130. How to Fill Your Speaking Calendar With Joy Groblebe

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Joy Groblebe joins Grant Baldwin on The Speaker Lab to talk about how to fill your speaking calendar and why you shouldn't answer your own speaking calls!

Have you ever found yourself tongue-tied when a potential client has asked about your speaking fees? If you have today’s guest will help you solve that problem in the future!

Joy Groblebe is an entrepreneur who helps speakers and other entrepreneurs overcome the chaos of their busy minds, busy businesses, and busy lives.

On this episode of The Speaker Lab, Joy talks about her switch from working for KMOX in St. Louis to become an entrepreneur after the birth of her first son. She shares the journey she’s been on and how she’s created the business she has today.

You’ll also hear her backstage view of the publishing and speaking world. And you’ll learn the steps she takes to get the most out of any potential speaking deal for her clients, and how you can fill your speaking calendar following her guidance. Listen in to hear that and more on today’s edition of The Speaker Lab!


  • Why you shouldn’t answer your own speaking calls.
  • Should you speak to anyone who asks you to when you’re starting out?
  • Why you need to respond to an inquiry within 24 hours.
  • The secret 4-word sentence to booking: what is it?
  • What to do when your potential client doesn’t have the budget for your fees.
  • The two ways to follow up after speaking for a client.
  • When should you change your high-bar fees?
  • Why you can never be too generous nor too grateful.
  • And so much more!

Tweetable: “Nobody can fill up your calendar except for you!”