Ever since hearing him speak at Fincon15, I’ve been wanting to know more about him, and dive a little deeper into what he talked about at the conference about “who you are is more important than what you do.” I know as humans (especially freelancers), it can be challenging trying to “do it all” without becoming overwhelmed and burned out.
And since adding speaking as part of my freelance career will hopefully be in my future, I wanted to know more about how he got into speaking in the first place, what challenges he faces as a speaker, and how you figure out your audience and topic.
Just to add to the fun, if anyone can tell me what is unique about this interview, or unusual about how it was made, I’ll give a $10 Starbucks gift certificate to the first person with the correct answer. It won’t be easy, but the devil is in the details. Enjoy!
- Grant talks about his background/childhood.
- What made him want to become a speaker.
- Early challenges and fears when he first started as a speaker.
- Deciding on a topic and audience.
- The best part of being a speaker.
- The most challenging part of being a speaker.
- Advice to someone thinking about becoming a professional speaker.
- Asking Grant if he has an ultimate goal with speaking.
- Why do we feel like we need to do it all? Why can’t we say “no?”
- Why Grant felt that was an important topic at Fincon15.
- How can people get clear about doing what is most important to them?
- Links to Grant’s websites: Grantbaldwin.com & Booked & Paid to Speak.