22 June 2011 7 Comments

Top 40 web personalities

Author: yinkaolaito

Yinka Olaito is happy,excited and passionate Communication specialist, Social Media expert, Trainer and speaker. Yinka Olaito helps brands(Profits and Non-profits)with effective communication and positioning for premium service delivery and returns. Yinka Olaito also has special interest in Development Communication and has consulted for noted UN Agencies. Yinka Olaito is the CCO of Michael Sage Consulting(Communication/digital media), African Child Education Right Initiatives(NGO) and Content Director, Africa Development Talk( online Platform for discussion on Policy, Governance, development across Africa)


It over six years I have being blogging. Three of which is on  third party platforms while I am close to three on this personally hosted blog. Many had asked me where I get inspiration from. Many want to get an idea of what I am reading online and how many of these online platforms really have influence on me. I look back and I can say the following individuals have influenced my online presence. This is to say thank you to you all. Keep being an inspiration. Our community members can also follow their thoughts.

Seth Godin- Seth he remains the father of web influential having been blogging for close to two decades

Charlene Li –   Charlene Li is a woman of substance, sometimes she is a bit technical but she makes sense

Guy Kawasaki      Guy’s prolific writing and energy gives me online hope

Tom Peters- Tom peters is a great guy whose first article on personal branding still remain ever green

Dan Schawbel- Dan is a young man with great heart

Jeremiah owyang-    Jeremiah Owyang is a web strategist, sometimes very technical for me but he makes a lot of sense .

Jacob Share- Jacobs entrepreneurial spirit and dedication

William Arruda- Williams’  small book on personal branding taught me great lessons

Rajesh Setty- Rajesh unquenchable thirst in giving out is great

Marian Elena Dunon her buzz2word delivers helpful piece

Mari Smith Mari Smith’  her enthusiasm

Kris Heur Founder at Social Media club International California, inspirational for a global association

Allen Weiss , CEO @ Marketingprofs.com

Tony Hseih- Tony is a CEO with a difference

Michael Stelzner founder @ Socialmediaexaminer

Pete Perry pete of careerrockeer really rocks

Nance  Rosen- Nance is style of writing is story-like and conversational

Heather R. Huhman- Heather is great heart with great writing

Chris Brogan- Chris Brogan remains an inspiration

Liz Strauss  a brand strategist and Founder at Sobcom

Berth Harte-  Berth is community Managers at Marketingprofs.com with difference

Brian Solis- Brian consistency, prolific writing keeps inspiring me

Deborah Shane  Deborah Shane’s  Boldness

Ardath Albee of MarketingInteraction

Andrew Hanelly  , a founder at  engage

Ian Lurie of Conversation Marketing speak straight to the heart

David Garland-           David siteman Garland gets me excited and opens me up to possiblities

Gary Vaynerchuck       Gary encouragement, enthusiasm fires my spirit anyday

Anne Hadley –chief content Officer at marketingprofs

Chad Levit – chad Levits keeps the fire aglow

Brian Tracy – dedication, love for sharing and consistency

Michael Fruchter.  Michael’s  ‘getting social media on social media’ helped me a lot

Joe Puzzli-               Joe Puzzili CEO @junta42.com

Jim Rohn

Yaro Rasak his contents are prolific, relevant and contagious

Michael Rasmussen and Jason Tarasi  their book ‘ blogging for profit helps

Mohammed Altaee –Mohammed is a great guy with good heart

Deolu Akinyemi –in 2005, Deolu fire up my spirit in online 2005

Meg Gusep

Susan Barnes     Susan one of her PowerPoints change my perspectives

Can you add to this list people who had influenced you? Let us learn to say thank you. It helps

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