NEW DATE ANNOUNCED for Keith Ferrazzi on the Power of Giving: 12/19

“In service lies growth.”

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.

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If you’ve already registered and are not able to join on the new date, don’t worry. Registration will ensure that you are emailed the recording and transcript.

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Rohit Bhargava on the Social Capitalist: Can You Become More Likeable?

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.

You’ll learn:

  • 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.

We look forward to seeing you on the call! Click here to register.

Transcript and MP3 will be distributed the week following to everyone who signs up.

Upcoming Social Captialist Event with Social Network & Tech Expert Robert Scoble

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.

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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.

From Cold Calls to Cocktails: Making the Connections that Will Transform Your Startup (and Your Social Life)

Looking to scale up your business development efforts and generate new opportunities?

Then join Sara Grace on the Social Capitalist, August 23 at 12ET, as business development expert Andy Ellwood generously opens the book on his stories, strategies, and wealth of hard-earned advice.

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Drawing on his popular Forbes blog, Andy will take questions and cover topics both tactical and strategic:

  • Why checking your cell phone at dinner is bad for business
  • How to make the perfect email introduction
  • The only three people you need to know at a party
  • How to host a happy hour that’s worth quadruple the bar tab
  • The key to balancing hustle with flow so that your interactions are both meaningful and productive Continue reading

Heidi Roizen: To Build Real Relationships, Be Real

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.

Heidi says:

“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

Our July 26 Social Capitalist: Jeff Hayzlett on How to Be Bold, Controversial, and Unhated (Mostly)

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.

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Jeffrey will share the mindsets and skills he’s used to forge a reputation as a bold personality and fearless change agent. He’s written two books on the subject,The Mirror Effect and this year’s Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change, and Grow Profits. Both include tales from the trenches: As the former CMO of Kodak, a company still struggling to transform itself for the digital age, Jeff won both respect and criticism for railroading through dramatic but vital changes.

Prepare for a crash course on how to raise your profile, strengthen your brand, and blow up your professional impact. Topics we’ll cover:

  • How to consciously drive and shape your brand so others can “see” you
  • How to hook and sell anyone in 118 seconds
  • How Jeff handled the fallout of unpopular decisions at Kodak
  • How to respond to your most scathing critics, both privately and through social media
  • And, because we can’t help but ask, the most interesting lesson he’s learned from “The Donald.”

Don’t miss it! Register here.

The call will be 45 minutes, with 15 minutes of audience Q&A. Everyone who registers will receive the MP3 recording and transcript the week after the call.

Christine Comaford and the Buddhist Principle that Changes Everything

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.

Christine says:

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

The Secret Formula That Will Score You a Meeting with ANY VIP – from Christine Comaford

During her Social Capitalist Interview, multi-hyphenate Christine Comaford (author, entrepreneur, consultant, coach…) shared the secrets from her blog post titled: “I Stalked Steve Jobs and How to Get a Meeting with Any VIP.”

Christine says:

“It’s not that hard to get a meeting with any VIP. The quick recipe is to ask for five minutes of their time in exchange for you giving five hours to their favorite nonprofit.

So you’ve got to do some homework. When you first connect with them, send a letter. I prefer a letter that’s typed and sent via FedEx. One of my clients, a huge high-level executive at Deloitte just used this approach. He finally got through to someone he’s been trying to reach for three months.

You figure out what it is that you want: I want five minutes of advice from Joe Blow. So then you send a letter, one page or less. Don’t ramble on. Just say, ‘Wow, I really admire the accomplishments that you’ve made, Joe Blow, in your life. I want to do that too. I would love to ask you for five minutes of advice.’ Continue reading

Jeffrey Pfeffer: Get Comfortable with Standing Out or You Never Will

Stanford Professor Jeffrey Pfeffer is the author of 13 books.  He discussed his most recent, Power: Why Some People Have It and Others Don’t during a Social Capitalist interview.

So I look at folks. I think the average human being, not everybody, but the average human being, is too concerned about what other people think. They are too worried about standing out. They’re too worried about asking for favors because they’re worried about what other people would think about them and they’re worried about being too bold. Continue reading

Heidi Roizen: Getting the Door Slammed in Your Face Means You are Doing it Right

In the investment world there is an accepted relationship between risk and return. In order to get a big return, you generally have to accept a significant level of risk. In her Social Capitalist interview, legendary networker Heidi Roizen shared her thoughts on the relationship between risk and return in relationships – and why, if doors aren’t getting slammed in your face from time to time, you probably aren’t risking enough.

Heidi says:

“I think you have to have a certain amount of tenacity and belief in yourself and what you’re trying to accomplish. Sometimes it takes a while to get other people on the same page with you. Sometimes, they’re never going to get on the same page. I think there’s a fine line between appropriate persistence to just beating a dead horse and becoming an annoying presence to the other person. Again I think you have to have the approach of asking yourself, What’s in it for them?

When you approach someone, sometimes there are clear “no’s,” but sometimes there are people who are a little skeptical and maybe need to be convinced. Maybe you need to do more homework…Sometimes there’s a longer process to building relationships and getting people on the same page with you. Continue reading