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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Out of Work? Follow These 3 Steps to Employment

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I've been out of work more times than I care to talk about. Three times in two years as a matter of fact. Getting let go started out being the worst experience of my life, but as I look back on those years I can see that the skills I accumulated attempting to gain employment have remained invaluable in business and life. So here are my three easy steps that I recommend you take in order to insulate yourself from a long term unemployment stint. They worked for me, and I hope they work for you:
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To All the Ice Bucket Copycats: Please stop.

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It's happening right now all over the globe. There are dusty executives, in their dusty offices, with their dusty mentalities, and their dusty spreadsheets. Their board has told them that they need to up donations. That they need to find their "Ice Bucket Challenge." The dusty executives are confused because they have a Facebook account, but they're not on it very much. So they all gather around their dusty computers in their dusty office and they watch the #icebucketchallenge. They laugh.
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Gary Vaynerchuk to Keynote the Westchester Digital Summit

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The Westchester Digital Summit will be held on May 14th, 2013 at the Westchester County Center in White Plains, New York. The venue will host 3,000 digital marketers and internationally renowned entrepreneur Gary Vaynerchuk, CEO of VaynerMedia and author of The Thank You Economy and Crush It will deliver the keynote. It’s the only gathering of its kind in Westchester. Silverback Social, a globally recognized leader in social media marketing, is producing the summit in partnership with Zanzarella Marketing Consultants.
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College Students: Four Easy Steps to Clean Up Your Facebook Page Before the Big Interview

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I’m usually pretty liberal with the conent that I allow on Facebook – this is mostly because I’m a 37 year old married father of two, not a 21 year old about to graduate from College. The most scandelous photos that I’m tagged in usually involved baby vomit, not me vomiting at a frat party. However, when a photo popped up of my brother and I after having thrown back a few at a Villanova homecoming weekend (circa 1993?) It dawned on me that some photos that upcoming College graduates have on their current Facebook pages may not be as appropriate as others, and perhaps it was worth taking a closer look. So I started to poke around and found something really refreshing: Facebook is making it easier for us to curate our content. In this instance “curating” is just nice way of saying – delete all of the pics you don’t want your future boss to see. Phew! Here are three easy steps to help you curate away:
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Gratitude, Spirit & Social Media

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The past two weeks have been nothing short of magical. It all started with Hurricane Sandy, and culminated in the most pure and beautiful moment of my life, save the birth of my two children.
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President Barack Obama will win the Election, Here’s why:

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Lately my direct messages have been reserved for messages from my Twitter followers who have incorrectly clicked on a link proclaiming things like “LMAO can’t believe ur in this facebook vid”…I know enough to never click on these links. These type of spammy messages are part of the social media territory, it’ also part of the reason why I don’t regularly check my direct messages. But yesterday I got a message that struck me. I received a direct message on Twitter from our very own President of the United States.
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Social Media is Dead.

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The past two weeks have been unique. Last week I was in Syracuse, New York training a brilliant sales team at BlueRock Energy. The week before was spent hopping from borough to borough with the talented team at Vanguarde Consulting speaking with small business owners (save the Bronx due to a scheduling mix up).
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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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5 Steps to Super Charge Your Facebook Fan Engagement Today

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I’m blessed, really I am. I’m infinitely passionate about what I do for a living. I also love helping people. Despite some isolated incidents when I’ve felt that prospective clients have taken advantage of my good nature (which I’ve blogged about here), I love to share information that will help us all engage better via social media.
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Warning: Facebook’s Promoted Posts Fall Flat

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A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to appear on Inside Edition to discuss social media. Well – more specifically I was there to discuss the scandal associated with the newly revealed fact that Boo the Dog’s owner is a Facebook employee.