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- ProducerFIASCOThe medical fiasco on Delta Airlines has now gone viral after a Facebook post by MD Tamika Cross the physician who was turned away as a fellow passenger was unresponsive. Tamika joins a long list of female physicians who have experienced the same...
Comments21/10/2016 #6 Sara JacoboviciThanks for sharing this information @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015. It is mind boggling that this takes place now when hospitals and medical centres are staffed with many female doctors. I also never realized the information shared by @Phil Friedman about female pilots. Sadly, proves that technologically speaking we have advanced dramatically but as a species have made very small gains emotionally. This combination makes Arificial Intelligence problematic. See youtube of Charlie Rose interviews robot on 60 minutes.
- Producer20/10/2016Creating a climate of comfort for women to take up MORE leadership roles?This post is a dedication to all women and of course this is also a dedication to the spirit of all such great men who gives those multitasking women a helping hand whenever needed. When it comes to challenging situations,women are able to use...
Comments21/10/2016 #9 Lisa Gallagher#7 Thanks for expounding @Prakashan B.V, and your right- the situation is far from ideal in many places around the world, including the US. Before I had my first child they granted me 12 weeks to be at home with him. When he was 5 weeks old my supervisor called and told me they needed me back the next week. I told her that wasn't enough time to make arrangements for a sitter etc.. she went on to say if I did not come back they would have to replace me.21/10/2016 #7 Prakashan B.V@Lisa Gallagher: Thanks for reinforcing your opinion based on your own experiences (again). Thanks for validating one aspect which sometimes at some part of the world still exists as a gap(also called as gender inequality)..Appreciate that.
While ideal situation should have been different, the fact of the matter is that ideal situation still exists as a theoretical situation only at some part of the world.
Agree that there are places where this may not exist(gap) like someone might want to point out.But still unfortunately the situation is not perfect everywhere!..So we leave that aspect aside.. I would request my friends here to also read this.. .https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/do-you-want-become-happier-working-parent-prakashan-b-v?trk=mp-reader-card21/10/2016 #6 Lisa Gallagher@Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, Did you take into consideration that possibly the author of this buzz could be from another Country (I believe India, he can correct me if I'm wrong) and what he wrote could be in part due to his own cultural views and perspective. I try to keep this in mind when I read articles since this is a global network. I try to stay clear of using broad statements such as the one you did, "If they can't do it for themselves they should stop having kids." There are many women who lose a husband to death and may have 5 children to worry about as one example. Life is not black and white. I thought @Prakashan B.V made very valid points. I love the idea of more workplaces offering work from home jobs or even telecommute jobs. This can benefit both men and women. There are many men & women who are IT gurus and can work remotely from any location. I'd love to see more workplaces hiring these people as employee's, not contractors and allow them to work from home. I could think of many examples of Corporations that *could* train then offer work from home jobs. I realize there are jobs available in that sector but not enough. Our work climate really does need to change.21/10/2016 #5 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015If any profession is going to provide "comfort" in the workplace they should do it for men and women. This entire country is pushing for women to get the "balance" they need. Good. I wonder why they can't find it for themselves ? I don't go with this theory of exclusive help for women. If they can't do it for themselves they should stop having kids. Let's put the big girl pants on and grow up.20/10/2016 #2 Lisa GallagherGreat topic @Prakashan B.V and you touched on some great key points. When I worked in HealthCare I was able to apply for and work under mentors. I was a Medical Assistant out of HS and began working as a Nurse's Aide. After 2 years I wanted more and felt I had what it took to not only learn the new job well but also do it well. I began job training for Respiratory Therapy. We had classroom time and floor time with the Respiratory Therapists for 6 months. We had to pass 6 written tests and many hands on tests before we were allowed to work independently. Our Therapists went to College for 2 years and of course the few of us who were lucky enough to get hired did not. I went to a Vocational School for my Medical Assisting degree. I learned so much working as a Respiratory Tech thanks to my mentors. I don't think hospitals allow these types of programs anymore. Our hospital implemented the program because it was cost effective. Obviously, we didn't make as much as the Therapists they hired. There were only a few jobs we were not allowed to perform. Our department eventually opened up a Cardiac Lab and I transferred to that. Again, I had to learn a new job and I learned it fast. We did EKG's, Stress Testing, Holter Monitors, had to become certified in reading basic cardiac arrhythmias and we also typed reports for 6 Cardiologists. After we moved I decided to stay at home with my kids and later in the years I became my husband's second hand for his business. I wish there were more work from home jobs because many women along with men learn fast and it would be conducive for many of us to work from home. I'm not sure what the answer is. I think mentoring programs should be re-evaluated by many workplaces. Sorry this was so long.20/10/2016 #1 Brian McKenzieLet me get this straight. 11 MILLION men are not in the work force, Women are graduating with more degrees than ever before - and yet men still have to help women when we are supposed to be equal ? http://www.npr.org/2016/09/06/492849471/an-economic-mystery-why-are-men-leaving-the-workforce View moreLet me get this straight. 11 MILLION men are not in the work force, Women are graduating with more degrees than ever before - and yet men still have to help women when we are supposed to be equal ? http://www.npr.org/2016/09/06/492849471/an-economic-mystery-why-are-men-leaving-the-workforce
