- Producer17/01/2017The verdict is in... beBee beats LinkedIn for content sharingIf you follow me, you will know that back in April I posted a piece on beBee titled 'LinkedIn, We have a problem.' It showed the stark contrast between page views and post engagements between LinkedIn, where I'd been publishing for over a year. And...
Comments17/01/2017 #32 Larry BoyerThanks for sharing your experiences @Sandra Smith. As a data guy I find it interesting to compare beBee with the other social platforms. From my personal experience I see there are different flavors of writing and information shared on beBee and LinkedIn. On my posts, which are more business/IT oriented I get a lot higher engagement on LinkedIn, more views on beBee, but more people liking, commenting and sharing on LinkedIn. Of course it's also not a fair comparison as my LinkedIn network is orders of magnitude bigger. What it does suggest to me is that different types of people are attracted to each platform, at least at this point, and that it underscores the need to find and build your audience on each. By emphasize a full 3-D personal branding approach no doubt beBee will catch up and surpass the other social networks.17/01/2017 #31 Mohammed Sultan@Sandra Smith.After your final analysis ,one is reminded of what people used to say about thoughts and feelings and why they are being in love with beBee.When you are, you will know you are.You will recognize that the feeling is here.It's the same with the platform strategy ;when it's good ,you will know it's good ,you will recognize that the feeling and the more satisfying depth of understanding is here.What makes beBee platform unique is that it enable readers to manipulate their own perception,behavior and attitude,and even uncover their "core interests" which they were unaware of or unable to articulate at Linked in .17/01/2017 #30 Donald GrandyThanks @Sandra Smith for this excellent post. I share your frustration with LinkedIn. If "Happy Birthday" ,"Happy Anniversary" or Congrats on the new job/position are important to you, then rock on. Not what I would call engagement. The only positive I can see is the B$$$ the principles hauled in when they sold to MS. Share your frustration on articles posted on LinkedIn. Love your post. I work full time in Mental Illness. "beBee On"17/01/2017 #26 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝I think this is a very valuable piece of evidence towards our case. It seems that LI has become complacent and treats its users with indifference when it comes to content promotion. It really makes me wonder if they are indeed that inept at doing their job, or if they are that corrupt that they'll promote only those people who either pay them or have vested interests. Whatever the case, it seems that the conclusion of this article makes sense: LI is for putting your Resume / CV out there and getting the attention or recruiters. When it comes to sharing content and getting some feedback on your work, beBee is undoubtedly better.17/01/2017 #19 John White, MBAWow, this is powerful, "I've said it before, and I will say it again. beBee is the best place to build your personal brand and share content. LinkedIn is the place to post your CV / resume, and get hounded by recruiters and salespeople." GREAT piece, @Sandra Smith. I am socializing.17/01/2017 #18 Dean OwenI think it all boils down to effort. beBee requires less effort to propel views and engagement. On LinkedIn you really need to game the system, do a ton of meaningless reciprocity commenting, tag people etc. Anyways, glad to see your results are consistent with many others here.17/01/2017 #17 Sandra Smith#8 Hi Robert, thanks for your comment. I'm guessing you were tagged as a trending topic, and featured in a LinkedIn mailing or Pulse category. You'd think it wouldn't be so hard for LinkedIn to send an alert stating this, so you'd know why one piece did so much better than another. Another fail for a massively overstaffed and, dare I say it, arrogant company, which does make you wonder - what the hell do they do all day?
- Producer09/01/2017I Challenge You...The song "You raise me up" never fails to bring tears to my eyes. It does not make me sad. If anything, I am filled with a passionate feeling of courage and a desire to excel. There are many songs which will inspire and some can motivate action -...
Comments12/01/2017 #26 Donna-Luisa Eversley#12 @Preston Vander Ven , yes I love this song. I agree with you , it is beautiful. If we can all be challenged to raise up another, for no other reason but because it is a heart's desire to make someone happy. Of course to respond to you I am listening. Thank you...stay blessed :-)12/01/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley#17 @Devesh Bhatt I like your directness.. hahaha. Who knows what the future holds, in the meantime can I point you in the direction of trying a 'live buzz'... and if you have done one please send me the link. I do hope to do many more live buzzes than I did in 2016. Lets spread some happy and culture!10/01/2017 #19 Ali AnaniI enjoy your mind and the juicy buzzes come out of it @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I agree with you on all fronts. I may just add sometimes times constraints limit my ability to "discover" new bees from their writing. I made a promise for myself that for every four comments I write on buzzes by affiliate bees I shall write a minimum of one comment for a new bee. This way I have the potential of increasing my social interactions at a reasonable rate without harming my "old roots".09/01/2017 #13 debasish majumderabsolutely stunning post @Donna-Luisa Eversley! William Shakespesre or O'Henry or Robert frost, none i know personally, neither by virtual media, yet, i resonate with them, feel them without their presence in my life. i strongly align with them! however, in your case too, i don't know you physically, neither virtually. but, i can feel you by your writings and unhesitatingly i share your post without bothering who else is reading and engagement it is deriving. equally, this post too i share without any reservation of my own as the post itself contain the gravity of sharing. however, enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing the post madam.09/01/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanThank you Donna-Luisa. I'm up to the challenge and will do my best! 😀 I miss a few thus the reason why I don't mind being tagged! With the influx of newbees, it's important that we make them feel welcome. I try to read posts from our new bees, as well as bringing older posts back in the spotlight.
