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  1. ProducerAlexa Steele

    Alexa Steele

    18/11/2017
    B2B BRANDS HAVE STORIES TO TELL, TOO
    B2B BRANDS HAVE STORIES TO TELL, TOO"It’s not personal, it’s just business."Whoever said that, must never have been in business for himself. Because when it’s your business, it is personal.Your business is your blood, sweat, and tears. It’s the food on your table and a roof over your...
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  2. Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    beBee Savannah meetings
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  3. ProducerTari Krabill

    Tari Krabill

    18/11/2017
    Iguestblog is Expanding Guest Posting Services
    Iguestblog is Expanding Guest Posting ServicesIguestblog is a guest blogging service providing that is based in the United States. After getting huge success at national level in the United States, digital marketing firm decided to launch its guest blogging services at international...
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    Phil Friedman
    18/11/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    You write. "... that’s why we have many concerns to post all blogs in English ...." With all due respect, perhaps you should review the command of English -- or lack thereof -- displayed by this article. Cheers!
  4. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    18/11/2017
    Bertrand Russell on Uncertainty
    Bertrand Russell on UncertaintyIs there virtue in uncertainty?Bertrand Russell was a British philosopher, logician, mathematician, historian, writer, social critic, political activist and Nobel laureate. He campaigned against the wars of his time, and he was an eccentric and...
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    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #34 Gert Scholtz
    @Nick Mlatchkov I didn't notice Nick - but I will watch for the honey on the "Espinoza guy". Thanks.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    18/11/2017 #33 Anonymous
    Gert, did u notice the next honey is from a guy named Espinoza, which is also the name of another philosopher! lol
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #32 Gert Scholtz
    #16 @Lisa Vanderburg Very happy to see that you enjoyed the post Lisa! And what is better than once in a while, to laugh at the uncertainty, truths and half-truths around us - whatever we perceive them to be. Special thanks for reading, sharing and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #11 @Phil Friedman I guess that is part of what makes the man such a great thinker - as you say his writing is completely free of obscurity and pretension. I would be very interested to know who is on your list of ten greatest philosophers and social commentators in Western history. Glad to see it might have brought back some remembrances of your days studying and teaching philosophy. Thank you for commenting and reading Phil - most appreciated.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #17 @Randall Burns I am very, very sure - in fact absolutely certain that "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts" :) Thanks Randall - appreciate your reading the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Debasish Majumder Why am I not surprised that you have read Russell's writing. Thank you for your kind comment Debasish, and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #12 @Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris I am not 100% certain - but I really like your comment :) Thanks Zacharias.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #27 Gert Scholtz
    #10 @Yogesh Sukal Absolute truth is a tricky subject - at least to me it is. I did read your post on singularity and absolutism - and I am still trying to fully understand it :) Thank you for commenting Yogesh.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #26 Gert Scholtz
    #9 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich "Truly innovative thought pierces deep into the complexities of the things about the world that frighten our sensible & sensical minds" - you do have a way with words Deb - and with thought - thanks for the extensive comment and telling about your (rebellious) reading of Russell at a young age.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Having known you for a while on beBee - that is exactly you, Pam - a believer in knowledge for knowledge sake. Thanks for reading and commenting!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #24 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Mohammed A. Jawad Very nice alliteration Mohammed! Thanks - and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #23 Gert Scholtz
    #5 @Laurent Boscherini The quote by John Allen Paulos is great Laurent - thank you for that, and for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    #3 @Pascal Derrien Somehow when it comes to original thought - Russell and Derrien sounds similar to me. Thank you Pascal - good to have you reading and commenting.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    #4 @VDS Brink Baie goed om jou hier op beBee te sien VDS. Dankie!
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    #2 @Paul Walters Thank you Paul.
    Gert Scholtz
    18/11/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador Bill - thanks for dropping by and for sharing the post. Much appreciated.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    #17 haha....like I'll remember that; memory of a peeled parsnip :)
    Randall Burns
    18/11/2017 #17 Randall Burns
    Great post @Gert Scholtz Some wonderful philosophies that's for sure, I quite like;

    "The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts"

    probably why "fools and fanatics" are running the world.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    18/11/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    WOW. @Gert Scholtz, I cannot thank you enough for this buzz; for teaching me about a vaguely-remembered 'name' and adding your own unique touch!
    I am laughing, pointing fingers (in my head...mainly at me), and nodding in reminded wisdom. This is priceless and SHALL be read :)
    Debasish Majumder
    18/11/2017 #15 Debasish Majumder
    i cannot restrain from liking this post as sir BERTRAND RUSSELL is one of my most favorite author. lovely buzz @Gert Scholtz! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
  5. ProducerAndrew 🐝 Goldman
    Not again!
    Not again!Some actions do piss us off. How it happens that there are things that we like and those that we hate? Besides, different people like different activities. And that is a great issue preventing most of the people from finding their true purpose. If...
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    Geoff Hudson-Searle
    18/11/2017 #7 Geoff Hudson-Searle
    Interesting read @Andrew 🐝 Goldman I guess its true to say at different times of our lives we will need and want different types of relationships. Neither is better or worse than the other, it is all a personal decision and one that you will feel guided to as long as you are following your heart. our childhoods taught us to value love; but our institutions, cities, and technology have taught us to fear commitment and put choice first. We are trapped in a self-perpetuating cycle of emotional distance with each other. Most of us really want love at some point, but our actions are at war with this desire. We maintain emotional distance because we fear commitment and rejection, not because that is our true self. We replace the feeling of true intimacy with short term flings, long term noncommittal hook-ups, and sex. We comfort ourselves knowing at least we’re not feeling the stinging pain of a broken heart, at least we don’t have to deal with real emotions. My belief is that we have trapped ourselves in a cycle that we are all complicit within.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    18/11/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I always say the most important relationship you have is the one you have with yourself. Happiness is a choice to allow yourself to feel good, no matter where you are. It does not reside in any other place. People think that if they could do or have certain things, then they would be happy, but it doesn't work that way at all. What is happening around you is a direct reflection of your dominant emotion. Think about it. Miserable people are continually bombarded by miserable circumstances. They aren't unlucky. They are unwittingly creating their reality. Likewise, people with positive things happening in their lives are receiving those things because their general mood is positive. Guard your happiness. Eliminate negative talk and negative people from your life, choose better feeling thoughts and be conscious of your mood and emotions in every moment. I challenge those who read this to practice this for 30 days and see what changes happen around you. Check out Abraham Hicks videos: https://youtu.be/4Wv8W1HEKmA
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    18/11/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Being positive takes less energy than being negative. Happiness can be contagious - spread it around!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    17/11/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Very true, with some folks being part of the environment grown up in, but you can change, takes will, inertia & PMA
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    We do become our environment, either positive or negative. Choose to be around positive people, not emotional vampires. Great message @Andrew 🐝 Goldman
  6. ProducerDAVID VEGA

