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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

159. How to Book Speaking Gigs When You Work With Event Planners With Lindsey Castleman

11/14/2017
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Learn how to book more speaking gigs when you're able to connect, follow-up, and build authentic relationships with event planners. It's one of the most important things you can do for your career and will help you make the transition from hobby speaker with intermittent gigs to a professional speaker with a full schedule of paid speaking engagements. Today on The Speaker Lab Podcast, Lindsey Castleman is here to share her experience planning big events for everyone from Lifeway to Dave...

Duration: 00:36:28


158. How to Avoid Common Mistakes When Selling Yourself With Phil Jones

11/7/2017
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Do you know how to avoid common mistakes when selling yourself - the kind most speakers make even if they are seasoned pros? Today's guest does, and he tells all on episode 158 of The Speaker Lab. Phil Jones is now a keynote speaker and seminar leader who has delivered over 2,000 paid presentations in 56 countries on 5 continents. He also has 18 revenue streams in his speaking business. He does about 90 in-person events, 25 are traditional keynote engagements while the others are split up...

Duration: 00:37:06


157. How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome and Conquer Your Doubts With Laura Gassner Otting

10/31/2017
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Do you know how to overcome Impostor Syndrome, that voice inside that doubts you? It's that voice that says you don't belong on stage, you aren't good enough, etc. Nearly everyone has that voice, but there are ways to conquer it and our guest today shares some of them. Laura Gassner Otting is relatively new to speaking, but she has 25+ years of CEO and entrepreneurial experience that she draws from on stage. She is also an executive coach, a writer, and a consultant. Her work stems from...

Duration: 00:39:35


156. How to Know If You're Worth Higher Speaking Fees With Ian Altman

10/24/2017
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Ever wonder how to know if you're worth charging higher speaking fees - and be confident when you quote your fee? Our guest for this episode does, and he spills all the beans on episode 156! Ian Altman is a sales expert and the go-to authority on integrity-based selling. He's also a sought-after keynote speaker who now earns $20k for his speeches. Today we're talking about how he rose to that level of speaking fees, how to determine your correct audience and why it's important to be sure...

Duration: 00:39:38


155. How to Bring Humor Into Your Speeches With Patrick Henry

10/17/2017
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Do you know how to bring humor into your speeches, and do it a way that amuses your audience but still conveys your message? Our guest for episode 155 does, and he tells all today. On today's show, Patrick Henry and I talk about how to use humor in your speeches, build relationships with other speakers, and why it's important. Patrick Henry is an author, songwriter, and performance keynote speaker who partners with meeting planners to make meetings memorable. As a former Nashville...

Duration: 00:33:15


154. How to Make a Living Speaking in the Education Market with Ryan Giffen

10/10/2017
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Would you like to make a living speaking in the education market? Does the idea of helping educators light you up? If you said yes then you will love our guest on today's episode of The Speaker Lab! Ryan Giffen is a booking agent in the education and the university industries. He has booked speakers for several thousand events in his time with Premiere Speakers Bureau. Today we talk through common events speakers are hired for in the K-12 and university industries, how to determine who...

Duration: 00:35:08


153. How to Share Your Story to Connect With Your Audience With Nick Morgan

10/3/2017
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Do you know how to share your story to connect with your audience in a way that conveys your message while still helping them? Do you fully understand how your unique story can skyrocket your speaking career? The man to answer those questions is here today, Mr. Nick Morgan. Nick is an acclaimed international, keynote speaker and a best-selling author. He also coaches other speakers and executives on how to communicate more effectively. Today we cover how most speakers drop the ball in...

Duration: 00:38:08


152. How to Speak on the Topic of Your Choice With Liz Coddington

9/26/2017
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Are you struggling to speak on the topic of your choice? It is one of the most frequent questions I am asked so today's show is going to answer that question. In this edition of The Speaker Lab, we are giving you access to a bonus Q&A call from our Booked and Paid to Speak group, something we have never done before today. The conversation you are about to hear is a behind-the-scenes look at the process to help one woman narrow down the who, what, where and how of her speaking career....

Duration: 00:32:41


151. How to Be a Great Speaker to Work With, With Chris Mefford

9/19/2017
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Do you know how to be a great speaker to work with, or if you already are? Today you'll find out directly from an expert! Chris Mefford is a speaker and a former executive in charge of events for Dave Ramsey. In that role, Chris oversaw all of their events - about 80 a year. Along the way, he learned a lot about what makes a speaker great to work with and what doesn't, why he and his team hired certain speakers over others and why some speakers became repeat guests and not others. He...

Duration: 00:31:45


150. How to Work Full-Time and Build Momentum as a Speaker With Erick Rheam

9/12/2017
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Do you struggle to work full-time and build momentum as a speaker? Does it seem like an impossible feat to grow your speaking business while juggling your full-time job, your family and your other obligations? Our guest does all of that and today he shares his secrets! Erick Rheam is making his second appearance as a guest on The Speaker Lab Podcast. Today he shares how he went from 20 gigs last year to 53 this year, all while working full-time and being an active, involved father and...

