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Connecting Vs Networking: What’s the Difference?

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 24, 2019

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…

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What Three Things Connect You The Most?

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 17, 2019

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…

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Excellent Examples of Websites Well-Connected to Their Mission

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 16, 2019

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…

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Cornfields, Cows and Connecting

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 10, 2019

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…

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Connectivity Builds Better Business Connections

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 7, 2019

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 ginger@gingerjohnson.com to learn more about how.…

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If You Want To Speak, Seek Out Service Clubs

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 2, 2019

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…

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One Of My Top Speaking Tactics

By Ginger Johnson | Jan 1, 2019

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…

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Your Why Is Your Purpose

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 28, 2018

Your Why is your purpose – it’s your intention. It’s what makes you move forward. When I wrote the Connectivity Canon, I wanted to be superdupercrystalclear on what my Why was. The world doesn’t need another book! What it needs is more connectivity. More you and me, being together, learning…

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Reading Is Another Tactic For Connecting

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 27, 2018

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…

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Who’s Paying Attention To You?

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 21, 2018

Do you think people are paying attention to what you post? Guess, what – they are. Whether you feel like you’re out in the weeds by yourself, or you’re wondering if anybody even cares, and you’re only trying to hear yourself speak by putting video up or writing something and…

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Magic Boots

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 19, 2018

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…

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Connectivity Requires Participation

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 18, 2018

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…

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Anyone Who Wants To Connect, Can

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 11, 2018

Let’s start here: Anyone who wants to connect, can. – Connectivity Canon, page 20 It could be a stretch to use the word “anyone” in the statement above. All the same, use it I did and with a lot of thought behind if it’s the right word – if I…

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Holiday Connection Tactic

By Ginger Johnson | Dec 5, 2018

If the end of the year can be trying for you… If you’re not sure how to connect with the people in the rooms you’ll be in… And if you want to be comfortable walking into those rooms, knowing you’ll be okay talking with whoever’s in the room… Here’s a…

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Business Takeaways & Marketing Lessons

By Ginger Johnson | Nov 29, 2018

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…

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Choices: Action or Inaction?

By Ginger Johnson | Nov 29, 2018

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…

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Calling All Connectors!! New Class Line-up – Registrations open now

By Ginger Johnson | Nov 21, 2018

What’s in a (Class) name? And what makes a class worth the investment? It all depends on what you’re seeking and how much of your time and attention you’re willing to truly invest. Students who are really in it to learn it and to change their lives get a lot.…

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Being Thankful This Time Of Year Is BS

By Ginger Johnson | Nov 19, 2018

Some people would say it’s the time of the year to be thankful. I’d say that’s BS. Anytime of the year is a time to be thankful. One way I show my thanks and appreciation is I write hard copy notes – postcards, letters…. As a connector I like to…

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What’s The Difference Between These Two Kinds Of People

By Ginger Johnson | Nov 13, 2018

I’ve heard, a few times from separate reputable sources, that only 2% of people who buy a self or professional improvement program actually complete it. 2%. That’s a pretty low percentage. So, why is that? Well, one indicated that the transactional nature of purchasing something was enough for some. They…

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Free LIVECAST 11/9/18: 5 Elements of Connectivity (aka a live How-To conversation – it’s gonna be great!)

By Ginger Johnson | Nov 8, 2018

* If you want to know real world tactics that WORK for learning how to connecting with other people on purpose… * If you want to be comfortable and confident in your connecting efforts… * If you want a Framework to help guide you in connecting… * If you’re ready…

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What Do I Do To Prep For Speaking?

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 31, 2018

Thanks to Jackie Cuneo for her connectivity question today. She asks: “I’m passionate about my own profession (mortgage) and would like to connect with more women and minorities in the financial services realm. What do you do before you speak in front of a large group to get yourself in…

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