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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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Feb 26, 2020

Ever wonder how successful speakers are managing the highs and lows of speaking? Mitch Joel can tell us and he's here to do just that for today's The Speaker Lab.

Mitch is a returning guest (previously on episode 144) who came back to cover everything from the value of building relationships with other speakers to managing the highs and lows of this career path to the importance of making friends with other speakers.

You're going to learn all of that and more when you join us for episode 278 of The Speaker Lab!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • How do you stay ahead of your competitors?
  • Why saying yes is key to being a great speaker.
  • Why what you do this year does not provide any guarantees next year.
  • When being good enough is okay.
  • How are speakers like coffee?
  • What is one question he asks himself with every speaking engagement?
  • Why the audience's show and the speaker's show are two different experiences.
  • And so much more! 

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Feb 18, 2020

To commemorate the official launch of my book, The Successful Speaker, my friend and co-author of the book, Jeff Goins, is here!

On this edition of The Speaker Lab, Jeff and I talk about the book writing process for The Successful Speaker: Five Steps For Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. We also give you a behind the scenes look at the making of this book, how this journey began with a joke (!) and how working on this book actually helped Jeff's speaking career.

Join us and you'll find out all of that and so much more on episode 277 of The Speaker Lab with Jeff Goins.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Why did we decide to co-brand The Successful Speaker?
  • How do you find the right voice for your book?
  • Why writing like you speak is terrible advice.
  • What types of collaborations are there between writers and authors?
  • Why did Jeff want to try ghostwriting after writing 5 of his own very successful books?
  • What is the one word that will tell you a book is most likely written by a ghostwriter?
  • Would Jeff change anything about the book?
  • Who was our secret hero of writing this book?
  • And so much more!

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Feb 13, 2020

Welcome back to The Speaker Lab for a special bonus episode!

The Successful Speaker is a book I am releasing soon and as part of the launch, you're going to hear the first few chapters on today's show.

Directly from the actual audiobook, you'll hear what's in this book, who I am and my story on becoming a speaker. You'll also get an overview of the successful speaker roadmap and then chapter one about choosing your audience.

Join us to hear these topics and then be sure to get your own copy of The Successful Speaker!  

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • What is the foundation of your speaking career?
  • What will all audiences be wondering no matter who is speaking to them?
  • What is the topic trifecta and how do you apply it to your business?
  • Which 7 major industries have the highest demand for speakers?
  • If industry comes first, what follows?
  • Can you change industries later in your career?
  • Knowing what to speak about begins with what?
  • Why you should choose two industries, and how to move forward after you do.
  • And so much more!

Tweetable: "Your job is to solve a problem, not deliver a speech.."

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Feb 11, 2020

Virtual reality is becoming part of our lives, even part of our speaking careers.

Terry Brock is our guest for today's show and he's to dig deeper into something we touched on during his first visit:  how to become a virtual speaker.

On this episode of The Speaker Lab, we get into the finer details on virtual speaking and things like the technology you need, how to price yourself, the clients who hire virtual speakers, and how you can actually earn more as a virtual speaker than speaking in-person.

Terry tells us those things and much more so please be sure to join us for episode 276 of The Speaker Lab!  

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Is Zoom a necessary part of a virtual speaking set up?
  • How can an index card help you create a connection virtually?
  • What is key to ensuring a win for both your client and for you?
  • Are there industries or clients that are more receptive to virtual speaking?
  • Why would people initially be reluctant to use video?
  • When and why you should offer a bonus session for your clients.
  • How do you set up pricing and fees for virtual speaking?
  • What is the most important piece of your online set up?
  • And so much more!

 

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Feb 4, 2020

Erick Rheam is our co-host and we are talking about the 5 step goal setting process you can use to create and achieve your goals in 2020 and beyond.

On today's episode of The Speaker Lab, Erick and I walk you through each of the five steps and we also talk about how we use these personally in our speaking careers and also here within The Speaker Lab itself.

Whether you're listening at the start of the year or any other time you're going to get useful and practical advice, including specific examples you can follow immediately. Join us for that and more on episode 275 of The Speaker Lab.    

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:   

  • Why are mini-retreats so important to the goal setting process?
  • How to plan out where you and your business are headed.
  • Do you have to wait until January 1st to set goals?
  • What are habit goals and achievement goals, and how many of each do you need?
  • How many primary goals should you set for your business each year?
  • What is a component most people miss in their goal setting?
  • How often should you read your goals and refresh them?
  • Why clarification is a critical step in the 5 step goal setting process.
  • And so much more!

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