Bestselling Author

Michael Port has written six books, including Book Yourself Solid and Steal the Show, the latter which—according to the former President of Starbucks—“might be the most unique and practical book ever written on the topic of public speaking.”

He's been called an “uncommonly honest author" by the Boston Globe, a "marketing guru" by The Wall Street Journal, a “sales guru” by the Financial Times, “a public speaking phenom” by Jonathan Fields and “the best public speaking coach in the world” by Lewis Howes. The founder of MastermindTalks, Jayson Gaignard, declared, "Michael Port is the best speaker I've ever seen."

His books have been on the bestseller lists of the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Publisher's Weekly and have been selected by Amazon and 800-CEO-READ as "best books of the year."

He was once a professional actor, having received his MFA from NYU's Graduate Acting Program, guest starring on shows like Sex & The City and Law & Order, and in films like The Pelican Brief and Down to Earth. These days, Michael can be seen on MSNBC, CNBC, and PBS as an on air expert in communication and business development and as the host of the most popular podcast on public speaking and performance, Steal the Show with Michael Port.

Public speaking is notoriously difficult, it’s almost impossible to do it really well, but... I can make you a better speaker. 100% guarantee.

Along with some of the most experienced performance faculty, Heroic Public Speaking aims to help both beginning and experienced public speakers stop speaking and start performing.

Co-founders Michael and Amy Port, who received Masters of Fine Arts from two of the finest conservatories in the country (NYU Tisch School of the Arts and Yale School of drama, respectively), built a series of programs and events, teaching you how to apply the intensive training they’ve cultivated through their years as professional actors.

Heroic Public Speaking offers online courses, private coaching in speaking and script development, live events, and masterclasses all over the world. There is certainly a program or event that will help you shine in all the spotlight moments in your life.



Book Yourself Solid® is the original business building system created by Michael Port in the early 2000s. More than a million smart small business owners like you have gotten booked solid since the first edition of his bestselling book was released. There are four editions of the book, including Book Yourself Solid ILLUSTRATED, along with more than 21 foreign language translations. It is the fastest, easiest, and most reliable system for getting more clients than you can handle, even if you hate marketing and selling. Beyond the books, the Book Yourself Solid School of Coaching Training has certified more than 300 professional coaches around the world. These coaches leverage the brand recognition cultivated by Michael over the years. They build thriving businesses while helping other small business owners do the same.


Top Ranked Speaker

Heroic Public Speaking: Stop Speaking, Start Performing


Michael has been giving keynotes extensively around the globe for the past 15 years, and is respectfully and appreciatively not taking on keynotes other than masterclasses on public speaking. Taking traditional keynoting off Michael's plate ensures that he gives everything he has to his clients, that he holds nothing back. Teaching and masterclasses is the work that he was meant to do.

He now puts audience members on stage, coaching them in real time on their speaking for an audience experience like they've never had before. It's easy for Michael to give a speech on public speaking, but it's even more interesting for audience members to see someone just like them transforming in a matter of minutes from either a poor or average speaker into someone with a significant amount of power and presence.