Embracing business development as a speaker might not be your favorite aspect of speaking, but it is one of the most critical.
And our guest, Mo Bunnell, is an expert on the topic. Mo is a speaker, author, and trainer. On today's show, Mo tells us how he went from being an actuary to a business development (BD) expert generating over $70 million in client revenue to running his own BD organization.
Join us to hear Mo's insights and expertise when you tune in to episode 345 of The Speaker Lab.
Welcome to the Vault --- a special edition of The Speaker Lab Podcast where we are unlocking some of your favorites from the show.
In this episode, Jason Hewlett discusses how he struggled with how to start before finding great success as a professional speaker and entertainer. Jason shares how he made his dream a reality by establishing a plan and taking clear action to find his niche in the industry.
Learn more about Jason's story and the episode HERE.
Being a CEO and speaker is an enormous challenge and our guest embraces it fully!
Today Kara Goldin is an ultra successful business owner, author and speaker. On this edition of The Speaker Lab, she tells us how working with legendary organizations like CNN and Time magazine led her to create Hint, write her best-selling book Undaunted and become a sought-after keynote speaker.
Join us to hear her insightful tales and lessons on episode 344 of The Speaker Lab.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
What's it like to go from a career in music to comedy to speaking? Our guest has done it and he's here to share!
Today Jeremy Rochford is an amazing public speaker and a coach in our Booked and Paid to Speak program, but he began work in the music world. On episode 335 of The Speaker Lab, Jeremy tells us about his journey from music to comedy to speaking, and some of the most common roadblocks speakers face when starting out.
Listen in for that and so much more on this edition of The Speaker Lab.
How do you effectively market yourself?
The Speaker Lab just created a new resource highlighting 22 ways you can get booked and paid to speak by marketing yourself. These 22 tactics are all about how to establish your expertise and online presence.
Here more from Grant on this important topic in this episode and check out the blog with the free download HERE.
If you're serious about succeeding as a speaker, learning how to continue scaling your speaking business is essential.
Joining us to dive into this topic is Nanette Hitchcock, a successful leadership expert and one of our very own coaches at The Speaker Lab.
On this episode, Nanette describes her journey from speaking for free to a leadership expert and coach who continues to scale up her speaking business. It's all here on episode 334 of The Speaker Lab.
What would you do to learn how to land a $40,000 speaking gig?
Fortunately all you have to do is listen to today's show and implement what our guest did! Our guest is Erick Rheam and he's here to share the details on how he signed his biggest contract so far. Today on The Speaker Lab he goes through his experience in detail so you can follow in his footsteps.
Join us to hear it all on episode 333 of The Speaker Lab.
What was 2020 really like for full-time speakers?
Our guest, Ty Bennett, is sharing his experience on today's episode of The Speaker Lab.
Ty typically does around 100 live, in-person gigs a year so 2020 was very different for him. On this edition, he talks about the changes he made as the lockdown began and how his business evolved over the course of pandemic and his advice for new speakers.
Join us to hear that and more on episode 332 of The Speaker Lab.
Have you heard of using Clubhouse for your speaking career? Clubhouse is the hottest app right now and it's by invitation-only.
Friend of the show, Brian Fanzo, is joining us on today's The Speaker Lab. He's here to talk about what it is, how to use it for booking gigs and how it has helped his mental health during the pandemic.
Hear us dive into those Clubhouse-related topics and so much more on episode 331 of The Speaker Lab.
If you're looking to better understand how to speak to associations you are in luck!
Today's guest is Katrina Davis, who has been an event planner and education director for the Iowa Association of Electric Cooperatives for over 15 years.
On this episode of The Speaker Lab, she tells us about what she has learned from her work with a variety of speakers, how COVID has changed their approach to events and much more!
Listen in to hear it all on today's edition of The Speaker Lab.
How to consistently find and book gigs is definitely necessary knowledge for all speakers!
And the person to share that knowledge is our guest today, Taylorr Payne of Speaker Flow. His business, Speaker Flow, helps experts build better businesses so they can spend time doing the things they love - like speaking from stage. On this edition of The Speaker Lab, Taylor and I talk about the main challenges speakers run into and how systems and processes apply in the virtual speaking world.
Hear those topics and more when you listen to episode 329 of The Speaker Lab!
What is the current state of the speaking industry? What is the latest? Erick Rheam is going to tell us.
Erick is a student of The Speaker Lab who now coaches for us in addition to having his own successful speaking business. As a coach, he hears from other speakers what is happening out there. Today we dive into the system he utilized to have a better year financial year than the previous one and hear answers to the most common questions speakers are asking him right now.
Listen in for all of that on episode 328 of The Speaker Lab.
Do you know what is different about public speaking versus corporate speaking? Our guest does and he's here to tell us.
Ryan Avery is a speaker who got his start by winning the Toastmasters' World Championship of Public Speaking. Today, he talks to leaders and companies about what it takes to be THE go-to in an industry versus just another option.
Today he shares how got started in speaking on a fluke, how he became a World Champion public speaker in 8 months and why it's important to know the differences in public speaking versus corporate speaking.
You'll hear his thoughts on those subjects and more on today's episode of The Speaker Lab.
How to focus and adapt as a speaker is one very important lesson everyone can learn, especially during a pandemic. Curt Steinhorst is an expert on focus and attention, and he's become adept at adapting thanks to the Covid-19 restrictions.
Curt speaks, writes and coaches on the science of attention. Specifically, he helps organizations and teams create a culture that fosters focus and attention. On today's The Speaker Lab, he tells us how he chose this area, he's pivoted and adjusted his speaking and other revenue streams during 2020, and what he plans to do in the near future.
You'll hear all of those topics and more on this edition of The Speaker Lab!
A great way to land more speaking gigs is through event planners, and here to tell us how to work with event planners is Roy Cevallos.
Roy is an event planner and program manager for the Northwest Public Power Association. He works with a lot of speakers so we'll talk about what he looks for in new and existing speakers for his events, plus what things look like in this new, strange virtual world of speaking.
Join us to hear all of that and more on episode 325 of The Speaker Lab.
2020 was a year like no other so it's natural for speakers to wonder about the future of live events. And our guest for today's edition of The Speaker Lab is going to weigh in with his wisdom.
Brandon is the Vice-President of Premiere Speakers Bureau and, prior to the pandemic, his job was to ensure their yearly 2,000 live events were all going off as planned. March of 2020 changed all of that and on today's show he shares what this year has been like at his agency. He also gives us his views on the future of live events and whether or not this is a good time to get into the speaking industry.
Join us to hear the details on episode 324 of The Speaker Lab.
Speaking has changed because of COVID-19 and here to share about pivoting during a pandemic is our friend and yours Karen Harris of CMI Management.
Karen is a return guest, previously joining us on episode 210 of The Speaker Lab to share about speaking management. But today we're looking at how speaking has changed in light of the global pandemic, what the future holds and the differences between the speakers who are succeeding and those who aren't during this unprecedented time.
Join us to hear those details and more on the 323rd edition of The Speaker Lab.