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!
Creating Your Talk with Harriet Turk
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.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: What is the first thing you must know when creating your talk? Is it okay to use secondhand stories? How do you know which stories are usable? Should you use a story that is emotionally charged? How is authoring a story different than presenting a story? How to tweak and develop your story over time. Should you write out your entire speech? Why memorizing your speech can lead to disaster. And so much more! EPISODE RESOURCES Harriet Turk's web site Harriet Turk on Twitter Harriet Turk on Instagram Episode 252 with Harriet Turk Episode 82 with Harriet Turk Free Speaking Fee Calculator The Successful Speaker Booked and Paid To Speak program Got questions? Send them in here! Subscribe on iTunes, and leave us a rating or review
Pivoting in Response to the Pandemic with Clint Pulver
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!
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: What does trombone oil have to do with speaking? How do pop-ins add to his business? What are ways he's combatting Zoom fatigue for his audiences? How can you keep a pulse on the audience when you're online? How has virtual helped him become a better speaker? Where should you start when upgrading your virtual production? Is virtual always going to be a part of his business? How to ease your clients' nerves about doing virtual gigs. And so much more!
EPISODE RESOURCES Clint Pulver's web site Clint Pulver on Instagram Episode 226 with Clint Pulver The Speaker Lab with Clint Pulver Free Speaking Fee Calculator The Successful Speaker Booked and Paid To Speak program Got questions? Send them in here! Subscribe on iTunes, and leave us a rating or review
The Solution to Overthinking with Jon Acuff
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!
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: What are "trailer moments" and why do you need to have them? Does he struggle with Imposter Syndrome? Do negative voices ever totally go away? How can you recognize your own broken soundtracks? What is the goal of any good thought? What are the three questions to ask of your loudest soundtracks? Why being fearless is ridiculous. Can making mistakes actually help you connect with the audience? And so much more! EPISODE RESOURCES Jon Acuff's web site Jon Acuff on Twitter Soundtracks: The Surprising Solution to Overthinking, by Jon Acuff Jon Acuff's podcast Jon Acuff's other books Episode 167 with Jon Acuff Episode 294 with Jon Acuff Free Speaking Fee Calculator The Successful Speaker Booked and Paid To Speak program Got questions? Send them in here! Subscribe on iTunes, and leave us a rating or review
From Music to Comedy to Speaking with Jeremy Rochford
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.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: What is the promise you're making to your audience? Is booking gigs for music similar to booking gigs for speaking? What can Chris Rock teach you about stage presence and delivering your speech? Why does he recommend doing a comedy open mic night if you want to speak? Why doing the things that terrify you is powerful. What did he learn from his TedX experience? Success is right at the edge of where? Why you should focus less on your goal and focus on this instead. And so much more! EPISODE RESOURCES Jeremy Rochford's web site Jeremy Rochford's Tedx Talk Booked and Paid To Speak program The Successful Speaker Speaker Fee Calculator Got questions? Send them in here! Subscribe on iTunes, and leave us a rating or review
BONUS Episode - 22 Ways to Market Yourself
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.
How to Continue Scaling Your Speaking Business with Nanette Hitchcock
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.
THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: What helped her gain momentum and be recognized as a leader? How does she blend coaching and speaking within her business model? If you really want to get paid how should you approach speaking? Does Imposter Syndrome occur for everyone at some point in their careers? How can you get over the mental hurdles that are keeping you from taking action? How to be coachable and why it's critical to your success. What are the differences between those speakers who make it and those who don't? And so much more!
EPISODE RESOURCES Nanette Hitchcock's web site Nanette Hitchcock on LinkedIn Booked and Paid To Speak program The Successful Speaker Speaker Fee Calculator Got questions? Send them in here! Subscribe on iTunes, and leave us a rating or review
Very useful & practical resource
This podcast is a wealth of information and very accessible to speakers at any stage of their career. I listened to the episode on Clubhouse today with Brian Fanzo and it was hugely helpful. Thanks to everyone involved with this podcast for sharing your expertise and advice.
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