Want to learn how to get booked and paid to speak — consistently? The Speaker Lab podcast features business tactics, speaking tips, and insider strategies from Grant Baldwin, The Speaker Lab coaches, and some of the world's most successful speakers.
You'll learn how to find speaking gigs, build relationships in your industry, negotiate higher speaker fees, and grow your speaking business. Every week, this podcast will give you key insights and practical advice from speakers who have been there and done that and can help you take the next step in your speaking journey. Whether you’re just getting started as a paid speaker or you’re a veteran speaker looking to build and grow your business, The Speaker Lab Podcast is here for you!
How to Break Through the Wall with Rory Vaden
Looking for resources to help you develop your niche? This episode is for you!
There's a 95% Chance You Won't Be Hired by an Event Planner and Here's Why with Eve Gilmore
Do you really know your leads? Here's how our Lead Manager thinks about curating lead lists built for success and how you can implement that into your own speaking business.
How Speaking to an Empty Room Can Launch Your Speaking Career with Alex Demczak
Brittany and Alex dig into the mindset shift from hobby to professional speaker, working for free, centering around your impact and the value books bring to a speaker.
What's Your #1 Piece of Speaking Advice? with the TSL Team
Our TSL team shares their #1 piece of speaking advice to help you build your business.
Why You Need to Stop Taking Advice with Dean Heffta
“Look for inspiration, not comparison.”
Brittany Richmond sat down with Dean Heffta today to talk about his speaking journey, the National Speaker Association, and how he built a business to get him booked and paid consistently.
Get back to the basics. Keep it simple. And remember, you don't have to build somebody else's business; you have to build YOUR own business.
In this episode, Brittany and Dean talk through:Dean’s experience getting starting as a speakerWhen to donate your time and other ways to get paid Embracing the mindset of the marathon not the sprintWhat it looks like to provide services people rave about Dean’s new book and what having a book signals What are the perks of being in the National Speaker Association Developing the craft of speaking
"And to sustain innovation and to sustain the hard times and the uncertainties and the ups and the downs, I believe you need a community. Your friend group and your family group will smile and nod as you're sharing things they don't really understand or they can't offer maybe the insights that the people in the speaking community can."
Episode Chapters:00:54 Dean’s background as a speaker 04:25 What does Dean currently speak on and what do his speaking engagements look like?10:05 When to think about donating your time.12:46 Dean’s take on a marathon not a sprint17:33 How to grow your business by developing referrals19:20 An overview of Dean’s book + the process of writing it24:17 What is the National Speakers Association?28:42 You get what you put into, here’s what that means for you as a speaker.31:19 Why communities matter and how to lean into the speaker community33:12 How to develop great relationships in this business38:32 How to build your personal brand while overcoming tech issues40:31 What it looks like to gracefully overcome adversity on the stage 43:19 Dean’s favorite thing about begin a speaker
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Speaking Leads 101: Process, Touchpoints, Cold vs Warm, and More with Rick Clemons [Coaches Corner]
Leads 101: how to work leads, what to expect in the process, how to make the most of your speaking engagements to generate more leads!
This episode is so packed with gems! I recently launched my journey as a speaker with @thespeakerlab. Dr. Wright dropped so many nuggets - purpose, motivation, time management, mentorship, etc., etc. I will be listening to this episode repeatedly as I continue my journey!
This podcast is FULL of Gold. If you’re looking for a way to streamline your speaking business and create an impact with your message, you NEED to listen to this. You’re only hurting yourself if you’re not.
They give it all away!
I found The Speaker Lab podcast YEARS ago… and what I found from the information provided in every episode is they literally give away everything you need to do to be a professional speaker! ALL OF IT! And there is no secret - it’s a framework! Learn the framework, plug yourself into it, and GO! Extremely valuable for any caliber of speaker - whether you’re just starting to seasoned - you’ll find so much value here!