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The Speaker Lab

Grant Baldwin from The Speaker Lab podcast will be sharing speaking business tactics, tips, and strategies from his own experience, case studies, and interviewing the experts. Whether you're just getting started trying to get your first booking or you're a veteran speaker looking to build and grow your business, this is for you. Grant has built a multiple six-figure per year business as a speaker having presented to over 500,000 people in over 450 paid speaking gigs. We'll talk about speaker marketing, working with speaker bureaus and agents, building your platform, negotiating fees, social media marketing, networking, storytelling, humor, operating the business and so much more!
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Dec 20, 2016

You've probably heard of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, but did you know there is a similar charity that helps adults and kids with life-threatening illnesses? It gives them the opportunity to experience the live event of their dreams from the front row!

The charity is called The Front Row Foundation and the co-founder is Jon Vroman, our guest for this show. Jon is also a full-time speaker and the head of his own company, Front Row Factor.

Today he shares how his charity was started, and how his speaking career became his full-time pursuit as a result of the lessons his Front Row Foundation's recipients taught him. You'll hear how he shares their inspiration with the college world, and how he is transitioning into the corporate market as well. Dive in with us on episode 113 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How he started speaking at 19.
  • Why he went from a six figure job to spending $90k to be a full-time speaker the next year.
  • How long did it take him to land his first speaking gig?
  • How he attended one event and walked out with 14 paid gigs.
  • What are the things a speaker needs to get started?
  • How did relationships help him find his speaking topics?
  • Why speaking to everyone means you actually speak to no one.
  • How he's building his name in a new market, and how you can too.
  • And so much more!

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Dec 13, 2016

Positioning yourself an authority is a surefire way to be featured in major media outlets and open doors that would otherwise be closed. But how do you do it?

Our guest for episode 112 has the answers! Jeff Rose of Good Financial Cents is here to spill the beans on how he became a regular contributor for Forbes. Jeff  is a certified financial planner who was named one of the Top 10 Young Advisors to Watch, by Financial Advisor magazine.

Today Jeff explains how he developed a relationship with Forbes, why it takes time and a focused niche. He also shares other major media he's been featured in like CNBC, Entrepreneur, and Huffington Post to name a few. Hear it all on episode 112 of The Speaker Lab!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Why did he start his blog, Good Financial Cents?
  • How could he have gotten more traction quicker?
  • What's the best way to get quoted by the media?
  • How do you know if you should expand or narrow your focus?
  • If he was starting from scratch today would he change anything?
  • What is HARO and how can it help you?
  • The story of how he became a contributing writer with Forbes.
  • The John Corcoran strategy and how to use it.
  • And so much more!

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Dec 6, 2016

When you try a new restaurant do you read what others have posted about it on Yelp? Or before you buy a new product do you read the Amazon reviews people have written?

If you do you understand why I highly recommend getting your own speaking testimonials: your potential clients and potential audiences want to know who you are a speaker and what you bring to the table.

On episode 111 of The Speaker Lab, I'll be sharing exactly why these tools are so useful in garnering new clients and new gigs, how to go about securing the best possible testimonials and the keys to making a testimonial great. Listen in for all of that and more on this edition of The Speaker Lab!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What do testimonials give your potential clients?
  • What are the two key pieces of a good testimonial?
  • Who are the two types of people you should you get testimonials from?
  • An example of how to properly solicit a testimonial.
  • Are recommendation letters beneficial?
  • What are the different ways you can use testimonials?
  • Why you can never have too many testimonials, and what to do with all of them.
  • And so much more!

 

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