- 23/06/2017Don't Believe Those Reports You're Hearing About the Death of Social-Media Marketing via @Entrepreneur by @ayoonisDon't Believe Those Reports You're Hearing About the Death of Social-Media Marketingentm.ag It's getting harder to get anybody's attention. That's why you can't afford to stop...
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- Producer22/06/2017The ability to sell oneself is fundamental for any professionalThe ability to communicate effectively is essential for every professional. Translated by Judit Lerch https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/saber-venderse-es-importante-para-cualquier-profesionalOriginal Image...
Comments23/06/2017 #42 David B. GrinbergThanks for another brilliant buzz, Javier. I'm pinning this to my Twitter home page for any bees who wants to help cross channel pollinate per retweeting at https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg View moreThanks for another brilliant buzz, Javier. I'm pinning this to my Twitter home page for any bees who wants to help cross channel pollinate per retweeting at https://twitter.com/DBGrinberg
Vamos!!! Close22/06/2017 #40 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassadori hope i have answered your expectations about clearing the mysteries of the latest improvements seen here on beBee, affinity propagation does good, affinity propagation enhanced with innivative technologies, well, give time to a propagation vector to grow and propel it with a sutainable booster engine....lol. i am still experimenting the phenomenon called acceleration, not about been viewed, but about being ' in business with', phone turned red!22/06/2017 #39 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorEveryone with a 3500 CAD/ yr budget on a dedicated server histed can accomplsih that and model +/- 200 millions automated actions a Year on a growing interactive audience with high rate of engagement up to 18-20%. As it is open source the server and the codes wil belong to you and not a 3d party.22/06/2017 #38 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorFollowers based used to be the reference and still is on twitter who becomes more and more technologically obsolete like LinkedIn already is, and keep heading down. FaceBook is different and will replace LI in time when its Professional versioning will occur and be branded that way. The dramatic results come from the hidden network, the 3rd degree potential connections. They are your true loyal audience, people that do not know you. IReceive 10k emails per day from direct approach on hotmail, 5k on 4 gmail segemented accounts, i funnel them and send back a automated marketing response through a workflow of actions based on the mecanism IF This Happens Then Do That, depending of the peaks of activities it varies between 115k automation to 19 millions per day. This is highly interactive and it follows scenarii of predictive situations. takes time to set it up but after it taste like caviar!22/06/2017 #37 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorAccount based marketing automated means that the audience is directly reach through newsletters, rss feeds, SMS, consented emails alerts, etc...Now the rate of engagement surpasses twitter that is between 0,8 to 1% which is very decent according to Twitter authorities, while pinterest more visual put the flag between 3 to 6% of your followers base.22/06/2017 #36 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#34 Well to be honest, i do not follow by the book, but i would say, that content is king isnrule #1 a do not try to follow the others and the trends, just be specific and follow your instinct. #2 Stucture but do not try to elaborate to much, over 1 to 3 points we loose people attention #3 the most performant be social, put others in the light, not you are your activity. Now dramtic results fron 100-300 up to 2K with the first hours of release is based on a MarketingAutomationServer i use to stream to a wide variety of socialmedia technologies (700) plus the combination of BB sharing features.22/06/2017 #32 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#29 So glad to have you buzzing around, @Barbara Henslee. Your comment really exemplifies the beBee spirit.
This is a global community where individuals can shine, contribute, seek, and give all sorts of professional and personal opportunities.
The part for me that is crucial is that beBee enables conversations. It is one thing to have a polished personal brand statement and work hard to keep it top of mind for potential customers.
But what really ignites the factors of like, and most importantly trust, that will provide the impetus for someone to reach out to us as potential partners, are the commenting conversations.
The first aspect is certainly providing clear information so that people know what you do.
But the most important part of being a professional is demonstrating how you treat other people.22/06/2017 #30 Chuck Bartok#22 Amazing how few of those involved in writing for a profession understand the importance of SELLING.
We learned a few years ago NO ONE can reach and develop a market for the printed word better than the creator.