    DAVID VEGA

    17/11/2017
    Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile web
    Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from mobile webSnap Chat Dead? Instagram Stories adds no-frills photo-only posting from the mobile web, as Instagram really wants the developing world to start using Storytelling with Brand Development.IG Users won’t be able to use Instagram’s augmented reality...
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  7. ProducerBirnoveanu Irina
    Happy customers?
    Happy customers?What we can do with nervous customers that affect the life's work of our employees?It is important to have happy customers but some people are difficult to extract from the shell of their anger.They come unhappy or are such preoccupied of their...
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    Birnoveanu Irina
    18/11/2017 #2 Birnoveanu Irina
    #1 Thank you Preston for your words!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    18/11/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @Birnoveanu Irina Great Buzz. I have also learned not to push hard on prospects. For example, "Less is More." I would rather have more loyal customers buying products with at a lower profit, than push hard and make a sale and make a large profit, but never see that customer again. If I lose that relationship, I am now in the hardest part of my entire part of business, "Getting Leads."
    I made this mistake years ago when I sold vacuums. I sold these for about 6 months. I noticed that the customers who I pushed hard to buy the product never called me again. Yet, the ones who I helped, truly help solved a problem, and even gave them a better price up front, became a returning customer. Sure I lost a big commission on the initial sale, but I made it up as they later would call me back for for vacuum materials when needed.
  8. ProducerAtul Chaudhary

    Atul Chaudhary

    17/11/2017
    Professional PR Services For Improving Your Business
    Professional PR Services For Improving Your BusinessRunning a successful business with Quality product and service is most important. With the lack of planning, infrastructure and attention, it is quite difficult to make the day-to-day operations. One of the main aspects of the business...
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  9. ProducerGino Leo

    Gino Leo

    17/11/2017
    Reasons Behind the Growing Popularity of Web Marketing Freelance Services
    Reasons Behind the Growing Popularity of Web Marketing Freelance ServicesFreelance writing jobs are terrific areas to start because you don't need to be a professional writer to land work. Professional freelancers are charging considerably significant rates to supply their abilities and services to different online...
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  10. ProducerDeborah Levine

    Deborah Levine

    15/11/2017
    Going Southern - Regional Diversity
    Going Southern - Regional DiversityWe often think of diversity as race, ethnicity, gender, and religion. Sometimes we add generational diversity, but rarely do add our diverse geography. Yet, our regional differences account for much of the controversies, culture clashes, and...
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    Deborah Levine
    17/11/2017 #19 Deborah Levine
    #17 Yes, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher our history is full of immigrant stories that need to be told and retold. I didn't know about the Finnish contribution in Ohio - amazing. I wonder where the laborers went when they left Ashtabula. Wouldn't it be amazing if we could track down some of their descendants!
    Deborah Levine
    17/11/2017 #18 Deborah Levine
    Thanks for bringing up the Civil war. We need to understand our history in order to understand the present and plan for the future. Regional diversity is a very old reality, not a new concept. #16
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I love how descriptive your video is @Deborah Levine. Enjoyed learning of your own journey from Bermuda to the South and why you chose that region. I grew up in Ashtabula, Ohio, a large port City long ago. We had many Finnish and Italian settlers who lived among each other within neighborhoods.

    "As early as 1872 one of the Finnish section gangs had been at work in Ashtabula Harbor laying track for the Ashtabula, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh Railroad.6 This labor crew was composed of twenty-five men and a female cook; among their number were Andrew Bloom and Kalle Kotka. The latter, a lad of about twenty, was killed by a train in the gravel pit of the A. Y. & P. Railroad on November 8, 1872, and thus became the first Finn to find his final resting place in Ashtabula.7 The Finnish laborers remained in the Harbor for only a short time but their presence did evoke the following comment from the Ashtabula Telegraph:" - http://www.genealogia.fi/emi/art/article222e.htm Interesting article!

