163 episodes

Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches. Do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? Steal the Show from Heroic Public Speaking is a fast track to learning what it takes to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and maximize your message's impact in every situation, every time.

Through interviews with top performers, listener Q&As, and expert chats with Heroic Public Speaking staff, we’ll help you make the most of every public speaking opportunity to improve results in every aspect of your life. At Heroic Public Speaking, we believe that the most transformative speeches change the world and the people in it—including the speaker.

Your host Michael Port is the Founder and CEO of Heroic Public Speaking and a former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like Sex and The City, Law and Order, Third Watch, and many others. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 9 books on the topics of business and public speaking, including Book Yourself Solid, Steal the Show, and The Referable Speaker.

Steal the Show with Michael Port Michael Port

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 254 Ratings

Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches. Do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? Steal the Show from Heroic Public Speaking is a fast track to learning what it takes to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and maximize your message's impact in every situation, every time.

Through interviews with top performers, listener Q&As, and expert chats with Heroic Public Speaking staff, we’ll help you make the most of every public speaking opportunity to improve results in every aspect of your life. At Heroic Public Speaking, we believe that the most transformative speeches change the world and the people in it—including the speaker.

Your host Michael Port is the Founder and CEO of Heroic Public Speaking and a former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like Sex and The City, Law and Order, Third Watch, and many others. He is the New York Times bestselling author of 9 books on the topics of business and public speaking, including Book Yourself Solid, Steal the Show, and The Referable Speaker.

    Change Is Inevitable. Will You Evolve With It?

    Change Is Inevitable. Will You Evolve With It?

    Change can be hard. That’s just human. But as visionary speakers, we need to think differently about the fear that comes with change. Because change is what drives our evolution. Change and our intentional choices about what comes next.
    Which is why we’re kicking off this new season of the podcast with Judson Laipply. Judson is a professional speaker and the world’s first YouTube star. His Evolution of Dance video was the first video ever to hit one hundred million views.
    As a speaker, Judson helps audiences understand the difference between change and evolution. We wanted to know how he thinks about embracing the struggles that come with evolution. And how he answers a recurring question for all of us: What now?
    For episode resources and transcripts, visit https://stealtheshow.com/podcast

    • 56 min
    Listener Q&A: How to Get the Gigs You Want

    Listener Q&A: How to Get the Gigs You Want

    Michael answers your questions with the help of Heroic Public Speaking’s Creative Swiss Army Knife, Queena Bergen. Get all the juicy details on booking speeches, establishing your brand identity as a speaker, and becoming a true performer. 

    For episode resources and transcripts, visit https://stealtheshow.com/podcast

    • 40 min
    Create Transformational Experiences on Video

    Create Transformational Experiences on Video

    This week’s guest is a breath of fresh air with amazing energy. She’s also your secret weapon for leveling up your online video performances.
    Luria Petrucci is the founder of Live Streaming Pros. In the past 17 years, Luria has produced over six thousand videos and live streams—generating over a billion views. She’s been called on by CNN, FOX, NBC and other major media outlets to share her wisdom on creating transformational experiences with video.
    Michael spoke with Luria about what works in online video, what doesn’t work, and how to think about using online video as your speaking career evolves.
    For episode resources and transcripts, visit https://stealtheshow.com/podcast
     

    • 53 min
    Is Social Media Still Worth Your Time?

    Is Social Media Still Worth Your Time?

    Heroic Public Speaking’s own Creative Swiss Army Knife, Queena Bergen, drops hard won wisdom about how to leverage social media to build your brand as a thought leader. This eye-opening episode will change your mind about social media and give you key strategies for how to make it more than worth your time.
    For episode resources and transcripts, visit https://stealtheshow.com/podcast

    • 53 min
    Forgiveness is a High Performance Tool

    Forgiveness is a High Performance Tool

    Orlando Bowen is a former professional football player whose career was cut short by a vicious attack. As a keynote speaker, he empowers people to overcome adversity, find their passion, and use their gifts to serve.
    In this episode, Orlando talks to Michael about his story, his work, and his deep commitment to community through his speaking and youth training programs. He also talks openly about race and how being a black man in an overwhelming white space impacts his approach to performing.
    For episode resources and transcripts, visit https://stealtheshow.com/podcast

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Listener Q&A: Gimmick-Free Creativity, Showing vs. Telling, and Recovering When You Bomb

    Listener Q&A: Gimmick-Free Creativity, Showing vs. Telling, and Recovering When You Bomb

    Michael answers your questions with the help of Heroic Public Speaking’s Creative Swiss Army Knife, Queena Bergen. Learn how to be creative without gimmicks, make dry information memorable, and recover when you bomb.
    For episode resources and transcripts, visit https://stealtheshow.com/podcast

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

Louis Lessig ,

If you perform on any level - this is a must

Michael delivers in incredible ways in this amazing podcast that provides a fascinating behind the scenes, honest and thoughtful podcast that truly delivers every single time. Well worth subscribing!

loubna.miami ,

One of a kind podcast

Michael Port is simply one of a kind. I listened to the episode once, twice and three times. Never a dull moment and so much to learn, reflect and explore. I’m grateful to be part of the HPS family. Can’t wait to lessons. Growing pains for sure.

Noodles & the Rockstar! ,

Spot on!

This is a very practical and helpful way to become an exceptional speaker! Thanks for sharing your wisdom!

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