- 04/08/2017Google assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant are just one of three possible ways to enable a voice recognition feature in your app. Learn how to implement the best virtual assistant and make it work in your application.How to Create Virtual Assistant Apps like Siri and Google Assistantwww.cleveroad.com Google assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana voice assistant are just one of three possible ways to enable a voice recognition feature in your app. Learn how to implement the best virtual assistant and make it work in your...
- 17/06/2017On Monday in our staff meeting my director let us know that she had given her notice. Was not expecting that! I've been working on launching my virtual assistance business and working with a bestie on launching a social media management and business coaching business. All while looking for full time employment elsewhere.
It has been very stressful the last few months, more than ever. This news released a lot of that stress. The unknown is always causes a bit of anxiety, but I have to tell you, it was everything I could do to NOT turn cartwheels down the hall. I was on the verge of tears all day, I was so happy.
Now the pressure is off to find another job and I can concentrate on my full time job and my new businesses. Whew! I have not been this hopeful for a long time. Now, maybe I can stay where I am until I am ready to retire. 3 years, 14 days.....but who's counting.
- Producer15/05/2017NewBee IntroductionUntil now I have just been reading posts and lurking. Now you can find out more about me in my first blog...
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- Producer14/03/2017beBee Guide👉 If you missed any of the tutorials on how to optimally use beBee, as a user or a company, today we bring you a new Producer with a summary of the beBee Guide where you will find all the links on how to correctly use this social network with more...
Comments27/03/2017 #7 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess#6 I saw @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.'s share, so I figured I'd share it too, @Sara Jacobovici! The more the merrier, right?27/03/2017 #6 Sara JacoboviciThank you @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess and @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for sharing this guide. I'm happy to say I can still discover something new that makes it better for me to be on beBee. Great Guide.
- Producer03/04/2017In a Nutshell - Signs of Great Leadership My morning reading in my inbox reads: 5 signs of a Weak Manager and this is by Liz Ryan Contributor of Forbes Magazine.I'm sure you may have come across this kind of managers once or maybe too often. Maybe, it may even be us right now.Here's what I...
- 01/04/2017beBee will increase visibility to the content written on beBee Producer, so your quote will work even better @Jim Murray ;)
- Producer28/03/2017The butterfly effect of collaborationWhile preparing a lecture on complexity the idea of showing examples from nature popped up. Two examples from nature that seemed distant from each other proved to be related. I refer here the complexity of sand dunes and ant's colonies. It amazes...
Comments30/03/2017 #58 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici View more#55 I am truly elevated by your comment my dear friend (and I mean it faithfully). In fact, you changed my writing plans and my next buzz shall expand on our exchanges of comments here with you and @Sara Jacobovici, @Robert Cormack and other comments.. In fact, i shall discuss purpose in a new format. I am thrilled.
You wrote "The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success". I shall discuss the viability of this line in detail in my next buzz. You made my day, Harvey. Close30/03/2017 #55 Harvey Lloyd#54 I enjoyed your presentation @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. That word again "purpose". The ants serve the queen, without fail, with their lives and without the self gratification mentioned by @Robert Cormack. The duality you and @Sara Jacobovici have discussed is the challenge to purpose. The ants do not engage in such duality. They have a singularity of purpose. The ant serves the community and the community serves the ant.
If i am building my brand and you are building yours, can a higher purpose really be served?
The rules would have to establish that my brand is based on the communities success. Most animals require a habitat and the basic elements of existence. Humans have the same but we also have a higher level of social need. This social need requires us to exist cohesively within a community, yet personal brands are sometimes in direct conflict with this need. When a community loses touch with its purpose as a whole then our personal brands become the filler. Creating a self fulfilling prophecy of social deprivation. This can be seen in history many times over. However there is a self correcting mechanism that always comes along that brings the community back to its purpose. One would hope that this will be civil discourse and intellect. In history it typically involved major conflict.
Interesting discussion.30/03/2017 #54 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#53 @Harvey Lloyd- your comment stirred my mind to the extent I couldn't respond to it in a timely manner.
You reminded me of a presentation that I wrote almost three years back titled "The Three Simple Rules ARe Everywhere":
I wonder if you have two minutes to read it because I give many examples of the three simple rules that lead to complexity. Meanwhile I am still thinking about the three simple rules that would lead to generating a binding or gluing purpose. I promise to comment again, but I need to firm up my mind first. May be you could help me.29/03/2017 #53 Harvey Lloyd@Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee ants are an amazing social group when you watch them. Humans cant get three people in a room to agree and commit to something 100%. Yet ants, in the hundreds, operate without verbal discussion and attack a goal with their whole self.
I drew a point of reference from your post. The point is at that transaction where choice has to be made. Where do i put my grain of sand in ant world, or how would you like for me to interpret the report in human world.
Ants seem to have some very clear yet complex understanding of what to do in each situation and execute. The task from the single ant perspective is seen as pretty elementary, but from a social structure is quite complex. The rules are simple in execution but there is no feedback loop within the choice. Meaning the choice once executed is not compared to another ant.
What does this tell us as individuals when we face a choice of execution? Our choices seem to be challenged by variables that have no bearing on the impending goal or milestone.
In making choices at the transaction level within humans what three rules would be necessary to cut through the variables that don't apply? Can it be that simple? Keeping in mind, there are two things going on, a person speaking and a person hearing. Both or all would need to adhere to the three rules.
Challenging stuff.29/03/2017 #51 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAHumans, say scientists, are poor multi-taskers. And managing our time is critical to improving not only our lives but productivity. That said, we can certainly learn much from ants - who clearly are a highly highly productive group. And interesting to know ants can choose work they enjoy. Perhaps we should be more like ants Ali!.29/03/2017 #49 Robert CormackAnts are amazing at working together, @Ali Anani, but we'll never know if any ant stood out or distinguished itself in any form of sand collection. As long as ants are willing to accept the anthill as it exists, there never will be a distinguishable ant. Maybe nature is telling us something.
- Producer09/09/2016How to Add Your Twitter Account to Your Profile on beBee Image Credit: FlickrDid you know that you can add your Twitter account as a featured link on your beBee profile?Doing so makes it easy for your followers on beBee to find and connect with you on Twitter as well. However, the biggest benefit is that...
Comments09/09/2016 #16 Jared 🐝 Wiese#13 #5 I don't believe there is a way to reorder. I just added a 7th link (so it shows at the bottom of my 7 links) but it is the 3rd (bottom) link in the upper-left of my profile. Luckily, it's the one I want!
Seems the system is choosing the latest LI and Twitter links?09/09/2016 #7 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoLove this post John!!! I share many post on Twitter from beBee and it's very very useful what you say, and I have found there are many users on beBee with Twitter account but they don't have it added to beBee. Everytime I share something on Twitter I try to find the author's Twitter account to include it on the tweet.
So, I'm going to translate this post to Spanish, very useful for everybody!!!! Thanks @John White, MBA!!
Sorry I deleted comment #4, technical little problems... 😉09/09/2016 #5 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San MartínThanks @John White, MBA. Great article. It is important to note that the system recognizes the first and second URL social networks included in the links section, for display in the box on the left upper area below the profile picture and information.
- Producer24/03/2017Queen bees: How do I get a VIP flag on beBee ? We changed the old "VIP" manual status on beBee to a new automatic one: "Queen Bee". We will place a bee icon on your profile soon. At this time, you will see a VIP flag but we will be replacing it by a Bee icon.How do I get this status ?It is...
Comments19/04/2017 #133 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.bee the VIP just by bee-ing you03/04/2017 #124 Gerald Hecht#121 @Aleta Curry I understand; I'm not "chosen to be a queen myself" (as you can see) ...I'll try to live through it somehow...if my building isn't blown away in a twister or whatever is happening that just woke me up and made my phone "go off"... I don't know what I'm writing till I have coffee and the sirens stop blasting and I get the emergency power...remember --this is a live broadcast from southeast Louisiana...or OZ and it says it's 2:77AM or something03/04/2017 #121 Aleta Curry#114 Gerry, my head hurts. No, seriously, it does, and not from you, I had a really bad day yesterday and a poor night.
Which is why I didn't understand your no. 114 at all.
I don't particularly like the term 'Queen Bee' used in this context. Recall that there is only one Queen in a hive. That's my (only?) real objection. I can live with being voted down. Hell, I can live with an authoritarian 'you-will-do-as-I-say'. It isn't moi platform and I don't get to make the rules.
- 31/01/2017It seems only 5 minutes ago when I sat at a computer with windows 3.1, held a mouse in my hands and wondered how on earth it all worked.
Now I love it all and never fail to be amazed at what the programmers can produce. That having been said, not everyone finds it all easy or enjoy it like I do and for those people I wrote my latest blog:Are you a technophobe or technobored?www.lovetyping.co.uk A friend told me the other day they are a technophobe as they handed me their phone to sort out, but I wondered are they really a technophobe or are they just techno-can’t-be-bothered”? I’ve noted that even self-confessed technophobes have Facebook...
