This is how to be better connected with others. By being authentic, and connecting with others by learning about them on line, connecting with your network about them, and using other sources, it is possible set yourself up for success with the first of three steps of The Collaboration Effect. Start with a smile. Have a positive attitude to help and be there for them. It's not about me. It's all about we. It starts with me. I need to be more interested in them than being interesting.