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams to write the buzz soon.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #55 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #51 tremendous comment @Cyndi wilkins. Synchronicity is an orderly energy and I wonder if I coined it right. I am more sure now that synchronicity is a unique trait of rare-quality leaders.
    Joanne Gardocki
    24/09/2017 #54 Joanne Gardocki
    #49 Synchronistity may be difficult to evaluate even in hindsight. As example may I offer the fable of sage and student traveling. The sage repaired a rich man's house foundation but while in the home of a poor couple their only cow dies. In explanation to the student, the master said had the rich man made the repairs he would have found a fortune. The night the cow died it should have been the poor man's wife.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    24/09/2017 #53 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #48 Thank you dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I always smile when I read your buzz as it stretches my mind and thoughts. I can't wait to read your buzz on Elasticity. A rare leader inspires and that is exactly what you achieve by sharing your illuminating ideas with us. Thank you, @Joanne Gardocki all the comments below have enriched this buzz and the synchronicity is not surprising to me :)
    Joanne Gardocki
    24/09/2017 #52 Joanne Gardocki
    #46 Excellent point about elasticity and flexibility, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams.
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/09/2017 #51 Cyndi wilkins
    #43 "Is synchronicity one of the traits of leaders?" Certainly seems to be the case here as this buzz has taken flight...which suggests we are all moving within the flow of emotion, (energy in motion) a synergy operating at a much higher frequency than the independent process of thought...It is in this space where the heart speaks;-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #50 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I shall be extremely grateful to @Yolanda Ávila Márquez, @Louise Smith and @Jerry Fletcher if they would share their voices here.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #49 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #47 great and so you agree that synchronicity would be one of the traits of great leaders @Joanne Gardocki? Leaders need to align their team members and to be able to do this they need to have alignment in selves first.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #48 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #46 you introduce the idea of Elastic Leadership dear @🐝 Fatima G. Williams. What a mind-stretching idea this is! You know that you turned my mind spinning my friend? What makes rubber lose its elasticity and the closeness of this idea to leadership. Thoughts are flowing in my mind. That is an idea for another buzz. Fatima- you are an inspiration ang great one too.
    Joanne Gardocki
    24/09/2017 #47 Joanne Gardocki
    #28 #35 There is a school of thought that says synchronicity is an indication you are aligned with your Life path and purpose.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    24/09/2017 #46 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #3 Thank you for yet another rare unique buzz dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee

    Your buzzes turn my mind and the thoughts into an elastic state. The thoughts stretch to get a good workout bringing out all the rare gem like ideas that should be shared and executed. Rare leaders need to have elasticity. During the stretching and compressing stage of their leadership path, they need remember they are rare and need to be elastic. They should not lose their uniqueness and what made them rare in the first place. If they don't return back to their normal self after being stretched/compressed they lose their individuality and cannot be a rare good leader. A rare leader is one who is elastic and filled with the WPD factor. I am fortunate to interact with these gems on beBee and learn from them :)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #45 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #37 could you expand on this idea dears @Lisa Vanderburg and @CityVP 🐝 Manjit? Thank you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    24/09/2017 #44 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #36 zfully agree
  3. ProducerNahid Hasan

    Nahid Hasan

    22/09/2017
    How to Write Great Content with This 7 Easy Hacks
    How to Write Great Content with This 7 Easy HacksOnce upon a time, there was a boy who thought he had a decent writing skill. He was actually doing good in writing his diary and letters. In fact he wrote the very first poem when he was in class 3. Then someday in later age he had started writing...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/09/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Nahid Hasan, if you have a twitter profile and add it to your beBee profile, we can tweet this and it will give you credit by tagging you on twitter too. Please tag me back on this article if you add your twitter profile :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/09/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Welcome to beBee @Nahid Hasan! A lot of great content here- I'm going to bookmark it for further use. I'm always a work in practice. Thanks, well done :)
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    24/09/2017 #8 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👥ed🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲

    🐤@Bizcope
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    24/09/2017 #7 Susan 🐝 Botello
    Welcome to beBee, Nahid Nasan!
    David B. Grinberg
    24/09/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos on an excellent blogging buzz @Nahid Hasan and welcome to beBee! We are pleased you're here and look forward to reading more of your compelling content.
    cc: @John White, MBA @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Lance 🐝 Scoular @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/09/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Welcome to beBee, @Nahid Hasan. Thank you for sharing this useful information.
    Nahid Hasan
    23/09/2017 #4 Nahid Hasan
    #2 Thanks Javier for sharing the article on linkedin. I really appreciate it, and I am enjoying the community.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    23/09/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Nahid Hasan welcome to beBee!
    Nahid Hasan
    23/09/2017 #1 Nahid Hasan
    Thanks @Don Philpott☘️ for sharing :)
  4. Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    "Someone once settled everything the way it should be. We wake up, do something, then go to sleep. If we take a wider angle, every day - is a life itself. We are born, live and finally die. Are we powerless to influence this stream? Can we change the time flow? As we do every day? If we have some unfinished business - we stay up late. From the other side - if we are too tired we go to bed early. Perhaps it works the same way with whole our life. There is only one thing. When we are unconscious, dream or dead, what's happening? Where are we?"
    from Prisoners of the Mind by Andrew Goldman
    https://www.amazon.com/Prisoners-Mind-Andrew-Goldman-ebook/dp/B075FFTHCB/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1506201256&sr=8-1&keywords=andrew+goldman
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Prisoners of the Mind - Kindle edition by Andrew Goldman. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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  5. ProducerNicole Chardenet
    Ladies, we *pwn* Donald Trump!
    Ladies, we *pwn* Donald Trump!This is just a quickie this fine Saturday morning as I read the paper and laughed at a Toronto Star's too-serious column about, among other things, Donald Trump's latest 'outrage': He tweeted a doctored GIF of himself hitting Hillary Clinton with a...
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  6. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    23/09/2017
    From the beautiful NH Seacoast, Eileen talks about her Unforgettable Faces & Stories book series and her first book Dedications: Dads & Daughters. Your story told by YOU! #freedom #dedications #facesandstories
    Eileen Doyon
    Unforgettable Faces and Stories
    www.facebook.com From the beautiful NH Seacoast, Eileen talks about her Unforgettable Faces & Stories book series and her first book Dedications: Dads & Daughters. Your story told by YOU! #freedom...
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  7. BY EMY

