The Essential Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

Social Media Sizing Cheat Sheet

Every social network has it’s own unique guidelines and specifications for uploading profile information and posting visual content. Because you are your own “Chief Marketing Officer” – it’s essential that you and your team stay up-to-date to ensure your brand looks it’s best across all major social media channels…

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Register now for the Platform Conference!

Date: November 9, 2014—November 11, 2014
Event: Platform Conference
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Registration: Click here to register.

New Coaching Program is Live!

I am thrilled to announce the launch of Communicator Coaching – a new coaching offering designed specifically for speakers, authors, and professional communicators.
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I’ve partnered with my good friends at The Frontline Group, an artist-management company with clients like Ken Davis, Michael Hyatt, and Crystal Paine (MoneySavingMom.com) to create this exciting new program.

Our team recently sat down to discuss what’s been happening in the coaching program with our charter group. Take a look at the video or check out our complete site at CommunicatorCoaching.com.

Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World (Thomas Nelson, 2012)

jpeg-1To be successful in the market today, you must possess two strategic assets: a compelling product and a meaningful platform.

In this step-by-step guide, Michael Hyatt, former Chairman & CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, takes readers behind the scenes, into the new world of social media success. He shows you what best-selling authors, public speakers, entrepreneurs, musicians, and other creatives are doing differently to win customers in today’s crowded marketplace.

Michael speaks from experience. He writes one of the top blogs in the world and has more than 200,000 followers on Twitter. His large and growing platform serves as the foundation for his successful writing, speaking, and consulting practice.

Platform is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. Recently, Forbes magazine named Michael one of the “Top 10 Online Marketing Experts To Follow In 2014.” If you want to build your platform, Michael’s material is absolutely foundational.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I do some work with Michael and his team at Dynamic Communicators International.

5 Tactics for Battling Perfectionism in Your Products

Okay, it’s confession time.

My name is Matt, and I’m a perfectionist… (but I’m in recovery.)

At my worst, I wanted everything I created to be, well… perfect (usually before it was even launched). Then, once it went live, I wanted to secretly go back in and tweak anything that I didn’t have the time or resources to get to prior to launch. I know, I know, it’s a sickness…

Over the years, I’ve had to learn the hard way that focusing so much energy on making something (a website, a blog post, or a product) “perfect” is a battle you’ll just never win.

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Secrets of Dynamic Communications: Prepare with Focus, Deliver with Clarity, Speak with Power (Thomas Nelson)

jpegWhether you are one who speaks only on rare occasions or you find yourself addressing an audience every day, this book will be an invaluable tool. Beneficial to the experienced pro as well as the new beginner,Secrets of Dynamic Communication is a practical and effective handbook for powerful presentations of all kinds. It takes the reader through the process of selecting and developing a theme, giving it focus, fleshing it out, and communicating well with the audience. The first half is devoted to preparation, the second to delivery.

Author Ken Davis is frequently hired by individuals and companies around the world to bring his humor and expertise to others in the speaking field, and he is now bringing those concepts to the wider community as well. No abstract theories here, only step-by-step help in preparing and delivering speeches that get results! You’ll soon develop the dynamic speaking skills associated with the very best in the field.

In the spirit of full disclosure, I do some work with Ken and his team at Dynamic Communicators International.

The master in the art of living makes little distinction between his work and his play, his labor and his leisure, his mind and his body, his information and his recreation, his love and his religion. He hardly knows which is which. He simply pursues his vision of excellence at whatever he does, leaving others to decide whether he is working or playing. To him he’s always doing both.

James A. Michener

3 Secrets to Connecting with your Target Audience

It doesn’t matter if we are selling widgets or telling stories – we want our messages to connect, and we (typically) want our audience to take action once they’ve been dazzled by what we’ve said.

Unfortunately, if we are honest – or if someone is honest with us – many of us struggle to understand exactly what it is our audience wants, or needs to hear.

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