I am Michael Port.

I’m an author (yes, New York Times bestseller), a professionally trained actor (M.F.A New York University’s Graduate Acting Program) and a professional speaker ($30,000 per speech)…

… and that last part? The paid speaker part? That’s my dream for you, too.

And I don’t ONLY mean you’ll get paid to speak, but you’ll get paid more BECAUSE you speak better.

That’s why I’m proud to invite you to Heroic Public Speaking Live. It’s an experience unlike anything you’ve ever done before.

So mark your calendars for October 31st, November 1st, 2nd and join us in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the most inspiring, life-affecting, change-inciting and performance-enhancing event of 2016.

See you in October … and be sure to wear comfortable shoes ;-)


Michael Port

Michael Port has written six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, the latter which—according to the former President of Starbucks—“might be the most unique and practical book ever written on the topic of public speaking.”

He's been called an “uncommonly honest author" by the Boston Globe, a "marketing guru" by The Wall Street Journal, a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, “a public speaking phenom” by Jonathan Fields and “the best public speaking coach in the world” by Lewis Howes. The founder of MastermindTalks, Jayson Gaignard, declared, "Michael Port is the best speaker I've ever seen."

His books have been on the bestseller lists of the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly and have been selected by Amazon and 800-CEO-READ as "best books of the year."

He was once a professional actor, having received his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City and Law & Order, and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth. These days, Michael can be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on air expert in communication and business development and as the host of the most popular podcast on public speaking and performance, Steal the Show with Michael Port.

Amy Port

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.

Amy Mead

We're offering you this super early bird price
before our teachers and guest stars lineup is finalized,
but we want you to see the caliber of teachers so...

HERE IS THE Line-up of Teachers
from the most recent HPS LIVE

Some will be returning and of course new teachers of the same caliber will be added.
As new teachers are added they will be posted here.


Dan Cordle

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

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.

Ursula Meyer


Fay Simpson

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.


Ron Tite

Trained at the legendary Second City and named one of the “Top 10 Creative Canadians” by Marketing Magazine, Ron has been an actor, comedian, and award-winning advertising writer and creative director for some of the world’s most respected brands, including Air France, Evian, Hershey, Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Intel, Microsoft, Volvo and many others. His work has been recognized by The London International Advertising Awards, The New York Festivals of Advertising, The Crystals, The Extras, The Canadian Marketing Association, and The Marketing Awards, to name just a few.

Tite is also Executive Producer and Host of the Canadian Comedy Award-winning show Monkey Toast and is a featured marketing expert on the new Mark Burnett business reality show, Dream Funded. He has written for a number of other television series, penned a children’s book, and wrote, performed, and produced the play, The Canadian Baby Bonus.

Currently, he is CEO of The Tite Group, a content marketing agency based in Toronto. His upcoming book, Everyone’s An Artist (Or At Least They Should Be), will be published by HarperCollins in the spring of 2016.

Your resident experts on the business of speaking
(and much more)

Being able to perform is just one part of the equation. You’ve got to be able to get booked to speak if you want to carry your message around the world to the people who are meant to hear it.

It’s no accident that the experts and trainers at Heroic Public Speaking Live are all business-getting wizards in their own right. Michael Port, Scott McKain, Bob Burg, and Mike Michalowicz know more about getting customers … and getting regular highly-paid speaking gigs than pretty much ANYBODY out there.

What’s more, you’ll never have to “sell from the stage” if you don’t want to. (Of course, if you decide that’s something you really want to do, you’ll have all the tools you need.)


Scott McKain, CSP, CPAE

Scott's presentations benefit from three decades of experience, combined with his innate talent for articulating successful ideas. McKain has spoken before and consulted for the world’s most influential corporations. He has presented his business strategies on platforms in all fifty states and seventeen countries...from Singapore to Sweden; from Mexico to Morocco...from the White House with the President in attendance; to conferences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. He has been honored with induction into the "Professional Speakers Hall of Fame." And, he is a member of "Speakers Roundtable" -- an elite, invitation-only group of twenty business speakers considered by many to be among the best in the world.