    BY EMY

    23/09/2017
    BY EMY
    WILD FLOWERS | BY EMY
    www.byemy.fr Première tenue Automne-Hiver pour commencer la saison ! Et comme j'aime beaucoup trop l'été pour le laisser partir aussi vite, j'ai...
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  8. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    23/09/2017
    Music:Healing Hearts Sharing Hope
    Music:Healing Hearts Sharing Hopehttp://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/after-car-bombs-an-iraqi-musician-shows-up-with-his-cello/2015/05/06/6daf256a-edf7-11e4-8050-839e9234b303_story.html Years ago when I first read this post and saw this video clip of a musician from...
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    Moi Kliniger
    24/09/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #2 The pleasure is mine Savvy, happy Sunday 🌻
    Savvy Raj
    23/09/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    Thank you@Laurent Boscherini Have a great weekend😊
    Savvy Raj
    23/09/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    Yes indeed! The power and beauty of music bonds strangers and turns them into friends ...thank you @Moi Kliniger for your resonance and shares
    Moi Kliniger
    23/09/2017 #1 Anonymous
    I love this Savvy! I know the art of music is very healing. Music is universal language of mankind.🎵 Thank you!
  9. saima khan

    saima khan

    23/09/2017
    saima khan
    Jim Kim on LinkedIn: "With growing economies and populations,…
    www.linkedin.com With growing economies and populations, water scarcity is intensifying and proliferating to new parts of the planet.  Ensuring there is enough water...
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  10. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    23/09/2017
    Book contributor Amanda Bacon talks about sharing her story in Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings, now available. Thank you Amanda for being a part of our community of storytellers!

