Are you hoping to become a better public speaker, or motivate and persuade others more effectively as a leader? Then get ready for a “master class” about performance – not on stage or the screen. But how to perform on the stage of “life”.
That’s because NY Times best-selling author, personal branding expert, and former professional actor Michael Port is joining us on Gen X Amplified to discuss his latest and greatest book – Steal The Show.
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Michael Port is absolutely a force to be reckoned with, especially when it comes to public speaking, coaching, and personal branding. He is called “an uncommonly honest author” by the Boston Globe, a “marketing guru” by The Wall Street Journal, and a “sales guru” by the Financial Times.
Michael is a NY Times best-selling author of six books including Book Yourself Solid, The Think Big Manifesto, and now his brand new release, Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches – How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life. This is actually the performance book not for actors, but for the everyday person who is looking to become a better public speaker and give more effective presentations.
He is also probably the only NY Times best-selling business book author to have also been a successful professional actor, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City, Law & Order, Third Watch, All My Children, and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth.
These days, Michael can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on air expert in communication and business development.
On this exciting episode of Gen X Amplified, Michael pulls back the curtain on his personal story and we dig into the public speaking, performance, and leadership principles from his new book – Steal the Show. So listen, be empowered, and get ready to own the moment in business and life!
- How did Michael transition from being an actor to a marketing guru and in-demand speaker/trainer?
- Why amplifying different parts of our unique personality can be essential for great leadership.
- Why you should not play the role of both a performer and a critic?
- What “Steal the Show” lesson can be learned from Herb Brooks, the coach of the United States 1980 Olympics hockey team?
- How Gen-Xers are in “prime” position as a generation to have significant influence and impact in this new media age.
- Why in “goal setting” we should focus on WHO we want to be, instead of what we want to have.
- And so much more!
Awesome Resources from this Episode:
- Michael Port’s main website
- Steal the Show, by Michael Port
- Steal the Show (podcast)
- Book Yourself Solid by Michael Port
- “You and Me” by Dave Matthews Band
- Unconventional Success by David F. Swensen
- The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle