Advancements in technology has grown and so has our need to be constantly connected with the world. Information is readily available at all times and if you want to have a competitive edge in your field regardless of the industry, you will have to know how to stay connected and how to effectively manage those connections. Staying connected whether you are reading your newspaper online or getting RSS feeds from experts who are blogging on the topics that are of interest to you has become second nature to us all. Amazed at my own addiction to being connected to the world, I created a mind map to show my network connections. Later this week, we will discuss how my connections help me while on the road of learning and development from my perspective as a trainer as well as a student.