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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 16, 2016

One of the most crucial aspects of a great speaking gig is the audio visual team. If you want to be taken seriously as a speaker and make a great impression every time you're on stage the first step is to work with the A/V team. The people in charge of the lighting and sound for the event literally control how you look and how you sound!

On episode 89 of The Speaker Lab, Jeff Douglass of Cybis joins us to talk about the best ways to utilize the A/V team as a speaker. He shares what to do and what not to do with the audio visual crew when setting up for your talk.

And Jeff knows the ins and outs of the production world! His company Cybis does everything from cameras to lights to sound to music to stage management. He brings that wealth of knowledge to this edition of The Speaker Lab, listen in to hear it all!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Why you should rehearse with the AV team, every single time.
  • How much time should you allot for your walk through before your speech?
  • What's the worst experience Jeff's team has had with a speaker?
  • Should you use the AV staff's equipment or trust your own?
  • How to stand out as a professional, and avoid being seen as an amateur.
  • What should you provide the AV crew with in advance of your speech?
  • What are his recommendations for a microphone?
  • What's the worst thing you can do as a speaker?
  • And so much more!

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