Scott Gerber is CEO of The Community Company, an organization that builds and manages community-driven programs for media companies and global brands. He is the founder of YEC, an invitation-only organization comprised of the world’s most successful young entrepreneurs, and Forbes Councils, a collective of invitation-only organizations for world-class executives. He is also sought-after speaker, the co-author of Superconnector and the author of Never Get a “Real” Job. Scott has been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Fortune, TIME, CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, Reuters, Mashable, BBC, NPR, Forbes, The Daily Beast, CBS News, US News & World Report, Fox News, Inc. and Entrepreneur, and has been honored by NASDAQ and the White House.
THINGS YOU’LL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE:
- Is networking dead?
- What is the key to successful connection
- Why “How can I help you?” a bad question to ask when you’re trying to build connection
- How to determine if you are you being asked a social script question when others reach out to connect with you
- What you need to do to find ways to infuse humanity back into connection
- Why storing and systematizing your information is so important to relationship building
“We are not just another one of these, you know, clickbait, hit the Facebook ad type.”
“You can tell when someone is out for themselves in 15 seconds or less and if you can’t you are destined to be taken advantage of.”
“We’ve become a generation of dopamine addicts.”
“We have tried to turn relationships into conversion metrics. It is not a good idea, and it will backfire!”
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