Make Someone’s Day Better

Connectivity means you learn how to Put Yourself Out There (where ever “there” is for you).

While it may be easier and more comfortable for some, less for others, I can tell you: with practice and growing experiences you’ll get in your own groove.

Today I shared on LinkedIn a short video (here too) on the fact that connecting – that reaching out to another person – can make someone’s day. A kind comment from someone else can literally do this. I see it over and over again when I do it, never mind it makes my day too!

Friday Connecting Tactic

Start slowly if you wish – one simple easy safe comment at a time. See what happens, and then keep going.

When we think of connecting as the ability to make someone’s day better, we may do it more. Good stuff all around.

June 2018 Iowa Connectivity & Marketing Events: Register Today

  • How do you choose to invest in yourself and your team mates?
  • Are you seeking lively, interactive and fun professional & personal development opportunities?
  • Do you want to have a really grand time, learning & doing & meeting other change makers?

Registration is open today!

Join me for some concentrated, interactive and fun training sessions this June.
The line-up of events is focused on Connectivity & Marketing, two evergreen and highly useful topics. They’re specifically designed with YOU in mind: the continually growing professional, all ages and stages, backgrounds and industries. Learning about and knowing how valuable Connecting & Marketing are provide life-long benefits – among them, comfort and confidence in creating and building meaningful and fruitful relationships.

Tell me:

  • What does it mean to be connected to people who can change your world?
  • What does it mean when you are able to change someone else’s world for the better? And how do you do it?

Look at your week of June 25th – June 28th, decide which events fit and call and email to register today. First come, first register – limited seating for each event in a wonderful midsummer garden setting.

Questions?
HQ to book it: 515.450.7757

If you’re interested in partnering with Ginger, to provide a double whammy of value in a collaborative event with you for your clients, let’s do it! Honest Birth Talk, a growing business is Seattle, recently invited Ginger to deliver a workshop for their professional network with big success and very positive feedback.
Call we can get it set up: easy, simple, great value.

I’d be grateful if you’d also share this with friends and colleagues, leaders and students – those whom you feel want to keep growing & knowing, investing in themselves for a happier, more rewarding life.

Thank you for your time and attention. Can’t WAIT to see you soon ~

g

Fun Facts…since she’s been to Iowa last time:

…Ginger has delivered her first TED talk.
…she’s a published author, with a second book in the works.
…she’s been hired by wise people from Des Moines to Toronto, Mexico City to New Hampshire… …she’s spoken at INBOUND and numerous venues at events for terrific clients all over.
And she’s available for Media & Press interviews during these dates too – call to line up appointments.

Call today to save your seats. 515.450.7757 PST

Connectivity & Marketing Events June 2018

What, Where & When

Description

Investment

#1

Mon 25 June

Dinner Party In The Garden

5 – 8 pm

Dinner & (NA) drinks provided

Limited to 10 seats; (2 are already spoken for)

Location: Central IA, private residence, shared upon registration

An exclusive midsummer dinner party, hosted by Ginger, in a gorgeous garden setting.

If you like connecting with change makers, fun lovers and smart cookies, join us for this singular event.

Ginger will prepare and serve a delicious multi course meal with complementary beverages, lead lively conversation and offer insight on connectivity and marketing throughout the evening.

(you’re welcome to BYOB alcohol)

Included for current coaching clients

Available Ala Carte & in bundles, pricing below

BONUS1: Early Reservations (till 5.1.18) get a complimentary signed copy of the Connectivity Canon (book)
BONUS2: Make new connections with other doers, thinkers and change makers.

#2

Tue 26 June

Connecting With your Customers

9 – 11 am

PLD greenhouse Van Meter IA

Limited to 20 seats*

What is Connectivity & how does it build community – personal, professional, charitable? Ginger will share key insights into Connectivity, Elements, how to’s, do’s and don’ts + how to engage and apply it all immediately.

Key points include: What is connectivity and how is it critical to success of every kind; The Connectivity Equation; The first four steps in connecting, all demystified and clarified, including what to say & what not to say; How you can immediately apply what you’ve learned.

Interactive, fun & useful.

Pricing below

BONUS1: Early Reservations (till 5.1.18) get a complimentary signed copy of the Connectivity Canon (book)

BONUS2: Make new connections with other doers, thinkers and change makers.

 

 

 

 

#3

Wed 27 June

Power Couple: Connecting + Marketing

2 – 4 pm

PLD greenhouse Van Meter IA

Limited to 20 seats*

Of the power couples in life, Connectivity & Marketing is one of the most potent.

Come learn from a leader: the relationship of connectivity to marketing, Connectivity & Marketing essentials, building your life & business, while having fun doing it with confidence and comfort.

Takeaways: Strategic & tactical insights + stories and activities.

Pricing below

BONUS1: Early Reservations (till 5.1.18) get a complimentary signed copy of the Connectivity Canon (book)
BONUS2: Make new connections with other doers, thinkers and change makers.

#4

Thursday 28
June

Tales from the Tent: What We Can Learn About Marketing from Beer Festival

4 – 6 pm

PLD Greenhouse Van Meter IA

Limited to 30 seats*

INCLUDES Beer tasting! Stay for a lingering social hour afterward…

Beer generously supplied by Doll Distributing, a 50+ year strong Iowa company.

You’re on one side, they’re on another. So, who’s got home team advantage? When you vend at a beer festival, you’re in for a wild ride of freely given comments and – if you’re paying attention – useful (sometimes horrifying) marketing & sales lessons. You learn what to say and how to get people to try something that will completely change their minds.

Marketing, and therefore sales, is communication – beer fests are great bootcamps for ALL marketers and sales pros in learning how to address your target market, one sip at a time. This event is for everyone.

Key Takeaway: Long list of marketing tactics [originally delivered with robust reception at INBOUND 2017]

Pricing below

BONUS1: Make new connections with other doers, thinkers and change makers.

BONUS2: Paid registrants by 5.1.18 receive a complimentary signed copy of Ginger’s marketing book.

*Available for private seminars for companies and organizations, set up separately.

Whole Shebang:

VIP Entrance to all four events, Wise Early Adopter price paid in full by May 1st: only $350 Pricing for all four events from May 2nd until 6.22: only $475

Individual seats:

Early Registration, before 5.1.18: Pricing after May 1 until 6.22: Day of at the door:

Bundles available:

$99/seat $129/seat $149/seat

Purchase 10+ seats, for any combination of events and get 20% off total price when paid in full by May 1st.

Want one of these sessions for your enterprise?

Can do – call Ginger for scheduling and pricing details 515.450.7757 PST 3

 

 

 

Available for returning & new clients in-person, in IOWA, June 25 – 28, 2018

Ginger is also available for privately hired speaking, coaching, training & workshops. Inquiries welcome, topics below, more custom topics available upon request. Priced per service desired. Call 515.450.7757 PST

Topics listed above, delivered to You and Your Team.

Call to pick date & time and we’ll finalize the easy execution of necessary details to make it happen.

1. Why Didn’t I Think Of That?! Ideation Discovery Session.

Want and need a big batch of new ideas for your endeavors – business, personal, charitable?
Register today for a 2-hour Discovery Session with Ginger. Richly creative and positive, she’s been hired by dozens of people to help them think anew, with a fresh perspective to help you noodle (think) about useful ways to move forward. Projects, marketing, plans, business – it’s all on the table for these impactful sessions. You’re welcome to audio record them as well, for evergreen use.
Flat rate, schedule now for best availability (limited spots available). FYI – year round availability via virtual tools as well.

2. Classic Coaching. Invest In Yourself.

Investing in yourself is the #1 way for remarkable progress in life – the biggest names we know have hired coaches and they continue to do so.
Why? Because wherever you’re at in life, a coach is a person who supports, encourages, discusses and helps you improve your progress toward goals. As uber successful Coach & Author Jen Sincero states, “a coach can tell you in 28 seconds what it’ll take you 3 years to figure out.” Agreed! Ginger provides unique and immediately useful tools and tactics for her coaching clients. Having seen her own lightbulbs go on in working with different coaches she invested in for herself, she’s totally clear on the value. Coaching provides insight to amplify and accelerate progress.