Scott is the author of three Amazon.com #1 business bestsellers; all teaching how to expand profits, increase sales, and engage customers. McKain’s latest book, released by publisher McGraw-Hill and titled 7 Tenets of Taxi Terry, provides the specific steps for every employee to create and deliver ultimate customer experiences.


Jackie Huba

Jackie is the author of the new book, Monster Loyalty: How Lady Gaga Turns Followers into Fanatics. She is also the coauthor of two previous books on customer loyalty: Creating Customer Evangelists: How Loyal Customers Become a Volunteer Sales Force and Citizen Marketers: When People are the Message.

Jackie is also a Forbes.com contributor, writing about customer loyalty and word of mouth marketing. A sought-after keynote speaker, she was named as one of the 10 most influential online marketers. Jackie previously coauthored the award-winning Church of the Customer blog with more than 105,000 daily readers and her work has frequently been featured in the media, such as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, BusinessWeek, and Advertising Age. She was a founding Board Member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association.


Christa Haberstock

Since 1997, Christa Haberstock has blurred the line between ‘Talent’ and ‘Agent’ by living large on both sides of it at the same time. On the ‘Agent’ side of the line, Christa manages, consults and represents a cadre of world-class Hall of Fame corporate talent at See Agency, the industry’s fastest growing speaker management outfit. For 10 years as Vice President and Top Producer at a powerhouse speakers bureau, Christa booked over $1M of talent annually into corporate and association events.

In 2007, Christa became Vice President of Sales and Business Development at an established speaker management company, helping to dramatically increase revenue despite the economic downturn of 2008.

Since See Agency’s inception in 2009, Christa has dedicated herself to management, consultation and representation of the busiest professional keynote speakers and the finest corporate entertainment anywhere. And on the ‘Talent’ side of the line? Christa Haberstock is an accomplished Recording Artist, having written, performed and produced award-winning songs which received radio play in the US, Canada, and West Africa. Her music has won international awards and earned critical acclaim “from people who know stuff”. Quite a feat on one of the most competitive stages in the world.

Christa is also a successful Improviser and Actor, co-founding Dallas’ premiere all-female improv comedy troupe, Heroine Addiction. She has also done time as a Stand-up Comedian, most recently invited to open for Caroline Rhea and Kevin Nealon. Formidable accomplishments in a difficult, dare we say ‘cut-throat’, business.


Bob Burg

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.

Bob Burg


Mike Michalowicz

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."

Amy Mead

Business of Speaking Panel Hosts


Elizabeth Marshall

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.

Amy Mead

What To Expect

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.



Our jam-packed schedule includes performance, play, movement, love
(but not in aweird way), and a whole lot more.


  • We’ll start the first day of HPS Live at 8:30 in the morning.

    Wear comfortable clothes as you’ll be moving around, and we’ll guide you through the world of STAGECRAFT.

  • The Powerful and Present Speaker: Finding and Using Your Voice to Command the Stage.

    Ursula Meyer, who taught Voice at Yale and now teaches at University of California, San Diego, will guide you in vocal exercises.

  • Thinking & Creating on Your Feet: Improvisation for the Public Speaker.

    You’ll be thankful you wore comfy shoes when you start Dan Cordle’s session. He’s taught the cream of the energetic crop at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program (have you seen the dynamic presence Michael brings to the stage? Well, you will.).

  • Movement: Master & Control Body Language While Performing

    Last, keep on moving and shaking with Fay Simpson. Fay taught Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o, so you know she’s great.

  • You’ll be taught by masters all day LONG

    All of our day one teachers (you’ve seen their lovely faces above) have Master’s degrees and teach at the best MFA acting programs in the country. We’re not messing around when we say we’re bringing the best of the best for you.


    And if you take a VVIP spot--assuming the five coveted spots aren’t sold out by the time you’re reading this—you can be one of the people on stage getting coached by Michael and Amy, transforming in front of your peers. You might even be the most popular (and referable) person at the event after your metamorphosis.


    Can you believe you’ll learn all of this and more in one day? Believe it.

    If you’re still pumped, we invite you to join our informal networking event afterward so that you can meet others to book gigs, form rehearsal groups, and initiate lifelong friendships.

    Then, you’ll sleep.

    Really. You’ll need some energy for the second day because you’ve got some choices to make.


