How to Get Started as a Professional Speaker

7 Steps for Launching Your Business Today

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Recently, my daughter Mary mentioned that she would like to begin speaking professionally. As an accomplished businesswoman and popular blogger, she was routinely on stage, but she was ready to turn pro. She asked for my help.

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As an amateur-turned-pro myself, I sat down and deconstructed how I got started. I emailed her a simple, step-by-step plan. But the more I thought about it, the more I realized it really applies to anyone who wants to get started as a professional speaker.

Season 6, Episode 12: Blow Up Your Blog! [Podcast]

10 Ways to Boost Your Blog Traffic This Week

Welcome to Season 6, Episode 12 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss how to blow up your blog traffic.

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We blog because we have something to share, right? A message, a story, a solution we think will make a difference. But sometimes it seems like no one is paying attention. What does it take to multiply your audience and increase engagement? Here are ten ways to boost your traffic this week.

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Why I’ve Brought Comments Back

After a Year-Long Experiment, I’ve Changed My Mind

A year ago I decided to pull comments from my blog. I did it as an experiment, but I was pretty convinced it was the right thing to do. Then I wasn’t so sure.

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After a while, I missed comments. Still, I decided to stay with it for at least a year and measure the results. Well, the results are in.

The Nashville Business Journal published an article about how Nashville has become an epicenter for Internet marketers. It featured my friends, Dr. Josh Axe, Crystal Paine, and me. It said, “If there is an unofficial leader of the Internet millionaire movement in Nashville, it is undoubtedly Michael Hyatt.” I don’t know if that is true, but I was honored to be included in the article.

Date: January 8, 2016
Appearance: Net Worth: Meet Three Nashvillians Making Millions on the Internet
Outlet: Nashville Business Journal
Location: Nashville, TN
Format: Newspaper

10 Reasons You’re Hesitating About Platform University

And Why You Can’t Afford to Wait Any Longer

Twice a year I open registration to Platform University for one week and one week only. And today’s your last chance to join until next year. But you’re hesitating.

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Why? I can think of ten key reasons. All I’m asking is a chance to address these very common objections.

Everything You Fear About Platforms Is Wrong

How One Critic Got It 180-degrees Backward—and Why It Matters for the Rest of Us

Every now and then I read something so ridiculous I think, this must be a joke. But then I read deeper and realize, no, sadly, the writer is serious.

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That happened to me the other day when I read an article about why platform-building supposedly “threatens to throttle the church.”

5 Steps to Reach More People, Make More Money, and Create More Impact

Register for My Exclusive Free Webinar and Find out How

One of the hardest things in building an online brand is not knowing how to get from where you are right now to where you know you have the potential to go.

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If you’re like me, you’ve felt like this from time to time—maybe even right now. You’ve got something important to say or something useful to sell. You know you it could make a difference in people’s lives. But navigating the platform world can feel like driving without road signs.

Imagine if you had a guide—a roadmap that could help you get from here to there. Now you do, and it’s free.

If you’re looking for a guide to grow your online brand sign up now for my webinar, Your Platform Roadmap. Registration is free, but spots are limited.

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Get My ‘Evernote Hacks for Bloggers’: Free to Anyone Who Registers for Platform University Today

One of the biggest struggles I hear from platform builders is that they can’t find time to post consistently.

I’ve faced this myself, but I’ve also found the solution. I use Evernote to blog consistently, efficiently, and effectively. And now I’m making my personal workflows, tips, and workarounds available to you in my step-by-step screencast and ebook, Evernote Hacks for Bloggers.

This exclusive resource reveals how you can:

  • Save time with six of the most common blogging tasks.
  • Create a system that allows you to produce better, more effective content.
  • Do it all without tons of technical knowhow. Just about anyone can use this system.

Evernote Hacks for Bloggers not only pairs my step-by-step video instruction with downloadable guidebook, it also includes my personal Evernote blogging template I use for my own posts.

And it’s available free to anyone who registers for Platform University today, October 21. Act fast, because this offer goes away after 11:59 P.M. Pacific.

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It’s Time to Experience the Impact You Were Meant to Have

Public Registration for Platform University is Open for One Week Only

The reaction to my video series, Skyrocket Your Impact, has been phenomenal. People are really excited about how simple it is to close the Value Gap and generate more traffic, greater influence, and bigger impact for their message.

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And here’s the great news: What we revealed in the videos is only the beginning. If you feel like your message could reach more people, do more good, and even generate significant income, now’s your chance to join the one online community that can help you accelerate your growth and make your mark.

How? Through focused training, insider tips, and an engaged group of committed platform-builders just like you.

To gain access to premium, video coaching on growing your platform sign up for Platform University. Public registration is only open for a week. Click here for more information.

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"The more success you experience, the more lives you can change." -Michael Hyatt

From my new FREE video series, “Skyrocket Your Platform”. Watch here.

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Don’t Let the Value Gap Sabotage Your Message [Free Video Series]

Discover the Tweaks That Will Skyrocket Your Traffic, Influence, and Impact

If you’re looking to skyrocket your impact, it’s imperative to identify your Value Gap and close it fast. And here’s the good news: My free new video series will show you exactly how.

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Communication is simple: There’s what you say and what others hear. But they don’t always sync up, do they? The Value Gap is what exists when your audience fails to “get” the value you think you’re providing. And it happens to all of us.

The good news is that there are eight simple tweaks you can make that will close this gap, allow you to be heard, and create the impact your message deserves.

My new three-part video series Skyrocket Your Impact will help you create momentum for your message—whether you’re just starting or you want to grow your existing following into a full-­time business. Registration is free, and Video 2 goes live today. Click here to find out more and get instant access.

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