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How To Win Friends and Influence People – Using Connection

Be A Connections Rock StarAfter teaching a workshop at an event the other day, I ran into an acquaintance and we got to talking. He brought up something he struggles with and when I responded that I often struggle with the same thing, he seemed astonished.

“You?!” he said, …

By |May 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

If You Want Success, Learn Conversation

Behind every success story, there’s a crowd. Whether you define success professionally, personally, financially, or some other way, nobody does it alone.

Behind most stories of epic failure, there’s also a crowd. Rarely can the blame for a catastrophe truly be laid at the feet … Read more...

By |April 13th, 2016|Building Your Relationships|0 Comments

You Don’t Have to Hate Meetings Anymore

Do you hate meetings?

Really? You hate getting away from your desk to spend time with real humans? You hate the opportunity to get multiple perspectives on an issue and make a decision on the spot, together? You hate learning things about your colleagues and … Read more...

By |March 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Why Are We Making People Network?

Face it: Networking Sucks.

Everyone hates networking. It’s awkward, it’s uncomfortable, and it takes a special combination of skills, personality and confidence to do it successfully.

So why do we as event organizers keep making them do it? We not only include networking time in … Read more...

By |February 4th, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Purpose and Safety: Your Best Friends When Talk Gets Tough

Last month, I reviewed what is, for my money, one of the best communications resources out there: Crucial Conversations. I promised to share one of my favourite insights from the book in my next post, and here it is.

The authors tell us that the …

By |January 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

My Favourite Tool for Tough Conversations: Book Review

It’s late December, and although I really love this season, it does add a lot to everyone’s plate. We’ve all got the shorter days, the holiday hubbub, and the onset of truly cold weather to deal with.

It’s a high risk season for interpersonal relations, … Read more...

By |December 17th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How To Build Relationships Within Your Team or Community

The Power of Listening

I once worked at a company with a pretty high wall of mistrust between the office and warehouse staff. But I was one of the few office staff who had a degree of goodwill on both sides of the divide. A … Read more...

By |November 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

How To Make Your Events Unmissable

Veteran speaker Simon Salt has a theory about what makes an event successful. The secret sauce, he says in his post, Why Events Fail…and how to fix them, is community:

“The outcome of building a strong community is that when they come together in … Read more...

By |October 29th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

How to Avoid Total Ruin: The Volkswagen Example

One of the top stories in the news right now is the Volkwagen emissions scandal. It was recently discovered that the German auto manufacturer deliberately outfitted its vehicles with devices designed to cheat on emissions tests. The company has lost a third of its share … Read more...

By |September 30th, 2015|Blog, The Do Gooder at Work|0 Comments

The Do Gooder Lifestyle: Sustainable Spring Fashion

After my baby was born, I needed a whole new wardrobe, but as a self-employed person on parental leave, I had no income. I had been meaning to try secondhand shopping for a while but was intimidated by the idea of sifting through a lot … Read more...