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Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.

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Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.

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My latest favorite podcast on speaking

By Linda Ugelow - Dec 19 2019
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I love the interview style and the caliber of the guests. Taking lots of notes.

This Show is a Game Changer!

By Alan Stein - Dec 03 2019
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This show should be required listening for all professional speakers!

iTunes Ratings

230 Ratings
Average Ratings
216
9
3
0
2

My latest favorite podcast on speaking

By Linda Ugelow - Dec 19 2019
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I love the interview style and the caliber of the guests. Taking lots of notes.

This Show is a Game Changer!

By Alan Stein - Dec 03 2019
Read more
This show should be required listening for all professional speakers!
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Steal the Show with Michael Port

Latest release on Jan 21, 2020

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Speeches, job interviews, deal-closing pitches... do you know the best way to handle yourself in the spotlight? “Steal the Show” offers a fast track to the skillset that will enable you to engage your listeners, manage your nerves, and give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time. Your host Michael Port is a New York Times bestselling author of 6 books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, a top-rated corporate speaker, and former professional actor, having guest starred on shows like SEX & THE CITY, LAW & ORDER, Third Watch and many others. Music by: Shammy Dee.

Rank #1: 003 How to Tell Stories That Make You the Life of the Party and a World-Class Speaker

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Want to tell a story that engage with your audience? Learn 4 ways to uncover fun and relevant stories, and learn how to deliver them in the most effective way.

Topics covered

Tips on telling great stories in your speech

3 structures of a great story

4 ways to uncover great stories to tell in your speaking

5 step process for telling terrific tales

http://StealTheShow.com

Sep 10 2015

20mins

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Rank #2: 091 How to Make Memorization Easier

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Are you incorporating this "technique" when you try to memorize your presentation? It's good for your mind and body!

Original question from Christian: "...why you think when I work on memorization, walking on a treadmill, it seems to lead to better flow and ability to improvise the speech compared to when I stand or sit. I glance at the script much less often and I feel more connected to the material when moving at four miles per hour. Besides expecting a treadmill to be on stage when I perform, what insight can you share that would achieve the same result. Be well, Christian."

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Nov 14 2016

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Rank #3: 087 Nancy Duarte on How to Create and Deliver Epic Performances

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Want to take your presentation to the next level? Listen in as Nancy Duarte shows how to create and deliver an epic performance.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Oct 17 2016

56mins

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Rank #4: 002 #ShowStopper: What Not to Say When Opening a Speech

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Normally a show stopper is good, but in this case, it's not. These are the things that will stop your performances, speeches, pitches, negotiations, presentations dead in their tracks.

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Sep 09 2015

2mins

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Rank #5: 119 Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin on How to Get  People to Talk About You

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“Those who have the courage to do something distinctly, purposefully, and strategically different will reap the rewards.” - Jay Baer

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are discussing talk triggers: the things that brands and businesses do that get us telling stories about them to our friends. However, to create one inside our own company is much easier said than done.

That’s why we’re digging into the specific elements required for a talk trigger to be activated. With so much noise in the marketing and advertising spaces, the opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition lies in the customer experience.

Listen to this episode to understand the anatomy of a talk trigger, so you can implement them into your brand experience!

You can order Talk Triggers here

And learn more about Daniel Lemin and Jay Baer

“Talk triggers are all about giving your customers a consistent story to tell.” - Daniel Lemin

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Steal The Points
  • Most of those who are good at word-of-mouth are good at it by accident.
  • Talk triggers must align with the brand’s positioning and be operationally feasible.
  • It is most difficult for companies to operationalize human interaction.
  • Look at UberConference’s hold music as an example of a talk trigger.
  • Word of mouth is directly responsible for 19% of all purchases, and influences as much as 90%.

