Episode #472

How to Use Your Platform to Maximize Your Legacy

With Dan Martell

“Speaking is a platform to share a message and a story that could transform somebody’s life.”

This week, Grant is joined by Dan Martell to talk about how to create a nontraditional speaking career. For Dan, speaking isn’t about the money. It’s a way to spread his message and impact lives. Want to leverage your speaking to create long-term value and develop strong relationships? This is the episode for you.

“If you ever have the opportunity to get on a stage to communicate to other people, you better bring your A game. Because he said that is the highest honor ever.”

In this episode, Grant and Dan cover how to: 

  • Leverage platforms to share your message
  • Create a speaking career that isn’t your sole income
  • Use speaking for brand building
  • Find your niche and speak for impact to the audiences you resonate with the most
  • Get better at speaking with repetition
  • Play to your strengths as a speaker
  • Assess the intangible benefits of a speaking career

“I you have the honor and the privilege of getting on a stage, you should decide to be world class at that craft, and doing the reps is part of it.”

Episode Chapters:

  • [00:03:59] When did Dan start coding and why?
  • [00:05:22] What mindset do you bring to the speaking events you take?
  • [00:07:45] How to build your confidence as a speaker.
  • [00:13:57] Dan’s thoughts on structuring a talk.
  • [00:19:38] Using speaking to build a brand vs it being the “product” you sell.
  • [00:21:47] Creating content for the brand through your daily actions.
  • [00:24:02] What it looks like to use your empire to change lives.
  • [00:30:16] The importance of testing content and staying agile.
  • [00:31:05] How to play bigger in the marketing/branding space
  • [00:35:11] Balancing Dan’s schedule and buying back his time.
About Dan Martell

Serial entrepreneur, speaker, investor, former founder of Clarity.fm. Dan is a perfect example of someone who has overcome all odds to achieve massive success. Having built and sold 3 technology companies, Dan now dedicates his time to coaching high performing SaaS entrepreneurs to scale their businesses in a predictable way. He lives in Kelowna, BC with his wife Renee and two boys.

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

We’ll send you the exact three email scripts 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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