In September of 1997, I was in graduate school at NYU. I was living in Queens, NY sleeping on a twin bed in my brother’s living room. He was in Law school at St. Johns. My father had help me to get admitted into graduate school. I felt like a fraud. I studied harder than I’d ever studied before.
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My brother calls Twitter “The Tweeter machine.” He’s 42. He’s educated. Over educated, one could argue. He’s a lawyer. He passed the bar exam. He’s a partner in his law firm. He says “Tweeter Machine” in jest. Because I enjoy it.
But – there doth be some truth behind those lies.
He picks fun at himself before I can pick at him. Such a lame thing for an older brother to do. That’s the tool of the younger sibling. But I digress.
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When I first learned about social media I was so excited I bought FacebookShouldHireMe.com. I wanted to get Facebook’s attention. It didn’t work. Whatever. But other people took notice. I got coverage in Fortune Magazine.
That attention helped me get my first job in social media at Buddy Media. After that experience my personal blog evolved. It became my main marketing tool for business. The content I created insulated my personal brand. It kind of happened by accident.
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Inspiring, sometimes touching, and always thought provoking – a good keynote is timeless. A bad one, can destroy your event, suck the life out of the room, and make you want to vomit. I believe in the power of the spoken word. I also believe that each of these men are masters at their craft. Here are 5 of the best public speakers I’ve ever heard utter a word.
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Three years ago I launched the first Westchester Digital Summit. Last month Forbes magazine called us one of the “Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead of Marketing Trends This Year.” We’ve hosted over 1000 executives in that time.
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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Yesterday James Altucher wrote a great post, titled “The One Score That Can Improve Your Writing with a Single Click”
In the post James notes one important fact.
The F-K Score of your writing sometimes dictates it’s success. He notes:
“The Flesch-Kincaid Score was calculated to determine at what grade level you are writing for. If your score is 10, you are writing for a 10th grade level. If your score is 12 you are writing at a 12th grade level. And so on.”
James also notes that great works of literature, score low on the F-K Score. “Heart of Darkness” scored 6th grade reading level. Hemingway’s “Old Man and the Sea” scored a 4th grade reading level.
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Emma McCabe, claims she’s fallen in love with a tree. Oh boy. The woman who’s been unlucky in love has stated the being with the tree, who she’s named Tim – is the “best sex ever.” I’m not here to comment on whether this woman is ill with dendrophilia (where a person is sexually attracted to a tree) or not. What I find intriguing is to see if this story may be a hoax. If so, why would this woman do something like that?
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A Pew Internet survey conducted in 2014 revealed that 74% of online adults were using social networking sites. Not since the invention of the printing press has the human race seen technology that has altered the way we communicate so drastically. It’s staggering.
Not only are we visiting social media sites, we’re visiting them often. Demographics vary, but it’s safe to say that social media is no longer a shiny new toy. But what do we know about social media other than it’s part of our daily lives and helps to keep us to connected with friends and family?
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Linkedin is powerful. Linkedin is also where modern business people spend lots of time. If you’re reading this you already understand that. Sadly, some of you don’t know how to use the Linkedin machine. Here are 21 tips that will help you be more normal on Linkedin. You’re welcome.
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Yesterday I walked onto the set at Fox, logged into my Twitter account, and launched the hottest new APP launch since Twitter. It’s called Meerkat. It’s a pretty simple concept: Log into Meerkat via your Twitter account and stream live video to your followers.But, simple is hard. Simple is game-changing.
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About 5 years ago I met with luxury watch manufacturer, Breitling. I love this brand, and have owned a Breitling watch for 14 years. I wear it daily.
I approached the company with the idea that if I could speak to the decision makers I would most certainly convince them that if it were done properly, they could leverage the awesome power of social media to change the game of selling luxury watches.
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A few years ago something happened that blew my mind that I think is worth talking about again here.
First let me start by saying this – I think Brian Solis is brilliant. Not that out of reach brilliance reserved for the Einsteins of the world, but real, everyday, brilliance. Brian has the uncanny ability to break down ideas into easily digestible bits, and present them in such a way that you smack your forehead and say to yourself:
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Social media strategy can be linked to many things in your company – PR, Print, TV etc. If you have anything to do with social media in your organization, I want you to sit down, turn off your computer and ask yourself a few questions about your business.
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I’m blessed to live in a great town called Chappaqua, New York. We’re about 50 minutes north of New York city by train. Our school district is excellent, the people are phenomenal, the stores are outstanding and the local restaurants are top notch. That’s why I feel obligated to offer some unsolicited advice to the local Real Estate community.
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Social media has changed the way people are doing business around the world. Ever evolving and largely free to get started, it can greatly impact small businesses. Sometimes allowing companies to leapfrog competition if done correctly. Twitter in particular is word of mouth on steroids. So here are your 7 steps to success for small […]
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I once heard my friend Gary Vaynerchuk answer the question: What’s the ROI of social media? His response was partially dismissive, mostly true, and certainly brought down the house. He replied with a fervent What’s the ROI of putting on your pants? I love that response, but I also understand why your boss may cringe […]
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I feel silly posting another gift that happened while getting coffee – I think this may be my 5th or 6th gift that’s happened in a Starbucks or a Dunkin Donuts. I guess it’s apparent that I enjoy my daily jolt of caffeine. America, and Chris Dessi run on Dunkin Donuts. So this morning was […]
Last night was fantastic. We had our annual Silverback Social Holiday Party. It was doubly special because we had it at my favorite restaurant Fortina Pizza. I’m a simple man. They have simple fare. Pizze. Yum. Good friends, great colleagues, and pizza. I’m not even sure if I can say I gave this gift to […]