Sep 17 2018

50mins

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Rank #6: 110 Andrew Davis On Obsessively Tracking Your Career, How To Create The Speech People Talk About, And Why You Can Charge More Than You Think With The FEE Model

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“The more systematic you are about it—the faster you can increase fees, get more gigs, and turn this into a real business.” - Andrew Davis

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Between knowing what to charge and handling client relations, a workload can quickly become overwhelming before the actual work even starts.

For the novice speaker, negotiating with event organizers and creating fair but profitable proposals can be a steep learning curve—one that can take serious time away from what the focus should actually be: the performance.

That’s why on today’s episode of Steal The Show, we are joined by Andrew Davis to discuss his systems for bypassing these hurdles. After all, life doesn’t get in the way, it IS the way. Andrew has many credits to his name, all of which have helped him land big-time public speaking deals. He has written for Charles Kuralt, produced for NBC, and worked for The Muppets and MTV. And as one of the most influential marketers in the world, Andrew has appeared on The Today Show and in The New York Times.

Tune in to today’s episode to learn his method of tracking his speeches and email inquiry, so that you can start to do the same and land stage time at exciting events and conferences.

“Remember your business model isn’t their business model.” - Andrew Davis

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Steal The Points
  • Be as systematic as possible with creative endeavors to allow for more creativity.
  • Small business owners comprise one of the most engaged audience demographics for public speakers.
  • Speeches should come from a place of vision, not “expert-ville.”
  • Set fees based on the FEE Model: fame, entertainment, and expertise.
  • Track your demand over time by aiming for a high loss-rate over a high close-rate.
  • Accept free gigs as a way of testing material to get to that referrable speech faster.

Jun 25 2018

56mins

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Rank #7: 090 Joey Coleman on Learning Quickly and a Framework for Making your Case

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Are you ready to influence an audience with a narrative presentation? Listen in as Joey Coleman explains how to lay the foundation for a memorable speech.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Nov 07 2016

58mins

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Rank #8: 078 Mark Bowden on Winning Body Language (Michael's Favorite Episode)

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Want to communicate better with others without saying a word? Listen in as Mark Bowden discusses how to do so with a winning body language.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Jul 25 2016

1hr 15mins

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Rank #9: 114 Mitch Joel on How to Create Content That Is Authentically You

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“If you look at the past decade, I’d be challenged to see another industry as disrupted by technology as speaking.” - Mitch Joel

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Today, most brands and businesses are also trying to be a media company. Selling a product or service is no longer enough. Whether it’s an engaging social media presence or valuable email marketing campaign—this new expectation of content creation provides an unprecedented marketing opportunity for companies all over the world.

However, if we’re not careful, we can fall into the abyss of marketing noise; following templates and sticking to the norms will mask your authentic voice and have you hidden in the crowd.

That’s why on today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by Mitch Joel live at Heroic Public Speaking HQ to discuss content creation. Mitch has been called one of North America’s leading visionaries and the “rockstar of digital marketing” by Strategy Magazine. When brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify, and GE want to leverage technology to better connect with their customers, they call Mitch.

His first book, Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful blog and podcast is a business and marketing bestseller. His second book, CTRL ALT Delete was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Amazon.

Listen to this episode to learn the intellectual significance that Mitch brings to the table, and how you can apply Mitch’s wisdom to your brand.

“You have to find the thing that makes you want to create content.”  - Mitch Joel

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Steal The Points

  • Create content that is you, rather than what you think the audience wants.
  • Find a talent agency with speakers who speak on similar topics.
  • There will always be opportunity to write and speak about what’s next.
  • Be mindful of when criticizing other work takes the place of working on your own.
  • Watch the best speakers and read the best authors if you want to speak or write.

