Meals People Food and Beverage Gathering Hosting Dinner Parties Connecting All of these are related. They’re all tied to how we connect, human to human. I was writing this morning about human connection, specifically what it means to connect over dinner. Even more specifically, at a dinner party. The din of a dinner party has…

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You know that feeling when you’re considering buying something. You know what it’s like to be aware of the desire to get that Thing, whatever it is. Say it’s a very particular car, in a certain color, year model and style. All of a sudden, you start seeing that exact car. You start looking for…

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How many states have you lived in? My count so far is 8. Every time I moved to a new state and city, my Dad helped me find a bank. He didn’t actually go to the cities so how’d he do it? Well, he was an architect in his professional career and his specialty was…

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That was his first question. And it’s not the first time someone has inquired about my hair. In fact, the Mohawk style haircut for me has been an incredible connection point.  People I’ve had the pleasure to encounter all over have been compelled to comment, share, inquire and compliment. One person in an airport even…

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Do’s: Make all your invites to connect personal. Using pre-formed phrases by platforms are easy to see through and if you are truly wanting to connect, each interaction is a unique one – hence, it requires individual effort. Choose who you want to learn about, thoughtfully. Being selective, like Priya Parker teaches in her brilliant…

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“This* was ready yesterday, but I wasn’t. I did some minor editing this morning but I am still not sure how happy I am with it. I kept telling myself “it’s just an exercise to learn from”, but struggled just the same.” This* is an assignment from one of our Connector’s Academy students. They knew…

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We’re in a count down…  every day is a different world for all of us. Now’s the time to make connections. Today I invested a few hours to connect with everyone in a mastermind I’m part of. Sending personal messages, finding and inviting to connect on LinkedIn, seeking & connecting on IG & Twitter. Why?…

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Are you asking your audience questions in advance? If you are, you’re doing it right! If you’re not, start the practice. With a nod to Kindra Hall , asking your audiences 2 – 3 relevant specific questions in advance of your speaking, teaching and coaching will skyrocket the value – to them. It’ll accelerate your…

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I sent out a message in my newsletter last week – a challenge really: “If you say you want to help people, you’ve got it wrong.” Being more specific in how you help is key – of course we all want to help others! That’s fundamentally human. If you want to make real progress, contribute…

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