- Producer28/01/2017Comfortably Being Uncomfortable: Growth When Stuck“You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new.”Brian TracyHacking LifeI ran across a "life hack" with this quote as its premise. Now, before you dismiss this post as "get rich quick" quack, please...
Comments27/02/2017 #17 Jared 🐝 WieseGreat example of this, by @Juan Imaz...
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@mamen-delgado/bebee-interview-to-juan-imaz-i-am-a-fighter-who-never-gives-up27/02/2017 #16 Jared 🐝 WieseJust had a comment on LI:
"the concept of a thermostat is spot on! When it gets too hot or cold, it's that gentle nudge that we need to look for.
Early on in my musical career, I wasn't comfortable playing the piano. I'd rather play the keyboard because the keys were softer (that's what I was used to). At an event, someone put me on the spot by asking me to play the piano for a few familiar songs. I struggled my way through and my wrist felt numb for a while. It was outside my comfort zone, beyond uncomfortable.
It was an eye opener though. I was motivated to practice playing the piano and conquer my discomfort. No pain, no gain!"
"What a great example. It's not that we have to totally put ourselves into a crazy new environment - a deep freeze or scalding burn, to use the same concept. It's a "nudge" like you said. If we don't have any discomfort, we will stay as we are. It's our nature to avoid pain and keep pleasure.
Einstein said, "No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it."
He also said, "Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
Put the two together and you begin to understand the need for some discomfort!"29/01/2017 #14 Claire L Cardwell@Jared 🐝 Wiese - you also had me at the Title! Just think if our ancient ancestors had not gone past their comfort zones we would still be living in caves, huddled around campfires and wondering why no one had invented the wheel! I love the fact that Science has found that "Being uncomfortable is something you have to learn to embrace. Putting yourself in new and unfamiliar situations stimulates the part of the brain that releases dopamine, nature’s happy drug."29/01/2017 #12 Jared 🐝 Wiese#6 Thanks for reading and your perspective, Devesh.
I do believe we have a set-point of comfort and with our habits will stop trying new uncomfortable things - in many areas of our lives. It is why we need a way to track, so we can we are uncomfortable and need to change that habitual set-point by learning and growing... improving.29/01/2017 #10 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 Ahhh, Harvey. Something about the snow on the ground, but this came to mind:
"Put one foot in front of the other!..."
http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1337724 View more#2 Ahhh, Harvey. Something about the snow on the ground, but this came to mind:
"Put one foot in front of the other!..."
Thanks for reading and the comment! Close29/01/2017 #6 Devesh 🐝 BhattTrue, there are no setpoints.
But another truth here, almost everyone is uncomfortable in some aspect of their lives which they haven't even prioritised.
Your post as a process can help many.
But I have witnessed the majority treat such posts like an objective/outcome. As such it's never going to work.28/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou had me at the title, @Jared 🐝 Wiese. And then you delivered even more value than I could have anticipated.
The flow state is definitely cultivated and enhanced by allowing ourselves to do new, challenging, things that capture our attention, which for the most part, brings up some feelings of anxiety about meeting the challenges. But all the good stuff lies past acknowledging we might fail and trying things anyway.
- Producer14/12/2016Time To Beef Up Your Summary Section For The New Year.The summary section on LinkedIn can be viewed the same as the summary section at the top of your resume (or the “About Page” section of your website, for business owners). You really want to make sure this section lists your skills and abilities in...
Comments15/12/2016 #2 David B. GrinbergGood tips, Loribeth. One more I would add for any social media profile summary is to have an opening sentence that is compelling enough to draws in the reader. Otherwise, they might not read more due to time constraints and/or information overload, or boredom, etc. Ditto that for writing blogs.
- Producer15/12/2016STOP THE INSANITY... AVOID SENDING THE CANNED TEXT MESSAGE FOR NEW INVITES.STOP SENDING CANNED TEXT MESSAGES! Just because LinkedIn provides the text when you request to connect with people, that doesn’t mean that you should use it. Remember, networking is all about bringing the value to the relationship. You will...
