219: How to Steal the Show With Michael Port
Published November 23, 2015
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    Michael Port
    Author, Steal the Show*
    www.michaelport.com

    Reporter: “How can an actor run for president?”
    Ronald Reagan: “How can a president not be an actor?”

    Michael Port is a NY Times bestselling author of six books including Book Yourself Solid*, The Think Big Manifesto*, and his hot new release, Steal the Show*. He has also been a successful professional actor, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City, Law & Order, Third Watch, All My Children, and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth. These days, Michael can be seen regularly on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an expert in communication and business development.

    A good performance is authentic behavior in a manufactured environment.
    –Michael Port
    The better prepared you are, the easier it is to be authentic.
    –Michael Port
    If you have a high stakes situation, and you need your Powerpoint slides to know what’s coming next, you’re not prepared enough.
    –Michael Port

    Three questions people ask when listening to a speech:


    Will this thing work?
    Is this something worth my time?
    Is this person able to champion this idea?

    The five components of great speeches:


    A big idea that is relevant to the listeners 
    Be very clear on what is being promised in the presentation
    Make sure you can demonstrate that you understand the way the world looks to them
    Be able to demonstrate the consequences of not adopting the big idea
    Work hard to serve the audience

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