Duration: 00:41:33


149. How to Manage Your Time as an Entrepreneur and International Speaker With Josh Steimle

9/5/2017
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Today on The Speaker Lab Podcast, I have Josh Steimle Entrepreneur and International Speakers, here to talk about how he manages his time while owning an international marketing agency and speaking around the world. Josh Steimle has locations in China, the U.S., and the U.K. Finding the time and resources to land more speaking gigs while being a full-time entrepreneur is a real struggle. Maybe you work a full-time corporate job and you're struggling to book paid gigs. If so, you are not...

Duration: 00:33:28


148. How to Get Further in Your Speaking Career With Virtual Support With Trivinia Barber

8/29/2017
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Do you want to hire a virtual assistant (VA), but don't know where to start? Or have you been disappointed when you tried to get further in your speaking career with virtual support? In either scenario, Trivinia Barber is here to help on episode 148 of The Speaker Lab. Trivinia is the founder of Priority VA, a virtual staffing company that matches high-level entrepreneurs with talented virtual support. Prior to starting her firm, she worked as a VA for entrepreneurs like Michael Hyatt and...

Duration: 00:38:46


147. How to Grow Your Business Beyond the Stage With Jill Christensen Pt 2

8/22/2017
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Learn how to scale your business, pitch and validate your ideas without losing time or money getting to the next level. Fast-track your success now. Jill Christensen, Human Resources professional, and repeat guest on The Speaker Lab podcast, helps senior executives re-engage their workforce. She had so many great insights during our first chat that we ran out of time. Today, we expand on more ways to scale and grow your business, how to create and validate your ideas before investing...

Duration: 00:47:45


146. How to Go From Zero Speaking Gigs to 30 in a Year, with Dr. Sue Ettinger (BPS Student)

8/15/2017
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If you're struggling to gain traction or just get started speaking today's guest is here to help. Dr. Sue Ettinger is a veterinarian who joined one of our programs about a year ago because she wanted to book more speaking gigs. She has been rocking it ever since! Today we talk about how she finds gigs, why she's still nervous to quote fees, and how The Speaker Lab podcast and our program, Booked and Paid to Speak, have both helped her. We wrap up the show with a valuable...

Duration: 00:39:13


145. How Speakers Can Increase The Bottom Line With Membership Sites, with Mike Morrison

8/8/2017
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Whether you are a newcomer or a veteran listener, I'm glad you are here! Thanks for joining us on episode 145 of The Speaker Lab. Today we have THE go-to expert for memberships, Mr. Mike Morrison of The Membership Guys. As you might imagine, we'll be talking about memberships! We dive into what they are, why they matter and why you as a speaker should pay attention to them. We also cover what memberships should look like, and what tools and tricks of the trade to use when building...

Duration: 00:39:16


144. How To Charge $20K Or More As A Speaker, with Mitch Joel

8/1/2017
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Can you imagine how you'd feel if your first speaking gig was in front of 6,000 people, and Dr. Phil was speaking at the same event? You'll hear how today's guest on The Speaker Lab felt because that's exactly what happened the first time he took the stage as a speaker! Mitch Joel is an international speaker, author and CEO who works with major companies like Wal-Mart, Google and Starbucks. He joins us for this show to walk us through his early career days, including whether or not he...

Duration: 00:43:48


143. Why Creating Content Will Make You A Better Speaker, with Maggie Rowe

7/25/2017
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If you like to record video content but you know your audience is on Facebook, what should you do? Here to answer that question, and so much more about content creation for speakers is our very own Maggie Rowe! Maggie is a friend of mine and is also a member of the support team at The Speaker Lab. Behind the scenes she's been helping us create our content, including our blog posts, emails and other projects. She's an expert at writing for speakers, and content creation in general. On...

Duration: 00:24:34


142. How to Negotiate Your Speaking Fees, with Liz Saunders

7/18/2017
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If negotiating your fees has ever been difficult for you our guest will solve that problem today! Liz Saunders is an expert on booking speaking gigs, including how and when to negotiate your fees. On episode 142 of The Speaker Lab, Liz shares her background as an event coordinator and road manager, and how she created The Tivich Group, an independent booking agency for speakers. She even walks us through a typical sales call for one of her clients, including the all-important fee...

Duration: 00:38:26


141. How To Pick A Niche And Grow Your Speaking Business, with Jill Christensen (BPS Student)

7/11/2017
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If you've ever worried that narrowing your audience and your target market will hurt your speaking business, you'll want to listen to today's guest. Jill Christensen has grown her speaking business by leaps and bounds simply by focusing on one type of audience. On today's edition of The Speaker Lab, Jill shares how being a member of Booked And Paid To Speak has helped her narrow her target market, why doing so has been tremendously successful for her and her advice for creating that same...

Duration: 00:37:23


140. How To Use PR To Get Speaking Gigs, with Janet Murray

7/4/2017
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Could public relations (PR) help you get more speaking gigs? This isn't an area I've paid much attention to but our guest for episode 140 changed my tune. Janet Murray is an author, speaker and PR wizard with 16 years of experience working with publications like The Guardian, The Telegraph and Huffington Post. On today's edition of The Speaker Lab, Janet joins us to talk about why PR will help you grow your personal brand, your audience and get you more speaking gigs. She also shares her...

Duration: 00:38:06

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