The art of personal connection may seem lost, but as humans we have the innate want and ability to build relationships. Some may say that life is relationships. We say, “life is personal connection.” We say, “personal connection” is life.
Therefore, here at VP Legacies we are creating a world where people aren’t afraid to personally connect. On August 25th, 2017 we were given a great privilege to share this message with the Society of Information Management Colorado Women Summer Conference attendees. Our CEO, Hector Simoudis, shared stories about growing up in the Middle East and fighting against what people were saying about his dyslexia holding him back. His world experience from traveling to 25+ countries, extreme determination and work ethic has made him who he is today. A storyteller with a message to the world to believe in yourself and personally connect.
Hector’s presentation is founded on the belief that that art of personal connection is as simple as building trust, sharing your story and embracing emotion. If you do these three things the art of personal connection is simple. The problem is, as Hector put it, human interaction is like an iceberg, we hardly ever go below the service with others. Therefore, we completely close ourselves off to personal connection.
The audience was fascinated in the simplicity of truth in Hector’s presentation. It really hit home when Hector gave them time to share a funny story with one another. At this point everyone began to realize that details really do matter. While facts and figures support our personal connection believe, the release of Oxytocin in the moment allowed everyone to feel it.
He ended his future Tedx Talk (we are submitting his talk soon) briefly speaking about the Platia industry (stay tuned for another blog post about that) and explaining that we are in the midst of a personal connection crisis. The solution is simple. Stories Matter. You Matter.