- Producer14/01/2017Grumpy and Grouchy Reflect On Beeing beBee Brand Ambassadors…This is the 23rd edition of this column by Phil Friedman and myself, and it’s a bit of an auspicious occasion insofar as Phil has recently been named a beBee Ambassador.Anyone who follows Phil knows that he is not only an outstanding writer and...
Comments16/01/2017 #70 Kevin PashukInteresting discussion. While some beBee Ambassadors seem to excel at generating buzz by reposting, both of you are prolific producers of highly readable posts. While beBee finds its feet in the English speaking world (the growth is small compared to the Spanish language side), just keep doing what you do.
Occasionally, I may even agree with you.16/01/2017 #64 Gerald Hecht#59 @Phil Friedman I did not; another bubble burst...is there no solace to be found anywhere? It's a good think I grew up on the Jersey Shore...on the boardwalks...mostly every business/entertainment enterprise along the way ...is not quite what it seems ; the "fortune tellers", "snake oil hawkers", "carnival barkers"...eventually the total immersion in an environment of (mostly) harmless fraud...covered with a veneer of weathered paint and sand ..imparts both an immunity to and commitment expectation of the fake reality beneath the cotton candy surface.
Still...people everywhere seem to be soothed at the prospect of significant savings on auto insurance...the glimmer of hope...the hope born of a promised lightening of their financial burden through switching to Geico.
WAIT A MINUTE! Whose government? The Russians?16/01/2017 #62 Phil Friedman#61 Chas, at my house, we consider geckos our friends and guests. They eat bugs. To wit: "Florida has several lizard species that are easy to find and interesting to watch. Geckos are so common in buildings in South Florida that they are called ‘house lizards.’ " ( http://www.wildflorida.com/florida_lizards.php ). As to salmonella, most wild lizards carry the bacteria, which is one reason why we give our dogs shots known as "Lepto" vaccinations. Not only do we have an abundance of geckos around our place, but we also have iguanas, some of which measure more than 4 feet from nose to tip of tail. Cheers!
- 14/01/2017Buzz of the day ! Be Authentic Be Professional Be Passionate
To grow your network on beBee here's what Dean Owen says !
- Producer12/01/2017Ambassadorship~ Do I Qualify?I am humbled by my recent designation as a beBee Brand Ambassador, but, philosophical musings began to arise- maybe I think too much; maybe not. I do accept it and if for any reason it is revoked in the future, I will not be bitter about that...
Comments15/01/2017 #43 Praveen Raj GullepalliHey Chas! Congrats again! Outside beBee land Brand Ambassadors are engaged/contracted or bought to endorse something good (or even dubious), irrespective of their patronage or conviction in the efficacy of the product or service being endorsed. Here the only thing that matters is your belief in beBee. If you got the title from beBees, rest assured, you earned it in full. What's left to do is to do what AmBees are supposed to do, best you can ;) I felt like an AmBee long before it was announced. I even expressed that. Because I believed then as I do now that this is the place for incubating value-based relationships that go the distance. That go into personal space as deeply as they do into professional space. Keep buzzing away!15/01/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI just read through the comments and agree with everyone. If Javier feels you qualify, then by golly, you sure do! @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, you are an uplifting person with a very positive attitude. I'm glad you were appointed. Loved reading about your journey on Social Media. I used to be a myspace addict until it fell apart, then we all left at once and joined Facebook. I have a love/Hate relationship with facebook. We don't use it for business because it doesn't suit my husband's needs. I used to have fun being 'me' on facebook until family members I hardly know found me, friends from HS found me and on the list goes. Now, I feel I can't just let loose like I used to there. That was sort of my playground ;-) My first experience with chat on the internet was using Windows 3.11 IRC. Wow... talk about a dinosaur but I made connections and even went to Penn State and volunteered at a golf outing for some friends I met online. I attended their awards dinner and met the infamous Jerry Sandusky and Joe Paterno... ick, cant believe I actually shook hands with Sandusky now!15/01/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht#37 @Aleta Curry I hope that you are feeling better; I just wanted to say that both you and @Chas ✌️ Wyatt make me feel less isolated --I also have no FB, Twitter, Snap, Instagram, etc. accounts --I feel like I don't know what's going on half the time...but that's the "price" I guess... I don't want those things.
Again Chas, I think that you are a cool (and cool headed) ambassador!15/01/2017 #37 Aleta CurryThanks for tagging me, Chas ✌️ Wyatt Sorry, I had a medical emergency (sudden, severe drop in Iron levels) and I've been resting (yes, really!) for a couple of days.
I see everyone has already addressed your 'fitness for ambassadorship' questions, so there's nothing for me to add. I will speak a little to your chronicle of your social media journey, though, which I read with great interest. I think we've been at beBee a comparable length of time, though you were here first and I remember how happy I was when I got your 'follow'. Your social web journey is very similar to mine, and these are the reasons, I daresay, you brought this to my attention.
Since I have spent so much time marketing my business, I have tended to stick to the large venues, with one caveat: the system has to work for me, that is, it has to be pretty intuitive and easy to use. I also have to get the feeling that there is engagement of some sort; the writer in me just wants to know that *someone* is reading what I write. beBee answers that for me, so that's why I'm here and that's why I tell others about it. It's really a matter of customer satisfaction: you put out a good and useful product, your fame spreads by word of mouth. That's it, really.
Like you, I still don't get the charm of Twitter; Facebook I do use because, as I've said before, Facebook for business is invaluable to what we do. Since you mention Pinterest, I'll say that it might suit you, because you are an artist. I have an account there but just can't keep up so it's staledated. I might also suggest Ello; the reason I'm not active there is because it's such a visual platform that seems to really suit people with portfolio, which is why I mention it to you.
