71: Grant Baldwin: Success as a Speaker

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Speaking to an audience is generally the best and most direct way to build business.

In this episode of the Manage Your Message Podcast host Jim Karrh welcomes Grant Baldwin, a successful keynote speaker and founder of The Speaker Lab. Grant has more than a decade’s experience as a speaker and has now coached more than 2,000 other speakers. Grant is also the author of a new book, The Successful Speaker, with tips for speaking—whether you want to speak at a board meeting, civic group, or on a big stage.

Jim and Grant discuss a number of speaking and growth-related topics including…

  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the speaking and meeting business—and Grant’s view of how the business will bounce back
  • Why ultimate success as a speaker is not dependent upon one’s personality type or specific achievements
  • Grant’s proven 5-step SPEAK process for booking gigs and getting paid:
    • Select a problem to solve
    • Prepare and deliver your talk
    • Establish your expertise
    • Acquire paid speaking gigs
    • Know when to scale


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