241 – Michael Port: New York Times Best Selling Author, Public Speaking Training, Marketing Coach and Entrepreneur

Michael_Port_OutsideMichael Port has written six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, the latter which—according to the former President of Starbucks—“might be the most unique and practical book ever written on the topic of public speaking.”

He’s been called an “uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, “a public speaking phenom” by Jonathan Fields and “the best public speaking coach in the world” by Lewis Howes. The founder of MastermindTalks, Jayson Gaignard, declared, “Michael Port is the best speaker I’ve ever seen.”

His books have been on the bestseller lists of the NY TimesWall Street Journal, USA Today and Publisher’s Weekly and have been selected by Amazon and 800-CEO-READ as “best books of the year.”

He was once a professional actor, having received his MFA from NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City and Law & Order, and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth. These days, Michael can be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on air expert in communication and business development and as the host of the most popular podcast on public speaking and performanceSteal the Show with Michael Port.

Steal the Show

Unlike most business authors, Michael was once a professional actor. He trained at NYU and you will have seen him in Sex & The City, The Pelican hardcover-spine3dBrief, in Budweiser commercials and a whole lot more.

He’s taken everything he knows about the craft of acting, professional speaking and personal branding and have created a modern methodology for nailing it, crushing it, or otherwise killing it no matter what you’re called to do.

This book is for you if you don’t feel a natural affinity with the spotlight. Steal the Show gives even the most reticent speaker or wallflower the tools necessary to inspire and persuade. And, if you think you’re pretty good already, you’ve only just scratched the surface.

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  1. I’ll definitely check out this podcast Richard! The intro about Michael being a “uncommonly honest author” has me thinking he’s sure to have some interesting things to say in the interview as well. Looking forward to hearing it!

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