I would recommend reading Orwell - All animals are equal, some are more equal than others. So glad I am out and done. Close
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Comments20/10/2016 #151 Gerald HechtSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry @Javier beBee View moreSomebody's hacked my account and is making my Profucer Pieces have different wordings--companies calling themselves "Russian banks" are screwing with my shares on google plus and stuff sorry @Javier beBee and @Juan Imaz but you've been compromised apparently and I've filed with Ft he FBI Close18/10/2016 #140 CityVP Manjit#129 Hi Fatima, I extend my best to all listed above and I especially appreciate your sentiment because you are a classy lady and one that I am really glad to share this online space with. May we all continue from strength to strength and grow wise and well in this emerging community of affinity and constant appreciation.18/10/2016 #139 CityVP Manjit#138 Hi Cristiane, I actually found out from an email sent by @Gert Scholtz which for me is the best way to find out because it came from a fellow bee. I have been away for 10 days or so, so I don't know if Sara Jacobovici has been listed by beBee, that is the first name I look for - I originally came to beBee because I was wondering why the exchanges between Ali Anani and Sara had lessened - only to discover that they had both moved onto the beBee plaform. I look for learning platforms and as a learning platform beBee is the best - if I am ambassador of anything - I am an ambassador of learning. I look forward to a life-time relationship with beBee as I continue my learning here - it will also help with the relationship I am trying to foster with students at my college, and this announcement will prove beneficial in that offline relationship building effort.
- Producer15/10/2016I Said NO! Why Didn't He Listen?The story I'm about to share is a very hard story to talk about. I've gone back and forth in my mind about sharing this story because it really is very personal. This week's news about women being groped and talked about as if they are inanimate...
Comments18/10/2016 #65 Lisa Gallagher#63 Well said @Renée Cormier, "Abuse is about power, so we should never empower our abusers by letting them taint our souls." A good motto to live by. I can't help feeling sad when I hear of anyone who's been abused in any manner but I understand you've risen above the power abusers!! :))18/10/2016 #63 Renée Cormier#60 Please don't feel sad for me. I'm not looking for pity. It is very hard to share those stories because they churn up a lot, but I am okay. I really only wanted to offer a little help to those who are having trouble moving on. Abuse is about power, so we should never empower our abusers by letting them taint our souls.17/10/2016 #60 Lisa Gallagher#58 @Renée Cormier, You sure have been through a lot. I thank you so much for sharing your story, it has to be hard if you've never shared it before. I agree, the good men outweigh the predators by far, and thank god for them. I can't imagine what you experienced for everyone's experience is different and unique to that person. Happiness and trust are choices. Like you, I choose happiness over gloom. It doesn't mean people should ever forget but by not forgetting as you pointed out helps a person to become more intuitive. I'd like to think I read people fairly well too. It's rare I've been wrong about a person's intentions etc... I feel it's a gift and I'm thankful for that. I think we learn to choose our friends well! Again thanks, your story made me feel pain and sad.17/10/2016 #58 Renée CormierThanks for sharing your story, Lisa. I've had my own share of trouble at the hands of men, starting from early childhood. As I read some of the comments below, I find it rather sad that there are people our age who still can't figure out that life is about choices. Bad things happen to all of us and heinous things happen to some of us. All that said, happiness and trust are choices. I'm glad you are someone who can choose to allow yourself to love and trust a man because there are still many who are worth it. Having been sexually assaulted, groped, beaten and drugged at various times in my life. Sometimes I think it will never end. I certainly don't trust all men, but over time, I learned to read people very well and I also learned to trust my instinct. It is there for a reason and it is never wrong. I am a happy and loving person because I choose to be. It takes way too much energy to be anything else. I'd choose joy over anger any day, and believe me, I have plenty of reason to be hateful, resentful and bitter. Here's to love and getting over things!17/10/2016 #56 Lisa Gallagher#52 Thanks for reading @Graham Edwards, these are tough topics to tackle and read. I wish people could carry something with them that would always protect them but if it were that easy, it wouldn't happen at all. Scream a loud NO, yes with a siren in your hand? ;-)17/10/2016 #55 Lisa Gallagher#51 Thanks again for your comment @Lisa Vanderburg, couldn't agree more about the children who had no voice or help to deal with issues no one should have to deal with. Yes, I understood that Praveen's words were of encouragement and enlightenment. I appreciate all the comments on this thread. Always a good conversation to have, too many women still being assaulted and/or raped today. I wish there were better answers for those who suffer both physically and emotionally. Thanks again :))17/10/2016 #51 Lisa Vanderburg#39 Apologies for my tardy reply to your generous and candid reply, @Lisa Gallagher. I so applaud the considered answer; I would be tempted to be berating myself with a borrowed Priest's flagellation weapon by this point, so I'm really grateful that you don't 'feel' that need. That means - at least to me - that you have truly been able to assimilate what was so commonplace, so (still) unspoken of.
