Someone once said the secret to giving a good speech is to imagine the audience naked. Any good actor will tell you that’s wrong. The audience isn’t naked, you are.

Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” I’ll show you that performing is not just about storytelling or good content but about developing a character—an amplified and, metaphorically speaking, naked version of your character.

For two full days, you’ll get an education in public speaking and performance like none you’ve ever had before. Plus, I’ll perform. You’ll see me walk my talk in my one-man show, The Think Big Revolution, a performance that earns me $25,000 a gig.

Make the Most of the Spotlight Moments in Your Life.

Why am I doing this? Am I trying to get you in the room to pitch you a big program, to upsell you to the rafters? No way. I think if you only speak to sell from the stage you should cut out your tongue. The honor of performing for, speaking to, or teaching an audience full of people is about the biggest gift you’ll ever be given. Of course, if you ask me how you can work with me in the future, I’ll tell you how. But, no, I want to coach you for one big reason:

I know I can make you a better speaker. Truly, it’s my greatest passion. I’m so happy doing this work that I just want to do it all the time. I haven’t felt like that about something in a long, long time.


You will leave knowing all of this and more.
Absolutely guaranteed. If you don’t,
I’ll lick the soles of your shoes
to do penance.

  • 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 PPT and put down the clicker that fires bullet points and kills speeches. Instead, make every speech a gripping, pre-planned spontaneous improv.
  • 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 the 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 skits and bits that bring stories to life and entertain.
  • Structure your material so that your audience would rather pee their pants then go to the bathroom and miss even one second of your presentation.
  • Use ethical, emotional and logical persuasion tactics to move audiences to take action.
  • Exploit structural, emotional and delivery contrast to create a fast moving, entertaining and educational event.
  • Leverage interaction with your audience so they’re engaged and feel part of the experience.
  • Find stories to tell and narrate numbers so your words are emotional and visual for the greatest impact.
  • 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.
  • Observe everything going on around you while you’re performing like a highly trained actor (this is the actor’s 7th sense).
  • Pick the best audience members who’ll support and encourage you and how to conquer and own the naysayers and troublemakers like the stand up comedian.
  • Answer questions and take Q&A like a pro, answering every question individually and collectively so everyone benefits and gets value.
  • Use props to influence and visualize a story—they’ll also difference you from all the other typical “public speakers.”
  • Handle nerves pre-show and during your performance so you’re confident and compelling.
  • Stop using the same unnecessary, typical and boring opening and closings used by every other untrained speaker (truth is even the most experienced speakers use this to their detriment)
  • 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.

I recently watched a pretty well known guy give a pretty poor speech.

His words were OK, and he even structured his presentation OK,
but it lacked flair.

It lacked finesse. It lacked the emotional punch that would have really had me hooked.

It felt robotic. No excitement.


I would rather have got his information from a book.

After his speech, he asked me what I thought.
I asked if he really wanted to know. He did and so I told him.

He went silent, and thought for a little while, and then because he’s in pursuit of mastery and wants to get better, he asked me if I’d coach him to become a better speaker. He said I was one of the best speakers he’d ever seen … “a true performer,” he said.

Keep that keyword in mind: PERFORMER. We’ll get back to it in a minute.

Unfortunately, I had to say no. It was boating season.

As a gesture, though, to repay his confidence in me and his very kind words, I promised to do a little research for him and point him in the right direction.

I dug far and wide for public speaking advice, and I found…

Sophomoric Sludge.


Even the videos of the guys who teach
public speaking were boring.

Take this example from one of the largest and most highly regarded public speaking training organization in the world. They say:

  • Know your material.
  • Practice. Practice. Practice!
  • Know the audience.
  • Know the room.
  • Relax.
  • Visualize yourself giving your speech.
  • Realize that people want you to succeed.
  • Don’t apologize.
  • Concentrate on the message.
  • Gain experience.

This is it?

Now, don’t get me wrong. This is sound advice for an amateur who has to give a wedding speech, for free, to a warm room.

