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  1. Ali Anani

    Ali Anani

    A Buzz on a Buzz
    Nothing pleases me like responding to a buzz with a buzz. This makes beBee the land of ideas pollination and a fertile land for new ideas.
    I thank dear @CityVP Manjit for responding to my buzz with a fantastic buzz that is a sure pleasure to read.
    Ali Anani


    CityVP Manjit
    17/10/2016 #1 CityVP Manjit
    Even more so @Ali Anani when the catalyst buzz is a personal aid reflective practice and will contribute to possibilities or decisions I make in my own life - this is what Aristotle called phronesis - or "practical wisdom".
  2. ProducerSean M Gray

    Sean M Gray

    Why Your Small Business Needs Video Marketing?
    Why Your Small Business Needs Video Marketing?Deciding on an advertising budget and determining how to spend it can be among your most challenging decisions. Advertising options have changed and expanded considerably over the past few years, and updating your strategy definitely means taking...


    12/10/2016 #19 WILLIAM C. BALLARD II
    Bleeding Temporal lobe will dampen doing videos at all here, For that is why I paint. IT DON'T MOVE. One may be troubled to see a grown man bouncing around on the ground having a seizure. Took many attempts trying to find what works and what doesn't. Godbless
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/10/2016 #18 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #16 Gotcha, too. ((Hugs!))
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/10/2016 #17 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #13 Lovin' the student competition and encouraging the students to keep shooting videos. Their age group has a prolific audience and the more experience on camera, the better. Encouraging you to keep moving forward as time builds up the video library. People like videos on what the early stages are, too. You could even get feedback into the creation of ideas. :)
    11/10/2016 #16 WILLIAM C. BALLARD II
    Dr. Margaret Aranda A woman who has endeavored to carry out an enterprise where many minds are inspired. , With the ability to assist the willing that want to be more. Where Her Faith is good enough to teach the teachers and prophets of all ages. To understand the power of human aspiration and growth. Godbless 143
    Sean M Gray
    05/09/2016 #15 Sean M Gray
    thank you for your advice. we've discussed through private messages :)
    04/09/2016 #14 WILLIAM C. BALLARD II
    #1 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD 1) A Faithful frail man stands at the bottom of experience, While the earthly scholars sit high above in their seats looking down at the man. Then CHRIST walks in, then proceeds to stand next to the man, looking up, "I KNOW HOW THIS FEELS, BUT YOU WILL BE SITTING IN HEAVEN SOON LOOKING DOWN AT THEM, Godbless
    Michele Williams
    04/09/2016 #13 Michele Williams
    @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, great idea. We had a New York firm offer branding to the winner of our spring pitch competition. The campany's support was announced at the competition in front of prominent alums, at the gala dinner and included in the printed program. @Sean M Gray, while I would love to have you offer pro bono work for one of my student startups, you also might consider partnering with universities in your area.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/09/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #10 #9 @Michele Williams, I've done more than 2000 YouTube (YT) videos for teaching and awareness of Invisible Illnesses over the last 10 years. In my experience, one can be a Public Figure and still have only 30 views/video. I coupled them with FaceBook conversations after Joining many relevant groups. That means that one builds up a Following, Engages by watching other people's videos, and has a YT audience prepped to launch. @Sean M Gray, there are many relevant videos out for teaching purposes, like Michele asks - many non-profits need do-it-yourself techniques to get to a place where they can eventually have funding. It's the proverbial cart without a horse and vice versa. When serving the underserved, volunteerism is mandatory. I suspect that if you were to volunteer your time for one person like Michelle here, that would 'go out' to multiply your efforts tremendously. I recommend doing one for free to help her students. We do this in the medical field as you may benefit from our audience. What do you say to doing one pro bono for Michele? I think we'd all love to see what you can do first.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/09/2016 #11 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #5 GOtcha.
    Michele Williams
    04/09/2016 #10 Michele Williams
    #7 I work with university-based, student-lead startups. Videos are a great part of pitches and pre-launch email marketing for them. However, only about 1/5 of the teams use videos in the first year. At what point in their journey from napkin (idea) to prototype would you recommend they start incorporating video or should they wait until they are ready for their kickstarter campaign as is more typical? These startups have very little money at first.
    Sean M Gray
    04/09/2016 #9 Sean M Gray
    #4 Thank You @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I and my partner opened for this service. If you want more please inbox me anytime if you need my services. You can buy software to make it yourself, but it would be very difficult for a beginner
    Sean M Gray
    04/09/2016 #7 Sean M Gray
    #6 price is determined how long the duration of the video, text and difficulties. Inbox me for more detail. Welcome..
    Michele Williams
    04/09/2016 #6 Michele Williams
    Very helpful Sean M Gray. Thanks. How would a startup go about making a video for about $50.00 US ?
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/09/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Sean M Gray: Seriously - If you write something that you believe has great content, by all means Tag me or any Ambassador and we can Share to spread word. This is such a worthy article and we always keep a look out to keep the Honey sweet! So I meant to ask, is your next Honey going to be a Honey Video for starters? Yeah you gotta set the standard now - post one that you like as a good example of all you discussed here? I think that would be helpful as a Template we all could use. Please pose several Buzzes and Tag me in them all!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    04/09/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    @Sean M Gray: Bombshell statistics, bullet writing, finesse with humor - you said it all. Gotta run to make a video now..Tag on this gem to: @Lisa Gallagher, @Dean Owen, @Pamela L. Williams, @David B. Grinberg, @Jim Cody, @Ali Anani, @John White, MBA, @Juan Imaz - so who is going to make a Video Response to this first? ;)
  3. ProducerHans Dholakia

