Do you find yourself always keeping track of your Instagram likes and followers?

Or does it take you so much time editing or polishing before you put anything out on the internet?

How do you feel about being inundated with noise from promotions or bombarded by edited images and highlight reels? 

All this could leave you feeling starved for real-life, legitimate, caring connections.

Today, I talk about how you can make your digital communication more authentic. I also discuss traditional modes you can re-implement in your business so you can satisfy your very real need for connection while still getting the job done. 

With the spread of coronavirus, it gives this topic an entirely new meaning. 

How can we find and experience real-life connections when we’re restricted and now literally quarantined to our screens, working from home all day?

You can’t take for granted your authentic relationships. This time teaches us to cherish our time with people in the flesh and to do our best to create more authentic connections online. 

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Why you should consider in-person Zoom meetings over messaging on Slack
  • How you’re actually creating your own 9×6 prison cell
  • How to get creative and personal with your touchpoints
  • Other ways to create authentic, meaningful connections


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Supporting Resources:

For more information about remote work and support during this pandemic, check out

How Your Story Sets You Free by Heather Box and Julian Mocine-McQueen

What the Right EA Can Do For You: Behind the Scenes with our Client Lauren Pawell (Episode 57)

Executives and Their Assistants: a behind the scenes look with my EA (Episode 41)

Motivation for a Distributed Team: Getting The Best From Your Remote Workers (Episode 22)

How to Be Funny & Be an Effective Leader; A Conversation with Bill Stainton (Episode 23)

5 Ways to Avoid Burnout (Episode 05)


Episode Credits

If you like this podcast and are thinking of creating your own, consider talking to my producer, Danny Ozment.

He helps thought leaders, influencers, executives, HR professionals, recruiters, lawyers, realtors, bloggers, coaches, and authors create, launch, and produce podcasts that grow their business and impact the world.

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