But for everybody else, this advice does more harm than good. What it doesn’t tell you is, well, anything that will make you a truly great speaker.

The next most popular search result offer these tips for the budding professional speaker:

  • Make eye contact
  • Have a point and stick to it
  • Speak clearly
  • Be interesting
  • Speak up
  • Use your hands

I mean seriously …

“Oy Vey!” As my mother would say.

How much more generic and useless could you get without saying “Do a good job!”?


Desperate for something meatier, I dug deeper.

The biggest business magazine has to have something worth saying about this, right?


Here’s what they tell you to do:

  • Begin with the end in mind.
  • Simplify your messages.
  • Connect with your audience.
  • Tell personal stories.
  • Tell them what you’re going to tell them.
  • Tell them.
  • Tell them what you told them.
  • Say thank you.

So I ended up despondent.

Sure this advice is “correct”
but, I thought, could this be it?

And while there have to be great public speaking coaches along with reasonable public speaking coaches out there, who can teach you about content development, plus some clever techniques or devices that speakers use … there’s a big glaring piece missing.

They’re teaching you how to SPEAK
and nobody wants to listen to somebody SPEAK
No. No. No.


You need to learn how to

… if you’re going to be a truly great public speaker! A great speaker HAS TO PERFORM like a highly skilled actor. That’s why we respond with emotion and excitement to actors when they’re at the top of their game: they have mastered the art of performance. If you want your audience to respond in the same way, you’ve got to give them the same experience they get at the movies, or on Broadway. So if you want to…

make big bucks as a speaker

… and you want to move people in magical and mysterious ways … … then you gotta ACT! And that’s what I’m going to teach you: how to perform, how to act, and how to own the stage like a stand up comic.

I earn $25,000 per speech. Would you like that, too?

Think Big,
Speak Easy.


This Masterclass is guaranteed to make your public speeches so captivating, so enchanting, so darn EFFECTIVE, that you’ll never again have to worry about “knowing your material” or “practicing in front of a mirror.” I don’t teach you to speak … I teach you how to PERFORM and INSPIRE.

IF YOU MADE $25,000 per speech,
at four speeches a month,
that’s 1.2 million a year.

And while I can’t promise that you’ll earn a million a year in speaking fees, I can guarantee you’ll look, and sound, like a million dollars when you’re up on stage. I spent three years earning my MFA at NYU’s Graduate Acting Program, arguably one of the three best programs in the country along with Yale and Juilliard. My schoolmates included Emmy Award and Golden Globe winners like Michael Hall (star of Dexter and 6 Feet Under), Daniel Dae-Kim (star of Lost and Hawaii 50), Billy Crudup (star of Almost Famous, Mission Impossible), Debra Messing (star Will & Grace & Smash), Wood Harris (star of The Wire), David Costable (Breaking Bad and Low Winter Sun) just to name a few.

Yes, I’m name dropping.

My point is … you’ve got to give them the same experience they get at the movies, or on Broadway. I did everything from David Mamet to Shakespeare. I guest-starred in shows like Sex & The City, Third Watch, All My Children, Law & Order, The Pelican Brief, Down to Earth, Another World, and more. I did countless TV commercials and Voice-Overs for companies like Budweiser, AT&T, Coors Beer, Pizza Hut, MTV, and dozens more.

I also taught acting.

And it’s time to put that teacher’s hat back on. I’m going to teach you how to think – and speak – like an actor. You’re going to tell stories, stir up emotion and get the crowd on your side. That’s pure power, right there in your hands.

To see how I do it, watch the video below, an extended trailer of my Think Big Revolution Keynote.



