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Meet our Keynote Speaker – Michael Hyatt- “I help people live and lead on purpose.”
Michael Hyatt’s philosophy is that if you are going to lead well, you must be thoughtful and purposeful about it. Michael writes and speaks on leadership, productivity, publishing, social media, and many other topics. His goal is to create insightful, relevant content that staffs can put to work in both their personal and professional lives.
He has written four books, one of which stayed on the New York Times bestseller list for seven months. His newest book, Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, comes out in May 2012.
For six years, Michael served as CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, the largest Christian publisher in the world and the seventh largest trade book publisher in the United States. He currently serves as the company’s chairman. He began his career at Word Publishing while he was a senior at Baylor University. In the 30 years since then, he has worked in nearly every facet of book publishing: as a publisher, literary agent, New York Times bestselling author, and popular blogger.
His blog, MichaelHyatt.com, is ranked by Google in the top one-half percent of all blogs with almost 250,000 visitors a month. He also has more than 90,000 followers on Twitter and recently tweeted, “I’m looking forward to speaking at the International Shelby Conference.”
Michael shared with the Events Team at Shelby, “I will be speaking on one of my favorite topics, Leading from the Heart. This is more important than your education, your experience, or your skills.”
Come to ISC 2012 and hear Michael along with our other great speakers and presenters.
Our Interview with Michael was featured on the February Shelby Podcast, so be sure to check it out!
If you are not already registered for the conference, you can sign up here. The early bird pricing will last until February 17, 2012 (so don’t wait too long)!
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Shelby’s Don Alsup sat down to talk to Mr. Hyatt about his background, what Thomas Nelson does, his most popular blog topics, ePublishing, his upcoming book “Platform”, his #1 tip for ministry workers, and what he will be covering in his keynote address and break-out session at ISC 2012.
If you can’t see the video below, click here.
Michael Hyatt is the Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publishers and a keynote speaker at ISC (International Shelby Conference) this year in Memphis, TN. I follow his blog closely because he always has great advice and wisdom to share, while still keeping things interesting.
He recently posted a video that I’ve seen on a number of blogs about a violinist who was interrupted during a performance because of someone’s phone ringing. To me, taking the time to watch the 1:20 minute video didn’t seem appealing, so I had glossed over it with every other post. When I came to Michael’s, though, I realized there was a deeper message than what I had expected.
This violinist doesn’t stop what he’s doing to ridicule or embarrass the cell phone violator, but instead, he incorporates the ringtone into the end of his performance. It adds humor to the situation but also makes you respect the violinist even more.
Michael pointed out that situations like this can be used as an opportunity for good behavior. It also allows you to reflect on what the Bible says about being kind, patient, and understanding. We so often disregard others when something doesn’t seem right or fair.
“Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:31-32.
Think about what happens when a fire alarm goes off. Or when people go grocery shopping for their Thanksgiving meals. People lose a lot of their inhibitions and all chaos ensues.
My patience is most tested (like this morning when I was humbled in about 30 seconds) when I am late for something (which is my own fault) and someone else slows me down. This morning, someone left their empty lane to get right in front of me (going slower than I wanted to go). My frustration kicked in immediately and within seconds, they had their blinker on to turn right. Into a church parking lot. The church parking lot where I attend church. Yeah.
God has funny ways of putting us in our place. It makes it even more meaningful when someone else shows me grace after I’ve messed up.
Seems like we should all learn something from this violinist’s reaction.
Do you find yourself to be more understanding or more hot-headed when something isn’t fair?