Okay, that's it. And yeah: you're a great Ambassador, blah blah blah. :D13/01/2017 #32 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorChas, you are an honest to goodness representative, and a true ambassador. I agree with Chas, and do I truly love what Javier beBee, Juan Imaz and the entire beBee team have created. What a group duo here & all the Bee's that I met over the past year. beBee will continue to be very successful & has great spirit. Best regards, Bill Stankiewicz13/01/2017 #29 🐝 Fatima Williams@Chas ✌️ Wyatt Your straight-forward and down to earth attitude makes you a very special beBee and you contribute in your own unique way which make the experience even more special to us all.
I thank Javier and his team and the awesome ambassador team that we are super proud to be a part of. #beBeesforever
@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman Love the poem 🤗❤🤗13/01/2017 #26 Emily🐝 BeeChas, if @Javier 🐝 beBee & @Juan Imaz think you're good, then you're good! Take this honor and bee proud. Clearly you are doing enough to get you the Ambassador name and that's awesome. Keep it up. Great article by the way detailing your Social Media travels between so many platforms. :-)
- Producer10/05/2016Being a Bee is a beBee BeeCan you not see Through the trees Don’t wait for the breeze To ruffle the leaves Just listen to the buzz It’s all around Rumors of success abound A community of hives Performing the jive A swarm of bees Buzzing with...
- Producer01/12/2016The number one reason why I use beBee, no anonymous profile viewsIn the years I have spent on Linkedin this has been an ongoing complaint from the members and has been discussed in many of their groups and posted on updates and people have written articles begging Linkedin to knock it off. Now we have beBee and...
Comments13/01/2017 #30 🐝 Fatima WilliamsNo anonymous profile views. I know right @Max🐝 J. Carter It's a great point to factor when calling new bees over. It's creeps me out not to know who viewed my profile. Why not show yourself even if your a recruiter I don't mind my candidates knowing that their profile was looked at. This gives them a boost to make their profile more compelling to their current job role or targeted future jobs ! Great points on WhybeBee sharing it right away ! #beBeesforever09/12/2016 #28 Max🐝 J. Carter#26 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher as a veteran it's this use of the military that is most likely false that upsets me on a personal level as I have had similar experience and as a veteran my integrity means a tremendous amount to me and it was something that the military really reinforced for me.09/12/2016 #26 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI receive anonymous views on Linkedin a LOT. I don't care for that aspect either. I understand they allow this for potential employers to view profiles but it's still creepy. Like @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman View moreI receive anonymous views on Linkedin a LOT. I don't care for that aspect either. I understand they allow this for potential employers to view profiles but it's still creepy. Like @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, I can't tell you how many connection requests I received from Military personnel and their resumes were basically the same, as if copied and pasted with no 2nd degree connections. Close04/12/2016 #18 Brian McKenzieThere are a few fakes, posers and sharlatans here, and more than a couple claiming to be military that are not who they claim to be. They should know that false impersonation of a military officer or Medal of Valor recepient is a punishable offense with both jail and monetary penalties....and yes - I have passed their info and IP along to appropriate tasking offices. I wish the boys in CID & NCIS happy hunting.02/12/2016 #14 Max🐝 J. Carter#11 Thee is nothing healthy about the mechanism of anonymous profile viewing. It creates a view that says I can hide myself and do whatever I want because they can;t see me and they have no idea who I am.
The mechanism of allowing anonymous profile views is bad for the human and there is nothing healthy about it. It promotes mental instability.02/12/2016 #12 Zacharias Voulgaris 🐝For me it's not just the action of viewing a profile anonymously that's sad, but also what this action represents. Basically by allowing this sly attitude towards connecting, you condone the mentality from which it stems. Without realizing it, by being OK with anonymous viewing, you are advocating surveillance, subtly and passively. Then years later you find yourself in a Big Brother society and you wonder why.
- Producer21/04/2016How to tackle an audience immune to Marketing.Who knew that James liked cooking Taco’s? I can see from his profile that he is a Financial Coordinator working for an established Financial Advisory group. As an expat (a prime demographic), I have been approached by the group on numerous...
Comments12/01/2017 #21 🐝 Fatima WilliamsYou say it all and the journey here has been phenomenal ! " Drop your guard and show your authentic self and you will build a genuine following of people who are actually interested in what you do." And that's exactly what I've been doing. Enjoyed reading this buzz @Dean Owen #beBeesforever24/04/2016 #16 Dean CarltonI think we are all on a journey here - of building trust, of opening up a little personally - the 'business thing' may or may not come with different relationships over time - either way, we are forming interesting and genuine relationships - which I am struggling to recall doing on LI. On Twitter, on blogs, yes - on LI, no.....21/04/2016 #9 Ken BoddieGreat post, Dean. This reinforces my current mantra "I am so over LinkedIn!"
