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.
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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.
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.
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.
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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Social Media for Beginners: Ten Tips to Get Started

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Happy Friday everyone! This is the fifth and final installment of a week long tutorial on the basics of social media. I thought it would be appropriate to offer a final recap of all content covered, along with some final food for thought.
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How Pandora Radio is Leveraging the Power of Twitter: A Case Study

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On December 13th I was working away, listening to my ipod when I realized that I was sick of my music. I decided to check out the servicePandora.
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Clay Duke’s Suicide Note on Facebook

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Today Facebook is playing a role in another huge story. 56- year old Clay Duke approached the school board in Florida to confront the people who had terminated his wife’s employment. Warning; these images are graphic – you will see people shot at. The fascinating part is that Mr. Duke apparently left his suicide note on Facebook.
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Mark Zuckerberg: Time Magazine Person of the Year 2010

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This morning I was asked by a Donna Sweeney a producer at Fox 5 to come into the studio tonight at 5pm and chat about Mark Zuckerberg being named Time Magazine’s Person of the Year 2010.
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Clicker & Facebook: The Future of Television?

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Today Clicker, the complete guide to internet television announced that it will integrate with Facebook to further enhance it’s recommendation engine. This is a pivotal announcement for Facebook. Just another step toward the true vision that Mark Zuckerberg has for Facebook. Enhancing your life by knowing what your friends are doing. Zuckerberg feels (and I agree) that the internet can be a lonely experience. Individuals are bouncing from one site to the next on their own. As these sites further integrate Facebook how much more rich and fulfilling will this experience be if you know what your friends are doing there as well. When I logged into Clicker it showed me a list of my friends that like shows I love like 3o Rock – how cool is that?
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Chipotle’s Cat Debacle: 5 Lessons for Social Media Marketers

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Faster than you can say Domino’s Pizza Debacle, there’s a new food chain with a social media mess unfolding. According to AllFacebook.com Chipotle’s Mexican Grill is in hot water tonight:
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Social Media Brand Managers: 5 Things You Need to Know About New Facebook Profiles

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Yesterday I read on Mashable that the new Facebook Profiles was launched. I immediately decided I would give it a try. I also noticed yesterday via my Facebook Newsfeed that our friends over at Likeable Media conducted an impromptu survey of their over 14k followers regarding the new profiles. It seemed that the majority of the comments were negative, and I’ll admit that I wasn’t surprised. Partially because every time Facebook rolls out a new release the Facebook faithful tend to grumble. But mostly I realize that most people think about how these changes effect themselves, and not how they effect the manner in which brands engage with their fans on Facebook. Obviously the Facebook team is trying to enhance the user experience, and I think they accomplish that with new Facebook Profiles, but the real story here, in my opinion is what the new Facebook Profiles does for brands engaging in Facebook.
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5 Ways New York’s Grand Hyatt is Harnessing the Power of Foursquare & Twitter

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Yesterday was an exciting day for the Drive Action Digital team. We spend most of our day in great meetings with clients, Lifesta and Audition Booth. Both teams are young, exciting and ready to take on the world. We’re blessed to have the opportunity to work with such inspiring and brilliant people. As we wrapped up with Lifesta and Audition Boot, we headed to the Fox studios where my business partner and founder of Drive Action Digital Anthony Zarro filmed a spot which will air early next week. Not bad for a chilly December Thursday, right?
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Personal Branding Facebook Fail

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Last week I “liked” a network news Facebook page. Very soon afterward, I received what seemed to be an auto generated email via Facebook from “Joey”. He was pleasant, engaging and fully transparent that he was working with a weatherman at this network. He asked that since I had recently liked the network page, if I could “like” weather man’s page. I thought this is fantastic, someone that “gets it”. personal branding drive action digital chris dessi So I went for it. Why not, this was a great way to get fans to engage with the weatherman – I was already a fan of the network, so why not?
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I Kinda Wanna Make Out With MySpace to Make Facebook Jealous

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Let’s face it Facebook has won. It’s been over for a while, but last week MySpace announced that it was going to integrateFacebook Connect to enhance the ailing social network. This is the final nail in the coffin for MySpace, but just another triumphant step in Facebook’s inevitable world domination.