- Producer17/10/2017The Eagle Has Landed - Visual Search Just Got Invaded By Fishermen.I read a good book, actually listened to a good book, this week... the $100 dollar startup by Chris Guillebeau A key premise to "profitability" was an anecdote; show a man how to fish and lose the sale. The illustration went like this (pardon the...
- Producer15/10/2017Why Embracing Personal Branding Seems So Difficult To Many? (And How to Overcome it)It has been 2 months since I joined beBee. I happened to come across it when I followed Javier 🐝 beBee on Twitter. I was curious to find out what beBee was. As soon as I signed up, I realized that it was a personal branding and affinity networking...
Comments17/10/2017 #38 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#36 Those are are some awesome numbers @Jim 🐝 Cody. It makes me feel like I am on the right track. Need to put in a lot more work to get there, someday. Hoping to learn from your experience in personal branding, in the process. Thank you for your comment and kind share.16/10/2017 #34 Harvey Lloyd#18 Being of what i think is your generation i do see similarities in the school of thought from yesteryear. I would also think that similar concepts were considered as we transferred from letter writing to phone calls to fax machines. It seems that each time we make a technological leap in communications we develop new ways to do similar things. Gutenberg started this mess.
Specifically in this case the "personal brand". I sense that this is the new generational prospects of the resume, differentiating one's self from the herd. This is a game that as more differentiated the more they become the same. I thought our generation's rejection of "the man" was interesting as we embraced our own rules and became "the man". We got what we wanted.
Technology comes with both ends of the spectrum, the good and the bad, as you and Phil discussed. I believe the personal branding label is here to stay for a while. I would be more interested in hearing your thoughts on personal brand going forward.
How would you instruct your daughter if she was hell bent on personal branding as a viable option? (I had to answer this question, while having a similar viewpoint. So would really like to hear your advice. You can't cop out here, you have to give good advice to a 27 year old daughter that is going to take the path anyway. Thought i would add a little pressure. All in jest, but would like to hear your conversation.) A hint mine started with AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH, well, long silence, i'll get back to you.16/10/2017 #30 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#27 That's true @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It takes a lot of time to understand and build on this concept. Thanks to beBee I can now learn from the best. :-)
I would like to thank you for the knowledge and experience, in this subject, you share with us through your writings and lives.16/10/2017 #27 Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand MarketerI understand it takes many years to understand about this important subject, I understand your angle entirely, writing great content and engaging with people is so important to build your brand, (as you do) it is pointless having a brand if you don’t bother to tell anyone about it...#2616/10/2017 #26 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#24 Thank you for giving my buzz a read, @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer. It is this point of limited information or not having enough information is what I am trying to cover. Raising awareness about the concept by sharing my story and how it benefitted me.16/10/2017 #23 Proma 🐝 NautiyalThank you for your comment, @Harvey Lloyd. You are right about not mixing up social and professional brands together, as they are what personal brand is a product of. People often don't see the thin line between the two spaces. I let myself merge the two, multiple times, but I always remember not to share my personal/social opinions in my work space. That is nothing but detrimental. This is a very strong point and I truly appreciate it.16/10/2017 #22 Harvey LloydI can only speak for myself but personal branding seems a little selfish in its definition. Who am i to place myself out there in some formal way while expecting others to enjoy the brand? I have since come to understand that the word brand has morphed into a broader definition than my generation gave.
I would say that personal branding as i understand it would be better served if it were stated as professional branding and social branding. The two are quite different. In my professional life i socialize within a purpose and a team. Where my social branding is for me personally to share journeys and gain wisdom. The former i don't have much control over in the who may show up as a customer, employee or vendor, it's based on the purpose/need.
My social brand is where i control who i socialize with and gain wisdom from. Two very different scenarios. I am not a fan of merging the two in my determining professional associations. Labels have separated us and i believe is becoming a segregation of professionals.
I believe true professionals who operate in a team environment can leave their social opinions in the car before they approach work. The Team, The Purpose accompanied by Goals are the focus. Certainly our social opinions should drive our decisions and choices but they are not to be used to pigeon hole another team mate in a right wrong discussion.
Within a team the diversity of opinions from , christians, muslims, democrats, republicans, cultures and atheists can all be heard and presented as part of the success. I may not be able to socially agree with your beliefs, but in the professional world i don't have too, i need you to "apply" your beliefs and strategies towards the purpose and the goal. I don't sell my social within a professional environment.
Selling your social agenda here is a good way to extend your career into another job atmosphere.16/10/2017 #20 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#15 @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt I read your buzz, thank you so much for your kind mention. However, I am unable to comment there, I have written it down on a word file and will try again in sometime. Till then, please let me know if you can see my comment on your buzz, I had hit comment almost 10 times, hope it is not appearing there, 10 times. :-)16/10/2017 #19 Proma 🐝 Nautiyal#18 Sir, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I understand your point. You are against people being used as resources. Which is absolutely fine. The nomenclature makes the concept seem wrong. It is up to us to make it right. We need to be resourceful, instead of just being a resource. And to be resourceful we need knowledge, power, confidence which will come from more exposure. It is this exposure that I wish everyone has. Instead of working their daily jobs, people should invest in their personal growth.
