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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: March, 2022
Mar 29, 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.

A near-death experience eventually led Darwin Li to find his place on the speaking stage. He knew there was something he had to give others – insights and hard lessons from failure – that might help them face what flashed before his eyes in an unimaginable situation.

On a mission to discover the very best in himself and change the lives of others, Darwin has a unique ability to touch his audience through stories of reflection and impact. While his personal experience is one of great intensity, he shares his realization of how coaching itself can be life-changing and help draw out the strength and depth in your purpose.

Darwin Li eventually found The Speaker Lab and never looked back. During his conversation with Maryalice, he shares his realization about how TSL gave him “permission” to think differently while still inspiring his audience with a message of leadership. He has completed several programs at The Speaker Lab, and is sharing his experience and commitment to investing in his speaking journey.  The resilience and determination that surround Darwin’s conversation with Maryalice will meet every speaker in any season.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Do you have to experience trauma to share a deep message?
  • How to understand your purpose through everyday choices
  • Why you need to exercise your mindset
  • What it looks like to reflect on a “would be” life
  • Identifying your ending and different ways to get there
  • Why there’s no shame in needing help
  • How to seize the opportunity and make the next move
  • And much more!
Mar 22, 2022

Amidst a global pandemic and just weeks after he and his wife welcomed their second son into the world, Wolf Millstone decided it was time to leave his full-time sales gig and start Wolf Millstone Group. It was time to take a leap of faith and begin his journey to the stage --- and that’s exactly what happened.

Just one year later and Wolf is bringing in six figures, booking gigs left and right, and is now in a position of needing to scale his business and bring on his first employee. In just 12 months the demand for his message on stage, in workshops, and for training exploded! He has experienced unprecedented growth and success because of his grit and intense desire to learn and apply strategies for success.

Where did he start you might ask? With Episode 001 of The Speaker Lab Podcast. Soon Wolf was listening to three episodes a day, seeking the counsel of trusted mentors and coaches, and then he was off and running with a website and demo reel. He’s first to admit that his temptation to strive for perfection was soon grounded by an intentional shift to start somewhere and keep learning amidst booking his first gigs.

His enthusiasm, passion, and tenacity are unmatched! Wolf’s unique story will inspire any speaker to remember why you started speaking and how you can continue making a difference.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Where he first got the idea to pursue speaking
  • Why he got fired from his first job
  • What is the exponential sales method?
  • How he applied valuable resources to create his own success
  • Figuring out how much to charge for a gig
  • How he’s diversified what he offers his audience
  • Why you have to ask for help
  • Resisting the urge for perfection
  • And much, much more!
Mar 15, 2022
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sit down with some of our coaches and take a deep dive into some of the hottest topics for speakers?

Join Maryalice Goldsmith, Director of Student Success, and Lead Coach, Rick Clemons for our second episode of the Coaches Corner series!

Together they're unpacking the 5 biggest mistakes made by aspiring speakers and how to keep them from standing in your way of success.

Our coaches at TSL are in the trenches with students to challenge, encourage, and inspire as they navigate their own path to the stage. The structure of the TSL program and one-on-one coaching affords students the opportunity to seek counsel and rely on a trusted framework that will provide a healthy pace towards growth!

Maryalice and Rick unpack what it looks like to "niche down," why you have to take your speaking career seriously, and what it means to be a "squirrel" --- but you'll have to listen to the episode to understand this one!

Together they share their own experiences and what they've gleaned from working with so many of our TSL students.

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • What it means to work the framework
  • Why you should be a student of the speaking industry
  • How to have an impact with a specific audience
  • Things to consider as you grow your business – hire help!
  • Why clarity gets you booked and paid to speak
  • Why finding your niche will grow your business – faster!
  • Protecting yourself from distraction and comparison
  • And much more!
Mar 8, 2022

So, you’re thinking about hosting a podcast, but you don’t know where to begin?

Jeff Sanders launched his show, The 5 AM Miracle, 8 ½ years ago with no audience, minimal equipment, and the simple goal of expanding on the content he was already providing on his blog.

Fast-forward to today, and he has a wildly successful show that has catapulted his ability to network, market, and book gigs as a speaker and author.

How did he do it? He’s here to share! Jeff quickly realized that his show attracted the kind of people he wanted to work with.

During this episode, Jeff unpacks the power of podcasting and why it’s one of the best mediums to personally showcase your skills and talents. He walks us through the ins and outs, dos and don’ts, and creativity that make up the very best podcasts.

 

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:
  • Why podcasting is personal
  • What keeps an audience coming back for more?
  • Putting a positive spin on your brand for your people
  • Have you missed the opportunity to launch a show?
  • What equipment do you need to start?
  • Why audio quality matters
  • Show notes, hosting sites, and a simple call to action
  • Jeff’s best strategy to grow your podcast – today!
  • And much, much more!
Mar 1, 2022

So, you want to write a book, but you don’t know where to begin. That’s okay! Look no further.

Chandler Bolt leads the organization Self-Publishing School and has helped lead entrepreneurs through the process of bringing their own book to life through self-publishing.

His MOVE writing method helps build momentum through a unique checklist process that keeps the light at the end of the tunnel in focus.

During this episode, you’ll learn more about why self-publishing can help fast-track the opportunity to diversify revenue streams and provide your audience with a more personal introduction of yourself.

Chandler will also address questions about creating your cover, editing, formatting, and when you’ll know the right time to take the leap from rough draft to reality! If you’re at all considering adding a book to your repertoire, this is the episode for you.

Chandler brings actionable next steps, encouragement, and expertise that you don’t want to miss!

THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW:

  • Traditional vs. self vs. hybrid, what’s best?!
  • Why your audience needs to meet you, in a book
  • How to self-publish without looking self-published
  • Why it’s important to simplify the process
  • Three must-haves to self-publish
  • The launch triangle
  • And so much more!

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