On the first day, we put you in the rooms you need to be in.
On the second day, you can choose your own adventure:

  • On-Camera Presence Through the Lens and Beyond.

    Before we break into tracks, we’ll huddle around with a session led by Dan Cordle (you lucky attendees, you). Not only is Dan an improv teacher, but he also as accomplished commercial and film director and teaches on camera technique. Multi-talented, we know.

  • Crafting Captivating
    Content for the Stage

    What's better than one Port? Two. Michael and Amy will lead this immersive session

  • How To Source and Tell Stories
    that Make Audience Laugh (Or Cry)

    Then Michael will fly solo and crack you up. Or make you sob. It's up to you and what content you'd like to explore.


    Dan will return for creating more content on your feet. Time to take (more) risks!

  • How to Rehearse for World-Class Performances

    Amy will then dazzle and amaze this track with a session for rehearsing—because a successful performance is always achieved through effective rehearsal. Let’s face it: if you don’t know how to rehearse, you’re going to bomb (or, at best, you’ll have to live with that nagging thought: I know could have done so much better).

  • Preparing for and Performing in Promo Videos

    Then you will reunite and be schooled in the process of promos. Holy guacamole, you’re in for a treat.

    Did you miss the networking event the first night? Not a worry--catch one tonight (or, better yet, go to both and double your connections).


  • The third day is all about THE (FUNNY) BUSINESS OF SPEAKING.

    We’ll open with a panel on the business of speaking, where you’ll receive a slew of advice from the pros listed above. These experts have forgotten more about the business of speaking than most people know.

  • Everyone’s a Comedian (or Should Be)

    Prepare to then have your world rocked and sides split when you experience Ron Tite’s special session on how to be funny in public speaking. Yes, you too can make people laugh, and Ron, stand up comedian and very successful professional speaker, will show you how it’s done.

  • Second panelist on the business of Speaking

    Hey, there you can’t know too much about this subject. Let your knowledge runneth over.

  • Full-session Masterclass

    Throughout the event, we’ll introduce you to other budding public speakers just like you who’ve mastered the rehearsal process, been getting paid speaking gigs, and are Heroic Public Speakers. Flourish with other attendees and observe one last full-session Masterclass on the final day.

    You know you want to. We can practically feel your fingers clicking to the registration page

And more...
  • Scott Stratten Michael Port, I was mesmerized watching you coach public speakers. I'd pay admission just to witness it. You were meant to do it. Like watching art being made.

    Scott Stratten

  • Ann Peck Phenomenal day of learning from the dynamic duo and world class performers, Amy and Michael Port! Can't wait for tomorrow's session!

    Ann Peck

  • Omar-Zenholm I just want to say, the energy in this group is incredible. A testimonial to how positive and caring Michael, Amy and the whole team are. In the time I've known them, I've learned so many lessons, not only from the content of their material, but the content of their character.

    Omar Zenhom

  • Lewis Howes Michael Port is the best speaking coach in the world.

    Lewis Howes

  • Sue Zimmerman Because of Amy and Michael Port I am now a paid speaker. I never planned on broadcasting my message and stories to the world but damn, it feels so great to be on stage and make a difference in someone's life or biz. Like many of you I had a crush on Michael after listening to Book Yourself Solid in my ear 3 times. I then had the pleasure of meeting him thru my dear friend Dawn Doherty... I hired Michael as my mentor then attended his live event in PA and a again at CreativeLive... Amy and Micahel set the bar high and I love being in their presence whenever the opportunity comes my way! This Boston Girl is so excited to get out of the snow and into the sun!!

    Sue Zimmerman

  • Gene Hammett Amy and Michael Port...I had my first gig since attending HPS LIVE last month. I felt comfortable and connected to the audience at a deeper level than ever before. Thank you to both of you to help me be a better speaker.

    Gene Hammett

  • Katie-Peuvrelle Back here on the chilly West Coast and finding myself pleasantly lost in memories of the 3 amazing days we spent together at HPS LIVE. Seeing everyone's growth and willingness to risk was truly inspirational. I learned more than I ever thought possible, and now truly feel like a speaker - a heroic one. The biggest lesson is that our biggest and most majestic voice is already there - just get out of its way! Thank you to everyone for holding space for me to reclaim my ROAR. You are all the best!!