    Hans Dholakia

    PUBLIC SPEAKING : YES, YOU CAN !Most people feel nervous and jittery when they have to make a presentation or give a talk, and yet as one grows in life and advances on the career path, this cannot be avoided.Now, a little nervousness is quite natural and human, especially if it is...


    Hans Dholakia
    20/09/2016 #4 Hans Dholakia
    #3 #2 Thank you for reading the blog. Yes, not eating a heavy meal just before giving a talk is scientific, because otherwise our life force gets preoccupied in handling the stuff we ate. Wherever energy goes, so does consciousness. That makes it hard for us to focus on the talk, a heavy meal can in fact make us feel dull and sleepy. On the other hand, taking some juice or nuts a while before the talk, provides enough nourishment, so you don't feel exhausted, either. But nothing helps public speaking so much as regular meditation does. It can make the mind so creative yet so calm. On each of the ten points enumerated in the blog, I actually provide online coaching through Skype video. It may be about two sessions in all of an hour each, and longer if meditation is dealt with at length. Cheers - Hans, www.hansyoga.com
    Don Graham
    19/09/2016 #3 Don Graham
    It's been many years since I talked before an audience, but this is all true. Engaging the audience is key. Trying not to sound too monotone is always good too. It can be difficult at first, but I was amazed that I received good comments afterwards. Of course, in our own mind, we know every mistake we make, or even imagine we made mistakes but nobody noticed. As @Aurorasa Sima said, I never thought about eating light either.
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/09/2016 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Thanks for sharing this. I have never heard the tip that you should eat something light before a speak but it makes sense. No ama before you speak.
  4. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    The Man Who Could Not Small Talk
    The Man Who Could Not Small TalkA fairy taleThere was a man who was a fabulous public speaker. When he was at the podium, the crowds went ballistic. You could see how comfortable he felt to speak in front of all of those people. Hundreds, thousands, the crowds loved him. But, you...