I think it was @Praveen Raj Gullepalli who pointed out that there are worse things, and I think he meant it kindly. But it really takes great courage to 'admit' your assault as an adult instead of a child.
The importance that you answer proves is that there are so many people abused as children - worse, less...doesn't matter for this point, that can't speak out; didn't get the psychological help then, and are now are left with 'those lost potentials', as a result.
Well done - I applaud you!17/10/2016 #50 Lisa Gallagher#44 Thanks @Mohammed A. Jawad. There are many women who do speak out and if they have no-one to verify what happened, in other words, it's a he said/she said, many times the woman is considered or called a liar. Women have been ostracized for speaking out unless there is evidence to back up their claim. I appreciate your comment :))17/10/2016 #49 Lisa Gallagher#32 I think it has to be one of the hardest things to come forward about unless you've been physically beaten too and have no choice except to seek emergency treatment, @Melissa Hughes. Women are made to feel as though they asked for this and in many cases, they are called liars. To have to relive the pain is not easy, to report it is hard when you already lack trust in others and realize our system still does not protect people who've been sexually assaulted and/or raped. As in the Sandusky case, other cases and now Trump, I hope people find strength in numbers and understand it's OK to speak up and out against their offender. Thank you very much for your comment and share!16/10/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher#43 Thanks for reading @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I'm sure it is a tough subject for many because I understood when I wrote this it others may have experienced something similar or worse. I was lucky that I wasn't raped, so I feel fortunate and almost feel whiney in contrast to women or men who've been raped. I would have been raped if my friend had not hidden in the bushes. Thank God for good guys. I think the fact that he was suspicious and saved me from Perry left me with some faith in guys!! My shyness is pre-anticipatory for the most. I'm ok once I get to know a man, most men are good! I was surprised that this incident hit me so many years later. In some weird way Trump reminds me of Perry, no regard for anyone other than himself. No respect for women. Thanks Donna-Luisa, I appreciate your comment!
- ProducerMother TeresaOn September 4, Mother Teresa was elevated to sainthood when Pope Francis canonized her at the Vatican. The late nun, already called Saint of the Gutters and who won the Nobel Prize in 1979, is widely known for her decades spent caring for the...
Comments12/10/2016 #4 Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015@ Phillippe Collard. The " real story of Mother Teresa's canonization was researched with the Jesuits and the Christian Brothers." It took months. My students also documented information. My additional research was done though documentation and phone calls to your country, Canada. Please do not be insulting when you comment. So much accuracy takes so much time and work, which I have done about the reality of Mother Teresa's life. To say "and here is the real story" is based on a you tube. The author is now dead and I knew him very well. So let us part friends and temper our comments. As a consultant, I am sure you have to do that with your clients. Thank you ! Karen Anne12/10/2016 #3 Philippe Collard#2 Karen Anne Krame. Christopher was a brilliant mind. And a truth teller. So this is not about a "u tube video".. this is about telling the TRUTH about this so called "saint"...so WATCH THE VIDEO...and if AFTER WATCHING THE VIDEO, you sill believe this woman is a "saint", then more power to you...the thing is, when someone in Africa advocates against contraception, said person promotes two things: a - the spread of sexualy transmited diseases and b - the birth of millions of children that will die of hunger, or thirst, or will be killed in wars, or if they are girls, mulitlated at a young age because their clitoris will be cut out, or they will be sold as slaves, or they will be raped...as for miracles, well, I have just news for you: a - the earth is not flat b - the sun is not spining around the earth c - the earth is not 6000 years old d - no dinausors did not walt the earth at the same time as early men and on and on and on..in other words, welcome to the 21st century where the writing of Bronze age people have been demonstrated time and time again to be just that: the writing of Bronze age people...you know the people who did not understand physics, chemistry, maths, whatever...you want to believe in that stuff...well, good for you..but DO NOT PROMOTE THAT KIND OF NON SENSE, ESPECIALLY UPON YOUNGER GENERATIONS! They deserve better than Middle Age children
- 12/10/2016In contrast to gender stereotypes, study finds working mothers are focused, productive workers.The ultimate efficiency hack: Have kidsqz.com Over the lifespan of a 30-year career, women with children outperform those without at nearly every stage of the...
