Amy Port is the co-founder and Director of Training for Heroic Public Speaking. After earning her MFA in Acting from The Yale School of Drama, she spent years acting professionally in theaters such as Seattle Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare and Yale Rep, and working consistently in commercials.
Amy has assisted the Speech faculty at Yale Drama, taught acting in multiple sessions at Northwestern University, and has spent the last fifteen years mentoring teachers and speakers in bringing the hard skills of performance to their craft.
Dan Cordle is the founder of The Film Practice and Scribe Films and the Director of the Chekhov Film Project.
A producer and director, Dan taught improvisation for 9 years at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, including his one-of-a-kind course, “Improvisation for the Camera.” AND… he was Michael’s teacher at the Grad Acting Program at NYU. So, you’re getting the master teacher’s master teacher.
Dan has an M.F.A. from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and studied at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at The American Conservatory Theatre.
Ursula Meyer has been teaching Voice for thirty years. She taught at the Yale School of Drama and U.C.San Diego and has coached voice, speech & accents extensively in regional theatres such as The Guthrie, Yale Repertory Theatre, South Coast Repertory, the Old Globe Theatre, the La Jolla Playhouse, the Utah, Santa Cruz, and Idaho Shakespeare Festivals, and for fifteen seasons with the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
She graduated with distinction from the Advanced Voice Studies Program at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. As a professional actress, she worked at the Seattle Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theater, La Jolla Playhouse, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and various other Shakespeare Festivals throughout the country.
She has had the great privilege of training and coaching prominent actors such as Paul Giamatti, Blair Underwood, Liev Schreiber, Richard Thomas, Kathryn Meisle, Sanaa Lathan, Malcolm Gets, Suzanne Cryer, Tom McGowan, Amy Aquino, and Heroic Public Speaking Co-Founder Amy Port.
Associate Arts Professor at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program (Movement).
Founder of The Lucid Body; a process of physical acting.
Fay Simpson has been the Artistic Director and co-founder of Impact Theatre since its creation in 1990. Informed by her work in the rehearsal room, the teaching studio and onstage over the last 20 years, Ms. Simpson has developed a unique physical training method for the actor called The Lucid Body. She has taught at The Yale School of Drama, the New School’s Eugene Lang, Michael Howard Studios, The Studio/NY, Marymount Manhattan College, and at the Actor’s Center. She runs private classes and workshops at her own studio The Lucid Body House in midtown Manhattan, as well as in Berlin and London.
She coaches for film and TV as well as stage (Lupita Nyong’o in 12 Years A Slave and in Eclipsed soon to be on Broadway; Annaleigh Ashford in Sylvia with Mathew Broderick currently on Broadway; Amanda Warren The Leftovers on HBO in 2014.)
Fay wrote The Lucid Body; A Guide for the Physical Actor, published in 2008 by Allworth Press. She has trained seven teachers who now teach the Lucid Body in Texas, New York, London, Berlin and Moscow. The next Lucid Body Teacher Training program starts in 2016.
Bob speaks for corporations and associations internationally, including fortune 500 companies, franchises, and numerous direct sales organizations.
Bob regularly addresses audiences ranging in size from 50 to 16,000 — sharing the platform with notables including today’s top thought leaders, broadcast personalities, Olympic athletes and political leaders including a former United States President.
Although for years he was best known for his book Endless Referrals, over the past few years it’s his business parable, The Go-Giver (co-authored with John David Mann) that has captured the imagination of his readers.
The Go-Giver shot to #6 on The Wall Street Journal’s Business Bestsellers list just three weeks after its release and reached #9 on BusinessWeek. Since its release it has consistently stayed in the top 25 on 800ceoread’s Business Book Best Seller List. It’s an international bestseller and has been translated into 21 languages. It is Bob’s fourth book to sell over 250,000 copies.
The author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur (2008), The Pumpkin Plan (2012), and Profit First (2014), Mike launched three multi-million dollar companies before his 35th birthday, was awarded the NJ SBA’s Young Entrepreneur of The Year when he was 26 and sold his first company to private equity and his second firm to a Fortune 500.
Mike is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and is currently an active partner in multiple companies, including an American manufacturer, a business growth consultancy, an augmented reality tech firm, and a certification organization for accountants, bookkeepers and business coaches.
He's a multi-time speaker for the prestigious TED platform and is a regular 5-star keynote speaker for business associations, entrepreneurial organizations, and corporations around the world. As the editor of Entrepreneur Magazine put it "Michalowicz is rapidly becoming the most innovative business author of our time."
As a strategist, Elizabeth helps thought leaders and authors carve out the right path for their message and work. With her guidance, clients develop and refine their message, build and expand their platform, cultivate strategic relationships and develop dynamic strategies to create a lasting impact.