Comments17/12/2016 #23 AnonymousI am with you @JosephSprute I also send a personal thank you. I word it so I know if they asked ME to connect or if I invited them. It helps when I get a 2nd response from them immediately selling me a service. It tells me they didnt connect to network, they connected only to sell me something. THAT is more annoying to me than a canned connection request.16/12/2016 #15 Phil Friedman#12 Jared, with all due respect to you and Loribeth, I think the LinkedIn schtick about "bringing value to the relationship" is in many ways just smoke. If you're contacting me to sell me something (more often than not the case), that is not bringing value to the relationship, irrespective of how you try to spin it. If you have a wide array of contacts in the marine industry or significant industry experience and knowledge that you are willing to share with me, that's bringing value to the relationship. Getting to know me and my business better... or my coming up algorithmically on your list of suggested contacts to make are not bringing value to any potential relationship. And I'd rather see the BC factor kept at a minimum and simply be contacted because that is what LinkedIn and other platforms constantly tell people they should do. I know, I know, Dale Carnegie is rolling over in his (shallow) grave. Cheers!16/12/2016 #12 Jared 🐝 Wiese#11 Now I see where you are coming from. I can understand your perspective.
I also think @Loribeth Pierson, like many other LinkedIn trainers, feel the same as she said: if you are "bringing the value to the relationship" (you say in the connection request why you'd like to connect, rather than make the recipient sometimes guess)... then "You will receive more responses to your connection requests" (instead of them marking you as IDK).
I follow a hybrid approach. If you're in my industry or an area of interest, I connect to the generic request. If they are a recruiter or IDK, I send them a polite message asking for their desire to connect.16/12/2016 #11 Phil Friedman#10 Jared, not intending to hijack the thread, I was simply saying that in general using "canned" text in messages of any sort, connection requests or comments on posts, is disrespectful to the recipient. Personally, I don't mind receiving the LinkedIn standardized invitation to connect -- "I would like to add you to my professional network..." -- when the basis for the connection is obvious, for example, when it is from someone in the marine industry or a fellow writer. Of course, if the basis for the connection invitation is not evident, then the invitation may get lower priority because I have to first check the person's profile in order to respond.
- 17/10/2016Five Fundamentals to Using LinkedInFive Fundamentals to Using LinkedInthelinkedinguru.teachable.com Are you neglecting the biggest professional network in the...
Comments17/10/2016 #7 Dean OwenIn defense of censorship in China from someone who lives there - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/si-fueris-romae-when-in-rome View moreIn defense of censorship in China from someone who lives there - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/si-fueris-romae-when-in-rome
Now is not the time. Social stability is critical to maintain growth. Close
- 15/12/2016Hi! I founded myworkhive.com to bring remote working to a wider audience and help companies cut carbon emissions from commuting. I travelled & worked in SE Asia for a few years (journalism and NGO work.) I'm in one location now, but interested in remote working and coworking. Nice to meet you all.myworkHive |www.myworkhive.com
- Producer08/12/2016Is Your LinkedIn Headline a Disaster or Boring Snooze Fest?Time for some TLC and to make your headline shine!HEADLINE DISASTER (AND BORING TITLES)Listed under your name, LinkedIn will list your profile title. Make it count. The headline is the most important part of a sales page because it grabs attention...
Comments09/12/2016 #2 Wayne YoshidaThanks Loribeth. Always good to optimize this section for SEO. However, I think this critical section must be adjusted depending on what one wants LinkedIn to be used for. A career-seeker must be practical and use terms employers or key decision makers would use to find your profile.
If the profile is being used as a marketing platform for services or a business, this would change.
Question: I am not sure about the third headline. I am not sure what the message means. Is this someone who is a nutritionist? Weight loss mentor? Accountant?09/12/2016 #1 Jerry FletcherGreat advice! I changed my title to Networking Ninja, Marketing Rainmaker & Contact Relationship Magician a while back and got a 1200% increase in profile views. When I started the BrandBrainTrust web site I shortened to CRM Magician and added Brand Poobah. So far only the usual 2 to 5 visits a week. I'll continue to monitor.
- Producer09/12/2016The Door to the Future Pioneering a new path forward only happens when the pioneer actually walks on the path. Over the last few years many organizations have witnessed many changes. The organizations whose past successes brought them to the door of the future are finding...
Comments09/12/2016 #2 Harvey LloydI believe as we talk about methods of communication and distribution, i agree. I don't however, go along with these two disciplines as the sole source of the future. Being genuine, leading with purpose and fundamentals are all a part of moving forward. I am reminded of Wiley Coyote running so fast in a cloud of dust off the cliff.