- Producer10/10/2016A Tale of Two Women - Hillary & KimPrelude...I was eighteen when I had my first son. I did not know what it felt like to love someone unconditionally until I met him as he grew in my womb. He was born on November, 22nd 1987, the most beautiful baby boy the earth had ever seen.I had a...
Comments16/10/2016 #28 Pamela L. WilliamsI loved your perspective @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Though I empathize with Kim's robbery experience I just can't find her 'business' as having a positive impact on society or the young women of today, which to me is just as harmful to women as anything Hugh Hefner has done. Just because it's women getting rich from the exposure doesn't change the negative stereotype is places on all women.
As for Hilary, that is one strong woman, of that there is no doubt, I'm just not sure she is Presidential material. But if I have to chose between her and DT, I'm Hilary all the way.14/10/2016 #25 David B. GrinbergBelated kudos on sharing that personal story @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I'm reminded of that old saying: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I think going through adversity and facing immense challenges -- while no fun at all -- does in fact strengthen people's character, determination and steadfastness.
I recall at the last town hall presidential debate, the last questioner asked each candidate to say something they admired about the other. Donald Trump sounded sincere, at least in this instance, when he praised Hillary for being a fighter and never giving up. I think all her past challenging life experiences helped to mold Hillary into the person she is today. And ditto that for most, if not all, people.
And while it's terrible what happened to KK in Paris, one would think she would have bodyguards to protect her in public when she flaunting very expensive jewelry while playing games on social media. But that's just my 2-cents.14/10/2016 #24 Andrew Porter#19 I must admit @Donna-Luisa Eversley I did see the buzz and thought it was going to be about politics which I try to avoid!
As quite a few bees have said which I will reiterate I just cannot imagine what must have been going through your and everyone else's minds, how frightening for you all. and what a really moving piece you have produced here on bebee...I take my hat off to you for a remarkable contribution.14/10/2016 #22 Mamen DelgadoMy dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I confess I saw this Producer a couple of days ago but, as @Pascal Derrien has said before, I was so silly I didn't feel any engagement with the title neither with the two pictures on the top.
I simply can not imagine what you were through in that night you have described, as a mother I don´t feel strong enough to try to imagine it.
Your article is full of sensibleness and sobriety, as well as of emotion. The same emotion any human being can feel, because as you wisely say none is inmune or set apart from humanity in a life or death experience.
Thanks so much for tagging me. Love you, dear being. 💞14/10/2016 #21 debasish majumderwonderful post madam Donna-Luisa Eversley! absolutely stunning! i wonder, how state sometimes act as a male and sometimes as a female! we have seen number of states where female at the helm, but the character of state remain same. there is no absolute masculinity or feminism. still, i believe, female are more compassionate and caring, as they can only endow motherhood. however, lovely post madam. thank you very much for sharing the post.14/10/2016 #20 Laura MikolaitisExcellent piece, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. What a chilling recall of your experience. I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like, but you paint a vivid picture that speaks volumes to your own faith, strength and resilience. I am sad to hear that you went through something so terrifying, but it seems in spite of it all you have found the grace within. You have crated and penned such a well-written piece here and opened eyes so that we can see beyond the media hype. It can be challenging to dissect the authenticity that is often overshadowed by the propaganda. In the end, both women are human beings - and as you have so eloquently pointed out - there's more than what meets the eye.
You have brought to light some interesting perspective with regard to both Kim K and Hillary Rodham-Clinton. While I may not necessarily agree with or be a fan of either, what I will openly acknowledge is their perseverance and resilience. It takes a great deal of tenacity to be a public figure and both women have demonstrated these traits under some dire and heated situations. And for that, I give them credit. It's not easy to be torn down and ridiculed at every turn but they fight back where some might never find the strength to get up and keep going.
