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If you are a public speaker, you owe it to yourself to check out PodiumCue. It is a simple app that manages your speaker notes. You use simple swipe gestures to move from point to point. The color coding makes it possible always to know where you are in your talk. It is incredibly easy to use.

My Top 10 Favorite iPad Apps and How I Use Them

As I mentioned in a previous post, I bought an iPad Mini and am loving it. It goes with me everywhere. It is what I think the iPad should have been from the start.

My Top 10 Favorite iPad Apps and How I Use Them

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Since writing that post, I have been asked numerous times about which iPad applications I use. I thought I’d share here my top ten favorites. These are the applications I am using daily.

Content Success Summit 2013 is a live online conference that will enable you to increase your exposure, grow a loyal following and achieve sales growth with content marketing techniques. The world’s leading content marketing pros will show you how.

Date: February 14, 2013
Time: 02:00 p.m.
Event: Content Success Summit
Topic: Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World
Sponsor: Social Media Examiner
Venue: Virtual Event
Location: Virtual Event
Public: Public
Registration: Click here to register.

I’ll be speaking at the LifeChurch Leadership Meeting. LifeChurch began in 1990 under the name “Church on the Move” with fourteen people in attendance. Today, LifeChurch is a thriving church with four campuses and a passion to empower ordinary people to live an extraordinary life.

Date: August 10, 2013
Time: 09:30-12:15 p.m.
Event: LifeChurch Leadership Meeting
Topic: The Leader’s Heart
Sponsor: LifeChurch
Venue: LifeChurch Allentown
Location: 1401 E Cedar Street
Allentown, PA 18109
United States
Public: Private

#037: 8 Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr. [Podcast]

On the third Monday of each January in the U.S., we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. As you know, he was the chief spokesman for nonviolent activism in the civil rights movement of the 1960s.


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Dr. King was an eloquent preacher and gave a famous speech, “I Have a Dream,” that defined the aspirations of that movement, not only for his generation but for generations to come.

I think it is particularly appropriate, in view of the upcoming holiday, to devote a podcast episode to the this speech. I urge you to take time to watch this speech and experience what Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is all about.

While the speech is a masterpiece of rhetoric—one of the top ten best speeches ever given, in my opinion—I believe it also provides eight key insights into what it takes to be a truly great leader.

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Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear

I don’t like conflict. In fact, sometimes I think I am conflictaphobic. (I just made that word up.) I will do almost anything to avoid it.

Why Courage Is Not the Absence of Fear

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As a result, especially early in my career, I would keep my real opinions to myself. I didn’t want to get in trouble. I thought that if I just complied with the system and kept my mouth shut, I would get ahead.

Great artists make their art look easy. But don’t kid yourself. Great art takes work.

In this short video, Jerry Seinfeld explains how it took him two years to write “The Pop Tart Joke.”

My 7 Biggest Platform-Building Blunders

Last week, I shared with you the first video in my new three-part video series, “Behind the Platform.” Today, I am releasing the second video—and, like the first one, it’s free.

Click here to watch “My 7 Biggest Platform-Building Blunders”

In this video I reveal the dumbest, most costly mistakes I made in building my platform, especially in the early years. If I had known then, what I know now, I would be so much further ahead today.

#036: How to Develop More Discipline [Podcast]

Discipline is a particularly relevant topic this time of year, since most of us are struggling to maintain our New Year’s resolutions. In this podcast, I share five specific steps to developing more of it.


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If you’re like me, your resolve has already been tested, and you might even be thinking about giving up. Well don’t throw in the towel just yet! I have some practical advice in this episode I think you will find very helpful.

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My Take on the iPad Mini After 7 Weeks

I bought the original iPad, the iPad 2 (though I protested), and even the iPad 3. However, I eventually stopped using each of them. I could not find a compelling reason to carry it over my MacBook Air, other than to read books. For that function, I used a Kindle.

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My biggest complaint with the iPad was it was just too big and too heavy, especially for reading. I know, this would be a laughable complaint just a few short years ago. But compared to a book, it was uncomfortable.