I dont disagree that the speed of sound is what it appears like when we look at the macro picture. One may even believe they are missing out on growth and relevance. But with just the smallest microscope we can see that few success stories exist compared to the many that use this approach. Many articles posts and commentary exist about the businesses that seem to drive through this speed of sound approach and win. I would venture to wager that the number of failed businesses in the last 5 years is equal to the number that don't exist from 1955.
I am seeing a growing amount of independent coaches, trainers and consultants pop up to guide folks who walked through the speed of sound to success (Wiley Coyote). The reason is at the speed of sound we don't pick up the nuanced skills required to deal with critical thinking issues. I have watched many of my small business friends who caught the magic carpet of entrepreneurship and called me Ward Clever as i cautioned them about the speed at which they were committing to risk. The Tortoise and the Hare is still a relevant story. Some made it and i was happy for them, a large percentage did not and left their families, finances and futures in ruins.
Move as quickly as you can towards success but understand it's not what you know that gets you its what's waiting ahead and you don't know. You will need a growing skill of critical thinking to manage ever larger unknowns of tomorrow.
- 04/12/2016Two part article on what you need to know about SEO before you create your website.
- Producer05/12/2016HOW TO AVOID EATING GRANDMA! (Punctuation saves lives)In today’s world of text speak, blogging and one line emails, is punctuation still important? Is it an unnecessary complication to our already complicated lives? Should children still be taught to punctuate correctly? In a few short years, the rise...
- 05/12/2016My latest on Inc. Magazine. beBee Brand Ambassador @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is mentioned in the post!8 Steps To Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Lifewww.inc.com Before I took these 8 steps to create my personal brand I was in a job I hated and my career was going...
Comments07/12/2016 #19 Elizabeth BaileySome articles you read and are moved to comment on and share immediately. I did that with this article, but what is different with this one is I am still thinking about it a couple of days later. I think I need a beBee "scrap book" for brilliant articles like this.06/12/2016 #18 David B. GrinbergJohn, kudos to you for making the positive change necessary to advance your career in an uncertain job market. You provide a good roadmap for others to follow should they choose to take "a leap of faith." Like I always say, no risk no reward. And I'm very pleased that you are reaping the well deserved rewards. I shared this here, on Twitter and on LI.05/12/2016 #17 Deb 🐝 Helfrich@John White, MBA, all 8 tips are great and #5 is simply perfect - but personally, it is the payoff of the last two lines - not having to feel nauseous on Sunday night - that is really what becoming your own personal brand is all about, And we also proved it is far from lonely - there is so much 'power' available once you have built that community. Insights, encouragement, and assistance is merely a comment away.
"beBee is like having a worldwide board of directors on call."05/12/2016 #11 Jared 🐝 WieseGreat article, John. I will refer to this often.
I see this has a nice tie to @Kevin Pashuk's https://www.bebee.com/producer/@kevin-pashuk/what-do-you-bill-gates-warren-buffet-and-bono-have-in-common
We need to take charge of our careers, which starts with our audience, what value we offer them, then our brand.05/12/2016 #8 Michele WilliamsVery helpful advice @John White, MBA . I can't decide if point #5 or #6 is my favorite, but many people fail to realize point 5: "Before creating content, you need an audience."
This post is the perfect "how to" complement to yesterday's New York Times op-ed "Don’t Quit Social Media. Put It to Work for Your Career Instead." http://nyti.ms/2gZDkwL05/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoGreat article dear @John White, MBA!! And four years ago I felt exactly like you, I didn't have any visibility on Google, I didn't have LinkedIn profile, neither Twitter (well I had Twitter with zero tweets which is even worse...), and no web site. And now I look back and see the difference, and I support every of your steps on this article on Inc. Magazine.
Well done!! And thanks for opening a path for some people. 😘
- Producer30/11/2016Here’s a Quick Way to Stop Those Embarrassing TextsThe pen was once mightier than the sword. Today, there is something even more dangerous – the send button.I am not afraid of the words I write, for they are easy to edit, undo and delete. The part that scares me is that little send button. It...
Comments03/12/2016 #4 Randy KehoOn the day my mother passed, I got a text from an unknown number offering assistance relating to my grief period.
I responded with "Who the hell is this?"
It was my new boss. I hadn't stored his number, yet.
Fortunately, we'd worked together on occasion when we were equals, and he knew I was a smartass.
He responded with ""I see you haven't changed a bit."
- 03/12/2016This blogger shares a very interesting way of seeing things.ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDEwww.avirtualpresence.co.uk
- 30/11/2016"In an interview the single most important thing to demonstrate is that you can be trusted to do the job." ~Deb Helfrich > https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01GM70MOS