My entire buzz is trying to help people come out of the mindset of depending on one constant. Valuing themselves more, as each and every one of us houses way more potential than what we give ourselves credit for.
Society has an ugly way of snubbing down every unique idea or a new thought. I want people to uphold theirs without any inhibitions.
- Producer16/10/2017ThinkPad 25th Anniversary Media & Influencer Lunch at the Ivy in Sydney, AustraliaInstant Live Stream: Tuesday 17th October 2017 Time: 12pm to 1:30pm Sydney Australian EDST ( GMT+11 ) Live Stream Location: The Ivy, 330 George St, Sydney, NSW, Australia IBM’s first ThinkPad...
- Producer13/10/2017Saving moneyWhen I talk to people - usually the working class complaining about same issues... they can't afford to saving money. Usually doesn't matter how much they make - the story always same.If You struggling about how to save money ... there are 2 Basic...
- Producer12/10/2017The power of social media startupsSocial networking sites have become popular since their launch a decade ago. 2.46 billion users worldwide are on social networks and this number continues to rise year by year. Our personal brands are important not only to stay in touch with our...
Comments13/10/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNetta, there is a huge difference between static observation and dynamic interaction. I am not online to teach the youth of today but I am online to learn from the way youth are educating themselves that in turn can leave me anticipating the next turn or transformation. My response is #8 in this buzz. What did I learn from #1 through #7.
If response today does not include thinking then that is the preliminary difference between static observation and dynamic interaction. If I try assume to know the nature and DNA of education, that assumption will throw me a million digital light years behind where transformation is occurring, but in the wisdom of not knowing, I open my eyes to the possibility of dynamic interaction.
There can be no more of a static container than trying to accommodate a personal brand and such accommodation is the lowest hanging fruit in the adaptive structure of emerging networks. Static observation is a container. It is the past and yes, it is a container that organizations like Facebook own, but even Facebook is not immune to dynamic interaction - they need to buy the next Instagram in order to remain relevant - and that kind of vision is not possible with static observation.
Zuckerberg has made some good bets but even Mark Zuckerberg is fallible in his decisions and not everything he has decided upon is the stuff of Instragram genius - and if so - how do we entertain our own observation?
- Producer12/10/2017Personal Branding Or Not? Everyone has a personal brand whether they like it or not! What you choose to do with it is your choice.Personal branding is something many people avoid entirely. Fortunately here on beBee people understand it’s importance and many people want to...
Comments13/10/2017 #16 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorCongratulations and @Nathaniel Schooler 🛩 Brand Marketer for the suffix! 1700 viewers in 20 hours, with style. It seems that your urls links need more visual attraction with graphical banners. Let's work on that and the story telling about Marketing Labs in Toronto! (Feat. Garin.F)13/10/2017 #9 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorSweet short buzz + Live interview from the United Kingdom at Tinpickle & Rhum Brasserie exactly where Agatha Christie used to find inspiration and write her novels. Shared and My dear MybeBeeTV VIP co-host, I am looking forward to the next stunt together, with Jamie Robert Huse Chris Cota Lance Scoular...Let's join the intranet conference for the 405 members of MybeBeeTV live shows tomorrow.
- Producer13/10/2017Invitations Such As This to Commit Academic Fraud Are ...NOT ONLY ETHICALLY REPREHENSIBLE BUT GENERALLY PRAGMATICALLY STUPID ...Notice that the "author" of this offer to help you cheat on school writing assignments makes more than eight substantive grammatical and style errors in the first run-on sentence...