  • A HUGE “Thank you!” to you, Michael, for the amazing coaching you gave me yesterday morning. I’d never had any coaching before yesterday, and I know your insights and suggestions will transform my presentations. And while it was really nerve-wracking to have to rework my talk on the spot in front of 200 people (yikes!), you put me at ease and made it a very safe space to work together in. And an ENORMOUS “Thank you!” to everyone in the auditorium for all of the love and support you so generously offered. I could feel you all rooting for me the whole way! It really was an amazing experience.
    dyanDyan deNapoli
  • Can’t describe the feeling of being at the event. Your show was off the chain. Brave, honest, emotional in a way I haven’t seen from our peers. So impressed.The stage time with you was priceless. I have great friends and mentors, but our collaboration – the way you gracefully navigated it – shows me how much of a pro you are. Humbled to see you do your thing. Your feedback was spot on and felt right and what I needed to hear. I’ll ping you and Amy for private coaching soon. Can already feel a difference in how I want to show up. KNOW that your gift works.Your show made a difference. I could feel it. People talked about it after. The way you did it – the reality and the showmanship. It wasn’t just your confidence and ability on stage, it was your charisma, your grace, and the very palpable intention to help every person there.For that, gratitude beyond and beyond. You took us to a new level up there. So much so that thinking small wasn’t even an option anymore. Thank you.
    ishitaIshita Gupta
  • Having been the recipient of Michael’s coaching at one of his events, I can vouch for the fact that he is in his sweetest of sweet spots when doing this sort of coaching. He’s kind, positive and creative.
    carolynCarolyn Herfurth
  • It just became overwhelming to realize that I actually may have the possibility – maybe even a responsibility – to help people on a bigger scale. It was so overwhelming! Your Mom and Dad were sitting in front of me and I leaned forward with tears in my eyes and said “You must be so proud of your son. He has changed my life today”. It was such a moment of completeness. A moment of clarity that I was, at that exact moment, right where I should be.
    debbieDeborah “Debbie” Marini
  • If you want to truly TRANSFORM the way you present and perform on stage, then you must attend learn The Michael Port Method. I’ve been fortunate enough to attend three of these event experiences, and they have been incredible. It’s really amazing to watch an average speaker become a powerful speaker right before your eyes. Michael works intensely (but lovingly) with each speaker bringing out the absolute best in them. It’s something you have to experience first-hand to believe. Whether you aspire to speak on stage or on video, this is a great investment in your future.
    louLou Bortone
  • Hello Everyone! I wanted to share an awesome experience I had that was possible thanks to the training I received from Michael. I was in Las Vegas last week at a large “pay to play” event that my company took part in. I was giving a speech and then 3 of my sales reps had directed, one-on-one meetings over the next three days with true consumers of our more

    Hello Everyone! I wanted to share an awesome experience I had that was possible thanks to the training I received from Michael. I was in Las Vegas last week at a large “pay to play” event that my company took part in. I was giving a speech and then 3 of my sales reps had directed, one-on-one meetings over the next three days with true consumers of our services.The event was all “pre-wired” in that my office delivered them my content weeks prior; I was just to walk in and present. Thanks to Michael’s tutelage I rehearsed my content until I knew it backwards. It was a 90-slide PPT (most of the slides being information for the crowd to “take away” when they got a copy of it) on “Data Hosting and SaaS – Infrastructure and Security” (I know, don’t envy me because I get to talk about sexy stuff like this… )

    Well, guess who’s PPT wasn’t there and ready? Yup, mine. So, I told the poor, frazzled, organizer “no sweat, I’ll do it from memory”; she thought I was crazy, but I walked up, made a joke about the disappointment that must come from the lack of the PPT, and powerpoint being the Devil’s work, and proceed to crush the first half-hour of content from memory. The on-site team scrambled in the background to get my content in and up, and I paused to catch up to it and I had to go thru 45+ slides. The crowd was blown away, I got a standing “O” and walked out the door to a massive deal from an attendee who wanted to do business with us based on “your obvious attention to detail.”

    My sales reps reported back that it came up in nearly every meeting about how my missing content didn’t bother me in the least. We were also asked by the organizer to come back to their next event in FL in September as their attendees want my company to present. Now the event promoter is footing OUR bill for that! I also just heard yesterday that the story had made it to the bar at the hotel where the staff of the event were talking about it.

