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  1. Elizabeth Bailey
    It 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:
    Elizabeth Bailey
    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...
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  2. ProducerJared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Comfortably Being Uncomfortable
    Comfortably Being Uncomfortable“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...
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    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #15 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #14 So true, Claire. Just goes to show our human nature is to nurture our growth! ;)
    Thanks for the comment and share!
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    29/01/2017 #14 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS - 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."
    Devesh Bhatt
    29/01/2017 #13 Devesh Bhatt
    #12 well it works for you cause you have a setpoint of setpoints :)
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #12 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #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.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #11 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #5 Thanks, Franci. We sure do need to get out of that box at times, don't we! Sometimes literally, sometimes figuratively. Always a bit uncomfortable at first :)
    Thanks for reading and commenting.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #10 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #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!..."
    http://www.lyrics.com/lyric/1337724

    Thanks for reading and the comment! Close
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #9 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #1 Ah, Deb. You are so enlightened and also so kind. I am thrilled I had you at the title, and THEN gave, even more, VALUE. That's what I'm always after.

    Flow is indeed a wondrous river ride. I was just reading elsewhere the essence, "Nothing good was ever easy."
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #8 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Thank you for the share, @Elizabeth Bailey!
    Devesh Bhatt
    29/01/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    True, 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.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/01/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I totally agree with this, Jared. I dislike referencing the overused "think out of the box" but that is what brings out our creativity and urges us to move away from becoming complacent. Thank you for a great post.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    29/01/2017 #4 Elizabeth Bailey
    Finally! Science that backs up my long held belief and experience. Stay inside your comfort zone and it will shrink ever smaller. Thank you for this @Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    29/01/2017 #3 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Thanks for the share, @John White, MBA
    I appreciate it!
    Harvey Lloyd
    28/01/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    Good stuff @Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS. One foot in front of the other no matter direction and before you know it you are out of stuck and have a better vision.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    28/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    You had me at the title, @Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS. 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.
  3. ProducerLoribeth Pierson
    Time To Beef Up Your Summary Section For The New Year.
    Time 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...
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    Elizabeth Bailey
    19/12/2016 #3 Elizabeth Bailey
    Yet another brilliant collection of tips for using Linked in. Thank you for sharing @Loribeth Pierson
    David B. Grinberg
    15/12/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Good 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.
    Sarah Elkins
    14/12/2016 #1 Sarah Elkins
    Great points here, @Loribeth Pierson. I think I'll review my summary with these guidelines in mind!
  4. ProducerLoribeth Pierson
    STOP THE INSANITY... AVOID SENDING THE CANNED TEXT MESSAGE FOR NEW INVITES.
    STOP 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...
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    debasish majumder
    17/12/2016 #24 debasish majumder
    nice insight @Loribeth Pierson! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    17/12/2016 #23 Anonymous
    I 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.
    Ross Campbell
    17/12/2016 #22 Ross Campbell
    Well said, I agree. The most impersonal thing in the inbox is the generic invite.

    I keep my own templates and alter to suit the individual's experience or interest or a commonality.

    Be personal! You are not connecting to a profile, you are connecting to a person!!
    Andrew Young
    17/12/2016 #21 Andrew Young
    Nice article @Loribeth Pierson. I personalize all my LinkedIn connection requests.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    16/12/2016 #18 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #16 I agree. It shows you went the extra mile and are not just clicking to connect.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    16/12/2016 #17 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #15 thanks for your perspective and adding to the discussion.
    Loribeth Pierson
    16/12/2016 #16 Loribeth Pierson
    #3 It helps to open up the conversation with a personalized message. It shows you took the time and would really like to keep the conversation going after they accept.
    Phil Friedman
    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!
    Loribeth Pierson
    16/12/2016 #14 Loribeth Pierson
    #2 Yes, you have to be careful when changing the message out. I have done that before then sent a sorry for sending two names.
    Loribeth Pierson
    16/12/2016 #13 Loribeth Pierson
    #1 Yes, it does, I found that out the hard way many years ago. Lol
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    16/12/2016 #12 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #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.
    Phil Friedman
    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.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    16/12/2016 #10 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #7 Hi Phil,
    Are you referring to connection requests or a DM?
    debasish majumder
    16/12/2016 #9 debasish majumder
    but in case of beBee, the entire following system is unlike other social networking site, where if you want to engage with a connection you followed, you have to spent quality time to go through the author's profile and post, which requires a true reflection of your bent of mind, whether you are truly intend to attach with a quality people and their endeavors. however, nice and candid post @Loribeth Pierson! enjoyed read. thank you for the share madam.
    Jim Murray
    16/12/2016 #8 Jim Murray
    It's a nice thought like don't text and drive or have your oil changed every 8000 kilometres. I applaud the effort But I just don;t think it will happen. I have only had 3 all year that weren't canned.
    Phil Friedman
    16/12/2016 #7 Phil Friedman
    What is the difference between a "canned text message" on LinkedIn and a pre-written, uniformly the same, generic welcome message or comment on a post, copied and pasted on beBee? Seems to me they're both inauthentic and intended for show only.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    16/12/2016 #6 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #4 #2 Agreed. I should have been more clear...

    Every connection request message automatically includes on the first line: "Hi {Recipient First Name (from their profile)},".

    This is true whether you customize our not. So be extra careful when you do customize it.
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/12/2016 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 And if you add the person's name - same thing. It will appear twice on the connect request.
    Shubhanshu Garg
    15/12/2016 #3 Shubhanshu Garg
    Agreed and so I try to send personalize invitations @ Loribeth Pierson
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    15/12/2016 #2 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Great advice. I'm afraid most people don't know... or don't do.
    Thanks for this!

    NOTE: If you add a "Hi" on the first line, it will be a duplicate, as it is already included in every message.
  5. Andrew Kotek

    Andrew Kotek

    17/10/2016
    Five Fundamentals to Using LinkedIn
    Andrew Kotek
    Five Fundamentals to Using LinkedIn
    thelinkedinguru.teachable.com Are you neglecting the biggest professional network in the...
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    Elizabeth Bailey
    17/12/2016 #11 Elizabeth Bailey
    So today I learnt something from you. That you can only enter 50 groups on LinkedIn. Always something new to learn on beBee.
    Dean Owen
    17/10/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    In defense of censorship in China from someone who lives there - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/si-fueris-romae-when-in-rome View more
    In 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
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    17/10/2016 #6 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Shared in beBee in English and LinkedIn.
    Andrew Kotek
    17/10/2016 #4 Andrew Kotek
    #3 Interesting comment Albert. Especially as LinkedIn has over 400 million members worldwide.

    Why do you feel LinkedIn sensors everyone?

    Also, interesting feedback as regards China. Can you substantiate this.
    Andrew Kotek
    17/10/2016 #2 Andrew Kotek
    #1 Glad you like it Phillip. More courses will follow, including a comprehensive course to help you Sky Rocket your business on LinkedIn.
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    17/10/2016 #1 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Excellent article on navigating Linkiden .
  6. Lucy Elkin

