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There are five (5) CONNECTING principles & practices that lead to improved communications. This 60 to 90-minute keynote, seminar and/or workshop (1/2 day to one week in duration) is tailored to meet your specific needs from the John C. Maxwell #1 NY Times bestselling book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.” I have been trained by the John Maxwell team and I will teach the principles & practices as follows:


Target Audience: Front-Line, Mid-Level and Senior-Level Leaders

Becoming a person of influence, is all about who you are as a person and how you treat those around you. People can be influenced by all kinds of traits and personalities, but a true person of influence does so by meeting the needs of those people around them. Each focus area (there are 10) outlines a different function a person of influence has with those which they come into contact with. They are:

  • Principle 1 INFLUENCE (identify with people and relate to them)
  • Principle 2 OTHERS (its all about them)
  • Principle 3 COMMUNICATION (words 7%), tone of voice (38%) and body language (55%)
  • Principle 4 ENERGY (initiative; clarity; patience; selflessness; stamina)
  • Principle 5 SKILL (sacrifice; relationships; ability; insight; success) vs. natural talent
  • Practice 1 – COMMON GROUND (getting past the barriers)
  • Practice 2 SIMPLICITY (keep it simple)
  • Practice 3 EXPERIENCE (create one that everyone desires / enjoys)
  • Practice 4 INSPIRE (inspiration becomes the motivator)
  • Practice 5 CREDIBILITY (what people know, see and feel / live by it!)

In Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, world-renowned leadership expert John C. Maxwell says if you want to succeed, you must learn how to connect with people. And while it may seem like some folks are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection. Maxwell offers his proven method Five Principles and Five Practices so you can connect one-on-one, in a group, or with an audience. Only one thing stands between you and success. It isn’t experience or talent. The fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.

How can you really connect with others?

Connecting is the ability to identify with people and relate to them in a way that increases your influence with them, says Maxwell. And the ability to communicate and connect with others is a major determining factor in reaching your potential. To be successful, you must work with others. To do that at your absolute best, you must learn to connect.

It’s a skill anyone can learn. You’ll see all your relationships take a quantum leap. Connecting is a skill you can learn and apply in your personal, professional and family relationships and you can start now.

In summary, you will learn:

How to find common ground. How to keep your communication simple. How to capture people’s interest. How to inspire people. How to stay authentic in all your relationships.

Develop unsurpassing communication skills and connect with your intended audience.