I’m almost positive you’re one of Social Media Revolution’s 2,349,346 views.

If you’ve watched any video about social media, it’s that one.  Chances are good that you’ve read Erik Qualman’s book, Socialnomics, too. If you’re in either category, this post isn’t for you, because you’ve already signed up for Thursday’s free live webinar (but if you haven’t, you know what to do).

I’m writing this, strangely enough, for the people that don’t care what I think of Erik Qualman. After all, he’s an advisor to our company, so I don’t expect you to consider me an unbiased source (it doesn’t hurt my feelings). But, as Econsultancy points out, “90% of consumers online trust recommendations from people they know; 70% trust opinions of unknown users.” In that spirit, here is just a tiny fraction of the online praise you’ll find for Qualman and his work:

You know we’re big on ratings and reviews, so let’s look at some of them for Socialnomics. A four-and-a-half star average across 94 reviews on Amazon speaks for itself. Here’s what some notables are saying about it:

“The book contains a ton of information and examples that will help marketers in every size company view social media as a communications platform of the future where the old rules (and outdated metrics) no longer apply.” – Diane Danielson, Entrepreneur.com

“Qualman makes a powerful case that social media has forever changed the way we live and do business. Socialnomics helps make sense of it all.” – Dr. Stuart, Levy, Professor, George Washington University

“People with a passion for something can be infectious.  It’s obvious that Erik Qualman’s passion is social media.” – Dan Heath, New York Times Best Selling Author of Made to Stick

It seems like every time we exchange emails, he’s halfway around the world as an invited speaker, or meeting with foreign leaders. In the last year, he has spoken in Austria (twice), Turkey, Portugal, France (twice), Columbia, Switzerland (twice), South Africa, England (twice), Monaco, Australia and Brazil. That’s just his international engagements.

Okay, heard enough? See you Thursday.