    Katie Peuvrelle

  • Lisa-Cummings Michael & Amy, I attended HPS LIVE intending to add a dash of theater to my speeches. I left intending to change the world. In between those steps, I changed my business model and scrapped every ounce of every word in the speeches that preceded HPS. Thank you for making this a powerful experience. And Damn! Your coaching abilities are outta this world! Watching you two in the master classes was like watching real magic happen in the moment. See you at the next one.

    Lisa Cummings

  • Jackie Thomas Last night I had many firsts....It was the first time I spoke into a mic. It was the first time I spoke on a stage. It was the first time I spoke to over 400 people. It was the first time I felt like a rock star. It was the first time I received a huge number of compliments after words. It was the first time my husband saw me speak and I even brought him into the presentation, which made it really funny and broke the ice. People that had seen me present at small venues before said that they saw my Amy and Michael Port training. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! I am so excited to do more and more and more, to build upon my confidence more and more and more. Side Note: While driving to the event and waiting to speak I was thinking...why does this have to be my passion. I am a little bit "freaking out" Yet it was a calm "freaking out" (do you know what I mean) Why could my passion not be sitting at a boring desk job never having to get out of my comfort zone? Then I presented and remembered why this is what I am to be doing…

    Jackie Thomas

  • Nancy Griffin Michael and Amy, I love your fun, authoritative way of teaching at HPS live!

    Nancy Griffin

  • Neelam-Meetcha Amy, I wanted to reach out to you and say thank you. Amy I had no nerves, I had a voice and the feedback I'm getting is amazing. I would never ever in my wildest dreams have ever thought I would be standing in my power as someone who inspires others and on stage doing it!! I've had three further opportunities for speaking events and I'm elated. I don't really know what to say except that I will be on TED and I will be moving my speaking into story telling and I have no qualms about stepping out of my comfort zone any more. Thank you my dearest Amy. xoxoxo

    Neelam Meetcha

  • Jasmine Alexander Amy, I couldn't have done it without you! You and Michael pegged each one of us to a Tee! I've been serious all my life. Now, I am serious about playing! Thank you for bringing it to life for me.

    Jasmine Alexander

  • Dennis Giannetti Happy for you and this affirms just how talented not only Amy and Michael Port are, but how they have an additional gift to find and further other talented people. These are never really classes, are they? They are experiences that last a lifetime with people we will know, like and trust for a lifetime--as we all continuously take these gifts and pay it forward to our audiences, clients, friends and more. God bless. Go get em.

    Dennis Giannetti

  • From Tro Deaux When we ask people to change their way of thinking, we're challenging them - challenging their world view, asking them to make uncomfortable changes. They are going to be uncomfortable. They are going to look, and act, and BE uncomfortable. Sometimes they will even act out and lash out, and challenge us in return. I've experienced that a lot. I've also stuck with it, and found that often, the people who felt the most challenged, who seemed to reject my message the most soundly? Later on, they became my biggest, most devoted supporters. Some came back and apologized for how they'd treated me. It's powerful stuff, if you've got the stomach for it. And you do. (Credit has to go to Amy and Michael Port for showing me new levels of that lesson through their Heroic Public Speaking work)

    Tori Deaux

  • Brenda Barbosa I'm still buzzing from an amazing weekend with such incredible people. I don't think I fully appreciated the saying: "You are the sum of the five people you surround yourself with the most" until this past weekend.

    Brenda Barbosa

  • Remya Warrier It has been an incredible journey for me. Michael and Amy, you not only deliver your promise, you over deliver. I'm very grateful for this lovely community & being able to meet you in person.

    Remya Warrier

  • Tresa Skinner Leftenant Isn't it amazing how the energy created in a room or strangers can motivate huge progress and change. I'm doubling my efforts to get out there and share my message - NOW is the time to pursue the life you were born to life! Thanks to everyone for your love, support and motivation to be ALL I can be!

    Tresa Skinner Leftenant

  • Ken Trupke The transformations Amy and Michael created were definitely amazing!

