Success Interviews & Success focused blog posts from Chris Dessi

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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Success Secrets from America's Doctor, Roshini Raj MD

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I'm lucky. I get to go on TV from time to time and meet amazing people. One of those people is Dr. Roshini Raj. I met the Dr. while on the Good Day New York set. She was curious about social media and asked if I could help her. A few weeks later, I met with her at her office in New York City and we became friends.
Chris Dessi Fox Business

Success Feature

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Recently, my friend Jeff Pearlman interviewed me for a section of his blog called the "Quaz. He peppers people who interest him with interesting questions. Sports anchors, to former reality stars, Jeff interviews them all. It's a riveting bit of the internet and I never miss it. Jeff's "Quaz" has inspired me to do something different here on my blog.
Chris Guerrero CrossFit
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CrossFit Success: Forging Elite Fitness with Chris Guerrero

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Hello, my name is Chris Dessi, and I'm a CrossFit addict. I didn't start off addicted to CrossFit. Like a bad after school special warning kids of the dangers of drugs, I had heard about it from some friends. They knew I enjoyed staying fit, so they made a suggestion. "Just try it once." And just like the knucklehead kid in the after school special, I decided to give it a try. Now I'm hooked. Full blown addict.
Oren Klaff
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Pitch Anything Author Oren Klaff on Success

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Please keep your hands and feet inside the vehicle at all times. Buckle up, and come along for a ride ...on the Oren side. Please welcome Oren Klaff for Success interview number 5.
Rosanna Scotto
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Success Habits of a New York Legend: Rosanna Scotto

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Some guys have all the luck. The first time I sat on the Good Day New York couch will be a moment I'll never forget it. Partially because I co-anchor Greg Kelly scared me, and partially because I think I fell (just a bit) in love with Rosanna Scotto.
Lew Leone
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Success Lessons From A Television Executive Who's Seen It All

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Over the years I've gotten to know Lew Leone, VP and General Manager at WNYW/WWOR-TV. He's engaging, intelligent, and wildly successful in the news business. He's also a nice Italian kid from New York - so of course we bonded immediately.
Dave Kerpen
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Uncommon Success Secrets from Dave Kerpen - An Entrepreneur in the Trenches

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Chris Dessi: Dave, currently as I write this, your most popular post on Linkedin has over 2.7million views. What is it about your writing that you feel resonates with the Linkedin community? Dave Kerpen: I try to write simply and concisely, and I like to tell stories. If my kids can read a LinkedIn post of mine, that's a good thing.
Chris Maloney

Chris Maloney

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My first "Success" interview will be with Chris Maloney. I love this guy. Chris and I met when he interned for me. Chris is a military veteran. He's also an entrepreneur, and reservist. Chris even invited me to speak about digital & social media to his colleagues at Stewart Air National Guard Base. Chris has helped Silverback Social work on social media campaigns. He also worked with us on last year's Westchester Digital Summit. I consider Chris a huge success. I should have been paying him to consult for me rather than have him intern. He wanted to learn about digital marketing. So he took an unpaid internship to immerse himself in our industry. He taught me more about operations and how to run my agency than I could ever teach him. He's also a great guy, and a great friend. Here we go.