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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An Open Letter to Everyone Who Wants to be Great

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Work Like Your Life Depends On it Today, I want you to work…
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Social Week Gives Back

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Big things are happening. Next week I’m honored to host and present during Social Week’s special event called “Social Week Gives Back.” This special event will take place over the course of five days next week. It will be held in each of the five boroughs of New York City. Here’s the schedule – follow the links for registration details.
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ING New York City Marathon: Running for Dad (Strike out ALS)

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Recently I was at a family party chatting with my Uncle Joe. We were discussing the progress of my training to run in this years ING New York City Marathon. I’m running with the ALS Association to raise money for Joe’s baby brother, and my Father Adrian.
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5 Steps to True Social Media ROI

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How do you get to the true ROI of social media? Here are some tips: 1) Start today
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‘Ted’ Punch Line is Offensive to Those Living with Lou Gherig’s Disease (ALS)

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Today I read something that has me troubled. According to an article penned by Katie Moisse of ABC News - A punch line from the movie “Ted” has people with Lou Gehrig’s disease crying foul. “From one man to another, I hope you get Lou Gehrig’s disease,” says Mark Wahlberg’s “John” — a quip some patients say crossed a line.
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In Business, Hugs Matter. Seriously.

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I love to hug. Really, I do. I’m pretty good at it too- at least my daughters seem to think so. I thought I was up there in “hugger ranking” until last week when I met a special guy named Martin Rubin. Marty Rubin of Spectramedia Marty Rubin of Spectremedia I met Marty at an event where I was invited to speak. I was there to speak about social media to the good folks at the New Jersey Bank Marketing Association. My good friend Scott Agnoli, VP of Marketing with Investors Bank had invited me, and requested that I help educate the people in the audience, but I was the one who walked away with the biggest lesson. Let me explain:
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Father’s Day

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When I was in 8th grade I barked at my Dad over something foolish, ran to my room, and locked the door. He knocked the door off its hinges without even slowing his pace. From that day forward I was no longer allowed to have a lock on my door. I deserved it. I was being a smart mouth, and I knew it.
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The Charistmatic Personal Brand: Case Study Richard Branson CEO of Virgin

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This is the third installment regarding the charismatic personal brand, and how elevating your personal brand can help you and your company within the social spaces.
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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.