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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: March, 2021
Mar 30, 2021

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What is the promise you're making to your audience?
  • Is booking gigs for music similar to booking gigs for speaking?
  • What can Chris Rock teach you about stage presence and delivering your speech?
  • Why does he recommend doing a comedy open mic night if you want to speak?
  • Why doing the things that terrify you is powerful.
  • What did he learn from his TedX experience?
  • Success is right at the edge of where?
  • Why you should focus less on your goal and focus on this instead.
  • And so much more!
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Mar 26, 2021

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

 

Mar 23, 2021

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What helped her gain momentum and be recognized as a leader?
  • How does she blend coaching and speaking within her business model?
  • If you really want to get paid how should you approach speaking?
  • Does Imposter Syndrome occur for everyone at some point in their careers?
  • How can you get over the mental hurdles that are keeping you from taking action?
  • How to be coachable and why it's critical to your success.
  • What are the differences between those speakers who make it and those who don't?
  • And so much more!

 

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Mar 16, 2021

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • How can you create a hybrid of offerings to meet your clients' needs?
  • Why you shouldn't run away from your market and what you already know.
  • Can you align your passions with your experience?
  • Why you should look for creative outlets to test your ideas.
  • How did he learn the lesson to book gigs from gigs?
  • What phrase should be music to your ears as a speaker?
  • Why believing in your message is key.
  • How do you start to mine the gold in your network?
  • And so much more!
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Mar 9, 2021

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Where does he see the momentum shifting now?
  • Will virtual continue to be a part of his business?
  • What benefits has he found in virtual speaking?
  • Are people valuing virtual speaking equally in terms of fees?
  • What is the average lead time for virtual gigs?
  • How does he engage with his online audiences?
  • Does production value matter?
  • Where are keynote speakers finding opportunities today?
  • And so much more!
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Mar 2, 2021

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.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What's the difference between speaking for free versus speaking for no fee?
  • What is his top tip for using Clubhouse as a speaker?
  • How is this app like a pop-up mastermind?
  • Why asking great questions on Clubhouse is the way to stand out.
  • Is it better to host or participate?
  • How this app has helped his mental health through this pandemic.
  • How can you find your groups on this app and insert yourself in their conversations?
  • Should you have a call to action?
  • And so much more!
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