Book Giveaway: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

I am always surprised at how well books on making presentations do. Presentation Zen, Slide:ology, and Beyond Bullet Points have all done exceedingly well. I have read them all and loved every word.

3-D Book Cover for Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

When John Maxwell told us he wanted to write a book on communication, I assumed he meant a book on making more compelling presentations. And make no mistake about it: John is a master presenter. I thought, Perfect! John is known as a communicator, and his audience will love his take on how to make better presentations.

But this book is about far more than presentations. The title is Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. John’s premise is that to be effective as a leader, you must do more than communicate. You must connect. Whether it is in the context of a one-on-one encounter, a small group discussion, or making a speech before an audience of thousands, the best leaders connect with people—in a way that touches their heart and leaves them transformed in some way.

In the book, John shares five principles and five practices that will empower you to connect with people:

Part 1: Connecting Principles

  1. Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation
  2. Connecting Is All About Others
  3. Connecting Goes Beyond Words
  4. Connecting Always Requires Energy
  5. Connecting Is More Skill Than Natural Talent

Part 2: Connecting Practices

  1. Connectors Connect on Common Ground
  2. Connectors Do the Difficult Work of Keeping It Simple
  3. Connectors Create an Experience Everyone Enjoys
  4. Connectors Inspire People
  5. Connectors Live What They Communicate

I found this book to be extremely practical. It was full of ideas I could put to use immediately. In fact, each chapter ends with specific ideas for connecting in various contexts.

I read the book in its initial draft and found it very insightful. However, at our recommendation, John posted it on his blog and solicited his readers’ comments. The chapters received more than 100,000 page views during the eleven weeks they were posted. Eventually, more than seventy quotes, stories, and anecdotes from his readers made it into the book.

In addition, John made more than one hundred changes to the manuscript based on his readers’ comments. As I read the book through for the second time, I found it even more useful. I am not surprised that it has been in Amazon’s top one thousand since it was published, and is currently in the top five hundred.

Whether you are a public speaker, a sales person, a customer service rep, or a receptionist, you will find tremendous value in this book. If you work with people in any capacity and want to connect with them in a powerful way, it is must-reading.

Please note: This give-away is now over. I have already selected the winners and distributed the copies of this book. Everything below this note is left here for historical purposes, so that the comments make sense. However, I have also removed the links.

In order to “seed the market for this book,” I am going to give away 100 copies free. Even more exciting, John has autographed all 100 copies! To get a chance at snagging one, you must take the following three actions:

  1. Leave a comment below. Tell me why you want this book. Be creative. I really do read these comments and base my decisions on them.
  2. Fill out the special form. I have set up a separate contact form to make it convenient for you to provide your mailing address. Please do not put your shipping address in your comment, however. This will automatically disqualify you.
  3. Twitter a link to this post. You can do so automatically by clicking here. If you don’t have a Twitter account, you can use Facebook.

On Friday, April 16, I will select 100 people, based solely on my arbitrary and subjective evaluation of their comments. If you are one of those selected, Lindsey Nobles on my team will notify you via email. If you don’t hear from her, you can assume you didn’t make the cut.

By the way, Jeff Loper, who heads up our Maxwell marketing team, has set up a special web page for this book. It contains several fun resources, including a video of John (which is hilarious), a slideshow, and a sample of the book.

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  • Luis Estrada

    In my line of job, education and training, designing simple messages and experiences that everyone enjoys is critical; however, I'm still struggling with both of these concepts/skills. I want the learners to benefit the most from the instruction we're delivering, but my messages are still coming across as more complicated than they need to be.

    • Gary Minor

      Sharing information in a way that others can understand and apply, is tough. I am a writer and training program deliverer myself. Some of the best advice I received, had to do with my audience. Even though I usually work with very smart people with advanced degrees, that doesn't mean they want to use their brain power and intellect all the time. Design the "take action " part of your message on the 7th or 9th grade level NOT because that is all they can understand, but because that is all they have time to digest and attempt to implement. You can cover the intellectual and philosophical underpinnings in your program and conversations, but when it comes to action steps, think in terms of three steps and simple thoughts. This may help you un-complicate your message.

  • http://secretmarketingsuccess.com Tom Sinfield

    John Maxwell is an incredible influence when it comes to leadership, so anything he has to say is definitely something that I would love to read and apply to my life!

    Being a blogger, communication is vital if I want the message I am sending to be the same message that they receive. So I would definitely read this book if I were to win it – it would go straight to the top of my 'must read list'!
    My recent post Find An Ebook Cover Designer For Less Than $10

  • http://twitter.com/lisarosendahl @lisarosendahl

    Good morning! I do want a copy of this book and I promise to read it cover to cover – highlighter and all. With the explosion of social media and immediate access to loads of information and people, it's easy for anyone to get their voice out there – myself included. For me, the value of it all lies in making quality connections and right now, all excuses aside, that is where I am falling down on the job lately. I am not connecting with others at work or online is any sort of a powerful way. I am taking two giant steps back to take a look at what I am doing and how I am doing it and this book is coming at the very right time.
    My recent post Why Are You So Angry With Me? I Haven't Even Started To Help You Yet

  • mike st. p

    Michael, thanks for taking John's book to the next level! I loved the online review process and am looking forward to reading his book (in one way or another, hint hint).
    My recent post What I Learned from a Two Week Digital Fast

  • Jeff Pinkleton

    I'm one of the first to leave a comment.
    That should be worth something.
    My name is in the book as a contributor.
    That's worth a free copy, right.
    I feel like I live this out fairly well, but to have principles and bullet points to pass on and share, will only make me more effective.
    Plus, I'm a big Michael Hyatt fan.
    Also, I've attended Maxwell leadership conference and met him last year.
    Plus I can blog about it

  • http://twitter.com/Dedic8or @Dedic8or

    Hi there, I've just found your blog last week and love it already.

    My name is Martin Hoeve and after 25 years of working for others I've started my own business last year: Dedic8 Consultancy. (in the Netherlands)
    As I highly value my connection with people my biggest focus in doing business is making people feel better.
    Reading the blog about John Maxwell's book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect made the connection, for leaders communication is difficult but true connection is even harder.

    I'd love to read John's book to understand more about it but also to share it with others in my daily business. (if you decide not to give me one I'll still go ahead and buy one since it intrigued me very much.

    Kind regards – Martin

  • Thomas Duff

    I am continually looking for better ways to make that personal connection with others, to really share a message instead of just telling them something. Maxwell is a perfect example of one who can do that, and I would love to read this book.

  • Philip Shane

    Networking is what I do for a living. Its an alternate career and a lot of personal changes have taken place within me which has eventually led to growth. I still have a long way to go. My Mentors have always told me from the start that I have a little catching up to do when it comes to being an effective communicator.

    To explain a little, I communicate to just get the message across. Deep within, it never occurs to me naturally that my message is intended to change the person and that its not about how well I spoke or wrote, instead its about how well the other person has received it. Looking at the message from the other person’s point of view. Its not easy to make this change in my communication skills, I am still working on it and yes, I need all the help I can get and this looks like a great book on the same topic.

    I would love to have a copy and I promise to read it.

  • http://www.meganstrange.com Megan Strange

    I want a copy of this book because I heard a really boring and awful speaker the other day. I have the privilege of speaking before large groups all the time in my role as a high school principal. I never want anyone to walk away thinking that I totally wasted their time. I want to be intentional in my pursuit of better communication skills…but even more importantly to realize that making a connection is what truly lasts.
    My recent post 1 Thessalonians 1

  • Peter Scholtens

    I'd love to have a copy of this book. I find myself fascinated with what makes an effective leader tick. I have just started a new job as a researcher and I believe this book will be helpful in connecting with clients.

  • http://www.fokkekooistra.nl/blog/ Fokke

    There is no need for me to try and qualify for a free version. From the chapter titles I already sense that this book will help every speaker and connector. So I am going to buy this book anyway. There is still a lot to learn in this area and I am looking forward for the insights John will give us in his new book. Based on my experience with his other books this will proof to be true.
    My recent post Book review: Fearless by Max Lucado

  • Ray Tadros

    Welcome back Mike! If I win a copy of this book – I WILL read it! And when I finish reading it, I will share my copy and encourage others to do the same – read it. I have heard nothing but good things about this book. I work with college youth in my church and am always looking for ways to connect. Whether it is in Sunday school class every week or socially – I must connect with them. Without “connecting” the message I need to get across does not get through and influence. I feel like these young people are the future leaders of the church and have grown a sense of apathy. It may have to do with the fact that the church has lost touch with them and they don’t relate. Well, that’s where this book comes in! Hopefully, this book will inspire and instruct the current leaders to keep the connection alive! Thanks for the opportunity…

  • http://www.bretlsimmons.com Bret Simmons

    My job is all about connecting, so I am always looking for ways to do it better. As a university professor, my audience is constantly changing so I can't rely on strategies and tactics I used in the classroom 5 years ago. I'm also starting to do more public speaking about leadership and social media and I can't take what I do in the classroom into this type of speaking. So I am hoping Maxwell can help me with my challenge! Bret
    My recent post Top 150 Leadership and Management Blogs

  • Elizabeth John

    Hi Michael,
    First thanks for giving away free copies of the book; I am sure anyone who reads it will benefit from it. The first reason for me reading this book would be, because it is perfect for my job. I am a technical communicator by profession and in everything I do I need to connect and influence people. With the little I read in the sample document, I am sure the principles and techniques explained in the book will help me do my job better.
    The second reason is that I am a voracious reader and absolutely love the company of books. This book will become part of my collection (very old school) and help me long after I have read it.
    Cheers!!

    Twitter: @liz_j

  • http://twitter.com/SharonALavy @SharonALavy

    Thank you for the opportunity to receive the new John Maxwell book. I have Put your Dream to the Test and have put several quotes from this book on Twitter.
    My recent post Sons Of Thunder

  • http://www.cedarbrook.blogspot.com Remy Diederich

    I hope you had a good time off. As a pastor communication is my "bread and butter". I can never do it well enough so I'd appreciate John's insight. And yes, I'll read it! Thanks for the op.
    My recent post Book Review: Tithing…test me in this

  • Tom Lathrop

    John Maxwell is always a good choice when it comes to leadership principles. Networking, as I have found recently, is a key to building your business and is essential for plugging into your community. I continue to learn more and would love a copy of John's book to further my understanding of how I can apply these principles in my life today.

  • http://gregdelima.com Greg de Lima

    As a student studying abroad, sometimes it's difficult to spare the money to purchase a book that shows such great interest in my starting as a Social Media Marketer (in training).
    There have been many books that I have been interested in reading but haven't had the opportunity to read because I cannot afford them. An ever growing thirst of knowledge is one that everyone has, and few ever satisfy.
    The opportunity to learn more, and do so with the help of a free book, is phenomenal.

    My recent post It’s Not About Us

  • Joanna H

    I'm a college student who volunteers for a non-profit organization dedicated to funding schools and education programs for disadvantaged young people around the world (east timor is our focus this year) and to inspire college students to learn about and help solve some of the big issues facing the world. One of our constant challenges is communicating with college students in a way that makes an impact. On a big campus they have so many different opportunities so it can be hard to get people committed to a cause. People often tend to drift in and out of stuff. I'd like to win this book so that we can learn to better connect with the students who express an interest in what we do and get them inspired to make an impact. This will not only make a difference in their lives but in the lives of the east timorise young people we will be helping.

    I promise to read the book if i win :)

  • http://www.operationlightforce.com Richard Mull

    Michael, I would love a copy of this book and would read it. The Lord transformed my life in the most dramatic and powerful way. I believe that I have been entrusted with a message from God that the world and the church desperately need. I would like to do whatever I can to be more effective at connecting with people so that this message can affect more people and transform more lives. The sick will be healed, the bound will be set free and the message of His kingdom will go forth.

  • http://www.twitter.com/chrishennessey Chris H.

    I would love to win the new John Maxwell book to be able to share the knowledge with my ministry. I want to use it to grow myself, as well as the leaders around me that help to disciple to our students.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/success2you John Richardson

    Welcome back, Mike. It's good to have you back. I really missed your daily insights and tweets. I love John Maxwell's books and his words have truly revolutionized my life. His book, Becoming a Person of Influence, is the backbone of my blog. This new book sounds like something I need very much. After ten years in Toastmasters, I am a pretty good speaker. I enjoy communicating and I have taken the Heath brothers advice and learned how to make my presentations stick. But becoming a speaker of influence, that is something that has eluded me so far.
    Here is my question… How do you take words and fashion them so they really mean something to your audience and prompt them to take action?
    When I prepare a speech I use the 4 H metaphor… Head, Heart, Hands, Humor.
    Head = Make them think
    Heart = Make them feel emotion
    Hands = Make them take action
    Humor = Make them laugh
    I've done a lot of work on the Head, Heart and Humor, but the Hands have always been a challenge.
    How do you motivate the audience to take action… to actually leave and make a difference in the world?
    If I should be privileged enough to receive a copy, I want to take Maxwell's insights and truly make a difference in my presentations, in my blogging, and in my writing.
    I'm going to a blogging conference in Chicago at the end of April called SOBcon. I am looking for some inspiration to share with everyone that is coming to learn how to better communicate. This book sounds like just the ticket. Maxwell has truly changed my life, maybe some of his insights can help others too.
    My recent post Meet Me in Chicago

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/ronlane Ron Lane

    It's good to have you back Michael.

    I've been following John on twitter as he was working on this book. My career is all about communication with clients and potential associates. What better guidance could I have than from John helping me to improve in this area.

  • Women Living Well

    First, let me say – "Welcome Back"! I was so happy to see your name pop up on my feed this morning – I missed you and I hope you had a relaxing 2 weeks and your daughter is doing well!

    Secondly, this book looks great and I'd love to learn to be a better communicater in every sphere of my life. From women's ministry within my church, to my on-line blog, to the unsaved at my children's ball games – the better I communicate the truth of God's word and the love of God, the more God can use me for his glory!

    Thanks for this opportunity to grow!
    Courtney :-) http://www.womenlivingwell-courtney.blogspot.com

    My recent post Book Review: This Little Prayer of Mine by Anthony DeStefano

  • RickT

    I am consulting out of Winnipeg Canada and this is my biggest barrier to being successful (at least that is the way it seems to me). Going past the sale and really connecting with a person to establish the level of trust needed to earn their business. I would gladly read the book, apply the principles, and write in my blog about both (a review and the outcomes). I am esoecially looking forward to reading the chapter called "5.Connecting Is More Skill Than Natural Talent". I think I have the natural talent but some skills would help lots.

    Sincerely,

    Rick

  • vwmashni

    I have always been a Maxwell fan, would love to devour this book

  • Cassandra Frear

    Connecting with people is my path through which I help them. I'm passionate about it. We have to connect with people in order to make a difference in their lives.

    Thanks for posting about this!
    My recent post A Walk After Supper

  • http://gracefreakdan.wordpress.com Dan-Leadership Freak

    Michael,

    I already have my copy so I don't need one.

    I'm just stopping in to say how great it is and to say thanks for all you do.

    Have a great week.

    Leadership Freak
    Dan Rockwell
    My recent post Feeling under appreciated

  • http://www.katymaki.blogspot.com Katy M

    Whether Im speaking on the phone, sending an email, or communicating in a meeting to get a point across, I want to do it well and effectively. As someone who is younger in the workplace, I don't have as much experience as others do as well as I still get nervous when speaking in front of a large group of people. I would love to read this book to get insight on the best skills to communicate effectively, while doing so in a simple manner to reach my audiences. All about clearly and concisely! :)

  • http://www.therextras.com Barbara Boucher

    This book would help both my husband and me – although we are at much different levels in our ability to present. He is a prize-winning teacher and I am a former university faculty. His quest for excellence could use some input and I would like to believe I can get in front of a group again.

  • http://coachherbie.wordpress.com Simon Herbert

    I am one of the very fortunate readers who posted a comment in the early draft that made it into the book – is that creative enough?
    My recent post Pray Earnestly.

  • Barry W.

    I am a huge fan of John Maxwell’s books- his leadership principles have helped guide my leadership journey and I think this will be a great addition! One of my greatest weaknesses is effective communication, not just in my work but in my other relationships as well. As cubmaster of our local cub scout pack, I’d also like to get this to pass on to some of our other leaders– this is so critical as we help build the leaders of tomorrow.

  • Kenny Goza

    I truly enjoy all the John Maxwell books. We do an educational program in our local schools and we are always looking for resources to make our work better.
    We encourage the students to work harder and prepare for college and the workplace.
    Relational skills are much needed.
    This could be a most helpful book for us to use.

  • http://www.confessionsofamom.com ConfessionsMom

    I have a highlighter, and I'm not afraid to use it. I'm also not afraid to tell people what I'm reading, and implement ideas. I'm reading Linchpin right now, and your tweet stood out to me. I didn't know about Maxwell's new book, but the premise coincides with ideas of self responsibility and making things work for ME. I'd love to read another of John Maxwell's books, especially this one!
    My recent post The Jungle in Our House

  • http://www.confessionsofamom.com ConfessionsMom

    I have a highlighter, and I'm not afraid to use it. I'm also not afraid to tell people what I'm reading, and implement ideas. I'm reading Linchpin right now, and your tweet stood out to me. I didn't know about Maxwell's new book, but the premise coincides with ideas of self responsibility and making things work for ME. I'd love to read another of John Maxwell's books, especially this one!
    My recent post The Jungle in Our House

  • http://www.scms.coop Janine McBee

    Michael Hyatt rocks and books live. Sounds like Maxwell’s new book is spot on. Forget breezing through electronic copies or even mindlessly listening to a recording. I’m guessing that this will be a page turner (yes, turn down the corner of the page so you can come back to the nuggets of insight). Pen in hand, note sentences, paragraphs, and more as they speak to you.

    Michael, your posts have not steered me wrong yet. Please keep writing and sharing with your followers.

    (If we were to use this book in our book club on LinkedIn – Credit Union Leaders Book Club – might you or John like to join in with us? We cover a chapter a week.)

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      I doubt that either of us would have the time to do that, but thanks for the invitation. Enjoy the book!

  • http://jshirkman.wordpresscom Jordan

    On my new business cards my title is "Connection Artist." I'd hate to have to change it to "Communication Artist" if I was missing out on the key principles of this book!

  • Belinda

    I've never been a very good communicator and because of this i have missed out on many opportunities and have not really connected much with people. i believe this book will give me the knowledge needed to be able to communicate and connect with people allowing me to soar be it in my job or with people I minister to. I would be humbled to receive this book and yes, i promise to read it. Blessings

  • http://deliverbliss.com Tim Sanchez

    I’d love to have a copy of John’s book to review on my blog. I’ll do a giveaway of the signed copy in line with the review.

  • http://twitter.com/kevinowens4 @kevinowens4

    As a VP in my company, I am working hard to turn around the "leadership" culture of intimidation. I am pleased there has been some progress but not at all happy with where we are. I am looking for any resource I can get to help me in this quest. To be able to master the concepts in this book would make me the first in our company to not only care about connecting, but actually to do it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://vibewire.org annie

    I NEED this book! Im currently leading a non profit youth organisation that is all about creating opportunities and connections for young people to make meaningful lasting change in their worlds. On most days i feel at the edge of my incompetence, this book sounds very relevant. So as the expression goes: 'give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day, teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever'.. you can trust the wisdom in this book will travel far and plant seeds for the next generation of connectors.
    My recent post fastBREAK: Are You Alone?

  • http://www.twitter.com/jodyfransch Jody Fransch

    Dear Michael

    Nice to have you back in the blogosphere!

    I have read every single book by John Maxwell to date and have learnt and continue to learn about and implement the timeless principles and insights he shares in his books.

    I really really want a copy of his latest book on communication. I work with people all the time, at work, at church, and in the various other projects I’m working on. I want to learn how I can connect with them in a more impactful way, and I believe this book has the principles and insights I’m looking for in order to do that.

    I promise to read the book and also share what I have learnt with others. Thanks for making this offer available!

  • http://www.anthonydelaney.com Anthony Delaney

    I'm a Pastor in England. I once met John Maxwell for about one minute at a huge conference in the USA. He connected! He embodies his message. To be able to influence others for good is a leader's top priority and Mr Maxwell does it better than the best. I want to learn how to raise my game. Thanks for your inspiration.

  • Janine Laughlan

    The book Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently, would greatly enhance my soul winning by teaching me new ways of bridge building and connecting.

    Whilst I work for the Lord in the Publishing industry, our publications going to Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, the opportunity to secure this publication would greatly enhance this area as well as for my personal development.

  • http://dennismuse.com/wpblog Dennis Muse

    I’m a blogger, twitter and trying to be good at communication to others, to both build up the body of Christ and reach the world with the gospel. Help getting whats in my head out in the most effective way so that the message in my head is the same message that they receive.

    So I would definitely read this book if I were to win it, I really want to be the best I can be and will take all the help I can get.

  • http://jeremiahstingl.com Jeremiah Stingl

    I want this book becUse I am a leader of other young leaders and I want to lead well and model good leadership for those who follow me. This will be a huge asset to my influence becoming more effective.

  • http://lancesblog.typepad.com/blog/2010/03/about-me.html Lance M.

    I have been reading John Maxwell books, ever since graduating from college, and I have been able to gain so much knowledge and insight into the area of leadership. I was able to read a few excerpts of his newest book, and within in minutes of reading, knew that I had to have this book when it became available. The whole concept of "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" is so true. We all communicate with people some way, some how, but it's what we say or do that gets through to them that counts. I really would like to have this book, so that I can help connect more and better with the people I communicate with daily. Thanks.

  • http://www.erictayloronline.com Eric Taylor

    John Maxwell has communicated to more people as a pastor and leader so this is not just theory… it's been tested over time. As a leader he knows how to influence people, but as a communicator he knows how to connect with people and leverage that influence to do great things for the Kingdom. That's the kind of influence I want to have, therefore, I must continually develop as a communicator. That's why I need this book.
    My recent post Monday Rewind

  • http://www.itsgoodgerhere.com Scott Goodger

    As an IT Director looking to improve upon how we are using Technology at Grace Family Church, I’m always looking for ways to effectively communicate to our leadership the pros and cons of what we are currently doing as well as how we can improve.

    Since IT people tend to speak a different language than most, I am always looking for ways to connect with my audience in ways that are not intimidating and over their heads but rather in ways that bring them on board with what we are doing on a very simple level that allows them to feel like they are a part of the IT process.

    I can’t wait to use this book as a tool to assist in multiplying the reach of the IT Department/Ministry here at Grace Family Church.

    Thanks Michael for all you do for the Kingdom!

  • http://www.MichaelNozbe.com/ Michael Sliwinski

    As a person who loves to communicate and share but on the other hand someone who speaks really fast when excited, I constantly need to refine my presentation techniques and learn to speak slowly and communicate efficiently. I’d love to get my hands on this book.

    As I’m starting with my Productive! Show site and soon to open Productive! Workshop, I’m trying to communicate the need for productivity and help people get more done. Hope this book will help me get communication done.. better.

    Thanks Mike for this opportunity and great to have you back in the blogging and Twitter world!

  • http://bookmarketingtrends.com Ian@ Book Marketing

    I love John's stuff. When I became a new manager I typed up his Laws For Leadership and they helped me rock that job. This book is timely as I just finished how to win friends and influence people which shifted paradigms for me. I was looking to interview John as well to find out how he markets his books and them BLAMMO this books comes along and I was like, "Wow! Perfect timing or what."

  • http://www.vacationwithdogs.blogspot.com anand murthy

    hi Michael. Thank you for yet another opportunity to get a book.

    I liked the brief on this book for the following reasons:

    This book BEGINS WITH THE END IN MIND. That is like the title says that many of us can communicate – but why do we communicate – we communicate to connect – that is the END that i hope this books will attempt to provide.

    thanks

    anand

    My recent post A super site

  • tommylane

    I respect John Maxwell's work in the field of leadership and communications. I would like this book because I want to be a better communicator and leader in my church community. I promise to read it.

  • Jeff skinner

    I would not be in ministry, nor planting churches today were it not for John Maxwell. I was a "backslidden: Christian when I began following His business principles, and as a result recognised that Maxwell was teaching Christian principles. He reintroduced me to Jesus in a brand new way.

  • John Gardner

    My job title at the church where I work is "School of Performing Arts Administrator", yet "administration" is not one of my natural talents! I am a musician and a writer, an educator and a mentor. God has greatly gifted me, but He has also left me with a lot to learn! I have learned a lot about leadership from John Maxwell already, particularly from his book "360 Degree Leader". I would love the opportunity to benefit from his wisdom again as I strive to become a better communicator.
    My recent post Book Review: Stuff Christians Like

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=658332149 Scott Carson

    Truly "connecting" with people has been a challenge for me for a variety of reasons. Upbringing, moving every couple of years as a kid, and my introverted nature all have contributed to this challenge for me. I've fought my natural tendencies and had a solid career in the area of product management in two very different industries.

    Technical competency, presentation skills and an ability to mesh well with a team are what have really carried me to this point. However, growing my personal network, being aggressive in adding value to other people's lives has been a struggle. I lose touch with people easily. I don't have a good system for staying connected. I don't have a solid strategy for connecting with people and figuring out how to connect people within my network.

    I've read many good books on "connecting" like "Never Eat Alone" and I'm on the lookout for new ways to integrate change into my daily life that helps me truly connect with people. I've read many of Mr.Maxwell's books and always find great value in them.

    Thanks
    Scott

  • http://thejonmorris.com Jon Morris

    "I Need, I Need, I Need" – What About Bob

    I'm the Creative Media guy at my church and that means I communicate to/with EVERYONE. I work for/with EVERYONE to make their particular ministries successful. As being the "creative" guy the assumptions are the following: short fuse, weird, brain floating in space, and to busy. I'm currently trying to overcome all of those assumed perspectives by being the most cheery creative guy my church has ever scene. : )

    My recent post Did you miss the rapture?

  • Jim Bronaugh

    Thanks Michael, This would be a great book to add to my library of people connecting. Working in an enviorment where everyone I work with are not christians, I always look for ways to connect. When that happens, people learn to trust your advice. Hopefully that turns into helping them get what they need. I do strive everyday to help someone in some way, may it be small or big. Everyone is important in Gods eye.
    I will promise to read and use the insightful tools oulined in book. Thanks again

  • Mike Wheatley

    I am in retail sales and feel a bit stale right now. Jonh’s books have inspired many of my friends and have come highly recommended. I love connecting with people and creating relationships not just customers. I’ve been looking for something to give me new perspective.
    Michael, if you choose me to receive this book I will absolutely read it!

  • Jacques Bornman

    Leadership is an art, and one that needs constant attention and refinement. In my role as connection cultivator in a congregation in Johannesburg, South Africa, I believe John’s book will help me connect with those I lead! Hope to hear from you soon!

  • Frans Kobus

    I recently was given the opportunity to take a more leadership role within our company.
    Something I have been working towards the last 4 years. I am extremely excited about this opportunity and realize I have many things to learn.
    Being able to communicate well is extremely important in my new role. As a leader I always try to make sure I am a support line for the team I work with. A successful communicator can support his team in so many ways.
    This book will definitely give insight in all of this.

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  • http://www.commprod.com Ruth Lochary

    John Maxwell’s teaching on leadership literally changed my life. My husband (a pastor) and I attended a church growth conference with John while pastoring our first church — 20+ years ago! Our attitude toward leadership was transformed. I embraced the idea of being an influential leader at work — and it’s made all the difference in my career. I’m so grateful for his work — and I promise I would read the book!
    Thanks!

  • http://www.sowingseedsministries.com James Castellano

    My library is loaded with books by John Maxwell. His teaching and philosophy regarding leadership is second to none. With over 400 employees to lead daily; I need every tool available to help me connect more effectively.

    Also as an author writing on leadership, learning new strategies will help me connect with my followers. I look forward to reading this book!
    My recent post You can get a free, autographed copy …

  • Kristie

    Communication is key to all relationships, whether it be business, personal or spiritual. The need and understanding of how, when and where to communicate is essential to all.

  • Clark Palmer

    The mission statement of our church is this "Faith Baptist is a place to connect and change the world." So when I saw a book from the Great One, the leadership guru who has already helped me so much, I just had to throw my hat in the ring for a copy. I will not just read the book I'll DEVOUR the book! And then I'll tell encourage the world of leaders and preachers and teachers around me to read the book. I'll be a pipeline through which the insights of the book will flow and I'll be sure to give credit where credit is due! It will be a win/win/win/win situation. I'll win, my "tribe" will win, Thomas Nelson will win, Maxwell will win! It will be a cascading avalanche of winners! It will be the "Ripple Effect" in action!

  • http://www.taylorlyall.com Taylor Lyall

    I love communicating the gospel to various people in various ways. I need help to truly connect with them, and not just communicate with them. This would be a great help in growth as a young leader and future pastor.

  • Derek Wesley Selby

    Not being a suit-and-tie businessman, I've never quite felt like I could relate to John Maxwell. But being in full-time ministry, THIS book captures my attention and appears to be a subject I need and can relate to in my life and ministry. Thanks for considering me!

  • Clay Burkle

    I've given poor presentations for years that left my listeners with little more than pity for my sad attempt at communicating ideas. I regularly receive the pithy "you did a really nice job" after communicating ideas, but none of my ideas ever seem to stick. I need help… maybe John's thoughts will save my presentations.
    My recent post kassius_klay: @a_disciple Agreed. Both have merits. I'm not sure I'd want one without the other…. or vice versa

  • http://www.perryholley.com Perry

    In my mentoring work with younger men I find that they suffer most from an inability to connect with those they communicate with. Always talking, but seldomly connecting. Hmmm, maybe that's why they spend time with me, because I have suffered in the past with this same problem. I would like to use the book as teaching tool for myself and the men that I spend time with. We all need to build these principles into our personal and professional lives.
    My recent post Brilliant on the Basics

  • http://www.wideopensecrets.blogspot.com Phil Owen

    i would love a copy of John's book, because let's face it, there's few who are able to communicate and connect like John is no matter generations, message or topic, and that is certainly an issue that I can relate to, being a pastor in our community who has the opportunity and has been blessed with the relationships that have allowed me chances to speak and share life with people outside of the church community.

    My biggest fear is the thought that perhaps some of my words might at some point fall out of my mouth in the wrong order, or leave the wrong idea with someone. While this isn't typically a problem, it is something that I'm very conscious of.

    phil owen
    My recent post rare sightings

  • http://twitter.com/justinbessler @justinbessler

    My wife graduated college in 2004 (one year before I finally limped on stage to get my diploma). The guest speaker for the commencement was John. Since I was in the stands and not in the euphoria on the gymnasium floor, I soaked up much more of what he was teaching about: the Path of Leadership. Now, six years later, I feel like I've taken a wrong turn, taken a 'job' for the 'money', taken for truth that I'm not a leader, that no one is following me. But, this is changing for me. I've been helping a good friend start his own business the last couple weeks. I've gotten more fulfillment in these tiny encounters, ostensibly leading him, then I have in the past few months at this 'job'. I don't plan on just reading this book, but applying it, page by page, principle by principle. So, well wishes in your arbitrary and subjective pursuits.

  • John Waldo

    I just started reading Made to Stick by the brothers Heath. Am already loving it. In my work developing faculty at a career college, I'm constantly looking for resources to help them improve their work in the classroom. I also love to surreptitiously utilize Christian worldview materials to do so :)

    I'd love to add John's new book to my resources to share with faculty and in our ensuing leadership development program.

  • http://campusministryguy.blogspot.com Guy Chmieleski

    I serve as a college minister and connecting with students is EVERYTHING!! Students are VERY entrenched in the secular culture of our world, so communicating clearly and powerfully is so important… I’d love a copy of this book!

  • http://landrestor.com Barb Giglio

    I had such a great experience participating in this book. To think I stumbled upon it, I was amazed how much I enjoyed and looked forward to each chapter as it was written. I would like to author a book one day, until then I am doing a lot more reading. Since this was my “first” experience in co-authoring I will always treasure the fact that I got to participaate and learn so much from it. Most of all, I love the title and the contents of this book. For it being my first adventure in reading and writing it would thrill me to have a signed copy from Dr. Maxwell. Should I be so fortunate to be chosen, I will sign the book I bought and send it to my dad who will be 86 years old in June! He would get a kick out of it and enjoy reading it for sure! :) Welcome back from your break and “thank you” for another opportunity! Have a blessed day. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jdhibbard Doug Hibbard

    I'm the pastor of a church. I'm constantly communicating, from one-on-one through committees and up to the whole group. And I'd really like to have some guidance on ways to connect better.

    That, and receiving a copy of this book will make me less bitter that you just tweeted you're on your way to play golf with Andy Andrews.

    Doug
    My recent post Weekend Links

    • http://www.facebook.com/jdhibbard Doug Hibbard

      And in the vein of missing connections: no, I will not read this book. I will devour it, notate it, highlight it, and ponder why I didn't think of any of it.

      Doug
      My recent post Weekend Links

  • Hampton Sims

    As a leader & a preacher of the Gospel, I am always looking to enhance communication skills. Communication is key if we expect to see life change! We must learn to better communicate with passion, with conviction, with motivation, innovation, & inspiration. I'm looking forward to reading ECFC. I'm thrilled that the readers of this book were given ownership & a chance for input. I believe that's genius at work. I can hardly wait to see the response to this book, especially following the Chick-Fil-A Leadercast next month!

  • http://twitter.com/donboyles @donboyles

    I have been an executive pastor for 2 1/2 years after coming from the corporate world. I am continually devouring anything "leadership" because of an overwhelming feeling that I am in over my head and John Maxwell is one that has had a major influence.

  • Shailesh

    I would love to have one !! Would be grateful to you to get such book.

    Thanks a lot and have a good day.

    Regards
    Shailesh

  • http://www.theresatrotter.com Theresa

    I have been wanting to become a small group leader at church. This book would help me be more effective in connecting with the women I want to mentor.

    I am in my 40s and want to mentor women in their early adult years regarding marriage, new mothering, and being single. I want to help them see that their “perceived” inadaquitcies are really normal real life. That they aren’t failing themselves or God. They are still His masterpiece a work in progress.

    I can’t imagine a greater resouce for leadership than a book by John Maxwell!

  • http://twitter.com/phlowen @phlowen

    i would love a copy of John's book, because let's face it, there's few who are able to communicate and connect like John is no matter generations, message or topic, and that is certainly an issue that I can relate to, being a pastor in our community who has the opportunity and has been blessed with the relationships that have allowed me chances to speak and share life with people outside of the church community.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jonathan_lawson Jonathan

    I’m 29 years old, on staff with a church, and I’m desperate to grow in the areas of leadership and communication. My circle of influence is constantly growing, but so is my need and desire to learn and grow. Stepping into leadership young and ignorantly, I have found Maxwell’s writings and instruction to be life-saving and resourceful. I am thankful to be more today than I was yesterday, but definitely hungry to grow into a greater leader tomorrow. Would love to have a copy of this book. Thanks!

  • Nathan Claycomb

    Dear Michael,
    I have been anticipating the release of this book since taking the Strengthsfinders test and confirming that my number one signature strength theme is communication. The challenge is that communication has little influence and impact without connection.
    I am new to leadership, supervising a technical staff at a very large theatre for only two years now. As I continue to develop myself to serve my people better, I'm constantly looking for tools to help me in the process. Reading it several times cover to cover, year after year, won't be a problem at all. The book is on my Amazon wish list, so even if I don't win a copy, I'll certainly purchase one soon. An extra copy would give me the opportunity to pass one on to my Crew Chief to assist her in her communication growth as well.
    Thank you so much for your consideration!
    Be blessed,
    Nathan Claycomb

  • http://nonprofitinsurance.wordpress.com Brett

    May my lack of creativity in this comment demonstrate my need for the book. I’m in a sales position in an increasingly unpopular field (Insurance–although P&C, not health), yet I work with folks who do amazing things (nonprofits, social services).

    If I’m not selected, can I at least have copies of the text regarding items 7 & 8 in your outline? Keeping insurance simple and making it an enjoyable experience would make me a lot less like a tax man and more like a helpful advisor. Thank you.

  • http://hubpages.com/profile/lemmyc Ben

    Lemmyc
    I've been a fan of John for quite a while. It 'll be nice to receive free copy of this book which I did made an input in the request for suggestions during the writing stage. Moreover, life is about building relationships and being able to foster them. A treatise on communication and act of connecting with people will boost ones success in life and work. The reward will be huge in term of mastery of this great skill. As a teacher, writer and consultant the impact on ones career will be huge!
    My recent post TUNA-CHEESE PASTA IN SEASONED VEGETABLE SAUCE

  • http://twitter.com/flyfishdj @flyfishdj

    I am looking forward to reading and thinking through "Everyone Communicates; Few Connect" by John Maxwell, one of my favorite writers and master communicators. I am wanting to share this book with both my peers and future leaders at Grace Church and Lititz Christian School.

  • Chris Rolling

    As I continue to grow as a person and professional I am continually reminded of how important communication is to that journey. While I am self admittedly a naturally poor communicator I have been working to be much better. However, while I have focused on being a better communicator I feel I have lost focus on the connection side of my relationships. so while I can say what I want or need much clearer I feel that the message is not taken as anythginmore than a passing comment. A direct loss of the connection component perhaps. After reading the other comments and your review I feel that this book can allow some insight and practical wisdom on how to best balance the 2 components and be a much better all around communicator.

  • http://twitter.com/RickEstes @RickEstes

    I've never had problems with talking
    It comes as easy as walking
    But sometimes the words I say
    Might get in the way
    And actually lead to some balking

    And now I come to look
    At this new John C Maxwell book
    In it pages I'll find
    Ways to connect with mankind
    So I hope that this poem's my hook (to snagging one!)

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewComings @AndrewComings

    "Saudações" from Brazil!

    In my work as a missionary, communicating and connecting are so essential as to be "life and death" matters. We connect and communicate with our prayer supporters and with our financial contributors. We also connect and communicate with those whom we are called to serve–in our case, the Brazilians. Truth be told, 99.9999% of what we do involves effective connecting and communicating–and that is a conservative estimate.

    With this in mind, I cannot imagine a more useful book for our ministry. I have benefited greatly from Maxwell's insights on leadership over the years, and cannot help but think that this book will be a tremendous asset to the ministry of the Gospel in the land of the Southern Cross.
    My recent post AAAAHHHHH! I'm Surrounded by PUPPETS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewComings @AndrewComings

    "Saudações" from Brazil!

    In my work as a missionary, communicating and connecting are so essential as to be "life and death" matters. We connect and communicate with our prayer supporters and with our financial contributors. We also connect and communicate with those whom we are called to serve–in our case, the Brazilians. Truth be told, 99.9999% of what we do involves effective connecting and communicating–and that is a conservative estimate.

    With this in mind, I cannot imagine a more useful book for our ministry. I have benefited greatly from Maxwell's insights on leadership over the years, and cannot help but think that this book will be a tremendous asset to the ministry of the Gospel in the land of the Southern Cross.
    My recent post AAAAHHHHH! I'm Surrounded by PUPPETS!!!

  • Suzi

    Winning a leadership resource from Michael Hyatt is on my list of “100 Things I Want to Do Before I Die.” :) Seriously, though, I'm a wife, mom and involved in ministry and believe this book would provide incredible tools that I could use immediately every day. I want my husband, kids and those in my circle of influence to be impacted by a connection God uses in me.

  • Mitch Muncy

    This month, I became executive director of a new nonprofit. I’ll be working mainly with college faculty and undergraduates. I’m 41, and this is my first “chief executive” role.

    Since this a new organization, I don’t want to miss the opportunity to start things off very well. My background is in operations, and my personal communications skill–my ability to “connect” with others–isn’t bad, but it’s not nearly good enough for the job I have to do. (My wife has pointed this out to me, though in a gentle and encouraging way–and she’s right.) In my own opinion, I especially need to work on my ability to connect with groups.

    Because I’m a Christian, I would welcome the opportunity to be guided in this matter by a man of faith. The truth is, I will almost certainly purchase this book anyway, but I worked in publishing for 12 years, and I love to own signed copies.

    Many thanks for making this offer.

  • http://twitter.com/nathancreitz @nathancreitz

    My first leadership book that I ever read was a John Maxwell book. He has been a tremendous influence on my own leadership style. As a church planter and preacher in a postmodern and post-christian world, there is almost no other skill that is more useful than my skill as a communicator and leader. This book seems to be hitting that exact chord and I look forward to reading it.

    Now I'm going to go and find his blog…didn't know he had one! Thanks for this resource!
    My recent post The Great Commissions: Luke

  • http://three27pm.blogspot.com/ Michelle C

    I would love a copy of this book. In my job, I work with students with various kinds of disabilities, including, physical, mental, as well as learning disabilities. I am constantly trying to rer-frame my message so the student understands in a manner that they are able to apply the content whether in a group of 20 or one-on-one. I'm learning that the quicker I am able to connect with the student, the more comfortable they feel to share why they are visiting me, which allows me to better tailor the lesson to them. Based on the brief summary/review you presented, I also feel that I could apply this book in other areas of my professional life as well as my personal life. So yes, I would LOVE a copy of this book to read. Like any good book I read, I would share it with friends who may benefit from the content. And by the sounds of it, it may serve as the basis my first post for my new blog (http://three27pm.blogspot.com/).
    My recent post Welcome

  • Dave Wolf

    I am a teaching pastor and do my best to communicate God's Truth to several hundred people each Sunday. In addition, I meet with people in leadership settings throughout the week to encourage and exhort them to greater levels of ministry. I have learned a lot from John Maxwell and anything I can read from him on communication has got to "sharpen my sword" and make ministry more effective. I am convinced that winning and building souls is the most important work that can be done, so I want to do it the best I can. If I get a copy of this book, I will not only read it, I will circulate it to others in my leadership team so they can benefit as well!

  • Marcy

    It is not enough just to touch people, that gets their attention and it is a beginning. To connect with people, to light up their lives, give them strength, ideas, comfort or motivation, that is how the world is changed.
    This is why I want this book, and I promise to read it!

  • http://kevinbarthelette.com Kevin Barthelette

    As a pastor-in-training, the importance of communication is critical. It is not just athe ability to speak on a Sunday, it is the ability to communicate the vision and direction no matter where you are and whom you are with. Taking it another step, the ability to communicate in a meaning ful way so that you get people on-board with what you are saying and doing, is even harder, but certainly not impossible.

    I have learned a lot from Mr. Maxwell's books. God has given him a lot of wisdom in the area of leadership, and I have been able to apply many of the principles he has used and shared. I would love to acquire a copy of this book, and I would probably buy it anyway if I didn't win it.

    Thank you Mr. Hyatt for being so generous as to give away these resources. You will never know what kind of impact you have for the kingdom of God, how many lives have been changed by giving away these resources.
    My recent post Some Blog Posts I Liked

  • Matt Steen

    Do I promise to read the book? Of course!

    Now, why would I like a copy of the book? I have recently started working with church planters, pastors, and people in the non-profit world. A great deal of my new job involves connecting with people, which leads me to believe that this book will be a big help for me, but I also think that this could be a great resource for my new client base. While my main function is to help these organizations remove accounting from their plates (and outsource it to our company) I also spend a great deal of time connecting with their leadership walking through some of the challenges that they face. I love passing along resources that I believe in to those that I am connecting with, and I get the sense that this is going to be a great resource in the coming days.

    My recent post Sabbath

  • http://www.livingin4-d.blogspot.com John Creitz

    I am a preacher, a pastor. God has called me to communicate to this generation. At age 61, I am learning every way that I can to be the best at it that I can be, to please my Savior and Friend, Jesus.
    My recent post Daniel Fast Continued

  • http://www.facebook.com/mcbrownie220 Michael Brown

    In the beginning John Maxwell – wrote a book – a book about connections, of relations, of hope – to teach others how to focus on the other person, to learn what they need to hear and not what we want to tell them. That book is here now and I would love to read it, practice it, share it, to be the book.

    I am a student at Moody Bible Institute and as Christians we know our speaking points but at times we forget the real person listening to what we have to say. I would love to become a better connector and communicator.

  • Dan Brubacher

    I would love a copy of John Maxwell's "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" because in my role as a local church pastor, connecting is the name of the game. Without making an authentic, heartfelt connection with the people in my congregation, there is little chance that my words will make an impact. And that means there is little chance they themselves will experience the life change that Christ intends and little chance our church will help outsiders experience the life change that Christ intends. Bottom line, without connection, my efforts will be a colossal waste of time. So anything that would help me in that arena would be greatly appreciated.

  • warren

    One of the few books that I don' t have of his. Great leadership material!

  • Kyle Mowery

    As a young Christian businessperson, communication with my team and others in the marketplace is paramount and something I am actively working on developing. My tactics are diverse (social media, traditional reporting to superiors, books such as The Tipping Point by @Gladwell and Toastmasters speaking club)

    Information is ubiquitous in today’s environment and the people that can cut through the noise & “connect” on a substantive level will be far more effective than those that cannot. Best luck with the book @johncmaxwell

  • Kurt M.

    Thank Michael for another great review of a book I would love to read. Coming from a military background I never had the real opportunity to connect with people that ever made you feel made a difference. Now as I'm putting my new Life Plan in full swing and creating a new product that will inspire our young generation to open their minds to the endless possibilities that exist today…I think the book will help me immensely in connecting with individuals and groups and hopefully make a difference in the lives that I will have the opportunity to lead and inspire and to connect with this younger generation to open up their creativity and doing something that really matters in the world.

  • Will Jenkins

    Michael,
    I communicate for a living, I pastor. I am always looking to better myself in the communication department because the material that I communicate on a weekly basis can change lives. Connecting with the people I communicate with is a must and I must get better at it on a regular consistent basis and if this helps me improve as much as Maxwell's leadership stuff has helped me be a better leader, then this is a must have book. Whether I get a free copy from you or not, I will be purchasing this book. It'd just be cool to have the John Hancock of John Maxwell in it!!! Thanks for reading.

  • Scott

    I’ve always enjoyed any Maxwell book I’ve read, and have been able to glean useful and applicable things from each one. I’d love to have a copy of this new book since I’m always looking for ways to improve my communication and leadership skills, especially as they apply to the team I lead here in my work and the community group I lead in our church. I’ve read books on communication before, but never one that is so focused on “connection”. Sounds fascinating. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/patalexander PatAlexander

    I am always searching for information on becoming a better presenter and communicator. I too love Presentation Zen, Slide:ology, Beyond Bullet Points and working on the new Presentation Zen. The Connecting Always Requires Energy really strikes me. I might begin a presentation or a small group meeting feeling slow or not totally engaged. I gain energy from the people I am with, but to learn more about how to begin with energy would be fab.

    As always thank you for your review and offering free books.

  • Jennifer R.

    Good Morning, Mr. Hyatt! I would love a copy of this book! I went to my first Tea Party this weekend with my 18 year old daughter. When I asked her what she got out of it, she said that she thinks I need to write a weekly column in our local newspaper to educate our community on current events/politics from a Christian patriot perspective. That blew me away! I am going to prayerfully consider this because it IS needed. So, when I saw John Maxwell's new book highlighted in your blog, I thought that if I'm going to do this column, I need this kind of help!! Thank you for continuing to seed great books!

  • http://www.andrewmeans.typepad.com Andrew

    I am a current graduate student studying Public Policy. Communication is vital in this arena. If you can't communicate policy it probably will never happen. I know that I could gain insight and learn quite a lot from John Maxwell and would enjoy the book.
    My recent post Execution and Impact-Thoughts on Social Sector Accountability

  • Linda Stutzman

    There are social polite situations, the "Hello. How are you? I'm fine." conversations and then there are the times of communication of connecting with someone at a very heartfelt level. I believe there are many people in this world that are hungry for that connection with others at a heartfelt level. From time to time I make that connection with people as I help them in someway, but I have a desire to do that more effectively. Jesus taught us to have a servants heart. I would enjoy reading and learning from this book to help me serve and minister more effectively.

