Tuesday, June 15, 2010


In John Maxwell's latest book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, he shares the importance of connecting with others, whether it be in a one on one setting, a group environment or as a speaker to an audience.

It doesn't take a degree in rocket science to know that connection skills are extremely important, whether you are a stay at home mom, a sales person or a public speaker.

Maxwell states that if you were to buy a car, when you walked into that showroom, whether you realized it or not, you internally asked yourself three key questions :

1. Do you care for me?
2. Can you help me?
3. Can I trust you?

If you don't answer yes to all three of these questions, this salesperson will not be able to connect with you. As a result, his or her chance for a sale is drastically reduced.

Those three questions can be extremely helpful for us, regardless of our occupation. If others can answer yes to these questions about you, you can be confident that you are connecting with them.

To simplify this, if you were to follow Jesus' instruction and love others as yourself, others certainly would be answering yes to these questions about you.

"Love your neighbor as yourself."
Matthew 22:39b

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