Platform Endorsements

I’ve known Michael Hyatt for more than a decade, and during that time I’ve seen him master just about every social media platform that’s hit the scene. He’s used blogging, Facebook, Twitter and more to expand his personal platform from a successful book publisher to a leading national brand of his own. Trust me, this guy knows what he’s talking about—so pay attention!

Dave Ramsey
New York Times Best-selling Author
The Dave Ramsey Show

A generous book from a man who knows what he’s talking about. Michael Hyatt has
built a platform, and you can too.

Seth Godin
New York Times Best-selling Author of We Are All Weird

Platform is absolutely essential to delivering value. As a big fan of Michael Hyatt, I’m excited he’s sharing this with you. Your job? Learn about this and implement it. Your success depends on it.

Chris Brogan
President, Human Business Works
New York Times Best-selling Author

Michael Hyatt is the authority on creating a platform in our (crowded) world, and Platform is the definitive, step-by-step guide to building a platform -­ from the ground up. If you’re longing to become a true influencer in this world, Hyatt (and Platform) can teach you how. With Platform, Hyatt’s done the near-impossible: create a guide even more useful than his wildly popular blog!

Claire Díaz Ortiz
Social Innovation
Twitter, Inc

I have watched Michael Hyatt build his own platform from the ground up to become one of the largest in the world. And he has done so with the strategies and tips he outlines in this very practical book. Any author, speaker, or small business owner who wants a blueprint for getting the attention and visibility they want, needs to read this book.

John C. Maxwell
New York Times Best-selling Author and Leadership Expert

When I finished the last page of Platform, I realized I had more actionable notes from the book than from any other business book I’ve read in years. This is the definitive guidebook for building an online presence. Michael Hyatt, one of the pioneers of social networking and blogging, shares his successful blueprint for raising your visibility. Learn from his experience and save yourself time, money, and frustration by following his step-by-step advice.

Skip Prichard
President & CEO, Ingram Content Group, Inc.

In today’s world, having an idea isn’t enough to land a book or record deal, get a movie made or find funding for your startup. You need a platform: A connected following that’s ready to try, buy and spread the word. Finally, in a single book, the blueprint for your platform is revealed by blog wunderkind Michael Hyatt. You’ll finish this book slowly, because his simple but powerful advice will interrupt you with go-do-it-now urgency. Read it and expand your influence.

Tim Sanders
Former Chief Solutions Officer at Yahoo
Author of Today We Are Rich

For the last five years, if I ever had a question about platform building, social media or standing out amidst the clutter, I turned to one place -­‐ Michael Hyatt. As an author who turned a blog into a book and made countless mistakes along the way, I couldn’t get my hands on Platform fast enough. Michael Hyatt has written the handbook to one of the biggest cultural revolutions in the last 50 years.

Jon Acuff
Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Job

Michael Hyatt offers step-­‐by-­‐step guidance on how to build a platform from the ground up. From starting a blog to creating an online media kit, from building a speaking page to getting more Twitter followers, it’s all here—everything you need to know to build your own platform and start getting the attention you deserve.

Andy Andrews
New York Times Best-selling Author of How Do You Kill 11 Million People,
The Noticer, and The Traveler’s Gift

I wish I had this book when I wrote my first book. Michael Hyatt has demystified what it takes to build and sustain a strong platform.

Nancy Duarte
Author of Slideology and Resonate
Principal, Duarte Design, Inc.

Leaders are platform builders. And building a platform in today’s noisy and distracted culture is tough, but Michael Hyatt understands what it takes to get there. Everything he writes about he has practiced and lived out. He has the know how and influence that you’ll want to learn from, providing expertise on the who and what for platform building. This book is important, timely, and deeply practical for any leader hoping to expand their reach and influence, and raise the visibility of their brand, product, service, or cause. I highly recommend it!

Brad Lomenick
President, Catalyst

Michael Hyatt has put together the most comprehensive and easy-­‐to-­‐follow resource on platform-building I’ve seen. Not only is his method dead-­‐on accurate and trustworthy, it’s also DO-­‐able, because he’s actually done it and proven that it works. I’d recommend his advice to all authors, and as a business-person, I’m following it too.

Rachelle Gardner
Literary Agent, Books & Such

Yes, talent, desire and passion are key elements for success as an author, musician, artist, coach or speaker. But this book identifies the elephant in the room – the other 90% of the process necessary to have a voice in today’s arena.

Dan Miller
Creative thinker at
and Author of 48 Days to the Work You Love

Michael Hyatt is a pioneer in social media who is now generously sharing his ‘secrets’ with those of us who have been marveling at his success for many years. Whether you are a seasoned writer, blogger, speaker and social media enthusiast, or just now starting out, this book will help you take that next step and begin to build a platform of your own.

