Amy Port is the Co-Founder and Director of Training of Heroic Public Speaking. As Director of Training, Amy’s work extends from the execution of corporate training packages, to development of CEO keynotes, private master classes and coaching.
After earning her MFA in Acting from The Yale School of Drama, Amy spent years acting professionally in theaters such as Seattle Repertory, Oregon Shakespeare and Yale Rep, and working consistently in commercials. She now applies the skills of performance that only well-trained actors know to the coaching of ‘non-actors’ looking to crush their sales presentations, to make their voices heard in TED Talk style presentations, and to take the big stage keynoting major conferences.
Geoffrey H. Garrett, a senior attorney at Byrd Garrett Wealth Preservation, said: “As a military pilot and B-747 captain over a forty-year career, I received every kind of skill-specific training and encountered every sort of teacher. I consider Amy to be, hands down, the best trainer-coach I have ever met. I cannot recommend her services highly enough."
Mike Ganino helps leaders + organizations hit their mark in their communications and strategies so they can build the kind of ensembles -- ahem, company cultures & teams that drive results. He leads workshops and private sessions on presentation skills, public speaking, and communication.
Mike’s a Heroic Public Speaking alumna and keynote speaker who uses his experience in the hospitality industry and as an improv actor to help brands communicate with intention. He trained and performed the art of making things up (AKA improv) at Second City Chicago, Improv Olympics, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Neo-Futurists. He was worked with category leading brands like Uber, ChowNow, US Foods, PeopleMatter, and Yum! Brands. His Grandma thinks he’s pretty great too.
D’Arcy Webb, a.k.a. the Speech Diva, is a member of the voice and speech faculty of the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she recently received the President’s Award for Distinguished Teaching.
In the course of her career as an actress, she has played a large number of roles, ranging from soigné society dames to deranged housewives and toothless old crones, all with passion, humanity and panache. She has narrated A Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and has voiced motivational and training videos as well as commercials for clients like Best Western Hotels, Fila and Gore. The creator of the whimsical online web series “Tuesday Morning Two-Minute Tune-ups for your Tongue,” D’Arcy specializes in speech production and accent reduction, and offers private coaching to actors and professional speakers.
Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and business coach who has been an entrepreneur for twenty years. Her passion for career and organizational development spans many different work modes and client engagements.
A former Director of Training and Development at Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, she spent the first 10 years of her business as a consultant to large companies such as Hewlett-Packard, Charles Schwab and Cisco Systems, where she worked with thousands of executives, managers and employees.
Since 2005, she has helped thousands of people to start successful businesses. She built a powerful online presence at Escape from Cubicle Nation, a site designed for corporate employees who wanted to make the shift to entrepreneur. Pam frequently partners with small business web companies like Infusionsoft, Citix and LucidPress to expand and promote the small business market. Her two bestselling books are Escape from Cubicle Nation (Penguin/Portfolio 2009) and Body of Work (Penguin/Portfolio 2014). Pam is working on a third book about ecosystem marketing.
Pam has an ongoing partnership with bestselling author Susan Cain and Quiet Revolution LLC, where she is helping to build the Quiet Leadership Institute, which helps organizations empower introverts to draw on their natural strengths, for the benefit of us all.
“Having worked with people in just about every work environment — from huge corporations to non-profits, to startups — the one thing I know for sure is that everyone wants to do meaningful work that brings out their very best contribution to the world, and fits their personal definition of success.”
Pam is frequently quoted as a business expert in press such as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Entrepreneur, Information Week, Money Magazine and Psychology Today.
Her most recent book, Body of Work: Finding the Thread That Ties Your Story Together, gives a fresh perspective on the skills required to thrive in the new world of work.
When organizations like Hyatt Hotels, NASA, Deloitte, the World Bank, and Zappos need to boost their customers' experience, they call on Joey Coleman for assistance.
For over a decade, Joey has helped organizations retain their best customers and turn them into raving fans via his entertaining and actionable keynotes, workshops, and consulting projects. His First 100 Days methodology helps fuel successful customer experience endeavors at companies and organizations around the world.
As a recognized expert in customer experience design and an award-winning speaker at national and international conferences, Joey specializes in creating unique, attention-grabbing customer experiences. He works with companies ranging from small VC-funded start-ups, to large Fortune 500s, with hundreds of mid-size businesses in between.
Joey developed his narrative skills as a criminal defense trial attorney, advised and counseled Fortune 500 companies as a business consultant, honed his communications and messaging skills at the White House, and did things for the U.S. Secret Service and the CIA that he can't talk about publicly.
His design and artwork has been displayed in museums, featured in juried shows, and graced publications in the U.S. and abroad. When not traveling the world (45 countries and counting) for keynote presentations, client workshops, and quality beach time, Joey enjoys watching magnificent sunsets from his mountain-top home in Colorado with his wife and two young sons.
Part "idea whisperer," part message strategist, and part presentation coach, Tamsen Webster helps people and organizations like Verizon, State Street Bank, Ericsson, Johnson & Johnson, and Disney find and communicate the power of their ideas. She is the Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge, one of the oldest and largest locally organized “TED talk” events in the world. She is also Executive Communications Coach with Oratium, a messaging consultancy.
In former lives, she worked in both agencies and at nonprofits heading up brand, marketing, and fundraising communication strategy, along with a brief but enduring turn as a change management consultant. She’s also a retired Weight Watchers leader and an accidental marathoner.
JOHN JANTSCH HAS BEEN CALLED THE WORLD’S MOST PRACTICAL SMALL BUSINESS EXPERT FOR CONSISTENTLY DELIVERING REAL-WORLD, PROVEN SMALL BUSINESS MARKETING IDEAS AND STRATEGIES.
John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker and author of Duct Tape Marketing, Duct Tape Selling, The Commitment Engine and The Referral Engine and the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network.
He has spent the last 25 years working with entrepreneurs mostly preaching that marketing is system and it doesn’t have to be that complicated.
Huffington Post calls him one of the top 100 “Must Follow” on Twitter and Forbes named Duct Tape Marketing one of the 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs.
He is the featured marketing contributor to American Express OPENForum and is a popular presenter of workshop and webinars for organizations such as American Express, Intuit, Verizon, HP, and Citrix.
He’s passionate about helping business owners make the connection between process and strategy and he thought it was important that you knew that his favorite movie is Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and that – Life moves pretty fast, if you don’t stop and look around once and awhile, you could miss it.
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.
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Tonia Arsenault Adleta
Tony Maree Torrey
Lisa Van Ahn
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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.