How do I ask to be a guest speaker?
Send an e-mail message to everyone in your address book.
Tell them you’re looking for speaking engagements.
Explain what you speak about and describe your ideal audience.
Ask them to keep you in mind or to pass your name along to someone who might need your services.
How do you ask for a speaker fee?
Have a fee, and stick to it.
You have a rigid budget of $5,000 per speaker, and a few great speakers in mind who you’d like to invite. You go to one of the speakers and ask them how much they would charge for a 40-minute talk, and they say $15,000. You love the speaker, but you simply cannot afford their asking fee.
What questions should I ask a guest speaker?
Questions to Get Their Advice
- How did you set yourself apart from others who wanted the same job?
- What is the best career advice you’ve ever received?
- What advice would you give to your younger self at the start of your career?
- What impresses you the most when you are considering hiring someone?
How do you invite someone to a speech?
As a general rule: ask them in person, explain the concept of the event (general topic of the event, participants, organizers, other speakers you invited or will invite, media), then explain what topic you would like them to speak about and for how long.