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#493: Why YOU Might Be the Reason Your Business Isn't Growing with Jake Thompson
“I’ve always, always had the mentality, that I’m going to out prepare and outperform you. I just want the audience to leave, thinking “Yeah, we had that person who was an Olympic athlete or a pro athlete, but this guy over here who was like, working at a gas station selling t-shirts, that guy put on a show. And so I’ve always had the mentality to let the experience outweigh some of the credentials backing it up with statistics and data and things like that.” This...
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This Week's Episode

#493: Why YOU Might Be the Reason Your Business Isn't Growing with Jake Thompson
“I’ve always, always had the mentality, that I’m going to out prepare and outperform you. I just want the audience to leave, thinking “Yeah, we had that person who was an Olympic athlete or a pro athlete, but this guy over here who was like, working at a gas station selling t-shirts, that guy put on a show. And so I’ve always had the mentality to let the experience outweigh some of the credentials backing it up with statistics and data and things like that.” This...
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#412: How to Triple Your Income From Speaking with Jake Thompson
Since finishing a program with The Speaker Lab in 2017, Jake Thompson has had the “pedal to the metal” when it comes to building his brand and speaking career. His momentum and commitment to seizing...
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We’re living in a world that continues to change post-pandemic — and speakers have to continue adjusting to stay relevant! There are more opportunities now than ever for speakers, but you have to be intentional...
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#404: How to Find What Makes You Unique with Rory Vaden
When it comes to building your brand, Rory Vaden is the expert you want in your corner. He’s committed to helping others identify the problem they solve and build a strategy for lasting success. Rory...
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Wouldn’t it be great if someone could guide you through how to find your first paid speaking gig? Get ready to hear the details on this edition of The Speaker Lab. THE FINER DETAILS OF THIS SHOW: What...
#220: How to Get Started as a Speaker with Jason Hewlett
If you are just starting out your main concern might about how to get started as a speaker. Our guest on this episode of The Speaker Lab is here to tell us how he did it. Today Jason Hewlett is a professional...

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#492: Why You Don't Need a Bureau to Get Paid Speaking Gigs with Brandon Edmondson
“I think the potential disadvantage with the bureau is you might have this idea, like, if I’m on a bureau’s website and they booked me once, that could really turn into something big. And that’s...
#491: 7 Things to Consider Before Going Full-Time as a Speaker with Jeremy Rochford
“The goal is to look at the science because there is a step by step metric to keep tabs on your career so that you know without a doubt, is this or is this not the right time to go full time?” This...
#490: How Finding Your Niche Will Unlock Your Growth with Amy Pechacek
 “I did not see this being a full time gig at the time. I just thought I was going to be speaking, like, at churches or something, right? So I thought I was speaking at women events, women’s...
#489: How to Leverage Workshops to Build a 7-Figure Speaking Business with Erick Rheam
“What better way than to expand your reach than to do workshops where you can really make an impact?” This week, TSL Facilator and full-time speaker, Erick Rheam is on the podcast talking about...
#488: How to Give Yourself a Raise & Charge What You're Worth with Angie Besignano
“I think it’s really about differentiating between the reality and the necessity. How much do I need to make? How much will the market bear? And can I find that in between space where it actually...
#487: Your Guide to Leveraging Stories to Connect With Your Audience from Ravi Rajani
“If you tell a story, it should evoke an emotion, and then that emotion can lead to a thought which shifts somebody’s perspective.” If you want to learn how to tell better stories, this week’s...
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