Connecting is the Focus for 2024! - State and Federal Communications

January 18, 2024  •  

Connecting is the Focus for 2024!

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The new year has now arrived, and I am already too excited about the learning, development, and engagement opportunities that may come my way in 2024! In relation to engagement, I have been thinking about ways that I can continue to build even stronger and more meaningful connections with people this year, because let’s face it, in such a time as is the current state of our nation, cherishing connections with your family, friends, colleagues, and your community (as well as fostering new connections) is as important now as ever before!

I have been thinking about some different ways I can strengthen my connections portfolio, and I stumbled upon an online article by Dex which focuses on the “10 Sure-fire Ways to Build Life Lasting Personal Connections”.  The article featured the following great tips (you’ll have to read the article to get the inside specifics!) for building and strengthening meaningful connections:

  1. Have a Wide Scope
  2. Engage Repeatedly
  3. Give Back
  4. Develop your Listening
  5. Remember Names
  6. Stay Put
  7. Don’t Forget to Look Up
  8. Show Up
  9. Keep Your Promises
  10. Be Authentic

As you can tell, making, strengthening, and keeping meaningful connections takes some effort and intentionality, but the rewards will be totally worth it! I am looking forward to diving in and seeing how many of these tips I can put into action right away! Please do let me know how your journey to greater connecting is coming along – and a Happy New Year to you!


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