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Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms
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Introduction to Speakers Contracts and Agreements

Although we are moving to a "paperless society" (or the business world is, anyway), there is still a need to get things "in writing"... even if the writing is electron-based instead of paper-based.

Some of the Insights in this particular Focus build on earlier Insights (that's not true for some other focuses in PSU), so you might do better to go through the Insights in order, at least the first time through. (After that, you can go back and refer to any particular Insights as you need.)

As I explain in the first Insight, I am not offering legal advice. Rather, I'm simply offering a layman's explanation of some of the paperwork that you'll need as a professional speaker. This way, you'll be more knowledgeable when you talk to your own legal professional. Because as I explain in the following Insights, it's important to "get it in writing", even if you're speaking for free.

Jim Barber
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Jim Barber
Creator of Pro Speaker U and the Finders Speakers Marketing Center, and Head Barber of one of the web's longest-running sites, The Barber Shop

Here are Insights # 1 - 6 (of 6 total Insights)
in the focus Speakers' Contracts and Other Important Forms....
1: Introduction to Speakers Contracts and Agreements — Although we are moving to a "paperless society" (or the business world is, anyway), there is still a need to get things "in writing"... even if the...
2: READ THIS FIRST! — The information provided in Pro Speaker U consists of general guidance and suggestions to help professional speakers advance their careers. In no way...
3: Get It In Writing! (Why You Need a Speaker's Contract) — Contracts are important. That’s obvious. Business people need contracts. And as a speaker or trainer, you’re a business person. So contracts are...
4: What About Freebie Speeches and Verbal Contracts? — But what about “freebie” speeches? If you’re not getting paid to speak, you don’t need a contract, right? Wrong! Misunderstandings can erupt from a...
5: When You Shouldn't Use a "Contract" — Although I've outlined a number of reasons why you should use contracts whenever you speak, I want to suggest that you not use the actual word “...
6: An Agreement for Services — So now that you have a better understanding of what a contract is and why it’s important, let’s take a look at a basic contract — One of the most...