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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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May 28, 2019

Wondering how to transition into speaking full-time? The Speaker Lab guest today, Erick Rheam, has made the leap, and he'll talk about what it's like to turn pro and make your speaking career a reality.

Erick is one of our original Booked and Paid to Speak students, and today he's a highly successful speaker. But he only recently left his corporate job to pursue his speaking career on a full-time basis.

You'll hear what gave him the confidence to finally leave and so much more on episode 239 of The Speaker Lab.  

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • When did he know he had to choose between speaking and his job?
  • What were the two reasons speaking was a good fit for him?
  • What you should do if your boss isn't supportive of your speaking side hustle.
  • What are the two keys to being successful at something?
  • Should your target market and topic evolve throughout your speaking career?
  • What was the tipping point that showed him it was time to leave his job?
  • Why you need mentors in your life.
  • What are the biggest regrets most people have in their lives?
  • And so much more!

 

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May 21, 2019

We are back with the history of The Speaker Lab part II! If you missed part one you can hear it here.

On episode 238, I am again interviewed by a former Booked and Paid to Speak alum and current coach in the program, Eric Rheam.

Today we talk about how this show has evolved over time, where we are going in the next few years and my advice for anyone starting their speaking journey. Join us to hear that and more!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • When did I know it was time to retire my first podcast?
  • What failures did I have and what did I learn from them?
  • Why you have to love the process that gets you the gigs.
  • How has my team evolved from 2014 through today.
  • Why not making myself the focus of The Speaker Lab has led to our success.
  • What are common characteristics among the most successful Speaker Lab alums?
  • What's the difference between being interested and being committed?
  • Why you have to be ready for the grind in order to be successful.
  • And so much more!

 

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May 14, 2019

Episode 237 of The Speaker Lab is a unique show: we are diving into the history of The Speaker Lab!

And we are doing it by flipping the tables: I am going to be interviewed by Eric Rheam. You may recognize him from previous shows, he's a former alum of Booked and Paid to Speak and a current coach with the program.

This is the first of a two-part series in which we detail how I got into speaking, what my early years were like as a speaker, and then how and why I created The Speaker Lab. Join us for those goodies and more on today's edition of The Speaker Lab!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What's a great exercise I recommend to other speakers today?
  • How many gigs did I do in my busiest year?
  • How long did it take to go from my first gig to my first $1k gig?
  • Do I still experience insecurities and doubts today?
  • What is the purpose of The Speaker Lab?
  • Why speaking is a high-paying manual labor gig.
  • What are the two primary ways to make more money as a speaker?
  • What does it mean to "sell the sawdust"?
  • And so much more!

 

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May 7, 2019

On this episode of The Speaker Lab I have a fireside chat with Jane Atkinson, founder and creator of The Speaker Launcher. The journey to creating this business began with a desire to work for an inspirational speaker. The seed was firmly planted when she saw a Les Brown TV special not long after, and it soon sprouted her first marketing gig.

Hear how that gig led her to later work with Peter Legge and Vince Vicente, before she ultimately formed The Speaker Launcher. You'll hear her stories and advice, as well as some of my own experiences when you join us for episode 236 of The Speaker Lab!

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

 

  • What is one of the most difficult finds in this industry?
  • What it means if you aren't getting referrals.
  • Why being difficult doesn't just mean being a diva.
  • What to do when fear creeps in.
  • Why referring business to other speakers is critical to your own success.
  • What's the difference between speakers who make it and speakers who don't?
  • How becoming known for one thing can be beneficial.
  • Why you should triple down on what is working.
  • And so much more!

 

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