Dan T. Cathy
President & COO, Chick-fil-A, Inc.

Michael Hyatt is a master of clear communication with major takeaway. He has a gift for conquering complex problems with doable steps and memorable strategies. This book is a must‐read for anyone hoping to bring awareness to their product, service or mission.

Craig Groeschel
Senior Pastor of
Author of Soul Detox, Clean Living in a Contaminated World

Masterful communicators walk their talk. Michael Hyatt is masterful. The congruency between what he says and how he lives rings true, so lean in and learn. He crams life into every sentence, so get ready to experience an explosion of ideas!

Patsy Clairmont
Author of Stained Glass Hearts

For business owners, speakers, authors or anyone who is adamant that they have a message to share, this is the book for you. Michael has nailed it from concept to creation to connection. If you want to be heard, there have to be ears pointing in your direction! Platform is the perfect formula for getting as many ears as possible in listening range so you can be heard above the rest of the clamor.

Carrie Wilkerson
Author of The Barefoot Executive
Host of

Finally! A book that goes beyond the usual fluff you hear and tells you how to actually build an audience. Michael Hyatt’s Platform is the essential guide to finding your true fans and keeping them. I am recommending this book to every author, artist, and entrepreneur I know—and probably will be for years.

Jeff Goins
Author, Wrecked: When a Painful World Slams into Your Comfortable Life

Platform is a book you can open to any chapter and find a list of practical actions you can put on your calendar today that will begin building your platform immediately. This information is crucial for anyone trying to capture the eyes, ears, and hearts of people in today’s world. I am purchasing a copy for my entire team so we can go through it together and implement this strategy.

Ken Davis
Author of Fully Alive
Speaker and Communications Trainer

This isn’t just a book, it’s a flatbed truck full of construction materials which just backed up to your door. Michael Hyatt doesn’t just give us a pile of wood, a bag of concrete, some nails and tell us to start building. He gives us a set of plans that have worked for him and he gives us practical and insightful ideas in this book about how we can build some scaffolding around our dreams.

Bob Goff
Author, Loves Does: Discover a Secretly Incredible Life in an Ordinary World

I’ve watched Michael Hyatt successfully build his platform over the past few years and as a result have learned a ton about the importance of building a platform, engaging the tribe and adding value to the conversation. His ability to inspire WOW pushes me to continually change my online strategy and improve. I can’t wait for you to read this book. It will be everything you need to build your platform and make a difference in the world… even starting from zero.

Spence Smith
Artist Relations Director, USA Compassion International

So you have a message that needs to be heard, but you lack the ‘know how’ or dollars required to get your message out. In other words, you don’t have a platform. My friend and client Michael Hyatt will change that for you. Buy this book, read it, and apply it. Get your message out to all of us who need to hear it. He can and will help you.

Daniel Harkavy
CEO & Executive Coach, Building Champions, Inc

Michael Hyatt is my first source at learning how to build my own platform. Everything he writes I read. Everything he does I try to emulate in some form, because I know when Michael writes it is coming from personal experience and success. In a day when everyone needs a platform to succeed, this is a needed book.

Ron Edmondson
Pastor, Grace Community Church
Leadership Blogger at

Michael Hyatt has given much of his professional career to helping others achieve their potential. And he helps others by pioneering a way and then teaching people his way. In Platform, he’s accumulated the best of his counsel and advice. If you’d like to expand your influence, read Platform and then read it again.

Donald Miller
New York Times Best-selling Author of A Million Miles in a Thousand Years

Michael Hyatt’s Platform is exactly what every entrepreneur and forward-­‐thinker needs to build an effective, winsome platform—the kind that woos tribe members and inspires action. Hyatt demystifies social media through friendly step-­‐by-­‐step instructions, interesting stories, and hard facts. Not only does he inspire you to look at platform differently, he emulates what he writes.

Mary DeMuth
Author of 14 books

Michael Hyatt is one of my heroes. I follow his lead on almost everything. My business and personal life have been radically transformed by his example. Over the years I have learned that one of the shortcuts to success is the concept of modeling. If you want to be successful with your “Platform” then study what Mike has learned and applied in his new book. Otherwise, you’ll probably end up as one of the casualties we see all too often in the industry.

Mike Smith
President/CEO Michael Smith & Associates
Veteran Artist Manager

Mike Hyatt is a platform Guru who created an international following that went from nothing to WOW in record time. In this amazing book Platform he reveals his success secrets taking the reader from WOW to HOW. Anyone wanting to succeed at marketing a product such as themselves will find Platform an invaluable handbook for success.

Steve Arterburn
Best-selling Author, founder of Women of Faith
Host of Newlife Live radio and television talk show