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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: October, 2021
Oct 26, 2021

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.

Michelle Onuroah joined TSL in January 2021 and never looked back. As an accomplished author and founder of The Center for Prophetic Listening, Michelle knew she had a message she wanted to share with the world. But how?

In this episode, Michelle shares her journey to discovering TSL. She unpacks the work and dedication she prioritized during her time as a student, and how it has propelled her business and opportunity to live out her purpose. She shares how she defined her why, found her ideal audience, and what it takes to get your story to the stage!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Why become a speaker?
  • How she found her audience
  • Why Michelle made the investment
  • Why she loves TSL
  • What she loves most about her career
  • How to get ready for a gig
  • Her best piece of advice for you
  • And much more!
Oct 19, 2021

One of the very best parts about The Speaker Lab is our students. Every day our Director of Student Success, Maryalice Goldsmith, demonstrates unwavering commitment to helping them gain confidence, clarity, and a clear path to their very own speaking success. Coupled with her role as a coach, Maryalice has a passion for helping others discover their confidence and unpack their “why.” Maryalice has jumped into the trenches with our team, helping to equip our coaches and refine processes so we can bring our best.

With her own entrepreneurial background, Maryalice brings unique perspective and energy to our leadership team. In her short time with TSL, she has witnessed substantial growth and guided our team amidst increased student needs. Maryalice shares more in this episode about the importance of an entrepreneurial mindset and the value of systems in sustaining a growing business.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • How she found her way to TSL, and why it was meant to be
  • What it’s like to be in the trenches with students
  • Meeting the needs of our students and equipping them for the future
  • Navigating the art vs. the business
  • Why an entrepreneurial mindset matters
  • Creating systems and operations for your business
  • And much more!
Oct 12, 2021

As our Director of Operations, KC Procter is truly the wizard behind the curtain here at The Speaker Lab. He’s a master of organization, efficiency, establishing new processes, and implementing awesome tools that support the mission of our core values.  With a passion for keeping the day-to-day seamless and innovation at the forefront of future planning, KC has helped lead TSL into some of our greatest growth to date.

In this episode KC shares insight on the team culture at TSL, reflecting on our commitment to balance and growth that prioritizes delivering the very best to our team and students. If you’re wondering what it takes to establish and maintain systems and processes as you grow your business, KC offers insight and actionable steps that will get you moving in the right direction.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • How are we prioritizing our core values at TSL?
  • When is it time to establish a checklist or workflow?
  • Why do systems and processes matter?
  • What are the best tools to help implement structure?
  • Is it possible to multitask?
  • What are best practices when it comes to time management?
  • How to build the right kinds of habits
  • And much more!
Oct 5, 2021

For Episode 362 I’m sitting down with Mr. Chris Seo, our Director of Marketing here at The Speaker Lab. His innovation and fearless leadership have helped pave the way for TSL to reach our people and share our platform. Chris shares the inside scoop on why our team is so unique and how it’s helping speakers position themselves effectively in the marketplace.

With a passion for branding and a wealth of expertise in identifying your market, Chris is helping equip our team and students with resources to make a difference in building your business. His insight and transparency into the world of marketing will leave you encouraged and prepared to take the next step and stand out among the crowd.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • How are empathy and marketing connected?
  • Why it’s important to polish your idea and passion.
  • How to combat information overload.
  • The difference between your audience and your buyer.
  • What resources do you need to get started?
  • Why you need an online presence.
  • Why marketing and sales get you closer to what you actually want.
  • And much, much more!
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