As the co-founder of Book Breakthrough, Elizabeth delivered a series of live, in-person workshops with her co-founder, Janet Goldstein, along with an incredible lineup of guest experts, including NYC publishing insiders and New York Times best selling authors.
An author and speaker herself, Elizabeth co-authored The Contrarian Effect with Michael Port, which was named the #9 Best Business Book of 2008 by the Amazon.com Editorial Board and the Best Business Book for 2008 in the sales category by 1-800-CEO-READ.
Previously, Elizabeth created Author Teleseminars, a “first of its kind” innovative virtual book tour series, featuring influential and best selling authors, such as Seth Godin, Keith Ferrazzi, Michael Port, Les McKeown, Carol Roth and former Starbucks president, Howard Behar.
You Will Become a Dramatically Better Performer
Michael Port and Amy Port and a host of other high level university and professional teachers will be your guides through three days of deep performance enhancing work: from using the stage effectively to voice and speech training to the most effective audience interaction techniques to which props you should use to professional acting on-camera techniques to the easiest content generation strategies and even when to sit down and when to stand up. Plus, the 20 or 30 things 99% of professional speakers do—that they shouldn't.
Through a series of intimate studio workshops and larger whole-group sessions, you’ll learn more about the power of true performance in three days than you have in your life.
Which in turn will give you POWER and PRESENCE like you’ve never had (unless, of course, you have a Masters in Acting from NYU or The Yale School of Drama). Yes, we can comfortably make that bold statement.
You will MASTER the Art and Science of Content Creation
Information is everywhere. Talk is cheap. But when you can creatively and consistently craft beautiful and captivating content, you have the winner’s edge and your audience will be hooked on your every word.
Our resident experts and trainers have published more than thirty best-selling books between them … and that’s in addition to being highly-rated and very highly paid public speakers. You’ll get to learn everything they know about putting words together for presentation and performance.
The content creation techniques that you will learn are nothing short of stunning in their simplicity and effectiveness. You will be able to talk - or write - with authority and panache on any subject that’s thrown at you when you’ve finished the Heroic Public Speaking Content Creation masterclass.
Tresa Skinner Leftenant
Tonia Arsenault Adleta
Tony Maree Torrey
Lisa Van Ahn
Dirk Van Loon
Tresa Skinner Leftenant
Dirk Van Loon
Tony Maree Torrey
Lisa Van Ahn
Lastly, how’d you like to spend three days rubbing shoulders with the most influential and prolific speakers in the industry? Because that’s exactly what you’ll have: three days unprecedented access to best speakers in the business. Ask questions, get answers, get inspired!
Michael and Amy's photographer, David Heisler, is normally located in Austin, but for the LIVE event, he is coming to you. Come prepared with two looks (one business casual, and one more formal) and be ready to shoot!
David is fun, energetic, and easy to work with. He creates a memorable experience and gets great shots of you-at-your best.
There are VERY LIMITED spots available for these private professional headshots at below-market rate for attendees of Heroic Public Speaking Live.
You'll get full details on how to book your special sessions with David as soon as you register for Heroic Public Speaking Live.
The Broward Center for the Performing Arts is a large multi-venue theater and entertainment complex located in 201 SW 5th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA.
Ranking among the top ten most-visited theaters in the world, the Center presents more than 700 performances each year to more than 600,000 patrons. Overlooking the New River in downtown Fort Lauderdale, this premier performing arts venue hosts Broadway musicals, operas, ballets, concerts, plays, multi-cultural performances, lectures, workshops and educational events; and it offers one of the largest arts-in-education programs in the United States, serving more than 150,000 students annually.
This warm and intimate theater is an adaptable space ideally suited for small to mid-size productions, including dances, lectures and multicultural performances. It offers full production capabilities, excellent acoustics and exceptional sightlines from every seat in the house.
GALLERYone DoubleTree hotel is where you will be pampered for the three days of Heroic Public Speaking Live. Our choice of hotel allows you to enjoy the ocean views and downtown Fort Lauderdale skyline from your balcony. We also want you feeling right at home during your stay in Fort Lauderdale with a fully equipped kitchen,spacious dining room and a living room with a queen-sized sofa bed.
Once Heroic Public Speaking Live is over for the day you can rest by the poolside and enjoy the views of the Intracoastal Waterway. If you are feeling a bit adventurous after Heroic Public Speaking Live you can take a walk down to the sandy beaches, which are only 5 minutes away. The Galleria Mall is also within walking distance from the hotel and offers 125 stores. A water taxi is available to take passengers to Las Olas Boulevard which features unique restaurants and boutiques.