  • http://twitter.com/mcfitzie @mcfitzie

    I am a youth pastor. Not to sound arrogant, but youth pastors have one of the most important jobs in the world, in my opinion, because we are influencing the next generation of world-changing church leaders. I need all the help I can get my hands on to know how best to communicate and connect with these teenagers to most effectively point them to Jesus. If I am awarded a copy, I will most certainly read it!

  • Dr Geoff Pound

    In my work coordinating Theologians Without Borders I am keen not only to make better international connections but to discover how well Maxwell's concepts transform communication between various cultures.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=69202777 Miranda Gehrke

    Working in a college ministry, connecting with people is extremely important. Whether it is a brief encounter in 5 minutes, a small group Bible study, or speaking to a couple hundred students, I have to be able to connect and communicate on a deep and intimate level with them. I feel comfortable in the small group Bible study. I have a lot to learn and grow in connecting with students when it is just a brief encounter or when it is a large group I am addressing. I've read a couple of John's books before and been encouraged and strengthened as a leader in full-time ministry and look forward to growing in my communication skills through this book.

  • http://www.tikesbestfriend.wordpress.com Tim Dahl

    I would like this book to enhance my connection skills…heck, to be honest I need all the help I can get. I pastor a small church that desperately needs to grow. Hopefully, the skills refined through this book will help me to connect with the culture around the church, making us more relevant to the community.

    Tim Dahl
    My recent post Random Thoughts

  • K.C.

    I currently work as an admin for a few executives and am enrolled in an MBA program (Ariz State).

    In my job the sheer volume of communication (email, phone, post-it notes, IM, etc) can be overwhelming and yet so little of it is effective or connects the parties involved.

    As a social media enthusiast (a soft way of saying I may be addicted to Facebook & Twitter) it is intriguing to me how communication has evolved in recent years.

    I would love a copy of this book to learn how to leverage the literally 100’s of interactions I have each day to be more effective and valuable.

  • http://cordsofhislove.blogspot.com Chew Keng Sheng

    I remembered when I first started speaking in front of a group, I was nervous. And the more nervous I was, the more self-absorbed and unable to concentrate. And that was one of the first lessons I learned: the more insecure and inadequate a speaker is, the more self-absorbed he becomes.

    I will certainly get this book. John is the expert. More than that, I will get this book because I have also contributed a tiny part of it as a reader's comment in John's blog.
    My recent post Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day!

  • http://cordsofhislove.blogspot.com Chew Keng Sheng

    I remembered when I first started speaking in front of a group, I was nervous. And the more nervous I was, the more self-absorbed and unable to concentrate. And that was one of the first lessons I learned: the more insecure and inadequate a speaker is, the more self-absorbed he becomes.

    I will certainly get this book. John is the expert. More than that, I will get this book because I have also contributed a tiny part of it as a reader's comment in John's blog.
    My recent post Florida Court Sets Atheist Holy Day!

  • http://johndobbs.com john dobbs

    I would like to have a copy of Mr. Maxwell’s book. There are words to describe how much I want this book, but I can’t get them to come out. As you can see, I need it. :)

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/kramii kramii

    Connecting has to be one of the most important skills in life – and one that I am keen develop. Having read several of Maxwell's other books, I am sure that I have a lot to learn from this one.

  • Nick Jackson

    I really want to surpise my wife with this book. We both have fallen in love with every John Maxwell book that we have come across, he has a way with words that many authors dont’t have. It would be great book to add to her collection while she is recovering from being sick..Thank You Mr. Maxwell for all that you do, and thank you Mr. Hyatt for publishing this book, I know it will help many, many people communicate effectively..God Bless!!!

  • Steve Van Dyk

    I have read and enjoyed both The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and The 17 Essential Qualities Of A Team Player. As a school Technology Director it is essential that I connect with school leaders, teachers, and families to ensure that each group is getting the service they need to perform their best. If I am fortunate enough to receive a copy I would most certainly read it right away.

  • dave warner

    I want to learn to invest more in other people. To truly inspire others w/in my personal and professional influence.

  • Steve Hersey

    I would like to have this book because I am a young pastor planting a church. I recognize that the church must connect with every person it comes in contact with. The name of our church is Connecting Point Ministries. I feel that this book would revitalize my understanding of what connecting is all about and then I will have every leader in our church read it as well. Thanks for the opportunity to receive a signed copy.

  • Tori

    I have been collecting all of John's books for the past year – as I follow him on twitter/FB etc. I was able to follow this book as it was being written/published etc. It is AWESOME and I can't wait to read the final version. I will use the suggestions from the book to help lead in my church ElevateLife.com in Frisco, TX. Our pastor has already slected it as the book of the month but right not more month than $$. It would be a blessing to recieve a signed copy for my collection. Be blessed……….

  • Carol Ryniewicz

    Hello – as a mother, wife, woman, leader, business woman, and human being :) I find it essential in this world to communicate in a way that leaves the listener in a better place! Communication is key and I would love to read this book and share it with others. Thank you for the opportunity to partake in this free giveaway, blessings to you and your family.
    Carol

  • Stacy

    John’s book’s are really the only books I read over and over again. I quote them all the time when training worship leaders and my children…lol
    I remember seeing John in a meeting and shaking his hand once over 10 years ago and it still has an impact on me today!
    Thanks for this chance to get another book from this insightful man.

    Stacy

  • KBaker

    communication is the key to each and every relationship. period. looking forward to the read!

  • http://corycenter.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=40475 Matt Guevara

    I am passionate about helping kids meet Jesus and become more like Him. Today’s kids look different than previous generations, both in mind and attitude. They require the best communication methods available, so I voraciously devour resources on communication and presentation. My desire is to effectively pass on God’s Story to kids and to do so in a way that inspires other children’s and family ministry leaders across the country to use better communication strategies.

  • http://christlifetulsa.com Jeff Anderson

    I communicate & hope to connect!!! Life is about relationships. As a pastor, if I’m NOT connecting, I’m not really communicating, am I? SO… I want this book so I can fit all the puzzle pieces together and connect.

    It get’s lonely communicating to myself all the time… Please help me connect by giving me a copy of this book!!!!

    Let me know I’ve already connected with you, by giving me a copy of this book!!!

  • http://www.footstepsineden.com Lynn Watson

    By profession I am a reflexologist. Within this healing modality I see myself as a humble and willing vessel being used by our awesome God to bring His healing to each individual as He chooses to meet their needs through the work of my hands. Reflexology offers deep relaxation as its absolute number one benefit. With stress known to be the predominant factor in almost all health challenges, this relaxation is critical to encouraging the individual's body, mind and spirit toward greater health and wellness. While God is certainly providing the healing power, for the individual entrusted to my care communication with connection that encourages the individual's trust and our mutual respect is absolutely crucial for their willingness to "let go and let God."

    Also, I will be teaching self-care courses and giving talks on the same in my community over the next several months. To communicate in such a way that I am able to make a meaningful and personal connection with participants would be a great asset. For whatever reason(s) they would choose to attend, I would like to make their experience one that shows I truly care about them and their families and the life and health concerns and challenges they face.

    This book sounds like an excellent tool for improving my skills in this area. I am very anxious to receive my copy and dive right into its treasure box of golden nuggets!

  • http://www.zachterry.org Zach Terry

    Twelve years ago, at the age of 19 I was working as a custodial assistant at a First Baptist Church. The ministerial staff at my church had made plans to attend one of John’s conferences in Birmingham, AL. By “chance” a couple of staff members had to back out on the conference, so I (a new Christian and new staff member) was invited to tag along. It was then that I was introduced to the influence of John Maxwell.

    The following Christmas my parents, who could tell the positive impact John had made on me, purchased John’s top 40 event addresses on audio tape for me and enrolled me in the Injoy life club.

    At that point in my life I had no idea that God would call me as a Pastor. By God’s grace I lead a Church and ministry that has influenced thousands of souls. Much of the success I have seen in ministry over the last ten years is due to the influence of John Maxwell.

    For this reason, a signed copy of John’s book would be a treasured addition to my library.

  • Irene Mureithi

    Hi Michael, my name is Irene Mureithi from Kenya, East Africa. I need a copy of the book because my whole life can be summed up in one word COMMUNICATION! I just launched the first ever Personal Development Institute in Kenya last week on 7th April. I am a motivational speaker, training consultant and an author of "Celebrate the Hard Times & Born to Win Teens. By giving me John's book, you will have given it to thousands of people because one of my core values is sharing information for transformation! You can be sure our students, the companies where I train will all benefit…..and I will also recommend that they buy the book! my address is 12999-00100 Nairobi Kenya….will be checking! thanks.

  • Heather Smith

    I would love a chance to read this book cover to cover. I have a son who is ADHD/ ODD who I am struggling to connect with. I am also a special education teacher and youth leader. I am constantly trying to find new ways to communicate effectively with my child, students, friends, family, and associates. I am sure the book will eventually come to the library where I can peruse it at that time but to be able to highlight and refer back to it would be great. Just reading through the preview presented here has been great. I also will be having a chance to hear Maxwell speak on Apr 18th so would love to be able to come back home to some solid words of wisdom. Thank you for adding another resource that will surely change the world I live in.
    Heather

  • Francia Noble

    I have been a reader of John Maxwells' work for some time now. I have always had a way fo building relationships with people, no matter the context within which I meet them .Lately, I do feel as though I have begun to lose my edge for sustaining those relationships. As an educator and spiritual ministry leader, I need to be able to recognize those things that will keep people involved.

  • http://twitter.com/barbpruitt @barbpruitt

    Good Morning and WELCOME BACK! We missed your tweets! :) I launched a mentor ministry calledhttp://www.estherscourt.com 3 months ago. Woman have truly been healed from their past and shame. They have learned the depth of the Love of God and the Value of Girlfriends. We are actually graduating 50 ladies tonight from the program. One session we had was called "Girlfriends to Girlfriends" Teaching the value of relationships. We are having a book club over the summer. I saw John Maxwell launch his book a few weeks ago and knew this would be an amazing book for our club! Going deeper in their relationships! I will have another post tonight from us girls, so be on the lookout!! I LOVE everything John writes and will pick the book up regardless if we win, but what a treat!

  • http://www.4u2live.net Peter Eleazar

    The first event of creation was a spoken word – the same word that ultimately dwelt amongst us to transform the human heart. The communicator was also responsible for joining the threads of history to turn our dark ignorance into enlightenment. God also chose to communicate His heart through the pens of ready writers, men and women who spoke through the foolishness of preaching. It is the most definitive currency of life – we all have enough to transfer meaning or trade value, but communication is more than that. Listening is more powerful than telling, but if telling follows listening it is compelling because listening connects, informs and shapes what we have to say. As for me and my house – well I communicate through spoken and written channels to diverse audiences and my biggest challenge is always to connect, not merely to express – so for me this book would be a valuable resource – but the test of my relevance is if you now connect with me.
    My recent post Change your perspectives to gain favour

  • http://www.4u2live.net Peter Eleazar

    The first event of creation was a spoken word – the same word that ultimately dwelt amongst us to transform the human heart. The communicator was also responsible for joining the threads of history to turn our dark ignorance into enlightenment. God also chose to communicate His heart through the pens of ready writers, men and women who spoke through the foolishness of preaching. It is the most definitive currency of life – we all have enough to transfer meaning or trade value, but communication is more than that. Listening is more powerful than telling, but if telling follows listening it is compelling because listening connects, informs and shapes what we have to say. As for me and my house – well I communicate through spoken and written channels to diverse audiences and my biggest challenge is always to connect, not merely to express – so for me this book would be a valuable resource – but the test of my relevance is if you now connect with me.
    My recent post Change your perspectives to gain favour

  • http://www.4u2live.net Peter Eleazar

    The first event of creation was a spoken word – the same word that ultimately dwelt amongst us to transform the human heart. The communicator was also responsible for joining the threads of history to turn our dark ignorance into enlightenment. God also chose to communicate His heart through the pens of ready writers, men and women who spoke through the foolishness of preaching. It is the most definitive currency of life – we all have enough to transfer meaning or trade value, but communication is more than that. Listening is more powerful than telling, but if telling follows listening it is compelling because listening connects, informs and shapes what we have to say. As for me and my house – well I communicate through spoken and written channels to diverse audiences and my biggest challenge is always to connect, not merely to express – so for me this book would be a valuable resource – but the test of my relevance is if you now connect with me.
    My recent post Change your perspectives to gain favour

  • Hershel Kreis

    In my line of work as a 9-1-1 professional, we depend on communication between citizens and public safety personnel in the field to be done right the first time and every time. I am always searching for ways to improve our service to the community and that is why I think having a copy of this book will help myself and those who work with me.

  • http://twitter.com/michbrinson @michbrinson

    We've come a long way from talking into tin can phones tied together with a string to the touch smartphones we have today. But what hasn't changed is the struggle to not just communicate but to actually CONNECT.

    As someone who writes for a nonprofit for a living, having a tool to assist me in not just communicating with our supporters, but actually connecting with them would be a HUGE blessing.

    So instead of saying, "can you hear me now?" I can instead say I've learned how to actually connect with people.
    My recent post What In the World Is Going On? by Dr. David Jeremiah

  • http://twitter.com/michbrinson @michbrinson

    We've come a long way from talking into tin can phones tied together with a string to the touch smartphones we have today. But what hasn't changed is the struggle to not just communicate but to actually CONNECT.

    As someone who writes for a nonprofit for a living, having a tool to assist me in not just communicating with our supporters, but actually connecting with them would be a HUGE blessing.

    So instead of saying, "can you hear me now?" I can instead say I've learned how to actually connect with people.
    My recent post What In the World Is Going On? by Dr. David Jeremiah

  • Aaron Huie

    Hey Michael-
    My name is Aaron and I am 15 years old and I am interested in your book. I think I would benefit from it because I am a leader Civil Air Patrol and I have to communicate/present weekly. I know I need to be better at this and so I want to read this book. I am also involved with ICC (http://www.instituteforculturalcommunicators.org) a program to help young people communicate effectively to their community and culture. This book could help me in the presentation that I do for ICC.
    Thanks Aaron Huie
    PS- I do not have twitter or Facebook sorry.

  • Priscilla

    As a worship leader, I find that connecting with the congregation is so important! It can be hard to inspire and createn an enjoyable experience for my church family every Sunday.
    In my other hat, I am working on a project to help local health departments be better prepared for disasters; effective communication will be important in conveying the findings and recommendations that come out of our study. It's important to me that this study not be an academic exercise, but one that is translated into real world action and benefits.
    In both of these areas of my life, I think John Maxwell's book can help me. Thanks for considering!

  • Alan Sloas

    I would love to win a copy of John Maxwell’s new book, ‘Everyone Communicates, Few Connect’. For the past year I have been building a business that relies on good communication. My skill has been evolving at an accelerated rate because of experts such as John Maxwell, Stephen Covey, and Napoleon Hill. Thank goodness we have the wisdom of people like these to help us grow as leaders. The more people I can connect with, the more people I can help. It’s that simple.

  • Joshua Ceaser

    I want this book because I communicate quit frequently, however I feel I am missing a connection with people. I aspire to become a great leader and effective communication is one of the most important traits of a leader. I hope this book will help me discover that missing component to connecting with my audience.

  • http://www.amaxa.org Lynnette

    I would love to have this book, as I am a Relationship Coach and communication is so much appart of what I teach and coach on. It would awesome to have John's knowledge to add to my tools to help my cleints and those around me so I can share his wisdom. With that said it would be a given that I would read this book more than once cover to cover!
    Lynnette

  • Jean-Pierre Vallee

    I really want this book because I know it'll help me to improve my communications skills… And of course I promise I'll read it ! :o)

  • http://www.ZaneBenson.com Zane C. Benson

    From the beginning I was introduced to books on Leadership, Mentoring and Communication, by a guy named John C. Maxwell. My friend at the church knew the trials and tribulations I had been dealing with, yet did not realize the impact these books would have in my life (let alone my career)…one page at a time. Once I started, I couldn’t put them down. I have read every book Mr. Maxwell has written and have yet to begin the newest book of all “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently”. It would be nothing less than an honor to receive a copy of Mr. Maxwell’s newest adventure in Leadership and Communication.

    To anyone out there just now stumbling upon the books written by John C. Maxwell: read them. One by One, you will experience the positive impact each and every page will have on your career, your relationships, and your Life!

  • http://www.paulahopwood.com Paula Hopwood

    Hello, I would definitely read John’s book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”. I would like a copy because John inspires me. I recently was thinking how people think they are connecting when in reality they are only speaking. I am involved in several ministries and run two financial literacy groups. My hearts cry is to effectively reach people and help them to become better, successful, and triumphant in their lives. I love John’s boldness and I would love to learn what he has to teach in this book. Thank you and bless you, Paula Hopwood

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/danielholke Dan Holke @danholke

    I would like a copy of “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” because I have loved John’s other books, I contributed to his online research for this book, and I want to use it as our inaugural book for our corporation’s Emerging Leaders Network. I helped start the ELN, a new employee resource group at work, where our goal is to engage and develop future leaders and strengthen the bond between our company and its associates through professional, personal and community involvement. ELN members are interested in starting a book club for personal and professional growth, but I want just the right first book and I believe this is it!

    Through the ELN we started a networking program called Coffee Talk, where each month 3 people are randomly assigned to each other, and it is upon them to setup a meeting to get to know each other. Our goal is to encourage associates to connect and learn more about what other associates do in their areas. This program has really opened the eyes of many ELN members, who now see the benefits of improving their networking skills and learning how to care about others in a new way.

    I believe that using the “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” book as our inaugural leadership book will further our goal of breaking down corporate walls that hinder our progress as a company. Too easily we get pigeonholed into only caring about our own little area of work, and life, and we forget that others nearby are valuable. We are learning that we will become better as a large group if we learn to connect with individuals in a new way.

    I am excited about this possibility and would feel truly blessed to bring “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” to our Emerging Leaders Network.
    Thank you!

  • james hogue

    I would definatly read it and would share it with all the people at our church. This book would be great for our youth ministry . We are rebuilding our youth ministry at church and the book sounds like it would help out allot

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/Prest0 Prest0

    I spent a dozen years in business communications (mostly marketing), I've been president of a publishing outfit, and I served multiple terms as a board member of my local chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators… and I'm STILL an introvert. This book sounds like it was written for me!

  • Jake Sledge

    I would love a copy of ECFC because it's perfect for use in my own development, marriage and family, but also in the nonprofit I lead as the Executive Director. Our program serves at risk students during the school day. We collaborate with numerous community agencies and volunteers to help case manage our students. This is perfect for developing our team and for my case managers to utilize on their campuses. I also serve as the youth minister at our church. I have a team that works with me where we do planning, programming, fundraising, and of course, the "real" youth ministry work. This role also requires effective communication with parents and church leaders. With all of us serving as "volunteers" in terms of time, connecting with our communication is critical. Additionally, as a father of a 2 year old and an 8 month old, communication in our home has changed. My wife and I get less "peace and quiet" time to communicate, even when we're just in the car or at home. We've even talked about how difficult it can be sometimes and how we can do things differently so that we stay connected. This book will truly bless my life. And, I'll be able to bless others with it as well. I did my graduate work in Human Communication at Abilene Christian University, so I love the subject and have continued to study and try to apply it. Thanks for the generous opportunity!

  • http://www.inhisgriponly.blogspot.com/ @jacobricker

    I am both in ministry and in the business field. Communicating is very key in both aspects, however, connecting is vital in preaching and sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I really desire for people that I speak to in a group or sharing one on one to walk away feeling that we have connected with each other. I am always looking to for ways to improve the way I communicate/connect with others. Maxwell is a great author and always connects with me and his audience weather it is in person, audio book or in book form. The Lord is using him greatly!

  • Aaron Huie

    OK- I can twitter it on my dad's twitter.

  • Michael Davis

    I am making presentations to groups and I always looking for a way to better connect with my audience and to make a connection with the audience and getting my point to them.

  • Teresa

    I would like to read your thoughts on communicating better. Not only for work, but in my personal life. I tend to ramble and for some reason just not get my point across or I overshare.

  • Jasmine Grimm

    I've recently been positing how we live in a hyper connected world, meaning we have a plethora of ways to get in touch with people online, with mobile devices, faxes and phones, but yet, people don't truly connect.

    I find, too, that so many people engage in chatter when they have the opportunity to make a direct impact with their words. It makes me ponder the expression, "Before you speak, ask yourself, is it kind, is it necessary, is it true, does it improve on the silence?" — Sai Baba

    I'd like the opportunity to read this book so I can better gauge my own words, enhance my listening skills and really communicate instead of just clamoring.

  • Yvette Sanchez

    As a member of the recently formed Roberto Clemente School Advisory Council I would like to get a hundred copies of this book to give away to the Council Members,Parents, Teachers and Middle School Students in order to increase our communication and collaboration skills so that our community as a whole can empower itself to transform this school which is among the fourteen lowest performing schools in the Philadelphia School District into a Promise Academy of the Future.

  • Tim Grzadzinski

    I have read a lot of his books and would love to add this to that list. Being an engineer communication isn’t something that comes natural for me, but is something that could make my life much easier. My wife and I have also started to do a lot of ministry work in our church recently , including marriage and financial counseling, which would definately benefit from the principles and practices of this book.
    Thanks!

  • http://purposeandnow.com Mark Sturgell CBC

    I have been a big fan of John Maxwell’s for years and have many of his books. One striking characteristic of John’s writing is what I call his “frequent profundities” – he seems to get to the essence of meaning quite often.

    I have not yet read “Everyone Communicates Few Connect” and plan to do so. First, I’ve recognized since childhood that communication is the key to most human problems and successes, never mind the fact that God spoke creation into being with His Word. When I entered graduate school about 25 years ago, my focus was the existential phenomenological study of communication. A basic question was, and always has been, getting to the essence of human encounter. The purpose of any communication is to get a desired result, but as humans we’re not always clear about the results we want, let alone how we communicate for positive effect, or whether we achieve the intended effect. John’s new book seems to be about these very issues, providing another entry point for understanding the very essence of communication and human encounter. With John as author, I am sure there will be some profound insights.

    And besides, not one of the books in my John Maxwell library is signed by the author – yet!

  • Isela Palma

    Hi Mike,
    First of all I give you thanks for this opportunity.

    I would like a copy of the book because I live in a multicultural country and to connect to different types of people we need to know how to communicate first.

    Thank you!

    Thank you!

  • Anna

    I would love to have this book because the more education i have and the more experience i have I cannot help noticing that it is all about how people feel around me and if they want to continue hanging around me. I wish I could learn more on the subject and polish my skills of connecting with people. I think that some of the things i am doing they just come natural but i think it will really help out to learn from a guru. My only rule to connect with people is genuanly love them and wish them the best, works so far for me. But I wonder how much more is there to the topic? I would really like to learn about that!

  • Wade Fahnestock

    I would like a free copy of John Maxwell's book "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" AND I promise you that I WILL read it!

    The phrases on the opening web site that Jeff Loper set up really caught my attention, "ONLY ONE THING

    ONLY ONE THINGS STANDS BETWEEN YOU AND SUCCESS… It isn’t experience. It isn’t talent. IT’S YOUR ABILITY TO CONNECT!

    I'm 'communicating' on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, a blog, web site, SKYPE, Friend Feed, LinkedIN, Plaxo, etc., etc. But now I'm really questioning my ability to really 'connect!'

    That's why I'd appreciate the consideration for the free book offer… and I promise to read it!

    Fr. Wade Fahnestock+

    Lakeland, FL
    http://Twitter.com/FriarWade

  • http://www.godhungry.org Jim Martin

    I have looked forward to this book! I really like Maxwell's premise, the importance of connecting. This is incredibly important for anyone of us who interacts with people. In particular, as a minister, I have found this to be incredibly important both in a public presentation and in one to one conversation.

    (I appreciate hearing the background behind Maxwell posting this on his blog and incorporating comments, stories, etc.)
    My recent post Building Important Moments Through Family Vacations

  • http://royeglass.com Roye

    John Maxwell’s books have been a tremendous resource to me as a Pastor. Now that I am Manager in a Customer Service call center. I am always looking for ways to communicate with my team that may inspire them to greater service. I would love to preview the book so that I may also share with my colleagues so we can all raise our standard of communication to conncect with our associates and customers. Thank you for your consideration and this offer!!

  • Alex Isak

    I Want This Book Because I Cannot Get This Information On Google! I Promise To Read The Book Twice; Once To Myself & Once To My 10 Year Old Nephew!

  • drinkfromthewell

    Wait just a second, please. I'm not totally sold on this book yet. Connection is not just important to those who work with people, but is Essential as human beings. That's why God created Adam AND Eve. We are not meant to be alone and connection is not supposed to be about us. So I agree with the concept of the book to the point of yearning for a deeper connection with others. What I'm not so thrilled about is bullet point #1 "Connecting Increases Your Influence in Every Situation". While this is true (and I may simply be reading too much into the text) I disagree with the subliminal notion that I should read this book to increase MY influence over people.
    Despite my reservations about the motivations for doing so, I'm still curious about what this book has to teach me about the practical applications of connecting with people.

  • http://www.releasingsuccess.co.uk steve warburton

    As one of John’s followers ‘over the pond’ in the UK, I can promise that I’ll do the same with this book as I’ve done with all the other maxwell books I have… read it, recommend it, blog about it, ‘tweet’ about it and… let it change me!

  • Joe

    In my line of work (communications & development), I am always striving to connect with people in the most effective ways. I can tend to be a very laid back person even though I feel tremendous passion on the inside. So my struggle is to connect with people so that they understand the passion behind my message to them. I look forward to reading what John Maxwell has to say about really connecting with people.

  • LUCIO

    I’m VP in a 1.000 members church in Brasilia, Brazil Nothing better than this new book to improve skills in leadership. Maxwell concepts are challenging and will help to make difference. I hope to be chosen, even living in a so far country (from USA). God Bless you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/leasa.goodwin Leasa Goodwin

    I want this book because one of my "weaker strengths" is communication. In my line of work i am blessed to be able to make a difference in others' lives, in order to be the most successful and touch the most lives – i really need to be able to connect and "get into" THEM and that is my weakness. YES i would read this book, and not only that but i would share the brilliance of it with my friends in the same business!!!

  • http://www.sovG.us Michael Williams

    Hey Michael. We've just planted a new church on Boston's North Shore and have long relied on Maxwell's principles to help form and shape those of us on the leadership team. None of us have read Everyone Communicates yet but would love to. As a new church plant, resources are thin. Passing this book along will allow us to share it among the leadership team, then we can implement it's principles. By sending one book to us, you will multiply it's effectiveness! Great work at Thomas Nelson. Keep it up!

    Michael, Lead Pastor
    sovG
    P.O. Box 169
    Topsfield, MA 09183 http://www.sovG.us

  • http://www.primerica.com/angeloshipman Angelo

    This book is for me. I am a financial representative, and we do a lot of recruiting and business opportunity meeting and I do a lot the opp meeting at our office. This book will be a very valuable asset to me and my organization

  • AJ H.

    I truly believe this book can help me in my personal AND professional life when it comes to communication, then help others from the message I can spread. Communication is an essential piece to living a full and happy (and stress free) life. Despite being given the tools, few people know how to effectively get their point across and listen to the messages of others.
    The statement you made, "I found this book to be extremely practical. It was full of ideas I could put to use immediately. In fact, each chapter ends with specific ideas for connecting in various contexts." was a key selling point for me as well. I don't like to read an entire book and have no clue how to implement the ideas or not be able to identify those ideas that I could benefit from.

  • Lance Taylor

    I have read many of his books and seen some of his videos. The insights that he teaches have made a huge difference in all of my relationships: spiritual, family, business, and community. His teaching is easy to understand, Biblically-based, and practical. I look forward to finding out how much more I can learn from him and share it with others.

  • http://brianearnold.com Brian E Arnold

    I have been a big John Maxwell fan for a long time and can't wait to read his new book. I was in the book store the other day pick it up and spent and hour just reading it. I have a talk radio show In the La area and want to connect with my listeners. I know this book will help me do that. What I do know is that will create a snow ball affect and form there many more listeners and so on. This book will set in the studio with me and comments will be made just about every week

  • Mark B

    As an online marketing analyst for a traditional direct marketing catalog company, I get to experience the unprecedented reach the internet allows companies (and individuals and other groups) to participate in. We are just getting our feet wet with social media outlets, like Facebook, Twitter and blogs, so we have a lot to learn. We have experienced the power to connect through these mediums in just the few short months we've been participating in them. Judging from the chapter titles, this book would give us invaluable insight into strengthening these customer relationships. John C. Maxwell is one of my favorite Christian and leadership authors, and I know this book, like his others, will be filled with practical advise that I can put into practice right away. Thank you for giving me a chance to obtain and read it for free.

  • http://clif74blog.blogspot.com/ Clifton Ditmore

    Why give a 75 year old man one of these books? Because I am a teacher of young men and women. I have been trying communicate with them and teach them to communicate for over 47 years. I need to know how to teach them to connect! I will read this book and share it with others on my blog, on Facebook and every way possible.

  • Lou Gallardo

    If I have to beg to have this book… I will! It will take a few months for me to buy a copy here in the Philippines.

    I have been reading books of John Maxwell for more than 10 years now and I was fortunate enough to hear him speak here and had some of my books (and my late mother’s book) signed by him.

    With every new book I have change learn and grown, and every book you could feel the process of influence growing more. I want a copy for this reasons… and also I want to see what John also learned and wanted to to share to all of us. It’s hard to get video and audio of his new lesson… but the books will do for now.

    If I get one… not only will I promise to read but share it to all the people I connect with.

    Thank you Michael

  • http://kevinjbradford.com Kevin

    Michael, thank you for your writing and passion for good material.

    As a church planter from Texas that is planting a church in Northern Wisconsin I am struggling with how to get people to connect ot the message of a loving, relatable God. I think the book by Maxwell will give me some direct insight into how to connect to local business men, young families, and honestly the people in our church already. I am a business director in healthcare (bi-vocal.) in this season and it never hurts to add some tools to my belt.

    I know you have a lot of people interested in this book, and hope who ever is chosen is very blessed. I for one will get it either way!

    Kevin

  • Max Shelford

    I have been a fan of John Maxwell’s for several years – and read many of his books. I’ve found that he is always very succinct and yet impactful in his writing, and that he provides you with good practical advice. I work in sales and marketing, and thus connecting is key to my everyday living, but I know this is true not only professionally but also in ministry and social interactions. If I were to receive this book as a gift, I would definitely read it and then give it to someone else who I think would benefit from it!

  • tarrance

    Wow I read some of this book on Mr. Maxwell’s face book page and I read the whole thing I love the way Mr. Maxwell writes I connect to everything he says its like I can hear his voice when I read things he has wrote !!! He is one of the best motivational speakers. Jim Rohn is and was great, but When I first heard John Maxwell I knew I would like everything he wrote, my favorite book is failing forward .

  • Connie Brown

    I would like to read a copy of this book to learn more about effective communication with others. As a communicator, a writer, blogger, and Sunday school teacher, I know meaningful communication is critical. Talking at people is seldom effective. What's going on with readers and listeners? Can a communicator more effectively touch hearts and minds? I'm interested in insights and practical tips Maxwell may offer on communicating to connect.

    On one episode this season on American Idol, Usher mentored the contestants , urging them to connect, not just sing. Connection motivates people to care, to pick up phones and vote.

    For writers, teachers and speakers, learning new and better ways to build connections with readers and listeners is an important part of communication. As a communicator, that is why I want to own and read this book.
    My recent post Some day my prince will come . . .

  • Greg Evans

    Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy of John Maxwell's new book. As a pastor and a Presbyter over several churches in my denomination I know that improving communication skills is essential to connecting with new people and leading effectively. Who better to learn from than the master communicator and leader himself! I commit to read this book in its entirety and to promote it among my peers. I am excited about owning a signed copy of the book, but I am going to read it ASAP whether I win or not!

  • http://www.twitter.com/daveculbreath dave

    the more i study and work to improve my ability to communicate, the more i realize effective communication is an art that will can never be fully mastered. even so, i'm diligently trying to do so for the betterment of my relationship with God, my bride, my family and my employer (in that order). of those, my bride would say i need all the help i can get! thus, my optimistic efforts to obtains a signed copy of this book am anxious to read.

    i own many maxwell books and, as a raving fan, am confident i've encouraged many others to read his work. off all his material, this book is the one i look forward to reading the most. thank you for your consideration.
    My recent post daveculbreath: this south park about facebook is epic.

  • Terry Yowell

    Thisa would be the 4 John C Maxwell book i would read. I'm tranforming myself into a better leader in the work place so I'm reading all of his books and reading other leadership style books. I hope it is as good as the others.

  • http://www.fruitofdivine.com Janberry

    I want this book, because in my experience people don't understand how to "Do the Difficult Work of Keeping It Simple" and I really believe in keeping it simple. I realize it's not as easy as it seems but it is a lost art.

    I also want to connect past the surface. I want to tap into the principles of basic communication, not eloquence and preparedness but just to learn to use the tools I already have to connect with others.
    My recent post Abide..Abide..Abide…

  • http://www.fruitofdivine.com Janberry

    I want this book, because in my experience people don't understand how to "Do the Difficult Work of Keeping It Simple" and I really believe in keeping it simple. I realize it's not as easy as it seems but it is a lost art.

    I also want to connect past the surface. I want to tap into the principles of basic communication, not eloquence and preparedness but just to learn to use the tools I already have to connect with others.
    My recent post Abide..Abide..Abide…

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordanwigley Jordan Wigley

    I am currently a team lead, but am looking at a career path in management with direct reports. I have taken a lot of classes, such as Dale Carnegie Course, to sharpen my leadership skills… however, I always am eager to learn more.

    I have loved the couple of John C. Maxwell’s books that I have read. Also, as a Christian saved in my mid-20s a few years ago, it is great to have a Christian perspective on business and leadership. You just can’t find that much material that combines these two areas.

  • http://nichollsleadershipinstitute.com Kathy Nicholls

    I followed this work as John Maxwell posted it to his blog and found that process fascinating. I would love to have a copy of the book. In what I do in leadership development as well as working in education, the book would give some great additional tools for those arenas. I have been a big fan of John Maxwell for a long time and always find what he does to be great work. Thanks, and I am sure glad you are back to posting! I missed your posts!
    My recent post Leadership: Juggling Priorities

  • Anthony Spallone

    You should give me the book so I can resell it on amazon and take my wife out on a date. Just kidding.

    I think you should send me the book because I am a broke youth pastor who is going to school full time and who really loves Jesus and doesn't have money at this time in my life to spend on books for my own personal reading. I work at Christ Fellowship in Miami and I love Jesus and want to grow as a leader so that I might make much of Jesus in my life. I think you should send me the book because I don't deserve it. I think you should send me the book because it will help me become a better leader. I think you should send me the book because I will actually read it and not stick it on a shelf and never look at it. I think…well, at this point it really doesn't matter what I think. I hope you pick me. Thanks

  • Chad Williams

    I would love to have a copy of this book! The title of this book seems perfect for the next home group I am teaching for the leadership of our church. I have been doing several leadership training classes and non seem to cover connecting specifically….however, most all of them cover communication…This seems perfect!

  • Jennifer Holt

    I just LOVE John Maxwell, and his daily quips and quotes! Everything he says makes complete sense, to anyone who reads it, it's not material that you actually have to read and sit and "think" about per say, it just "clicks" and is easy to apply. In today's economy, everyone needs to take the time out to read his material, and use it in leadership, training, and communication.

  • Lance Burns

    I really want this book to help me and my company. We are a medium sized fast food franchisee. With John's teachings we continue to make leaders out of the most basic employees in our company. I would definately read as I've already read some of the web chapters. As myself and other management personell continue to get older but our employee base stays the same age, this book could be of great value helping us to re-evaluate how we communicate and connect with our crews.

  • Karen Lim

    Never read any of his books before but sure would love to read this one. I do plenty of talking but obviously can't be making the connections as I don't seem to get the actionreaction that I am expecting. This sounds like a gem of insights to help switch it up. I will read it from cover to cover and will certainly tell my kids and colleagues.

  • Ted Kawabata

    I live and breathe Maxwell stuff. Well, not like a stalker. But I've read a bunch of his books. Listened to audio books. Follow him on twitter. Even got the Maxwell bible. He's superb.

    If he's puttin' something out there for communicators, I need it. Yes, I'll read it. And mark it up, teach from it, and probably read it more than once. Pick me!

  • Brad Burdette

    I feel that John Maxwell has hit the nail on the head with this book and its timing couldn't be any more perfect. With the expansion of social media (which I'm a fan, use it everyday) we think we are more connected but in reality we can become more disconnected. John's book brings communication back around and encourages us to connect again. I would use this book to help encourage others and myself to connect again. Facebook, twitter, linkedin, and etc. are great but it is not a replacement for truly connecting to people and creating lasting relationships. As a communicator and leader I would use and reuse this book. Hey why not just give me a case and I’ll start passing them out!

  • ChiLan

    I work with several youth non-profits in the Vietnamese American community in VA. I would like to prepare for them the number one valuable skill that is how to communicate effective. Hopefully with that skill they can achieve their dreams by becoming an effective communicators.

  • Adam

    Your review of Dr. Maxwell’s book took me back to the first time I had ever heard of John Maxwell. As a college student in the early 1990’s, my pastor “made” me go to a Maxwell conference in Atlanta, GA. The conference changed the way I viewed my purpose in college, my purpose in life, and how I approach my professional life. Over the past 16 years, I have had the privilege of reading many of Dr. Maxwell’s books, meeting him on several occasions and, most importantly, applying many of his leadership principles to my career.

    I am still excited to read his unique insights into life and business. I am at the point in my professional life where I can settle for a paycheck or persevere to be a leader in my industry. I want to continue the process of learning how to effectively communicate with my employees and cast a vision that excites them.

  • Jeff Randleman

    I am a youth minister with 19 years of experience in youth minstry behind me. I’ve reached a point in my life where I am starting to see a major need for more personal leadership development. I’ve been given several old CDs of the InJoy Life Club and have devoured them. I have read and re-read most of Maxwell’s previous books, high-lighting and note-taking in the margins; as well as several other authors. I’ve sensed a need for me to grow beyond where I am currently. I’ve begun to sense that my youth ministry days are numbered. Please understand, I’m not whining or complaining about this. I know God is in control, and as I age, he may be leading me to a different station of life. As a result, I’ve been studying more, reading more, and spending a ton of time with my ears plugged with my ipod headphones. Thankfully, my wife understands where I’m coming from… And as I’ve been taking in so much leadership material, I’ve spent more than my budget on books, and an opportunity to read John’s newest book on communication would be extremely helpful, not just for my personal/professional growth, but an encouragement to me, and easier on my budget as well! Thanks for the offer and the opportunity!

  • http://twitter.com/dstadel @dstadel

    I've been a fan of John Maxwell's for years and have studied many of his books; Developing the Leader Within & Around you books, 21 Laws of Leadership, 17 Qualities of a Team Player, many of the 101 series, Today Matters, 360 Leader, Failing Forward, and a few others. I was even blessed to see him live.
    My wife and I network extensively. We find and develop leaders. John Maxwell's books have always been a great resource for us and our teams. I will study and review the book; I'm a Thomas Nelson reviewer. I will also, without hesitation, recommend this book (as I have many others) to the people we work with when applicable.
    We take personal growth seriously. Developing the skills and heart necessary to appropriately connect with people is imperative. I am passionate about creating community and connecting people into strong relationships and look forward to leveraging Maxwell’s latest wisdom personally and into the lives of others.
    My recent post Book Review: Lies The Government Told You by Judge Andrew Napolitano

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/yooper1714 Ben Lemery

    If I could be called "Mr. Foot-In-Mouth" it would be a well founded descriptor. I have many opinions, ideas, strategies, etc but many times fail at communicating them. My passion and feeling that my idea is the best gets in the way of really finding the best solution to any problem.
    This has hurt others but also wounded me as people mistake my intentions and tend to lash out towards my own ignorant way of communicating the message.
    Also, as a blogger, well we all have opinions and critiques but I think sometimes people dismiss them because they can be to rantish, hopefully a book like this will help me form a better handle on how I communicate.
    I will definitely read this book and even post a review on it. Thanks for the consideration.
    My recent post One Voice: Bridging the Issues Dividing the Church

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/yooper1714 Ben Lemery

    If I could be called "Mr. Foot-In-Mouth" it would be a well founded descriptor. I have many opinions, ideas, strategies, etc but many times fail at communicating them. My passion and feeling that my idea is the best gets in the way of really finding the best solution to any problem.
    This has hurt others but also wounded me as people mistake my intentions and tend to lash out towards my own ignorant way of communicating the message.
    Also, as a blogger, well we all have opinions and critiques but I think sometimes people dismiss them because they can be to rantish, hopefully a book like this will help me form a better handle on how I communicate.
    I will definitely read this book and even post a review on it. Thanks for the consideration.
    My recent post One Voice: Bridging the Issues Dividing the Church

  • http://twitter.com/shell_e @shell_e

    I would like a copy of this book because connecting with others is how I plan to shine the light of Jesus into their lives. I will definitely read the book, apply its principles and then pass it on to others.

  • Jay Howell

    I am late to the John Maxwell club but the first book I read really helped me to consider the portion of my attitude I can control. The title of his new book seems to be even more applicable to my situation and setting than the first one I read. I am a full-time PhD student in Education but I also volunteer as my church's small groups director. Both jobs require subtle and strategic communication and it's not easy; connecting people and making people feel valued are central to success. I am interesting in anything that would help me be more effective so I would love a copy of Maxwell's new book.

  • http://www.crccapetown.co.za Bennie van Niekerk

    Hi there,

    There are different places where I need to communicate: Church life( Praise and worship Leader and secretary of the band, and well and a Home group coordinator, co-ordinating 2 home groups) i also have a small cellular business where i have 1 technician and 1 sales person working for me. Then I am also in a relationship, need to take it to the next level of communication. I would like to know how to come across and not offend people. I have been in various situations where I have been speaking my mind and not what i should communicate.

    Thank you

  • Willy

    Already got an ebook, but want a physical copy to give away…

  • http://sp-jesse.livejournal.com Jesse

    I love reading and working through leadership ideas. I participated in some of the chapter reviews and wish I had the opportunity to work through all of them. I'd like to get a copy of this book to see if it would be useful to work through with out leadership team.
    My recent post What's Next?

  • Channing

    I really, really, really love John Maxwell and promise to read the book (probably several times) and pass it on the several others.

  • Willy

    oops, forgot to leave email

  • http://www.naterassociates.com Felix P. Nater, CSC

    What a coincidence Michael! Having John’s book would be a Tweet for me. I just wrote an excited Twitter message to John Maxwell telling him that I am reading his book “The 21 Irrefutable of Laws of Leadership” for the 3rd time.

    John Maxwell is my unofficial coach. In my younger years, John’s principals of leadership helped mold my approaches to situations and individuals. This notice, I believe was especially directed at me. I love John Maxwell’s work simply because of its time tested relevance. When I hear him speak today or read his insight, I marvel at how I have walked the talk and talked the walk as his protege.

  • http://www.bigcrock.co.za Morne Pretorius

    I think Mr Maxwell is the authority on spiritual, God-inspired leadership. Learning to connect and not only communicate seems so obvious, but obviously, we don;t all do it. Learning this principlefrom a humble leader would be such a great honor!!

  • Webb Hoggard

    Hello, Michael. I am very excited that you have offered this. I am a high school pastor at a Christian School in NC. We have recently had some tragic situations happen within the young people's lives and after hearing of this book over the past couple of weeks. I really hope that through connection the teacher's, principal, and I can begin to communicate more effectively. I'd love to gain a copy of this book.

  • http://www.scottrosehomes.com Scott Rose

    I would love a copy and would DEFINITELY read it. As a Realtor I come in contact with many people and need to communicate well with a wide variety of personalities. I also am in the process of building a HUGE nutritional beverage business and also come into contact with many people in that venture. I not only would benefit from the knowledge in the book but also the ability and willingness to pay it forward to my clients, prospects, friends, and family. Thank you for the opportunity!

  • Jan Perley

    I believe not only written, but verbal communication is essential for a productive Christian life. As an artist, I communicate well visually, though have not found it as easy to connect to people in other ways. I have utilized some of the techniques cited in John Maxwell's book, but I feel my success has been limited.

    I homeschool my four children, ages 10 to 16, and two of my children seem to have the same connection issues I do. My oldest son, who is a voracious reader, takes an advanced Rhetoric class and does well technically, but is not often successful in drawing his audience in. I believe this book may open up a new dimension for him in his studies.

    I am excited to read about John Maxwell's book and promise not only to read all of it, but to apply the concepts to myself and teach them to my children.

  • Paige Leitner

    I would love a copy of this book. As a sophomore in college, John Maxwell is one of my heros. At the college I am at, Darton College of Albany Georgia, a Christian ministry is just starting up that I am so excited about. This semester and last has been a time of exponential growth for me as a leader in this ministry and one of my dreams to start a worship night on campus came true. We actually have one coming up this week (the 5th one Darton has had) and our speaker is Ken Bevels from the movie Fireproof! God has been so good. I know there is still so much more for me to learn though in leadership and I realize communication is a huge part of that. I would definitely read this book if you decided to invest it in me. I’m actually about to finish up Andy Stanley’s book “Next Generation Leader” soon so I think it would be a great follow up.

  • http://cintianfood.blogspot.com Cintia Listenbee

    New moms such as myself are known for trying to find ways to connect. I want this book because I want to connect more effectively and spread the message in my circle of influence. Honestly, it will also be a great break from diaper changes and bottle feedings. Thanks!

  • Joshua Orlich

    As a young professional, I am always looking for ways to grow. I have read several of John's books, most recently "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work". Not only will I read this book, but I plan to use this book in our next series of book club meetings in Financial Services here at Aflac. Thanks!

  • David LeDoux

    Good Morning Michael and warmest spring greetings from Tulsa, Oklahoma! If you give me a copy of John’s book I do promise to read it; and here’s why. Along my life’s journey I have been thrust into many leadership roles — most without really seeking them out and all without having any idea what makes a true leader. You see, I have never had a flesh-and-bones mentor speaking into my life about such things and have always had to seek knowledge of things that interest me through books. I feel that God has been calling me to be a leader all along (even now to my family and in my church) but I feel that I lack some essential key that holds me back from realizing His true potential for me; if, indeed, leadership is one of the spiritual gifts He has blessed me with. Other people tell me they see something in me that I don’t see in myself. I feel that this book just may contain the key I need to reach out to others in a way that I have not been equipped to until now. That being the case, I will finally be freed to allow God to use me in a manner that blesses those around me. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • http://facebook David Bolton

    As a 29 year old youth minister in a smaller church, I tend to get nervous and scattered when speaking to the congregation or even my youth when the group is larger. I catch myself either speaking to soft or speeding through and not being very clear. This is something I have always struggled with as a youth and a young adult. I want to be able to communicate and reach my students on a deeper, more personal level.I want to be able to speak to my congregation boldly and clearly, maybe even preach one Sunday morning. I let fear and nerves override that desir. I feel this book would help me in these areas, to grow more confident in my speaking abililties, but more importantly to know how to connect with whomever I am talking to. In addition its something my Pastor and I could study together and grow as well. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.

  • Gary Minor

    Your book giveaway program is great! I will read it, write a review and recommend it to those who I believe could benefit and would actually follow through on my recommendation, including my coaching clients!

