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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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Now displaying: September, 2019
Sep 24, 2019

Do you have fears that hold you back?

Most speakers do and here to tell us the five most common fears among speakers is your friend and mine, Eric Rheam.

On today's show, we also talk about how to overcome those fears and we remind you that you are not alone on this journey. Get ready to tackle your fears and more on episode 256 of The Speaker Lab.    

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How do you know if your message matters?
  • Should you be willing to speak for free?
  • Is your message going to evolve over time?
  • How do you become a better speaker and get over self-doubt?
  • How long does it take most speakers to go from amateur to speaking full-time?
  • Why it's important to surround yourself with people who believe in you.
  • How do you battle fear?
  • Why resistance is a sign you are on the right path.
  • And so much more!

 

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Sep 17, 2019

How do you make a living speaking your life's story and stand out from other motivational speakers?

How do you position yourself and make your story relevant and applicable to the right audiences? The man with the answers to those questions is our guest today, Josh Sundquist.

Josh is an incredible speaker with an equally incredible life story, which he shares today along with what separates those speakers who make it from those who don't and the importance of hustle. It's all here on episode 255 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How does he track the data of potential clients and leads?
  • Do you have to have a crazy life story to speak about your life?
  • How can you find your story?
  • What is a requirement to be successful at sharing and speaking your life's story?
  • What is his motto and how does it relate to his speeches?
  • How he has narrowed down his topic to appeal to specific groups.
  • Why should you speak to anyone, anytime and anywhere?
  • Why the job of being a motivational speaker isn't just giving speeches.
  • And so much more!

 

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Sep 10, 2019

One of the most challenging aspects of being a speaker is avoiding the feast or famine financial rollercoaster.

Our guest today has advice on how to leave the rollercoaster ride at the amusement park, and keep your bank balance on an even keel. Mike Michalowicz first joined us on episode 119 and today he's back to talk about the financial side of speaking.

Mike is an entrepreneur, well-known keynote speaker and best-selling author who has written several books including Profit First and his latest, Clockwork. His strategies have had a big impact on my life and on this edition of The Speaker Lab you'll get a taste of why. Join us for episode 254 with Mike Michalowicz.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What is "the drip"?
  • How does he approach quarterly tax estimates?
  • What are we actually taxed on?
  • How much should you reserve off your fees for tax liabilities?
  • Can you own your content and have someone else deliver it?
  • How he has specialized his Profit First content for different verticals.
  • When does it become about the product and not the speaker?
  • How do you know what size business is appropriate for you?
  • And so much more!

 

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Sep 3, 2019

If you begin your career speaking to certain people do you know how to change target audiences?

Or even if you should change target audiences? Never fear our guest for this episode has done it and she is sharing all the details! Vanessa Van Edwards began her speaking career talking to teens and parents, but today she runs the site Science of People.

On episode 253 of The Speaker Lab she tells us why she changed audiences and how she did it as well as why she's moving to a new part of the country to help her speaking business, and why doing the same might help you, too! Join us to hear all of that and more on today's The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How did her online course help her narrow down her target market?
  • What are the differences between introverts, extroverts and ambiverts?
  • How can you appeal to all three types of people in your presentation?
  • What was the moral turning point when she changed her business model?
  • How did she make the shift from teens and their parents to corporate audiences?
  • Why she opted to niche her speaking topics rather than her audience.
  • How did she leverage her web site traffic to cultivate her own research?
  • What are some reasons she didn't raise her rates sooner?
  • And so much more!

 

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