    Contributor Amanda Bacon on Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings
    Contributor Amanda Bacon talks about sharing her story in Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings. | Your Story Told by YOU!
    UNFORGETTABLEFACESANDSTORIES.COM
    Eileen Doyon
    Contributor Amanda Bacon on Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings
    goo.gl Contributor Amanda Bacon talks about sharing her story in Starting Over: Stories of New Beginnings. | Your Story Told by...
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  11. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Live Simply. Follow The Rhythm Of Nature.
    Live Simply. Follow The Rhythm Of Nature.Have we ever noticed a bird that suffered from an anxiety attack, that had to deal with heavy amounts of stress or that was depressed and going through a burnout state? I bet that we cannot find a single one. Birds follow the rhythm of nature. It is...
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    Moi Kliniger
    24/09/2017 #49 Anonymous
    Congratulations Liesbeth on this extra special inspiring post. Shakespeare said 'The earth has music for those who listen.' Nature most certainly is our BEST teacher! 🍀
    Barbara Henslee
    23/09/2017 #47 Barbara Henslee
    Lovely buzz. Thank you for tagging me. This is the first buzz I've had an opportunity to read lately. We live in SE Texas and were affected by Hurricane Harvey. Nice to come back and read this first one. More than relevant.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/09/2017 #44 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #33 the fairy tale bee smiles at the spotlights bee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador you put many loving light on other bees, thank you!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/09/2017 #43 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #34 you offer many beautiful presents to your fellow bees, thank you for that @Debasish Majumder
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/09/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #36 awe, so grateful for that comment, highly appreciated @Cyndi wilkins
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/09/2017 #40 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #37 yes! @Maite Barroso Del Cerro welcome on board of the love simply community, enjoy!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    23/09/2017 #39 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #38 lovely pieces read by amazing bees, what do we want more ;-) thank you @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    23/09/2017 #38 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Lovely piece.Balance and rythym are key indeed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Cyndi wilkins
    23/09/2017 #36 Cyndi wilkins
    Kindness is free...but the payback for sprinkling those seeds of love is absolutely priceless;-) Beautiful buzz @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc....You are always a breath of fresh air;-)
    David B. Grinberg
    23/09/2017 #35 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Liesbeth, for another inspirational and beautifully written blogging buzz filled with important insights on human nature. Let's all spread our wings!
    Debasish Majumder
    22/09/2017 #34 Debasish Majumder
    #29 i hardly having any capacity to create any beauty @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! beauty lies on the eyes of the beholder and it is the precious bees who make my creations noticed. i am privileged and honored by the honor you bestow on me. thank you very much madam.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/09/2017 #33 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Our fairy tale bee, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., has again spread her wings. Beautiful piece, Liesbeth.
    Jerry Fletcher
    22/09/2017 #32 Jerry Fletcher
    Liesbeth, I love it when you spread your wings little bird.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    22/09/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #30 they certainly are!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    22/09/2017 #30 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    #23 Indeed.I met a few of them recently. Lovely animals.
  12. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    It's the First Fall Friday Funday of 2017!
    It's the First Fall Friday Funday of 2017!Sigh. Wasn’t it just the first day of spring or summer? It’s so true that we need to cherish every day we’re given, because they move so quickly!And part of that cherishing, at least for humans, is the ability to laugh and enjoy the good things in...
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    Martin Wright
    23/09/2017 #7 Martin Wright
    Some good ones - the glass coffin joke got me.
    Ken Boddie
    23/09/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    This time around, Susan, every single one of your gems has me in fits. As one, however, who loves to go tangent seeking and often lacks focus on the essentials, your perfect purr-rif-a roll vision "takes the biscuit", or should it be "is the bread winner"?
    And then there's the ice cream and wine teaser, which goes to prove that, although "the best things in life are free", money sure buys a whole lot of compensation.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/09/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Fun, fun, fun, Susan. Thank you for the chuckles.
    David B. Grinberg
    23/09/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the good humor, Susan. It's been said that "laughter is the best medicine" and a great stress reliever -- thus, thank you for the prescription doctor!
    John Rylance
    22/09/2017 #3 John Rylance
    Thank you Susan.
    Did you manage to track down the work of Simon Drew.
    Examplesof his artwork/humour.
    Several fish joined by string and titled Joined up Whiting.
    A group of dogs and cats in front of a stove titled The North Face of the Aga.
    #2
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    22/09/2017 #2 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #1 I always enjoy your comments on whatever I post, @John Rylance! Thanks so much!
    John Rylance
    22/09/2017 #1 John Rylance
    You've done it again Susan, a rib tickling collection.
    Favourite(s)?
    The last two.
    The penultimate one begs the question will there eventually be too many chiefs and not enough Indians.
    The last one I can hear myself saying of course I ate healthily, from the salad bar.
  13. ProducerOlivia Picton

    Olivia Picton

    22/09/2017
    How to Avoid the Top 3 Food-Storage Mistakes
    How to Avoid the Top 3 Food-Storage MistakesShopping is always exhausting, but there’s also something vaguely satisfying about bringing home bags of groceries and filling the shelves and your refrigerator. Soon, you can get dinner going. But then you start noticing that moldy lettuce going...
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  14. ProducerNorm Goldman

    Norm Goldman

    22/09/2017
    Review: Saving K-12: What Happened to Our Public Schools? How Do We Fix Them
    Review: Saving K-12: What Happened to Our Public Schools? How Do We Fix ThemWhat ever happened to the “Three Rs”-reading, writing and arithmetic? According to Bruce Deitrick Price, author of Saving K-12: What Happened to Our Public Schools? How Do We Fix Them, these basics, which form the mainstay of education,...
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  15. Lance  🐝 Scoular
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    Which way is up?
    by @Sara Jacobovici
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    Which way is up?
    dld.bz Image credit: French Stack Exchange INTRODUCTION It is my job to help individuals “make sense” of things and be able to understand what often lies...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    24/09/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you @Milos Djukic for your added support to @Lance 🐝 Scoular's share.
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/09/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you so much for the share @Lance 🐝 Scoular. Your support is much appreciated.
  16. Eileen Doyon