  • http://www.givinguponperfect.com Mary

    Aside from lawyers, the paparazzi and maybe those reality contestants who pop up on show after nauseating show, the professionals who seem to be hated on most often these days are public relations folks. Of which I am one.

    Sadly, I think a lot of the reason flacks are getting so much flak is exactly what John Maxwell addresses in this new book. As a whole, PR people often talk AT the media and public without ever communicating WITH them. I'd love the chance to learn from Mr. Maxwell and implement his communication strategies. I don't assume that my behavior alone can elevate public relations to the status of missionary medicine or firefighting, but I do believe that by continuing to produce quality work and truly communicate WITH my audiences, I can contribute to an improvement of our field.

    Thank you for the opportunity to possibly receive a copy of this book!

  • http://www.bobupgren.com Bob U.

    I have come to greatly appreciate the ministry of John Maxwell. While some may say leaving his position as a pastor to do what he does was a compromise, it has now come to fruition that God is using him to reach people directly in the culture. In many ways, I have been encouraged by this and modeled my life after it.

    For the last 10 years I have been blessed to speak to hundreds of thousands of youth. As someone who is called upon to teach leadership in the corporate sector, I have made a commitment to continue my work with young people as long as I remain relevant. Anything I can get my hands of to improve myself is always beneficial, and Mr. Maxwell's writing has consistently been a blessing to my work.

    I would be honored to receive one of the books, and would implement the strategies in a way that ministers to the next generation of leaders. God bless you and John for what you do.

  • Dianna

    Love John Maxwell books, but this I believe is the best yet. I really want to take communication and connecting with our group to a new level of understanding their needs and wants. I would be so awesome to have the book to pass around for each person to read so we all can be on the same page. Makes things much simpler.

  • Eric D.Brito

    I went to an LTD Impact 2010 Conference over the weekend and John C. Maxwell honored us with his presence and spoke for an hour . It was AWESOME. Before this Conference I have never heard of John C. Maxwell and now I hit myself for not having heard of him earlier. I PRAISE God for placing a man of this great magnitude before me. I have just become an Independent Business Owner and in hearing his words I am positive now that I will succeed. That hour was the best hour of my LIFE!!! It has really impacted my life in everyway. In the way I walk, talk and listen. Anything that I can get from John C. Maxwell, about John C. Maxwell, I want it. The man is INCREDIBLE!!! So PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!!!! select me for the free book. Thank You Thank You Thank You.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=605306779 Lekometsa Mokhesi

    Even now As I write this comment, I am communicating to you (Mike), but I guess the gist of the matter is, Can I connect with you to be worthy to receive a free copy. Everyone who wrote a comment here communicated…but few will connect with you. That's why I want this book, to be an effective connector in all situations.

  • JSanders

    I admire Mr. Maxwell's ministry and have heard him speak a couple times in our local church. I'd love to read this book to enhance my own personal ministry leading small groups in our church and to more effectively communicate in my own secular work.

    Thank you for the opportunity for this!

  • Allen C.

    I would love to win the book for one reason because my wife and I have been attending marriage counseling and one of the major issues is simply we need to improve our communication and more importantly connect with each other. I know this book would help our marriage along with the counseling we are getting. It would also help us both in our people skills with others and to be better leaders to them and to our 2yr. old son. We've wanted this book but do not have the $ right now to buy it and right now is the time we need this book the most. Mr. Maxwell is awesome and a gift from God as well as a major blessing to all who have had read his works, heard his audios or have had the opportunity to meet him or know him. We would love to be picked but hope that the books go to others who truly need them most. Good luck to all! I do promise we will read this book.

  • http://twitter.com/Craaayz @Craaayz

    I believe not only written, but verbal communication is essential for a productive Christian life. As an artist, I communicate well visually, though have not found it as easy to connect to people in other ways. I have utilized some of the techniques cited in John Maxwell's book, but I feel my success has been limited.

    I homeschool my four children, ages 10 to 16, and two of my children seem to have the same connection issues I do. My oldest son, who is a voracious reader, takes an advanced Rhetoric class and does well technically, but is not often successful in drawing his audience in. I believe this book may open up a new dimension for him in his studies.

    I am excited to read about John Maxwell's book and promise not only to read all of it, but to apply the concepts to myself and teach them to my children.

  • Jocelyn Frasier

    In my world of direct sales, connecting with people is vitally important. However, instead of thinking, how do I "get" people to follow me or buy my products, I need help changing my thinking to how do I "give" to people, offering them a product that is valuable to them. Proverbs 26 says, "He that withholdeth corn, the people shall curse him; but blessing shall be upon the head of him that selleth it." Selling can be a good thing! But connecting with people is vital, and humbling yourself to be a good listener and learning how another person thinks takes skill. I believe this book will help me hone that skill.

  • http://www.faithwalkfellowship.net Michael McGirt

    I would like a copy of the book because I communicate for a living as a Pastor. I study the art and craft of preaching and engaging the audience with the Gospel message. I have read other John Maxwell books and thoroughly enjoyed them. Not only will I read the book, I promise to use some of it in teaching and preaching in our ministry! Thanks

  • Terry

    I would like a book since I volunteer (3 services) in the bookstore at church (Christ Fellowship) and help answer people's questions…Knowing and learning about what is in the book would definitely help me to communicate more with people in and out of church. When I have finished reading the book I would pass it along to my grandson and have him pass it along to his friends since they are the future leaders.. Everyone would benefit from winning this book,,

  • http://twitter.com/brianbecker @brianbecker

    Portland Oregon is a beautiful but complex city. I will be planting hopecity church in deep SE Portland near Reed College in 2011, and the clarity of my communication will be of utmost importance. We plan on winning hearts with our love (one type of communication) before we ever ask them to listen to our message – but once the message IS given, it MUST be done with wisdom, humility, and effectiveness.

    Help me plant a great church in urban Portland OR, by equipping my ability to communicate effectively!
    My recent post Confessions of a Portland Church Planter

  • Jimmy Allen

    I am currently on a mission to be financially and time free by 35. Two years ago I could count the number of books I’d read completely on one hand. That’s when I came across an industry and company that is changing not only me and my family’s lives but hundreds of thousands of others. It was then that I realized that for things to get better I had to change, I had to pick up good positive books and audios. I know this book will only add to my growing library of books that I have read and continually pick up and pass on to others to help them find out the “secret” that I discovered. That “secret” Dr. John Maxwell taught me in one of the first books I picked up and here it is; “Although you cannot begin again, you can start today and change the end.” Thanks for your time and hope you make it a great day!

  • http://www.kraftinkorner.com Evlee

    Of course, I would definitely read this book. But not once, at least twice with a highlighter in my hand. As a teacher, I strive to leave my students with a positive experience. I believe the priceless gems of information in this book would allow my students to leave class inspired, empowered and excited with their new found knowledge.

  • Jenifer Olson

    Michael,

    I've found the road to enhanced communication and interpersonal connections can have some unexpected potholes. Good to know it is a skill, more than a natural talent. I look forward to John's insights. :-)

    I not only promise to read "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect," but I will tweet some impressions as well.

    Thanks!
    Jenifer Olson @jenajean

  • JoAnn

    Read the book, YES :) and I will gladly purchase a copy. When I connect with people they bless me with the song (story) that is on their heart. And I make a new friend for life. I know John Maxwell only through his books and he is my friend for life. I am a better person today because of the books I have read, and John Maxwell connects.

  • http://twitter.com/JimWeeks @JimWeeks

    I believe Communicating is the most important thing people can learn. If we communicate effectively, then people will understand what we say, otherwise, its just drivel. John Maxwell communicates his ideas in such a way that we want to do what he communicates to us. I would welcome the opportunity to read this challenging book.

  • Joel Gelfand

    As a member of the World Wide Group, I've had the privelege to see John live at our Spring Leadership conferences the last several years, and the one coming up next weekend in Vegas. I'd never been much of a reader, but John changed that for me when his books began to appear on our suggested reading list about 7 years ago. His humor and light style (both in his books and on stage) have literally changed my life – I'm now an avid reader! And John C. Maxwell is, of course, my favorite author. Trust me – I'm not saying that to win a free book, either. I'll gladly buy it! I have never had many skills to relate to others very well – including my family. Through John's books and live appearences, I've begun to learn how to relate to others, especially my wife & son. I've also learned that keeping these skills to myself is a waste, so I am trying very hard to learn to "pay it forward" so to speak, which I've learned is one of the keys to leadership. I am looking forward to reading John's new book and to his talks from it at Spring Leadership in Las Vegas next weekend!

  • Andrew Alliance

    I would like a copy of this book because I am a Deacon in training at my church and I would like to connect better with the new and seasoned members. It is very Important that church leaders connect with the people and I believe in Mr. Maxwell's leadership principles and I know this book will help me achieve my goal.

  • http://twitter.com/TomMartinATL Tom Martin

    Welcome back Michael,

    First I would like to compliment Thomas Nelson’s marketing team for the innovative way they allowed fans of John’s work to have a role in the final stages of the development of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect.

    Personally it would mean a great deal to me to have an autographed copy because I was fortunate to be one of the 70 selected to have a quote included in the book.

    Thanks for all you do to inform and equip those of us striving to be good stewards in areas where we have been blessed.

    Tom

  • http://my.tupperware.ca/kimkelly Kim

    I would like a copy of this book to share with my Team. I coach a group of Tupperware consultants and believe that by connecting we can have a stronger, happier team. YES! I will not only read it, but after that I would like to share it with my team to teach them the purpose and value of connection.

  • http://www.wattblog.com Ezra Richards

    I'm a new manager in a company with many very "long term" employees. We've recently been purchased and have had a series of reorganizations that require me to coach my team to meet the new customer demand. Initially, I felt like I could say things once and it would be heard and acted upon. Now that I've been in my position for two years, I hear myself repeating the same thing over and over again. It makes me wonder if my manner of communication needs adjustment so my coaching is taken to heart instead of sounding like a broken record.

    Ezra
    My recent post PHEV's to Force Big Changes on Energy Industry

  • Dustin Markowski

    Michael, I run a sales department at a start-company in Silicon Valley. I have been trying to think of how to get my team to be more than product pushers and to connect with people on a different level. I believe that building a relationship is the main thing that we have done away with in this line of work. There is a belief that if I just give my prospect more information than the competition, if I just let them know about all of our benefits, I will close the deal. This has created a distrust between vendors and buyers. We need to bring back the relationship building to the industry that is seen as slick and untrustworthy. If I receive a copy of the book, not only will I read it, but I will also seed 10 copies of the book in addition to the copies I get for my team members.

  • S. Williams

    I want to further develop my skills of connecting and communicating with others. This is something that if developed properly can yield financial freedom. From reading some of John Maxwell's other books and hearing him speak I have become a hugh fan of his, and I know I won't be able to put this book down once I start to reading it.

  • http://forrest-long.blogspot.com Forrest Long

    As a pastor, effective communication is vital to my ministry. I recognize John Maxwell as a great communicator and am sure that I could learn and benefit from what he has written. I would appreciate a copy of the book.

  • Lizzie3773

    In a world where TGIF is now Twitter, Google, iPhone and Facebook few individuals are really connecting. And humans have an innate need for connections. But the art of communications and connecting seems to be an art that is disappearing.
    I knowwinning a copy of John C. Maxwell's new book would improve my communication and leadership skills. After improving my own skillI I can pay it forward. So winning a copy of the book would not only assist me with obtaining my dreams, but also help me leave a more positive fingerprint on the lives of those whose paths I cross.

  • http://twitter.com/rolandhairston @rolandhairston

    Hello Mr. Hyatt,

    I am 29 years old and I work at a church as the Director of Communications. Recently I've found that some of our methods and overall strategy need some work…what I mean is that I've observed that we give alot of great information but less often connect people with our message, with one another and with the principles we're trying to share.

    I've read John Maxwell's "21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" and my wife has read "Failing Forward." I believe Mr. Maxwell's experience and insight would help me and our church in connecting with one another and the community so I ask that you please invest a copy of the book in me! In exchange, I promise to read it and seek to apply the principles and practices it sets forth. I'll even write you back in a few months to let you know how things are coming! :-)

    Thanks & God Bless.

  • M. C. Anderson

    I just watched the video and laughed out loud! Definitely HAVE to have this book! Why? Because I am needing to re-connect with life after a year and a half hiatus…moved, left a job (thinking I would be able to get one :) ) and, while have been busy with travel and volunteering, have not found a job yet. So I need something to recharge me and get me back in the game…and I figured a free book was cheaper than another Masters degree. At any rate, I don't have the money for an autographed copy on hand!
    Will I read it? Cover to cover! Thanks for considering my request! Have a wonderfilled day!

  • http://www.4u2live.net Peter Eleazar

    Birds, Bees, Whales, Children, Wives, Stomachs, Crowds, Ants … can make a simple connections and get a response, without words – but what they use I don't have (a pleading look, an open hand), so I must say it. Yet in saying it I must still connect without merely adding words, but for all I do I am no better than a power station – unless you plug in, my energy is lost. Therein is the value of connection …
    My recent post Change your perspectives to gain favour

  • Margaret

    I read somewhere once that 80% of a person's success can be contributed to their people skills- only 20% is attributed to what you know. What better way to increase my odds of success than improving my people skills– turning my communicating skills into CONNECTION skills! I can't wait to get my hands on this book. I've been following John by newsletter for a while now– I know that this is going to be a fantastic read!

  • http://twitter.com/kucole @kucole

    As a public relations manager, communication is key in my job – not only externally with my clients and the media but also internally with my staff. I took this managerial role on a year ago and am still learning how to best connect – not just communicate – with my staff. Would love to hear Maxwell's thoughts on the subject. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • http://twitter.com/obihaive @obihaive

    As a church planter my communication skills need a lot of work. I know that I have the talent to speak but what I really want to see is transformation in the lives of those I'm reaching out to. How can I become a person who mearly speaks 30 minutes on Sunday to a person who transforms the lives of others for God's kingdom? If Maxwell's book can help, I promise to read it. __Thanks!

  • Anthony Eredia

    I am compassionate educator and designer. I make learning fun and memorable. Reid Dugger seminars teach and develop the leader within. We assist individuals to optimize their full potential.

  • Janet Lash

    Hi! Yes, I have enjoyed several of your books, and even your 21 Laws Bible. Based on that, I am all too sure this one will be well worth the reading and I would appreciate the opportunity to do that. However, I must admit, having a "signed" copy would be very special. You have been a great benefit to the ministry of our church as my husband and I have taught your materials. We are now pastoring, and rely on much of your leadership teaching to support the work we are called to do. Thank you for blessing the body of Christ, leaders, and myself with your insight and communicative abilities. God bless you. Janet Lash

  • Wendy Cathcart

    I would like a copy of this book for 2 reasons: 1. I am currently reading your book on the 21 most important minutes for leaders, and am learning a lot about who I am and what God is capable of doing with the person I am. 2. We are approaching an 'empty nest' in a few years, and don't want to be caught flat-footed when it comes to communicating with our young adult children as well as that whole generation. I want to minimize the 'generation gap' as much as possible and employ a mutual contribution to each other's worlds.

    Thanks so much for your consideration.

  • David Falknor

    I would love a copy of this book to help me connect with my family as well as help my business grow.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kathy.barthelemy Kathy Barthelemy

    I would like a copy of this book so I can become a better communicator and increase my leadership skills. I mentor women. I sow into others lives. I am a graduate of a christian university were John's books were used as textbooks. Excellent on every level and would like his latest work to continue growing.

  • http://twitter.com/shelleydk @shelleydk

    I would love a copy of John's book! I was just recently hired at the Communications Director at a church in Nashville and I am sure this book would be an invaluable tool as I implement a new Communications system at this church! I'd love the chance to read it, and then I am SURE it would look great on my desk to lend to others when I am finished!

  • Isabelo Tabanguil

    1) Because if you're giving it away, it is free, 2) I would like to sharpen and get some insights into bettering my communication skills, and 3) I cannot make any promises other than, make my yes mean yes and my no mean no, so "Yes, I will be reading it, why waste a good book, if I am not going to read it."

  • Ong Chee Beng

    Hi, I'm in the business of Life Insurance in Malaysia, what do I did daily is to meeting with people to communicate and building rapport. All the while I was thinking that I'm doing my job excellently until the day I come across with John C. Maxwell new book "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect", I started to think, am I connecting to others via the way I communicate?

    I started to have the doubt on what I'm doing so far and asking myself "am I connecting to other while I communicate?" This question does not appears in my mind before, it seems to be a very simple question to any of us, but I can assure that, not much of us have the exact answer for it. The same happens to me, I can't answer this simple question confidently… Why?

    I got to find the answer from this book.. I certainly will ge this book and read it and share it with my colleagues, friends, customers and family. I'm sure that this book will help anyone to connect better with others and make the world PEACE…

    Hope to have a copy with John's autography in my books collection…

    Thank you!

  • TomKinsfather

    I’m a pastor in a small SoCal community. As our church grows I become more aware of how important it is to engage the “new-to-church” people. Sunday morning we try to create on environment where everyone is welcome and can understand.

    I’ll read John’s new book either way. I’ve read many of his books and they’re all so clear and helpful. Love to have a free autographed copy though =D

  • http://www.centrikidblog.com Meredith

    NO MORE MAXWELL!

    Just kidding… Seriously though, I lead and train college students to share the Gospel with kids! So, let's just be honest, THERE'S A LOT AT STAKE HERE!
    Maxwell has TONS to teach me… and I wanna learn. I want to train folks to communicate the Gospel clearly. How can I lead and train students if I'm not connecting with them? I'm 27 with hopefully many more years to invest in the NEXT generation!

    I promise to read Maxwell. I'll settle for another book if you don't pick me for this one!

    I live in Nashville, so shipping can't cost much… does saving you $$$ count for creativity?
    My recent post today’s culture will shape tomorrow’s culture for today’s kids…

  • ionel

    Of course I will read the book, I wait it from long time ago… I even sent some comments when John Maxwell asked for every chapter!

    Also, I plan to apply all of his teaching when building my marketing organization to the next level.

    And I plan to use this book to encourage all people who work with me to develop their social & communication skills.

    Thanks for reading my lines!

  • M. Paxton

    ******WHO WANTS FREE MONEY*******

    Don’t we all? Now that I have your attention, I cannot offer you any but I can tell you that I need and would love to have this book to add to my collection.

    I learned the hard way (unfortunately) that being able to speak to or in front of people is only half the battle. Being able to engage people and have your message leave with them is really the most critical part.
    This is the area I am constantly trying to improve.

    My wife and I are lucky enough to have so many opportunities to connect with people and we are constantly challenging each other in the areas of leadership and communication.

    From what I have read so far, this book is “exactly what the doctor ordered”.

    Thanks for this fantastic opportunity.

  • Chris

    A few months ago, in the 7th grade guys small group I lead, everyone had finally settled down and we were starting to discuss the Bible. However, one student kept disrupting. I'd tell him to be quiet (that worked for about a second) and threatened to send him out of the room. Finally he stopped talking, and took up singing. That's when I forcefully said, "Just be quiet for a few minutes!" His sad reply, "I can't!" I thought, "He's probably telling the truth. How do I connect the truth of the Bible to this ADHD kid's life?"
    As a middle school youth pastor, I have a unique demographic to connect with. Some are extremely ADHD, some come from good, solid families, others have had a tough life. Not only do I have to connect with students in a small group setting, but one-on-one, and in a large group. Plus, there are other interactions I have daily that don't involve students. I have to connect with parents and my volunteers.
    When I first heard about this book, I didn't really care to read it. I thought, "Another book on how to speak good…or is it well?" But after reading your description of it, I would definitely read this book. I want to be able to connect with students, parents, and leaders to leave a lasting impression of Christ on their lives.

    Chris

  • Clint Poettcker

    I work with many self-employed business owners, some of whom are in business for the first time. The focus of each business owner is to connect with people, discuss the needs they have, and present different solutions.
    ‘Everyone Communicates, Few Connect’ sounds exactly like a ‘must-read’ book for everyone I associate with.

  • http://www.robbyrambling.blogspot.com Robby Martin

    If elected to receive a copy, I promise to ECFC the book:

    1)Embrace it – Reading John’s works is always easy, and ALWAYS beneficial!

    2)Commission it – Apply what I learn to become a better leader, mentor, and most of all to help others know it’s about THEM, not me.

    3)Feed it to others – One way I try to let others know it’s about them is to hand them appropriate resources. I have no doubt this book will have application for someone I work with and/or around, and will not hesitate to place it in their hands (once I have read it, of course – :)).

    4)Commend it – I often find opportunities to share resource ideas at work and at church, and expect to find ECFC to be one that I will recommend to many.

    I appreciate the opportunity to be considered for a copy of this awesome new resource!

    Sincerely,

    Robby Martin

  • David Molstad

    Perhaps, I pray perhaps, this book will provide me the answer I desperately seek to become the success I dream and plan for. I left my corporate job almost three years ago. I have followed Mr. Maxwell as much as I can being unable to afford his books and cd's, my family is my first priority. Through John's teachings I have been able to make huge progress from my former self, a back office IT guy who rarely spoke to anyone to now speaking in public (small groups and infrequently to be sure) and working with people daily. While I have seen some success I need to improve myself in order to help people better and support my family better. I want to be a better me in order to help others be better in any way I can. Connecting with people is one of my newest greatest joys. Understanding others needs and providing the assistance they need better is my ultimate goal and I confident Mr. Maxwell's book will help me a great deal. I also would be absolutely delighted to actually own one of Mr. Maxwell's books. I have already dedicated a place on my book shelf though I believe the book will be with me more than on the shelf.
    Thank you for offering to give so many books to deserving people. While I would be delighted to receive a book I know there are many others who may be more in need than me and while the choices will be difficult I am confident your choices will be the most appropriate.
    Thank you very much.

  • Scott Prox

    As I am beginning a new stage in my life that will include the empowerment of individuals, I feel that "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently" will provide a necessary foundation for me. This will empower me to make the most impact on those peolpe I am graced to work with. My long term goals have me in a position to influence young men to successfully become better men than the examples they had in their lives.
    I am also involved in men's ministry development at my church. One of the areas where we are not succeeding right now is in connecting with those who need to be ministered to. This may be the tool we need to cross that line and truly make an impact there as well. I have read a number of Maxwell's books in the past and have found that the practical application of his principles to be very effective. I do promise to read this book whether you give me a copy or I have to buy it myself.

  • http://akolosik.wordpress.com Adam Kolosik

    I am a student, and staff member for a church. I am constantly learning, and do not want to ever stop. I want to be the best communicator I can be. I have a blog, but I don't get many page views, although mostly I do it just for something to do, and not to push an agenda. I like to be provocative sometimes, but I fail at that a lot too. I have failed in communicating and connecting with people many times. I still won't give up trying. I would love to read this book to help along my pursuit of making a difference in the lives around me.
    My recent post the days….

  • Ted Rockwell

    For me the simplies reason I could give for wanting the book is to learn and be able to apply the principle that Jesus used throughout His ministry…connecting (fellowhip) with people.

    God’s ultimate plan was to have fellowship with each one of us forever. Therefore He gave His son on Calvary so we might be reconciled with Him.

    We can preach the gospel all day long, but unless we connect with people it can all still just be emply, meaningless words. The same can be true in your marriage, your family, your frienships, your ministry, and your job. For me, I want to have a better understanding of what it takes to connect and how I can apply the principles to be one that not only communicates well but can also connect well!!!

  • http://www.TheStPierreGroup.com Ruthe St-Pierre

    My name is Ruthe St-Pierre. I want to have this book and I promise that I will read it cover to cover with a pen so to underline what jumps at me and to take notes about what I read… I always do. I am a big reader and my goal is to read a minimum of 3 books a month. Last year I started a personal growth program to read 20 books during the year and I read many more to an average of 2 per month. I have a librairy of books in my house of over 1,000 personal growth books and I have read a lot of them, some of them multiple times. My goal is to read all of them along with the new books I buy every month in the next 5 years. I buy at least 2 books per month. All my 4 children are big readers because of the example they had all their lives of seeing their parents reading. I don’t watch tv…. I read. I know I will accomplish my goal of 36 books this year, and I am planning on adding one more book per month next year. English is my 3rd learned language and because of it it takes me longer to read than most English speaking people. I don’t let that stop me, because I know that there is wealth in reading and reading transforms me from the inside out and I become a better person and a better communicator to other people. People are important in my life and the way I am interested in them and how I make them feel important is important to me.

    I am always in contact with people. I am a realtor and I also have a personal franchising business where I help people get started in their own business and reach for their potential and their dreams and goals. I do the same with real estate. I am also involved in my church. I believe it is essential in the work I do, to be in constant communication with others and to know how to connect with them. The only way we can change people’s lives and be a positive influence into their future is to truly connect with them. I know that in the future I will also be doing some public speaking to different size groups and connecting at the audience’s level is as important as connecting to people on an everyday basis. Public speaking does not intimidate me as I know that when the time comes for this to be a reality in my life, I will be ready and prepared for it. I believe this book will be instrumental at helping me reach these goals and dreams.

    I do want to be part of the people that get this book in particular as it will be a signed copy joining the many books I already have from John Maxwell. I truly like his books and all the wisdom and information in them and the easily applicable concepts he gives. Life changing information. Even if I don’t win this book, I wil purchase one for myself, so why not have one that is autographed by Mr Maxwell?

    One of the Big winners of this book!

    Ruthe St-Pierre

  • Nadia Ferguson

    I believe I can truly benefit from this book. I attend Christ Fellowship Church and Dr Maxwell has been there on a few occasions and he truly inspires me. But this book especially is exactly what I need in my life and apply it to all aspects : my home , my kids, my husband as well as my friends and co workers. Alot of times I know what point I am trying to get across but I either do it all wrong or the person I am dealing with is just not getting it. I think this will especially help me when I am trying to show people I am around what they are missing by not having Jesus In their life. I tend to be either on the attack or the defense when I am confronting with issues that I feel so strong about and the other person is just not seeing it inthe same perspective or the communication is either not there or all wrong.

  • http://www.saltybeliever.com Bryan Catherman

    Michael,

    As uncreative as this may be, I am a second year seminary student trying to take in as much information (old material and new) as I can that will help manifest good and right thinking as I move forward in ministry. Admittedly, I have read little of John Maxwell's work but will be writing a review on one of his leadership books later this semester.

    Sincerely,
    Bryan

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=623252139 Derek Niziol

    I have recently moved to a new city after being laid off and instead of going back to work I have decided to Start my own computer repair business. Since I have been sitting behind the phones for my carreer to this point this is a huge change and I believe that this book would start to help me learn how to connect with more people. Thank you for the opportunity.

    Derek

  • Robert St Louis

    I just read another book on communicating with others and I have even written a review on that book. I would really enjoy reading John Maxwell’s book on communication and I would write a review on that book as well, which I would probably share with my friends on FB and Twitter.

  • Duane Youngblood

    As a 52 year old teacher of a college and career class of young people at my church I am constantly looking for any assistance staying connected to my students. It is a little easier for them to utilize all of the social networking opportunites available as I plod along trying to learn the latest tool. I appreciate John’s easy to understand instructions and realize that he on target to the issues of today expaining the need to connect. Great job!

  • http://www.studentleadershipchallenge.com Gary Morgan

    GaryMorganLeads: You can NEVER stop trying to learn how to communicate better, i don't care if you talk to one person a day or speak to thousands. There is always something new to learn about how we connect with other people and I'm expecting this book to give me many new insights as well as help reinforce current skills and strategies. I'm venturing into a new mode of teaching leadership online (in fact our first class is today) and this can bring new and exciting challenges. I'm hoping this book will help me better connect with my students in this new way of teaching as well.

  • http://pastorbernie.wordpress.com Bernie Anderson

    I’m a pastor and speaker, I’m likely guilty of relying too heavily on my natural God-given gift to communicate. But as the book title says, “everyone communicates but few connect” I’ve felt lately after probably 20 years of public speaking in church and other settings I’ve been doing a decent job of communicating but not connecting. Since I see myself always being in a field where I must communicate and connect this book could be one of the most valuable resources ever as I sense a deep need to really rediscover not just how to communicate but how to connect and thus serve others more effectively. I will absolutely read it! More than that though I believe that the art of communicating/connecting is slowly being lost (perhaps do to social media etc.) especially among our younger generations my goal would be to pass along the book to a teenager or someone in their 20s and then commit to meeting and discussing the book with them and learn together what it means to communicate and connect.

  • Israel Tapia

    I want a copy of this book to give for free to President Barack Hussein Obama. I will insert the following short comment: Dear H. President Obama:I hope this book “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell may become an useful tool to connect with all the Christian leaders of the country you govern with unselfish love"

    Israel

  • http://www.GlobalMediaInsight.com Francis J Kalarickal

    Greetings dear Michael,

    With already 291 comments in the first few hours, I hope that you will be able to hear me loud and clear from 7,540 Miles across in Dubai.

    Middle East may be a desert, but offers a high potential to a Christian for impacting the lives and faith of people with the LOVE and UNDERSTANDING of Christ. This may sound to be a Grand desire!

    I have known & cherished Johns books for over a year. Michael, your personal observations on The Book has further enhanced the appeal of The Book. I want to Connect with the people in the Middle East, towards achieving my desire.

    Waiting eagerly to get this special autographed copy. Wanting to use the practical, insightful tips on Connecting. I will read this book and assuredly imbibe from it.

    Francis from Dubai. http://www.GlobalMediaInsight.com

  • Mary Ellen Carlise

    Well…..It seems as if I have suddenly been thrust into "connecting". I started a new business-Network Marketing, which is all about connecting. I teach a Bible Study which is all about connecting. I am a Mom of 6 with a few troubled kids, and it was suggested to me that I need to learn how to "connect" more closely with them….my life has taken a turn into the wonderful world of connecting! ….and YES! I promise to read it! Although I will have to finish my CURRENT John Maxwell book, Developing the Leader Within You, first! :)

  • http://www.sherrindak.blogspot.com Sherrinda

    Both my "jobs" require a lot of personal contact with people. My paying job as a Registrar/Receptionist in a school keeps me in front of people every day. I've found there are many angry people out there who don't understand the "school system", and there is a fine line to walk in communicating to them in a way they can understand while diffusing their frustration level.

    My non-paying job as a pastor's wife is where I could really use this book! While shy by nature, I've learned to force myself to be visible. I can make conversation, but have trouble really going deep and connecting with church members. To be able to make a difference, connect with others on a deeper, more spiritual level would be "heaven" to me!

    Thanks for the opportunity for a chance to win a copy of the book!

  • Cynthia

    I would love a copy of this book! I am an educator and present for our team frequently. In this day, all of us are so bombarded with technology, everyone always has their nose on their pda, phone, computer that it is so refreshing to hear someone that can hold our attention. It's always great to learn something new when presenting, and help others to really listen! And I love anything Maxwell puts out! I am a fan!

  • Danny Wahlquist

    I have read most of what John has written and never failed to get insight. Certainly connecting is one of the great challenges in our day, and I can't wait to read what he has to say!

  • STRONG in Tranist

    John C Maxwell is more than just books to me, he is a smart effective business tool. i21 Irrefutable laws of leadership has helped me as a person to grow. As a 30 yr old transport business Managing Director I have just been placed in a postion where I am restructuring mybusiness and bascially starting again. That's Great what an oportunity, but what ANOTHER POWERFUL business tool for me to to have… CONNECTION….. John C Mawell can teach me how to break down the barrier within this male domiated industry and acheive my goals….!
    For this reason I would LOVE a copy of this book and will not only READ IT but use my #10 leader in my life (John C Maxwell) to help me acheive moe growth not only within my self… but ultimately my company!

  • Adam Faughn

    As one who preaches the Gospel of Christ, my job is to connect the Message to the lives of people. I understand that this is truly an art-form, and is something I am constantly working on. I would love to have this resource to help me in that life-long endeavor. Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Claude Valdes

    I am an Executive Pastor with 15 direct reports (I know too many) and in my role true connection is key. I am a leader of leaders and I do a lot of communicating, I would say that it is one of my strengths however with my leadership gifting, true connection (which is my heart's desire) is often misconceived as an after thought. I want to change that! In fact one of the ministries I oversee was doing a Book Fair at Barnes & Noble yesterday to raise money to purchase books in Spanish for a school in Peru that we helped build when I saw Maxwell's book. After reading the back I thought I would purchase it. Just then my daughter requested a "Princess" book with her big brown eyes…with only enough cash for one book, I put family first and gave in to my daughter's request! I would absolutely read the book in its entirety and put its points into practice immediately if you so chose to bless our church by giving me a copy. Thank you for your consideration!

  • http://twitter.com/jmiles_tms @jmiles_tms

    Great to have you back!!!

    I would love a copy of this book, as both an entrepreneur and ministry leader (of two ministries) I am constantly having to communicate ideas, vision, and solutions to customers and ministry members. I am always looking to improve my communication skills and would love to have the opportunity to read a book by John Maxwell on the subject.

    I promise to read the book and time permitting post a book review entry of it on my websites(s) [in the case like this where a book has both personal/ministry and business ramifications I write two posts focusing on the different aspects of the book and how they relate to the two spheres of influence I am in].
    My recent post Book Review – What’s in a Word? – Webb Garrison

  • http://twitter.com/Interactive_UAE Francis J Kalarickal

    Greetings dear Michael,

    With already 360 comments in the first few hours, I hope that you will be able to hear me loud and clear from 7,540 Miles across in Dubai.

    Middle East may be a desert, but offers a high potential to a Christian for impacting the lives and faith of people with the LOVE and UNDERSTANDING of Christ. This may sound to be a Grand desire!

    I have known & cherished Johns books for over a year. Michael, your personal observations on The Book has further enhanced the appeal of The Book. I want to Connect with the people in the Middle East, towards achieving my desire.

    Waiting eagerly to get this special autographed copy. Wanting to use the practical, insightful tips on Connecting. I will read this book and assuredly imbibe from it.

    Francis from Dubai

    My recent post Interactive_UAE: Amazing manner in which a cup cake maker in Seattle is using the online media..Check outhttp://winkcupcakes.com/..Inspiration for all of us

  • Irene Taguiling

    Why do I need a copy of this book…
    Well, I like John C. Maxwell, I always admired his style of writing , winning the interest of his audience or the crowds. I only had one book of him the title about ‘influencing people’. When I was at college, I searched about ‘management and leadership’, I came across the Leadership wired and had an email subscription, til now and I awaits and read the messages/topics posted there. In a way, he had a great influence in my life and for others also. I want a copy because I do believe I will learn a lot from this book, the title alone speaks for itself. Its about give and take. Your giving is your communication with people, the hours you spend with them, with good or bad motive. In taking, that is the response you get from them, thats the connection. They get attach by you. You win their hearts and had an influence in peoples’ lives. Few connects because this type of people have that loving and caring attitude, they go beyond what they are able.
    I’m a fan or not, I will read the book. I won’t say a lot of good adjectives to describe the book or the author, but It’s a blessing to read all his books and a blessing to get connected with
    real People. As you read their books ,you get a hold of their gifts or talents as well. In a way that you want to impart also to others in your surroundings.

  • http://www.JulieSurfaceJohnson.com JulieSurfaceJohnson

    I'm a writer, unpublished so far, who is spending this year polishing my five books and reaching out to potential audiences through Facebook, Twitter, and my two blogs…in other words, building a platform and preparing for my big "breakout." Connecting with an audience, whether in written or oral form, is essential for success. I welcome the opportunity to learn from a master communicator, John C. Maxwell.
    My recent post A Day in the Life of Rebecca Gaumitz

  • MFJ

    "What you do speaks so loud that I can't hear what you are saying" is a quote that I have to be conscience about for years. I have leaned on my actions/behavior to influence and motivate people and realize that it is not enough to lead. I can manage effectively, however I have a great desire to be more impactful when I communicate verbally with the people I have been entrusted with. I read daily and will put all other books aside in order to read this book so that I can be able to connect to a greater degree with my staff, wife and kids.
    General Manager with Chick-fil-A.

  • http://twitter.com/the1stfollower @the1stfollower

    Hello Mr. Hyatt. I need this book because I am a young minister, busines proffessional, and blogger trying to find my place in this crazy world. I haven't quite found my place yet, and I know the only way that I will is to keep working hard, helping others, and learning. The subject matter Mr. Maxwell's new book will help me in every arena in which I currently find myself performing. If you select me to receive a copy of the book I will read it, review it on my blog (www.the1stfollower.com), and give away a copy to someone else who will find some use for it. Thank you for the opportunity!
    My recent post Epic

  • Trisha Dawson

    I would LOVE to read this book! I NEED to read this book. I HAVE TO learn to connect with my husband. We’ve been married ten years and getting to where we connect, and not just talking AT eachother, is still an issue. It’s been more so of an issue since his tours in Iraq. I know this book could change my marriage forever, for the better. I also believe it would help me in connecting with our son and also with my colleagues at work. At work I’m taking on more responsibility’s so need insight on connecting with those i work with and being most effective.
    The impact this book will have on my marriage alone, with be earth shattering. PLEASE pick me.

  • http://twitter.com/ShawnBrewer @ShawnBrewer

    Leadership is Influence. My line of work involves lots of networking & sales. I have been following the twitter posts about this book and have been anxiously awaiting it's arrival. I try to get my hands of any Maxwell & any communication & leadership book.

    I've seen John speak several times and I have many talks on CD. I give out his books to folks when I hear them describe a problem and I feel like there's a book of his that will help them out. I will need to read his books to stay on top of my game when I'm talking with associates & clients.

    So yes, I promise I'll read this book from cover to cover!!

  • http://www.pylesofmark.wordpress.com Mark Pyles

    I am a missionary in the Dominican Republic (with a US mailing address). I am on the verge of launching our second next generation church plant. I am working with and training young people (youth and adult) in ministry. This book would be an incredible resource to be able to teach them to connect.

    Thank you.

    Mark

  • RobinRMcCoy

    Love listening to and reading from books by Mr. Maxwell. Being in ful ltime ministry as the Director Of Guest and Member Relations, I love to read insights, ideas, inspirations that will help me get better and help me inspire our teams to genuinely grow and serve others so that we can create a warm, welcoming environement that will a.make them feel at home. b. let them know we care and that God cares. and c. to create the atmosphere that will allow their hearts to be open to recieve all that God has for them! I would love to read the latest and greatest from Mr. John Maxwell! Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Jaime Ortiz

    Hi Mr. Hyatt. My wife and I have read 17 of Mr. Maxwell`s books, some of them 3 or 4 times and we base most of our work to help the people on his lessons. Mr. Maxwell is the best leader I have ever known. We also went to the event in Cali, Colombia where Mr. Maxell launched his book “Leadership Gold
    Lessons I’ve Learned from a Lifetime of Leading”. My wife and I live in San José, Costa Rica and it would be incredible significant for us to learn from this book autographed and share it with the organizations we work with. Plus, it will probably be the first book in Costa Rica!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to read our comment.
    Your friends from Costa Rica,

    Jaime and María Laura

  • Gabriel Ortiz

    I really beleive this book will provide me with insight on how to effectively communicate as I strive to be an effective Leader and Manager. I’m a God-Fearing Man and Law Enforcement Officer in mid-level management and I use biblical principals in my approach to management. I’m also a Mediator and participate in our Interest-Based Management Program which helps develop other law enforcement supervisors and personnel by teaching them how to resolve conflict through the use of Interest-Based Problem Solving and effective communication. I know this book will continue to help me in my own personal growth and development and a book authored by John C. Maxwell will definitley help me in my journey. Thanks for your consideration and God Bless!

    Gabe

  • Darrell Frycz

    I took one of John’s leadership course’s several years ago and found it to be very informative and helpful. Have read a couple of his books over the years.

    Just started with twitter and started to follow John again, what his new book is telling us is so much of what is going on in the real world, and not everyone seems to understand that. It is one the the books that
    I really would love to read.

    Hope he continues to keep publishing books!

  • Wayne Coussens

    As a counselor, I spend much of every day teaching people about how to communicate. John’s books have been a great resource for me. One of my 5 boys is graduating in May with a Masters degree in Professional Counseling and I can’t think of a better graduation present for him than an autographed copy of John’s new book to get him started out right. Thanks Mike for continuing to send forth the best authors and material.

  • http://www.advocare.com/0211434 Preston Zoetewey

    I need this book! No great explanations as to why I am better than anyone else to receive it, but I desire it. I desire to become a better and more equipped leader to encourage the fulfillment of God’s purpose on my life and I need practical help to do that. I recently began working for Sight and Sound Theatres and it has been an amazing journey. I came into a leadership role from outside the company which is not normally done. This has caused the need to step up in a more active way in leadership. Past simple exampling and into more engaging ways of communicating with those around me. I believe this book will help to define me better. I believe this book will equip me better. Most of all, this book will encourage me. Thank you, Preston Zoetewey

  • Michael Biggs

    Love John Maxwell. Have read ten or more of his books so far this year. I'm a writer and speaker and always seeking better ways of communicating a message of hope and encouragement to my audience.
    Thanks John. Michael Biggs

  • Patrick

    I just recently got into a business that forces me to interact and connect with people. Since I grew up a very introverted child, I struggle sometimes to connect with people. I'm looking to improve my ability to connect with people I know as well as others I've just met.

  • James 'Coach' Senior

    My name is James 'Coach' Senior and I am a football coach for a strong program in Provo Ut. I graduated in Communications at BYU and am recently studying for my Master's as well. In the last several months I have acquired more than 70 books in coaching, personal development, leadership, and communication (including 2 of Dr Maxwell's books); and I plan to acquire more and read them all as time goes on. I plan to either coach at the college ranks for a career or start a business where I am a presenter and do workshops for a younger demographic. I also am working on writing a couple of books of my own in which I plan to promote and use as a tool for future presentations.

    Over the last 6-8 months or so I have developed an appreciation for Dr Maxwell and his teachings. I feel this book would be a good investment of my time as it appears to fall in line with my career goals and natural abilities. There is a 'connection' I want to make with my audience whether it be football, youth presentations, church, or wherever I may be, so that I can inspire and motivate them to action. I have discovered that the truly powerful people which we all admire are the ones who 1.create true value to others, 2. Lead others to action, 3. think big and 4. work harder than most believe is possible. I feel this book, and many others that Dr Maxwell has written, can enhance my ability and understanding in these fields because at some point I have to 'communicate' these principles to others.
    Thank You for your time and let me know if there's anything I can do for you.

  • http://www.sight-sound.com Preston Zoetewey

    I need this book! No great explanations as to why I am better than anyone else to receive it, but I desire it. I desire to become a better and more equipped leader to encourage the fulfillment of God's purpose on my life and I need practical help to do that. I recently began working for Sight and Sound Theatres and it has been an amazing journey. I came into a leadership role from outside the company which is not normally done. This has caused the need to step up in a more active way in leadership. Past simple exampling and into more engaging ways of communicating with those around me. I believe this book will help to define me better. I believe this book will equip me better. Most of all, this book will encourage me. Thank you, Preston Zoetewey

  • JR

    Mr. Hyatt –

    As a recent college graduate and now full-time freelance designer/producer/filmmaker/musician, my livelihood is dependent upon successful communication, and more importantly, connection. While some of this is taught in school, a majority of my studies focused on the skills I would need to be successful and not on ways to meet people and develop professional relationships. I realize now that to take my professional career to the next level, I need to enhance my ability to communicate and connect. If I were to receive a copy of the book, I would most definitely read it right away, and begin implementing the things I learn from it. I would also share what I learn with the kids I teach and mentor.

    Thank you!

    JR

  • http://www.cybersecurityseminars.com Tom

    Thanks so much, Mike, and I hope you had a wonderful Easter–welcome back! I would love a copy of this book to help me in four roles of my life. In my role launching a new conference business, I would like to glean tips for my speakers and myself. As a church Vestryman, I hope to share insights for our leadership to ensure we connect with our parish. As a blogger on the topic of encouragement, I hope to write about John Maxwell's encouraging insights. Finally, as a parent of a 13-year old and husband, I hope to connect in the best, most loving way I can with my family. Thank you again for this offer! Best.

    Tom

  • Carman

    I am an Independent Business Owner connected with World Wide Dream Builders and have a burgeoning team. Understanding the concepts he discusses in this book would help me to be able to connect with my group in such a way that we can build momentum to connect with and lift others. Here's a promise: the book and its message will be shared. I appreciate John's work and have a beginning library of his works. Additionally, it's my birthday on Friday! Thanks!

  • Darrell Easley

    Michael,

    I begin a new job on April 16, the day of your deadline. I will know very few people, however the foundation upon which I connect with them will be critical in making sure this program continues to be successful. I work in higher education and will begin my first director level position. On a side note, the 360 degree leader was a tremendous help to me as I did not supervise anyone, but I did learn to lead up!

    I am not a faculty member, however I will be working with faculty members, department heads, other university staff, and MBA students. This book will give more insight on how to connect, not only to those above me, but also to the students I will be working with.

    Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Lori Stettler

    As a higher education administrator my job requires that I not only communicate but build relationships with all constituency groups both internal and external to the university. As a PhD student collecting qualitative data and writing a dissertation on parental perceptions, it is critical to my success. I would love to have a copy of John Maxwell's new book to assist in my personal and professional development. Striving to be an effective communicator and leader at all levels in my life, I find John's books to be inspiring, motivating and just the kind of kick in the seat in the pants we all need some days. After long days of working and attending classes, this type of book is exactly what I need to motivate me toward another productive day in service to a greater tomorrow.

  • Christian Mueller

    I cant wait for this book to come out, as a young person doing internships with some of the best leaders in the nation, I get a chance to learn everyday from the best. Every time I get a chance to read one of Johns books its like another day of interning. Another day of learning from the best in the nation. Cant wait!

  • Scott Macdonald

    Mike, I am a "connector" myself. And, you don't have to send me a copy of the book, because I'll buy it anyway. And I'll probably read it before I even go to sleep on the day I get it. But, being a connector, and loving resources that stretch and develop me and others, if I get a copy it is going to get a lot of exposure and press within my little circle of trust, and then my circle of trust's circle of trust, and then …..

  • Mabeth

    Want a copy of his book. been waiting for this to come out, though i know i cant afford to buy one, and am miles across hoping to get a free copy :)) ineed this book just last yr i shifted career from accounting to an hr personnel. from figures and calculation to dealing with people.. i need to communicate and connect. its late, goodnight

  • http://twitter.com/lrfrazier @lrfrazier

    In my job as a high school principal it is imperative that I communicate effectively with students, teachers, parents and staff members. I look forward to reading this book, and am sure it will have a profound effect on my professional life and his other books have had in my personal life.

  • Elisabeth

    I have read many of Mr. Maxwell’s books, and have enjoyed each one individually. I was excited to hear about this new book on communication because, well, communication is one of my weak points. :) The practical teaching of Mr. Maxwell’s books has proven very helpful in the past and so I have great hopes for the kinds of useful training I could receive from this new book.

    I also currently attend a Christian leadership training school and have been anxious to read this book and possible pass it on to the director of the school as curriculum for future classes.

    Thank you for considering me.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1580285998 Donavan Holdeman

    I feel this is one area of lack in my life, I communicate alot, but I dont feel like a connection is being made. As the leader of a growing organization (sales) of people I think that I could be much more effective than I am. I promise to read it cover to cover and then share it with the team.

  • Andrew Acker

    American's love free things. Second to only free t-shirts (especially ones from sporting events) free books might be the most desired things us Americans like (of course, not to read, just to have on bookshelves).

    I would love this book so I can actually read it, enjoy it and apply it. I’ve spent four years studying and being told what to think, now as I begin working full time I have begun to learn how to think. Maxwell does a great job and incorporating leadership and knowledge into a dynamic working world. So seeing as I am one of the younger applicants (just turn 22), broke from four years of college (which means I really appreciate free things) and beginning my working career, I would like this book so I can develop myself as a leader and communicator and be able add value to any organization I work for.

