No Excuses Coaching with Ryan Montis & Alanna Banks

Witty Social Media Quotes

August 14, 2023 Ryan Montis & Alanna Banks Season 3 Episode 17
No Excuses Coaching with Ryan Montis & Alanna Banks
Witty Social Media Quotes
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Social media is primarily about sociology and psychology!

Ever wondered if your life would be different without social media? We dive into a list we found of witty social media quotes. Most of them aren't witty, but as usual, they evoke conversation.

Join us for a laugh, a debate, and maybe even a new perspective on the ubiquitous world of social media. We'd love to hear your opinion of social media.

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Speaker 1:

Atlanta banks. Privacy is dead and social media holds the smoking gun. But wait, there's more also. Social media is about sociology and psychology more than technology.

Speaker 2:

By the way.

Speaker 1:

Ooh, I know these are quotes. These are witty quotes. The first one was from Pete Kashmore. He is the CEO of Mashable big media Conglomerate, and the latter quote was from Brian Solis, and I don't know who he is, but he said that and today we're addressing witty, perhaps controversial but definitely Notable quotes from various figures describing the current state of Of social media.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and I love that.

Speaker 1:

And I know the listener the listeners like that too, because they like our second most popular episode is funny motivational quotes. So here's some. Some of these are funny. Yeah, most of them are fine.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, you know we'll be the judge at that, ryan.

Speaker 1:

Maybe they're all funny.

Speaker 2:

I.

Speaker 1:

Don't know, although I seem to recall we did an episode which was a list of funny things. Maybe it was the funny quotes and A lot of them I believe I thought was we're not funny.

Speaker 2:

Mm-hmm. Yeah, that's the one funny motivation quotes.

Speaker 1:

They were so not funny that it was almost comical that anybody would have put them on a list of funny things. Now that I yeah, it's all rushing back to me now and remembering it they were like distinctly not funny.

Speaker 2:

Mm-hmm, many of them yeah, so hopefully this list Is better this list is better more funny funny.

Speaker 1:

This list is better. This list is better Because it's not trying to be fun, it's trying to be witty.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Hey, and so it ends up being funny.

Speaker 2:

Mm-hmm.

Speaker 1:

Okay, let's get through as many as we can, and then let's Stop recording. And in the episode, Okay, I like it.

Speaker 2:

Just like every other podcast right, yeah, but before we do that, let's talk a little bit about what we've got going on right now.

Speaker 1:

That's right. I just made myself a cappuccino, which is different, ladies and gentlemen and listeners, because usually I have a latte at this time and today I'm having a cappuccino. That's what I've got going on. Atlanta banks, what are you going on?

Speaker 2:

Well, I'm drinking water Because. I don't have a fancy cappuccino maker, where I am right now, unfortunately. But what I have going on? I've got a lot going on and I'm reading poems like crazy.

Speaker 1:

So If you want to look a. What's the door? And sticking their palm in your face Every day, alana, is just like if you never believed this palm I saw the other day. It was glorious and I you had two palms at the same time. Recently I heard yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I did a couple which was my first time reading a couple for their second wedding anniversary. It was so cool, which gave me another idea to you know offer couples poem readings, so that's something that you're into. Send me a message on Instagram at Alana Banks coaching and I'll book you in.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, you know what I'm picturing now. I'm picturing like you know some really high-end Football team and like you're up, flying you out and like and they got like all the players lined up on the field, these guys make like a million dollars per game or million euros per game. And the coach is like, alright, boys, like stick out your palms and then you can like read the whole team's palms and then you're like alright, like this guy, you're not the goaltender anymore, now You're. You're like offensive, right, you're, you're for, you're forward and you're like you, you know, you're not the captain anymore, this guy's the captain, because this is like, this is what the palms tell me. And then they go and they like they win the Super Bowl. They win the seat. Well, I'm thinking like European football, oh okay, soccer got it.

Speaker 2:

Oh, they win the World Cup. And then, all of a sudden, I'm this like international poem reading sensation For all the sports teams.

Speaker 1:

That's what's gonna happen.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, it all started right here, folks.

Speaker 2:

It did. You'll remember. You'll be like, oh, I used to listen to that. This podcast called no excuses.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, and then all of a sudden, there's a lot of talk about hands and palms.

Speaker 2:

Well, maybe this, maybe the no excuses, will become like a palm reading podcast, or something the no excuses.