    Eileen Doyon

    22/09/2017
    six years ago...my little Ottie went MIA for six weeks.......and then I found him.....17 miles away......read about him and other Unforgettable pet
    Eileen Doyon
    Pet Tales: Unconditional Love - Unforgettable Faces & Stories
    unforgettablefacesandstories.com PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Your heart will be captured by these beautiful stories in “Pet Tales”. From two to four legged and feather and fur, our pets have always had a special place in our lives and hearts. They are with us in good times and in bad...
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  17. ProducerCassiano Tavares
    Our Heroes...!!
    Our Heroes...!!There is no love who more touches our hearts when feel and what comes from our dear parents ... Over the years this feeling is greater as we learn his teachings, his paternal love, his eternal friendship... !!Time passes and we already adults... we...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/09/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #7 It's so very sad when parents are treated like after thought or worse after all they've given us for years.
    Cassiano Tavares
    22/09/2017 #8 Cassiano Tavares
    #7 Hi Franci Eugenia,
    Yes, in this life, everything goes too fast. We are children, we grow, we build our family and soon we reach the old age. The days are short, the moments are scarce and it's up to us to know how to enjoy everything in the best way.
    I always say that we should not waste time with intrigues, sorrows and unnecessary discussions ... we must not waste these precious seconds that life offers us with futilities.
    But let us enjoy these good moments with our family, our parents, our children and the good friends that God has bequeathed to us.
    Yes, believe that there will be a time when we will realize that when we shake hands we do not hold our hearts. That who stays today can leave tomorrow and that our course is constantly changing.... This is the secret of life ... !!!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a lovely tribute to aging parents. I feel they deserve more appreciation than they get. Where would we be without them? Thank you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, for tagging me.
    Eileen Doyon
    22/09/2017 #6 Eileen Doyon
    beautiful
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    22/09/2017 #5 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    👥ed🐝🐝
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/09/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for tagging me @Lada 🏡 Prkic. What a beautiful tribute to aging parents @Cassiano Tavares. It's very hard to accept aging, especially if the changes seem to occur in a millisecond. That's how life is though, the older we become, the faster time goes by. I will be forever grateful to my parents for their unconditional love, support and teachings. We all deserve to be treated with love and dignity, no matter the age- it seems as people become 'old' sadly, some are not given that accolade. I can only hope my own children will always treat me as they do now, with love and respect.
    Kevin Baker
    21/09/2017 #1 Kevin Baker
    Wonderful heartfelt vulnerable honesty
  18. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    21/09/2017
    A Simple Conversation
    A Simple ConversationA read a wonderful article this morning on Transformative Thinking in business, and for that matter life in general, written by Edward Lewellen in Chief Executive Officier - CEO, Directors and Executives, Sales , seen...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    23/09/2017 #19 Cyndi wilkins
    #16 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador...I thought you might enjoy this one;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    23/09/2017 #18 Cyndi wilkins
    #15 I understand exactly where you are coming from @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt...I had a very lucrative and secure job with the government for over fifteen years...but when the culture changed drastically in the last five years of my employment, I found myself in a very hostile environment that eventually began to 'bleed through' my emotional body and manifest itself as physical illness...I became quite sick and nearly allowed myself to be consumed by it.

    I knew I had to remove myself from that environment or I would be lost to battling chronic illness for the rest of my life...It took five years from the time I made the decision to leave...I attended night school while continuing to work full time...Very long days they were...but my energy came from the desire to regain my health and personal power...I was miserable and sick for a reason...My spirit was being suffocated by my environment and forcing me to make a change.

    I did it on my own terms...put my time in to develop my new skills...began to build my practice before actually leaving my job...Then I cut the cord...I gave my notice and finished out my time in what I refer to now as 'Federal prison'...and I moved on to a successful practice of my own...I work very hard...but I do it for me;-) You can too...You sound like a very bright and polite guy and deserve much better than what you are experiencing now...Make small changes first...like not downing yourself just to be accepted by those who would love nothing more than to see you go under.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    22/09/2017 #17 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Inspiring story Cyndi. If we just tune in and stay focussed we can take difficult paths and inspire ourselves!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/09/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Loving what you do makes a huge difference in your dedication. Life's too short not to enjoy your commitment every day you spend at your work, whether for yourself or someone else. This was meant to be for you and your friend, Cyndi. Thank you for tagging me. :)
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    22/09/2017 #15 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #13 well that is how Corporates are working. Said bye bye to them 4 years back.

    The common thread in my limited experience.

    There is a lack of genuineness in bosses and employees. Somehow an honest attempt to have a positive impact or an honest attempt to share the burden of negativity hardly comes of. Everything is a shallow protocol.

    Maybe we havent reached the threshold where it becomes necessary to ship out the rot.

    You will find highly positive, polite, smiling and inspiring people from Asia ( India,China, South East) around you. But they would agree to the fact about the honesty bit.

    Truth be told you hit the nail, most of us lack self esteem here.
    Kevin Baker
    22/09/2017 #14 Kevin Baker
    #9 true love finds us when we are not looking.
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins
    #12 "I have seen colleagues mock those trying real hard to leave a positive impact." You know @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt...People who mock others for their efforts to better themselves have very little self-esteem and feed on making others miserable...You know how misery loves company my friend...

    In order to make a positive impact on others you first have to create that within yourself...and if you are working in an environment of denigration the simple answer is...You need to change that...and that in and of itself is not so simple. It takes a great deal of effort to switch gears and reinvent yourself...but in doing so you regain your personal power instead of bleeding it into the feeding frenzy of the 'shark tank.'

    Don't pretend to be more messed up in an effort to gain the approval of the very people you don't give a hoot about you...Speak your truth and see where it takes you...What have you got to lose by leaving it all behind? I can tell you what you lose by staying....Yourself my friend;-)
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    22/09/2017 #12 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Good results make everyone happy.

    In other cases.

    I can be happy with the effort and unhappy with the results i.e. feelig both.

    I have felt both for the most part of my life in a collaborative setting.

    When i honestly say the same people who feel the pinch of failure do not believe me. They only believe it when i pretend to be more messed up than they are, the guilt of having failed their efforts is what they want to see.

    Maybe i am in the wrong crowd but that is how it is. I have seen colleagues mock those trying real hard to leave a positive impact. Ive seen bosses who pressure employees for a feedback and lose all positivity when i tell them to stay professional or else ..try to be honest about how they feel.

    I simply do not know how to have a positive impact. When it is needed i mock myself alongwith everyone else.

    We seem to enjoy the frustration of work more than the joy of achievement.
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    #8 Exactly @Claire L Cardwell;-) But it is up to us to 'put it out there' and be VERY CLEAR about what it is that makes us tick;-) The Universe does tend to be quite literal!
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    #7 That's the whole idea @Pascal Derrien...Things need not be as complicated as we like to make them...It is self-defeating...The simplest answer is quite often the best one;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    #6 Thanks for that @Kevin Baker...and you're absolutely right! I say this to my friends all the time when they are moaning about being single and unable to find the perfect mate...I just smile and say..."Stop looking and expecting perfection."
    Claire L Cardwell
    22/09/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for this @Cyndi wilkins - it's amazing how synchronicity (or as I like to say the Universe) works with us when we are doing what we are supposed to do.
    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2017 #7 Pascal Derrien
    a simple but great story :-)
    Kevin Baker
    22/09/2017 #6 Kevin Baker
    #5 When you stop counting on it, it will start to happen, counting on it is strings attached
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #5 Cyndi wilkins
    #3 I'm counting on it @Kevin Baker...I'm growing a bit weary of the constant smoke signals...but I know all good things come to those who patiently wait... I'll just sit here smoking my peace pipe in the meantime;-)
    Cyndi wilkins
    22/09/2017 #4 Cyndi wilkins
    #2 And so did her heart and health;-) Thank you for sharing Ali...I appreciate your input as always.
    Kevin Baker
    22/09/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Thank you @Cyndi wilkins for tagging me. So glad to have read this. When you thought "" My first response was..."Sure it did!" , this came from the purest of intention derived from genuine feelings you have for your friend. You saw clearly she came to that point to find her own center. A gesture, suggestion to remember her inner heart desire when the opportunity arose you acted. This is the true foundation of " The law of attraction " what you intend for others will find you. Mark these words, watch for it. The same is now coming towards you. And just like the seemingly obscure circumstance of your being able to send that intention, from perhaps the most unlikely source, it will find you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    22/09/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    A grear leader realizes that people excel where their hearts fall in love. Your story @Cyndi wilkins is a great story of a lady who witnessed her heart going down because she did not what she was doing. When finally she followed her heart and started what her heart wanted her new business thrived.
    Thank you Cyndi for writing. A great buzz.
  19. ProducerKevin Pellon

    Kevin Pellon

    22/09/2017
    Passion
    Passion When we started this brand, I realized the importance of sharing and encouraging my passion for raisedVT. I cannot stress enough the importance of being genuine, being accessible, and of course storytelling. I still to this day try to give reasons...
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    Kevin Pellon
    22/09/2017 #1 Kevin Pellon
    @John White, MBA thank you for sharing! 🙏
  20. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    21/09/2017
    In Diversity We Trust
    In Diversity We TrustMonths ago I wrote half an article that was meant to be bundled along side another half. Myself and another blogger had in mind to produce a long form post together. For various reasons it did not happen and it did not help that I had also lost the...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/09/2017 #41 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Yesterday I listened to a news story on the battle going on in Barcelona over a people wanting recognition as a separate nation ( I believe this was the intent) The Catalonians...Then I listened to another story later about the Kurds. The US is so divided by so many "Thems', more so than I've witnessed in my lifetime.
    Then I had to wonder; was I living in a bubble, did this always exist and I just didn't see it. Who are all these hate mongers crawling out of the woodwork? They are not part of the America I loved. Is there anywhere left to go where diversity is seen as something of value or are we all truly being forced into cloning? I don't like my country any more. Iwe have truly become the obnoxious 'America' and it disgusts me to no end
    Pascal Derrien
    23/09/2017 #40 Pascal Derrien
    #39 of all places on the planet 🌎 you are the best positioned to bring some insights of the dos and don'ts @Claire L Cardwell
    Claire L Cardwell
    23/09/2017 #39 Claire L Cardwell
    Moving to South Africa as a foreigner (a white foreigner) in 1999 there was still an attitude of celebrating our diverse cultural background. We were trying our best to be that rainbow nation. Now things are different. Whilst the people look into each others eyes and make a judgement call on who that person is rather than what they are, things at the top are different. A divide and rule policy and a lot of finger pointing on all sides is taking place. Unfortunately we have to all admit that as humans we still mainly judge each other for what we are rather than who we are.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/09/2017 #38 Pascal Derrien
    #37 thanks @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt for sharing first hand experience.......
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    23/09/2017 #37 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    #35 if we were to talk in lines of caste ,Dalit and Non dalit.

    I belong to the upper caste despised by dalits, Himalayas are a non caste environment, so is a lot of the non river basin belt.

    Ram Nath kovind is an example of a Dalit who traded civil liberties of his caste for upper caste pupilage.


    Fyi.. see the Child labour Act of india legislated on 28th July 2016. Most lowere caste children suffere from this. Most upper caste children languishing in poverty suffer from this.. Our Nobel laureate has been talking in a muffled voice over this.

    Nobody opposed the passage of this bill, there was no public outcry because the areas where they resented, it wasnt covered by the media.

    Post demonetisation, children have been forced to work for food and shelter and Govt has fudged the numbers of child labour.