    Ken Trupke

  • Eli Shine I had thought that waking up every day at about 4am was jet-lag, but now I think it's just being over-excited and my mind telling me that I've had enough sleep for now and it's time to take action! I bet I'm not the only one still pinching myself and wondering “was it really that good?” I've been to other workshops and been on a high afterword but something is different this time. The level of raw emotion, of person-to-person connection, of deep respect and equality for everyone in the room, was unparalleled. Thank you all, especially Michael and Amy.

    Eli Shine

  • Gordon Young I was amazed by the deep connections I made with people over a quick lunch, a casual conversation and even an honest smile in passing. Imagine, when we all learn how to create that atmosphere of trust, admiration, trust, safety and respect we will "change the world, one speech at a time."

    Gordon Young

  • Megha Rodriguez Thank you Michael for the great content creation work yesterday. It clarified my keynote AND my book AND my program all within the morning session. Interestingly enough, my topic is about the importance of shining your light (being a warrior of light) in spite of any obstacles. I left the event on a high only to be met with my 4 year having his first ever asthma attack so bad that he couldn't walk and they rushed him past the other waiting children in the urgent care. I am aware that there is a subconscious component here for me to clean out of my files about being taken off track, but it reinforced the very thing I clarified in my content which gave me even more grounding last night managing this challenge.

    Megha Rodriguez

  • Val Neighbors What a truly amazing group of people! I've been to so many events and programs and have NEVER met so many like-minded people. I'm looking forward to continuing our journey together. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    Val Neighbors

  • Theo Tsaousides To keep the rehearsal momentum I went to a local Toastmasters meeting a couple of days ago. I was asked to do one of the table topics, where you are asked a question and you have 1-2 minutes to provide an impromptu answer. At the end of the meeting one of the members asked me "Are you an actor?" "No," I said. "I'm an HPS graduate!"

    Theo Tsaousides

  • Yancey Unequivocally Michael Port is the best public speaking coach I've ever seen. I should know because I'm in the business of creating visuals for the top speakers in the industry Everyone should invest their time to attend. Blessed to be a part of this community of like minds and be in this realm.

    Yancey Unequivocally

  • Michael Botts Amy and Michael HPS LIVE has been a benchmark turn around for me, I was in a bit of a slump when the event was announced. You energy and true passion you gave me helped me pull.myself up and get back in the race, I live by " Falling down is allowed, getting up is required." I gave all of myself and got all of you in return. Eternally Grateful! !!

    Michael Botts

  • Susan Sandler HPS is the best money I ever spent! Exceeding my very high expectations.

    Susan Sandler

  • Michael Paule What an inspiring and amazing 3 days with so many wonderful and dedicated people. Thank you Amy and Michael Port for your heroic performance putting on such a wonderful and life-changing event.

    Michael Paule

  • Stephanie Amada Back home in Michigan. I can hardly believe it was only a week ago that we were all gathering for our first day of HPS LIVE and games with Dan Cordle. The experience of HPS LIVE was beyond amazing! The incredible things I learned from Amy and Michael Port and everyone else attending are already transforming me. Yesterday I was back in the classroom, and I am already performing differently. I was more in my body and allowed myself to be bigger in my voice and my movements - and had to make the conscious decision to not shy away from that. Thank you Michael, Amy, and Dan for your generosity, your brilliance, and for sharing that with all of us. What an amazing group of people!

    Stephanie Amada

  • Keith Horowitz I was speaking with my mother on the phone last night, about my time with you and some of my thoughts about speaking going forward. She said she can hear a difference in how I sound. This was a very significant statement to me. Considering that I've already changed a lot from Toastmasters, this shows how much more I've gained in 3 days. I was surprised and pleased to hear that my time at HPS LIVE‬ already shows noticeable benefit.

    Keith Horowitz

  • Tonia Arsenault Adleta So incredibly grateful for the clarity, focus, and confidence gained the past few days as a direct result of HPS LIVE and even more so the community to continue the growth, as a speaker and as a person.

    Tonia Arsenault Adleta

  • Walt Hampton What a gift these last three days have been. So grateful.

    Walt Hampton

  • Ian Tsang My 8 year old boy had to do a speech at school today. I coached him yesterday using all of the stuff we've just learned. He comes home and tells me the teacher's jaw hit the floor when he spoke. He even got asked to demonstrate the speech again to the class next door. All of this coming from a kid who usually barely enunciates and has pretty much scraped by on his prior speeches.

