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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: July, 2020
Jul 30, 2020

Don't quit your day job to start a speaking career. Begin building your speaking business on the side.

During this Speaking Workshop, We Cover:

  • The 7 things you must clarify from the outset
  • Where to spend your time and money as you get started (and where not to)
  • The one thing you CANNOT do while trying to grow your speaking business
  • Why not all full-time jobs are created equal
  • Why your plan should take into consideration the type of boss you have
  • The change levers you can pull to set yourself up for success
  • Live Q&A at the end with Grant and Erick

We answer the following questions:

  • Which one of the 4 full-time job types are you in?
  • Which one of the 4 types of bosses do you have? (This is a fun one to answer.)
  • Which one of the 3 life phases are you in?
  • Which one of the 4 career phases are you in?
  • Which one of these 4 financial situations sounds closest to yours?
  • What are your speaking goals? (We’ll help you make some if you don’t have any!)
  • What changes are you truly willing to make?

Schedule Your 1:1 Strategy Session Today: https://thespeakerlab.com/call/

Jul 28, 2020

Three amazing students join us for this very special 300th episode of The Speaker Lab!

All three of our guests today are students of The Speaker Lab and they crushing it. They are here to share their insights, wisdom and secrets to success. Going forward we're going to be sharing more students' stories on bonus episodes so be sure to join us for their stories.

And we've got a huge giveaway in honor of episode 300 and to thank you for being a listener! The grand prize winner receives free enrollment in our new program: Virtual Speaking Pro. This person will also receive five of my favorite speaking books, plus a free copy of my book, The Successful Speaker, and a free one-hour one on one coaching call with me. Want to enter? Go here!

Even if you don't win the grand prize, you might one of the lucky five runner up winners! Each of those winners will receive a copy of my book and a one-hour group coaching call with me and Erick Rheam (our Director of Education at The Speaker Lab). You can enter right now.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Why it matters what you are saying to yourself.
  • Does everyone battle self-doubt?
  • When do you need a coach?
  • How long does it take to see results?
  • Why you must pick a lane, even if your topic appeals to all audiences.
  • How each of these speakers have pivoted during the pandemic.
  • Why you need to get reps, and how to do it.
  • How do you approach speaking for the long game that it is?
  • And so much more!
  • Celebrate our 300th episode with us by entering this giveaway!

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Jul 21, 2020

One area we haven't touched on is how to be a corporate trainer, my friend Michael Bungay Stanier is here to change that!

Michael is a well-established keynote speaker and corporate trainer. On today's The Speaker Lab, we talk about what topics work in this industry, positioning yourself versus positioning a product/program, and who hires corporate trainers.

We have a lot of fun during this informative and practical conversation with Michael, so please join us for episode 299 of The Speaker Lab!

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What's the distinction between selling yourself versus a product?
  • Why you need standards if you are going to scale.
  • How to define "good enough" and why you must.
  • Are there both prizes and punishments to scalability?
  • Can you dabble with having other people speak for you?
  • What are the three delivery models and what do they entail?
  • How should you determine your fees?
  • When do you charge per participant?
  • And so much more!
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Jul 14, 2020

We talk about relationships but what about building relationships through giving gifts? What are the dos and don'ts of successful gift-giving? Here to tell us is gifting expert, best-selling author and keynote speaker John Ruhlin.

On today's episode of The Speaker Lab, John tells us who to give gifts to, when to give gifts, and how to reframe gift-giving as an investment versus just another line item expense.

You'll hear those topics plus a few great gifting stories on this edition of The Speaker Lab.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • How to show appreciation even during a pandemic.
  • Why gifting is the purple cow of business.
  • Why doesn't he allow his clients to send gifts at Christmas?
  • What makes gifting one of the most effective ways to stand out in a crowd?
  • Why you should stop putting logos on your gifts.
  • What are the four buckets of the Inner circle and how do you invest in those buckets with gifting?
  • Why you should never send a gift after receiving a referral.
  • What should you do if you cannot afford to give gifts?
  • And so much more!
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Jul 7, 2020

How to speak to the medical field is a question I get asked a lot, and today our guest is answering it. Nisha Mehta is a practicing physician, specifically a radiologist. She also speaks around the country to medical professionals on the topic of burnout.

Today we talk about how she got started speaking, the different speaking opportunities in the medical industry, whether or not you need a background in medicine to speak to doctors and how to use media to position yourself as an expert.

You'll hear those insights and much more on episode 297 of The Speaker Lab.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What is the typical speaking season for the medical industry?
  • Do you always have to choose between a job you love and speaking?
  • Can you get hired to speak on a topic that's important, but no one else is talking about?
  • What are some topics speakers are hired for in the medical industry?
  • How important are credentials in being hired to speak?
  • What specific speaking opportunities are available within the medical community?
  • What area is harder to get into within healthcare?
  • What niches have bigger budgets?
  • And so much more!
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