    On a more serious note, I would love to read this book so I can use it as a skill and educational tool in the companies I consult for. Being young is the greatest challenge I face at work and books like Maxwell’s can provide me with great supportive tools and education to be an effective leader, communicator, and a effective change agent.

  • http://www.twitter.com/haydeeang muffin1023

    Hello Michael, I was able to read the first 3 chapters of its draft last year & I thought it was good.
    I’ve been working in the customer service line for more than 10 yrs now but I am yet to perfect the art of communicating, because I really like to TALK & want attention but hardly listen to what others say. Because I assume that what I’d tell them is more important & they’re going to thank me later. Result: I’ve driven away some of them instead.
    I notice that when I LISTEN more(& emphatize), my customers feel more comfortable to open up to me. Thru their sharing of experiences, I gain knowledge & I win relationships too. It’s when communicating becomes more enjoyable & our extra effort will require less energy.
    People will remember you & like you best when you show interest/take time to give an ear, & so he/she will be eager in return to ask you, “hey, so what do you think?”

  • http://www.GoDeeperStill.com Lana Vaughan

    I am going to use this book to teach a unit on effective communication and connection to 6th and 7th graders. So much attention is focused on bullying but little education and training has it’s primary focus in active rather than reactive behavior. These kids are our future and the examples they have of adults communicating well are not giving them clear tools for building a better world. This is a good tool. They desperately need it. Please enter me for a free teaching set when John gets classroom material ready for making an impact on the class of “Sweet 16″. Love these kids. They need all the help they can get

  • Joe McDaniel

    "Top Ten Reasons" Why I Want This Book #10. I am a facebook fan of John Maxwell. #9 I am a television fan of John Maxwell. #8 I am a twitter fan of John Maxwell. #7 I am a product fan of John Maxwell – (I have: How Successful People Think, Developing the Leader Within You, 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadeship, and How to be A Real Success – the DVD Curriculum – as you can see, I desperately need a Maxwell product update) #6 I promote John Maxwell as a business professor, consultant and conference speaker. Post too long – See my next post for the remaning 5 Reasons.

  • donna

    I have been dealing with a physical condition since 1996 (14 years ). I’m that time I ended up bedridden and depressed due to constant massive pain and isolated myself from people. I even wondered if I would ever walk again, yet I remained hopefully. Today, after years of praying, meditating in the scripture, natural medical treatment administratered by myself after an abundant amount to research and asking questions to many Doctors, I walk with a little limp and minimal pain. I’m currently in back in school a Naturopathic Doctor bound student to help others free themselves from illness. But I’m having a ackward time connecting with others which I attribute to years in isolation. I’d plan to write a book of my journey and speak publically to give hope. With Maxwell’s book I look forward to developing the skill necessary to connect with other as I share my message of hope.

  • Joe McDaniel

    "Top Ten Resaons" Why I Want this Book Continued…. #5 I teach Business Communications, as a Business School course – can't wait to assign this book, after I have read it first, of course. #4 I will definitely read the book – cover to cover and continue to grow in business communications – my area of expertise; I will also study the format of this book in light of his other books. Dr. Maxwell has revolutionized reader adaptation and maximized sales as a result of strategic formatting #3 I follow instructions; I tried to be creative; I did not include my mailing address; I will make a Twitter post, Facebook post, and I will fill out the seperate contact form :) #2 I'm writing a self-help book on how to be an Everyday-life Success and could use another reference for my book. – still too long….See my next post for the # 1 Reason !!

  • http://www.restandbethankful.org Joan Tyvoll

    I am a certified Life Coach, and Maxwell’s books come up over and over again as “must reads” in order to recommend to clients! Rest assured, the book will be read! Joan Tyvoll, http://www.restandbethankful.org

  • Paulus Winarto

    Dear Dr. Maxwell..

    Hopefully you still remember me. I am the part of EQUIP MLM in Indonesia. Congratulations for your newest book. I believe this book will be a blessing to the world, include Indonesia. I will read it and share it with others. Through this way, I will multiply your value to the people in my country. God bless you always.

  • Joe McDaniel

    "Top Ten Reasons" Why I Want this Book continued #1 (Drum Roll PLEASE……… This is an opportunity to pitch my manuscript to you – the publisher – ("Total Success" recently completed – 5 Chapters of Self-Help : Chapter 1. The Importance of Education 2. Finding Your Purpose and True Career 3. The Art of Household Financial Management 4 Understanding Family Dynamics & Family Health 5 Intergrating Faith Into Hectic Lifestyles APPENDIX ; 40 Original Quotes / Wisdom Literature & 10 Original Poems of Encouragement. I would love to get the manuscripts in your hands.) – If selected to be a recipient of John maxwell's autographed book, and if I become published, Thomas Nelson and I can do this seed market thing all over again !! Let's keep a good thing going :))

  • Linda Cervantez

    I would love this book, it has been my dream to learn to communicate and connect with people. In my family, business and wherever i go. I need help!!! Just ask my husband
    and of course i will share what i learn with others.

  • http://twitter.com/jewelzjames @jewelzjames

    I recently got back from a business conference (this past Saturday, April 10) in which John Maxwell was our guest speaker. I suppose I should preface my response by mentioning that in our business organization we read many of Mr. Maxwell's books. We had the opportunity to have Mr. Maxwell come in and teach us a few principles and practices from his new book! I would like a copy of this book because I not only want to become a better communicator with others, but also an effective connector. Mr. Maxwell stressed the point that a good connector is not concerned with what the other person can do for him, but what he can do for that person. Mr. Maxwell gave an in depth discussion on the principle " if you help people get what they want, you will always get what you want." I realize that its one thing to read a self-help/success-principle book, but its quite another to put the information into practice in order to become a better individual.

  • http://twitter.com/homeschool_news @homeschool_news

    My husband is a pastor and I am a pastor's wife. We deal with difficult people on a daily basis. I need a copy of Maxwell's book to learn more about communicating effectively.

  • Cheryl Jarman

    I am a Christian and on faculty at a private college. I teach an upper division communication course. Instead of focusing on solely communication theory, the course is designed to build empowering skills in others and learning to connect on a daily bisis. It seems to me that John’s new book would be appropriate to use as a text for this course! I ove John’s work and use it in leadership venues.

  • J.T. Burton

    I want John Maxwell's book on connecting to give to my local town mayor because I know it will help him to govern our town better and what is good for the town, is good for me and my family.

  • Christine Wright

    I’m a licensed counselor and connecting is at the core of relationship issues. I absolutely will read it, and spread the word about it too!

  • http://www.ajoyfulplacecalledhome.com Sweetie Berry

    Why do I want this book? Because much of my life now seems to be teaching and sharing with great people. Reaching out and helping families reconnect is not just something Les and I enjoy doing, we feel its our calling, and responsibility to learn to do it to the best of our abilities. We're focused on restoring families one heart at a time….step…blended…traditional and non traditional and each and every skill I can learn that assists me in sharing the skills is another step in the right direction creating a joyful place called home.

  • http://twitter.com/PastorJRTaylor @PastorJRTaylor

    Hello,
    My names is James Ray Taylor. I am a 25-year-old lead pastor of a 58-year-old church in south central Los Angeles, CA. The demographic of church is made up of three parts; the not so old, the old and the really old; needless to say, communication issues arise frequently. This pastoral role was placed on me by the founder and organizer of the church who also also was my grandfather. Since his passing I have experienced some difficulties connecting and communicating with parishioners. It is my ernest desire to become the leader that God created me to be and I am sure that this new book “ECFC” will assist me in that aspiration. John’s writings have been a personal blessing to me from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership to “The Maxwell Leadership Bible”, having and autographed copy of his newest book would be a dream come true. Thank you for your consideration and all you do to make the world a better place. “Readers are Leaders!!!”

    • http://twitter.com/PastorJRTaylor @PastorJRTaylor

      Hello,
      My names is James Ray Taylor. I am a 25-year-old lead pastor of a 58-year-old church in south central Los Angeles, CA. The demographic of our church is made up of three parts; the not so old, the old and the really old; needless to say, communication issues arise frequently. This pastoral role was placed on me by the founder and organizer of the church who also was my grandfather. Since his passing I have experienced some difficulties connecting and communicating with parishioners. It is my earnest desire to become the leader that God created me to be and I am sure that this new book “ECFC” will assist me in that aspiration. John’s writings have been a personal blessing to me from “The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership to “The Maxwell Leadership Bible”, having and autographed copy of his newest book would be a dream come true. Thank you for your consideration and all you do to make the world a better place. “Readers are Leaders!!!”

  • http://BlackBerryadies.Com Susan Stinnett

    My husband was a Pastor for over 30 years. We are entering retirement and are starting a campground ministry. As we have camped we have discovered the approach must be totally different in communicating with campers than it was with people who were Church goers or sought the Church for some reason. Communicating correctly at that first point of contact whether written in our handouts or face-to-face is cruical to an effective ministry. Would most definitely read the book cover to cover.

  • Douglas Kuliye

    Getting this book, would add value to me personaly and my collegues. I will read and study it and share it with my world. It will enhence my influence and communication in my sphere no doubt. We ll study it at church, at work, with the youths and the men and the women.
    I am based in rural africa, and working in a mission hospital, as head of finance. I also work with youths in my province. I speak and cordinate their activities. I am also involved in an inter-denominational mens’ fellowship in the district. Were we hav studied jc maxwell’s other books on leadership and teamwork.

  • Juan Barrera

    Hi Mike, First, it is good to see you back. I love John's material on leadership, skills with people.
    – Specially this book as he really used the social media to connect with people, to listen, to understand, and that is a key point to win the trust from others.
    – Another great point, John was framing the topics and we the peole filled those holes, this is true leadership, where you just provide guidance, vision and then get out of the way so your people do it, taking ownership.
    – John also forgot about himself (another great trait of a leader) you just put away you ego. For example Joh jas written over 30 books, he is a master at writing books, however he opened and let us fill the holes, and let us express our ideas.
    Overall John connected with us, it made us feel important. That is precisely what I will do if I win the book to connect with all the people that sorrounds me at work, at church, friends and family.
    Thanks

  • Ron Mintz

    Having lost my job in a reduction in force, I have decided to take my 28 years of experience as a corporate sales trainer and speaker on the road. I am starting my own company and am excited about traveling the country and helping others achieve their goals. This book would be an incredible jump start to my new venture. Thank you for this opportunity
    Ron Mintz

  • James Self

    I want this book to help me connect with people I see everyday & the new ones I'm planning to meet.
    I am from a small town and now I'm in one of the largest cities in the country. I've found all people communicate differently and I believe this book would shorten my communication learning curve.
    Thanks.

  • Ec Elliott

    if I receive this book promise to do more then just read. I will share it with everyone I know. We saw him a couple of months ago in Atlanta. We were fans of all his other books. He just brings you to a new level of thinking. Continue to be a blessing.

    Thanks

  • Jim Speer

    I believe I have every book except this one…would love to complete my collecting….I've also read them all some twicw or three times.

  • Shirley Hutt

    John Maxwell has always been an inspiration to us. I would read this book, using a highlighter to mark quotes, underline with black what inspired me, and circle with blue words that help with my daily connecting with people. Life….connecting with people is what life is about! I always aspire to learn more on communication and connecting with people. People at work, home, relatives, or the one I meet at the mall, or grocery line up….communication and connecting can be key to building a relationship. Building the skill of communication is what I want to learn better and also pass on to other. (team members, family, children) I also would encourage others to join me in reading this book, so we could be accountable as to how it is inspiring our lives. Waiting to hear from you

  • Robert Hyatt

    Hello Michael,
    I started following you on Twitter because we have the same last name, that alone should be worth a copy of this book. :-)
    I am a teaching pastor and I am always looking for new ways to communicate God's truths to people. I will read this book and I will use it.

  • Gregor Doerr

    The ability to connect with people is an essential – and yet often neglected – aspect of leadership. I have taught and mentored on leadership in the past, and am preparing to do more of this in the future. Although I have a significant amount of training in leadership and teaching, I recognized some time ago that connection and influence are weaknesses of mine – and skills significantly neglected in my training. Thus, when I find a book related to these topics – written by a fellow Christian leader – it catches my attention. While I can't promise that I will read every word (I am working and preparing to transfer to another college in August to finish my bachelor's degree), I would certainly try to glean as much as possible from the book.

  • Jon Fehr

    What to say…..I work in an environment that does not communicate, and being fairly well read in John's past material, I would love to read into how one would insert him/herself into an organization that is dysfunctional in it's communication to lead the change. This is the type of material I would like to share with our management group to create a shift in how our organization communicates.

  • Gabriela M. Lucuta

    I believe that connection with others is the core of humanity. We live in a world that is disconnected, lonely and unable to maintain true relationships. As Christians we are called to connect with everyone and to fulfill our destiny in same manner as Jesus had taught us. I am definitely interested to read this book. I want to experience John Maxwell`s teaching of connection and mostly to grow deeper and better at it. I truly hope that it will increase the level of connecting with everybody everywhere in this world.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/in/timkrupa Tim

    Like many others in this economy, I have faced the challenge of no job. Opportunities were not to be found and I decided that my only option was to make my own opportunity. As an executive in the biopharmaceutical industry I know a great deal about clinical development at the successful conduct of clinical trials. My challenge is how can I share that knowledge to the benefit of others. If I can find a way to reach out, find those in need and assist them in the achievement of their objectives, then I will have successfully created opportunities for me. This is an exercise in networking, contacting, and listening. All this is communication.

    I have long been a follower of John Maxwell and his leadership ideas as conveyed in his many books. His exuberance says “you are the person you will become except for the people you meet and the books you read.” John Maxwell has written many of the books I read and I add his book on communication to my list.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/reflectionsbypj reflectionsbypj

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • http://paymentsolutionsexpert.com Doug Fredrick

    Almost 4 years ago, I left my property management job hoping for something better that would allow me more time with my wife & kids. Shortly after that, I was diagnose with stage 1 seminoma (cancer). Struggling to make ends meet, I went back to school and obtained an insurance license. It was with this company that I attended a conference and listen to John Maxwell speak-bought one of his books. The insurance industry required a longer process to build a sustainable base, and so I went back into property management (now for 3 years). About 9 months ago, I was in a serious roll-over accident, but was able to walk away. I am now in a new sales position with the 5th largest payment processor in the US and a leading my division as a new hire in total margin sales. Just 3 weeks ago I broke ny leg. I am still out connecting with merchants and this book would prove invaluable in my effort to connect in business and at home with my wife and kids. Unwilling to let the roadblocks of life to stop my efforts to win in life!

  • http://twitter.com/Mostruss @Mostruss

    I would very much like a copy of John Maxwell to help me with my new job has a manger, and more importantly, help me understand what my wife is trying to communicate to me and how I can do so in return. My new position has me trying to network people from around the world and trying to positivily influence the ones directly under me. I've been blessed with a second chance at life and I'm living and loving every minute. I also hope it will teach me to be a better parent to my children.

  • http://www.whitleychurch.com Ferrell Hardison

    No one has helped me develop as a leader more than Dr. John!!
    My recent post Just Do It (Sermon Series)

  • Ralph Patora

    I promise to read it at least twice! I read John's rough draft of the book he posted on his blog and I can see that I am need of constant refreshing since I am not gifted in the area of communicating (or more correctly stated "Connecting". It would be an honor to get one of John's books. It would be in my library for my sons when they get older so they can read it too!

  • http://twitter.com/SundarThondaman @SundarThondaman

    Why I want this book? Because we have already made a connection in the thought, because we have a common ground and because "quotes" work in making a connection, and I would like to quote from this book in my training programs if it fits well with the situation. Last of all, I like the topic and would anyways read it some day, might as well get a copy from the first 100.

  • Mary Farrow, CM

    I am a dedicated life-long learner and every year, as part of my CM re-certification, I focus on three areas of personal development: Leadership, Personal Development and Skills Development. When it comes to Leadership, I do try to diversify authors, but John C. Maxwell is probably my favorite having read about 10 of his books. I have yet to be disappointed! I have been working in and with Sales and Marketing groups for over 10 years and can certainly testify that it's all about communication. As an effective communicator, it's all about "connecting" with people. My personal and professional goal is to help others achieve their goals. Image a world where people were really great communicators: better employer/employee relationships, better marriages, children raised to more effective, productive members of society. Better relationships in general. I can hardly wait to get started!

  • mvzmendez

    Es para mi un honor poder obtener un libro autografiado de John. Me interesan mucho las personas, me encuentro compartiendo talleres basandome en los libros de John, y hemos tenido grandez cambios en nuestras relaciones, actualmente tengo todos los libros de John y este es muy importante para mi. Admiro su gran trabajo de Liderazgo, he aprendido mucho sobre este tema y las relaciones personales, estoy convencido de que nunca terminamos de aprender. HE tratado de comunicarme con John pero no he podido, no hablo ingles. Espero poder algun dia verlo y saludarlo en persona, para mi seria un honor…

  • reflec

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • Jennifr

    John Maxwell’s book is barking out to me! I have been a university lecturer in Linguistics, English, and English as a second language for the past 28 years and I LOVE my job (except when I have to teach students from France. Mon dieu!) At the same time as many people want to move INTO teaching ESL as a second career, I have been thinking about starting a blog and doing some creative writing. I need to learn how to inspire others in a new arena, and how to market this inspiration. At the very least, I need to learn how to inspire French college students, which has eluded me all these years. OF COURSE I would read the book. Teachers always do their homework, right?

  • Mike Ballard

    As a preacher of the gospel of Christ I am always looking for new ways to be a more effective communicator. I believe this book would be a blessing to my ministry.

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewComings @AndrewComings

    "Saudações" from Brazil!

    In my work as a missionary, communicating and connecting are so essential as to be "life and death" matters. We connect and communicate with our prayer supporters and with our financial contributors. We also connect and communicate with those whom we are called to serve–in our case, the Brazilians. Truth be told, 99.9999% of what we do involves effective connecting and communicating–and that is a conservative estimate.

    With this in mind, I cannot imagine a more useful book for our ministry. I have benefited greatly from Maxwell's insights on leadership over the years, and cannot help but think that this book will be a tremendous asset to the ministry of the Gospel in the land of the Southern Cross.

  • JasonBurns

    I planted a church a couple years ago that has grown in the last six months from 60 to over 600. Communication methods and styles have changed with each season of growth. I want to make sure I'm connecting now that we're larger, the way I was able to when we had 30. Plus, I want to prepare myself as a pastor and communicator for when we grow to 1000, 2000, etc. Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Jason Crader

    First of all, I love how simply Dr. Maxwell communicates principles and practices. Better for me that way! The longer I run and build my business and the longer I preach to and attempt to lead the youth at our church, the more I am learning that you really succeed more often if you CAN make a connection between the person and the message. Anything I can read that helps me do this more effectively just moves my cause forward even faster.
    That is why I want and will read this book!

  • http://twitter.com/AndrewComings @AndrewComings

    "Saudações" from Brazil!

    In my work as a missionary, communicating and connecting are so essential as to be "life and death" matters. We connect and communicate with our prayer supporters and with our financial contributors. We also connect and communicate with those whom we are called to serve–in our case, the Brazilians. Truth be told, 99.9999% of what we do involves effective connecting and communicating–and that is a conservative estimate.

    With this in mind, I cannot imagine a more useful book for our ministry. I have benefited greatly from Maxwell's insights on leadership over the years, and cannot help but think that this book will be a tremendous asset to the ministry of the Gospel in the land of the Southern Cross.

  • http://www.aNOVELWritingSite.com Lynn Dean

    My husband began studying John Maxwell and other business leaders (the late Og Mandino and Paul Meyer) about 15 years ago. It has literally transformed his career. At the time he began, we were laid off and feeling a bit desperate. John provides anyone the tools to design their own success. As a result, we not only survived, but thrived. In that way, a temporary business setback may have been one of the best things that could have happened to us.

    If I were selected to receive one of the 100 books you offer, I would give it to my husband as a gift to celebrate his coming retirement as one of the top in his field. He would treasure John's autograph, and you can bet I'd read the book, too, any time he puts it down. Because of our experience, we frequently give copies of Maxwell's books as graduation and retirement presents. We'd be delighted to have a new title to share with others!
    My recent post Writing Lesson 31 – Journaling the Story

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/middleofthexroads middleofthexroads

    Man o Man do I need to connect! I love to speak and teach – I am a Middle School Director for my church and have served in student ministry for 9 years. I thoroughly enjoy working in this arena. However – loving it doesn't mean you are phenomenal, or even really good, at it (ever watch American Idol auditions?). And, while I don't know that I am the PantsOnTheGround of student ministry, I know I can improve. John Maxwell has CONNECTED with me in my past life outside of professional ministry – while I spent several years in the property management industry. I would love to apply his wisdom to my ministry arena!

  • http://rustyboozer.com Rusty Boozer

    Welcome Back. I would love a copy of the book. I'm trying to win a case of books that TN is giving away and those would be spoken for, if I win. So, with that being said, I would love a copy for myself.

  • Les Johnson

    I am in a community building business where connecting is key. Would love to learn from John Maxwell. Have read many of his books and always learn something valuable

  • http://building-his-body.blogspot.com/ Anne Lang Bundy

    The reason I want to read this book is summed up in my >160 character Twitter bio:

    Jesus is my Lord, God and King. It matters less what people think of me than what they think of Jesus Christ because of me.

    My King deserves excellence in what I communicate about Him, from the moment a person glimpses me or my words. I promise to read this book because of how very important He is to me.
    My recent post Foundations, Part I

  • http://www.jbunch.wordpress.com Jason Bunch

    I need a copy of this book simply because I would not understand any aspect of leadership if it were not for John Maxwell.
    My recent post links of the week (4.9.10 edition)

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/craigtowens Craig T. Owens

    I have read every (and I do mean "every") John Maxwell book. He has influenced my leadership and my communication more than any other single mentor or author. Recently I have taken on a new assignment where I'm in leadership of the teenage and 20-something age group. I have found that my abilities to connect are less effective with this age group. I NEED HELP: I need John Maxwell's timely wisdom once again.

    Yes, if I get this book, I will devour it. And I'll write something really nice on my blog too :-)
    My recent post Great Reviews

  • Tarun Grover

    I would like to receive this book first of all to read, learn and apply it myself. Secondly i will share the book and the ideas with anyone i communicate with so that we all can connect effectively. One person at a time connecting effectively with each other can make this world a better place.

  • http://iChilly.com Chilly

    I'm an urban church planter (Detroit) – connecting & communicating are a unique artform that few take the time to learn or perfect… i'm a learner & am constantly seeking resources to raise my communication IQ…

    so, HOOK A BROTHA UP!
    My recent post How HE Loves

  • Betty

    I am one of those Who love to talk. I talk to everyone,however I don't feel as if I really connect. It doesn't matter how hard I try,some of those really sharp women I would really LOVE to have on My team-just slip by. I am currently building Mary Kay Team and want a strong,faithful group of women. Those whom I can depend on when they give me their word. Those who are putting their faith first,family second and their career third.I am a nurse of 35 years and really feel the need for change and this is where God has guided me. I am forever reading John Mawell quotes to others in hopes that they will inspire others the way they do me.

  • http://www.awana.org/moderndayjoseph/default.aspx?id=2343 jeffsm@awana.org

    Leadership is like walking on a tightrope over Niagara Falls. Your only hope to succeed is to keep moving forward, even sometimes inch by inch. Stop out of fear and you're certain to fail, and fall. Let your attention drift to the left or the right — or focus on all the ways you could come up short — and you're doomed as well.

    A lot of people rely on me for leadership. I'm a husband, father to 9- and 10-year-old daughters, editorial manager at Awana Clubs International, junior-high basketball and volleyball coach and teacher of 3-year-olds at my church. When I read your blog, I knew Mr. Maxwell's book was for me. I need to learn new ways of how to connect with my wife, my kids, my employees, my players and my students. I want them to know how much I care so that they'll care how much I know and respond to me accordingly. For such connectedness to happen, I understand that good leaders must keep learning. Leaders either are constantly growing or they start stagnating. There's no middle ground. I read Maxwell's book on the immutable laws of leadership and found it very helpful. Please consider me for this week's book giveaway.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dpedenator Danya Peden

    Life is full of books that can mark our life, some are life changers and some are game changers. After being introduced to John's legacy a little over a year ago, I have found he has written so many books that I consider to be life changers, at least for me anyway. Today Matters had such a positive influence in my life, and I believe it changed my life for the better, among many other books by John. Honestly, my company has already ordered Everyone Communicates Few Connect. I expect the same from John, as he always comes through with brilliant work, and adds value to you everyone who reads his material, but I would want a signed copy to give to my brother! I gave him John's Leadership Bible a month ago, and since then he has been on the John Maxwell train!! :) He is dying to meet him. He is a foster parent with 8 children… he could really use this book to learn from John what it means to truly connect with everyone he comes in contact with daily, especially the children! Being that's it's an autographed book, would mean the world to him!!! My brother is a man with a Servants heart!!! He does so much for his family… I would love to be able to give this book to him!!!!

  • Rekha Gandhi

    I want this book because i want to learn how to connect with people better.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=691527372 Grace Chiao

    Hi, Michael:
    Thanks for your great publications. I have been reading John Maxwell’s book for many years and I am very impressed with his insights. I’d love to have this book because my husband and I are serving as marriage ministry coordinators at a church of over 2,000 members, as we teaching the Sunday school classes, leading the marriage enrichment retreats and reaching out to the community with workshops, we know how important is not just to communicate, but to connect with people. But we do not know how.
    Thank you for this offer. I would be honored to have a signed copy and to learn to connect with people of my network. It’s my prayer that we can be more equipped to expand God’s kingdom.

  • http://www.twitter.com/LaToyaRJones LaToya R. Jones

    I have seen the ministry I am a part of greatly benefit, because of John Maxwell's powerful teaching. I have also benefited from following him on Twitter, because of his down to earth approach in connecting and communicationg with people from all walks of life. Not too many people leaders in his position will take the time to follow people simply because they work in ministry. His willingness to reach out to "common" people has been a tremendous witness to me. That is why I am confident his book on connecting will have a life changing impact on my life as a wife, mother, hairdresser, writer, and a minister of the gospel. John Maxwell has already taught me about effective communicating through his life. I will be honored to take what I have learned to the next level by reading Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. Not only will my life be impacted, but those around me will also benefit from this awesome teaching.
    My recent post LaToyaRJones: RT @naturlabarbie "The way God built me, I'm supposed to be somebody's wife." real talk!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1403910056 Joshua Overton

    I just hired at my church as the middle school youth pastor. I'm a 21 young gun fresh on the stage, frankly I could use all the help I could get. John Maxwell is the innovator in leadership and communication skills. I have an hour and fifteen minutes a week to impact the lives of a room full or young teenage kids. I feel like this book will be a HUGE resource in preparing me each week to do so. I promise to read it, and re-read it, and re-read it.

  • Raymond Brown

    Michael, I am in the business of creating Leaders and Communicators. I am anxious to read this book as I have many of John Maxwell's books, and not only place it on my recommended reading list, which is on 5-6 different websites, but to glean the knowledge within the book to assist me in creating powerful Lid Lifters.

    Raymond Brown rb46140

  • David

    I love reading anything by John Maxwell! I think this book will be a great read because it is a problem I have personally. I help work with the youth in my church and our constant question is, "How can we connect with them where we can see growth NOW?" I have a small business and work a part time job on the side and in each job my communication determines my success, since I have to work 2 jobs I'd say I need to work on my communication:) I look forward to the book and will buy it regardless but I would love to have the autographed copy. Thanks for printing his books they have been a huge help in my life and in the life of many of my friends.

  • Sarmento Silva

    The ability to use Biblical principals to drive effective Leadership has been a mainstay of John Maxwell's very effective business approach. I have read many of his previous works and found them inspiring as well as informative. I keep a copy of his leadership Bible on my desk as reference for those times I am challenged with situations which need a leadership approach that is not in my "wheelhouse". The new concept of connections is something I have been working on (using databases such as LinkedIN) for over 10 years. I feel that one of my most important qualifications I carry into a potential job situation is my extensive Network. As I say during my interviews, "You not only get me but you get over 1000 other professionals I am networked to". I never underestimate the power of the connections and connectors.

  • Rob Visser

    I have been a commercial insurance agent now for two and a half years. I have been working very hard cold calling and generating leads. As I am growing, I am looking for new ways to connect with other and be a connection for others. I decided to hire a life coach. He has been teaching and helping me realize my strengths and how to best utilize them. One of those strengths is connecting with others. I read John Maxwell every morning in his 365 days to leadership book. He gives me nuggets of truth every morning to strive toward. The reason I would like this book is not only for the growth that it would develop, but also because I respect John very much and would appreciate the personal signature in the book. He has helped me develop both personally and professionally, I would like it as a fan of John's.

  • LaToya R. Jones

    I have seen the ministry I am a part of greatly benefit, because of John Maxwell's powerful teaching. I have also benefited from following him on Twitter, because of his down to earth approach to connecting and communicationg with people from all walks of life. His willingness to reach out to "common" people has been a tremendous witness to me. That is why I am confident his book on connecting will have a life changing impact on my life as a wife, mother, hairdresser, writer, and a minister of the gospel. John Maxwell has already taught me about effective communicating through his life. I will be honored to take what I have learned to the next level by reading Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. Not only will my life be impacted, but those around me will also benefit from this awesome teaching.
    My recent post LaToyaRJones: RT @naturlabarbie "The way God built me, I'm supposed to be somebody's wife." real talk!

  • Curtis Cecil

    I work in Christian Retail as a District Manager over 18 stores. I am in the DC metro market.
    This has been the toughest assignement of any I have taken due to the lack of commitment to a cause that is seen in the job market here. People work one place for 1 to 2 years and then move on. I have been able to connect my leaders with the Vision, Mission and Values of our company to help stabalize the turnover of SM's but the second tier and under partners are still not stabalized.
    The issue that sums it all up is those leaders under me who are failing to communicate with their teams! I would love to read this book for that reason. I will also not only share with my SM's and their partners, I will also blog about it on my own personal blog (idratherbecaving.blogspot.com).
    I have appreciated your insight to this industry where we both serve and look forward to your continued posts.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/kramii kramii

    Connecting has to be one of the most important skills in life – and one that I am keen develop. Having read several of Maxwell's other books, I am sure that I have a lot to learn from this one.

  • Bryan Burt

    I do campus ministry at the United States Naval Academy and would use the book to pass on the valuable information to the midshipmen that I connect with daily in one-on-one sessions and mentoring times. They will be soon graduating into the military service and it would be exciting to get this information into the hands of young leaders heading out into the Navy and Marine Corps Service! I am a big fan of John Maxwells work and constantly reference him when I mentor these young leaders. Last year I gave 12 copies of “Leadership Promises for Every Day” by Maxwell at our annual Spiritual Commissioning service that takes place right after their graduation and commissioning ceremony.

  • Jennifer Bynum

    I want to impress my boss.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/fewarechosen7 fewarechosen7

    I work for a church and regularly communicate to a variety of age groups and demographics. I am always looking for any help I can get in making what I do effective. I also have a job that requires me to talk to people everyday. So I feel with this book it will help me in numerous areas of my life. I have read books by John Maxwell before and look forward to his thoughts in this book as well. Whether I am one of the winners or not this will be a book I will add to my collection and read through as soon as I get it.

  • http://www.barbpruitt.com Barb Pruitt

    Good Morning and WELCOME BACK! We missed your tweets! :) I launched a mentor ministry calledhttp://www.estherscourt.com 3 months ago. Woman have truly been healed from their past and shame. They have learned the depth of the Love of God and the Value of Girlfriends. We are actually graduating 50 ladies tonight from the program. One session we had was called "Girlfriends to Girlfriends" Teaching the value of relationships. We are having a book club over the summer. I saw John Maxwell launch his book a few weeks ago and knew this would be an amazing book for our club! Going deeper in their relationships! I will have another post tonight from us girls, so be on the lookout!! I LOVE everything John writes and will pick the book up regardless if we win, but what a treat to bless 24 ladies with a free copy!!

    thanks so much!

  • http://twitter.com/kernyoung @kernyoung

    I believe we as a human being love to communicate, but it take a special something to really connect and listen to the one other I hope and pray I can have an opportunity to read this amazing book from John C. Maxwell, his books are a God given present to all of us.

  • D. Rothenberger

    I reach an audience highly overlooked but who has the most direct contact with those who need good news and Good News. I am a female and a senior pastor so I have a different view from the pulpit and see those who are leaders before they even know it. I empower those in the smaller church to arise and take hold of their destiny. I have mentored135 leaders personally through the 21 L.O.L. and those 135 have each mentored 3 -10 a piece. I currently have a Leadership Freaks Bible study and teach and preach the leadership lifestyle as one that is healthy for everyone.

    Come on, you know you wanna give me one!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/acLewBert Albert L.

    Hi Mike! I'm a worship leader at my local church. While I tend to focus heavily on the music side of things, I have come the to revelation that worship, really, is about people connecting and responding to GOD. We need more than just songs to sing….we need our worship to come deep within — a place that echoes of God's love that He sings in our lives.

    A big part of that is knowing how to communicate in between songs. Prayers, encouragements….both on and off stage. That's where I believe this book would help me get a feel for that. Like the ligaments in our bodies, it can very well help me build that tissue to connect songs to other people and vice versa.

    Once I read this book and apply its principles, I like for others to join me in this experience of worshiping our King. =)

  • http://www.footstepsineden.com Lynn Watson

    By profession I am a reflexologist. Within this healing modality I see myself as a humble and willing vessel being used by our awesome God to bring His healing to each individual as He chooses to meet their needs through the work of my hands. Reflexology offers deep relaxation as its absolute number one benefit. With stress known to be the predominant factor in almost all health challenges, this relaxation is critical to encouraging the individual's body, mind and spirit toward greater health and wellness. While God is certainly providing the healing power, for the individual entrusted to my care communication with connection that encourages the individual's trust and our mutual respect is absolutely crucial for their willingness to "let go and let God."

    Also, I will be teaching self-care courses and giving talks on the same in my community over the next several months. To communicate in such a way that I am able to make a meaningful and personal connection with participants would be a great asset. For whatever reason(s) they would choose to attend, I would like to make their experience one that shows I truly care about them and their families and the life and health concerns and challenges they face.

    This book sounds like an excellent tool for improving my skills in this area. I am very anxious to receive my copy and dive right into its treasure box of golden nuggets!

  • Irene Mureithi

    Hi Michael, my name is Irene Mureithi from Kenya, East Africa. I need a copy of the book because my whole life can be summed up in one word COMMUNICATION! I just launched the first ever Personal Development Institute in Kenya last week on 7th April. I am a motivational speaker, training consultant and an author of "Celebrate the Hard Times & Born to Win Teens. By giving me John's book, you will have given it to thousands of people because one of my core values is sharing information for transformation! You can be sure our students, the companies where I train will all benefit…..and I will also recommend that they buy the book! my address is 12999-00100 Nairobi Kenya….will be checking! thanks.

  • Francia Noble

    I have been a reader of John Maxwells' work for some time now. I have always had a way fo building relationships with people, no matter the context within which I meet them .Lately, I do feel as though I have begun to lose my edge for sustaining those relationships. As an educator and spiritual ministry leader, I need to be able to recognize those things that will keep people involved.

  • charhauser

    Communication is a real interest of mine. We minister to military men and women and I am seeing daily that communication happens but connecting sometimes doesn't. I am always looking for efective ways to ensure that they not only hear what is being said, but body language, etc. I am so excited to read this book.

    Char Hauser
    Kailua, HI

  • http://twitter.com/barbpruitt @barbpruitt

    Good Morning and WELCOME BACK! We missed your tweets! :) I launched a mentor ministry calledhttp://www.estherscourt.com 3 months ago. Woman have truly been healed from their past and shame. They have learned the depth of the Love of God and the Value of Girlfriends. We are actually graduating 50 ladies tonight from the program. One session we had was called "Girlfriends to Girlfriends" Teaching the value of relationships. We are having a book club over the summer. I saw John Maxwell launch his book a few weeks ago and knew this would be an amazing book for our club! Going deeper in their relationships! I will have another post tonight from us girls, so be on the lookout!! I LOVE everything John writes and will pick the book up regardless if we win, but what a treat!

  • Teri Gayahpersad

    I am a huge fan of John Maxwell!!! We love to hear him preach at Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL when he is there. My husband & I own a small business & communication is the key in all of life's journey!!! John Maxwell is a true follower & preacher of the Word of God!!! I promise to read the book then I will share it with others so they can be blessed as well..!!!!! Thanks & God Bless!!

  • Teri Gayahpersad

    I am a huge fan of John Maxwell!!! We love to hear him preach at Christ Fellowship church in Palm Beach Gardens, FL when he is there. My husband & I own a small business & communication is the key in all of life's journey!!! John Maxwell is a true follower & preacher of the Word of God!!! I promise to read the book then I will share it with others so they can be blessed as well..!!!!! Thanks & God Bless!!

  • http://dgende.net/ Dolores Gende

    I would love this book!
    As a teacher that works with teachers, making connections is an essential skill!
    Just over the summer months I conduct week long summer institutes across the country and every year I am looking for ways to improve my presentation skills.
    Also, during the school year I work with teachers in my own school. I have always been a high school teacher and I understand my colleagues at this level but learning how to connect with elementary and middle school teachers could really make my job more effective!

  • Jim Laidlaw

    I have been involved in directing a mission for several years. The big complaint is communication what did you say or what was it you wanted me to hear? I will read the book to improve my skills and if it works, I am sure it will I will get copies for my associates.

  • David

    Great summary of the book. Makes me more interested in reading it. In the hustle of our lives, we forget and overlook the importance of the connections we have with people in our lives and we encounter during our day. The power in numbers makes us stronger and happier. I'm interested in reading this book not only to learn these principles, but also because I applaud Mr. Maxwell's method in developing his manuscript for the book. He solicited the assistance of his friends and leaders on each chapter. What a powerful use of connections! When we learn to effectively plug into our connections and realize these connections as a valuable resource, we become better. When we will realize our responsibility to others in our network and how we can make a dynamic impact on the lives of others, we become better. This book is a great example of how to use your connections to accomplish a goal – large or small.

    Thank you for this offer. I hope to be selected as a recipient of one of these books. As a reader of several of Mr. Maxwell's books, this is one I'd like to read and share with other in my network so that we can take our connections to another level.

  • David

    Great summary of the book. Makes me more interested in reading it. In the hustle of our lives, we forget and overlook the importance of the connections we have with people in our lives and we encounter during our day. The power in numbers makes us stronger and happier. I'm interested in reading this book not only to learn these principles, but also because I applaud Mr. Maxwell's method in developing his manuscript for the book. He solicited the assistance of his friends and leaders on each chapter. What a powerful use of connections! When we learn to effectively plug into our connections and realize these connections as a valuable resource, we become better. When we will realize our responsibility to others in our network and how we can make a dynamic impact on the lives of others, we become better. This book is a great example of how to use your connections to accomplish a goal – large or small.

    Thank you for this offer. I hope to be selected as a recipient of one of these books. As a reader of several of Mr. Maxwell's books, this is one I'd like to read and share with other in my network so that we can take our connections to another level.

  • Priscilla

    As a worship leader, I find that connecting with the congregation is so important! It can be hard to inspire and createn an enjoyable experience for my church family every Sunday.
    In my other hat, I am working on a project to help local health departments be better prepared for disasters; effective communication will be important in conveying the findings and recommendations that come out of our study. It's important to me that this study not be an academic exercise, but one that is translated into real world action and benefits.
    In both of these areas of my life, I think John Maxwell's book can help me. Thanks for considering!

  • http://www.georgiasenior.us Mark Recny

    Hey Michael, I'm a big John Maxwell fan and I believe I have almost all of his books (which I've gladly paid for) and even some duplicate copies of some… I want a copy of this book because I'm motivated simply by the concept. I'm in front of new clients all the time and as I'm already learning, this does take skill. I do promise to read it, in fact, if my reading pattern on the last few indicates anything here, I won't be able to put it down until I'm finished! Many Thanks in advance, God bless!

  • http://www.amaxa.org Lynnette

    I would love to have this book, as I am a Relationship Coach and communication is so much appart of what I teach and coach on. It would awesome to have John's knowledge to add to my tools to help my cleints and those around me so I can share his wisdom. With that said it would be a given that I would read this book more than once cover to cover!
    Lynnette

  • Jenn F.

    I just went to an event this weekend where John Maxwell spoke. He taught from his new book, and I know I need to read this book in order to get the results that I want. Unfortunately, I was unable to obtain a copy of his book, but I desperately want to read it! I PROMISE I WILL READ IT!

  • http://www.xcelcom.net Sameer Kumar

    Mark ,

    As a Student of Leadership-principal (and not a teacher), I would ask myself a couple of
    questions before I get book from you.

    The first would be how long I anticipate each night(or day) devoting to this book.
    (From my own personal experience of reading the book, I can’t see JC Maxwell’s book
    being done in one setting and having make any comprehensible sense.)
    This book is a fairly intense study of human nature and the challenges of social & personal communication.
    There is much in here that takes time in digesting intellectually,and applying those principles can prove
    to be a rewarding in today life. I would say an interrupted set of 45 minutes to an hour
    would be appropriate , followed by brief sharing with the peer-reading-book-club-buddy.

    The second question I would ask is if I plan on having any type of assistance in notes and practice
    as I read.

    Making notes and summary in conjunction with the reading, and not a substitute for it.
    Secondly , apply those principles in book to my day-to-day life

    I think this will add about ten-fifteen minutes to my reading time extra , because I will
    read “which i have already read” before I start new page that day.

    The last question I would ask is how often I will reading this book.

    As often as I can ,to practice the principals taught by JC Maxwell in this book.

    Having said all of this, it’s a good read and is fairly important to anyone who want to
    connect with people and not just communicate.

    Thanks
    Sameer Kumar

  • Brad Harris

    A large portion of my job is to recruit, train and manage 50 college-age folks as they staff a variety of summer programs for at-risk youth. Obviously that requires some skill in communicating. Almost all my training so far has been on the job and I'm learning there are so many great resources out there that are applicable to my role. That has led to my current crush on all the leadership gurus – Hybels, Stanley, Blanchard, Collins, etc. I know Maxwell's name but haven't been exposed to much of his stuff. Perhaps this book could be our first date.

  • Lynn Imperiale

    Good morning, Mr. Hyatt,
    Butterflies are in my stomach! I have been asked to present at a weekly briefing in my industry. My only request was a stool. I wanted to look like Mr. Maxwell and have a conversation, not do a presentation. I thought I would feel like him, relaxed and confident. If I read this book, my chances increase substantially that I would connect with the audience and have the confidence I need to do this! With your help, this becomes a reality. I believe. I have faith. Thanks for the opportunity to be in it…

  • Laura Bowman

    wow, this sounds like possibly one of his best books. So many talk with out connecting, and not only speakers but all of us have this issue. I would love to read this and improve my ability to connect.

  • http://twitter.com/jjbest @jjbest

    I would certainly love to have a copy of this book. I assure you that it would be read by me and then shared with others who could learn from its message. Having just heard John speak on a couple of points in this book at a recent business conference, he helped me realize that communicating and connecting are two different things. He helped me understand the need to connect not just communicate.

  • http://twitter.com/RuthPan @RuthPan

    My name is Ruth Pan and I am from Singapore.

    1. I always feel so inspired reading John C Maxwell's books. Not only is he an interpersonal & relational expert, I believe he is an awesome church pastor, someone that Ill definitely aspire to learn from. In fact, one my dreams in this life is to have a personal encounter with Maxwell in person!

    2. In this new book, everyone communicates, few connect,I feel it is something that is very apt for this season and time! I am an aspiring public speaker, mentor & active volunteer in church.

    Questions like, how do I communicate effectively, how do I speak people's language, has been on my mind for quite a long time, and I really hope that I can gain new insights and learn new ways on how to communicate with people from reading Maxwell's book. (whom better to learn from than one of the most successful motivational speaker of our time!!)

    3. The answer to the next question; of course! When I get hold of this book, I will not just read this book, but DEVOUR every nugget that is contained in it, as I want to improve my communication skills with people really badly!! I believe the tips in this book can really help anyone who is hungry for improvement in their communication skills to greatly CONNECT with anyone whom they are speaking with!

    Not to mention, having this book specially autographed by the author himself, will definitely make the book priceless, and will definitely add to my prized collection of good books.

    On a side note, I wanted to win this book so much that I have participated in re-twitting to enter for free signed copies of giveaways, hoping that I can be one of the lucky ones.. =)

  • http://twitter.com/mrmicah1979 @mrmicah1979

    I have been following John Maxwell for a number of years and am continually impressed with his insights and experise on leadership. As a lifetime learner I am always looking to expand my personal knowledge. In addition, I mentor several groups of teen leaders and would like to use this book as I mentor them. Also as an executive, I will use this information to help develop and mentor leaders in my organization

  • Rocky

    I communicate on different levels, at work, with my church small group, and with my family. But sometimes I ask myself, "How well am I really connecting with people?"
    Being on the phone at work, it takes a more focused effort as I talk on a headset and input data. But home is a different story – I speak into my wife's life and uphold her, at times. She has said for over 25 years now, "It's not just WHAT you say, but HOW you say it."
    With my small group, it has become even more important lately that I speak and connect. This group has been together for almost three years, and the ability to keep the group together is more and more on my mind. Extracurricular events and participation in their family events (at their invitation of course) does help.

  • http://twitter.com/DigLiberry @DigLiberry

    I am a church librarian and also work for a non-profit association. This book sounds like a great read for both our church community, which always needs better ways to connect to those inside and outside the church, and our association membership. Our members, chapters and staff definitely can use better ways to communicate/connect with each other. I will definitely read it, as I'm also a library student pursuing my master's.

  • Dr. Ada

    Your great review of the book leaves me itching to read the book. Because I work with communication and connections all the time, I see reading the book as a great added value to my personal improvement and to my career. In training leaders to have better communication skills, this book seems like a good fit. I read constantly and will certainly read this book as soon as I get a copy of it. Thanks for the great review.

    Dr. Ada

  • http://www.cambridgelutheran.org Andrew

    I will try what he says, come to conclusions and communicate them. Yes, I'd read it. Quickly. :)

  • Scott Blume

    John Maxwell has been my mentor as a leader. I have read almost all of his books, attended seminars, but more importantly I have incorporated his principles into daily leadership. I was introduced to John by reading 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership and have been a follower ever since.
    I am a Asst. Pastor and I deal with people every single day and I now have to take my communication skills to another level each day. John's new book is perfect for my area of focus…communication.
    Thanks for the opportunity to participate in this giveaway Michael.

  • http://mansionkids.org Melvin Raab

    Since I have come to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion I have learned the value and importance of being and staying connected to people. President Stephen Judd teaches his leadership team almost everyday by example how important it is to communicate. If I received a book from you I would definitely read it and pass it on so others could learn to connect. Thanks Melvin Raab

  • Patti Krause

    I would LOVE a copy of this book! I am in leadership at my church – specifically my job is CONNECTING people… to ministries at the church and to each other! This book would definitely help me do my job better! I would love to also teach a class on this subject – especially when I read here that connecting is more SKILL than natural ability! I can't WAIT to read it!

  • Duke Dillard

    Dear Michael,
    Welcome back.
    I’m working with a team (Americans & Germans) in Turkey who would all benefit from this book. One of us is using Maxwell’s materials to train church leaders. The rest of us are regularly in situations of sharing good news with people. Connecting is one of our mantras because the truth is that if we don’t, then we fail. As you can imagine we are short on non-digital resources so appreciate everything we can get.
    thanks,
    Duke

  • http://www.dkmillsaps.net David Millsaps

    I would love to read this book because as a foreign missionary I am called upon to connect both to nationals and to supporters. Growth in this area is something I have been working on. I would cherish the chance to read it right away.

