How company executives can become powerful keynote speakers with Michael Port from Heroic Public Speaking

On Top of PR with Jason Mudd

Sep 20 2022 • 33 mins

In this episode,Michael Port, CEO of Heroic Public Speaking, joins host Jason Mudd to discuss the art of public speaking. Tune in to learn how to express yourself on stage, the different types of speaking events, the four categories of a keynote speaker, how to prepare a speech, and much more!

Five things you’ll learn from this episode:

  1. How to express yourself fully when speaking
  2. What to think about before hiring a PR agency to book your speaking engagements
  3. How to use a breakout room to gain a keynote speaking opportunity
  4. The four categories of keynote speakers
  5. How to choose a topic to speak on


  • “When you feel fully self-expressed, you generally feel more confident.” — @michaelport
  • “If you want to do something visionary, start with what really pisses you off.” — @michaelport
  • “Make sure that you care more about the audience and the experience they have than about what you're going to get out of the experience.” — @michaelport
  • “You might want to consider moving out of expertville and into visionary town.”— @michaelport
  • “You start with a question, and it's important to ask a question that Google can't answer.”— @michaelport

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About Michael Port

Michael Portis the author of nine books, which have been translated into 29 languages. A few of them have become perennial bestsellers and made it onto such lists as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and USA Today. Some have won awards from 800-CEO-READ and Amazon. After delivering thousands of paid speeches on the world’s biggest stages, Michael and his wife, Amy, built Heroic Public Speaking HQ, a performance training center, to develop and nurture the next generation of professional speakers along with CEOs and founders, bestselling authors, business owners, and people leading movements and advancing important causes.

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