Listen to Episode 026 with Grant Baldwin here:
Public speaking is one of those things that scares pretty much everyone.
It’s actually the #1 fear that the average person has…they’re even more afraid of it than death!
I remember Jerry Seinfeld making a joke about this which really put it into perspective. He said: “I read a thing that says that speaking in front of a crowd is considered the number one fear of the average person. I found that amazing – number two was death! That means to the average person if you have to be at a funeral, you would rather be in the casket than doing the eulogy!”
Although I’m not terrified by the idea of public speaking to that extent, it’s definitely something that still makes me feel uncomfortable. And since I want to start speaking more and more, I thought it would be a good time to call Grant Baldwin – he’s an expert on getting booked and paid to speak.
“The more often you speak, the more comfortable you become.”
It’s not every day that you have the chance to sit down and chat with someone who tours the country speaking for a living, so I had to ask him the famous question (which is also the title of his former podcast): “How did you get into that?!”
The answer might surprise you, so make sure you to listen to the full episode to hear Grant’s unique story.
But ultimately, Grant has spoken at hundreds of events and has given thousands of presentations.
He’s spoken to audiences of just a handful of people, to areas packed with over 13,000.
So, he knows a thing or two about being a successful speaker…and luckily, he agreed to sharing everything with me on Episode #26 of the Unleash Yourself podcast!
“When you’re nervous, it means that what you’re about to do matters to you.”
More specifically, on this episode of the Unleash Yourself podcast, you’ll learn:
How to become a better speaker and starting feeling more comfortable with the idea of being on stage.
How to leverage your speaking engagements to promote and grow you business, sell your products, and be seen as an expert in your niche.
The #1 way to reduce fear, nerves and anxiety. (Hint: You could never get rid of it completely.)
- The power of telling stories, how to make yourself relatable, and how to give a talk that people will remember for years to come.
How to add value to your speech by adding relatable elements to your content and finding ways to connect with your audience.
How to decide what your talk is worth if you’ve never been paid to speak before. (This is really encouraging!)
The best approach to follow to make sure that you’re getting booked and paid to speak this year.
And much, much more!
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