Today we are taking a deep dive into some things that are rarely discussed before going into the speaking business. I am joined by Grant Baldwin who is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking business through his Booked and Paid to Speak Training Course.
Grant and I have both worked for many years training speakers on how to build a profitable and long-lasting business. Today, you get the benefit of two perspectives as Grant interviews me and I interview him on some of the do’s and don’ts, and how to avoid the pitfalls that can occur when you are both building and sustaining a career as a speaker.
Listen the podcast below:
Highlights you won’t want to miss:
- Jane’s journey. [2:45]
- Grant’s journey. [7:50]
- No no’s in the speaking world. [17:45]
- Speaker’s positions. [26:20]
- Not fearing your competitors. [33:30]
- The difference between speakers who make it and those who don’t. [40:00]
Join us today to hear Grant Baldwin and I talk about some of the unexpected things that creep up in the speaking business. You are sure to pick up some great tips and ideas that will help you on your journey, whether you are just starting out or have been at it for a while. Click to tweet
Over the last 13 years, Grant has spoken to over 500,000 people in 47 different states (he’s never spoken in Maine, South Carolina, or Hawaii, so if you know someone, let him know).
Regularly featured in the national media, including Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, and the Huffington Post, his “Reality Check” curriculum is taught in over 400 high schools nationwide. A podcaster since 2014, he has published over 300 podcast episodes that have been downloaded over 1.5 million times.
He loves motivating other leaders and entrepreneurs, but his favorite moments are those spent with his high school sweetheart, Sheila, and their three daughters. They live in Nashville, Tennessee where Grant enjoys bicycling, summer days at the pool, and living life like Chuck Norris.
Whether you are just starting out or have been in the speaking business for a while now, this episode is essential to understanding some of the things that can help make or break your speaking career.
Grant’s website: https://thespeakerlab.com
Free Speaker Workshop: http://freespeakerworkshop.com
Grant’s Podcast: https://thespeakerlab.com/podcast/
Inner Circle Mastermind: https://wealthyspeakeru.com/icm19
Private Coaching with Jane: https://speakerlauncher.com/private-coaching-jane-atkinson/
The Wealthy Speaker 2.0: https://speakerlauncher.com/bookstore/
3 Keys to Accelerating Your Speaking Business Video Series: https://speakerlauncher.com/3-keys-accelerating-speaking-business-free-video-series/