    Lucy Elkin

    15/12/2016
    Hi! 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.
    Lucy Elkin
    myworkHive |
    www.myworkhive.com
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    Mike Rana
    17/12/2016 #5 Mike Rana
    I'm also following her feed now.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/12/2016 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I agree, remote working is becoming a new way of life for many. Nice site @lucy elkin
    Mike Rana
    17/12/2016 #3 Mike Rana
    I just signed up for updates. This is essentially my goal in life!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    17/12/2016 #1 Elizabeth Bailey
    Shared in. Virtual Assistant. Remote working is definitely the way forward. I think beBee is an excellent place for a business called My Work Hive. It looks like this might be a new project, all the best with it.
  7. ProducerLoribeth Pierson
    Is Your LinkedIn Headline a Disaster or Boring Snooze Fest?
    Is 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...
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    Loribeth Pierson
    11/12/2016 #7 Loribeth Pierson
    #6 Thank you @Elizabeth Bailey, and yes especially when managing a client's LinkedIn profile.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    11/12/2016 #6 Elizabeth Bailey
    Excellent advice here from @Loribeth Pierson Whether you are actively seeking work via LinkedIn or have a profile because everyone else in your profession does. Also very important if you are a VA managing a client's LI profile.
    Loribeth Pierson
    09/12/2016 #5 Loribeth Pierson
    #2 She is a health coach that retired her husband in his 40's by Inspiring People to Live More Optimal Days,Than Not.
    Loribeth Pierson
    09/12/2016 #4 Loribeth Pierson
    #1 How has that worked out for you? Love the Brand Poobah!
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/12/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Jerry - great experiment - let us know what happens!
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/12/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks 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?
    Jerry Fletcher
    09/12/2016 #1 Jerry Fletcher
    Great 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.
  8. ProducerRay Stasieczko

    Ray Stasieczko

    09/12/2016
    The Door to the Future
    The 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...
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    Harvey Lloyd
    09/12/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    I 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.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    09/12/2016 #1 Elizabeth Bailey
    So agree with this. When is it that we become so proud of the past we don't look to the futur?. As a VA I have to stay relevant, it is our job. Quite glad really because manual typewriters were hard work.
  9. Jeff Taylor

    Jeff Taylor

    04/12/2016
    Two part article on what you need to know about SEO before you create your website.
    https://www.seoqualitybacklinks.com/blog/beginners-guide-to-seo-1
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    Jeff Taylor
    07/12/2016 #2 Jeff Taylor
    #1 Thank you very much, I appreciate the feedback :)
    Elizabeth Bailey
    07/12/2016 #1 Elizabeth Bailey
    An excellent article from @Jeff Taylor This is possibly thre best explanation of SEO I have read.
  10. ProducerMax🐝 J. Carter
    beBee.com Building trust through action while building a nework with passion
    beBee.com Building trust through action while building a nework with passionI have experienced that beBee.com will deal with issues head on to build and maintain the trust of its members.I have read I don't know how many tales of being ignored by the owners of a social network and nightmares in getting issues resolved. I...
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    Mohammed A. Jawad
    06/12/2016 #9 Mohammed A. Jawad
    It's a great endorsement to validate benefits from beBee! Thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    06/12/2016 #7 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 Thank you @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    06/12/2016 #6 Savvy Raj
    Well said ! @Max🐝 J. Carter and that makes all the difference . Way to go @Javier 🐝 beBee and the entire Bebee team .
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    05/12/2016 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #4 Thank you @Elizabeth Bailey and to the other shares this buzz has gotten.

    I agree with you wholeheartedly, monkey see monkey do.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    05/12/2016 #4 Elizabeth Bailey
    Enjoyed and shared @Max🐝 J. Carter on Twitter and beBee. Folk copy their leaders. If their leaders listen and communicate, so do folk.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    05/12/2016 #3 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #2 Don't thank me @Javier 🐝 beBee thank yourself for being the leader you are, I just got to notice.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    👍 Spot on, Max!
  11. ProducerLisa Dellow

    Lisa Dellow

    05/12/2016
    HOW TO AVOID EATING GRANDMA! (Punctuation saves lives)
    HOW 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...
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    Robert Booker
    08/12/2016 #13 Robert Booker
    While in college, a short few years ago, I noticed many punctuation marks. However, that is not all. I also noticed many misspelled words. I had gone back to college at the age of 65. The ones that were making these mistakes were fresh out of high school. Most did not know the difference of the words your, you’re, or a lot, and many others.
    How did they graduate from high school to college? I do not care if we tweet, Facebook, LinkedIn, or any other social media; we need the correct punctuation. We might use the computer more than we hand write material, but we still need to know how to write and use punctuation and spelling.
    Thank you for the article. I hope others read it. I have many friends who are educators and they are always posting lessons on punctuation. Oh, I mean they are posting those lessons on social medias where people forget how use punctuations and such.
    Susan Rooks
    07/12/2016 #12 Susan Rooks
    @Lisa Dellow, welcome to the hive! You make some very good points.
    John White, MBA
    07/12/2016 #11 John White, MBA
    Hi @Lisa Dellow, congrats on such a buzzworthy post. We have shared it onto beBee's official social media pages on LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, and Facebook. Feel free to drop by those pages to see your post and follow beBee on social media.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/12/2016 #10 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Lisa Dellow welcome to the hive !
    Froilán Pérez
    07/12/2016 #9 Froilán Pérez
    loved this!
    Also, I recommend checking the memes about the "Oxford comma", they are hilarious!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    06/12/2016 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee, Lisa Dellow. Excellent examples, indeed. Thank you for sharing.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/12/2016 #7 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Hell yes @Lisa Dellow...have you met our resident goddess of grammar @Susan Rooks?
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    05/12/2016 #6 Erroll -EL- Warner
    Very interesting article. Greatly appreciated.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    05/12/2016 #5 Elizabeth Bailey
    Great article @Lisa Dellow I didn't eat my Grandma, I bought her the book "Eats shoots and leaves" . She was also a fan of proper use of the apostrophe. I hope you are enjoying it here on beBee cc @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood @Javier 🐝 beBee .
    Paul Burge
    05/12/2016 #4 Paul Burge
    Thanks for sharing @Lisa Dellow. Welcome to beBee!
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    05/12/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Yea...Without proper punctuation and plausible pauses, our expressions and writings will baffle others.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I love the examples you used @lisa dellow. I'm sure I've made my share of punctuation errors. I do however, fully agree with you.
    Kate Hickery
    05/12/2016 #1 Kate Hickery
    Great article Lisa. Bad grammar is one of my pet hates (or should I say hate's!) and there is no excuse for it
  12. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    05/12/2016
    My latest on Inc. Magazine. beBee Brand Ambassador @Deb 🐝 Helfrich is mentioned in the post!
    John White, MBA
    8 Steps To Building a Powerful Personal Brand That Will Change Your Life
    www.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...
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    Elizabeth Bailey
    07/12/2016 #19 Elizabeth Bailey
    Some 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.
    David B. Grinberg
    06/12/2016 #18 David B. Grinberg
    John, 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.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    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."
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    05/12/2016 #16 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    #15 Great pick. Let us know how it goes...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/12/2016 #15 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    OK, let's see if it worked. I think this is the first scheduled share done completely on mobile via the Web-App-With-No-Name
    Kate Hickery
    05/12/2016 #14 Kate Hickery
    Great article. Read and shared
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    05/12/2016 #13 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Great tips. Will share
    Bert Purdy
    05/12/2016 #12 Bert Purdy
    #personalbranding
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    05/12/2016 #11 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Great 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.
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    05/12/2016 #10 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Awesome points. "Never give up" I love a lot. The plant needs time to grow. So when you know what are you doing, you start getting there one step at a time. Thank you, @John White, MBA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/12/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great article @John White, MBA. It was nice to see you mention @Deb 🐝 Helfrich in your article. Great tips for building your personal brand which is vital on Social Media.
    Michele Williams
    05/12/2016 #8 Michele Williams
    Very 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/2gZDkwL
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    05/12/2016 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I love this. A queen bee on it ! @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Elizabeth Bailey
    05/12/2016 #5 Elizabeth Bailey
    Excellent post from. @John White, MBA As VAs it is particularly relevant to us. What do you think @Lisa Dellow
    Elizabeth Bailey
    05/12/2016 #4 Elizabeth Bailey
    Thoroughly enjoyed that @John White, MBA I particularly enjoyed points 5 and 6. They are about community, listen to others and comment on what interests them. We should be doing this offline as well as online.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    05/12/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Great 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. 😘
  13. ProducerAri Sytner

