Should You Speak for Free or Always for a Fee?

Have you ever been asked to speak for free?

A rule I tell my speakers is “Never speak for free” but there’s more to it than that. Before you say “yes” or “no” to speaking for free, think about this — what’s in it for you?

Some of the most valuable exchanges you can get might be worth more than money. It’s just about deciding what is valuable to you before you go into any negotiation talking about an event, especially if you think they don’t have a cash budget. Think about what speaking in this event will mean to you and your career as a speaker.

Think about the value that this event can bring you, and if there’s absolutely nothing in it for you, your answer should be “no”. However, there is usually something of value that you can get in exchange for speaking, and in this video, I will give you the secret to getting value out of all your speaking gigs, even if you’re not necessarily getting paid a fee.

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