Chris Dessi is known for his entertaining, customized and informative keynote sessions. He provides keynotes and breakout sessions for corporate events and Universities. Chris regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS’s Varney &Co. He’s been quoted in Mashable, & has lectured to the United States Marines aboard the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum.  His first book “Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything and How You Need to Change With It”, shot to #1 on’s Hot New Releases in its first two weeks of publication.



After this one hour session you will come away with the following:

  • Learn powerful secrets to networking in a digital age.
  • Learn how to insulate yourself from termination no matter how volatile the economy may be.
  • Learn how to build your personal brand through simple digital tools.
  • Learn 3 powerful ways to stay relevant in a digital age
  • Learn how to work smarter and weave work life balance back into your life through powerful APPs, and proven practices.
  • Learn how to communicate and sell in a distracted digital world that captivates and sells you and your products/ services
  • Learn how to make more money for your brand through social media
  • Learn 3  immediately actionable tips to generate revenue for your brand through digital marketing
  • Learn how to generate captivating content and position yourself as a thought leader
  • Learn to outsmart, and outmaneuver the competition by leveraging technology

My Story:

  • Learn the process behind my story of launching and growing  Silverback Social, my multi-million dollar agency.
  • Learn my creative process which led me to launch the Westchester Digital Summit. Now a globally recognized conference. Named by Forbes in 2015 as one of the “Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead of Marketing Trends This Year
  • Learn the process behind my emergence into social media. Learn how I gained national publicity after purchasing
  • Learn the techniques I used to ensure the success of my self published book – and how it shot to #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases
  • Learn my secret to consistently getting booked on national television, and how I negotiated a recurring appearance on Fox Business.

Additional “Drill Down” Topics:


    • How to create a powerful digital strategy without spending a dime.
    • Techniques for getting the most from social media for your business
    • Proven methods of communication that generate revenue through social media
    • 3-5 immediately actionable tips to generate revenue for your brand through digital marketing
    • How to insulate yourself from termination no matter how volatile the economy may be.
    • 3 ways to stay relevant in a digital age
    • How to create a blog that makes money in one hour
    • Learn the process behind Chris’s emergence into social media.  Learn how he gained national publicity after purchasing Discover how he self publishing a book that shot to #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases.  Learn his secret to getting booked on national television.
    • Discover secrets to networking in a digital age.  Build your personal brand through simple digital tools. Weave work life balance back into your life through powerful APPs, and proven practices
    • How to make more money through social media
    • How to generate captivating content and position yourself as a thought leader
    • How to outsmart, and outmaneuver the competition
    • Discover secrets to networking in a digital age.  Build your personal brand through simple digital tools. Weave work life balance back into your life through powerful APPs, and proven practices.
    • Learn the process behind Chris’s story of launching Silverback Social, his multi-million dollar agency. Discover his creation process which led him to launch the Westchester Digital Summit. Now a globally recognized conference.  Named by Forbes as one of the  “Conferences That Will Keep You Ahead Of Marketing Trends This Year” in 2015.
    • Define the art of storytelling in a digital world
    • Extract and communicate stories from inside your organization with zero budget
    • Define a viral map to get your story heard, and generate donation greater than you’ve ever seen.
    • A personal case study –  Learn he process behind Chris’s client work. Learn how 17 million people saw a single Facebook post from his agency.
    • Learn clear steps to protect your personal brand
    • Discover tactics to audit your social footprint before the big interview
    • Leave with airtight strategies to leverage digital marketing to get your the job before you even take an interview

To inquire if Chris is available to speak at your next event, please fill out the form below.  If you have an immediate need please email or call 646 645 4171.

Chris Dessi Social Media Expert 

Testimonials for Chris

Rich Gerszberg

Christopher is very knowledgeable in Social media and has done an excellent job in helping my organization to start using social media as part of our marketing plan, If your organization is ready to start using Social Media Contact Chris.

Rich GerszbergCEO Jonard Industries
Wendy DeFazio

I attended a Social Media seminar that Chris gave in NYC on July 11, 2012 at the Playroom Theatre in NYC. I really wasn’t sure what i was getting myself into but i needed to know how social media truly works and how it fully benefits people in business. His approach was like no other, he didn’t teach with techy terminology, his approach was emotional and his lesson was received with rave reviews…. THANKS CHRIS, YOU ROCK!

Wendy DeFazio Director of Sales & Marketing Bluerock Energy
Jon Kinsella

I have to say his “What You Need to Succeed in Social Media Today” presentation was one of the best I’ve sat in on – ever. Awesome energy, and the personal touch put it over the edge! That said, his PowerPoint is going to be a great addition to my toolkit as I continue to fight the good fight and change the culture of my organization. Evolve or Die, aye? BOOM!

Jon KinsellaCommunications ManagerBrain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, Inc.
Kathleen McCarthy

Christopher was hands down one of the best public speakers I have ever had the pleasure of listening to. He was very personable, relatable, and funny. He kept the audience engaged at all times and his lecture was extremely interesting and informative! He is very knowledgable in social media and social networking. He really knew what he was talking about and explained it in a clear and understandable way. I would love to hear him speak again and definitely recommend working with him

Kathleen McCarthyFull Time Student AthleteLoyola University Maryland
Jacqueline Merl Bamman

Chris recently spoke at our national sales meeting and could not have been more captivating, energetic, approachable, and dynamic. Not only did we learn best practices in managing social media as individuals and as a corporation, but experienced how contagious high-energy, enthusiasm, and a love of what you do, can be. Chris was outstanding and demonstrated how passion and excitement, along with hard work are necessary for success. If you’re looking to motivate and energize your team, broaden your connections, and feel excited about doing it, I highly recommend inviting Chris to meet with your team. Thanks Chris!