    Thank you for sharing this, I will now share it with others :)
    Brook Massey
    17/11/2017 #16 Brook Massey
    #11 @Deborah Levine, in general, I do believe that the two cultures are distinct. Genetically, many Appalachian folk are of poor Scottish or Ulster-Scot descent. Historically, in the Civil War, obviously, most southern residents sided with the south. While, most Appalachian residents sided with the north: West Virginia splitting from Virginia and NE Tennessee trying to breakaway from Tennessee.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    16/11/2017 #15 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #14 your very welcome Deborah!
    Deborah Levine
    16/11/2017 #14 Deborah Levine
    Thanks for sharing on Twitter @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador#13
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    16/11/2017 #13 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Love ❤️ the buzz here & love the book!!!!
    Deborah Levine
    16/11/2017 #12 Deborah Levine
    #10 Yes, @David B. Grinberg, today's overlap of demographics, history, and geography is a vital part of understanding what is happening not only in a region but in national shifts both culturally and politically. I make the combination and confluence a basic element of my diversity training. How can I not?
    Deborah Levine
    16/11/2017 #11 Deborah Levine
    Thanks for the feedback @Brook Massey#9 Appalachian culture is indeed one-of-a-kind. I write about that more in the book, Going Southern. Years ago, when I was studying Appalachia in my urban planning masters, there was a claim that Appalachians are distinct not only in their culture but are a distinct DNA group. Would you agree?
    David B. Grinberg
    16/11/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Nice blogging buzz, Deborah. I also like the video. I think geographic diversity overlaps with demographic diversity, a phenomenon dating back to the Civil War. However, this has become more pronounced today with Hispanics/Latinos and Asians being the fastest growing populations in the USA. In fact, any one group could largely be concentrated in a specific region. Thus, your thesis makes perfect sense!
    Brook Massey
    16/11/2017 #9 Brook Massey
    @Deborah Levine, most of my life has been spent in the hills of Kentucky. I did live a while in Alabama, though. The Appalachian culture of much of Kentucky, is a little different from Southern. You describe our Alabama experience perfectly. Appalachia is a less genteel, a little rougher. People talk fast and move slow.
    Deborah Levine
    15/11/2017 #7 Deborah Levine
    Yup, Turkey in the Straw is one of America's oldest folks songs and probably goes back to Celtic origins in the 1700s. Most folks don't know that my first publications were about dance history. #6
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #6 Harvey Lloyd
    #3 Turkey in the straw, that's taking it back. Had completely forgotten about that one.
    Deborah Levine
    15/11/2017 #5 Deborah Levine
    The e-book is available on Kindle/amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Going-Southern-No-Mess-Guide-Success-ebook/dp/B00D8F287C/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=
    Deborah Levine
    15/11/2017 #4 Deborah Levine
    #2 Delighted that you approve @Harvey Lloyd. No small matter!
    Deborah Levine
    15/11/2017 #3 Deborah Levine
    Yes @Harvey Lloyd, playing the music for them is always great fun, but you should see me teaching them to square dance. I learned Turkey in the Straw/Virginia Reel growing up in Bermuda - British roots to contra dance and all that. #1
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    A bee is discussing the US southern culture and its evolution. The video is not only accurate but adds to the culture.
    Harvey Lloyd
    15/11/2017 #1 Harvey Lloyd
    Wow, can i say wow. For a "come here" as i have heard the label stated in southern states, meaning you ain't from here, with politeness, you really hit some highlights of southern culture. Southern Pride is something that is evolving but hasn't gone anywhere. We take God and country very seriously, not always correctly but very seriously. I added the read to the list. Thanks.

    Ps. i would have loved to have seen the group when you played the music.
  11. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    15/11/2017
    Without Some Method, Any Creative Process Is, Sadly, Only Madness.
    Without Some Method, Any Creative Process Is, Sadly, Only Madness.I’m always busy. If I’m not busy doing work for my clients I’m busy marketing my business. It’s like a cyclone or hurricane that has been swirling around me since the early 1970s.I’ve been in this hurricane for so long that I truly believe I would...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    17/11/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    "Everybody needs some sort of method or structure to work within. Not having this structure will invariably reduce the chances of actually getting anything done."

    If you could read my mind love...what a tale my thoughts would tell;-)

    Great piece @Jim Murray...A very succinct recipe for layering the groundwork in the creative process. One ingredient at a time...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/11/2017 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Compartmentalizing is a great term. I often have multiple projects running simultaneously. I extend the idea to a project basis too.

    Great stuff, Jimbo
    Jim Murray
    16/11/2017 #8 Jim Murray
    #7 Thanks @Randall Burns. I always appreciate your thoughtful comments.
    Randall Burns
    16/11/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    Great post @Jim Murray, very helpful. I'm working on something now and will consciously apply these tips. I understand the "compartmentalization", I find it useful for when I have a variety of ideas which I keep in a "vault" on my desktop, working and adding to them as the thoughts come to me although when I have something in the "forefront", like the one I mentioned I will work on that from start to finish.
    Insightful and helpful contribution, Thanks.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    16/11/2017 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Yep, I like this line too "Be part of the stuff that makes the world a better place. And don’t let anything or anyone discourage you."
    Jim Murray
    16/11/2017 #5 Jim Murray
    #3 Thanks @Robert Cormack, From The Other Lake.
    Jim Murray
    16/11/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #2 I actually had the privilege of observing his process from the time he conceived the songs for the Sundown album until it was complete. It was fascinating and one of the best learning experiences of my life.
    Robert Cormack
    15/11/2017 #3 Robert Cormack
    There's a lot to be said for compartmentalizing, @Jim Murray, and you've certainly said a lot. Thanks.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the cultural reference of the musician who cannot be named... I cut my musical teeth on Gordon's work, and modeled my guitar playing after the wonderful finger-picking and chord patterns of his songs. He was actually the first professional musician I ever saw in concert, in the intimate gymnasium of Dryden High School, in North Western Ontario. I still play his tunes, including the epic Canadian Railroad Trilogy. Now that's compartmentalization at work...
    Pascal Derrien
    15/11/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    ''Be part of the stuff that makes the world a better place. And don’t let anything or anyone discourage you.'' copy that :-)
  12. ProducerPaul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with it
    Nobody Cares about Your Feelings. Deal with itRANT MODE ONMaybe it's my inner Grouchy-Old-Man talking. Maybe my points are silly. Maybe they're profound. Whatever, this is how I feel. Yes, I see the irony in writing a post titled, "Nobody cares about your feelings," that is really my feelings...
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    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    18/11/2017 #46 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #45 LOL, another "Modern Family" fan!
    Wayne Yoshida
    18/11/2017 #45 Wayne Yoshida
    BTW -- Doesn't Santa Claus have a beard? Christmas must be very sad for that person. Maybe something bad happened in her childhood at Christmas? WTF, Why The Face indeed....
    Brian McKenzie
    18/11/2017 #44 Brian McKenzie
    Here in Bishkek, girls & women ask permission to speak to me.
    I see no reason to ever darken the western mindset again.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #43 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #42 You're very welcome, @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/11/2017 #42 Jerry Fletcher
    Paul, Thank you! You made my day. Although there was a laugh in there I can say that there is more than a grain of truth on what the world has come to. As a speaker who can get passionate about Networking and Brand and Trust Based business development I often warn audiences that, "I've been told by some folks that I'm not socially correct. Some of what I have to say may offend some of you. But it will be the truth as I see it. If I piss you off, so be it. If I make some of you laugh with my observations that is okay by me. No matter what reaction you have you'll come out of here better off if you own your feelings. Ain't it great to get to the age where you really don't give damn what others think of you!
    Robert Cormack
    17/11/2017 #41 Robert Cormack
    Ah, well, @Kevin Pashuk, I had a sneaking suspicion nobody was thinking about me at all when I was constantly asked who I was and why was I hanging around the halls. Once they discovered I'd been working there 3 years, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely—until it was decided I could be bluffing. When they found out I wasn't bluffing, I ceased being a topic of conversation entirely because I was boring. I've since told everyone I'm bluffing.#38
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #40 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #36 LOL, that reminds of the old joke about a woman who called the police because her male neighbor walked around in the nude.

