Category Archives: Connectivity

Whatever you do, don’t be SMARMY


You may be asking yourself, what is SMARMY? Well it’s one of my new favorite words. Not only is it useful to understand a behavior, but it is also fun to say. Let’s say it together SMARMY.

This is really a cautionary tale for everyone. You may be in a job which requires you to attend endless functions, many times on task to make connection with an individual who represents a business you want to connect with, or a business you are asking for a donation from. Either way endless networking, schmoozing and socializing may cause you to put on a false front or be SMARMY.

Our good friends at Merriam-Webster have defined SMARMY

behaving in a way that seems polite, kind, or pleasing but is not genuine or believable

So it would suffice to say – SMARMY is the opposite of genuine. In this age of connectivity, it is easy to disconnect and be superficial providing a false front of what you think people want to see, read or hear.

Be bona fide and you will no doubt attract the same. JUST SAY NO TO SMARMY 🙂


Six degrees of separation; who do you know who knows somebody you know?


The world is getting smaller.  Our ability to communicate  to the masses at the push of a button is amazing.  Get to know people, because they may know people you know.  Conversely, be careful of your words because you never know.

In case you’re bored this holiday weekend, think back to the beginning of a new job or living in a new town, write down the name of the first person you met.  Then begin to fill the page with other people you met because of that person – what a spiderweb of people you can end up with!  It’s kinda fun and interesting.
If you know me personally, please leave a comment about when you met me.


Because the more people you know, the more people you know.