Perhaps our social networking lives echo our real world lives? After all, we don't open the door these days to 'door to door' salespeople and we abruptly cut off calls from telemarketers. We prefer to chat, in real life, with friends and acquaintances who share our interests and who are responsive to our comments. But doesn't this responsiveness sound just like beBee? I rest my case. LI is dead. Long live beBee!21/04/2016 #6 James McElearneyIn all honesty Dean, It is writers like you that have inspired me to engage and open up. I cannot thank you enough for the support you are showing. Being a new writer to the scene can be very daunting, especially with some of the talent that is sharing on here. But I must say, I feel very comfortable on Bebee and have finally found a platform that lets me show my true self. Another great post Dean, you are an inspiration to the rest of us, such a pleasure to be part of your network21/04/2016 #3 NO one#2 Always @Dean Owen! I was actually commenting yesterday how I see you involved all around beBee and not because of your presence and sharing only, but also because you always engage and contribute in everyone's buzzes and content. Certainly you are a very valuable bee in my eyes.21/04/2016 #2 Dean Owen@NO one, Indeed, in the brilliant book, "Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion" by Dr. Robert Cialdini, he mentions as one of the six principles of influence is "Liking" - We are more likely to buy if we like the person selling. beBee enables us to get to know each other and start the conversation. Thanks for the comment.21/04/2016 #1 NO one@Dean Owen while lots of business decisions are taken thinking about improving the product or the earning, but at the end just focused on the product, companies lose the main objective (or at least what it should be) that is the person behind every bought product or service. The ideas should be first made thinking about the consumer. Great buzz! @Javier 🐝 beBee
- 12/01/2017#beBee #Startbuzzing #beBeeforever
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- 11/01/2017If you are having a good experience with beBee and you'd like to be featured in One of my infamous memes, Just draft out something and PM it to me. I will put a meme together for you. The more of these things we can create and disseminate the more people will become interested in checking out beBee and that's good for everybody. Here's an example of a good length for this meme. And BTW, this is not an Ambassador thing. It's an everybody thing.
- Producer05/04/2016Commenting on beBee – An Uncommon Way to Build CommunityThere are a lot of people talking about how the 'new' key to networking is to add value. I've read it dozens of times in the last couple weeks. But how often do you hear about what to do to demonstrate your value?A thoughtful comment or question...
Comments11/01/2017 #60 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#59 Maybe try following more than 10 bees, @Billy Grande.... I guarantee we aren't very likely to sting! Find some stuff you like to read and then follow the folks who find it relevant. This is the tried and tested method to build up an engaged network, since you clearly already are working the commenting part to your advantage....11/01/2017 #54 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#52 That is so true, @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez, being part of a community is about working to find those productive solutions that move us onward in our lives, work, and beBee is chock full of honey, on so many topics. Constructive complaints are the basic building block of change and life is about change, so we should all look for a way to 'complain' that just might bring about positive changes!11/01/2017 #53 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#51 I remember putting this buzz on beBee the day producer went live @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. I had no idea what would transpire. No clue as to all the marvelous people and opportunities commenting on beBee would bring into my life.
This community has been a priceless gift.
I think it is an important lesson of life. If we chose to do something, we might as well pour our heart into it. That energy is going to be noticed and reciprocated. But it is up to us in the first place to chose wisely how we invest our one precious life!10/01/2017 #52 Julio Angel Lopez LopezIt encourages us to find solutions, we must share them, to flood the hives and each bee then take those drops of honey that you think are productive.
From a complaint, we can get more content bees, and if it is not achieved at least our conscience will be at peace.
Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich10/01/2017 #51 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanI find it delightful that prior posts are coming back to life, especially this one, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Commenting on posts and comments of others is serious stuff. I've read a few posts related to commenting, which express and generate different opinions from our members.
But you Deb, the Queen of commenting in beBee and LI, express it best. Your message is clear, genuine and eloquent. I'm saving this in my Buzzing Memories hive because I feel it's well worth coming around again and again. It's good information for our newbees and a good reminder for those of us that have been around awhile.10/01/2017 #49 🐝 Fatima Williams@Deb 🐝 Helfrich This buzz has to resurface again so sharing it everywhere. After nearly months of following you and your work on beBee you have been the same person I met one day 1 to Today and I love you for that.
If we all continue to remember and follow the essence of beBee mentioned in this buzz. I see being beBee's forever :)
You are authentic, eloquent and absolutely kind-hearted , big hearted and I can just go on. Come on beBee's back me up here I can't use all the words up.
#beBeeforever #beBeelove15/08/2016 #42 Steve Brady#24 so true, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. The US philosopher and prolific author, Ken Wilber, introduced me to the 'flatland' concept of interacting with life. Meaningful social media engagements take us from media consumption to value-adding engagements that give depth and meaning to interacting with the bees and not just reading the posts/buzzes.
- Producer06/01/2017Why beBee worksI've studied every aspect of this community for months. Studying social behavior is a hobby or me. It always has been. Even as a child I was studying everyone and trying to figure out why they acted they way they did.We are social creatures by...
Comments09/01/2017 #27 Max🐝 J. Carter#26 I understand how you feel @Bernard Poulin it took me some time to find my place and how I best fit in beBee.
It's not focused it's a shot gun blast of content due to the diversity of the community.
I find professionalism varies based on ones profession. I had a battle I won with Linkedin over the use of the word Fuck and had to explain how using the word based on my profession is actually professional.
It's a subjective term that is too often only associated with the corporate side of life though there are many professionals who have never and will never work for a corporation and have a totally different mindset for what it means to be professional in their profession.
I often find with the "wanna be" that with a lot of them if you take some time with them and ask them what they are doing and why they become open to suggestion however you have to establish the relationship and invest the time with them first.
With your experience I am sure there is a lot you have to teach.09/01/2017 #26 Bernard PoulinI appreciate your comments though I am not yet convinced how I fit in with BeBee. (I'm trying!) Interesting place but the integration of social media and business communications I find distracting so far and not focused. I connect with the idea of branding but don't see it in action. Is that a matter of age and temperament, definition, perspective? I don't know. There is no exclusivity of hives and so everything is mixed thus diluting the essence of "hivery". Being a patient (yeah right!) man I will allow time to pass and input to acclimatize itself in this bear of little brain. . .
