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Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.

Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.
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Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.

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English


Episodes

119 Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin on How to Get People to Talk About You

9/17/2018
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“Those who have the courage to do something distinctly, purposefully, and strategically different will reap the rewards.” - Jay Baer (click to tweet) On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are discussing talk triggers: the things that brands and businesses do that get us telling stories about them to our friends. However, to create one inside our own company is much easier said than done. That’s why we’re digging into the specific elements required for a talk trigger to be activated....

Duration:00:50:43

118 Listener Q&A: How to Make a Dry and Technical Topic Compelling

8/27/2018
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“Our job, as performers, is often to break the rules. That’s what an artist does.” - Michael Port (click to tweet) On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we explore a listener’s question: how do we make the technical appear in technicolor? Well, he doesn’t exactly ask that. But how does a performer compel on a subject matter where the subject matter is dense, slides are expected, and a podium is the norm? Where’s the balance between what’s expected and breaking the rules to create a...

Duration:00:28:51

117 Giovanni Marsico on How to Fill an Event

8/20/2018
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“You have to make it easy for other people to communicate the transformation. Not for you to communicate it for other people.” - Giovanni Marsico (click to tweet) Thanks to social media, we have the opportunity to engage with audiences before, during, and after events. When we do this, the in-person experience becomes something entirely different for the viewer: it’s the beginning of a performance. Because audience members participated in the conversation online, they feel like a...

Duration:00:55:49

116 Amy Port on Rising Up to The Challenge (Part 2 of 2)

8/13/2018
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“In this business, you are not doing anything alone.” - Amy Port (click to tweet) On today’s episode of Steal The Show, we are joined by Amy Port for Part 2 of our conversation. Amy is the Co-Founder & President of Heroic Public Speaking, and today she unpacks the mechanics behind the keynote we delivered at the National Speakers Association Influence 2018 conference. Tune in to hear the principles we apply to rehearsal, so you too can deliver the same caliber performance. Last week’s...

Duration:00:38:03

115 Amy Port on Writing and Performing a Killer Keynote (Part 1 of 2)

8/6/2018
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“If you’re having to decide whether you should do A or B with your time—you should just wake up earlier.” - Amy Port (click to tweet) We’ve all been to the convention, where we spend our days sitting in lectures back-to-back, listening to speakers read from their slides. It’s undeniably forgettable, yet we find most abiding by this template when they’re on stage. So the question becomes: how do you abandon this formula to make a memorable speech. On today’s episode of Steal the Show,...

Duration:00:41:15

114 Mitch Joel on How to Create Content That Is Authentically You

7/30/2018
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“If you look at the past decade, I’d be challenged to see another industry as disrupted by technology as speaking.” - Mitch Joel (click to tweet) Today, most brands and businesses are also trying to be a media company. Selling a product or service is no longer enough. Whether it’s an engaging social media presence or valuable email marketing campaign—this new expectation of content creation provides an unprecedented marketing opportunity for companies all over the world. However, if we’re...

Duration:01:27:44

113 Mike Ganino on The Power of Improv in Corporate Culture and A “Yes, and…” Mindset

7/23/2018
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“Rethink your discovery process so that it’s based on uncovering stories.” - Mike Ganino (click to tweet) In improv, with just a prompt, the actors on stage create an entire scene out of thin air. To the audience, this looks like magic. … But to the person who has adopted a “yes, and…” mindset, improv can serve as a guide to improve corporate culture and performance. On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by Mike Ganino to discuss what happens when we take the principles of...

Duration:00:55:37

112 John Ruhlin on the Performance of How to Give the Perfect Gift

7/16/2018
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“The gift is supposed to represent the value you place on the relationship.” - John Ruhlin (click to tweet) Why is gift giving such a challenge? We know the people around us; we know their likes, their interests … but when we want to celebrate them, all great gift ideas go out the window. Amazon becomes our search engine. Wine and chocolates are a go-to. On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by John Ruhlin to unpack the performance of gift-giving. Yes, gift-giving is a...

Duration:00:48:20

111 AJ Harper on Writing for the Page vs. Writing for the Stage, How to Start a Daily Practice, and the Current State of Self-Publishing

7/9/2018
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“All that matters is that you are delivering quality content that’s truly transformational and authentic to you.” - AJ Harper (click to tweet) A book is obviously different than a speech. But that’s not to say we can’t use the stage to test the ideas for our written work. When we lean too heavily towards one medium, we corner ourselves to the constraint of that delivery system. Instead, when we embrace all opportunities and let each speech or article inform what write or say next, we...

Duration:00:42:21

110 Andrew Davis On Obsessively Tracking Your Career, How To Create The Speech People Talk About, And Why You Can Charge More Than You Think With The FEE Model

6/25/2018
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“The more systematic you are about it—the faster you can increase fees, get more gigs, and turn this into a real business.” - Andrew Davis (click to tweet) Between knowing what to charge and handling client relations, a workload can quickly become overwhelming before the actual work even starts. For the novice speaker, negotiating with event organizers and creating fair but profitable proposals can be a steep learning curve—one that can take serious time away from what the focus should...

