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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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Mar 25, 2020

Grant Baldwin and Neen James hosted a Facebook Live to talk about how to diversify your speaking income right now.

During the live stream, Grant and Neen discuss:

  • Comparing the impact of COVID-19 to the 2008 recession
  • Relocating to the United States and starting speaking business over from scratch
  • How uncertainty creates a unique challenge
  • Keeping your head in the right space
  • A service vs a sales mindset
  • Defaulting to positivity and generosity
  • The difference between making money during a crisis and making money from a crisis (shout out to Sean McCabe)
  • Unique challenges faced by different industries
  • Managing a long lead time before your next live speaking gig
  • The domino effect of events getting postponed
  • Financial practices that speakers should emulate
  • The reality of what events are actually getting canceled vs rescheduled
  • How speakers can look at their available speaking dates as inventory
  • “Be kind or be quiet."
  • Avoided short-sighted decisions
  • Don’t sell something you’re not qualified to teach
  • Playing the long-game with intentional attention
  • The invaluable gift of asking “how can I help?"
  • "You can’t organize history. You can’t live in regret of what you should’ve done."
  • And more

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