Join us on the Social Capitalist, December 19 at 12pm ET (rescheduled, please note the change!), to hear how that basic truth has transformed Keith Ferrazzi’s life and business.
Keith, author of Never Eat Alone and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, will participate in an energizing, action-oriented conversation on philanthropy and individual service as the keys to a successful, satisfied life. He will be interviewed by Sara Grace, host and producer of the Social Capitalist.
On the agenda:
The best, most surprising stories from Ferrazzi Greenlight’s annual service trips to Guatemala
Why volunteering with colleagues, friends, and clients builds relationships that are deeper and more productive than others
Why adding a 501c(3) organization to your for-profit business can help you create far more positive impact together than either could alone.
How you can get started bringing volunteerism into your business right away
Join us for 30 minutes of conversation with Sara Grace, host of the Social Capitalist, followed by 15 minutes of Q&A from the audience.
Ever have the sneaking suspicion that no matter how hard you work, you could be passed over for a promotion or new opportunity for someone who’s not smarter or more talented, but simply more likeable?
On Thursday Oct 11, 12pm ET, marketing expert and author Rohit Bhargava will confirm those fears but also offer actionable solutions as our guest on the Social Capitalist, with host Sara Grace. He’ll be talking about his book Likeonomics, which tells us that nothing is more important to your success, and the success of your company, than the simple metric of likeability.
The qualities that underlie likeability, and how to develop them and broadcast them to others
Why companies that celebrate unabashed honesty, extreme simplicity, and basic humanity in their employees see incredible ROI
How to inspire those values in your own workplace with your own colleagues, no matter what’s happening up top
Rohit is a member of the Global Strategy & Planning Group at Ogilvy. His first book was the bestselling Personality Not Included, and he is a leading voice on how to bring humanity back to business through social media and storytelling. His writing and ideas have been featured in media globally including Fast Company, Inc, PRWeek (UK), MarketingChina, and The New York Times. He teaches marketing at Georgetown University and a keynote speaker at business events like the World Communication Forum in Davos and TEDx.
Feel persecuted by your smart phone? Weekday relationships limited to clicking “like”?
Then join Ferrazzi Greenlight Institute head Kevin Strehlo on the Social Capitalist, Friday, September 14 at 12pm ET, as renowned geek and social networker Robert Scoble generously explains how to parlay those “weak ties” into deep relationships.
Drawing on his Scobleizer blog about all things new, geeky and about to be really important, Robert will share:
How he turns his prolific social media intake and output into deep relationships with hundreds of technology and business innovators
How absolute transparency about your activities will improve quality of life
What he thinks about using the latest location-based services to alert you to people who are nearby and share your interests
The coolest new context-aware tools (Google glasses anyone?)
Why it’s not really creepy if your phone knows your habits better than you do
Robert first drew worldwide kudos for his groundbreaking work in providing visibility into Microsoft’s culture—and why the “Evil Empire” wasn’t really evil—as a pioneering corporate blogger. The so-called “milliscoble,” based on Robert’s average number of daily tweets, is the standard measure of Twitter talkativeness, and his prodigious conversational volume sometimes draws the criticism that he cannot possibly have “real” relationships. His many influential friends and interview subjects suggest otherwise. Today Robert works for Rackspace and says his best work appears on the Rackspace-sponsored community site Small Teams/ Big Impact (formerly Building 43). He is also the co-author of Naked Conversations: How Blogs are Changing the Way Businesses Talk with Customers with Shel Israel, his collaborator on his forthcoming book Context.
Don’t miss this call, a unique opportunity to prepare yourself for a world that knows in real time whether you’re at church or a strip club.
Once again, click here to register – those who do will receive the call transcript and recording after the call.
Sydney, Australia (as of three weeks ago) Greenlight Member Since: July 2010
Elevator Pitch: “I love being stretched and attempting to play above my current capacity. Born and raised in a small town in Idaho, I owe so much of the success I’ve had in life to the relationships I’ve developed.”
What experience in your past was the moment you recognized how important relationships are to your success?
I grew up valuing friendships, but hated “networking”. I viewed it as pretending to be something and someone you are not, and that never sat well with me. After I read Never Eat Alone, it flipped what I thought about networking on its head and showed me that my friends and my business contacts could be one in the same. That’s the moment it clicked for me that relationships can be powerful, as well as fun, in the professional world.
What’s the coolest things you’re working on at home or at work right now? Continue reading →
When you read the description of Heidi Roizen as a “legendary networker”, your first image might be someone with a stack of business cards, doling them out and shaking hands.
You would be wrong.
One of the key reasons that Heidi has had success in networking is because she genuinely cares about other people and builds real relationships with them. And after you read this, you will also want to be one of her friends, even if only to get on her Christmas card list.
“When I read somebody just shipped their product, or somebody just got a promotion, or somebody just had a baby, a little “attaboy” goes a long way in maintaining the relationship. People like to know that you’re thinking about them and that you notice when something happens to them, whether it’s good or bad. If someone experiences a death in their family, sending them an actual hand-written card is a really nice thing to do. It’s a human gesture. People appreciate that. And I don’t do it because I’m trying to manipulate. I do it because I think it’s the right thing to do as someone who cares about other people. But these things help. Continue reading →
Join us LIVE on the Social Capitalist, July 26 at 12 PM ET, as we interview Jeffrey Hayzlett, the bestselling author, marketing expert, and international business celebrity who has made appearances on Celebrity Apprentice, MSNBC, and Fox Business.
This webinar is a must for anyone who needs to market and sell their unique expertise to survive and thrive. These are skills necessary not just for sales, but in any client interaction where it’s up to you to drive a course of action for mutual success.
Christine Comaford – author, entrepreneur, coach, and ex-Buddhist monk – has a unique pedigree and an equally unique perspective on leadership. In this excerpt from her Social Capitalist Live Interview, she shares her thoughts on the roles that focus and presence, key Buddhist principles, play.
“Focus and presence to me are the foundation of leadership. When you choose to be exactly here, exactly now, there’s a couple of things that happen.
First of all, people feel that you’re aware, they feel that you care. Let’s also think about social media and why it’s so popular. It fulfills this deep need in people to be seen. When you grew up, did you really feel seen and acknowledged as a kid? Probably not. In your daily life, do you feel like people are really deeply, profoundly connecting with you every moment? Probably not, right? The more input we have coming in, the more phones and email, texting and etc., the less present we are. Continue reading →