    I voted for this Govt. I feel ashamed now.

    Urban educated Indians believe in outsourcing social welfare to really old people. A 90 year old won us our Right to privacy, a 75 yr old our right to information.

    As far as India is concerned, A dalit President is political appeasement to show that all is progressive while dalit and non dalit politicians screw the people.

    It is a sham

    Casteism is publicised based on incidents that happen after a boiling point on certain days. The poor are exploited every single day, amd yes the women and children.

    Any man with money in their pockets has never been exploited. After long drawn enquiries,this is the outcome every single time.
    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2017 #36 Pascal Derrien
    #35 true Yolanda but a taste of too few too little :-)
    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    22/09/2017 #35 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    I am optimistic.
    I think things are changing only that they are doing it very slowly.
    Ram Nath Kovind the Prime Minister of India is a 'dalit'.
      AUDREY TANG, Digital Minister in Taiwan is a transgender person.
    They are just a couple of examples of what a few years ago was unthinkable and today is happening.
    Regards.
    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #33 many thanks for dropping by I agree fully with the principles but I have not seen this executed or followed thru maybe there are examples out there which are not lip service 😀
    Deborah Levine
    22/09/2017 #33 Deborah Levine
    Cultural anthropology teaches us that every culture in every era has a sense of "Them" and "Us". There are times when differences are appreciated, like when we go to a foreign country for a vacation, see sights unseen, and eat exotic food. But the every day experiences of diversity on our home turf are subject to heightened emotions. Trying to homogenize all concerned may only deepen resentments, rather than create a level playing field. The situation requires mentoring programs and management training that focus on diversity. In turn, those initiatives must be implemented from the top echelons of leadership, whether corporate or, in this case, political. The placement of this unusual individual may be more of a political move than a diversity one, but it may now be replicated. Even if such an appointment happened just once in every town, workplace, and agency in the country, the message would gradually move from expediency to normalization.
    Jim Murray
    22/09/2017 #32 Jim Murray
    @Pascal Derrien. I'm glad you are getting a lot of views and comments. This is a very important issue these days as we battle to keep the playing field level for everyone.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    22/09/2017 #31 Lisa Vanderburg
    #23 I hear you @Pascal Derrien; I'm a foreigner here and in my country of origin, but I KNOW I'm lucky because I'm white(ish) and speak English....isn't that an awful thing to say! I used it on my own boys when they pissed and moaned about something (they were raised in the US); 'you're white, male, huge, English-speaking, in a first-world country....you have absolutely no grounds for whinging!'
    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #27 mimetism microcosm and other little corners are hatred havens @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher don't be too hard on your town maybe it could reveal itself as a pocket of tolerance now that's the forever optimist in me :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    22/09/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #27 a few home truths in your comments actually the video is fan made so probably more some kind of organic marketing than something fully thought thru :-) speaking of music I really like Corrosion of Conformity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit View more
    #27 a few home truths in your comments actually the video is fan made so probably more some kind of organic marketing than something fully thought thru :-) speaking of music I really like Corrosion of Conformity @CityVP 🐝 Manjit :-) Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/09/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 @Don 🐝 Kerr, "They have friends with two daddies and others with two mommies. They have no comprehension of why that is somehow anything but normal. My wife and I strive to keep that attitude alive." That's how my parents raised us during the 60's and on. It wasn't until I grew older and began 'hearing' of race issues that I realized there were people who weren't able to accept or tolerate people who were weren't white. It made my stomach turn, literally and I had a hard time comprehending why people were so 'ugly,' literally- I really had a hard time understanding hatred over differing colors. I'm ashamed to admit but where I live now, well it's rare to see many black people here. I grew up in a diverse town and it's real... the town I live in is proof as are many rural areas that they still aren't open to diversity. If my daughter didn't live here, I would move in a heartbeat.

    My hope for the future, our kids and grandchildren. It has to stop somewhere, and begin anew!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/09/2017 #27 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    There is diversity as an intelligence and there is diversity as a political and corporate conception. What diversity means to a politician or a typical corporate HR response is no where near diversity being an intelligence. Corporate and political speak is itself a conformity that plays out in similiar ways - so how the heck is that diverse?

    When the policy makers and political hacks all sound the same, then this idea of diversity is a product produced that resembles very little to the intelligence that should be diverse.

    Saying the right things and presenting oneself as diverse is another part of that branding song and dance that gets played, and that dance is definitely a conformist one, and nothing remotely like developing value from difference or recognizing diversity as an individual freedom and choice rather than a political or corporate conscription.

    Even the Chevelle band is not really diverse unless the four million albums it sold can be proven to be cutting cross boundaries. My guess is that there is a certain tribe who buys much of that music and so eventually the Chevelle's have their own marketing niche in which to sell records. The point here is not what the Chevelle's are but what marketing is and what politics is. Diversity should be that which is above those primal forces, but it is not.

