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Books I Teach With

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…

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Listening and Language

The L’s of Human Connection are Listening and Language. I’d give a HELLYEA to what Julian Treasure teaches: listening is a gift of love. To respect and be patient and truly l…

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With Every Vanity Plate Comes A Story

Hmmm… I was thinking…. wonder what BNE GRL means? I was making my way into a donut shop and walked by a car parked with these letters on a vanity plate. Since…

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How To Speak Connector

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…

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Are you diving into your life – or sitting on the sidelines in the chaise lounge?

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.…

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Journey Was Right

I’m going to plant an ear-worm in your head right now. Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ That’s right. That song. The one so many people the world over know and can belt out…

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What’s Your Connection To Work?

[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:…

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Do you know how to listen?

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…

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How T-Shirts Connect Us

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…

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What’s the Cost of Connecting?

Imagine a time….   Imagine a time when you met someone new. Imagine that person has been in your life for a long time now – and image what it’d be like…

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If Someone Connects You In An Email, Here’s What NOT To Do

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…

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Conversation Starters

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…

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Developing Leaders into World-Class Connectors

Connecting Authentically

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…

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Video Messages Connect Us Better

Connecting is quite simple – a video message of your fine self, sharing your thanks to someone for being in your life, for being supportive, for the last gig, high-five, contract, hug – whatever.

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Poor Service Won’t Save Great Food

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…

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connection coaching

Do you want to declare Email Bankruptcy?

“I want to declare email bankruptcy!” My friend C shared this statement with me in a phone conversation recently. And it got me thinking, after I stopped chuckling. What are the ways…

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Summit Question Answered

At the 2019 Art of Connecting Summit, I invited guests to submit concerns, questions and challenges along with things they’d like to learn in advance. Several people did and I’ll share some…

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High Vibe and Connectivity

High Vibe. What does that mean to you? High energy? High frequency? Crazy? Calm? Vision? Whatever it is, be clear that your vibe is yours. And whatever vibe is yours is how…

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Ask Your Audience How Often They Want To Hear From You

How many of us get fire-hosed with emails from an opt-in? You know the drill – you opt-in, by choice, and then… you get flooded with emails. Daily, many times a day,…

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Where People Sit Says A Lot

One thing I love to host is live events. One element of live events I’ve long noticed and wondered about is where people sit & why. At the Art of Connecting Summit…

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New Word: Connectovert

Introvert (old word) noun a shy person. Psychology. a person characterized by concern primarily with his or her own thoughts and feelings (opposed to extrovert). Zoology. a part that is or can…

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