    When the Cops came, all they saw was a waist-up view. When questioned, the woman answered, "Yes, but if you stand on the kitchen counter, lean out holding the light fixture for balance, while holding this mirror over your head, you can see his junk!"
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #39 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #37 LMAO
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/11/2017 #38 Kevin Pashuk
    #34 Robert... so you reached the age where you don't care what people think about you anymore. I hear the next milestone is when you realize they were never thinking about you at all. I have hit that milestone.
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/11/2017 #37 Kevin Pashuk
    #33 It's a good thing that this wasn't on the menu with the chicken breasts... https://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/spotted-dick-103210
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2017 #36 Wayne Yoshida
    #32 #33 -- This is a very touchy area in our post Anita Hill era. Many years ago, three of us guys in the sales dept were called into HR one day. We were being accused for harassment because of our "locker room" jokes and stories. The accuser was in a cubicle adjacent to mine.

    We immediately changed our location for these discussions. . . . and the accuser **followed** us and reported us again, saying she could still hear our stories and jokes.

    I caught her one day standing on her chair so she could eavesdrop. . . and then reported her to HR. All charges in our files were removed. She was sent to therapy and anger management sessions.

    Geeze.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #35 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #34 Thanks, @Robert Cormack, that's high praise coming from you. . . Your posts are often funny as all get out
    Robert Cormack
    17/11/2017 #34 Robert Cormack
    Good one, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, lay your "grouch" out there, tackle those "feelings of awkwardness" and grow your beard. You and I are of that age when we really don't have to care anymore (although we do, or we wouldn't be writing about it). Thanks for the post.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #33 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #32 You said, "Good Morning?" How dare you, you PERVERT!!! LMFAO

    Sometimes, conversations can be taken out of context. In the restaurant, I once tossed 10kg of chicken breasts that were delivered that same day. I confronted the employee who signed for them telling her, "Check your breasts, please. Before you take anything in the back (I meant the fridge), make sure your breasts are clean and firm (chicken breasts). There should be no sliminess or any smell at all. Take one out (chicken again) and check if you have to. If you're not sure, come show them to me."

    An intern who overheard this freaked out. A good rule of thumb would be if the person spoken to doesn't seem threatened or harassed, you probably misunderstood.
    Brian McKenzie
    17/11/2017 #32 Brian McKenzie
    I worked at a large insurance company for 90 days, I got picked up as a permanent after that. Every day as a temp - I had to sign in with the receptionist and said "Good Morning" everyday. As a company employee - I didn't have to sign in, but still said " Good Morning" Two weeks in, I get called in for an HR 'sit down' because Good Morning was being presented as Sexual Harassment. I stayed two more weeks, took the Broker Test and moved from claims to sales. The move was more money and a new floor.
    I found out that the receptionist had filed several other complaints against others - I recommended they upgrade their security to include audio. All charges were subsequently dropped and she was fired.
    This was the shit in 1992 - it has only moved exponentially worse.
    You interact at your own risk and folly.
    #MGTOW 😒
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/11/2017 #31 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I love your rants @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! You brought up a good point about the woman using the term "sexual harassment" & told her friend to "report him to HR" with the culture we are facing today. No, he should not be reported and NO that is not harassment! I had a boss once who used to come into my office and he would start trying to rub my back and shoulders. I wasn't comfortable with that and would say, "Knock it off Bryan!" He would back up, and say to me... what.. whaaa, you don't like that?" My reply, NO, I don't want your grubby hands on me. He did this more than once and the more I spoke out to him, the worse he treated me as an employee. I never once thought of reporting him, I felt I was able to stand my ground. I would just categorize him as a womanizer back then and a creep lol. Oddly, his wife divorced him, I wonder why?? I wasn't the only one he did that to.

    I did have a point to make above, I fear women may report every incident as sexual harassment if they feel they can. Yes, report if if you've truly been sexually harassed but don't cry wolf.

    As for Movember, Ok, looking to see if your fly was down, I literally laughed. People can be so anal... seriously, not comfortable with a beard? My husband and son are both participating in Movember too.. this is my son's third year, husbands first year. Kudos to you for participating too. My husband looks like a grubby mountain man right now haha. But, it's for a very good cause. For those that aren't aware, Movember is to raise awareness for suicide prevention and mental health issues in men. They grow mustaches and beards. Mustache in particular but many grow beards along with the mustache. KUDOS Men!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 Don't get me started on gender agnostic pronouns. They are probably the silliest idea I ever heard, and I've heard some doozies.

