Grant Baldwin is a nationally known speaker, podcaster, and author who has helped thousands of people start and build their own speaking businesses through his Booked and Paid to Speak Training Course. He is the host of How Did You Get Into That? Podcast.
Grant Baldwin is the creator of The Speaker Lab and author of The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform.But before either of those things existed, Grant was on the road. He’s delivered nearly 1,000 presentations to over 500,000 people across 47 states. He’s been the keynote for events with audiences as large as 13,000 people.In this episode, we talk about getting professional results, his SPEAK framework for getting paid speaking gigs, and why Clarity is at the root of it all.Transcript and show notes can be found here.Brought to you by The Podglomerate. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
Grant Baldwin is the founder and CEO of, a training company for public speakers. He is the best-selling author of "The Successful Speaker" and also host of "The Speaker Lab Podcast." In this episode Grant and Erik talk about getting started as a speaker and productivity tips for speakers just getting started or further on in their journey. This episode Is brought to you by: Betterhelp Brainfm
Today’s guest is a fascinating man with an incredibly personal story who has played an important role in the lives of thousands of children’s lives through his non-profit organization. Before that, however, he was busy following a similar path that many of us also followed . . . he did well in school, worked hard and followed the influence of his parents into a career that didn’t quite match his internal desires. Ultimately, however, he found his path to follow his gut and wound up exactly where he and the world needed him to be. I’m very excited to have Savinay Chandrasekhar on the show.  We’ve known one another for a number of years since meeting at a fundraiser.  Since then, I’ve got to see his leadership first hand as Executive Director for Minds Matter of Colorado – whose mission is to support the educational dreams of high-achieving high school students from low-income households across the state by providing them with the help and guidance they need to get into and succeed at the college of their choice. I’M a huge fan of the organization and have been a donor for a number of years now. Savinay has had an incredible impact in the lives of so many students in Colorado and as I mentioned, has led a fascinating life of struggle. From an early age, his experiences and circumstances have helped to shape his personal mission to do good in the world (he’ll dive in on more specifics in the show). On the show we discuss deep topics including how to find your place in the world, the importance of education, the value of teaching and teachers, the value of a better educated population, the value of college, how to strengthen your family bond, poverty, the power of exercise and movement to better learning, or how to better your mind while meditating, silence retreats, and much more — you’re in for a treat with this show. Time Stamps: (05:07) How he contracted and survived a tropical disease (09:41) How said experience impacted his life (12:40) On wrestling with the 3rd culture first generation issue (17:13) What real financial poverty is (26:26) His thoughts on pacifism (31:10) What he gave up to follow his heart (33:04) How he knew it was the right time to follow his heart (36:15) His advice to people whose work makes them miserable (38:15) What the Broad Center is all about and what he did there (40:37) What he learned in Kurdistan (42:20) What the “achievement gap” is (45:52) The essence of Minds Matter (51:05) His 10-year plan (54:54) How educators can impact children (59:45) The importance of diversity in education (01:02:34) Some of the most innovative ideas in education today (01:07:30) His thoughts on the education system (01:14:45) His thoughts on standardized testing (01:19:01) The importance of embracing risk in education and innovation (01:22:07) What the Vipassana meditation technique is all about (01:26:05) His advice for those who would like to improve their meditation practice (01:31:06) Line he wants imprinted on his tombstone (01:33:36) Person whose life he’d like to experience for a day (01:35:06) Book that has had the most impact in his life (01:36:32) How people can reach out to him   STAY IN THE LOOP WITH UNDENIABLY CURIOUS: ✩ Twitter: ✩ Instagram: ✩ Website: ✩ Show notes posted at CONNECT WITH JOSH ✩ Website - ✩ Instagram - ✩ Twitter - ✩ Facebook - ABOUT JOSH I’m Josh Dorkin, best known as the Founder and former CEO (14 years) of BiggerPockets, and former host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. I’m an entrepreneur, investor, author, public speaker, father of three, and now host of the Undeniably Curious Podcast. For more on me, visit
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Nashville, TN, USA
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