100 Verbs to Connect

The biggest and still unexplored opportunity with social media is
that of helping make connections.

100 verbs to connect

  1. make things happen
  2. welcome relationships
  3. suspend judgment
  4. create experiences
  5. use multimedia for learners and readers with different styles/preferences
  6. use your content to elevate others
  7. be helpful
  8. show you care
  9. introduce peers
  10. tell stories
  11. help readers rock
  12. listen and ask questions
  13. stay humble
  14. keep learning
  15. participate fully
  16. accept
  17. take responsibility
  18. resist copying
  19. liberate your inner fan
  20. transform your attitude
  21. challenge your assumptions
  22. think community
  23. collaborate freely
  24. develop opportunity
  25. stay passionate
  26. be honest (especially with yourself)
  27. be willing to change your mind
  28. provide a platform for others to find people with like interests
  29. build interactions
  30. stay curious
  31. stay offline when you're tired or argumentative
  32. dream, think, do
  33. facilitate conversations
  34. build prototypes
  35. invent possibilities
  36. use engagement to accelerate learning
  37. brag about your fans' products and services
  38. evangelize your employees
  39. observe more, judge less
  40. learn to read the social triggers that make stuff happen
  41. be more transparent
  42. choose teaching over winning
  43. open communication lines
  44. prefer open understanding
  45. keep your promises
  46. go the extra mile for someone else
  47. laugh more, especially about yourself
  48. be courageous
  49. stay with it through thick and thin
  50. tell stories
  51. respect privacy
  52. find a cause
  53. be original
  54. celebrate common traits
  55. want less, do more
  56. become the person you'd like to be
  57. stay soft on people, hard on issues
  58. appreciate small gestures, they are a big deal
  59. communicate more
  60. amaze yourself
  61. recognize talent
  62. take more walks
  63. take the high road
  64. discover and highlight worthy projects
  65. understand the power of silence
  66. stay hungry
  67. thank often and liberally
  68. be patient
  69. encourage exploration
  70. make your writing a work of art
  71. find mentors
  72. practice what you preach
  73. be flexible
  74. adopt and credit good ideas
  75. break down elitist walls
  76. step out of formulas
  77. reinvent joy
  78. earn your stripes
  79. face your responsibilities
  80. recognize and celebrate differences
  81. learn to think with your own experience
  82. invest in building something
  83. appreciate success is several years in the making
  84. know your values
  85. work with others
  86. make someone's day
  87. put people first
  88. read more, react less
  89. know your limits
  90. find inspiration
  91. experiment
  92. adjust
  93. be ready to be surprised
  94. get to know your peers
  95. inspire and find inspiration
  96. know you make a difference
  97. forget the numbers, you count
  98. let others opt in
  99. set a good example
  100. raise your industry, community, readers

The highly connective people, the "power networkers", are not those
who mastered the tools, those who make perfect and know all the

They're those who elevate others. When you know why you're connecting, you benefit as well.

How do you connect? Has it changed over time?



Valeria is an experienced listener. She is also frequent speaker at
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