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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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Jan 28, 2020

Whether you're a speaker or a writer or both, you should be asking how to find your voice.

The woman with the answer is Allison Fallon and she joins us on episode 274 of The Speaker Lab. On this edition of the show, Allison and I talk about how to deal with nerves before you speak, the value of writing as a speaker and why you should create a writing habit.

Be sure to check out those topics and more in this conversation with Allison Fallon on episode 274 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Why you should you write even if you don't think you're a writer.
  • How much time should you spend writing every day in order to reap the benefits?
  • What are some ways to combat nerves while you're speaking?
  • What does it mean to look for the common thread?
  • Should you write about an in-demand topic or something you're passionate about?
  • Can you write a book that is both content-driven and story-driven?
  • Does being in the right place at the right time play a role in the success of a book?
  • Is it an option to not be a writer in our world today?
  • And so much more!

 

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Jan 21, 2020

A man who is an expert at selling yourself as a speaker is here for episode 273 of The Speaker Lab!

Mr. Matthew Kimberley is a sales wizard and he gives us great strategies on what it takes to truly sell yourself in the speaking world. On today's show, we also talk about when and why he speaks for free and the math behind that choice.

You can hear that and much more when you tune in to this edition of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What is the best way to build trust, credibility and stature?
  • Where does he live and how does that impact his business?
  • Is anyone a natural born sales person?
  • Why asking when you need something is too late and what to do instead.
  • What are the benefits of calling someone versus emailing them?
  • Should you speak on your own stage?
  • What kind of response rate should you expect initially?
  • Why you need to be explicit when collecting testimonials and referrals.
  • And so much more! 

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Jan 14, 2020

Ever consider how to turn your clients into fans - even raving fans? Our guest today, David Meerman Scott, has literally written the book on doing so and he's here to share his insights.

Today on the Speaker Lab, we talk about how to turn your clients into raving fans, and how he can talk about a general topic that applies to many audiences while still standing out in the marketplace. We also discuss how he landed speaking gigs on Tony Robbins' stages, something he does frequently.

Plus you'll want to stay tuned til the end when he tells one of the BEST stories! It's a nightmare for any speaker, but it's hilarious so join us to hear it on episode 272 of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How did he book a gig on Antarctica?
  • Why do Tony Robbins' speakers give away everything during their talks?
  • What is news jacking and why is it so beneficial for speakers?
  • Why he doesn't he read or listen to other content in the marketing niche.
  • What is the first step in how to turn your clients into fans?
  • Are there scientific reasons for hanging around after you give your talk?
  • How can hash tags help you connect with people after a speech?
  • Why does he do yoga before he speaks?
  • And so much more!

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Jan 7, 2020

How to communicate in an online world is very different from in-person communication, and today's guest is an expert at both!

Dr. Nick Morgan is returning to The Speaker Lab to talk about his latest book, Can You Hear Me?. The book is about how to connect with people in a virtual world including how to ensure you are getting the correct message across to your clients. We also talk about the power of emojis!

This is a wide-ranging conversation I think you will really enjoy so join us for episode 271 of The Speaker Lab with Nick Morgan.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What can you do offstage to ensure more referrals?
  • How does negativity bias impact our virtual communication?
  • Does using emojis give you a greater chance at having a successful email exchange?
  • How should you use emojis?
  • What is the hierarchy of communication in the online world?
  • What are things to keep in mind when talking on the phone?
  • How many years does it take to learn to have a normal conversation?
  • What does consistency tell others about our trustworthiness?
  • And so much more!

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