How have you been pivoting in response to the pandemic? It's impacted the speaking industry and hear to tell us all about it is repeat guest and friend of the show, Clint Pulver.
We're catching up with Clint to hear about the pivots and shifts he's made during the pandemic into virtual speaking and what he sees as the long-term implications within the industry.
Join us to hear why he resisted virtual at first, the versatility virtual speaking offers and so much more on today's The Speaker Lab!
Do you need the solution to overthinking? If you stopped to think about it then you probably do! Our guest today has your answer.
Jon Acuff, masterful author and speaker, is here to talk about his latest book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. On today's The Speaker Lab, Jon tells us what broken soundtracks are, specific ways to insert positive soundtracks into our lives and a few stories about bombing on stage.
You'll definitely want to hear his insights and tales so join us for episode 336 of The Speaker Lab!
What's it like to go from a career in music to comedy to speaking? Our guest has done it and he's here to share!
Today Jeremy Rochford is an amazing public speaker and a coach in our Booked and Paid to Speak program, but he began work in the music world. On episode 335 of The Speaker Lab, Jeremy tells us about his journey from music to comedy to speaking, and some of the most common roadblocks speakers face when starting out.
Listen in for that and so much more on this edition of The Speaker Lab.
How do you effectively market yourself?
The Speaker Lab just created a new resource highlighting 22 ways you can get booked and paid to speak by marketing yourself. These 22 tactics are all about how to establish your expertise and online presence.
Here more from Grant on this important topic in this episode and check out the blog with the free download HERE.
If you're serious about succeeding as a speaker, learning how to continue scaling your speaking business is essential.
Joining us to dive into this topic is Nanette Hitchcock, a successful leadership expert and one of our very own coaches at The Speaker Lab.
On this episode, Nanette describes her journey from speaking for free to a leadership expert and coach who continues to scale up her speaking business. It's all here on episode 334 of The Speaker Lab.
What would you do to learn how to land a $40,000 speaking gig?
Fortunately all you have to do is listen to today's show and implement what our guest did! Our guest is Erick Rheam and he's here to share the details on how he signed his biggest contract so far. Today on The Speaker Lab he goes through his experience in detail so you can follow in his footsteps.
Join us to hear it all on episode 333 of The Speaker Lab.
What was 2020 really like for full-time speakers?
Our guest, Ty Bennett, is sharing his experience on today's episode of The Speaker Lab.
Ty typically does around 100 live, in-person gigs a year so 2020 was very different for him. On this edition, he talks about the changes he made as the lockdown began and how his business evolved over the course of pandemic and his advice for new speakers.
Join us to hear that and more on episode 332 of The Speaker Lab.
Have you heard of using Clubhouse for your speaking career? Clubhouse is the hottest app right now and it's by invitation-only.
Friend of the show, Brian Fanzo, is joining us on today's The Speaker Lab. He's here to talk about what it is, how to use it for booking gigs and how it has helped his mental health during the pandemic.
Hear us dive into those Clubhouse-related topics and so much more on episode 331 of The Speaker Lab.
If you're looking to better understand how to speak to associations you are in luck!
Today's guest is Katrina Davis, who has been an event planner and education director for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives for over 15 years.
On this episode of The Speaker Lab, she tells us about what she has learned from her work with a variety of speakers, how COVID has changed their approach to events and much more!
Listen in to hear it all on today's edition of The Speaker Lab.
How to consistently find and book gigs is definitely necessary knowledge for all speakers!
And the person to share that knowledge is our guest today, Taylorr Payne of Speaker Flow. His business, Speaker Flow, helps experts build better businesses so they can spend time doing the things they love - like speaking from stage. On this edition of The Speaker Lab, Taylor and I talk about the main challenges speakers run into and how systems and processes apply in the virtual speaking world.
Hear those topics and more when you listen to episode 329 of The Speaker Lab!
What is the current state of the speaking industry? What is the latest? Erick Rheam is going to tell us.
Erick is a student of The Speaker Lab who now coaches for us in addition to having his own successful speaking business. As a coach, he hears from other speakers what is happening out there. Today we dive into the system he utilized to have a better year financial year than the previous one and hear answers to the most common questions speakers are asking him right now.
Listen in for all of that on episode 328 of The Speaker Lab.
Do you know what is different about public speaking versus corporate speaking? Our guest does and he's here to tell us.
Ryan Avery is a speaker who got his start by winning the Toastmasters' World Championship of Public Speaking. Today, he talks to leaders and companies about what it takes to be THE go-to in an industry versus just another option.
Today he shares how got started in speaking on a fluke, how he became a World Champion public speaker in 8 months and why it's important to know the differences in public speaking versus corporate speaking.
You'll hear his thoughts on those subjects and more on today's episode of The Speaker Lab.
How to focus and adapt as a speaker is one very important lesson everyone can learn, especially during a pandemic. Curt Steinhorst is an expert on focus and attention, and he's become adept at adapting thanks to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Curt speaks, writes and coaches on the science of attention. Specifically, he helps organizations and teams create a culture that fosters focus and attention. On today's The Speaker Lab, he tells us how he chose this area, he's pivoted and adjusted his speaking and other revenue streams during 2020, and what he plans to do in the near future.
You'll hear all of those topics and more on this edition of The Speaker Lab!
A great way to land more speaking gigs is through event planners, and here to tell us how to work with event planners is Roy Cevallos.
Roy is an event planner and program manager for the Northwest Public Power Association. He works with a lot of speakers so we'll talk about what he looks for in new and existing speakers for his events, plus what things look like in this new, strange virtual world of speaking.
