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.
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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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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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6 Reasons Why Banjo is the Most Powerful APP In the World Right Now

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In 20012 I spoke at Social Week Gives Back by the Pivot Conference. During that week I was first introduced to an APP called Banjo. They sponsored the event. Since then I've enjoyed tinkering with the APP, but recently there have been some dramatic changes. Last week I went on Fox News to discuss Banjo (video below). Here are 6 reasons why this is the most powerful APP in the world right now.
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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.
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4 Simple Ways to Control Your Career Destiny

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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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Woman Claims "Best Sex Ever" With a Tree. Is It a Hoax?

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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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15 Crazy Facts About Social Media That Will Blow Your Mind

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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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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.
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Social Media is “Happening” to Your Brand (Whether You Like It or Not)

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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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The Power of Reputation

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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: