Book Review- Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World by Michael Hyatt

This is a guest review by Kimanzi Constable who blogs about finding work that you love and chasing your dreams. He is a author, national speaker and life coach, you can read his blog here or follow him on Twitter here.

I have the privilege of being on Michael Hyatt’s Platform Launch Team (along with Joe), so I received an early copy of the book. This book could literally be an entire college course, it has that much value.

Michael Hyatt


About Michael Hyatt

Michael Hyatt is the former CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the seventh largest publishing company in the world and the world’s largest Christian publishing company in the world; he is now the Chairman of Thomas Nelson.

Michael grew his blog from one thousand readers to now having over four hundred thousand readers each month and it wasn’t because he’s the chairman of a publishing company. This book is about what he learned and how he used that information to build his platform and to help the “little” guy build their platform.

His blog, is about intentional leadership, social media and productivity; it inspires and helps thousands of people each day, me included!

Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World

Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World

About the book

Whether you’re an author, speaker, coach, or want to do anything online, you have to read this book. This book is a step by step guide to be successful in all these fields and more.

For example:

  • If you want to create and sell a product, then the information in this book will help you from day one to launch date.
  • If you want to get a book published, then who has better information then a publisher?
  • If you want to be a successful speaker, this book will help you, Michael is a successful speaker himself, speaking at fifty events each year.

The books main theme is to stop chasing after things that you think will get you noticed, focus on the things and steps in this book, and your voice will be heard.

Why this book is worth your financial investment

I would have to say that most of the people that read Joe’s blog or my blog or Michael Hyatt’s blog are bloggers, speakers, coaches or want to be one or all of these three. If that’s the case you have to think about what strategy you’re using to build your audience, how are you trying to be heard above the noise?

After reading this book I realized I had an idea of how I wanted to do this but not a plan as detailed as the one laid out in this book. It personally helped me to adjust a few things, add a few things and see things clearer, it will definitely do the same for you.

Are you getting decent traffic to your website? Are you set up to speak at several events? Do people hear your message above all the noise?

If you want to build something that truly helps and inspires people, as well as provides you income, then you should get this book. When you do you’ll have access to over three hundred dollars of valuable resources that will only make your platform better.

Get this book, it releases tomorrow!

Need another reason to purchase Platform?

Michael has decided to offer those purchasing Platform: Get Noticed In A Noisy World during the first week a very special offer. When you purchase Platform, you are elligible to receive $375.98 worth of bonus content. The bonus products you’ll receiving are amazing. To learn more about this special offer, click HERE.

Question: How could you benefit from having a platform? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below.

Please note: I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive or off-topic.

  • Great post! I would love to have a bigger platform to help people learn how they can be encouragers to others, and to learn to live better stories. This book is definitely helping me rethink how to do that. I love the line that it could be a college course. So true!!

    • Me too Tammy, it’s been awesome to connect in the group! I’m excited to watch you take the info in the book and build your platform!

    • Tammy, I agree! Michael lays out great ways to rethink your current strategy. What do you think has been the most helpful?

  • I just ordered my copy this morning. I really hope that it’s new content and not just recycled blog posts.

    • There’s plenty of new content. The book could be a college course, you’ll learn a great step by step plan.

    • Rob, nice! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed. There’s new content mixed with old. Plus, with the bonuses you’ll receive, you’ll get even more new content.

  • Sounds like a valuable book. At the moment it doesn’t fit my budget (or my long list of really great books I want to read). I hope to read it someday, until then I will just keep plugging away at building my platform, doing the best I can and trusting God to guide my path and water my seeds.

    Thanks for the review.

    • Am right along with you TC :). Am sure it’s a fantastic read as all Michael’s books are.

      • It’s great, it’s worth the investment!

      • Definitely is Ngina! Michael lays out the exact steps he took to grow his blog and platform. Pick up a copy when you get a chance and you won’t be disappointed.

        • Am so I won’t be disapointed. Will get myself a copy soonest I can!

      • Yes, he is good. I really enjoy his blog!

    • When the funds do free up it’s worth the investment, especially with you working on getting a book published. Who better to help you then a publisher. I should point out that when you buy the book this week one of the free things is Michael’s eBook on writing a killer book proposal, that might be very helpful to you.

      • I saw that and I REALLY want that proposal part. I’ll pray about it and evaluate the funds and go from there.

    • D

      I hear what you’re saying about the price – I love books, but they can take a toll on the budget, if you consume lots of them. Amazon and Barnes&Noble both had it on sale for nearly 1/2 price. You can always leverage your local library, as well as visit various blogs. From time to time, some will offer you the opportunity to win a book for free.

      • True D! Plus Michael is giving away over $300 in previously released and unreleased product. It’s a steal when you factor in those elements.

        • D

          I couldn’t believe all of the things he’s giving away with your emailed receipt…it really is a fantastic deal. I purchased it that way and have already began to enjoy some of the additional content. All I can say is you won’t be disappointed if you participate!

      • I love books and tend to get gift cards as presents which rocks!

        I love winning books on Blogs- it’s like getting a treat for doing something I love!