Join us to hear all of that and more on episode 325 of The Speaker Lab.
2020 was a year like no other so it's natural for speakers to wonder about the future of live events. And our guest for today's edition of The Speaker Lab is going to weigh in with his wisdom.
Brandon is the Vice-President of Premiere Speakers Bureau and, prior to the pandemic, his job was to ensure their yearly 2,000 live events were all going off as planned. March of 2020 changed all of that and on today's show he shares what this year has been like at his agency. He also gives us his views on the future of live events and whether or not this is a good time to get into the speaking industry.
Join us to hear the details on episode 324 of The Speaker Lab.
Speaking has changed because of COVID-19 and here to share about pivoting during a pandemic is our friend and yours Karen Harris of CMI Management.
Karen is a return guest, previously joining us on episode 210 of The Speaker Lab to share about speaking management. But today we're looking at how speaking has changed in light of the global pandemic, what the future holds and the differences between the speakers who are succeeding and those who aren't during this unprecedented time.
Join us to hear those details and more on the 323rd edition of The Speaker Lab.
What does it look like if you're scaling your speaking business? Our guest today shares his journey from being a one-man show to scaling his speaking business beyond just himself.
Houston Kraft is a speaker in the education world, as well as an author and the founder of Character Strong. On today's Awesome Health, he tells us how and why he started Character Strong along with the long-term implications of being a youth speaker in the education space.
Listen in to hear all the details on episode 322 of The Speaker Lab!
How to tell a great story and help audiences are two of the strongest skills a speaker can have in their repetoire, and someone who knows full well how to do both is Chris Field.
If you're a long-time listener of the show you'll remember Chris from a previous episode (123, which you can find here). But if you are new and/or haven't heard Chris before, he is a successful keynote speaker who founded a non-profit organization over a decade ago. With his background in that area, today he mainly speaks to associations and other non-profit groups.
Creating and running his own non-profit gave him a sense of purpose and led him to the topic he mainly speaks about now: empowering audiences to disrupt for good, something he has been doing most of his life. In fact, being a disruptor has been such a notable part of his path that he wrote a book called Disrupt For Good.
On today's episode of The Speaker Lab, Chris tells us why disruption can actually be a good thing, how the pandemic has shifted his business and how he made the adjustment, and why it's cool to be in several industries.
Join us to hear that and more on the 321st edition of The Speaker Lab!
Is changing speaking topics a difficult transition? It can be done and here to tell us about the journey is Jessica Kriegel.
Jessica is an author, leadership expert and speaker who is a researcher at heart. On today's episode of The Speaker Lab, Jessica tells us how and why she got into speaking, what it's been like changing speaking topics and her advice for people looking to make it in the speaking world.
Join us to hear that and more on episode 320 of The Speaker Lab.
The beauty of speaking is that you can do it full-time or you can make speaking as your side hustle. Our guest today has done just that. Ryan Gottfredson is a leadership professor at Cal State-Fullerton, and his speaking and consulting work on the topic of mindset is his side hustle.
Today on The Speaker Lab, he explains why the connection speaking offers is so fulfilling for him and how speaking feeds the other avenues of his business today.
Join us to hear his wisdom on these topics and even more on episode 319 of The Speaker Lab.
How to speak on cultural diversity and inclusion is our topic for today's edition of The Speaker Lab. Joining us is speaker, consultant and corporate leader J. Israel Greene.
Israel speaks to tech companies on leadership development, diversity equity and inclusion. He works with them on cultural issues that often show up as low employee engagement, stalled sales and poor leadership. He helps them transform that culture through workshops and consulting.
On today's show, Israel tells us when he made the jump to a speaking career and how the Booked and Paid to Speak network has generated over $20k for him in his business. You can hear that and more when you listen in to episode 318 of The Speaker Lab.
As a speaker, creating impactful stories matters. Here to talk about how creating impactful stories is something you can do consistently to help grow your speaking career is Rain Bennett.
Rain has been a documentary filmmaker who knows how to tell a good story when you don't have a lot of time, money and resources. Today he helps those folks understand the storytelling tactics they can use to make impactful video stories for their audiences. You'll hear about that plus how he went from his first non-paid speaking gig in the basement of a library to national keynotes in a year.
Join us for that plus his advice for anyone trying to build momentum on today's The Speaker Lab!
Dr. Saundra Dalton-Smith has gone from physician to full-time speaker, and she joins us to tell us how she made the leap!
After two decades in the medical world, today Dr. Saundra speaks about burn out and work-life integration. During episode 316 of The Speaker Lab, we talk more about her own experiences in this realm and how she made the transition from physician to full-time speaker, and how the pandemic has impacted her business and her life.
Join us to hear those details and more on this episode of The Speaker Lab.
Do you have an interest in speaking in the tech space? Our guest is a premiere speaker in that industry and she's here to tell us about it.
Ilana Golan helps executives grow in their careers from performing better to reinventing themselves. Prior to speaking she worked in engineering and tech working her way up the corporate ladder. On today's The Speaker Lab, hear why she moved over to running her own enterprise and how she made the move from unpaid speaker to six figures.
Join us for all of that and more on episode 315 of The Speaker Lab.
One key to creating a thriving speaking business is knowing your identity and knowing what you bring to the table as a speaker.
Our guest is an expert at helping others know themselves and what they have to offer. Rocky Garza is a speaker and coach whose focus is on how our identities play into the roles and positions we fill. On The Speaker Lab today, we dive into what his life was like before he became a speaker and coach, how he made the leap and how he's adjusted to speaking during a pandemic.
Join us to hear that and more on episode 314 of The Speaker Lab!