Co-Founders Michael & Amy Port realized how much their Masters degrees in Acting impacted their endeavors: as professional actors, entrepreneurs, communicators, and (for Michael) as a NY Times, Wall Street Journal bestselling author.
And as their careers as public speakers grew, they realized something:
So, the Ports thought about key-factors that made the top Acting conservatories effective, prestigious, and life-changing:
You’ll focus on one project: yes, you can choose a keynote, breakout workshop, TED-style talk, one-woman play, Instagram Stories series, high-stakes boardroom presentation, or another type of performance that’ll help you in your goals. Your choice. The curriculum adapts to the kind of material and format you’re working on.
With the guidance of Heroic Public Speaking faculty, you’ll develop content, create one heck of a performance, and navigate the business of speaking.
Here’s a small taste of the topics you’ll devour:
Heroic Public Speaking Headquarters was designed specifically with Graduate School in mind. Of course, there are breakout rooms and a large space to rehearse. But beyond that, we want you to feel at home. There are comfy couches to sprawl out at as you create content and a local coffee shop across the street to get you up on your feet. With an oversupply of USB outlets for electronics, conference tables, and spaces to store your luggage galore, the Heroic Speaking team thought of how to fill up each nook to make your lives (and your travels) as accessible as possible. It’s versatile to intimate group conversations and larger rehearsals. In short, HPS HQ is a beautiful space to work, be inspired, and expand your craft.
HPS HQ is in Lambertville, NJ, a quaint historical town brimming with artists and hiking trails. It's equal distance from both Philadelphia and Newark airports. A place bursting with delicious food and independent shops, Lambertville encapsulates a blend of charm and community.
People come to Heroic Public Speaking Graduate School for a multitude of goals; we celebrate diversity in a range of alums and their journeys through Heroic Public Speaking Graduate School. Perhaps one resonates with you, or perhaps you’ll carve your own wildly unique path.
Speaker & Founder, Front Row Factor
Goal Before Grad: To branch out and develop speaking opportunities in a different sector than the majority of his opportunities.
Results: “I had already been giving 50 paid presentations every year, and I doubled my speaking fee as a result of this program. That’s a massive ROI, and--by itself--would have been enough of a reason to attend."
International Keynote Speaker & Founder, Path for Life
Goal Before Grad: To learn a rehearsal protocol for her content and performance so that she could become a professional public speaker.
Results: With the foundations learned at Heroic Public Speaking, Jeanette is now a paid international speaker and a two-time TEDx speaker. Jeanette writes, “You know that feeling that you believe you have something to share, something that can helps others, but you don't really know how to even begin? Many people don't think of themselves as a speaker, but if you have a voice, you can use it to do good in the world and Heroic Public Speaking can teach you the skills and the craft to do so.”
Founders, Gift of Health
Goal Before Grad: Both medical doctors, Shobha and Arjun wanted to develop workshops about their passion project: getting people on the right track to a healthy, plant-based lifestyle
Results: “We just finished our 11th workshop on using food as medicine to reverse chronic diseases. Before Heroic Public Speaking Graduate School our focus was mainly on providing information to our patients/clients in a clinic/hospital setting. Heroic Public Speaking Graduate School propelled us to inspire our patients/clients in a group setting.We are reaching more people to massive action to take their health back. Many thanks to HPS Graduate School for making us better guides for our patients.”
Founder, Gif Design Studios
Goal Before Grad: To use speaking as a way to drive more business.
Results: "I've become a better leader for my team, better at closing deals on the phone and a more confident woman. I feel inspired and creative again, and it almost feels like now that you've lit up my brain with inspirational knowledge, I come with ideas faster, and dream bigger.”
President, Engage LLC
Goal Before Grad: To become closer to being known as THE expert in her field.
Results: "I’d probably be better off trying to explain what hasn’t changed since starting HPS Grad than what has. The biggest change that I’ve seen is that I stand my ground. I take up every bit of myself in ways I’ve never imagined.”
Chiropractor & Founder, Urban Wellness Clinic
Goal Before Grad: To speak professionally on a bigger stage to a larger audience and increase fees.
Results: “After the second session, I upped my rates--doubled them. And now I’m thinking about doubling them again.”
This isn’t a one-day event. It’s work, it’s developing content, rehearsing, tweaking content, shaping your performance. You won’t be a remarkable public speaker after the first session. But, if you think Michael, Amy, and the Heroic Public Speaking faculty are the right teachers for you, then, yes, public speaking is in your future. No, more than that. Being an effective speaker and performer and communicator is your future.
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