Note: This is a long-term, growth focused package requiring a 6-month minimum commitment to begin. Pricing available for the truly interested, call Ginger to inquire: 515.450.7757 PST

BONUS: Those who sign on with Ginger in a Classic Coaching package by May 1st are invited to join the Private Dinner Party on Monday June 25 (included in the paid in full package investment).

Eat Your Books

Have you ever heard of an Edible Book Fest?

I hadn’t until my mominlaw told me about one her local library hosts annually, in conjunction with one of the library book sales.

“Sounds fun… Tell me more.”

She found an article, sent it to me and we quickly agreed we’d love to do it together.

See, my mominlaw and I share a genuine love of reading. And not just reading: of books, of literacy and of doing activities together. It was pretty easy to seal the deal. No one had to be lobbied or convinced! We jumped in.

Fast forward to the month of April in breezy Casper, Wyoming.

Do you think the animals did it??

My Fine Family and I arrive via Wrangler to do it up right…or at least figure out how we’re going to have a ball, participate reasonably and support the library in the doing.

Shirley, my MIL, charged me with full production, she’d bankroll the adventure. We mutually ideated, went on a grocery store reconnaissance trip to scope out available supplies and therefore get ideas. Our laughing at the local stores at 8 pm got some attention and a few friendly comments. Clearly, a good sign.

The next day we shopped and gathered what we *hoped* would be all we needed to create this Thing. Knowing that, like plumbing projects, cooking can unravel and require more than one trip for supplies. For the record, the one trip did it for us; we made it all work with what we already had & specific supplies.

Fest day dawned, we were feeling ready and our mantra had become Participation, Not Perfection.

Into the car the readied items go, off we drive – carefully – to the library to off-load and set up… We weren’t the first ones in to get it set (note to self for next year: arrive earlier). It was fun to see what was already set up as well as walk in alongside of another entry being gingerly carried to its designated table.

Patrons of the library then perused, cast votes and the organizers tallied the slips of paper; you could vote for one each in 5 different age & ability categories.

With anticipation, a crowd gathered… And at this point, seriously, I hadn’t even THOUGHT of the awards. I was doing it because it was great fun to do with Shirley.

Me & Shirley, silly & thrilled…and connected to the Library

Lo and behold, we got a 2nd place ribbon!! Talk about noisy happy recipients – I grabbed my MIL and we danced up to the front, both of us with silly grins on our faces, laughing the whole way, simply glad to be part of the whole shebang.

So what does all of this have to do with connecting?

Participation, not perfection is what. When you’re connecting with other people and therefore your community, your plugging in, paying attention and getting into a mix of involvement. To participate is to support, connect and meet & see.

A fest like this is a really fun way to share in the festivities, supporting entities like libraries and meeting other good-humored people. You should have seen some of the other displays…what a hoot!

We’re already plotting, okay – I am, for next year. I think my MIL is too. Let the connections continue!!

See you there next year?

FYI – we chose Hot Air: The (Mostly) True Story of the First HotAir Balloon Ride, Marjorie Priceman, 2006 Caldecott Honor Book

Two Ways to Learn: Terrestrial Connecting Tactics

Just what are ‘Terrestrial Connecting Tactics’ anyway?

With a nod to my terrifically talented frolleague Jonathan, he’s fascinated that I’m so successful connecting utilizing classic communication moves of the earth-bound nature. These tactics fit the bigger strategy of Connectivity for me.

They’re purposeful, meaningful and effective activities (methods even) I dedicate time to in order to build, grow and maintain healthy and worthwhile connections.

At both of the events on TCT, I’ll cover three key activities – three methods for effective connecting you can apply immediately. For starters, the first method I’ll cover is the value in hard copy mail.

Yep, postal service stuffs hold serious value. It’s not dead; it’s very much alive! And I’ll share with you the Why & How-to, plus I’ll hit two more key TCT.

Do you like show and tell?

The bonus is that, like the workshop I gave Jonathan and his audience, I got on a roll with Show & Tell – showing other actual examples of connecting tools and ideas. I’ll be doing that for both of these events too. What, why, how, when and the whole shebang on various simple effective tactical moves to build & grow connections.

