Strengthening Community through Connection and Communication

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Lynn Serafinn invites you to contribute YOUR answers to some reflective enquiries about the Grace of Connection , and delivers a 15-minute micro-class of practical tips for using Twitter ethically (just CLICK the audio player to hear the class).

Last night, our emerging 7 Graces community had its monthly meeting. A handful of us met in person at the home of one of our London community members, while many more from our community, not only from around the UK but also from as far away as California, attended via webcast, chat room and Skype. If you click the player below, you can listen to the audio from that meeting.

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In addition to several news updates from both our core team and community members, the meeting included:

  • A look at the 7 Graces and a visualisation and set of personal enquiries on the first of the 7 Graces: CONNECTION (starts at 4 min 30 sec)
  • A 15-minute ‘micro-class’ of practical marketing tips for using Twitter, from a 7 Graces perspective (starts at 45 min 28 sec)

If you’d like to listen to a FULL 90-min audio class on Twitter marketing, go to http://tweepelicious.com. It’s free. Email sign up required.

    THE GRACE OF CONNECTION (starts at 4 min 30 sec)
    Practising the Grace of Connection, whether within the context of business or personal life, can be described briefly as to aspire to unity with Self, people and planet’. During the meeting, I asked everyone to shut their eyes and consider the Grace of Connection, and what it means to ‘aspire to unity with Self, people and planet’. Then, I asked everyone to reflect on these enquiry questions:

    1. How would you act if you were living every day in the Grace of Connection?
    2. What would you be able to bring to the rest of the world if you expressed and lived the Grace of Connection every day?
    3. Now, let’s flip it around: How would the world look and feel if everyone were embracing this value?
    4. What would YOU gain from the world if everyone lived according to the Grace of Connection? How could it fulfil a deep desire, need or dream?
    5. What one small thing will you do this week to start bringing the Grace of Connection into your personal life and/or professional practice?

    After everyone spent some time in private reflection, some of our community members shared their reflections with the group. You can hear these reflections when you play the audio.

    SEND US YOUR RESPONSE!

    • We’d love if it you would post your own responses to these enquiries in the comments box below.
    • OR if you’re very inspired, PLEASE feel free to get creative and send us a a short blog post on this topic (I recommend 300-500 words). If our team decides to use your article, we’ll post it here on the 7 Graces blog, along with your name as the author, your bio, headshot and a link back to your website.

    Even if this is the first time you ever heard about the 7 Graces, if you have some thoughts to share on these enquiries about Grace of Connection, send them in!

    TWITTER MICRO-CLASS with LYNN (starts at 45 min 28 sec)
    If you listen to the micro-class, you’ll hear a few tips from my upcoming Twitter tips book Tweep-e-Licious. The tips I gave were in direct response to some of the ‘faux pas’ I saw a lot of people in our 7 Graces community making. I also share a few free resources that can help you if you’re struggling with Twitter. I’m a real Twitter geek and I’ve helped my clients gain probably over half a million Twitter followers in the past couple of years, using ethical strategies. I’m very keen to help small business owners, social entrepreneurs and ethically focussed organisations who want to ‘get the word out’ but don’t resonate with hard-handed old-paradigm marketing strategies.

    This micro-course is free. Just click to play it. It’s about 45 minutes into the audio.

    If you’d like to listen to a FULL 90-min audio class on Twitter marketing, go to http://tweepelicious.com. It’s free. Email sign up required.

    Buy the book Tweep-e-licious and get a free Twitter Resource Kit. You’ll get the download to the 90-minute Twitter audio class and links to over 100 useful Twitter resources to help make your Twitterverse that much nicer at http://tweepelicious.com.

    Please be part of the 7 Graces community so you can attend future meetings. Join us here:

    ABOUT US
    ‘The 7 Graces Project ’ is a new social enterprise whose aim will be to provide an educational alternative and business incubator for a new generation of ethical, community-focussed businesses. The 7 Graces are a set of values and principles for a new paradigm for business, marketing, media and indeed our lives in general:

    1. CONNECTION – to aspire to unity with Self, people and planet
    2. INSPIRATION – to give value, express generosity and share wisdom freely
    3. INVITATION – to practice openness, engagement, hospitality and respect
    4. DIRECTNESS – to embrace simplicity and straightforwardness in our communication
    5. TRANSPARENCY – to express who we really are and what we value most in both personal and professional life
    6. ABUNDANCE – to aim towards sustainable wealth through ecological and economic balance
    7. COLLABORATION – to continually seek ways to create truly innovative projects together

    Please share your views below!


    Lynn Serafinn author of The 7 Graces of MarketingLynn Serafinn, MAED, CPCC is a certified, award-winning coach, teacher, marketer, social media expert, radio host, speaker and author of the number one bestseller The 7 Graces of Marketing — How to Heal Humanity and the Planet by Changing the Way We Sell’ and Tweep-e-licious! 158 Twitter Tips & Strategies for Writers, Social Entrepreneurs & Changemakers Who Want to Market Their Business Ethically. Her eclectic approach to marketing incorporates her vast professional experience in the music industry and the educational sector along with more than two decades of study and practice of the spirituality of India. In her work as a promotional manager she has produced a long list of bestselling mind-body-spirit authors.

    Lynn is also the Founder of the 7 Graces Project, a budding social enterprise whose aim is to help grow a new generation of passionate entrepreneurs who want to serve both people and planet through innovative, ethical, independent enterprise.

    PLEASE share your views! Leave a comment below AND then join us in the 7 Graces group on Facebook. Help us create the new paradigm.

    Be sure to subscribe to this blog to receive future news about the 7 Graces Project (see sign up box in upper right hand side of your screen).

    If you would like to get involved in our emerging social enterprise. please come along to one of our MeetUp meetings, either in London or via Skype. Click HERE to join our MeetUp group.

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