    Aurorasa Sima
    25/09/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima
    #51 Thank you for the music, @Peter van Doorn
    Peter van Doorn
    24/09/2016 #51 Peter van Doorn
    Since I like opposites, and many in between, the other side:


    Phil Friedman
    24/09/2016 #49 Phil Friedman
    #48 Really, Aurorasa? I kind of pictured you as a Wagnerian Teutonic damsel with braids and a sword and shield belting out an aria. Naw, just kidding... late on a Friday evening. :-)
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/09/2016 #48 Aurorasa Sima
    #47 No. I said: Not opera. Tssssss
    Peter van Doorn
    24/09/2016 #47 Peter van Doorn
    #46 Yes, strange isn't it? The moment I was able to lose my ego, I somehow found me. If I can do that we all can..

    Btw, I read that you like music, but not classic.
    I will give it a try.

    https://youtu.be/j2Wv5AvqzfE View more
    #46 Yes, strange isn't it? The moment I was able to lose my ego, I somehow found me. If I can do that we all can..

    Btw, I read that you like music, but not classic.
    I will give it a try.


    Forgive me. Close
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/09/2016 #46 Aurorasa Sima
    #45 You got the message I was trying to send. Good and selfless intentions help over a lot of things that would else be hard on you.
    Peter van Doorn
    24/09/2016 #45 Peter van Doorn
    'If I can make only one person feel good about themselves, it is a good day.'

    Now, that is a message.
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/09/2016 #44 Aurorasa Sima
    #43 Separating couples is a clever idea. I hear you. Awkward silence cannot happen if you have a plate of food in front of you. I don´t have trouble with small-talking, even though I don´t necessary like it. I´ve developed a trick to find something (short-term) likable in everyone.

    "Anonymous" crowds would be hard for me as, in my opinion, you are depending more on selling yourself than in a small group where you can ask questions.
    Phil Friedman
    24/09/2016 #43 Phil Friedman
    #42 Public speaking is a breeze, compared to making small talk at networking mixers. My favorite kind of dinner party, though, is where the host/hostess arranges it so that you must not sit with your spouse or significant other, but between two people whom you don't know. Small talking while breaking bread is a lot easier, and the dinner parties much more interesting with those seating arrangements. Good... and smart piece, @Aurorasa Sima.
    Aurorasa Sima
    24/09/2016 #42 Aurorasa Sima
    #40 Public speaking is one of the biggest fears of people. I have heard only positive things about the Toastmaster clubs. I wish we would have one closer by. The ones close to my location only have a few members, so that it would more be like giving a presentation. Thank you for sharing, I do appreciate that (:
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/09/2016 #41 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing in Self-Improvement
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    24/09/2016 #40 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    I became used to small talk while mingling at insurance seminars, meetings, and conventions. Small talk comes easy for me but speaking in front of a group of people gives me the jitters. Good post, Aurorasa because I believe a lot of us may be uncomfortable in different situations. I worked with a friend that was very shy and attended the Toastmaster program. It helped him tremendously as he seemed to gain confidence in himself even when not making a speech.
    Aurorasa Sima
    20/09/2016 #39 Aurorasa Sima
    #38 Ambivert Intuthinking - Jung didn´t see that coming (;
    Ben Pinto
    20/09/2016 #38 Ben Pinto
    @Aurorasa Sima I love your humor, which of Jung's personality types are you? #36
    Aurorasa Sima
    20/09/2016 #37 Aurorasa Sima
    #34 Some experts say it´s important to say something interesting at first. They are probably right. In my experience, your first sentence doesn´t matter. It gets someone to look at you and decide if they like you. If they do, the conversation continues - if not it doesn´t matter what you said.
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/09/2016 #36 Aurorasa Sima
    #35 I was surprised that people took this as a "small talk lesson". I was thinking of how doing something nice for someone else can help to forget your nervousness or insecurity. I feel that works for ambiverts, introverts, extroverts - hell, even Ernie and Berts.
    Phillip Hubbell
    19/09/2016 #35 Phillip Hubbell
    Neither the Dale Carnegie course or Toastmasters could make me a small talker. If I am well prepared, I can talk in front of a group, but at a networking event, I'm just standing there looking like I am interested in something far away. The test that told me I was an introvert didn't surprise me. My problem has always been over analyzing what I want to say next. It doesn't flow unless I am typing it. I can say all the stuff, I wanted to say on the drive home.
    Gert Scholtz
    19/09/2016 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Aurorasa Sima I too am small talk deficient but what I have found works is taking an interest in the other person and simply asking: How was your day? Thank you for an instructive post Aurorasa.
    Aurorasa Sima
    19/09/2016 #33 Aurorasa Sima
    #26 I could not see much of her profile. Sounds like she is a very genuine, authentic woman.
  5. Renée Cormier

