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Keith Ferrazzi

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What Relationship Do You Want to Transform?

(0) Comments | Posted March 12, 2012 | 10:34 AM

For the past year, has supported the Ferrazzi Greenlight Research Institute's interest in proving and enhancing some of the relationship ideas I first expressed in my book Never Eat Alone. The goal: to help virtually everyone open up and really connect over a meal: friends, families, significant others, clients...

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Changing Lives in Guatemala -- Including Our Own

(1) Comments | Posted January 13, 2012 | 8:25 AM

I am just back from my second trip to Guatemala, and am feeling more committed than ever to weaving volunteerism and service into corporate America's culture. There are so many in need, and I believe that as in all real relationships, the benefits are mutual -- we receive as much...

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Collaborative Action Comes to Life in Guatemala

(1) Comments | Posted January 3, 2012 | 10:29 AM


Two years ago we visited Carlos' school, which was running out of funding and couldn't pay the rent or salaries for the teachers. A major problem in Guatemala is the economic disincentive for kids to go to school. Either you...

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In Guatemala, $200 Can Change a Life

(5) Comments | Posted January 1, 2012 | 7:52 PM


At Santa Tomas Milpas Altas, we arrived to a small village of kids. Many were without families, while a few had moms. We shared snacks and played games, so that we could identify a few who stood out to support. We also...

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Serve and Grow... Together This Holiday

(3) Comments | Posted December 24, 2011 | 6:53 PM

A number of holiday seasons ago we were sitting at a fancy resort attending a well-known holiday weekend event that I had proudly accepted an invitation to along with almost a thousand other individuals and their families. We were talking about the state of our world when my guest leaned...

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We Are All the Same, Nothing to Fear: A Report From China

(0) Comments | Posted January 28, 2010 | 11:51 AM


Where to start from my trip to China? Orphanages, learnings from the meeting of a huge global company meeting, walking the streets in a not-so-strange city... Let's start with the kids.

Special Needs, Special Kids

We visited two orphanages. You...

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Are Your Poor Listening Skills Hurting Your Career?

(4) Comments | Posted January 26, 2010 | 1:22 PM


Failing to listen well is rude. I don't care whether you're talking to the Queen of England or your intern. It very loudly communicates, Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn. And as a master relationship...

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Banish Approach Anxiety and Make the Sale!

(1) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 12:10 PM


The hardest challenge is to be yourself in a world where everyone is trying to make you be somebody else. - e. e. cummings.

I don't care how good you are: If you're in sales, you struggle with approach anxiety....

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Why Getting Head Lice Is the Best Thing that Ever Happened to Me

(8) Comments | Posted January 6, 2010 | 7:13 PM


Thanks to donations from my readers, seven Guatemalan students will go to high school, three villages have school supplies, one has a new refrigeration system for soy milk, 60 villagers ate meat, and 140 kids got ice cream. I...

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In Transition? Four Surefire Steps for 2010

(0) Comments | Posted January 5, 2010 | 7:32 AM


If you fall in the mud puddle, check your pockets for fish.
~ Unknown

Here are four pieces of advice to those who are in transition in their jobs or careers. My wish is that 2010 is full of...

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Report from Day 1 in Guatemala

(0) Comments | Posted December 29, 2009 | 11:14 AM

My Favorite Twitter-Stalkers

Life is so amazing and my first night in Guatemala (12/26) humbled and reminded me yet again.

I spent my first day touring the city from 2-5, after an 8 a.m. landing. Honestly, I was frustrated: I wanted...

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How to Party Hardy, Alcohol-Free

(0) Comments | Posted December 22, 2009 | 10:40 AM


Continuing with our recent holiday party theme, FG's Queen of Events, April Lisonbee, is grabbing my beloved Ferrazzerita out of my hand for a guest post on hosting without alcohol. April's not only a terrific event planner, she...

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Have Them at "Hello": Pre-Meeting Prep to Speed Up Relationship Building

(0) Comments | Posted December 17, 2009 | 1:54 PM

Joyce Werwie Perry, Business Lunch - from

Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Siddharta

If you want to have a meeting that stands out as the BEST thing that happened to that person that day, you can't...

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Don't Be a Twitter Idiot -- 5 Tips for Better Tweeting

(1) Comments | Posted December 15, 2009 | 9:29 AM

When I started tweeting, I was a Twitter idiot! I made tons of mistakes. Here are the top five (VIDEO after the jump):

Quick hits on the 5 tips:

1. Be generous first. Think about what's in it for your readers.
2. ...

See the...

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Five Steps to a Holiday Dinner that Will Put You on the Map

(0) Comments | Posted December 8, 2009 | 7:53 AM


Throwing a holiday party can transform your experience of the season. It's hard to be a Scrooge while creating an evening to remember - and then enjoying it with happy, heart-warmed guests.

Nervous about your hosting skills? Relief is here:...

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Community Roundup: Top 10 Personal Rituals for Stress-Free Relationship Building

(0) Comments | Posted December 1, 2009 | 12:08 PM

Did you know that 66.3% of people who are happy in their job are confident in their stress management skills?

In a recent post on time management, I asked for your favorite rituals for stress-free relationship building. They were all great! Here are my ten favorites:

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Come Chat with Me, Live on Friday, Noon ET

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2009 | 11:43 AM

Lucy the psychiatrist

First, BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: FREE ONE-HOUR COMMUNITY Q&A WITH ME, THIS FRIDAY, Nov. 20, 12 p.m. Eastern, live at Mark it on your calendars now! I'll be live on camera fielding your chatted questions. Come...

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Five Creative Relationship Management Tips to Make Someone Say, "Wow, I Want To Be Your Client"

(3) Comments | Posted November 10, 2009 | 11:41 AM


"Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. - e. e. cummings

Free cups of coffee for voters (Starbucks). Free overnight shipping for randomly selected customers (Zappos). Free...

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Would You Be More Successful If You Golfed?

(6) Comments | Posted November 3, 2009 | 10:17 AM

I've met plenty of people who are interested in golf but are afraid to get started. Golf is foreign, something "other people" or even "rich people" do.
Fear of the unknown = TERRIBLE reason not to...

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Want to Meet Powerful People? Five Places to Look

(2) Comments | Posted September 29, 2009 | 3:08 PM

The image is one thing and the human being is another. - Elvis Presley

Fame breeds fame. The fact is, all my prowess for reaching out to other people would be far less effective if a few of those people in my Rolodex weren't well-known names. Problem is, while we're...

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