    The thing that sticks in my mind the most from our time together is this “The audience DESERVES your best work.” I believe that now, I lived it, and I saw the clear positive results. Thanks again Michael.

    brianBrian Wolfinger

  • Michael’s promise to the world is that he “can make you a better speaker.” He does not break his promise as I soon learned. It was a great mixture of speaking skills and thinking bigger than you thought before. It was more than just learning how to engage with a crowd, Micheal served as a motivator. Dropping gems after gems… read more

    Public speaking is a bitch!!!!!! Especially if your confidence isn’t up to par or you feel that maybe speaking in front of crowds isn’t your thing.My 1st encounter with public speaking was when I was a freshman in college studying Computer Science.

    I was always the shy, low key type, but now my school was forcing me to speak up. Man did I hate standing in front of my class giving talks and even had to give a mock eulogy. I did accept the challenge and got me an A+ what what!!

    It did however open me up a bit and it came in handy once we started hosting events for The Phat Startup almost 14 years later.

    Fast forward to a Sunday where I was an attendee for Michael Port’s, “Think Big Speak Easy Event.” I never heard of Michael but my online buddy Pam Slim shot me an invite that I could not refuse.

    Michael’s promise to the world is that he “can make you a better speaker.” He does not break his promise as I soon learned. It was a great mixture of speaking skills and thinking bigger than you thought before.

    It was more than just learning how to engage with a crowd, Micheal served as a motivator. Dropping gems after gems, I covered a few below but for the real deal go check out his site and join the mailing list. Thank me later.

    Here are a few lessons I picked up:

    When you are yourself, speaking to others is easier

    Michael spoke a bit about the difference between your private self and your public self. What does that even mean?

    As humans in this society we tend to behave differently according to who we are with at the time. For example when I worked at Random House Inc, my persona was much different then it is now as an entrepreneur.

    I would hide who I was to appease the higher ups. I figured for me to be at the top I had to act, dress and speak like higher ups. When a presentation came around, I would have to make sure my vocabulary was full of buzz words that they deemed impressive.

    This made my presentations boring and uneventful in my own opinion.

    Now with The Phat Startup, I can still show off my education or knowledge but can be myself doing it. I can look at my community and quote Hip Hop, talk about living in poverty as a youngster, and use all the slang I want while still bringing value to my crew.

    We tend to hide who we are to the real world, but to me the real world is your whole world. It is risky being you1, why let others decide when you should be you and when you should put up a facade.

    Make The Stakes Higher

    In our culture we all say we need to do it big! I mean real big, or scream out it’s a movie. However; we tend not to really do it that big. We still limit ourselves a bit which is fine to a certain degree.

    The higher the stakes the scarier the situation becomes.1 It can be as simple as you claiming to be the ultimate game changer your culture needs.

    We do it all the time. I always tell people that “I felt someone needed to do it, why not me?” As simple as that statement is, I take it to the heart! I want my team to be the team everyone speaks about when Entrepreneurship and the Urban Community are spoken about. I want people to say you need The Phat Startup in your life!

    That makes what we do more than a business, that is when a movement means something. This is our WHY, and it can’t get any bigger.

    Will it happen? Of course it will, how can we make it a movie if we don’t believe the stakes are high enough? Always THINK BIG.

    The Stage Is Your World1

    Michael dropped so many gems on how to be one with the stage, how to own it.

    On attitude he told us to say to ourselves, “I have something to fucking say and I am not leaving until I say it.” That had me open! This is something I am going to say to myself before every event we host because I do have something valuable to say and it is something my community needs to hear.

    On stage presence he told all the presenters to stop looking down and walking around. When speaking we tend to get lost a bit, sometimes out of fear or something we might just forget what we wanted to say.

    Due to this we start walking around, looking down, or even playing with our hands. All of these things are normal, what you want to do is control them more. Doing all these other things forces the crowd to lose focus on you and the story.

    He gave us a deep lesson on using movements and the stage to tell your story and not get lost in it. How taking a few steps to the right while speaking on something then stopping and emphasizing a word adds flare to your talk. Sometimes even making a bigger impact than you had hoped for.

