Episode #372

Planning Today for a Successful Tomorrow

With Dorie Clark

Dorie Clark is the real deal. She’s intentional, professional, experienced, sincere, and she’s passionate about educating others to take action with the future in mind.

Having just released her most recent book, The Long Game, Dorie joined The Speaker Lab Podcast to look at what you need to be doing today to build a successful (and sustainable!) tomorrow.

In this episode we cover everything from diversified income streams to finding the patience and persistence to give opportunities a chance to gain traction.

She’s also giving insight into building meaningful relationships and leveraging archival research to determine what business strategies have led to success for others and could work for you too.


  • Pre-pandemic vs. post-pandemic speaking engagements
  • What it looks like to provide a premium in-person experience
  • Why it matters to have diversified streams of revenue
  • How to build meaningful relationships
  • Why being a speaker is a long-term game
  • Researching what works
  • And much more!

Want to know exactly what to say to finally land paid speaking gigs?

We’ll send you the exact three emails you can send to conference planners and event organizers that Grant Baldwin (our founder) used to book over $2M in speaking gigs. 

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