“Be really clear on ‘This is what I speak about’ and ‘This is who I speak to’.”
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is a normal dude who wants to live a fulfilling and rewarding life – just like the rest of us.
Grant Baldwin is the founder of The Speaker Lab which helps speakers get more paid speaking engagements, develop speaking and presentation skills, and grow speaking/online businesses. He has been a full-time speaker for eight years, and has always enjoyed speaking and helping others. In fact, he went to Bible college and became a youth pastor.
During the episode, he reveals the secrets in finding and booking a paid speaking engagement. He explains how to build up your speaking portfolio and attract more clients. He also gives away tips on how to get hired and to make them want to hire you again.
The Speaker Lab offers a training workshop on How To Start Booking (And Getting Paid For) Speaking Engagements Without Having An Existing Platform.
The Speaker Lab also offers a speaker fee calculator where you answer a few questions and it will tell you how much you should charge for a specific event. Try it here.
What you will learn on this episode:
- How to get paid in speaking
- Shifting from free speaking to paid speaking
- How to get speaking engagements
- How to make the clients look good
- Making the audience as the hero
- Tips to get hired
- How to make the client want to book you again
- Tips on making a demo video
- What you should incorporate in your talk
- Using humor in your talk
“In fact, many speakers that I know are introverts.” – Grant Baldwin
“There’s no right or wrong way to get paid speaking gigs. You just have to figure out what makes the most sense for you.”- Grant Baldwin
“You’re not just going there to speak to an audience. Part of what you are hired to do is to not make the event planner look bad.” – Grant Baldwin
“Your job as a speaker is your there to serve the client”- Grant Baldwin
“It’s really important that you are talking about something that solves a problem for the audience.”- Grant Baldwin
“Nobody can sell you better than you.”- Grant Baldwin
Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):
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