I love the title of this book. It’s so true isn’t it? Maxwell is one of my heroes and he is a great connector. In this book he shares practical ways to connect with audiences whether it’s connecting with one person over coffee, connecting with people in a small group, or connecting with an audience of thousands.
He said it took him 8 years to find himself as a communicator. This book helped me on the journey I’m on to find myself as a communicator. There are a ton of principles to apply in this book. I’ll be coming back to this one often. I’d recommend it for anyone who is looking to improve their communication skills and looking to become a better connector.
- President Gerald Ford once remarked, “If I went back to college again, I’d concentrate on two areas: learning to write and to speak before an audience. Nothing in life is more important than the ability to communicate effectively.”
- It took me eight years to “find myself” as a speaker. And here’s great news: when you find yourself, you find your audience.
- “People need your influence, but it will not come through ‘lip syncing’ those you admire.”
- Connection always begins with a commitment to someone else.
- DiMaggio replied, “I always remind myself that there might be someone in the stands who never saw me play before.”