Greg DeKalb sits down with Dean DeLisle, author of "FIRST: The Street Guide to Digital Business Influence" to talk about his passion: the power of connecting with the right people and building a relationship based social network.
Utilizing a unique blend of relationship marketing, digital education, influencer development and social selling, Dean harnesses the ever-evolving power of technology, paired with consulting, coaching and training, to implement business practices around building culture and community.
In 2015 Dean launched a B2B Influencer Development Training Platform called "Social Jack" that combines coaching and training and includes curriculum in B2B Influencer Development, Digital Thought Leadership, Employee Advocacy, Sales Enablement and Social Selling for the most relevant Social Network platforms.
Dean shares his story and the lessons he's learned along the way to help you develop relationships organically that turn to leads.
Originally from Centralia in Southern Illinois, Greg DeKalb has become quite the mover and shaker in Chicago focused on launching start-ups. After receiving his B.S. from Eastern University and an MBA from DePaul, Greg followed his entrepreneurial passion creating his own company, AppointmentsIQ, an on-demand sales and recruitment firm aimed at humanizing the process and encouraging engagement amongst decision makers.
Together with his long-time friend, Tony Paoella, he co-founded Tony P's Networking Events planning and executing energetic networking experiences all over Chicago that give professionals an opportunity to meet and make meaningful connections. Proven to be wildly successful, even if you haven't met Greg personally, chances are you've been to a Tony P event. While expanding the reach and depth of Tony P's to other networking groups like Green in Chi, he's also been busy scaling his solutions thus far nationwide by building a proprietary SaaS Digital Marketing Platform technology.
While he's not busy launching start-ups or spending time with his kids, Greg makes it a priority to give back to the Chicago community. He's currently a board member for St. Jude's Global Warriors and A Boy and His Dream Foundation. A big believer in the values that were instilled in him by his parents, Greg is committed to serve as an inspiration to his own kids reminding them to stay true to themselves, stay focused, and always create.