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How Communication Impacts the Bottom Line

How Communication Impacts the Bottom Line

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Curiosity Enhances Your Brain’s Memory

Curiosity Enhances Your Brain’s Memory

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Empathy Training Increases Test Scores

Empathy Training Increases Test Scores

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Questions Can Cue Action

Questions Can Cue Action

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Clear Intentions Promote Clear Communication

Clear Intentions Promote Clear Communication

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Finding from Google’s Quest to Build the Perfect Team

Finding from Google’s Quest to Build the Perfect Team

This mini-article is an excerpt from our brand new Second Edition book, Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations that Matter. There are dozens of these scattered throughout the book in little "conversation bubble callouts." If you like this one idea, we trust...

Purpose vs. Intention

Purpose vs. Intention

What is your purpose—or intention? Purpose is a huge question. I like breaking purpose down into smaller, bite-sized chunks called "intentions." The latin root of this word is "intentio" which translates best as "stretching." I love this because I think a really great...

Two Words to Promote Equity and Inclusion

Two Words to Promote Equity and Inclusion

October 14, 2019BlogEquity and inclusion are essential ingredients for creating a culture of connection, belonging, and trust.  My favorite way to weave a more inclusive and empathetic mindset into your language and actions is to add “for me” to the end of your...

One of the Best Group Exercises

One of the Best Group Exercises

Looking for the best group icebreaker, conversation starter, or end-of-the-day debrief conversation? Our current favorite conversational exercise is breaking off into smaller groups to share Highlights, Lowlights, and Insights. From the day, the week, or even the...

Two Confusing Stats on the Future of Education

Two Confusing Stats on the Future of Education

Recently, Google for Education published a Global Report on the Future of the Classroom. I wanted to share two notable highlights from the report that we think will continue to drastically impact both educators and leaders within organizations. Many of the findings of...

9 Ways to Connect to Your Customers

9 Ways to Connect to Your Customers

The #Distance crew just had a virtual table ft. Scott Stein! So, so many nuggets and gems came from each of us peppering him with questions. Here are my "9 Nuggets from Faraway Distant Lands." Thought it may be useful to have my takeaways typed up and shared here for...

Gift of Connection

Gift of Connection

Lately, we have had several people reach out to us interested in custom labeling/branding We! Connect Cards or We! Engage Cards. Folks have wanted to use them as unique, memorable, and meaningful client gifts, employee gifts, and tools to foster a connection culture...

Downloadable Conversation Menu

Downloadable Conversation Menu

What is one of the most meaningful gifts you have received? For some it might be a "thing" and for others it might be an "experience." We try to combine the two when we design our tools. Below is a free, downloadable gift to say thanks for being an awesome follower,...

How to Deal with a Reluctant Audience

How to Deal with a Reluctant Audience

How do you deal with a reluctant audience? A group may be reluctant because they are tired at the end of the day. Set in their ways. Overworked and underpaid. They may have been “volun-told” to attend your program or meeting. Whatever the reason is, some individuals...

Can I Pick Your Brain?

Can I Pick Your Brain?

I get asked A LOT by colleagues, friends and potential clients if they can pick my brain. For a cup of coffee. Or perhaps over lunch. Or even in an email or phone call. All of my being wants to say "YES" to all of these requests! After all, I'm in the business of...

27 Tips to Increase Retention

27 Tips to Increase Retention

I just recently participated in one of the most impactful and insight filled exercises of my speaking career. It was an activity that took 3 hours with 12 top notch speakers/facilitators during a weekend retreat. We divided the group in half and created two concentric...

4 Questions Under 4 Words Each to Spark Engagement

4 Questions Under 4 Words Each to Spark Engagement

Recently, I gave an interactive keynote in Cartagena, Colombia for the Global Youth Entrepreneurship Summit. This amazing group from 35+ countries helped me re-learned a lesson I had forgotten:   The simplest questions are often the most powerful questions   American...

How to Connect to Content

How to Connect to Content

If you’ve been following Will and me for any length of time, you know that we love this idea of “Connection Before Content.” But what about when you need to “Connect to Content?” You might have a big meeting, an upcoming retreat, or a workshop that requires people to...