During times of an economic downturn, the need to inspire and motivate staff becomes even more important. Communicating company strategy, training staff, rewarding achievement and inspiring “all” to pull together are key – and a professional speaker such as Diane becomes more of a necessity than ever. Below are a series of questions that the Insightful U team often get asked.
I’ve never booked a speaker before. Where do I begin?
Since you are reading this, you have no doubt browsed around our website, it’s best to pick up the phone and contact us. Call:
1-855-668-7928 or email email@example.com and we’ll assist you through the process.
Because of Insightful U’s experience and our knowledge of speaking and topics associated with it, we will work closely with you to identify your exact needs to bring you a program catering to your needs.
Internal speakers can be superb, however when asked what has the most impact at a conference research has shown over 70% of conference audiences described guest speakers as ‘the most notable aspect of the program’.
How much do speakers cost?
Diane’s fees typically will be discussed once we discuss your needs. In most cases, all expenses are in addition to the fee. Additional expenses can include airfare, hotel accommodations, ground transportation, meals, and any out-of-pocket expenses. International travel and presentations carry an incremental increase in cost. The cost will be determined by the type of group (corporate, non-profit, educational, religious-based, etc.), the time commitment, required travel, and may change without notice.
Most fees are negotiable and will depend on a number of factors – location, time commitment, etc. It is only possible to give an actual quote once you have decided Diane will come to your event then we start the negotiation process.
Once Diane accepts the invitation, a contract will be issued, and a down payment of, 50% will be due. The remaining payment will be due the day of the appearance. Diane’s expenses billed after the event.
Do I have to arrange travel for the speaker?
It is up to you. If you prefer, we can make the travel plans and advise you of the arrangements, or you can handle the travel arrangements on your own.
Does it cost more for a longer presentation?
Yes. There will be a base fee for 1-hour talks, which increases for half and full days.
Can I audio or video tape the presentation?
It is important to make your requests known in advance, prior to booking Diane. Photography, filming or marketing must be discussed with the Insightful U personnel so that all requests are in the contract. All these details will be discussed during a briefing call between the Insightful U personnel, Diane and you, in order to clarify all details. During the entire process, we will make sure we communicate with you, so Diane understands your company and fully knows your specific program requirements.
How does Insightful U support me?
From the moment you contact us, until the curtain closes!