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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, keynote speaking, building your platform, negotiating fees, social media marketing, networking, storytelling, humor, operating the business and so much more!

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, keynote speaking, building your platform, negotiating fees, social media marketing, networking, storytelling, humor, operating the business and so much more!
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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, keynote speaking, building your platform, negotiating fees, social media marketing, networking, storytelling, humor, operating the business and so much more!

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English


Episodes

211. How to Pivot In Your Speaking Career with Kendra Dahlstrom

11/13/2018
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Can you change your audience once you’ve started speaking? You can, and here to share how to pivot in your speaking career is Kendra Dahlstrom. On today’s episode of The Speaker Lab, Kendra shares how and why she changed her speaking niche, how she gained traction early on in her speaking career, and what it was like to make the jump from alast full-time job to a full-time speaking career. Join us for all of that and so much more on today's 211th edition of The Speaker Lab! THE FINER...

Duration:00:32:27

210. Do You Need a Speaking Management Company? with Karen Harris

11/6/2018
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Do you need a speaking management company? What's the difference between a speaking management company and a speakers bureau? Here to answer those questions and more is Karen Harris of CMI Speaker Management, a management agency for speakers. Karen's agency is designed to represent the speaker's interests and take care of their needs, while also growing their business. On this episode of The Speaker Lab, we talk about the differences between speaker agents and bureaus before discussing...

Duration:00:35:03

209. How to Develop Your Voice Through Speaking and Writing with Ann Handley

10/30/2018
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Have you ever considered how to develop your voice through speaking and writing? Whether you are a speaker who wants to write or a writer who has a book to promote writing and speaking go hand in hand. Here to tell us more about this is Ann Handley. Ann is the Chief Content Officer of MarketingProfs, she's also a best-selling author and a speaker. Today on The Speaker Lab she and Melanie are talking about writing and speaking are intertwined, how to find and refine your unique voice and the...

Duration:00:29:32

208. How to Narrow Your Audience and Speak More with Rick Clemons

10/23/2018
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Some of the advice you'll hear most on this show is about how to narrow your audience. Yes your topic may appeal to a wide range of audiences, but how are you going to find the people perfect for you? By staying focused and going narrow. Someone who epitomizes this is Rick Clemons, our guest for this episode. Rick has gone through The Speaker Lab elite coaching program and has made fantastic strides in the process! Today we are talking about how he's worked to narrow down who his audience...

Duration:00:33:51

207. Why Speakers Bureaus Won't Make You Successful with Marcus Sheridan

10/16/2018
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Do you think if you get listed with a speakers bureau the gigs will just come pouring in? It's not quite that simple. Marcus Sheridan joins us to share why speakers bureaus alone won't make you successful (and what will) on episode 207 of The Speaker Lab. Marcus is a successful speaker who has built his business in an unconventional way. Today we break down and bust through myths he held, how his perception of speaking bureaus has evolved and changed, how he thinks about speaking fees and...

Duration:00:41:22

206. How SEO Can Grow Your Speaking Business with Brian Dean

10/9/2018
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Do you know what SEO stands for or how SEO can grow your speaking business? You're in luck because today's guest will answer those questions, and more. Brian Dean of Backlinko joins us for episode 206 of The Speaker Lab. Brian's company is Backlinko, an SEO training company that teaches people how to rank in Google and YouTube. Most people know Backlinko as a blog, it gets 3 million visitors every year and is one of the top SEO blogs in the world. If you're wondering what SEO is the term...

Duration:00:36:04

205. How to Compete Every Day with Jake Thompson

10/2/2018
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You know it takes time, effort and energy to build and grow your speaking career; succeeding as a speaker means you also must know how to compete every day. Someone who embodies this is Jake Thompson. Jake's brand, Compete Every Day, is an apparel lifestyle brand based on the idea that life is worth competing for. On this episode of The Speaker Lab, Jake will go into more detail on the evolution of his brand as well as how he's uncovered who his audience is, how he battles discouragement in...

Duration:00:36:25

204. How to Get a Book Deal with Chad Allen

9/25/2018
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Can publishing a book help your speaking career? It can and here to explain how to get a book deal is my friend Chad Allen. Chad has 20 years of publishing experience under his belt, including being the head of the Baker Books division of The Baker Publishing Group. On this episode of The Speaker Lab, we're going to talk about how to create your book proposal, why and how to follow authors in your space, how to contact potential publishers, and much more. Chad has been extremely...

Duration:00:32:42

203. How to Create a Demo Video

9/18/2018
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One of the most common topics people ask me about is how to create a demo video. To dive into this topic our co-host, Ms. Melanie Diezel, is returning for episode 203. This is an important part of building your speaking business and your brand so we're dedicating an entire show to it. Today, Melanie and I will walk you through the best practices to keep in mind for your demo video, how to actually create your demo video with or without footage, and our best technical tips and software...

Duration:00:37:41

202. How to Transition Into Speaking Full-Time

9/11/2018
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Are you a part-time speaker, or are you someone who speaks on occasion? Or maybe you're doing a lot of speaking on the side while still working your full-time job, and you're wondering how to transition into full-time speaking. If any of those scenarios sound like you then you're in luck! Today's episode is completely dedicated to this very topic - how to transition into speaking full-time. Melanie and I will share our own stories of how we went from part-time speakers to having full-time...

Duration:00:48:06

201. How to Be Married to a Speaker (Part II) with Sheila Baldwin

9/4/2018
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This is my favorite guest we've ever had and ever will have: my wife! We are talking with Sheila Baldwin, my other half. Sheila was previously here with us on episode 60, and we're bringing her back for part two today. We'll talk about how to be married to a speaker: what Sheila's role has been in my business, what it's really like for her when I travel, how we divide up chores and what we like to do for fun. You'll hear Sheila give her thoughts on those topics and more today. Please enjoy...

Duration:00:45:21

200. The Speaker Lab Round-up: Top Tips From Top Speakers

8/28/2018
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Welcome to The Speaker Lab for a very special milestone: episode 200! Whether it's your first time here or you've been with us for all 200 shows, thank you for listening. On today's episode we are doing something different - we've reached out to our speaker friends and other people in the speaking industry and asked them to share their best speaking tip. It could be related to connecting to the audience, building your business or the craft itself. About 20 some speakers chimed in with...

Duration:00:39:25

199. Grow Your Speaking Revenue Through Publishing with Jeff Goins

8/21/2018
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By now you know publishing is a great way to solidify your reputation in your niche. But did you know you can also grow your speaking revenue through publishing? You can and our friend Jeff Goins is here to share exactly how. Today is a different type of episode, it's actually an interview taken from our upcoming course Beyond The Stage. Our conversation focuses on all things publishing: self-publishing, traditional publishing or a hybrid of the two we are covering it. There's a lot of...

Duration:00:39:17

198. Build a Speaking Business Beyond the Stage with Pat Flynn

8/14/2018
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You know a speaker only makes money when they speak - unless they build their business beyond the stage. And today we are exploring one of the ways to do just that with the one and only Mr. Pat Flynn. Pat is an entrepreneur and renowned public speaker who runs a site called Smart Passive Income. Even though he and I could geek out on speaking all day long we have a different focus for this show: affiliate marketing. Pat has built a significant business going this route so I brought him on...

Duration:00:37:48

197. How to Never Lose a Customer Again with Joey Coleman

8/7/2018
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Wouldn't it be great if you knew how to never lose a customer again? Absolutely! To give us insights is the man who literally wrote the book on this subject: Joey Coleman. Joey is a full-time speaker who talks to companies about what they can do to keep their customers, especially in the first 100 days of a new customer's journey and how to keep that customer coming back for more. We dive into those topics as well as his one tip for providing an exceptional experience for your speaking...

Duration:00:39:42

196. How Customizing Improves You as a Speaker with Chris Hogan

7/31/2018
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Have you ever listened to a speaker and felt like they knew you and your fellow audience members personally? That feeling makes all the difference as a listener, but it also makes a difference for the speaker. Here to tell us how customizing improves you as a speaker is our Chris Hogan, our guest on today's episode of The Speaker Lab. Chris is part of Ramsey's Solutions, Dave Ramsey's company and has been for the last 13 years. Over time, Chris has evolved from coaching pro athletes,...

Duration:00:28:19

195. Being Your Authentic Self on Social Media with Michael Barber

7/24/2018
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Why is being your authentic self on social media important to your speaking career? The answers are on this episode, and it's an extra special one. We're doing something today we have never done before: Melanie Deziel is your host, not me. Joining her is Michael Barber, a marketing expert and talented speaker who is sharing how speakers can show up as their authentic selves on social media and on stage, plus the 3 different types of content speakers should share online to market themselves...

Duration:00:33:46

194. How to Get Attention and More Clients with Neen James

7/17/2018
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Knowing how to get attention in today's increasingly digital world is no small feat, and our guest is here to fill us in. If you've listened to the show for awhile you may remember her from episode 124 - Ms. Neen James. She's a rare repeat guest and we make great use of her visit on today's The Speaker Lab. We talk about attention: getting and keeping attention from potential clients and even other speakers, and how to pay attention. We're also talking about the grind of speaking and how...

Duration:00:33:40

193. How to Improve Your Life Through Networking with David Burkus

7/10/2018
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Do you hate the idea of networking or do you see it as an opportunity to give to others? For some networking has a negative connotation, but our guest is here to set the record straight and tell you how to improve your life through networking. David Burkus is a successful author who considers himself a writer first, and a speaker second. He's written several best-sellers including his latest book called Friend of a Friend., which is specifically about how to enjoy networking. On today's...

Duration:00:31:57

192. Preparing For Your Speech

7/3/2018
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Preparing for your speech is an important aspect of giving a great talk and here to give us her trade secrets is Melanie Deziel. If you've been here before you know Melanie is a frequent co-host of the show and she joins us again on The Speaker Lab to give you a breakdown of her personal speaking preparations. We give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we each rehearse and get ready for the stage. We specifically talk about music we listen to, food we eat or don't eat, how much we...

Duration:00:30:10