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Keith Ferrazzi

Networking: Dirty Word or Lever of Success?

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Ekaterina Walter

I firmly believe that a big part of anyone's success is their network.

Arianna Huffington Speaks at Big Task Weekend

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Mark Goulston, M.D.

In the end it's not about whether they win or lose or even how they play the game, it's about whether together the people with the power to change the world will use it to do so.

Steve Barr At Big Task Weekend: We're Close, But We're Still Just 'Cute'

Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

"Waiting For 'Superman' " was on everyone's lips at the final Future of Education breakout room during Big Task Weekend. The group of about 40 educa...

Networking: Careful Use of Social Capital

Jim Randel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

Social capital is what you earn after you show people that you are trustworthy and deserving of their friendship. Social capital is hard to come by and should be expended judiciously.

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

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

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.

Are Your Poor Listening Skills Hurting Your Career?

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Failing to listen well is rude. I don't care whether you're talking to the Queen of England or your intern. Ready to assess how well you listen?

Report from Day 1 in Guatemala

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Unknown to me, a young lady in Guatemala City who has been following me on Twitter was trying to find me. Her boss had introduced her to Never Eat Alone and changed her thinking about professional relationships.

Life Decisions & Career Paths -- Leave It All to Chance?

Lee Schneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lee Schneider

But what is luck, really? It breaks down to the ability to see opportunities when others don't. That means that you can grab on to the power of serendipity to make things go your way.

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

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Keith Ferrazzi

If you want to improve your relationships, serve and serve deeply. Start wherever, but do it.

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

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Ferrazzi

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.

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

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

If you want to have a meeting that stands out as the BEST thing that happened to that person that day, you can't wait until the appointed hour to get the relationship building in motion.

In Transition? Four Surefire Steps for 2010

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Your mind and your character are up to any challenge. So focus on answering this question: "How do I make this change the best thing that has ever happened to me?"

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

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Ferrazzi

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

Banish Approach Anxiety and Make the Sale!

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Here's a five minute mental routine that you can use before calls, meetings, networking events, and presentations to calm your anxiety, get yourself grounded and ready to be your best self.

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

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Keith Ferrazzi

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

Want to Meet Powerful People? Five Places to Look

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

If you want to meet the movers and shakers directly, you have to become a joiner. It's amazing how accessible people are when we meet them at events that speak to their interests.

Stop Waging Psychological Warfare - On Yourself

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

This exclusive excerpt from The Leap illustrates that it is our willingness to tackle head-on the forces that hold us in place that allows us to achieve our greatest potential.

Just Listen to Mark Goulston

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Ferrazzi

After watching Mark Goulston work, I can tell you why everyone from the FBI to Oprah pays attention when he talks about reaching people: his techniques, simple as they sound, really work.

The Techno-Loner Generation: Are You Raising a Socially Illiterate Child?

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Teenagers send and receive 2,272 texts a month and spend nine hours a week absorbed in social networking sites. Does the Digital Age stupefy the next generation?

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Practicing Social Arbitrage

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Real power comes from being indispensable. Indispensability comes from parceling out as much information, contacts, and goodwill to as many people, in as many different worlds, as possible.

10 Tips to Banish Your Public Speaking Fear for Good

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Last week's "Three Steps to Kick Social Anxiety" broke traffic records here. No doubt about it: Meeting new people puts us out of our comfort zone!

Three Steps to Kick Social Anxiety and Become Comfortable Approaching Anyone

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Keith Ferrazzi

In a world of relentless competition, you can't afford to let social anxiety hold you back. It's a wasted opportunity. So what to do?

Orient Yourself Toward Success: Two Quick Exercises to Find Your Blue Flame

Keith Ferrazzi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Keith Ferrazzi

Have you ever sat down and thought seriously about what you truly love? What you're good at? What you want to accomplish in life? What are the obstacles that are stopping you?

Support Doesn't Always Mean Saying, 'You're Wonderful'

Lisa Earle McLeod | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lisa Earle McLeod

A true lifeline relationship -- one designed to catapult your personal or professional growth -- possesses four qualities: generosity, candor, vulnerability and accountability.

Guest Blogger, Keith Ferrazzi: Rev up Your Company's Innovation Engine with Candor

Peter Diamandis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Peter Diamandis

Whether or not you're officially a leader in your workplace, you can create a tremendous impact on its culture just by showing others the value of inviting in candor. Here are some specific tips.