Jul 30 2018

1hr 27mins

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Rank #10: 082 Two Common Questions from Professional Speakers

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This episode answers two common questions from professional speakers.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Aug 22 2016

20mins

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Rank #11: 118 Listener Q&A: How to Make a Dry and Technical Topic Compelling

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“Our job, as performers, is often to break the rules. That’s what an artist does.” - Michael Port

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we explore a listener’s question: how do we make the technical appear in technicolor? Well, he doesn’t exactly ask that. But how does a performer compel on a subject matter where the subject matter is dense, slides are expected, and a podium is the norm? Where’s the balance between what’s expected and breaking the rules to create a memorable experience for the audience? There’s a difference between being a critic and being a performer. One asks you to purely look at things from the top-down, pointing out what is wrong and what needs fixing. The other asks you to build an entirely new experience from scratch, subverting whatever’s wrong with the old by transcending it with something entirely new.

Listen to this episode to hear how to apply these principles to your own high-stakes moments.

“Audience interaction should be proportionate to the amount of trust you have earned.” - Michael Port

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Steal The Points
  • Work to music that has the same emotional sensibility you want the work to evoke.
  • Break rules by creating an experience that defies expectations.
  • Develop unconventional, creative ways to relay the data to the audience.
  • Just because something is done a particular way doesn’t mean it’s the most effective way.
  • Self-expression is the name of the game, as long as it serves the audience in the room.

Aug 27 2018

28mins

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Rank #12: 107 Neen James On Systemizing Thoughtfulness, Where To Focus A Personal Brand, And Why Social Media Is Key

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“If you are really serious about performance, you have to get counsel and direction from people who are qualified to give it you.” - Neen James

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We all have production companies in our pockets.

Today, the smartphone has empowered people to instantly publish content to an audience with a few taps. For public speakers, this creates a unique challenge where they must always be on. The speech no longer ends after the applause; rather, speakers must be open to connection in the lobby, at the airport, or in their hometown because any moment could turn into a tweet or Instagram post.

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by Neen James. Neen is the author of 9 books, including Folding Time and her most recent book, Attention Pays. In 2017, she was named one of the Top 30 Leadership Speakers by Global Guru because of her work with companies like Viacom, Comcast, Cisco, and many more. She has received numerous awards as a professional speaker, is a partner in Thought Leaders Global, and is a member of the prestigious league of Heroic Public Speakers.

In this conversation, Neen details many topics: what it means to be a public speaker in 2018, how we can use technology to our advantage, why we should look for unique places to project our personal brand, and much more. Tune in to apply Neen’s insights to your life, career, or passion project!

You can order Neen James’ Attention Pays here.

“Think about how much we can use social media to engage an audience before we even step on stage.” - Neen James

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Steal the Points
  • Ask whether a social media post is for value or vanity.
  • Public speakers are always being photographed and videotaped.
  • Personal brands must be cohesive experiences for the audience.
  • Stepping outside normal roles forces the student to see what he/she is capable of.
  • Those who are only coached by the so-called gurus start to resemble those gurus.
  • Approach public speaking as an artistic expression.
  • When speakers embrace their uniqueness, they gain a competitive advantage.
  • Seek specific coaching over generalized help.
  • Opportunities for personal branding exist in unique places (email auto-responses, voicemails, etc.).
  • Systemize thoughtfulness by creating calendar events to stay in contact with valuable people.

 

Previous Steal The Show Episodes with Neen James:

Jun 04 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #13: 086 How to Have More Energy for Show Stealing Performances with Celebrity Trainer Todd Durkin

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Are you willing to put in the time and energy to enhance your performance skills?  Listen in as celebrity trainer Todd Durkin explains how to become a world class performer.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Oct 10 2016

37mins

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Rank #14: 021 Five Top Tips for Amazing Audience Interaction

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Need an icebreaker for your presentation? Want to engage your audience and gain control of the room? You will learn 5 techniques for amazing audience interaction.

Tips and topics:

Icebreaker techniques for speakers

How to Build Trust and Intimacy with Your Audience

5 techniques for creating awesome audience interaction

Audience interaction - what to do and what NOT TO

Audience interaction techniques must be directly proportionate to the trust that you earned.

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Oct 06 2015

28mins

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Rank #15: 084 How to Get Booked as a TEDx Speaker and Much More with Tamsen Webster (Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge)

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Want to be a TEDx Speaker? Listen in as Executive Producer of TEDxCambridge, Tamsen Webster, discusses how to get booked as a speaker and much more.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Sep 19 2016

49mins

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Rank #16: 083 A Revolutionary New Experience in Public Speaking with Erik Wahl (World Famous Graffiti Artist and Celebrity Speaker)

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Would you like to know how to turn your speech into a performance?  Listen in as world famous graffiti artist and celebrity speaker, Erik Wahl discusses a creative way to approach public speaking. 

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Sep 12 2016

1hr 16mins

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Rank #17: 115 Amy Port on Writing and Performing a Killer Keynote (Part 1 of 2)

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“If you’re having to decide whether you should do A or B with your time—you should just wake up earlier.” - Amy Port (click to tweet)

We’ve all been to the convention, where we spend our days sitting in lectures back-to-back, listening to speakers read from their slides. It’s undeniably forgettable, yet we find most abiding by this template when they’re on stage.

So the question becomes: how do you abandon this formula to make a memorable speech.  

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, Co-Founder & President of Heroic Public Speaking, Amy Port joins the show to deconstruct the keynote we delivered at the National Speakers Association Influence 2018 conference. By exposing the process, we reveal the approach necessary to build a killer keynote speech from the ground up. Or in this case, from the diner table up.  

Listen to this episode to learn how to apply these principles to your next speaking gig, no matter how big or small.

“Every choice we make—right down to what we wear—tells the audience how we want to be seen.” - Amy Port

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Steal The Points
  • People lash out in when they feel that their status is questioned.
  • Every artistic process has somebody at the helm.
  • Write scenes that use contrast and high-stakes to fill the room with energy.
  • Stay inside the lane of your strengths when collaborating.
  • Find creative challenges to demonstrate to yourself what you’re capable of.

Aug 06 2018

41mins

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Rank #18: 004 Common Questions: What Should I Do with My Hands and Where Should I Stand?

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Do you feel lost sometimes on the stage? What should you do with your hands and where should you stand? Learn tips on how to move during your speech.

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Sep 11 2015

9mins

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Rank #19: 124 Giovanni Marsico on Building Your Tribe

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about building a community of raving fans.

Giovanni Marsico is the founder of the Archangel Summit, an annual gathering of mission-driven entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals who want to do well by doing good. He shares with us his vision for creating transformational experiences on stage and behind the scenes.

Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/124-giovanni-marsico-building-tribe/.

Nov 19 2019

49mins

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Rank #20: 080 The Former President of Starbucks Shares His Secrets for Stealing the Show

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Want to know what made Starbucks a model of success? Listen in as the Former President of Starbucks, Howard Behar, shares his secrets for Stealing the Show.

Heroic Public Speaking http://heroicpublicspeaking.com

Send in your questions questions@michaelport.com

Give us a review and help others find this show better! http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/reviews

Aug 08 2016

41mins

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131 Rohit Bhargava on “Non-Obvious” Ways to Become a Better Speaker

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about “non-obvious” ways to provide more value to meeting planners and organizers, as well as audiences and fans.

Rohit Bhargava is the founder and Chief Trend Curator for the Non-Obvious Company and the bestselling author of six books. His latest book, for the new decade, is Non-Obvious Megatrends. He is widely considered one of the most entertaining and original keynote speakers on business trends and marketing in the world.

Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/131-rohit-bhargava-non-obvious-ways-become-better-speaker/. 

Jan 21 2020

1hr 5mins

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130 Dorie Clark on Reinventing Yourself

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about reinventing yourself as a speaker, author, and thought leader.