    Ian Tsang

  • Jon Porman It was Transformational and Priceless getting an hour with Amy and Michael Port!!!! They are 2 of the most AMAZING Souls I have EVER met!!

    Jon Porman

  • Tony Maree Torrey To anyone who has the remotest inkling that they might want to participate in HPS when next offered: All I can say is invest the dollars, free up your schedule and GO FOR IT! The rewards will be a gazillion fold.

    Tony Maree Torrey

  • Arlene Brennan You've created the "blue ocean" of public speaking! Your work changes lives.

    Alene Brennan

  • Nicole Baldinu It's hard to express how much joy and transformational learning just took place at HPS LIVE over the last three days. I was humbled to receive a gift I will honor and cherish. I was thrilled to capture Omar's AWESOME session (preceded by the most original musical intro @jaredeasley - so cool on so many levels!! And the best part, we've made over 250 new friends we couldn't be more grateful for. Michael and Amy, you are simply two of the best humans on this planet.

    Nicole Baldinu

  • Suresh Babu Dear Friends, Today gave a speech in a College in Bangalore, India. It was a competition and whenever I could utilized what I learned in HPS LIVE. Thank you Amy and Michael Port.

    Suresh Babu

  • Suresh Babu I was one of those quiet observers in Fort Lauderdale a few weeks ago. When I was a little girl, I would sit on the toilet and give my "lectures" to doors and stuffed animals. As an adult I teach sales people and my youth group. HOWEVER, I have been toying with an idea for years... but never followed through. BUT BECAUSE OF ALL OF YOU, I AM!!!!!!!!! I love running and I wanted to create a program to team kids up with their parents or others to spend quality time together while training for a 5k. Many of us are simply too disengaged and we need to reconnect with our loved ones. For me, running time is when I do that. So, I am going to get out there and begin PERFORMING as I launch my program. I am beyond thrilled. I want to thank all of you for sharing your passions with me during our time together... What a great network I am now involved with. THANK YOU. You all make me want to pursue my dreams and to be the best that I can be.

    Shelly Waltman

  • Nicole Fende Finally back in the frozen tundra of Minnesota. Someone asked me this morning "how was the conference"? My answer - "It was a life defining event." I'm thankful to be part of this group, and excited to join you on your journeys to share your messages and save the world.

    Nicole Fende

  • Lisa Van Ahn I am so grateful for the wonderful teaching from you Michael, Amy, & Dan! I had my first event performance yesterday with a group of 3rd grade girls. I used the lessons I learned in HPS live and at the end two of the mothers said they couldn't believe how I was able to keep the girls completely engaged for 2 hours. But perhaps my favorite was a young girl Eva who said "there is no way that was 2 hours, it felt like 20 minutes" and Vivian who said "that was the most fun I've ever had." It felt like the highest level of praise because it is exactly how I felt at your event. It went so fast and I had the most fun. I am a better speaker because of it and I have many new friends. Thank you!

    Lisa Van Ahn

  • Hardeep Gill Thank you to Michael, Amy, and Dan for such a inspirational event. It was wonderful to see 400+ people transforming to a better version of themselves. An equal thank you to the panelists and fellow attendees for being so open and generous. (I was going to say vulnerable ... but in a critique free area there is no need to feel vulnerable).

    Hardeep Gill

  • David Travers Hi Michael, Amy, Matthew and team, I really loved and have been very impressed (and I m not easy to please) every little minute of the HPS LIVE event.

    David Travers

  • Shuly Oletzky I couldn't be happier to be a part of this event! What a wonderfully diverse group of helpful, friendly people and useful and actionable content. Thank you again to the generous people that made my attendance possible! HPS LIVE

    Shuly Oletzky

  • Dyan deNapoli Learning from Michael and Amy (and the other teachers here in FL) and being a part of this amazing group is indeed life-changing. Welcome to the family!

    Dyan deNapoli

  • Domenic Chiarella It has been such a joy to be part of Michael and Amy's Heroic Speaking Course. Michael, I have been blessed to have you as my mentor and inspiration over the last 2 years. And, doubly, I have learned so much from both of you and Amy. Thank you both. I have also met so many incredible people. And I have been part of such a great accountability team.

    Domenic Chiarella

  • Dirk Van Loon Amy, Michael and Crew, thank you three outstanding days. I have learned so much and it transcended my expectation. This made me realize that I just started an amazing journey. And I will do my part to save the world, one speech at a time.

    Dirk Van Loon

  • Connie Chang Amy and Michael Port are the bomb. Truly. Thank you for all you've given us these past three days. I have learned so much and made new friends on this journey of thinking big and doing better.

    Connie Chang

A few of the inspiring performers from last year's event.

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!

Why this is important

  • Have full command of your audience. They’ll be hanging on your every word, even if they don’t know you from Adam! That means you can get them doing what you want, when you want.
  • Give a performance, not a speech, so you get a rousing round of applause when you’re done, and you’ll get rave reviews from the entire room.
  • Do away with PowerPoint. Put down the clicker that fires bullet points and kills speeches. Instead, make every speech a gripping, pre-planned spontaneous improvisation.
  • Leverage the “rules” of high-level performance and know which rules to break – and HOW to break them for maximum effect.
  • Construct your story from a series of smaller stories, each one with a payoff that satisfies and delights your adoring fans.
  • Have them laughing in the aisles … even if you’re not known for your sense of humor. Audiences love an emotional rollercoaster. Getting them laughing is crucial, even if your story is a sad one.
  • Use Hollywood secrets to crafting compelling cliffhangers so that your audience doesn’t have any choice but to give you their undivided attention.
  • Earn love and respect from the audience BEFORE YOU EVEN SET FOOT ON STAGE. After all, if they don’t like you from the get-go, you’ve got a lot of catching up to do!
  • Make every audience member an important part of the story, whether you’ve got 4 or 4,000 people in the room. When they’re fully invested, they’ll play full out … and make more investments.
  • LEAVE OUT the most important parts of your speech, so that your audience can fill in the gaps and make your story come alive for them. (It’s the secret to being “everything to everybody”).
  • Use ethical, emotional and logical persuasion tactics to move audiences to take action.
  • Create a winning combination of scripting and outlining so your structure flows effortlessly and you never forget where you are—and if you do, it’ll be easy to get right back on track.
  • Sound big, bold and powerful using voice techniques known by only the best-trained actors and singers.
  • Rehearse like the pros—rehearsal is the key to success and if you don’t know how to do it right, you won’t do it at all.
  • Handle nerves pre-show so you’re confident and compelling.
  • Find your own special, unique and exciting speaking style. Not everyone is like Tony Robbins (nor should they be). You can turn in a Meryl Streep quality speech standing in one place and speaking softly.
  • Get a standing ovation EVERY SINGLE TIME. Seriously. No joke.
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Fort Lauderdale
Oct 31st - Nov 2nd 2016


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.



2670 East Sunrise Blvd
Fort Lauderdale
Florida 33304

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.

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Regular price $2995
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Regular price $3,995
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INCLUDES exclusive private dinner with all speakers and experts plus preferred seating.

VVIP TICKETSPlus Coaching Tickets

Regular price$4,995

Only 1 VVIP spots available.
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Includes everything in the VIP level, PLUS a coveted personal coaching spot with Michael and Amy. Contact us for more details about this opportunity.

We will provide a refund of your registration fee, minus an administrative fee of $25, up until June 30, 2016. Refund requests must contain the email address used to purchase the registration and your physical billing address, and must be submitted via email to questions@heroicpublicspeaking.com.

Refund requests received between June 30, 2016 and September 1, 2016 will receive a 50% refund, as long as the procedure outlined above is followed. Request for refunds received after September 1, 2016 cannot be provided. Requests for transfers and/or name changes on tickets are available until October 1, 2016 to the event. After October 1, 2016, no further transfers and/or name changes are possible.

Refunds are generally sent within two to four weeks. In the event of an unavoidable cancellation due to an Act of God or other intervening circumstance, no refunds will be issued. Existing registrations will be honored when the event is rescheduled.

We will send you information on how to participate in the next Heroic Public Speaking LIVE via email. This helps us get the information to you quickly. You should email questions@heroicpublicspeaking.com or call 414-FOR-PORT if you suspect that you are not receiving email notices.


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