Another consideration is that in Facebook and LinkedIn I was seeing too much wanna-beism in various professions, such as the visual arts and writing, and too little actual professionalism. Maybe (probably) I'm a snob.07/01/2017 #22 🐝 Fatima WilliamsA diverse community that engages with passion to build something for ourselves and to continue building this community simultaneously.
I agree 100 % that beBee is a passionate affinity network. A network for the people by the people and of the people!
#beBeelove#keepbuzzing#beBeesforever07/01/2017 #17 Mohammed Sultan@Max J. Carter. You are now in the position to promote your balanced posture with an image that reinforces your idea.At this point in time,we have to think two things through to make beeBee brand stronger than the contents.First,If your brand is stronger than the marketing strategies and gives the readers a compelling reason to engage with what you are saying you may succeed in changing readers perception.Second,you may even go beyond this logic and commonsense and think of how to reduce the huge amounts of "dislikes" to many posts.Everyone should stick around the idea of strengthening beeBee brand while presenting the output of their skills or promoting their personal brands.06/01/2017 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#8 In fact a couple of days ago another bee, @Jorge 🐝 Carballo Pérez, wrote a Producer about our first collaboration, but it is only in Spanish, sorry. Here you have the link:
I'll write soon about another very interesting collaboration with @Cristina Alvarez Pagán, CEO on Tips para Emprender.
- Producer08/08/2016A beBee Organic Promotion – Part 1 & 2Note: 5 New Memes added today Thursday August 11, 2016As someone who has been active on both sides of the digital divide in marketing, the main thing I have learned is that it’s foolish to think that new school tactics have somehow replaced the more...
Comments09/08/2016 #9 Timothy BaldingI know that you are not personally responsible for the set up of beBee. But as a confused newcomer and potential transfuge from Linkedin, I would like to suggest that much greater effort should be made to explain how the site works. 'Hives', 'Bees', 'Discover', 'Producer' are perhaps cute, but quite useless to explain the organization of the network and how things work. As a casual user, whether for professional purposes or for the pleasure, I dip in and out of this or that site quite arbitrarily, and I suspect that I am not alone. What I need is a very simple guide. Maybe it exists, but I'm not prepared to go to lengths to find it. It should hit me in the face. I'm not talking about the founders' business plan and ambitions, but an excruciatingly easy 'home page', for example, that tells me what's going on here.
- Producer06/01/2017Why I love beBee - Part 1I would like to start this buzz with a big Thank you to all my beBees. I'm elated at becoming a beBee Brand Ambassador. The title is great a bonus in addition to the amazing people I meet here everyday !Life's a lesson and you learn from it each...
Comments07/01/2017 #44 Lyon BraveIt's more accessible than other social media types. Facebook is only good for your friends. Twitter you can add everyone, but there is no connection even with all the tweeting. Instagram is causal and great for images, but not friends. I feel like at bebee, you can really make pen-pals and new friends, without coming off as a troll. I don't know why, but being a bee makes you more likable than a random on facebook.07/01/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima Williams#24 Contd
Every time you comment You share information that we would have otherwise not known. Like who knew there was a ""The Daughters of the American Revolution" in Washington DC. You talk about masculinity in its politics there. Imagine other parts of the world.
Women are still being trampled in some places I know. I was disheartened to read political views on the recent Mass Molestation of women on New year's eve in Bangalore , when everyone all over the world were welcoming the New year.
I wish that Women are looked up for more than just the feminine part that exists in them. I wish the world had more people like yourself. I wish 2017 brings more grace & humanness to the people & leaders of the world.07/01/2017 #39 🐝 Fatima Williams#24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit If life and time gives me an opportunity I'd wish to be neighbours or family with you ( Your daughter ).If being connected virtually can impact the people around you so much I can only imagine knowing and talking to you face to face.
Your comments in any buzz is like finding treasures in a chest like Dean says.
I am honoured and proud to be a daughter of beBee.
I wish to quote your prodigious comment back to you " You represent to me the best face of that humanity and I do so honour that and likewise I honour you."
I am just lucky to know you all. #Thankyou #beBeesforever #Lifesablessing07/01/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima Williams#25 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Thank you my dear for always having my back. You are like the savior of beBee. An angel to be precise and have been kind to all of us at beBee by just being here and contributing in your own unique way.
I have seen people on beBee and LinkedIn have nothing but admiration and regards for you and I am one of them. Thank you for always supporting me. Cheers To making ever lasting friendships on beBee.07/01/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima Williams#27 @Pamela 🐝 Williams We are meeting that's for sure. I have a bucketlist and meeting you is a must.
The wonderful thing about you Pam is that you are down to earth and straight forward just like me and that's what makes us sister's. Virtual Hugs to you 🤗 Much love and thank you for a heart-warming comment.07/01/2017 #34 🐝 Fatima Williams#24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit If life and time gives me an opportunity I'd wish to be neighbours or family with you.If being connected virtually can impact the people around you so much I can only imagine knowing and talking to you face to face.
Your comments in any buzz is like finding treasures in a chest like Dean says.
I am honoured and proud to be a daughter of beBee.
I wish to quote your prodigious comment back to you " You represent to me the best face of that humanity and I do so honour that and likewise I honour you."
I am just lucky to know you all. #Thankyou #beBeesforever #Lifesablessing
- Producer27/04/2016I'm Hooked on a Feeling beBee!In the last few weeks there has been a change in my writing existence. For many months I had lost heart. I was uninspired. I was also fearful of the bridge trolls that at times pierced my heart with their daggers of negativity. I have always been...
