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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: April, 2021
Apr 27, 2021

One of the most intimidating aspects of becoming a speaker is developing a powerful talk. Here to help us is Mike Pacchione.

Mike is an incredible speaker who also helps Speaker Lab students to develop their talks. On this episode of The Speaker Lab, we get into details like why lists work well as a speech, how to figure out what lesson you're sharing with your audience, and how to take the pressure off yourself.

Join us to hear that and much more on today's edition of The Speaker Lab.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Why is a presentation like a math problem?
  • What's the best way to get all of your ideas out of your head?
  • When should you use case examples?
  • How can you make your talk more versatile?
  • Is it part of your job to make adjustments on the fly?
  • What to never say at the end of your speech.
  • Should you start with your best story?
  • What does he do differently when giving a powerful talk virtually?
  • And so much more!

 

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Apr 20, 2021

Creating your talk is one of the basics of becoming a great speaker.

Joining us to lay out the details of this process is Harriet Turk. Harriet is a masterful speaker who also helps Speaker Lab students create their talks. On this episode, Harriet walks us through the basic steps, the role of stories and much more.

Tune in to hear it all on the 338th edition of The Speaker Lab.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What is the first thing you must know when creating your talk?
  • Is it okay to use secondhand stories?
  • How do you know which stories are usable?
  • Should you use a story that is emotionally charged?
  • How is authoring a story different than presenting a story?
  • How to tweak and develop your story over time.
  • Should you write out your entire speech?
  • Why memorizing your speech can lead to disaster.
  • And so much more!
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Apr 13, 2021

How have you been pivoting in response to the pandemic? It's impacted the speaking industry and hear to tell us all about it is repeat guest and friend of the show, Clint Pulver.

We're catching up with Clint to hear about the pivots and shifts he's made during the pandemic into virtual speaking and what he sees as the long-term implications within the industry.

Join us to hear why he resisted virtual at first, the versatility virtual speaking offers and so much more on today's The Speaker Lab!

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What does trombone oil have to do with speaking?
  • How do pop-ins add to his business?
  • What are ways he's combatting Zoom fatigue for his audiences?
  • How can you keep a pulse on the audience when you're online?
  • How has virtual helped him become a better speaker?
  • Where should you start when upgrading your virtual production?
  • Is virtual always going to be a part of his business?
  • How to ease your clients' nerves about doing virtual gigs.
  • And so much more!

 

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Apr 6, 2021

Do you need the solution to overthinking? If you stopped to think about it then you probably do! Our guest today has your answer.

Jon Acuff, masterful author and speaker, is here to talk about his latest book, Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking. On today's The Speaker Lab, Jon tells us what broken soundtracks are, specific ways to insert positive soundtracks into our lives and a few stories about bombing on stage.

You'll definitely want to hear his insights and tales so join us for episode 336 of The Speaker Lab!

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What are "trailer moments" and why do you need to have them?
  • Does he struggle with Imposter Syndrome?
  • Do negative voices ever totally go away?
  • How can you recognize your own broken soundtracks?
  • What is the goal of any good thought?
  • What are the three questions to ask of your loudest soundtracks?
  • Why being fearless is ridiculous.
  • Can making mistakes actually help you connect with the audience?
  • And so much more!
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