Connections

All relationships come down to connections. That is not news.  Something I try and remind myself of everyday can be expressed this way:  People will soon forget what you have accomplished  and long remember how you made them feel.

In an increasingly impersonal world, people seek out connections more urgently than ever before. "Visumes" (honestly, who comes up with these names?) are video resumes and are becoming more and more popular. Job seekers look to stand out from the pack by creating two-minute videos of themselves and employers have indicated that video resumes would become a common addition to future job applications. (NY Times- April 21, 2007) Today’s executives need to be both photogenic and telegenic for everything from basic blogs to podcasts.

Be ready for your 15 minutes of fame- it might be getting cut down to 7 1/2.