Speaker 1:

Palm reading podcasts Season three or four yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, all right Anyway, so you're reading Palms. I'm reading Palms. I'm also taking on. I just actually signed someone on for my life amplifier program for the fall. So if you're wanting to dive into your own personal psyche, really clear some limiting beliefs out, clear some baggage that you're carrying around with you. Also, send me a message, because I have a program called Life Amplifier and you can read all about it at wwwAlanabankscom. Cool.

Speaker 1:

I'm teaching social media to hypnotists, hypnotherapists, nlp practitioners and coaches. Ryanmontescom, check it out. Got the simple social sanctuary and it's people are loving it. People are loving it. I just got a. I just put out a call for video testimonials in the group on a totally volunteer basis and the response like they're blowing up. I have more testimonials than I have time to even post, so that's awesome. Yeah, and I'm very grateful for them. If you're somebody's listening and you're one of those people that sent me a testimonial, thank you, and I will get around to posting all of them eventually, but I have a lot in the queue now.

Speaker 2:

That's great.

Speaker 1:

I'm very grateful to say.

Speaker 2:

Social proof. There it is. It's happening in real time Boom.

Speaker 1:

Prestige credibility.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, boom, all right, so should we go jump into this list? Yeah, I gave two of them.

Speaker 1:

I gave two of the quotes up front. Number 29 on the list from unknown is loneliness is being inactive on social media. Loneliness, loneliness is being inactive. A lot of people are not going to like that one. I'll tell you that much.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

They're not going to like that one, but hey, it's on the list. Yeah, we don't have to. You don't have to destruct, deconstruct. No, we don't.

Speaker 2:

I just want to like, I have to like actually look at it with my own eyes. There we go. Loneliness is being inactive on social media. Yeah, I believe that I mean not witty For some this one is a polarizer.

Speaker 1:

Because some people would say loneliness is being active on social media.

Speaker 2:

Oh yeah, okay, there's a very.

Speaker 1:

You know there's a pretty wide anti-social media crowd, although this is the no excuses coaching podcast social media seasons. It may be they're not in our audience, but anyways, yeah, yeah, cool, whatever, all right, I like the next one After spending hours creating a very beautiful and inspiring post.

Speaker 2:

Why is it that that's a single typo error is the only thing that gets all the attention. Has that ever happened to you before, where you've like created like a carousel and you have a typo and then everyone is just like needs to correct you on that one typo?

Speaker 1:

No, that's never happened. It's never happened to you.

Speaker 2:

No, never happened to me either, but I feel like there are people out there and I read the comments and it's probably like a great carousel, but all the comments are just about the typo.

Speaker 1:

Like I have made carousels and posts and stuff and had like one little typo in there or even one typo like right on the headline on the slide, on the first slide, which of course is frustrating as the content creator. But I don't recall anyone ever going in my comments and being like, oh, you got a typo there unless they're like making some little joke or something like they're saying actually something clever, but somebody just straight up trying to correct my grammar in the comments.

Speaker 2:

No, never happened, that's good.

Speaker 1:

Never happened. But hey, if people are doing that, stop like who cares.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, yeah, I mean I've observed it. I have never experienced it personally, but I definitely seen it pop up in the comments with people I follow.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, yeah.

Speaker 2:

Oh, I like this one. I'm not sure if this is witty. This is Seth Godin Build it and they will come only works in the movies. Social media is a build it, nurture it, engage them and they may come and stay.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, that's true, yeah.

Speaker 2:

That's true, that's a good point. Yeah, that's not witty.

Speaker 1:

A lot of people really do believe that it's like build it and they will come. They make great content and they're like well, why, you know? And then they get discouraged. Why are people engaging? Why aren't they turning into clients?

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

It takes a couple more steps sometimes, or just a little more time to grow Right.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, 100%. And I feel like that is a limiting belief of some people who don't really know that much about social media, because back several years ago now I was helping people with their social media, kind of coaching them. This was before my coaching days, but I remember having a client and she was terrified of putting anything on social media because she thought that in the minute she created a profile and started posting that she would have like hundreds of people rushing to her and like messaging her and wanting her product and she wasn't prepared for that or ready. And I remember just being like that's not going to happen, like you can literally create your profile and put up a post and no one is going to even notice it.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

But it was like it was a lot to shift her mind to believe that that wasn't going to happen. Yeah so if anyone out there is listening and has that worry, don't worry about that.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

We'll let that be the thing that's preventing you from building.

