Networking HQ BLOG with Larry James

Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Power of Vulnerability – The Human Connection!

Filed under: Networking Video,Personal Growth — Larry James @ 7:00 am

Brene Brown studies human connection – our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk at TEDxHouston, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

Please take 20 minutes and 20 seconds to click on the link below and watch this incredible video. I’m sure that a few of you will watch the first few minutes and think: “This doesn’t apply to me!” I can assure you that this talk should be seen and heard by everyone – not just those who network!

If you really listen – let the information sink in – it will greatly assist you in your future networking efforts. . . AND with all of your personal and business relationships!

Do your friends a favor – share this video with everyone you know!


Copyright © 2011 – Brene Brown. Reprinted with permission. Brene Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She has spent the past ten years studying vulnerability, courage, authenticity, and shame. She spent the first five years of her decade-long study focusing on shame and empathy, and is now using that work to explore a concept that she calls Wholeheartedness. Visit Breen’s Website!

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  1. Thanks so much, Larry, for sharing the video link to Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability!
    I’ve read both her books and loved them, and still to see and hear her give this talk was so powerful.

    She makes an excellent case that in order to really connect with others, we need to allow ourselves to be deeply seen.
    And to do that, we need to have the courage to be imperfect and believe that our vulnerability is both necessary and beautiful.

    Comment by Jenny Davidow — Sunday, April 15, 2012 @ 12:23 pm | Reply

    • Jenny – Thank you so much for your comments. Your comments are right on!

      Comment by Larry James — Thursday, April 26, 2012 @ 2:39 am | Reply

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