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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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Aug 27, 2019

What's one of the most important aspects of your business? Cultivating relationships as a speaker, and here to give us wisdom on that topic (and more) is Harriet Turk.

On episode 252 of The Speaker Lab, we talk about a wide range of topics including how to connect with event planners and meeting planners via text and email and how to manage the busy times and the slow times in the speaking business.

There's a lot to uncover and learn from Harriet so join us on this edition of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Do seasoned veteran speakers feel insecure at times?
  • What are the top 2 things speakers do that annoy planners?
  • What are a few cold email approaches that work?
  • When is a text conversation with planners appropriate?
  • What links should you include in your introductory email?
  • Why is she reaching out to potential clients via the postal mail right now?
  • How do you know when to try a different method of contacting planners?
  • Is the speaking world big enough for everyone to get a piece of the pie?
  • And so much more!

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Aug 20, 2019

Change is inevitable, but what is it like navigating life changes as a speaker? Our guest for today's episode of The Speaker Lab shares her journey. She's someone you know and love - Ms. Melanie Deziel.

Since her last visit to the show, she's had some major life changes: like becoming pregnant! Having a child is a major life event and she'll tell us how she's changing her speaking business as a result.

Listen in to hear how to navigate a significant change like having a child or any other major life milestone on episode 251 of The Speaker Lab.  

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW

  • What was the most important question she asked herself?
  • Are there speaking options that don't require travel?
  • What was one of her fears about sharing her pregnancy?
  • How has she navigated planning and booking gigs around her due date?
  • What elements has she ramped up to offset the lack of speaking gigs?
  • Why did she create a remote mastermind group?
  • Should you charge a higher fee to compensate for having fewer gigs?
  • How to share expectations with your significant other and family about travel and speaking gigs.
  • And much, much more!

 

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Aug 13, 2019

What's the best way to create and use new speaking material? Our guest, Ron Tite, knows how and he is sharing all the details on today's The Speaker Lab!

Ron is a phenomenal speaker and accomplished entrepreneur who you might remember from episode 45. He is back for episode 250 of The Speaker Lab to talk about his process when creating new content and testing it out, as well as how to put it together in a new talk.

You'll hear all of that and so much more on the 250th edition of The Speaker Lab with Ron Tite.  

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW

  • What are the three things he does when capturing new ideas?
  • How can you keep your material current?
  • Does geography play a part in what subjects he discusses?
  • What is the "new two"?
  • When should you try out new content?
  • How new speaking material can help you secure repeat clients faster.
  • Why did he retire one of his funniest bits?
  • What is the importance of keeping your material in the development stage?
  • And much, much more!

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Aug 6, 2019

What does a day in the life of a professional speaker look like? You'll find out on today's show!

Today on The Speaker Lab, we get into how to organize your day and how to maximize your time, especially if you are growing your business on the side. Lastly, we wrap up with a look at a day in the life of a professional speaker: we walk you through what each of us does every day.

Listen in to hear all of that and more on episode 249 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What's the difference between being busy versus being productive?
  • How can you avoid the comparison trap?
  • What Abe Lincoln can teach us about preparation.
  • When is your peak energy and how do you leverage it?
  • Which tasks are those that actually move the needle in your speaking business?
  • What is the #1 thing speakers struggle with?
  • Why you don't need full-time employees in order to effectively delegate.
  • What's the value of experimenting within your business?
  • And so much more!

 

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