Thanks for agreeing to speak at INSPIRATION2017, to be held at the Hotel Grand Luxe in Toronto. Our conference attracts thought leaders from Fortune 500 companies worldwide.
But we love having self-employed people like you as speakers—you INSPIRE our attendees, which helps them go back to work and increase shareholder value! Please tell all your followers on social media that tickets are still available at both the regular $1995 price and the $2995 Superstar Platinum level.
We just have a few little guidelines.
1) Please, NO SELLING FROM THE STAGE. True, you’ll be in a room with some of the biggest corporate decision-makers in the world. But let’s focus on the INSPIRATION!
2) We really want you to deliver a ton of INSPIRATION during your talk. But please, keep it practical too. Our attendees are busy people. So it’s really important that you walk them through some specific ideas and how to implement them. That’s the best kind of INSPIRATION, we find!
3) This is a total housekeeping thing, but if you could send us the text of your lecture with any slides, we’ll quickly review it and make sure there’s enough INSPIRATION. Please use the Microsoft Office templates attached.
4) Also attached to this email is a rights release. One of our big principles is that INSPIRATION should be shared freely. The release gives attendees the right to use any material from your presentation for any purpose, worldwide, forever. Don’t worry—this is just standard boilerplate stuff. Lawyers, whatever, right?
5) We’re pleased to offer our esteemed speakers an honorarium of $100. We just need you fill out the attached forms for the US and Canadian tax authorities (please note the Canadian forms must be notarized in English AND French. Sorry, but we don’t make the rules!)
6) Finally, we’re happy to provide you a room at our auxiliary lodging facility (the very nice Cozytime Motel, just a short bus ride from the Hotel Grand Luxe). You’ll be sharing it with one of our other INSPIRING speakers! We’ll also reimburse you for roundtrip coach airfare to Toronto. But please, anything you can do to reduce travel costs helps us. We really try to keep the focus on the INSPIRATION.
See you in Toronto!