Jacqueline Merl BammanVice President, Human ResourcesWorld Energy
Jeff Lenetsky, MBA

I recently had the chance to meet and hear Chris speak at a sales conference for World Energy. I feel very lucky that I was able to have had that opportunity. In life there are rare people who are not only subject matter experts, but are incredibly enthusiastic and passionate about the topic as well. Chris is all of this and a lot more. After the meeting, Chris spent time talking with each of person who had further questions and comments.I shared with him a story of my own regarding a similar personal item that he had which had a deep sentimental value to him. The excitement and brotherly like hug/embrace that followed, spoke volumes to the type of positive and endearing person Chris is. I highly recommend that everyone find an opportunity to hear Chris, listen to his story, learn from him and if you’re lucky, share a personal moment that you’ll remember as a positive reassurance that the world is full of great people.

Jeff Lenetsky, MBASales DirectorWorld Energy
Tim Lockwood

Chris presented at our National Sales Meeting in August 2013 and did an outstanding job in every session. Chris is well versed in Social Media and is truly an expert in the field. I would highly recommend Chris for any speaking engagement or other program related to Social Media. He is down to earth and personable and I heard all positive feedback form the members of my team.

Tim LockwoodDirector of SalesWorld Energy
Michael Talbott

Chris Dessi was a featured speaker at the World Energy Solutions National Sales Meeting this past week (8/8/13). Chris was extremely insightful, informative, relevant and funny. I found exceptional value in his message for my professional and personal life. Great Work Chris, keep it up!

Michael TalbottEnergy ConsultantWorld Energy
Adrienne Heim

Chris was a keynote speaker at the Foundation Center and I just wanted say THANK YOU to him for sharing his energy and knowledge with us. I was really inspired by his enthusiasm and impressive presentation. In fact, immediately after hearing him speak I called my intern and met him an hour later over coffee. I shared with him all the advice Chris gave us and now I am really letting him spearhead our social media networks. And, already we see a huge shift.

Also, I took his advice about maximizing the potential of our FB page and guess what?!! Within 24 hours Green Generations went from having 57 likes to now 112!!! YAH! And it keeps growing! So exciting!! We now have at least a dozen people who we don’t know at all, which is so very cool.

Many thanks again!!

Adrienne HeimExecutive Director Green Generations
Jason Starzyk

Chris Dessi is a GENIUS!! I have had the opportunity to attend three of Chris’ presentations. Each time I learned something new. Learning the details of LinkedIn and Facebook for business were mind numbing. I was a sponge the whole time. It was amazing to see the value of social media in the sales world. Chris hit several key points about using social media efficiently and effectively. Thank you Chris Dessi for educating me in a world that I did not know existed, social media. The days of cold calling are dead. We can now think more creatively to prospect possible clients, outside of the box. Your methods blew me away. I applaud you as you are a mastermind of making social media work in the sales world. Thank you!!

Jason StarzykDirector of Sales Operations Bluerock Energy
Kieran Ensor

Mr. Dessi gave an inspiring lecture at my university, his alma mater. It helped me realize the importance of presenting yourself to companies via social media. Prior to knowing this, I did not pay much attention to my image on the internet, now with his recommendations, I am starting to advertise myself on the internet. Thanks again Mr. Dessi, and I’ll see you at the Summit!

Kieran EnsorStudent Loyola University Maryland
Holly (Denzer) Alexander

Chris Dessi is one of a select handful of highly respected individuals changing the face of social media today. He intimately understands both the technological and interpersonal aspects of the field. His passion is nothing short of inspiring and contagious. Chris is an absolute pleasure to work with.

Holly (Denzer) AlexanderFounderTopspin Communications
Wayne Bunce

Christopher gave us a detailed, professional orientation on how to integrate our current marketing efforts within the “Social Media” arena in efforts to improve our “Social Selling”. With his help, we have started using Social Media outlets like Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, etc… to broaden our brand awareness. I highly recommend Christopher for any company that is looking for guidance in “Social Media” world.

Wayne BunceNational Sales Manager Jonard Industries
Kellyanne Bondulich

Christopher spoke to the athletes at Loyola University last week. He gave great insights on how I can use social media to my advantage. When most adults speak to college students about social media, it is a huge list of “don’ts”. Christopher instead explained all we can accomplish because we have the power to manage the technology we work with everyday. Beyond beneficial to my career management.

Kellyanne BondulichCollege Student Loyola University Maryland
Derek Brown

Chris was incredibly knowledgeable about the social media world. I, for one, was the most skeptical about the whole social media thing, but after listening & working with Chris I have been shown the light. I couldn’t believe he had me start Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+ & Instagram (Chris, I promise I will sign up for Instagram )
I highly recommend Chris to come into your company or personally teach you what social media is, how it can help grow your business & open doors you would have never thought were possible.

Derek Brown Energy Supply Consultant Bluerock Energy
Jerry Schavone

As the Director of Sales, I am consistently looking for new ways to provide our sales team with the tools needed to help grow their business. Chris delivers! He truly engages his audience when he presents. While he was presenting his material, I was looking around the room and it was a very pleasing sight. All eyes were on him and lots of questions were asked. I would highly recommend that you contact Chris if you are looking to brand your business and increase sales by leveraging social media.

Jerry Schavone Director of Business Development Bluerock Energy
Becky Cross

Chris provided an excellent presentation at out company sales meeting which I found to be highly motivational and enlightening in regards to the benefits of leveraging social media in the business world today. As someone who has not truly engaged in social media, it is saying alot to say that I am ready to give it a try! Thanks Chris!

Becky CrossGovernement Sales RepresentativeWorld Energy

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