    Bizarre Ideas are like hemorrhoids. Sooner or later every asshole gets one.
    Nicole Chardenet
    17/11/2017 #29 Nicole Chardenet
    I'm in favour of having feelings, but I agree with Paul that they're *yours* to manage. Own them and deal with them, and try not to whinge so much!
    Nicole Chardenet
    17/11/2017 #28 Nicole Chardenet
    Killer post, Paul!!! I was just having a similar conversation tonight with a couple of gal pals, one of whom's my age and the other of whom is twenty years older. I was arguing that making a fuss over 'gender pronouns' is a sign that you have First World Problems. That 'safe spaces' primarily spring from the very real need to provide truly safe spaces for certain people, primarily abuse victims, to speak freely, but that it has since become an excuse to shield one's self from any inconvenient opinions someone else cares to yell down your echo chamber. That some people seriously need to just Suck It Up, Buttercup. Too much victimhood going around. I hope you talked that ditz bomb out of reporting that guy to HR. If that's the worst thing that happened to her all year, she leads a very charmed life indeed...
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    17/11/2017 #27 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #26 @Brian McKenzie, you make me feel old. In 1975, I just graduated high school and starting (don't laugh people) pre-med
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    Sherrell Storr
    16/11/2017 #2 Sherrell Storr
    #1 #1 Hi Pascal. Thank you for reading and sharing your thoughts. We actually agree. If you make an excuse you are not accepting the circumstance. Accept it by asking what can you do and what can you learn. We are in control to the point where we choose our actions and responses, in no way do I mean we control what happens. I really appreciate your 80% :-). Look forward to continuing our dialogues through this new found connection.
    Pascal Derrien
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    I fully get where you are coming from yet I cannot fully subscribe to the vision , I don't know why I think circumstances can/should be integrated to one's make up and that's not giving oxygen to excuses which in my mind would come across parking a huge section of one's life... I am not sure we are fully in control I think we adapt and react I guess I am with you at 80% on that one :-)
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    Wayne Yoshida
    18/11/2017 #56 Wayne Yoshida
    #55 Exactly.

    BTW -- I wonder how many people recognize the ice cream cone on the forehead thing?
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #55 Phil Friedman
    Good points all, @Wayne Yoshida, I keep thinking of the quote from Pogo uttered along the shore of Lake Okeefenokee, "We have met the enemy and he is ... us. Like you, my major concern is that we'll buy all the BS spun the Prophets (or Profits) of AI, and ignore the hard fact that the little Wizards of Oz, the code engineers build their own values and biases into the machine programming and will then tell us the results have to be right because... "the computer says so."

    Like the manned space travel program, AI is over-represented and over-sold because otherwise the number and value of resources devoted to its development would not be tolerated. How expensive is, for example, Alexa per unit interaction versus a calendar hanging on the wall where you write down your appointments and reminders?

    "Alexa, what do I have scheduled today?"
    "Well, Boss, you have a lunch meeting with Donald Duck today, then a dental appointment at 3:00."

    Wow, that was worth it wasn't. And the conversation was so freakin' intelligent, wasn't it? Oh wait, Alexa can study my music selections and self-learn to lay my favorites automatically for me in the mornings while I drink my from the auto-brewer Alexa (he/she?) turned on at 6:00 am. Now ain't that an intelligent hoot. Well, if we think the parlor tricks are examples of intelligence, then we're all a lot more un-intelligent than most of us will admit. Thanks for joining the conversation.
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/11/2017 #54 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Phil Friedman - the sad part of this trend is the un-intelligent public that are eating this stuff up. How are consumers and users going to control programmer bias (intentional for the profit prophets)?

    I believe this is the real issue, regardless of how intelligent or un-intelligent these systems become.

    I want control. Heck, I don't do grocery shopping online since I am particular about picking banana ripeness.

    Any self-driving car will have to decide:
    Move the car to the left to avoid hitting the pedestrian - or move the car to the right to avoid vehicle damage?

    Is this what we want? Giving control to someone or something else?

    All this AI business reminds me of many science fiction stories -- and the warnings of what might happen.

    Including this old Star Trek episode, "The Ultimate Computer"

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Computer
    Phil Friedman
    17/11/2017 #53 Phil Friedman
    #52 The material you cite, Bengt, illustrates, I believe, my contention that the Prophets (or Profits) of AI work hard to hijack the term "Intelligence". For example, you quote Stuart Russell as saying, "The manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks, and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned." I suggest to you that so-called autonomous weapons are not autonomous at all. They may be programmed to acquire targets according to certain parameters and to destroy those targets without further control being exercised, but they do not judge what actions to perform in light of accepted objectives or goals.-- which latter involves true intelligence.

    Drones may be remotely operated or even self-guided, but that does not make them intelligent. I've mounted an argument to explain why I believe such machines, even if self-learning and self-correcting, are NOT intelligent. You are, of course, entitled to your opinion, but simply making the counter statement that certain war machines are intelligent, without explaining why you say that, doesn't really address my point. Thank you for reading and commenting. Cheers!
    Bengt Hahlin
    16/11/2017 #52 Bengt Hahlin
    Well, one aspect of AI that is not very much discussed is its use in the military. Killer AI robots now exist and the bulk of these technological developments are military funded in UK, China, Israel, Russia, and the United States. Although, fully autonomous weapons systems have not yet been deployed on the battlefield, but they are integrated in some of the existing systems and can be “turned on” at any time.