    Pick words that have meaning and will pull a reaction from people. Put emphasis on these words with your tone and body movements.

    You can use the stage to separate your thoughts like a book has chapters1. Left side of the stage can be your life story, right side your future, the front of the stage can be your Q&A session. I never ever thought of it that way and it makes perfect sense to me now.

    Ask the crowd questions but provide the answer1

    How many times have you been to a talk and the speaker tells you how is everyone feeling? Or are you ready to kill it today?

    Most of the the crowd will mumble something back while a few seem to be in perfect sync with each other and their answers. it feels awkward most of the time.

    Michael told us to switch that up a bit. Instead, tell someone are you ready to kill the game today, say hell yeah! Now the crowd has less to think of and more often than not will scream out your answer in unison.

    The vibe this creates is crazy and it breaks the ice in a great way.

    This also reinforces that you have your crowds back, that you are there to help them and this is your main duty.

    I get it speaking in front of people is daunting when you 1st start out. As a nerdy technologist that wears loose jeans, T shirts and dope kicks I am not supposed to be in front of a crowd. At least thats what school and society once told me. Now I can jump on a stage geek out over business and technology but can do it in my own skin.

    Willie Jackson once told me, “bring your own chair to the table,” Michael Port made me realized that my voice was a chair I didn’t know I could bring along with me.

    It is time for me to conquer my fear of speaking even more than I have done in the past. Are you ready to join me on this journey, say hell yeah!!!!!

    jamesJames Lopez

  • What an amazing two days – Michael Port’s kick off set the stage for a huge session. Supportive audiences, extraordinary customized shaping of our talks, fascinating thought leaders – pages of great notes to process. There are some investments we make that you know are pivotal – this was one of them.
    scott2Scott Prop
  • Ow! My brain hurts! But in a good way. Honest. Everyone I met, talked to, and watched speak over the last two days have been rock stars! I’m incredibly glad I took the leap and grabbed one of the speaking slots. The advice I personally got from Michael and Amy …along with the advice they gave to others… is invaluable. I have a lot to process and I hope that I can use what I learned to change my little corner of the world.
    So I just watched my recording from the June Michael Port Method session in Baltimore. I knew I got a lot out of it even though it’s really kind of a blur when you’re up there. However, re-watching it, I realized I got even more out of it than I thought I did. I had several new “ah ha” moments and I found myself nodding along to everything Michael was saying. I know I’ll get something new every time I watch it. Michael’s so great at taking what you’re doing, building on the positives, helping crystallize your ideas and offering new ways of looking at things. I had a theater friend tell me once, “Most directors think they’re great. Very few actually are.” Michael is one of those few. If you think you might want to add speaking to your repertoire, but you’re on the fence about the class, take it from me and just do it! On a personal note, Michael, thank you for your kindness and encouragement, and for creating this wonderful opportunity.
    Amber Singleton CarltonAmber Singleton Carlton

  • Well, that was quite something. I’m going to have to spend quite a lot of time processing not only what I learnt from my own session but also all the other sessions that contained lessons for me. Essentials are around Voice, Breath, Beats, Movement. But also around power, confidence, connection, engagement, fun, handling anxiety and staying in your own body! Thanks to all for the many lines of help from all those there and thanks Michael and Amy for the so-accurate observations & shifts that worked. Equipped to go onwards even after such a short session.
    Sean SpenceSean Spence

  • Can you think big after 70? Can you chase your dreams and think big no matter what your age?After watching Michael Port’s “Think Big Revolution” I feel that the best is yet to come, that age is not a limitation. His opening speech was very insightful for anyone looking to improve and grow. It’s very simple: you must think big thoughts followed by purposeful action.His seminar was educational, creative, lots of fun and very challenging. He is truly a coaches’ coach. If you get the chance, he can hep you dream big dreams, no matter what your age.
    James Fredrick BursonJames Fredrick Burson