Thank you Donna-Luisa for leading me to this. I did miss it's original posting somehow.14/10/2016 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley#13 Wow .. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, thank you very much. I appreciate your feedback and comments. Its never easy sharing some things, but you make it okay. #worldbestcheerleader #bebeehugs Yes women have come a long way, and we keep moving forward, because we are #ablewomen10/10/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia Hoffman@Donna-Luisa Eversley, you just hit a homerun with this post. I agree with Pascal in that this is the best article I have read all week. I can't imagine how you endured the robbery but so glad you did or I wouldn't be reading this 5 star read. I am not a fan of Kim Kardashian but give her credit for making herself into a multi-million dollar empire. Hillary is a smart and gutsy woman and has endured a lot, as well. She seems to have the ability to bounce back and ready for the next hurdle. Women have come a long way and are making great strides but we still have a rocky ride ahead of us. It takes time and patience - and endurance to make the world a better place. Bravo Donna-Luisa and buzz on.10/10/2016 #12 Dean OwenI cannot imagine the trauma of being held at gunpoint. How horrific. Kim Kardashian - I have no idea who she is and had no idea she had been robbed. I empathize with Hillary for the fact that she had to deal very publically with a cheating husband. I have never thought "if Hillary was a man" but I have thought if Michael Moore looked like Robert Redford, he'd probably be heralded as an American icon. Weird world we live in.....10/10/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley#4 @Vincent Andrew thank you for understanding us women 😉...you have had the privilege to be surrounded by many females and you get to protect and love and care for all our hormones! The robbery was awful. I try not to think about it, and I guess I have not really laid it to rest. The feel of the gun remains, and my son is 29 next month. I was crazy about safety and security after that..sleeping lightly, keeping my home locked tightly day and night. Not opening windows, being obsessed with locks...took almost twenty years for me to relax. When one is robbed like that the physical things lost are nothing, it is the way your personal safety was violated, that, is a loss hard to recover from. 🐝🌸10/10/2016 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley#2 @Lisa Gallagher , I'm always sure you would understand the depth of my own emotions when I recall some of these memories. Thought it was nicely tucked away, the memories, until I read about Kim's experience and the comments. I've been following the US elections and Hillary's fight. Two very different women. Somehow last evening, 'a tale of two cities' came to mind and I saw a common thread in the very different circumstances and women. Lot's of thoughts in this jigsaw puzzle of social media. I appreciate your thoughtful comments 🌺
- Producer09/10/2016Why Women Fail in Tech Faster than MenAs I ponder the controversy of systematic sexism and racism in the professional sphere and in technology especially, I cannot help but feel inspired by pioneers (podcast), likeTracy Chou, whose birthday it is today, and who has brought data on...
Comments10/10/2016 #4 Flavia Toro RodriguezAs a woman in Tech, I'm glad to say that at my workplace and in my department women are treated the same as men. I've never had this problem in my work, but unfortunatelly an IT recruiter who is a friend of mine told me that there are a lot of companies that explicitly avoid hiring women to work there.09/10/2016 #3 debasish majumderconsidering the content of your article, i myself is confused that whether women are from other planet? they proved their mettle by virtue of their intellectual prodigy and high intellectual frequency. now they are walking shoulder with their male counter part. i do have mighty respect for their acumen. thank you for your insightful post. enjoyed read. thank you for sharing the post madam Michael Spencer.
- 09/10/2016Why Women Fail in Techwww.linkedin.com As I ponder the controversy of systematic sexism and racism in the professional sphere and in technology especially, I cannot help but feel inspired by pioneers (podcast), like Tracy Chou,...
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- Producer01/10/20166 Been-There-Done-That Tips To Make Your Content More ReadableOne of the hardest things for anyone to do in this era of web-based marketing and social media is to understand that everything you write is not only being read by a lot of people, but being judged by them too.For those of you who work on your...
Comments03/10/2016 #24 James McElearneySome great tips @Jim Murray, Thanks for this post. I read an article once that said the best way to proof read something is to read it backwards. Your brain is hard wired to ignore certain mistakes and will automatically skip over it. For example using words twice like "The cat sat on the the mat". by design your brain will skip one of the ´the´s´, whereas by reading it backwards your forced to concentrate and will find more mistakes03/10/2016 #23 Phil Friedman#22 Mark, I've always done that, just never made a big deal of it, or written any long form posts about it. And I've promoted many authors via sharing their work, and through The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy, (http://www.wwaco.org View more#22 Mark, I've always done that, just never made a big deal of it, or written any long form posts about it. And I've promoted many authors via sharing their work, and through The Worldwide Authors Conspiracy, (http://www.wwaco.org). Thank you for noticing. But it really is no big deal. Cheers! Close03/10/2016 #19 Nicole ChardenetWords to live by. Proofread, proofread, proofread, and for the love of ALL the gods, people (and Darwin), correct your mistakes! Everyone lets a typo slip through now and then but a post rife with misspellings, grammatical errors, syntactical sins and gratuitous abuse of 'it's' vs 'its' makes you look like a rank noob.03/10/2016 #18 Nicole ChardenetI would especially emphasize #5 and #6. Reading aloud is a great way to find a lot of structural problems with sentences and to make sure you're saying what you intend to say; and not posting an article or blog post immediately should be a given. I try to give myself at least an overnighter on this. Because whatever you're writing in the heat of the moment (especially if it's a rant or complaint, but even if it's not) may not look like such a good idea in the morning, and you may well want to rewrite what you said.02/10/2016 #17 James O'Connell#16 sorry @AlexaSteele, my explanation probably wasn't the clearest. The pronunciation guides taught in schools is a joke.
The 'th' bit, Irish people famously don't pronounce 'th' correctly which causes great amusement for British people. It's all good fun, words like 'theatre' or '3,333 & a 1/3' provide best comic effect.
