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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Full of essential advice for spotlight lovers and wallflowers alike, this book will teach you how to bring any crowd to its feet. Your day is full of moments when you must persuade, inform, and motivate others. Each of those moments requires you to play a role, to heighten the impact of your words, and to manage your emotions and nerves--if you want to steal the show, that is. Every interaction is a performance, whether you're speaking up in a meeting, pitching a client, or walking into a job interview. Here, best-selling author Michael Port draws on decades of experience as an actor and a popular keynote speaker, to show you how to make the most of every presentation and interaction. You'll learn how the methods of top actors will help you connect with, inspire, and persuade any audience. You'll discover the key strategies for commanding an audience's attention, developing a clear focus for every performance, engaging your listeners, and delivering your message with maximum impact.--Adapted from book jacket.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015.
ISBN: 9780544555181
Branch Call Number: 658.452 PORT
Characteristics: xxviii, 237 pages ; 24 cm


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Every interaction, no matter in front of 500 people or 1 person, is a performance. Michael Port has decades of experience as an actor and a popular keynote speaker. His advice will catapult your communication skills up to a professional level.

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britprincess1ajax 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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