However regarding branding one must always be assured they are presenting their TRUE AUTHENTIC Self22/06/2017 #29 Barbara HensleeI'm so excited that I found this beBee platform. Thank you for this buzz, it gives me great insight to the purpose and foundation. As I say in a recent article on personal branding: Who is the very best person to promote you (besides your mom)? You! I look forward to making many new connections here. And, learning a thing or two from such a diverse community.22/06/2017 #28 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAThank you for keeping it real @Javier 🐝 beBee. Here is my post as promised:
Facing The Elephant in the Room - The Reality of Racism for Entrepreneurs
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@anne-thornley-brown/facing-the-elephant-in-the-room-the-reality-of-racism-for-entrepreneurs22/06/2017 #27 Tricia Mitchell#24 i dont know how one's nationality affects the entrepreneurial journey - i had initially typed "being Spanish affects the entrepreneurial journey" but changed it to make it sound more generic. This was in response to @Javier 🐝 beBee View more#24 i dont know how one's nationality affects the entrepreneurial journey - i had initially typed "being Spanish affects the entrepreneurial journey" but changed it to make it sound more generic. This was in response to @Javier 🐝 beBee stating that being a Spaniard was a disadvantage.
I appreciate you tkaing time to view my profile @Anne Thornley-Brown. Write a post if you so feel inclined. I will try to remain as compassioning as possible. Having experienced bullying in the past, I will no longer accept it in any form. Close22/06/2017 #26 Tricia Mitchell#24 dear @Anne Thornley-Brown, I chose to ignore one of your comments on a previous post of mine because of an interaction with you on LinkedIn.
You may not remember, but somebody posted about the Law Of Attraction. I responded with my point of view. I woke up the next day from a message in my inbox. You didnt want to embarass me in public... how dare I a black woman, probably the descendant of slaves believe the LOA, etc. & ended by typing "shame on you"
I replied publicly on the thread. Then you replied about netiquette.
I have been careful to avoid any interaction with you. It's OK to have differing points of view. It's NOT OK to be in judgment of other people's beliefs according your map of the world.
Being a coach, I'm sure you'll be familiar with NLP & that perception is projection. Projecting shame onto others is not compassioning way of being (& I've done too much self-work to let it stick). What you see in me is merely a reflection of your own unresolved issues.
I apologise to anyone reading this thread who may have stumbled across my response.22/06/2017 #25 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBABTW, when Subban scored the winning shot in a game against Boston, there was a FLOOD of racist tweets against him.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0kAubzW6WQ View moreBTW, when Subban scored the winning shot in a game against Boston, there was a FLOOD of racist tweets against him.
A sign of hope is that, in response, there were thousands of tweets chastising those who posted the racist tweets. Close22/06/2017 #24 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA#23 I am STUNNED to read this comment coming from a person of African descent. "I dont know how one's nationality affects the entrepreneurial journey." I am a Jamaican living in Canada. I am all for working hard and trying to be positive in the face of adversity. Whether we like it or not, some people have their prejudices and this does present certain barriers.
In Canada, people usually keep their prejudices well hidden but every now and then they bubble to the surface. This ugly incident happened near Toronto in the past week.
Ignoring this fact or trying to invalidate it through "positive thinking" is not going to change that. All one has to do is step inside most major corporations in the U.S.A., the UK, or Canada to witness firsthand how few individuals from visible minority groups get promoted to or above manager level.
Here is P.K. Subban, a very successful Canadian hockey player. His parents are Jamaican. He has had to endure racial taunts from Twitter fans and people throwing banana peels on the ice if he misses a shot. He is not the only Black hockey player who has experienced this.
Things are improving but we have a long way to go. People need to face reality not ignore it. Then, one can strategize to overcome some of the very real obstacles. Chastising others for speaking the truth is far from helpful. Is that how you approach the people you counsel? Ignore the problem, think positive thoughts and it will go away.
I may just have to write a blog post about this.
- Producer21/06/20179 Things I Wish I Knew About Internet Marketing Before I StartedYou're here because you need help or the headline caught your attention. That's good. This article will help you sort what is what and clear up anything that I wish I knew about internet marketing a long time ago.If you run an online or a brick and...
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Comments19/06/2017 #4 Bengt HahlinHi Kevin,
Sorry to say, this is not an unusual story when it comes to “customer service”. Many companies, and I would say especially the big brand ones, does not even know what the word stands for anymore. It seems that the worse “service” they have the more grandiloquent statements on their websites like this one from United Airlines:
“We are committed to providing a level of service to our customers that makes us a leader in the airline industry.”