  • TEDDY LUKITO

    As a church full-time staff, i want this book so that i can communicate and connect with people especially congregation appropriately.

    I believe communication is a very crucial point in any kind of relationship-social,marriage, workplace,etc. Unfortunately, communication is not only a skill but also an art to connect with others.

    I hope after getting and reading this book, I can connect better with others and make changes in my family, my ministry, and my society.

  • http://twitter.com/ddishmey @ddishmey

    I suffered for 14 years with a health condition that had me between bed-ridden and a wheelchair. With bouts of depression and pain, I subsequently isolated myself. Today, with God, my faith, and years of research of natural medicine, I'm walking again (I once doubted it would ever happen again) and I feel it's my duty to share this story of hope. However, the years of isolation has left me feeling awkward when talking and attempting to connect with people. I hope to write a book about this journey one day soon and speak publicly as well to help others who have gone through similar health situations. To make an impact in people's lives, I know connecting is key. I would love a copy of John Maxwell book. I'm a fan of his work and have read many of his books.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1487123303 David Walz

    I would like to add your book to my collection of your books that I have acquired since I first heard you address my company, ACN.

    I use your daily leadership book to start my day at the breakfast table by reading the short excerpts from your other writings to my 5 year old. As you have said, “Everything rises and falls with leadership!” I am working to instill strong leadership skills into his life.

    I would be honored to have a signed copy to add to my collection as I continue to work on myself, my family and my ACN team.

    David Walz
    Team Coordinator
    ACN

  • Bryan Bigger

    I am a college student from Missouri and am currently working at a smaller church in the area. The church is mostly middle-class white folks, but some middle school aged minorities started coming to the church randomly to hang out. Their home lives are so bad that they want to avoid their house as long as possible. The church hired me recently to try and form a program that will give these kids an opportunity to be inspired and realize their potential through God. 95% of them are unchurched and the group has grown from about 3 kids to 30 on a regular basis.
    I started a Wednesday night Bible study with them, but am having a hard time contextualizing the Bible in their understanding of the world. They don't get how God can be a "Good Father" because their father is beating them or assaulting them sexually. I want to badly to connect with these kids and inspire them to pursue their God-given potential. I have a small flock of students, but want them to become powerful servants of God. This book can help me greatly with understanding how to connect, motivate, and inspire these kids to take action and believe that their lives mean something. One book can greatly minister to a group of at-risk children in Missouri.

  • George Martinez

    Michael,

    Thank you for this amazing opportunity. Communication is the key to successful relationships, whether it's a business, or personal one. How well you communicate can make the difference between being effective, and just getting by.

    John's books have already made a huge difference in the church I attend. Our leaders are always being directed this useful, and practical tools for developing strong leaders.

    I look forward to hopefully receiving a copy, and learning new ways to connect with people.
    Thanks again Micheal.

    George

  • SLRae

    My husband and I have been going through a rough patch, and communication is definitely one of our issues. He had also complained of having no male friends in whom he could confide. When he returned yesterday from a 3 day fasting and prayer retreat, it was with a renewed sense of purpose and commitment to not only our marriage, but to learning how to BE a friend, in order to develop better relationships. I believe that this book would make a HUGE difference in not only his life, but mine as well. He is already a great fan of John Maxwell's, and, as we are both passionate readers, can guarantee it would be devoured and applied!

  • gail mccartney

    Hi Michael, I followed along as John was posting Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. online, and although I shared the concepts with my husband (& others), I'd like to be able to let them read the full details behind the ideas. Good communication makes or breaks the 'sales' in my husbands line of work, and John's book will especially help in this difficult economy. We have purchased several of John Maxwell's resources, which have greatly assisted us in growing our leadership capabilities.

  • http://www.joshhunt.com Josh Hunt

    I have thought for a long time Maxwell ought to write a book on communication. Can't wait to read this one.

    Josh Hunt
    Good Questions Have Groups Talking http://www.joshhunt.com

  • http://twitter.com/alundgren10 @alundgren10

    As a missionary with a parachurch org that reaches college students, I'm always looking for new ways to be a better communicator, especially with a demographic that's as diverse as a college campus. I've learned a great deal about leadership and team dynamics from John Maxwell's books already and can't wait to get my hands on this book too!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1629685028 Michael Hall

    Mr. Hyatt,
    I had the privilege of meeting Mr. Maxwell on my birthday a couple of months ago in a small setting, and have read a few books of his since then, and really appreciate the insight into leadership he has given me. I believe this would be just the information the world needs on how to communicate to each other, I just started toastmasters, and I can see sharing many of these principles in that club, as well as every time I get to speak to others, and I just started teaching Junior achievement at my daughters school last week. This would be an awesome tool, not only for me but for everyone I come in contact with, that I could pass on the lessons learned, which seem extremely important in this day and age.
    Thank you and God Bless,
    Michael

  • Tommy Redding

    When I saw the John Maxwell was writing this book, I really looked forward to seeing what he would have to say about communicating. I currently serve as a Minister of Education in a growing church. Due to our recent growth (and expected future growth), my communication must improve in order to keep the vision in front of my leadership. I also oversee the overall communications in our church (bulletin, newsletter, website, etc.) and am working hard at making sure we are communicating the most important things to our people and not everything to our people. If I do not communicate well, we risk leaving the back door open and having new guests leave our church. I believe reading this book would truly help me become a stronger communicator and would make me a greater asset to my church.

  • BFR

    It was back in 1988 that I met first met John Maxwell in a small town in Ontario as he was teaching pastors on leadership. Even then he was helping us, and me especially, to learn to connect. Through his Injoy tapes, his books and other seminars I attended, John has been a mentor to help me learn how to communicate by connecting. Now I am transitioning out of a longterm pastorate, and I saw the outline for his book last week on an e-mail and thought, "that's the information I need to help me at this stage." John continues to be a mentor, speaking to the issues and needs we all have, and certainly the ones I find myself facing these days. I would appreciate a copy of his book. I know I will read it, use and recommend it to others, as I always have done in the past.
    BFR

  • http://www.facebook.com/JohnCMaxwell/posts/114034175281562 Anthony

    I was a pastor for 10 years and at the height of success and significance, I had an affair and lost everything. My wife and I have been rebuilding our marriage and family for the past 4 and half years and have seen God do an absolute miracle in its purest form. While a pastor, I preached time and time again from many of John Maxwell's books, and found them able to be utilized for any age of audience. Now, as I continue to blog and counsel for a site that is dedicated to seeing marriages redeemed and saved from the effects of infidelity ((http://www.affairrecovery.com/strength)), as well as just YESTERDAY I was asked to serve on a leadership team with our local church!!!! This book would be a great gift and tool as we re enter the ministry. This time however, rather than merely preach and simply communicate, I'd like to truly connect with the new audience God will be bringing our way. We were involved in a ministry that had truly wonderful motives, but did not know how to truly connect with people and we lost our way indeed. This time around, my wife and I desperately want to walk in Love and true compassion for the people He has called us to serve. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • Graeme Brattle

    I really appreciate all that John Maxwell has to say in the area of communication and people management as well as structured leadership. I have a couple of holiday investment units and his books feature on the shelves for guests to also enjoy and learn from his wisdom.

  • Dirk Soekoe

    Hi Mr Hyatt,
    My name is Dirk. About 5 years ago I started being a cell leader in our church thats when i started reading John C Maxwell’s books. The first book was Failing Forward. It started a dream to benefit others and bring out the best in them. About a month ago i started my own Leadership Consulting business. I Must say it has not been easy but i really love it and helping others is not really a job. I think its a privilege. Im a great fan, but most importantly, people will benefit. The book will be a great help to me in this stage of my life. I will most definitely be one of the first South African to receive this amazing book. Tnx guys keep up the good work.

  • http://twitter.com/annamanville @annamanville

    I recently started hosting workshops for high school students who are preparing to transition to college on the topic of personal branding and how to use social media. I love talking about this subject so much that sometimes my message is confusing as a result of my enthusiasm :)

    I would be the perfect recipient of this book because I am eager to learn all I can about communicating with others, but as a young professional (with only $37 in savings) I need all the help I can get. I want to be able to communicate to the best of my ability to reach aspiring professionals and help them understand the intricacies of social technology.

  • Matt McMorris

    I would LOVE to have a copy of this book! As a youth pastor and worship leader, I am constantly communicating. I am young and developing my skills. I have a great desire to become a better communicator and help spread the good news of the gospel to my generation. Any book that helps me learn to do this is invaluable. I can guarantee you that if I receive a copy of this book, I will read it and study it to become a more effective communicator.

  • juan martinez

    I want a copy of this book because being a new leader in ministry I want to connect with people in a deep level. I know I will use the practical ways that John teaches immediately. I am a leader over other leaders in our youth ministry and want to be the best possible leader I can be with Gods help and great instruction from other great leaders.

  • Carl Tomakin

    John Maxwell’s book “Developing The Leader Within You” has impacted my life greatly. Growing up from a poor family in the Philippines and not having quality mentors available, I was able to “walk” with giants through our local library. That’s where I found his book. It was relevant and practical; not only did I manage to use the concepts right away, more so, I was compelled to pass it on. Many years forward, the blessings I enjoy now started in that very humid, tight-spaced library. I would love to read his new book and go back to the Philippines this October and train new/future leaders. Thank you for the opportunity. Yours, Carl Tomakin.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1199851773 Judy Lichtenberger

    I would love to read this book! Not only would it help me in my personal and professional life, but it would undoubtedly help my husband and family as well and I would share it with them. I write a blog called "Connections" for health information professionals – surely that is self-explanatory in how appropriate this book would be for me to read! My husband and I advise college students as well as individuals starting small businesses. Much of this entails not only leadership, but empowering them in their ability and goals. Our children are young adults in the working world as well as graduate students themselves, and have found leadership and communication is as important as their formal education. As you can see, all four of us would benefit from your knowledge and we hope you choose to share this opportunity with us. We promise to pay it forward beyond our family!

  • HRM

    Mr. Hyatt,
    Please consider this my entry to express interest in a free copy of Mr. Maxwell's new book. I am a fan of his previous work (although I haven't been able to read everything yet). I find that he distills leadership to words that although not typically new, are very thought-provoking. In my line of work I am called to be a presenter and communicator (therefore needing guidance myself) and I have responsibility to influence my main business associates in a way that develops them and makes them better and more effective (therefore passing the guidance I've learned along).

    Although I am likely to purchase the book eventually because I believe in the topic and the quality of Mr. Maxwell's work, I'd much prefer to receive a copy from you. I promise to read it and share the good news with others, so to speak.

    Thanks for your time and your blog. I am a regular reader, although not a regular commenter.

  • Kevin Pyle

    I like books.

  • Duston

    I am a youth pastor in Brooklyn, New York. I desperately need to be able to communicate with these young people! I need to and want to sharpen my skills in this area.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1282217724 Claudette Pittman

    As I work with and train teachers of Early Childhood Education I am always reading to improve my communication skills in order that I can help them do the same. Many people go into early childhood education (or any education for that matter) thinking "I am great with children", but they often forget to factor in the 2 or more adults that come with each child, or the other adults they must work with day in and day out. I also believe the key is making connections and I would love to read this book's perspective and advice on this! YOU BET I will read it!

  • http://ygreen.blogspot.com/ Yvonne Green

    First of all it was such an honor just to read the manuscript. So thankful for all that John & Margaret do it seems like they are always planting seeds. I must admit these books would not be for me since but rather for the staff @ Mercy Ministries.
    Mercy Ministries is a home where girls 13-28 can stay free that have gone through abuse, eating disorders ectra.. Being a volunteer for Mercy is one of the most rewarding things. The staff uses God’s word to address every issue as a result over 80% accept Jesus as their LORD n Saviour and over 90% answer a call of God upon graduation or shortly after. Top 3 areas are Missionaires,, Seminary, Counseling but by addressing every issue with God’s word. After all Jesus came to set the captives free
    For more information about Mercy ministries wwww.mercyministries.org

  • http://melindalancaster.com Melinda

    I am a public speaker/teacher who is currently on a sabbatical. Not necessarily by choice but due to the dreaded "B" word. (burnout) Some of the burnout has come as a result of communicating too frequently but not connecting nearly enough.

    It appears that this book would be very helpful to me, not only in the recovery process, but as I step back into my calling in the future. I'd love to learn to make every word count and bypass the possibility of passing by this way again.

    If, by some chance, I am chosen to win I will read every page of John Maxwell's book. After I am done I will do a giveaway on my blog so another person can benefit from it as well.

    This comment is not very creative, I realize, but it's about as honest as it gets.

    Perhaps that will count for something?

    Thank you, Michael, for the wonderful leadership you provide not only through this blog but by your example in every day life.
    My recent post Praying It Forward

  • Mark Shaw

    My business partner and I recently conducted a Leadership Essentials training class for members of our church and of the community. Our goal is to create an inexpensive Leadership training academy for people at all levels to grow in their skills – in an environment where they are building relationships with others who are like minded. Often Leadership classes are directly almost exclusively to CEO's in the business sector, but we want to widen the participation so that people from various walks and stages of life are included. We intend on continuing this as well as developing the academy/fraternity. Our recent class was based on John Maxwell's 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership workbook, and we are sold on using his material as a foundation for our classes. I would love to do another course based on John's new book. If you want to get a glimpse of our recent class, go tohttp://www.rockministry.wordpress.com. Thanks for your consideration.

  • http://thelifeofmisty.blogspot.com misty

    I want this book because I believe communication is the key to success and I strive daily to improve mine. I am a manager for a small optical business and work with 25 employees, so communication is vital to our operation in every aspect. I also own my own business doing medical billing and have 2 part time employees…both of whom communicate differently. Though I have always felt I was a strong & effective communicator, I have learned over the last 21months that everyone doesn't always get what you are trying to say and therefore I have had to work at changing some of my communication style and method and adapt to my employees to be able to get them to understand what I am communicating. I am sure Mr Maxwell would have great insight and be beneficial to aid in my growth in this area. I promise to read the book and give you feedback along with a personal thank you note if you allow me to be so priviledged to receive a copy of this. If I don't win…I will see if I can get it thru my audio book club.

  • W Marie Giles

    I have read a number of books by John Maxwell and I know I am a better person for it. I was able to improve my outlook on life through the Maxwell Daily Reader during the past year. I have posted several of his books on by Facebook page through Visual Bookshelf, including Make Today Count, The Difference Maker, and Today Matters. At work, I purchased The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork and the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership for our staff (federal government). While reading the Daily Reader, I also got a sense of a number of his other books. Maxwell has become one of my favorite authors both in print and on the Kindle device. I want everyone I know to get a chance to read John C. Maxwell and see how he encourages us to better relate to others, accept the blessings we are given, and share our gifts with others who can benefit from them. That said, yes I will read Everyone Communicates, Few Connect!

  • http://www.lifecenter.se Magnus Naslund

    I think this book can be an education in connecting. Me and my wife manage a team in our church who constantly connect with new people every sunday, and this book can enlight end give power to our ministry. I also belive: “If you are a leader you are a reader”

  • http://www.adammearse.com Adam Mearse

    I'm a youth pastor and have been for 12 years. As I get older I believe I have more to offer the teens and families I work with, but also have a larger gap to close in connecting with your average 16 year-old. When I entered ministry over a decade ago, I was able to connect with them easily as I was not as far-removed from being a teen, I had much more free time to spend with them (before having 3 children of my own), I was still interested in the elements of culture that they were (tastes in media, in particular). I have an increasing passion to serve and teach teens, but also an increasing challenge in connecting with them on a level that transcends common interests. Maxwell's book sounds as though it will help clarify some of those transcendent principles of connection.
    My recent post 4 Things I’m Not Qualified To Do

  • http://twitter.com/MarvQuianzon @MarvQuianzon

    because I need to (improve my skill to) connect when I..
    05:00 > text a friend
    11:30 > meet someone
    04:00 > chat with a relative
    10:00 > talk to God
    and to learn the principles and practices from this book.

  • Rajiv Karir

    I am working in the financial services and building a team. Over the past year i have learnt the importance of communication. I want to learn more and relay the same to my team. I have reader one other book my John Developing Leader within you.
    This new book will help me move forward in team building and become a true team leader.

  • http://www.facebook.com/rosado.millie Millie Rosado

    Hi Mr. Hyatt,

    The economic times have had an impact in helping people understand the value of genuine relationships and supportive networks, as a result of re-evaluating life priorities. Social media has become such a huge hype for its tools are incredibly helpful in 'connecting' people. There is still an enormous opportunity for people to leverage the times and tools but not everyone knows how. Mr. Maxwell describes a real, genuine connection with others which can be applied to both scenarios. This is a very important book at a very important time.

    I have planned to read, study the book and facilitate a dialogue through a book club online community (please look for "ECFC Book Club" group in Facebook). The book will help me and others achieve our next level of personal and leadership effectiveness. Also, please look for entry #1077 where I explain how I would use a case of 24 with people of 3 communities.

    Looking forward to hear this week from your staff regarding the case and Ms. Nobles regarding the signed copy!

  • Robert Ogburn

    John Maxwell is an outstanding leader and has a tremendous talent for writing books on leadership. I work as a special education teacher in Georgia and I am always looking for effective ways to communicate with fellow teachers, parents, students, and my adminstration in order to be the most effective teacher possible. I have read two previous John Maxwell books and enjoyed both books. If I was selected to receive a free copy of John Maxwell's latest book I would spread the word to fellow educators on what a great resource it is. Thank you for your consideration.

  • Nehemiah

    yes, I do want read Maxwell’s books, and especially this one is about communication,I need to improve my relationship, thanks for giving this chance.

  • ORLANDO NASCIMENTO

    EU QUERO ME COMUNICAR MELHOR COM AS PESSOAS AO MEU REDOR, ENTAO PRECISO LER SEU LIVRO. MAS COMO IREI APRENDER A ME COMUNICAR MELHOR COM AS PESSOAS SE EU NÃO TIVER O SEU LIVRO? QUE DEUS TE CONTINUE A TE ABENÇOAR E ILUMINAR EM NOME DE JESUS!

  • James Fields

    Everyone I know looks at me as a great speaker. Being able to speak to a sweeping amount of people about a topic that they LIKE is easy for me, but I take it very seriously. Being able to talk to these people in small groups about an issue of high importance, and all my great communication skills are gone because my audience thinks they're "smarter than the room". I do not want to make people feel good anymore, I want to move them to action. That is why I need this book. Thank you.

  • Christopher Weiss

    This book seems amazing for everybody in every line of work and walk of life, as you keenly mentioned. That being said, I won't try to make myself stand out for deserving a free copy of this book. What I can express to you is how my intended reading will benefit not just my life but the many lives of those around me who I strive to assist.

    I believe the purpose of this book is not simply to help communicators give better presentations or make more money, but rather to positively affect the lives of countless other people through an increased skill in the art of connecting.

    I work in Student Affairs in Higher Education, where I help develop college student leaders and help countless traditional and non-traditional students achieve their goals in regards to co-curricular learning. As a very succesful student leader myself, I base most of the education I provide on my experiences, most of which were centered around my ability to connect with my fellow peers while working to accomplish great things.

    I truly believe that reading this book will help provide empirical evidence to reinforce what I've been teaching as well as provide further resources for the students I teach. In short, by providing me with a copy of this book you will greatly enhance the education provided to countless thousands of college students that I will indefinitely work with in the future.

    Thanks for your time and the great opportunity!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/reflectionsbypj reflectionsbypj

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/reflectionsbypj reflectionsbypj

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • http://twitter.com/wills1991 @wills1991

    Hi, Mr. Hyatt. I am an 18-year-old high school senior that is five weeks away from graduating and entering the "real world". I have read a few of Maxwell's books and find them very informative and inspiring. My favorite book early on and also the first book by Maxwell taht I read was "Leading from the Lockers". It's great that Maxwell cares enough about leadership that he wants to teach a younger generation. I am also fond of the last book of his that I read, "The Difference Maker". My father pastors a local small town church and is a huge John Maxwell fan. From an early age I can remember him reading and listening to Mr. Maxwell speak. I've even got a couple of Maxwell's audiobooks on my iPod because I got hooked on reading and listening to Maxwell through my father. I read and try to implement the practices set forth in each of Maxwell's books that I've read. I think this book would be beneficial to me as I embark on the next chapter of my life. The autographed copy would be something special for me and my dad to share. Sorry for the lengthy post. God bless you!

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/reflectionsbypj reflectionsbypj

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/reflectionsbypj reflectionsbypj

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • Joy Milner

    I would love to read this book! I am currently at a point in my life where I am re-evaluating myself and the impact I have with others. God has really been braking me down in order to build me back up so that I might connect with others and bring him glory. My new position at work is Literacy Coach. I have been a small group facilitator at my church. So I have been connecting with others but loosing my mom to cancer last year has me on my face before the Lord asking am I making a difference and what am I to learn from this and am I really connecting with others. At times I feel was mom the only one on this Earth that supported me and that I connected with. So I am trying to press into the Lord and asking Him to reveal new things to me so I might use my job and all that I am learning to connect with others and glorify him.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/reflectionsbypj reflectionsbypj

    As a single mom, full-time college student, writer, and speaker, it is important for me to communicate effectively however, I "feel" it is something I rarely do. I love to listen to others but fear that I love to talk moreso. I am always searching for new techniques on how to improve myself, especially in areas of communication (i.e. convincing my 14-year-old that she doesn't need to wear dark, black eyeliner around her eyes, or explaining to my professor that I feel Kant is really trying to one-up Aristotle by talking in a larger circle, or explaining to my small group at church how we are limited in understanding all that our infinite God has to offer because we are finite creatures – just to name a few). All that to say, I would love to learn how to communicate more effectively, in simple fashion, in order to inspire others. Of course I also have 3 more weeks of classes so I wouldn't be able to read (yet), give me a few more weeks.

  • http://twitter.com/missionary2asia @missionary2asia

    I am a missionary on a team of ten families leaving in June to live in the Philippines to minister there and to reach out into restricted-access nations as well. Communicating and connecting with people is my life! I must effectively communicate to people their need for the Gospel and the need for Christians to share the Gospel through personal witness and church planting.

    "A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly…" (Proverbs 18:24a) If people will ever receive Jesus Christ as their Friend, we must first befriend them and then introduce them to our Friend. I need to learn to connect better with people or, if you will, learn to "shew myself friendly".

    • http://twitter.com/missionary2asia @missionary2asia

      Also, yes, I do promise to read it!

  • James Sharp

    I work in the financial indusrty, and communication with clients and coworkers is extremely important. Effective communication is often difficult, expecially when the audience includes people whose primary language is not English.

    I would like to receive a copy of the book in order to increase my effectiveness communicating with coworkers around the globe, who speak and read English as a second language. I have read many of John Maxwell's books, and his insights and anecdotes make the subject matter more bearable.

    Since I am a Christian, I enjoy John's Christian background makes his books more enjoyable than other business books.

    • James Sharp

      Edit:

      Since I am a Christian, John's Christian background makes his books more enjoyable to me than other business books about communication.

      One important thing about communication is that the communicator must proofread the message to communicate effectively.

  • http://www.lunna.com Lunna

    Honesty is a must for communicating…therefore, I will be honest. I promise to do my best to read all through the book. I have so many things happening at the same time…..working, writing, reading….I have been a communicator for many years…I think I have connected with my audience in many ways…….grammy nominations, gold records….successes in my professional career…. but mostly through pain. I have been through the worst and then more, and still…here I am…that must count for something. I am not a very lucky person and I am not counting on receiving the book…but it doesn't hurt to try….that's how my life's have been….trying and trying and trying different things…never giving up!

  • Lorrie Simon

    I have been inspired by many people to grow and challenge myself to grow daily; however Mr Maxwell has given me tools to do this with by the books he writes. I feel that this book has new challenges and tools that will enable me to connect with the team that I am currently trying to lead and grow professional as well as personally. I hope to have the opportunity to be able to use this tool to do that. Thank you to all involved with this promotion.

  • Craig West

    I am a young pastor just starting to get my bearings as it relates to communicating and connecting. A book such as this would help me be able to again and again make the proper adjustments when relating to people and connecting with them in my messages.

    I have read a portion of the book online and I think that it would be awesome!

    Thanks for the opportunity to listen and give my opinion!

  • Damien

    I have read a number of John Maxwell books and find them very insightful with easy application. John connects! He connects the theory to the application, he connects the message to the audience, and as both an author and a speaker, he connects to you in a real way.
    I communicate every day as I am employed and run a couple of small businesses. So there is a need for me to connect with work mates, with employers, with clients, with church leaders, but most importantly, I need to ensure a strong connection with my wife and my children. By placing this tool in my hand, I hope to not only become skilled in lessons it teaches, but to also pass these skills on to my family and friends. I look forward to hearing from you in regards to this great opportunity

  • Evelyn Armstrong

    I would like a copy of the book because I am very keen to learn how to connect correctly and effectively, especially as I am a new mother of a 1 year old, plus I started a community magazine seven months ago and I think that, if I understand how to connect with people effectively it will be able to transform me and my business quite a bit. I really appreciate John Maxwells books and a signed copy would just be phenominal! So please send me a signed copy and make my Year!

  • Josh

    As a Strength and Conditioning coach, I am always having to communicate and connect with athletes to make them believe in my ability as a coach and a leader. As an avid follower and believer in John C. Maxwell and his work, I am always consulting his books for guidence. Keep up the GREAT work!

    Josh

  • Ralph Vanlow

    I left the corporate world a little over 2 years ago because I felt God calling me to be a pastor. In the corporate setting lead a group of about 60 people and I knew that good communication was essential to making the department run well. I took over a small church from a pastor who had served the congregation for over 20 years and I thought I could use my communication skills to help them grasp new and fresh ways of doing ministry. It has not always worked. I have been a fan of john Maxwell for many years and I belive this book will help in my efforts to communicate better and cast vision.

  • david m.

    As a youth pastor, I know that my effectiveness in ministry has less to do with how I communicate, and more to do with how I connect with others. Communication is important, but more important is the communicator themselves. Do I connect with those I am ministering to? Yes, but there is always room for improvement in this area. Not only do I promise to read Maxwell's book from cover to cover, I will also implement his lessons into my ministry and personal life as well.

  • http://blessingsfromthailand.wordpress.com Sharon

    I will be leaving in the fall to go to Thailand to teach conversational English. I will be teaching high school students.

    Communication, especially in English, is EVERYTHING to them…it means making their future brighter…wider…more successful. But to CONNECT…to really connect with others will help them make their mark.

    I want to be able to connect with them to more effectively to teach them. I know that if I can connect to them…I can reach them…challenge them…encourage them…to be the most dynamic CONNECTED communicators in this new Global environment they are entering! Both personally and professionally.

    Your book would help me in this endeavor. Please consider me as one of the 100 you send a free copy to.

  • Scott Cousino

    After reading The Tipping Point by Malcolm Gladwell, I'm further intrigued by the idea of improving my connecting skills to add value to my friends, family, clients, colleagues, and community. The timing for John's new book couldn't be better for me as I acknowledge my need for improvement and begin that journey. Won't it be great when everyone exerts a concerted effort to connect for the benefit of others?!?

  • Reet Grover

    I want this book so i can get a complete understanding of how to connect and communicate with people for a harmonious relationships.

  • Suwandy

    Hi Mike,
    I am a 26 year old man, 7 years old Christian, who have been constantly looking for ways to communicate better and be able to connect with people from all sorts of backgrounds. It is my passion to be a counsellor and I believe communication is the most important factor in building a relationship. After all, the greatest commandment found in the Bible is to love God, and to love one another. I believe that, you cannot love if you are in a relationship, and to be in a relationship, you need to connect, and to connect, you need to communicate well. I have truly struggled with communication as I have personally hurt so many people when I did not communicate my ideas or messages well (Christians and non-Christians included!) However, I do work very hard at improving towards skillful communication. I have faith that when a Christian communicate well, it will help him so much connecting people to Christ. I believe that John’s new book will be very helpful in equipping me, and many others in my circle of friendships towards communicating better and ultimately connecting. Thank you for this kind opportunity.

  • http://www.freddieisnice.wordpress.com Freddie (Lynette) Karulkar

    Wow, this is great, thanks for your generosity. I am a young lady, i mostly love to help people and want God to use me to change the world. At least the world around me. I am now in Detroit, helping to plant churches and spreading HOPE to people. My husband and I are newlyweds, just bought our first house and are looking forward to having a family one day.
    I also am director of a discipleship program for post-high school age students. I am responsible for their academic, spiritual and growth in general. It is a very humbling and stretching challenge, I wonder in my communication with them, on a daily basis, if I am connecting. This of course is the goal, and I rely on the Holy Spirit to lead me. But, I am always ready to learn and grow in the areas that I need help. I wouldn’t say that communication is my strong suit, but it’s so crucial in everything I do! Crazy, and I would love to read this book. I hope you have a great day. I appreciate your blog.

  • http://www.johndelozier.com John Delozier

    When I graduated from Bible College, I quickly entered the ministry while at the same time continuing in the retail career I had started. I worked as a bi-vocational pastor for 15 years. During that time, I left my retail career and found a position in the hospitality industry that I truly enjoyed.

    At the end of last year, I decided that I could be best used of the Lord by focusing on my business. I left the ministry in the hands of a very capable successor, and my wife and I began to attend a local church near our home.

    I have learned the importance of connection in my family, business and in the ministry. I can’t wait to read this book and help others by truly connecting with them.

  • alistair mackinnon

    mmmh will I read this..yes, why do I want a copy… well….
    I spent a long time doing drug and alcohol rehab and consistently found that how you communicate with others is vital, but something more vital is how you communicate with yourself.
    Getting a message across is only true if you believe it yourself, otherwise whats the point.
    Having a skill set is important, Im curious to see how you’ve worked it
    TC

  • sylvia thompson

    Michael,

    Welcome back. I really enjoy your blogs and have missed them.

    I have read most of John Maxwell's books and will buy this one if I don't receive it. We used his books in the Bible Institute my husband directed in Kiev, Ukraine. We took our students to his seminars there, as well. I have learned so much about leading through relationship and influence, about relating and about being the kind of person I want to be through his books. This one intrigues me as I am convinced that, at least in working with women, leadership, influence, relationship is all about connection. And I agree with him: communication is one thing, connection is quite something else.
    I'd say that every thing I do is dependent , on a human level, on how well I can connect. I tell people about Jesus …to even have the opportunity to begin to do so means I need to first listen, connect and then share. I teach others how to tell people about Jesus and I see that if we don't connect on a human level with individuals first, everything we say is only words. I am also a trained counselor…counseling is impossible without first building a connection between us. But, when there is a connection between the other person, myself and the Holy Spirit, the partnership yields deep and profound healing.
    I want to get better at what I do…this book seems like a great tool!

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/jesuswept Trevor

    I want a copy of this book because I don't think it will be available on BookSneeze, and I want to read and review it. I haven't read a Maxwell book yet, and I'd love this to be the first one. So yes, i will read it! : ) And review it, and post the review.
    My recent post Book Review: “Where is God?” by Dr. John Townsend

  • Gordon

    Hi Michael, I want a copy of this book because I know it will be at minimum entertaining, as John's books are; because it will be at best inspirational and transforming in terms of my ability to connect, and because I don't have a copy, yet. Of course I promise to read it. That's the easiest part of this whole exercise!

    Blessings,
    Gordon

  • KatyWelsh

    Hi I would like to receive and read a signed copy of John's book. I love listening to John Maxwell and never miss him when he is in town. I also followed him while he was writing the book and enjoy his daily messages about communicating. I'm in sales, so effective communication is eccential…but aren't we all really in sales too? Please pick me. Thanks

  • Bernice B. Savva

    I am, but one, connected, to many… the many, connected, to one.
    It is, the act of communication that becomes the thread to our connection.
    I am open to continuous growth, and the sharing of knowledge.
    I am continuously on a path to grow, from the interchanging of knowledge.
    I am on a path to be taught, and to teach.
    I cannot think of, any good reason why I would not want to learn, reading “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” by John C. Maxwell, and sharing it with others.
    My recent post Book Giveaway: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect by John C. Maxwell

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1055647364 Daniel Michael

    I love John Maxwell. He is one of my favorite authors. Thanks for recommending the book! I want this book because in my business which is the mortgage business I need new ideas of how to communicate better with my customers and my clients.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/patriciazell patriciazell

    Mr. Maxwell's title made me think about how we relate to God–we communicate with Him, but do we connect? I would like this book because the purpose of my writing is to help people think about how they connect with God. I know what Mr. Maxwell shares will widen my vision of connecting with people in ways that will benefit their relationships with God. And, what it all comes down to is that God absolutely loves us and wants our connections to Him to be stronger than anything in this world. I need to read this book!
    My recent post #38 THE DOING OF PRAYING: VICTORY

  • Bella

    John Maxwell is the best of the best. My husband & I attended Christ Fellowship in Palm Beach Gardens Florida for over four years before moving to Atlanta. Our last year at the church, we had the pleasure of having John Maxwell as our teaching pastor. We enjoyed his messages and his books. I would love a free copy of this book because I think John Maxwell writes in a way that everyone can understand. His stuff are real and applicable. You get the feeling the he lives what he writes and what he teaches! Pick me, pick me, pleaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaase :-)

  • http://twitter.com/brandonschmidt @brandonschmidt

    As a youth pastor, I am always looking for better connection/communication with the students.

  • tneal

    Why do you keep helping me? As an aspiring author and public speaker, I've found you–and your recommendations–to be a huge asset. And the wonderful thing is I don't simply learn something new. I have the opportunity to take those insights out into the real world for a test drive. If Maxwell's book is anything like the Heath brothers' communication books, it will thrill my heart to learn and apply information that prayerfully will help me share God's good news in a concrete, concise, and clear fashion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.matravers Steve Matravers

    I have been communicating for years but have not learned to connect well. The loss of an employee to a competitor recently helped me to learn that I do not understand those I work with or those who work for me. This is definitely an area I need help with. I need to read this book.

  • adf61

    I have just transitioned from pulpit minister to outreach minister. I feel I can adequately communicate with people but need help in making the connection. From reading reviews of this book it should be a great asset to assist me in my new responsibilities to lead the lost to Jesus Christ

  • Tim Wallace

    Learning to not only comunicate, but also to connect is critical to achieving my dreams. It is an area I need to improve on so I can help others achieve their dreams as well

  • Chander Mohan Grover

    I want this book to learn the skills to improve my ability in connecting effectively with my family members, colleagues and friends. i promise that i would read this book thoroughly.

  • Susan Power

    I am surrounded by people that are comstantly talking,talking and talking not really saying anything. Wait there is another group that are saying the same thing over and over. …Would they please get over their self. Am I the only one with this worldview? Well I may be exagerating a little bit . I am in desperate need of some commuinication tips for myself and those I am surrounded by. I will not only read the book but put it into action.

  • http://twitter.com/Econamic @Econamic

    John Maxwell has influenced my life in the most positive way, through his vast publications and seminars. In everyone of his books, I have felt connected to the real life stories in some way. He has the rare ability to create an atmosphere of community.

    I am a mathematics teacher and I strive to build a learning community within my classroom. I will use this new book as another tool for me to develop a more connected classroom and future generation.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/JD_Jones Jonathan

    I'm leading a Bible study with several friends, most of whom are unchurched. Maxwell's new book would be a great resource for me. Since the majority of the people coming out are unchurched I guess you could say I'm a little self-concious and am worried about losing them or trying to do too much too fast.
    My recent post Resurrection

  • Nicole

    There are several places the principles in this book would be useful to me: I freelance write for two magazines, run my own part-time photography business, am in the process of interviewing for a "real" job, and am working on moving overseas to do humanitarian work full-time. All of these require excellent communication skills!

  • Danielle Reyes

    I am going to be graduating college this summer and hopefully within the next few years starting my own organization to help girls in crisis pregnancies. I am also involved with youth ministy at my church and am married to a youth pastor. I would love to use this book to learn how to communicate more effectively and connect with young people in a real way. If I got a copy of this book I would read it and also encourage others to read it.

  • smrttrainer

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  • Stephanie Dole

    PICK ME! PICK ME!

    i work as a pastor with high school students. if anyone needs to know how to connect, it someone who works with teenagers. i looooovvee what i do. speaking and communitcating is one of the favorite parts of my job. i know when i stand up in front of those teenagers that it doesn’t matter how much i know until they know how much i care. i would love to know how to do that better. maxwell was the first person i started reading when i realized how important leadership developement is. i would love to gleen from what he has to say in this book.

  • Carl Tomakin

    Hi Michael, thank you for the opportunity to get a signed copy of Everybody Communicates, Few Connect. John Maxwell has always been a hero to me. Growing up in the Philippines posed many challenges from not having enough to eat due to poverty, to not having access to great books because there was not enough to go around. Thank God for libraries. This was the place I first saw John Maxwell's "Developing The Leader Within You" and I was immediately hooked because the concepts he discussed spoke personally to me; it was very practical and I truly enjoyed applying them in my personal life. As soon as I got the chance to visit my neighbors from other islands, I shared to them the concepts and many of them, to this day use the teachings on their day-to-day activities. If you choose me to receive a copy, I will read it over and over again until it becomes a part of me, until I am able to fully grasp its meaning, and then I can pass it on to my friends and mentors. Again, thank you for this opportunity. Godspeed on all your endeavors and may God continue to bless John Maxwell for sharing his talents to the rest of the world.

  • Kelly Campbell

    The more time I spend in management in the nonprofit sector, the more I realize how little I am understood. People tend to hear what they want to hear, and I often poorly communicate what I want them to know. For that reason, I believe a copy of this book would be most helpful.

  • http://twitter.com/ChrisWVincent @ChrisWVincent

    I read Never Eat Alone by Keith Ferrazzi in January of this year and loved the concepts in that book. It taught me the importance of connecting with others and the idea of helping people. For so long I wanted to be self sufficient and not have to rely on anyone else. Did I ever have this wrong. I am not a naturally outgoing person, but I have grown a great deal by setting a goal of "connecting" with someone new over lunch once a month. I have discovered that it is not about me, but other people, their goals, and needs.

    I follow John C. Maxwell on twitter and have saved everyone of his tweets regarding "connecting". His tweets always give me something to put into practice as I pursue connecting with others. I would love to receive this book because I know it would help me grow in the area of "connecting" with others. Life is much more fun when you are "connecting"!!

  • http://twitter.com/aimeeleigh543 Aimee Brooks

    I would like a copy of this book mainly because I have always struggled with truly connecting with people. (I understand now, that awkward conversations don't count as effectively connecting with someone!) I have always struggled with being such an introvert and could walk around for days without talking to one person. My Dad died when I was 13, and how I dealt with it was not talking about it- mostly just plain not talking at all. I realize now that's not the way to cope, and I've struggled with opening up and really connecting with my close friends and family. Now, I feel like I could use a little extra push to reach out and talk to those people I see around town every day. I would love a copy of this book to push me in the right direction towards being an effective communicator. God Bless and thanks for the opportunity!

    AImee

  • Ann M. J.

    The Women’s Connection, is our Ladies Ministry and is all about connecting with other ladies so that each one has special bonds with other ladies so that no one “feels” alone. We see a spiritual connection to the equivalent of linked arms so that together we are stronger than any one separately.
    Would love a copy of the book to continue growing in our relationships and learning more about “connecting”. Thank you. AMJ

  • http://www.spreading-joy.org Marie

    First of all, I must say, Kudos to you for looking of all of the comments on this post. Truly amazing that you, the CEO will take the time to get involved in this give away – *hats off*

    next – thank you for giving us a chance to win a copy – I totally appreciate it.

    I love John Maxwell’s books. Started with Today Matters – very easy to read, insightful, wonderful…and yes.. Today does matter. I generally pass on many of the books I read, but not his. I find that they are a valuable resource – one that I can turn to, time and time again.

    Promising to read the book… always. Again..love his work.

    Thanks again for your generosity, kindness and your time. It is much appreciated.

    @spreadingJOY

  • Joel

    The success of almost everything I do is determined by how well I connect with others. Sometimes I think I do okay, but most of the time I wish I could do better. This book is a must read for me and I can't wait to be influenced and to be an influence thanks to this book. I live in Osaka, Japan and I have a daily 3min business podcast in Japanese for Japanese. In addition I am a pastor and a church planter. Thank you for investing in Japan! :)

  • Millie Rosado

    Hi Mr. Hyatt,

    The economic times have had an impact in helping people understand the value of genuine relationships and supportive networks, as a result of re-evaluating life priorities. Social media has become such a huge hype for its tools are incredibly helpful in 'connecting' people. There is still an enormous opportunity for people to leverage the times and tools but not everyone knows how. Mr. Maxwell describes a real, genuine connection with others which can be applied to both scenarios. This is a very important book at a very important time.

    I have planned to read, study the book and facilitate a dialogue through a book club online community (please look for "ECFC Book Club" group in Facebook). The book will help me and others achieve our next level of personal and leadership effectiveness. Also, please look for entry #1077 where I explain how I would use a case of 24 with people of 3 communities.

    Looking forward to hear this week from your staff regarding the case and Ms. Nobles regarding the signed copy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/greg.lardy Greg Lardy

    I was recently promoted within our university department to Department Head. I am now the administrator of a department with 25 faculty members and 40 staff. I am finding out that my communcation skills are put to the test every day. This includes written, oral, verbal, non-verbal communication both internally and with a variety of external groups (e.g. other university departments, administrators, constituency groups, agency representatives, and a variety of others). This makes for a very dynamic, exciting, and challenging environment. I am loving it, but I can see how this book would really help me fine tune my my skills and take me to the next level.

  • Arielle

    I’m a graduate student from Asia and for people who knows typical grad student – they are B.A.D. at communicating, much less connecting. Personally, I love people!I hope to learn some skills to build meaningful relationships by connecting with people and through that display the love of God to the people that God longs to connect with. For His glory.

    And yes, I promise to read the book!

  • http://twitter.com/JulianneAugust @JulianneAugust

    Yes, I promise to read it! I believe that 'connecting' is the key reason I was called into ministry. Connecting with people for purpose – yet I'm also called to help others learn how to make connections as I equip them. I am passionate about connecting people with Christ, and with one another. I am currently part of a pioneering team attempting to connect women in a provincial network so they can learn and grow from each other. Just last week we had 67 women from 16 different area churches attend this one day event. We call it 'Connected Women', a place where we Communicate, Connect and enCourage one another. As I stood up front last week, I refected on how little I really know and how much more I need to learn. By grace, I have leveraged my own influence in my circle and want to see others do the same. I believe I'm one in a line of 'connectors' yet to come, the priciples in Maxwell's book are exactly what I need to understand in order to lay a foundation for the next generation. Help me, help others by giving me a copy of this fantastic book!!

  • http://sacredstones.net Kent Sanders

    The main reason I'd like a copy is that my picture is on the inside cover! I sent in my picture along with a number of others, and it was included in the book. Just kidding about that being the reason I'd love a copy of it. :) Honestly, it would be incredibly valuable to help me better connect with my students. I head the Worship & Music program at St. Louis Christian College (Florissant, MO). My main objective is to equip and prepare students as worship leaders and artists in the local church. This will be a valuable resource to not only help me connect with students training for leadership ministry, but also may be a resource I will use in the classroom. The possibilities are endless for multiplying the ideas in the book.
    My recent post Great Songs: “Beautiful Day” by U2

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/chriskidd Chris

    There's always so much we can learn from John Maxwell, I'd love to read this book as a young church leader – a youth minister – I spend a lot of time communicating to different groups of people from a variety of ages and backgrounds. It'd be a pelasure to include it a review of it on my blog here in the UK.

  • Manolo Rivera

    I have always been into communicating & connecting. I didn't know this was a sought after commodity or that I could even be paid for this until recently when I landed just such a job, Many friends now say I am a natural for it – thats nice but I want to be the best. Following Mr Maxwell has become real treat for me and I am very excited about his new book. I want to connect and impact this generation for good. I think winning a signed autograph would be an awesome step in my development and an inspiration. I hope you pick me. YOu would be planting a seed that will yield 100 fold – God Bless

  • http://www.susanmeissner.com Susan Meissner

    When I am not writing novels, I am directing the Small Groups and Connection Ministries at my church. John Maxwell + book on connections = want it. :)

  • Jeremy

    I would like a copy of the because simply because I know John Maxwell is an author I like to read and it has been a while since I have read anything by him. I like to read a lot but I really like to read free books! Thanks for making these free offers.

  • http://twitter.com/DuffyDerks @DuffyDerks

    Of course I'll read it! It's like this: If I don't read…then I won't understand! If I don't understand…then I can't communicate! If I can't communicate….then I can't connect! If I can't connect….I don't belong! If I don't belong…then I'm lost! If I'm lost….WHAT'S THE POINT!
    Making disciples is not about reaching out to, but connecting with. We are on the same road together. Connection encourages, gives hope, strengthens, brings life.
    Connection is the essence of life we strive for….connection with each other in Christ.

  • http://www.ericbhanson.com Eric B. Hanson

    I'm 21, and I currently work doing communication and promotion for a ministry in Kansas City. This summer however, I'll be transitioning into full-time youth ministry, beginning with a teen camp focusing on prayer, fasting, a love for the Bible, and healing for the heart.

    As a born communicator and an aspiring preacher, I would love to get my hands on something that could help me avoid vague professionalism and connect on a deeper level. There's plenty of flagrant influence in our world today, and I see a need for authentic christian leadership–that starts with genuine connection.

    That's why I want a copy of Everyone Communicates Few Connect.
    My recent post A Happy Revelation

  • http://twitter.com/andrewpmo @andrewpmo

    I recently began reading Success Magazine. It happened right at the time I decided it was time for me to make a change and work for a new firm. I had decided that my current company was not in a place that created excitement and happiness. I was working in a place where people could not be totally happy. This bothered me a great deal. I have moved on to help build a new firm. I am excited about leading a team again. I am hungry to understand more about leadership.

  • http://twitter.com/andrewpmo @andrewpmo

    Anyway…. The server ate the rest of my post.. :(

    Bottom Line- I love John Maxwell and have begun to follow, read and understand his work. I appreciate his style and believe he has a great deal to offer me as a leader and blogger. I would love to read and review his book for my blog. I would love to read his book and apply his teachings to what I do at work and in my church and at home with my family. I am excited about being a leader through learning.
    My recent post Mutiny on the Bounty! How Vision Boosts Employee Engagement and Keeps Your Team from Revolting

  • http://twitter.com/hahaitsjoseph @hahaitsjoseph

    I would like to give this book as a gift to my band director, who has really brought the best of me out. He is really inspired by Mr. Maxwell and loves his works…i think this would be a just gift for the past fours years he has been teaching me for.

  • Ryan

    I read chapter 9 of this book When it was online and it had such a profound impact on me with how John Maxwell took a complex topic and worked his magic to simplify it so the rest of us could have not one, but a few lightbulbs go off inside our heads. It touched me and the reason I want a copy of it is so I can help myself help others use his simple answers to what being a Leader really means. If you can’t communicate in a way that people understand, how good of a leader are you really?!

    To answer your other question, I would most definitely read this book!

