How many times have you heard this from a meeting planner:
“We don’t pay speakers”?
Not only that, but many meeting planners don’t pay any expenses, and some even ask you to pay admission to the conference itself. Facing the difficult landscape of today’s marketplace, speakers are faced with two options: give up speaking or find another way to make money from it.
Sponsorship is NOT charity and it’s NOT advertising
Sponsorship is a valuable way for companies to get their message in front of a very targeted audience.
And it’s a way for you to get paid for your hard work
by bringing them as much value as possible. The more, the better. It’s a win-win for everyone.
So, stop speaking for free
…and start getting your share of the multi billion dollar sponsorship industry. In other words, there are many different ways to work a deal. You just let sponsors
know what you want and what you’re willing to give them in return.In the very beginning all speakers start out speaking for free. It’s like being an apprentice or practicing at open mics for comedians looking to get in front of an audience. Nothing wrong with that at all. Everyone needs to do it in the beginning to get the bugs out and figure out what the heck you’re doing.But any speaker worth their salt should be able to take the training wheels off pretty quickly. There comes a time when you know you’re ready to start getting paid for it. The practice is over.
The speakers ARE the entertainment.
Anyone who speaks knows how much time, energy and money goes into the researching, writing, and marketing of a professional public speaking career. You work hard, you deliver the goods and you provide great value for an audience. You provide valuable, unique information in an entertaining way and the audience leaves with takeaways they can use. A happy audience makes the meeting planner look like a hero. So why is the heart and soul of a conference not being paid?
Speaker Sponsor connects Speakers with Sponsors
The hardest part about getting sponsorship is the lack of a central place where sponsors and speakers can connect – where a sponsor can discover your information as it specifically pertains to sponsorship and where a speaker can explain what they will offer
to an interested sponsor. We started Speaker Sponsor for that very reason.