The Writer’s 2 Non-Negotiable Platform Boosters

This past weekend I gave two presentations at the Douglas County Libraries Author Extravaganza writers conference. Nearly 200 local writers and presenters were in attendance. I made new friends, learned fascinating craft and market information, drank fabulous orange zest green tea. All in all, a good day. Even better, I was asked to present on […]

Ken Davis: 2 Essential Skills of a Great Leader

You know by now that I believe in short, concise blog posts that have immediate take-away. THIS post by Ken Davis is perfect example of such. If you’re trying to figure out how to maximize your influence and strengthen your platform, this short blog post is a must read. Whether you think of yourself as […]

One of My Favorite Weeks of the Year

This week I’m hanging out with men and women hungry for excellence. Corporate professionals, ministry leaders, career speakers, authors, missionaries … You name it, and they’ll be here. Though varied, we’re convening with one unified purpose: To become a dynamic and powerful communicators. Nothing is sweeter than seeing the diversity and beauty of so many […]

Lamp Stands and Platforms

The first time I heard the word “platform,” I was repulsed. Seemed like shameless marketing. And I didn’t want my faith to be cheapened by turning my “calling” into some kind of manipulated gimmick. But then I remembered this: You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can […]