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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: May, 2021
May 25, 2021

The speaking industry's future is our topic today with speaking world veteran Blair Nichols.

Blair has worked with everyone from the Harper Collins' speakers bureau to Keith Ferrazzi to Advance Your Reach, where he currently works today.

On this episode of The Speaker Lab, we'll talk about the shifts he sees coming up in the speaking industry's future and how to keep a healthy mindset while building your speaking career.

You'll definitely want to tune in for that and much more on the 343rd edition of The Speaker Lab.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • How can you get the attention of a bureau?
  • Should you be open to all speaking opportunities (even free ones)?
  • How to approach a decision-maker to land a gig.
  • Has the pandemic changed anything about the best way to book gigs?
  • What is the time frame now for booking digital events?
  • Will there be more events in the virtual world going forward?
  • What's the rule of thumb regarding your virtual fee versus your in-person fee?
  • Is the bureau model going to be disrupted?
  • And so much more!

 

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May 18, 2021

With parts of the world opening up again, what is the future of virtual events? Our guest today has some insights and she's sharing them.

Christy Burch is an event planner who joins us to talk all things virtual events. On this edition of The Speaker Lab, she's giving us the full details on the future of online events including the most common mistakes people make and how to avoid them.

You'll hear those topics and more on today's episode of The Speaker Lab.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • When should you not host a virtual event?
  • Does the size of your list determine your success?
  • Do you need a polished offer before hosting a big virtual event?
  • What's the best way to promote your virtual event so people actually attend?
  • When you have a small list what should you focus on?
  • How much should you charge for an online event?
  • Why you want to delay giving your audience access to recordings.
  • Is real-life swag a worthwhile investment for a virtual event?
  • And so much more!
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May 11, 2021

Today you'll go behind the scenes of The Speaker Lab with the man who has been here from the start: Bryan Harris.

Listen in to hear Bryan ask me questions and vice versa; we talk about a few of our favorite books, the importance of coaching at any level and the main differences between those who flourish and those who don't.

We'll dig into all of that and more on episode 341 of The Speaker Lab.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What's the best way to teach and train people?
  • Why the "ah ha" moment is crucial to your success.
  • Why to start with the end of a story.
  • What's the #1 reason businesses shut down?
  • Is it ok to borrow other people's platforms to share your content?
  • How to keep showing up even when things get difficult.
  • The lesson we can all learn from Kobe Bryant.
  • What's one of the biggest cheat codes in business and in life?
  • And so much more!
 
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May 4, 2021

Why is finding your signature message key to longevity and success as a speaker? Our guest will tell us!

Erick Rheam is back for episode 340 of The Speaker Lab and he'll explain what a signature message is and why it's critical to helping you survive and thrive during times of change (like the recent pandemic).

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

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What are the differences between a hobbyist and a professional speaker?
  • What are the four main reasons a signature message is important?
  • Who are some examples of speakers with signature messages?
  • Why riches are in the niches.
  • Is it ok to try something new at a speaking gig?
  • Why you shouldn't be afraid to prune down your message.
  • What role does mindset play in finding your signature message?
  • Why does having a creative outlet help you as a speaker?
  • And so much more!
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