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Connecting Is An Art

Art: (noun) the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance. Years ago when I was a middle school art teacher, I can distinctly recall many a discussion around the following question: “What is art?” The query was always guaranteed to drive lively…

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Learn How To Swim

Züc surprised himself. He’s really clear on his intentions in life: to always be close to his sister. To always know where his humans are. And to always be in a state of happiness, usually play, when not napping, chasing stuff or eating. So he surprised himself when he learned how to swim. We were…

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Start Learning How To Connect

If you want to become a connector – or a better connector – here are some tactics to employ today. 1. Greet people you meet in your every day life. Say hello to the grocer, to the checker, to the sanitation hauler, to the next person in line. 2. Smile. Make it a habit. A…

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Trust Yourself, Have Faith

I was sitting at my desk and wondering, “do I go ahead and send this person an invite?” The invite is to an event I’m hosting – the person is someone I’ve known for almost a decade. “Of course you do, Ginger! They want to know what you’re up to.” “Hmmm… I don’t know. Do…

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Connectivity Isn’t

Connecting isn’t: • networking • glad-handing • the card shove • “should” • “have-to” • collecting business cards • digital media followers • a numbers game • fake, phony, forced excerpt, Connectivity Canon Can’t wait for more? (either could I!) Get your own copy here, now – read & start using it at the tool…

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Try This: Connecting Tactics

Try This Think about it: Where do you tend to meet people? How do interactions begin? What becomes of some of them? When you do connect, how does it typically unfold? There are myriad ways to dip your toes into the connecting waters. Try starting within your own neighborhood. When you feel safe and opportunity…

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Connectivity and Transformation

“Every transformation has the opportunity to build confidence and capabilities.” – Mary Lue Peck, NSA CEO Connectivity = creating and developing meaningful relationships on purpose with the intent to serve other people. Transformation = to change, usually by choice; life. Opportunity = a possibility that will propel someone, something forward; a match of skills and…

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3 Ways To Connect Today

1. Write someone you care about a postcard or letter. They’re waiting to hear from you! Mail is very personal and much more rare these days. It’s make a big impact. 2. Go visit someone. Being with people, face to live face is impactful and truly meaningful. If you think you don’t have time –…

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3 Ways To Be A Better Speaker To Connect With Audiences

Connecting with your audience is key in effectively communicating with people. It’s not about lecturing or talking ‘at’ or ‘to’ someone – it’s about talking with someone. It’s about adding value to their life, not to hear yourself talk. Today I want to share 3 ways you can become a better speaker to connect with…

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Books & Reading

As a guest on Louise H Reid’s podcast, I was asked a very clarifying question: “If you have your book in one hand, which book is in the other?” oof. As I told Louise, why don’t you ask me a tougher question?! As in, which one would I choose – from all the books I’ve…

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