Comments14/10/2017 #20 Praveen Raj GullepalliVery well reported and promptly addressed by you and Javbee. I agree to what you have so well pointed out Phil. Education has become a business and not a honest striving for many. Heck, I have heard of folks who write theses for Ph.D. aspirants locally (where i now live). Helping someone improve their thinking and writing skills is a noble task. But doing it ALL for them (and with such an obvious display of incompetence) is fraudulent impersonation and more...sorry state of affairs indeed!14/10/2017 #19 Phil Friedman#17 I agree, @Wayne Yoshida, in the main. However, I believe this is worse than simply buying a supposed credential from a diploma mill. For with the mill, the lack of legitimate accreditation is easily obvious. While a fraudulent paper or thesis, might (just might) result in getting a degree from a legitimate institution. Cheers!13/10/2017 #17 Wayne YoshidaThanks for catching this, @Phil Friedman - and thanks @Javier 🐝 beBee for removing it. Those "services" exist for a long time. Unfortunately, all it teaches is a way to cheat or to buy one's credentials. It is important to un-cover and remove such practices, since this is what diminishes the value of any certification, endorsement or diploma.13/10/2017 #16 Phil Friedman#13 Yep, @Jerry Fletcher, what I try to explain to people seeking to improve their writing is that it is simply the expression of their ideas. So the first step is to strengthen your thinking because strong ideas expressed in an average way will always win out over weak ideas clothed in the finest of language. Cheers!13/10/2017 #11 Neil SmithEarlier this year a student in England tried to sue an essay mill because the quality of the essay he had paid for was not as advertised. When the university became aware of the case he was expelled from the course and to rub salt into his wounds his case was dismissed along with some harsh words from the judge. I couldn't help wonder if he had made a mistake in choosing to study law.13/10/2017 #8 Phil Friedman#7 Social media has fostered the attitude that one can simply "create" oneself. Which to many means self-ascribing titles, expertise, even degrees. I believe that it is therefore SM's responsibility to clean up the mess it's made. As you point out, Pascal, there comes a time when the self-ascribed expert has to deliver "the goods". And that's often the end of that. For you can live in a fantasy just until you crash into the wall of reality. Cheers!13/10/2017 #7 Pascal DerrienI went back to school three years ago to complete a part time diploma in journalism applied coms & PR it was intense as squeezing 6 hours of lecture /week + work on top of a 3 full day exams but it would have never occurred to me to do this anyway on exam day it would be and me only that would be tested.....13/10/2017 #5 Anonymous#4 I agree, @Phil Friedman. Degrees and diplomas within reputable academic institutions worldwide still have meaning and they are of the utmost importance, despite some current and wrong trends that have intentions directed towards neglecting of the importance of education and academic institutions. Education is what gives people hope. It is the only treasure that can bring progress. Teaching is the most impressive way to help people.13/10/2017 #4 Phil Friedman#3 I agree, @Milos Djukic. The difference is that in schools and academic institutions, the student (writer) is being evaluated and certified as having completed a given course of study satisfactorily. If degrees or diplomas are to have any meaning at all, they have to represent the completion of the program by the student him- or herself. Cheers!13/10/2017 #3 Anonymous#2 I couldn't agree more @Phil Friedman, my friend. For example my English is not perfect, but I'm a persistent learner :) Writing of articles for others in social media (ghostwriting) is one activity, while the correction of them (proofreading) is something completely different. In schools and academic institutions ghostwriting of essays, technical papers, thesis, and scientific papers is not allowed.
- Producer11/10/2017Coach Solomon's BeBee Review(Platform 4 Bloggers)BloggingI had no idea what a blog was until a year ago. At that time I decided to invest in my online career and acquired professional training in order to expedite my online success. The educational platform I chose to use brought to my attention...
Comments17/10/2017 #40 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorCc @Lance 🐝 Scoular, @Noemi Barrazueta, MBA @David B. Grinberg @David Vernon depending of the format, when the author and personal story telling to a live interview and showcase some little data to illustrate it. Then numbers climb up. A mix of authenticity and quality content.14/10/2017 #37 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador4 800 views in 3 days @Solomon Jones, i would like to add this is without the campaign of the ABM server, and only beBee's intra organic reach. Just think one minute we build a strategy around it with the resources we've talked about.
- Producer10/10/2017A Psychologist's Advice to Great Customer Relationships There are certain customer service skills that every employee must master if they want to keep up with current customer service trends.I don't know about you but some of my personal customer journey's mirror a horse and buggy during a Nascar race.It...
Comments11/10/2017 #10 Sabrina Cadini, Live Streaming Wedding EntrepreneurExcellent article, Dorothy! Customer service is extremely important for my business, and I completely agree on all points - especially positive language, calming presence, and willingness to learn.10/10/2017 #9 Dorothy Cooper#6 You are correct but I think many entrepreneurs forget they need to offer value and customer service is king when selling a product or service. I am thinking of a startup idea to hire a customer service which intervenes on behalf of customers or brands when there is a high-degree of conflict. A negotiation service or mediation to iron out the wrinkles. David thanks for the great feedback as always.10/10/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergWow, Dorothy, that's certainly a broad list of admirable skills. Someone with all those traits would be like a customer service rep from heaven. Unfortunately, few customer service reps have mastered most of these important attributes in today's mobile, digital and virtual Information Age -- where speed too often supersedes actual customer service.
Also, as a professional communicator, I would emphasize the importance of customer service reps paying more attention to learning "soft skills" which are essential for efficiency, effectiveness and enhancement of the overall customer experience. Moreover, business owners and managers/supervisors need to reiterate the age-old adage that, "Customer is King!"
Thanks for the good blogging buzz!10/10/2017 #2 Kevin BakerSEO Score and Keywords
psychologist's, advice, customer, relationships,
5 good title words
psychologist's : at position 0
advice : at position 1
customer : at position 2
relationships : at position 3
customer : at position 4
5 result at end title
found in title : customer = 3 times found in description
found in keywords : customer = 3 times found in description
found in keywords : service = 3 times found in description
found in keywords : skills = 3 times found in description
77 total good description words
11 result at end description
found in title : customer = 48 times found in content
found in keywords : customer = 48 times found in content
found in keywords : service = 25 times found in content
found in keywords : skills = 14 times found in content
found in keywords : employee = 4 times found in content
937 total good content words
Over all score is 80.5
Score higher then 60 should get to most popular and viral results.
