DEXTER MOSCOW – SPEAKER, MOTIVATOR, INFLUENCER, TV PRESENTER
I was recently sent the following by Sunil Balil Speaker, Author, Peak Performance Coach.
If you are a professional speaker and have problems agreeing a realistic fee for your talks the following is worth reading
“This week I was asked by a company to present at their mid year conference, as one of their senior managers had seen me present at a leadership conference earlier in the year.
Once we agreed the content of my talk, the subject of fees came up. The HR Directors response upon being told what my fee rate was:
“I understand that you’re an excellent speaker, but you’ll only be speaking for 45 minutes.”
My response was to tell the HR Director the following story,
One day a woman spotted Pablo Picasso in the market and pulled out a piece of paper. “Mr. Picasso,” she said excitedly, “I’m a big fan. Please, could you do a little drawing for me?”
Picasso happily complied and quickly drew a sketch for her on the paper. As he handed it back, he smiled and told her to “take care of it. That will be worth millions one day.”
The woman looked flustered and said, “But it only took you thirty seconds to do it.”
Picasso laughed, “But it has taken me thirty years to be able to do it in thirty seconds.”
…and the deal was done”.
IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING VALUABLE TO SAY – VALUE WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY.