The Influence and Impact Summit Is Finally Here

For One Week Only Top Presenters Reveal How They Reach Millions

It’s finally here. If you have something to say or sell, you’re going to love my new Influence and Impact Summit. And it starts today.

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What is it? Imagine more than twenty amazing presenters who have achieved tremendous results in business and life. Imagine they’re sharing their secrets, strategies, fears, insights, hacks, and victories. And imagine participation is both free and virtual—you can view wherever you are, whenever it fits your schedule.

Now stop imagining and just register.

4 Stages for Creating Maximum Impact for Your Message

The Inside Scoop on My Content Strategy

I create a lot of content across my blog, podcast, online courses, books, and membership site. And sometimes readers and other content creators wonder about my strategy.

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The other day I heard from a reader who not only follows my blog and podcast, but is also a Platform University member and follows #VirtualMentor. When he heard about my new Influence and Impact Summit, he was shocked. “You produce so much great content that it’s becoming almost impossible to follow you fully,” he said. “What is your strategy?”

Well, I’ll tell you.

There’s No Present Like the Time

How Your ‘Why’ Helps You When Your Platform Makes You Wait

This is a guest post by Wayne Stiles. He serves as an executive vice president at Insight for Living Ministries. His newest book, Waiting on God: What to Do When God Does Nothing, released this week. If you get a copy before August 25, Wayne will send you some free resources.

Some days, I wish I’d never met Google Analytics. I mean, a couple of clicks shows me everything from my blog’s unique monthly visitors to what post a reader in Oslo is reading right now. It’s amazing! And honestly, it’s depressing.

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The metrics can get maddening—even addicting—when building a platform. After all, we’re building. And anything we pour our time, passions, and money into needs to prove its worth. We want to see progress. Daily.

Update! Help Us Pick the Winner of the Next Platform University Makeover

We Have 5 Finalists. Who Deserves to Win? You Decide

The votes are in, and Mike Berry has won an official Platform University makeover. See the winning video below. I am thrilled to award him a full-service, bumper-to-bumper branding overhaul. Congrats, Mike!

One of the things I love most about Platform University is our ability to help platform-builders at all levels reach more people and create a bigger impact.

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One way we’ve done that is through platform makeovers. Last year we received an incredible response to the work we did with Jackie Bledsoe. Now we’re ready to do it again.

What It Takes to Get a Publisher’s Attention and Ink a Deal for Your Book

My Newest Resource Shows You How to Craft an Irresistible Book Proposal

Odds are good you have a story to tell and a message to share. But do you know how to get the attention of a publisher?

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Along with a powerful personal platform, you also need an irresistible book proposal. If you had just one shot to hold a publisher’s interest and sell them on your book, what would you say? What would include in your pitch?

To discover the nine essential elements of irresistible book proposals, sign up for Platform University® today before 11:59 p.m. Pacific.

Click HERE for Details

Why You Don’t Need a Huge Platform to Get Published—And What it Really Takes Instead

If You’re a New or Aspiring Author, the Answer is within Your Reach

These days everyone knows that you need a platform to get published. But if you’re like a lot of people I meet, you’re overwhelmed, short on time, and not sure where to begin. It feels impossible. But what if I told you it’s easier than you think?

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Part of our problem is that we blow things out of proportion. We think we need a massive celebrity-sized platform. I used to think that. Maybe you think that too.

But here’s the good news. It doesn’t take huge platform—just an engaged one. And that’s within your reach.

What to Do When There’s No Wind in Your Sails

The One Thing to Avoid When Your Business Lacks Momentum

Momentum is a beautiful thing when you’ve got it. But sometimes it can feel like we’re just sitting in the water going nowhere. I’ve certainly felt that.

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When I first started blogging, I was only drawing a few hundred visitors a month to my site. No matter what I tried it seemed like I couldn’t get any real momentum.

“Becalmed” is the word sailors use for this. Maybe there’s no wind on the water, or it’s blocked by land. Whatever the reason, our sails are slack and our boat just drifts along.

Season 3, Episode 7: How to Build Your Platform in 30 Minutes a Day [Podcast]

Get Noticed without Being Overwhelmed

Welcome to Season 3, Episode 7 of the This Is Your Life podcast. In this seventh episode, Michele Cushatt and I discuss five proven platform-building actions you can do in just thirty minutes a day.

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Building a platform can feel daunting. There are so many different tactics, tricks, and tools it can seem like too much to manage. But it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. These five simple actions will get big results with a small time commitment.

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Why It Takes True Fans to Get the Results You Want

The Key to Success Is Better Relationships, not Bigger Lists

In our direct-access economy, there are few assets more valuable than a good email list. But what qualifies a list as good?

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The first answer is usually size. We base our value judgment on how many people are on the list. It’s the same for social media metrics. The more the merrier.

But not so fast. Reach is not the same as influence.