Score higher then 80 will get viral search engine results.
This is a guideline only.
- Producer08/10/2017Flowing LivesWe need communications to flow naturally We need information to keep flowing We need our lives to keep flowing so that we don’t feel the passage of time as we are completely immersed in the river of life. The broken pieces of our...
Comments09/10/2017 #87 AnonymousFor everything to flow, we must be honest. We all have negative parts that are for the good, improve us and help us to positively bring life. I like to think that we flow and learn with each stone of the road although many times those around you do not understand the why of what you do.
Flow, let our needs tell us the way to go.
I liked your phrase: Creativity is turning our negative attitudes and experiences into free flowing rivers of life.
Ali Anani, PhD09/10/2017 #85 Tausif Mundrawala#84 I would definitely pen one, Sir. My entire experience is like a phoenix rising from the ashes. All that I endured maybe of Almighty's wish to make me strong enough like a concrete. One thing is there we can't live without your buzzes, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee09/10/2017 #84 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#78 your experience which I am aware of is highly relevant to the buzz dear @Tausif Mundrawala. Yes we need to find ways so that the flow continues in spite of the pebbles. I am sure your experience has many examples how you did this successfully. Please share them in a buzz.09/10/2017 #83 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#81 @Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMA- if you just read my previous comment in response to @Joanne Gardocki comment you shall realize how important your comment is relevant to my next buzz. Thank you both ladies for expanding the horizon of my next buzz.09/10/2017 #81 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAThanks for this interesting share, Ali Anani. It provides much food for thought. I'm on board with Joanne Gardocki - "free flow of information is critical..."
To that I add this from Elizabeth Cady Stanton - "The moment we begin to fear the opinions of others and hesitate to tell the truth that is in us, and from motives of policy are silent when we should speak, the divine floods of light and life no longer flow into our souls".09/10/2017 #80 Joanne Gardocki#77 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, it is you who saw the greater implications for the comment. I agree, free flow of information is critical. We never know what ripples can occur when synergy happens because a favorable group of people came together from reading the same information on different platforms and channels.09/10/2017 #78 Tausif MundrawalaSometimes this flow is disrupted by pebbles and layers of rocks in the form of distracters and untoward happenings. But the force is sufficient enough to make place through a small hole and by placing these rocks and pebbles at their right place.This flow should act as resistant force where these rocks would try their level best to hinder their passing smoothly. Am more than willing to go on because this is such an interesting subject.
I would define myself as a concrete who had stood upright in all the situations which came to broke my back and tried to stoop to the unexpected fate. I would love to know what you think of my comment, Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee09/10/2017 #77 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#76 successful collaboration requires the easy flow of communication and flow of knowledge-sharing. Social networks have varying structures some of which have gaps or cut offs. This means information flow shall be interrupted. Thank you @Joanne Gardocki View more#76 successful collaboration requires the easy flow of communication and flow of knowledge-sharing. Social networks have varying structures some of which have gaps or cut offs. This means information flow shall be interrupted. Thank you @Joanne Gardocki for making a comment that is truly needed for these discussions. Close09/10/2017 #74 Yolanda Ávila Márquez''We all pass through difficult experiences and we tend to view them as negative ones. We charge our lives with negativity''
For me @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, the secret of an enriching life is to live each day in a totally conscious way and positivize every situation or person that we value in a negative way. It has taken me years of practice to do it.
I fully understand Victoria Erickson;
balance between interior / exterior, open / close, expand / contract, inhale / exhale, etc. is what gives us the ability to flow at all times.
If you do not stay in balance you do not flow.
Regards.09/10/2017 #73 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#72 You are a very wise lady dear @Savvy Raj. I love the way you highlighted the balance. Sometimes cohesion becomes an obstacle to flow. Circumstances dictate when cohesion is desirable or not. Life is a balance of opposing needs. Between aggregation and disaggregation there is a hidden balance.
- Producer09/10/2017Circle Networking For BeBee Part 2Yes of course I you we want to promote ourselves and become more popular, more business. Like to share a few points of what I perceive will enhance not only your network marketing here on bebee but on every platform. From our first Circle...
Comments10/10/2017 #6 David B. GrinbergGood points here, Kevin, per the age-old adage, "In giving we receive..." Also, I'm pleased to follow NetDataBiz on Twitter and encourage others to do the same.
Kudos on your exemplary work, Kevin!
cc: @John White, MBA View moreGood points here, Kevin, per the age-old adage, "In giving we receive..." Also, I'm pleased to follow NetDataBiz on Twitter and encourage others to do the same.
