Breaking the Ice

How to find meaning behind every introduction w/ Lori Roddy

How to find meaning behind every introduction w/ Lori Roddy

As we engage more and more with those in our community, it's very likely that people will introduce others to us and say, "you two should talk." But what do we talk about when we do meet for the very first time?

In this video, Lori Roddy of The Neutral Zone shares how she ensures every meeting she has is always meaningful and purposeful for herself and the other individual.

Why Being a Connector is Important w/ Jonathan Goldstein

Why Being a Connector is Important w/ Jonathan Goldstein

Some people just seem to have a gift for connecting people and ideas. They seem to know all kinds of people and they’re able to ‘connect people and bring them together.

Jonathan Goldstein of Narrow Gauge Ventures is one of these connectors.

In this video, Jonathan explains why he cherishes the opportunity to connect people.

How a Mindset Change Helped An Introvert Meaningfully Connect w/ Janelle Reichman

How a Mindset Change Helped An Introvert Meaningfully Connect w/ Janelle Reichman

Janelle shared her epiphany during her 10-year experience in New York and how she decided she couldn’t allow her introversion keep her from getting out and connecting with others.

As Janelle put it, it comes down to something a lot of us hate - introverts and extroverts alike:

“I hate getting out there to sell to people.”

And she isn’t just talking about selling her business (she designs websites for a living). She’s talking about selling herself as an interesting person.

Why Remembering Names Helps to Create Deeper Relationships w/ Kai Stabell

Why Remembering Names Helps to Create Deeper Relationships w/ Kai Stabell

Remembering a person's name is one of the most crucial things in building meaningful connections because a person’s name connects to their identity. By using and remembering someone’s name, we're able to create a greater connection to who that person is. And by remembering someone’s name and using it when you see them again, that person will feel important and respected.

In this video, Kai Stabell shares why it's critical to conversation to remember a name and a simple technique he uses to help him remember the names of all the amazing people he connects with.