Contract Checklist When You Hire a Speaker, Motivational Keynote Speakers, Trainer, Presenter or Seminar Leader

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Contract Checklist When You Hire a Speaker, Motivational Keynote Speakers, Trainer, Presenter or Seminar Leader

• Material Costs: Who pays for workbooks, handouts? Will pencils, pads, etc. be paid for by the hotel? the planner? or the speaker? Who will set the materials out? the hotel? the planner? or the speaker? Who pays for this labor?

• Travel Expenses: First class, business or coach? For how many people? Ask for an itemized list of what "all normal out of pocket expenses" means to your speaker. Include a copy of this list in the contract.

• Speaker transportation: Who will pick the speaker up at the airport, who pays?

• Props: Who obtains them? Who pays for them?

• Assistants/Staff: Will the speaker be bringing his own assistants, does the speaker expect you to pay for these assistants' travel, lodging and wages?

• Getting Materials There: Who pays for the shipping? Do you have the right to request which low-cost carrier you want materials shipped by?

• Taping: Is the presentation being taped? The speaker is within their legal rights to refuse taping; or require royalties, or a reproduction fee.

• Promotion & Publicity: If you ask the speaker to write articles or press releases for local newspapers, your company publication, etc., on the topic they will be addressing for your group, you may be charged.

• Seating Set-Up: Did the speaker submit a seating set-up chart? Include a mandatory date for seating charts to be submitted.

• Audio-Visual Needs: Lighting, music, screens, type of microphones.

• Stage Decorations: Are all platforms and stages to be skirted? Carpeted? Does this make any difference to your presenters?

• Lectern, Podium: Should the lectern be a table or a floor model, and where is it to be located?

• Emergency Speaker Replacement: The speaker may know of someone who could be "at the ready" in case of an emergency.

• Meeting Room Check: Ask the speaker to arrive early enough to check room set-up.

• Dress Rehearsal: Some speakers won't agree, and you may not have time, but it is a terrific idea to allow time to practice any prop moves, lighting changes, etc., which the speaker will use in the presentation, alone or with the assistants, as needed. Run the rehearsal with the light switch people, introducer, projectionist, etc. Appoint someone to each light switch, practice signals. Test the speaker's visuals in various dimmed lighting beforehand to determine what the best light level will be for your audience.

• Smokers In The Audience: Some speakers do not allow smoking. If this restriction is not acceptable to your group, you better know ahead of the event.

• Meals: Which meals will you be paying for? How much will you allow for eachl?

When is an agreement binding?

Even verbal commitments are binding. Be careful of what you tell your speakers on the phone. If you say, "Yes we want you on that date," they are then holding that date open for you in lieu of other potential income.

But, with the high cost of court and attorneys, chances are you or your speaker will never take a disagreement to trial. Your contract does not assure you would win a court case. The contract merely helps everyone remember those little details you originally agreed upon!

Lilly Walters - for over 20 years a LEADING RESOURCE helping Corporate and Association Meeting Planners find the PERFECT speakers and entertainers for their events. Former leading executive of Walters International Speakers Bureau. Today she owns and runs Amazing Motivational Keynote Speakers and helps speakers and seminar leaders find ways to increase their bookings

Lilly Walters the author of five of the best-selling books about the professional speaking industry, such as, "Speak and Grow Rich," "1,001 Ways to Make More Money as a Speaker, Consultant or Trainer: Plus 300 Rainmaking Strategies for Dry Times," and many more.

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Lilly Walters is the author of five of the best-selling books about the professional speaking industry, including the best seller she wrote for Dottie Walters, "Speak and Grow Rich"