Category Archives: Connection

Razoo tweets and Ira Glass

On Monday I noticed a tweet from the nonprofit fundraising site Razoo, quoting a blog post of mine from 2012. It was the elegant graphic they’d created from my blog post that made me do a little jig.   The bonus … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Experiment

Try this one day. After an event where you’ve talked to a lot of interesting folks, sit down and write an individualized follow up note to everyone with whom you had a substantive conversation. It can be short. It just … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Why we read you

We read you because you are you. Because you sound like you, talk like you. You are identifiable, clear, and you have a point of view. Whether that is polished or rough, grammatical or not…whether you use ellipses and start … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Rock out

My morning commute to work is punctuated by the Music Under New York performers.  Each day of the week a different musician with a different sound and a different vibe. Luke Ryan has been at this for 30 years.  His … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The wrong public speaking mistakes

Public speaking is neck-and-neck with fundraising on the list of things people consistently fear. To avoid that fear we often choose to read to people rather than speak to them.  That is, we write down and recite prepared remarks.  If … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

The bubbles

Not long ago, I spent an entire day going around New York City without my iPhone. Really. There’s nothing like being device- and newspaper-free on the NYC subway to realize how our devices are creating bubbles of separation in every … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , | 9 Comments

Sport

While the biggest highlight of my trip to Karachi last week was definitely meeting all the applicants to the Pakistan Fellows Program, the most fun and surprising piece was getting to play squash twice during the week. Pakistan has an … Continue reading

Posted in Connection | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment