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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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How Do You Meet And Connect With People? 5DCC starts soon!

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 20, 2018

Last January, I launched the first-ever 5 Day Connecting Challenge. (here’s the intro video) An intrepid group of people decided to join me and we sallied forth into becoming better Connectors. What’s a Connector? Someone who connects with people on purpose with a service mindset. They’re out to change the…

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Connectivity Isn’t Complex – It’s Simple

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 19, 2018

Guess what?? Connectivity isn’t complex. It’s straight forward and simple. Marti Barletta, long time colleague and mentor – and now friend – sums it up: “Don’t make it complicated, Ginger. There’s too many people making things complicated.” She’s right. When we complicate a process or system or thinking, we ball…

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Connecting Question From Ig

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 19, 2018

In life as we know it – or at least how I’m experiencing it – I get questions from people. Specifically, connecting questions. How to do this or that, what to do, how can I and so forth… Today’s question comes from a connecting via LinkedIn, Igboanugo. He asks: “Okay,…

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5 Day Connecting Challenge

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 18, 2018

Last January, I launched the first-ever 5 Day Connecting Challenge. An intrepid group of people decided to join me and we sallied forth into becoming better Connectors. What’s a Connector? Someone who connects with people on purpose with a service mindset. They’re out to change the world by creating and…

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Be An Agent, Not A Gatekeeper

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 18, 2018

Often the first part of my morning involves a visit to LinkedIn. In the last several months I’ve had my eyes opened to what the platform has to offer – how it’s experiencing a renaissance with new contributors, thinkers, movers, doers and people all over the globe making the LI…

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How Do I Find Trustworthy Connections On LinkedIn?

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 11, 2018

Q: “Hey Ginger! Since being active on LinkedIn, I’m getting messages like what am I doing, exactly what, they ask for details. When I ask them what are they looking for or why so much details they say just curious or looking for ideas. And then they don’t talk further.…

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Sinatra And White Shower Curtains

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 10, 2018

Make Up Reasons Day …that’s what the 9th of October had printed in the date square on my Brian Andreas hanging calendar in my bathroom. So we did. [scene] Yesterday morning, before brushing teeth in the bathroom. Me: “Larry, (My Fine Husband) can you tell me why blahdeblahblah?” Larry: “Because…

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Nobodies and Invisible Invincibles

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 8, 2018

Shelli Johnson call’s them “nobodies” in this worthwhile article; I call them “invisible invincibles.” Whatever the words you choose, SEE the people around you. Interactions = connections. Connections = lead to mind expanding experiences. Experiences = what life’s about.

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Trade Booth Connectivity

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 7, 2018

I recently shared ideas* on how to make a Trade Booth worthwhile for buyers of those spaces to build business. Thanks to Midge, one reader & tribe member, for being compelled to give me some more great ideas. Midge adds: To not read your favorite novel. Same thing, your head…

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Alternatives to PowerPoint to Connect with Customers

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 6, 2018

Props to Michael for inspiring today’s post. Q: “I work for a company which contracts with various education organizations to provide coaching, professional learning and development opportunities for teachers and administrators. Typically the presentations for professional learning and development are pre-packaged and prepared by the company including script, PowerPoint decks…

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WWE 2018 Prize Winners

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 3, 2018

Congratulations to the Wyoming Women’s Expo & Professional Development Day 2018 Prize drawing winners! [drum roll please…] p.s. if you entered the drawing and didn’t get a call, it may be that you forgot to include your phone number on the entry form… feel free to contact me to correct!

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If You Want To Write, Write…

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 3, 2018

If you want to write, write. If you want to speak, speak If you want to dance, dance.   Whatever you want to do, do it.   Will you make excuses or will you do what you want to do?

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What Makes You Memorable?

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 3, 2018

Props to the whole room full of great people at the 2018 Wyoming Women’s Expo Professional Development Day, Casper WY ~ It was truly a pleasure to be with you and serve up the Connectivity message in my talk, Shiny Shoes, Round Cards & A Mohawk: Me Ideas, What Makes…

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Connecting With An Audience

By Ginger Johnson | Oct 1, 2018

I often have people ask me for “speaking tips.” A new colleague of mine tells me she’s set to speak at a coming LinkedInLocal. A connection-to-be-made is referred from someone else to me about speaking. A cohort sees me on some sort of group call and asks for help. What…

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Upcoming Events

By Ginger Johnson | Sep 28, 2018

Join me ~ Illinois Valley Rotary Club /Speaker of the day / 10.2 Wild River Pub, Cave Junction OR SOREDI Summit / Speaking on Connectivity: The Human Side of Technology 10.5 White City OR Workshop Connecting Tools: Connectivity + LinkedIn / 10.15 Medford OR Book Party!! Everyone welcome Connectivity Canon…

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The Difference Between Connecting And Networking

By Ginger Johnson | Sep 25, 2018

When I decided to go full throttle into Connectivity, I wanted to be superdupercrystalclear with my message: what is the ONE THING I’m sharing with the world that can serve others and make a difference? To that end, I have defined what Connectivity is and what it isn’t (it’s all…

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Speaking & Connecting

By Ginger Johnson | Sep 15, 2018

Last week, it was a pleasure to spend time with new cohorts at a meeting. During the meeting, it was highlighted by the host that I offer professional speaking engagements…and that I might be able to offer support to any one else in the cohort with speaking questions. Indeed, one…

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