Dorie Clark is a self-reinvention and branding expert and the author of  Entrepreneurial You, Reinventing You and the Washington Post bestseller and Forbes Top 10 Business Book of the Year, Stand Out.  She delivers dozens of keynotes per year and has appeared on the TEDx stage three times. Named on the 2019 Thinkers50 list, which identifies leading management thinkers, Dorie shares her secrets for reinventing yourself in business and in life.  Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/130-dorie-clark-reinventing/.

Jan 14 2020

1hr 15mins

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129 David Meerman Scott on How to Turn Audience Members into Raving Fans

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about the neuroscience of fandom and how speakers can use it to connect with audiences and build a following.

David Meerman Scott is the author of The New Rules of Marketing and PR, with more than 400,000 copies sold in English and available in 29 languages. His newest book, Fanocracy, co-written with his daughter Reiko, is about turning fans into customers and customers into fans. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/129-david-meerman-scott-turn-audience-members-raving-fans/

Jan 07 2020

1hr 14mins

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128 Ann Handley on Serving Your Audience Through Better Storytelling

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about using the tricks of the journalism trade for producing better storytelling online and on stage. 

Ann Handley is a digital marketing pioneer and the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Everybody Writes and Content Rules. Named by IBM as one of the seven people shaping modern marketing, she has more than 400,000 LinkedIn followers. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/128-ann-handley-serving-audience-better-storytelling/

Dec 31 2019

1hr 6mins

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055 Unlock Erotic Intelligence in the Bedroom and the Boardroom with Esther Perel

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Want to learn how to unlock erotic intelligence in the bedroom and the boardroom? Listen in as I interview Esther Perel, who is an author and a couples therapist. She has been recognized as one of the world's most original and insightful thinkers about couples, sexuality, and the peculiar paradoxes found in modern marriage.

Esther Perel wrote her first groundbreaking book called, "Mating in Captivity," which introduced Americans to the inherent conflict between emotionally safe but boring intimacy, and thrilling but potentially risky eroticism, love, and lust.  In 2017, she released her new book, "The State of Affairs: Cheating in the Age of Transparency.” Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/unlock-erotic-intelligence-esther-perel/.

Dec 24 2019

46mins

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127 Alan Stein on How a Sports Mindset Can Up-Level Your Speaking Career

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about raising your speaking game using sports performance principles. 

Alan Stein, Jr. worked as a performance coach for some of the highest-performing athletes on the planet, including NBA superstar Kevin Durant. He shows us how the lessons he taught top athletes can bring out the best in any performance.

Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/127-alan-stein-sports-mindset-can-level-speaking-career/

Dec 12 2019

53mins

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126 Scott Stratten on Harnessing Your Personality for Fun and Profit

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about crafting a speaking career that suits your personality and life goals. 

Scott Stratten co-founded UnMarketing and co-hosts the UnPodcast with his wife and business partner, Alison Stratten. Together, they’ve published five bestselling business books and recently released, The Jackass Whisperer: How to Deal with the Worst People at Work, at Home and Online—Even When the Jackass is You. He shares what he’s learned from delivering upwards of 70 speeches a year. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/126-scott-stratten-harnessing-personality-fun-profit/

Dec 10 2019

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125 Simon T. Bailey on Quitting your Full-Time Job to be a Pro Speaker

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about the value that speakers bring to the stage...and beyond.

Simon T. Bailey is an author and the leader of the SPARK Movement whose purpose is to ignite sustainable transformation in people, systems, and nations. A former Sales Director for the Disney Institute, he shares his secrets for giving audiences not just what they want, but what they need. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/125-simon-t-bailey-quitting-full-time-job-pro-speaker/

Dec 03 2019

34mins

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124 Giovanni Marsico on Building Your Tribe

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about building a community of raving fans.

Giovanni Marsico is the founder of the Archangel Summit, an annual gathering of mission-driven entrepreneurs, leaders, and professionals who want to do well by doing good. He shares with us his vision for creating transformational experiences on stage and behind the scenes.

Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/124-giovanni-marsico-building-tribe/.

