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

Book - 2015
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An inspiring program full of essential advice for spotlight lovers and wallflowers alike that will teach readers how to bring any crowd to its feet

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.
Publisher: New York, New York : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2015]
ISBN: 9780544555181
054455518X
Branch Call Number: 658.452 PORT M
Characteristics: xxviii, 237 pages ; 24 cm

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Aug 23, 2016

The advice given isn't nearly as meaningful as I hoped. It truly deals with only one scenario and that is you giving a speech to an auditorium or a boardroom full of people. It doesn't deal with the vast amount of interactions it promises, including job interviews and deal-closing pitches, which it splashes across its cover. If you need help with a TED Talks type of presentation, then you might value this book. Otherwise, it's a bit of a disappointment. I don't recommend it.

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