Thursday, March 21, 2013

A Confidence Capacity Connection (Meeting Keith Ferrazzi)

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16 comments:

p0W0i said...

well, i'm happy you LEARNED so much that evening...and glad it made you write such a funny post.

Can't wait to see Keith live...he'll be our keynote at the Gartner PPM & IT Governance summit this September. I'll try to remember to be myself when i greet him at the hotel :-)

Cheers

TC said...

I have a book blog, your comment about Stever Robbins made me think of what happened to me on it. Yep an author commented. And I didn't glow about the book, I was honest but I NEVER expected him to read it. I was like glowing, then mortified, then realized my blog was intended to be mine and honest.

Charlene said...

Note: This is another BUMP of one my favorite (albeit most embarrassing) stories from earlier blog days before I had so many wonderful followers. I hope you enjoyed it! And THANK YOU again for reading! :-) XO

Sarah said...

if keith is really keith, he probably enjoyed the 'other' side of you and had a chuckle or two--after getting past your opening sentence that is.

loreen said...

Perhaps, Keith thought "I should have given that fascinating person my card".....perhaps....

Charlene said...

You never know I guess!! But I like that you guys are looking for the "silver lining." :-)

plainolebob said...

Charlene, as mama lou would say, it coulda been werse.
BIG HUGS

Blogger_babe32 said...

We must be twin sisters of different mothers! I had a SNL refernce this week also! Amen sister!

Ryan Geist said...

Hi Charlene,

This is a great post! I remember meeting you at the event. Your were lovely and carried yourself much better than you remember. If you want to feel better about our encounter, just watch that Larry King video you saw of Keith where he recounts the first time he met the King of News... we all get nervous sometimes.

I've met a ton of celebrities and high profile people, and rarely get nervous or flustered. I follow a few rules to make sure I meet someone in the best frame of mind:

1. I always know my value proposition when I approach them. I've done my homework and know what "currency" I have that I can offer them.
2. I always approach decidedly, confidently with a big smile.
3. I approach every person I meet as if I'm the host of the party, and we're at my party.

Just remember to be yourself, find a way to care about and help everyone you meet.

Check out Keith's Free Guide on "How to Gain VIP Access in Minutes" and our blog:

http://www.keithferrazzi.com/free-guides/vip-access-in-minutes/

Cheers!

Charlene said...

Thanks Ryan - I just downloaded it!

Serenityville said...

I'm glad you referenced this post. And this is why I love your blog (okay, like 16% because you gave me an award! Still enjoying that!!) Authentic self. Ah, just the phrase, the feelings it invokes, the groundedness, the centeredness....Ah!!

Charlene said...

Glad you like it (the posy and the blog!) Funny, I STILL cringe when I remember this encounter... but it helps knowing that it has taught me a lesson and maybe even helped others...

Bruce Coltin said...

You've been rather quiet of late. I hope you are busy with good things.

Maria said...

So glad to find your blog and the good vibes that come from it. Need all the happiness we can fill our days with.

Dawn Pedersen said...

I'm going next month to talk on-air for three minutes with a local radio host I listen to all the time. I am so nervous! I will try to remember your advice as I start to sweat and stammer.

Stevens-Henager said...

It sounds like you had a great experience to me.

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