What do the pros know about standing out in a crowded marketplace? This Wednesday I’m delivering a live webinar for bloggers, speakers, podcasters—anyone with something to say or sell—that reveals the secret.
In this webinar, I am sharing “The Standout Formula: 8 Small Tweaks for Big Growth, Impact, and Profitability Online.” If you want to build your platform and positively impact the lives of others but feel like you’re not getting the kind of traction you want, this webinar could be just the catalyst you need.
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This is a guest post by Jackie Bledsoe. He is an author, blogger, and speaker, but first and foremost a husband and father of three, who helps men better lead and love their families. Rebooting his platform is the focus of my latest video series, Your Platform Makeover
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Have you felt like your platform is stuck in neutral—or worse, reverse? For about a year I’d been wanting to make some changes to my blog and platform. I was looking for something, anything to help me stand out from the crowd. But not much changed, and I felt my platform was stagnant—until recently.
My Website After My Platform Makeover
For those of you who’ve read Michael’s recent posts, you may recognize that my platform and story were the subject of his Your Platform Makeover video series.
I was given the opportunity to receive coaching and work directly with Michael and his team through the process of tweaking my platform so I could take it to another level. It was an amazing experience!
Wow! The reaction to my new video series, Your Platform Makeover, has been phenomenal. People have really loved watching Jackie Bledsoe’s platform transformation and learning the simple steps it takes to create a transformation of their own.
Here’s the great news. What we revealed in the video series is only the beginning.
If you feel like your message is getting lost in the crowd, now’s your chance to join the one online community that can skyrocket your blog’s traffic, growth, and impact through focused training, insider tips, and an engaged group of committed platform-builders just like you.
Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this tenth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about the importance of the leader’s heart.
This topic is rarely discussed in a business context, but I believe your heart is the most important thing you bring to the table as a leader.
- It’s more important than your experience.
- It’s more important than your education.
- It’s more important than your skills.
It is the thing that really makes a difference in your leadership and the impact you have on the world. If you come with your whole heart, it’s very different from coming without it.
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It’s not as difficult as it might seem to get your message the attention it deserves, especially when so many others are doing it so poorly. All you need to do is to make a few small changes to really move the needle.
Blogger and speaker Jackie Bledsoe is a regular guy with a important message to share on helping men lead and love their families. He’s getting traction, but not the kind he needs to really break out from the crowd.
He has a book coming out soon, and he knows a bigger platform would dramatically improve his chances of success. However, he’s not sure where to start. It seems overwhelming. (Sound familiar?)
In my new, free video series, Your Platform Makeover I give Jackie an intensive, high-octane reboot. And the great news is that everything I show him can also help you skyrocket your blog’s traffic, growth, and impact.
Have you ever noticed how the people in your life affect you? The impact can be so significant that one of the best things we can do to change our lives for the better is change our peer group.
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In the 1930s C.S. Lewis started a small literary circle called the Inklings. The group started with J.R.R. Tolkien, and eventually included others like Owen Barfield and Charles Williams. The influence on works in progress of the different members was huge.
Lewis actually scrapped the first draft of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe after his friends heard some chapters. They considered it “so bad that I destroyed it,” he said. It’s impossible to discount the influence of our friends.
Are you frustrated that you aren’t getting the attention your message deserves? Do you know your message matters but can’t understand why more people aren’t finding and consuming the content you’re creating? Do you feel like you’re just spinning your wheels and not making any progress?
If so, you’re not alone. The good news is that it’s not your fault. You simply don’t know what the pros know.
What your platform needs to reach its true potential is a makeover—and not just any makeover. You need a hyper-focused, high-octane reboot that will take you from “before” to “after” in a flash. I’m going to show you exactly how to do that in my new, free video series, Your Platform Makeover.
One thing leaders need to lead well are new and fresh insights, and one of the best ways to find them is by attending conferences. But eureka moments are not automatic. It takes intentionality to get the most of out of your experience.
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In my experience, people go to conferences for a lot of reasons other than the stated purpose. It’s a chance to get away from the office, to reconnect with colleagues and friends, or maybe just hide out in a hotel room and catch up on an important project.
Those might be fair reasons to go, but what if you’re actually there for the content? How do you get the most from your experience?
New Video Series: Your Platform Makeover
Platform building is challenging, to say the least. In my new, three-part video series, Your Platform Makeover, I show you how to stand out from the crowded online world and get your message heard. It only takes a handful of simple but powerful changes to grow your following. Click here to discover what they are and see the “before” and “after” of a real-world Platform Makeover implementing these exact changes. The series is free for a limited time.
If there’s one frustration I hear more than any other from bloggers and platform builders, it’s low traffic and slow growth. The good news is that like hinges on doors, even small changes to our approach can create big swings in our results.
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In my case, I’ve had periods where my blog traffic has jumped and others where it has plateaued. What usually triggers another jump is a small tweak or adjustment to how I’m doing things.
Here are three small changes that have been huge for my growth.
Welcome to the new season of This Is Your Life. In this ninth episode, Michele Cushatt, my co-host, and I talk about how to attack your most important priorities first, at the beginning of the day.
I’m a morning person. I love waking up before everyone else, love that first cup of tea or coffee, love the sunrise and silence of a new day. How about you?
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