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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: January, 2022
Jan 25, 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.

Chris Failla has got an awesome story to share and you’re sure to leave this episode feeling inspired and encouraged to take the next big step in your own career. He’s full of heart and has a really unique narrative to share about what has inspired him to take the stage.  Chris and Maryalice talk about finding your “deeper why” and how to use your message to make an impact.

During this conversation, Chris unpacks his process, how he came to find The Speaker Lab, and how this investment in his business and himself brought him to stages he never could have imagined. Chris is motivated by the desire to help others love their work for the long haul and have a sustainable impact on a human level. He’s the real deal, and he’s here to share!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • The moment he knew he was meant to speak
  • Being the light switch for your audience
  • What it means to honor “bedrock values”
  • The financial and emotional “why”
  • Researching your audience before you get on stage
  • Working through an “oops”
  • Why your “why” matters so much
  • And much more!
Jan 18, 2022

If you’re ready to hear a life-changing, vision-defining story of gratitude, then you’re in the right place.

John Israel is a friend and entrepreneur-turned-speaker who has redefined success in his unique niche of the industry. After serving for nearly a decade as the leader of a strategic gifting company, John found himself with a message of gratitude that holds the power to impact client and employee attrition.

In this episode he’s sharing his journey to defining the problem he solves and the vision he’s committed to living out. He unpacks the social experiment that changed his life and why it’s important to find your right audience and then teach them (rather than sell to them)! John also talks about why free events are the way to start and how strategic marketing and a willingness to pivot are essential in this industry.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
  • The competitive advantage in gratitude
  • Why experimenting, pivoting, and flexibility will help you find your niche
  • Teaching vs. selling, and why it matters!
  • Why you must find the right audience
  • Understanding the problem you solve
  • Why you must be true to your mission
  • And so much more!
Jan 11, 2022
Have you found the one? Not that one, but the one thing?

The one and only Geoff Woods joined us for Episode 376 to explain what “the one thing” is and why you need to find it to achieve your goals.

Passionate about how small things make a big difference and why world-class content is a must, Geoff’s approach to productivity and building a business is contagious.

Not only will this episode help you begin your journey to finding “the one thing,” but you’ll also get to hear more about Geoff’s road to becoming co-founder and president of the organization, The One Thing.

How did he get started? By asking a simple question, “How might I be able to help?” And the rest is history! If you’re looking for the one thing that will reignite your “why” and lead you into the future, then this episode is a must!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What is “the one thing?”
  • Why does “the one thing matter?”
  • Understanding your goals
  • How to start a new career
  • What it means to prioritize (for real)!
  • Having a job vs. building a business
  • How can you help?
  • How can you find “the one thing?”
  • And much more!
Jan 4, 2022
The art of stagecraft.
It’s not just what you say, it’s how you say it.
 
Understanding your artistic ability, and how to bring things to life, will separate the speakers from the professional speakers.

So how do you find your inner performer?

Our lead coach, Rick Clemons, is the expert on helping others find where their star shines the brightest, and how to take delivery and content to the next level.

Rick takes a deep dive into what speakers should be doing to bring their craft to life while balancing the value of performance vs. being in the moment with your audience. He shares a few of his own first-hand experiences on the stage and how he’s relied on strong fundamentals and creativity to adjust his stagecraft for each audience.

What’s exciting is that Rick will also share about a special cohort we will be launching SOON here at The Speaker Lab.

Through live virtual sessions, Rick will be working with students to develop everything from volume, cadence, receiving constructive feedback, and navigating the technical things that make all the difference.

If you’re excited about what you heard in today’s episode and interested in learning more about our stagecraft cohort, visit thespeakerlab.com/stagecraft to schedule a call with one of our enrollment advisors. Rick is an amazing coach and he’s planned an incredible experience for our students - we hope you’ll join us!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Does booking gigs mean you’re a good speaker?
  • Finding your inner performer (not someone else’s)
  • The value of an outside perspective
  • Can stagecraft be taught or do you have to have the “it” factor?
  • Balancing performance vs. presence
  • How to join our stagecraft cohort
  • And much more!
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