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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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Jun 26, 2018

On episode 191 of The Speaker Lab, we're talking about the technical aspects of slides when you're speaking: the pros and the cons, and how to deal with the cons.

As a recap from last week's episode, our co-host Melanie Deziel is here with us for part two of our talk on slides. She's a fan of slides, and uses them with almost all of her presentations. As she says, she's all about the slides!

It's not that I'm not a fan of slides it's just that they can really make or break a presentation. There's a lot that can go wrong when you're using slides, and today we'll help you avoid those mistakes.

Join us to hear how to do so and how to address all the technical aspects of using slides properly on today's episode of The Speaker Lab.  

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Powerpoint or Keynote: is one better than the other?
  • What's the best size to use for your slides?
  • What types of file will most clients want your slides to be created in?
  • How to make friends with the A/V people.
  • When can you include Internet-dependent audio or video?
  • How to spell out what your slides can and cannot be used for in your contract.
  • What extra equipment should you carry just in case?
  • What questions should you be asking your client about slides before creating your talk?
  • And so much more!

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Jun 19, 2018

Should you use slides as a speaker? Some say yes, some say no and some say it depends! To weigh on whether or not you should use slides during your speech we're bringing back our lovely and talented co-host Ms. Melanie Deziel for this edition of The Speaker Lab.

We'll be debating about the pros and cons of using slides as well as customizing slides, and using text, video and images in your slides. Melanie uses slides in almost all of her speeches, and I rarely use them so you'll hear both sides!

On next week's episode, the second half of this interview, we'll get into the technical side of slides from dimensions to formats to using your own equipment or not. Be sure to visit us again to hear the details, and tune in to episode 190 of The Speaker Lab this week.

  THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How to be sure your slides are enhancing your speech.
  • Can you provide two different versions of your slides? If so, how?
  • Are there certain fonts and font sizes you should use?
  • Why you should sit at the back of the room before your speech.
  • What's the proper way to use images in your slides?
  • How can you use slides to add humor to your speech?
  • What's the best way to customize your slides for your audience?
  • What contact info should you put on your slides and where should it go?
  • And so much more!

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Jun 18, 2018

Our guest is an expert at many things, especially how to put yourself out there! Nicole Walters is our entertaining, energetic and sassy guest on this episode of The Speaker Lab.

Nicole is an income strategist, and globe-trotting speaker. In her business, she helps everyday entrepreneurs apply corporate income strategies to get more profitability, more popularity all the while creating a life they love.

On today's show we talk about her practical tips on how she pitches for gigs, her follow up formula after her initial pitch and how she balances speaking, travel and a family. She also breaks down her different revenue streams for us, why she has a specific season for speaking and her love of making jam! Join us for those insights plus a lot of fun on the 189th episode of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How does speaking feed her other businesses?
  • By what metric does she measure how well she spoke at an event?
  • Why does she do meet and greets rather than sell from the stage?
  • Why does she arrive the day before an event?
  • What sets her apart in the marketplace from other speakers, and can you do the same?
  • What percentage of her business time does she spend pitching herself?
  • How many months of pitching did it take for her to speak at a Dave Ramsey conference?
  • What are the two things between you and the biggest stage you are looking for?
  • And so much more!

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Jun 5, 2018

What do you need to know about insurance? Do you even need to know about insurance? Yes! I get questions about this all the time so I'm bringing you the man with the answer: Matt Ham. Matt is our guest today on The Speaker Lab.

For the last 10 years Matt has focused on helping families properly insure their homes, their businesses and their lives. But not long ago he also felt a calling to step into something new, and he wrote a book called Redefine Rich. From there he began speaking which has morphed into his organization called YouPrint which is a faith development organization.

Today we talk in great detail about what you need to know about insurance, both personally and professionally. Wherever you are in your evolution as a speaker this is a topic that matters so join us on episode 188 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Do you need life insurance if your employer already provides a policy for you?
  • What questions do you need to ask to choose the insurance that's right for you?
  • How to determine how much should your life insurance policy should be worth.
  • What other types of insurance do you need for your speaking business?
  • What is an own occupation disability policy and why do you need one?
  • What is the difference between short-term and long-term disability, and which do you need?
  • How important is disability insurance for speakers?
  • What is E&O insurance and is it different than liability insurance?
  • And so much more!

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