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 Inc.com.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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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Too many think that if it doesn’t feel good – you’re not following your passion. Bull. If you have a vision and you know that you have to climb a mountain to get to the top, you’re taking the steps to land on your passion.

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I don’t pretend to have all the answers. But lately I’ve been implementing a little trick that has helped me. I think it can help you too.

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I have lots of experience being out of work. It happened to me three times in a two-year span. Five times total throughout my career. I’m only 40, so that’s a pretty impressive streak.

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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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There are myriad psychology models and theories on what motivates us to do the things we do: how we respond to incentives, achievement theories, and so on.

I look at motivation as excitement. So how can you remain motivated in a simple way that works every single day? Here are 10 ways.

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ome with me to the office of a scrappy social media start-up in a run-down building on the upper west side of New York City in July of 2009.

You open the door and see four executives speaking to each other. Actually you only see three of the executives speaking. The fourth, silent executive is avoiding conflict. That executive is staring blankly back at the three doing the talking.