    Ari Sytner

    30/11/2016
    Here’s a Quick Way to Stop Those Embarrassing Texts
    Here’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...
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    Sarah Elkins
    07/12/2016 #12 Sarah Elkins
    Good thinking, Ari. That second glance often saves the requirement for many recovery texts - or flower delivery. I have a 24 hour rule when I'm angry or frustrated. I write the message and save in the drafts until I can read it for tone, calmly. Good reminder here.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #11 Gerald Hecht
    #10 you are quite welcome Elizabeth. It's fun to learn new stuff.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    03/12/2016 #10 Elizabeth Bailey
    #9 @Gerald Hecht you did. I had to look up the word prophylactic. Thanks for adding to my vocabulary.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #9 Gerald Hecht
    #3 @Elizabeth Bailey reminders which serve as cues for vigilance are often effective prophylactics with regards to complacency. I like how that almost sounds like I said something.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    #4 @Randy Keho so there was no misunderstanding.
    Gerald Hecht
    03/12/2016 #7 Gerald Hecht
    Some people say "Love means never having to say you're sorry"...I don't know if they say that all of the time...maybe everybody says it some of the time. Hopefully this will be helpful for some folks or maybe partially helpful for all.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    03/12/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    "slow send" is a good habit to get into. When I look back at my texts and comments and see mistakes, I cringe. Good idea, Ari.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    03/12/2016 #5 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Perhaps, the greater mess we feel is how difficult life has become with so much of technology and digitalization. Life goes all erroneous when we become unmindful.
    Randy Keho
    03/12/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    On 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."
    Elizabeth Bailey
    03/12/2016 #3 Elizabeth Bailey
    If I got this reminder once a month it wouldn't be too often for me. Not that it's a mistake I make but I don't want to get complacent. Thanks for the call to attention @Ari Sytner
    Gerald Hecht
    30/11/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    Maybe that's why they invented scabbards to put swords in! Wait...upon further reflection, I've noticed some glaring flaws in my "logic"...maybe I should use the slow send trick here --while I reflect furt
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    30/11/2016 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Great post, @Ari Sytner. It is easy enough to say the wrong thing when we are speaking, never mind in a text or email. I like your "slow send" habit. It's always good to rethink things. Shared this post all over for you.
  14. Elizabeth Bailey
    This blogger shares a very interesting way of seeing things.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE
    www.avirtualpresence.co.uk
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  15. Jim Murray

