Based in beautiful Lambertville, New Jersey, Heroic Public Speaking is a public speaking training institute that offers the most rigorous and intensive keynote speaker training in the world.
Founded in 2014 by Michael and Amy Port, Heroic Public Speaking has helped thousands of coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and movement leaders stop speaking and start performing.
A husband and wife team, Michael and Amy combine their years of acting and speaking experience to provide their students with an unparalleled and transformative educational experience. Both Michael and Amy trained and worked in the industry as professional actors for years. Michael is a retired professional speaker, and is the author of nine books.
Under Michael and Amy’s leadership, Heroic Public Speaking is developing and nurturing the next generation of professional speakers.
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My guest today is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today best selling author.
He’s written nine books, which have been translated into twenty nine languages.
He’s a classically trained actor, a former professional actor, a retired keynote speaker, and an entrepreneur.
In 2014 with his wife Amy Port, he founded Heroic Public Speaking, a training institute that offers the most rigorous and intensive keynote speaker training in the world
As Co-Founder and CEO of Heroic Public Speaking, he helps coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and movement leaders from around the world stop speaking and start performing.
I’m pleased to welcome to the show…Michael Port.
My guest today is the President and Co-Founder of Heroic Public Speaking.
A public speaking training institute based in Lambertville, New Jersey, Heroic Public Speaking offers the most rigorous and intensive keynote speaker training in the world.
Before founding Heroic Public Speaking, she earned her MFA in Acting from Yale Drama and spent years working in theater and commercials.
Today, she uses her mastery of the craft of performance to help Heroic Public Speaking’s students write and deliver best-in-class speeches.
I’m pleased to welcome to the show…Amy Port.
My guests today are Michael and Amy Port—the husband and wife team behind Heroic Public Speaking.
Founded in 2014, Heroic Public Speaking is a training institute that offers the most rigorous and intensive keynote speaker training in the world.
Before founding Heroic Public Speaking, Michael and Amy both trained and worked as professional actors. Michael went on to have a successful career as a keynote speaker, and is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of nine books.
Today, as CEO and President of Heroic Public Speaking, Michael and Amy help coaches, consultants, entrepreneurs, business leaders, and movement leaders from around the world stop speaking and start performing.
Please welcome to the show…Michael and Amy Port.
Between studying acting at the graduate level, climbing to the top of the keynote speaking circuit, and founding multiple thriving businesses…let’s just say our resumes are anything but boring.
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Michael and Amy have devoted decades to mastering the craft of public speaking. As the Co-Founders of Heroic Public Speaking, they share their visionary knowledge with professional and aspiring professional speakers from around the world.
After Michael left acting, he wrote and released a series of acclaimed books and became an in-demand keynote speaker, delivering hundreds of speeches a year for two decades. Michael’s book The Referable Speaker, co-written with keynote speaker Andrew Davis, is a first-of-its-kind exploration and explanation of the business of public speaking.
Michael, how did you become a professional keynote speaker?
How can someone who isn’t already famous break into the speaking business?
Do non-professional speakers have anything to gain by learning more about speaking?
Why did you found Heroic Public Speaking?
What does Heroic Public Speaking do? Who does Heroic Public Speaking serve?
Michael and Amy founded Heroic Public Speaking together in 2014—and, like so many other business owners, they learned countless insights and valuable lessons over the years as they’ve led and grown their business. Heroic Public Speaking is neither Michael nor Amy’s first business.
In 2006, Michael published his best-selling first book, Book Yourself Solid. To this day, thousands of business owners around the world use the formula that Michael homed and revealed in Book Yourself Solid. Entrepreneurial audiences anywhere can benefit from this discussion.
Michael, one of your hobbies is finance. Why?
Michael, your book Book Yourself Solid is a perennial bestseller. Why do you think that book remains so popular?
What advice would you give an aspiring entrepreneur?
Do small businesses owners and entrepreneurs have anything to gain by learning more about speaking?
How has your business navigated the pandemic? What did you learn?
Understanding and mastering the art of communication can give anyone a leg up in corporate settings—often, it can be a decisive factor in determining career outcomes. However, most people don’t realize just how little they know about the craft of speaking and how it can help them achieve their goals and move forward in their career.
What should executives and business leaders know about speaking?
How can mastering communication make a difference in your career?
Most successful individuals probably don’t think they need public speaking training. Do they? Why?
Whatever yours are, we probably meet them. Michael has been doing this stuff before podcasting even became a thing. When it comes to mics, amps, camera, and lighting, we've got top-of-the-line equipment.
When Michael and Amy founded Heroic Public Speaking, Michael decided to retire from the public speaking keynote circuit. However, he does occasionally speak at select events.
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