  • That was a wholly remarkable pair of days. I’ve been delivering conference presentations for some time. And I’d already learned that great content wasn’t enough. Even adding a great slide deck (courtesy of Garr Reynolds and Nancy Duarte) isn’t enough. Now I get it. A presentation is a performance in order to connect with an audience and create an experience for them. So much to learn and master. But such a remarkable reframing in only two days
    Wayne M PetersonWayne M Peterson

  • Michael Port’s naked vulnerability was a beacon of wisdom into his own “big thinking.” And even though I knew quite well that there is wisdom in our shadow, to see it demonstrated on stage in front of a packed, standing room only house of 200 plus folks, cameras snapping, a cameraman panning, and total strangers gawking, the invitation to me personally pierced that place of comfort that I was hanging on to. I knew in that moment that I, too, had to take off the robe of procrastination, and the layers of contrived safety I had concocted over the years, and expose my beautiful, glorious, wisdom-filled wounds.
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    “Remember, leave everything you have in the room. No hiding. No holding back. No giving up.” ~ Michael PortSunday I attended an event titled “Think Big, Speak Easy” staring Michael Port, author, speaker, and entrepreneur. My hope was to refine my public speaking chops, and as a former actress I will admit I had a bit of the “I already know this syndrome.” I was quickly humbled. I witnessed a man strip naked, metaphorically speaking, on the stage.

    The striptease began with an onstage phone call reminding the star that he had not fulfilled a promise. It escalated from there when Michael Port quite graphically shared his struggle with a food addiction—a cycle of binging, exercising, shame and bodily torture. But that wasn’t all. He continued to shed. Through the magic of theater, we literally heard the preying voices of his negative,
    inner voice berate, denigrate and smash his dreams. Yet with all of his disrobing, I was the one who felt exposed. Why? The answer actually came from a woman in the crowd. This woman belted out, as we all were invited to do as a part of the program, “I stand for the wisdom of my fear.”

    Michael Port’s naked vulnerability was a beacon of wisdom into his own “thinking big.” And even though I knew quite well that there is wisdom in our shadow, to see it demonstrated on stage in front of a packed, standing room only house of 200 plus folks, cameras snapping, a cameraman panning, and total strangers gawking, the invitation to me personally pierced that place of comfort that I was hanging on to. I knew in that moment that I, too, had to take off the robe of procrastination, and the layers of contrived safety I had concocted over the years, and expose my beautiful, glorious, wisdom-filled wounds.

    Joseph Campbell wrote, “The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.” I was invited by the naked man on stage to step into my own cave and to seek my sparkling treasure. I had resisted entering that cave, had resisted removing my layers of metaphorical clothing that covered up my fear in the name of not hurting anyone as I struggle to write my memoir. What the naked man
    exhibited on stage is what I have to do on the page.

    We all are on our unique paths. We all have stepped off when things got a little rocky and opted to stay in a dead marriage because we feared we were not good enough to take care of ourselves. Or even remained tethered to an ended marriage for the same reason through the safe layers of blame and victimhood. I am guilty of both. It is all too easy to avoid those wisdom-filled muddy spots by cloaking ourselves with numbing and fleeting, quick and easy pleasures. I have spent many teary, lonely nights with Ben & Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie and HBO. It takes courage to shed and stand naked on our walk through life.

    I thank you naked man on the stage because you have inspired, prompted, prodded and egged on this woman in the audience. So here I go, warts and all standing fearfully but committed to dipping into my cave as I vow to write my truth. I vow to stay on that path no matter what it takes as I muddle through, or perhaps I will stand tall and simply walk the dark passages, stepping carefully, breathing easily, and shedding one layer at a time.

