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One Simple Life Hack to Help You Create Good Habits

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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. My agency is growing. We have amazing clients. We also produce a world class conference. The conference and the clients are synergistic events on paper. In execution they are at odds. One takes from the other in time, energy and sweat equity. I needed to clone myself, or find a solution.
15 Tips for Introverts Networking That Will Blow Your Mind
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15 Simple Tips For Introverts Networking That Will Blow Your Mind

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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.
Chris Dessi Success

10 Unusual Ways to Manifest Success In Your Life

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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.
Chris Dessi on unemployment

The No. 1 Thing You Need to Do Right Now If You're Unemployed

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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. Also - I split up a business partnership. I didn't read the fine print of our contract. I battled my partner for almost a year. I made almost no money.
Silverback at Fortina
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What a Year for Silverback Social

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What a Year. A look back at 2014 for the Silverback Social team - Westchester Digital Summit, Baltimore Digital Summit, & clients like Legendary Pictures.
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Top 10 Book Recommendations

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I'm a voracious reader. I'm also an entrepreneur. These books have recently helped me with everything I do. I hope they can help you too.
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Powerful Reasons Why Wall Street Got it Wrong with Twitter

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Two weeks ago I went on CNN to discuss my views on Twitter and Facebook's earnings. I explained that my agency only publishes social content on platforms that work for our clients. Right now the holy trinity is Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. If wall street analysts are watching the car race from home (viewing who is in the lead, and seeing the crowd's reaction) - than we're driving the car with our clients riding shot gun. We feel the bumps on the road, see the potholes ahead and can hear the dings in the engine.
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3 Powerful Reasons Why Some Smart Executives Hate Social Media

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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.
Gary Vaynerchuk
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5 of The Most Inspiring Keynotes You Need to Watch Now

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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. Enjoy.
Chris Dessi Writing
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2 Powerful Tools That Will Make You a Better Writer Immediately

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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. Shocking.
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21 of the Most Valuable Linkedin Tips You'll See This Year

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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.
Chris Dessi on Meerkat
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What Happens When Meerkat and Live Television Collide?

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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.