Michael Port is the author of nine books, which have been translated into twenty-nine languages. A few of them have become perennial bestsellers and made it onto such lists as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Some have won awards from 800-ceo-read and Amazon. After delivering thousands of paid speeches on the world’s biggest stages, Michael and his wife, Amy, built Heroic Public Speaking HQ , a performance training center, to develop and nurture the next generation of professional speakers along with CEOs and founders, bestselling authors, business owners, and people leading movements and advancing important causes. More at www.HeroicPublicSpeaking.com.
After Amy Port earned 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 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.
Jennifer MacMillan is a performing-artist, educator, activist, speaker, and mental health professional with a BFA in Theater Arts from The University of the Arts, where she graduated first in her class. She has a Master’s in Science in Education and Counseling Services from UPenn, and she completed post-masters credits at Johns Hopkins University. With roles in commercials, indie films, and theater, the Philadelphia Inquirer called her “a gifted comedienne,” “a knock-out,” and “hilarious.”
Her one-act comedic play for high school students won a Playscripts international playwriting competition. The co-founder of the ensemble Bright Invention, she conceived and directed a 24-hour Improv-a-thon.
Before joining the HPS team, Jenn taught in pre-college and undergraduate theater programs and served as a private acting coach. She designed and implemented an extensive college and career readiness curriculum for foster-dependent teens at Temple University.