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“An organization chart is a graphical representation of relationships between an organization’s departments, functions and people.” – Creately A few years ago I client told me about org charts. Specifically how they used one to outline what they chose to do and what they didn’t do. Having heard of org…Read More
Question for you today: How do you weather a storm? How do you stay connected with people when there are real restrictions – When there’s a scare of contamination, simply by in-person together? Answer: You keep connecting, in different ways. It’d be easy to suck into the…Read More
Your website if not for you. It’s for your customers, your community, your past present and future clients. A public website is all about communication with the world. It’s your unique singular magic platform that you – and you alone – can control and manage and develop. It’s a phenomenal…Read More
Workshop guest: I really enjoyed your [Making Positive Connections] workshop. So did my co-workers! Very fun and engaging. Take Care, B Me: Great to hear it, B. Thanks for the feedback. Was there a particular idea or ‘juice’ you found especially resonant? Guest: I keep thinking about the “why”.…Read More
“I spent the day in a neighboring town finishing up the selection of materials for my bathroom remodel and doing a little shopping. At each place I stopped I found myself striking up conversation with at least one person. The elder lady, in the shoe department at first thought I…Read More
I grab these books to remind, refresh and keep teaching myself their valuable lessons. They came with me this week to a workshop, where I quoted, referenced, encouraged and actually gave one forward. They’ve all got Connecting lessons and value, something to teach us in connecting, regardless of the titles.…Read More
How we speak to one another has everything to do with how we connect. For example, if someone gives you a compliment and they use ‘and’ in the sentence, they’re more likely a connector. If they use ‘but’ they’re likely not a connector. Connectors look for and use bridges. And…Read More
The email was patiently waiting for me. I was encouraged to see the sender’s name, someone I’d recently met at a growth-focused workshop I’d led, so I opened it with eager anticipation. “GREAT!”, was my reaction upon reading it. The sender was inquiring about coaching. After a short back and…Read More
[recent conversation with a real-life colleague, scene = me walking into an office where said colleague “X” was working] Me: Hi X! X: Hi! [insert some familiar casual and enjoyable chit-chat] Me: Are you still working at your other job too? X: Yes. Me: How many hours at both places…Read More
Connection is all about communication. Verbal, non-verbal and body. Listening is a critical part of language. So ask yourself right now: Have I learned how to listen? Have I ever taken a class, read a book, showed up to learn from a teacher, teaching about how to listen? This article…Read More
The teacher informed us we’d be giving a speech on a topic of our choice. Wide open. Hmmm… I wondered, what would I choose to talk about? This was my sophomore year in college and, well, I could have talked about literally anything. For some reason I chose t-shirts. The…Read More
One thing I do regularly is connect two people. Here are the usual scenarios: 1. A person sharing a goal or desire with me wants to meet someone who/is __________; I know someone who is possibly that person, so I introduce them. 2. In listening to various conversations, my radar…Read More
If you’ve ever wondered how to start a conversation and are simply unsure how to begin, here’s a classic tactic for you to use. Come up with 3 topics you enjoy discussing and learning about. Take those topics and come up with open-ended questions within those topics to ask other…Read More
A D has it figured out: “I really like your content on connecting authentically… I’ve been in sales for years, and always a top-performer. The thing is, I think I am one the least “aggressive” sales people ever – it’s always been about “inviting” people to come along, not pushing. …Read More
Poor service won’t save great food. And great food can’t save poor service. Why? Serving requires full attention to the task at hand. There’s a big disconnect when the person serving isn’t providing the best of what they can provide – starting with individual attention first. If you’ve ever dined…Read More