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Steal the Show with Michael Port

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

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

20mins

10 Sep 2015

Rank #1

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101 The FBI's Top Hostage Negotiator, Chis Voss, Shares His Secrets on How to Get Everything You Want (my new favorite episode!)

If you would like to find out how to successfully negotiate your way towards achieving the outcomes you would prefer in life, listen in to today's show! Michael's guest is Chris Voss, who spent time as the leading International Kidnapping Negotiator for the FBI. Chris Voss is the Real Deal!  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

1hr 8mins

20 Feb 2017

Rank #2

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091 How to Make Memorization Easier

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

10mins

14 Nov 2016

Rank #3

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

“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%.

50mins

17 Sep 2018

Rank #4

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071 Twenty-Nine Things NOT to Do When Giving a Speech

Get ready to fearlessly step on stage in front of an audience. This episode highlights 29 things NOT to do when giving a 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

36mins

16 May 2016

Rank #5

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087 Nancy Duarte on How to Create and Deliver Epic Performances

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

56mins

17 Oct 2016

Rank #6

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094 The Social Science Behind Public Speaking with the Author of Mindfluence, Roger Dooley

Learn the art of persuasive speaking while connecting with your audience, with the author of Mindfluence, Roger Dooley. 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

45mins

12 Dec 2016

Rank #7

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103 Should you Write a Book? (If you answer "Yes," here's how you do it.)

If you'd like to know if you need to write a book to achieve success as a Professional Speaker, or if you would like to find out what it takes to write a winning book, listen in to today's show- you will really gain as Michael shares his experience! 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

27mins

3 Apr 2017

Rank #8

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

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. http://stealtheshow.com

2mins

9 Sep 2015

Rank #9

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078 Mark Bowden on Winning Body Language (Michael's Favorite Episode)

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

1hr 15mins

25 Jul 2016

Rank #10

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128 Ann Handley on Serving Your Audience Through Better Storytelling

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/. 

1hr 6mins

31 Dec 2019

Rank #11

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102 Using Simple Behavioral Economics Principles to Make Better Decisions about Money and So Much More with Oprah Network TV Host, Preet Banerjee

Today’s guest, Preet Banerjee is here to talk about money. We’re going to get to the bottom of some common issues that we all have with our relationship to money. 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

1hr 16mins

6 Mar 2017

Rank #12

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018 The One Thing You Should NEVER Say When Giving a Speech

Do you know there is one thing you should never when giving a speech? Speakers tend to use this phrase often, without realizing the negative effect on the audience.  http://stealtheshow.com

2mins

1 Oct 2015

Rank #13

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015 How to Talk Funny: Simple Strategies for Bringing Humor into Your Speeches

Want to use humor to connect with your audience? How to write a joke with a great punchline? You will learn tips on how to talk funny and make people laugh. Topics discussed: Should you try to open the speech with a joke? How to make people laugh in your speaking Want to write a joke? Two exercises How not to kill a joke

23mins

28 Sep 2015

Rank #14

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133 Sally Hogshead’s Top-Notch Tips to Fascinate Any Audience

On today’s episode of Steal the Show, we’re talking about what it takes to transform from a good speaker to a fascinating one who stands out from the crowd. At just 24, Sally Hogshead was the most-awarded advertising copywriter in the United States. Since then, she has been inducted into the National Speakers Association’s Speaker Hall of Fame and has published New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling books. The creator of the Fascination Advantage®, the first communication assessment that measures how others perceive you, Sally’s latest book is FASCINATE: How to Make Your Brand Impossible to Resist. Read more at https://stealtheshow.com/podcast/133-sally-hogsheads-top-notch-tips-fascinate-audience/.

53mins

4 Feb 2020

Rank #15

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

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/. 

1hr 14mins

7 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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

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

28mins

27 Aug 2018

Rank #17

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126 Scott Stratten on Harnessing Your Personality for Fun and Profit

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/

1hr 10mins

10 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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

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

1hr 27mins

30 Jul 2018

Rank #19

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013 How to Open a Speech (the Answer May Surprise You)

A lot of speakers worry about how to open a speech. You will learn the phrases to avoid while beginning your presentation and how to give your audience an amazing experience. Topics and tips: What NOT TO SAY while opening a speech  How to give your audience an amazing experience from the start http://stealtheshow.com

10mins

24 Sep 2015

Rank #20