Nov 19 2019

49mins

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123 Drew Tarvin on Selling a Topic No One's Searching For

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about adding humor to our speeches and our lives.

Drew Tarvin, the world’s first Humor Engineer, with more than 5 million views of his TEDx talk, the “Skill of Humor,” shows us how to infuse the funny into our content and keep on improving despite the haters and the hecklers. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/123-drew-tarvin-selling-topic-no-ones-searching/

Nov 11 2019

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122 Phil Jones on Getting the Gigs You Want

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With nearly 120 keynotes and workshops a year, Phil M. Jones is one of the busiest public speakers on the circuit. The author of an award-winning business trilogy that started with Exactly What to Say, Phil’s mastered the art of the speaking business by constantly striving to be better and aim higher. Plus, he finds sales fun. He believes that every speaker can find room for play in their sales, content development, and business-building. It starts with asking the right questions and giving yourself permission to grow.

Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/122-phil-jones-getting-gigs-want/

Nov 05 2019

1hr 14mins

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121 Former Yahoo! Executive Tim Sanders Talks Building Long-Term Client Relationships

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re uncovering why some speakers’ careers plateau and how to fix it or prevent it altogether.

Tim Sanders—former Yahoo! Chief Solutions Officer, bestselling author, and top-rated leadership keynote speaker—shares his best practices for switching from one-off speaking gigs to cultivating a few accounts that hire you again and again. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/121-former-yahoo-executive-tim-sanders-talks-building-long-term-client-relationships/

Oct 29 2019

57mins

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120 Alison Levine on How to Scale Your Story to a Referable Speech

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On today’s episode, we talk about how to turn setbacks into wins with Alison Levine: an adventurer, mountaineer, New York Times bestselling author, and public speaker. Alison leveraged her experience climbing seven summits and skiing to both poles into a successful speaking career. Yet, other people have also climbed the world’s highest summits, and, unlike her, they didn’t famously turn back within 100 yards of Mount Everest’s summit. She realized that it wasn’t her life-changing experience as much as her message—that complacency kills and fear can propel you in the right direction—that makes her have a referable speech. Read more at http://stealtheshow.com/podcast/alison-levine-scale-story-referable-speech/

Oct 22 2019

56mins

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119 Jay Baer and Daniel Lemin on How to Get  People to Talk About You

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“Those who have the courage to do something distinctly, purposefully, and strategically different will reap the rewards.” - Jay Baer

(click to tweet)

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are discussing talk triggers: the things that brands and businesses do that get us telling stories about them to our friends. However, to create one inside our own company is much easier said than done.

That’s why we’re digging into the specific elements required for a talk trigger to be activated. With so much noise in the marketing and advertising spaces, the opportunity to set yourself apart from the competition lies in the customer experience.

Listen to this episode to understand the anatomy of a talk trigger, so you can implement them into your brand experience!

You can order Talk Triggers here

And learn more about Daniel Lemin and Jay Baer

“Talk triggers are all about giving your customers a consistent story to tell.” - Daniel Lemin

(click to tweet)

Steal The Points
  • Most of those who are good at word-of-mouth are good at it by accident.
  • Talk triggers must align with the brand’s positioning and be operationally feasible.
  • It is most difficult for companies to operationalize human interaction.
  • Look at UberConference’s hold music as an example of a talk trigger.
  • Word of mouth is directly responsible for 19% of all purchases, and influences as much as 90%.

Sep 17 2018

50mins

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118 Listener Q&A: How to Make a Dry and Technical Topic Compelling

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“Our job, as performers, is often to break the rules. That’s what an artist does.” - Michael Port

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On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we explore a listener’s question: how do we make the technical appear in technicolor? Well, he doesn’t exactly ask that. But how does a performer compel on a subject matter where the subject matter is dense, slides are expected, and a podium is the norm? Where’s the balance between what’s expected and breaking the rules to create a memorable experience for the audience? There’s a difference between being a critic and being a performer. One asks you to purely look at things from the top-down, pointing out what is wrong and what needs fixing. The other asks you to build an entirely new experience from scratch, subverting whatever’s wrong with the old by transcending it with something entirely new.

