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Thanks Ryan. Your point is well take, proper use of tools does make our lives better. Keyword there being proper ;)
Have a great day!
1 month, 4 weeks ago on 25 Social Media Monitoring Tools – Infographic #BBSradio
@samfiorella @prosperitygal Yes getting businesses to look beyond flat metrics has been on our plate for a while and look how many still cling to the old, outdated use of it. Ego's activated to the max.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Inauthenticity – Social Media’s Dirty Little Secret
Merlin how do we address human behavior and their lizard brain all in one? Sam, it continues to amaze me that businesses do not want to address their inefficiencies or dissatisfied customers. They say they do in public, but you can tell from their actions they are not genuine.
Local case in point. We received some VERY bad service from a restaurant here ( where I had been bringing a LOT of business over a couple of weeks). One of my friends said "enough" when they were so rude to us and wrote them a yelp review. Then a few days later I wrote one on my experience. Did the owner change their behavior? Nope, they instead looked me up and called my cell and google voice number over and over asking me to remove my review. Instead of correcting the issue, they stalked me.
Then you hear about companies giving fake reviews like this and other news stories and I am then asking myself, why do I even check reviews to decide where I want to go? That just pushes us to not try new places unless our friends have been their first. Looks like that social connection just got more important!
@Danny Brown @prosperitygal You have a point there Danny. Whew human behavior, what a ball of yarn.
4 months ago on Why We Need The I Don't Care Button on Facebook (Infographic)
@Danny Brown @prosperitygal Yes it is an extreme example for a reason. The same reason Facebook said they will not have a dislike button. Once a dislike button is hit, it starts to hardwire the action to the brain and negative actions come faster.
Just like it only takes a small group to start a bully session on social media. Actions have repercussions. We make it easier for people to start hitting dislike... it starts a domino effect. Human behavior and their primitive brain is what responds first. Critical thinking requires people to step into another form of the brain process. Frankly you and I have seen enough of people who do not tap into that next phase enough.
Again, the same reason Facebook has stated they will not us a dislike button.
@Danny Brown @prosperitygal Oh Danny surely you did not miss my point. It is not about only serving a positive view of things. It is about recognizing how our brains work and finding a solution that delivers value.
We have disagreed and agreed on many things, this one I disagree with because of my learning on our brains and it's natural proclivity.
Rule by mob happens over and over when we give the crowd the permission to use negative tools. Our brains switch into primitive zone and it is not pretty. This video is a perfect example of what I am trying to share with you Danny. I have not given anything that resembles "haters gonna hate" in my response, so that was a tad confusing for me.
I would like to hear you thoughts after seeing this video, then discussing how negative actions can accelerate in group settings, which is what facebook is ;) and why I think having a negative button can start that roll down the hill.
Do I dare ask if you read the reason why they ( Facebook) decided to NOT use a dislike or I don't care button?
While I get it we all care about different things, our brains naturally lean to the negative as a survival instinct. It does not need reinforcing by clicking on a button via FB to hard wire that thinking anymore.
I did enjoy the screenshot of the desktop though, snort. Glad I do not work with you Danny, we'd have killed each other by now with your antics.
How true. Having been blessed to have a few strategic partners that serve as an unofficial great mastermind group. Writing a post this morning about how whether you are an entrepreneur or intraprepneur, you need to find ways to nourish who you are in the process.
5 months ago on Conversation @ http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/227293
@crestodina @Dan Gershenson @annhandley Sure wish there was a way to get folks who scrape punished Andy. I am guilty of not repurposing though. Thanks for the reminder.
5 months, 1 week ago on Content Spinning: How to Spin Content Without Getting Sick
@AmyMccTobin @samfiorella @KenMueller Oh Amy this is not just an American conversation, if it were then slavery would not be the top crime worldwide. It surpassed Drug crimes a long time ago.
For more data and understanding talk to my friend @Faridoun . He is an international journalist who speaks on human trafficking ( slavery).
Here is his TedxSugarland talk
As for Paula, while I do not agree with her comments, I do agree with Sam and Ken. We have to STOP with all the - you live or die by the public reaction. You do not wipe out someones career because you do not agree with their personal stance or beliefs. You make a choice of it you support them, but not destroy them. When you take that stance you become a perpetrator yourself.
I'd like to see everyone get off the judgement box more and instead do some internal work. If you see something, it is because it resonates within you somewhere. If you see wrong - ask, where have I done that or something similar - then do your own forgiveness work. If we all forgave ourselves, then the everyday actions of humans on this planet would shift so rapidly we'd be a better world.
Now like Michael Port says, any misspellings ( or grammar mistakes in my book) are my gift to you.
5 months, 1 week ago on Social Justice: A Paula Deen Recipe For Disaster
I really enjoyed this slideshare Danny. I helped me to narrow down my own thinking and ask better questions when creating data for presentations.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The Sunday Share - 5 Key Principles for Displaying Data Effectively
Love this, everyone can say thank you no matter what their role. It allows for others to "feel" the impact and more likely to remember that experience, passing on a thank you of their own.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Take the time to say thanks
It is all solved when conferences actually HIRE speakers who are professionals. What you described is what they do for a living. Create educational content that is customized to the audience.
It takes an easy 40+hrs for a professional speaker to create a customized presentation. No they do not deliver it off the cuff either. ( when I hear people say that, they confirm to me they are not professional speakers.) Professionals respect their audiences more than that and speaking is an art that requires skill as well as talent.
Instead these conferences have a popularity contest, hence the lack of preparation and substandard content by most conference presenters.
It is an insult to those of us who are professional speakers to have them use our role as a title that is not earned.
Thanks for pointing out what we have said behind he doors for a long time.
5 months, 4 weeks ago on Marketing Conferences Need an Education
@SandraFernandez thank you for the invitation - who knew what a great evening it would become.
6 months ago on Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals Gala : Kindness, Karma, Kudos
Amy thank you and well done. I was speechless that FB would allow this to happen. Had just about given up on people doing the right thing.
6 months ago on Social Justice: Facebook (Finally) Bends to the Vocal Social Mob
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6 months, 1 week ago on What Matters Most For Your Business? #BBSradio
Having turned back on our livefrye, the previous comments will not show here. We apologize and do thank @lovelylu and @Bradparler for their participation and being winners of copy of Smart Leaders, Smarter Teams.
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6 months, 1 week ago on How to Achieve Long Term Results With Smart Leaders Smarter Teams #BBSradio
hahah let me try this again @IAmEpicOne won copy Ne the Best At What Matters Most via @Joecalloway on #BBSradio yesterday. William shared #BBSradio via FB. Where will our next two winners share this segment and win?
Excited that @IAmEpicOne one a copy of Be the Best At What Matters Most via @JoeCalloway on #BBSradio yesterday. We have two more copies, who's next. William shared #BBSradio via FB.
Congrats. Looking forward to see what your influence will produce for them and their brand.
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