Kudos on your exemplary work, Kevin!
cc: @John White, MBA @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Milos Djukic Close
- Producer09/10/2017American Grammar Checkup: More Devilish Details in a New Quiz!Since many connections here seem to love quizzes — short ones that don’t seem too daunting — here’s another one for you!And for the one that preceded this, click here.Which ones are correctly written in each of the examples below? And remember, I...
Comments12/10/2017 #11 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess#5 Well, @Don 🐝 Kerr, single spacing between sentences has hard for many of us to get used to, myself included. Now I'm OK with it, but it took me a couple of years for my thumbs to not hit the space bar twice . . . and in terms of the Oxford comma, I still recommend it but I know many who don't like it or want to use it. It's not a rule, but I think it's a great habit to get into, just in case.
- Producer09/10/2017Ten Social Media Marketing Trends to Watch for in 2018The year 2017 was a big one for social media, and there’s still three months left. Facebook came up with Instagram Stories to compete with Snapchat and their copycat approach worked as Instagram users have surpassed Snapchat users. The United States...
- Producer07/10/2017The Art Of Fishing Where The Fish AreOne of the things that you pick up if you have made it your business to not just participate in social media, but to really get down to what it’s all about, is a sense of perspective.First of all, you learn that this is a community. You put your...
Comments09/10/2017 #11 Jim Murray#10 Nobody's arguing that social media isn't a great place to exchange information and inside. Why do you think I stick around? What I'm saying is that it's not a place where service professionals can really consider as a great opportunity to get business. Thanks for the comment, I think. I'm not quite sure I got the whole of it.09/10/2017 #10 AnonymousNaked truth about social media and networks? Nah, for me. First of all, this is the opinion of one mature marketer. Without different types of morons, including fractal morons, most of the internet places are quite boring places. Different things represent pleasure for different people. I certainly think that any kind of generalization is not good, if not rather dangerous. All the rest, seems like not enough to explain the complex structure of the effective networking experience. Those who know, unfortunately rarely have a need to practice a knowledge transfer without some kind of compensation (money, profit, fame, reputation, vanity, spiritual exhibitionism, self-promotion…). Luckily, there are people on social media for whom knowledge exchange is a pure pleasure or a necessary challenge. I think this is the greatest value of social media. Connections. Food for thought. Thanks @Jim Murray, my friend.07/10/2017 #7 Jim Murray#5 They can denigrate it all they want. I'm happy to sing its praises if they have any actual results to show me. Trouble is I don;'t think they do. I have been slammin' on this shit for years with nearly no rational resistance. In the words of the other woman I love...."People don't really have much of a clue how to sell themselves."07/10/2017 #5 Phil Friedman#4 That is, in itself, a very clear statement. And I agree that you keep the distinctions clear. My gut tells me some people will think you are denigrating "social marketing and social selling." I could be wrong. The comments to come in will tell the tale, eh? (Thought I'd close by speaking Canadian.) Cheers!07/10/2017 #4 Jim Murray#2 Sorry Phil. I'm not sure I see your point. I never use 'marketing' in conjunction with Bullet Proof Consulting, In the signature I qualify that word by linking it with communications, and in the last paragraph I am referring to our marketing strategy meaning the strategy we are using to move our business forward. If there's any confusion about that, it's not for lack of trying to be as clear as possible. Cheers, jim07/10/2017 #2 Phil FriedmanJim, to a great extent I agree with you. But my concern is that you will engender by what you've written here a massive (what I call a) category error. That is, you are talking about your and Charlene's marketing of Marketing Consulting services, whereas many people reading this will, I predict, confuse that with marketing the goods and services produced by your clients.
The two are not only different, they are at a different "level". As you know, I provide two distinct forms of consulting to my clients (not necessarily at the same time): 1) technical and business consulting in the field of yacht building, and 2) more general small-business consulting in operations and management.
I use social media non-exclusively to attract the notice of prospective clients and develop the opportunities to market my services to such prospects, on a one-on-one basis similar to what you describe here. In fact, precisely this scenario occurred just recently and I am, as we speak, talking to the manufacturer of a new marine product about my developing and directing a program to introduce it and develop a system of distribution for it in the North American market.
But understand that, if we come to terms, and I go forward with the project, the marketing that I will be doing will NOT take exactly the same form as the marketing I do on my own behalf. And it may include a significant component of direct product marketing and sales via social media as well as in the general online marketplace. This is because B2C marketing a relatively small-price-tag product is NOT the same as the B2B marketing of professional services.
Not saying in any way that you and Charlene confuse the two, only that I think a number of your readers are going to -- unless you remind them specifically not to. Good piece. Thanks and cheers!07/10/2017 #1 Joel AndersonInteresting insights. I think my problem so far is that I have looked at things from the intersection of my left and right brains. I am not sure that I have mastered the synaptic bridging effect between the two but continue on I will. As I read this, It made me think of my day yesterday. This has been a bad year and I have kind of mentally shut down of late. Yesterday, for the first time in awhile on the way to work and in my casual business work attire, I stood on a cement wall casting my line into the river. In the past I have found I irritate the old timers for showing up looking like a wanna be fisherman dressed in business clothes. Yesterday was somewhat refreshing in an abby normal kind of way. With each cast I caught a fish. The old timers, still standing there muttering under their breath as they just stood there not catching anything. About ten minutes later I picked up my gear and started walking to my truck. One old timer, spat his chaw out and said, where the heck are you going? I said, I got to go to work. Son of a beach, son of a beach he muttered. I have been here two hours and haven't caught a darn thing. You show up lookin all hoity toity and catch 8 fish and leave. Son of a beach. For the first time in a long time I started the day out with a chuckle and grin. Thanks for some great lessons in perspective.
- Producer#Digitalworkplace : MybeBeeTV Live Streaming Quality Contents available !My beBeeTV is for everyone, everywhere. beginners to experienced directors producers.MybeBeeTV is now live streaming on the largest social media network in the world reaching out to 2.6 billion users.To illustrate the output of some multi-screen...
Comments09/10/2017 #68 Susan 🐝 Botello@stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador Thanks for the tag. I am not sure I understand what this project is...is it a video podcast live buzz on beBee? A beBee hive for videos? I would like to know more, of course. Hope everyone is having a great Monday, or Tuesday if you are not in the U.S.! :)08/10/2017 #62 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#56 @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez you need to tell me more inbox, I am a tumb, promised. But remember for that type of communicatiosn we need a preparatory work and announce events on Facebooks and other medias, it needs planning for audience adoption.
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- Producer05/10/2017beBee and their bet on qualityIn beBee we strive to improve our user experience and increase the quality of the content in our social network.Content quality is something unique that makes our platform different.Social Networks are full of pictures, videos and text that is...
Comments17/10/2017 #199 Francisco Lopez#194 As I see it, and I can be wrong, beBee is evolving into a writer's platform, nothing bad with that, actually, this has been our main complaint in LinkedIn. There, they opened Pulse to everyone, and suddenly a million people were writing and their engagement rose sharply, as it did here. I was suddenly receiving many notifications, as I have their contact limit there, 30,000, plus a set of random notification placed by the system, we both are in LinkedIn, probably you remember. At some point, this became a nightmare for their processing and for the users and they scaled back, effectively closing the effective access to writers (they can publish but, who is reading them?) When I saw, what they call Influencers, sometimes writing fluff an get hundreds of thousand viewers and I spending 20 to 40 or re hours in research and not getting even 5 thousand views, I stopped writing and fiercely recommend beBee as a complement to inkedIn. Several of my contacts in LinkedIn are brand Ambassadors here.17/10/2017 #195 Francisco Lopez#194 Actually I agree with you, Javier, and, in any case, is your house. Maybe adding a moderation function to the hives can help to reduce the noise. It will still be arbitrary but is better than elimination quality content from the hives because is not original content. Of course, is not easy, In spite of running a business, I moderate my 7 groups in LinkedIn and own several here and in Facebook, and do my best to maintain the noise under control. I know it is very early, as I do not much advertising here yet, but, something that can attract professional talent and can stimulate those writing honey, would be sharing part of the advertising income. I know people in YouTube, not the great stars or anything like that, just regular people, who make 5, 10, 20,000 a month by providing original contents, they just post a lot and a portfolio of 300 to 1,000 do the trick, as part of the ad revenue is shared with the account owner.17/10/2017 #194 Javier 🐝 beBee#193 Francisco, you are free to post any link like any other social network. Hives are beBee's mechanism and we want to protect our professionals that are working hard on generating elaborated content. Any very relevant external content can be shared through the hives but you need to work a little bit :-)
Again, Engagement (Average time spent) increased over 30% on beBee. So we are really proud and happy of our improvement. Enjoy the hive !17/10/2017 #193 Francisco LopezThrowing a blanket description to what despectively is named as quick buzzes is like putting an economy in the hands of a few beaurocrats the quality tends to decrease and the amount of creativity is reduced. Nothing bad about promoting writing talent, as beBee does, but not all the content linked from the outside is photos of cats, dating updates, and other stupid content. Is true there is a ton of content placed by low IQ people, disruptors, and trolls., and, as it is easy to cross[ost than to create, this could be a line of defense.against the trolls. I personally have mixed feeling about this strategy. I get paid to write and tend to be hesitant to make rich others and not getting paid. It takes serious time to do serious writing, research, verification and developing and publishing. Don't take me bad, this could end being a good move, especially for writers looking for a platform to publish their original content and attract work. It might be too early for emerging platforms but, it could attract great content if it shared advertising revenue like other sites.13/10/2017 #191 Louise Smith#183 @Claire L Cardwell I am sure you could write a scaffold to be adapted for different pictures. Your own personal non PR Beeutiful BLURB.
Another idea is to ask some bees for an opinion before you post and include their comments in the main post.
