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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“Oh shit, this is working!!” “I’m feeling more empowered about charging what I’m worth.” “I really had a blast making the menus of services.” “I’m feeling more equipped.”   Have you said any of these sentences before? All of these came from one of my fine coaching clients – she’d approached me, very much on…

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Client: We’re cancelling our programming. Me: Hmmm… would you consider shifting to online programming? [pause] Client: How would that work? Me: [explain, simply & directly, encouraging them that their audience still wants to grow, learn, be served] Client: That sounds good. Let’s do it. From a cancellation mindset to a can-do mindset. 1. Listen. 2.…

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Because I’ve been helping a lot of my clients shift right now (from rooms to zoom), here are Top Connecting Tactics right now I’m sharing in workshops – use what’s useful for you. 1. More phone calls, less screen time. Fatigue anyone?! Calls & your voice are proven to be soothing and reassuring, partly by…

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