BeBee, an engagement-based community
Remember – relationships matterWe can use community engagement processes that help build or strengthen relationships rather than undermine them . Having introductions, working in small groups, having tea and coffee are very basic ways we can promote relationship building.
The platform concentrates on matching professionals who have mutual interests and skill sets to help build business relationships, rather than just contacts. beBee is about professional networking through personal interests and hobbies. Our interests generate much more professional engagement and better business opportunities on the platform.
Connections made through passions and common interests create more professional engagement and deeper and more successful business relationships.
Show your entire Personal Brand
How we present ourselves has always been a crucial element to succeeding in business – and with the rise of social media, creating the right image and personal brand has never been so important.Social media has revolutionised the way we broadcast ourselves to, and are viewed by the outside world, both from a personal and professional perspective. But rather than having a separate thinking cap for each channel, and dividing our online profiles, having one consistent brand that integrates career goals and personal passions can open many more doors. Ultimately, the more transparent you’re willing to be, the more companies and new contacts will be willing to approach you – and the more confidently you can strike out.
If you are interested in creating or enhancing your personal brand, then beBee is the essential network. On beBee, you can show all the qualities and skills that make you unique.
Don’t be afraid of disagreement and even conflictCommunities are not homogenous – there are differences and competing interests. We need to be willing to explore areas of contention and disagreement. We can create processes that promote a cooperative approach to differences rather than processes that encourage argument from entrenched positions.
Respond to the good in peopleI essentially believe that people act with good intentions. Even if they don’t, my experience suggests that we get better outcomes if we respond to them in a positive way and find the “good” in them.
If we create environments that invite cooperation and acceptance, people are more likely to act in these ways.
If we think about what motivates people and what their interests are, we can respond to them in ways that show we are respectful and wanting to work with them. This is not enough, but it is a good starting point.
We can learn from our mistakes and from our successes
If you keep making the same mistakes again and again, you aren’t learning anything. If you keep making new and different mistakes, that means you are doing new things and learning new things.
After we succeed at something, it is especially important to focus on what things went wrong.
Keep on telling stories
What sets beBee apart from other networking sites is that it builds business relationships, not just contacts, by connecting people based on their shared interests or hobbies.
Networking with people in your industry that share your interests is a much better strategy to get a job than blindly sending out resumes to strangers.