A compelling question by Brittney Wilson about whether it’s right, maybe even ethical for an organization holding a conference to not pay the speakers that are providing all of these valuable insights, especially to a paying audience. Not only that, what if the conference organizers not only will pay your fee, but they also expect you to cover the conference fees and your travel? Would you do it?
Well, I certainly have an opinion on this and simply put, STOP devaluing yourselves. You’re the experts and if the organization really wants to provide value to their attendees, then they need to open those pockets books and understand the value that you’re giving to their brands and to the attendees.
Are you contemplating speaking at a conference for little to no return? Here’s a video with a few more thoughts on that scenario: