Some Random Thoughts about Social Media

Tonight we are going to look at some random thoughts about Social Media from myself and others who believe the future for business, life and community have been changed forever by this thing we call Social Media.

“The new workforce is going to only do business with businesses that do business the way they want to be communicated with. Through Social Media and building communities of common interest. Where they can have a dialogue with the business that is genuine and authentic” Les Adkins- CEO Social Media Solutions SMS

“Tribe Building – Helping passionate people build passionate tribes. Isn’t that what we all want to do? Build tribes of people who will change the world? Whether you are building a cool business or running a world-changing non-profit, if you want to attract “raving fans”, join me as I pontificate about some of the latest and greatest marketing strategies in the world today. Join me and let me know what thinks you are thinking!” Gina Carr

“There’s no question that the Internet has changed the way we do business-especially when it comes to marketing. Consumer environments are short on trust and populated by consumers who are cynical, savvy, and informed. Though it’s easier than ever to reach your customers, it’s less likely that they’ll listen. Today, the most valuable online currency isn’t the dollar, but trust itself.” Chris Brogan and Julien Smith “Trust Agent”

“Your success depends on the diversity and quality of your relationships. Yet most of us don’t spend enough time building, nurturing and quantifying the key personal, functional, and strategic relationships we need to achieve success. That’s where Relationship Economics® comes into play.

Relationship Economics isn’t about networking. It’s about learning how to invest in people for an extraordinary return. It’s about exchanging Relationship Currency®, accumulating Reputation Capital® and building your Professional Net Worth®. To engage and influence others, often without authority is both an art and a science.” David Nour author Relationship Economics

“Social Media is here to stay. Those companies that embrace it and use it to create dialogue with customers, prospects, employees and shareholders will be the victors, the other companies, well we have recently seen that large established companies can fail” Les Adkins CEO Social Media Solutions SMS

Attention social media marketers: number of followers is not a strong indicator of influence. Sure… it’s obvious and easy – but it’s also lazy. The number of fans or followers often has nothing to do with a person or company’s ability to influence others. Douglas Karr

So there you have it. Some random thoughts about Social Media. Add your thoughts to the comments and get in on the Social Media Express. It’s leaving with or without you.

Les Adkins- CEO of SMS Social Media Solutions


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