Compilations of Quotes can be a great addition to your content inventory. They can be motivation, educational, and entertaining. You can collect them from movies, books, and videos – then curate them in several different ways to your own audience.
Here are four ways to offer compilations of quotes:
Image Overlays: This style is booming, especially because of the sharing potential on Facebook and Pinterest. Essentially, a photo with a quote. You can also find these on BrainyQuote and simply share them. One of the more popular categories of posts here are the Thoughtograpy posts.
Slideshow Presentations: The power of SlideShare continues to grow, and creating a collections of quotes from and individual, a book, or a theme is a powerful way to reach people. Here are four examples from a recent LIFT Slides collection
Themed Lists: This is perhaps the most popular way to compile quotes. Here are a few examples:
Sharing quotes can help build your content library, engage your network, and empower your audience.
As Winston Churchill once said: “Quotations, when engraved upon the memory, give you good thoughts.” Quotables are Shareable.
Guest post by Kimberly Erskine
Online marketing is becoming a vital part of advertising for any business.
While traditional outbound marketing tactics such as newspaper and television ads, billboards, and other forms of print media may still provide value, more and more businesses are turning to SEO practices and social media to attract a larger audience. While it’s good to be anxious to launch your online marketing campaign for your business, it will be the most beneficial to wait and develop your strategy and come up with a clear marketing plan first.
Here are the top 3 important things your business must have before you fully launch your online marketing campaign.
Is your business ready to launch their online marketing campaign? When you create a strong website, fully set up your social media accounts, and design a strong logo you’ll be ready to really put your online marketing campaign in full gear.
Remember to take it one step at a time. It’s better to have websites, social media accounts, and links that are of high quality rather than having an infinite number of poor-quality links about your website. Also, don’t forget to track your websites, other links, and social media analytics using Google Analytics, Facebook Insights, Social reports, and more.
About the Author: Kimberly Erskine is a Social Media Inbound Marketer and Freelance Writer working for a leading SEO Firm. She is a Blogger, Bookworm, and Music lover . You can connect with her on Twitter @KimberlyErskine.
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Zig Ziglar once suggested, “Use your failures as learning experiences.” Sally Hogshead wrote, “Mistakes are Tuition.”
By looking at our mistakes as learning experiences, a domino effect can take place which leads to success after success.
Too often, small business owners are afraid to get out from behind their counter or desk, let alone out of the box and try something new. A lot of the fear comes from a desire not to make a mistake, or not to be wrong. It’s disabling.
It’s the kind of fear that keeps you active, but not necessarily productive. You do a lot of little tasks without ever producing anything – because you’re afraid of making an error.
Maybe the fear isn’t failure or being wrong or making a mistake. As Seth Godin has said, it’s a fear of criticism. These days, criticism is a participation sport. Everyone wants to offer it, but no one wants to hear it.
Something to think about (and maybe even say) in the face of criticism:
Thank you for caring,
Having a perspective that Mistakes Are Tuition comes in handy and healthy. View mistakes as tuition, failures as learning experiences, and criticism as a fulcrum.
Change happens. Embracing change before it happens is better than getting run over by it. Make no mistake. Change is going to come.
Some business owners are afraid of big changes. Others fear and avoid little changes that break up their routine. Change does not have to be an obstacle if you turn change into an opportunity.
Big changes and little changes are a common occurrence:
Once you embrace the thought that change is going to take place – it’s not a matter of IF, but WHEN – you begin to position yourself to recognize and respond to impending change so that you can maintain a sense of control over the change. Here are three things you can do to stop being afraid of change.
Planning for Pivot
Perhaps the best way to stop being afraid of change is to prepare for change to happen. Knowing how and where you might pivot keeps you in a balanced position so change doesn’t knock you down when it comes. Creating a Convictions List is a great preparation exercise in Planning for a Pivot.
Scheduling for Serendipity
Leave plenty of open space in your calendar. Do what you like least, first. Understand that interruptions will show up, and receive them with a gentle knowledge that you’ve scheduled for such changes.
Finding Flow Here, not There
Whenever I hear people looking for flow, I do my best to empower them in understanding they already have it. While you might be looking to gain better traction in your travels, a quicker step maybe, you are in flow right now. Once you understand that flow is a now thing, you’re in a better position to embrace obstacles in your path – as part of your path.
Change is gonna come. Again. Are you ready for it?
Being irrelevant is a core fear of business owners. Irrelevancy comes in various shapes and sizes, depending on your imagination.
Sometimes irrelevancy manifests itself as:
Please understand, these questions can be valuable – in small doses. If they become a regular habit or train of thought, you’re killing your momentum and maybe your business.
The other day, I met up with someone I’m loosely connected with on a few social networks. He thanked me for the resources I share on Twitter, and in turn I shared my appreciation for how he shares motivational quotes over great images (much like Thoughtography).
It’s been a long time since he’s re-tweeted anything of mine, and I’ve been remiss about liking some of his posts. And yet, we know about, are grateful for, and respect what each other is doing.
It’s nice to know our work is valued – but we won’t always know how deep or wide our voice carries.
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