Maybe a little relevant history & technique & form explanation. It will end up as your PhD thesis !
Bees will probably instinctively look at the picture first and then read the blurb
Most people are visual dominant and / or lazy !
So they will make their own conclusions.11/10/2017 #188 Flavio 🇯🇵 Souza 🐝I think the changes drove home some good enhancements to beBee platform, it will make all of users to spend more time to produce honeys and that is always good for making the content original in the platform however, I would like to have some flexibility on what my notification would alert me from (e.g: Not all honeys are direct interesting to me (perhaps if we could tag it and make the system to show up only honeys from a particular tag ex: "technology") , that is probably would make beBee even more customizable and bring a great experience to any user. (My five cents) @Javier 🐝 beBee10/10/2017 #186 Aleta Curry#170 That's a good point, @Phil Friedman, and it's a touchy one. It means that if you don't want a gadzillion notifications, you can't follow *everyone* and you can't do a quid pro quo follow back every time someone follows you.
So, there will be people sulking, 'who does that Aleta Curry think she is?!' C'est la vie.10/10/2017 #185 Phil Friedman#184 Yes, @Claire L Cardwell, I agree. One of the things I'd like to see eliminated is receiving a notification when someone has commented on a post that I've shared, but not written. Or at least the ability to "mute" that conversation (stop it from constantly updating you with notifications.10/10/2017 #184 Claire L Cardwell#170 @Phil Friedman - I am still getting used to the new edition of beBee! However it is good that everyone's followers get a notification when they publish a post. As far as the comments are concerned I like to see if someone has commented on a post I have actually written/published, but otherwise you are right to get a notification every time someone comments on a post / article you have shared or commented on written by someone else can get a bit hairy....10/10/2017 #183 Claire L Cardwell#164 Touche @Javier 🐝 beBee - you got me there! I like to leave a lot of the interpretation of my art up to the people viewing it, rather than force my philosophy of the painting/art piece onto them... I guess it's because I've seen so much terrible 'blurb' from PR people promoting artists that I got a bit put off! However when I publish a post that is actually been written by someone else (and yes I have done it and attributed the author etc.) it doesn't feel entirely right - that's why I liked the longer format Quick Buzzes you used to have.
- Producer04/10/2017So Who Wins: beBee or WordPress?Today, blogging is a major component of content marketing — a practice over 90% of marketers now leverage to raise brand awareness and promote products and services. The stature of web authoring is growing both personally and professionally. So we...
Comments06/10/2017 #29 Javier 🐝 beBee#28 @Milos Djukicd
If you already have a WordPress blog, you can use beBee to produce content (over 200 words recommended) and including links to your blog's post.
The same applies to external links. If you want to share external content through hives you can do exactly the same.
This change is differentiating beBee frol.the other networks (twitter , facebook and twitter) where 90% of users are sharing external links without adding personal value to the content.
I am already enjoying my wall cleaner from mostly irrelevant links.05/10/2017 #27 Jerry FletcherJust received first notifications. Great improvement over other platforms. I use Wordpress only for blogging but the preponderance of users build a web site on the platform. Yes, it can be confusing but it is the de facto standard for web sites and some of the themes available today are close to drag and drop in their simplicity.05/10/2017 #26 Javier 🐝 beBee#25 @Lyon Brave I fully agree ! This a great example of using beBee for producing sweet honey and linking to an external page https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jorge-hernandez-alonso/el-lomo-saltado-me-chifa-y-no-es-una-errata05/10/2017 #18 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorAs you illustrate, what's important is know what tool for the job you are trying to do. Comparing and contrasting helps illustrate that point. No reason to one is superior, just different and certainly you can use both (I do) to amplify both. The best of both.05/10/2017 #17 Phil FriedmanIf @Javier 🐝 beBee makes good on his promise of today that within a few days 100% of a writer's network will receive notifications of that writer's new posts, the game will be changed forever. that is a HUGE differentiator and one that will set beBee off from all other social media self-publishing platforms at this time.
Wow! Genuine organic networking in 3D!
I'd suggest sticking to the hard facts and get off the unsupportable hype when it comes to comparing beBee to other platforms. Also to understand that comparing beBee to WordPress (or to Blogger, for that matter) is to compare apples to oranges.
BTW, one of the differences between self-publishing platforms like WP and Blogger vs social media platforms like beBee and LinkedIn is that the former provide you with real statistics on views, whereas the social media platforms still obfuscate and refuse to disclose what the basis is for their "view" stats. Cheers!05/10/2017 #16 Aleta CurryI think this is an important takeaway:
WordPress is a behemoth, and it shows.... all the bells and whistles give you a lot of power but at the cost of usability.
Nevertheless, we can't rest on our laurels. We do need a better text editor. Seriously. We don't have to be Joomla, but this is at the level of Blogger.
