One of the groups I love to speak with and for is Rotary International clubs. As a former Rotarian myself, I know they’re all about service – and service is about connection. Today I delivered a presentation to one fine club in my area (digitally). Here are the highlights. How To Connect Right Now Show…

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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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Part 1: Reflect, Shift, Sleep. Read it here. Part 2: Ways You Can Pivot. Next, with the terrific support of my team, we’re examining our own strategies and tactics: what are you doing, why, how, when, and so forth. A few clients have actually asked me for technology help. Oof. Talk about not-in-my-wheelhouse-or-even-my-marina. AND what…

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When you think about human connection, do you also think about your principles? Your principles guides your practices. They come before activity and deserve concentrated attention, to determine and guide your efforts. Reserve some time in your calendar today to think about and write about and even share your connecting principles. Clarity in connecting is…

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No. Not if you choose to grow. The email conversation below is a perfect example of how powerful our mindset and attitude is. Whatever we believe is what we’ll experience. What’s your choice? [Recent email with a colleague] Colleague: What are you working on now? Me: I’m working on re/building – from in the room…

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One connecting practice I relish is sending birthday greetings. Cards, notes, video messages, voicemail, phone calls…   On LinkedIn They make it easy, by providing reminders of the birthdays of connections (by whomever has allowed the notices). Just this week, I sent a few more – here’s how I do it, via LinkedIn: 1. Click…

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