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“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.”
Oct. 6, 2015
By Michael Port
272 pages
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

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. ♦

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Power of Habit: Why We Do
What We Do in Life and Business.”
Jan. 7, 2014
By Charles Duhigg
371 pages
Random House Trade Paperbacks

In “The Power of Habit,” Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the National Football League to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, “The Power of Habit” contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our
communities and our lives. ♦

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Power Questions: Build
Relationships, Win New Business,
and Influence Others.”
Feb. 7, 2012.
By Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas
224 pages.

An arsenal of powerful questions that will transform every conversation. Skillfully redefine problems. Make an immediate connection with anyone. Rapidly determine if a client is ready to buy. Access the deepest dreams of others. “Power Questions” sets out a
series of strategic questions that will help you win new business and dramatically deepen your professional and personal relationships. The book showcases 35 riveting, real conversations with CEOs, billionaires, clients, colleagues and friends. Each story illustrates the extraordinary power and impact of a thought-provoking, incisive power question. To help readers navigate a variety of professional challenges, more than 200 additional, thought-provoking questions are also summarized at the end of the book.

In “Power Questions” you’ll discover:
• The question that stopped an angry executive in his tracks
• The sales question CEOs expect you to ask versus the questions they want you to ask
• The question that will radically refocus any meeting
• The penetrating question that can transform a friend or colleague’s life
• A simple question that helped restore a marriage

When you use power questions, you magnify your professional and personal influence, create intimate connections with others and drive to the true heart of the issue every time. ♦

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