I’d like to invite you to join me for a free, LIVE Webinar with my friend, Amy Porterfield, on Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (8:00 pm Central, 7:00 pm Mountain, 6:00 pm Pacific).
In this webinar, Amy will share “How to Create an Easy-to-Implement Facebook Marketing Plan That Really Works.” She is the world’s leading expert on Facebook marketing. She is also one of the best presenters I know. You will learn how to use Facebook to build your email list, generate leads, and, yes, make sales.
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People often ask me how I get so much done, and it all boils down to one word: planning.
I’ve just finished a new book, The Life Plan Manifesto, (forthcoming), blogged about taking control of your time by designing your ideal week, and more recently even created a course, 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever. Each of these focuses on the importance of planning.
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Have you seen those old, grainy pictures of a politician standing on the back of a train, speaking to a crowd assembled below? In those days public speakers stood on crates, stages, stumps, or anything that could help them get their message heard above the noise of the crowd.
It’s no different now—though today effective platforms are made out of things like blogs, Twitter, and podcasts, rather than nails and boards.
I’d like to invite you to join me for a free, LIVE Webinar on Tuesday, April 1st at 9:00 pm Eastern Time (8:00 pm Central, 7:00 pm Mountain, 6:00 pm Pacific). This is something I usually only do for our Platform University members, but I am opening this one to the public.
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In this webinar, I will share a “Recipe for a Killer Blog Post: 7 Steps to Creating Content That Gets Read and Shared.” My goal is to help you go further, faster and save you the years it took me to get to where I am now.
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These are the slides that accompany my free, three-part video series, The Platform Revolution.
When I was young, a boy could get a copy of D.C. Beard’s American Boy’s Handy Book, and girls could get The American Girl’s Handy Book (though I knew less about that one for obvious reasons).
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Books like these and many others, including the more recent Dangerous Book for Boys, provide tons of information on all sorts of projects.
A little over a year ago, we launched Platform University. Since that time, it has been fascinating to watch how the world of platform-building has changed.
Working at the Desk in My Library
If you want the short version, it is this: platform building is getting easier every year. For the first time in history, ordinary people can build a real business or take their existing business to a new level.
If there is one frustration that I hear more than any other from people working on their platform, it’s that they’re not going far enough fast enough. They get stuck on being stuck and discouraged whenever someone goes flying by.
My grandson, Jonah, age three
If you’re one of these people, you’re in luck. My grandson Jonah has the answer.
He’s only three years old but zooms past older kids at the park on his little two-wheeler. Unlike a lot of those older kids, he doesn’t have training wheels on his bike. They’re astonished when he zips by, peddling like he’s going to win the Tour de France.
When I left the corporate suite at Thomas Nelson I planned to write and speak full time. And that’s exactly what I did at first. One year in fact I gave over 40 keynotes. It felt great! It also felt totally, utterly, completely exhausting.
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I had come to the realization that, even as an executive in a major corporation, ultimately all of us are freelancers. Some just have more customers than others. And the more customers you have the better chance you have at thriving in uncertain times.
Whenever I talk with bloggers, podcasters, and other online platform builders, they express a common frustration: they are not seeing their audience grow. They seem to be stuck at their current level.
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For example, one of the most popular features at Platform University is our “Member Makeover.” This is where my daughter Megan and I review one of our member’s platforms, including their website(s) and social media channels.
Last November, I launched my most recent Reader Survey. This is the fourth year I have gone through this exercise. I have benefited enormously each time. Ultimately, I think it also benefits you, because it helps me improve the content I create, whether on this blog, my podcast, or elsewhere.
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More than twenty-eight hundred people participated in the survey—almost double the number that took my last one. This was particularly surprising given the fact that I asked almost twice the number of questions (fifty-three as compared to thirty).