We also need to think about how to keep all these millions of users happy so that they stay here. Oh, boy, I feel a post coming on.04/10/2017 #15 David B. GrinbergThe answer is easy: beBee wins hands down!
beBee is the best social media startup for more blogging buzz and successful personal branding -- period -- not to mention higher user engagement, experience and overall satisfaction. To wit:
"Why Blogging on beBee = Better Personal Branding" https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-blogging-bebee-better-personal-branding-david-b-grinberg
"How Social Startup beBee Benefits Bloggers" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dbgrinberg/how-social-startup-bebee-benefits-bloggers04/10/2017 #14 Pedro J. EstébanezI may be more biased than I believe, but for people considering starting a blog about any topic that can boost his personal brand somehow I recommend beBee Producer nowayads. Formerly I was pointing them to Blogger or WordPress, but the visibility and zero setup burden you get here make a big difference.04/10/2017 #12 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI love beBee and I love WordPress and IMO, the two compliment each other. I use my WordPress blogs to showcase beBee plus I can cross-index my ideas between beBee and WordPress. I find that Wordpress can be a good place to test the waters to see what works and what doesn't.
The majority of my WordPress posts are poetry, which Wordpress has a great community of poets and we enjoy helping each other. I opt to use both beBee and WordPress so there is no either/or for me.
There are numerous themes on Wordpress and I have tested several of them. I like a theme that has a three column option, which I finally found. My next step will be switching to the self-hosted WordPress.
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Comments06/10/2017 #37 Nicole Chardenet#36 Glad to have provided the unintended laugh, Susan except...I wasn't making a joke. It's a real debate.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/item/0c4f5093-ed7d-4fad-97cf-b93b9afb167905/10/2017 #35 Nicole Chardenet#32 Y'know Dave, was thinking about this last night...and you may well have already mentioned this in your book, which I only learned about last night...an ever-evolving world forever impacts how we relate to each other. When women started driving it gave them more freedom and I'm sure a bit more opportunity to mess around! (True fact, not to be confused with a Trumpfact: The first person to take a 'joy ride' was the wife of the inventor of the automobile...can't remember their names now...but she took it without asking and drove about 90 km to visit her mother, thereby demonstrating that the horseless carriage wasn't a toy.) The telephone gave us the ability to communicate with others. ("Prudence, what are you wearing?" "Oooooh Basil, my corset is half-off and my bloomers are DOWN AROUND MY ANKLES!") And now we have the Internet...relationships will evolve and adapt, but it will be messy, as always.
Just imagine the debates we'll be having in the very near future over sexbots - are they cheating if they're not human?04/10/2017 #33 Dave Worthen#29 Thank you, @Lupita 🐝 Reyes! Yes, I felt a bit like those who first peered at bacteria under a microscope. It all looks fine on the surface, but what goes on at another level is something to behold. People really need to understand this even if they feel it does not apply to them.04/10/2017 #32 Dave Worthen#27 Hi @Nicole Chardenet, Thanks again for commenting here. Looking at pics of the opposite sex when one is in a committed relationship is only the tip of the iceberg. I surveyed couples of all ages and even for someone like myself who has worked with couples for decades, the things people would do was eye-opening. And it wasn't so much the deed or content. It's that they hid it from their partner. It's all in the book!04/10/2017 #28 Nicole ChardenetIt posted fine...and then I went over to Facebook and I found this!!! A Modern Dating Horror Story! :)
https://www.facebook.com/vtdotco/videos/1537249596416877/04/10/2017 #27 Nicole ChardenetWell...I'm still friendly with some of my ex-boyfriend who are Facebook friends, but I would be honest with someone about that. At least at our ages we're not stupid or vain enough to parade around shirtless or in bikinis...because people would pay us NOT to do that :)03/10/2017 #23 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar GoddessFor those who saw my earlier comment about FB deleting my share of @John White, MBA's post -- I contested their decision about it being spam and/or not suitable for the community, and they decided I was right. So the post went back up as I intended.03/10/2017 #22 Dave Worthen#12 Hi @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris! I love beBee! My favorite platform, actually. You'd be surprised what happens in the online world and the online world is not on a computer or social media platform. It's actually in the mind of the individual and what they do with that platform. My book goes into this point. Facebook is just one of many playgrounds where people wittingly or unwittingly step over the chalk line and think it has no repercussions!03/10/2017 #19 Dave Worthen#15 Hi @Eeva Maria Al-Khazaali, Thanks for stopping by and being so candid. I'm the one John interviewed and the author of the book. I surveyed hundreds of people and clients I knew and the answers were eye-opening. It really is a huge problem most are not aware of. Sorry to hear it ended your first marriage. I hope you are in a healthy one now.03/10/2017 #18 Dave Worthen#17 Hi @Jerry Fletcher! I'm the author of the book and the one John interviewed in the article so I thought I'd jump in. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. The invisible line is really there inside all of us. I coined it that to give it significance, but it's really personal integrity. It's easy to click on something and "cross that line." But really, people will cross that line every day and not give it much thought. I highlighted in the book only because it was by survey, damaging the relationships of people and clients I work with.
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