      • Just saw this amazing post from Joe and yes David, purchasing books have taken a toll on my budget. I use some creative strategies to get free books. I use several book review sites where I get a free book in exchange for an honest review. But, there’s lots of other books I’ve encountered that I really intrigued me. So, I contacted the book publisher directly and they were more than happy to provide me a free book for a review. The only requirement at this point is a blog with a following of minimum of 30-40 people.

    • I can understand that TC! Seems like there’s so much to read and so little money to buy it. But I do believe you’ll benefit from the content of the book and that could increase your budget (-;

      • I’m going to pray and evaluate the budget and go from there. Thanks!

  • A very thorough look at this book. Well done! I also think it was a great idea to swap reviews. Keep up the good work!

  • TylerHess

    I’d like to read this…but…the price seems kinda high on the kindle book, I didn’t know they were ever more than 9.99…I’m a cheapskate when it comes to digital media 🙂

    • So am I Tyler. I have a hard time paying for something that isn’t physical. The great thing is, if you purchase the physical copy of the book you will receive the Kindle version of the book as well. It comes in the extra bonuses that are available this week only.

    • I know it seems like a lot but you can’t focus on the price, you have to think about how much value you’ll get from the book. I purchased Dan Miller’s 48 Days book 2 years ago and it changed my life, can’t really put a price on that.

  • heidikreider

    This is a great review Kimanzi… and Joe. Respectfully borrowing your idea tomorrow.

    Glad to be on the team with both of you!

    • Thanks Heidi, it’s an awesome team!

    • Heidi, can’t wait to see what you do with our idea. Hope it succeeds for you!

  • I ordered the book right when the countdown was finished(for the free content) and I just received an email saying I should get it on Wednesday.

    I can’t wait to read the book and apply it into my work as a writer and creator. I know if I continue to build my platform then I’ll always be moving toward my dreams.

  • Super excited about this one!

    • It really is a great book.

    • Great Chris! Once you get the book you’ll be excited about implementing the strategies Michael outlines. It’s one vicious circle.

  • This was an awesome post. I can’t wait to get started on the book, the bonuses and the platform organization.

    • We were honored to receive the bonuses ourselves, I can’t wait to go through them!

    • You won’t be disappointed Lincoln. The bonuses are amazing and well worth the purchase price!

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  • Kimanzi,
    Developing a bigger platform would enable me to serve more people better.

    Thanks for the review!

    • That’s so true Michael, I think that’s what a lot of us are working on!

    • Awesome Michael. You’re doing a terrific job of it already. But it never hurts to keep growing.

      • Well thanks, Joe. I’ve been able to connect with so many great people already and it’s really been a life changing experience. It’s been a blessing to have connected with you over here and some of your readers as well. Keep it up!

  • I think I could have a more widespread impact on the world. If I can build a house in Guatemala through my blog with it’s current platform, imagine what could be done if my platform was extended. Maybe we could build a whole village!

    • Amen Jon, this book will help grow your platform to that point.

    • Keep those dreams going Jon! I can see you doing more than that if you keep building your platform.

      • Thanks for the encouragement, Joe (and for sharing this post here)!

  • Sounds interesting. I’ll check it out!

    • You won’t regret it. One of the best books I’ve read on creating a presence for yourself and your brand. When you check it out, please let me know what you thought of it.

    • It’s a great book Bill!

  • Love the idea. Linked back to this post as I loved the book and think it’s truly valuable to those looking to get published or sell a creation.

    • Ca4ole

      Thanks for linking this in. If you check back in a few days we should have a good collection of books. Have a great week.

  • Ronnie

    I missed out on the big push week, but feel that the PLATFORM was worth eveything I paid. I liked the audio book so much I went and got a copy in Kindle to digest it better.

    The review was spot on!

    • Glad you enjoyed the book. Michael really gives great insight into building a platform. What was your best takeaway?

      • Ronnie

        It would have to be Start or Re-Start a Blog. I blogged back in 2007-2008 when I was in Afghanistan and had stopped. His book got me going again.

        • That’s terrific his book was an encouragement to restart your blog.

          You mentioned being in Afghanistan. Was that for military service?

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  • Platform is definitely a resource to return to again and again. Thanks @kimanzi:disqus for the post.

    • Yeah, Platform is definitely a great read. I keep my copy next to my computer in case I need to grab it while building mine (-:

  • Well worth the money – and the time I spent reading it. The book is well-written and easily digestible, with step-by-step instructions. I ended up skimming a few chapters that covered the basics (how to set up a Twitter account, etc.), but this is one of those books I know I’ll refer to over and over. Michael doesn’t gloss over the fact that it’s hard work to build a platform – and he emphasizes that a lot of the success comes down to having great content. If you’re trying to get noticed, read this book.

    • Glad you enjoyed the book Mike. What’s your biggest takeaway from Platform?

      • Good questions – I’d say my biggest takeaway is that nothing matters if you don’t have a quality product. It’s actually very relevant now, as I’m considering offers from two different business partners for an upcoming product – I’m thinking about what they can bring to the table in terms of marketing support – but also what they can offer in terms of making our product even better.

        • Awesome. Congrats on the upcoming products. Be sure to stop by and let me know what’s happening when they release.