Grant Baldwin began his career as a youth pastor. When his wife was 5 months pregnant with their first daughter, he decided to quit his job. After he quit, he spent months trying to figure out what he wanted to do next for a career. After several months, he decided, “Hey, I’ve figured it out! I’m going to be a professional speaker.” So it was a long road but today he does quite well as a speaker, bringing in multiple six figures a year speaking to different audiences ranging from a few hundred to many thousand.
He’s also the host of a podcast called “How Did You Get Into That?” – where he asks guests how they got into the link of work they are in. And he’s been kind enough to have me on that podcast. Now because of his successful speaking business he’s had a lot of aspiring speakers coming to him and asking for advice on how to get paid speaking gigs. So in this episode we talk all about the business of speaking, including how you can get gigs as a speaker even if you just want to do a little speaking on the side.
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