Steal the Show

Steal the Show: From Speeches to Job Interviews to Deal-Closing Pitches, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life Hardcover – October 6, 2015
by Michael Port (Author)

Every day there are moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others effectively. Each of those moments requires you, in some way, to play a role, to heighten the impact of your words, and to manage your emotions and nerves. Every interaction is a performance, whether you’re speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview.

In Steal the Show, New York Times best-selling author Michael Port draws on his experience as an actor and as a highly successful corporate speaker and trainer to teach readers how to make the most of every presentation and interaction. He demonstrates how the methods of successful actors can help you connect with, inspire, and persuade any audience. His key strategies for commanding an audience’s attention include developing a clear focus for every performance, making sure you engage with your listeners, and finding the best role for yourself in order to convey your message with maximum impact.

Michael Port is one of the most in-demand corporate speakers working today. His presentations are always powerful, engaging, and inspirational. And yes, audiences always give him a standing ovation.

Editorial Reviews
A Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller!

“An indispensable guide for introverts and extroverts alike who want to shine when performing in public.” – Inc. Magazine

Steal the Show surprised me. It might be the most unique and practical book written on the topic of public speaking and performance in everyday life. And it’s about so much more than just public speaking. You’ll learn how to express yourself authentically, be more creative and increase your confidence in all aspects of life.” –Howard Behar, former president, Starbucks Coffee

“Speaking in public is not just an art, it’s a craft that can be learned and improved upon in order to change the treasures that can be mined.  On that account, Port’s latest book, steals the show.” – Peter Guber, CEO, Mandalay Entertainment & #1 NYT bestselling author, TELL TO WIN

“If anyone knows how to steal the show, it’s Michael Port. In this tour de force, he shares his secret method on how anyone, even the most inexperienced, can wow an audience. Jeff Goins, Best-selling author of The Art of Work

“It takes decades of coaching and practice to become a truly fascinating speaker. But it turns out, there’s a shortcut: you can apply Michael Port’s principles to immediately stand out and steal the show.” –Sally Hogshead, Hall of Fame Speaker and NY Times Bestselling author of How the World Sees You

“An engaging book on how to dazzle audiences. Michael Port shares effective techniques for rehearsing and performing.” –Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take
About the Author
MICHAEL PORT, the New York Times best-selling author of five books, including Book Yourself Solid, has been featured on all the major TV networks and is one of the highest-rated speakers working today. He runs a company of experts advising businesses on marketing, business development, and public speaking. Learn more at

Product Details
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (October 6, 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 054455518X
ISBN-13: 978-0544555181
Product Dimensions: 6 x 1 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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