Duration:00:56:30

109 Michael Port On How to Help Kids with Public Speaking

6/18/2018
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“Demonstrate the consequences of not adopting the big idea.” - Michael Port (click to tweet) This week, we answer a listener’s question: Hi Michael, Hope you're well. Just been listening to your Steal the Show podcast and really enjoying it. Started from the beginning again for my kids to listen to it too. They do weekly speeches in school - 2 minutes max - but it would be nice if you had any extra pointers so they can Steal the Show at school. They have been taught to start with a...

Duration:00:14:08

108 Matthew Kimberley On Finding Your Voice, Transparency In Sales, and Why Showing Is Better Than Telling and Teaching

6/11/2018
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“It’s very difficult to find what your voice is capable of until you push the emotional buttons.” - Matthew Kimberley (click to tweet) Product, service, or anything in between, our lives run on the ability to create, market, and sell whatever it is that others deem as valuable. … And that last step is crucial. If we aren’t able to sell, we get caught in a hamster wheel of effort with no return. Squeak squeak. On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by Matthew Kimberley....

Duration:00:59:31

107 Neen James On Systemizing Thoughtfulness, Where To Focus A Personal Brand, And Why Social Media Is Key

6/4/2018
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“If you are really serious about performance, you have to get counsel and direction from people who are qualified to give it you.” - Neen James (click to tweet) We all have production companies in our pockets. Today, the smartphone has empowered people to instantly publish content to an audience with a few taps. For public speakers, this creates a unique challenge where they must always be on. The speech no longer ends after the applause; rather, speakers must be open to connection in the...

Duration:01:03:54

106 Joey Coleman On Giving An Audience What They Need, The Dangers Of Using Absolutes, and Why Celebrating Accomplishment Is Difficult

5/28/2018
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“I believe the #1 thing we should be doing as speakers is trying to give speeches as often as we can because every single speech is a treasure trove of feedback and information.” - Joey Coleman (click to tweet) Speakers need to have strong beliefs, lightly held. Yes, there’s contrast in that statement, but contrast is the beauty of performance. The job of a performer is to deliver a strong message while simultaneously being open to audience feedback. This is the tricky, two-sided nature...

Duration:00:58:57

105 Tami Evans On Being Funny on Stage, Managing Isolating Careers, and What It Means To Be A Female Public Speaker

5/21/2018
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“You can’t shortcut feet on the stage. You can’t wish or pay your way to being a better speaker. Speak, speak, speak—that’s the way to get good at speaking.” - Tami Evans (click to tweet) Public speaking isn’t for everyone. But before we cross it off our list, we have to make sure we’ve given it a fair shot. That’s because the best public speakers—while they may appear naturally gifted on stage, it is most likely hours and hours of rehearsal driving the performance. In public speaking,...

Duration:00:45:11

104 Jordan Harbinger On Starting Over, Building a Business From Scratch, and What Bees Can Teach Us About Performance

5/14/2018
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“True professionals rehearse so much that it looks like they didn’t rehearse at all.” - Jordan Harbinger (click to tweet) Starting over requires channeling frustration into focus. Instead of thinking of “the past” as a object to cast aside, remembering the struggle can enhance performance—to create something bigger and better. On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by Jordan Harbinger to discuss how he recently started over. In 2006, Jordan was one of the first to...

Duration:01:02:21

103 Should you Write a Book? (If you answer "Yes," here's how you do it.)

4/3/2017
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If you'd like to know if you need to write a book to achieve success as a Professional Speaker, or if you would like to find out what it takes to write a winning book, listen in to today's show- you will really gain as Michael shares his experience! Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com Send in your questions: questions@michaelport.com Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Duration:00:27:28

102 Using Simple Behavioral Economics Principles to Make Better Decisions about Money and So Much More with Oprah Network TV Host, Preet Banerjee

3/6/2017
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Today’s guest, Preet Banerjee is here to talk about money. We’re going to get to the bottom of some common issues that we all have with our relationship to money. Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com Send in your questions: questions@michaelport.com Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Duration:01:16:47

101 The FBI's Top Hostage Negotiator, Chis Voss, Shares His Secrets on How to Get Everything You Want (my new favorite episode!)

2/20/2017
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If you would like to find out how to successfully negotiate your way towards achieving the outcomes you would prefer in life, listen in to today's show! Michael's guest is Chris Voss, who spent time as the leading International Kidnapping Negotiator for the FBI. Chris Voss is the Real Deal! Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com Send in your questions: questions@michaelport.com Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Duration:01:08:20

100 Neen James on Creating Contextual Models for Speakers, Authors and Content Creators

2/13/2017
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Neen James reveals how you can perform with excellence and get people to understand and say “yes” to your intellectual property. Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com Send in your questions: questions@michaelport.com Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Duration:00:44:27