Ask any business leader what their favorite business or social media for business quote is and they are bound to provide you with something that has provided them sound guidance in their career. One of my personal favorite quotes is one attributed to Woody Allen which is “80% of success is about showing up.” It provides me the energy to engage in social media, create content, and do things that allow me to “show up,” and I do believe that my success until now can be partially attributed to following the guidance in the quote.
Those of us that are involved in social media, whether doing social media as a business, working for a social media-related company, or simply deeply leveraging social media as a strategic tool, have a unique perspective on business. As Community Manager for the dotCEO SocialMedia.CEO community of social business leaders, I wanted to see the wisdom that our community has that can be shared to provide you with inspiration and guidance in your business lives.
Instead of asking our members for social media for business quotes for this blog post, I worked together with dotCEO, who are owned by PeopleBrowsr and Kred, to bring together a group of influential leaders to spotlight. I then researched their online content, which mainly consisted of blog posts, interviews, and videos, to look for nuggets of wisdom. The result is my personally curated list featured in the infographic below.
Although the 19 leaders are extremely diverse, it was interesting to see that the quotes that I had curated seem to fall into one of the following categories:
- Education, especially with regards to Social Media and the Online World
- Relationships, both with Customers and People
Although social media is the common thread between these members, just as I say in my own quote, social media really replaces nothing but does complement everything we do in the business world. We still need corporate education on utilizing social media, relationships are more important than ever, we can all use more motivation in our professional lives, leadership is a timeless quality that we all need, and the need to better leverage technology is a constant in the modern era.
In other words, social media is now just a part of the business spectrum and timeless values are more important today than ever.
Without further adieu, here are the social media marketing quotes and infographic. Please share in the comments which of these social media quotes for business are your favorites. Thank you!
Social media replaces nothing – but complements everything. – Neal Schaffer
It’s important to think of every customer as an online celebrity with followers, friends, & above all, influence. – Dave Kerpen
What you don’t ask for you don’t get. And sometimes it takes asking nine times. Tenacity, determination (and a little bit of charm) can get you a lot of places. – Emma Isaacs
You must know clients business cold if you’re going to maintain a long relationship with them. – Reginald Christian
What energy means to me is the beginning of life. Innovation. The source of everything that we do: Creativity, Work, Transformation, Understanding Communications. Without energy nothing happens…energy is fundamental to us. – Andres Carvallo
A leader should follow business trends and keep the business moving towards the future. Being complacent is not the way to lead a team. The strongest leaders are full of ideas and employ other innovators. – Jeffrey Hayzlett
Without the right domain name, you’re really not going to be successful on the web. – Monte Cahn
Your point of view creates your reality and that through choice and being in the question (versus conclusion, decision and judgment) you can create new awareness and possibilities for yourself. – Dannah Lewis
The first rule of social media is that everything changes all the time…What won’t fade is the community’s desire to network. The companies that provide the social networks are just the venues. – Kami Huyse
Companies need to turn their employees into advocates. Their work, their jobs, their activities, etc. have to be restructured in such a way that they are excited about the company and say good things at the dinner table and to their friends on social media. – Mitchell Levy
Don’t waste the precious time you have with someone complaining or filling the space with negativity. Instead choose to see the beauty in this individual and time you get to spend with them. … Let your heart be the radio as you dial in their station, tune into what they are saying, how they are feeling and learn to truly know them. – Joy Nordenstrom
The only thing I was certain I could count on in life is that everything changes fast and what i was doing today was not going to work for very long. – Jeremy Schoemaker
You’ve got to really believe in what you do, absolutely believe to your core, that this is right. Self doubt is the greatest stopping point…Have no second option. There is only one option and that is to win, that is to succeed, just one option. – Naomi Simson
I see technology as a liberator, as a way to democratize the top-heavy business models of old and empower individuals to make a living doing what they love. – Joshua Simmons
KEEP – Shira Lazar
Understanding and building great relationships are part of the foundation of any great business and industry – Peter Bordes
If we can all accept this new reality of Facebook marketing, then we can quit holding out for free, magical, viral things to happen; because they are not going to happen. – Matt Singley
Generating buzz takes a bit of creativity, but it also takes the willingness to act and put yourself out there. Come up with a few different ideas and take action on the most audacious ones. Those are often the most likely to succeed. – Ana Lucia Novak