Episode #366

Creating Your Speaker Contracts

With Jane Atkinson

With over three decades of industry experience, Jane Atkinson of Speaker Launcher is a colleague and friend of our program. We’re so grateful she agreed to join us as a repeat podcast guest to dive into creating contracts!

When it comes to navigating the ins and outs of speaking contracts, the process can be overwhelming. Jane breaks down the must-haves, opportunities to be creative, and where we can go the extra mile for our clients. We also discuss the uncertainties in the business and how to build-in opportunities to add value and keep gigs on the calendar despite challenging times!


  • The good news – for the speaking industry!
  • Is virtual here to stay?
  • How to create opportunity and build relationships
  • What are the basic elements of a speaking contract?
  • How to navigate travel (literally and contractually)!
  • Substitute or refund?
  • How to accept payment
  • The value of being proactive vs. reactive
  • And much more!

Want to know exactly what to say to finally land paid speaking gigs?

We’ll send you the exact three emails you can send to conference planners and event organizers that Grant Baldwin (our founder) used to book over $2M in speaking gigs. 

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