Invite Charles to Speak
Thanks for expressing an interest in having me speak or teach at your event. I love speaking and it is part of my calling. If I didn’t have four children and a partner and physical and emotional needs for rest and groundedness, I’d probably be traveling and speaking all the time.
I tend to say yes to invitations that come with a lot of sincerity and enthusiasm, that fit into my schedule, that connect me with a new audience, and most of all that for some inexplicable reason feel good.
Some things to consider:
- Check the Upcoming Event list for Conflicts – Or you may find that an event is already being schedule in your area.
- Speaking Engagements – I can adapt my words to any time frame. My best use at conferences and gatherings is to set a tone at the beginning and to tie things together at the end. I speak improvisationally, never using notes or a powerpoint. It is very much in the moment. Look at some of the videos on this site to determine whether my speaking style will serve your event.
- Honorarium – I do not have a set speaking fee. After all, I speak at a variety of events, some of which are well funded and others which are not. So when it comes to offers, I weigh whether it feels honorable and respectful of what I bring, in the context of the host’s situation.
Whether I’m receiving a “professional fee” or speaking pro bono, I hold my offering as valuable beyond price, and my time as precious. That is what I strive to fulfill.
Often (and always for events I organize myself), I operate on a gift basis. That means the host or participants give me an amount based on their sense of gratitude, propriety, and value. I cultivate relationships of trust where often I don’t know how much or whether I will be given any money at all, and where we don’t bother with contracts. Of course, I understand the needs and practices of institutions and the time it takes for trust to develop, so this trust-based relationship is an ideal to strive for, rather than a condition I insist on.
To inquire, contact my team by completing the form below.