Student Success Stories: Jarom Smith

Here at The Speaker Lab, our goal is to help you get Booked and Paid to Speak. Our Student Success Stories share first hand experiences from our students of how they’ve booked paid speaking gigs and grown their businesses by applying the concepts they learned in our courses.


I really struggled in my speaking business. I knew I needed support and accountability in order to make my speaking business successful. I didn’t want to sit in front of a bunch of YouTube videos I wanted 1:1 coaching and a community of like minded speakers and that is exactly what I got with The Speaker Lab. Today, I speak about leadership and emotional accountability specifically to youth and young adults.


The number one was while working with Erick not only did he share a ton of advice on virtual speaking, but he gave me a great wealth of knowledge on speaking in general. Having him to ask questions about the speaking industry was priceless. He was very generous with his time and information. 

The other a-ha was the equipment list to set up a stellar virtual studio. This made it very easy to simply click and purchase the materials I needed. Everything from the best microphones to the best lighting. Having access to that list really made the technical setup simple and efficient. 

Another takeaway was how simple the process is. I am not saying it’s easy, but with consistency it is simple to implement the system that Erick teaches. I was pleasantly surprised to see by spending an hour a day working my pipeline how responsive prospecting has been for me. 


Now that I have niched myself down, which at first was nerve wracking, I am months away from quitting my full-time job, which is very exciting. 

Within the first 3 weeks of being in the Virtual VIP program I booked a gig for $7500! I am thankful to Erick because he looked at my website and we made specific changes to help me break into my market. It gave me the confidence to put myself out there because I feel professional and my marketing assets look professional. That’s important to event planners, they want to work with professionals. 


I recommend it to everybody. This is the thing, I used to work in the film business and a lot of times it’s a very common thing for people to come to you and say, so how did you get started with that? Today, I have people asking me that about speaking. You would be shocked how many people say “Oh wow, I have also been thinking about doing that.”

To those people I say, you should check out Grant Baldwin’s Booked and Paid To Speak program. It’s a step by step completely comprehensive process of what the industry is looking for. It helps you realize that this is a business. If you’re like me and you know being supported by people who have been there and done that, this is the program for you. To have a mentor who’s actually done it and still doing it was a huge help in my process. 

So, if you know you have a message but you’re not 100% sure how to get it out there, The Speaker Lab is the place to be. 

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