Comments06/01/2017 #63 🐝 Fatima WilliamsThis is IT. The buzz that have missed and loved that I finally read it with a much awaited enthusiasm . I am on a mission to revisit and read every buzz of all my favorite beBee's and I come across this one. You do get us hooked on a feeling everytime you write. A feeling that gets us a dance on like the rhythm to this song here. Why worry about long posts when we are all ready to read a whole book that needs only to say Author " @Pamela 🐝 Williams" Much love to you #beBeesforever
- Producer29/04/2016Why I started Writing for beBee?Of more than (170) presentations I wrote, one presentation occupies a dear place in my heart. The presentation is titled "Reverse Businesses-Trends and Applications". One magnet that attracted me to write to beBee is the fact that the brains of...
Comments06/01/2017 #33 🐝 Fatima WilliamsPrivileged to be with you beBee @Ali Anani on this platform. I was looking to find your first buzz on beBee. Remember marking this relevant but missed the opportunity to express my thoughts on this.
Bees dance to alert each other to the source of food. On beBee platform authors and readers alert each other to great post by sharing, commenting, liking and messaging. I want to dance for a grand purpose.
This is exactly what you have shown us all with all your brilliant buzzes. Thank you for being you always.#beBeesforever30/06/2016 #31 Anees ZaidiDear brother @Ali Anani I am reading your this post a bit late. I see you 'walking' what you 'talked'. Personally in a short period of time I have learned a lot from your buzzes and from you. I took three important lessons from you: 1) "At beBee we need to use the minimum number of words so that a reader may finish reading a post in less than one minute." 2) 'to alert each other to the source of food'. 3) leave a bit of fragrance for other bees to pick up and produce their own brand of honey. Journey with you is most exciting and joyful. A big Thank You!!30/04/2016 #29 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanOnce again, you have out done yourself with an educational and inspirational article about bees and bebee bees. I love this statement "The older the bee gets, the younger its brain becomes. As I am getting quite old, I feel the need for my brain to grow in reverse. I want to be a bee. The bee produces an antioxidant that protects the brain and I want to protect mine as well through the interactions with other "bees" on the beBee platform." I believe the refreshing feel of bebee is making many of us feel younger. 🐝29/04/2016 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 I will be waiting to hear the results of whether bees affect the fractality of ice. It seems almost certain to me that a speck of pollen left from a bee alighting in a small puddle would produce a different crystalline structure should the temperature fall and cause that water to freeze. It would be fascinating if there was some detailed information....it is, of course, the same as the flapping of our c-butterfly wings changing the amazon. A tiny difference in starting conditions changes everything.
- Producer28/09/2016The Thing About Being A beBee AmbassadorHere’s the thing. Right now there are somewhere in the area of 20 beBee brand ambassadors. I pretty much know them all. I had a conference call with several of them last week and we had a hell of a good time.These are bright people, all from...
Comments03/01/2017 #33 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsIt's a drizzly rainy day in NC, that imbecile's face seems to show up everywhere I go, I'm still fighting a bug that a manager gave me as a going away present when my contract ended just before Christmas, and I finally took down our beautiful Christmas tree today...In other words; it's been a depressing day so far...
then I read this:
I’m happy as a well-fed hog to be one of the promotional cylinders on which this site is firing.
I’m Jim Murray, beBee Ambassador and I approved this message.
Well said Mr. Murray! RAH RAH SIS BOOM BAH!03/01/2017 #28 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand AmbassadorHi @Jim Murray, I agree too with you & for many years I have taken many connections off line from LI because of limits & restrictions. I enjoy helping folks & am here to help beBee succeed & they will be a great continuing success. If you read " Connecting The Dots" that I wrote it was posted on The Creative Coast which is another non profit where I help small business startups, all at no cost to really help connect people & share experiences. If I can help you in any way call or email me 24 x 7 @ 1.404.750.3200, keep up the good work here my friend!! regards, Bill Stankiewicz, www.savannahsupplychain.com29/09/2016 #27 Renée 🐝 CormierI agree with you completely, Jim, and I am motivated by the same things you are. As a communications professional with a passion for business and marketing, it is a very natural thing for me to promote beBee, which is a wonderful social media site that offers compelling content to interested and interesting people. As a writer, nothing could be more rewarding than having intelligent people read and comment on my content. I get a tremendous kick out of seeing how many people read my posts and like what I have to say. I have always been a fast and ready advocate for things I believe in, and I believe in beBee and the power of the wonderful community it is attracting. I didn't need to be named ambassador to do what I do for beBee, but I am proud and honoured that I have been. The work I do here will continue because I know my efforts will go toward making our online community stronger and more attractive than ever.29/09/2016 #22 Michael D. DavisOink! 🐷. That'' Pig Latin for I gitcha @Jim Murray! You've got a nice "in your eyeballs" style of writing that my alter ego Bo " bad boy" Buzzbee can relate to. Keep up the good writting Jim, and thanks for all the pro bono work you put in. It doesn't go unnoticed in my little hovel of a hive. 🐝29/09/2016 #18 AnonymousThanks @Jim Murray! As usual, I am just an ugly fractal troll. The best marketing in social structures, including social networks is a byproduct of a trust and the visions that are common for a large group of thoughtful, committed people (with or without the title) who can effortlessly change the world for the better. Their world and our world. This is a long-term process and the ultimate task for all beBee users. People tend to beleive that an enthusiastic support of someone or something that is worthy means to be a cheerleader. But it is still a sales relationship. I would rather call it this time a social responsible behaviour. George C. Homans, American sociologist and founder of behavioral sociology pointed out that social structure is a human interaction. The mere fact of belonging to something that is worthy will give us freedom. Freedom to develop and grow together. We won't forget each other and human interactions, right?29/09/2016 #15 David B. GrinbergNicely stated, as usual, @Jim Murray Your blogs about beBee and other efforts -- along with that of all the ambassadors and fans of this wonderful budding social network -- has played an instrumental role in attracting more users to the site and growing its popularity. The fact is, to be blunt like you, LinkedIn couldn't give a rat's ass about it's users, especially the non-paying ones. This is especially true for independent writers who once helped build LI's publishing platform (Pulse) into the go-to site for independent writers.