    This video shows some of the existing capabilities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CO6M2HsoIA

    Stuart Russell, a world leading AI researcher at the University of California in Berkeley, said: “The manufacture and use of autonomous weapons, such as drones, tanks and automated machine guns, would be devastating for human security and freedom, and the window to halt their development is closing fast, Russell warned. The technology illustrated in the film is simply an integration of existing capabilities. It is not science fiction. In fact, it is easier to achieve than self-driving cars, which require far higher standards of performance.”

    In August this year, more than 116 of the world’s leading robotics and AI pioneers from 26 countries called on the UN to ban the development and use of killer robots.

    The open letter here: https://futureoflife.org/autonomous-weapons-open-letter-2017/
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #51 Phil Friedman
    #50 Of course, Cyndi, the Prophets of AI will tell you that the right machine-generated words spoken by the best machine-generated voice can convey "love and compassion" just as well as a human being, if coupled with a machine-learning program that gathers empirical data on the responses of the dying to the ministrations of the "Dying Support Bot" (Ida). Assuming they actually believe that and are not just spoofing (or maybe punking) us, they can only believe such because their primary mode of connection is digital. For, as I think you and I will for a change agree, nothing substitutes for non-verbal physical contact, person to person or even human person to animal person. My hope for the future is that we reject the false claims of the Profits [sic] of AI.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #50 Cyndi wilkins
    #49 Yes...that was somehow the claim too...that they were developing a program to help such patients with their feelings of 'loneliness' in the dying process. That is what palliative caregivers are for...people are being replaced by machines every day...but there is no computer program for love and compassion.
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #49 Phil Friedman
    #48 If reported accurately, it is the brainchild of some Prophets of AI chasing the Profits of AI. Concurrent with such developments is the push to “humanize” the machine-generated voices and name the programs in order to advance the illusion they are somewhat sentient and our “friends”. If you don’t believe me, just ask Siri or Alexa.
    Cyndi wilkins
    15/11/2017 #48 Cyndi wilkins
    #19 "No woman (in her right mind) would invent a stupid thing that destroyed industries, livelihoods and communities all under the guise of grand progress."

    Rock on @Charlene Norman...great comment on a great post;-)

    @Phil Friedman...I read an article recently about such AI being developed for use in 'end of life' care for patients without family members helping to deal with the difficult decision making process of having one's affairs in order as the are struggling with the emotional impact of impending death. Can't wrap my head around around that one. Seems we just keep getting further and further away from our humanity...
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #47 Phil Friedman
    #46 Thanks for the kind words, @Jim Murray. I think, though, a large part of the credit for the high level of the discussion here belongs to the commenters. And I agree with you, BTW, that engagement emerges spontaneously when you speak your mind, authentically and without guile. It also helps, I think, not to take oneself too seriously. But then you already know that. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    15/11/2017 #46 Jim Murray
    This is really a good object lesson for people trying to increase their engagement....Write about something meaningful. Write it like you mean it. No compromises or other forms of intellectual fraud. And lo and behold the people, and their considered opinions, will burst forth. Thanks, Professor Phil.
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #45 Phil Friedman
    #44 For the most part, Zacharias, I do not take exception to anything you've said here. Seems to me a particularly good summary analysis. I also agree with your point that machines are not, and will not likely ever be, sentient.

    Where we may differ somewhat is in the fact that I don't see problem-solving as necessarily intelligent -- especially when it involves a step-by-step progression through a binary decision tree that embodies a huge but finite dataset and number of branches. I believe that before being co-opted by the Prophets (or Profits) of AI, the term "intelligent" meant having the ability to make (correct or adequate) decisions without systematically counting down through all the possible alternatives.

    I don't deny that a machine program can be created to land an airliner better than any human pilot can. But I wonder why the proponents of "AI" want to create for that machine program as human sounding a voice as possible. And why are they at pains to give them human sounding names? I suspect it is to grow the misperception that such machines have a potential for emergent sentience.

    There is a danger in all of this that Peter and, I think, you hint at. Once the calculating power of self-learning machines outstrips our ability to perform checks on whether they are developing correctly, we will be left in the position of completely depending on what the computers tell us. And if I were to give in to cynicism, I'd suspect that is what the Prophets of AI want.

    Thank you for reading and joining the conversation. Cheers!
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    15/11/2017 #44 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    I think we need to discern between intelligence and sentience. Human intelligence has both and in all our observations in nature, these two are strongly correlated. However, A.I., at least in its current paradigm, is just intelligence, void of sentience. To make matters worse, the way it is implemented, it is highly unlikely that it will ever be sentient, i.e. self-aware. The reason is, as you pointed out, that A.I. is talked about by profits, not people who have some intuitive knowledge of the future. It's in no-one's interest to create sentient machine, though such A.I. systems are bound to continue to feature in sci-fi films and books, since they are interesting and pose certain philosophical questions that haven't been saturated yet.

    So, even though A.I. is by no means sentient or anything close to the sophistication of human intelligence, it is still a form of intelligence that can be quite useful to us. Perhaps its use cases are not as diverse as the A.I. fanboys like to think, but they are definitely meaningful from a business perspective. Also, despite the inevitable boost in productivity that such a paradigm is poised towards, it is unlikely to destabilize the economy any time soon.

    To sum up, A.I. is a very interesting and promising technology and scientific field but it has nothing to do with the A.I. systems we see in films or in well-written novels, like those of Isaac Asimov. It is bound to help increase our productivity, but the A.I. based machines are unlikely to take over the world any time soon. Now, whether people profit from these innovations, there is no doubt, just like some people profit from spreading fear of A.I. Armageddon. However, those of us who have worked with A.I. systems tend to view them more dispassionately and take what these false prophets say with a pinch of salt...
    Phil Friedman
    15/11/2017 #43 Phil Friedman
    #42 Well, Peter, as a graduate student I worked with two-value propositional calculus and binary decision trees -- which no doubt colors my perspective.

