Michael Port’s Books

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

Book Yourself Solid® Illustrated

By Michael Port
The fastest, easiest and most reliable system for getting more clients than you can handle even if you hate marketing and selling.

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

Book Yourself Solid®

By Michael Port
Translated into 11 languages, in it’s second edition, and one of the bestselling marketing books in the U.S., Book Yourself Solid is a proven lead generation and small business marketing system. You’ll learn smarter marketing that will generate leads so you book clients immediately. It really happens, and it could be you. In Book Yourself Solid, Michael Port leads you to discover and set your business foundation, build trust with your target audience, and earn credibility within your marketplace.

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

Steal the Show

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.

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

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.

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

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.

Book Yourself Solid Illustrated

The Contrarian Effect

by Michael Port and Elizabeth Marshall

Selected by the Amazon.com Editorial Board as the #9 Best Business Book of 2008. 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. Elizabeth and I explain how doing the exact opposite of the traditional sales wisdom, when done right, leads to better relationships and more sales. We 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.