    For sure acceptable prejudices as well damning prejudices prevail as do tribal separations Citing diversity initiatives does very little to all that stuff, which simply gets brushed under the carpet. Candor and difficult conversations are not the mainstay of diversity initiatives, but they should be - and as a Few Good Men Says - diversity initiatives often "cannot handle the truth".
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    21/09/2017 #25 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    First, humans have been migrating since the beginning of time, even if they came from a different planet. Second, that make us all cousins. Third, welcome to Earth, where you will pay to live, one way or another.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/09/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #22 thanks @Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl :-) True
    Pascal Derrien
    21/09/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @Lisa Vanderburg it is a tricky one and I sometimes end up believing that people won't understand what it is to be a foreigner until they actually become one, there are roughly 250 millions of people in the world living and working in a country different than their country of origin :-)
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    21/09/2017 #22 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    We play... and we've helped build America. So...

    I love your writings.

    Island Magee here.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/09/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @David B. Grinberg MLK was a visionary and we are cruelly missing people of his stature at the moment on those issues
  21. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    19/09/2017
    You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)
    You're In Sales Too (Whether You Like It or Not)I bravely walked in through the front door right past their "No Soliciting" sign and up to the front desk. It was a cold call. I felt so cool standing there with my BlackBerry 8700 in hand (later versions even had a color screen!).It was early in my...
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    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    21/09/2017 #8 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    If i am in sales and i help earn revenues, where is my incentive?

    If i do not deliver in my core function but deliver in sales, isn't it time i shifted to the sales department?

    If i am in sales and doing well in sales, why am i the first one let off when the company is havimg a rough time?


    Enjoyed your article and i very well understand what you are saying.. but these questions popped up
    Chuck Bartok
    21/09/2017 #7 Chuck Bartok
    And everyone needs to realize that their existence is the result of a "sale".
    In most cases, somebody had to convince somebody else that a child should be created.
    ~~smile
    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    20/09/2017 #6 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    True @John White, MBA
    I have had 2 clients .... of whom I was his client first.

    But the point here is that we have to treat all your skateholders and professional contacts with respect and honesty without distinction.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/09/2017 #5 Jerry Fletcher
    John, Brilliant. In the past week I've seen the results of what I've been calling "sales with a customer service viewpoint" work wonders. One start-up I'm working with was just offered several million dollars if they will sell to a multinational manufacturer that because of traditional distribution has no contact with end users of their products. The start-up will give them the contact they haven't had for a quarter of a century. Another client, a consulting firm had not contacted people requesting resources from their web site. One thank-you e-mail generated two requests for face-to-face meetings. One of them closed for a five figure engagement.

    The secret is that you and your company are always in the public eye.
    David B. Grinberg
    20/09/2017 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for more good advice per this blogging buzz, John.
    As Shakespeare famously wrote, "All the world's a stage and all the men and women merely players." Thus, even if you don't have professional sales training or experience, you can still act like you're a salesperson. It's also been said the much of sales is selling oneself (personal branding).
    Also, regarding your past rude encounter, it's always best not to "burn bridges" as they say. To the contrary, being courteous, cordial and polite will usually go a long way and may even boomerang in your favor going forward.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    19/09/2017 #3 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Awesome Article. Whom we are when we are not directly marketing our product, service, or company is the true image we share to what ever we are promoting. So great, I had to share this with everyone.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    19/09/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Excellent points made @John White, MBA. The receptionist, whether it be a greeter at a front desk or a person that takes the initial phone calls is the first impression for the organization's clients or potential clients. Respect should be shown for anyone that approaches a front desk. There's no excuse for rudeness in our competitive world
    Oscar Martínez
    19/09/2017 #1 Oscar Martínez
    I used to work in a laptop repair shop and the service was so bad. Slow, effectiveness was under 65%, and our workshop was doing the opposite that we were telling to the customers. But people kept coming during the two years that I worked there. I was always answering the phone nicely. The emails were fast and politely answered and at the store I was always treating people as if they were my family.

    When I sent an email anouncing that I was leaving the company, a really good customer wich had a huge company told me not to do it, because I was the main reason for him to keep working with us.

    Not the service, but the treatment.

    Thanks for sharing this with us.
    Big hug.
  22. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    20/09/2017
    Hey Junk Bloggers...Shape Up Or Ship Out
    Hey Junk Bloggers...Shape Up Or Ship OutThis is a post I wrote deep in the bowels of the winter of 2015 over in the Lumpy Kingdom Of The Not So Mighty Hamsters. It was shortly before I left for greener pastures or sweeter hives. The post itself is a bit of an indictment of crappy...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    23/09/2017 #8 Nicole Chardenet
    Good luck trying to get bad bloggers to find something useful to do. Writers can be the most egotistical people on the planet, convinced that their very lips (or, more to the point, fingertips), fairly drip with pearls of wisdumb. What we need, I suspect, is a Blogger Ranking...kind of like Google Ranking, but with algorithms identifying the crap blogs and giving them lower rank, the way Google does now to keyword-stuffers and paid backlinks and all the other practices bad website content writers and bloggers pulled in the past.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    22/09/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #6 Jim, my disappointment factor in what I read on beBee is low. I feel what I select to read is written by the cream of the crop so perhaps my opinion is slanted. I'm not going to mention those that I like but I will say there are about 10 writers that I look for in my feed.

    Yes, I feel there are posts that ramble on about nothing and never come to a point, but to me, they are few and far between. I will try to read posts by authors that are new to me and I can usually determine right away if I am going to like a post and want to take the time to read it.

