Learn How to Speak Like a Pro


Marketing Podcast with Grant Baldwin

Lots of folks seem to be teaching public speaking these days and with good reason. While becoming a sought after and highly paid speaker may be a dream for some, learning to present your ideas in a more effective manner is a good idea for all.

My guest for this week’s episode of the Duct Tape Marketing Podcast is Grant Baldwin, speaker, author, blogger, podcaster and founder of the Speaker Lab Podcast and the Speaker Lab Summit. Grant and I talk about how public speaking can help generate revenue – both as a profession as well as promotionally to increase sales.

Grant knows all about public speaking. Starting out as a youth pastor, Grant has since evolved his love for speaking. He has presented to audiences all over the country in conferences, assemblies, conventions and other events.

Questions I ask Grant Baldwin:

  • What are some of your resources and best strategies to improve public speaking skills?
  • How do I start to pick up business and land paid gigs? What are some tools you use?
  • Can you tell us a little bit about the training, workshops and courses that are currently available?

What you’ll learn if you give a listen:

  • Why understanding your why, what and who is critical to building your business
  • How practice really does lead to perfection – where to find smaller events that are perfect for practice
  • What the pros and cons are to using an agency or bureau

Learn more about Grant Baldwin and The Speaker Lab here.

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Weekend Favs October 15

My weekend blog post routine includes posting links to a handful of tools or great content I ran across during the week.

I don’t go into depth about the finds, but encourage you to check them out if they sound interesting. The photo in the post is a favorite for the week from an online source or one that I took out there on the road.


Animoto – Marketing video builder with voice-over, text control and collages/layouts.

NiftyQuoter – Easy-to-use proposal software with customizable templates that will save you time and improve communication with clients.

Swipe-Worthy – The place for copywriters & marketing minds to dissect and discuss great marketing examples.