The Nice Podcast with Dave Delaney

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#44 Public speaking, company culture, and remote teams with Grant Baldwin.

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Grant Baldwin, Founder, and CEO of The Speaker Lab and author of The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. 

What we talked about…

  • How to start your public speaking business, find, and book engagements.
  • Choose an Industry, Identify an Interest, and Speak with Integrity.
  • The seven industries for speaking engagements. 1. Corporations, 2. Associations, 3. Faith-based, 4. Nonprofits, 5. Government & Military, 6. Colleges & Universities, and 7. Education K-12.
  • Grant started The Speaker Lab in 2015. He has grown the fully remote business to thirty employees.
  • He shares tips and the importance of focusing on culture as a virtual company.
  • Giving your stuff autonomy and freedom.
  • Who you are is more important than what you do.
  • Onboarding techniques for new talent.
  • Company retreats.
  • 15Five. for weekly check-ins.
  • Current trends in the professional speaking business.
  • From standup comedy to keynotes.
  • Don’t reinvent the wheel.
  • Read: ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson.
  • Contact Grant at The Speaker Lab.

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