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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!

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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 Find Your Why [Coaches Corner]

    How to Find Your Why [Coaches Corner]

    Maryalice Goldsmith and Nanette Hitchcock discuss why your why matters and how finding that why is the key to your speaking success.

    • 36 min
    How to Build a Recession Proof Speaking Business with Erick Rheam

    How to Build a Recession Proof Speaking Business with Erick Rheam

    Erick Rheam joins us to share practical strategies you can use to recession-proof your speaking business.

    • 47 min
    How to Find What Makes You Unique with Rory Vaden

    How to Find What Makes You Unique with Rory Vaden

    When it comes to building your brand, Rory Vaden is the expert you want in your corner. He's committed to helping others identify the problem they solve and build a strategy for lasting success. Rory has a unique story of how he came to be an entrepreneur, found his place on the stage, and embraced the wisdom and insight of others so he could keep growing. As a college student, he found his niche in door-to-door sales. With a knack for developing principles of personal success and development, he soon found himself on the speaking stage and rubbing shoulders with mentors that would change the trajectory of his future. His mindset, experience, and intentionality have set Rory apart in the industry. If you want to learn how to build a brand that will set you apart, this episode is for you! 

    Here’s what you’ll learn from this episode:The value of mentorshipThe difference between a good and great speakerHow to be intentional in networkingBuilding your sales team and structureWhy you have to “nail” your uniquenessCan you identify your niche alone?Why you need one-on-one coachingAnd much more!


    Tweetable: “You are always most powerfully positioned to serve the person you once were.”

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    • 41 min
    40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes: Part IV

    40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes: Part IV

    It’s time for the 40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes finale!

    For Part 4 we’re bringing back 10 final lessons from former podcast guests. These speakers are not only the real deal, but their insight brings incredible value to the aspiring or “in the trenches” entrepreneur. Collectively these tips will raise the bar when it comes to the success and sustainability of your speaking business.

    As we wrap up this series, you won’t want to miss the final 10 lessons that will complete your list! As speakers, it’s essential to keep learning, growing, and asking questions in an effort to refine your craft and bring your best to the stage. These lessons will help do just that, and we’re thrilled to share them for Episode 403 of The Speaker Lab Podcast. Enjoy!

    Here are the final 10 lessons to help you become a better speaker:

    31. Lead with appreciation and interest to build relationships (Selena Soo, Ep. 178)

    32. How to use the “messy middle in speaking (Nancy Duarte, Ep. 262)

    33. Find a balance between being grateful and hungry (Josh Linkner, Ep. 266)

    34. It’s important to find a market for your passion (Clay Herbert, Ep. 260)

    35. Turn your clients into fans (David Meerman Scott, Ep. 272)

    36. Stay informed to stay relevant (Scott Stratten, Ep. 259)

    37. Learn the ABCDs of your personal brand (Sylvie di Giusto, Ep. 243)

    38. Responsiveness always trumps overthinking (Andrew Davis, Ep. 181)

    39. Know how to serve all three of your audiences (Joey Coleman, Ep. 212)

    40. The best speakers are like coffee (Mitch Joel, Ep. 278)




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    • 53 min
    40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes: Part III

    40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes: Part III

    It’s time to continue the rewind and our 40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes series for Episode 402 of The Speaker Lab Podcast!

    For Part 3 we are looking back at 10 more incredible lessons from our very own podcast guests. Living out the lessons shared by these seasoned speakers will not only strengthen you as a speaker but take your business and vision for the future to the next level.

    It's time to add to your list from Episodes 400 and 401! As you set your goals and put in the sweat equity, these pillars of success will help guide your way! Whether you’re just starting, or need a refresh on what will set you apart in the industry, this episode is for you. Enjoy!

    Here are 10 (more!) key lessons to help you become a better speaker:

    21. Harness the power of the freedom compass (Michael Hyatt, Ep. 246)

    22. A strong personal brand will set you apart from the competition (Rick Clemons, Ep. 241)

    23. There’s no magic solution to get in front of event planners (Josh McGhee, Ep. 245)

    24. Why you have to lovingly punch your audience in the gut (Todd Henry, Ep. 224)

    25. It’s important to craft an experience for your audience (Stephen Shapiro, Ep. 179)

    26. Be okay with sharing the real you (Michael Barber, Ep. 195)

    27. Exposure is the key to success (Matthew Kimberly, Ep. 273)

    28. How to prepare right before you get on stage (Melanie Deziel, Ep. 192)

    29. Show your audience you’re an expert, not just a speaker (Thomas Frank, Ep. 214)

    30. There’s a difference between being a good baker and running a good bakery (Erick Rheam, Ep. 247)

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    • 41 min
    40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes: Part II

    40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes: Part II

    We’re thrilled to continue the rewind and our 40 Speaking Lessons from 400 Episodes series for Episode 401 of The Speaker Lab Podcast!

    For Part 2 we are looking back at 10 more timeless tips from some of our very own podcast guests. What’s awesome about this next series of lessons is that while they were recorded at different times, together they provide a solid framework of guidance that will help you take your speaking business to the next level. Throughout this episode, you’ll hear clips from 10 different guests that have joined us over the years. Their insight is so valuable and their wisdom unmatched. They have been there and are passionate about helping you learn from their experiences!

    Pull out your notes from Episode 400 and get ready to add them to your list! No matter your niche, you’re in the right place for these timeless lessons that will help you become a better speaker and build an even stronger business. Enjoy!

    Here are 10 (more!) key lessons to help you become a better speaker:

    11. The best way to sell yourself is to get on stage

    12. You have to develop your voice

    13. Know what you’re good at, and what you’re not

    14. Momentum matters in your speaking business

    15. Position yourself as the professional you are

    16. Tension is a powerful tool

    17. Learn the importance of saying no

    18. Be persistent and methodical in your cold outreach

    19. Being good at speaking takes hard work, not just talent

    20. Stay focused on what matters even as you grow

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
492 Ratings

492 Ratings

Neil I Thompson ,

Useful info on how to build a speaking business

The host of this podcast wrote a book, The Successful Speaker. I like the book, as it offers useful tips. The podcast is a great extension of that.

Chad “The Hypnotist” / Speaker ,

Highly Recommended…

I did not listen to podcasts before hearing about The Speaker Lab back in probably 2015 or 2016. The program content covers a wide variety of topics from the very beginning of a speaking career to the depths of the bus. The Speaker Lab podcasts encourage me to pursue my dreams of being a speaker. I used to jog to the 25-40 minute podcasts several times a week, listening to many several times. TSL - Grant & the team, provided so many resources and real life relatable stories and scenarios which again have encouraged me to continue pursuing my dreams. I would highly recommend anyone who is looking to break into speaking or any audience driving / stage performance career/business to listen to all the knowledge shared! Plus the positive attitudes & encouraging atmosphere are totally reason enough to listen! I’m a stage hypnotist ( performer) & speaker and these podcasts are so helpful for all aspects! Life changing in so many for me & others in the same boat!
Chad “The Hypnotist”

@kimstewinspired ,

Look no further (best tips on speaking to build biz)

If you are a speaker or interested in starting to speak to grow your biz, look no further. Grant and his guests bring the best of the best tips and strategies. Especially loved his convo with Jane Atkinson on contracts.
Kim & Angie @thepodwizegroup

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