Chris Dessi

Entrepreneur, TEDx Speaker, Personal Branding Leader, Author, and Keynote Speaker

Published on Aug 5, 2016

In our public lives we pretend like we’re infallible. When Chris Dessi decided to share some of his deepest insecurities and fears publicly, something profound happened. He received warmth, love and support from people he’d never met. This brought about the realization that we all need to get better at telling our truest & most vulnerable stories. While loving and supporting each other through them.

Chris Dessi, is Founder & CEO of Silverback Social. He’s a personal branding expert, author and keynote speaker. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS’s Varney & Co. He’s an editorial contributor on

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Chris DessiChris is a personal branding expert who has lived it. He loves helping people and organizations live to their fullest potential through technology. Chris is sought after to bring real world innovation in his keynotes. He brings an attractive balance of powerful performance with tactical guidance.

Chris Dessi is one of the most in-demand keynote speakers on the topics of personal brand building, social media, leadership, and creative success.

Chris inspires your attendees, but also offers a touch of humanity. Sharing his own path, his own stories, and explaining  the tools he has used to gain success. Chris shares practical knowledge that will positively effect the sales and overall performance of your organization.

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I’m an extrovert, and I understand the power of networking. What hurts me is to see introverts not capitalize on the opportunity of an event like the summit. So here are 15 practical tips you can use the next time you’re at an event. I hope you join us at this year’s summit and test them out.

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When we’re confronted with unrealistic demands, how will we react? Can we sustain optimal performance? Sometimes, yes. Mostly, nope.

If you’re reading this, you should have a general understanding of how to do well at work. What I’m more interested in, and what I think will help you more, is reaching excellence in life.

How can we create a life where excellence becomes our default? And is it even possible?

I’m going to share six ways to be the best version of you.

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Last week I sat down with former Green Beret, and NFL player Nate Boyer. We were on the phone to talk about his involvement in Mission6Zero, as well as his important work with not for profits. I was very curious about how a guy like Nate had accomplished so much in such a short period of time.

We spent a great deal of time discussing his unique approach to networking. More on that in a minute

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