But then LI stripped bloggers of their ability to fully engage with their own networks who voluntarily chose to follow them. This was a cold slap in the face, to put in mildly. Thus, as you state, the exodus from LI for greener pastures began shortly thereafter -- and for good reason. Those of us who were led to beBee by the platform's "Moses" (John White) found an oasis in the desert.
And for those who try to belittle ambassadors as"cheerleaders," I say this: Cheerleaders are all about showing spirit, support, enthusiasm and teamwork. How do I know? My better half, Nicole, was a cheerleader coach for 9-years. So to those who belittle the dedication, time and efforts of this group of impressive and admirable ambassadors and fans of beBee, I would just say this: lighten up a little!
Thanks for all you do, Jim, along with the other fine ambassadors and fans of beBee. Buzz on!
- Producer05/01/2017Hive Talk 30 - Featuring Mensajes para recordar/Messages to Remember/Maria Oslara (in Spanish) Don't miss this buzz. Stunning presentation and infographic! Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBee https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-english/build-a-successful-personal-brand-with-bebeehttps://www.bebee.com/group/47892 Dream...
Comments06/01/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#7 David, I like your idea! Bringing attention to older hives in Hive Talk - why not?! We tend to forget some of the hives unless we see them on a frequent basis. Some of my hives don't generate a lot of action either, so don't feel alone.
I created a hive for posts and hives that deserve a second bow (which all of them are worthy of a second or third time around, IMO). https://www.bebee.com/group/buzzing-memories. I feel this is a good way to keep track them. I also have a spreadsheet of my Hive Talk series.
This goes for anyone that wants their hive(s) brought back around. You can message me! 🙂06/01/2017 #9 Savvy Raj#1 Power of Bebee is in the mutual sharing and learning and connecting creatively. .This post is a reflection of it @ Franci Eugenia Hoffmann Great idea of sharing and highlighting some of the amazing hives here.. And thank you for your mention of the Hive ' Life and Living' in your list . Sharing this post in it right away .06/01/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergThanks for continuing this series valuable series, Franci. Unfortunately, I'm still having trouble growing my hive, "Universe, Space & Beyond"
Thus, I would appreciate:
1) Any suggestion which you or others might have on growing hives, and
2) Your mentioning my hive in all of your subsequent Hive Talk posts, if possible and as you deem appropriate.
Keep buzzing, Franci!05/01/2017 #5 Jared 🐝 Wiese#2 Thank you so much for mentioning me and the Egoscue hive, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman!!
You know, I tried something I posted there the other day and it worked!
You ever get a pain in the back of your neck when you've been out in really cold weather? It's because your body automatically tightens up from the extreme cold - like a "cold in the bones". Well, a simple lying position got rid of the pain in 2 minutes! I will add a comment in that post too.05/01/2017 #3 debasish majumderamazing post indeed @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! this is perhaps the U.S.P. of this beBee like social affinity site making it utterly distinct from the rest other social networking site. the endeavor of ambassadors are truly amazing! @Javier 🐝 beBee, thank for such lovely innovation and i wish it will surely surpass any other social networking for its honest essence and the phenomenal personalities, who have the potential to make it reach to its zenith before you expected. thank you very much madam for such honest endeavor.
- Producer04/01/2017Build a Successful Personal Brand With beBeeNew technologies have made extraordinary changes in the way we establish relationships, the way we meet people, how we access information and how we learn and teach others. Professionals have come a long way to get up-to-date and companies have all...
Comments05/01/2017 #6 Sarah ElkinsBe professional and personal, make the connections beyond the keyboard by arranging a coffee break, phone or video call. Make sure your personal brand matches up online and offline! Good post, @Javier 🐝 beBee View moreBe professional and personal, make the connections beyond the keyboard by arranging a coffee break, phone or video call. Make sure your personal brand matches up online and offline! Good post, @Javier 🐝 beBee. Close
- Producer04/01/2017New beBee ambassadors - 2017Happy New Year ! We wish you all the best: health & success ! We’ve received many questions asking about the specific requirements that need to be met to become one of our Ambassadors. We are priorizing these actions:1. Promote beBee on the...