    stephanieStephanie Renee Payne

  • Thanks so much Michael Port and your entire team! It was a great event! Enjoyed being part of the entire process from the beginning to end. Very inspired by the courage of the “coachees” and their willingness to really dig deep in front of all of us.
    cherylCheryl Dolan
  • The event today was nothing short of incredible.
    catherineCatherine Altman Morgan
  • It is AMAZING to watch the transformation of a speaker’s performance as they get coached by Michael Port during the The Method workshops. Within 30 minutes, the speakers learn to tap into exactly what it takes to get the audience eating out of their hands. If Michael’s performance of The Think Big Revolution were a reality show, I would binge watch it.
    cherylCheryl Dale
  • The Michael Port training/coaching masterclass was undoubtedly one of the best I have ever experienced. The value he provided was awesome and the inclusion of other professional speakers/authors like John Havens and Barry Moltz took it to another level. The panel discussion with these guys was great! We got speaking and biz tips, along with comedy and a hot musical performance. I was more informed and entertained at the Michael’s workshop than I’ve been at some other events for which I paid more than double the amount. Talk about going Beyond Booked Solid!
    rachelRachel Wilson Thibodeaux
  • The Michael Port Method workshop has to be one of the best conferences I’ve experienced. Not only do you walk away with fantastic tips and advice, but you’re receiving them live and in the moment. There are plenty of ways to learn, but there is only one way to take action: just do it. I know I left the conference a better speaker than when I walked in. And that’s exactly what I needed: results!
    jamesJames Wightman
  • Yesterday was AMAZING, Michael. I’m recommending to all my speaker and “expert” friends. And thank you for putting it all out there. So grateful to have been there.
    loriLori Richardson
  • Wanting to inspire others through speaking, I enrolled in The Michael Port Method workshop. I’ve been following Michael for a while, and I love his style and wanted to learn from a true performer. He is brilliant! If you are serious about becoming a speaker, you have to take one of his classes. It will transform the way you speak – you will learn how to prepare better, you will understand how to connect with your audience, and know how to speak with intention using your natural style, plus you will meet a lot of really cool people. This was hands down one of the best trainings I’ve attended. Thanks, Michael!
    tanujaTanuja Ramchal
  • Michael, I just had to tell you that you are truly amazing! These past two days have been the best I’ve ever spent at a conference. Speaking on stage is my true passion, and a year ago in front of 400 people I feel like I bombed. I’ve been gun shy ever since. With your direction and the overwhelming support of the audience (that you brought together because of who YOU are), I now have my confidence back!
    tanujaLisa Jones
  • What an amazing 2 days. Michael and Amy – the two of you were amazing. Michael, as I told you (through tears) at the end of the day today, I was so impressed and touched by your wisdom and guidance. You are more than a speaking coach, more than a business coach…your advice and direction and way of relating to each individual and the group is as a “healer.” You clearly help each person you work with find their voice, express their authenticity, and THINK BIG. You practice what you preach, and your integrity and alignment is really moving. I am grateful and look forward to learning more from you.
    Karen SchachterKaren Schachter
  • WOW…this was a two day conference I won’t forget! I have been facilitating workshops, training sessions, break outs, speaking at women’s conferences and retreats for over 14 years. I have paid thousands for programs, conferences and education for my coaching and speaking career…some amazing and sadly some disappointing. I have pretty high expectations and was blown away by what all I learned. The best part was being in a room with a true pro who actually knows his stuff like it’s in his DNA… can not fake that! I got so much out of this I truly felt I owned Michael Port another check. I am so excited to craft my presentation to include the technical elements I watched Michael demonstrate with true authenticity. I have always resisted ‘performing’ as I did not think I wanted to be staged and risk being insincere. I now see how this is such a service in the right settings. Some of it I do naturally but to be truly great I know this was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I was a member of NSA and went through a year long mentor program and honestly got more true applicable information in two days then I did in that year long program. I felt like Michael cared for us and wanted the best for us and those we serve…he def left it ALL on the field in my opinion! Thanks again!
    Kimberly DelcocoKimberly Delcoco
  • Before Monday, I would have considered myself to be a proficient public speaker. Not the greatest ever, but comfortable enough in front of an audience. After spending the past 2 days with all of you, I am humbled by how little I knew and excited about what my future speaking engagements will look like! Thank you Michael Port
    Pete SmithPete Smith
  • Michael Port, amazing two days. You most definitely have a mastery of your craft and an extremely impressive ability to pinpoint exactly what each person needs to allow them to quickly grow. I was blown away and can’t wait to start your new program.
    Paul McManusPaul McManus
  • Testimonial for the Michael Port Method. If you haven’t signed up to work with Michael Port and Amy Cronise-Mead to improve your public speaking you should.I regularly give at least two seminars a month to 20-40 people. Been doing it for years, so I know my metrics.Since attending once as a performer and once as an observer, my metrics have greatly improved. Last night, of the 12 “buying units” in the crowd. All 12 set up initial consultations with me. To give you an idea, a client for me can be in the 2k-5k range or 10k-20k. They are undercharging for the benefit that I’ve received from their training.
    Christopher J. BerryChristopher J. Berry










