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How to Become a Public Speaker with Grant Baldwin

As Told By Nomads

On today’s episode, Tayo welcomes sought-after speaker, podcaster, author, and entrepreneur Grant Baldwin. Grant is founder and CEO of The Speaker Lab, through which he’s helped thousands of people build successful and sustainable speaking businesses, including students in all fifty US states and forty-five countries worldwide. He is committed to using his expertise and insights to equip others to share their meaningful messages with the masses, and he’s here today to discuss dealing with public speaking nerves, how comedians refine their material, and what it takes to be a good husband.First up, Grant shares how he got started in the speaking industry, from working as a youth pastor to doing up to seventy paid speaking gigs a year and launching The Speaker Lab. He also discusses one of the most common questions he gets asked—how much to charge as a speaker—and the Speaking Fee Calculator, a free resource he created to help people determine their rates. Grant then tackles the widespread fear of public speaking, suggesting that nerves aren’t always a bad thing and can be harnessed to make sure you’re really present in important moments. He also says that a big part of managing nerves when speaking is making sure that you prepare well in advance, just like an athlete before a big event, so that you have confidence in your ability to execute and combat your nerves. The conversation then pivots to a discussion about the importance of family in Grant’s life, including how he maintains a balance between work and family and how he thinks the best way to be a good dad is to be a good husband and make sure his kids know how much he loves their mom. Finally, Grant shares how he uses his difference to make a difference by being intentional in his life and ensuring he embraces the things he loves.Episode Highlights:Knowing and receiving your value Dealing with nerves through preparednessPutting the work in to look effortlessClassical confidence vs. jazzy improvisationFinding a good work/life balanceLinks:Connect with Grant Baldwin:Get a Free Copy of The Successful Speaker: https://thespeakerlab.com/tss-accelerator/Podcast: https://thespeakerlab.com/podcast/Speaking Fee Calculator: https://thespeakerlab.com/speaking-fees-calculator/Connect with Tayo Rockson and the As Told By Nomads Podcast:Tayo’s Website: https://tayorockson.com/Tayo on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tayorockson/Tayo on Twitter: https://twitter.com/TayoRocksonTayo on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/tayorocksonTayo on TikTok: https://www.youtube.com/tayorocksonUYD Management: https://www.uydmanagement.com/UYD Collective: https://tayorockson.com/uyd-collective Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


24 Nov 2022

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#235: Grant Baldwin - CEO at the Speaker Lab

Inspiring Leadership with Jonathan Bowman-Perks MBE

Grant Says:In 2015, I started The Speaker Lab to give other speakers the resources that I wished I had when I started speaking. We help aspiring speakers get consistently booked and paid to speak through our SPEAK Framework™, or the “business” side of speaking."Since starting The Speaker Lab, I’ve seen over and over how regular people in every industry imaginable have changed their lives and careers through getting booked and paid to speak — even during a pandemic and a recession! Our mission at The Speaker Lab is to give speakers clarity, confidence and a clear path to make an impact. Our courses and coaching have helped thousands of speakers just like you start and grow their businesses, and we’d love to see how we can come alongside you and help you in your speaking journey. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


8 Nov 2022

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SPS 181: Ghostwriters, Buying Back Book Rights From Your Publisher & Becoming A Successful Speaker with Grant Baldwin

Self Publishing School: How To Write A Book That Grows Your Impact, Income, And Business

Wow, what an action packed interview! Today I'm joined by Grant Baldwin. He's the CEO of The Speaker Lab and the author of "The Successful Speaker". In this interview we talk about: -How Grant hired Jeff Goins as a ghostwriter, how the contract was structured, etc -Should you hire a ghostwriter? Grant’s experience + his recommendation for you -Why and how Grant bought back the rights to his book from the publisher (a deep dive) -Do you need to speak AND have a book? Or can you do one or the other? -The 3 questions you need to ask to get booked for more speaking ...and a whole lot more! If you're a speaker or author who wants to speak, you don't want to miss this episode.


26 Oct 2022

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Getting Booked and Paid To Speak; Grant Baldwin

