We’ve had a lot of new visitors to Weaving Influence over the past few days.

Can I tell you I love that?

We’ve also had a lot of conversation from visitors who have commented for the first time. Thank you.

I try to acknowledge each comment with a thank you (usually on Twitter). If I missed you somehow, please know that I appreciate the time you took to share  your thoughts. I read every comment. You make me laugh and smile.

If you’re new to this blog, I hope you’ll come back. I write here on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. My husband, who we call Mr. Becky here at Weaving Influence, shares his perspective occasionally. My nine year old daughter shared a post once. It’s fun to do this with my family’s support and help.

This blog is still a work in progress. I haven’t quite figured out what it’s about yet. It’s about leadership and social media. It’s about influence, as the name suggests. It’s about making a difference. I hope that what I write here makes a difference for you.

Today, I’m sharing a post I wrote originally for Mountain State University LeaderTalk (slightly modified.) It also appeared in a White Paper called EveryDay Leadership, a collection of some of my favorite writing there. You can download it for free, along with two other White Papers I wrote there: Social Media for Leaders and Twitter for Beginners.

Thanks again for sharing my space here. Have a great day and remember that little things make a big difference.

Here are some everyday ways to make a difference by valuing and engaging others.



Maintaining eye contact.











How long does it take to say thank you? To smile? To stop, put your hand on someone’s shoulder, look her in the eye (really seeing her) and verbally affirm her for her work?

These positive actions take only moments. They might seem small. But when you add them up, they can have a big impact on your relationships with others.

Increase your effectiveness as a leader by taking time for these small things. Make a difference, today.