Speaker 1:

Cool, let's go all the way to the end of the list number 41. By the way, this list published by tosaylibcom whatever that is, I don't know, but credit to them for this list Number 41. Social media is a way of taking yourself away from your life by messing with other people's lives. Yeah, for some. Yeah, I guess, if you're some kind of troll or you know.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, like, if you're using social media just to like be a bully.

Speaker 1:

Some people do that, though. Some people like most of what they do on social media is just like arguing, looking for arguments and trying to like force their values on other people. Yeah Cool, that's not my jam.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, no, don't do that. That's not what I'm into yeah.

Speaker 1:

No, I think that's not what social media really is about. If somebody has that perception, that's because that's something that exists inside of them, probably.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, they need, they need life amplifier.

Speaker 1:

They need life amplifier.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

This is witty, this one I like. Studies have shown that losing the password to your social media accounts greatly reduces longevity.

Speaker 1:

Losing the password to your social media reduces longevity, so the frustration of not knowing the password for your social media accounts shortens your life, is what they're saying.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, just that the frustration of having all these passwords and login information and, like you, know that I'm one of those people, okay, where I don't save it, I don't write it down, and then all of a sudden I have to log in for whatever reason. I can't, I don't know what the password is, because I don't use the same password for everything. You know, like I just I'm not, I'm not organized that way.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, um, yeah, okay.

Speaker 2:

I've definitely gained some gray hairs or ripped hairs out because of this.

Speaker 1:

Because of this right yeah. Oh yeah, I guess, I don't know. I guess, like I'm not a social media veteran, you know the devotees of the podcast will know I've only been on social media Really in a serious way since like 2019, which is not a long time. But I am a computer veteran. I've been using computers and passwords and logins uh, since very early in my life. So not that I'm bragging it's not something to brag about but I got this password thing. I think I'll mostly figured out.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, well, I feel like some people have like a strategy for the whole password thing and I don't. I'm just like like how many? Um well, I'm just thinking of my son, my youngest son he's. He's got like four or five Gmail accounts, because he keeps creating them and can't remember the password and doesn't tell anybody. So they're just like that's rough.

Speaker 1:

I think you can go to jail for that. Okay, let's see here Number 38. When you tweet a comment on societal issues, you get 15 likes. You post a comment about Bellibbers.

Speaker 2:

You get the neighbors, that's people who like uh, Justin Bieber fans. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Oh, bellibbers, you get 96,000 likes. Yeah, okay.

Speaker 2:

I don't. Did we look at when this, this list, was created?

Speaker 1:

I mean, yeah, even if the list is a little outdated. I get the point that the author of that so-called witty quote is trying to make. It's like oh, you talk about something important and everyone ignores you. You talk about some pop culture nonsense and everyone pays attention. Hey, guess what folks? That's not news and it's not unique to social media. Go to the library and ask how many times Moby Dick has been signed out in the last year versus how many times Lindsay Lohan's book has been signed out in the last year, or whatever. Let's say, 30 years ago, how many copies of Cosmopolitan magazine were sold versus the economist or whatever? People like fun, easy to consume content. It's human nature. It's not exclusive to social media. I can get off my soapbox, but people try to put all this stuff on social media and a lot of what people complain about is it's human nature. It's not really social media.

Speaker 2:

I think that's the code you have to crack, which is the whole backbone of this simple social sanctuary. It's like keep it simple and fun and then you will create a community that is engaged and interested in what you have to say. It's not rocket science. If you can keep it simple, then people will listen. When we start complicating it and making it boring to read, then people check out when you think about it. You have to think about the way you consume content as well. Are you sitting there reading 2000-word posts or are you flipping through funny cat videos? I know what one I'm doing. It's not the first one, this one's good.

Speaker 1:

This one's good Number seven by Matt at cuts. It says when you've got five minutes to fill, twitter is a great way to fill 35 minutes. I would swap out in 2023, I would swap out the Twitter with TikTok. When you've got five minutes to kill or fill, as the quote says, tiktok is a great way to fill 35 minutes. Have you ever done that? Oh yeah, it's just like okay, I got a couple of minutes, let me see what's going on on TikTok. Then it's just like having fun. You're watching stuff, maybe having some laughs, and a lot more time goes by. This is, for me, that'll happen on YouTube also, which, by the way, is a social media network. That's a good quote from Matt cuts. Who are these people? Who's Matt cuts? Let's check them out. Let me run a quick background check. Matthew cuts, age 50 or 51. That's interesting. He's known for safe search, google's family filter. He's on the web spam team. I guess he's a programmer that works for Google. Wikipedia has a photo of him, so he must be somewhat well-known.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Whatever. Yeah, he's an American software engineer, former administrator of the US digital service. I bet this guy wrote his own Wikipedia page.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, or someone at Google wrote it.

