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The Successful Speaker : Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform

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Do you have a message you want to get out into the world? Have you ever dreamed of speaking for a living? Is there something you have to say but just aren't sure what to do next? The Successful Speaker is a proven, easy-to-follow guide to helping you do just that.

Whether you want to speak at your next board meeting or community gathering, start making some extra money on the side, or become a full-time professional speaker, Grant Baldwin knows how to get you from here to there. Why? Because he's done it himself and has coached over 2,000 speakers.

In The Successful Speaker, you will learn the five-step road map to start and scale a speaking business from the ground up, including

- how to hone your message and know exactly who it's for
- the preparation process to help your next speech move an audience to action
- what it takes to establish yourself as an in-demand expert
- practical steps to finding and booking paid speaking gigs
- how to know when it's time to grow your impact and income

In each chapter, you will get specific action steps and case studies from professional speakers (including some of the most successful communicators in the world) to put you on the fast track to booking gigs, getting paid, and building your speaking platform.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 30.48mm | 430.91g
  • Baker Books, a division of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 0801094089
  • 9780801094088
  • 771,906

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Grant Baldwin is the creator of the popular podcast The Speaker Lab and the online course Booked and Paid to Speak, through which he has trained more than two thousand speakers. A popular keynote speaker and entrepreneur, he lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters. Visit www.TheSpeakerLab.com for more information.Jeff Goins is the bestselling author of five books, including Real Artists Don't Starve and The Art of Work. He lives with his family just outside Nashville, Tennessee. His website, www.goinswriter.com, is visited by millions of people every year.
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"When people ask me questions about booking more gigs, I always tell them, 'Look up Grant Baldwin. He's a genius!' Now, with this fantastic book, I can say instead, 'Have you read The Successful Speaker?' If you've got some questions about what it takes to be a consistently booked speaker, read this book, get ready to underline like crazy, and then do the steps Grant teaches."--Jon Acuff, speaker and New York Times bestselling author of Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done"Grant Baldwin reveals many invisible but real struggles that are in the background of the public speaker on the stage: the travel, the preparation, the nerves, the hope that we will connect with people, and how to make all this effort pay the bills. For many, this will be a game-changer."--Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author of Free to Focus"The Successful Speaker is a guiding light in an industry that is often confusing and mysterious: public speaking. In five steps, Grant lays out a perfect plan for crafting your speech, getting booked, and making money. This book will be a breath of fresh air whether you've been toiling away for years or are still just dreaming of getting started."--Alli Worthington, speaker, business coach, and author of The Year of Living Happy"People ask me every week how to be a successful speaker. I have given them many answers, but now I will simply tell them to read this book. The Successful Speaker is a textbook of practical information that will speed up the learning curve and, if implemented, will help you build a real business as a speaker. I highly recommend this book!"--Ty Bennett, keynote speaker and author of The Power of Storytelling"I am asked almost daily 'How do I become a speaker and sustain a career?' My answer is easy: Grant. Grant offers real, actionable information to develop a long-term speaking career. These are not ideas; these are proven strategies that work for Grant and hundreds of his existing clients."--Shawn Hanks, CEO of Premiere Speakers Bureau
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About Grant Baldwin

Grant Baldwin is the creator of the popular podcast The Speaker Lab and the online course Booked and Paid to Speak, through which he has trained more than 2,000 speakers. A popular keynote speaker and entrepreneur, he lives near Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, Sheila, and their three daughters. Visit www.thespeakerlab.com for more information.

Jeff Goins is the bestselling author of five books, including Real Artists Don't Starve and The Art of Work. He lives with his family just outside Nashville, Tennessee. His website www.goinswriter.com is visited by millions of people every year.
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