But the point was, while there is a rule or correct way to pronounce 'th', the rule is exempt from the most commonly used 'th' word which is 'The'.
Mind boggling (' ' ,)02/10/2016 #15 James O'Connell#12 you gotta love the English language hahaa
This & that is the rule and here is how to pronounce it ...except, in this, that, this & that, yes that as well and that etc
It's like a private joke or something, I'm Irish/English based in UK & have two kids in school (9 & 11) they come home with some great comical stuff, I love the rules given out for pronouncing words, it all comes to shit when you throw in some basic words like: 'Wind' or 'Read' ..you wind the object but the wind blows WTF and then you ..read my story for me to find you actually read my story. Then there are the other words that hold the pronunciation rules but screw you're head even more (i imagine if you're trying to learn the language) 'Saw' ..I saw you do that and when i get home I'm going to saw some wood. Another mind bender, especially for us Irish is the whole 'th' thing, 'th' is pronounced with a 'fif' sound ..'fif'ank you very much, 'fif'at was a lovely 'fif'ought [hey I'm Irish so struggling ere haha] ...right so you got the whole 'th' thing down but then one of the most common word you'll use in the English language is ..can you guess?
but this little guy doesn't apply in the whole 'fif' for 'th' pronunciation rule!
There are many more examples and I don't pronounce to be a English teacher in any form, I just think its a bit crazy & commend those who manage to converse in it as a second language, cause do i struggle with learning other languages that are in nature better structured and in theory should be easier to learn (' ' ,)02/10/2016 #14 Phil Friedman@Jim Murray, these are good, solid tips. It always amazes me how willing you are to spend your time helping others write better. Just for the record, I have recently discovered that you can install Grammarly (a free spelling and grammar program, at least free in its basic version) as an add-on to the Firefox web browser. It then works automatically in pretty much any composing or publishing program you may be working on via the web, for example, the beBee and LinkedIn publishers. I have always avoided the grammar checkers in Word and similar because they result in stilted, artificially constricted styles. I am not impressed with the Hemmingway software for the same reason. However, I am finding that Grammarly actually works well with, and tolerates even my own unorthodox grammatical style. And is very good at helping to write in modern "open" style, that is, without the over-punctuation that was traditional. Cheers!02/10/2016 #13 Susan Rooks@Jim Murray, great post! Everyone who writes needs to be aware of the impact of their words, grammar, and spelling. Perfection is a nice goal, but close-to-perfect works, too. And I really agree with not composing on a cell phone! I have trouble even commenting using my phone; the keys are just so small that I end up rewriting more than once.02/10/2016 #12 Susan Rooks#7 Thanks, @David B. Grinberg, for thinking of me.
My top tip: DO NOT EVER BLINDLY TRUST SPELLCHECK. Never. Ever. Spellcheck is absolutely wonderful for only one thing: it knows if you have spelled a word correctly. It does NOT know/no if you/ewe have used a word correctly. We writers need/knead to/two/too be/bee very sure/shore of each word we/wee/whee write/rite/right.
My second top tip: Do NOT use grammar check. Unless you're really great with the grammar and usage rules of your language, you may well be led astray. In English, Word often suggests using a wrong word, or a contraction (it's) when you clearly mean its. It also often says a word should be capitalized because it's the first word of a new line, not a new sentence. It's not 100% trustworthy. And from I've seen over the years, we often figure "it must know." Nope. Not always.
If you're not sure, find someone who's good in grammar and proofreading. Find out if you often confuse the same two or three things, something a good proofreader and/or a good copyeditor can show you quickly.
There's no shame in not knowing everything, folks. We're all smart in many things, but not in everything. If your professional reputation depends on it, get someone to help you with your writing.
And I have just read my short comment about 20 times; there's nothing more humbling than giving this type of tips and then having someone point out an obvious goof I made. Oh. Yes. It has happened.01/10/2016 #9 Mark Anthony@Jim Murray, I've done it again. I put something together on the site, I didn't read it, I didn't walk away and have a coffee and I just hit publish. The only thing I got right was, I didn't do it on my phone, sheesh. It's 21.50 here, I been working all day, my other half told me to get to bed early tonight and I just wanted to get something out there. I was reading the future of social media you guys wrote made some comments , felt somewhat inspired and I just did it. I do want to be better and appreciate your advice. I will, in future endeavour to be more careful.
- 01/10/2016Melinda Gates: Women started leaving the tech industry when 'the gaming industry became very male'finance.yahoo.com After years of traveling the world working to improve the lives of impoverished women...
- 01/10/2016Do YOU think women in tech should use only their initials online for professional advancement? This is due to alleged gender bias in Silicon Valley in general, and the tech industry in particular?Why Women in Tech Might Consider Just Using Their Initials Onlineblogs.wsj.com WSJ Leadership Expert John Greathouse says women may get further professionally if they mask their gender...