Speaker 1:

Who else would have put this up? This whole Wikipedia page is like four paragraphs and there's 23 references cited. All right, anyways, cool Matt cuts.

Speaker 2:

I like number five. This is McDonald's. Who says this? Our head of social media is the customer.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

I like it.

Speaker 2:

You know why? Because this speaks to the fact that they listen to their audience and they aren't creating content that they want to be creating personally, as McDonald's. They're creating content that they know their customer is going to like and care about.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I get the point of the quote. Yeah, our head of social media is the customer.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, not witty, but I think a nice reminder.

Speaker 1:

Yeah yeah, nice shirt, whatever Boring.

Speaker 2:

This is kind of the boring quotes of social media.

Speaker 1:

Is it Boring quotes A little bit.

Speaker 2:

None of these really laugh. None of them, I think, are very witty. I think the title of this list is false.

Speaker 1:

Here's a quote from an alternative source. My social media strategy is to post funny memes and then disappear for days. Looks like a charm. That's kind of a funny quote about social media. A lot of people do that. Not good for sales, but if you're just a casual person just having fun.

Speaker 2:

Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Right.

Speaker 2:

I'm curious, though maybe I've asked you this question before Like if you didn't have your coaching business, or like you didn't have a business that required you to be on social media, would you be on it just for fun, do you think?

Speaker 1:

Um, I don't know, I really don't know. I really didn't get into it until I started the business. It was a matter of necessity, and now I really enjoy social media. So I don't know. Like if I knew what I know now about how much you can network and meet people and get information and all the cool stuff you can do on social media, if I knew that certainly I would have a strong social media presence even had I not gone down the business path that I did. Yeah, but if I didn't know that, I don't know, I don't know, it'd be tough to say I might be one of those salty anti-social media people.

Speaker 2:

Well, you don't even have to be salty, just not interested.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

You know what I mean.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I do know what you mean.

Speaker 2:

I don't know Life would be different. Yeah, because on the weekend I was hanging out with one of my girlfriends and I met her when I was working in PR and she's home right now from the UK and she was just like, oh you and all this Instagram stuff, like she kind of makes fun of me all the time. She's like, oh, the land of the queen of Instagram and she's not on any social media at all. She just doesn't have time for it. And I always think, whenever I'm hanging out with her I'm always thinking I wonder if I wouldn't be on social media if it wasn't such a big part of my business. For her it doesn't matter for her work, because she doesn't have that type of a job.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

But it always kind of makes me think maybe I wouldn't be on it. I have no idea Anyway.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

What else is on here? How many more should we do? What time is it?

Speaker 1:

Let's do like two more, one more each.

Speaker 2:

Oh, this one, You'll like this one. You can either allow social media to be helpful for you or it can be harmful. I like to let it be helpful.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, I agree with that. I agree with that, wholeheartedly, wholeheartedly. Definitely, that's true, it's you know there's an in-house. Definitely, that's true. There's an infinite number of things on social media and you can choose to consume the things that are going to improve your quality of life and bring you joy, or you can choose to go down dark paths and pick fights and put yourself in a position to be irritated. The choice is yours Free will. It is Free will shall prevail. Yeah, that's a good quote, I agree. I agree, all right, see, never get into an argument with a person on Instagram. Trust me, the one with the most followers will always win. That's kind of witty.

Speaker 2:

There's some merit.

Speaker 1:

There's some merit to that. Yeah, I mean, there's a lot of reasons not to get into arguments with people on the internet. But if you get into a public argument with somebody on the internet and like all kinds of tactics that people use when they want to prove that they're right and someone else is wrong, it's just usually not a good situation for anybody. Yeah, and oftentimes too, the person, like you, know how they're saying the person with the biggest, biggest number of followers will always win.

