We have produced many video courses over the past few years, and we’ve watched thousands of students crush their fears and own the stage. Now, learn how to make more money and book more stages.

Mike Ganino, one of the Heroic Public Speaking Senior Faculty Members (and an expert in branding) will be the lead teacher. Certainly, I could teach this class on my own; however, I wanted Mike to be the lead teacher and me to support Mike so that you can receive a more well-rounded education. I’ve been speaking professionally for 15 years and recently retired from keynoting, having earned fees of $30,000 per speech. And so, your situation right now is a little different than mine in the market. It’s more important to hear from a teacher that’s more in touch with where you are in your path than someone who doesn’t have to go out and try to find gigs.

This way, you get the best of both:
Mike Ganino and me.

Michael Port


You want to get booked. You’re ready for the stage. But you don’t know where to start … and because you don’t know where to start, you don’t know how to continue.

This video course shows you exactly how to get your first paid gig, and your second, and all the rest.

You’ll go from having NO income as a speaker (or meager income) to making speaking a profitable and sustainable part of your business model.

Follow Mike’s expertise, and you’ll know how to:

  • Get speaking gigs from your existing strengths, your current platform, and the relationships you already have. PLUS, you’ll add new strengths, grow your current platform and know how to forge real and long-lasting relationships with influencers that get you directly onto stages all around the world.
  • Work out exactly who will pay you for your speeches and who you should stop wasting your time pursuing. You’ll hone and refine your true target audience so that you land more speaking gigs with the right people.
  • Fast-forward through the learning curve that almost all new speakers endure. Instead of making a ton of “learning lessons” as you “fail forward”, know precisely which mistakes to avoid so that you don’t get labeled as an amateur while you’re trying to be taken seriously. These most common mistakes will save you time, energy AND your reputation.
  • Connect with event planners so that they don’t ignore you. Stand head and shoulders above the rest using our proprietary follow-up, contact management, and social media strategies that will get you noticed and get you the attention you need and deserve.

AND, receive a smattering of printable content to infuse with your Professional Speaker training, including:

  • Email scripts so that you’re prepared with what to say before, during and after events.
  • Sample contracts to give you a sense of what to look for (and what to watch out for) before signing for any gig.
  • An event booking flowchart to navigate your way through the process.
  • Travel tips for the Professional Speaker to make your life on the road as easy as possible.


If you’re particularly busy right now and can’t do all of the work, don’t worry: you’ll have lifetime access to this video course, and you’ll be able to go step-by-step through the work any time into the future.


Get set for success with Mike and Michael. Understand the key terms and vocabulary you’ll need to master in order to have the insider’s edge when it comes to booking speaking gigs, and discover the different types of speakers on the circuit and event opportunities that exist for you.

Learn the right way to build your personal brand as a speaker and create a concrete vision for your new speaking business. PLUS, learn what high-earning speakers are doing to position themselves as the go-to experts and book more stages, so that you can borrow their most effective strategies.

One core message, multiple speaking opportunities. Learn how to craft your talk into workshops, keynotes and breakouts. Understand the add-ons that you can offer to event planners. Learn how to make the right organizational moves from the start, so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel with every new opportunity. And as your offerings take shape, understand how to set your fees, when to increase them, and when to (or if you should) speak for free.

Every speaker has their “dongle bag” and every speaker has their preferred type of carry-on luggage. Learn what you need to know about the inexpensive (and sometimes free) tools and devices you’ll need to gain leverage as a productive, professional speaker.

For amateur speakers, the first time they hear about an event is when the keynote speakers are announced. Professional speakers know about the most relevant and important events in their industry months or years before they take place. You’ll learn how to use straightforward but little-known strategies to get to know about events that you should be speaking at before your competition.

Now that you know about the events, it’s time to let THEM know about YOU. Learn exactly how to get your name out there in a way that best represents you and your message. From your bio to your social media, from books to podcasts, you’ll learn how to make people switch from saying “Who that?” to “I WANT THEM ON MY STAGE!.”

Speaker site aren’t like regular websites. They serve a different purpose to your average small-business site … and it’s critical that you understand the difference. You’ll learn the main goal of a speaker site, and score some vital lessons in success strategies for your own website creation. Plus, you’ll learn the seven mistakes that all speakers make with their first websites, so that you can avoid them.

Nobody likes selling, and you’re probably no different. So we’re hooking you up with a clear, organized process: you’ll outline your goals, maneuver paperwork (contracts, agreements, and clauses) like they’re nothing, and wrap your brain around service bundles. And if that isn’t enough, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about speaker bureaus.

Prepare your failsafe “on the day” speaking checklist. Learn how to represent yourself and your message in a way that is authentic and true to your brand, so that you have biggest impact on and off the stage. You’ll be respected for the professional that you are and the event organizers will be anxious to work with you again.

Along with your speaking day checklist, learn what you need to be doing in the weeks and days that precede your big day, and how to follow up for maximum impact. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to represent yourself and your message in a way that is authentic and true to your brand. Do this part well, and future business will start to take care of itself.

With tailored bonuses and a series of printable worksheets , now it’s time to focus on the key steps to tie all of the previous steps parts together and build your speaker brand. You’ll be getting you as many gigs as your heart desires, at fees that will float your boat for years to come.


Mike Ganino

A Heroic Public Speaking Performance Faculty Member, Mike has become a sought out professional speaker and industry leader in record time. From the stage he helps leaders and organizations dramatically improve their communication skills to boost culture and deliver breakthrough results.

Mike’s a Heroic Public Speaking alumnus 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 improv at Second City Chicago, Improv Olympics, Upright Citizens Brigade, and Neo-Futurists. His clients include category leading brands like Uber, ChowNow, US Foods, PeopleMatter, and Yum! Brands.


With Special Appearances by 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.



With the Heroic Public Speaking The Professional Speaker course, you’ll receive:

  • ACCESS to more than 15 video classes of potent Professional Speaker training.
  • ACCESS to the online community of Heroic Public Speakers for feedback and support.

Actual Total Value: $995




You’ll be covered by our rock-solid guarantee. That means, if within the first 30 days after the courses are delivered your way, you complete the entire course, and you’re not satisfied, for any reason, you can ask for a full refund, so long as you do the assignments and watch all of the videos.