Here are two opportunities to join me, both complementary, no strings:

  1. TCT with Ginger Wednesday April 25th, 4 – 5 pm, LIVE in person. Register here at Meetup.com
  2. TCT with Ginger Friday April 27th, 8 – 9 am, LIVE on Zoom. Email me to get the direct link for the event.

For the record, I do use online & electronic tactics as part of my strategy. They are simply ONE WAY to boost connections.

When you put Terrestrial Connecting Tactics together with online and various others methods, well – as I say, Everything Is Possible!

My mantra is that to really meet and get to know people, there have to be person to person interactions, tangible non-electronic activities and methods happening to grow and maintain relationships. Technology tools are an enhancement, not a replacement. (And this isn’t networking either…that’s a topic for another newsletter.)

Thanks. Hope you’ll join me for one or both of the events. Feel free to invite your own frolleagues your value as well.

See you soon.
g

p.s. you can watch my videos on Connectivity here.

Get To Know Your Postal Carrier

Who else knows the name of their postal carrier?

In talking with my mom this morning, she inquired about my business endeavors. This is no small ask: I’ve invented and reinvented myself a number of times as an adult and she wants to know what I’m up to. I appreciate that very much.

So in explaining what I do – in my pursuit to talk about Connectivity I pointed out that Connectivity runs in our family. One example of how the four of us (Mom, Dad, Sister, me) are connectors is how we all know our postal carriers. We know their names and a few things about them. We’re glad to see them and happy to help make their lives and efforts easier and smoother. How?

Because we ask. Because they are people like us (seems obvious enough) and they have lives outside their routes (like all of us, again). While that’s all seemingly well and good, why don’t more people know their carriers?

Perhaps the more common question or curiosity from those who don’t know their carrier to those of us who do is: why? Why do you, how do you, to what end? Why bother to begin with?

Well, connectors realize that connections are to be made everywhere in our lives. The example of the postal carrier is one specific example.

More than ‘just’ a mailbox…it’s an opportunity to connect.

I like to know my postal carriers because they are the bearers of whobody mail, other stuff I may or may not want delivered to me in rainsleetsnow, and because they may have questions for me. Like, where can I leave packages for you? Or, I noticed your mail piled up for a few days – would you like me to help you hold it when you go out-of-town?

It’s also because when I know them, I find out how I can make their endeavors smoother and more enjoyable too. I imagine, like all work, there is some mundanity involved. If I can help liven up their day, bring a smile to their face, treat them with respect and have a pleasant conversation, then we’re all good.

I want to know them because I have a life long love affair of the postal service for what it can bring to life – and what it delivers to others. I want to know because they’re engaged, smart, see-a-lot-of-stuff-the-rest-of-us-don’t-see community members. And because they’re often taken for granted and unseen. We get our mail out of the box and that’s it for many.

That’s not it for me.

Connecting with them is.

Cheers today to all the diligent postal carriers and my mom for inspiring this post. Connect with your local USPS or whomever you send goods and letters to and fro with. I’m inspired by other people working for a living, helping others accomplish their goals and desires. Indeed, it’s why I do what I do – speak and write about connectivity. Being connected with my postal carriers connects me to one small portion of the population.

Because with connectivity everything is possible.

Tell me your story of knowing your postal people below. We’ll all benefit in hearing how they come to be. Thanks.

Canon Topics: Seeking Your Stories

If you have a story you want to share with me on Connecting and Connectivity, please do.

If you’re willing to have me consider including it in the upcoming book, the Connectivity Canon, I’d be grateful for the opportunity! Email me here.

Here are the chapters, in progress:

  • Connectivity is…
  • Connectivity Isn’t…
  • Why & Mindset
  • First Move / how to make contact
  • Y In The Road / yes (stay) or go (keep moving on)
  • Follow Your Path / what’s next after the Y
  • FUFT / follow up & follow through
  • Permission Slips to disconnect / unconnecting
  • Resources

Interested in being a Beta Reader of the draft chapters & feel qualified to provide constructive feedback? That’d be swell too. Same email applies.

The book is due later Spring to early Summer. Thanks.

Keep connecting.