- Producer29/09/2016My 5 Biggest Blogging MistakesI’m not normally one for navel-gazing, but for the second time in a week I wanted to share a post that was more personal.Here are the biggest mistakes I’ve made in my first 8 months of blogging:My 5 Biggest Blogging Mistakes1. Setting up my own...
Comments06/10/2016 #17 James O'ConnellAwesome buzz @Peter Morscheck ...I've been trying to get blogging for a time now and this article has given me some gusto, the marketing stuff I get but the seemingly smaller stuff and
'Don’t let yourself be so corrupted by success that you paralyze yourself into inaction'
..wow, this is great to me for me. I don't see my self hell bent on riches but I want to succeed in my endeavors and this has and does paralyze me at times! Love the Cameron analogy. Thanks for the focus (' ' ,)30/09/2016 #12 John ValledorWow! Finally, an insight worthy social media story. Best I've read here in some time. Thank you for not only sharing cool tips and pitfalls to avoid, but links for others to piggy back upon. I very much look forward to learning more from you. I even Tweeted this buzz--that's how much I appreciated it!30/09/2016 #11 Michele WilliamsGreat combination of useful advice about blogging and inspiration. "We all work in waves of high vs. low productivity. The key is to start. And then keep going, celebrating the small wins and pushing through the disappointments." Thanks for sharing this on beBee.30/09/2016 #9 Michele WilliamsGreat combination if useful advice about blogging and inspiration. "We all work in waves of high vs. low productivity. The key is to start. And then keep going, celebrating the small wins and pushing through the disappointments." Thanks for sharing this in beBee.
- 28/09/2016Women ar work not keeping pace according to new McKinsey study. Gender equity remains elusive. Click to see cool Gif.McKinsey & Company on Twittertwitter.com “In corporate America, women fall behind early and continue to lose ground. @LeanInOrg: https://t.co/OKhvExumdm #McKWomen...
- Producer27/09/2016beBee Ambassador Program - Terms and Conditionshttps://www.bebee.com/ambassadorsBEBEE® AMBASSADORS PROGRAMThe BEBEE AFFINITY SOCIAL NETWORK SL (hereinafter referred to as “beBee”) Ambassadors program is for select individuals who enjoy producing relevant social content and chose beBee.com to be...
Comments02/10/2016 #47 Pamela L. WilliamsThank you @Javier beBee and beBee team for a clear understanding what what is entailed in and expected of Ambassadors. I hope that I will always represent the beBee brand in a positive and supportive manner; Bee Professional, Bee Personal, Bee Successful! Going to the Scrapbook!28/09/2016 #36 Deb Helfrich#34 Fabulous point, @Michele Williams. This is an organization being built and flourishing via putting culture first, not the old way where tasks mattered more. The other thing that strikes me when you look at it through the HR lens, is that there isn't one job description that fits the whole ambassador team. There are a few common tasks, but otherwise there are writers and techies and project managers and PR folks and customer service managers and connectors and mavens and salespeople.
One of the reasons I enjoy spending time here is this cushy seat that allows me to watch the art of entrepreneurship in action.28/09/2016 #34 Michele WilliamsExcellent post @Javier beBee & @Juan Imaz. A shining example of clarity for leaders and HR professionals everywhere. Equally important is the alignment of the criteria with the culture of beBee as noted by @Deb Helfrich, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian,@Lisa Gallagher, @hugo Chinchilla, @Kevin Pashuk, etc. So many leaders reward A when hoping for Bee (classic Harvard Business Review article "The folly of rewarding A while hoping for B). I would love to see beBee team up with the Center for Postive Organizations at the The University of Michigan.28/09/2016 #33 Michele WilliamsExcellent post @Javier beBee & @Juan Imaz. A shinging example of clarity for leaders and HR professionals everywhere. Equally important is the alignment of the criteria with the culture of beBee as noted by @Deb Helfrich, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian,@Lisa Gallagher, @hugo Chinchilla, @Kevin Pashuk, etc. So many leaders reward A when hoping for Bee (classic Harvard Business Review article "The folly of rewarding A while hoping for B). I would love to see beBee team up with the Center for Postive Organizations at the The University of Michigan.
- Producer21/09/2016Sara JacoboviciI recommended her once before which is on Sara's profile page, but I would like to say a little more about Sara Jacobovici, which I did not include in my prior recommendation of her.It is this.Sara is among the most impressive minds I have come...
Comments25/09/2016 #42 Sara Jacobovici#36 As always, dear @Ali Anani , I am deeply grateful by your generous and very kind words. I am always appreciative of any connection that I have with you and your work. It has been a tremendous learning experience. I can only repeat that I sincerely hope to live up to your words and those of Manjit and the others whom I have been fortunate enough to "beBeeFriend"!!25/09/2016 #36 Ali AnaniIt is sad that dear @CityVP Manjit published this deep and insightful buzz about dear @Sara Jacobovici when I was traveling. I am glad I noticed this buzz and sorry for being late to comment.