I’m not going to teach you public speaking. I’m going to teach you the art and science of performance.

When you apply this to your speaking efforts,
you will immediately see a palpable change
in your personal power.

It’s by using these skills, skills that I’ve honed over the last 20 years starting at the best performing arts school in the country, that your speaking career will be turbo-charged. I use the same principles myself, religiously. I acted. I taught acting. And THEN I spoke. I speak at events organized by Entrepreneur Magazine, Inc. Magazine, State Farm, The Screen Actors Guild, The National Speakers Association, CreativeLIVE, ActionCoach International, Poliquin, Viacom, ColdWell Banker, Schwarzkopf, Microsoft, Credit Suisse, InvescoTriMark and a whole host more … Rick Calvert, the Founder and CEO of BlogWorld, said (and he’s seen them all) that I was “hands down, the best speaker [he has] ever seen.” High praise indeed … See for yourself … Check it out … the story I tell at the beginning … It’s the first time I’ve ever told it. The story I tell at the end, I tell all the time.


Is it for you?

Do you speak? Then how could it not be? Can you afford to spend $2000 or even just $250 to be a better speaker?

Of course you can. If getting to the event seems tough, then toughen up.

The performer will do anything and everything, whatever it takes to share their art (work).

Get a flight, take a road trip, share a hotel room, crash on someone’s floor.

Just get to the masterclass. You’ll be glad you did.


The principles are timeless and extraordinary. You will finally fulfill that childhood dream of having the entire stadium hanging on your every word.

I’m going to transform the most important skill you’ve got:
your communication skill.

If you have pre-sale questions, then call my team any time on
414-FOR PORT. Or email

If you’d like to get coached by me, live, on stage during the event for a full hour, the investment is only $2,000 and there are no refunds BEFORE the workshop. When you’re in, you’re in. If you don’t show (unless you’re on your deathbed) then you don’t get your money back (you will, however, have a credit with me). But, if you do show and you think the workshop sucked, then you can have your money back.

If you’re serious, put down the full amount right now.

You’re required to show up and play full out, with an open mind and an open heart for two full days. If you can’t commit to that, I understand.

But if you’re so excited about this right now that you could just burst, then take action right now and reserve your spot below.

There are only 8 spots available
for one-to-one coaching

Reserve your spot

Coaching Option

Chose from the available days below and for only $2000 you get a minimum of an hour on the stage. Only 8 people get this. If you want info on future events, send us an email saying so.

April 24-25 Philadelphia, PA
sold out
May 20-21 Long Beach, CA
sold out
June 23-24 Baltimore, MD
sold out

Observing Option

Chose from the available dates below and for only $250 you get to watch all the coaching sessions & participate in all Q&A. If you decide to get coached at a future workshop, you’ll get a $250 discount.

April 24-25 Philadelphia, PA
May 20-21 Long Beach, CA
June 23-24 Baltimore, MD
Together, we can do more than you can alone.

Philadelphia Event Location

The Health & Wellness Center

847 Easton Road, Route 611
Warrington, PA 18976


Long Beach Event Location

The Art Theatre of Long Beach

2025 East Fourth Street,
Long Beach CA 90814


Baltimore Event Location

Coppin State University

James Weldon Johnson Auditorium, 2500 W. North Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland


The agenda varies but the start, end and lunch times remain consistent across events.

You’ll see me perform, watch me coach others, and get to ask all the questions your heart desires.

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