How to succeed in the ego-ravaged drama queen world of social media | Mark Schaefer

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So let’s get this out on the table. Trying to make a name for yourself in this social media world can hurt.

The angst of wanting to be heard felt familiar again last week when I posted the list of 70 Rising Social Media Stars. It was a strong post, a nice way to shine a light on a few worthy people. I’m proud of it and it made me feel good to see the authentic emotions that came from the great folks being recognized. One fella tweeted “Look ma! I’m on a list!”

But it also hurt to see people disappointed they were not on this list. Obviously I could not list everyone (and the selection panel doesn’t KNOW everyone!) but I remember that feeling of being left out of the social media scene. In fact, I was left out at every turn for years. This is what I did about it….

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Kenneth Carnesi holds a Juris Doctor degree from New York Law School and a Professional Certificate in International Banking from Harvard Law School. Kenneth Carnesi is the Director of Operations and Government Sales at Anaptyx LLC and sits on the Boards of The Lazarus Organization, Monkeetech LLC and MG Madison Phillips, Inc. Mr. Carnesi has also founded CICG - Carnesi International Consulting Group, a company specializing in strategy consulting to small to mid-size businesses.

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