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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 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. 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 • 249 Ratings

Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches. Do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? Steal the Show 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. 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.

    S4E1 Introduction to Speakers with Money

    S4E1 Introduction to Speakers with Money

    Welcome to Steal the Show Season 4: Speakers with Money. On this introductory episode, we’re joined by season-long guest co-host Matt Rzepka, founder and owner of specialized financial services firm Valley Oak.
    Now, maybe you’re thinking, “Hmm. Business? Finance? Specialized services firm? Is this for me?”
    It is.

    We believe everyone can benefit from a better understanding of how money works—and we don’t think it needs to be boring or confusing.
    Whether you’re a professional speaker, an aspiring speaker, an entrepreneur, or someone who’s simply ready to learn more about money, Speakers with Money will help you get ahead no matter where you are in your journey.

    Click here to learn more about our guest co-host, Matt Rzepka or find the transcript: https://StealtheShow.com/podcast/s4e1-introduction-to-speakers-with-money/

    • 10 min
    S4E2 How to Speak the Secret Language of Business Jargon

    S4E2 How to Speak the Secret Language of Business Jargon

    On this episode, we decode the previously impenetrable ancient language known as “business jargon.” Like your own personal Rosetta Stone, we plunge headfirst into the deliberately confusing language of business and break it down for you piece by piece.
    Click here for the transcript and other episodes of the Steal the Show podcast: https://StealtheShow.com/podcast/s4e2-how-to-speak-the-secret-language-of-business-jargon/
     

    • 47 min
    S4E3 Setting up Your Business Operations, Personal Operations, and Bookkeeping for Financial Success

    S4E3 Setting up Your Business Operations, Personal Operations, and Bookkeeping for Financial Success

    On this episode, we take a hard look at a tricky question: “How should I set up my business?”
     
    As speakers and entrepreneurs, we want to make sure we’re doing everything we can to set our businesses up for success. But that doesn’t mean we’re not susceptible to confusion, bad habits, outdated ways of thinking, or just plain old anxiety—we are. And those things can hold us back.
     
    Drawing on our own personal experience as entrepreneurs (plus Matt’s invaluable expertise as a financial services professional), we make sense of some of the most daunting internal challenges small business owners face in this episode. Anybody, anywhere who interacts with money can learn something valuable from this, so whether you employ dozens, just yourself, or nobody at all, this episode will give you a peek behind the curtain at what successful small businesses and businesspeople do to help themselves thrive. 

    Click here for the transcript and episodes of the Steal the Show podcast, and resources mentioned in this episode: https://StealtheShow.com/podcast/s4e3-setting-up-your-business-operations-personal-operations-and-bookkeeping-for-financial-success

     

    • 52 min
    S4E4 Increasing Cash Flow Through Savings and Efficiency. (Plus, Debt!)

    S4E4 Increasing Cash Flow Through Savings and Efficiency. (Plus, Debt!)

    Uh oh. There’s that word. “Debt.” It’s a little scary, isn’t it? Well, go ahead and tap the play button, anyway—this episode will help put your mind at ease.
    On this episode, we talk about things that you and your business can do right now to start increasing cash flow. (And who doesn’t want to do that?) And yes, we also discuss that dreaded thing known as “debt”...but what we have to say may just help you pick up a few key strategies for paying it down.
    You’ll finish this episode feeling a little more reassured and with a few new ideas about how to increase your cash flow and pay off your debts.
    For the episode's transcript and links to Michael's books check out: https://StealtheShow.com/podcast/s4e4-increasing-cash-flow-through-savings-and-efficiency-plus-debt/

    • 38 min
    S4E5 Turning Your Business Into Your Own Family Bank

    S4E5 Turning Your Business Into Your Own Family Bank

    On this episode, we investigate an innovative way to think about your business: as your own, personal family bank.
    Any business owner or aspiring entrepreneur can benefit from thinking of their business in these terms. We discuss what that shift in perspective means and the implications it can have for your business and future. Plus—and maybe most importantly—we break down how to actually do it.
    You can (and quite possibly should) set up your business as your own personal family bank. This episode gives you the why, when, and how of it all.
    For links to resources mentioned in this episode as well as the trascription, visit https://StealtheShow.com/podcast/s4e5-turning-your-business-into-your-own-family-bank/ .

    • 44 min
    S4E6 What To Do With Additional Savings?

    S4E6 What To Do With Additional Savings?

    On this episode, Michael and Matt break out their magnifying glasses and plaid Sherlock Holmes caps as they launch a live investigation into how speakers and entrepreneurs like you should think about additional savings.
    This is one of those drinking-water-out-of-a-firehose episodes that’ll make you say, “Oh, wow, there’s so much I didn’t know I needed to know.” Michael and Matt uncover and share a ton of useful information that will open your eyes to new ways to make financial decisions and think about your money.
    For related episodes, resources mentioned in this episode, and the transcript, visit: https://StealtheShow.com/podcast/s4e6-what-to-do-with-additional-savings/

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
249 Ratings

249 Ratings

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!

JoshCrist ,

Empowering, insightful and actionable! 👏👏👏

Whether you’re well established as someone who can translate creative energy into the impact you want to have on the world, or just getting started changing the status quo through your voice - this is a must-listen podcast for you! Michael does an incredible job leading conversations that cover a huge breadth of topics related to the ins and outs of building a thriving enterprise and life you can be proud of - from leaders who’ve actually walked the path. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

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