Episode #237

The History of The Speaker Lab, Part I

With The Speaker Lab

Episode 237 of The Speaker Lab is a unique show: we are diving into the history of The Speaker Lab!

And we are doing it by flipping the tables: I am going to be interviewed by Eric Rheam. You may recognize him from previous shows, he’s a former alum of Booked and Paid to Speak and a current coach with the program.

This is the first of a two-part series in which we detail how I got into speaking, what my early years were like as a speaker, and then how and why I created The Speaker Lab. Join us for those goodies and more on today’s edition of The Speaker Lab!


  • What’s a great exercise I recommend to other speakers today?
  • How many gigs did I do in my busiest year?
  • How long did it take to go from my first gig to my first $1k gig?
  • Do I still experience insecurities and doubts today?
  • What is the purpose of The Speaker Lab?
  • Why speaking is a high-paying manual labor gig.
  • What are the two primary ways to make more money as a speaker?
  • What does it mean to “sell the sawdust”?
  • And so much more!

Tweetable: “It’s a lot of little things you do that make a difference.


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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