Mindfulness Mode

Grant Baldwin is the CEO of The Speaker Lab. He has helped thousands of people build successful and sustainable speaking businesses. Over the last 15 years, Grant has become a sought-after speaker, podcaster, author, and accomplished entrepreneur. Featured on the Inc. 5000 list, Forbes, Inc. Entrepreneur, and The Huffington Post, he has committed his expertise and insight to equip others to share their meaningful message with the masses. His leadership and dedication to creating a one-of-a-kind organizational culture are evidenced by the impact of the team he leads. Grant lives near Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters.Listen & Subscribe on:iTunes / Stitcher / Podbean / Overcast / SpotifyContact InfoCompany: The Speaker Lab Website: thespeakerlab.com Podcast: The Speaker Lab Podcast Book: The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your PlatformMost Influential PersonPhil Boyte – Keynote Speaker, Culture Coach, Professional Development and Culture Summit FacilitatorEffect on Emotions I tend to be a pretty even-keeled guy; it has helped me a lot. So the highs aren't too high, and the lows aren't too low. And so I think similar to speaking, when we were talking about what are the things you can and can't control, I think that that's true just in life in general, regardless of whether you're on a stage or not. ThereforeThoughts on BreathingWhenever you are backstage, I mean, there's a lot of speakers who do a lot of different things. And some are listening to music to hype them up. And some just want to be very quiet and still and just focus on their breathing. And I think you really have to figure out what works best for you. Therefore So with breathing, I think you need to take some long breaths in through your nose and out through your mouth. That can really kind of slow your heart rate and just calm some of the nerves or anxiety that you may feel. That can certainly be very effective.  ThereforeSuggested ResourcesBook: The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform by Grant Baldwin App: StridesBullying StoryI remember several years ago, I was speaking and I did a lot in the education space speaking for school assemblies. One time I was speaking and it was like the Friday before spring break. It was at the end of the day, and so the only thing standing between several hundred teenagers and spring break was me. And so they don't care at all what I had to say. So So partway through the presentation, I remember the announcement comes over the PA system, that the girl's volleyball team was dismissed to go to their game. So they had an away game. And so you've got a couple of dozen girls all over this gymnasium, standing up and starting to leave. Then there were a bunch of teenage guys just being goofy and dumb and they started standing up and leaving. All of a sudden, we've got 30, 40, 50 people all over the room just leaving. Some were clearly supposed to leave and some were clearly not supposed to. There was just kind of like this chaos of this moment. Therefore I remember one time I was speaking and a dog comes running into the room and just comes zipping around like nobody was paying attention and everybody was distracted. I remember one time speaking at a camp in this metal building. And there was a big storm that came in and it was hailing like really, really bad. It was super loud and it felt like this building was gonna collapse. We're all gonna die at any moment. ThereforeRelated EpisodesMindfulness For Chocolate Lovers With Author Diane R. Gehart Build Your Visibility, Authority, and Profits; Jane Tabachnick Leave A Legacy By Being Mindful Says Speaker/Author Thom Singer Special OfferAre you experiencing anxiety & stress? Peace is within your grasp. I’m Bruce Langford, a practicing coach and hypnotist helping fast-track people just like you to shed their inner bully and move forward with confidence. Book a Free Coaching Session to get you on the road to a more satisfying life, feeling grounded and focused. Send me an email at bruce@mindfulnessmode.com with ‘Coaching Session' in the subject line. We'll set up a zoom call and talk about how you can move forward to a better life.


20 Oct 2022

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Grant Baldwin Recap: Highlights from the Interview

The Influential Personal Brand Podcast

If you’ve ever been curious about how Brand Builders Group helps their clients build their speaking careers, then today’s episode is for you! In today’s episode, Rory revisits his conversation with Grant Baldwin, founder of The Speaking Lab, a company that enables aspiring speakers to consistently get booked (and paid!), by utilizing their SPEAK Framework™. Tuning in you’ll hear Rory break down the key curriculums they use here at Brand Builders Group to teach their clients how to excel, not just in the art of crafting a speech, but also in the business side of speaking. Discover the highlights from our eight-part miniseries called How To Get The Gig and gain a deeper understanding of what it takes to integrate speaking into your business model. Rory also gives a detailed overview of the seven different ways that you can get paid for speaking engagements, especially if you’re starting out. From charging a straightforward speaking fee to gathering testimonials, or capturing video footage for your demo tape, each method offers an excellent way to get paid as a speaker! Tune in to learn how Brand Builders Group is helping mission-driven messengers grow their business, generate wealth, and impact more people! 


23 Sep 2022

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Want to Be a Professional Speaker-Be a Problem Solver First with Grant Baldwin

Fearless Presentations

It is a great honor for me to have Grant Baldwin of The Speaker Lab on the show today. Grant helps people break into the professional speaking industry and shows them how to find clients and get paid when they speak.Grant founded The Speaker Lab years ago and is also the host of The Speaker Lab podcast. His specialty is helping presenters create speeches that help their audiences solve problems. In the interview, he actually throws me for a loop a little. Since he has a hit podcast, I assumed that hosting a podcast might be a good way to generate new clients.His answer, though, will likely surprise you. Grant gives five things that you can do as a speaker that will help you generate revenue more quickly. His goal is to help speakers find customers in a more active way. The episode is full of great tips whether you want to be a professional speaker or not, though. Grant's incite will help you create better presentations that solve problems for your audience. For more details about Grant and his team, the Speaker Lab Website is at https://thespeakerlab.com/.You can also find Grant's book on Amazon at The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. (https://amzn.to/3B6vD2p)Full Show Notes at How to Find Public Speaking Gigs and Get Paid to Speak (https://www.fearlesspresentations.com/how-to-find-public-speaking-gigs-and-get-paid-to-speak-with-grant-baldwin/)


12 Sep 2022

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097: Getting Paid to Speak & Creating a Life by Design with Grant Baldwin