    I hope this addresses your question.
    Jim Murray
    22/09/2017 #6 Jim Murray
    I don't feel the need to elaborate on what I think is junk blogging or point to any specific posts or people. Everybody gets to form their own opinion of what that is. Because it will be something different to everyone. To me personally this means posts that just ramble on about nothing in particular without ever really coming to a point of any sort. But in actuality, all I did was ask if it was as prevalent here on beBee as it was two years ago on LI. I was collecting opinions to a pretty simple question. Put another way, how high is your disappointment factor in the posts you read here. If it's low, that's good if it high, not so much.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    21/09/2017 #5 Lisa Vanderburg
    #2 Good platform there @Chas ✌️ Wyatt - thanks!
    I agree with you @Jim Murray...to some degree. You're a professional writer; very much part of your working life too. I can't even come close to your experience of acumen, hence why I post so little, but i do enjoy the conversations! Like @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, I'd be interested to hear a more defined explanation of 'junk blogging' and I do hear you on those that use Bebee as a glorified FB page :) There's nothing quite as annoying as someone saying, '...shall I have cream or milk in my coffee'....
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    21/09/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I find this relevant to beBee, especially due to the recent buzz posted by @Javier 🐝 beBee - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/bebee-what-to-post-what-not-to-post. It would be beneficial, @Jim Murray, if you could furnish more details on what you consider "junk blogging". Not everyone is a proficient writer, such as yourself, but like to share their thoughts via a post/article/buzz, etc. Sure, there are items that I don't care for and/or not interested in, but maybe someone else is.

    I do become frustrated with topics that are repeated over and over again. I stopped reading posts on LI because if I saw one post on leadership, I saw 10 more. Same subject, a different slant, and nothing new to offer becomes boring.

    Of course, I prefer quality over quantity. That's why I am here.
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/09/2017 #3 Jerry Fletcher
    Jim, Yes it is relevant. There were great writings in magazines in another era and there were tons of lesser lights as well. The days of pitch letters and a nickel a word are long gone. Too bad, as the filters were in place and even the lesser publications had editors that accepted only the best of the crap. My take is that when you take money out of the equation the overall writing goes off a cliff. The other side of the equation is the reader. There is much too little time these days. The hectic rhythm of modern life gets in the way of serious reading. Add to that the fact that even reasonably put together execs I know don't read for pleasure or simple edification. Two I was having lunch with admitted that they read less than one book a month of either fiction or non-fiction!

    My answer for clients in the content arena is to write no more than twice a week and make sure the viewpoint is unique. Write as long or as short as it takes to get the point across and do it in a format that is comfortable for the reader you seek. Other than that I have no strong opinions.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    21/09/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    I find this to be as relevant for beBee at this point as it was for LI at the time you posted it. Being from an Ad-man background, I think you would understand this point; if the focus on monetary gain is removed from the equation and the content of the story becomes the sole focus, the quality of the story rises. Two of the articles I posted concerning this issue, were addressed by Ev Williams, the founder of Medium, and hence their reassessment of their focus. It is why I enjoy and repost from sites such as onbeing.org and https://possibilitychange.com The consistent depth and quality of stories on those sites impel me to return.
    Nandita De
    21/09/2017 #1 Nandita De
    Very very pertinent! Quantity over quality! This is an important area you have touched on in our times. I just wish you had elaborated on the kinds of junk which are thriving in online blogs. A candid overview would have been useful for readers and writers. A critique of this phenomena is the need of the hour. For with constructive criticism only can there be growth.
  23. Edward Carbajal

    Edward Carbajal

    21/09/2017
    With the way things are going now, it seems its happening already.
    Edward Carbajal
    UFC vs. Bellator would be cool wouldn’t it – Arena Culture – Medium
    medium.com Cross promotional MMA fights. The best of one versus the best of another would be great, wouldn’t it? Someone called into my podcast “MMA Afterthought” and said they would “love to see the UFC’S...
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  24. Nikita Sawinyh

    Nikita Sawinyh

    20/09/2017
    Will Using Alternate TLDs Affect Your SEO Negatively?
    Nikita Sawinyh
    Will Using Alternate TLDs Affect Your SEO Negatively?
    www.semrush.com Does using an alternative TLD or so-called new-gTLD affect SEO? Common knowledge suggests that it doesn’t, so why do people insist that you use...
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  25. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    20/09/2017
    Poems & Emotions
    Poems & EmotionsIs there a dividing line Where both can stand apart.Poems are thoughts from feelingIn sensing is the emotion. Poetry cannot be senseless For that would make it meaningless. Even a limerick puts a lot of heart out in rhymeTo feel and sense the humour...
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    Savvy Raj
    21/09/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @Laurent Boscherini
    Laurent Boscherini
    20/09/2017 #4 Anonymous
    #3 my pleasure @Savvy Raj! So well written.
    Savvy Raj
    20/09/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing this on Poetry @Laurent Boscherini
    Savvy Raj
    20/09/2017 #2 Savvy Raj
    Delighted to read your spirited response to these verses @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/09/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    All I can say is that my heart and mind danced while reading your virses @Savvy Raj
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