FAQ

Speaking FAQ

What is your speaking fee?

I use different fees in different countries, states and events.

Do you charge travel expenses?

My travel expenses are included in my speaking fee.

Do you want us to book your hotel or flights?

No, but thank you for offering. My travel schedule is usually very complicated (a simple return ticket is a rare event for me) and I prefer to book everything myself.

What if we can’t pay your speaking fee?

If you are unable to pay the fee, I am happy to send you some free remote working resources that you can promote to your participants. Simply contact me.

Can we order your books to sell at our event?

Yes, you may order my books directly.

Will you help us promote our event?

Absolutely! I add all public events to my website and promote them on my newsletter and via social media.

May we film your talk?

Yes, please! And send me the link too. But please note: My talks engage the audience and I move around a lot – so you need to be prepared to film that.

Please use our computer…

I insist that I use my own computer for my presentation. My slides are professionally designed with special fonts, graphics and videos – and optimized for my laptop. When I use other computers, something ALWAYS goes wrong. I have connectors for every system.

Please use our slide template...

No, thank you. My slides are professionally designed and outside promotional graphics (logos, banners, and footers) detract from both the message I am conveying and the overall quality of the design. I will happily show an introduction/title slide.

Would you send your presentation before the event?

I always change presentations the day or night before an event. Any presentation that I send earlier will not be up-to-date anymore when I go on stage. Also, I know that my presentations work fine on my computer. Other computers usually don’t have the correct fonts, the correct software, etc. As the creator of my presentations, I am the only one who can see if all slides look and function exactly as they should.

About speakers gifts…

I love and appreciate speaker gifts, of course. However, I travel very light (think backpack). Giving me something that is heavy, delicate, or that can’t go through security at the airport will usually (sadly) end up being regifted (I have made a number of random people on the street happy with big bouquets of flowers).

The best gift you can give a professional speaker is the prompt payment of their invoice.

Will you make your slides available after the talk?

I am happy to. Just let me know where to send them.

Speaking FAQ

Do you want us to book your hotel or flights?

No, but thank you for offering. My travel schedule is usually very complicated (a simple return ticket is a rare event for me) and I prefer to book everything myself.