    Renée Cormier

    A clear message requires clear language. Say exactly what you mean if you want to be understood. Renée Cormier


    Aurorasa Sima
    18/08/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    #2 No kidding
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/08/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Hey, writing simply is a lot harder than it looks.
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/08/2016 #1 Kevin Pashuk
    Great tip @Renée Cormier. I'm sure @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian would support this maxim and perhaps even reference the Hemingway App.
  6. ProducerAnders Liu-Lindberg
    How To Become A Better Public Speaker
    How To Become A Better Public SpeakerMost people hate to speak in public because they’re afraid they’re going to make a fool of themselves in one way or the other. While I don’t hate speaking in public myself, I certainly think I can become better at it so I went on a training course...


    Haranadharao VADDANTI
    24/07/2016 #32 Haranadharao VADDANTI
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    14/06/2016 #31 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Here are some tips to give your public speaking abilities a boost!
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    Bill Stankiewicz
    13/06/2016 #29 Bill Stankiewicz
    Great stuff here @ Anders Liu-Lindberg, & @ Lisa Lee !! :~)) Regards, Bill Stankiewicz, Savannah Supply Chain Guy
    David Teich
    13/06/2016 #28 David Teich
    The simplest line I ever heard was an unattributed quote that floats around. While it was aimed at public speaking nerves, it can apply to anything that challenges you. The quote: "The problem is not that you have butterflies in your stomach. The problems is to teach them to fly in formation."
    Vera Díez Chacartegui
    13/06/2016 #27 Vera Díez Chacartegui
    Very interesting. Thanks for the tips!
    Marta Carretero Garcia
    13/06/2016 #26 Marta Carretero Garcia
    Great buzz! Thanks!!
    Teresa Gezze
    13/06/2016 #24 Teresa Gezze
    This is really interesting and useful! I think it's important to keep it natural and it's key to know what your audience expects from the speech to keep them interested and not lose focus on the subject. Thanks for the great tips!
    NO one
    13/06/2016 #23 NO one
    #19 So true! There's just one responsible person on this and it's myself. And yes, channelling nerves is a helpful technique that I would like to work more on it!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #22 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #21 Thanks for commenting Lisa! Sometimes simply acting out will help you get over yourself. I did a lot of acting out in high school and it certainly helped me.
    Lisa Lee
    13/06/2016 #21 Lisa Lee
    Wonderfully educational post @Anders Liu-Lindberg. I found taking 'introduction to drama' classes helped my getting over my fear of public speaking to no end. We were required to do improvised scenes with scenarios provided by our teachers and act them out in front of the entire group. Funnily enough, 'salesa pitch' was one of them! Thanks for sharing.
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #20 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #16 Silence when used right can be incredibly powerful and not just because it gives you and the audience a chance to catch up mentally on what has been said in the presentation but more so because it leaves the audience hanging wanting more!
    Anders Liu-Lindberg
    13/06/2016 #19 Anders Liu-Lindberg
    #14 @NO one, really what you need is to get over yourself and seems you found a way to do so! The fear of public speaking comes from within. Self-doubt​ and a vivid imagination. It doesn't mean you shouldn't be nervous or anxious just before speaking as it has the potential to make you even better but rather that you can't let yourself get in the way of becoming a great speaker which we all have the potential to become.
    Marcos Vinicius Fernandes Ferreira
    13/06/2016 #18 Anonymous
    Great!! Being able to communicate effectively is the most important of all life skills.
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    13/06/2016 #17 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    Grat tips to become a better speaker @Anders Liu-Lindberg! As you say, practising is the best way to improve and, one way or another, we'll all need to speak in public at least once in our lifes, especially if like me you work in the world of communications and marketing. So thank you very much!
    Susan Clark
    13/06/2016 #16 Susan Clark
    Improving my public speaking is one thing I ought to do. I've been working on content for that last year since I usually get so nervous that I tend to forget what I should say and start mumbling instead of breathing and taking a moment. We're sometimes so afraid of silence and last time I was working on this my boss told me that moments of silence also make an impact when it comes to speeches. As you say, it is also all about practice great article @Anders Liu-Lindberg
    Maria Luquero Vila
    13/06/2016 #15 Maria Luquero Vila
    Exactly!Great buzz @Anders Liu-Lindberg. Thanks
    NO one
    13/06/2016 #14 NO one
    @Anders Liu-Lindberg I can never get enough of public speaking coaching and learning about it. I studied a masters in communication and digital marketing and had classes about it. I didn't know it by the first class we took but my teacher told me that I had stage fright and well it increased instead of the opposite, but because the presentations and activities increased in difficulty. One time I found myself leaving the presentation in half and going outside to breathe, I was panicking! After a while and practice I got over it. Now there's so much joy on standing in front of a crowd and achieving what I learnt at the time. I still have much to learn, I want to improve my breathing so I won't rush while I speak.
    Benjamín Sánchez Morett
    13/06/2016 #13 Benjamín Sánchez Morett
    Great buzz @Anders Liu-Lindberg!!! Speak in public is not really easy. People needs to be prepared before doing this. Attitude, speech, examples, antecdotes... every detail is very important in order to have a good effect in the public that are listen us
    Miriam Rogado Luesma
    13/06/2016 #12 Miriam Rogado Luesma
    #11 Exactly!
  7. ProducerJohn Whitehead

