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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: February, 2022
Feb 22, 2022
Sharing in the excitement of our student's success is such a privilege for our team at the Speaker Lab. Our Director of Student Success, Maryalice Goldsmith, is taking the mic for our Student Highlight series so you can hear more about our students’ experiences and what they want you to know about growing your speaking business.

Francesco Samarelli believes in paying it forward to fellow speakers and generously agreed to share about his journey to speaking success. One of the pillars of value for students at TSL is the ability to learn from one another and to be in the trenches together!

For Francesco it all started with an opportunity to take the stage that was followed up with a surprising response --- the audience loved him! He shares his journey of how at a young age his teacher, Mrs. Fowler, helped plant a seed that would inspire him to express himself and use his skill sets to share his message.

During this episode, Maryalice and Francesco take a deep dive into what it looks like to turn a passion into a career and what it looks like to educate and equip others through your message. There's something for everyone!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
  • How to endure the race
  • His message of emotional management
  • Thriving on mission to share your message
  • How you know when you’re meant to be a speaker
  • Why coaching is vital to your success
  • Mindset, meditation, and other choices that matter
  • Finding focus in the hustle and bustle
  • And much more!
Feb 15, 2022

Are you a speaker? An author? Considering both? Jessi Beyer is both but her journey to this point in her career is not one you might expect! She joined us for Episode 381 to narrate her experience in building a business committed to helping others find healing through their struggles with mental health.

Jessi quickly found that the success of her first book catapulted her into a world of opportunity she’d not yet experienced as a speaker. She talks about her insecurities (or lack there-of!), what kept her motivated and energized, and why coaching earlier in her career was key to her success.

Jessi’s commitment to the process and can-do attitude has helped her pave a path to success, even at such a young age. Her enthusiasm and dedication to her mission and vision are hard to beat!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Finding confidence in your message
  • How to find the right audience
  • What it looks like to pivot from speaking to writing, and back again!
  • How to leverage a successful book launch?
  • Finding a balance as an author and speaker
  • Self-publishing vs. traditional vs. hybrid
  • Why putting in the hard work matters
  • And much more!

Want a copy of her book, How To Heal free?! 
Check out the link here.

Feb 8, 2022
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with some of our coaches and find out what coaching is all about?!

Well, you’re in luck. Because that’s exactly what the Coaches Corner Podcast series is all about. We’re handing the mic to Maryalice Goldsmith, Director of Student Success, and she’ll be sitting down with an esteemed member of our coaching team to take a deep dive into some of the hottest topics for speakers!

In this episode of the Coaches Corner series, Maryalice welcomes our Lead Coach, Rick Clemons, to unpack the topic of professional coaching. Maybe some of you have coaches, others are considering it, or some of you might be thinking --- what does it mean to have a professional coach?!

Maryalice and Rick are answering all your questions by sharing their personal experiences with coaching, the vision behind coaching at The Speaker Lab, and why it’s a crucial step in your success in building a speaking business. Their questions will challenge you, their mission will inspire you, and their candid approach will leave you asking for more!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Are you in your own way?
  • Do you need coaching?
  • Does mindset matter?
  • Why are you doing this?
  • Creating a customized plan for speaking success
  • What the best coaches are doing
  • “How” vs. “I get to…”
  • Systems and processes that lead to success
  • And much more!
Feb 1, 2022

We all have that little voice in our heads.

You know, the one that creeps in when we start to doubt ourselves and the ability to share our message.

So what can we do about that voice?

Kindra Hall is a successful speaker and author, recently releasing her book, Choose Your Story, Change Your Life: Silence Your Inner Critic and Rewrite Your Life from the Inside Out. She joined us to talk about her mission to combat the comparison game and help speakers protect their mentality and confidence.

The unknown challenges and necessary pivots of pandemic life have demanded that speakers adjust and keep their minds from wandering to the dark places of defeat. Kindra reminds us of where we’ve come from, how we’ve grown in recent years, and what it takes to find a balance of confidence and care when taking the stage ---- in person or virtually!

Her energy and willingness to share her own fears allow for an honest conversation packed with insight and encouragement to keep going.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
  • Getting back in shape as a speaker post-pandemic
  • Why the comparison game is dangerous
  • The pros and cons of the inner critic
  • Understanding your “why”
  • Balancing pride and humility
  • Using stories and experiences to manage your inner critic
  • And so much more!
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