I don’t think David Dao agrees with that.
You are on the right track even if it is extremely frustrating some times. So good luck.18/06/2017 #3 Louise SmithHi Kevin
Thanks for the explanation of the process you went through for your start up.
The concept of Start ups really intrigues me but I don't know if it's for me.
I have a friend who works in a PR/Admin role for a Philanthropist who bankrolls Start ups.
Up to 10 at any one time.
I like this idea too as I have office space and like to see people learning and succeeding.
I certainly understand your problem getting Help Service from big entities.
And good on you - you solved it yourself !
I feel like I have missed something between Section 1 & 2 below?
1. "So I followed the instructions and it worked - I met my goal and had my site up and running........for less than 12 hours. "
2. "My site was gone - but I had a backup in Adobe Muse. No worries."
- Producer17/06/2017How BNY Mellon Banked on Hamilton Unlike the rest of us, brands truly have no age. The ones that endure for decades—centuries, even—merely find a way to reinvent themselves time and time again. And sometimes that “way” comes in the form of an opportune moment in popular culture,...
- Producer16/06/20173 Methods to Establish TrustI recently wrote in a blog post about caring vs trust, explaining the inner turmoil a little that I was experiencing. In essence, I feel that I’ve been working very hard on getting people to care about me as opposed to getting people to trust in...
Comments21/06/2017 #12 Stephane 🐝 Fenner@Eric Burdon, thanks for this article. I fully agree with you. I believe honesty, giving value or having a positive attitude are natural. I dont believe one can force himself to be honest or start having a positive attitude from a day to another. You definitely can improve those or work on them.
In business, I always say my first asset is Trust. This comes far before competencies. Anybody has competencies in a field or another, but building trust is what makes you different...20/06/2017 #11 Louise Smith#10 Yes @Eric Burdon & @David Amerland it's always good to connect with other like minded bees !
I am always trying out new ways to connect with people. I even joined Twitter recently to help with this.
I think that even though I am not yet a beBee Ambassador consciously connecting people is an important role.
And it is one I love doing ! I think this is equal to promoting the Brand in other ways.
@Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín @John White, MBA @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood18/06/2017 #10 David Amerland#9 It's through these conversations that we get to explore the dynamic, so good for you for starting it here. There has been a lot of research on trust lately and until very recently there was no broad consensus on what it actually is. We are beginning to quantify it through its effects so, good news all round :) The moment we can measure something we can begin to understand it and, maybe, improve it.18/06/2017 #9 Eric Burdon#8 Thank you very much for the insight David! I appreciate it. I agree there is a lot more to trust than what I've written above. How we engage and interact with people is very different compared to how we talked in the past. Like you said, wealth, power, and status aren't the strongest determining factors of trusting someone these days. I believe they still play some role but not a major one in today's society. There's other things that we must continue to explore. Certainly the different kinds of trust would be a good start. I never heard of that until just now so thank you for sharing!18/06/2017 #8 David Amerland#1 Louise, thank you for bringing this quote in the discussion and Eric, trust is a complex concept that we are only now grappling with in the digital domain. In the offline world it used to be determined by visually affirmative characteristics (wealth, power, status, etc) - it has changed significantly over the last few years. Key, here, is that the four-step process that determines it: Contact>Connection>Assessment>Connection is the same throughout. It also helps to remember that there are different types of trust: https://goo.gl/htaj9s which reflect the complex boundaries of our interactions. Transparency and consistency (for individuals as well as brands) is a good way to establish trust and maintain it.17/06/2017 #4 AnonymousTrust as far as I have been able to discern in my life so far comes down to small commitments made and kept. There is this thing in there about being reliable, can be relied upon. When you have children and they ask about these things, it does focus the mind. In some respects it is the positive side of "being known for" I have found parental resources like: http://talkingtreebooks.com/definition/what-is-honesty.html to be helpful.16/06/2017 #3 Cyndi DocyI agree with you that being honest puts us at a certain vulnerability but it is that honesty and transparency that earns us trust. I truly believe in the old saying that trust does not just happen; it is earned. I believe it goes hand and hand with respect. As those around us watch our lives and the reactions we have in business or in our personal life, it will tell them who we truly are. Thank you for your insights.16/06/2017 #2 Louise SmithHi Eric
"I’ve been working very hard on getting people to care about me as opposed to getting people to trust in me."
