Getting Booked and Paid to Speak with Grant Baldwin – Ep #138

By July 5, 2018Podcasts
Think Bold, Be Bold Guest_ Grant Baldwin

Getting Booked and Paid to Speak with Grant Baldwin – Ep #138

Overview: In this episode, Grant Baldwin, comes on the Think Bold, Be Bold Show! If you have been struggling to find and book paid speaking gigs, this episode is for you! Grant is the founder of and Booked And Paid To Speak training program. Grant is a nationally renowned keynote speaker, an author, and host of “The Speaker Lab” podcast. As a speaker, Grant has given hundreds of presentations, speaking to over 400,000 people in 45 different states. His speeches have been delivered to leadership conferences, conventions, and other events. His book and curriculum for students, “Reality Check,” is taught in 400 schools around the country. As much as he enjoys speaking and entrepreneurship, Grant’s family always comes first. He is married to his high school sweetheart and together they have three daughters, residing in Nashville, TN. Tune in to hear how you can amp up your speaking career, getting booked and paid to speak!

5 Golden Nuggets Shared:

  1. When starting a speaking career, the first and most important step is figuring out who you are speaking to, what problem you solve, and where they gather. To simplify, think WHO, WHAT, and WHERE.  
  2. In Grant’s words, make sure you’re the steakhouse and not the entire buffet. Meaning, hone in on one genius topic you poses and be that go-to person to book for that gig.
  3. What you do professionally only scratches the surface of who you are. Show everyone you are more than your profession by being true to yourself, authentic to those around you, and being involved in your community.
  4. There are 2 sides of speaking, the art side of creating a talk and the business side on how to obtain gigs. It’s much more than just jumping on a stage to speak.  
  5. As an entrepreneur being self-employed, you’re going to have good months and bad months. Appreciate the good months and use the bad months to fuel your desire to keep pushing in your business.

3 Bold and Kick-Ass Quotes:

  1. “As a speaker, you’re in the problem-solving business.” – Grant Baldwin
  2. “Who you are is more important than what you do.“ – Grant Baldwin
  3. “In life and business, there’s planting and harvesting.“ – Grant Baldwin

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Author Nicole Zeien-Cox

A Copywriter and Marketing Consultant, Best-Selling Author, Keynote Speaker, Board Member at Guardian Scholars Foundation, Production Manager for Think Bold Be Bold Ventures, and Project Coordinator for Startup Syndicate, Nicole Zeien-Cox is a millennial entrepreneur who thrives in an accelerated environment, on a mission to positively impact the world. She strives to inspire everyone to find their purpose and live a fulfilled life, regardless of their past or current situation. This passion for empowering others was sparked after prevailing through a string of adversities in her own journey from foster care to a self-employed businesswoman. In just 30 days she wrote her first book, "Foster to Fosters," becoming a best-seller within a short 24 hours of publishing. This book started her platform as a Foster Care Influencer and led to sharing relatable life lessons through keynote speaking that benefits entrepreneurs, child welfare professionals, parents, and teens. Nicole is passionate about the art of storytelling and creating the slight edge necessary to bring increased awareness to the foster community. Nicole enjoys educating, advocating, and inspiring others with her knowledge and personal journey through the foster care system. Nicole has contributed to a second book, “Obsessed with Parenting,” a playbook for parents. She has been featured or seen on 93.5 The Mix, Accelerant Media Group, Mavericks Entrepreneur Magazine, Copy That Pops Podcast, Live to Grind Podcast, The Young Entrepreneur Convention, Coach on Fire Radio Network, and the CASA program. Her next adventures include an upcoming independent documentary about her life story, followed by her “Fostering 50 Podcast Tour” in which she will travel to all 50 states and interview individuals impacted by foster care.

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