  • http://www.removebeforeflightprogram.com Capt. Gunnoe

    I am an Instructor Pilot & Captain in the Air Force from the country roads of West Virginia that was not supposed to end up in the multiple Leadership positions I have had the opportunity to excel in. After my parents divorce in HS–with my father making 8,000$ annually, I was supposed to take the easy road and fail–but I was able to connect with a few individuals that empowered me to start directing my life instead of just using conditions as an excuse to be mediocre. I currently work 12 hr days, train 13 student pilots and lead 10 instructor pilots who train tomorrow's air warriors, but find time to study Organizational Leadership in my Masters Degree program and have created a program (Remove Before Flight) to remove the limits of our nation's young leaders and help flight plan their futures. So why do I want a copy? To arm & equip my arsenal with another critical element to reaching tomorrow's leaders, ensuring the connection, that will make my impact for efficient and effective. Would I promise to read it? I would read it before I see him in Baton Rouge at the finale of this month as my Church is paying for me to attend the speaking event–I feel privileged to have so many believe in me but even more passionate about believing in others. My background from WV to the AF is equipping me to create connections that create change in a positive vector and this book would support my flight there.

    Thanks for the opportunity!

    Capt. Lacy J.A. Gunnoe
    Air Force Instructor Pilot

    "Perhaps there are many of us in need of a pilot. A pilot to get them to go in the right direction. A pilot to intervene and keep them from crashing. A pilot that will navigate them through the hard times of dark clouds and extreme weather conditions we encounter in life. To lift them up higher than they could have imagined possible, and no matter how turbulent the flight may be–arrive at the destination safely–with not only achieving their goals, but arriving at the destination with new found confidence–and becoming a greater person along the journey." – Capt. Lacy J.A. Gunnoe

  • Cassandra D

    I humbly acknowledge your generosity to "seed this venture." I simply have a desire to communicate effectively to inspire and motivate people. Thank you for investing in us to make a positive and informed difference in our sphere of influence! I'm looking forward to gleaning more of John Maxwell's pearls of leadership/communication wisdom. Let divine intervention take its course! Blessings and gratitude always. :-)

    His servant

  • Digesh Joshi

    Hi, I need this book because Me and my wife are building a business where we build a team in US and other parts of the world. We have book of the month program to enhance skill to relate to people from all walks of life. We are getting coached from our coach who is pretty successful and what we learn we provide mentor ship to people in our team. John Maxwell is our favorite author and this book will help us to connect to more people and enhance our life as well as others.

  • Kevin Turley

    My only friends at this point in my life are virtual ones..if I don't get this book the closest event that would resemble a situation of what you would call dating for me is taking "Apple" out for coffee.

    Please help.

  • http://www.4u2live.net Peter

    The more I thought about connection the more I realised the contradictions in communication. Ants don't but communicate so well. A child's face conveys its own meaning,.a long married couple share much without talking and young lovers connect over crowded rooms with their eyes.

    More notable is that God is counter-intuitive. He never amplifies His voice, but uses a still, small voice. He never shouts from the rooftops, but always speaks truth, even if it pushes us away. He often makes most sense in a remote desert place, but His ways are always hard to find and He is veiled in mystery. Yet beyond all mystery is a timeless elegance that resonates through the song of the bird, the cry of a child, the wind in the trees and the silence of the hills. That is why souls seek Him, not because He is loud, charismatic, articulative, entertaining or fascinating, but because He is simply compelling.

    For that reason, I choose to be as counter-intuitive – let another have this book, I have enough.

    My recent post Change your perspectives to gain favour

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1300280090 Judy Carlisi

    To connect, to love, to listen, to hope, to inspire, to influence…this is my desire as a mother of 6 and husband to one. The energy is there but where will it go without the proper connections? Help me to connect with those who have been given to my charge. Send me the book to read, to reflect, to inspire, to bring hope to my world full of words, touch, silence, loudness, togetherness….lots of that….I do not want dmpty togetherness. Please be an instrument of mercy and send me the book. I will read it like MY HAIR is on FIRE! Judy Carlisi Prescott, AZ

  • duncan njiri

    Being a Credit Union manager, I interact with our membebers on daily basis.I believe this book can be of great asistance with the way we communicate.

  • mike

    i'd be willing to organize a round-robin tournament and challenge any of these other fans to either an arm wrestling match or an old-fashioned fiddle-duel, playing "the devil went down to georgia."

  • http://twitter.com/petergoeman @petergoeman

    I am attending seminary in August, and will be training to be a pastor. It is my heart's desire to be useful to the church and to para-church non-profit organizations. In essence, I am training to be a leader. It is not my goal to sell people on ideas, but to be able to effectively cast a vision for others. As a leader of the church, if I am not able to connect and understand others, then all my other tools are worthless.

    And yes, if you give me this book, I promise I will read it within the month you give it to me.

  • mike

    i'd be willing to organize a round-robin tournament and challenge the other fans to either an arm-wrestling match or an old-fashioned fiddle duel, playing "the devil went down to georgia."

  • Steve B

    Have no doubt I will read this book. I am an Army Warrant Officer who leads Soldiers daily. My leadership and communication skills effect the success of every Soldier and our shared missions. Dr. Maxwell is one of my favorite authors. I own and have read/listened to every book he has written. This one will be no exception! Thank you for your consideration!

  • Dave Gorden

    I would appreciate a copy of this book for several reasons. First of all, John Maxwell is a proven professional and he knows a great deal about the subject. Second, if you are behind it Michael, it must be good. Your Blog is in the top 3 on the internet, there is always something to learn.

    The other reason I would like a copy of the book is because I am a life long learner and after 31 years on the platform, I must get better every day. Of course I will read the book, I speed read and listen to at least 200 books a year. To stay competitive in today's marketplace, we must know what others are thinking are strive to grow all the time.

    Thank you for your consideration.

  • http://angatsaiba.wordpress.com grace

    i already have a copy of the book and now on my way to part 2 of it. as soon as i heard it’s out i ordered it as i have always wanted to improve on my communication skills and i have been an avid reader of john maxwell’s books. but i hope to be a part of the blessed 100, as the books you’re giving away are autographed by john maxwell. i have always wondered when will i ever get to meet him personally, and when will he have a book signing event where i could take all my maxwell books for his autograph.. but i’m glad to know there could be another way of seeing my wish come true :) God bless you for this deed, and if i happen to be a part of the 100, i will give away my book to someone who i know has a heart to grow in connecting to people and surely will read the book :)

    thanks :)

  • http://lennymonroe.com Lenny Monroe

    I still vividly remember seeing John Maxwell over 22 years ago at a Seminar he was speaking at in Disneyland. He impressed me then and it’s a testament to his integrity that he is still on the top of his game. Would love to give this this book a read and then sit down with my 4 homeschooled kids and explain it to them. They already are familiar with John Maxwell and the leadership that he teaches. This world sorely needs new, bold, Christ-following leaders.
    Thank you for the opportunity. God bless and keep you.

  • Monique Poppen

    Hi! I sure appreciate the opportunity you are offering to enhance the lives of others….What a powerful statement someone once said that "People may forget what you said but, they will never forget how you made them feel." I want to be the kind of person that leaves an imprint on ones heart that, "I care" however, I need the "know how"….communication is lacking in so many ways even in my family there is such a need and I want to be taught how. I had heard about this book and immediately it intrigued me giving me the desire "I have to have it" and therefore searched online and I found you. I am sure there are many others who are in much greater need than I for this book but I know that whoever you choose to give the books too it will be led of our Father in Heaven, I truly believe that if it is His will, this book will enhance the needs of my family as well as our business venture. Thanks again for taking the time to give.

  • Troy Dean

    I thoroughly enjoy and pursue opportunities to encourage, inspire and coach others. I have been asked to coach, speak and lead in a variety of environments from church, to university, and civic organizations. I would be grateful to receive the kind of insight, principles and wisdom that comes from an experienced communicator like John Maxwell. Thank you for the consideration. And yes, I would read it with gusto!
    My recent post Outdated Lighthouses

  • Carrie

    WOw, what an awesome thing you are doing. I would love the opportunity to get this book. I love everyone's why reasons too, mine may not be different at all; however, I feel that God is calling me – I know that He is calling me do do things different so that I can be the difference. I have been in a business for some time now where connecting is what I have to do to make a living. My husband, who is 36, is recovering from prostate cancer, and two weeks after he heard he had cancer was laid off…(thats not why I think I deserve the book). We made choice for him to stay home and work with me. I am very blessed I get to have my husband at home working with me and for our business. My children get to go to a great school and I get to go out and make this possible every day. I get to meet new people and I get to work and create the lifestyle we want. It is my hearts desire and prayer every morning that I connect in a greater way and build people up around me in a better way. I would love to have a copy of this book to use as a tool to equip me to do just that. Thanks Carrie

  • http://twitter.com/YuriArtibise @YuriArtibise

    I am an urbanite with a deep interest in place making, community building and creating livable neighborhoods. To this end, I have dedicated myself to build a community of people interested in creating and sustaining a authentic urbanism in central Phoenix. This is not exactly the easiest environment to do this in, which is why in NEED this book. i've become pretty could and building a network on like minded people, but i'd love to take it to the next level and truly be able to CONNECT with people, not only to create lasting relationships, but REAL and lasting changes to the urban fabric in my city.

  • Beryl Colley

    I have just come back from an awesome 3 day seminar with Christian business speakers. I am inspired to move my business in this direction with intregity adn providing tools to enable clients to also behaving in such a way. I look forward to the prosperity I can share with others as a result of a changing approach and behaviour. I look forward to reading your book and applying your experience and knowledge. Beryl

  • Timothy

    just by looking at the reviews of this book, I am convinced it will be a bestseller in record time – and who wouldn’t want to read a John C Maxwell anyway?
    I must say John Maxwell launched me into leadership. Through his older books, I got a passion for leading and God started to bring opportunities for me to lead. I never new how hard connecting is until a few months ago when I was put in charge of a team of close to 50 people. It is such a daunting challenge connecting to a larger group of people. This is surely going to be the perfect book for me, and God help me if I get a copy am gonna make sure everyone on my team at least holds it for a week.

  • septi

    why i really want Dr John newest book, its because very “me”. i always want to be a good leader, sharing my visio what God put in me, but in many occasion i have trouble to communicate with people, people seldom didn’t understan what i’m saying, whatwe want to do and achieve, i’m sure this book can answer this question, and make me a better leader and a better communicator

  • Michelle

    I have the unique opportunity to make a difference in many peoples lives. I volunteer with the Boy Scouts of America – working with and training youth and adults and helping folks buy and sell real estate.
    Having good leadership skills can make the difference when working with buyers and sellers in the real estate arena. Being able to ask the right questions and putting those answers in to the approrpriate context for self discovery makes a big difference for my clients.
    Youth today are sorely lacking leadership skills. Sharing John Maxwell books with the youth and adults I work with goes a long way in making a difference. It's a win win for everyone. It is an amazing feeling when you can watch the young people change in front of your eyes. It doesn't get any better than that.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/pchrismac pchrismac

    I'm a young pastor who enjoys teaching and writing. I read everything I get my hands on. Right now, I'm getting ready to take my first senior pastorate, and I can't help but desire to connect more. I believe I have great ideas, come up with creative pictures, and have an important message to deliver. But I feel that while I spend a lot of energy preparing and delivering, I'm not sure the message is reaching the audience. I need to connect, otherwise we're all wasting a lot of time. I look at the books I read as mentoring from those I may never meet face to face who have a lot to impart. I'll take every thought seriously and work to incorporate them into my ministry. I also have a blog that I manage for book reviews and would be glad to post a review.

  • George Thomas

    I am a pastor of a small, but growing church plant. In this church plant, I have been able to reach many non-believers with the Gospel of Christ, and many who have simply been out of church for years. Thus our church motto: "For People Who Have Given Up On Church, But Not On God"! So… I would greatly benefit by using the concepts of John's book to teach and train some of these folks to be leaders. My plan would be to pass the book around until "every" leader and leader-in-training has read the book. This is what I have done with other Maxwell books on leadership. Thank you for the possibility of receiving one of the books.

    George Thomas

  • http://twitter.com/cfrancisevans @cfrancisevans

    Hi Mike! Yes I promise to read John Maxwell's new book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect from cover to cover only if you'd give one of the copies to me and I also promise not to use it as a coffee table book even though it has that coffee table book feel to it since it's in hardcover right? lol. I've never seen John Maxwell come up with a book cover like this before so I'm guessing that what's beautiful on the outside must also be in proportion to the content on the inside. :) But seriously, this book would help me start up my blog and communicate in a platform where succinctness and clarity are the gold standard in making one's point effective across your readers. :)

  • Breenalinn

    Aloha
    First and foremost thanks for thinking outside of the box to run a contest like this. I think it is very creative to have people post a comment for why they deserve to be one of the 100 picked, insted of just entering your email address like all the other contests out there.
    Why should you pick me? I don't really know. Of course I am going to read the book cover to cover, but I don't believe that makes me stand out in this crowd as everyone will be telling you that. I can't imagine leaving a comment that says, give it to me because I would love to use it as a paper weight or dust collector in my office. Now that would just be silly.
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  • Breenalinn

    2 of 2
    A little about me that may help you decide if I can be one of the chosen: I am a young entrepreneur who is always learning and growing, especially in my areas of connecting and dealing with people. I am naturally a typeA personality and this has been one of the areas of much needed growth for me, as I am task oriented and fail to realize the importance of human interacton and relationships.
    I was in the bookstore the first week it came out and actually bought it. But then the next day, something told me to return it so I did. John Maxwell will be out in Hawaii where I live at the beginning of next month for a Leadership Convenion, so I was thinking I would maybe pick it up then with other tools….. But then I saw this opportunity and thought, why not worth a shot.
    So here is me giving it my shot!
    And I promise after I read it to pay it forward and pass it on to someone else who has the aspirations to grow in their connections with others! Maybe even someone who is typeA :)
    Breenalinn

  • http://www.facebook.com/chellz77 Rachel Nicole Mathias

    I am a communication major at the University of Wisconsin – River Falls, but am currently studying abroad for the semester in Edinburgh, Scotland. I will graduate as soon as I get back to the states, and am looking forward to the next chapter in life. I have obtained many life lessons over the course of my communication program, and I hope to continue to grow in my love for people and how to better effectively communicate with them. To be completely honest, I don't read that many books. But when I find one I think I will like, it's read in only a short couple of days. I would appreciate you sending me a copy of this book because it caught my eye and I believe it is one of those that I will read and enjoy! Thanks so much :) Rachel Mathias

  • Carla Brogden

    Based on the 10 item list above, I can see how this book would help in my volunteer work with Dreambuilders Group Clubhouse where we mentor teens who lead free after school programs for elementary children. We create the curriculum for training our teens using many resources including Maxwell's books, and we also create the content curriculum to teach the children for each 6-8 week, 4 day/week sessions and summer camp. The above list content will be very helpful in both these tasks.Likely we would purchase books for our Teen Interns and would create teachings for our over 200 teen volunteers (unpaid servants). Even if I don't win, I am buying the book for our Ex. Dir. and for me (I am a volunteer for 19 years, have also been on paid staff and am currently on the board and work one or 2 days a week in the program). It will be applied within the next few weeks as the material is assimilated. Thanks for considering us!

  • Nicole Taylor

    I LOVE FREE! Thank you for such a great giveaway! I look forward to reading Maxwell's next masterpiece and adding it to our library. Yes, I promise to read it, but I can't promise that my husband won't read it first! :o)

  • http://www.Allentownvictory.com Matthew Catricola

    Ever since I have read "Make today Count" I have been on a growing adventure. I am a new Pastor in an old city, but I am bright eyed, determined,and hopeful. I have been around those that have been bright eyed, but then the eyes grow dim from hope deferred. I am determined not to let that happen. God has given me a specific vision, with more clarity then anything else in my life. I need to be able to connect! I can't afford not to. I have connected before, and other times I have not, I need the tools to do it purposefully, consistently, and effectively. I have not been a reader most of my life except the Bible, but in the past 8 months I have read 14 books, I am determined to grow and make a difference. I am asking for a copy of this book so that learning won't just end with me, but so I can teach and incorporate this concept in the culture of the ministry here. Thanks

  • Abe Paul

    Connecting to people leave a long lasting mark, far beyond any snazzy presentation impact. Folks are much more open to receiving from you if they have a strong connection with you however this requires the speaker to be willing to invest the time to create this trusted relationship.

  • http://www.aroona.com @cdsmythe

    not only will I read a book given to me by you but Ill create a presentation on it based on JMs teachings in the book!

  • Pamela Muldoon

    "The more things change, the more they stay the same." John is one of my all time favorite development authors and this new book is one that connects with me on many levels. First, it's written by John, so it is a must have for my library. Second, as much as we are moving faster as a society with technology, it is still in the 1-2-1 connection that the magic happens. I grew up on a farm in West Central MN, population approx. 400 at the time of my HS graduation in he late '80's. I had a graduating class of 19 (18 girls and 1 boy;-), went to the same school house/building for 14 years and though I left home 1 week after graduation to move to the Big City (Mpls), I can now reflect back and see that all I learned about connecting and building community was back on the farm. The most profound teachings come from the simplest source. We are a global society moving fast and innovating daily. Yet it is in going back to the basics that we will find our best results. I can't wait to read John's insights, tips and inspiration on making stronger connections. I know it will be wonderful.

  • http://twitter.com/BartonABrown @BartonABrown

    I never heard of John, but the book sounds interesting, and I'd like to read it. As a very creative landscape architect currently seeking employment I find myself with a huge frustration having people understand my vision and value. Maybe this book will help me dealing with others, getting them to value my opinion, and better communicate goals and ambitions.

  • http://www.freyworks.com Deborah Frey

    Answer: YES! I promise to read my copy of "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently" and write all over the pages and put it to work in my consulting/coaching practice and life. I'm currently preparing a keynote that will smoothly tangent from my recent speaking topics which focus on our ability, and agility, to ask questions.From my coaching perspective, personal and professional success strategies hinge on integration of thoughtful inquiry and engaged listening skills. Can't wait to win my copy and buy more to give away at my keynote in May!

  • http://www.bertrandbiblechurch.com Tony Slagle

    As a pastor my greatest need is not to communicate but to "connect" and not just on Sunday mornings.
    I just started my first blog last month on our revised website. I am very excited as I start this new "electronic media" outreach.
    I promise to read this book (training tool) from cover to cover.
    I will have to buy this if you don't pick me as one of the one hundred and it sure would help me if I received it as a gift.
    Thank you.
    My recent post New Service Posted

  • Nike

    Good day Michael,

    I would like to be consider for a free copy of John Maxwell book "Every One Communicate Few Connect" because i can learn from the best and pass on the message to others. John Maxwell "Put Your Dream To The Test" has been a positive influence in my life as a Jewellery Designer. I would like the opportunity to develop my communication skills by connecting better with other people. In addition, i would make sure i encourage others to buy the book.

    Thank you Michael for the opportunity.

    Nike Ademuyiwa

  • Walter Lockhart

    The thing I like about John Maxwell is that he makes me think and he helps me to understand myself and how I can improve. If I win a free copy of this book I will read it, bless a friend with the autographed copy and purchase my own copy for my library. I think I have a copy of most of John’s books in my library.

  • Rich

    Michael, I appreciate your interest in developing leaders and utilizing technology to communicate with so many of us working on leadership who would otherwise never meet you.

    Regarding the book, I have changed careers from physical therapy, where communication is all about one-to-one education with a lot of hands on guidance, to running a famliy business. I am acutely aware that the skills I developed, the expertise I acquired, in the patient care arena only partly carries over to the business world. The idea of connecting, not one-to-one as I have practiced for years, but one-to-many staff, one-to-many customers, etc. resonates as an area I need growth in. This book appears to be a good addition the on the job training that is part of every career. Education and experience both must be constantly increasing for wisdom to grow–and without that wisdom, what hope do we have of leading?

  • http://larrywestfall.com Larry Westfall

    I have the privilege of serving in a local church as a youth pastor. Our whole mission is to connect with our community so that we have a voice in how it should be shaped. This book would be a great book for our youth team (and other teams) to review.

    I have just about every book John Maxwell has ever written because he simply gets it right. The truth is, if I am not offered one of the books, I will go out and buy it. Maxwell is one of those voices that everyone should listen to.

  • Sean Jamieson

    I am very excited to read John’s new book. I am responsible for a sales team of 25 financial consultants as well as running a networking group of 15 independant business people. They look to me for inspiration, direction and motivation. I am always sharing with them great new books I have read that teach us how to do a better job of connecting with our clients. I would like to read this book and then recommend it to my team. Thank you very much.

  • Nick

    John Maxwell is a great author and I'm looking forward to reading this book.

  • Henry Samayoa

    Desde hace mas de 6 meses he perdido mi trabajo y aun no encuentro, he perdido mi liderazgo de jovenes al mismo tiempo y sera dificil encontrar otro, creo q una de las razones fue que el egoismo y la envidia tienen cierto poder, pero no para destruirme por completo y darme por vencido, Creo en Dios y en el liderazgo q me ha dado, al leer este libro Muchos se comunican, pocos se conectan, quiero confirmar si me equivoque en todo lo que hice en este recorrido.o si hice bien y debo seguir adelante, Maxwell es un excelente orador, escritor y hacer de liderazgo bendiciones y exitos.

  • Brad Leach

    I am leading a team of leaders to Philadelphia to plant a church planting network. We have a strong team, but most of us are moving into the city from other parts of the country. Without a large pre-existing network of relationships, our only hope to impact our focus neighborhoods is to…connect! We need to connect with people from dozens of religious, economic, generational and racial backgrounds. John Maxwell's book could help us do that. I would love to receive a copy, and definitely promise to read it!
    My recent post Another Weekend in Philadelphia

  • Brad Leach

    I am leading a team of leaders to Philadelphia to plant a church planting network. We have a strong team, but most of us are moving into the city from other parts of the country. Without a large pre-existing network of relationships, our only hope to impact our focus neighborhoods is to…connect! We need to connect with people from dozens of religious, economic, generational and racial backgrounds. John Maxwell's book could help us do that. I would love to receive a copy, and definitely promise to read it!
    My recent post Another Weekend in Philadelphia

  • skillern

    I teach middle school students… we need help!

  • Deb

    I love John Maxwell. He is an amazing communicator who knows how to get your attention and draw you in so you want to learn more. I have experienced this in his video series, as well as his books. I would love to win a copy of this book, because I need to establish that “connection” every time I communicate, both in the professional and private realm. I am a boss, wife, mother, grandma, and friend…and this skill is vital in each of these roles. Why even bother to communicate if you aren’t establishing a connection? I don’t want to waste my time or anyone elses, and this book would help to make sure that never happens. If I win a copy of this book, I will read it and put the concepts into practice as soon as possible!

  • Staci Perry

    If I don't win a copy, I'll buy one anyway. And if I can't wait that long, I guess I'll have an extra copy to give to someone who would appreciate the knowledge John C. Maxwell has to share.

    Although I consider myself a fairly successful people connector, my success has come mostly from my natural talent than from learned skill. Since I work in the for-profit corporate world of communications, housed within the Personnel department, the principles in this book would surely give me some guidance on how to connect better with people who use "HR Speak"–vague and sometimes unemotional.

    What I think is great about this book–I know these principles were written with God's spirit and love of the human person.

  • Shelley Johnson

    I want this book! We have a youth group that is not connecting well and because of the life changing messages I have recieved in Maxwell's other books, I know this will be life changing for us. Thanks for making it happen!

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  • Matt Johnson

    I've been reading Integrity by Henry Cloud and realized I need to learn to connect better. As a pastor and leader in a volunteer-driven organization, connection is absolutely essential. I'd love to read this book and focus on that. But most of all, I'd read it because come on…it's John Maxwell and he's my friend!

  • David Bostrom

    I'd really like to read this book. I'm a pastor and I know I'm communicating all the time. But I also know I need to connect better than I do.

  • RONALD C.

    Greetings
    Although the world would look at my life & consider me a leader by my “past accomplishments’..I would beg to differ, sure I have served 10 years as an elected official, taken a Dale Carnegie Course, Retired from one Career.

    But what have I done to advance the cause of Christ in a tangible way?

    And although I know Mr. Maxwell is a great Author, based on my many friends reviews, why haven’t I bought or borrowed or read his book’s ?

    I’m 49 years young, attend church with 1,110 people

    work 2 part time jobs & “KNOW” that GOD has a circle of influence for me
    and the question is
    “what am I going to do about it?”

    Peace

    Coram Deo
    RON
    Hebrews 11:6

  • Nicole Flint

    I have been reading John Maxwell books since 2005. I enjoyed his books and talks that he gives. Recently, he did a talk in Greensboro, NC and I was so excited to hear him speak about the new book. I would of loved to gt it, but due to financial issues, I was unable to buy his books and CD/DVD set. I was so crushed and I know that I can always get his book when I get enough money, I just didn’t want to stop furthering my education that I get with his books and yours. I am not going for a pity party, I just love his books and yours and would love a copy.

  • Joy

    Why do I want a copy of this book? I have experience in office management, retail and customer service and I am currently working in a family owned and operated business. I enjoy the fast paced nature of my job and the benefits of working with family, however over the last year or so I've had this nudging that this is not where I will be long term. I have no idea what is next, but keep feeling this it should be something that is more … well, more "impactful". I know, that's not even a word, but it's the only way I can describe it. :) I feel like God is leading me to a place where I will be doing something more actively to help others in a more personal way. I think this book, like many of John's other books that we've read, will be a great help for me as I continue on this path and trust God to open the right doors for my future and equip me for whatever He has in mind.
    And yes, if you give me a copy I will definitely read it. :)

  • http://www.ImzatiInternational.acnrep.com John Buchanan

    Good Morning Mr. Michael Hyatt,

    First of all I want to say it is an honor to have this opportunity to offer you my reason for wanting this book.

    My family and I was evicted from our home on June 23, 2010. We have been living in a Hotel ever since. During this process I discovered a lot about friends and family and the communication process.

    God has blessed me and my family because we are still together, active in our Church and we are still doing the little things that keep us together.

    I feel that this book will not only assist me but I will be positioned to assist other as I can become an effect communicator. Not only will I be able to tell my Story but I will be able to share it in such a way that I can inspire others to a greater self potential.

    I have started my own Home Based Business, I serve as the Facilitator of a Bible Study Class at my Church called Leadership, Stewardship and Wealth Building, Parent Assistant for our Martial Arts Ministry under the Honorable Master Maceo Pembroke of East Sea Martial Arts and a Member of the United Methodist Men.

    I can use this book as a tool to become a more effective Husband, Instructor, Mentor and Person as I will consistently interact with others to elevate them to what I will call their Mountain Top Experience!

    I will continue to use this set back in my life as a set up for abundance to come with the use of Everyone Communicates Few Connect!

    Sincerely,

    John Buchanan

  • http://twitter.com/kamnaidoo Kam Naidoo

    Hi Michael

    Greetings from Johannesburg, South Africa. I am a graphic designer who owns a small one man design company and I am also a leader in the Men’s Ministry in my church. I run a mens group as well and have found that one of our biggest problems as men is our inability to connect with each other. We also have 11 different official languages in South Africa which sometimes makes communication difficult. If John’s book would help me be able to connect more effectively with others and if I could teach the principles from the book to the men in my group and that we could all benefit from John’s wisdom, then that would truly be a blessing to us. I’m also hoping that the men from my group will then be able to impart those principles and wisdom to others around them and that would have a compounding effect to help us to grow in our ability to connect better. Communities around us could be changed. Thank you. God bless. Kind regards, Kam Naidoo

  • Ronel Prinsloo

    Good day, I wuld really like to receive a copy of the book as I think, from only reading the short description of what the book is all about that I can find this book very valuable. I am part of an goverment organisation, trying to streamline the integration of the old and new in a “Young democracy” in my Country. South Afria and specifically our defence force is still in the process of helping and learning hou to live with all around us, most days is not productive, because we have not learnt how to communicate with each other in a proper way, without stepping on toes, without the one party feeling degraded by the other, without people geting upset because we have not been able to speek (communicate) in “ONE” effective language. Although we are the sunny country of the world we have our shortcomings and therefore I really wish to obtain your book to assist in our working environment, and community. Thank you for your continuous good work, absulutely a God send to enhance personal capabilities. God Bless!!!

  • Gregg Zachary

    Reason "why i know anything john maxwell writes is great." and i am a children's pastor and speak to childrens pastors and their leaders and workers. i know it will be a GREAT help. and yes i will read it from cover to cover many times over..

  • http://twitter.com/MattBowman @MattBowman

    Michael,

    I would love a copy of this book. John has a unique ability to communicate in a way that sticks, but the whole idea of connection is so important. This is an area where I'm really trying to grow, not just to exert my influence, but to also learn from a lot of different perspectives. One of the areas I really want to apply the principles from John's new book is in my blog. I love writing & would love to write a book someday, but one of the important aspects of getting published is having a platform & having a platform is a by-product of effective connecting & building a community or tribe. Also, getting a free copy of this book would allow me to do what I love to do when I get a free copy of a book I already wanted. I can buy the copy I would have purchased anyway & give it to someone else so that they can also share in the experience. Thanks

    Matt
    My recent post That's Not Fair!

  • http://twitter.com/Cat_T @Cat_T

    My wish is a bit selfish in nature but also a method to pass on the wisdom of John C. Maxwell to the next generation. I've already purchased one copy for my kindle and would love a chance to get a signed copy for my daughter. She's a senior in High School whose going on to college in the fall for pre-Med and following an engineering degree path. Over the years, our connection has had it's ups and downs and I really want to form a solid connection before she goes off to college. So as part of her graduation present, I'm collecting a set of things to which I would add this to her signed copy of John's Leadership bible in hopes that over the summer we could read John's book together and increase our connection as we transition from Mother and daughter into more of a friendship relationship. Therefore, I'd love a copy to gift to her to so that she can learn to connect rather than communicate as she goes forward in life as a medical doctor.

  • http://www.lauraclick.com Laura Click

    What piqued my interest in this book was the principle that "connecting is more skill than natural talent." Admittedly, I've always thought my ability to relate to people was a natural talent of mine. Hearing that this skill can be learned (and that it may not be a natural talent after all), makes me realize there is more I can do to develop stronger relationships with people.

    Even though I think connecting with people comes very naturally to me, I'd like to learn how to take that to the next level. I've worked with people who are difficult to connect with and slow to open up. I always view it as a challenge to develop a deeper, better relationship with that person. I'd love to know how to make this process easier and truly master this skill.
    My recent post Social Media Crisis? Don’t Panic.

  • Mark K.

    Michael, I would love to get a copy of this book and would definitely read it. I am an associate pastor responsible for discipleship at my church. In order to be successful in making disciples, you need to be effective in connecting with people. This is a critical skill to develop as an effective leader and John Maxwell does an excellent job in helping to equip leaders to take on the challenges of this world. I have read several of his books and regularly apply the principles. I am excited to read his latest work and see how it will impact my life as well as the lives of others I interact with. I am sure it will transform my views as his other books have done. Connecting with people in today’s society can be quite challenging and this book is a timely resource for where I am at right now in ministry.

  • Tom Grey

    Inspirational book Everyone Communicates Few Connect

    First, if you send me a book, even a zipped eBook, I will read it.

    I’m now interviewing for jobs, and hope to have one soon – I’ll read the book and expect to use it to improve my reports and presentations, and especially my in-person attempts at making my new company better. If I get the book before I get a job, I’ll use it for getting one.

    I have two specific political policy ideas I want to promote, outside of work:
    1) Tax Loans. Whenever the economy is ‘bad’, the government should allow taxpayers to borrow the tax they owe, and pay it back to the gov’t when the economy is better, but starting no sooner than 6 months after the end of the Tax Loan window. Because this is only a temporary tax cut, it’s not as good – but it also means the deficit doesn’t get bigger, so it’s better!

    The voters, being pushed by the politicians, are addicted to the pols spending Other People’s Money. For everything. If we, as voters, don’t reduce our addiction to OPM, America will drift down, in the direction that Zimbabwe rapidly fell down. Tax Loans are spending your own money, but at a more socially optimal time; more spending/ saving=investment, in a downturn, less when the economy is booming.

    2) Maximum Employment companies. I am convinced that the focus on bottom line profits has been hugely beneficial to corporations and their ability to make choices that are efficient, and sustainable. Because the Revenue-Costs = Profit equation, and the top managers especially being rewarded for their performance, is a huge advantage for decision making.

    In my alternative idea, some Donor group, like a church, would set up a company where the management is rewarded more for hiring more workers. The middle line – driving profits towards 0 (but not negative), with Return on Capital being replaced by Workers per Capital input becoming the metric that managers will be trying to maximize. But creating happy, low paid (low cost) workers who are yet creating high value goods & products to offer for (probably lower cost) sale. I think it would look much like a current company, but with more workers per capital.

    In a world of too much unemployment, those altruists who want to improve wages can try hiring more workers in such a MaxJob company.

    I think better presentation skills on my part will make revisions of these ideas more popular.

    Since I live in Slovakia, I’d be happy to get an eBook, rather than the physical book, to save you the postage – though getting a book would be great.

    Cheers,
    Tom Grey

  • C R Foster

    I want this book very much.
    My congregation would want me to have this book.
    My budget says that I cannot get this book right now, even though I want it.
    I thank you for the opportunity to possibly obtain this book at no cost.
    Aman

  • James M. Wolfington

    As parents of five teenage daughters, my wife and I have been alarmed at the disconnection rate among our teenage population. Our daughters have been on dates where the guy text friends more than talked. Our oldest daughter’s college roommate’s text our daughter, who was in the apartment as well, that they just broke her hanging mirror, above the living room couches. The list goes on, but you most likely understand the dilemma. It has been almost two years ago that we first noticed our children lacking in the art of face to face, verbal, communication with not only their peers, but with teachers, adults and neighbors. We began placing limits on texting times, social media outlets and put into practice ideas such as volunteering, no phones during meals, church or any function that requires their full attention or to look, eye-to-eye with another human being and talk. What a difference. I will close with the comment that we, as parents, are doing all we can that is required of us and look forward to the ideas and examples we can put into practice from John Maxwell’s new book.

  • JDudley

    One of the biggest hindrances in relationships is the inability to communicate and it sounds like John has hit the nail of it in the ability to connect. To create in the listener a trust, an empathy, a belief that the speaker cares. This will be a gift that keeps on giving and a book that I will share with leaders, coworkers, family and friends.

  • Almin

    Working in a nonprofit it is very important to connect with people (volunteers and staff). None of the volunteers have to listen to you, you have to be able to not only communicate with them well but also connect with them. This book would really help in accomplishing that. Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Mary Ann Stuart

    I am so sorry I missed the 24 book giveaway. We have over 20 small groups in our church and I would have loved to give each of my leaders one. I'm always quoting and reading an excerpt from one of John Maxwell's books. Always recommending my leaders to read as many of his books as I can. My husband and I have taught classes from the Discovering the Leader withon you workbook. The reason I would love a copy is for myself , of course, but also to share with my leaders. They love it as much as I do!

  • Dave Kuchenbecker

    I love John's past work – and am excited to comment to try to win a copy of his latest work. I'm an engineer by education – and one thing that isn't taught very well in engineering school is communication – and much less connecting with others. After I got in the real world, I realized that knowing how to get along with people will be a bigger asset than the four semesters of calculus I was forced to endure in school – so I started my working on my own personal growth. John is a favorite author of mine – and I've seen him speak about 5 times and have loved every minute of it. Thanks for your consideration.

  • Kevin Turnbow

    I was introduced to John Maxwell at his Leadercast 4 years ago. Since then, I have become a student of his philosophy and have learned much from him. I would love to read this book, learn from it, and then pass it on to be read again. As a younger person trying to influence my world, inspiration from sources like John Maxwell are truly beneficial. Again would welcome the chance to learn again at the feet of one of the greats!

  • http://ygreen.blogspot.com/ Yvonne Green

    I would like for it to go to the staff @ Mercy Ministries for more info go to http://www.mercyministries.org
    the best part is they use God’s word to address every issue

  • http://twitter.com/phdmike @phdmike

    Throughout my career as a sports writer, public relations practitioner, and now as a college professor, having the ability to communicate has always been standard issue in those professions. But truly being able to connect on a personal level — make it really about them — is something that has worked for me and allowed me to succeed. I've always enjoyed reading John Maxwell's books (I'm on my third one), as he gets the message across with supporting research, personal experience, and challenges you — the reader — to put these practices in place by making you answer several questions after each chapter. Much in the same way that you do on your blog, leaving us the option to answer questions to stimulate our thinking and allowing us to connect to the message you are writing about. I would love to read a copy of John's new book, and I do promise to read it immediately. It should serve as a valuable tool, and I know that the practical application would not only help me succeed as a college professor, but also help my students succeed in their chosen professions. Thanks so much for the opportunity.

  • Byron

    I would be very interested in receiving and reading John' s new book. I work for a large telecom copany and read John's book: Go For Gold, a while back and was very inspired. As other have mentioned we are now in a world and business enviroment that soley relies on networking and this begins with an effective communicator. Also as a weird kharma type deal, I was just on the Chick-Fila website reading about the Leadercast they are having on May 7th and John Maxwell is one of the speakers for this confrence, too wild that John would pop up twice in my day…

  • S. Arnold

    I work in university development and this book would help me gain a better understanding of connecting with our alumni and donors. Oh yeah, I'd pass it along to our Vice President who really could use help in connecting with his staff! :)

  • http://clbchurch.org Mark Boyd

    First, I appreciate your blog, the leadership content and spirit of mentorship -shown.

    Your blog is a form of communication and your invitation for comments and offer of a free book is to me a means of connection.

    I think of how God is the greatest communicator of all. So often in the Scriptures we read “Thus saith the Lord” and “The Lord gave the word”. Jesus is the living word and God’s word to us.

    God has told us, shown us, lived it before us, wrote is down for us, and preserved it for us. God has literally moved time and space not only to communicate to us but to connect with us and to bring us into connection with Him.

    The subject of communication and connection begs the question whether one has communicated if one hasn’t connected.

    I think communication is essential, especially to ministry, and yet there seems to be so much room for improvement whether in the pulpit or in the administration.

    The difference between communication and connection may be the difference between informational versus transformational.

    It’s much easier to talk about and read about good communication than to put it into practice.

    I would love to read a copy of John Maxwell’s book to see if there are any areas in which I am connecting and to learn how to address those areas where I know I’m not making a connection.

    Thanks again for your service via blog.

  • Tim

    I have read John Maxwell since the Spring of 1996 when I attended his Leadership Conference in Toledo, OH. Everything he has done has practical application and is valuable to each person who desires to follow Christ and be used by Him as a leader.

  • DanF

    I have a 14 year old daughter, 11 year old daughter, 9 year old son, and 4 month old son. Honesty, integrity, faithfulness, tenderness, compassion, discipline – those I can teach them. But since I don't do it well, I can't teach them how to connect with people. I want a copy of the book so that I can learn to connect with people and can then begin to teach them to connect with people. (I bet the 14 year old will read the book on her own; she's an incredible reader.)

  • http://sinclairfamily-maria.blogspot.com/ maria

    Thank you for the opportunity to receive the new John Maxwell book This would be a great opportunity to read this book.
    My recent post Baseball/Softball Jamborree

  • Randall Goodale

    I am an avid reader of John Maxwell's works since first finding his "21 Irrefutable laws". Every read has done much to help me grow and improve as a leader. Now at 50 years of age I am moving towards a speaking ministry. I want to communicate the power of the Resurrection to transform lives and bring about real change in believer's struggles against sin. I want to help them move toward a deeper relationship with Christ that they can affirm really exists! John's new book will give me a cutting edge to advance my ministry quicker and more effectively as I begin the process of marketing my message. I am seeking professional assistance in this endeavor and in the near future will be attending speaker conferences to hone and develop my skills and message. "Everyone communicates" will assist me in my endeavors to fulfill my calling to shepherd God's people!

    abiding in God's presence and experiencing His peace,

    Randall Goodale
    rsgoodale@comcast.net

  • mjosh100

    As a sales guy who is teetering on entering the blogger world I feel this book would be the best read to get me going. I will read it cover to cover because it is John Maxwell, the guy is one of today's best thought leaders and in all honesty my office bookshelf needs some help and this book would look great next to "The Last Lecture" and "Why business people speak like Idiots."

  • http://www.specklesoffaith.com Speckle

    When I read your blog post this morning I passed on leaving a comment, because I figured I wasn't in leadership and didn't really need to connect on this level with anyone. Now, a few hours later I realize that I'm the leader of three young people who will be social contributors of the next generation. I dare say that this is the most important leadership of all. How often as family members do we communicate without connecting? We speak in phrases a lot, "Finish your breakfast." "It's shower night, who's first?" and so on. But do we really take time to connect? I know this is a source of wonder for most mothers out there.

    I, hereby request a copy of this book and promise to read it!
    My recent post F.A.T. Faith

  • http://tdhurst.com Tyler Hurst

    I make my living by connecting those that want with those that have. Every single day is spent researching, networking and introducing people I think would work well together. In doing so, I'm also constantly creating content for my clients to use to promote themselves and no matter what I tell them about the importance of connecting with those they look to serve, they seldom listen.

    I want this book. I NEED this book. And after I'm done, I won't shelve it. I'll shoot a video of my impressions of it, attach it to a stickybit inside the book and pass it on to the next person I know who needs a bit of a boost.

    Gifts rock.

  • Chris Conrey

    As a salesman in a business whose clients are all into Social Media, and the rest of the buzzwords that goes around it I think this would be a valuable read. Beyond my own personal desire to read it however, this would be a welcome addition to the Community Library here at Gangplank (http://gangplankhq.com) the collaborative workspace built around our offices. Given the community we've built up here, this book would quickly be a relatively huge hit here. Not only would I read it, but it would be certainly read by several others as well.

  • Amanda Johnson

    I would love to receive this book and surprise my husband with it. He is a HUGE Maxwell fan. He has many of Maxwell's books and reads from them everyday including the Maxwell Leadership Bible. He is a General Manager with Chick-fil-A and also has several leadership positions in our church. He has the talent and passion of leadership like no one else I know. I know he would read this book! Thank you so much for this opportunity! God Bless!

  • http://www.ImzatiInternational.acnrep.com John Buchanan

    Good Morning Mr. Michael Hyatt,

    First of all I want to say it is an honor to have this opportunity to offer you my reason for wanting this book.

    My family and I was evicted from our home on June 23, 2010. We have been living in a Hotel ever since. During this process I discovered a lot about friends and family and the communication process.

    God has blessed me and my family because we are still together, active in our Church and we are still doing the little things that keep us together.

    I feel that this book will not only assist me but I will be positioned to assist other as I can become an effect communicator. Not only will I be able to tell my Story but I will be able to share it in such a way that I can inspire others to a greater self potential.

    I have started my own Home Based Business, I serve as the Facilitator of a Bible Study Class at my Church called Leadership, Stewardship and Wealth Building, Parent Assistant for our Martial Arts Ministry under the Honorable Master Maceo Pembroke of East Sea Martial Arts and a Member of the United Methodist Men.

    I can use this book as a tool to become a more effective Husband, Instructor, Mentor and Person as I will consistently interact with others to elevate them to what I will call their Mountain Top Experience!

    I will continue to use this set back in my life as a set up for abundance to come with the use of Everyone Communicates Few Connect!

    Sincerely,

    John Buchanan

  • http://twitter.com/jesuscomehome Bruce Kim

    Hello, my name is Bruce Kim, I'm 22 years old, and I'm an intercessory missionary. My job is to pray and join with the burning desires on the heart our High Priest, Jesus, and I believe that God is going to pour out full-scale revival in this nation. He just needs us, His Church, to join up with what He wants to do. This is an example in my life of why I need to learn how to connect and why I would actually read this book and not sell it on eBay were I to win a copy:

    About an hour and a half before I began writing this, I had the opportunity to talk to Jason, a handyman stopping by to fix a stove burner, about Jesus. He took time out of his lunch break to listen and I had the chance to hear about his life. At the end of our conversation I procured his phone number and, knowing that I spoke words of truth and life, I could not help but feel like I could have done more as I saw him pulling away in his F-150, happy to hear what I had to say, but not having given his life right then and there back to the Lord.

    One of my visions for my life is to be an amazing evangelist, that I would be always be able to tell anyone and everyone about Jesus because I love Him and I know that He loves us, and I am sure that this book could help me along those lines. That's it, plain and simple. Thank you and God bless.

  • Caleb Terry

    I am a ministerial student and dorm supervisor at a Bible college in the Chicago land region. I work with young people every day of the week and especially the week ends. I have been impacted deeply by John Maxwell and his books. It would mean a lot to me to get a copy of his newest book and would put the principles I learn in the book to use immediately. Thank you for considering me.

  • Nora

    I will most certainly read this book. I am relatively new to John Maxwell's books and I feel I grow with each page I read. I tried for a signed copy on every twitter competition he had but I didn't make it. I love to read. I like the direction that these books take me. Having a signed copy will make it more official.
    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • edgarbrush@yahoo.com

    John has been my mentor since 1992 and I use his books and material in training my leaders.i have listen to this book on audio and now want the hard book to use for reference book while teaching my leaders. Edgar Brush

  • http://twitter.com/awordsmith @awordsmith

    I read a review of this book on another blog and one of the reviewer's takeaways, was that being a communicator is ultimately a choice. That thought has stuck with me and has challenged me and the way I communicate with others. I do believe being a good communicator IS a choice and one that I struggle with as an introvert and a leader. I like to communicate especially when I can do it via technology–Twitter, Facebook, email, texting, etc. But, I’m understanding more and more that in my position as a church leader, it’s so much more important to connect “in real-life” whenever I can to leave a lasting impact and show others that I care and that I want to hear what they have to say. I’m want to be "present" when communicating with others, be it talking or listening and I'm sure this book will be a great help in my desire to do that.

  • Pervesh Grover

    I promise to read this book to gain the knowledge of connecting with people coming across my life. i also want to share the same with others so that the world is a better place to live.

  • Tony

    I meet weekly with a bunch of guys and is it ever hard to connect. Men are not typically the communicating type either, so any advantage that I can get to connect with these men would be great. John Maxwell is a great communicator himself and his books are easy reads which I also need.
    Thanks for considering me for a copy pf the book.

  • Scott Jewell

    I am very interested in reading this book. For over 15 years, I have ministered in the inner city and now am preparing to minister in a new setting which God has not revealed yet. I believe this book would be helpful to me as I am preparing for wherever God sees fit to place me. Thanks for considering me.

  • jonandali1231

    I would like this book as I am a teacher of special education in a pubilc school classroom. I see everyday how people communicate and how few of us actually connect to one another. I love what I do and try to inspire my kids as much as possible and teach them how to be the best they can in the real world. I believe that all children can learn and achieve their dreams and learning to communicate and connect to others will play a key role in their success. Also, as a parent to three young children, I need to teach them to connect to others and how to grow up with respect and honesty.

  • Benjamin Green

    There is a lot of things people don't learn through a formal education. Some people have different learning styles like myself and in addition to that, have not had the luxury of growing up in home strong in communication.
    This book is a book that I believe would transform my family and the families of anyone who gets the opportunity to read this book and takes these principles seriously. After all, this nation's success is determined by the quality of families and the mentorship we provide for succeding generations. I want to use this book to grow and to invest and build up people by actually connecting with them on a positive level, specifically my future wife and kids. The Lord be with you!

  • Jonathan Graham

    The greatest expectation about this book is that as a leader and a school teacher who loves talking and trying to communicate, this book can help reveal to me the tools for connecting!!! Plus I love free stuff :)

  • http://twitter.com/AlexVerdun @AlexVerdun

    yes I plan to read it!
    In my role as leader of the tech volunteers at West Park church it is my desire to connect with the team as effectively as possible. We need to not only get the job done – but to build community at the same time.
    I look forward to learning how to better connect with the team.

  • Mike Cunningham

    I've just learned who John Maxwell is when I read 21 Laws of Leadership two weeks ago. Well, I tell you, I'm HOOKED! I've already begun using his irresistable 'laws' not only at work, but also in my personal life.