I've never thought about that before but I think you're right.
I worked as a High School teacher for decades. I think sometimes my students didn't like me but as the year went on they would trust me.
Very few students would care about me. Same for colleagues !
And I would with trust or healthily mistrust them on an individual basis.
- 16/06/2017Honesty is like oxygen in a business. Which is strange why so few are actually honest, internally. Dive in (it's brief): https://goo.gl/2B7hA8
Comments16/06/2017 #3 Louise SmithBTW David I read your short posts
- Criticism and Improvement
- Leadership in Business
- Pride and Prejudice in Your Business
- Why Everything is Wrong in Business
- Loose Talk (Or How Your Business Works)
- Are You Connecting With Your Customers?
- Are You Selling A Product or a Service?
There is a lot of alignment between them and my previous comment.
But can you tell me why these negative aspects are occurring at an ever increasing rate?
For me, it has got to the point that I don't expect doing any kind of business to be a positive experience. And I am genuinely surprised and relieved when it is !16/06/2017 #2 Louise SmithThese days I am less and less convinced about honesty existing in any sphere of life.
As soon as spin was invented along with big job titles with big salaries, golden handshakes and ongoing perks not to mention change theory which allows a new leader to stack his/ her team with like minded colleagues, by issuing redundancies, sacking or bullying people to leave, advertising a job by the rules when it has already been decided in house, creating new job titles that incorporate multiple former jobs, forcing people to reapply for their jobs each year, employing people only on contracts without extra money for benefits, outsourcing jobs to 3rd world countries and promoting less competent agreeable colleagues.
Then there's a lack of repeat business interest in our throw away society, scams divesting people of their hard earned savings by seemingly trustworthy businesses with little hope of recoupment and companies that won't stand by faulty products even though there are consumer protection laws.
Not to mention rudeness and ignoring of actual f2f customers let alone all the problems of internet business.
I am not saying that every business is like this
but these are common practices which I have seen, heard of or experienced which laugh in the face of an individual and groups of people's dignity along with their retirement nest eggs and generally undermining the fabric of society as I knew it..
I'd like to hear about cooperation, continuing good service, honest portrayal of products and timely replacement of faulty goods or practices.
Perhaps in a similar length of statement to this you could summarise what you consider to be honesty in business as I am not sure I can recognise it !
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Comments15/06/2017 #5 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat was epic dear Jim!
Certain kinds of businesses / individuals do stand to gain a lot from the local/global reach SM provides but otherwise (mostly so) it indeed is so much of a time-energy-money sucking vortex!
But yes, this is one place where I would want all the 'grown-ups' I admire and have befriended over the years, to be.
beBee is so much more about meaningful interactions that pave the way to better professional and personal relationships! It is the most delightful two-way street on the infobahn ;)
Time spent here gives the best ROI by any measure. (Am placing engagement above all else).
Comments15/06/2017 #13 Marietta Gentles CrawfordWhat a great video!! Sending a HUGE congratulations your way, @John White, MBA! It is amazing to see how far you've come and how much you continue to share with your network. It's also an honor to have you write my book foreword and be mentioned in the same video where you share your scoop with Mark Cuban! Happy unplugging with the family!15/06/2017 #8 David B. GrinbergJohn, kudos on hooking such a big fish for your Inc column, that's outstanding! It just goes to show that everyone should listen to their inner voice and go with their gut feeling -- rather than always following the advice of so-called "experts" and/or just listening to critics. In essence, the only person's whose opinion matter is your own, as you have successfully demonstrated, John. Also kudos to @Jeremy Miller per his success story and to @Marietta Gentles Crawford on her new book.
Lastly, John, please have a good and safe camping trip with your wonderful family. There's nothing like the solitude of nature to help recharge and refresh one's batteries. And, who knows, perhaps when you get back there will be a message waiting for you from Richard Branson or Elon Musk...never know. Many big accomplishments begin with small steps. Thus, my humble advice: keep doing what you're doing per your writing and go with your gut feeling. You continue to amaze and inspire! Keep buzzing...
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