Listen to this episode to hear how to apply these principles to your own high-stakes moments.

“Audience interaction should be proportionate to the amount of trust you have earned.” - Michael Port

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Steal The Points
  • Work to music that has the same emotional sensibility you want the work to evoke.
  • Break rules by creating an experience that defies expectations.
  • Develop unconventional, creative ways to relay the data to the audience.
  • Just because something is done a particular way doesn’t mean it’s the most effective way.
  • Self-expression is the name of the game, as long as it serves the audience in the room.

Aug 27 2018

28mins

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117 Giovanni Marsico on How to Fill an Event

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“You have to make it easy for other people to communicate the transformation. Not for you to communicate it for other people.” - Giovanni Marsico

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Thanks to social media, we have the opportunity to engage with audiences before, during, and after events. When we do this, the in-person experience becomes something entirely different for the viewer: it’s the beginning of a performance. Because audience members participated in the conversation online, they feel like a contributor to the show—a member of the tribe.

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, Giovanni Marsico speaks to us about how to build a following. Giovanni—a talent scout, curator, and connector of superheroes—is the founder of Archangel: a private membership community of mission-driven entrepreneurs that are making the world a better place through purpose-driven entrepreneurship and philanthropy.

Listen to this episode to hear Giovanni’s insights on keeping focus while building a tribe for your personal speaking brand.

You can attend Giovanni’s Archangel Summit 2018 here

“When you control your body, voice, and mind in high-stakes situations, then you feel powerful and capable.” - Michael Port

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  • Ask yourself how your paradigm would change if you had to deliver results before you got paid.
  • Simultaneously build a tribe and solve a problem.
  • Keep your eyes on the big picture by maintaining a wide shot on the landscape.
  • Focus on the larger movement and mission of the event and how attendees will change the world after attending.
  • Be cautious when structuring a company growth strategy under affiliate marketing

Aug 20 2018

55mins

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116 Amy Port on Rising Up to The Challenge (Part 2 of 2)

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“In this business, you are not doing anything alone.” - Amy Port

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On today’s episode of Steal The Show, we are joined by Amy Port for Part 2 of our conversation. Amy is the Co-Founder & President of Heroic Public Speaking, and today she unpacks the mechanics behind the keynote we delivered at the National Speakers Association Influence 2018 conference.

Tune in to hear the principles we apply to rehearsal, so you too can deliver the same caliber performance.

Last week’s episode, 115 Amy Port on Writing and Performing a Killer Keynote, can be found here.

“It’s not interesting watching people do easy things. It’s interesting watching people do challenging things.” - Michael Port

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Steal The Points
  • Meaning comes from fulfilling commitments beyond what we think is possible.
  • Find the line between self-expression and respect for the character.
  • Surround yourself with collaborators and helpers to empower you to do more.
  • What’s interesting is what’s important. Try to speak and write about that.
  • The level of success is directly proportional to how much responsibility the person is willing to endure.

Aug 13 2018

38mins

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115 Amy Port on Writing and Performing a Killer Keynote (Part 1 of 2)

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“If you’re having to decide whether you should do A or B with your time—you should just wake up earlier.” - Amy Port (click to tweet)

We’ve all been to the convention, where we spend our days sitting in lectures back-to-back, listening to speakers read from their slides. It’s undeniably forgettable, yet we find most abiding by this template when they’re on stage.

So the question becomes: how do you abandon this formula to make a memorable speech.  

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, Co-Founder & President of Heroic Public Speaking, Amy Port joins the show to deconstruct the keynote we delivered at the National Speakers Association Influence 2018 conference. By exposing the process, we reveal the approach necessary to build a killer keynote speech from the ground up. Or in this case, from the diner table up.  