    Jim Murray

    02/12/2016
    Your good old Daily Buzz for Friday. Jim Murray
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    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    10/01/2017 #4 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    I believe I basically heard a LinkedIn guru describe Likes/Comments/Shares as Good/Better/BEST! ;)
    Jim Murray
    10/01/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    If it's Tuesday, which I think it is, it must be time for your daily buzz.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    02/12/2016 #2 Elizabeth Bailey
    An excellent reminder here from @Jim Murray.
    Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    02/12/2016 #1 Jared Wiese adds VALUE & RESULTS
    Use it as an exercise to learn the hives, then share it to one!
  16. Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    "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/B01GM70MOSDeb 🐝 Helfrich
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    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for the share @Joel Anderson and the 3 others that I missed on the notifications.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #5 Thanks a bunch, @Irene Hackett!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #6 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 I appreciate the kind words, @Ali Anani
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/12/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Thanks for reminding me, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman of the Hive: Professions, Workers, Careers. I appreciate your sharing to such a great hive.
    Ali Anani
    01/12/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    Just wonderful
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/11/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #1 That's a marvelous Christmas present for me, too! Thank you so much, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    30/11/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I added your publication to my Kindle Fire (my Christmas present to myself). 😀
  17. Elizabeth Bailey
    This is why it is good to both be a Virtual Assistant or consider using one.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    50 fastest growing online jobs, report indicates creatives in top 10
    m.bizcommunity.com Freelancer.com has just released its quarterly report on the top 50 fastest growing online jobs for Q3...
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  18. ProducerElizabeth Bailey
    I Am More
    I Am MoreI'm a newBee, (thank you @MSweetwood for finding and following me on Twitter) and having read and enjoyed many articles already I thought it was about time to introduce myself and share my story, or its prelude as @Jim-Murray says.But that poses its...
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    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #22 Elizabeth Bailey
    #21 Thank you @Joel Anderson
    Joel Anderson
    22/11/2016 #21 Joel Anderson
    Welcome Elizabeth. Enjoy and make a difference.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #20 Elizabeth Bailey
    #13 Thank you @Cepee Tabibian
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #19 Elizabeth Bailey
    #10 Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad for such a lovely welcome and kind comments. It was so much more than I expected.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #18 Elizabeth Bailey
    #9 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher it is indeed and there is so much available to us. Thank you for the follow too.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #17 Elizabeth Bailey
    #8 Thank you @Sushmita Thakare Jain looking forward to reading your posts too.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #16 Elizabeth Bailey
    #6 Thank you @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood I really appreciate that, and the shares too. And I really do thank you for finding me on Twitter. BeBee certainly is a network with a difference.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #15 Elizabeth Bailey
    #5 Thank you @Paul Walters I will indeed.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #14 Elizabeth Bailey
    #4 Thanks @David B. Grinberg been enjoying your buzzes too.
    Cepee Tabibian
    22/11/2016 #13 Cepee Tabibian
    Welcome to the hive @Elizabeth Bailey!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #12 Elizabeth Bailey
    #2 Thank you @Kevin Baker
    Elizabeth Bailey
    22/11/2016 #11 Elizabeth Bailey
    #1 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich for a great confidence boost and warm welcome
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    22/11/2016 #10 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Elizabeth Bailey Aha...You have summed up your story, with a tincture of frankness and honesty. The best part is to be on your own, with determination and toil, and shape success. I am sure when you flip your past and measure your endeavors, you'll realize how tough it was to accomplish something that's now a worthwhile success. Good wishes to you and welcome to the world of buzzing, bolstering beBee!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/11/2016 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Elizabeth Bailey, welcome and I love your buzz, "I am more." I think so many of us can relate to that. Variety is the spice of life! Just followed and look forward to more buzzes from you.
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    22/11/2016 #8 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Welcome to beBee Elizabeth Bailey, loved your intro and connected with you on it! I love to explore too and that's what I am here for I.e. exploring myself thanks for sharing yourself looking ahead to you upcoming posts.
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    22/11/2016 #6 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    Welcome to the beBee family. Great buzz and a beautiful thought. And in true beBee style, we share!
    Paul Walters
    22/11/2016 #5 Paul Walters
    @Elizabeth Bailey Greetings from Bali, Yup we bees are populating the planet . Liz, Lizzie or simply L ...all familiar to me as I am married to a Liz , a lizzie and an Elisabeth ( with an S ) Buzz loudly and often from Wexham ...we hear you !!!
    David B. Grinberg
    22/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Liz. You are certainly in good company with the likes of @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood and @Jim Murray. Glad to see you here!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/11/2016 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Welcome to beBee Elizabeth Daily and thank you for your intro. I look forward to your contributions and I hope you have found a happy home with beBee.
  19. Elizabeth Bailey
    Can't help it but I never pass up on a bit of advice from Warren Buffet, not because he's loaded but because he's successful.
    Elizabeth Bailey
    Warren Buffett Advice ... Does this Advice Startle You?
    digitalsparkmarketing.com I like to read … why? To be entertained and to learn new things. Warren Buffett advice is a favorite reading when articles deal with business...
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