We don't have a choice on whether we DO social media, the question is how well we do it.— Erik Qualman
The most successful Erik Qualman quotes that will activate your inner potential
You're talking about a younger generation, Generation Y, whose interpersonal communication skills are different from Generation X. The younger generation is more comfortable saying something through a digital mechanism than even face to face.
The power of social media is it forces necessary change.
With the growing reliance on social media, we no longer search for news, or the products and services we wish to buy. Instead they are being pushed to us by friends, acquaintances and business colleagues.
Social media isn't about technology. It's about relationships. 3 things you can do today: 1. Spend 5 minutes getting interested in someone on social media, rather than trying to get them interested in you.2. Post it forward e.g. list three people whom you admire. 3. Network before you need your network.
Consumers are taking ownership of brands, and their referral power is priceless.
Assume whatever you do, both offline and online, will be seen by your mother, dad, boss, coach, boyfriend, teacher… the world.
History repeats itself because nobody listens the first time.
You need to network before you need the network. This all starts by showing support, or posting-it-forward. This is a priority if you want to sell on LinkedIn. If you’d like to take your business to the next level, go above and beyond and try to connect with your 1st network on the phone or in person. Remember, digital will never replace face-to-face.
Successful companies in social media function more like entertainment companies, publishers, or party planners than as traditional advertisers.
It's about listening first, then selling.
Why are we trying to measure social media like a traditional channel anyway? Social media touches every facet of business and is more an extension of good business ethics.
Work in 20-minute batches. Then stop and stand up. This is the 20-20-20 Rule. Every 20 minutes, stop what you're doing, get up, and stare outside your window at a fixed object for 20 seconds. Your productivity will be scalable because sitting is the new smoking!
You can spend your time daydreaming or make use of it in other ways.
Pushing a company agenda on social media is like throwing water balloons at a porcupine.
Privacy is dead. Reputations are dying.
It's about posting it forward. All digital leaders have mastered the art of posting-it-forward. Digital hugs" are crucial in a world with decreased face time. You may feel pretty confident in your face-to-face skills, but have you mastered digital messaging? The power of posting-it-forward is monumental. In fact, you will attract more followers digitally in two days than you will in two months if you show interest in your audience versus trying to get them interested in you.
It had not yet been named Silicon Valley, but you had the defense industry, you had Hewlett-Packard. But you also had the counter-culture, the Bay Area. That entire brew came together in Steve Jobs.
With the advent of radical and accessible technology, each one of us, for the first time in history, is creating an influential mark forever - we are all mini-digital celebrities and heroes to someone.
Folks want to be listened to, they want to be heard.
To achieve you need a to-do list. To achieve greatness you need a not-to-do list. Use this tip for your personal success and business goals. Start writing down aspirations you don’t need to get done right now and use as monthly moonshot goals. I prefer to call this a “not-yet-list.” It helps keep your “to-do-list” shorter without losing sight of a great idea. Eventually items from the not-yet-list move to the to-do-list.
Increasingly, consumers don't search for products and services.
Rather, services come to their attention via social media.
Best results are often achieved well before you need a job, by consistently networking so that when you find yourself job-hunting you have a large network to work with.
All digital leaders have mastered the art of posting-it-forward.
Twenty-five percent of search results for the world's top 20 largest brands are links to user generated content and thirty-four percent of bloggers post opinions about products and brands.
Integrity is what you do behind closed doors or when you think nobody is watching. Integrity is the true essence of who you are, your beliefs and your values. Reputation is the public perception of who you are. It is how others view your integrity or strong moral principles.
At a minimum the majority of search dollars will flow to a social media model because people care most about what their peers think and the technology is there for that information to be quickly shared on products and services.
Everybody's got the mindset that everything should be measurable.
Language is always evolving. It's difficult to read Shakespeare now because language has shifted. Similarly, kids these days can get to the point really quick in about 140 characters or less because of these new tools.
To achieve you need a to-do list. To achieve greatness you need a not-to-do list.
The beauty of social media is that it will point out your company's flaws;
the key questions is how quickly you address these flaws.
Work in 20-minute batches. Then stop and stand up.
You need to network before you need the network.
Social Media isn’t a fad, it’s a fundamental shift in the way we communicate.
To effectively leverage the social graph, every company needs to understand that they need to make their information easily transferable.
As social media is less about technology and more about relationship building, we are starting to see more women have a heavy influence if not dominant role in the social media space. It's no wonder that Facebook is being run in part by chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg.
The ROI of social media is that your business will still exist in 5 years.
Social media isn't about technology. It's about relationships.
The easier things are to buy, the more we consume.
That's the power behind a tool like Facebook Connect.
It is making a Web without walls. Facebook allows you to go to other sites to comment, rate, etc., without having to set up a new profile for that site.
One thing we seem to be missing is that just as we no longer search for the news, the news finds us today (e.g. this article found me) we will no longer search for products and services, rather we will look to our social graph to what products and services they like and don't like.