Elise’s Reflections on 2009 at BEEDOCS
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
I joined the BEEDOCS team in March 2009. The last nine months have been an exciting, eye-opening time for me. I want to take a moment to reflect on where I have come from and what I hope to move toward in the coming year.
I have always valued independent businesses, and have made a life-long commitment to supporting them. Small businesses are the tocks that make our communities tick, which I am especially reminded of during this Season of Giving and Shopping.
My background is very brick-and-mortar. Before joining Adam Behringer at BEEDOCS I worked for small neighborhood boutiques and bookstores, always for long stretches of time - long enough to get to know my customers and to feel like I was an important part of the neighborhood’s heartbeat. When I joined BEEDOCS this year, Adam challenged me to take this spirit and apply it to our online community.
At first, it was difficult for me to imagine a feeling of “neighborhood” remaining while engaging with customers from all over the world through email and Twitter. I have learned that the value of human contact and engagement on a personal level does not diminish with distance, or with advanced technology. A small business has exponentially more opportunities to thrive and grow and connect to people without being tied to a single location.
I find it funny now, and almost quaint that I was so out of touch nine months ago. Many of you may not remember this, but the Twittersphere is a pretty big idea to wrap one’s head around. This is a world where so many people like Adam have known about these things for a long time. For me, it was a revelation. I look at my first nine months at BEEDOCS as a great example of how adaptable people are and how quickly we learn.
Now for the next nine months...
I am very excited about 2010. This has been a year of great change, and I am ready to settle in, buckle down, and move forward with all the things that I have learned. I am looking forward to meeting more of our BEEDOCS community in person, and to continue to hone my digital-engagement skills. The learning curve has been steep and exhilarating, and my intention is to continue to explore and connect with our community.
I would like to wish everyone throughout the BEEDOCS community a joyful and peaceful New Year. Stay in touch!
Customer Care / Community Development
Have you guys thought about allowing the user to change the timeline parameters from days to a single day with hours and minutes? That way a timeline 3d file could compete with MS PowerPoint quite well in my opinion. Think about it, you make a PowerPoint presentation and think that it will take a certain amount of time, which is guess work. If you lay it out in 3d you have a better chance of seeing how it flows within an actual timeframe. How about it?
It is possible to create a timeline chart with Timeline 3D that reflects the time each event occurs.
In the Dates column of the Settings bar, there is a Time drop-down menu beneath Event Date Format. You can select the time of each event, right down to the second. Always make sure that the date format you enter into each event matches the Event Date Format that you have selected.
Please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like any further clarification or have any other questions.
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