Stories and Examples of Everyday Connectivity
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Okay, so the title above may seem counter to my message of connectivity. It’s actually congruous. Here’s what I mean. 1. Whole days can disappear in efforts to connect with other people. Phone calls, meetings, LinkedIn, Zoom, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram…. 2. Determine your WHY and your focus first: What is…Read More
The phone call went for almost two hours…well, it was a screen to screen long distance call, thanks to modern technology. Two hours. It flew by because the person across country who had made time for me was so engaged, glad to help and provide decades worth of experiential insight…Read More
What’s the difference between Connecting and Networking? I explain it here because there’s a critical difference you need to know. So…why does it matter? Good question. And it was one I was really struggling with…why do I not use the word ‘networking’? What was I stuck on?? I was stuck…Read More
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…Read More
Do you want to build better business connections? Great! 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 email@example.com to learn more about how.…Read More
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…Read More
So, you want to be a good speaker? Great! 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…Read More
If you’ve ever walked into a room – or you’re planning to walk into the room and you want to connect with people, and you don’t know what you can talk about, I’ve got a solution. One word: Read. Read a lot, read whatever you like, read for pleasure, read…Read More
I’ve got magic boots. They’re not magic in the way they’re made. They’re not magic in the fact I got them from a genie. They’re magic because they’re connecting boots. They’re the craziest boots I’ve ever bought. I love boots. They’re super comfortable and kind of a signature thing for…Read More
Connectivity requires participation. Participation means showing up. This morning I got up and out the door, and I want to a local chamber event. If I don’t show up, I don’t make progress. I don’t have the opportunity to serve people, other people don’t have the opportunity to learn about…Read More
Last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to return and speak at Southern Oregon University’s School of Business Speaker Series. They invite guests who have an interesting story to share, lessons and likely inspiration to share with the student body. The first they had me in, my primary…Read More
Connectors make choices, as everyone does. The first choice is to actually decide if you want to be a connector: someone who connects with people, on purpose, with the intent to serve other people. Next choice: to be an action taker or not. And actually, if you’re a connector and…Read More