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 Managers: Most People Don’t Understand the Power of Social Media

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The past three weeks have been fascinating. After four years of blogging, I was lucky enough to have a producer from Fox 5 TVreach out to me via this blog and request that I be a guest commentator regarding social media.
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Fox News, Ernie Anastos, Facebook, & Me?

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his past Wednesday I had one of the most amazing experiences of my life. At 2pm I received a call from producer, Jason Hartelius at Fox. He was producing a story, and was interested in getting my opinion regarding social media – wow. “Chris, can you be here by 6:30pm”…uhm, yes, of course.
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Nice Guys Win in Social Media

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Last year I spent a phenomenal three days at the Web 2.0 conference. While there I had the opportunity to hear from Bob Buch of Digg. Bob said something that stuck with me, and I believe still resonates today: “Social Media is the ultimate Bullshit meter.”
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Follow up Post: Facebook, Twitter, You Name It. Social Media is “Happening” to your Brand – Whether You Like It or Not.

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Last week I added a post that’s received significant traffic via Social Media Today. After the post went live, I received a fantastic comment from Dan Perez. His well thought out response and the banter that ensued resides on Social Media Today, however I think it’s worth re-posting here:
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An Open Letter to Brands

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Dear Brand Manager, Social media can be a scary, fragmented experience, I get it. The Social Media ecosystem is already alive and well, and whether you like it or not, social media is already “happening” to your brand. People are Tweeting about your product, adding Facebook statuses about your services, and generally talking about you to their friends. It’s our job to figure out what the general energy of that dialogue is (positive, or negative) and help you become a part of the conversation.
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Facebook, Twitter, You Name It. Social Media is “Happening” to your Brand – Whether You Like It or Not.

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About a year ago I met with a luxury watch manufacturer that I love. I say I” love” them because I own one of their watches, and it holds huge sentimental value for me. 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 Facebook and Twitter to change the game of selling luxury watches. Connect with brand advocates like myself, I told them, and you’ll tap into a community that will do the marketing for you. Offer them the tools to communicate how much they love you, and they’ll have a field day.
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Facebook Fan Pages: Why It’s Important For Fans to “Like” Your Brand

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A Facebook fan page can be one of, if not the most important extension of your brand in the social media ecosystem. Facebook now has over 500 million people using it’s service. The reality of that number means that Facebook has created it’s own Internet within in the Internet. Some people log into their account in the morning, and keep that Facebook window open aChris Dessi look up Interactivell day.
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6 Tenets of Social Media

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6 Tenets of Social Media
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5 Killer Steps to Success in Social Media

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Hey Brands: here’s a gift from me to you:gift Everything has changed! If you have a business today, you must be engaged in social media, period. The barrier to entry is low, the engagement is swift, and the results can change your business for the better (if done properly). Follow these 5 tips on how to engage in social media and you’ll be off to the races
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10 Great Ways Social Media Will Help Your Business: FOR FREE

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Here’s a great follow up to 6 Kick-Ass Twitter tips for Businesses. including practical ways businesses can engage in Twitter: