Michael Hyatt and His Big Platform

I am absolutely thrilled to announce that our schedule has opened up in San Diego at our Training Minds Camp to bring in Michael Hyatt as a keynote address—and we’re opening the evening up to the public. You will want to be there with me: Hyatt has a big message that can help you in big ways.

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Hyatt is one of the most sought-after public speakers in the country. I have to be honest, most of my speakers and debaters haven’t heard of him. Trust me, my little ministry of speech and debate coaching is quite privileged to have someone of such high profile come and speak to our kids.

Michael Hyatt is author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestseller. Recently, Forbes magazine named Hyatt one of the Top 50 Social Media Influencers of 2013. Hyatt has an enormous following on his blog and weekly podcast as he speaks to his vision of “helping people live with passion, work with greater focus, and lead with extraordinary influence.”

I met Michael at a conference in 2010 when he was still CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishing, the largest Christian publisher in the world. I was inspired by his enthusiasm for platform building. “Platform” was somewhat of a new term he was throwing around, but one that I was quite familiar with.

See, I train kids in “platform” speaking. My daughter, Lydia, in fact, is a national title winner, as are several of our camp alumni. My platform students are tasked with writing a ten minute speech to present to judges. These 10 minute speeches are persuasive, expository and oratory in nature. The best speeches are typically of topics the students love.

On topics they love. This is why I believe Hyatt is so big, and why I believe he’s perfect for training minds for action.

WHY Hyatt Is Big

This “platform” thing Hyatt is preaching is turning out to be hugely popular. Already evidenced by his blogging, subscription site, conferences and other products, Hyatt has built up a momentum that is attracting hundreds of thousands of people to a unique message that is giving hope and answers to a world that happens to be desperate for them.

Today’s world isn’t doing so well. I could go on a rant about how bad these times are, but I’ll hold myself back. Let me just throw one example out there: unemployment. The new normal is higher than we’ve ever had in any of our lifetimes. Yes, longer and higher even than the Great Depression, especially for young adults. Some figures show the unemployment rate among high school graduates are twice as high as the national average. Not good.

But for speakers and debaters, “platform building” is the ticket. Hyatt’s formula is creative, tested, and much more with the times than sitting in an unemployment line. Personally, I read Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World from cover-to-cover, and it holds some of the most innovative and provocative ideas available to young people today—or anyone, for that matter.

But Hyatt Is Big—As in, EXPENSIVE Big

Michael pulls his decades of experience in traditional publishing—together with his CEO prowess and business intuition—to pave a way for regular folks like you and me to walk. I’ve been following him for a few years, and his work has helped me—and thousands of others—build successful and productive platforms of our own.

This kind of wisdom is expensive. His bestselling book retails at $25, and his online subscription site costs this much monthly. Going to one of his conferences is literally an investment that can run up thousands of dollars. I have to pinch myself when I realize that Training Minds has a man of such high demand coming to our little high school debate camp.

This was originally going to be a private address, but events came together last week to open this up to the public. How much do you think this would cost? Let me reveal how much two hours of Michael Hyatt keynote address will be. Only five bucks. That’s right. $5. That’s it.

  • Hyatt’s book: $25
  • Hyatt’s membership: $25/month
  • Hyatt’s conference: $2000
  • Hyatt at Training Minds Camp: $5

Yeah, I suspect we’re going to sell out.

Let me be clear: this is not one of those silly infomercials that lure you into a high-pressure sale. No, that’s not going to happen. This is strictly a Training Minds Event, and Michael Hyatt is my guest. We had originally had a smaller facility but happened to get a larger one at the last minute, so we’re opening the excess up to the public. Two hundred tickets are available. The five bucks covers the upgrade in venue. It’s not any more complicated than that.

That’s where you come in: you’re invited. Come join us for two hours of Michael Hyatt. I’ll be there with my 150 speakers, debaters, and coaches. Mike will deliver his high-profile, hugely popular platform building workshop and show you—along with the students of my camp—how to turn your platform into something big.

This whole thing is big. I hope you can make it. Buy your ticket through the form below, or visit this landing page for more information. See you soon in San Diego!

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  • Jacqi Stevens

    Chris, you are absolutely right: this is a phenomenal opportunity and a great match between the debater’s platform and Michael Hyatt’s message.

    • I know…like hand in glove. I’m tickled at how nice this is turning out.