    John Whitehead

    Leadership is... Building Leaders
    Leadership is... Building LeadersIn November 2014 I wrote blogs on leadership and followership. I asked the question, what are leaders without followers? As I re-read both posts this week, I realized that they still hold true and still resonate with me. However over the past...


    John Whitehead
    15/07/2016 #5 John Whitehead
    #3 Thanks @Graham Edwards = I appreciate your comments - John
    John Whitehead
    15/07/2016 #4 John Whitehead
    #1 Thank you @Irene Hackett for adding to the conversation. - John
    Graham Edwards
    15/07/2016 #3 Graham Edwards
    Thanks for the buzz @John Whitehead. I have just expanded my working definition for leadership and can't wait for the opportunity to try it out.
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    15/07/2016 #2 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Leaders must have followers. Followers must see certain things in their leaders. There must be humility, integrity, honesty, accountability, and tranparency among the many characteristics of great leadership.
    Irene Hackett
    15/07/2016 #1 Anonymous
    @John Whitehead - I really like this buzz because it hones in in one of the key indicators of a great leader: they are not concerned with getting the credit; but with the outcome - which includes helping others to be conscious of their own geatness.
  8. ProducerDaniel Anupol

    Daniel Anupol

    Running Evaluation Training at the Toastmasters Club
    Running Evaluation Training at the Toastmasters ClubThis past Saturday, Our Toastmasters club new Executive team has attended the District 86 officer training.  I myself had the great opportunity to meet the top influencers in our district.  This included Jane Harnadek & David T. Shaw from...


    CityVP Manjit
    06/06/2016 #2 CityVP Manjit
    Excellent Daniel. This is also a great reminder I should kickstart my wordpress account about evaluations again https://cityvp.wordpress.com/
    Richard Miller
    06/06/2016 #1 Richard Miller
    Very handy lists @Daniel Anupol I would add active listening somewhere there. maybe next to "Evaluate the speech, not the person or the ideas".