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May 01, 2011 | By Barry Moltz

Favorite Quotes at SOBCon 2011

I attend quite a few social media conferences during the year.  What I love about SOBCon is that it is limited to 150 people.  Its small size allows a unique interactive format where the attendee gets to talk with everyone.

Since I had lost my voice earlier that week, I was forced to do a lot of listening.  For me, this was a big test!  Here are some of my favorite quotes from the two days I was there:

Cathy Brooks : "Perception requires participation."

Chris Guillebeau: "Contribution is not something that is sacrificial." and "Advice on how to live a great life is totally overrated." and "Leadership is not titles, it's influence." and "Instead of efficiency, consider adventure."

Tim Sanders: "Scarcity thinking is a disease.  When you realize there is abundance in the world, you will share and truly be rich." and "Feed your mind only good stuff in a mind diet." and "Criticism in your face is a gift." and "Eat the nut, not the shell." and "Objectify failure, own success." and "If you can worry, you can dream." and "Exercise your gratitude muscle." and "Go create a ripple in the world."

Steve Farber "Don't worry about always having something new to discuss.  The important idea is to share it in your own voice." and "You are not a derivative work."

Michael Port  "You only can make sales offers proportional to the trust that they have with their prospect or customer." and "No one wants to hear your elevator speech.  Instead have a conversation about who you serve." and "Marketing is about being relevant."

Carol Roth " A business needs to understand the difference between senders and spenders."  She also explained that the "js" in her Twitter handle (@caroljsroth) does not stand for "Jesus Saves" 

Liz Srauss "Leadership is about taking action."

Angela Maiers "In a small town, we do not differentiate between us and the town.  We are our town."

Chris Brogan "I love seeing the spark in people."

What are some of your favorite quotes?

16 Responses to “Favorite Quotes at SOBCon 2011”

  1. "People and starts are made of the same stuff" – Liz Strauss
    Barry – thanks for sharing these! – Debba / Girlfriendology.com

  2. barry says:

    Thanks Debba- I love that one!!

  3. Joe Sorge says:

    "Most loyalty programs result in loyalty to the program, not your business" – Carol Roth
     
    Great to see you Barry.  And thanks for sharing.

  4. barry says:

    Thanks Joe- hope to see you at one of your restaurants in June!

  5. Still chuckling over Chris Brogan's comment, "I have people who put on my pants one leg at a time."

    Thanks for the compilation above – saving for posterity! :)

    -Matt

  6. Barry says:

    Or Matt this one "Chris, we all know you have massive body of work"

  7. Ha! That was a funny moment! :)

  8. Thanks for sharing this great list Barry. It's a keeper. Good to spend time with you at the same table on Day 1 – looking forward to the "full Barry" when you get your voice back and we next meet.
    Here are a few I'd add:

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    Investing in the futures market is like investing in the stock market, except it’s risky. – Steve Farber

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    Expressing the value of what people do back to them engages them at their level of need. That’s where the point of connection lies. That’s how they will “buy-in” to your program for change, improvement and innovation. – Terry Starbucker St. Marie

     

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    The push for efficiency is perhaps a bit over-rated, if it works great. But how about pursuing meaningful adventure? – Chris Guillebeau
     
    Success means you partner and you develop disciples. – Chris Brogan

  9. Barry says:

    Love those Drew thanks!

  10. Tim McDonald says:

    Thanks Barry! Brings back some great moments from this past weekend. 
    One that brought perspective to my musical taste was "Rap is like country music. Only faster." CB

    • irs says:

      I’m still learning from you, as I’m improving myself. I absolutely liked reading everything that is posted on your website.Keep the aarticles coming. I loved it!

  11. Barry says:

    Tim- I remember- that is a great one!

  12. Tamsen Reed says:

    Barry-Great seeing you again!  What gr8 event will connect us again?  Here are my two faves.  Less quotes, but strong take-aways
    Perception Requires Participation Cathy Brooks (I believe)
    A message to BRANDS:  The message is NOT the story
    The POV and the BOW: Steve Farber
    What do you stand for? Michael Port
    Then the unforgettable message behind SMILES DAY: Tim Sanders

    Thank you Barry!!!  And "new family!"
    Tamsen

  13. Barry says:

    Love it Tamsen- hope to see you again soon!

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