The Lifestyle Investor - Investing, Passive Income, Wealth

Today, Grant Baldwin joins the podcast to talk about how he started and scaled a 7-figure speaking business, which allowed him to create life by design. You’ll learn how to find and book paid speaking gigs of your own, the power of surrounding yourself with the right people, and his approach to building true wealth & freedom. Free GiftGrant Baldwin is giving you a free copy of his book, The Successful Speaker. In this book, Grant outlines the exact system he used to build his 7-figure speaking career. His system has helped thousands of other speakers get booked & paid to speak on a consistent basis. The book is yours for free, all you need to do is cover the cost of shipping.To get access to this gift, visit LifestyleInvestor.com/97Want the Full Show Notes?To get access to the full show notes, including audio, transcripts, and links to all the resources mentioned, visit LifestyleInvestor.com/97Get the Lifestyle Investor Book!To get access to The Lifestyle Investor: The 10 Commandments of Cashflow Investing for Passive Income and Financial Freedom visit LifestyleInvestor.com/bookRate & Review If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Lifestyle Investor, hit the subscribe button on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, Castbox, Google Podcasts, iHeart Radio, or wherever you listen, so future episodes are automatically downloaded directly to your device.You can also help by providing an honest rating & review. Reviews go a long way in helping us build awareness so that we can impact even more people. THANK YOU!Connect with Justin DonaldFacebookYouTubeInstagramLinkedInTwitterSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


1 Sep 2022

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Grant Baldwin | How to Land Your First Speaking Gigs

The Unstoppable CEO Podcast

If you want to be a speaker…Whether as a lead-generation strategy or as your complete business…You’re probably wondering where to start. You have the expertise, you have a message to share…But how do you get booked to speak in front of people?Grant Baldwin is here to show you how to launch your speaking career. Grant is the founder and CEO of The Speaker Lab. In this episode, he’ll break down everything from finding your target audience to pitching yourself to event planners—and more.


25 Aug 2022

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From Youth Pastor To Success Speaker And Entrepreneur With Grant Baldwin

The Break - Powered By CareerCloud

#422: In this episode, Mike Gardon chats with Grant Baldwin. Grant made a career change when his wife was 5 months pregnant with their first child. It was scary, but he set himself on an unmistakable path toward a meaningful and rewarding career. As founder and CEO of The Speaker Lab, Grant Baldwin has helped thousands of people build successful and sustainable speaking businesses.  Over the last 15 years, Grant has become a sought-after speaker, podcaster, author, and accomplished entrepreneur. Featured on the Inc. 5000 list, Forbes, Inc. Entrepreneur, and The Huffington Post, he has committed his expertise and insight to equip others to share their meaningful message with the masses. His leadership and dedication to creating a one-of-a-kind organizational culture are evidenced by the impact of the team he leads. Grant lives near Nashville, Tennessee with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters.


25 Jul 2022

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345: Hiring A-Players, Reducing Stress and Enjoying Life with Grant Baldwin

Front Row Dads | Family Men with Businesses

Gentlemen, raise your hand if you’re working towards creating a better life for you and your family. Now keep it there if you can honestly say that you regularly take the time to look back with gratitude and appreciate your successes. I say we can always do a better job in that department. And today's guest, Grant Baldwin, is a living embodiment of that practice. He's super clear on his goals and runs a highly successful company. But he doesn't stretch out to a point where he can't show up 100% for his family. Grant is a keynote speaker and founder of The Speaker Lab, a company that teaches speakers how to find and book gigs. During his 10+ years of experience, he's coached more than 2,000 other people to become better speakers. One mind-blowing fact he shared is that in the past year, zero people left his company. Yes, zero! That's pretty incredible. Naturally, Grant is someone from whom I learn a lot. He really opened my mind to what's possible when building a business, and I'm glad I can share our discussion with you. In today's episode, we dig into his journey to becoming a professional public speaker, conquering the fear of asking people for help, and the hiring process that allows him to entrust his business to his employees without thinking twice. Grant Baldwin Podcast Highlights Learning from people 1-2 steps ahead of you is the fastest way to grow. At one point, Grant did more than 67 speaking gigs in one year which led him to ask if he wanted a job or a business. Learn to push past your comfort zone, but without pushing too hard. How Grant made multiple seven figures without having a single full-time employee. The biggest reasons why people love to work in Grant’s company. Get the Full Show Notes Want access to the full show notes, including links to all resources mentioned during today's conversation? Visit FrontRowDads.com/345 Want to learn more about Front Row Dads? We are in the business of building better families. While most dads would say that family matters most, the challenge is they feel guilty knowing their careers get the best of them, and their family seems to get the rest of them. We help Dads become family men with businesses, not businessmen who have families, so they can thrive personally AND professionally. Subscribe to the Front Row Dad podcast to learn about fatherhood, marriage and how to level up your game at home, or if you’re ready for the best coaching and true brothers to grow with, Join The Brotherhood! Are you getting all the shows? Subscribe today! Want to leave a review? THANK YOU! http://FrontRowDads.com/review


20 Jul 2022