    That said, please understand I do not, in the main, take exception to the facts you recite. However, what you describe is machine learning, a process in which programs self-improve and self-correct based on an ever-growing empirical dataset against which the programs measure their own successes and errors.

    My problem with the Prophets (or Profits) of Artificial Intelligence is that they work very hard to redefine -- or more accurately, hijack -- the concept of "intelligence". For example, you yourself say of AI, "It’s not as imaginative as human intelligence, but it can be as rational." I disagree with the phrasing. I would say it is not imaginative or free-ranging as genuine (human) intelligence, but as the empirical datasets grow large enough and available computing power grows to where the resolution of the binary decision trees can be completed in a practical period of time, it can be as or more accurate in many circumstances.

    But even if that is the case, I submit that what is currently called "AI" is still un-intelligent. Thank you for reading and commenting.
    Peter Altschuler
    15/11/2017 #42 Peter Altschuler
    I’ve worked in AI, @Phil Friedman, since 1991, so my perspective is a little bit different.

    Back in the early, “pioneering” days of artificial intelligence, the applications were, essentially, knowledge-engineered assistants — rules that helped less experienced employees access the knowhow of the most skilled. That evolved into case-based reasoning, which helped workers solve problems through a relatively normal process of elimination.

    Yet IBM’s Watson and Cray’s Urika are truly able to take generalized “fuzzy” input and discover patterns in Big Data that humans might not detect. As results are presented and are accepted or rejected by human programmers or domain experts, those systems are able to determine what’s right, wrong, appropriate, and/or irrelevant. With each successive iteration, the conclusions become more accurate. On an admittedly rudimentary level, that’s learning. And learning requires intelligence... however artificial it may be.

    The Mayo Clinic has used Urika to parse case histories to find correlations for cancer treatment — relationships related to genetics, medications (both specifically for cancer and for other ailments that proved beneficial for cancer), and treatment regimens, such as combinations of chemo and radiation therapies. It’s been used to spot patterns of fraud in financial transactions, detect cyber threats, and even assemble the best talent for a baseball team.

    It’s not as imaginative as human intelligence, but it can be as rational. The fear we should have is that it can become perceptive enough to initiate action without being programmed to perform it. And that, unless we’re very, very careful, could be the future.
    Randall Burns
    14/11/2017 #41 Randall Burns
    #37 I don't agree with that sentiment, as you say it is THEFT, pure and simple. like the comment I left on your article on LinkedIn I believe in karma and it will catch up with people,

    "Time is longer than rope"
    Randall Burns
    14/11/2017 #40 Randall Burns
    #35 LMAO!!! and you say that you're not a funny guy!
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2017 #39 Phil Friedman
    #38 Thank you, @Charlene Norman, for the kind rant. Intellectually, I get it. Gut-wise, it really pisses me off not to be smarter about these things. It also upsets me to think that plagiarism may be infecting beBee. Cheers!
    Charlene Norman
    14/11/2017 #38 Charlene Norman
    #36 Listen man, that is the dumbest thing I have read today. Come up with a damn good idea, craft a mighty fine post, cite another person's work, find out said article posted was a fraud, highlight the fraud and then apologize because you did not VERIFY said source before you cited it. Jeepers man, we all trust you. With or without your superhero cape or tights or whatever you wear when you write. It is not ALSO our responsibility to CLEAR the sources we cite. it is ONLY our responsibility to cite them. You are human. We don't expect you to be perfect 100000% of the time. Rant over. Carry on darlin' .
    Phil Friedman
    14/11/2017 #37 Phil Friedman
    #34 I have shared a link to it on beBee, several times, @Randall Burns. But it never generated much notice, indeed, a few Honey Bees even remarked that it was too harsh and that we should have some sympathy for those who steal intellectual property. So I concluded it's a lost cause on beBee.
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    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    14/11/2017 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Thanks for commenting and sharing @David B. Grinberg
    David B. Grinberg
    14/11/2017 #10 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for the great advice, Renee. I really like your pragmatic approach. Keep buzzing! cc: @Graham🐝 Edwards
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/11/2017 #9 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #7 Agreed! Thanks for your comment @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/11/2017 #7 Jerry Fletcher
    Renee, Once again the ivory tower meets the real world and the approach taught loses. I've never understood why professors look down their noses at the people that make a living by their wits not tenure. One of my ongoing consulting treats is when a client "gets it" and their presentation deck is minimal, primarily graphics and limited words. The information in written form does not have to be the same as the pitch. It can and should include more information but should still hone to your points. Excellent advice.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/11/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #4 My short attention span never afforded me either the discipline or the desire to sit through anything long and tedious. I'm a "just the facts, ma'am" kind of gal. You may have a point about bulk being a hangover of our life in school. I once had a moron on an English prof who actually told us that if we didn't pad our bibliography we would fail. He seemed to think the sign of a good researcher was his or her ability to write bullshit.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/11/2017 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 That's very kind! Thanks, Phil and thanks for sharing as well.
    Robert Cormack
    12/11/2017 #4 Robert Cormack
    The worst presentations (essentially pitches) I've ever been involved in revolved around people believing "they got it all in there." I'd read their work, wondering why they thought giving clients back their own information was so important. One woman said to me, "Clients like bulk." She eventually headed up the agency and nearly destroyed it. As much as what you say is true, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, people seek protection in "bulk." I remember my students telling me about another teacher at the college asking for huge amounts of information in their presentations. Colleges are full of these teachers and it goes from there. Bulk baffles brains. Thanks for your post. Thanks for the brevity.
    Brian McKenzie
    12/11/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    Get in, Get it on, Get the money, Get OUT. .....My old Unit Motto.
    Phil Friedman
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    @Renée 🐝 Cormier, this piece is sharp, concise, tough. Pretty impressive considering that @Graham🐝 Edwards led us to believe you're under the weather these days. You do better firing on four cylinders than most people firing on all eight. Cheers!
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    Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    17/11/2017 #18 Anonymous
    Ejerciendo mi derecho a opinar, por el presente comentario quiero expresar que estoy de acuerdo al 100% con tus afirmaciones, Amaya.