Listen to this episode to learn how to apply these principles to your next speaking gig, no matter how big or small.

“Every choice we make—right down to what we wear—tells the audience how we want to be seen.” - Amy Port

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Steal The Points
  • People lash out in when they feel that their status is questioned.
  • Every artistic process has somebody at the helm.
  • Write scenes that use contrast and high-stakes to fill the room with energy.
  • Stay inside the lane of your strengths when collaborating.
  • Find creative challenges to demonstrate to yourself what you’re capable of.

Aug 06 2018

41mins

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114 Mitch Joel on How to Create Content That Is Authentically You

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“If you look at the past decade, I’d be challenged to see another industry as disrupted by technology as speaking.” - Mitch Joel

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Today, most brands and businesses are also trying to be a media company. Selling a product or service is no longer enough. Whether it’s an engaging social media presence or valuable email marketing campaign—this new expectation of content creation provides an unprecedented marketing opportunity for companies all over the world.

However, if we’re not careful, we can fall into the abyss of marketing noise; following templates and sticking to the norms will mask your authentic voice and have you hidden in the crowd.

That’s why on today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by Mitch Joel live at Heroic Public Speaking HQ to discuss content creation. Mitch has been called one of North America’s leading visionaries and the “rockstar of digital marketing” by Strategy Magazine. When brands like Google, Starbucks, Shopify, and GE want to leverage technology to better connect with their customers, they call Mitch.

His first book, Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful blog and podcast is a business and marketing bestseller. His second book, CTRL ALT Delete was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Amazon.

Listen to this episode to learn the intellectual significance that Mitch brings to the table, and how you can apply Mitch’s wisdom to your brand.

“You have to find the thing that makes you want to create content.”  - Mitch Joel

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Steal The Points

  • Create content that is you, rather than what you think the audience wants.
  • Find a talent agency with speakers who speak on similar topics.
  • There will always be opportunity to write and speak about what’s next.
  • Be mindful of when criticizing other work takes the place of working on your own.
  • Watch the best speakers and read the best authors if you want to speak or write.

Jul 30 2018

1hr 27mins

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112 John Ruhlin on the Performance of How to Give the Perfect Gift

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“The gift is supposed to represent the value you place on the relationship.” - John Ruhlin

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Why is gift giving such a challenge? We know the people around us; we know their likes, their interests … but when we want to celebrate them, all great gift ideas go out the window. Amazon becomes our search engine. Wine and chocolates are a go-to.

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we are joined by John Ruhlin to unpack the performance of gift-giving. Yes, gift-giving is a performance--one that has true craft and technique. John is the founder of the Ruhlin Group, a company that develops relationship-building strategies and VIP-gifting programs to increase referrals and strengthen retention with their most important employees, clients, and prospects.

John’s clients include the Chicago Cubs, San Antonio Spurs, DR Horton, Morgan Stanley, St. Louis Blues, and hundreds of other industry leaders and high-end service firms.

His second bestselling book Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Client Retention can be found here

Listen to today’s episode to hear John’s insights about gift-giving, and how we can best approach the often difficult task of finding that great gift for the people in our lives.

“In business, we call it marketing. And we don’t realize we’re spending money to damage relationships because we’re making it all about us.” - John Ruhlin

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Steal The Points
  • Marketing is typically not gift-giving because we make it about us.
  • Don’t give gifts with a transactional mindset.
  • Try to give gifts that people can use every day rather than those that are consumed and disappear.
  • Treat gift-giving as an opportunity to inspire the recipient, rather than just hand off a possession.
  • Understand what the recipient wants, and then align the gift with that.

Jul 16 2018

48mins

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By Linda Ugelow - Dec 19 2019
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I love the interview style and the caliber of the guests. Taking lots of notes.

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By Alan Stein - Dec 03 2019
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This show should be required listening for all professional speakers!