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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: November, 2020
Nov 24, 2020

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!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What strategy can get you from doing free gigs to being paid to speak at big conferences?
  • Should you make your social media a hybrid of your personal life and your professional?
  • Why sharing your missteps and struggles is so powerful to growing your network.
  • What does it mean to find your unique intersections?
  • How honesty and transparency became keys to his success.
  • Can you rely on discipline alone?
  • How can you go deeper with current clients during the pandemic?
  • Why inaction is the enemy and how to tackle it.
  • And so much more!
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Nov 17, 2020

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What is the key to restoring ourselves without stopping all activities?
  • How many types of rests are there?
  • When should you start small?
  • How can you build a speaking business while you're working in another field?
  • Why your fee should include your time for studying your specific audience.
  • What part of the process was scary for her?
  • How many years did she speak before going into it full-time?
  • How did she adapt to virtual speaking and will she do it more in the future?
  • And so much more!
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Nov 10, 2020

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Do organizations take it more seriously when they pay you?
  • What's the recipe to make you shine as a speaker?
  • What is the assumption if you aren't putting your message out in the world?
  • What two groups hire speakers in the tech space?
  • How can you accelerate your growth as a speaker?
  • Why you don't need to find the biggest keynotes to make an impact.
  • What changes has she made due to the pandemic?
  • Why you need to invest in yourself and your business.
  • And so much more!
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Nov 3, 2020

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!

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Why are so many of us "illiterate" about ourselves?
  • Can fearlessness and vulnerability co-exist?
  • What is the link between intensity and intimacy?
  • How to learn not to apologize for being who you are.
  • What is the most powerful thing we have as speakers?
  • How did he land on the corporate space as his audience, even though he's never worked in that world?
  • If you want to be a speaker then what should you do?
  • What single pivot led to him booking at least 10 events since the pandemic started?
  • And so much more!

 

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