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Show me the money! Why a one-time, full payment is your best option.

Show me the money! Why a one-time, full payment is your best option. 2560 1707 I Need A Speaker

When booking speaking engagements, some presenters only tend to focus on the client expectations and the bottom line. Although both are important, it’s also in speakers’ best interests to incentivize clients to pay in full prior to the engagement.

Why is this so important? Being paid in full ensures that events will not be canceled due to external factors, changes in management preferences, budgetary reductions, or other reasons. Here are some ways you can incentivize clients to hand you the money now:

  • Pre-event survey. Include a pre-event and/or post-event survey to collect audience information that’s valuable to your client.
  • Discount. Some companies have a policy that they must accept any available discounts. You may opt to offer a 2 to 5 percent discount with payment in full, which nets much more than zero if the event were to be canceled.
  • Follow-up coaching. Might your audience benefit from follow-up coaching by phone or Zoom?
  • Additional content. Add the temptation of a checklist, flow chart, questionnaire, or other reference piece.
  • Supplemental reading. Allow the benefits of your presentation to continue by offering material written or selected by you.
  • Debrief and recommendations. Suggest a post-meeting review of what went well, what could be improved, and how your audience might benefit from additional training or presentations. Your client will get a sense of your success and develop ways to engage your services in the future.

UK podcast highlights benefits of public speaking with I Need A Speaker

UK podcast highlights benefits of public speaking with I Need A Speaker 452 158 I Need A Speaker

What a thrill to be on Julia Silver’s Qualified Tutor podcast! Qualified Tutor is a UK-based professional development community for tutors.

Tricia Richards-Service, founder of I Need A Speaker, discussed the benefits of lifelong learning. She also talked about the ways public speaking can benefit people by increasing their visibility for jobs and promotions; enhancing their interpersonal skills; and giving them greater self-confidence to be advocates for themselves and others.

Listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1mggD2j9TKlTCMHjBcZ1pB?si=ohBnpj5tSRyhlvySSI6aAg

Do you have a podcast? If so, we’d be happy to share the benefits of public speaking to help your audience maximize their potential. E-mail us at info@ineedaspeaker.com

Welcome to our new international users!

Welcome to our new international users! 2560 1537 I Need A Speaker

Last week, I Need A Speaker welcomed new users from London. We are so excited about this international expansion, as it broadens our options for the people we joyfully serve.

We have had inquiries about whether people from outside the US can join the I Need A Speaker community (YES!), and we have been asked if event organizers can book people from other countries (YES!).

Today, video conferencing services allow interaction among people from all geographic areas, and virtual event planners won’t need to budget for travel costs.

We look forward to welcoming more international users soon!

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