Jeremy Statton

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3 Reasons Better Stories are told with Better Platforms

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You have a message you want to share with the world. It is something people need to hear. An idea worth spreading.

But what do you do if nobody is listening?

You build a platform.

Our ideas are important. Our stories matter. But if nobody is listening, then your message can’t be heard. If your message isn’t heard, then you can’t influence the people that need to experience your story.

There are 3 ways Michael Hyatt’s new book, Platform, will help you tell your story and convince your audience to listen.

1. It Will Help You Improve your Story

Many of us just go about our day doing the normal stuff of life. We do the same old same old.

If you put your life down on paper, would anybody read it?

The only way a message can spread is if the story stands out.

For any message to be worth hearing, Hyatt tells us to “start with wow.” No matter how good you are at spreading a message no one will listen if it is boring.

When living your story ask yourself, “Is this dream impossibly big?”

If you can say yes, then go bigger still.

2. It Will Help You Amplify your Story

A platform is a stage. It allows you to be seen and heard.

Without it, your story will be lost in the noise. And the world has never been a noisier place.

It has become so noisy, that screaming louder doesn’t work. The best way to be heard today is to gain permission.

A better platform will help you earn the right to tell your story.

And even though our voices might be softer, our messages become louder. And people will listen.

3. It Will Help You Spread your Story

The world is full of stories that add no value to our lives. Stories of comfort and safety. Stories of selfish gain.

The rest of us need your help. We need your story to influence our own. We need your story to inspire us to take that first step.

When you choose a better story, we need that message to spread. Good stories must be told to as many people as possible.

Everyone else’s story becomes better when your story spreads.

The best way for as many people as possible to hear it, is for you to build an effective platform.

The Secrets Revealed

With years of experience as a publisher, a writer, the CEO of the largest Christian publisher in the world, and now as a professional speaker and consultant, Michael Hyatt has learned how to live and tell an incredible story.

Knowledge often comes through mistakes, but it can also come through sharing. In his new book Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, Hyatt tells you all of his secrets.

Here are a few of the concepts he covers.

  • Creating a “Wow” product
  • Don’t settle for less than great
  • Think bigger . . . No, Bigger!
  • How to start a blog
  • Understand what’s not important
  • Generate more blog traffic
  • Social Media Basics

If you buy the book by midnight May 25, Hyatt is offering a bonus package that includes an audio version of the book, a step by step guide to writing a winning book proposal, the digital version of the book, and a video guide on building your platform.

Click here to find out more about this bonus offer.

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About Jeremy Statton

Jeremy is a writer and an orthopedic surgeon. When not ridding the world of pain, he helps you live a better story. Follow him on Twitter or Facebook or Google +.

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37 Replies

  1. Looking forward to reading this!

  2. Awesome. I should send you a copy just for helping me with my hyperlink issues this morning. I really appreciate that, Eileen.

  3. It’s an amazing book Jeremy! I thoroughly enjoyed being on the Launch team and tearing through the book. 

    Amazes me that Michael was able to put all of that information into such a short and sweet book. 

  4. Kyle

    Can’t wait to read it! I am a Family Doc building a business/platform in a noisy world. Keep on Blogging Jeremy , I love your stuff!!

  5. Can’t wait to start reading this.  I just bought it on Amazon, and will be reading the .pdf version tonight while I wait for the hardcover to arrive.

  6. it was amazing how fast of a read it was.

  7. Thanks for the encouragement and for reading.

  8. If you win, do you want me to send you a copy and then you can give it away to someone else?

  9. Lorna Faith

    Can’t wait to read this book…I know I will learn tons 🙂 

  10. Diane

    I can’t think of anyone better qualified to explain the importance of and the how-to of building a platform than Michael Hyatt.  I’ve read other books of his and heard him speak and he’s the pro to learn this from!  

  11. Yes, it would be great to be able to give it away.  Thanks.

  12. Gordon L

    I’ve been long-time reader of his blog and he has already improved both my writing and leadership. I think this has the possibility of being one of his most important books.

  13. I agree. thanks for participating here as well.

  14. Gina Elder

    I’ve only recently begun reading his blog. Very helpful! 
    (I agree with Diane’s comment, too.)

    Thank you for giving us the chance to win a free copy!

  15. thank you for participating.

  16. Gina Elder

    Shared on Twitter and Facebook page. 🙂

  17. I have seen a couple of other great reviews , just like this one. I know its an awesome powerful book…I read his lifeplan e book and it was lifechanging.

  18. John H Harbison

    What an incredible give-away for a first-time author like myself. Thanks for making this available.

  19. iamwendydawn

    Because of your blog over the past few weeks I have purchased 3 different books you have recommended- I feel like I am on a crash course headed to my destiny! An awesome feeling!!!! Please keep the recommendations coming!

  20. I have a serious book addiction and that comment encourages me to keep it going.

  21. Micheal Hyatt is doing great work and is an expert on building a platform. It would be great to win a copy of the book. 

  22. David Peppler Sr.

    As one who is on the threshold of beginning a multi-faceted career that will include writing, I feel this is a “must have” book and will certainly pursue it as such.  Of course, on my budget, “winning” one would be far better.

  23. I look forward to diving in to Platform.


  24. I agree. this book could really help you fast forward and avoid some of the growing pains most of us have endured.

  25. Hopefully Mr. Hyatt doesn’t get bogged down in the old “blog every day” diatribe that seems to be too common in platform discussions. Some of us with full-time jobs that involve creativity just don’t always have anything left for a good blog post after a wearisome day. Then again, conventional “wisdom” seems to say that quantity is more important than quality … a concept I find difficult to accept.

    At least I retained enough creativity to write more than a simple “I want a copy” comment. 🙂

    P.S. Shared on both Twitter & Facebook.

  26. Mike Zserdin

    Thanks Jeremy! Looking forward to getting my copy and actually implementing the concepts.


  27. He mentions both. I think quality is very important, but you can’t throw out quantity. Perhaps there is a balance?

  28. Thanks for catching the error on the emails. It’s fixed now.

  29. Thanks! Loving your ideas on the value of a platform.

  30. Jodi Schumm

    I found your blog in a round-about way through Hyatt’s blog. Jeff Goins guest-blogged on Hyatt’s blog, and I began following Jeff’s blog. When you guest-blogged on Jeff’s, I began following yours as well. Hyatt’s materials are always practical and motivating. I’d love to win his Platform book and resources.

  31. Goins and Hyatt are both great resources. I have been following them for some time now.

  32. I bought the book and looking forward to getting the hard-copy version so I can highlight the heck out of it! 

    The audio version has been playing on my iPod for several days.

    It’s an extraordinary book.  I think Michael Hyatt has a winner on his hands.


  33. The book can apply to so many things. Sounds like you are ready to do more, MIchael.

  34. Jeremy – Yes!  I am ready to do more.  So much more. 

    Thanks for the reply.

  35. Canon Wing

    I just came across this site. Is there a way to ge the audio version at this point. I’m traveling all month to speaking engagements and would love to listen to it on my trips.

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