    Y una vez expresada mi opinión libremente, me tomo el atrevimiento de hacerte una sugerencia: “NO CAMBIES” aunque no soy quien para privarte del derecho a “cambiar”.
    Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    14/11/2017 #17 Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    #15 Gracias a ti @Amaya Marcos Postiguillo. Un fuerte abrazo.
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    14/11/2017 #16 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #10 Muchísimas gracias ti Isabel Díaz por tu aportación y tus comentarios.
    Tienes toda la razón.
    Un fuerte abrazo.
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    14/11/2017 #15 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #9 Efectivamente @Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis.
    Tan importante, tan fácil cuando se sabe y tan complicado cuando se desconoce.
    Por eso, fundamental conocer esos derechos asertivos, entendiendo que son válidos para uno mismo y para el otro.
    Además, como yo escribía y como tú has expuesto, ese respeto con el que nos gustaría nos trataran a nosotros mismos.
    A veces es bueno parar en una conversación que no nos lleva a ningún sitio para hacernos esa pregunta: ¿estoy tratando y comunicándome con mi receptor como desearía se comunicasen conmigo?
    Gracias Carmen y un fuerte abrazo.
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    14/11/2017 #14 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #8 Muchísimas gracias @Sonia 🐝 Quiles Espinosa
    Un abrazo muy fuerte
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    14/11/2017 #13 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #7 Yolanda Ávila, maravillosa aportación!!
    Muchísimas gracias!
    Además, comentas algo muy importante, qué quiero conseguir, ese para qué? que se utiliza tanto en psicología.
    Me ha encantado Yolanda.
    Un fuerte abrazo.
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    14/11/2017 #12 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #6 Gracias Cristina Aurin.
    Un abrazo.
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    14/11/2017 #11 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #5 Gracias @Vega 🐝 Gómez Hernández !!
    Qué maravilla leer tus comentarios.
    Como bien dices, el respeto no es una opción, es fundamental, aunque a veces se nos olvide.
    Creo que es muy buena idea imprimir esa lista y tenerla en algún sitio donde podamos verla para que no se nos olviden.
    Un fuerte abrazo!
    Isabel 🐝 Díaz   Durán
    14/11/2017 #10 Isabel 🐝 Díaz Durán
    Buen artículo Amaya, si todos siguiésemos estas pautas, la comunicación sería mucho más fluida y se evitarían muchos conflictos. Un saludo
    Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    13/11/2017 #9 Carmen 🐝 Juanes Luis
    Tan fácil y tan difícil @Amaya Marcos Postiguillo, "tratar al otro con el respeto que se merece, aquél con el que desearíamos nos trataran a nosotros mismos".
    Para reflexionar.
    Sonia 🐝 Quiles Espinosa
    13/11/2017 #8 Sonia 🐝 Quiles Espinosa
    El respeto fundamental Amaya!! Estupendo Post 👏👏
    Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    13/11/2017 #7 Yolanda Ávila Márquez
    Para mí, una de las cosas más importantes a la hora de hablar con otra persona es tener clara la intención con la que lo hago. Parece algo sencillo o normal pero no lo es. La pregunta a hacerse es ¿qué pretendo al hablar o decirle esto a esta persona? ¿Qué busco?

    Con tu permiso Amaya, complemento tu producer con una recomendación.
    En esta TEDx el experto Julian Treasure habla de cómo hablar para que te escuchen https://goo.gl/qPzztM
    En esta otra habla sobre cómo recuperar o mejorar (según personas) nuestra capacidad de escucha https://goo.gl/VnD2dN
    Ambas muy interesantes para reflexionar sobre nuestra forma de comunicarnos y de hablar con otras personas.
    Un saludo.
    Cristina Aurin Frade
    13/11/2017 #6 Cristina Aurin Frade
    Qué buen post!!! Lo pongo en mi lista de trabajos diarios. Muchas gracias!
    Vega 🐝 Gómez Hernández
    13/11/2017 #5 Vega 🐝 Gómez Hernández
    Es imprescindible comunicarse bien y para conseguirlo el respeto es fundamental. Simplemente, no es una opción. Esa lista de derechos que propones para interiorizar me gusta tanto que me la voy a imprimir para trabajarla mejor. Gracias Amaya 😊
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    12/11/2017 #4 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #3 Muchas gracias José Vicente.
    Efectivamente, hay que tener en cuenta esos derechos para no entrar en conflicto con nosotros mismos y poder expresarlos adecuadamente.
    Gracias por compartir.
    Un abrazo
    Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol
    12/11/2017 #3 Jose Vicente Soldevila Puchol
    Muy interesante @Amaya Marcos Postiguillo. Lo comparto porque todos tenemos derechos y es bueno que nos lo recuerdes con todos los respetos.
    Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    12/11/2017 #2 Amaya Marcos Postiguillo
    #1 Muchas gracias por tus palabras Juan.
    Efectivamente, la inteligencia emocional es elemento clave para la comunicación y, por supuesto, para las relaciones personales.
    En otras entradas he hablado de ella, por si te apetece echarle un vistazo.
    Gracias por compartir.
    Un abrazo
    Juan Madueño Criado
    12/11/2017 #1 Juan Madueño Criado
    Buen artículo compañera: teniendo en cuenta esos consejos es mucho más fácil moverse en el mundo social.

    La inteligencia emocional también nos da muchas claves para mantener relaciones duraderas, sinceras y mutuamente beneficiosas.

    Seguiré leyéndote con ganas, y voy a compartir este post en mis redes.
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