    As someone who does presentations quite often in my line of work, this book will continue my progression upwards (and therefore my company) to higher levels of leadership and stewardship.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  • Brandon Robbins

    I am a young man currently training for ministry. I have felt called to pastoral ministry since a very young age. My desire is to inspire and motivate people to push past mediocrity, and throw aside ordinariness, averageness, commonness, apathy toward life, and being reactive to life, and instead being proactive about life, in order to live a life that is extraordinary for Christ. I hope to reach out to others in their time of need and to help in training up young people to be the next generation of extraordinary leaders for God's Kingdom. I am researching and studying to be the best leader and most effective communicator I can be. This book sounds like an excellent resource and I really like appreciate John Maxwell's works, but am not able to purchase many due to financial restrictions right now. I would love having this book as a resource, and I feel I could greatly benefit from it. Thank you for your time and consideration.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSqBgw03rQo Chuck Hartman

    Why do you want a copy of this book? If I give you a copy, do you promise to read it? I am communicating great things, but connecting with very few! Let me put this in the form that follows the first 5 Words/Commandments.
    1-Rhyming Covenant Sequences is first. Rosenstock-Huessy wrote it well. "The history of the human race is written on a single theme: How does love become stronger than death? The composition is recomposed in each generation by those whose love overcomes murdering or dying. So history becomes a great song, Augustine's Carmen Humanum. As often as the lines rhyme, love has once again become stronger than death. This rhyming, this connecting, is men's function on earth. But that this is our function we have only known since the birth of Christ." – Sociology II, p. 759 [http://members.valley.net/~transnat/erh.html, link fromhttp://www.argobooks.org.
    2–The Lectionary Historical is a way of understanding history and the links/stitches between events. I've started posting weekly in my Facebook notes–Charles Howard Hartman. I'm ensampling the period A. D. 7- to Present, each week being about 40 years, working backward and forward. My conclusion from week one is that a holiday celebrating and explaining A. D. 70 is eneded. I propose Days 71-77 inclusive after Easter.
    3–The liturgy of the church is the art form of the first 1000 years A. D. It is the covenant oriented toward the heavens above. For the second 1000 years, the art form is the scientific method. The covenant oriented toward the waters under the earth. Now, ERH says that for the next era, 1000 years or more or less, the key action will be 'socio_'. Sociology and or other words with 'socio' in them. Here's a brief introduction:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu38m1EAjrw&fe… I call it The Symphony of History. We YouTubed one.
    4–But each religion enshrines (manifests) her truths in a calendar. Thus HOST (to the Symphony as the garments of the High Priest were to the Tabernacle: HOST TSOH). House Of Singing Times. More on that upcoming on Facebook weekly. This week I explain the Periodic Table of the Bible, following James Jordans arrangement of 49 books, in 7 heptamerous chiasms. The Twelve Minor Prophets are one book, literarily, in this scheme, and 1 and 2 Samual are one, 1 and 2 Kings, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Greater Chronicles includes Ezra and Nehemian. He has reasons. I rhyme 30 coveanant sequences.
    5–Uniting the generations. KOHEN, M'aidezMaydayMaeDay80. Here the maltreatment of our elderly, and the dis-remembering of our history are both corrected. Another holiday is created.

    There's more.

    You see, I pray, how I will use the book.

    I'll probably buy most of his books, John Maxwell's, starting with Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. I see he has many on Amazon.

    Thanks for reading.

    Love in King Jesus,

    Chuck
    PS: For the link on my site URL, I give you the explanation of a holiday, in a video from Opus 22. About 2 minutes in the memory palace is exampled. Also: http://chuckhartmanhistoryconductor.blogspot.com/

  • Reuben

    I've been a pastor for 25 years and have seen that one of my greatest weaknesses is the ability to communicate. I talk to people and let them know what I want and what I'm thinking, but sometimes I just don't get the job done. Then in all my relationships, I would like to learn to better communicate. Thanks for the offer.
    Reuben

  • http://www.happyhiatt.com Matthew Hiatt

    Mr. Hyatt,

    I'd like to review this book. Really, I would!

    I'd promise to read it and nurture it and think through it….and then figure out how to use it in my business and ministry.

    In fact, I'd even follow its principles enough not to point out that you've spelled your last name wrong all these years!

    Sincerely,
    Matthew Hiatt

    My recent post Written Prayer

  • http://www.mccart-team.com amy mccart

    I read some of the chapters of John’s new book thru following him on Twitter. Loved it! Saw him at a conference this weekend and it was amazing. Would love to read the rest of the book!! Would love a copy of it! :)

  • Brian Hornback

    I am in sales for 18 years in addition, I have my own insurance company where I have associates. In addition, I am a former elected school board member and Republican Party Chairman. I have accomplished much but have so much more that I can achieve and because of that I really need to learn the principles that Maxwell sets out so that I can connect and quit feeling like I am just screaming in a dark room. I will drop what I am doing when I receive this book and consume it immediately.

  • Nexus-DS

    Dear Mr Michael,
    i would love to receive this John C Maxwell book. I’ve read a number of his books and have been applying them as well as promoting them to my friends. I find that his books are awesome for leaders and potential leaders and would really love to read his newest book to learn something new from his new book.
    Thank you for reading :D
    -David Sentosa
    (i wanna be a Nexus to bring people closer to my God)

  • http://shannanparker.wordpress.com Shannan Parker

    I would LOVE a copy of "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect." My husband was suddenly killed by a drunk driver Jan. 2006. He stepped off of our tour bus and a man who had visited 3 bars that night crushed him between his truck and our bus. Warren died on the scene that night. Needless to say, my mind went numb for a long time. I finally ended all the legal battles March 2009, so I could allow God to help me live again. With this step, I have been reading books to help me discover who I am as Shannan Parker today. More so, I'm reading books to learn about others. I have many people coming to me with their very personal stories, and I want to help lead them to life. I refuse to be a victim of a tragic story. I choose to trust God and the promise of an abundant life He says He has for me. I need to learn how to listen and truly hear what people are saying. I need to gain some knowledge of different personality types, so maybe I can be a useful vessel for God to free others from remaining a victim.

    Thank You For Your Consideration,
    Shannan Parker
    My recent post I’m Speaking Easter Morning

  • bethany

    Made a new start in life two weeks ago and need a book to encourage me to keep it going!
    Was just looking into a couple of business ventures and learning new communication skill would be a great start and encouragement!

  • http://www.algetler.com Al Getler

    This is a key book for today with technology at the center of many people's lives. The title of the book says it all.

    Believe me when I say I love technology. I am a Blackberry Storm 2 freak. It is a fabulous tool. I use it for email, TXT, Twitter, Facebook and use it for taking and sharing pictures. I use it as a calendar, as a contact list as a Web browser, to read my favorite newspapers, to listen to music on Pandora and, most importantly, to keep up with the Red Sox and the NY Mets.

    Oh, I also use my Blackberry as a phone. Imagine that!

    In addition to my Blackberry I use a laptop, make that two laptops, and depend upon my assistant to keep me on schedule with her PC.

    In the end, all of this technology can help me communicate with my wife, my children, my extended family, my friends, my business associates and even people I have never even met before and many that I have not seen in many years. But am I connected to all of these folks? No. Connection happen between people, not plastic.

    The art of connecting, of really building relationships that form bonds and develop into a network (remember what J.C.M. says, "Your network is your net worth.") depends on how well you make a human connection. Plainly put, this " :-) " does not replace a true human exchange where an actual toothy smile and a twinkle in your eye can form a life-long bond. Ask my lovely wife of 26 years. She reminds me to put down the Blackberry and listen. Listening requires not only the ears, but the eyes, expressions and vocal confirmation. Remember I said that my wife 'reminds me'.

    Because I am so technically based, I need this book and need to read it cover to cover several times. I do this with all of Dr. Maxwell's books. The dog-ears, highlights and column notes will make it another resource for life.

    And finally, on page 16 of the book is a story about an encounter I had with Southwest Airline's Herb Kelleher. Very cool and I am very proud.

    I would be honored if chosen to receive a copy of the book from MH of TNP.

  • Rick-Sr

    Hello Michael – I have been a John Maxwell fan for a long time now. I've been a part of his Maximum Impact Club for years and have read many of his books. To put it in John's terms, he has become one of the trusted mentors in my life. I have the privilige of being one of the leaders of a small manufacturing facility in the Denver area. Our goal is to create for our team and their families a world-class environment that they can be proud of and that will help ensure our livelihood for as long as possible. In our pursuit of this mission I have come face to face with my own failure to truly communicate our vision – to move our dreams from our hearts to those of our team members. I promise to read John's book because I am confident he can help our great team better communicate, and therefore better understand each other.

  • Ben Weaver

    Hi Mike,
    Before I state my case, I want to thank you for offering these books to us. It means a lot to me as a young minister, as I love to learn and read.

    When I first read of this book give away, I thought about my current life situation. I am a minister, in the space between my role in ministry and I love to communicate. It is a gift I believe God has given me to use. I aspire to do great things for the Lord and I believe I am making beginning steps to get there.

    For the last year I have been wrestling and working through another of John Maxwell's books, Put Your Dream To the Test. In the chapter on Clarity (of which I am spending a good amount of time) he mentions your name and part of your story at Thomas Nelson. When I began reading this book last May, I had not even heard of you and the story meant nothing. Last week, I read the chapter again, knowing I am needing to wrestle for clarity in my dream. This time around, your story meant so much more, having "followed" you over the last 8 months along with reading your blog. It inspired me further to pursue clarity in my journey and for the dreams that God has given me. Thank you for your contribution to the book.

    Part of these inspiring dreams include being a great communicator of God's Word. I make it a point to read a book on communication/preaching about every 5-6 books that I read. I find developing this gift that important in my life. I believe that this book would benefit me in many ways to achieve my God given dreams just as you have been able to do. Not only will I read the book, I will mark it up with notes and refer back to it many times in the future.

    I am well on my way to finding full clarity and developing the "what", as you put it, of my dream. Thank you for inspiring me and contributing to that. I believe this book would help me take another step in this process. Thanks for taking the time to read my post.

    Blessings,
    Ben Weaver

  • http://leslie-tritsch.blogspot.com Leslie Tritsch

    I want this book because, first of all, it is signed by John Maxwell. You see, I have already purchased the book and would gladly pass my unsigned copy to some "needy" person (is that selfish of me?). I think we live such closed in lives because we fail to connect on a soul level and avail ourselves of the wealth of support to be had by becoming vulnerable to each other. I'm definitely reading this book!
    My recent post Are You A Leader?

  • Matt Krebs

    Hello Michael,
    First of all thank you for your this website. I recently came across it after a good friend of mine forwarded me the link to "150 Best Management and Leadership Blogs":
    http://www.noop.nl/2010/04/top-150-management-lea
    … yours is number 2, which I consider pretty dang good.

    I am a recent college graduate, and am new to the business world. Reading your short summary, I realize that I have many of the characteristics that Maxwell refers to in his book, but have a lot to learn in life and business. I'd love to have a copy of this great book, but if they're given to others know that I'll continue to read your blog anyway. I recently read Ben Franklin's Autobiography, and find this talk of principles and life guides incredibly interesting and motivational.

    I've got your blog bookmarked, so I'll talk to you soon!

  • http://twitter.com/jtowncrown @jtowncrown

    I work on a business team involved in changing peoples lives, setting people free, and allowing their dreams to come true, I would love to increase my influence on people so that i can help them better, and so that i can help more people. I recently heard John C. Maxwell speak at a business conference and I feel like I am a different person because of it. I think that reading his book will has an indefinite positive impact on not only my life, but the lives of people I connect with. That is why I want this book.

  • Al Turnbeaugh

    There seems to be a difference in wanting the book and needing the book. I need the book so that I might fulfill Habakkuk 2:2 in learning how to articulate a vision and write it plainly so that everyone who passes by can read it easily an quickly as they hasten by. I need the skills to compel people to action in pursuit of a worthy passion. In our culture of sound bites and twitter speak we have only a nano-second to communicate our message and have it taken to heart. I would not only read the book but glean from it ways to accomplish these mandates.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1764898843 Debbie Csutoros

    Each day God gives me a nugget that is note worthy. Documenting each morsel gives witness to God in the details of life. Having solid evidence of His transforming power has become my most treasured possession. John hears from God he writes it down and I want to see what God is doing in and through his life and this book. Reflecting on great insights from great leaders like Mr. Maxwell I get to see God moving His people together with great focus and divine purpose. Thank you for considering my request.

  • http://www.whatisthe99.com Larry M. Marruffo

    Mr. Hyatt (or Michael if you prefer),

    First of all, congratulations on your success in the position of CEO for Thomas Nelson Publishers. The phenomenal people your company encourages us to pay attention to has truly transformed and saved lives.

    Secondly, I am fairly new to studying the business and leadership world the through blogging. However, I find it very intriguing to read the comments from people all over the world. I thank you for using technology for the advancement and exhorting of every people.

    Thirdly, I would like to give you an encouraging word that I have been able to share with youth and adults all around the country. “It is not a company that gives you a title or a name, but it is you that gives your company a title and a name.” I pray that strikes a chord with you.

    Finally, I am not a professional author, yet. What I write is for the benefit of those that I know but not limited to them alone. I believe in sharing wisdom, knowledge, and revelation if it is complete and full. I don’t like sharing morsels of information because of a lack of patience. As a youth pastor and evangelist that desires to change the world, I want people to understand how and when to connect. I believe that John Maxwell’s new book, ‘Everyone Communicates, Few Connect’, is a key tool in allowing others to change their world. I want to share this knowledge and revelation to a generation so that they will be able to move mountains and destroy strongholds. I want them to not only know they are valued, but to believe in other people. As they believe in people, they will understand that it’s not just about them. It’s about making people valuable. If people are valuable, and have self-worth, then they will continue to create a chain reaction of confidence wherever they go. I simply would love a copy of ‘the key to confidence with others’ to spread it across the globe. Reading it will challenge me to challenge others, and that is the reading that I love to do. Thank you for your giving.

    1 Thess. 5,
    Larry M. Marruffo

    P.S. I’m 23 years old, and my lifestyle is intriguing, and it is all about giving.

    (If you would like to make sure that I should have a copy of John Maxwell’s new book, please take a brief look at my Facebook page or email me. It would be an honor to hear from you.)

  • Ron Pantoja

    John Maxwell had tremendously helped to improve my potential in my family, career and lifestyle.

  • Dorian Smallman

    Hello Michael thank you for your generous book giveaway. The reason that I want a copy of this book is because I want to become a better communicator within the context of my local Church. I recently got saved by the grace of God. However, because of the knowledge that I was exposed to I became very prideful and cultivated poor communication habits, and broke my connection with people completely off. After learning a lot about leadership I feel as though I need to forsake my old ways and cultivate new skills and habits, so that I can be an effective and caring shepherd as I seek to minister to people within my Church and everyday life. I believe that this could will give me the practical principles and insights that are needed to maintain and grow an effective relationship with people for the Kingdom of God. Yes, if you give me a copy of this book I promise to read it. Thanks!

    Blessings,
    Dorian Smallman

  • Patti Shelkey

    Hello Mr. Hyatt,
    I have been a fan of John Maxwell since reading The Winning Attitude. When I have a pity party a few chapters changes my attitude and way of thinking and I’m back on track.
    I'd be a perfect candidate for Everyone Communicates Few Connect as I'd learn to connect with myself and others.
    On any given day I convince myself I have great business sense, on a different day I talk myself out of trying or wasting my time. I sabotage success by being my own worst enemy. This book will help me to learn to communicate and lead myself to success and communicate with others. I love working with people and want to communicate better.
    With John's book Everyone Communicates Few Connect I'll let him convince me that even though there’s a chance I may fail there’s a better chance I’ll succeed by putting my talents to the test, make my dream come true, and encourage others along the way. I will finally connect with and embrace my success and stop fearing it.

  • Robert McAllister

    Hello Mr. Hyatt, I currently have one book autographed by Mr. Maxwell. It is "The 360 Degree Leader." For the past six months or so I have been having difficulties with my teenage son. I have been reading book after book on parenting and communicating. While several of the books have had excellent ideas that I have attempted; I have not as of yet been able to connect with him and so the trials continue on. This has also started to drive a wedge between my wife and I. Being the leader in my house it is important for me not only to communicate effectively but to be able to make the connection also. Finding that common ground on which to connect is very challenging most of the time. I would definately read this book in the hopes that it would help me connect and communicate better with my family. Being able to communicate better with my co-workers, supervisors, and customers would be an added bonus. Thank you for your time.

  • Keith Harvey

    I have recently discovered John Maxwell. When I was in college, I was naïve to what reading can do to improve your overall life and advance you in whatever endeavor you choose. Recently I had a low self-image as I was downsized from my job and did not know where to turn or what to do to change my situation. It was recommended to me that I read a book called "Failing Forward" by Mr. Maxwell. That book changed my entire mindset! I have began purchasing his talks on CD and really taking what he says to heart. I am still a work in progress but I know that I am on the right path now and would love to continue my self discovery with another John Maxwell teaching!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/leonderijke Leon de Rijke

    I want to give a copy to a friend of mine who is really struggling in his new management position. Before he was working alone and now he's promoted to lead his department/team. He is struggling to connect with his co-workers and subordinates. I want to help him by giving the book. I'm sure John's book will make him overcome his struggles in connecting!

  • http://www.onesoblessed.com Joanne Kraft

    Two future keynote speaking engagements + NO training whatsoever = FEAR!

    Praying I can learn to connect and communicate very soon.

    Warmly,

    Joanne Kraft
    My recent post From Mountaintop to Valley Floor

  • Serena Beckman

    I am currently a 22 year-old fresh out college who took on the task nearly 9 months ago of rdirecting an after-school program at my church. It includes nearly everything a parent could dream of: homework help, tutoring, fun activities (cooking, science experiments, music, drama, arts and crafts, etc.)…however, I have not been able to connect with many of the parents of the students who attend the program. I have difficultly expressing myself when I am with them and often feel like I am making matters worse by trying to communicate with them.

    The same applies to the staff of volunteers that I head up. I desire so much to be able to communicate more effectively with them, enable them to understand how much the program relies on them, and how valuable they are.

    Frankly, this book would not only do me some good but also the team of volunteers that I lead and the families of the students who currently attend this after-school program as well as those who will in the future. Thanks for considering me. I vow to read the book. Heck, I'll even share it with a friend. :)

  • seri elena

    needs solution(s) that work with nasty people who just want togo on verbal, emotional offensive on a personal basis; what is loosely named as invalidators.what and how to deal with them to nip it in the bud beofre the monster engulfed the whole relationship and snuff the life out of it, literally and practically.

  • http://twitter.com/KellyMullaney @KellyMullaney

    Leaders more than just communicate, they motivate, and more than just motivate, but they also inspire. I love the concept in this book, of going beyond communicating and try to really connect with your audience. If the people you are talking to feel the connection, they most likely will get your message.

    I appreciate the fact that the book gives practical information and ideas to put to good use. I particularly like a book that after it clearly and effectively describes and elaborates the subject, it adds specific examples and tips; that is the icing in the cake that springs me into action.

    I want this book because I am very much interested in the subject of leadership and communication and I know it will be a very valuable resource for me. I am very active in my community and being part of the board of directors of two non-profit organizations makes this subject even more relevant for me. Since English is my second language I am always looking for tools that can help me communicate more effectively. Plus having the book autographed by the author will be a real treat!

    Thank you for sharing the books with your readers.

  • tftrott

    I am a bivocational pastor. I strive to better communicate the Word of God to our congregation. Our people are hungry for the "message from God" each service.I want to be able to make myself as clear as possible about the most important book in the world.

    Tony Trott

  • http://twitter.com/perspective14 @perspective14

    The presentations by John Maxwell are always on target and helpful.

  • John Rodrigues

    This is John Rodrigues, and I am from Jaipur in India, I am a Pastor and have always been fascinated with the depth of John Maxwell teaching and find them a source of inspiration to me.

    I have a base IDEA that if i cant help people grow to the next level, then i have failed to be leader.

    So learning from John Maxwell would be a blessing and this book could help me learn before I teach others.

    John

  • Avery Samuel Toledo

    My Fraternity is struggling in many areas, including membership. I want to communicate how important membership and membership retention is to the 22 Children's Hospitals that we run. We specializes in providing the best care in the world for children with orthopedic, burns, scoliosis problems, cleft lip and palate, and brittle bone disease. We do this all at no financial obligation to the patient or their parents. But as our membership declines we face possibly losing some if not all of these hospitals in the near future.
    YES I WOULD READ THIS BOOK, I would be a fool not to . I took a leadership seminar last month, which introduced me to John C. Maxwell and the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership. Since that time I have taken that event and made it part of my process. I went home determined to become a better leader, purchased his book and although I have read it twice, I am still using his book daily. I know that "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" would help me be a better communicator especially as I try to build those personal connections. I WANT TO MAKE THIS BOOK PART OF MY PROCESS.

  • Kediretswe J Sejewe

    SOS. Blink, one, two , three…Michael! sorry, i meant Mr. Hyatt- need your help! Ummmh, Eeeh!, i cant communicate well, or at least that's what i thought until John C Maxwell told me it was a case of wrong diagnosis. On the follow up to the book release, he suggested that i do communicate well problem is i don't connect with my audience. I am now desperately waiting to lay my hands on this new 'magical portion' that is his new book. Just this past week i was trying to relay my reservations on church maladministration to some of my colleagues on our church board, alas! a confidante threatened to walk out because he felt that i was too emotional during my presentation. I did communicate, clearly i didn't connect! Too ''expressive'' someone once said of me…. i want to connect, i need to connect and fast. If the medicine is good, i will definitely share it! Of course i will read the book.. chuckle.

    Did i connect with you Mr Hyatt?

    Regards,

  • Michael S.

    Michael,

    I appreciate the review of John's new book. The "Connecting Practices" look great and I'd love to get my hands on a copy of the book and would definitely read it.

    I recently began teaching a class at my church on the topic of Biblical based money management. The material is good and it's based in God's word, but the presentation (that's where I come in) could be much more inspiring and effective.

    The best part of this class is I get to introduce Jesus Christ to people through a discussion of money management principles. Learning John's "Connecting Principles" could help me communicate both biblical principles and the Good News more effectively.

  • http://www.strategydesign-corp.com Linda Pelekoudas

    Thank you for the opportunity to tell you why this book would become a part of my campaign to improve operationalization of business goals for companies and people. For years I have been a consultant. I have done needs analysis for systems and process for a good 20 years. Present in each case I have advised on has been an observation that there is no shortage of strategies or plans. The people in the organizations always try very hard to do the right thing. And here in lies the problem, they are unclear on the few things that will actually make a difference for the company or themselves. They struggle to communicate clearly or to cooperate in a way that helps the goals to be achieved. A frustrating condition, wouldn't you agree?

    With this as a premise, after joining the ranks of corporate professionals who were invited to reinvent their careers since the jobs have gone to India, we began with an idea and established Strategy and Design Solutions. If I and other professionals like me could help companies to adopt practical attitudes and behaviors around leadership then we may be able to facilitate them to succeed. As a catalyst for positive business change, we are now on a mission. Targeted classes in leadership, public presentations on topics of leadership, and a constant drive to understand the needs of potential clients where we could make a difference.

    Some would call this management consulting. I have always viewed management consulting as falling short of what clients really need. At SDS we are focusing on more than the plan we are helping organizations to execute.

    This book would join our reference list, blended with the best practices available to achieve our mission.

    Would you like to know more? inquiry@strategydesign-corp.com

  • http://www.twitter.com/Franisz Franisz Ginting

    I do hope this is also available for Indonesians : ). I hope that I could get the book, too, and spread the messages to others here, because usually it takes around 2-3 years before any foreign books to be translated into Bahasa Indonesia―except for those who are able to buy the original language version : ).

    I am thankful to be able to contribute some of comments and theories on Dr. John C. Maxwell's blog about the book. I followed the contest in Twitter, too, but still have no chance to win : ). So, hopefully by this opportunity I could get that chance, touch the original book, and share it with others. If not, it's okay, perhaps I we will wait for the translation version, and may His will be done : ).

    That's all for now, Sir. Thank you so much for your kindness to giving us the chance to have the book. : )

    Greetings from Jakarta, Indonesia! : )

    Franisz Ginting
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    As a member of many different associations, I can not think of a better way to become a more significant contributing member than through improving all levels of my communication. I am looking forward to becoming a student of John Maxwell's new book to not only improve my communication capabilities, but to be able to share and empower others in the associations I work with.

  • http://twitter.com/sarahwest @sarahwest

    Thanks for offering this book about communication. I work with the administrative staff at International Justice Mission (www.ijm.org) in Washington DC, and many of the trainings and skill development work that we try to do is in an effort to be more effective in our work in order to rescue victims of violent forms of oppression. Communication is so valuable!

  • Tim

    Connect is important to everyone and I want to be sure I am taking every opportunity to connect with as many people as possible to share the Good News!

  • http://mozosonmission.blogspot.com/ Amy

    As missionaries, we communicate in the states our ministry and vision and also cross culturally in our ministry. This book would be helpful to both my husband and I as we do so. Plus we can pass it around to the missionaries here.

    Having great new books overseas is a joy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/kevin.hallden Kevin Hallden

    Question: Why do you want a copy of this book? If I give you a copy, do you promise to read it?
    Ever since the first day I read The 21 Irrefutable Mr. Maxwell has made been a positive influence in my life. I have read many of his books, The one that has made the most impact in my life is Failing Forward. In 2000 I fell and fractured my spine. During my recovery a good friend gave me that book and it gave me a lift and pushed me through my recovery. The condition Im in now is a direct result of my having read that book. His books have done so much to develope me as a Leader and as a Man. This book would be one more piece in my over all development. I will read his this book, then pass it on to my friend who is also a Maxwell fanatic.

  • http://www.canbeedone.co.za Alison Gitelson

    Dear Michael

    I was one of the people who commented on the book through the blog review stage. Since the first chapters I have been telling people about it and waiting for it to become available in South Africa.(I have a number of John’s other books – Failing Forward being my favourite).

    When the blog posts finished I wanted to start again, re read (and be able to make notes in the margin), absorb the lessons and ensure that I was improving my connecting ability.

    You see I am a speaker and a workshop facilitator, specialising in communications and improving relationships both perosnal and work related. I know that I am a good communicator and sometimes I know I have really connected, but not always. I would like to get it right all the time so my audiences can really benefit from the wisdom that I have been guided to share.

    Having an autographed copy is the cherry on the top. I saw John here on stage in SA many years ago. It is now my dream to interview him as a guest on my own TV show.

    Thank you for the opportunity to be considered.

    Alison

  • Linda Sandmann

    Good Morning Michael – I would love to receive a free copy of John's newest book on Communication. I am a relatively new fan of John's writing having purchased a few of his books and requesting many more of them from my library. I promise to read this book because I know how good the previous books have been and expect that this one will be even more worthy of my time. Looking forward to another 'good read'!

    Linda Sandmann

  • Earline Thompson

    I've been blessed by John Maxwell's insight. I want this book (and promise to read it) because I believe in the value of communication. I lost a 30 year marriage because my husband and I did not communicate–and he was a pastor and I'm a writer/educator. What's wrong with this picture? I've chosen the epitaph for the headstone at my grave: She touched people's lives.

  • Linda Z.

    It was fun to read along with John as he prepared each chapter of the book. So, in some respects, I've already read the book! But I would love to have a copy to read again and pass along the suggestions to the leadership of our church. I know they would love it! Thank you!

  • Sylvia Scott

    Thank you Mr. Hyatt for this opportunity.

    Why do I want a free autographed copy of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently? I have followed John Maxwell for years as a leader, teacher and Christian role model. I have given his books as gifts to family members and business associates. The business associates were entrepreneurs who were speakers for the Realizing a Vision Conferences. In fact one gentleman here is S.CA, Sinan K. continues to tell me how much he enjoys the book and reads something from it everyday.

    At the age of 60 I still have much to learn I realize. My passion and business is to encourage and transform high school girls into the new generation of young entrepreneurs and women leaders. I may be known as a "connector" yet I still need to gain more insight. To communicate and connect with this next generation as well as their parents is a challenge. I know that the wisdom and insight I will gain from reading Mr. Maxwell's knew book will help me to be successful with all of my endeavors. I don't plan on retiring. I am also part of The Women's Master's Leadership program and perhaps once the leaders see the new book, they will decide to use it in their program. How great would that be!

    Again, thank you for the opportunity to take part in this giveaway.

    Sylvia Scott

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  • Lisa Davis

    I want this book to continue to test my goals and dreams. After reading several of Maxwells's book, Swindoll, and Purvis, I have been inspired to continue my education and live a life less ordinary. I want to encourage and empower my staff to do the same whether it is at work or through their personal life. The only way to be successful is to be more talented tomorrow than you are today. I think the way to do this is through reading…and whose practices are better to put into play then John Maxwell??

  • Wade D. Sadlier

    I have been a huge fan of John Maxwell for a number of years, reading his books, and going to his events whenever possible. I have tried to implement all of his teaching into my life, and now am taking it to the next level: teaching others also. At this time in my career as a public speaker and author, we are forming a corporation with friends who are with me on the journey, in a franchise opportunity that will employ hundreds of people, and probably thousands in time. I know I will need more communication skills in order to lead this organization and become effective at helping them become hungry to learn the truths that I am applying. John's book will certainly give me an edge, so that I can sow seeds of value in others as I go. Nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing the seeds I have planted begin to bear a harvest of great possibilities.

  • Matt Solum

    I am part of a regional leadership program as part of the National Weather Service called Leadership and Innovation For Tomorrow (LIFT). If I won the book, I would read and study the book initially and then would hold several conference calls to discuss and teach the principles of the book to the other class members. The mission of the National Weather Service is to protect lives and property. Communication is a vital role in helping fulfill our mission not only with our customers and partners but also within the organization itself. Sharing John's word amongst our organization would benefit us greatly.

  • sheri gunn

    I truly love how you work with MR. John Maxwell. I love his teachings, preachings and how they have impacted not only my life but others lives who’ve been impacted through me. Life can be so complex, but John makes things seem so simple. ( Although, it’s not until its fluent, part of daily life). I’d definietly read, learn and apply what he’s shared in this book. As much as I’d love to add a signed book by John to my library, I would probably pass this book on to someone whom it would mean so much to, and I know they’d apply these techniques and teach them to others. To someone who has so many people that they influence.. Oh, how much more of a difference we can make, learning and applying how to connect with people. People don’t care how much we know, until they know we care. THis book will deepen this statement so much. Everyone that’s not a hermit can learn and make a difference (if what’s read and learned is applied to our daily lives). If we make it a part of who we are, not for us to be Mr. John Maxwell, but to be “us” using these techniques that he’s been willing to teach us for us to make a difference in the lives of others. We were created to communicate, have relationships, this tool will enhance our abilities to do so!

  • Elmer E. Wilson, Jr.

    I would love a copy of your book because I have several of your leadership books. I just recently started a new church, (Destiny Worship Center), in St. Louis, Missouri, and I'd like to better equip myself in terms of how I effectively communicate and connect with the congregation and the surrounding communities as well. I would greatly appreciate a copy. Thank you. Elmer E. Wilson, Jr., Senior Pastor

  • http://twitter.com/RickWomack @RickWomack

    Michael, first, thanks for making this available! I work with church planters, pastors and church members in our denomination. I also mentor college students that are in school – this generation will be the future of The Church and specifically, our denomination. This resource is one that I'd like to have (and read!) for three reasons. 1.) The Church has lost the ability to connect with our present society based on Who She is – we must learn again how to connect with people so that others will learn of the hope Christ offers

  • Lee Richey

    Dear Mr. Hyatt:
    I need a copy of "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect" so I can read and study it and add it to my library of self-help and instructional books. I am an avid reader and lifelong learner who enjoys passing along new concepts to the 70 plus people in my inner circle of international sales and marketing professionals. They don't always have time to read all of the latest publications, so I share bits and pieces of what I am studying in my quest for continuous improvement and they can make up their own mind as to whether they want to purchase the publication.

  • http://twitter.com/beacheshair @beacheshair

    I am looking forward to receiving my copy of this book. I am fairly new to the network marketing industry and using social media. I need all the information I can take in. I love the John Maxwell books that I have read so far. I usually read them 2 or 3 times then share them with my team or friends who I know can use it. I usually end up purchasing more than 1 copy anyway so it would be nice to have a free signed copy. Thanks, Theresa Smith

  • http://www.abundantstock.mychoices.biz SGT Hickman, Courtney

    Good morning Sir,
    Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind — accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership. I know my soldiers and I will always place their needs above my own. I will communicate consistently with my soldiers and never leave them uninformed. I will be fair and impartial when recommending both rewards and punishment.

    This is a portion of the Creed of The Noncommissioned Officer in the United States Army. This book will play a vital part for me in contiuing to lead soldiers and living out our creed. We teach communication in the military but how I connect with my soldiers can mean life or death when they are following my orders on the battlefield.
    Thank you in advance and God bless

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1004646683 Courtney D Hickman

    Good morning Sir,__Competence is my watchword. My two basic responsibilities will always be uppermost in my mind — accomplishment of my mission and the welfare of my soldiers. I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a Noncommissioned Officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership

  • Keith Dawn

    Michael,
    I would love to read Maxwell's insights on his new book. I'm a newspaper publisher and could use the inspiration now more than ever. Although we're in the communications business, we can always use a little help from someone like Maxwell.
    thanks,
    Keith Dawn

  • Barney Lewis

    I don’t just want a copy, I need a copy. I am a young pastor with a small family congretation. With so much family influence and dymantics involved in every day church life, I want to know how to reach people who have been influenced by so much negativity within their family until they think it is normal. HELP!!!!!!!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/AmandaStrydom AmandaStrydom

    John Maxwell has been one of a handful of people who have been an encourager, an influencer and shaper of my life. I never used to read books …. until I discovered John's books. Now I am a magnet to bookshops, one can always rely on John's books for a good read with hands on life application. I recently had surgery & took "Facing the Giants" with – well my husband got his hand on it read it cover to cover (he reads about a book in every 3 years). Everytime I opened my groggy eyes, there he was, reading John's book. He found great friendship and comfort having all the "Giants" and John with him during the waiting time…. We have a great time talking and connecting over the various topics. I have a book on order, but it is taking forever to arrive – I would be tickled pink to have a signed copy of John's book. John has become part of the family, my children have been raised on things learnt from John – especially Failing Forward. So yes, if I get a copy, it will be more than just read in this family and our circles of influence….

  • Douglas Wood

    Connecting when communicating is not s skill I received training on during my Masters education Nor was the skill trained in any workplace setting I have ben in for the last 40 years Most workplace issuse arise from not communicating and we receive presious little training on this skill I've had the pleasure of reading many of John's book and have been able to weave his guidance into my leadership Look forward to discovering the gem that are imbeded wihtin his latest book

  • Todd Lynn

    Michael,

    I stumbled upon your website by accident. I was reading some facebook status updates and one of my friends had a link to your website on her status and so I decided to check it out. Ever since then, I have been a regular on this site. There have been many posts that I have greatly enjoyed reading and been challenged by. “The Leadership Strategy of Jesus”, “Keeping Your Word”, “The Five Marks of Authentic Leadership” and “Five Ways Leaders can Avoid the Pitfalls of Pride” have been a couple of my favorite. I have not gone too far back in the archives to see what else I missed but I have enjoyed keeping up to date with what you are posting.

    I can tell you that I would definitely read this book. I actually was in Lifeway the other day and saw the book and almost picked it up but decided to wait for now. I currently work as a part time supervisor at UPS and I am trying to balance being a Christian in an atmosphere that as anything but Christian and my responsibilities. I am trying to lead ethically and morally but at the same time, meet the numbers that UPS is asking me to meet. It is tough because of what UPS asks of its employees and I find myself many times siding with the employees in some situations. Lately though, I have been trying to employ some different approaches to challenge the workers to grab hold of their area of responsibility and to work to their full potential and ability. I feel that this book would be a great help for me to learn how to connect with the employees under me. I have seen many people in management who do not try to connect with their workers and it never turns out well. Most of the time, there is a huge disconnect. I am trying to keep that from happening in my situation and this would greatly aid my endeavor in this area.

    Thanks again for your work and for the advertisement for the book. Even if I do not win it, it is on my list to pick up and read soon. (Maybe after Friday, April 16th.)

  • GJ Berg

    I'm trying to get back into the corporate work place, so means that people skills will be more important than ever. This books looks like a great way to enhance team communication and one-on-one communication, to get the point across, get "buy in" on idea/proposal, and support on development/roll out of product/work.

  • http://shannanparker.wordpress.com Shannan Parker

    I would LOVE a copy of "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect." My husband was suddenly killed by a drunk driver Jan. 2006. He stepped off of our tour bus and a man who had visited 3 bars that night crushed him between his truck and our bus. Warren died on the scene that night. Needless to say, my mind went numb for a long time. I finally ended all the legal battles March 2009, so I could allow God to help me live again. With this step, I have been reading books to help me discover who I am as Shannan Parker today. More so, I'm reading books to learn about others. I have many people coming to me with their very personal stories, and I want to help lead them to life. I refuse to be a victim of a tragic story. I choose to trust God and the promise of an abundant life He says He has for me. I need to learn how to listen and truly hear what people are saying. I need to gain some knowledge of different personality types, so maybe I can be a useful vessel for God to free others from remaining a victim.

  • Adam Carroll

    John Maxwell has made a huge impact on my leadership development, from his books that I’ve read and influence his books have had on mentors of mine who were inspired to focus on growing leaders because of what John Maxwell has written. Now as a Pastor I am always looking for ways to help me learn to better communicate and connect with my congregation. I believe Preaching and developing leaders are the two most important parts of what I do as a Pastor. Preaching is important because it is the most public aspect of the Churches ministry, so if I don’t connect well through the sermon on Sunday morning then unfortunately no matter how great our people are (and I think they are!) then people aren’t going to come back. Leadership and leadership development are important because as one man I can only impact so many people, but I can help development leadership (and communication skills) in others our Churches impact is multiplied. So that’s why I’m interested in this book. Thanks for the terrific product your company helps put out!

  • Mark Lewis

    My church is at a standstill. I need any idea that I can glean on how to connect my vision with my church so that we can begin to move upward.

  • Andrew Latorcai

    Hi! Thanks for the opportunity. I have followed John Maxwell over his books, presentations, & sermons over the past several years. The whole concept of communicating vs. connecting is intriguing and I look forward to learn from John Maxwell's expertise on the subject. In my responsibility as a lay minister in a diocese of 15 congregations, it is so important the the message gets through but also with the passion of the importance and to also let those in my care know that the message comes with love, concern, zeal, and a hope/wish for success. I'm reminded of one of my mentor's stating,
    "It's not what you say or what you do, but how you make people feel."
    Based on this quote, communication can be quantified much of the time but connecting is an intangible that can only really be measured in the effects and results after the communication has taken place.
    I'm sure this will be a great inspiration to make us realize the importance of "connecting". If I know John Maxwell, I will eat this book up from cover to cover and use these points in my own desire and aspiration in "connecting". I also promise then to promote this with minimally the ministers that I work with (50+) to buy this book and benefit from the kernels and jewels found within. How's that for seeding? Thanks again for your consideration. Michael, you do good work!

  • Will M.

    Hello Michael,

    My name is Will. I am a 21 year old very impressionable young man. I have been blessed to have excellent people around me in my life that have indirectly led me to John Maxwell. I began my lifetime commitment towards my self-development in 2007 and will one day be able to say "for the past 50 years I have studied everyday to make a better me." John Maxwell is one of the very, very few people in the world that you can look up to and won't be let down. If I were to receive a copy of John Maxwell's new book you can know with confidence that Will is reading and highlighting, and dog earing the mess out of it, to take every bit of information out of it, and put into himself and others.

    Michael, I thank you very much for the opportunity. If you shall read this know that if the book you give away ends up in my hands, I and the book, will never be the way they were before. Both better!

    Will M.

    "Miss a meal if you have to. But don't miss a book." – Jim Rohn

  • Eric Barron

    Maxwell is an excellent communicator with years of experience; me, not so much. I have served on church staffs for more than 25 years, and now find myself pastoring a satellite campus, and realize that my communication skills need to be addressed and updated. From speaking, blogging, email, and even waving across the aisles at Wal-mart, I want every form of communication to be of excellence and purpose. This book would aid in that goal!

  • Jon Metzinger

    I am interested in reading this book because communication is an integral part of what I do, and I would like to learn to do it more effectively. I have given my life as a preacher of the Word, and currently, while training at Hyles-Anderson College, I am teaching a Sunday School class of Nepalis. That among other things would be greatly improved by my further learning to connect.

  • Kevin Trowbridge

    I don't want the free book. I already bought a copy and have read it. It's exceptional. In fact, I'll be using it during my summer honors class (I'm teaching "Discovering Your Strengths as a Communicator" to rising high school seniors and incoming freshmen at Lee University). I want the free copy to pass along to one of my students on the first day of class (shhhhhhh Don't tell them. It's going to be a surprise!).

  • Matt Haines

    I actually had an advance preview copy of this book to review for my blog. I read it in two days. It was awesome. I have some young ministers that I mentor and as I read Everyone Communicates, Few Connect, I immediately saw things that not only do I need to improve on, but that I can use as teaching points for them. I would like to get a copy of this book to forward to one of them to help them understand the vital nature of connecting with people. He is a great young man, but needs help in connecting to and building trust with others. The insights in Dr. Maxwell's book are invaluable. I wish that I had this book 15 years ago before I made some serious connection mistakes with others.

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  • Jonathan Starks

    As a pastor of a rural congregation in North Dakota, last census 92, you can understand the global impact I will be able to have from the truths written in this book! There are farmers, ranchers, grain truck drivers, home executives, church members, our teen group, cows, pigs, and chickens that are waiting as you read this to be blessed and benefitted by my connectivity skills should I receive this book, which I will read and implement!!!
    Seriously, this is my heart to be able to better CONNECT in ministry. John Maxwell has never written a book that is not only inspiring but practically useable, so I know this one will not miss the mark. It is my heart's desire and prayer to connect with people in heart touching and transforming ways. This book sounds like a resource to be able to do just that!
    Hopefully I will be one of the blessed one hundred!!!

  • KarenC

    Good day Mr. Hyatt:

    Thank you for this give away. Anything with John C. Maxwell is exciting!
    I want to give an autographed book to my personal medical doctor for encouragement.
    Not only has he been very accommodating to my children's needs, he also runs his own business.
    My doctor is open to any type of helpful encouragment and marketing techniques.

    I filled out your special form and posted the link on my facebook account.

    Sincerely,
    KarenC

  • Stephanie

    Interesting how Maxwell modeled connecting in the way he allowed thousands to read and comment on the manuscript! Proves his point about living what he communicates.

    As a team building coach, I make a living helping sports teams connect more effectively. I too want to live what I communicate and am thinking that this book could help me not only do that, but also serve my clients better.

    Thanks for the offer, Michael. Glad you're back from your hiatus…your faithful readers (like me) missed you!

  • http://mcelfish.acnrep.com Brian McElfish

    I LOVE all of John's stuff. I promise to read it. I would be stupid not to. I plan on reading it eventually, this will just get it into my hands earlier than I have budgeted. I will have money after summer, but am excited to read it now. In fact, I didn't reply or read any of his posts about the book purposely in order to have the pleasure of reading the book when it was officially released. Perhaps silly, but something I enjoy doing, with my pen in hand to take notes. His Qualities of a Leader and Winning with People have made a huge impact on me in a key time in my life. As my business is taking off, I need these kind of leadership lessons to make my organization the largest and best it can be.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=522027997 Alissa Buda

    I am convinced to my core that I have a destiny to be big! Already at the age of 23 I have had multiple oppertunities to speak publicly on health and wellbeing, occassionally these presentations have been to fellow Chiropractors who have all been in the profession for much longer then myself. Every step I have taken in my life since I was 15 years old points me to big success in the future and I am sure that public speaking will be a major part in this future. Reading book's like John's help to prepare me for the leader I will become. Each book is another stepping stone to developing me into the success I am and the success I will be!

  • http://twitter.com/MortenAndersen @MortenAndersen

    It is not about you!

    This is the title of a fantastic speech made by Berverly Sallee several years ago. It basically says that whatever we think, do and 'don't do' affects the people around us far more than it affects us. This speech teaches one, that the ultimate goal is not success – it is significance!

    As one of those people who had the pleasure to read the original book, posted on John's blog, I would be honoured to receive a signed copy of the book. The way I intend to use the signed copy of the book is to have a way of edifying the book at a whole new level. I edify lots of books and cd's and people both read and listen and comes back for more. But it always leaves a special impression when the author’s signature is in the copy. It is hard to explain why, but it really gives leverage – and thereby makes it easier for me to positively persuade people to invest the time to read the book.
    (part 1 of 2)

  • http://twitter.com/MortenAndersen @MortenAndersen

    (Part 2 of 2)
    Let me close the way I started. It is not about me! It is not about how 'cool' it will be to have a signed copy of the book. It is not about me bragging to others or any other selfish motive. It is about all the people with whom I come in contact. And all the people with whom they come in contact. And so on… And the more people I can influence to read this fantastic book – the better! I believe we all have lot of areas we can improve on – and connecting is one of the foundation stones.

    (…and to your final question "do I promise to read it?" – well, of course! I already read the original – and then we all had to wait for the real deal to come out. Can't wait!)

  • http://lynnmariecherry.blogspot.com/ lynn cherry

    Everyone I work with has jumped on the John Maxwell boat, it is after all a really big boat! Maybe I'm sceptical. I disagree with his premise that everything rises and falls on leadership. I just don't think we have as much control as we'd like to think we do. This topic however intrigues me. I gave a recent speech in toastmasters on Brocca's Region, that fascinating little chunk of grey matter that seems to execute great power over what we should bother listening to. I'm genuinely interested in being the most effective communicator I can be and would surely read the book, girl scouts honor!
    My recent post Why I Sing – Toastmasters Project #2

  • James Wheeler

    With this book John has established a new irrefutable Law. The Law of the Legend. Become a Legend write a new book, further solidify your legendary leadership status. It's too late for me to become a legend, but I want to help others become legendary. You must connect me with this book! Please!

  • Josh

    It is not a matter of wanting this book it is needing this book. I have found this title very intriguing to me. I am currently sitting in B&N store holding a copy of the book on my lap and thought I would check out John's blog and saw his link to your blog for a free copy. I am one of several people who are in the process of laying the foundation to starting a Christian ministry and one of the things I had discussed recently with some of the team was the fact that many people can preach a message but very few know how to effectively connect with people to see authentic life change. I believe this book would play an important role for some of those on the team who may not have the ability as others to connect to those we reach for Christ's Kingdom. I appreciate the fact that you were willing to publish a book like this that can have an amazing impact on people.

  • Melissa

    I am excited to read this. I also would like to know if this is available in audiobook form for iPod. Thanks!

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/michaelhyatt Michael Hyatt

      It's not available for the iPod yet. However, it will be eventually. Unfortunately, I can't give you a timetable. Thanks.

  • Chuck

    I want to read this book because I am a therapist and connecting with my client is the most important part of the therapy process. Anything I can read to enhance my skill, I welcome.

  • Steve Hammond

    I believe business building is based on contacting, connecting and relating. Getting John’s views on connecting will be huge!

  • Amy Tarbox-Realtor

    I am always inspired to find new ways to connect with people in both my career as a real estate agent and in my personal life. It's so fulfilling to be able to connect with someone who is of a completly difference age, has a different background and difference personality. There's always a way to connect with others!This book looks amazing and I can't wait to read it!

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/PJ_ILM Pastor John

    Effective communication definitely relies on the ability to connect. Same goes for the church. If we want to see the future of the church, we, as leaders of the church, need to connect. I see this idea spreading, but not catching. As a Pastor of a home church, this is a big deal. I would love to read this book and see what Maxwell suggests as a potential solution, so please count me in!