Manjit wrote "Sara is in flow when she enters conversations that are about human and work transformation. She is genuinely interested in the enhancement of quality of life and being". Nothing is closer to truth than this and I base this on my intensive interaction s and exchanges of comments with Sara. It is amazing the humbleness of Sara and her willingness to credit others. Her empathy is beyond description. Manjit spotted these qualities of sara and honored me with his writing "It is the kind that Ali Anani is constantly recognizing and when he is interacting with her, the exchanges elevate and the conversation becomes that much more enriched". "The queen of Paradoxes" dear Sara is admired for her abilities to balance paradoxes and enrich them with her great insights. I wholeheartedly thank dear Manjit for spotting lights on a very deserving lady.22/09/2016 #32 Fatima WilliamsWhen @CityVP Manjit says something I don't just read I listen & connect with the words and truth from it.
Love everything you say about @Sara Jacobovici I remember @Ali Anani buzz on the name Sarah and now this testifies why we all love Sarah and her beautiful mind.
Like a silver lining her comments light up and bring life to a buzz. It would be a great honor to get a book from both the lovely brilliant bees. 🤗🤗🤗
Not many have the ability to talk straight to the heart and mind of a person and if we all on beBee have the privilege, I wish the world the same through your book ☺
Thank you @Milos Djukic my beautiful fractal friend ( BFF) for tagging me 🤗🤗22/09/2016 #29 Franci Eugenia Hoffman@CityVP Manjit, this is so perfect for our friend @Sara Jacobovici, Sara is always gracious and poised and so kindly shares her knowledge with us. Her contributions are priceless and give our minds food for thought, keeping us in tune with the beauty of time.22/09/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"It is no wonder that many people, including myself would love to see her thoughts encapsulated, because she is mindful of her own body of work, and one can see she is continuously developing that body of work, but it awaits it becoming a form of a book." There's just nothing more to say, but yes, @Sara Jacobovici you should write a book!
- 22/09/2016Come meet the team behind our favourite social network!
- Producer21/09/2016First THINK, FEEL and INTUIT like LEADERS ...There is an explosion of articles on leadership. For valid reasons, because we indeed need leaders. Everywhere.Now, everyone has an idea, and many of those ideas make sense but this post is about warning ourselves that we should not copy-cat...
- 20/09/2016Congratulations to all new beBee Brand Ambassadors:
Comments21/09/2016 #38 Dean Owen#34 I am not sure @Lisa Gallagher. Frederico is working on it. I changed my app store and iTunes store today to Hong Kong to see if the beBee app was available for download there, but I can't find it. I would need an App Store account in the US or Europe to download it.21/09/2016 #36 Lisa Gallagher#35 SWEET @Michele Williams! I will DM you and I can put it here too, I have my personal account and I made a twitter account for my stories hive. I can't believe how fast it's grown in just over a month since I created my stories profile. My personal: MiaLis79 beBe- bebee_stories21/09/2016 #35 Michele WilliamsI tweeted this wonderful announcement. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD wrote "All us Twitter fans need to keep promoting you!"
I am putting together a list to track all tweets from bees and official bebee tweets. All Bees please DM me with your Twitter handle (@michelewilliamz). Then follow this to catch and retweet the great content from bebee and all its bees: Twitter list - Bebee Buzz http://buff.ly/2d3lThw.
@Renée Cormier @Charlene Burke @debasish majumder @Donald Grandy @John Byler @RAVINDER VIJ @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II @Milos Djukic @David Grinberg @Matt Sweetwood @Santiago Tomás Bellomo, @Victoria Lewin, @Samantha Appleyard, @Ray Looker @Vincent King @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Matt Sweetwood @David Grinberg, @Milos Djukic @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Margaret Aranda, MD, PHD21/09/2016 #28 Anonymous#27 Thank you @David B. Grinberg, my dear friend. Your kindness is beyond doubt, but your speciality is a perfect strategic communication. These two skills are incredibly rare, particularly in social media, beBee should take this into account. Tell people you are great while they are "alive". Kind Regards, Milos21/09/2016 #27 David B. GrinbergMany congratulations to ALL the new ambassadors, this is great news @Javier beBee and @John White, MBA ! I especially want to recognize my long-time dear friend @Milos Djukic (who I like to refer to as the "Brilliant Mind of Belgrade"). I also want to recognize @Pascal Derrien and @Deb Helfrich, both of whom I have had the pleasure of interacting with here and on LinkedOut. Lastly, kudos to @Ashley Marie Taylor, who can hopefully bring more Millennials and members of Gen Z to beBee so that we can grow this important demographic of young people.