Comments10/01/2017 #239 Augusto Santos#82 Que ótima notícia @Luizia Patrício! Meus parabéns para você, você realmente merece o cargo de embaixadora por todo seu esforço, trabalho, animação e carisma! A equipe do beBee acertou em cheio ao te selecionar como nova embaixadora, você é um exemplo para todos nós, e eu pessoalmente me sinto lisonjeado por ter sido um de seus primeiros seguidores aqui no beBee. MUITAS FELICIDADES, LUIZIA!!!10/01/2017 #237 Anonymous#206 #208 @Irene Rodriguez Escolar y @Paula Pérez Toledo aqui lo tenéis en español: https://www.bebee.com/producer/hive/bebee-espanol/conoce-a-nuestros-embajadores
E para os usuários brasileiros, aqui está a tradução ao português: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@tifanyrodio/temos-novos-embaixadores-conheca-a-lista-completa-de-embaixadores-do-bebee07/01/2017 #229 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#215 One day this year @Teresa Gezze and I hope to meet when she makes another trip to Cleveland! Who would have known, from Cleveland to Spain? :)) It would be fun to do a live buzz with you Teresa! Again congrats to all. I would tag all of you but I don't want to fill up your notifications so I've been trying to congratulate you separately. Great picks Javier!06/01/2017 #224 🐝 Fatima Williams#118 Awww Thank you @Aurorasa Sima Feeling more loved than ever with all your wishes and affectation. I am really honoured and proud to have met you all and be part of the team. This is what the world is missing. Come join us on beBee 🤗 Feel the love #beBeelove
- 14/12/2016The campaign to edit, publish and market the book The Language of Water is in its first week. Be a part of it in any way you can:
A Wish for Peace / Un souhait pour la Paix http://thelenaghioparadox.blogspot.ca/2016/12/emerge-art-and-world-peace-et-la-paix.html - https://igg.me/at/emerge-art
- 14/12/2016I am looking for a Forensic Photoshop expert to authenticate Emerge Art as a true creative action by water.
A Wish for Peace / Un souhait pour la Paix - https://igg.me/at/emerge-artThe Lena Ghio Paradox/Le Paradoxe Lena Ghio: EMERGE ART and World Peace / et la Paix sur la Terrethelenaghioparadox.blogspot.ca
- Producer25/06/2016To All the Bees – Flying fast and freeAh, it’s Saturday morning and I am sitting on my patio as the bright, red cardinals gather ‘round our bird feeders in delight. The balmy Florida morning breeze brushes my unkempt hair as I sip my coffee and indulge in ‘buzz’ after ‘buzz’ on my...
Comments09/10/2016 #77 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#71 There does seem to be a different sense of time in beBeeLand.... must be about flow and feeling in the parasympathetic zone... Amazing what a little love rippling can do!
Thanks for the way you focused so many people on the preciousness of community, @Irene Hackett
- 10/12/2016Say Hello To The beBee Big Buzz. These will be great for people to repost on other social media site, especially in the Lumpy Kingdom (LI).
Also if you have a little narrative you'd like to have made into one of these puppies.Just PM it to me. @Graham Edwards
- Producer06/08/2016Fake Authenticity and why I love BeBeeAuthenticity is trending on Social Media"What is her problem with that?", you might ask. After all, I talk about the power of being vulnerable and authentic (and therefore trustworthy) all the time. Yes, I even train people on it. Authenticity makes...
Comments12/12/2016 #66 Mohammed SultanPeople tended to be in love with the brand that has feeling,and for beBee the feeling is there .People like their feelings not only expressed but also blended and shared.On beBee you will recognize that the feeling and the more satisfying depth of understanding is there.Unlike other sites whose focus on "core skills" beBee focus on people's "core interests".Core skills is personal and based on the person's past , while core interests is shared to broaden our concept of understanding,and is future-oriented.What makes beBee unique is that it's more concerned with the thoughts ,feeling and attitudes which influence people's perception.In short;to get insight into or understanding of people you should be someone who is also constantly in touch with them by choice and not by chance,and beBee will give you the opportunity to test your choice.11/09/2016 #62 Aurorasa Sima#61 Wow, that´s impressive. Your clients were lucky to have you. Heartfelt customer service is so rare. I´d say true authenticity is more polarizing than being "appropriate". But it´s definitely better for your own happiness and soul. Some will dislike you but the sympathy of others is more meaningful and rewarding when it´s not based on pretense.
Thank you for your comment, comments can never be too long (:11/09/2016 #61 Dale MastersYou have succinctly listed the reasons I hate the business world. Even when I was in it, I didn't follow the company line. It cost the companies I worked for their clients---who, because they knew they could trust me, followed me from place to place. Once word got out about my new location, I would see a LOT of the same old loving faces, who, in some cases, would make a special trip from Manhattan to Flemington, NJ, just to get my opinion on what I thought was wrong with their car.
Whenever I managed a service station, I always brought in business, because the customers knew I would treat them with love and respect. As I've stated before, I used to carry $50 of my own money, so that:
*If someone came in & had accidentally misplaced their credit card, I could fill their tank, asking nothing in return but that they remembered what I had done, and to pass it on (I'll detail the reasons why in a later post.
* If someone needed a basic repair or tire change, again, I paid for it. Why? Because I'd grown to know and love them.
*Sometimes, certain ones would just come in to talk about their problems and their loneliness. Though I would be busy, I would cease all bookwork and accounting-related items...because THEY were ALWAYS more important than the COMPANY.
People need love and affection. A gasoline or service station may seem a strange place to find it, but that's why I chose it:
So people would remember me...KNOW in their heart of hearts that I truly loved them...and respond in kind, both towards me and towards others in need.
True, authentic love is an unstoppable force. Sorry for the length.07/08/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima#34 We´re in agreement 100 %. Social media authenticity is throwing a dramatic story of when you were at the low end of a litter box in everyone's face. ...and how you became a superstar right out of the litter box with potatoes peel and used handkerchiefs still sticking to your head. OMG .... I can totally identify with you. That is SO authentic. ..... What if I am a scared person at this point of my life. And I build a protective wall of sarcasm around myself. I am being ME, right? Being authentic means being you.07/08/2016 #50 Aurorasa Sima#36 LI is a place where people are extra careful. Every comment is added to your profile and might be what a potential employer judges you on. Takes away some of the easiness. And you are right about the spam. Even though I am not connected with people who post spam or math games - I seem to be connected to LI Gestapo, so that spam gets shared on my feed via "this post does not belong here" comments ...