    Mike – it was cool to meet you at the breakfast in Sunriver. Thanks for coming out…
    My recent post Spam

  • http://twitter.com/SuesSweetTweets @SuesSweetTweets

    I thoroughly enjoy John Maxwell and read through most of the chapters he posted of this book. Great content! As a nurse and patient educator being connected is imperative for my clientele, communicating is one thing, but to make an impact I must connect. I am also venturing out with teens-Youth Empowered Today! Because the best is Y.E.T. to come. This book will be useful for me to connect with the teens as well as teaching this generation what a real connection is about. Quotes from the book would definitely used. I would so love to have a signed copy! Thank you.

  • Josh Asheim

    I want a copy because John Maxwell is by far my favorite author. I purchase his books, cd's, lectures, dvd's., and more. His resources have done nothing short of changing my life! I'm so thankful that I've been introduced to his material and am continualy growing and improving monthly. I want a copy obviously to read it, but also because he has signed it and it would me more to me to have a copy that he has signed personaly.

    Thanks so much!

    Josh

  • http://yahoo cathy amonette

    i am an officer in a corporation and am the only woman. i want to be respected, get the most work out of the men and not compromise my beliefs about God in the process.
    i also am the communion co-ordinator in a large church. i have some older men communion stewards and i do not want them to be uncomfortable with me as a woman.
    i promise to read.

  • http://eljavier.com Marcelo Paillalef

    Well, let me give you an idea of why I want that book.

    First of all, I live in the other corner of the world, and we don’t speak English, though I do. The book is going to be available “I don’t know when”, and it’s probably going to be translated first, and that would take a while. I love to read English books…

    Second of all, I have a website, and everything I get from Dr. Maxwell’s teachings I share with the Spanish spoken world, which I think it’s fantastic. I always dreamed of doing so.

    Third of all, I have followed John’s blog and I can imagine what the book’s content, and of course, I’ll read it, as I’ve read several of his books.

    Fourth of all, I don’t think I have another reason to win your approval, I just hope the previous ones would do it.

    Thanks for the chance!

    Javier

  • http://www.afwyouth.com Steve Dyer

    I have read almost all of John Maxwell's works beginning with a small group leadership study that we offered at my church in South Florida when I lived down there back in 2000. In 2006, I followed a call to move back to my home state of Maine to get a youth ministry started at the church where I grew up in Rockland, Maine. We began A Fire Within youth ministry at Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church on January 10, 2007. We now have a Junior High ministry going on Friday nights and a Senior High ministry running on Saturday evenings. Additionally, when I moved my family back to Maine, I recognized a need for a Christian high school here on the MidCoast of Maine. So, in the Fall of 2007, we started MidCoast Christian Academy. We are in our 3rd year of operation serving the needs of students and their families.

    I run a real estate sales team here in Maine to support my ministry. In all my ministry and business leadership training, I rely heavily on the work of John Maxwell. I use Maxwell's Leadership Bible as a study with core students in the youth ministries as well as with the leaders of the ministries. I have used The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership, The 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork and Failing Forward in my Leadership Team Meetings. This has been an invaluable source of training material for me for many years!

    You will notice that I left South Florida in 2006, shortly after John Maxwell was brought on to be the Teaching Pastor at Christ Fellowship. I truly miss that opportunity to learn directly from John Maxwell. But, please let me assure you that his teachings are being used in my ministry and professional life.

    All this being said, I would love to have a signed copy of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect! I did participate in the chapter reviews of this book during its writing and recognize its applicability to teaching my youth workers. Thank you for providing this opportunity!

  • Shanny S.

    I'd love to read this book as I feel like it will teach me so many things. I think with my job at a community college and at the front desk where all the students come to ask questions, enroll, register, advise…I think that it would be a very invaluable read for me. I really enjoy reading and learning new things and I'd love to learn how to communicate AND connect because I see the "deer in the headlights" reaction way more often than I'd like to see or admit to. And, yes, I promise to read the book if you give me a copy of it!

    Thank you at the chance of winning a book.

    I filled out the form & shared on facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Wrapablescom/101349

  • Shalini

    I was always poor at maintaining relationships because I was not able to connect to people. Then when I came in relationship with God five years back my relationships started getting better but there was still something missing, when I read John's excerpts from his book I realized that it is connecting with people that I was missing while communicating . I then applied things that John had mentioned in the excerpt and it worked! I now want to read the whole book to get more information so that I am able to fulfill God's call on my life well.

  • http://pirep.blogspot.com David Wyatt

    This week I spoke to a Monday night men’s group called Ironmen (Proverbs 27:17). I hope this is just the first of many opportunities to speak publicly to encourage and build up others. My desire is to serve God with all of my heart, using my interests, abilities, and spiritual gifts to connect with people. He has blessed me with the ability to fly an airplane and an eye to capture the beauty of the earth He created in aerial photography.

    My objectives in my time with the Ironmen were just what Part 2 of John’s book addresses. I aimed to connect on the common ground of airplanes and flying, shared the joy of aerial perspectives, and attempted to inspire men to use their gifts and abilities to serve God and to reach others. Now I’m charged up to do more!

    I expect that John Maxwell’s Everyone Communicates, Few Connect is a useful tool that can help me and the guys to not only communicate, but connect with other men. I would appreciate a copy of the book and would use it well.

    My recent post Ironmen Monday

  • Daniel Becerra

    Hello Mr. Michael Hyatt,

    Why do I want the book? Do I promise to read it?

    Yes, and yes. Here is why: I believe in myself, and I believe there are many who believe in myself. My family believes in me. My mentor believes in me. The members in my club believe in me. My God believes in me. And I tell you, I believe in them. I believe I got something important to say – something that can give a glimpse of hope for many dormant souls, something that can shed light into dark lights…

    … and sir, if I have something important to say, I must say it right; more important, I must connect with people so that they open up to my message and hear it right. Would you agree?

    Knowing that I speak to clubs in my university in a weekly basis by touching on personal development and the power of God, can I afford to give them less than my best? Can I neglect to improve my connection skills knowing that I can improve them by reading this book? The answer is 'no', of course. Help me get there. Chances are I'll buy the book if I don't get it autographed here, but hey, autographed is best! ;)

    Thank you sir,

    Daniel Becerra

  • Ruth

    John Maxwell has and always will be an inspiration in my life. He is honest in sharing and does not write about anything he does not practice himself. A mentor unmatched!!!

    I re-read the material I have of John over and over, because there is just too much to grasp with reading it only once. His books are also handy tools to refer to when facing problems in the market place.

  • Sam Njuba Jr

    I live Uganda, an electronic Engineer by by profession. That is not what i do though. I train young men and women (15-25yrs) in Life skills and Leadership. Maxwell books are a must read for me and my students because i cannot find better source material. The principles are put in a manner that anyone & everyone gets it. For me a Maxwell book on Communication therefore becomes a must have. Living in Africa of course access to these books is not easy. I had to send someone to the neighboring country to get a copy of “Today Matters” for some of my students. A chance to get This book would be a blessing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/abiloye.olushola Abiloye Olushola

    The title of this book strikes me like a Court judgment. I am a lawyer, but my Managing Partner and fellow Associates often complain of my inability to communicate. I'm usually hurt at their saying but I know its a challenge I have to deal with. I believe J. Maxwell's book will give me the opportunity to make the amend and I hope you will not deny me.

  • http://renownmarketing.com Amy Lewis

    There are two main reasons I want to read this book: 1. To improve my own ability to communicate, connect, influence and lead. 2. To help my PR clients communcate and connect more effectively to support their business/career success. It seems to me that it's when people truly connect with one another that our relationships and lives take on deeper meaning, and that ultimately honors God and results in a more abundant life overall.

  • Barry Ford

    I have followed John for 7 years through his books and as a subscriber to Maximum Impact. I have recently been promoted to a new position in my company and my success will be based on my ability to connect with literally thousands of people across the United States and Canada. As a follower of Christ I have always appreciated the fact that John uses the insight of the Gospel without becoming obnoxious. I will purchase a copy of John’s book to add to my library, but I would cherish an autographed copy.

  • http://twitter.com/ypmhammer @ypmhammer

    I'm a youth pastor and am beginning to "dabble" in speaking. Because of what I do, it's VITAL that what I say connects with the audience. I don't want to just be someone who spews information at people, but I want to link to their mind, their heart, and help them to really understand why this matters. So that's short and sweet, but that's why I would love to get a copy of this book.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/scottaarongould Scott Gould

    I met John at a Pastors convention many years ago in the UK. I'd read plenty of his books and was curious to see whether in the flesh he was not only who he modeled as being a leader, but had a depth to him as a Christian leader than went deeper than just the message I'd heard.

    When I met him, both were confirmed. From then on, I began to connect with people on a deeper level, understanding that it had been that connection I had with John that had moved me the most towards leadership.

    Since then, I've been saying over and over that CONNECTION TRUMPS COMMUNITY. (http://scottgould.me/are-you-build-community-or-connections/)

    Well, John has now written the book that is not only my catch phrase the past years, but but also the example of our relationship.

    Reading this book I'm sure will provide another pivotal moment that will give birth to a new direction in my life! That's why I should get this book :-)

  • Nancy Orta

    I would LOVE a copy of your new book because I feel that your books have helped me in all areas of my life. Your new book, would definately help me communicate better with clients that call our office. Your books have also helped me come out of my "shell" and enjoy talking to people. Thanks John! God bless!!

  • Kyle W.

    For me, connecting with people is difficult. I can always come up with a vision or find an intended goal for a project, but I struggle with conveying the vision to others. If I'm excited about a project, I want others to be excited about it too. My enthusiasm should be contagious. Unfortunately, somewhere along the line there is a disconnect, and my intended message doesn't effectively transfer. I want to do great things in this life for the Lord, and in order to be able to do that, I want to be an effective communicator who inspires others to get on board.

    I'd love to learn how to overcome this communication gap. It sounds like reading this book would be a huge step in the right direction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/paulbulucz Paul Bulucz

    The title already reveals a truth which few know it and apply. I am very interested in this. I am familiar with John Maxwell and I love that he is a very practical guy and for sure you can apply what he says in your life.
    I am looking forward for the outcome.

  • @knowlivelove516

    I'm a first year assistant women's college basketball coach who doesn't make a lot of money and would love to gift this to my head coach. We regularly talk about this subject which is especially tricky for he is a male coaching young women. While he already does a great job communicating and connecting with them I know that he would love to read this and relishes every moment to learn and get better at his job and have a greater impact on his players beyond basketball.

  • Shirley F. Player

    I promise to read the book cover-to-cover! As a 60 year-old caregiver for my 86 year-old mother, I turn to your books daily to help me to face the challenges each new day brings. I have found that my attitude in our interactions is the key to ensuring her day…and mine…is the best it can be. Prior to leaving a manager position just over a year ago with a large mortgage company for 24 years, your books were a daily part of my worklife. My brother intoduced me to you some time back and often he would e-mail "emergency John Maxwell" to me at work to get me through a difficult situation. You never let me down. I thought when I left the business world, I would no longer need the daily reading of your books, but I was wrong. Your work is as important, MORE important, than ever in my personal life. Your recipient selections will be made on my 61st birthday, on April 16th. What an amazing gift! Thank you.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cabbagemilk Eric Marshall

    Hi Michael,

    The reason I'd like a copy of this book is simple; I love to make connections with people and then connect those people to others if I can, however…I'm not very good at it! I like Principle #5 (Connecting Is More Skill Than Natural Talent) because that gives me hope that I can get better at it, even if it doesn't come naturally. This book would be a great place to start! I would absolutely open it and start reading it the day I received it. Thanks for a fun contest!

    Eric Marshall

  • http://www.managementsushi.com Bernie Ritchie

    Love the title and John Maxwell's concept. He is SO right. Communication is only getting half-way. Connection is key – on a 1:1 basis, 1:many basis, seminar or conference or via social media. In business and in life! As someone who has spent a long time in the communications field in many guises, is totally on the same page as regards's John's power of 'connection' arguments, and a keen advocate of social media, I would love to review the book! I reviewed Linchpin and Switch on the Cool Books section of Management Sushi. Now I would really like to have the chance to review 'Everyone communications, few connect'!
    My recent post Turnaround challenges of Interim Management

  • Travis

    I would like this book because in the last 6 months I've taken a new leadership role in my organization. I moved from lower middle management to upper middle management. I have more meetings than ever before but the meetings are with smaller groups. It's when you have to speak to a small group that you have to be on your best game – more is on the line and your ability to articulate your ideas and vision is crucial. On top of that I want to be able to communicate and connect at my most important jobs as a husband and father. From your bullet points of the book it seems it will help with both! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

  • KarenTowns

    I want a copy of this book because I need it! I love people, I feel that I want to connect with them but I seem to lack the skills. It's sad, I know. I read the excerpt from John's book from my Face book link and I learned a lot already. I do promise to read it, and not only that but to prayerfully put into practice the things I learn. My longing at this time in my life is to develop better relationships with people so that I can fulfill this scripture. > 1 Thess:19 For what is our hope, our joy, or the crown in which we will glory in the presence of our Lord Jesus when he comes? Is it not you? 20 Indeed, you are our glory and joy.
    I want to accomplish this in my life.
    Thanks for the opportunity.
    Karen

  • Monique Poppen

    Hi! Does posting a bunch of the same comments increase your chances, I see that there are quite a few that have posted a number of times…..Anyway, I may not be a doctor, a pastor or some kind of counselor but one thing I do know is that I need this book to help my husband. He has had social issues since he was a boy and I have been battling a long time trying to find answers for him….and if I have trouble too that doesn't make things any easier. Although I do not have it as bad as my husband but it is hard to help him when I am struggling too. I don't want to live like this forever….I want to learn how to connect with my husband and help him with his social weaknesses. I sure appreciate the opportunity you are offering to enhance the lives of others….What a powerful statement someone once said that "People may forget what you said but, they will never forget how you made them feel." I want to be the kind of person that leaves an imprint on ones heart that, "I care" however, I need the "know how"….communication is lacking in so many ways even in my own biological family there is such a need and I want to be taught how. I had heard about this book through our business training and immediately it intrigued me giving me the desire "I have to have it" and therefore searched online and I found you. I am sure there are many others who are in much greater need than I for this book but I know that whoever you choose to give the books too it will be led of our Father in Heaven, I truly believe that if it is His will and you bless us with this book it will enhance the needs and lives of those in my family as well as our business venture. Thanks again for taking the time to give. I have already posted this site on my Twitter page as well as my facebook and have submitted my address, thanks a bunch!!!

  • http://www.successfullysolo.com Barbara Nelson

    I want to read the book because I LOVE LOVE LOVE the idea that connection is more skill than natural talent! I will read the book. I will put the ideas in the book into practice. I will share the book. I'll use it to connect. I wish I had it for a trip I'm taking tomorrow, I'd read it in Dallas on my interminable layover. Maybe I should buy the book….wait, no, I digress… Thanks for bringing the book to my attention, nice to connect (or is this a mere communication?) with you!

  • Carol Swan

    I teach quite a bit. Effective teachers are enthusiastic students. I learn from teachers like Maxwell about both what to say and how to say it.

  • Daniel Jaka

    Hi,
    I am one of John Maxwell’s loyal book readers, especially books about how to connect with others like winning with people, Be a people person and 25 ways wins with people. John has changed my life and thought about how I interact with others and this one year I have just found out that one of my talents (skills) is connecting with people, but still it is a new thing that I have to learn and practice because skill without practice is not effective. From what I read from the website there are many practical things that can be put to practice in smalls groups in church, friends, ministries and outside the church’s wall. At the moment I am involve in small group. I am also in the process of mentoring some people in my church.
    My main goal in learning how to connect with people is to influence others to:
    1.Pump the team spirit to do God’s work more and more.
    2.Evangelize.
    3.Help others to reach their maximal potential.

    I will surely read it and practice all that I learn from it as soon as I get it. It is my promise to you

  • Dennis Rabineau

    I want the book because I need all the help I can get to be better at connecting to all types of people in all types of situations. I also want it because it will make me appear smarter than I really am. It will also help to fill in a gap on my bookshelf, and if it's signed by the author it will make people think I know important people. So here's hoping I "connect" with you and get one.

  • http://twitter.com/Kssandra @Kssandra

    Hi Michael, I would LOVE a copy of John Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. I am a substance abuse counselor and I believe this book would not only help me in my personal life, but also aid me in teaching my clients healthy communication and connecting skills. Not only that, but John Maxwell is one of my mentors. I would be honored to own a signed book from him! Best Regards, Judy Montgomery

  • http://sfederacija.polski.lc/?financegames=how-to-avoid-paying-for-auto-insurance-up-front-98 Batly

    In my opinion, you on a false way.

  • http://www.twitter.com/BryanTarjick Bryan Tarjick

    I have been a huge fan of John Maxwell since around the middle 80s. I used to listen to his preaching tapes before he became recognized as a leadership speaker.

    I am a High School teacher and teach at-risk students. Behind my desk, I keep a wide array of leadership, motivational, etc. type books for my students to read. They know they are always there for them to borrow. I would love to add this book to my collection for my students to be inspired by and prayerfully be used instrumentally to radically change their lives for all eternity.

    Blessings,
    Bryan Tarjick

  • Monique Poppen

    Hi! Does posting a bunch of the same comments increase your chances, I see that there are quite a few that have posted a number of times…..Anyway, I may not be a doctor, a pastor or some kind of counselor but one thing I do know is that I need this book to help my husband. He has had social issues since he was a boy and I have been battling a long time trying to find answers for him….and if I have trouble too that doesn't make things any easier. Although I do not have it as bad as my husband but it is hard to help him when I am struggling too. I don't want to live like this forever….I want to learn how to connect with my husband and help him with his social weaknesses. I sure appreciate the opportunity you are offering to enhance the lives of others….What a powerful statement someone once said that "People may forget what you said but, they will never forget how you made them feel." I want to be the kind of person that leaves an imprint on ones heart that, "I care" however, I need the "know how"….communication is lacking in so many ways even in my own biological family there is such a need and I want to be taught how. I had heard about this book through our business training and immediately it intrigued me giving me the desire "I have to have it" and therefore searched online and I found you. I am sure there are many others who are in much greater need than I for this book but I know that whoever you choose to give the books too it will be led of our Father in Heaven, I truly believe that if it is His will and you bless us with this book it will enhance the needs and lives of those in my family as well as our business venture. Thanks again for taking the time to give. I have already posted this site on my Twitter page as well as my facebook and have submitted my address, thanks a bunch!!! FORGOT TO MENTION THAT YES, I PROMISE TO READ THE BOOK!!!

  • Ramesh

    Thanks for the opportunity to read your thoughts on your bolg, it has been a very great learning experience.

    This just couldn't be better timing and I'd really like to refer to this book for something I'm currently working on, which has to do with encouraging & empowering the workforce. And one of the key things I'd be concentrating on is communication & how well the senior management connects with the workforce at every level in the organization.

    I've Garr's book handy on a daily basis for most of the presentations I work, on a regular basis and my presentation have improved each and every slide, everytime.

    I've learnt a lot from John and I can already say that this would be very helpful in my long career to come being a 30 year old professional. Working with all levels management on problem solving & change John has had a great influence on me and this book would make it even better.

    -Ram

  • http://sethpickens.wordpress.com Seth

    I want the book because I'm a pastor, and I preach and teach new messages virtually every week. I'm loking forward to learning more about making a real connection with listeners. If I'm more effective, the world will be a better place. I'll also put a book review on my blog.
    My recent post When the Golden Rule Ain’t Enough

  • http://southernbelle886.blogspot.com @hasbell

    Connecting is a vital part of building relationships. This looks like a book that can help us as people, and Christians, communicate in a way rthat connects and effects folks in a positive way. I desire to continue to be growing in these skills to be more effective for the kingdom and in business
    My recent post Free Book…

  • http://twitter.com/andrealschultz @andrealschultz

    We all need help getting our point across. John Maxwell is one of the foremost communicators of our day. I could use some help in my communications skills – to make that connection – and I would appreciate the opportunity to read about how John does it.

  • HarkyBaby

    John Maxwell is a great influence for me, even though I am only just starting to get into his work. His insight is incredible yet comes down to incredibly simple truths once they are in your head. His writings are impacting me a lot and even my Bible has John Maxwell's teachings in it. I come from a performance background so connection is a part of my job and as a worship team leader I need to connect with the congregation. I would benefit so much from this book as I know everyone who has posted would. As a young man I still look for great role models and John Maxwell certainly is one. I hope you consider me!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1501279179 Russell Wolfertz

    I am intrigued by your offer which was forwarded to me by Steve Hammond of the Real Estate Learning Group. My real estate career puts me in front of new people daily and I have constantly tried to improve my communication abilities with my new contacts as well as build on current relationships. An important aspect of the offer is to not simply read your book but to implement your principles. I look forward to the opportunity.

  • Linda

    I've held various leadership positions, most recently in an active church ministry, and have also been called to speak in front of groups. I am always looking for ways to learn how to become a more effective influencer.

    But that's not the main reason I'd like to read the book. The main reason I'd like to read this book is because I homeschool our children. Homeschooling, in our family's eyes, is more than academics; it's about discipleship. Our oldest son is soon to enter the high school years, and I've been racking my brain for ways to teach him the importance and how-to's of communication skills.

    We are in sore need of leaders who know how to communicate with integrity, and I'd like to empower my children with the people skills they need to make a difference for the kingdom.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/dannyjbixby dannyjbixby

    I'd like to win this because I have never read a John Maxwell book.

    Ever.

    But he is all the rage, so I'd like to see what the fuss is about.

  • http://www.chrisstevenslive.com Chris Stevens

    I am an assistant principal at a small Jr-Sr high school and just finished my school safety specialist training. I have a great plan to enhance our school’s safety but the key to it’s success is going to be equal to the staff’s ownership of that plan. How I connect with them about such an important topic will make all the difference. That’s why I would like to read this book.

  • http://twitter.com/ryanrotman @ryanrotman

    My church's mission statement where I'm the worship leader is "Connecting People to Christ and Equipping Them for Life." I believe that reading this book and then allowing the leadership of my church to read it as well will cause us and ultimately me, to go about our mission statement in a completely different manner in that we can be even more effective in how we reach our community for Christ and equip those that are members of our church. Would be a blessing to learn from John Maxwell and those that commented on his blog.

  • Timothy Wachtstetter

    The Master said, "Ask and ye shall receive": I am asking and believe I will receive. I will read it and try my best to apply the knowledge to connect to the folks I minister to in San Diego. Blessings.

  • Michael

    I’m a new Amway Global IBO. Communicating is a key factor in the success of my business. Communicating has always been one of my weak points. Before hearing John Maxwell speak at IMPACT 2010, I had a completely different mind-set. I’ve always thought that people should communicate with me. I’ve always thought “Hey, come to me”, “Hey, look at me”, and “Hey, acknowledge my existence”. After hearing Mr. Maxwell speak, my whole world turned upside down. I’ve realize that people shouldn’t communicate with me, but I should communicate with them. I should be the one who should approach them, to look at them, and to acknowledge their existence. Becoming an IBO was my first step to improving my communication skills; and the reason I want the book, “Everyone Communicates, Few Connect”, is because I want to take my communication skills to a higher level.

  • http://twitter.com/SenisterWay @SenisterWay

    I'm a new Amway Global IBO. Communicating has always been my weak point. Before hearing John Maxwell speak at IMPACT 2010, I've always had a different mind-set. I always thought people should reach out to me. I always thought "Hey, why aren't you looking at me", "Hey, I'm standing right here", and "Hey, why aren't you acknowledging my existence". After hearing Mr. Maxwell speak, my whole world turned upside down. Instead of waiting for people to come to me, I should go to them. I should look at them. I should walk up to them. I should be the one acknowledging their existence. That is the reason why I want a copy of "Everyone Communicates, Few Connect".

  • Hal

    I am a veteran presentation skills coach in NYC. This book looks terrific and I am always seeking new insights based on the experience and wisdom of others. I would love to read this book! Also, I am an admirer of the publisher and its mission “to inspire the world.” I’ve consistently enjoyed and appreciated Thomas Nelson books and trust that John Maxwell’s new book will be no exception!

  • http://TruthDisciple.com TruthDisciple

    About to begin the journey of congregational leadership in the Student Ministries.
    With my vision of “Inspire not entertain” for the next generation, I am a student of life and seek excellence for each chapter the Lord allows for me.
    By being a connecting communicator, I will be able to break the barrier and “entertaining” mindset to effective deliver the truth and message to change lives.

    Thank you for opportunity and all the wise words you share to allow us catalyst leaders to move forward and progress!

    Freddie

  • http://twitter.com/BetoDragon @BetoDragon

    Michael,

    Thanks for the opportunity-I would like to receive this book not just because it is free, but due to its topic- communication is a subject discussed so often but never really grasped. John Maxwell in his other books about leadership grasps leadership and makes it practical, reachable, understandable. I think this book is relevant to ministry, busines, the home and life. I am also curious to see a non leadership book by John- I had the honor to engineer his first books on tape when he moved to the ATL. This book looks like one to read and then share with colleagues, firneds and family.

  • http://Www.duanernisly.com Duane

    As a communicator I understand that it is my priviledge and responsibility to embrace every opportunity I have to share what God has spoken to me with others in a clear, practical and memorable way. I am always on the lookout for resources from which to learn and continue to grow in this art. I believe that this book will prove to be one of the books that pushes me to another level as many of Maxwell’s previous books have.

  • http://jamiebg.blogspot.com Jamie

    I wasn't going to comment, but that's the very reason I need to comment.

    I'm currently in a leadership academy with other nonprofit staff in my city and we are reading through Maxwell's 360 Degree Leadership. And it's delightful. I'm learned how to lead my leaders, lead me peers and lead those I supervise. I can probably even lead those I've not even met who I pass on the highway. Because 360 degree leaders most definitely use their blinkers, right?

    However, I can lead in a circle, but can't communicate. Can't communicate my needs, my barriers to success, my goals, my fields of dreams. I just can't.

    So I need John to continue to homeschool me on all things leadership – which includes communication. And Michael – you're the ticket to my success.

    Did I communicate that well? I hope not.
    My recent post The Post About Procrastination as a Hobby

  • Joe Warren

    I would like a free copy of this. Our church is going through difficult times right now.
    I have been trying to communicate some new values to help us get through this time. However, it seems as though I'm not really connecting and getting through to people.
    I think that this book would help me to navigate us through this time through better communication.
    Thanks for your consideration,

    Joe Warren

  • http://www.NancyReece.com NancyReece

    There was a speaker of note
    Whose presentations were starting to bloat
    She tried to connect
    But seemed to deflect
    So she read as an anecdote.

  • Rocky

    Since I really like to teach, I want to learn more about how to communicate, not just so I can hear myself speak, but to actually see the "aha" light bulb come on when people hear what I say. I mean connect with them. Connecting with people means that I am speaking into their lives, and that the influence I have is changing mindsets, behaviors, thought patterns, dreams, and more. Who would not want to do that?!

  • Molly Kehrer

    Today was my last day as a full time marketing consultant for an amazing Christian radio station, and Monday will mark the beginning of a new season for me as the Marketing Director for a new company. While packing up my things this afternoon, I came across a stack of papers that I had previously used in a staff devotions meeting. On each slip, various employees completed the following statement, “In an effort to further pursue my walk with Christ, I commit to…in the upcoming year.” As I read through each slip and the ways that varying individuals had planned to connect with God and others in the year ahead, it was humbling to recognize that so many of our personal faith goals and challenges have already been met in some way. For a moment, I contemplated tossing the stack into the quickly growing recycle pile, then realized that it would be more significant to “connect” once more with each person in the office by leaving their personal goals within reach. I went desk to desk, leaving notes for those who had gone for the day and passing slips to others. As I walked back to my desk for the last few minutes, there was such a sense of peace for having seen the encouragement through–just one more step. I sensed the opportunity to connect, and I was incredibly blessed by it. Tomorrow, I will be gone from my desk, and Monday, I will settle into a new space with new faces, ideas, problems and successes. And I really pray that, more than my communication as a marketing director, my connections will be significant–life changing, even. I absolutely desire to have a Godly impact.

    As I approach this new chapter in life, it’s minorly terrifying to consider a new set of blueprints–but it’s exhilarating at the same time. I’d love to read Maxwell’s insights into effect communication and connection, hopefully gleaning new ideas on how to have the greatest impact where I’m headed next, and hopefully, cultivating a spirit of connectivity wherever I go. And yes. I absolutely promise.

  • http://sentmovement.org Michael Cauley

    I don’t like Maxwell. Give me an opportunity to change my mind.

  • Rick Nelson

    John has been one of my distance mentors for years. His insights are solid and he embodies the principles in ECFC. I would share my copy with my sales manager colleagues and sales consultants at a major auto retailer. We understand that connecting is crucial to sales success.

  • http://www.faithandfamilyreviews.com Theresa

    As a parent, I want to be a part in raising the next generation of leaders and as the book alludes to leaders need to know how to effectively communicate. Therefore, as a parent training up leaders, I need to know how to effectively communicate. That's why I'd like to win a copy of this book.
    My recent post Big Brother from Wordless Wednesday

  • http://www.faithandfamilyreviews.com Theresa

    I already left my comment sharing why I'd like to have a copy of this book, but I neglected to include my Facebook post:
    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Faith-and-Family-Re

    and Tweet on Twitter:
    http://twitter.com/FaithFamilyRevw/status/1226416

    Hope this is what I was suppose to do and yes, I will promise to read the book if I win a copy.

    Thank you,
    Theresa
    My recent post Big Brother from Wordless Wednesday

  • http://twitter.com/MikePKennedy @MikePKennedy

    Michael, thanks for sharing this opportunity with us. I too have read a number of books on presentations, and really want to learn everything I can. It sounds like John Maxwell has some great insights to share.

    In my experience, those that can connect have the biggest impact. I want to have an impact. I am a hard working and well-liked, but what does that mean if I don't connect with those I am trying to communicate with?

    I create presentations (for myself and my superiors), I'm working on developing my leadership skills, I am trying to make an impact with those I work with, and I just started my personal blog. It seems to me that I could use all the help I can get. All of my hard work is wasted if I can't truly connect.

    You bet I will read this! How can anyone resist reading a fresh book and spreading new insight's?
    My recent post You are not Al Roker.

  • Johanna Madly

    I crave to read this book!
    Communication is ART and I'd like to progress for more beauty.
    And besides, learning with John Maxwell also means laughing with tears !!!!!

  • http://tycoffey.com Ty Coffey

    As a 29 year old pastor, I am looking for ways to connect with those I get to proclaim the message of salvation to. If you believe this book will help me not to be like Charlie Brown’s teacher, but truly connect during my time with please- then please send it my way.

  • Jeff

    As a pastor, I must connect before I can communicate. I have all of John’s books except this one. Sooner or later, one way or another, I’ll take this one in as well!

  • http://www.anthony-stephens.com Anthony Strphens

    I would love a copy of this book. I admire John Maxwell and the work that he has done over the years. As a youth pastor communicating to today’s teens, this would be a great tool for me.

  • Scott Varney

    John Maxwell's presentation in Greensboro, NC on Sat 4/10/10 brought to the fore how great a speaker he is and how much I have to learn. He touched on 2 principles and 2 practices from his book which leaves me anxious to read and incorporate all 5 & 5 into my life. My job as an IT support specialist and my growing home-based business demand adept connectivity on scores of occasions daily. I have been blessed by John through 4 of his books so far as well as through numeroius audio recordings and 3 live presentations including a monthly leadership series of CDs. I promise you [and myself] that I will read every page of this book. I would be honored and blessed to receive a copy of his newest book. I will also share the book with family and friends. Thank you for the blessings you are bestowing on the selected 100. Scott Varney.

  • http://uwaystan.unitedwaysecure.org/ Christopher Scott

    Michael,

    If you were to give a autographed copy to me, I would use it in the silent fundraiser book auction we're having for the United Way of Stanislaus County at our Chick-fil-A Leadercast site on May 7th.

    Every year I write letters to authors speaking at the leadership seminar asking if they would sign a copy of their book and donate it to us. John Maxwell is the most difficult to receive an autographed copy from since he is so busy and receives so many requests.

    His Admin Assistant has sent us an autographed sticker to place inside a book, but an actual autographed copy by John would be much better. And this would allow us to raise more funds from the auction for our nonprofit.

    Thanks for considering us.

  • Ben Trolese

    As a pastor I am responsible to bring fresh, challenging, dynamic, inspirational, practical and life changing messages every week as well as lead and inspire a team of leaders to accomplish great things for the kingdom of God. It is no small task and one at which I want to do everything within my power to excel. I will most certainly read this book and seek to apply all the knowledge I gain from it. Thank you very much!
    My recent post Lo más importante es el corazón

  • ~LAB

    As I was reading your post about this book, I was thinking how much my boss and team would love to use it for a book study. We are professional developers for educational leaders. This would be excellent for guiding our participants to establish quality relationships and a positive campus culture which research says leads to student growth. This post drew me in because I am developing an online course about digital communication and thought this concept is perfect to address during my course. Yes, we can communicate in numerous ways, but make certain to establish those connections for relevancy and value. Back to the old saying quality vs. quantity… I look forward to reading this book and suggesting my department purchases several copies for all of us to adopt these strategies.
    Thank you for your kind offer. Not only will I read it, I will influence many others to read it as well.

  • Ben Dempsey

    I would love to obtain this book, to assist me in preparation of giving lesson in our small group. as a new christian i am looking for the best ways to communicate my faith in Christ. Thanks for what you do Michael.

  • http://chrisheck.com/wordpress Chris Heck

    Thanks for this opportunity. I want this book because I desire to be a better communicator and a better connector. From the information you've provided above, it seems that this book will benefit me in that regard in both my professional as well as personal contexts. Although I certainly desire to be successful in connecting with my peers in the workplace, when I consider what you said about how "the best leaders connect with people—in a way that touches their heart and leaves them transformed in some way", I really want to apply the lessons in this book to my life as a father to three young children. I greatly desire to do anything possible to ensure that every communication and connection opportunity that I have with them touches their hearts and transforms them in a way that benefits them and glorifies God. I'm hopeful that this book will assist me in doing that.
    My recent post Take my money please – just be sure to give it away

  • Jim in Portland

    Several summers ago I was invited to speak at Victory Bible Camp as the main High School Summer Camp speaker. I was not a youth pastor nor had ever been employed as a minister. Victory is located between Anchorage and Fairbanks in some beautiful wilderness. I finally accepted the offer on one condition and that was I spoke on the subjects I wanted to speak to for each of the 7 nights.

    I am a home builder in Portland, Oregon and had built over 200 homes in a short career as a Project Manager or the actual builder. How would I connect to young people 22 years younger and keep them interested and even challenge them?

    After some time considering this I felt certain to teach each night . ..not from my successes but rather from my failures, mistakes and stupid actions and decisions. Very embarrassing for me to say the least. The result . . .half of the 250 campers skipped snack shack every night, to stay late in the big room and ask me questions or make additional comments . . . but most importantly to tell me they related to it all and I answered numerous questions for them as I spoke my message. After the campers were down (asleep) the camp counselors came to find me by a fireside some where and they kept me up until 3-4am talking about the message.

    Had I spoke from my strengths and successes I bet the result would have been very ordinary. Shocking . . . . . just shocking to consider what we think our audience wants to hear and what they are actually starving for. I hope Maxwell helps guide us through our own deceptions when it comes to speaking and communicating.

    Jim Small in Portland
    Imago Dei Community 8 years
    Home Builder 17 years

  • Glenn

    This book sounds like a wonderful read. I believe the concept of real connection is often lost in the "task list" of a profession or ministry. It's not often a great book about connection looks past the "task list" to making a difference in real life.
    I am a husband, a father of three, a worker for the public and a young-marrieds minister. I NEED to connect. I need to connect every day. I can't wait to see what this book exposes.

  • http://www.marykay.com/joyfulone Belinda J, Hurt

    I love John Maxwell. I connect with his messages on leadership and my birthday’s coming up.

    He has personally blessed my MK business and i would love the autographed copy as special inspiration in the year 2010. As it is the year of completion, His word on Connecting is the one thing I am mirroring/teaching to all those around me— home, church, theatre, marketplace. I want to stay on track with it !!
    Blessings and thanks in advance

  • Whitakerous

    I am an aspiring minister going through seminary at this time. As someone who hopes to get it the pulpit from time to time, I know that it is not just about communicating and presenting to people, but about connecting to them. Any help that I can get with understand the best way to communicate to people and connect with them too is of great importance to me. As the same time, it will also help me in my regular 9 to 5 job. The great thing about Maxwell is that he translates from the Christian world into the professional world. Judging from the initial information provided in your article as well as the information I have read on line this also seems like a book that makes a person more well-rounded. In other words, it will help not only my growth as a minister, as a professional, but also in my personal life with family and friends. This book seems like it transcends all areas of life and can work with people ages 2 to 102. So I really look forward to reading this book. Even if I am not blessed with a copy, I am sure that I will get one for myself, so please publish in Kindle format too.  Thanks for what you do Michael. I just signed up to follow you on Twitter and look forward to your post. God Bless.

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/TheDailyWalk TheDailyWalk

    I would love to get this book. I was going to get it from book sneeze but wan't able too. Thanks for the opportunity.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aaronsanstrum Aaron D. Sanstrum

    Maxwell is definitely one to learn from. Good stuff.

  • G. Lamar Hahn

    I'm a pastor. I must connect!

  • http://twitter.com/DavidGallery @DavidGallery

    Wow, now I'm wandering if what I have been doing all along in communication – possible is not enough. I need to connect too. I'm working with couple of teams and I always trying to get them up to date on any new news and changes. But do I really 'connect' with them. I would say, I need to do better in that area. But before that, I need to start to read this book and to understand more about it. I feel the urge to run to local bookstore and just buy it now …

  • http://www.berriencenterbiblechurch.org Roger Cabe

    CABEMANCOM –

    I am an associate pastor of a church of about 500 attendees. I also volunteer about twice a year to go on international mission trips (www.visionoutreach.org) to perform cataract surgeries on blind poor people in remote parts of the world. I meet two mornings a week with discipleship guys, striving to motivate them to become disciple-makers.

    We as a church are looking at making service format changes, growing, and birthing a new church in the next 3-5 years. I realize that we have more forms of communication than ever, (email, text, twitter, facebook, cell, home phone, etc.) but we seem to communicate worse than ever. Several years ago I took on the personal motto "OO7 = Others Oriented 7 days a week".

    I believe that we are all called to reach the world and we do that through CONNECTING WITH OTHERS… and motivating them to in turn CONNECT with others… much like the disciples of Christ. I would love the read and study the book with hopes that it will help me be more effective in reaching the world… a few men at a time.

  • http://haydenkidsbooks.com Suzy H.

    I think this book would really help me in my efforts as a new writer; especially in the area of platform. Communication and connecting with people are key in developing a loyal readership and in maintaining a platform for future projects. I also hope to be doing workshops in the future for various writers conferences. Please consider me for a free book. I would really appreciate it and pass it along to others in my writers groups.

  • Darryl Kropp

    Sir: As Tremendous Jones said, people I meet and books I read will determine who I will be in 5 years from now. I want to win this book because I want it to shape my leadership style and toolkit. True connection is sorely lacking in so many companies and I want to continue developing skills and passion so that I can make a real difference in my employees' lives.

  • http://intensedebate.com/profiles/marlastanley marlastanley

    I would love to have this book as I am stepping into a leadership role over a team of educators. I am aware of not only my faults, but lack of leadership roles in the past 2 years, and desperately need to refine my leadership skills, particularly in the area of communication. This would be great reading for me to put into immediate practice!

  • Sweetsade

    I am emphathetic towards others but because I am shy, my feelings come across as being reserved. I feel trapped. I am called to the ministry, but I am stalling, I don’t know how to connect. I have been out of college since 1993 and all my jobs I have been miserable. I need a new paradigm shift to start over or amend my life and career. Can you please help me by sending me this book? Thanks

  • Carman

    Thank you for the book, Michael! can't wait to read my birthday present!

  • Amanda Blackburn

    I would love this book for my husband. We are about to head to a church assessment process, where he is the candidate for a relational leadership position in a new church plant. He absolutely loves John Maxwell, Injoy, and Catalyst and would appreciate the opportunity to get the book for free!

    Keep up the blog – love reading it!

  • Casey

    YES!
    I want to read this ASAP!

  • http://www.jonnywhitman.com Jonathan Whitman

    Dear Mr. Hyatt,
    Thanks for yet another great post. I missed the deadline by one day, but I wanted to tell you anyway.
    I truly hope to get my hands on this book.

    As a missionary, my job is all wrapped up in two things: communicating and connecting.
    I live in Italy, where it is not always easy to get great resources, especially from a Christian perspective on leadership. Not only do I feel it is my responsibility to be equipped, but also I am doing my best to equip Italian leaders within the Church. God has been blessing our ministry immensely as of late. We have so many leaders to train!

    Thank you for investing in my life and ministry!
    Jonathan Whitman

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1185382957 Grace Bower

    I may be too late as I am in New Zealand. I am one of the 70 contributors and read each draft and responded so i have read ECFC. Yesterday I was able to talk on the telephone with Elizabeth Sherrill (dot com). Although in their 80's John and Elizabeth are still travelling and writing for Guideposts. If this is still open I would love you to send an autographed copy to them in gratitude for the amazing body of work they have given to the world – right back from The Cross and the Switchblade, the Hiding Place and God's Smuggler. I can highly recommend her spiritual memoir that you can read on her website All the way to Heaven. They are the epitome of people who connect – but they are still sharing what they learn. I'm sure the retirement community they belong to will benefit from their gift (if it is sent to them) Thanks on behalf of the many Sherrill fans!!

  • http://vyvod.online.cr/?financegames=residual-income-melbourne-44 Crady

    I am sorry, it not absolutely that is necessary for me. Who else, what can prompt?

  • Jim Miller

    I first heard John Maxwell speak about 15 years ago. I've read many of his books and always find them
    useful and challenging. I promise to read this book and then I will pass it on to someone else.
    Thanks,
    Jim

  • Sylvia Scott

    Thank you !!! Thank you!!! Thank you!!! I found out this weekend I was one of the winners of the autographed copy of Everyone Communicates, Few Connect: What the Most Effective People Do Differently. I've been interviewing for a new job and I know the wisdom I will glean from the pages of the book will make a tremendous difference for the next steps. Thank you again. I am truly blessed this weekend with the news. Sylvia Scott
    My recent post Valerie Torelli's blog on her interview with Kelly Trinhh

  • http://www.jimf.wordpress.com Jim F.

    Read it? Oh I would read it and not only read it but study it. The Highlighter would be going crazy! I would put it to use as I communicate as a Pastor. I believe that I need to improve connecting and this would be a helpful tool!

  • http://softseeders.com freesoft

    Thank you..really informative!!

  • Pat Daz from Atlanta

    John, this book sounds like just what I need. There are so many books out on the market, but one never knows which one to buy, or what will suit your business/communication needs. Since this review states it is simple, logical and applicable, sounds like it hits the spot for me, and I would love to read and critique it. Please consider me for 1 of the 100 free signed copies I can add to my ever expanding, years old collection of special autographed books. I just signed up with you on Twitter, Facebook, RSS feed and blog. Thank you so much for allowing us into your world and share your great knowledge and guidance to business and life!!

  • M. Ann Jacobson

    I have never read a John Maxwell book that not well developed, practical, and great for group discussions.
    At Grace Lutheran we have used some of his books and tapes and found them to well attended.. Righyt
    now we have fewer people in leadership roles and looking at the outline I think it would be perfect for a
    beginning a NEW LEADERSHIP GROUP AT GRACE.
    Is there a group price?
    Ann Jacobson

  • Brandon Wood

    I am constantly searching for ways to increase my own knowledge and understanding of leadership, improving my communication skills and abilities and just learning in general. If I was fortunate enough to receive a copy I know I wouldn't put it down until it was finished, as I could not wait to apply newly learned concepts and share with everyone. I don't know why I am so drawn to the subject, but I know its for a purpose…. for something grand. God has put big dreams in me and continues to lead me to those who inspire and motivate me to do great things ! Can't wait for the Spur Leadership Conference !
    My recent post The Leadership Secrets of Paul Revere (and a Book Giveaway)

  • Diana

    Love writing and reading!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1657104151 Diana L. Weiss

    Communication is the foundational Blueprint for success! I am looking for 5 points to help me grow into a fabulous communicator.

  • EMMY D

    IN life what we read make us up,only when the word become life to us as we read it,well i will like to have it,because i need it to move on,so please know it that those who know the use of what is made up of will not waste it,it will add to them for the purpose of the future,because the future is here for us as sons of the eagle in life.

    thank you sir,
    for the book.

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    Wow this is a great resource.. I’m enjoying it.. good article

  • xyxklove1992@qq.com

    I didn't know you earlier unil my guardian bought your book. I had a lot of inspiration when I read it, and I took notes on every other pages based on your wisdom words. I am very glad that your book is influence not only people's life but their mind.

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    lol cool stuff man.

  • CHRITIAN MOSES

    i HAVE BEING LONGING ON A CAREER AS COMMUNICTOR AND BEING AN ENGLISH LITERARY STUDENTS. I KNOW ‘Everyone Communicates, Few Connect’ WILL IMPROVE MY SKILL AND TEACH ME PRINCIPLES THAT WILL GUIDE MY CHOSEN CAREER

  • shogwood@aol.com

    i teach the adult sunday school class. even though i communicate well. i need to learn how to connect with them, so they in turn will find the word of god as challenging as i do.

  • http://www.simplyme-lowie.blogspot.com Salmonlipsgirl

    My dad loves the John C. Maxwell books and I thought he would like this one, and I know he has not read it yet. :)

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  • Amaymon

    I would like to recieve a copy of this book because I am always looking to improve what methods I use to lead a successful team. Positive management is my desire and I love to see a business accellerate due to energized, well trained people.

  • Tlewilson

    I want this book because it looks like a fun and informative resource for communication which is what my vocation is all about. I am training for ministry and communicating with God and with people is everything. This would help me learn to communicate in an authentic, genuine connected way – just as God intended.

  • http://twitter.com/tlewilson Tracy Wilson

    Check out the offer at micheal hyatt’s site. It looks a good read xx

  • phil underwood

    WOW…a year late. I guess that means I did NOT connect. But, neither did I get the communication regarding this life-changing, earth-shaking, mind-boggling, paradigm-shifting, level-lifting and Maxwell-making book. So, will I get a copy? Yes, I will! I will immediately go to the Border’s liquidation event happening just down the street from my seat at Starbuck’s and procure one. THEN, if I am deemed worthy, I will give away my purchased copy to a young leader who does not have the means to purchase it and keep my prized freebie unto myself.

  • timbaski

    I just started a new job as a Line Manager in an organisation that is quite big on excellence, but apparently my team members didn’t get the memo on excellent service delivery. In trying to communicate with them, I find that there is a disconnect. Upon reflection, I have decided to take up the responsibility of connecting better with them so as to be able to better communicate my own idea of excellence , which I believe to be in sync with the organisational ideology, to them.

  • Leticia Lambert

    I feel this book will be an important tool for my succes as a new distributor in a MLM. I am trying to learn as fast as I can and I have been blessed with a great upline and mentors. I need to step up and follow their footsteps if I want to be where they are now. This book will give me the knowledge on how to get to know people and how to connect emotionally and break that barrier that holds me to be a great leader and find success. My team is growing very quickly and I feel the need to to be a great leader and mentor for them so they can turn around and do the same. Thank you and have a wonderful day!!