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Books by Michael Port

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

By Michael Port

A visual way to easily access the strategies and tactics in Book Yourself Solid

Learning new concepts is easier when you can see the solution. Book Yourself Solid Illustrated, a remarkable, one-of-a-kind work of art, transforms the Book Yourself Solid system into a more compelling and easy-to-consume playbook for any business owner.

Book Yourself Solid - Third Edition

By Michael Port

Translated into 11 languages, and one of the bestselling marketing books in the U.S., Book Yourself Solid is a proven lead generation and small business marketing system.

The third edition includes updated and expanded strategies, techniques, and skills to help you get more clients and increase your take-home profits.

• Build a solid foundation for a stellar public image
• Enhance your reputation for trust and credibility
• Perfect your pitch and pricing to attract higher-caliber clients
• Adopt the six core strategies that will keep you booked solid

Spending just a small amount of time on self-promotion is an investment. You build a reputation that attracts high-quality clients, which boosts your profits, your track record, and your reputation, which in turn attracts even more high-quality clients. Book Yourself Solid shows you how to kick off this cycle of success, and maintain it for the long term.

Steal The Show

By Michael Port

A Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestseller, Steal the Show offers a fast track to the skill set that will enable you to stand up and present in a way that makes people listen.

Every interaction is a performance, and much of our success hinges on whether we’re able to engage and inspire. Port’s highly popular approach has made him one of the most in-demand corporate speakers working today. By sharing the go-to techniques of successful actors, Port brings even the most reticent speaker or wallflower the tools necessary to inspire and persuade. In this fast-paced, accessible, and actionable guide, he walks through the essentials on how to give your presentations a clear focus, engage your listeners, manage your nerves, give your message maximum impact in every situation, every time, and much more. Drawing on his MFA training at the prestigious Graduate Acting Program at NYU, Port engineered a system that the non-actor can use to easily shine during their most important high-stakes situations.

Beyond Booked Solid

By Michael Port

Book Yourself Solid focused on the first basic function of business development marketing. Beyond Booked Solid: Your Business, Your Life, Your Way–It’s All Inside focuses on the second basic function of your business—innovation. It will help you discover your capacity to innovate in your business. Read it and you’ll go beyond being booked solid.

Beyond Booked Solid gives you the strategies, techniques, and tips you need to build a bigger, better business. It will inspire you to take action and help you stay accountable so you build the best business that’s best for you. And by the way, growth can mean many things—bigger revenues, bigger profits, bigger operations. It’s up to you what it will mean in your business. Growth is a very different challenge from booking yourself solid.

The Think Big Manifesto

By Michael Port with Mina Samuels

A New York Times Bestseller, The Think Big Manifesto is a personal manifesto for thinking bigger about who we are and what we offer the world, and it is a political manifesto for doing big things with others.

Before politics became a bad word, it was, as Plato defined it, the process by which groups make decisions. This is a manifesto of collaboration. It is not about one person thinking big alone on the island of their dreams. It is about one person thinking big and showing others how to think big and so on and so on. In fact, inspiring others to think big is perhaps the single most important act of any one individual becoming a Big Thinker. Each newly-minted Big Thinker will necessarily bring more into the fold. To think big is to desire, above all else, to help others to think bigger about themselves and what they can do in the world. Thinking big is about coming together with other Big Thinkers to do big things in the world. It is about building a community of Big Thinkers.

The Contrarian Effect

By Michael Port and Elizabeth Marshall

Sales is the most vital function in any business, yet traditional sales methods are outdated, failing, and in need of a serious makeover. The Contrarian Effect offers a counterintuitive approach to sales that’s more than just a novel idea—it really works.

Michael and Elizabeth and explain how doing the exact opposite of the traditional sales wisdom, when done right, leads to better relationships and more sales. They debunk the traditional wisdom, piece by piece, and offer specific, actionable strategies and principles that help salespeople close more sales every day. The Contrarian Effect shows readers how to leverage the power of collaboration, build credibility through honest conversations, relate and listen to customers rather than just sell to them, realize that customers are smarter than most salespeople give them credit for, and attract them through “enthusiastic buying.” For anyone who wants to discover a new way to sell—and do it successfully—The Contrarian Effect is the first step in a new direction.

The Referable Speaker

By Michael Port and Andrew M. Davis

You spend a ton of time building your personal brand to generate more speaking opportunities. You write a blog, record podcasts, post on Instagram, and upload to YouTube. You refine your speaking website, work on that book, participate in Clubhouse, and comment on LinkedIn. You share your expertise and insight freely. All of that hard work might get you one gig. And, unfortunately, none of those things will guarantee you the next gig. But what if you became a referable speaker?

In this ground-breaking guide to building a speaking career, New York Times bestselling author Michael Port, co-founder of Heroic Public Speaking, teams up with bestselling author and world-renowned keynote speaker Andrew Davis to show you the fastest, most practical way to increase your fee and generate more leads. Discover precisely how event organizers select their keynote speakers, what you can do to win them over, and even how to set your fee.

Port and Davis show you why you need to stop investing in marketing yourself as a great speaker and start investing in your speech. Because, unless you’re famous, event organizers won’t buy you (or your personal brand). They’ll buy your speech, then your idea, then you―in that order.

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