Speaker 2:

That's going to also show you if your community is really engaged, because often what happens is, like you know, your community will start sticking up for you, right? So if, like, someone comes in and starts trolling or trash talking or, you know, making negative comments, it's a good sign when your followers pipe up before you even have a chance to yeah Right, because then there's a word for that, and I can't remember what it is, but like, that's kind of where you want to get to with your social media Community is where they're starting to like advocate for you within your own community and like kind of almost selling for you without you even asking. Yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, there is a word for that, and that's something that Chris and Timothy talk about sometimes yeah, in the pic, those community there because they have that like eight or nine step client journey and one of the steps is where your clients are like without you asking them to like, sending you referrals and talking about you in public. Yeah, I think it's like evangelizing or evangelical or something like that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, it could be something like that.

Speaker 1:

I don't think that's the word, but I think it's something like that.

Speaker 2:

I know what you're talking about. Yeah, okay.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, yeah, yeah, that's good, right it is. You make a post and you're not around and somebody puts some inaccurate information about you on it. You know, and you have your clients, your followers, jumping in and defending you. That's a really good place to be at. That's a good sign you know you've done something like that it's a good sign. You know you've done something right. If that's the case, and vice versa, like if you're a client and you're very satisfied with somebody's service and you have the opportunity to, you know, stand up and advocate on their behalf. It's a nice thing to do, you know, because at the end of the day, we're all. We're all human beings and I can tell you, as a business owner, it is lonely at the top, you know it's. It's not an easy thing to be a public figure and an online persona and to have you know the people that you serve looking out for you every now and then. That's, that's you know, there's no replacement for that.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, I agree. So you know how. I just downloaded the, the new version of zoom.

Speaker 1:

The current version of zoom? Yes, the current version. Yeah.

Speaker 2:

So I just clicked on the the music app because I was thinking oh, are there like sound effects? Because I feel like this next one, which can be the final, deserves a, but I'm Ching. What is that, you know? Like oh yeah.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, like, yeah, I got you.

Speaker 2:

But it's just songs, so I won't be. I won't. Maybe in in post I can put a little like sound effect in here.

Speaker 1:

Yeah.

Speaker 2:

Number 28. To wrap up this list, if we could simply solve our personal issues rather than posting them, facebook would be empty. But I'm Ching.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, if we could just solve our personal issues rather than posting them, facebook would be empty. Facebook would be different. I don't know if it would be empty. I don't know, Is there somebody who can say, like, honestly, 100% of the stuff that's in their Facebook feed is people presenting their problems for resolution.

Speaker 2:

Okay, Maybe back in 2018, when this list was created.

Speaker 1:

Oh yeah, maybe, maybe, maybe, yeah, okay. So I think we're going to have a little bit of a relic. Okay, whatever Social media Yay. We do quotes Cool.

Speaker 2:

Let us know what you think of these quotes.

Speaker 1:

They are pretty thought-provoking though, like you know, every quote that we've mentioned does represent somebody's opinion, and probably a lot of people's opinion, and I think the big takeaway is like there's such a range of how people perceive social media, right, yeah. So how do you perceive social media audience? Is it an obligation that you just have to be here because you have a business and you want to be on social media? Do you actually get real value from it? I know I definitely do. Yeah, I'm curious to hear from our audience. I'm actually much more interested in their opinion than in all the people we mentioned today, even Matt Cuts.

Speaker 2:

Yes, and you know what? That just gave me an idea.

Speaker 1:

I'll do respect to Matt Cuts.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, this just gave me an idea. Maybe we do a reaction episode to our listeners' opinions of social media.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, oh, that would be cool.

Speaker 2:

That would be fun, wouldn't it? Yeah, I would love that.

Speaker 1:

That'd be interesting yeah.

Speaker 2:

I feel like we put these things out there and then we hear nothing. So maybe this time we're going to hear something I don't know.

Speaker 1:

I get the odd message here or there from people, but yeah, yeah, we'll see.

Speaker 2:

We did get a few new followers, which I was excited about because we were sitting at 188 for a really long time, and now I think let me check we're at 192 since last week. Nice, so that's exciting. Keep following us at. It's the no Excuses podcast.

Speaker 1:

Yeah, do it Cool, all right.

Speaker 2:

Okay, so that's it. What's it? The list of witty social media comments or quotes.

Speaker 1:

Have a great everything everyone.

Speaker 2:

Yeah, okay, bye.

Speaker 1:

Bye.

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