A good quote often offers both inspiration and insight. Whether you’re uplifted, have an “Aaha” moment –or both– finding a good quote can be like getting struck with a lightening bolt. The power of a quote, however, usually stems from who said it.
Of the many self-proclaimed social media gurus out there, there’s a good handful of social media experts that stand out from the bunch. A few of my favorite industry experts to keep up with include: Brian Solis, Jay Baer, Seth Godin, Mari Smith and Amy Porterfield.
Because it’s Monday and gumption is usually a little weak, here are a few quotes from these social media specialists and authors to get you back into a weekday-state of mind. Enjoy!
“The most efficient way to get the behavior you’re looking for is to find positive deviants and give them a platform, a microphone and public praise.”-Seth Godin, Best Selling Author & Entrepreneur
“To understand the mindset of the connected consumer, one must realize that everything begins with search and intent.”-Brian Solis, Accredited Author & New Media Thought Leader
“Make influencers a part of your movement, even temporarily, and they’ll understand the brand and its worth far greater than if you just invite them on a factory tour or send them free product.”-Jay Bear, President of Convince and Convert
“A large part of this relationship marketing concept is allowing yourself to be a little bit vulnerable and let people in.”-Mari Smith, Social Media Speaker & Author
“Yes, social media is about relationships first. But the fact is, once you’ve built solid, genuine relationships online, you’re going to want to use your influence to grow your business. That doesn’t mean shoving it down fans’ throats or putting sales above the relationship. It simply means that you can and should promote what you offer to the people who believe in your mission.”-Amy Porterfield, Social Media Strategist & Co-Author of Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies