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.
Scott Stratten is the President of Un-Marketing. He is one of the leading speakers/authors in the world when it comes to helping audiences embrace the age of disruption.
He has written four best-selling business books and was formerly a music industry marketer, national sales training manager and a Professor at the Sheridan College School of Business, he ran one of the most successful viral video agencies in the world for nearly a decade before solely focusing on speaking at events for companies like PepsiCo, Adobe, IBM, Microsoft, Hard Rock Cafe, Cirque du Soleil, Saks Fifth Avenue, Deloitte and Fidelity Investments when they need help navigating their way through the landscape of business disruption.
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 Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts stretches along the Avenue of the Arts in Center City, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Center is the home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, one of America's "Big Five" symphony orchestras, and is known to locals and visitors alike as the hub of consistently top-rated performances. In a nutshell: it's a perfect venue to inspire and rehearse as we engage in performance.
A turntable stage provides the Perelman Theater to range from an intimate recital hall with outstanding acoustics to a proscenium theater with a deep stage. Its ability for versatility for each class are as transformational as the VVIP performances on stage, from beginning to end.