Hive🐝Talk - Featuring Jim Murray, VIP, beBee Brand Ambassador - June 10, 2019
Jim Murray VIP
Onwords & Upwords Inc
Creative Director, Writer, Art Director, Project Manager
St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada
O&U provides strategic focus, concepts, copy writing & editing, art direction and production in all on and offline media for SMEs and funded startups.
My primary objective is simply helping my clients build their business through the power of well-focused, relevant & compelling communication. Jim Murray
Featuring, Jim Murray, our creative and commonsensical bee that so eloquently shares his knowledge and experiences about writing, communication, business and more. It didn't take much to convince me after delving into Jim's many excellent contributions to beBee that he is as sincere as the day is long. Jim Murray, a true asset to beBee as a person and a writer.
The Network TV Season That Was
My wife is one of those people who is world class at things like needlepoint, embroidery, quilting and miniature building. She spends most evenings doing these things and needs the TV to relieve her eyes from squinting at tiny stuff. Most of my TV watching is the result of keeping her company. The life, you speak of, happens during the day. We have a big garden and a pool to tend to and I usually ride about 20 KM.Jim Murray
Hey Junk Bloggers…Shape Up Or Ship Out
And so readers spend as much time wading through junk blogs as they do reading good stuff, maybe even more.Jim Murray
Take A Few Minutes Out Of Your Busy Day To Think About the Future Of Humanity
The trouble is that the majority of people out there, for one reason or another, no longer seem to have the ability or desire to question what they are being told. Especially when it comes to the big things, like what kind of culture do you want to have.Jim Murray
One of My First, And Best Selfies -- Circa 1978
But life is like that I guess, and if there is any lesson to be learned here it’s that you should always go with your gut, because you have nothing to lose by trying.Jim Murray
The Curse And The Blessing
Writers are cursed with a need to know things, so that they can use that knowledge to develop perspectives that they can feed back into the world through their work.Jim Murray
Is Social Media Killing Genuine Philosophical Thought?
Jim Murray and Phil Friedman created this post series as a public service, to provide their perspectives on the business side, and sometimes the social side, of social media and business in general. Both Jim and Phil are experienced entrepreneurs and former corporate executives, professional writers, high impact bloggers and human beings. These posts represent their professional opinions. All comments are welcome and, in fact, encouraged.Jim Murray
Why I Keep Posting Anti Trump Rants From Canada & Why Every Canadian Should Too.
A few days ago, somebody, probably an American, asked me why I do a daily mini rant on Donald Trump over on Facebook. “You’re a Canadian”, she said. "What concern is it of yours?”Jim Murray
The Power Of Finding & Following Your Passion
If you are a real writer, writing is an addiction of sorts that is fed by your passions. It’s not so much something you do, but more a part of who you are.Jim Murray
Gullibility. Or How The Snake Oil Salesmen Pick Their Marks.
Because after all, social media is really just a bunch of people, like any other bunch of people you can name. And quite a few of them will not really be able to see the snake oil for what it is. Nor will they question it is it is presented as the solution to some issue they are facing.Jim Murray
What I Tell People About BeBee
And you know how that goes…if there ain’t no audience, there just ain’t no show Jim Murray
Screwed, Blued & Tattooed. That’s How The Majority of LI Pulse Writers Have To Be Feeling These Days
This is the 16th post in this series by myself and my Florida amigo and fellow bee, Phil Friedman. This is actually the ‘after’ version of our previous post in which we wrap up our discussion of the current state of affairs for writers in The Lumpy Kingdom of The Mighty Hamsters, aka LinkedIn.Jim Murray
Why I Have Never Actually Worked A Day In The Last 40 Years.
The people who get things done in this world are people who don’t really think about what they do as work. It their passion. It’s a big part of their psyche. It’s an addiction. And it’s the thing that drives them.Jim Murray
This Is My "About Page"
I have been married to the same wonderful woman since the early 1970s. I have two great kids (one a novelist, the other a professional baker and bakery manager) and two grandsons. I am an avid cyclist, and have been since childhood. I am also a photographer and a mentor to several independent entrepreneurial businesses.Jim Murray
A Day In The Life. It's Not Exactly A Beatles' Song, But I Wouldn't Have It Any Other Way.
Once you become a writer, it’s kind of like joining the mafia. There’s no quitting, no getting out, no leaves of absence, no sabbaticals. You may get the odd vacation, but that only relaxes you and gives you the energy you need to write even more.Jim Murray
Franci Eugenia Hoffman
beBee Brand Ambassador
Franci enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it’s time for Franci to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys…spending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Franci’s writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi’s Causerie and Eugi’s Potpourri. Franci has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, and beBee.com.
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