What Three Things Connect You The Most?

Ask yourself: if I had to group the THINGS I did each day, toward my vision and my life’s work, into 3 basic groups, what groups would those be?

When I ask myself that, my three are Speak, Teach, Write.

How did I get to that clarity point? With an Org Chart.

A few years ago a client of mine brought the idea up in one of our conversations. They told me that in creating an Org Chart for their work, they clarified easily what fit and what didn’t.

It’s been a life changer for me to use and reference my Org Charts.

Org charts clarify your work.

Here’s a picture of the simple tool at work in my world HQ. ⇒

Simple is key for clarity and focus. 

At a recent conference I keynoted, I shared this tool. In the hours following the keynote, several people I spoke with indicated they found that piece of the talk to be of particular value. The tool is simple, easy and clear.

Start with the three main groups or categories of what means the most, then build out from there.

Here’s a video on how to create your own Org Chart.

This tool has been so important and effectively useful for me, I share it every chance I can.

Make one for yourself – and know the first few versions (and maybe for a while) will be messy. That’s totally real and expected. We have to go through some mud to get to the clarity we seek.

Want more on how to connect? The Connectivity Canon is a great resource as well.

More still? I’m available to come to you to deliver useful and effective talks. Call to tell me what you’re seeking.

Excellent Examples of Websites Well-Connected to Their Mission

As I set out to redo my own website, I want to share a few sites by a few remarkable people.

They’re examples of very well designed, clear & savvy sites to provide the necessary and desired information for their audiences.

Win Without Pitching

Kindra Hall

Mel Robbins

Brendon Burchard

When you’re communicating with your audience, you’re connecting. Connectivity is the foundation for marketing as well. And marketing is communication – it’s a very virtuous circle.

What sites do you admire for clean & clear execution, well-connected to the mission of the person and business?

Tell me in the comments below, thanks.

Cornfields, Cows and Connecting

The day started for me before the sun was a glimmer in the sky.

The air outside was cool, some would call it cold. Having grown up in a robustly 4-season state, I find it refreshing and welcome. A bracing slight breeze accompanied me to my car, as I headed on down the road to deliver a talk on Connectivity to a Rotary club an hour and twenty minutes away. (Thank Bryan and the whole Columbus Morning Rotary Club for the warm welcome + Picket Fence Cafe for the hearty breakfast)

Yes, you read that right: 80 full minutes away. One way.

Pulling into the town, still pre-dawn, searching for the glow of the cafe windows where I was to meet my contact, creeping along.

Ah – there it is…..find a parking space, pull up, park the car.

Before heading inside, gathering my thoughts one more time and gear for the guests awaiting a worthwhile talk, I was excited.

What fires you up, and down a pre-dawn cold highway?

Here’s the inside secret: I’m ALWAYS excited to be invited to speak.

It’s more than my profession. It’s my obsession.

Speaking and delivering – sharing, giving, serving – the why & how of connectivity makes my world go round. The opportunity to help people learn and think and often rethink how we are connected to who we are, what we pursue and why is intoxicating for me.

There’s nothing else I’d prefer to do; no where in those moments that I’d rather be.


When I turned the corner to connectivity, I was quite sure that the idea was one whose time had come. I’m absolutely convicted of that now. Unshakably, enthusiastically and impatiently so.

Driving past miles of cornfield, standing cattle, barns, more vast cornfields, elevators and everything that makes our heartland beat, I found myself smiling unconsciously. When I realized it, I grinned….

If what fires up your belly, brain and heart makes you grin – helps you get up in pre-dawn cold weather, you’ve chosen your path. I’m pursuing my path with connectivity. Cows and cornfields included. There’s no place I’d rather be, nothing I’d rather be doing.

Is your life the one you want to live? Are you connected with your fire?

If so, tell me about it.

If no, go find it. Get help, figure it out. Tell me how I can help.

Living is the whole part of life. Connect to it.

Connectivity Builds Better Business Connections

Do you want to build better business connections?


Aim to be a Connector. If you are one, great! You can always strive to improve.

Connectivity build better business relationships.

If you want to know how, stick around – reach out to me at ginger@gingerjohnson.com to learn more about how.

I talked with a gent this morning who is bringing me in to his team meeting in a few weeks….

Here’s the video I shot on this topic.

Two things struck me in talking with him:

  • Connectors have a sense of empathy and
  • They understand compassion.

We’re all part of this crazy human race, and these are two critical qualities of Connectors.

I am giving away 100 Talks in 4 months (1 – 4/2019) – if you want one, get in touch. I cover this area and so much more on Connectivity and we can fashion a best fit for you and your audience.

Remember, it’s a great day to connect.

If You Want To Speak, Seek Out Service Clubs

So, you want to speak? Alright – get to it!

Here’s one way you can do it: Reach out to service clubs.

Service clubs are terrific practice. If you’re unsure or you have a new message you want to practice, get out and contact service clubs.

I just got off the phone this morning with a gentleman, at a service club where I’m going to be traveling next week. And he invited me to speak. Great!

What a perfect opportunity to connect with terrific people already doing, changing, making things happen.

That’s a win win win win win – for everybody.

So if you want to speak, I highly recommend you look up the service clubs in your area – or where they are, where you’re traveling to. Offer yourself up as a speaker. Education is serving. Give them your all, and you’ll see momentum.

By the way, I’m giving away 100 talks in the next 4 months. If you want one, get in touch.

  • ginger@gingerjohnson.com
  • HQ 515.450.7757

One Of My Top Speaking Tactics

So, you want to be a good speaker?


Here’s one of my top tactics: Get to the room as soon as possible.

An hour before? Yes!

Waiting outside the room, only 15 minutes breaks between speakers? Yes!

Go in, meet every single person you can – rapidly, though not pushy.

Here’s my groove: [offer my hand, shake] “Hi, my name is Ginger. I’m glad you’re here. Tell me your name and one reason you’re here.”

Astounding impact.

They know right away that you’re engaged with them – and that you really care.

It helps you as a speaker in lots of ways.

Get to the room early, meet as many people as possible – and you will be more comfortable and confident in those talks.

If you want to me a confident and comfortable speaker, by connecting with your audiences, I can help. It’s exactly how I help my coaching clients. Call me if you want to work together on your speaking. My number is on the very bottom of this page.

Let me know how it goes for you in the comments below.