My guest on this episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Chris Schembra. He’s the founder of the 7:47 Club and the author of Gratitude and Pasta: The Secret Sauce for Human Connection.
Schembra began his career as a Broadway producer, but after returning from a business trip to Europe, he found himself missing true fulfillment from his work in the theater world.
He started out on a quest to build deeper connections for himself, and along the way discovered the important link between gratitude and forging interpersonal connections. It’s what led him to found the 7:47 Club, where he helps organizations show appreciation for their clients, colleagues, and partners through their signature dinner series.
His book, Gratitude and Pasta, is based around the same idea: that when we bring people together to talk about what really matters to them in life—and what they’re most grateful for—we take steps towards building lasting relationships that pay dividends on both a personal and professional level.
On this episode of the podcast, we discuss the link between gratitude and relationship-building, and Schembra shares how you can create a dinner party experience of your own.
Questions I ask Chris Schembra:
- How intentional was the creation of 7:47 Club?
- Why has gratitude become a part of the dialogue in the business world?
- What are the three acts to throwing a gratitude dinner party?
What you’ll learn if you give a listen:
- Why EQ, not just IQ, is a critical skill in business.
- Why intention matters when building relationships.
- Why gratitude dinners will not be the right fit for everyone.
Key takeaways from the episode and more about Chris Schembra:
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