- 2 years ago
First off, when I say audience, audience is somebody who is listening. It could be one person sitting across the desk from you, or it could be a theater filled with people. Anybody who you ask for attention from is an audience, and there is often an inherent value in that interaction based on performance. Performance in the way that we're looking at is about authenticity.
The greatest performers in the world are the most honest ones, the most authentic ones. Performance is in large part about amplifying different parts of your personality in order to achieve a particular goal. We are talking with Michael Port, author of the book Steal the Show, How to Guarantee a Standing Ovation for All the Performances in Your Life.
It's easy to start something and do okay, but it's the finishing that's the key. Your life is made up of lots of high stakes situations, and how you perform during those moments, and if you fall flat, then your life is relatively fla